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by CalvinH
29 Mar 2020 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 87
Views: 10453

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Can this event lead to first demonstration of a national will. A nation under one leader and one cause. I see left-liberals are already sensing this and trying to run down the lockdown as unplanned disaster. For the Chinese part I don't see much impact to Chinese economy. Chinese will soon be overwh...
by CalvinH
29 Mar 2020 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Meanwhile, this is encouraging, hope it is carried out: Aditya Raj Kaul @AdityaRajKaul Over 1.5-2 lakh migrant workers who left New Delhi for different villages & districts of Uttar Pradesh this week would be now quarantined for two weeks in their villages/hometowns. Local administration has be...
by CalvinH
23 Mar 2020 02:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1110
Views: 131715

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

Didn't JayPee group try this in NOIDA and now the company is bankrupt. Lavasa is another failed project. It seems that was due to a political fight between Pawar and S. Gandhi. We have too much political interference and politicians (big and small) and bureaucrats trying to claim the part of the pi...
by CalvinH
02 Mar 2020 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209903

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

So whats up with the Taliban deal and pakistan. Looks like pakis weren't told is was coming and they still have no idea whats in there? Massive blow to H&D hainji...America Bahadur treated them again like a used c? Paki talk shows hosts are at loss to understand how to praise the Fauj as massive...
by CalvinH
02 Mar 2020 10:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Any data from Oirope on number of reported cases vs. cases confirmed to be COVID-19? I think ordinary flu cases are inflating the count needlessly. Even if ppl are dying, esp. 80-year-olds with pneumonia, that is not entirely abnormal in February. Do they really have the correct test even in Italy?...
by CalvinH
18 Feb 2020 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/coronavirus-update-china-sets-record-straight-on-indian-help-says-deeply-touched-by-kindness/story-AvMu7kyZxuh8X1bLau4EHJ.html what is happening here...they are playing their games in this time as well..dont recognize India in the list of countries but the ...
by CalvinH
05 Feb 2020 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Ban anything and everything coming from China.Containers, ships- rats may bring the virus in, anyone who lives in China or has visited China,a total ban for one year at least. The Chinese have lost control over its spread and are hoping that the more countries get infected, the heat on them will le...
by CalvinH
04 Feb 2020 08:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3931
Views: 430878

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Navroop Singh @NavroopSingh_ Going by BJP awesome campaign they have made a stunning turn around from a one sided match to fight and i hope they win the race in Delhi. My expectation is around 40 for BJP. I loved their fight & zeal to win Delhi. Rest as they say is हरी इच्छा Main problem is ITA...
by CalvinH
04 Feb 2020 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 327944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Why is it that we don't hear of these massive virus outbreaks in say, South America (Heaven forbid!) Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City match Wuhan and Shanghai in crowding and pollution and are probably far worse in sanitation, food hygeine and also sex habits, come to think of it. China has a long li...
by CalvinH
31 Jan 2020 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209903

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

It's called self preservation. Pakis know they don't have any healthcare facilities. They don't want to risk things. Can also means that they have confirmed news from the Chinese that substantial number of Pakis are sick with the virus? Why let your healthier students in risk by not evacuating them...
by CalvinH
25 Jan 2020 02:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209903

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Pakistan played with 13 players on the field when they "quashed" India - Ever since neutral umpires were brought in order was restored in the cricket universe. India found its spot and established a thriving business, and Pakistan found its appropriate place. World Economic Forum 2020 - W...
by CalvinH
17 Jan 2020 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209903

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

An Army with a country... https://nayadaur.tv/2020/01/13-ex-military-officials-appointed-as-envoys-to-different-countries/ Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, in a fresh move, appointed 13 ex-military officials including, 11 retired major generals of Pakistan’s army and 2 retired air marshals...
by CalvinH
17 Jan 2020 09:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 943105

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

you beat me to this..

As per wiki Tax to GDP ratio for india is 16% so with above we can assume that personal income tax to GDP ratio is around 4%
by CalvinH
17 Jan 2020 07:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209903

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Gafoora really believed in 6th generation warfare and was desperate to win it.... https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1RD1R6 Facebook removes accounts linked to Pakistani military employees ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Facebook has removed 103 pages, groups and accounts that were part of a networ...
by CalvinH
17 Jan 2020 07:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209903

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Ghafoor replaced by Babar Ifthikar as DG ISPR. Asif Ghafoor finally gets his promotion as GOC Okara. Is he promoted? if he wasn't promoted than that's a sure sign of asked to go. Previous DG ISPR was promoted to Lt Gen while he was still DG ISPR. Wonder if he will keep his personal account now..A s...
by CalvinH
15 Jan 2020 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209903

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

There is something about Colonel Imams computer that is doing the rounds. Nuclear Installations and stuff. He was picked up from his home in the night a month ago by plainclothes and his family moved High court. State didn't produce him in the court and he got acquitted by the high court after 2-3 ...
by CalvinH
10 Jan 2020 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 743394

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Given that 2 PKR = 1 INR roughly, those prices are still much cheaper than in India. Either the Pakis are an entitled lot, or the real incomes of much of the population would be considered BPL in India. Probably both. grocery and vegetables are actually much cheaper in India...check bigbasket site ...
by CalvinH
08 Jan 2020 09:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1118
Views: 162971

Re: Indian IT Industry

There is a big IT boom taking place in India. I wonder how many are aware. All kinds of government departments and organizations you have never even heard of are coming crawling out of the woodwork issuing EOIs ( Expression of Interest ) demanding an app, website or services for their little thing....
by CalvinH
08 Jan 2020 09:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208531

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

In a wild flight of imagination I think it is in the realm of possibility that Iraq and Iran may merge into a single Shia dominant country. The Iraqi parliament only has to invite Iran to come stabilize the situation. Arab and Persians coming together to form a single state....can a religious sect ...
by CalvinH
08 Jan 2020 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208531

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Refugees from Iran landing in India is too far fetched. India is a poor country and cant be compared to Europe. Plus the refugees didnt land up in Europe directly. They landed in Turkey from where they were provided a passage to Europe. Europe has a policy for absorbing refugees as a union. Plus the...
by CalvinH
05 Jan 2020 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208531

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

retaliation will be massive and preferably under nuke/russian umbrella. The reason why trump is freaking out on twitter is because he knows a retaliation will come. So first we may see some kind of nuclear test by iran sponsored by china via north korea. What more can usa now do if Iran conducts te...
by CalvinH
05 Jan 2020 10:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 943105

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Gujrat is #2 after MH. I thought southern states like TN and KA are ahead of it.

Uttarakhand contribution is same as Punjab and greater than Bihar. What could be the reason.
by CalvinH
05 Jan 2020 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208531

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Red flag hoisting is the typical Paki style reaction, purely for posturing and sabre rattling. With social media such propaganda can be taken far and wide but at the end of the day will the action match the posturing? First time in history means that it now runs the risks of not being taken seriousl...
by CalvinH
04 Jan 2020 23:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 943105

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Vips wrote:Maharashtra is really the Big Daddy. The difference between it and the other states is huge. Even on a big base, GST collections growth rate is impressive.


The contribution may be because of Mumbai port and large Import/Export trading using that Port.
by CalvinH
04 Jan 2020 23:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208531

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Anujan ji, the graphic of the Iranian Speedboats chasing a US aircraft carrier doesn't prove that Iranians have an ability to sink an aircraft carrier. Just look at the size of these patrol boats. They were there because the AC let them be to be that close. Can these boats carry and deploy Torpedoes...
by CalvinH
04 Jan 2020 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209903

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Easy to do with the budget they have. The ISPR is headed by a Maj. General. It is very well funded, and finances movies, songs, tv shows. It basically controls Pakistani media now. A well oiled propaganda machine, it even recruits students to post on twitter with Fauji foundation jobs and contracts...
by CalvinH
04 Jan 2020 23:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209903

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

ArjunPandit wrote:https://www.facebook.com/ACEofPAF/videos/847386552275659/
Folks came across this on FB, compared to what iaf has done with drab press conferences... I'll give it to them for making such decent quality videos


Its a scene from a movie, not a video made by PAF.
by CalvinH
03 Jan 2020 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208531

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

What would China gain from meddling in the ME?. They are in open spat with Turkey on Uighur issue. Pakis are their minion not an ally though Pakis would like to believe it. Iran is a very unreliable as an ally because of its own interest as leader of Shia alliance that spans regions and countries. T...
by CalvinH
03 Jan 2020 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208531

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

https://twitter.com/khamenei_ir/status/1212301034871279616

Soleimani was dead few hours later.

Maintaining credibility means Iran will need to perform a matching action. Iran doesn't have ability to do it and they run a risk of further US retaliation. Iran is in a rock and a hard place.
by CalvinH
03 Jan 2020 03:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 943105

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

A question for members who know about finance and banking. Is lending a political decision? Each bank differ in assessing the risk with some being aggressive and some conservative. Assessment has a significant degree of subjectivity that can be used for approvals. At the extreme ends documents can ...
by CalvinH
03 Jan 2020 02:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209903

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Most of the Paki COAS these days don't leave before getting 3 years of extension. Since Mushy, They just had 4 COAS and it has been over 20 years so practically each chief had 5+ years and current one will go on for 3 more years. Whosoever grabs the throne of Chief can enjoy the reign as de-facto r...
by CalvinH
30 Dec 2019 00:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 743394

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Kekra goof up by Imran must be because of the Peerni. The video was good. Pakistan is becoming a magnet for hot money with the spread they are offering. I can bet that most of the investors are front end for dual passport Pakistani many of who are in the cabinet. So behind the scenes another type of...
by CalvinH
27 Dec 2019 02:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209903

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

This thread was quite active until about 2017 when it was titled ‘TIRP’. What/who caused the change on the ground? Its gettting tiring and boring with each passing day though as per Paki media each day is bringing a new surprise in Pakiland. Pakis are taking narrative building to new heights domest...
by CalvinH
09 Dec 2019 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 741684

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

what could be the reason for utilizing SF on CT operations is it to widen their scope, utilize the existing resources to the max in light of fiscal prudence or give them some battlefield experience before actual action.. I guess it would be for the similar reason why US SF operators are embedded wi...
by CalvinH
08 Dec 2019 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209903

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019



when have they won a test series in AUS before to have a pride? or is the pride hurt because India has won the test series in AUS recently?
by CalvinH
02 Dec 2019 02:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209903

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

The next they will claim that Usman was a Hindu. https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/576678-exposed-indian-media-lied-about-terrorist-usman-khan-to-malign-pakistan EXPOSED: Indian media lied about terrorist Usman Khan to malign Pakistan Unlike false reports published in Indian media, it became eviden...
by CalvinH
26 Nov 2019 13:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209903

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2106688/1-cjp-suspends-army-chief-bajwas-extension-notification/ Wednesday = 27th. If it gets delayed 2 more days, Bajwa's status is unclear. Gather up popcorn :mrgreen: When did supreme court of Pakistan grow a pair of testimonials?! :D TFTAs should take notice about t...
by CalvinH
18 Nov 2019 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 706359

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Line Of Control | Patriot With Major Gaurav Arya -EIV37LRPmc Good changes in equipment and protection gear, night fighting capabilites have to see till the end to see the surveillance equipment GOI should get rid of LMG's and replace them with 50 caliber machine guns to give range and punch Thanks ...

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