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by Sanku
29 Oct 2014 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 856
Views: 26467

Re: BR Forum Feedback

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by Sanku
27 Oct 2014 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 856
Views: 26467

Re: BR Forum Feedback

The moderators who can not handle a debate, and have their flawed points called out, are both a disservice to the board as posters as well as moderators.
by Sanku
17 Oct 2014 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3385
Views: 350836

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

SaiK wrote:is this brit tradition/gorkha afsar tradition?


All Gorkha's wear hats in that manner including officers.

Most of the British army traditions pre-date the formation of RIA, from the various groups that EIC had recruited from.
by Sanku
30 Sep 2014 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 856
Views: 26467

Re: BR Forum Feedback

No more from me Saars.
by Sanku
30 Sep 2014 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 856
Views: 26467

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Admin log. Can YamaR please not be used as a punching bag for Mods please.

Pretty please.
by Sanku
19 Sep 2014 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 85724

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

SSridhar wrote:As it happened with China, making a person of an origin country the Ambassador to that very same country is fraught with dangers.


SSridhar ji, can you please elaborate on the incident. I am not sure if I remember it correctly.
by Sanku
07 Sep 2014 15:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4238
Views: 151835

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Manmohan sabotaged India’s Nuclear capability’ http://www.sunday-guardian.com/news/manmohan-sabotaged-indias-nuclear-capability At least no the cheerleaders of the sell out called the 123 deal should have the honesty to hang their heads in shame. For years these matter were pointed out by many incl...
by Sanku
21 Aug 2014 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3084
Views: 246354

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Thank you NaMo -- for saying what was needed to be said, for a long long time, and saying it as it is :) (Yes the PM does read BRF) World won’t wait for you, PM Narendra Modi tells laggard DRDO "The world will not wait for us. We have to run ahead of time. We should not say in 2014 that a proje...
by Sanku
21 Aug 2014 10:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1071
Views: 145479

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Firms tool up for defence orders on Narendra Modi's 'make in India' pledge ........ Within weeks of becoming prime minister, he boosted defence spending by 12 percent to around $37 billion for the current fiscal year and approved plans to allow more foreign investment into local industry to jump-st...
by Sanku
25 Jul 2014 15:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2505
Views: 212889

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

I agree with the reasons for YES vote given by Suraj et al. Its real politic and I understand that. The problem with ascribing "good intention" and "deeper reasons" for acts which go against the grain of common sense acceptance of the right course for right reasons, is that yeste...
by Sanku
25 Jul 2014 12:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 72213

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

The present Ukraine government is a zombie , they just do what their US masters tell them to do , they have been effectively taken over by US and just working as proxy It was a kind of ` betrayal ` by the US. Had they not patted his back for all his previous stupidities?! . Well Nixon had done this...
by Sanku
18 Jul 2014 08:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 72213

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

^^^It is bad luck. That is busy airspace used by many airlines going from DEL or BOM to western Europe. I consider it fortunate the idiots didn't shoot down more than one civilian airliner. The probability of bad luck is so low that some systemic issues need to be looked at. Does MAS have any 777s ...
by Sanku
18 Jul 2014 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 72213

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

^^^I don't think so. The 777 has many many hours of operational time on it with many airlines. It's been in service since the 1990s as a reliable long range aircraft. Well its quite like Mh 370 is it not ? Twice in a year ? Same plane, same airline ? What are the chances of that ? There has to be a...
by Sanku
18 Jul 2014 08:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 72213

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Boeing is just doing nautanki through GoTUS to deflect the blame me thinks. US confirms the plane shot down, and there are WMDs in Iraq. Yuk yuk.
by Sanku
18 Jul 2014 00:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 72213

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Perhaps 777 and Malaysian Airlines dont gel ? As simple as that ? A specific design fault of 777 is exposed more often by MAS practises, flying and maintenance.
by Sanku
09 Jul 2014 23:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 283175

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Meanwhile I stongly suggest that you look definition of words like, vision, implementation, details etc. And once you are done, maybe you can look up the basics of any long term infra dev project to understand the basics of what is being talked about. Don't need to. Have given the example of Golden...
by Sanku
09 Jul 2014 23:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 283175

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Why dont we start with your attack on the NaMo govts plans to kick out the illegal Bangladeshi scum and trying to make it sound it was an attack on all Bengalis ? Again, there was no attack on the NaMo govt but practical problems with possible solution was pointed out. No where NaMoji or BJP was at...
by Sanku
09 Jul 2014 23:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 283175

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Picklu ji, You have held the criticism of BJP and NaMo non stop for quite some time. Why pretend this has anything to with the budget ? Proof? Attack the postor with falsehood, eh? Why dont we start with your attack on the NaMo govts plans to kick out the illegal Bangladeshi scum and trying to make...
by Sanku
09 Jul 2014 23:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 283175

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Either you communicate the plan why the outcome from Y will be different from intention of X OR have blind faith in the execution power of Y. If your complaint is that the rail minister did not give you the detailed 300 page reports for each of the visions mentioned in the budget. Please keep going...
by Sanku
09 Jul 2014 23:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 283175

Re: Indian Railways Thread

the difference will be on execution and that we will have to wait and see. Till date, every bit of superior execution had a plan that was communicated well in advance as a vision. For example, 24x7 electricity was promised and to achieve that distribution lines were duplicated for different sector....
by Sanku
09 Jul 2014 23:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 283175

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Sanku, No, not " they are just talking about stuff " but " they are just talking about same old stuff that every past rail minister talked about but did not really work " and that is called lack of vision. What is so difficult to understand? What is difficult to understand is yo...
by Sanku
09 Jul 2014 21:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 283175

Re: Indian Railways Thread

So, if the main plank of HSR goes away, what remains in this budget? Usual - safety, PPP, cleanliness, station upgrade etc etc. Same has been talked about lot in the past and nothing happened. I am not sure what your problem with the "usual" is, is it that usual is pointless ? Or because ...
by Sanku
09 Jul 2014 20:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 283175

Re: Indian Railways Thread

HSR is a 10 years sustained agenda on economic front without going into other issues even including FDI vendor financing. Lot can change in the next 10 years which will include multiple state and central election. Which is why I am not so keen on it. As the honourable minister himself said there ar...
by Sanku
08 Jul 2014 19:27
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 729085

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

johneeG wrote:Legendary thread!!! Take a bow, Arjun! :D



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by Sanku
24 Jun 2014 20:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 175571

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

rsingh wrote:How are you going to create Muslim only townships all over India? Once they have their exclusive towns they would like to live like barberians with Sariah law et all.


Doesn't this already exist in India ?
by Sanku
19 Jun 2014 21:03
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 729085

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

VikasRaina wrote:Why asking questions or putting ones PoV about NaMo sarkaar is considered as Dhoti Shiver ?
This word is being thrown around too casually on this thread.


Earlier the honeymoon period of got used to be 100 days. It seems like it is < 10 days now.
by Sanku
18 Jun 2014 12:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 235143

Re: Indian Interests

Times have changed. I cannot even imagine. This taking place during an INC ruled Delhi. What I would also like to humbly point out is that it is being done at IIC. What this goes to show is that the "issue" is not with IIC/IHC/LBZ or whatever. These are tools. Of power. Question is how to...
by Sanku
17 Jun 2014 21:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 384226

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Vinod, Also think about unkil endorsing the Paki plan for Taiban taking over Kabul as a Sunni sandwich to hem Shia Iran. In that case ISIS could be the Western naan to Taliban the Eastern naan. My understanding is that ANA is primarily non Pashtun. Hence wont be kind to Taliban like Iraqi Sunni for...
by Sanku
17 Jun 2014 15:43
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 729085

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Rajnath's previous stint as UP CM as marked by extraordinarily cynical politics (how many people remember dividing the Dalits into Dalit, more Dalit, and most Dalit in a bid to divide Mayawati's vote?). But, that apart, he was a decent administrator, and did well, particularly on the law and order ...
by Sanku
17 Jun 2014 11:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India
Replies: 243
Views: 5276

Re: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India

Aruna Roy to Modi: When governments don’t listen , unrest follows Well she should know, that precisely why her govt of carpetbaggers is chucked out, and Modi Sarkar brought in. However she does not seem to realize that she is advising the wrong person. She should advise her party and her friends wh...
by Sanku
17 Jun 2014 10:46
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 729085

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Some who has helmed the 2014 win for BJP along with NaMo is incompetent ?

I will take more such incompetence then.
by Sanku
08 Jun 2014 22:51
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 729085

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

A superman attracts other supermen to his team, eh? They say the highest Himalayan peaks create their own local climate around them. Similarly, NM seems to be building his own climate/ ecosystem around him. only. Reality check -- Doval has been the preferred choice of ABV and NDA as well, its right...
by Sanku
31 May 2014 15:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 729085

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Sanku ji that was great. Thank you ravi_g ji. :) You are da man. sanku sir .I think you have misread the context behind aruns post. arun is wrong in that "politics is not sports..." in general Shonu ji, you misunderstand me. I do agree that politics is not sport. That is why when politici...
by Sanku
31 May 2014 14:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 729085

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Arun Menon wrote:Politics is not sports to be this chummy with your opponents. .


Damn, some one didn't get your memo

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One reads too much into a politicians politieness at their own risk. Mental, emotional, physical and financial.

:lol:
by Sanku
29 May 2014 10:29
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 729085

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

I am completely not in favor of Smriti Irani's appointment as HRD minister, however, I am more than willing to concede that this is PMs prerogative. So while I may express surprise/disappointment, I am also quite surprised as to why has Madhu Aunty gone on a veritable Jihad on the issue. Sure it is ...
by Sanku
28 May 2014 13:29
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 729085

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Arun Shourie would be perfect as HRD minister. Of all ministry choices by the govt. Only Smriti Irani sticks out like a sore thumb. It is not merely about her academics, even politically she is a fly weight.

This and absence of Rudy are most puzzling. Other choices are good.
by Sanku
27 May 2014 22:36
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 729085

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Just checked u-toobe for it, but can't find it. Any chance you can post a link to it please? The links should be available tomorrow on TimesNow.tv site itself, I will share when they are available. Meanwhile this is their report outlining the same thing (however this is from their reporters) http:/...
by Sanku
27 May 2014 21:43
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 729085

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Sridhar K wrote: many competent people in his cabinet to whom Modi delegates to?


Excellent post. On the specific above Modi believes in setting up and delegating.
by Sanku
27 May 2014 21:40
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 729085

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Chandragupta wrote: Ofcourse, he will say Kashmir was discussed, things are positive blah blah. .


Seshardi Chari and MJ Akbar confirmed on TV that Nawaj did not bring up Kashmir. Kashmir is not a issue he said :D , followed by was not a issue today.
by Sanku
27 May 2014 21:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 729085

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

^^ Yes, no one knows anything about it other than this small set on BRF. I am sure there are more great people outside of BRF. But when our leaders speak of Biryani during elections and in the second day of power feed the same leader of killers and entertain him in front of whole world, we have a r...

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