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by JE Menon
15 Jul 2018 11:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5029
Views: 296991

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Consider this, we have been only properly open 30 years or so, and you find stuff like this in the most unexpected of places: ZkpbQeQDScs Supposedly an ancient Indian warfare training school in Florence, Italy - although it looks to me like some sort of ancient eastern warfare exhibition event. Neve...
by JE Menon
13 Jul 2018 13:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 966
Views: 90368

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The US will only talk about this vaunted "special relationship" if the British plead with them to do so. That is the precise nature of the special relationship.
by JE Menon
07 Jul 2018 17:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1101
Views: 158639

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

X-Posting from Internal Security Thread:

https://www.firstpost.com/india/narendr ... 32721.html

Modi's Development Offensive in Bastar Showing Results
by JE Menon
04 Jul 2018 06:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5029
Views: 296991

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Just an anecdote: I was in conversation yesterday in the Middle East with a couple of Syrians/Lebanese.... The Syrian guy as part of the conversation mentioned that in fact the Indians "were the teachers of the Arabs". He said it without embarrassment or any sense of resentment or negativi...
by JE Menon
01 Jul 2018 23:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 644
Views: 80439

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pehGk4obJ7w

Sergei Lavrov, Russian FM, on Channel 4. Forget the bullshit bait headline by Channel 4 - the interview is another study in how a country can be firm and flexible. Another great foreign minister out of Russia, this gent.

by JE Menon
01 Jul 2018 11:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1839
Views: 279634

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Swarajya's Interview with the PM. https://swarajyamag.com/economy/modi-to-gst-critics-can-we-have-milk-and-mercedes-at-the-same-rate Swarajya's interview with our PM - a media coup, and am proud to say that I write for them under my own name and one or two pseudonyms (don't recall)!!! Also, a couple...
by JE Menon
30 Jun 2018 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5029
Views: 296991

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Saw your response now... Thanks Nilesh. I'm getting a sense that it is going to be a new attack front. Nothing specific yet. So far my own (admittedly limited) research is suggesting it to be anywhere between 300 CE and 700 CE. But this is just stuff on the net. And somehow that seems incorrect to m...
by JE Menon
29 Jun 2018 15:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5029
Views: 296991

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Can someone here date the Markandeya Purana?
by JE Menon
27 Jun 2018 11:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286983

Re: Internal Security Watch

Is there a link to the above article?
by JE Menon
23 Jun 2018 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5029
Views: 296991

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

BBC is soon coming out with "Legend of the Golden Man - Secret Warrior of the Steppes" or something very similar in name. They are getting in on the act, which means the pressure is beginning to tell. The reference is to Scythians. We need to keep an eye.
by JE Menon
19 Jun 2018 01:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199313

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Above NYT story is not conclusive even according to them. "...appears to show" "nearly hit its target" , etc... In fact, considering the number of attacks, the death toll of one due to debris is remarkable. This is not to say we should go and buy Patriots. I've made my position o...
by JE Menon
18 Jun 2018 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199313

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

>>Raytheon was claiming 100% success in SA/Yemen theater, not true for the March 2018 event. Could you elaborate? Why is it not true for the March 2018 event? If you are referring to the death of an Egyptian expatriate that was from debris crashing into a residential area. I think so far that has be...
by JE Menon
17 Jun 2018 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199313

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

>>Those have been standard claims made about these missiles for years but as yet zero evidence they've hit anything. I am speaking specifically about SA. There is plenty of evidence on that. I'm not speaking about the accuracy, or how many Patriots need to be fired to take out one ballistic incoming...
by JE Menon
17 Jun 2018 13:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199313

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^I know for a fact that Patriots have been downing ballistic missiles from Yemen (provenance uncertain) over the last 12 months or so in Saudi Arabia. Not one of those Yemeni missiles have in fact hit the ground (except as debris) so far in the capital. I think one got through a roof in Jizan recen...
by JE Menon
17 Jun 2018 12:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351171

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

CRamS, They may have come to be viewed by the paymasters of their killers as agents of the state. It is not surprising that the killer charged in the Lankesh case are identified as "Shri Ram Sene" follower Parshuram Waghmore... as the Wikpedia page on them says: "The organisation was ...
by JE Menon
16 Jun 2018 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2254
Views: 351171

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I see the death of Lankesh and Bukhari in the same light. But I may be wrong.
by JE Menon
06 Jun 2018 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5029
Views: 296991

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

That sword, for 2000+ BC is something awesome. When it is cleaned up, it's going to be difficult for an untrained eye to say whether it was made in 2000 BC or 2000 AD... check out the handle. Wielded by a six-footer, as the skeleton apparently indicates, that chariot-borne warrior with his helmet, s...
by JE Menon
30 May 2018 11:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199313

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Shelve the anti-missile purchase for now. Trump is impulsive and it won't be a good idea to cross him. More important issues like trade and access to markets are at stake so shelve the purchase for now. Buying the S-400 is part of trade and access to markets, as well as central to security. There i...
by JE Menon
28 May 2018 17:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4629
Views: 270372

Re: Deterrence

Shiv is here, but in other threads...
by JE Menon
27 May 2018 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5377
Views: 482185

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia is a friend. Old, tried and tested. Propaganda notwithstanding, the relationship remains solid. Both parties have to b cognizant of new realities on the ground, and it would appear that they are. Neither party will abandon each other. But the mechanics of the relationship are different now - ...
by JE Menon
26 May 2018 19:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172661

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

>>Sir Europe need people and Central and Eastern Europe is solving that problem. It happening right now. Muslims have done great favour by revealing the cards. Mango European is tired of that. Sure, that is happening. But that does not mean that labour mobility from India to the UK cannot be improve...
by JE Menon
26 May 2018 17:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172661

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

>>I don't understand some members wanting GoI to fight for Immigration rights for Indians who want to settle in outside India This is not about "immigration rights". I am not sure there is such a thing. I am only aware of the regulatory environment surrounding immigration, which starts at ...
by JE Menon
26 May 2018 12:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172661

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

There is a huge difference in perceptions on these things, depending on whether one lives in the UK with citizenship or other legal right to stay, or one lives in India. In other words, where one's bread is buttered. It is only natural. One should expect no different, and it would be very Paki were ...
by JE Menon
24 May 2018 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5029
Views: 296991

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEwOxdAAjYE

Paganism in Lithuania - key point relevant to this thread between 6:00-8:00
by JE Menon
23 May 2018 16:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5029
Views: 296991

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Is it possible that Sitar became Guitar? Through this path ...

Sitar-Cithara (pronounced chithara or kitara - which Nero probably played while Rome burned)-Kitara-Guitar?
by JE Menon
21 May 2018 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 189826

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

>>Everyone should be made aware of how their bodies function, practicing safe, sane, consensual sex...

The bolded word is interesting, don't you think. Whatever do they mean, I wonder...
by JE Menon
19 May 2018 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 644
Views: 80439

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

3. The fissiparous tendencies in both areas LOL good word. Congratulations. You are the first person I've ever seen to use that word, either spoken word or in print, in the entire 45 years I have lived on this earth. :mrgreen: You might be surprised to know that it is exactly the word that the Paks...
by JE Menon
19 May 2018 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2764
Views: 389088

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

This is a perfectly developing scenario. Keep in mind we are the buyers. The imposition of sanctions on Russia is a US choice. CAATSA is it's own law and the extent to which it will be adhered to is its choice. We are buyers of US kit. India will want to know whether products purchased before the sa...
by JE Menon
17 May 2018 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 644
Views: 80439

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

>>Back to future of pre WWI. This, in my opinion, is exactly right. And there are a lot of reasons why this US-Euro compact will not strengthen any further (or if it does, it will be temporary). Among them: 1. Demographics in both areas. 2. The state of "faith" systems in both areas. 3. Th...
by JE Menon
17 May 2018 17:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3468
Views: 229019

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

>>the Hands of their Terroristani Brethren's All Weather, Higher than the Himalayas, Deeper than the Pacific Ocean; Stronger than Steel, Sweeter than Honey and More Precious than EYES

You forgot "Closer than lips and teeth"!!!
by JE Menon
15 May 2018 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2139
Views: 202233

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Rudradev wrote:We will choose nothing, IMO. We will play both sides as quietly as we can, committing transactionally sometimes, but never strategically.

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+101 AoA

To the whole post.
by JE Menon
13 May 2018 00:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5029
Views: 296991

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Brv2FaOluU Not sure if I've posted this here before: Dean Brown (Theoretical Physicist, Sanskritist and translator of The Upanishads) and the host Jeffrey Mishlove. The host tries to bring in PIE, but Brown never mentions it - just goes straight on to credit India fo...
by JE Menon
12 May 2018 16:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 644
Views: 80439

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://swarajyamag.com/world/trump-jus ... ic-misstep

Probably right to post this here - Trump Has Just Made His First Real Strategic Misstep
by JE Menon
12 May 2018 16:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 72053

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

https://swarajyamag.com/world/trump-jus ... ic-misstep

Probably right to post this here - Trump Has Just Made His First Real Strategic Misstep
by JE Menon
07 May 2018 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2139
Views: 202233

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Chetak he is not a commie. He probably does not have a grasp on strategic affairs good enough to have written that article, which is clearly messed up. But he is very much someone who is in the trenches on the right side and has been at it for some time. He is a true scholar. Not the standard JNU wa...
by JE Menon
07 May 2018 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2139
Views: 202233

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

You left out the most significant part, a piece of info that says more than the long winded article :mrgreen: : MAKARAND R PARANJAPE @makrandparanspe The writer is poet and professor, JNU. :rotfl: Actually, Prof. Paranjpe is one of the good guys. Some of his quietly brutal takedowns on youtube have...
by JE Menon
06 May 2018 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 172
Views: 15734

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

^^A very interesting and useful view there GD. Thank you for posting it.
by JE Menon
05 May 2018 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172661

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

If Rajan should become BoE Gov, wait for the collective orgasmic shriek from the female twatterati of India, not to mention seminal journalists - "Modi kicked him out unfairly, and now BoE has grabbed our superstar Rajan"...

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