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by JE Menon
25 Feb 2018 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88150

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

^^Is the above a serious thing? This is what they came up with?

Added later: yes it is!!! Incredible...
by JE Menon
24 Feb 2018 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4878
Views: 394483

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

>>“ For the first time we’re holding Pakistan accountable for its actions . We’ve seen modest progress in terms of Pakistan’s actual acknowledgment of these concerns, but the president is not satisfied with progress when it comes to Pakistan,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said Who's closer now, th...
by JE Menon
24 Feb 2018 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 660
Views: 44280

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

>>The government official said guest lists for receptions such as those in India are not vetted individually for security. This is incorrect, or incorrectly stated. Guest lists are shared well in advance, generally. The high commission has its responsibility of course to ensure security, but this is...
by JE Menon
23 Feb 2018 15:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38799

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

It is far better to enter into a defence and security treaty as we have with Mauritius.Let the little Maldivians run their local show democratically.They make big bucks through high-end tourism and require every bleedin' thing except fish from abroad.We'll supply the lot.No need to dirty our hands ...
by JE Menon
18 Feb 2018 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1944
Views: 161151

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

>>The letter is written in the backdrop of India doing nothing at all in Maldives. What do you mean by "nothing at all"? Please see the India Maldives thread. >>Not to speak of doing nothing for long on the Pakistan front. Pakistan has been getting regularly hammered to the point where the...
by JE Menon
17 Feb 2018 23:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1944
Views: 161151

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/india-in-a-corner-defence-expenditures-military-modernisation-5064333/lite/?__twitter_impression=true The PB Mehta article linked above is being bandied about as some sort of serious criticism of the government’s foreign/strategic policy. In reality, ...
by JE Menon
16 Feb 2018 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 360
Views: 39840

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Not really newsworthy anymore, which suggests a lull in the action but not an end to it.
by JE Menon
11 Feb 2018 14:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 360
Views: 39840

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

^^Anticipate steady but slow (still faster than in the past) changes of this nature which will have lasting implications. Strangely, no one has noted that our MEA Sushma Swaraj was recently in Riyadh as the Guest of Honour at the annual Janadhriya Festival of Riyadh. She and female members of her te...
by JE Menon
11 Feb 2018 14:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88150

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

The Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline has been discussed since the early 1990s. I had said then (on a panel discussion at the obscure private conference where it was first proposed by an Iranian think-tank bloke who must be getting on in years now, I was under 25 then), and repeatedly since 1997 on BRF t...
by JE Menon
07 Feb 2018 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88150

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

That youtube video with the old guy interviewing the Norwegian ambassador... how tragic is that? I have zero love for the Paks in general, but this is embarrassing even for me. A sad commentary on the state of that nation.
by JE Menon
06 Feb 2018 12:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88150

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Quote from that article on Rehma Khan, ex-wife of Imran Khan. >>I was forced to keep silent because it was not my habit to tell a lie Typical Paki statement, made with a straight face, assuming that everyone will think that is a moral position because it was said with a straight face. In any event, ...
by JE Menon
03 Feb 2018 15:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202610

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

^^I know Vayutuvan... just talking about the chances of these two names in particular co-writing a paper like this!
by JE Menon
03 Feb 2018 00:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463450

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

What is the US motivation for this symbolic act? Considering that it might have negative connotations for their own aircraft industry...
by JE Menon
02 Feb 2018 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202610

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

Prem wrote:But these are Dravida tools found near DMK homeland!


But guess who found them?

"Using a technique called luminescence dating, Akhilesh and Pappu... "

Seriously, what are the chances!!!?
by JE Menon
30 Jan 2018 15:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202610

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

I'm not sure, but I think @Kongu is a satire handle... not sure though. Can't tell from the tweets!!!
by JE Menon
30 Jan 2018 15:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4467
Views: 227421

Re: Deterrence

I always suspected that the Santhanam statement was purposely put by Govt of India timed to issues with our admission to some international treaties at that time. The obfuscation allowed us to be grey. Also we will not sign NPT but may espose No first use. That allows us to revise at the time of ou...
by JE Menon
29 Jan 2018 16:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 771
Views: 93965

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Arvind Subramaniam on the just released Economic Survey 2018. Worth watching, useful presentation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuUHs1rIOPQ
by JE Menon
21 Jan 2018 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 702
Views: 85024

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

This attack is just the Pak military establishment telling the US that it has failed in Afghanistan, and rubbing it in. They are signalling victory, at least that's how they see the current situation in their minds.

The American response is actually what's going to be interesting.
by JE Menon
18 Jan 2018 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2924
Views: 55437

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

Damn, one learns something new every bloody day... Thank you A_Gupta!
by JE Menon
16 Jan 2018 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4467
Views: 227421

Re: Deterrence

Great one there shiv!
by JE Menon
12 Jan 2018 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 992
Views: 70565

Re: Non-Western Worldview

The Kumbh Mela - a new video which explains and gives a glimpse into the underlying elements of the dharmic worldview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReWiJ4pd6Kc
by JE Menon
12 Jan 2018 16:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 362898

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Speaking of Dr. Radhakrishnan taking a major role in the UAE space agency, here is the gentleman in question at his own kacheri at Guruvayoor Temple:

https://youtu.be/nYcmjuf1w-c?t=63
by JE Menon
09 Jan 2018 14:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2890
Views: 169155

Re: Iran News and Discussions

>>chronic smouldering phase.

An excellent way of putting it. Wish I had thought of it.
by JE Menon
06 Jan 2018 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202610

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

>>3. The skeleton is of a person who is laughing in a Dravidian way
>>4. The skeleton has no nose as recorded as "anas" in the Vedas

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by JE Menon
05 Jan 2018 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2890
Views: 169155

Re: Iran News and Discussions

My view on the shituation in Iran, and what can be expected

https://swarajyamag.com/world/the-irani ... otests-too

Pls tweet share it gents... Swarajya needs international exposure too.
by JE Menon
05 Jan 2018 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2890
Views: 169155

Re: Iran News and Discussions

No regime change in Iran yet folks. Back to regular programming.

But it will come. And the Iranians will do it on their own. No critical mass yet, it appears to me. The resentment is gathering a lot of steam though it will hold for some more time.
by JE Menon
29 Dec 2017 17:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202610

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

>>We need to be careful because we may be good people but others are absolute bhenchods and we need to think like bhenchods This is something that Indians, scholars and otherwise, need to imbibe deep into their being - as deep as the Vedas/Upanishads. There is no such thing in the West as scholarshi...
by JE Menon
22 Dec 2017 16:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 991
Views: 118153

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I don't think there are many people in the Indian establishment who wanted to vote against the US or Israel on this issue. However, it is important to pick the right battles. Both the US and Israel know our circumstances, neighbours, etc... and are not unsympathetic to the situation. Further, this i...
by JE Menon
22 Dec 2017 15:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202610

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

Gentlemen at the conference, whatever else you do, please ensure that the videos are Youtubed. Looking forward very much to watching and listening to you all! Sandeep paaji, what to do now, we are like that onlee... But you do have my sympathies. That observation is a very pertinent one, in any case...
by JE Menon
22 Dec 2017 11:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 991
Views: 118153

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Meanwhile, it is useful to observe the situation in the mainstream media in India and in twitterlines. Government is cricticised for voting against the US and joining the crowd. Next month, when Netanyahu visits India, there will be strident criticism for going too close to Israel...
by JE Menon
17 Dec 2017 15:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1944
Views: 161151

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Absolutely awesome speech by MJ Akbar...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3BOC_0ZwBE

I think yesterday at the India Conclave 2017 of the India Foundation, midwifed by Ram Madhav RSS/BJP
by JE Menon
13 Dec 2017 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202610

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

Thanks doc, was beginning to feel a bit foolish at the end of para 4 there! The Macaulay spirit is still strong in me ...
by JE Menon
13 Dec 2017 16:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202610

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

>>" sound is existential whereas, in all the universe, meaning exists only in the human mind. " extinction of humans will lead to extinction of meaning but will have no bearing on sound. veda seems to be a collection of pure sounds which incredibly were then systematically associated, via ...
by JE Menon
07 Dec 2017 16:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 746
Views: 79402

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Yeah, definitely. Boris can aid that effort by starting with a haircut and a comb.
by JE Menon
29 Nov 2017 13:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 360
Views: 39840

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

>>According to Forbes, he was worth $100m in 2013. A potential candidate for kingship in Saudi, worth $100m less than 5 years ago! Really. Sometimes the incompetence of magazines like Forbes, Fortune, the Economist, and the rest, is bewildering. Whether he paid $1 billion is another matter. As was p...
by JE Menon
26 Nov 2017 17:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 991
Views: 118153

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

White House has come out with a separate tough statement on Hafiz Saeed release. Don't have it yet, but Republic is reporting...
by JE Menon
24 Nov 2017 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone Swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 56
Views: 3185

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

>>What of the scenario ? Is it not inevitable if you create systems that are autonomous, self-learning, and ultimately independent of humans for their energy needs? The reproduction problem is solvable mechanically no? And more to the point does it even need physicality? Sorry if I’m going ot here...

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