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by Skanda
26 May 2020 22:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5408
Views: 665664

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Arogya Setu requires people's confidence for it to be successful. These loonies can wreck that confidence. So, the potential downside of refusing to open source will be far higher than the risk due to open sourcing. The call to open source the app was never about individual safety or security conce...
by Skanda
30 Apr 2020 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4017
Views: 623914

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Is anyone following the news from NYC on the bodies being stacked up in a U-Haul truck near a funeral home? Dozens of bodies found in unrefrigerated U-Haul trucks outside NYC funeral home A funeral home in New York City overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic resorted to storing dozens of bodies in ...
by Skanda
08 Apr 2020 21:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5408
Views: 665664

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:Apparently on Indian SM he is popular by a new name- Saucy Bhaiya


The male version of Savita Bhabi
by Skanda
25 Feb 2020 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6511
Views: 610173

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Iran's deputy health minister: I have coronavirus Iran’s deputy health minister said he has contracted the coronavirus and placed himself in isolation, a day after appearing feverish at a press conference in which he downplayed its spread in the shrine city of Qom and said mass quarantines were unn...
by Skanda
19 Feb 2020 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6511
Views: 610173

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-is-the-real-sick-man-of-asia-11580773677 China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia Its financial markets may be even more dangerous than its wildlife markets. By Walter Russell Mead ... If Beijing’s geopolitical footprint shrank as a result, the global consequences might...
by Skanda
07 Feb 2020 23:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6511
Views: 610173

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Dashboard from John Hopkins tracking Corona Virus

Mainland China
31213 Affected
(618 +Delta) Deaths (only in Hubei), Delta indicates rest of the provinces are in single digits
(867 + Delta) Recovered (only in Hubei) Delta indicates rest of the provinces are in single digits
by Skanda
03 Feb 2020 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6511
Views: 610173

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In the last 24hrs, I have seen videos where 1. Pets have been thrown out on the streets and killed by their owners since the owners are afraid of the pets being carriers for the corona virus. 2. Man jumps of the bridge, because he tried a couple of hospitals, all of which were crowded and he couldnt...
by Skanda
24 Jan 2020 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5408
Views: 665664

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

My Guess is that Govt will clean up this Jehadi protest post Budget session of Parl. Right now they want the political parties to take a stand and show on which side they are. Post Delhi elections. Given that removing them will involve force and some people are bound to get hurt, especially when wo...
by Skanda
24 Jan 2020 03:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chicken Little and Black Swan. Disaster Avoidance
Replies: 97
Views: 9720

Re: Chicken Little and Black Swan. Disaster Avoidance

Experts Can't Agree If the Wuhan Virus Is a Global Crisis A new virus that originated in China has all the marking of a global crisis: It emerged suddenly and proved to be deadly. It crossed borders easily, and requires immediate, coordinated efforts between countries to contain it. Taken together,...
by Skanda
24 Jan 2020 03:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5408
Views: 665664

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I just had a thought. With Amit Shah refusing to budge and Yogi Adityanath upping the ante, almost calling Muslim men as eunuchs, the BJP has perhaps crossed the "hindu-muslim bhai-bhai" rubicon permanently. They perhaps clearly know that Muslims will never vote for them and they seem to b...
by Skanda
23 Jan 2020 03:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5408
Views: 665664

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Before CAA, string of government orders made it impossible for Muslim migrants to get Indian citizenship BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Even as protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act rage across India, a review of government orders (GO) by TOI shows that the government has been steadily placing hurdles i...
by Skanda
04 Jan 2020 04:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5408
Views: 665664

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

A costly mistake by protesters Communalism had existed in Indian society even before 2014 when the BJP came to power. But till then it was latent and erupted only occasionally . After 2014 it has become open, virulent and continuous. Indian society is much more polarised now. Katju being Katju, goo...
by Skanda
20 Dec 2019 06:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4017
Views: 623914

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Top Indian official abruptly cancels meeting with congressional leaders over Kashmir criticisms India’s external affairs minister abruptly canceled a meeting with senior members of Congress this week after U.S. lawmakers refused demands to exclude a congresswoman who has criticized the Indian gover...
by Skanda
20 Dec 2019 00:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 685284

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The "nationwide protests" are the equivalent of the fa*t in the thunderstorm. ONE bus-burning and stone-pelting outside ONE small dump, promptly slapped down by polis with only canes and tear gas. Some hope given that the judiciary is also showing some spine. I think NM-AS strategy is &qu...
by Skanda
19 Dec 2019 04:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 685284

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

CRamS wrote:
KLNMurthy wrote:Opindia.com writers are doing a good job systematically researching and exposing the issues and the players. Can someone with contacts please alert them to the Haas School blueprint so that they can bring it out?


Yes, that reminds me. Need to subscribe to them.


Please support them as well.
by Skanda
06 Dec 2019 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630656

Re: Internal Security Watch

As the Ryan International School case showed, the Police, in their zeal to solve high profile crimes, sometimes arrest the wrong persons. In this case, were they trying to cover up ineptitude? Have the real killers escaped? We may never know. There was a scroll/wire article that profiled the mother...
by Skanda
06 Dec 2019 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630656

Re: Internal Security Watch

Seems like they were shot when they were reconstructing the scene for evidence. They apparently escaped and were done with. But then, who tries to reconstruct evidence at 2.30AM?
by Skanda
06 Dec 2019 08:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630656

Re: Internal Security Watch

... All 4 accused in Hyderabad vet rape and murder case killed in police encounter https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/all-4-hyderabad-vet-rape-murder-accused-killed-in-police-encounter-1625670-2019-12-06 Will be interesting to know whom the liberal media will Lynch now given that Telangana has n...
by Skanda
06 Dec 2019 08:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3609
Views: 610333

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

vishvak wrote:
Sanju wrote:Twitter Ibn Sina

Came under central waqf board. link


Wait, if the JK Waqf board can be “removed” by the GOI, can the central Waqf board also be dissolved By the GOI. Hypothetically.
by Skanda
25 Sep 2019 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4698
Views: 579150

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Best Moments From The Lewandowski Hearing


Please see the video. Absolutely hilarious. You have to constantly keep reminding yourself that this actually happened.
by Skanda
19 Sep 2019 21:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 685284

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

pankajs wrote:After meeting Modi now this. Mumtaz Banoo ji is worried about something.

Her body posture actually displays that. Amit is calm, at ease with arm and legs spread out. Mamatha is wrapping herself with her own arms. Clearly, the picture shows who is in control and who is not.
by Skanda
18 Sep 2019 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 539741

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

I hope there is some clear strategy behind India repeatedly (first for President, now for PM) asking for clearance for VVIP use of Pakistani airspace. Both have been turned down, publicly asked by India and publicly turned down by Pakistan. ... . Could be Indian bureaucratic process as well. Govt o...
by Skanda
28 Aug 2019 01:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 685284

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Nidhi's twitter account is active.
by Skanda
16 Aug 2019 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4271
Views: 1009129

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

How did she do that? Can our radars also pick up AMRAMMs mounted on the F16 or was that based on "F16 are capable of carrying AMRAAM, so let me inform the pilots of this possibility?" Pardon ... P.S. I have not seen the youtube video above. Perhaps Sqn Ldr Aggarwal explains it in there. S...
by Skanda
14 Aug 2019 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4271
Views: 1009129

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

How did she do that? Can our radars also pick up AMRAMMs mounted on the F16 or was that based on "F16 are capable of carrying AMRAAM, so let me inform the pilots of this possibility?"
by Skanda
01 Aug 2019 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 685284

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Skanda, Where are you coming from. At first glance you look like unhappy 3T got banned! And Modi is passing legislation. What did you think 303 seats mean? Continue the secular stuff from Congress? Have you considered this is part of gender equity? No no. When the bill passed, I wasnt sure if such ...
by Skanda
01 Aug 2019 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 685284

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Next should be criminilization of animal cruelty. Halal slaughter is known to prolong intense physical and mental agony for the animal. Or maybe blanket prohibition on all animal sacrifice. Unlike 3T it affects Hindus and Muslims. Next should be ban on human sacrifice and glorification of same. Lat...
by Skanda
31 Jul 2019 03:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 685284

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This is similar to Balakot in what it has achieved. Muslim personal law can be debated and modified by govt of the day similar to Hindu personal law. That is the big point here and that is why the Muslim community resisted this so vigorously even though they knew that the law in itself is the right...
by Skanda
13 Jul 2019 02:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 685284

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

1. "Secularism" has been truly buried. Joining BJP was a taboo for mainorities and that has been truly broken. When did secularism ever a reason to vote for BJP. People voted for BJP inspite of secularism. Secularism was a stick to beat BJP with by Congress and liberals. Both of whom have...
by Skanda
12 Jul 2019 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 685284

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Goa, Goan, Gone? There Is A Lakshman Rekha In Politics, And BJP Just Breached It With Impunity https://swarajyamag.com/politics/goa-goan-gone-there-is-a-lakshman-rekha-in-politics-and-bjp-just-breached-it-with-impunity Speculation is rife in Goa that the induction was done to ‘checkmate’ the region...
by Skanda
28 Jun 2019 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 685284

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

y18jUF1lWXU I do not understand urdu very clearly and my Hindi aint all that great. In what I understood, Arif Mohd Khan takes down Khanum Marfa very scholarly. This interview stands out for one other reason: a muslim clearly articulates problems about muslims and the tolerant liberal refuses to ac...
by Skanda
21 Jun 2019 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 685284

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1141682121225850885

ANI - TDP MPs of Rajya Sabha- YS Chowdary, CM Ramesh, TG Venkatesh and GM Rao, today passed a resolution to merge Legislature Party of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) with BJP.

So TDP, no longer exists right at this moment.
by Skanda
19 Jun 2019 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 685284

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

confidence building measures, wow. they haven't moved on from the appeasement meme and now they want it institutionalized by Modi despite not being discriminated during the Modi -1 govt. Whats also interesting is how the debate has been framed. "Muslims seek CBMs from Modi". The veto powe...
by Skanda
18 Jun 2019 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 685284

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

dN69kaDdGY8 So here is Shabana Ashmi, the voice against "Modi oppression of Muslims". 5 minutes into her replies, you pretty much realize that she is against Modi because she has always been against Modi, to a point, where her defiance of Modi itself has come to identify her than anything...
by Skanda
17 Jun 2019 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 685284

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Seems like all efforts to protect Rahul baba has started. His CM didnt deliver. His data analytics team got it wrong. Everyone but him seems to have made mistakes. Tehseen on some of the TV interviews has been extremely vocal about failures related to data-management and feedback, even going to the ...
by Skanda
13 Jun 2019 02:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 539741

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

https://www.rediff.com/news/report/pm-not-to-fly-over-pakistan-while-travelling-for-sco/20190612.htm PM not to fly over Pakistan while travelling for SCO June 12, 2019 17:32 IST India's decision on the prime minister's travel route to Bishkek appears surprising as it had only requested Pakistan to ...
by Skanda
12 Jun 2019 04:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4017
Views: 623914

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Mainstream madness and racial insecurity in on daily display on Ann Coulter's twitter feed. Minimum one sh*t post about India daily. Most tweets linking to Daily Mail UK. The Browning of America is 35 M Hispanics, not 3 M Indians, not sure why Indians bear the brunt of this insecurity. And almost n...
by Skanda
04 Jun 2019 05:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

He can aspire to LOP position in the next GE. No party that contested in 2019 won enough seats to stake a claim to LOP. 55 seats are required. INC has 52, of which 8 are just DMK seat sharing arragement - their native seat count is 44, same as last time . Is that official? As in, for all practical ...
by Skanda
30 May 2019 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

JayS wrote:Disappointed to see Prabhu booted out. He was one of the finest ministers.

There are several names that are not being mentioned. I suspect that Modi-AmitShah combine expect several state Govts to fall and BJP Govt coming there. All of these folks are required to stabilize state Govt. Perhaps.

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