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by harbans
08 Sep 2016 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1887
Views: 279572

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Congrats ISRO..mastering GSLV with 3rd successful launch in a row..!
by harbans
09 Feb 2016 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -III
Replies: 104
Views: 1571

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

IN that Kaplan map above (rather last page) few points: Almost all the region above the Ganges and below UKh/Nepal today has demographically slipped out of the hands of Dharmics. Muslims will be about 40-50% in that region. North Bengal is already demographically compromised. Kashmir should never be...
by harbans
08 Feb 2016 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2875
Views: 107552

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

I hope this is true!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z0upwu ... e=youtu.be

[youtube]-Z0upwuEzo8&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]
by harbans
08 Feb 2016 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2875
Views: 107552

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

I hope it's true, but some early news coming in of one survivor in the avalance. One soldier buried under 25 foot of snow may have made it!! Lets hope for confirmation. Shiv Aroor: User Actions Follow Shiv AroorVerified account ‏@ShivAroor Miracle! Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad survived 6 days und...
by harbans
07 Feb 2016 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2875
Views: 107552

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

With weather again taking a toll, this post by Jamwal earlier in 2014 becomes relevant..(The Rope saga) http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=1651881 I do feel many of the issues were sorted out, but maybe not. Certainly it was not the Mans body that was ice glued to the wedge in the crev...
by harbans
11 Nov 2015 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Happy Diwali 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 530

Re: Happy Diwali 2015

Wishing all BRF'ite a very happy Diwali and year ahead.
by harbans
20 Sep 2015 00:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3151
Views: 128702

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

They are obviously not pouring into US or even India for co existing with Beer, Pork, FOS, Jesus, Ram. They are coming to ultimately dominate and exert.
by harbans
27 Aug 2015 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 91964

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Historic launch, another milestone crossed for ISRO! Was looking forward to this launch..simply awesome!
JEM ji, to be fair NDTV did show it live with credits to DD. Vishnu Som was reporting on it.
by harbans
11 Aug 2015 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 36155

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

What a cute Paki kid..

[youtube]77HHYWSvm8Q&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

And to watch on You tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77HHYWS ... e=youtu.be
by harbans
25 Jul 2015 21:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3462
Views: 143246

Re: Internal Security Watch

Sachin ji, maybe i missed out something..i am not aware of Yakub financing the blasts. Any links? AFAIK from available resources Dawood and Tiger planned the whole thing. Finance arranged ISI/DI, planning too a combination of ISI/DI/TM.
by harbans
25 Jul 2015 14:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3462
Views: 143246

Re: Internal Security Watch

Apologies i take a slightly contrarian view here:

https://vicharprachar.wordpress.com/201 ... kub-memon/

Also one aspect is why is our Judiciary not handing over death sentences to foot soldiers who knowingly plant bombs?
by harbans
13 Jun 2015 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2680
Views: 28442

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

Vicharprachar have shared some thoughts on the Yoga Controversy here: The Religion of Yoga Excerpt: Primarily the words Yoga and Religion are used quite subjectively and understood quite differently by different people, particularly those from varying backgrounds. Yoga itself comes from Sanskrit “Yu...
by harbans
10 Jun 2015 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22 2015
Replies: 2846
Views: 34146

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22

Whats with this Zaid Hamid RIP, Jannat kaisa hai? quips all over twitter last few days. Anyone with a clue how this spread or is there some truth to it?
by harbans
05 Jun 2015 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10016
Views: 681920

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

All these articles by so called China experts of Ball being placed in China's court by Modi because he has gone for all out economic ties is pure and simple hogwash and time pass to get positions and chairs in future. Modi hasn't turned any tables or balls in China's court. What matters is the claim...
by harbans
31 Mar 2015 14:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2680
Views: 28442

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

In the last one year or so, there have been a lot of subtle changes. Much of this is due to pressure SM is putting on the narrative that was so far hogged by the Nehruvian left liberal kinds. Basic ideological tenets of Excluvist faiths are being questioned quite objectively. The vast amounts of dat...
by harbans
26 Mar 2015 01:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Obliterating Islamic State (ISIS)
Replies: 119
Views: 2772

Re: Obliterating Islamic State (ISIS)

Batori Ji, want to clarify on this very respectfully: IMO, "ISIS" is an invention of certain interested parties IS is not an invention. And into your post you mention US etc. It turned out to be nothing more than an amorphous scattering of suicidal imbeciles, prompted by (who else) the US-...
by harbans
25 Mar 2015 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Obliterating Islamic State (ISIS)
Replies: 119
Views: 2772

Re: Obliterating Islamic State (ISIS)

Rajesh ji, all valid points. What i like is the way their scholars have the relevant hadith ready and defend their positions. Same was done by the TTP after the shooting in Peshawar. They know what they are doing. In todays whatsapp, youtube age the violence and gore that was hidden of yore is getti...
by harbans
24 Mar 2015 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power
Replies: 81
Views: 2341

Re: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power

Terrorism is political activity that considers using violence as a legitimate tool for achieving political goals . The whole point of terrorism is to negotiate political goals via violence. Any ideology that can motivate a group of people to rally around that ideology and push it in the sphere of g...
by harbans
24 Mar 2015 02:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power
Replies: 81
Views: 2341

Re: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power

I think there have been some fundamentals raised here, which deserve less dismissal and more introspection. Yes truth is terrorism in most academic circles is associated with primarily Political motives of groups. The groups may have religious backing, or ideological, but Terror groups are primarily...
by harbans
20 Mar 2015 04:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)
Replies: 633
Views: 14545

Re: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)

If we want India to be Pluralist and Respectful to other beliefs why are we not opposing Doctrines or ideals that oppose Pluralism and Respect and instead propagate hatred for other beliefs?
by harbans
17 Mar 2015 19:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2852
Views: 35032

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

rsingh wrote:

Do they hab metro in lahore?



Not a metro rail network, but metro bus.

Lahore Metrobus


Pakis.. :mrgreen:
by harbans
09 Mar 2015 20:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power
Replies: 81
Views: 2341

Re: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power

Soft power is not just some media, films or songs. Its much more. Whatever Bolly/Holly/Tollywood produces, whatever the genre of music there is something larger about the society that creates those moments. Not every society can create awesome music over generations like what possibly only India and...
by harbans
06 Mar 2015 13:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power
Replies: 81
Views: 2341

Re: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power

Soft power does work and that is the point Tuan made whilst stating also that the LTTE banned people from listening to music, entertainment etc. This is noticed in many terror and fascist movements that to sustain the propaganda it becomes necessary to block soft power avenues from influencing peopl...
by harbans
05 Mar 2015 03:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Obliterating Islamic State (ISIS)
Replies: 119
Views: 2772

Re: Obliterating Islamic State (ISIS)

He reminded that 120 Islamic scholars sent congratulatory letters to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. Indian cleric Syed Salman Husaini Nadwi was among them. http://www.newindianexpress.com/columns/Muslim-Liberals-Vs-ISIS/2015/03/03/article2694781.ece As IS becomes more established and eliminates ...
by harbans
04 Mar 2015 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Obliterating Islamic State (ISIS)
Replies: 119
Views: 2772

Re: Obliterating Islamic State (ISIS)

Obliterating ISIS means nothing really. ISIS once it finishes the purges of non believers and hypocrites (believers that are half hearted in following the doctrinal tenets), it will resemble Saudi Arabia. There will be minimum difference, except that a Caliph will sound more legitimate to many Musli...
by harbans
04 Mar 2015 10:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Obliterating Islamic State (ISIS)
Replies: 119
Views: 2772

Re: Obliterating Islamic State (ISIS)

Some comments: 1. India has not successfully fought off Islamic hordes. Yes it has had major successes, but it has lost large tracts of land: Afghanistan, Pak, BD and more on the way as internally demographic consolidation happens every ticking second. Let us not buy and propagate the rhetoric that ...
by harbans
02 Feb 2015 23:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3151
Views: 128702

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

^Precisely the reason we have to identify now our values that won't be broken ever. A sort of preamble. A sort of Commandants. A sort of unchangeable set of things we adhere to beyond any other. There is only one set of 10 value/ethics/morals/keys whatever usage one defines it, but these are establi...
by harbans
05 Jan 2015 16:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3462
Views: 143246

Re: Internal Security Watch

Crosspost from STFU thread: #Terrorboat incident: Someone posted this with a lot of confidence: Since when did an explosion have white smoke? Curious to know that? The explosion from forward to aft in that boat indicates a boat rigged with lethal quantities of explosives to either blow on contact or...
by harbans
05 Jan 2015 16:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 33532

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

#Terrorboat incident: Someone posted this with a lot of confidence: Since when did an explosion have white smoke? Curious to know that? The explosion from forward to aft in that boat indicates a boat rigged with lethal quantities of explosives to either blow on contact or has a remote controlled dev...
by harbans
02 Jan 2015 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 33532

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

Could be one of two possibilities. Either smuggling HSD or carrying explosives. Former case it was stupid not to heed CG warnings and a bit of warning fire from CG to the vessel caused it the HSD to explode. If they had something really explosive (pun intended), then maybe they blew it up. Getting a...
by harbans
02 Jan 2015 15:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3151
Views: 128702

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

Arun, this is a complete non issue. The Government openly fights Jihadis, says so in press releases. Even the most lib MSM reports Jihadi's killed happily and splashes photographs of them with skull caps. So basically you can fight JIhadis, Kill them, report them killed but can't train to do a reali...
by harbans
28 Dec 2014 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2906
Views: 38173

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

Instead of trying to understand Hinduism ( through Vivekananda or otherwise ), our great intellectuals have instead been debating secularism, communalism, marxism, caste system, Aryans... Wah re wah. result is there for all to see. Actually any discussion on Hinduism automatically goes to Caste, Se...
by harbans
28 Dec 2014 16:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2906
Views: 38173

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

Shiv ji, acknowledge lot of aspects of Bedouin culture permeate Islamic mores. So do Talmud, Old Testament mores. Yet one instance for example the one about a Jew couple that was got to Mohammed on a complaint of adultery shows how some aspects that we consider barbarian today were also barbarian to...
by harbans
25 Dec 2014 14:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2906
Views: 38173

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

Islam is a semitic monotheistic top down ideology encased in 7th century tribal Arab culture. Frankly from all what i have read, Arab tribal culture was pretty open in the 7th century. The culture indeed may have had the natural pitfalls that all cultures in the region and beyond may have had, but ...
by harbans
21 Dec 2014 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2680
Views: 28442

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

Rajesh Ji a specific rejection of excluvist ideology is great. Lets say we can introduce the tenets of Dharma to some folks with some reservations. We say to be Dharmic you need to acknowledge the importance in society to strive to abide with these 10 tenets: 1. Dhrti (patience) 2. Ks’ama (forgivene...
by harbans
21 Dec 2014 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2680
Views: 28442

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

The easiest and simplest way to de convert is a sort of 'Kalima' to swear in to believing in the tenets of Dharma (maybe done on the National book :) ). That the individual shall strive to evolve from Tamas to Sattva. After that to evolve beyond the Gunas there are a lot of Sampradayas to chose from...
by harbans
19 Dec 2014 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2680
Views: 28442

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

Upholding Dharma is upholding Humanity with a big Stick.
#Think
by harbans
18 Dec 2014 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3151
Views: 128702

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

Its getting tougher for members here to update on ROPs busy schedule these days, but same day as Peshawar 25 School girls were killed/ suicide bombed. Next hundreds pf women were executed in Iraq because they refused to marry Muslim Jihadis. Many were pregnant. Today 180 women and children have been...
by harbans
17 Dec 2014 15:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 13258

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

I think it would be wrong to characterize "Hindu" Nationalism in a pejorative sense solely based on it's apprehension about Islam. Apprehension of Excluvist doctrine among many in the world is not limited to Hindutvaadis or Jains, or Sikhs or Buddhists. My sense of this is its been 70 year...

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