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by Ashok Sarraff
05 Sep 2018 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 163258

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Tarek Fatah on Imran Khan, Pakistan and other related issues:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DtB6ji3wT8
by Ashok Sarraff
02 Jun 2018 04:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5072
Views: 336393

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

Fits nicely with Nilesh’s timeline for Mahabharat. https://news.stanford.edu/press-releases/2018/05/30/war-clan-structubiological-event/ About 7000 years ago, genetic diversity of males decreased to such an extent that there was only 1 male for about 17 females. A disastrous war could have caused it...
by Ashok Sarraff
04 May 2018 07:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5072
Views: 336393

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

An interesting effort by UAE-based Rajat Rajesh to decipher IVC seals. Part 6 of his video suggests that IVC people knew about the legend of Bhaghirath. Overall, concludes that IVC was post-Vedic because they were aware of Atharva Veda and that the seals depict sanskrit-prakrit messages. Part 1 belo...
by Ashok Sarraff
29 Sep 2016 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2257
Views: 254572

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Pakistanis are akin to Joker in the Batman Dark Knight: like a dog who chases the cars, but does not know what to when the car actually stops. The Indian car has stopped now, and the Pakistanis do not know what to do with it.
by Ashok Sarraff
19 Sep 2016 05:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 309936

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016

Islam divides. Otherwise, why would there be dozens of Islamic countries rather than one? And why would these countries be at the throats of each other continuously? Not only Islam divides countries and societies, it also causes fault lines in people brains. Otherwise, why would normal people who un...
by Ashok Sarraff
14 Sep 2016 05:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 196684

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Yes, huge sums of money are involved. But it is possible that GoI is thinking of two major benefits out of potential purchase of Rafale, Gripen, and F16/18. First, it will help fill the numbers more quickly in comparison to depending upon a single vendor (who will have limited lines to manufacture t...
by Ashok Sarraff
01 Sep 2016 06:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 196684

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Some game is afoot:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 951881.cms

IT raid on Advantage India, an NGO that received Rs. 21 crore donation from France.
by Ashok Sarraff
15 Aug 2016 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy Independence Day!
Replies: 66
Views: 5340

Re: Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! Going by PM Modi's speech, people in Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, and PoK will enjoy the Independence Day with us sooner than later!
by Ashok Sarraff
16 Apr 2016 15:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 404
Views: 25743

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/16/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-warns-ofeconomic-fallout-if-congress-passes-9-11-bill.html Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, delivered the kingdom’s message personally last month during a tr...
by Ashok Sarraff
05 Apr 2016 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 91450

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Going by how Modi operates, its not that Doval/Modi have been befooled--they are far too smart and experienced for this. It's more likely that they want to give a fair chance to Pakistan to mend its way before it is 'disciplined' by an external force.
by Ashok Sarraff
02 Mar 2016 19:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3035
Views: 125946

Re: Positive News from the USA

Seems appropriate here. R&D about potential US President.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Jokes/comments ... president/
by Ashok Sarraff
29 Feb 2016 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 91450

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Re. Kasuri's and Musharraf's 'demands', why is it that we NEVER demand anything from Pakistan (or any other party for that matter)? Why not joint sovereignty of Baluchistan or joint ownership of Karachi? How about they vacate the ancestral Indian lands and move back to Arabia (where they claim their...
by Ashok Sarraff
17 Feb 2016 01:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 815
Views: 82674

Re: China Watch Thread-I

First train from China to Iran stimulates Silk Road revival http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-02/16/c_135100997.htm First cargo train from China to Iran arrived in Tehran on Monday, indicating a milestone in reviving the "Silk Road," which has opened a new chapter of win-win cooperati...
by Ashok Sarraff
20 Jan 2016 22:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2015
Replies: 2868
Views: 85845

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2

Any clues on the ethnicity of those killed? If the victims were Baloch, TTP may have done it, but why would they target Baloch is not clear If the victims were Pashtuns, TTP, being a pakjabi terrorist organization, may have done it If the victims were Shias, again, TTP would have done it being a Sun...
by Ashok Sarraff
18 Jan 2016 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5072
Views: 336393

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

Shiv sir,

Thank you. As Ramana ji once said, we are all on the same train, but you and some others are in the engine, while the rest of us are far behind, sitting in the last coach.
by Ashok Sarraff
18 Jan 2016 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5072
Views: 336393

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

^I am not supporting AIT, far from it. :-) I am curious whether there has been any research from the nationalist point of view on possible antecedents of Sanskrit. Most research on Sanskrit begins from Rigvedic sanskrit, which already shows a highly advanced structure and vocabulary. Thus, there sho...
by Ashok Sarraff
18 Jan 2016 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5072
Views: 336393

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

^Just a general question. Ancient Indians must have spoken some language before Sanskrit, isn't it. A grammatically flawless language cannot emerge out of nowhere. So what was the language that was used in Saraswati-Indus region before Sanskrit? How did Sanskrit reach its "flawless" stage ...
by Ashok Sarraff
15 Jan 2016 07:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2015
Replies: 2868
Views: 85845

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2

^Exactly. Some people mistakenly believe that Islamic terrorism is a recent phenomenon, but reality is that it has existed since the time of Prophet Mohammad. It stared from Medina and is spreading outward since then.
by Ashok Sarraff
09 Jan 2016 07:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4164
Views: 367723

Re: Internal Security Watch

Are there any other examples in our long history? Can we try to make a list of such instances and see whether we can learn something from them?
by Ashok Sarraff
09 Jan 2016 07:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4164
Views: 367723

Re: Internal Security Watch

We are all familiar with the shrinking share of Hindus in the Indian subcontinent over the millennia, mostly because of largescale conversions to the Abrahmic religions. Are there any instances of large scale reconversions of the converted to Hinduism? By largescale, I mean in tens of thousands or m...
by Ashok Sarraff
08 Jan 2016 16:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2015
Replies: 2868
Views: 85845

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2

^Re. "Why does US continue to support Pakistan?" The answer will become clear once we realize which country in the region does US foresee to emerge as its rival/competitor in next two to three decades.
by Ashok Sarraff
31 Dec 2015 04:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3526
Views: 259141

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

^And to imagine great-great grandmothers of the current-day Pakistanis had to undergo all this at the hand of these barbarians!
by Ashok Sarraff
26 Dec 2015 18:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2015
Replies: 2868
Views: 85845

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2

It may also signal Afganisnta-Pakistan equal-equal the way foreign leaders used equate India and Pak in terms of visits and goodies.
by Ashok Sarraff
20 Dec 2015 15:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 248533

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Saab offers Gripen under make in India with full system and software TOT (may have implications for LCA orders and development)

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 253759.cms
by Ashok Sarraff
10 Dec 2015 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 577
Views: 50931

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

Interesting development:

David Coleman Headley tells court: Ready to turn approver if given pardon in 26/11 case

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 126171.cms
by Ashok Sarraff
06 Dec 2015 19:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4164
Views: 367723

Re: Internal Security Watch

We need to hear this from an Indian leader as well:

Saudi must stop financing fundamentalist mosques abroad: Merkel's deputy

http://tribune.com.pk/story/1004949/sau ... ls-deputy/
by Ashok Sarraff
06 Dec 2015 17:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3723
Views: 197236

Re: Indian Education System

In contrast, Pune, eupemestically called the "Oxford of the East" has no IIT, IIM, NIT. It's an orphan city with bright and sincere people, but with little gravitas at the state or national levels.
by Ashok Sarraff
08 Oct 2015 19:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1640
Views: 137754

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

Benis in Texas:

Sharafat Khan has lived in his front yard for six months after wife kicked him to the curb

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morn ... the-curb/#
by Ashok Sarraff
28 Sep 2015 06:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 113914

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

Lots of technical problems! The organizer's could've done much better. MC's should always be prepared with some stock fillers for such moments. I hope the speech goes smoothly!
by Ashok Sarraff
24 Sep 2015 06:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)
Replies: 640
Views: 28860

Re: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)

News in Marathi newspaper Sakal: Tirupati to train Dalit priests. http://online4.esakal.com/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsId=5332036879128695681&SectionId=28&SectionName=ताज्या%20बातम्या&NewsDate=20150924&Provider=-&NewsTitle=तिरुपतीला%20आता%20दलित%20पुजारी This should be taken up as a na...
by Ashok Sarraff
24 Sep 2015 03:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2927
Views: 250200

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Quick progress on Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway: E&Y appointed consultants

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ind ... 082973.cms
by Ashok Sarraff
23 Sep 2015 22:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 83992

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

That's nothing new. The chief minister (kaptaan party) said so in the assembly!! Way back in 2013 http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-24104-Khattaks-remarks-on-minority-rights-trigger-social-media-debate Right, nothing new, but the point is to make use of it to put the enemy on the backfoot, a...
by Ashok Sarraff
09 Sep 2015 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 526
Views: 44781

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

Ultimately, South Asia won the war and we should feel proud about it.
by Ashok Sarraff
03 Sep 2015 04:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 75269

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

Cross-posting for the benefit of Pakistani readers. Modi Effect: PoK residents want to join India http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/mod ... 66243.html Chairman of the Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool, Moulana Syed Athar Hussain Dehlavi, who recently toured PoK said that people residing in the region want t...
by Ashok Sarraff
26 Aug 2015 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)
Replies: 640
Views: 28860

Re: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)

Can someone point out any discussion on the consequences for Indian Interests of the differences in decadal growth rates of Muslim (23%) and Hindu (16%) population? The growth rate of Muslim population is a whopping 1.5 times than that of the Hindus! (Please don't get diverted by the secular headlin...

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