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by komal
04 Sep 2019 16:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1898
Views: 322858

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Social media battles are best fought by non-state actors.
by komal
30 Aug 2019 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 73
Views: 6126

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States

We are not in 1965 anymore -- USA has very little on Indian policy especially with regard to Kashmir. And there is a major difference between a person mouthing some anti-India statement and a political party actively engaged in breaking India. We all know that the Evangelicals who are prosletyzing a...
by komal
19 Aug 2019 03:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1975
Views: 243081

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Last year National Geographic ran an article on Kashmir portraying Indian army as brutal in their handling of stone throwers, totally one-sided stuff, written by some Arab dude. And now this. Somebody is paying these outlets a lot of money to influence the space not occupied by the MSM. Demonstrate...
by komal
16 Aug 2019 08:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1975
Views: 243081

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

krithivas wrote:"O.C. Biryani (North India)" Arundati Roy is baaaaaaaaack:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/opin ... -modi.html


Did the NYT mention that she did an == between Bush and bin Laden after 9/11?
by komal
13 Aug 2019 06:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1975
Views: 243081

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I see that Shoba De has denied taking any cues from Jihadi Basit contrary to his claims. In fact, she denounces him in no uncertain times. But she does confirm she wrote that article in 2016. Now, I don't know if she advocated plebiscite in that article, but if she did, then all her denials are jus...
by komal
08 Aug 2019 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1898
Views: 322858

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^^
Have corrected my post. Thanks.
by komal
08 Aug 2019 00:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1898
Views: 322858

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

g.sarkar wrote:Sduring 2018-19. The main products being exported by India include organic chemicals; cotton; nuclear reactors,
.....
Gautam


Surely they (rediff) jest!!!!
by komal
24 Jul 2019 06:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1977
Views: 219570

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

greatde wrote:Pak diplomacy historically has generally been better than India, and recent Trump issue is just another example. They caught and set-it up very well. It's embarrassment and, damage has been done for Indo-US relations...


if only Mani Shankar Aiyar was running MEA ....
by komal
18 Jun 2019 13:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 34886

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

mmasand wrote: Can anyone remember a single president that has not been reelected with a war/near war situation on their hands.


Truman and LBJ both quit with a war on their hands. Truman might have lost to Eisenhower, but LBJ would likely have beaten Nixon.
by komal
03 Jun 2019 14:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57238

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Is there any role the central government can play in providing drinking water to Chennai as AIDMK and DMK seem to be unable to solve the problem.
by komal
25 May 2019 17:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113355

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

RG resignation not accepted. I was hoping they would accept it and judges may finally be brave enough to deliver some justice in corruption cases. It is absolutely frightening to realize that this group of vain, pompous,ignorant fools (SG, RG, PV) and their educated retainer, MMS were running India...
by komal
24 May 2019 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113355

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Who is the 'brains' behind the INC? Surely, it isn't SoGa or RaGa.

Someone must be advising them on the campaign themes, the decisions to contest from Kerala as well as Amethi (which was, no doubt, based on internal polling), pretend to be Hindus, etc.

I'm wondering if it is P. Chidambaram.
by komal
18 May 2019 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511641

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

When will the first exit polls be released?
by komal
15 May 2019 19:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347394

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^
Besides the good, white Christian women of AL and GA can always fly to DC to get thier abortions.
by komal
14 May 2019 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511641

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Congress' Mani Shankar Aiyar justifies his 'neech aadmi' jibe at PM Modi, asks 'wasn't I prophetic' I am sure that it is a pretty safe bet that he performed as a court jester for the Royal Family on many of the "official trips" taken on naval ships in exchange for a glass of scotch and pr...
by komal
13 May 2019 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511641

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Mort Walker wrote:BJP<160 and NDA<180
Rahul will be PM and Mamta didi will be HM on May 24.

BJP will lose onlee. :(( :(( :((


It is scary to think that a substantial portion of the most highly educated people in India prefer that outcome.
by komal
10 May 2019 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511641

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

One of the admirals is quoted as saying that Rajiv Gandhi went to chair a meeting of the "Island Development Authority" He was going to Lakshadweep on official duty, to chair a meeting of IDA (Islands Development Authority). This meeting is held alternately in Lakshadweep and in Andamans,&...
by komal
05 May 2019 21:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511641

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

^ India appears to have lost a $250 million World Bank credit for the construction of much-needed fertilizer plants because of a controversial Cabinet decision to replace an American consulting company selected by engineering experts. There have been suggestions in the press and Parliament here that...
by komal
20 Apr 2019 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347394

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Besides look at all he has accomplished: 1) Wall built on border being paid by Mexico 2) Record low budget deficits 3) Record high economic growth in excess of 3% 4) Coal mining jobs created by the millions 5) North Korea denuked 6) Tarrifs on Chinese goods being paid by Chinese 7) USA feared by all...
by komal
17 Mar 2019 00:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754958

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I doubt India targeted Pakistan's nuclear facility. We have an agreement, and if there's one thing I know, it's that we never go back on our written word. We consider treaties too sacrosanct. I believe the point is that India did NOT target a Pak nuke facility but targeted a site that has structure...
by komal
11 Mar 2019 16:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3153
Views: 403091

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Nothing 'Foolish', its an out and out a traitorous act by Nehru - giving away 80% water share to an enemy country while India and its teeming millions this side of the border were parched thin. I believe it is much worse than 'giving away' -- didn't India have to PAY Pakistan several millions of do...
by komal
08 Mar 2019 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3585
Views: 568778

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

mmasand wrote:
The air space closure had little to do with fear of IAF as much as the the lack of strategic reserves of Jet A8.


Not disputing, just asking how does air space closure conserve aviation fuel?
by komal
07 Mar 2019 22:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754958

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Attacking trash like azhar and sayeed is hardly worth the price of the missile. The attack should be on the Pakistani elite interests. The problem in pakistan is structural. It needs a new social contract and a new constitution. Our actions should be such that make that outcome possible and inevita...
by komal
06 Mar 2019 06:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754958

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^
Not a diplomat. Just showing the result and speculating on the cause. Pakistan and international flights are only using the two corridors. Flights to India seem to have no restriction.
by komal
06 Mar 2019 06:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754958

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

may be i am late to mention, but baki is fully open lot of planes flying out there and there. Still close to indian border they are still flying Looking at Flightradar24 -- looks like India is enforcing a NO FLY zone over Pakistan except for two narrow air corridors. What I have also noticed are fl...
by komal
05 Mar 2019 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 490069

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

^
Other than Congis, Pakis (I repeat myself) whose perceptions are won by what is said by Paki broadcasters? Who cares what they think?
by komal
05 Mar 2019 19:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754958

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

khan wrote:Honestly don’t understand Baki thought process in posting videos that are debunked in 2-3 hours. Lowers their own credibility.


Provides ammo for Digvijay Singh, Kapil Saibal, Begum Mamata to press the point home for the Pakis.
by komal
04 Mar 2019 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 490069

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

if you google or you tube almost every major news portal states 2 Indian jets shot down and pilot captured there is no mention of F16 downed or fate of his pilot. Is there a way we can improve on psy op war and why is it that we don;t find mention in western media? Same content has made way to wiki...
by komal
04 Mar 2019 09:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754958

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Your govt is telling you, that your pilot shot down an F16.. Pak govt. is telling you, it did not. Whom should you believe? Why would anyone with any sense of history and common sense believe in anything said by the Paki govt? This is the govt in 1999 that refused to accept the bodies of their own ...
by komal
04 Mar 2019 07:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754958

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

vijayk wrote:NYT has another Propaganda article by some Arab scum Maria Al-Habib (South Asia correspondent) raising serious doubts on Indian military vintage equipment and its efficacy.


Judy Miller wasn't available?
by komal
03 Mar 2019 07:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754958

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

OK. Everything back to normal it seems. An Airindia plane from Tel Aviv to Delhi is over Karachi now. Their airspace is still closed to transiting flights (and all routes near their eastern border). I just check the NOTAA. This is a bug on the website I think. You are correct on the NOTAM. To me, i...
by komal
02 Mar 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754958

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

While scavenging phoren media about general perception on balakot episode, I am afraid friends we have lost the propaganda battle. Most rags I.e. usual suspects have picked up the paki line of the narrative. We are the warmongers apparently :roll: I was around back in 1971. NYT/WaPo/CBS all declare...
by komal
23 Feb 2019 03:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 182578

Re: Pulwama Attack

Article 35A to be abrogated? 100 paramilitary companies rushed to Jammu-Kashmir; Can't get link to work -- here is text Article 35A to be abrogated? 100 paramilitary companies rushed to Jammu-Kashmir; Yasin Malik detained HIGHLIGHTS While it is unlikely the Centre will take the final decision before...
by komal
21 Feb 2019 21:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 182578

Re: Pulwama Attack

from OP INDIA

Pakistanis get scared about attack by India after seeing their own Air Force fighter jets flying over civilian areas

https://www.opindia.com/2019/02/pakistanis-get-scared-about-attack-by-india-after-seeing-their-own-air-force-fighter-jets-flying-over-civilian-areas/
by komal
21 Feb 2019 05:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 182578

Re: Pulwama Attack

shyamD, Thanks. Do you recall news reports of a treaty between India and Iran during 2004 time period for basing planes in Iran in case of hostilities with Pakistan? According to some press accounts, New Delhi will have the right to use Iranian military bases for combat operations against Pakistan ...
by komal
16 Feb 2019 14:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 182578

Re: Pulwama Attack

self deleted
by komal
31 Jan 2019 20:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347394

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^
if this is the article to which you refer, it is simply a review of a Hindi movie.

https://www.newyorker.com/recommends/watch/dil-dhadadkne-do-a-merciless-comedy-about-crazy-rich-indians
by komal
26 Jan 2019 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 47155

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Supposed targets of operation involving AI aircraft Modi govt commissions long-range Boeing to bring back fugitives Mehul Choksi and Jatin Mehta: Reports https://www.opindia.com/2019/01/modi-govt-commissions-long-range-boeing-to-bring-back-fugitives-mehul-choksi-and-jatin-mehta-reports/
by komal
26 Dec 2018 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4404
Views: 473057

Re: Internal Security Watch

^
very well written and compelling.

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