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by komal
18 Jun 2019 13:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 189
Views: 19468

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: 468
Views: 33388

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: 94425

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: 94425

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: 472612

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: 2921
Views: 300589

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: 472612

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: 472612

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: 472612

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: 472612

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: 2921
Views: 300589

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4885
Views: 661778

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: 3141
Views: 385762

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: 3284
Views: 477949

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4885
Views: 661778

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4885
Views: 661778

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4885
Views: 661778

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: 3040
Views: 416758

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4885
Views: 661778

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: 3040
Views: 416758

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4885
Views: 661778

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4885
Views: 661778

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4885
Views: 661778

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4885
Views: 661778

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: 169297

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: 169297

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: 169297

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: 169297

Re: Pulwama Attack

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by komal
31 Jan 2019 20:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2921
Views: 300589

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: 143
Views: 44282

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: 4293
Views: 425925

Re: Internal Security Watch

^
very well written and compelling.
by komal
18 Nov 2018 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2921
Views: 300589

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The description of the voting difficulties in the US State of Georgia sounds like it comes from Democrat-run polling localities, written by totally unbiased Democrat papparazzi. They have always been like that, since Reconstruction. Not so long ago they had Literacy Tests. In Republican ones it was...
by komal
10 Nov 2018 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2921
Views: 300589

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Illinois will provide a stark contest in life between blue and red. Democrats with super majority in state legislature and with Democratic governor are going to legalize marijuana, enable sports betting, etc. to increase tax revenues. In contrast, in neighboring Indiana, women of color can be jaile...
by komal
09 Nov 2018 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2921
Views: 300589

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Illinois will provide a stark contest in life between blue and red. Democrats with super majority in state legislature and with Democratic governor are going to legalize marijuana, enable sports betting, etc. to increase tax revenues. In contrast, in neighboring Indiana, women of color can be jailed...
by komal
02 Nov 2018 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3055
Views: 236899

Re: Iran News and Discussions

News reports say that the USA has granted waivers to all of Iran's largest oil buyers (inlcuding India)
by komal
30 Oct 2018 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2323
Views: 328707

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Elizabeth warren


Would send message to bator ji
by komal
17 Sep 2018 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2921
Views: 300589

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Facts do matter on occasion:

1) The report in question is by the Congressional Research Service -- an arm of the GOP controlled Congress.

2) Nothing to do with anything 'Slick Willie' did in 1999 or 'Obammer' did at anytime

3) For the record, the GOP controlled the both Houses between in 1998.
by komal
17 Sep 2018 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2921
Views: 300589

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The US deep state is back with its rabid evergreen agenda and its palpably hypocritical, duplicitous and dishonest moralizing about "religious freedom" bullshit. ...... More importantly, the report is a relic of the establishment that still occupies most corridors of power in the US despi...
by komal
24 Jul 2018 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 577
Views: 53959

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

Very strange. Evanston is many miles from Metro Correctional Center. Dozens of trauma centers much closer. And not a place where federal prisoners would be taken

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