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by Ardeshir
23 Jul 2020 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4269
Views: 816474

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Here's Shahrukh Khan's architect, 'Tony' Ashai. His actual Paki name is Aziz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4HLcp1ddTM And here's him spewing venom against India about Kashmir. https://www.aninews.in/news/world/us/pak-sympathiser-tony-ashai-lives-in-comfort-wants-kashmiri-youth-to-ruin-their-live...
by Ardeshir
06 Jul 2020 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961942

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

I also think realpolitik is not lacking in dharma . In fact sama, dana, danda, bheda are fundamental realpolitik concepts that are also part of dharmic canon . There’s simply a distinction between personal morals and the imperatives of state policy . The Chinese just happen to take this down to per...
by Ardeshir
06 Jul 2020 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961942

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

China has apparently $2.34 billion invested in India. https://thediplomat.com/2020/05/indias-china-fdi-gamble/ If they decide to take that money out and back, how much do they stand to lose [I assume that not all of that money can be converted back to RMB/$ and moved out], according to current rule...
by Ardeshir
06 Jul 2020 06:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961942

Re: A Brief History

Pulikeshi wrote:
What similar Chinese era authorship is recommended for the Chinese views? Especially of the Confucian mandarins?

I highly recommend "A History of Chinese Political Thought" by Youngmin Kim https://www.amazon.com/dp/0745652476/re ... aFb0FK1F1M
by Ardeshir
06 Jul 2020 02:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961942

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Very true. They have used WTO rules to perfection - following what's useful to them, ignoring rules that are not advantageous to them. Also, another important aspect of the Chinese is that they try and force negotiations into bilateral negotiations. Asinine statements such as those here made by Yang...
by Ardeshir
06 Jul 2020 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961942

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Apologies for the long post. These are my observations from dealing with the Chinese, and from my readings of Ed Luttwak, Ralph D. Sawyer, Youngmin Kim et al. I see a few recurring patterns when it comes to the Chinese, and how politicians and bureaucrats deal with them. 1. Overestimating the intell...
by Ardeshir
27 Jun 2020 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964652

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

If this is true, what is Modi doing? They have systematically encroached. We need to forcefully evict them. Else they have shown India it’s place. This is something none of us will agree to. I would take anything that Lifafa Shukla, and his coterie of clowns such as Ashok Swain, Vipin Narang et al ...
by Ardeshir
27 Jun 2020 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4571
Views: 755002

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Biden's inner circle has many Muslims/Pakistanis. There's a SuperPAC called the AAPI, which is chaired by a Paki called Dilawar Syed, who was also associated with Obama. Weirdly enough, there's a guy called Amit Jani on the AAPI team, but he's either just a token 'Director', or a deracinated MUTU.
by Ardeshir
27 Jun 2020 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964652

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Another question that I’m of late worried more about: we are massing more strength in a smaller area making us ripe pickings for EN counter force action. I’m sure the mil have gamed this. My personal opinion is that the SHA is looking for a quick face saver to send a message, declare victory and wi...
by Ardeshir
27 Jun 2020 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964652

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

And it is not as bleak as everyone is making it out to be. We just want to be left alone to develop our country. China truly does not covet these lands from the sense of expansion. They want to secure this side to take on the colonials. We should arrive at a deal with them IMO. Sir, what world are ...
by Ardeshir
27 Jun 2020 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964652

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

X-posting from https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7610&p=2443509#p2443509 WejSKbicS00 Gurus, have any of you read much of Ed Luttwak? I am on his third book now, the current one being "The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy". The video above discusses the bo...
by Ardeshir
27 Jun 2020 05:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961942

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

WejSKbicS00 Gurus, have any of you read much of Ed Luttwak? I am on his third book now, the current one being "The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy". The video above discusses the book. I would definitely incorporate some of the talking points mentioned here into my overall threat ...
by Ardeshir
27 Jun 2020 05:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964652

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Japan is a colonial as well - they are fought with each other about foreign lands - two world wars actually. Now they are all people who repent - are you kidding me!!! We can use them - but we cannot become them. A military alliance - defacto/dejure/whatever - is becoming them - us becoming Pakis.....
by Ardeshir
27 Jun 2020 05:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964652

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

As for the East, so far, we don’t see a buildup happening, not that it couldn’t happen tomorrow. Something I am hoping someone on this forum could confirm for me since you mentioned NEFA, my grandfather fought in NEFA in 62. Specifically about your wave upon wave comment, he would tell us how only ...
by Ardeshir
27 Jun 2020 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964652

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Such attitude allowed China to dominate LAC all this while and prod and poke India at its will. https://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/don-t-give-the-military-total-freedom/story-cJ5UfWRH5XGex4TFp9tAeM.html Don’t give the military total freedom | Opinion Shyam Saran, IFS is epitome of Indian Fools...
by Ardeshir
28 May 2020 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 705048

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/the-chinese-challenge/ The Chinese Challenge America has never faced such an adversary. China is a worthy adversary, but as is usual for many Americans, this author overestimates the Chinese. Granted that the Chinese bureaucrats are not "drunken, corrupt Sovi...
by Ardeshir
27 May 2020 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4510
Views: 1029721

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Yes sir, apologies, should have added that. Just wanted to highlight their self-perceived weakness in Tibet too.
by Ardeshir
27 May 2020 05:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4510
Views: 1029721

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://www.jenniferzengblog.com/home/xu-yan-speech From Jennifer Zeng, a translation of General Xu Yan's speech. Xinjiang and Tibet are the weaknesses of China. Furthermore, there was an "Umbrella Revolution" which sought independence for Hong Kong. The international anti-China forces wan...
by Ardeshir
05 Jan 2020 19:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 241354

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Trump warns cultural sites could be targeted if Iran retaliates for Soleimani strike President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday night that if Iran retaliates for the U.S. airstrike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani near Baghdad, the U.S. is prepared to "hit very fast and very hard" ...
by Ardeshir
14 Dec 2019 00:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1096
Views: 151500

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

Any insight on why the Assamese are agitating against the CAB? My social media is full of SJW Assamese, who claim that Assamese are inherently secular don't buy into a 'Hindu identity', hence the protests. What's really the issue though? Is it some kind of fear about Bengali speaking Hindus from BD ...
by Ardeshir
11 Nov 2019 01:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 109301

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

What a momentous occasion! And here's hoping Kashi and Mathura will be taken care of in our lifetime. :)
by Ardeshir
13 Oct 2019 02:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1137
Views: 180535

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

I first visited Turkey in 1998 (was posted there). The extent of Islamisation in the Erdogan era is amazing. 20 years ago, there were few women in Istanbul wearing a headscarf. Only one person in our office fasted during Ramzan. Men did not have beards. Govt employees & Univ students were forbi...
by Ardeshir
11 Oct 2019 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1137
Views: 180535

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Last week I was in Istanbul for work. It's a quirky place, and has a very Old Delhi-ish vibe to it in some parts. In some of the touristy areas, it's crowded 24/7. I went to a sheesha bar close to my hotel for a few nights in a row, and made friends with the managers and waiters - all Kurds. The Man...
by Ardeshir
30 Aug 2019 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1867
Views: 255558

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

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2044428/1-dirty-business-sindhs-faecal-matter-making-children-dumber/ Diyar Maulaners, is dis what they mean by 'shit for brains'? :eek: Dirty business: Sindh’s faecal matter is making its children dumber KARACHI: Open defecation is effectively impeding the intellectual ...
by Ardeshir
21 Aug 2019 08:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4377
Views: 317885

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

https://www.rediff.com/news/interview/rajnaths-view-doesnt-mean-change-in-no-first-use/20190820.htm 'Rajnath's view doesn't reflect change in no-first-use doctrine' 'Rajnath Singh's statement is just a riposte to the aggressive statements emerging from Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and others i...
by Ardeshir
08 Aug 2019 08:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 834099

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Thanks for that! I found many Indian patrakars quoting or responding to him during Balakot so didn't dig deeper into Jihadi Jaafrey.
by Ardeshir
07 Aug 2019 19:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 834099

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

You only have to go to the Deaf and Dumb forum to see the josh and jazba caused by Dimran shutting down airspace for the 'Endians'.
by Ardeshir
07 Aug 2019 18:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 834099

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1 ... 3296937985

NEW NOTAM - PAKISTAN

Partial airspace closure over Pakistan announced as per below NOTAM for all airlines from 6th Aug to 5th Sept 19.


Bakis have closed their airspace it seems.
by Ardeshir
07 Aug 2019 00:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: RIP - Sushma Swaraj ji
Replies: 54
Views: 5276

Re: RIP - Sushma Swaraj ji

This has been a tough year. First Parikkar ji, and now Sushma ji. A huge loss, and the nation will always be indebted to her.
by Ardeshir
01 Jun 2019 01:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187338

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Wonder what Motormouth Swamy is up to, given that his pipe dream of being Finance Minister didn't materialise. He still needs to be given a job though since he has a lot of nuisance value. :lol:
by Ardeshir
31 May 2019 19:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187338

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Jihadi-Pasand Anti-Modi/Shah alleged journalist on teetar: https://twitter.com/RanaAyyub/status/1134433256089247744 New Union Minister in Modi's cabinet, Pratap Sarangi was Bajrang Dal chief when missionary Graham Staines and his children were burnt alive. Sarangi propagated the evil designs of the ...
by Ardeshir
31 May 2019 19:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187338

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Surprised to see RS as Def Min, but what a fantastic feeling to see the likes of jihadi pasand Rana Ayyub howling like a banshee at the thought of Amit Shah :rotfl:
by Ardeshir
31 May 2019 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187338

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Is there a way to prevent a post poll merger, given that voters obviously voted for separate entities?
by Ardeshir
31 May 2019 03:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187338

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

By the way, as if on cue, Nitishwa withdrew from joining the government. https://www.news18.com/news/politics/peeved-with-single-berth-nitish-kumars-jdu-pulls-out-of-modi-cabinet-moments-before-swearing-in-ceremony-2165469.html Patna: Peeved at being allocated only one cabinet berth, Bihar chief min...
by Ardeshir
31 May 2019 02:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187338

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Also, Amitbhai used to be a stock broker, so he is no mug in matters of business and finance.
by Ardeshir
31 May 2019 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232113

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

Maybe laments were based on erroneous inputs? Possible. Here's one of them, with comments from alleged wife killer. https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/bjp-has-mastered-art-influencing-voters-through-whatsapp-tharoor-102068 In a commentary piece in Channel News Asia on Sunday, Tharoor said WhatsA...
by Ardeshir
30 May 2019 10:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187338

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

https://twitter.com/rssurjewala/status/1133924556324954118 .@INCIndia has decided to not send spokespersons on television debates for a month. All media channels/editors are requested to not place Congress representatives on their shows. Congees have decided to boycott the media for a month. :mrgreen:
by Ardeshir
30 May 2019 10:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232113

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

I read many pieces over the past month, with journalists lamenting the fact that the BJP had built a huge Whatsapp base prior to changes in rules. How did they seem to miss out on this in South India?
by Ardeshir
30 May 2019 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 187338

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

rNDTV's 'analysis' of potential portfolios is hilarious. And apparently Modijee will be wary of Amit Shah in the government as a potential challenger. How are these morons so clueless? :rotfl:

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