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by Kalantak
26 May 2008 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 314818

India doesn't contribute to global food crisis India has no role to play in the present global food crisis. On the other hand, Indian farmers have saved the country from the need for importing food from outside says M.S.Swaminathan... The Indian farmer is not responsible for the food crisis, says r...
by Kalantak
26 May 2008 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1014
Views: 88147

Western criticism: Look at the East By Dipak Basu The distinguishing virtues of the Western civilizations are not unique; these were there also in the Eastern civilizations. The problem with the Western intellectuals is that they know very little beyond their own countries but are arrogant enough t...
by Kalantak
28 Apr 2008 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3055
Views: 236866

Iran Prez arrives tomorrow; IPI, LNG likely to figure

Iran Prez arrives tomorrow; IPI, LNG likely to figure Apr 28 2008, New Delhi In the first visit by Iranian Head of State to India in five years, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be here tomorrow during which the two sides will review the progress on trilateral gas pipeline and bilateral Liquefied...
by Kalantak
28 Apr 2008 17:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 329282

Team arrives to review train project Jammu, April 27 With plans afoot to launch the train services to the valley in June this year , a high-level team of railway officials arrived in Kashmir to finalise the arrangements and review the present status of the project. The team-led by divisional railwa...
by Kalantak
28 Apr 2008 17:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 329282

Railways gets patent for anti-collision device Tripti Nath Tribune News Service New Delhi, April 27 The Anti-Collision Device (ACD) developed by Konkan Railway, has been granted patent by China, Russia and Singapore. The grant of patent by three major countries will give recognition to the wonder t...
by Kalantak
28 Apr 2008 11:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 145273

Bulldozed for Olympic splendour By Jill Drew, The Washington Post "Are we going to host the Olympic Games this way?" a woman shouted. "To force civilians to move away?" Su Xiangyu realised his house would be the next to face the bulldozer when a beefy man pulled up a crate and s...
by Kalantak
28 Apr 2008 10:42
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tibet Watch- 2008-Part 6
Replies: 348
Views: 49569

North Korea out to 'astonish' with Olympic torch relay Apr 28 2008, SEOUL The Olympic torch will be paraded through the streets of Pyongyang to fawning masses on Monday with North Korea promising its main benefactor China an "astonishing" show certain to be free of protest. The torch bega...
by Kalantak
28 Apr 2008 10:22
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tibet Watch- 2008-Part 6
Replies: 348
Views: 49569

Self-immolation attempt at torch relay in South Korea Seoul, April 27: A man on Sunday attempted to set himself on fire on the fringes of the Olympic torch relay in South Korea to protest the deportations of North Korean refugees from China, the Yonhap news agency reported Sunday. The middle-aged m...
by Kalantak
27 Apr 2008 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 934
Views: 149623

General kept kinship with Bhagat Singh a secret Apr 27 01:25 AM A grizzled army general named after a Kamikaze pilot has touched the heart of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Such is Major General Sheonan Singh's little-known but striking pedigree - he is the nephew of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Hardly an...
by Kalantak
27 Apr 2008 17:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1467
Views: 127503

Nepal Maoists want comrades released from Bihar jails Apr 27 2008 Patna : Two senior Nepalese Maoist leaders have sought the release of dozens of their comrades lodged in Bihar's jails and met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in this regard. 'We sought an early release of dozens of Nepalese Maoists lodg...
by Kalantak
27 Apr 2008 16:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 307049

Afghan president escapes assassination bid Apr 27 02:45 PM KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai escaped unhurt after an assassination attempt by Taliban fighters with guns and rockets during an official celebration in the capital, Kabul, on Sunday. Government ministers along with leaders...
by Kalantak
27 Apr 2008 16:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1467
Views: 127503

satya wrote:VALID REASONS FOR A MILITARY TAKE-OVER IN NEPAL -Sh. B Raman
Are we missing something ? Is it just a warning shot to Prachanda or in real situation may turn out bad ?


Few days back RNA had publicly opposed prachanda's plan of merging the RNA with the maoist guerillas.
by Kalantak
27 Apr 2008 15:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 159043

joey wrote:Present one much much better and pro looking, no need to change IMHO.

Saurav some like the present skin but some like me would like an optional skin to be provided. Take a look at this skin. Looks refreshingly fresh.
by Kalantak
26 Apr 2008 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 307049

Afghan leader: U.S. must stop targeting Taliban
Karzai says insurgent group's followers, sympathizers shouldn't be arrested.
by Kalantak
26 Apr 2008 15:20
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tibet Watch- 2008-Part 6
Replies: 348
Views: 49569

Dalai Lama back in India, Tibetans tell China to stop media attacks The Dalai Lama returned Saturday to India as the exile Tibet government told China to stop attacking the spiritual leader following Beijing's offer to hold talks to defuse the Tibetan issue. The spiritual icon arrived in the Indian...
by Kalantak
26 Apr 2008 13:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1467
Views: 127503


AFAIK It has been many years now that Indian army has stopped recruiting from nepalese gurkhas. The Gurkhas currently serving in Indian army are Indian citizens from areas around Darjeeling in West Bengal were there is a large native population of Gurkhas.
by Kalantak
26 Apr 2008 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 466649

Jimmy Carter,is perhaps the US's best export,as whatever the odds,he valiantly soldiers on apound the globe for brokering peace between enemies.Long may he live. 1) Jimmy Carter describes Islamist terrorist outfit Hamas as 'national liberation movement'. 2) Jimmy Carter wants US to recognize the ma...
by Kalantak
26 Apr 2008 11:33
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tibet Watch- 2008-Part 6
Replies: 348
Views: 49569

Torch supporters, protesters mark Japan relay Apr 26 2008, NAGANO, Japan Nagano residents were put off by the tight security and rival crowds. " This torch relay is no longer about the Olympics ," said retiree Kazuo Tamai. "There are so many riot police and officers around that local...
by Kalantak
24 Apr 2008 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 733266


Good reporting gopal. Keep up the good work. Atlast the critical role that DRDO plays in ensuring nation's security is being recognized.
by Kalantak
24 Apr 2008 20:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 356478

ISRO to launch 10 satellites at one go Chennai, April 23 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will create a record of sorts, when it launches 10 satellites, including eight nano satellites from abroad, in a single mission on April 28 from the spaceport of Sriharikota. ISRO sources said tod...
by Kalantak
24 Apr 2008 18:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2213
Views: 241312

Security Council: Chile backs India
Apr 23, 2008
SANTIAGO

“India’s time has come,â€
by Kalantak
23 Apr 2008 16:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 905150

Kartik wrote:if the commies come to power, we'd probably become a province of China..


The commies with their red brigade of goons armed with guns cant control a bunch of villagers wielding sticks in Nandigram and they dream of ruling India. :lol:
by Kalantak
22 Apr 2008 21:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 459776

Every nation needs an Brown. Guess what the data will be used for. Britain to keep tabs on sex lives of citizens 22 Apr 2008 LONDON The Brown administration's 'big brother' policy has reached Orwellian proportions with privacy a thing of the past for Britons. Following it's biometric ID cards, surve...
by Kalantak
22 Apr 2008 21:30
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tibet Watch- 2008-Part 6
Replies: 348
Views: 49569

^ Rye it is not Kalantak wrote. It should have been Karan Dixit wrote. Kalantak, Under threat from western military powers, they are backing off on their arms supply to Zimbabwe. The problem for china was that all the sea ports were blocked which prevented the arms from being delivered. An cargo pla...
by Kalantak
22 Apr 2008 19:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 145273

Chinese arms ship called back after African ports refused to allow the ship to dock The China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) Tuesday called home a ship carrying arms to Zimbabwe after African ports refused to allow the ship to dock. The ship An Yue Jiang carrying 77 tonnes of weapons and ammunition...
by Kalantak
22 Apr 2008 19:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 307049

UK's RAF blows up 50 million pound spy plane in Kandahar Apr 22 London The British Royal Air Force has blown up a 50 million pound spy plane after it crash landed in Afghanistan to prevent the Taliban from accessing its secrets. The unmanned Reaper robot aircraft came down during a Special Forces m...
by Kalantak
22 Apr 2008 19:21
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tibet Watch- 2008-Part 6
Replies: 348
Views: 49569

It seems china can be provoked by just honouring the dalai lama. :D China calls Paris' honouring of Dalai Lama 'act of provocation' :D Beijing, April 22 (DPA) China Tuesday expressed its opposition to Paris city council's awarding of honorary citizenship to the Dalai Lama, describing it as an 'act o...
by Kalantak
22 Apr 2008 17:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread: 16 Apr 2008
Replies: 220
Views: 36011

raja_m wrote:Our Nuclear Scam?
B. K. Subba Rao

Why are u wasting our bandwidth by posting irrelevant and dated news items here?
by Kalantak
21 Apr 2008 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2213
Views: 241312

G-8: India holds consultations with "outreach" countries http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/000200804211840.htm Beijing India and four other "outreach countries" on Monday held consultations to formulate their stand on key issues pertaining to economic, trade and climate chang...
by Kalantak
21 Apr 2008 22:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread: 16 Apr 2008
Replies: 220
Views: 36011

Nuke deal only after decision at political level : Kakodkar Agartala India would discuss the civil nuclear deal at the IAEA only after a decision at the political level , Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Anil Kakodkar said on Monday. Asked about the fate of the nuclear deal, he said domest...
by Kalantak
21 Apr 2008 20:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Arjun thread
Replies: 354
Views: 49836

kvraghav wrote:We are now importing 5.56mm ammo from singapore technologies.


Just to clarify the 5.56mm Insas round is being made in india by Ammunition Factory at Khadki. The imports were an stopgap affair due to the increased demand for the 5.56mm round and low production capacity at that point of time.
by Kalantak
20 Apr 2008 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 265391

^Exactly. In kerala they murder opposition party workers in WB they rape women in the name of people's justice. Two women raped in Nandigram by CPI-M party workers Sat, Apr 19 07:33 PM Nandigram Ahead of panchayat elections, fresh violence broke out in Nandigram today with two women raped by CPI-M c...
by Kalantak
20 Apr 2008 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 307049

India committed to the reconstruction of Afghanistan

India committed to the reconstruction of Afghanistan Apr 19, 2008 Notwithstanding militants' attacks on its nationals in Afghanistan, India said it was committed to the reconstruction of the war ravaged nation. "Our commitment is quite clear. I think what is important in Afghanistan is we shou...
by Kalantak
20 Apr 2008 19:00
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tibet Watch- 2008-Part 6
Replies: 348
Views: 49569

The Tibetan Dilemma

Excellent writeup on the Tibetan issue by kamath. The Tibetan Dilemma By M.V. Kamath There are some things that India can do in the international sphere and some things that India cannot do and should not, and it should know the difference especially in the case of Tibet. China claims that Tibet has...
by Kalantak
20 Apr 2008 17:44
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tibet Watch- 2008-Part 6
Replies: 348
Views: 49569

but in reality they supplied all long range missiles to Pakistanis through South Koreans and Nuclear knowhow by training the Paki scientists. New gyan is provided by joshvajohn everyday. In other thread he is calling for a division of TamilNadu otherwise... Visiting BR and reading his comments prov...
by Kalantak
19 Apr 2008 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5496
Views: 561505

Putin denies divorce rumours April 19, 2008 Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied he planned to divorce his 50-year-old wife Lyudmila to marry an Olympic champion gymnast, telling journalists to keep their "snotty noses" out of his private life. "In what you said, there is not ...
by Kalantak
19 Apr 2008 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 466649

What is the need of being super secret while discussing matters from news sources which are in public domain. We are not here hatching some jehadi plot to takeover Eurabia or Englistan. And if nsa wanted to gain entry to any computer running windows xp or vista they already have a backdoor installed...
by Kalantak
19 Apr 2008 18:24
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread: 16 Apr 2008
Replies: 220
Views: 36011

India ready to provide home for n-fuel bank: Menon Apr 19 2008 New Delhi Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon on Saturday said India would be glad to provide a home for a nuclear fuel bank, which would supply fuel to nations interested in renewing their atomic energy programmes. "We run a full ...
by Kalantak
19 Apr 2008 18:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 905150

India does not give credence to Paki missile test New Delhi, Apr 19 India today did not attach much importance to the test-firing of a ballistic missile by Pakistan saying such tests were regularly required as the technology was imported . :D "Such tests have been happening for ever. Pakistan ...
by Kalantak
19 Apr 2008 18:13
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tibet Watch- 2008-Part 6
Replies: 348
Views: 49569

Anti-China protests at Olympic torch run in Bangkok Apr 19 05:04 PM BANGKOK About two hundred China supporters taunted pro-Tibet demonstrators as the Olympic torch was paraded through Bangkok amid tight security on Saturday. Police pushed back several people who tried to advance beyond barricades t...

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