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by chetak
21 Nov 2017 16:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 890
Views: 108714

Re: Analyzing CPEC

The black swan event for the hans and for the CPEC is Modi, like a bolt from the blue and far removed from the pliant, fearful and oily congi+manmohan whom the hans had well trained to be obsequious in their approach to Indo han relations. The IA in its new avatar under Modi cannot be trifled with....
by chetak
21 Nov 2017 16:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 890
Views: 108714

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Why cant the Chinese envoy use thier influence over Pakistan to Vacate POK, dispute solved. why would the hans do that?? Their investments in POK and the creation of assets in POK will at some point in time make them automatic stakeholders in the cashmere dispute. The hans will use their involvemen...
by chetak
21 Nov 2017 15:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9640
Views: 454419

Re: Levant crisis - III

^ The entity of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is defeated not the organisation. It exists, there are members who exist and the thought continues to influence. Ignore at your own peril. ISIS may resurface in cashmere in bits and pieces. Medical facilities are the one thing that the ISIS has always...
by chetak
19 Nov 2017 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 2995
Views: 76753

Re: Positive News from the USA

Rudradev said: The point is only to publicize the claim that Roy Moore is in fact a Bible-thumping child molester, In defending him, someone in fact, compared him to Jesus Christ and said what he did is NOT illegal or illogical in Alabama. must be a highly accomplished molester, unusual dexterity a...
by chetak
19 Nov 2017 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 51
Views: 4904

Re: India-France news

Was the tanker used to fuel the French ships at sea also which means they can be replenished at sea by Indian ships too? So what type of exercises were underway? 1) Anti submarine warfare 2) Conventional training 3) Anti- piracy and anti-terror I believe yes Indian tanker can refuel French ships, c...
by chetak
19 Nov 2017 18:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 890
Views: 108714

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Correction While the correction essentially doubles the % it does not change the overall scenario and the uneconomical nature of the project. On the project itself 1. If the project is uneconomical and this strategic in nature who is it strategic for? Is it strategic for China or Bakistan or both? ...
by chetak
19 Nov 2017 18:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 754
Views: 36335

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

If proven true, a new chapter begins??

The IA policy of "take no prisoners" may continue much longer, if this is the case.
by chetak
19 Nov 2017 13:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3524
Views: 164625

Re: Internal Security Watch

x posted from the J&K thread Hamid Ansari And PFI: The Iran Connection Hamid Ansari And PFI: The Iran Connection By Aravindan Neelakandan November 12, 2017. http://thumbor.assettype.com/swarajya/2017-11/762388c9-c48c-4c0f-bfc5-cfe58e8a685c/GettyImages-462916782.jpg?w=640&q=60&fmt=pjpeg&a...
by chetak
19 Nov 2017 13:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1710
Views: 226055

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Iran was trying to make noise about Valley. Has Saudi now stopped financing the Valley Rats ? Here is what iran was always doing in the valley, Hamid Ansari And PFI: The Iran Connection Hamid Ansari And PFI: The Iran Connection By Aravindan Neelakandan November 12, 2017. http://thumbor.assettype.co...
by chetak
19 Nov 2017 12:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 552
Views: 48673

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Infosys will configure GST network to help traders file 3B returns:Sushil Kumar Modi Infosys will configure GST network to help traders file 3B returns: Sushil Kumar Modi Infosys would configure the editing facility in the GST Network by November 20 to enable traders to file their three-page summar...
by chetak
19 Nov 2017 10:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 552
Views: 48673

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

First of all there is simply no comparison between the previous regime of a clutch of taxes like SAD, Octroi, VAT, Service Tax, CST, EXCISE, with their individual documentation, filing, assessment, multiple inspectors and a single GST, with monthly input credit. More over with GST you don't need a ...
by chetak
17 Nov 2017 20:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4561
Views: 394761

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

It is quite alright to put a political spin on economic events if that pays your bills as a political operator, but it gets tiresome when "intellectuals" of the Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Mihir Sharma get all gleeful when Indian economy does poorly, and nothing good to say when things actuall...
by chetak
15 Nov 2017 08:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 799
Views: 82862

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Point this out when trump next talks of trade deficits with India. Indian students in US dwarf America's FDI in India, spend whopping $6.54 bn Indian students in US dwarf America's FDI in India, spend whopping $6.54 bn Indian students spent a massive $6.54 billion in the US in 2016-17, up 30% from t...
by chetak
12 Nov 2017 21:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 552
Views: 48673

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

about time that someone asked for explanations from param poojiya narayana murty. He considers himself the boss of infosys for all other purposes anyway, no?? especially when questioning a legally constituted board on the strength of his really tiny minority holding. Infosys under scanner for GST gl...
by chetak
11 Nov 2017 12:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 799
Views: 82862

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US takes down notification to reward NGOs that promote religious freedom in India US takes down notification to reward NGOs that promote religious freedom in India The announcement had caused a stir in New Delhi that has historically ignored remarks, comments and reports on the state of religious f...
by chetak
11 Nov 2017 10:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 552
Views: 48673

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

hanumadu wrote:
chetak wrote:This 28% GST on restaurants was a particularly unkind cut and it actually felt like both the state and central govts were your uninvited guests everytime you paid the bill at some decent hotel.


GST on restaurants was never 28%. The highest rate was 18%.


Sorry for the mistyping. I meant 18%
by chetak
10 Nov 2017 20:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 552
Views: 48673

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

GST rates on restaurant cut to 5%. Many rapacious states and many greedy political parties had wantonly jacked up the GST rates to pressurise the Modi govt and blackmail them by giving it a bad name apart from having high hopes of collecting tonnes of money to spend on local bodies and frittering i...
by chetak
10 Nov 2017 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3209
Views: 434562

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

tsarkar wrote:Image
Buddy refuelling


tsarkar ji, don't mind, here is the image. BTW, It is the same link that you posted

Image
by chetak
09 Nov 2017 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 890
Views: 108714

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Building transit trade’s coffin Building transit trade’s coffin BR RESEARCH NOV 6TH, 2017 For much too long we have believed Kabul to be dependent on Islamabad for trade. Even as transit trade tickled away from Pakistan to Iran, there was little change in the status quo. So far, we have already los...
by chetak
06 Nov 2017 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2949
Views: 246495

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

https://youtu.be/z64Q8B25hBk

Enemies are obviously outside but we have insiders as traitors that need to be taken care of


by chetak
06 Nov 2017 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 890
Views: 108714

Re: Analyzing CPEC

^^^^^^^

It is also a very convenient way to map the seabed for military purposes which is what is undoubtedly being done.

Can't believe that the author of the article didn't mention this "small" point.
by chetak
05 Nov 2017 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3637
Views: 544253

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

It would a massive waste to simply drop the Kaveri. See what the French come up with for the turbofan while GTRE can make use of the Kaveri’s GTX-35 turbojet core. Use it for cruise missles, UAVs or trainers. It's an expensive learning curve. Nothing has been wasted. At least now, people know what ...
by chetak
05 Nov 2017 14:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2057
Views: 177684

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^^^^^^ Apart from the purely commercial aspects of the bullet train operations and its viability or not thereof, there are technology and human factor spinoffs that will be of greater value to the IR in the long run. Improved track technology as well as better monitoring and maintenance systems, si...
by chetak
05 Nov 2017 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3637
Views: 544253

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Aim now is/should be to make Kaveri work flawlessly and reliably. Performance does not matter. LCA is decoupled from Kaveri already. Once its debugged GTRE can work on performance. As such dry thrust is OK. Its the wet thrust which is AB issue and is kind of decoupled from the engine, in a sense th...
by chetak
04 Nov 2017 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3209
Views: 434562

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Dunking sonars from the place IN wants can be installed. What is necessary is a stable platform that will serve our needs well for next 30-40 years. I hope dhruv wins the order. If the platform was considered stable by the IN which, incidentally, was the first to pitch in by providing considerable ...
by chetak
03 Nov 2017 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 890
Views: 108714

Re: Analyzing CPEC

^^Now i am assured CPEC is truly a game changer for Pakis, the game has been changed from them screwing khan to being screwed themselves In the meanwhile, back at the ranch............. chabahar port is causing the pakis some heavy distress at being bypassed by India as the alternate route to afgha...
by chetak
03 Nov 2017 22:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2057
Views: 177684

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I don't think it is a good idea to use reports from far left webpapers like the Wire to discuss economic issues. Socialism has created economic basket cases wherever it has been practised. Only fools will believe their economic theory. The pessimism about real interest rate on the loan will be corr...
by chetak
03 Nov 2017 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3209
Views: 434562

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^^ Good post again, Chetak. Learning a lot. But unfortunately this fuels anger. 1) can the IN not accept something a little less advance from the indigenous manufacturer like the IA did? 2) can the indigenous manufacturer be honest with the current model’s capability and work towards a better one ...
by chetak
03 Nov 2017 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist State of Pakistan - Multimedia Links
Replies: 2528
Views: 206055

Re: Terrorist State of Pakistan - Multimedia Links

That is not going to happen. The old dinosaur literally has an orgasm at the mere mention of Pakistan. The chances of his dropping dead are more then him not indulging in senseless == very true. his chai paani as well as his lootyens society insider status depends solely on his paki connections and...
by chetak
03 Nov 2017 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2949
Views: 246495

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Received by whatsapp THE MILITARY, POLICE AND THOSE IN BETWEEN By Maj Gen VK Singh When India became independent in 1947, there were only two agencies responsible for security, the military and the police. In addition, there was the Intelligence Bureau (IB), which looked after intelligence, both int...
by chetak
03 Nov 2017 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2949
Views: 246495

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

This is one article that reports on the treatment meted out to the Forces vetrans. The press has completely blacked out the agitation that has been ongoing for some years now ever since this govt has come into power. This is but one in a long list of shameful incidents perpetrated by this govt. They...
by chetak
03 Nov 2017 16:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2949
Views: 246495

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ India has a serious problem with Bureaucrats who are indulging in acts of commission and omission and willfully blocking project while hiding behind a random rule and clause. This causes delays of multiple years and literally thousands of crores of rupees in cost over-runs. The platform bridge a...
by chetak
03 Nov 2017 16:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2057
Views: 177684

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

What happens if GE sells the business while its IR contract for 1000 diesel locos is underway? I think the GoI already made a mistake by signing for 1000 diesel locos and now GE is offering them no window to change to electric. Its a long term sale plus maintenance contract. The liability of GE is ...
by chetak
03 Nov 2017 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3209
Views: 434562

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Given the ALH's larger tonnage and MTOW compared to the RFI for the Naval NRMH, the ALH will provide better specs for time on air and ability to carry all types of gizmos for ASW roles compared to the LUH class Helos? Get that auto fold issue solved along with some other minor things and we should ...
by chetak
01 Nov 2017 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3209
Views: 434562

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Order milega toh blade bhi fold ho jayega. But isn't it the other way around for indian procurement, Deejay saab?? Jab fold hoga tab order ke barein me socha jayega!! No disrespect to the forces intended. Itz just the way the system is loaded. The ALH has been derived from the MBB BK-117. MBB had t...
by chetak
01 Nov 2017 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3209
Views: 434562

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

First person accts. from the IN some years ago.At that time there were no folding blades.There was much amusement in IN quarters about the idea of "cutting holes in the hangar. Anyway, reg. the ALH's capabilities you're quite right.It's neither "fish nor fowl" ,unable to replicate an...
by chetak
01 Nov 2017 11:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2949
Views: 246495

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Army to build Mumbai bridge, Oppn slams move :-? NEW DELHI: The Maharashtra government's decision to rope in the Army to construct a bridge in Mumbai's Elphinstone Road train station, the site of a deadly stampede which claimed the lives of 23 people last month, is facing backlash from the oppositi...
by chetak
29 Oct 2017 12:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 799
Views: 82862

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

srinebula wrote:
chetak wrote:Also, there is a scary and really empowered angel who watches over Modi and whose loyalties to Modi are unquestionable.


Sir, any clues as to who this empowered angel is?


I was referring to AS

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