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by Raveen
30 Jan 2021 04:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2302
Views: 204188

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

No, let them gather. This time they are gathering in lakhs and not thousands, the citizens of Delhi have chosen AAP and Kejriwal twice now , the 2nd time after his party people were openly caught supporting rioters and murderers in Delhi last year. Once again after the republic day violence he has ...
by Raveen
21 Nov 2020 02:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33357

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

vimal wrote:Biden is Obama 2.0
Its not even worth a thread.


Not really, there are more Pakis in the fold now, and Biden has the advantage of being white and not being accused of being a Muslim so he can be more blatant with that agenda
by Raveen
18 Nov 2020 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3452
Views: 701766

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

dinesha wrote:China 'used secret microwave pulse weapon to cook Indian soldiers alive' and force them into retreat in Himalayan border battle
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... diers.html


ROFL
by Raveen
13 Nov 2020 19:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 625
Views: 124025

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

IIRC, Indian automobile OEMs (led by Maruti) were able to successfully lobby and decrease the Indian crash norms speed to 56 Kph from 64 Kph (followed by GNCAP I believe). It is quite possible that Indian models of entry level hatchbacks will just meet 56 Kph norms but fail 64 Kph Global or Latin N...
by Raveen
13 Nov 2020 19:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 625
Views: 124025

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

This link has the Arrogant Tin Ka Dubba Car Manufacturer's Crash Test Video Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Hatchback Scores Zero Star in Global NCAP Safety Crash Test https://www.news18.com/news/auto/maruti-suzuki-s-presso-hatchback-scores-zero-star-in-global-ncap-safety-crash-test-3069758.html I remember ...
by Raveen
07 Nov 2020 02:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 62907

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

V_Raman wrote:Some of the things said by him in interviews - especially with his daughter in tow - disgusting to say the least - Trump is a Kevalavaadhi (Tamil)...

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by Raveen
06 Nov 2020 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 62907

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Also, worth analyzing: https://www.newsweek.com/trump-wins-highest-percent-nonwhite-voters-any-republican-60-years-doubles-lgbtq-support-2016-1545294b page deleted Bummer - had an analysis of how Trump has pulled more minority and LGBTQ votes than any other Republican in 60 years - he set a new rec...
by Raveen
06 Nov 2020 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 62907

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

But why do Liberals love radical Islam soo much, why is there such a contradiction? Oil money + Liberation theology Same as commies etc Because Hindus are viewed as patriarchal regressive pagans, Biden himself stated Abrahamic faiths need to unite and more needs to be taught about Islam in public s...
by Raveen
06 Nov 2020 04:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 62907

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Did anyone even consider the impact of Republicans holding the Senate? So even if the democrat-controlled house passe bills it will be spiced by the Senate Republicans to include whatever they want, if they want to pass the bill. The rest of the democratic house passed bills are going to die a slow...
by Raveen
06 Nov 2020 04:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33357

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Folks Thanks for keeping the discussion civil and not getting banned. I had my own doubts that it would be so polite. Overall good discussion. Looks like Biden could be the President. I would like to channel the energies in asking you to think of broad range of political, defence, economic, social ...
by Raveen
05 Nov 2020 01:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 62907

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Nate Silver (FiveThirtyEight.com) has been spending the last four years explaining why he got the 2016 result so badly wrong. He's gone various ways explaining why he didn't it wrong even though his estimates misled so many people that they cooled to him. Exactly - that's all he's tweeted about for...
by Raveen
05 Nov 2020 00:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 62907

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

I am not sure what the I am not Indian-American means, does that mean you are Indian and can't vote? Or American lurking on an Indian forum? Or like Kamala chachi, confused? Asking other posters to describe personal details is not permitted. If they volunteer it, that's fine - personal choice. But ...
by Raveen
05 Nov 2020 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 62907

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

That does seem suspicious. The charitable interpretation would be that the uptick in the red line is hidden behind the blue line, although the mag. of the blue jump for WI makes it seem very strange. For MI, there seems to have been a similar blue jump earlier in the day, and a similar red jump a l...
by Raveen
04 Nov 2020 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 62907

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Loss of Arizona was a dagger in Trump's backside... Biden is a career politician, will do nothing...after watching and often voting Dem, I have 0 faith in Dems doing anything for Indian Americans and generally speaking... I am not sure what Joe (or any president) is supposed to specially do for Ind...
by Raveen
04 Nov 2020 22:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 62907

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

I am quite genuinely surprised that a proud democracy didn't think to have a neutral election authority, which is a rather basic requirement for a free and fair election. I wonder if the usual European busybodies send observers to "observe" the US elections for fairness? They seem to do t...
by Raveen
02 Nov 2020 21:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215731

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

TRUE !! OT ... I was reading somewhere that engines of japanese cars built in USA were not as smooth as original japanese engines. as long the parts machined in USA were within the specified tolerances say 0.1 mm , the USA manufacturing was ok...we are within the tolerances so go ahead. however, th...
by Raveen
28 Oct 2020 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 880919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Manny wrote:Sorry! Got irked with folks who just come out of the woodworks cautioning us of the evil USA we cannot trust while Russia sells arms to Cheena.

and Pakistan

...and despite that some folks here act like card carrying members of the Russian MIC export branch with impunity
by Raveen
28 Oct 2020 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 880919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

It is too close to call. We would all like a Trump win for India-US relations as he's the devil we know as opposed to the devil we previously experienced. Trump lost the popular vote (straight count of voters) in 2016 but won because of the electoral college (votes assigned to a state) because all ...
by Raveen
12 Oct 2020 02:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 880919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Totally OT, but AFAIK, among Indian manufacturers, Venus & Magnum respirators are genuine NIOSH N95 certified masks. The rest of them claiming to be N95 are misrepresenting the truth. KN-95 is supposedly Chinese equivalent of N95 standard. KN-95 is much more lenient versus the N-95 and is not N...
by Raveen
12 Oct 2020 02:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215731

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^^^ +100 to Admiral's and suryag's opinion. Under PV, India learnt to get out of the way of the business and India was never the same again. However, DRDO actually fought with the system despite so many pressure points being used to stall or mothball. This would not have been possible but for the g...
by Raveen
09 Oct 2020 23:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3101
Views: 392946

Re: Indian Roads Thread

3 accidents in less than 72 hours in Atal Tunnel by idiots taking selfies while driving through. gHqc_70takQ The tunnel is rather narrow (8 meters for rods and 2 meter for pavement). The stretch is straight and invites to drive fast. Accidents in the tunnel can be very dangerous if fire breaks out....
by Raveen
06 Oct 2020 20:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383855

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The government should constitute a women's safety bench, in which they list out all sexual assaults on a weekly basis (with due anonymisation of names of course). It will offer transparency, help in tracking improvement, and more importantly defang the BIF which likes to highlight certain cases sel...
by Raveen
06 Oct 2020 03:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383855

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

even sending this guy to kindergarten was a colossal waste :mrgreen: after wantonly setting communal fires in UP, pappu is now hell bent on setting social fires in punjab https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjkEF5kUYAELZWf?format=png&name=900x900 Have to disagree here. He is merely riding a wave which ...
by Raveen
06 Oct 2020 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221892

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

pankajs wrote:I am most exited about coastal batteries of these Missile assisted Torps.


Get some in Andaman, Lakshadweep, and Kanyakumari and you are golden.
by Raveen
05 Oct 2020 22:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383855

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I was looking at recent photograph of Amit Shah (taken either today or yesterday) and he does not look well. The last 12 - 15 months have been very unfortunate with a string of orchestrated events where the govt is tied down just trying to duck from the incoming missiles. I hate to say this but wha...
by Raveen
05 Oct 2020 21:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6089
Views: 1357990

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Most advanced countries like EU, USA etc have strong regulation in the farming sector...In a way the farmer becomes a contractor to the government for food. If there is bad harvests the farmers get compensated. Decidedly not true as a blanket statement - if it were there wouldn't be crop insurance ...
by Raveen
05 Oct 2020 05:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347551

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Why we should pursue the AMCA with greater vigour and earlier induction,say around 2030, instead of reinventing the 4th-gen wheel with the LCA Mk-2 when we already have Rafales,MIG-29/35s as options. We should pursue a 6th gen fighter with greater vigour and induction around 2040, instead of reinve...
by Raveen
03 Oct 2020 03:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383855

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This bloody SoB Rahul Kanwal of India Today seems to be like a turn coat. He did well in his analysis of Chincom aggression, but on UP has ganged up with the rest of BIF against BJP. I hate to say but I told everyone - he is never to be trusted. He didn't turn out to be a turncoat, he just had us f...
by Raveen
29 Sep 2020 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3452
Views: 701766

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

In India everything is incremental even the restriction on China were incremental. India taking on China on Tibet is a BIG jump. Not gonna happen. We are like that only. Yeah, sad that we continue to be 'reactive' for most part...we let others create and run with the narratives they feel help them ...
by Raveen
25 Sep 2020 00:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6089
Views: 1357990

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The laws which NaMo government has brought in the last three weeks across labour and agriculture are huge............ same scale and historic impact as Sh PVNR's abolishing of industrial licensing in 1991.... my pranams on behalf of a grateful nation . I am not so optimistic, what the bills have do...
by Raveen
18 Sep 2020 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5266
Views: 1129289

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

It seems like Russia uses India as a dumping ground for all their junk- first it was the unfinished 11356 Hulls now it’s this KA226 helicopter that was designed as a basic farmer’s helicopter (google the videos) and then given a modest update and marketed to India. Where are the other operators lin...
by Raveen
18 Sep 2020 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 880919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Yup, that's the one. We need to have a North Texas meet, looks like there is plenty of us around. I have tried organizing a Jirga in Naarth Tejas area, Maybe you should try this time. Happy to work with you - you've attempted this one so I am happy to do the legwork to at least have a virtual call/...
by Raveen
18 Sep 2020 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 880919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Where in DFW? Carrollton? I feel like I have seen more mosques being built here in the recent past than I remember in the 15 preceding years. The mosques are built on prime real estate, visible from the highway, right next to a Costco for instance so it becomes a part of the landscape. The temple, ...
by Raveen
17 Sep 2020 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 880919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

a mandir and having followers settle right in the den of Islamists. Lately, I have been looking into the DFW area and I found a recently built mandir right near the mosque and full-blown green area. I'm still scratching my head at this marvelous decision. Where is this Saar? The areas where such th...
by Raveen
17 Sep 2020 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 880919

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Education and enabling need to start at the mandir level. And it needs to be very well laid out to explain systematic issues. Examples and databases of incidents speak a lot. Collection of data is what's missing to have "if you build it then they would come" effect. Local battles and need...
by Raveen
17 Sep 2020 19:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6089
Views: 1357990

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The final tweet by Kirloskar was that Toyota is investing 2000 Cr in hybrid and battery tech in Indian in the next 12 months.
by Raveen
17 Sep 2020 08:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3452
Views: 701766

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

they are taking the deployment to a level where any firing by India would result in a humanitarian crisis - they are creating a massive suicide squad that will make it impossible for India to fire out of sheer compassion for human lives! You really think our army is on the border to show compassion...
by Raveen
17 Sep 2020 04:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6089
Views: 1357990

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Actually he specifically cited hybrid vehicle and EVs but since I agree with you 100% that Suzuki cars are worthless junk tin can death traps that couldn't cut it anywhere else so peddle their wares in India I'll let your hyperbole slide :D Dhanyavaad,jaan baksh diya. Your ire would have send me to...
by Raveen
16 Sep 2020 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3452
Views: 701766

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Because the USA, God bless it, is stupid and unreliable when it comes to India. what else LEMOA, BECA and CISMOA are for? the door swings both ways...i think this is the hypothesis the govt entered ..remember during dokalam pre CISMOA the real time intelligence couldnt be shared with India. All thi...

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