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by Raveen
03 Apr 2020 01:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327990

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Even if we can not fault the tablighi jamaat for the congregation their post congregation behavior is inexcusable. They refuse to be tested nor be quarantined. and instead have dispersed all over the country and are in hiding refusing to come out...including the numerous foreigners that are being h...
by Raveen
03 Apr 2020 01:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327990

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Are they idiots that they don't understand the situation or law that prohibits congregation? There were many gatherings in India before the JanataCurfew. We cannot fault the Jamaat gathering unless authorities asked them to not go ahead and they went ahead with it anyways. There was more than one r...
by Raveen
26 Mar 2020 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327990

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I don't think Cheen is lying about containing the virus. The princelings are paying $20K plus for a seat back to China. Elite wouldn't send their kids back home to die. They will, though, be bringing the virus back to China for the second wave. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2020/03/26/ch...
by Raveen
26 Mar 2020 03:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327990

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Interesting question. Someone should write a paper on this. India was also spared the wrath of the SARS virus. It is not the case just with India but most of the tropical countries. My personal opinion is that Indian population in large has immunity to malaria and since corona virus’s infection mec...
by Raveen
22 Mar 2020 04:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327990

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

They did a study a few years back. Shutting down everything delays the virus two weeks and flattens the curve a bit at the cost of massive damage to the economy and no reduction in patient numbers and a possible reduction in deaths. Better to get it over with and get back to work. Shutting down the...
by Raveen
22 Mar 2020 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327990

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

sanjaykumar wrote:https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/a-fiasco-in-the-making-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic-takes-hold-we-are-making-decisions-without-reliable-data/?fbclid=IwAR3oCdbYuvbEqmpyxVLiCtWjKGltOppjduBfUqQsbI0iA1f8ufLhcfgGJws


Bravo, that says it all.



Its old data and already disproven like Cain said
by Raveen
22 Mar 2020 02:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327990

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Another contrarian viewpoint on the draconian countermeasures taken to combat the Corona outbreak. An excellent piece by renowned science man John P.A. Ioannidis, professor of medicine, of epidemiology and population health, of biomedical data science, and of statistics at Stanford University and c...
by Raveen
21 Mar 2020 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327990

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Show me 1 scientific paper supporting your warm weather theory - didn't realize Brazil, Spain, Italy, and Iran were considered COLD. 1. It is a flu virus. Flu virus hits the worst during cold weather, and change of season (into cold or wet weather). 2. There was a paper written by some Tsinghua guy...
by Raveen
20 Mar 2020 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327990

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Iran has a CFR of 7%. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/iran My mistake. I guess, the only reassuring thing for us is being in a hot weather zone. You get infected but don't die. I think critics are overdoing the `Not testing enough' thing. No one has tested more than SoKo and their...
by Raveen
20 Mar 2020 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327990

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The fatality rate in SoKo, which has done the most extensive testing is 1.1% In Northern Europe, (Germany, Austria, Scandanavia) which also tests aggressively, the fatality rate is 0.3-0.5% A larger proportion of younger people are infected there. Iran with fairly non existent testing (unless you h...
by Raveen
12 Feb 2020 09:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3931
Views: 430903

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Most supporters of Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga are Hindus. Sikhs not so much. Just like most viewers of Tarek Fatah are Hindus. Muslims not so much. Glad that Tej Bug-ga was defeated. He ran a vile Twitter campaign with heavy dose of fake news videos that voters eventually didn't care for. Also, the p...
by Raveen
12 Feb 2020 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3931
Views: 430903

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

FYI https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/indiatoday/images/bodyeditor/201908/power_bills-x1152.JPEG?gCN9VWENVwUYZW.CVRiEAfFSfjTYCTqb Sorry, this is junk - there is no 100% reduction of electric bill, there is a 100% 'someone else will pay for this later' in the electric bill. How much electricity does ...
by Raveen
12 Feb 2020 03:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3931
Views: 430903

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak wrote:




SOmeone should congrtualte PC in that case, cause Khangress will register a 0 in the LS election by his rationale
by Raveen
11 Feb 2020 23:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3931
Views: 430903

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In a suburb where I live where from time immemorial there is no daily water supply,it used to be once in two weeks formerly, people are more concerned when water is turned on and leave their workspots to go home and fill water from neighbourhood taps if they don't have municipal connections which a...
by Raveen
11 Feb 2020 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3931
Views: 430903

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The simplc truth.Good governance pays off and pays off better when the rival's alternative manifesto is nationalism, extreme in some cases. Nationalism can't feed hungry bellies and aspirations of the aam admi. The people of India across the land want a better future for hhemselves and their famili...
by Raveen
11 Feb 2020 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3931
Views: 430903

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Not really, I don't think the BJP offered as much freebies as pAAPis. Delhi voters are in their own bubble. The BJP legalized 1700 illegal colonies that house 40 lakh people - so that’s a freebie too! It’s a bit arrogant to declare voters are in bubble when the same voters voted a different way a f...
by Raveen
11 Feb 2020 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3931
Views: 430903

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This has been posted. Just for the record. https://twitter.com/TimesNow/status/1226892732318142466 Most BJP leads are tiny with <200 vote margin. Expect them to get 10-12 at max. Either way, it’s a big rejection of their agenda. :rotfl: More of the local leadership - 7/7 LS means agenda has support...
by Raveen
11 Feb 2020 02:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3931
Views: 430903

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

You read my mind - this freebie culture has to end! Well as I know there are 3 lists Center, State and Concurrent. So states can do anything with their list topics. Parliament can't legislate them. Farmer's getting Rs.6000/year, Ujawala, Ayush, OROP are kind of freebies. With GST states don't have ...
by Raveen
11 Feb 2020 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3931
Views: 430903

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

State freebies are fine if the state can finance them.The classic model wordlwide and esp. in India is to tax liquor and fags. Which state is taxing homosexual men? Why are you allowed to use such unparliamentary language here? Also, Delhi can't finance them, in the long run no one can, ask your be...
by Raveen
05 Feb 2020 05:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 330902

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Except Top Gun had military advisors - they don't want to be totally wrong, more like in the vicinity of accurate Even then the urge to "look cool" (and sound cool) won out over accuracy big time in Top Gun. Agreed - 100% But I guess my point was they weren't going to have the IR missile ...
by Raveen
05 Feb 2020 05:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 330902

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

MeshaVishwas wrote:
Takes a dig at the Tejas too.Once a Paki, always a Paki.


At what time? I don't want to watch the whole thing.
by Raveen
05 Feb 2020 05:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 330902

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Its important to remember that movies like this including the original TopGun are made for propaganda and sometimes to act as a recruiting tool for the armed forces. Accuracy and authenticity does not matter to 90% of the people watching the movie who wouldn't be able to differentiate between a F-1...
by Raveen
05 Feb 2020 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2634
Views: 612905

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

"you're peddling" Oh I remember only a handful of days ago you were crying foul when you were accused of peddling something too. HNair saab is fair in his assessment, we need hypersonic missiles for anything other than Pakis - SAM systems are more than capable of knocking a supersonic mis...
by Raveen
01 Feb 2020 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713073

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

tsarkar wrote:
ramana wrote:I forgot what did B stand for in B-05 missile ?


Vice Admiral P C Bhasin, former DG, ATV project & Special Secretary, PMO

He was also former Chief of Material at Indian Navy (headed Logistics Cadre).



Wow, that is amazing - didn't know that.
by Raveen
28 Jan 2020 04:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 573
Views: 93896

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

I always find it funny when GoI keeps moving to more and more stringent Bharat-4,5,6 pollution norms for private vehicles. The norms have been steadily made more strict year after year since the original Euro-I and II norms first came into force in the late-90's/early 2000's. However the vehicular ...
by Raveen
27 Jan 2020 06:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 556210

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Interesting points I can support by photographs that on International routes Air India flights are cleaner, better than almost all Gulf Carriers. In my opinion only a couple of European airlines are better than AI, otherwise AI is way better. No way are the racist EU based carriers any better than ...
by Raveen
24 Jan 2020 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 67661

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Cybaru wrote:Isn't HUD symbology heavily guarded for some reason?

Doubt it since so many HUD videos are available in the public domain from all airforces across the world
by Raveen
24 Jan 2020 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713073

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

kit wrote:

The K4 right from go seems designed to be launched from even under the polar ice caps , interesting !


How did you make that deduction? I don't think any of these missiles can be launch under ice - they rely on the submarine to break throught the ice before launch.
by Raveen
18 Jan 2020 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1050937

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

VKumar wrote:HAL is now public, a listed company.


Who is the single largest shareholder?
by Raveen
17 Jan 2020 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5599
Views: 653993

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Vips wrote:
Philip wrote:There was a report that when Yeltsin handed over power to Putin he said just one thing to him," protect Russia". That's what Putin has done since he took over.


Reducing Russia's heft on the world stage, and making it China's bitch - That is how Russia is protected :rotfl:



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by Raveen
17 Jan 2020 20:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 573
Views: 93896

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Tata Altroz scores a 5-star crash safety rating in the Global NCAP Tests. TATA Altroz The Altroz achieved a solid five stars for adult occupant protection and three stars for child occupant protection. The Altroz offers 2 frontal airbags as standard. Its structure and its footwell area were rated a...
by Raveen
17 Jan 2020 05:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5599
Views: 653993

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

It seems to me that at least on BR, the prevailing sentiment is screw Russia; India is now Team America all the way. Is this because we genuinely believe the US will prove a better ally, or is it because we're so scared of the US that we dare not defy them? No because we know Putin's idea of Russia...
by Raveen
17 Jan 2020 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2408
Views: 301287

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

When was the last time India had 13 FMs visit at the same time? Saar, I'm sure we did similarly well during Panditji's times in the 50s. However, important metrics showing Indo- Chinese trade , and counter force against Chinese hegemony will come up woefully inadequate. Yes, under Nehru's regime wh...
by Raveen
17 Jan 2020 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2634
Views: 612905

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

A warning to the individual who has made personal comments. is required moderators. This is unacceptable.These are media reports not "half truths and full lies". The Adani bid and rejection is in the ET and others and the IN cutting down on acquisitions is in Def.News. If Raveen has nothi...
by Raveen
17 Jan 2020 03:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5599
Views: 653993

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Philip wrote:There was a report that when Yeltsin handed over power to Putin he said just one thing to him," protect Russia". That's what Putin has done since he took over.

...and line the pockets of his closest circle
by Raveen
17 Jan 2020 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2634
Views: 612905

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The IN is v.sadly trimming its acquisitions because of the pitiable navy budget ,says a report while its chief, Adm.Karambir Singh says that we are " watching" the increased Chin activity in the IOR. Well watching is going to be the IN's future pastime as the MCM requirement is now down t...
by Raveen
15 Jan 2020 04:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 556210

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Ralph Nader excoriates new boeing boss, his niece died in one of the crashes... ----new boss is part of the problem ----many years in ge where he learnt severe cost cutting from welch... ge hollowed out (embarrassing for cnbc droid because they love welch) ----calhoun has no qualifications to turn ...
by Raveen
15 Jan 2020 00:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 943110

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Whoever is advising Nirmala Sitharaman on the IT tax front is doing a bad job and will ruin this govt IMO. Why should people with different income pay the same flat tax rate? Only the tax brackets should change and the exemption limits and taxes on incentives/investments should change. Going for a ...

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