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by VKumar
25 Jun 2019 12:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1995
Views: 222220

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The fact is Congress wins by exploiting fears of Muslims and Christians. BJP wins by exploiting fears of Hindus.

That's all there is to Indian politics.

Every party identifies it's support base and exploits the same by creating threats.
by VKumar
24 Jun 2019 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519574

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

One of the measures to consider is to raise Customs Duty on all imports from China to 200% at least on simple consumer items. This will encourage MSME to 'Make in India' as they will be able to charge better prices, given the higher costs in India.
by VKumar
17 Jun 2019 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581382

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Blast reported in Pulwama
by VKumar
15 Jun 2019 04:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 35033

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

:rotfl: Nostradamus prediction of WW3 in Middle East comes to mind.
by VKumar
06 Jun 2019 23:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 116
Views: 24251

Re: Indian Interests_2

Check on www.zauba.com or others similar
by VKumar
05 Jun 2019 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 440
Views: 59645

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

There is no Sikh rule any longer since mid 19th century.
by VKumar
05 Jun 2019 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1078
Views: 305797

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

Americans are very transactional. For profit, they forget past. Work with them without expecting loyalty
by VKumar
04 Jun 2019 04:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 440
Views: 59645

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Nepal, China, Tajikistan, Canada, Australia, USA, Britain all of them already infected.
by VKumar
29 May 2019 23:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 440
Views: 59645

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

We must build a wall to stop the hordes coming soon....
by VKumar
29 May 2019 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113982

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

In other news, Mamata Didi has cancelled her attendance at Modiji's swearing-in ceremony tomorrow because Modiji invited the families of BJP karyakartas killed in Bengal to the ceremony. Modi/Shah couldn't have asked for more of Mamta. Those who don't attend this time will not be invited next time.
by VKumar
26 May 2019 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 27
Views: 10885

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No discussions

Arrest of Naresh Goyal by recall of his flight even as it was taxiing for take-off. Scamsters being brought to justice.
by VKumar
25 May 2019 00:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113982

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Nitin Gadkari may see a top level position, MHA. IMHO.
by VKumar
23 May 2019 03:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686090

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This will be the last opportunity for leap-forward of manufacturing sector in India. Let's hope that we don't lose this opportunity.
by VKumar
17 May 2019 17:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 512029

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Political assassination is a bit different from murder. The aims and motives are different.
by VKumar
17 May 2019 03:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 512029

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

It's time for a serious, fact and data based debate on Gandhi's actions and speeches from 1940 to his death.

Will bring out astonishing facts.
by VKumar
12 May 2019 01:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 512029

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

But now we have discovered the power of Twitter and we shall hammer BJP everytime they overlook their hindutva agenda.
by VKumar
06 May 2019 06:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3390
Views: 542456

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Heavy shelling reported in 4 sectors of LOC. Heavy weapons being used.
by VKumar
06 May 2019 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 512029

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Rumoured to be carrying huge amount of cash
by VKumar
05 May 2019 13:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 905
Views: 97655

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

Not sure this is appropriate for this thread, could not find another appropriate one. Hafiz to IAS: How madrassa students are cracking civils Its important that Temples also get back into teaching. In the past hindu temples imparted instruction to students which encompassed practical, scientific an...
by VKumar
01 May 2019 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 512029

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I am saying the BJP Digital War room etc are (perhaps) focusing mostly on vernacular media. The english SM effort is being led by individuals with (often) individual efforts. I have been tracking the English SM effort from both sides for >6 years now and frankly, the INC effort is more pervasive an...
by VKumar
29 Apr 2019 19:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 512029

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

50 % in Mumbai North West by 5 pm.
by VKumar
29 Apr 2019 15:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 913
Views: 40595

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

In Sri Lanka the leftists and liberals are not capable of protecting the Muslims against the backlash unlike India, so in Sri Lanka they fear retaliation.
by VKumar
29 Apr 2019 15:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 512029

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

In my booth, in Khar Mumbai, voting was 45% till 1pm. Expected to cross 80%.
by VKumar
29 Apr 2019 01:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 403509

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

DGISPR to address press conference tomorrow morning
by VKumar
24 Apr 2019 00:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 512029

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I give benefit of doubt to Mrs Gandhi. IMO, Indira Gandhi and even Rajeev Gandhi worked in the interest of the nation despite their negative aspects. Starting from Sonia, this family has become outright anti-Hindu and anti-national. We are far too charitable to IG because of her good leadership dur...
by VKumar
21 Apr 2019 16:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 913
Views: 40595

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Twitter news 9 blasts. Curfew in Colombo. All bombers Pakistanis. More than 200 dead. At least 16 Indians dead.
by VKumar
14 Apr 2019 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577023

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

We need one awacs and one refueller per fighter squadron. Also growlers, sead dedicated aircraft. Maybe similar for helicopter squadrons too. This will greatly leverage existing strength. In my opinion, we don't need to. We are fighting over our own territory at the moment as far as pakistan is con...
by VKumar
14 Apr 2019 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577023

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

So keep waiting for the 360 degree AWACS. This is quite pathetic planning. The 360 degrees will come when it comes, they should have gone for additional Netras. Mindblowing poor decision making. It isn't so much 360 vs. 240, but a larger airframe allows for a larger antenna, more power, scanning ac...
by VKumar
05 Apr 2019 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Let's count their pilots
by VKumar
29 Mar 2019 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 316671

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Budgam: Indian missile fired before Mi17 V5 chopper crash Preliminary findings show system was activated after Mi17 V5 showed on radar; IAF for tough action. Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/budgam-indian-missile-fired-before-mi17-v5-chopper-crash/articleshow/68623744...
by VKumar
28 Mar 2019 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Looks like MEA protested to Sweden, South Africa and US that their weapons were used for aggression on India. I know it looks like futile bleating :(( :(( but in diplomatic terms it s big deal. next these countries could be banned from arms orders from India. No longer tolerate selling weapons to b...
by VKumar
28 Mar 2019 02:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry
Replies: 274
Views: 20680

Re: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry

In 1989 we had written an expert system using PROLOG. This was for the Indian insurance industry, for underwriting diamond exports.
by VKumar
26 Mar 2019 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33548

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

We need one refueller and one awacs per fighter squadron
by VKumar
25 Mar 2019 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519574

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

India should increase customs duty on all Chinese imports to 200%.
by VKumar
25 Mar 2019 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

PAF Embraer flying south of Islamabad. Check on flightradar
by VKumar
23 Mar 2019 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491332

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

About F16 pilot death. Had seen a tweet from someone reportedly in London saying that the dead pilots family had confirmed to him, being a very close relative. Thereafter the tweet disappeared and no repeats.
by VKumar
22 Mar 2019 23:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755588

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Briefly saw on flightradar Embraer just south of Isloo. Now c130 Hercules over mid Pukistan
by VKumar
17 Mar 2019 23:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 8188

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

We were at the same time in IITB. We both campaigned for Subramanian Swamy in 1977.

The Nation has lost an able administrator and a clean leader.

May God give him eternal peace.

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