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by Arjun
03 Nov 2017 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

India reacted sharply to China's move, saying "accommodating with terrorism" for narrow objectives was both short-sighted and counterproductive. Yeah....that was real sharp - calling China's move 'short-sighted and counter-productive' :rotfl: This government is just pussy-footing around a...
by Arjun
30 Oct 2017 19:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

China has been a multiple time, repeat offender on this count! Don't know why India continues to have normal relations with this rogue nation.
by Arjun
23 Oct 2017 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 489
Views: 47027

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/ox ... lur-180321

More evidence of Lallooo style mental retardation that the Labour party suffers from....they're looking to provide reservation for Paki students to enter Oxbridge else how will they compete with loads of smarter Indians ?
by Arjun
23 Oct 2017 08:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 489
Views: 47027

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/ka ... abs-180297

The Labour party strongly cementing its Brit Paki voter base and trying to woo the Sikhs away from Tory camp, it looks like.
by Arjun
11 Oct 2017 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 799
Views: 82779

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Philip wrote:It's always been a mystery to me why we have so few IITs. We should'e had by now at least 20+ around the country,

Err...we do have 23 across the country!
by Arjun
07 Oct 2017 20:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4557
Views: 394128

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^^^ So is Ajay Sahai correctly representing the subset of exporters that his organization represents? Or is he being political? PS: if the Indian economy is the new "Ram Mandir" - the issue around which controversy swirls, that is a great improvement. Apologies if this too political a po...
by Arjun
07 Oct 2017 19:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4557
Views: 394128

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Who is correct? [1] Exports, which account for over 20 percent of India’s GDP, have seen a decline of 15-20 percent in August this year compared to the same period last year, Ajay Sahai, director general of the Federation of Indian Export Organisations, said. [2] “In continuation with the positive ...
by Arjun
04 Oct 2017 12:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4557
Views: 394128

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-s-clampdown-on-muslim-run-leather-units-hits-jobs-drag-exports-by-13-117100400155_1.html Its ridiculous the way these cretinous Western news agencies like Reuters bring a religion angle to every issue.... Yes sure abbatoirs are being shut ...
by Arjun
16 Sep 2017 07:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

POK is disputed internationally..how the F hans investing there? All that the Chinese are communicating is that in case of a war between India and China - any foreign investments in the disputed region will not be immune from attacks. Which is a fair point...India will be keen to apply the same pri...
by Arjun
15 Sep 2017 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 235804

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Gujju morons stooping to Paki levels... No need to personalise a community. There are morons from all over India who are scam artists more so from other states both in India and abroad.. Mods please take a note.. Boss, I have tremendous respect for Gujjus and not to mention that the political idol ...
by Arjun
14 Sep 2017 05:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

He explains that it is not the appropriate time for China to continue constructing the road it was building in the Doklam plateau. " Many people would say that the road construction in China's territory was none of India's business. Is this belief right? It is reasonable to some extent because...
by Arjun
13 Sep 2017 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Umm, Ok...irrespective, this is exactly the type of regulation many on this forum and folks like Rajiv Malhotra would wish to see in India. China's musharraff needs to be kicked hard for Pakistan, CPEC, NSG, UN and host of other matters (and celebration for something as bereft on ambition as Doklam ...
by Arjun
13 Sep 2017 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

China facing religious extremism: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-religion/china-facing-intensified-threat-of-religious-infiltration-extremism-official-idUSKCN1BN09Y More on this from our favourite Global Times: China has released revised regulations on religious affairs, banning religious...
by Arjun
12 Sep 2017 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3549
Views: 143404

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

:rotfl:

So Dipankar, who I thought was my comrade-in-arms for data-driven sociology, cleanly pole-vaults all the way above Shiv, Rajesh, Nilesh et al to a date of Million+ years for the Ramayana !!!

Chuppa Rustom is a mild term for this. :lol:
by Arjun
12 Sep 2017 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

If the forum can take some time off from celebrating the phamous victory at Doklam - it might be useful to recognize some signs that the ground is rapidly shifting from under one's feet. Here is where the far more consequential war of the future will be fought... https://swarajyamag.com/science/chin...
by Arjun
09 Sep 2017 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 823
Views: 7802

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Bhyphor 'ahead of the curve..' BRF has no thread yet on AI and its implications (military / strategic / societal / technological...) ??

The fact that Rahul Gandhi and Pakistan are talking about it does not discredit the field itself surely !!

And, no - I am not looking to start one myself.
by Arjun
08 Sep 2017 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Just take a step back and think. Building a road in remote china Bhutan border is not very high on china agenda . Core china is atleast 2000 miles away. But strongly securing the border is obviously high on india agenda. In this light shouldn't india have a better vision than ..." hey we tempo...
by Arjun
06 Sep 2017 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

What India should come up with is a "Rogue Nations' classification - that would be linked to ability to trade with India. Pakistan, and its backers (including China) would fall in that category in case of any continued refusal to align with international norms on terrorism. Once they come under...
by Arjun
03 Sep 2017 13:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Folks, Shifting course slightly, some very prescient words from Putin a couple of days back: Who Vladimir Putin thinks will rule the world (CNN)On the first day of the new school year in Russia, students learned an important lesson directly from their president -- who he thinks will rule the world. ...
by Arjun
03 Sep 2017 07:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1375
Views: 140063

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

There seems to be a fundamental clash of values here which makes the whole BRICS or any other platform that seeks to bring China and India together on one platform completely untenable ! At a time when Modi has made going against terror sponsors his signature song in all global speeches - here is a ...
by Arjun
01 Sep 2017 08:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Be patient, Pakistan is in the orbit now, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Maldives are almost there, Sri Lanka and Nepal are teetering on the edge, and Bhutan is heating up. Relationship with China is a kind of a touchstone for what kind of people and government a country has.....that is fairly obvious. P...
by Arjun
28 Aug 2017 21:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Iyersan wrote:Both sides will claim victory at Doklam - but if Chinese road building has ceased, then India has won this round
Tweet by @rory_medcalf

Exactly ! The perceptions will be tied to what actually happens with the road building.
by Arjun
28 Aug 2017 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

bharat karnad is not happy about this for sure https://bharatkarnad.com/2017/08/28/losing-the-perception-war-at-dok-la/ I agree with him. In the absence of a definitive statement from India or Bhutan regarding the road construction, India will have lost the war of perceptions. This really does rais...
by Arjun
28 Aug 2017 18:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Aside from all the standard babu-speak, what the f*** does this new gobbledygook say about road construction ? That's the same obvious question that most of the tweet responses are asking.
by Arjun
28 Aug 2017 15:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

"During these communications, we were able to express our views and convey our concerns and interests " This press release is so idiotic I can't believe it... Who the f*** cares what you were able to express and convey ??? What matters is what the other side has agreed to ! Is the standard...
by Arjun
28 Aug 2017 15:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

All in all, if the MEA doesn't show some proof of what we have gained through the disengagement - this government will be in big time trouble and deservedly so.
by Arjun
28 Aug 2017 14:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

TKiran wrote:Bhutan should state something that that India didn't have b@lls to state. I can understand Modi bhakti, but .... Are you sure of what you want Bhutan should do?

Its a matter of locus standi...this dispute is technically between Bhutan and China and India cannot issue statement on Bhutan's behalf.
by Arjun
28 Aug 2017 14:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

From the MEA statement and that of China, it is clear that: 1. Both sides will withdraw mutually. 2. China will be allowed to send patrols as this is disputed territory and so would be Bhutan. 3. China will not resume road building (this is unstated but understood by the absence of any statement ab...
by Arjun
28 Aug 2017 14:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

"Minutes after India's statement, the Chinese foreign ministry said, while India was withdrawing its troops, they will continue to patrol in the Doklam area"

Hmm...
by Arjun
28 Aug 2017 13:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

We don't have sufficient information at this stage to determine which party has suffered the 'loss of face'. The MEA has to provide more details
by Arjun
28 Aug 2017 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Any possible outcome will be spun as a Chinese victory, even in substantial sections of our own media. If there is no stoppage of Chinese road construction - then they would be right as well ! Is there any doubt about that? I certainly hope the MEA clarifies soon. And its not just about Chinese roa...
by Arjun
28 Aug 2017 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Why is that not spelt out in the press release in that case ? Unless that is publicized it would seem that India has turned chicken.
by Arjun
28 Aug 2017 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 761606

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Have we got agreement that the Chinese side will disengage from road construction ??

This will be played as a Chinese victory if that is not the case
by Arjun
19 Aug 2017 11:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Corporate Governance
Replies: 22
Views: 2611

Re: Indian Corporate Governance

http://www.fortuneindia.com/enterprise/ ... tch/101361

This article was before Sikka's resignation...

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