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by Nikhil T
07 Mar 2020 06:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432854

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The familiar arguments. Their methodology is written into the article. Print had a similar list of 44 individuals - 39 were identified and of them, 27 were Muslims and 12 Hindus. Again, proves the “equal equal” theory as “manufactured”. https://theprint.in/india/list-of-those-killed-in-delhi-commun...
by Nikhil T
06 Mar 2020 16:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432854

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I don’t know what was manufactured, but this data point certainly seems to be. 33 of the 49 killed were Muslims according to source . This could change as more bodies are found, but hope you can agree 33 is not “about equal” to 16. How reliable is the source - 'thepolisproject' - a foreign NGO? The...
by Nikhil T
06 Mar 2020 15:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432854

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

And how about the coordinated use of specific language to describe something that doesn't exist - 'Muslim pogrom' ? I remember following the news. It was weeks of Shaheen Bagh, then elections, then some localized disturbances near a Delhi Metro station, and approx 1.5 days later all of a sudden bot...
by Nikhil T
06 Mar 2020 15:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432854

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Time: Modi is best hope for Economic reform in India NY Times: On a shoestring budget, India sends a orbiter mission to Mars on first try Washington Post None of these prove anything other than that when there's a major achievement, it is reported. List all the articles from those sources that desc...
by Nikhil T
06 Mar 2020 14:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432854

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

When did we see praise for Swatch Bharat or ISRO mars mission or that we have got millions out of wretched poverty in last one decade. International media and truthifulness doesn't go together. Really? Let’s see - this Time article calls everything - Swach Bharat, Bank Accts, Ujjwala, Ayushman Bhar...
by Nikhil T
06 Mar 2020 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432854

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

IF the extent was limited to Modi/BJP I would be ok with propoganda but what the international media is doing is painting a target on the backs of EVERY Hindu worldwide by running a narrative that is not even true! Now that is truly dangerous. Indian Media/Media personalities have fanned this false...
by Nikhil T
06 Mar 2020 08:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

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by Nikhil T
06 Mar 2020 03:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852182

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Agreed Indranil sir on all points. This line of reasoning that “there must be something wrong with the product” is often the first defence whenever an injustice against an indigenous product comes up. If that line of reasoning is proven wrong, then the second is “it must be for secret geo political ...
by Nikhil T
05 Mar 2020 01:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

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by Nikhil T
04 Mar 2020 06:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852182

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Should put a stop to the unnecessary ... rona-dhona here on BRF, MSM and fake news articles Has there been a firm order for LCH? AFAIK even the 15 LSP are being built out of HAL's internal funds, in absence of the order. Forget the 114 + 65 that were "committed" to years ago. IA and IAF a...
by Nikhil T
25 Feb 2020 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432854

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Yes, it’s a new website. Probably trying to make ad money by directing traffic on a hot political topic. So how’s it fake? I grant that it’s not reputed in any way, but not sure we can call it fake just because it’s new.
by Nikhil T
25 Feb 2020 10:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587432

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

If you have noticed, she never goes to see them but imperially deigns to grant an audience to these visiting goras at her residence. Does this happen anywhere else in the world. Another absolute gem. Yes this happens in the world. And in India. The opposition leader calls on the visiting head of st...
by Nikhil T
25 Feb 2020 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587432

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Disclaimer: Not a SG or INC fan, but just commenting on the optics. REALLY? Ashamed or Taqiya? Your disclaimer that you are not SG supporter sounds dubious based on your previous posts. Don’t have to justify anything to you. I put country over politics and call bs without looking at which party it ...
by Nikhil T
25 Feb 2020 08:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587432

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I did the google before posting and found nothing. Let us know when you find it. Or we'll assume what the source was (hot air).
by Nikhil T
25 Feb 2020 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432854

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

ritesh wrote:
SBajwa wrote:There is poll going on for CAA n NRC at http://www.indianpoll.in so far only 39.2% in favour and 61% against . I have justed voted. Please take a moment and vote. .

Sirji fake website registered in dec19 onlee.


Fake as compared to what? An official referendum by ECI?
by Nikhil T
25 Feb 2020 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587432

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Arey yaar. Can you fact check before such assertions? Even when Obama visited in 2015, the President had invited Sonia Gandhi (then President of INC). Even Advani was present - was he in any official position or a party president then? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUSyd8gyn5M In 2006, when Georg...
by Nikhil T
25 Feb 2020 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587432

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Not a great idea to leave out Sonia Gandhi as head of Congress from the banquet or the customary meeting of the dignitary with the Opposition. There's no law (unlike in selection of CVC or Lokpal) that the single largest party has to meet 10% to get a seat at the banquet. Seems an avoidable controv...
by Nikhil T
25 Feb 2020 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587432

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I think one must note that world is taking a note of Indian civilization our past and present, our progress since we have started to taking it seriously ourselves and take pride in it. Credit for this definitely goes to Modi Shah NDA govt. Same respect for our civilization was repeated in Obama's s...
by Nikhil T
25 Feb 2020 01:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587432

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Not a great idea to leave out Sonia Gandhi as head of Congress from the banquet or the customary meeting of the dignitary with the Opposition. There's no law (unlike in selection of CVC or Lokpal) that the single largest party has to meet 10% to get a seat at the banquet. Seems an avoidable controve...
by Nikhil T
24 Feb 2020 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587432

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trump's speech was pretty good. He talked about: Great people of india, historic landmarks, cultural/religious landmarks, diversity of our country, even mentioned Sachin and Virat, mentioned about threat of radical islamic terrorism, mentioned our economic and scientific progress, put in a sales pi...
by Nikhil T
23 Feb 2020 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2598
Views: 352397

Re: Military Flight Safety

Vishnu Som on Twitter
Today morning at around 1030h a Mig 29k aircraft on a routine training sortie crashed off Goa. The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely and has been recovered. An enquiry to investigate the incident has been ordered.
by Nikhil T
22 Feb 2020 23:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943773

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The gold estimate in UP seems to be a wild exaggeration. I got a copy of a press release by GSI ( which did not do this particular survey ) that says that the gold ore is estimated to be approx 55000 tonnes and the yield was around 3 grams per tonne , so the amount that could be extracted was aroun...
by Nikhil T
20 Feb 2020 03:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943773

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Aiyar doesn't make any recommendations at all, and that is a glaring weakness of that article. This is glaring weaknesses of most articles these days. No one seems to know what needs to be done. Just saying "structural reforms, structural reforms" like some sort of mantra is not going to ...
by Nikhil T
20 Feb 2020 02:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 39894

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

https://twitter.com/invincibleidea/status/1230201145148289026 ----> Ministry of Defence to take over South Block at Raisina Hill after creation of Department of Military Affairs. Indian Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force to be shifted out Raisana Hill. A better article is below. Seems like thi...
by Nikhil T
19 Feb 2020 07:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

^ Understood now, saar. Sorry for the friendly fire :)
by Nikhil T
19 Feb 2020 05:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173917

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

IMHO, one of vodafone and airtel won't be there in 5 years' time. And India will be poorer for it. +1. here is one smoking gun Press Trust of India @PTI_News The order of the Department of Telecom that had asked for no coercive action against telecom companies defaulting on statutory dues' payment ...
by Nikhil T
19 Feb 2020 05:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943773

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I agree - the exports are not as bad as they are made out to be, because of services export. But he's also right that merchandise exports are also key to achieve growth above 7%. Our merchandise exports were $328B in 2014 and are $332B in 2019 - that's no growth at all in 6 years. As a country with ...
by Nikhil T
19 Feb 2020 03:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943773

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Swaminathan Aiyar: Why fiscal stimulus has failed to lift the Indian economy I ndia is going through its slowest three-year growth period since the Asian Financial crisis. GDP growth is now estimated at 6.1% in 2018-19, 5% in 2019-20, and (according to the IMF) 5.8% in 2020-21. Is India trapped in ...
by Nikhil T
19 Feb 2020 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246756

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Advantage Rafale? Foreign firms want clarity from IAF on ‘staggered’ purchase of fighters https://theprint.in/defence/advantage-rafale-foreign-firms-want-clarity-from-iaf-on-staggered-purchase-of-fighters/367303/ 18 Feb 2020 Incidentally, Gen Rawat had touched upon Rafale during his interaction wit...
by Nikhil T
19 Feb 2020 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664621

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

Is the TOI news by Rajat Pandit any new milestone or just him regurgitating old information? The takeaway for me was that: 1) CCS will give final approval by March 31 2) Contract needs to be inked (don't know by what deadline) 3) HAL will deliver starting 3 years from contract signature Correct, no...
by Nikhil T
18 Feb 2020 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 199152

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^Mt Rainier near Seattle, where P8 were produced. This is likely a test flight, not a mountain deployment in India.
by Nikhil T
18 Feb 2020 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236992

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

It looks to me they are trying to establish 1-2 additional sources apart from existing local one, for items like helicopters, artillery, assault rifles and light fighters, SAM systems, armoured vehicles and ammunition. First procure nos., then quietly ramp up local production (oh ye evil yindoos!) ...
by Nikhil T
18 Feb 2020 02:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236992

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

That is just insane logic. What exactly are the Israelis buying from us to buy our friendship? I despair looking at the procurement insanity the Indian Armed Forces and MoD inflict on vitally important defense of the realm. ^^i think these are political purchases to 'buy friends' ..or may be in cas...
by Nikhil T
18 Feb 2020 02:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 152
Views: 16387

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

With plenty of sun, cheap labour, and overall lower cost vs. coal, India has the worlds biggest opportunity in solar power. In the next five years, China is adding more solar capacity than the entire world added in the previous five years. However, it's not enough to just add solar capacity on paper...
by Nikhil T
18 Feb 2020 02:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 152
Views: 16387

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Wall Street Journal: Solar power is beginning to eclipse fossil fuels - India shows the way BHADLA, India—In a dusty northwest India desert dotted with cows and the occasional camel, a solar-power plant is producing some of the world’s cheapest energy. Built in 2018 by India’s Acme Solar Holdings L...
by Nikhil T
17 Feb 2020 13:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 39894

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Bipin Rawat latest on Theatre Commands 1. Navy’s Eastern and Western Commands to be merged under a Peninsular Command (ETA end 2021] 2. A new Theatre Command solely for Jammu and Kashmir (including IB) 3. IAF to helm Air Defence Command (ETA early 2021) - includes all long range missiles in addition...
by Nikhil T
17 Feb 2020 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2157
Views: 361685

Re: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces

Tejas in a mainstream Bollywood movie! https://i.imgur.com/NeVpUkG.jpg https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/tejas-first-look-the-sky-is-the-limit-for-kangana-ranaut-2181238?pfrom=home-lateststories New Delhi: Kangana Ranaut's team announced the actress' next project on social media on Instagram, on Mo...

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