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by kapilrdave
05 Oct 2017 16:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3487
Views: 151203

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^ That makes her unfit for the job she did. An IG needs to be tough. Police department is not bhajan mandali.
by kapilrdave
27 Sep 2017 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 753
Views: 48542

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

vijaykarthik wrote:US troops are in SK. If they go to war this time, they will end up in NK. That will border both China and Russia. The South borders neither.

Provided US wants to put boots on the hostile ground that has the potential of being their new Vietnam. Big assumption.
by kapilrdave
26 Sep 2017 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 753
Views: 48542

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Problem will be when and if US actually wins the war. In the name of monitoring / keeping the peace, they might station troops semi permanently after NK gets finished. That will be unacceptable for both US and Russia. thought about that scenario? So, yes, China / Russia will not care much about whe...
by kapilrdave
22 Sep 2017 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 753
Views: 48542

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Dipanker wrote:
kapilrdave wrote:In an ideal world we should be confronting both china and US.


That is your notion of an "ideal world" ?

In a truly "ideal world" we shouldn't have to confront anybody!

Of course. That would be the commies free world.
by kapilrdave
22 Sep 2017 18:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 753
Views: 48542

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Exactly! That is my original point. That US has lost its deterrence because china has outsourced its own risk to NoKo. Now US has to rebuild its deterrence by confronting china straightaway. We have come full circle in this debate. Confronting China because of NoKo threats is the part that does not...
by kapilrdave
22 Sep 2017 17:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4292
Views: 353127

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

That said I am not sure ESI hospitals are geared to do liver transplants either. They sponsor only sarkari aspataal which is part of the problem. The bigger problem is that less than 30% get the genuine benefit from what I've seen. Rest is all milking the govt who gets paid by the businesses doing ...
by kapilrdave
22 Sep 2017 16:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 753
Views: 48542

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

No sane nation can do such stuff the way NoKo is doing. <snip> aren't these too risky assumptions <snip> Again, big assumption for any sane country's comfort. The game of chicken that NoKo is playing is always based on risky assumptions. Anyone with a fancy for betting might actually make this bet ...
by kapilrdave
22 Sep 2017 16:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 753
Views: 48542

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Wen Lee supplied designs... . Now this is all making sense. .... Enter Kim Jong Un. And you know the rest. This theory would look plausible if NoKo did not do the dance and song after the test. In a genuine test you always want to keep it as low profile as possible. Even if the test is performed by...
by kapilrdave
22 Sep 2017 15:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 753
Views: 48542

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Kapilji, I would think that promise must have been conveyed to Eleven already over the phone. But how to convince when half the senators are in Beijing's pocket and most of the CEOs have their "hearts & minds won over" by Beijing? Posturing saar. There are many ways to convince. Like ...
by kapilrdave
21 Sep 2017 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 753
Views: 48542

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

US needs to completely de-recognize NoKo nukes and state clearly that it's china's. US also needs to stop giving legitimacy to NoKo and talk directly with china. I don't disagree, but the moment DT says: The nukes and missiles are China's. So we hold China responsible, and we are going to attack th...
by kapilrdave
21 Sep 2017 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 753
Views: 48542

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

From NoKo's viewpoint it makes perfect sense. It's not suicidal at all. Kim has called the US's bluff. The US is naked because its nuclear threats are empty. Just because you think that US may not nuke first, you don't go around threatening a power like US of nuking. There are other ways to call th...
by kapilrdave
21 Sep 2017 15:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 753
Views: 48542

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Good post but I must quibble with the above part. Deterrence against NoKo will fail only if NoKo uses a nuke . If NoKo does not use a nuke but keeps challenging the US - it actually tests the US's ability to dominate without using its formidable nuclear arsenal. Vaidyaraj, Firstly, I find it incred...
by kapilrdave
21 Sep 2017 14:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 753
Views: 48542

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Kapil: Do u see a way out where NoKo is forced to denuke, de-mijjile and de-sub without a war? How can it be verified, as long as the facilities are not dismantled/destroyed (to prevent sudden, overnight revival)? UB ji, IMVHO there is no point even attempting it. NoKo can be denuked and de-subd if...
by kapilrdave
20 Sep 2017 20:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4292
Views: 353127

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Guys, ignore vina. He was outraging why still no GST before it was forced in. Now that GST is here, it is a bad move. Ditto with black money before DeMo. tenu kongi chashma jachda hai... jachda hai gore mukhde pe... 8) 8) :mrgreen: I had not so warm experience with Mudra in rural MH. I did Mudra pap...
by kapilrdave
20 Sep 2017 19:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 753
Views: 48542

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Basically, all this is happening because US has lost its deterrence against NoKo by showing its impotence for years. Here US is not alone to be blamed. Or it is the least one to be blamed. More blame goes to SoKo and Japan. They have done zilch about deterring NoKo. Now china and US have sensed US's...
by kapilrdave
15 Sep 2017 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 753
Views: 48542

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

The real unknown is whether NoKo's highly publicized and in-ur-face "Tests" are only to suggest that they are home-grown. What if the NoKo already **HAS*** 20 ICBMs with thermonukes loaded, courtesy of Comrade Eleven? This is the huge gamble that Naranja Bandar (NB) faces. Can US' collisi...
by kapilrdave
15 Sep 2017 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 753
Views: 48542

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Meanwhile US agencies confirmed the NoKo test yield was double previous estimates. Its now in the range of 250kt. You can Google for it. Ok. One such report for the link nazis: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/north-koreas-nuclear-blast-is-much-bigger-than-first-thought-experts-say/article/2634390...
by kapilrdave
14 Sep 2017 18:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4292
Views: 353127

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Basically, every single congi neta - including former FM and PM - has lost the credibility and moral right to talk and criticize the economic policies of the current govt. That's why this RR {deleted} is paradropped. {deleted} Ofcourse we also have the choice to not to use the past learnings and eve...
by kapilrdave
14 Sep 2017 16:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

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

Clearest admission from China that when the 'time is right' they will again try and restart road construction in Doklam. Whether that is 2 moths from now or 2 years from now is the only matter of debate. It may be a clear admission from china. But how will they convince themselves that India will a...
by kapilrdave
14 Sep 2017 14:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 947
Views: 54511

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

^^ Provided if ROC wants them!
by kapilrdave
11 Sep 2017 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1564
Views: 125502

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Automation still requires labor. Besides, it is inevitable.
My last on OT.
by kapilrdave
11 Sep 2017 18:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1564
Views: 125502

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Bangladesh benefits from its cheap labor. It's really cheap out there and people would work hard for extended shifts for very little. Their textile industry has picked up strongly. The only way to beat their cheap labor is by automation and mass production by biggies of India. That's what is being p...
by kapilrdave
11 Sep 2017 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Political Theory and Governance Models
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: Indian Political Theory and Governance Models

I would say that those who made our constitution have done a very good job The makers of constitution have done a fairly decent job of capy/pasting. There were better sources from where they could have done it. Ironically (or may be not), all those better sources were Bhartiya! :roll: For example, ...
by kapilrdave
11 Sep 2017 12:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Political Theory and Governance Models
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: Indian Political Theory and Governance Models

In practice - if the Gotra is the same it is considered "sapinda" Shivji, sapinda is not gotra. Gotra has is a very long lineage. And panchayat can't pass any law. This hindu marriage act can be changed or modified only by the central govt. The point I'm trying to make is that, there are ...
by kapilrdave
10 Sep 2017 17:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Political Theory and Governance Models
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: Indian Political Theory and Governance Models

The very idea of some top elites creating rules/laws for 130 million people separated by culture, ethnicity, traditions, beliefs, climate and history is problematic to begin with. I mean, how can the rules applied to a Hariyanvi be same for a Tamilian? Sure there would have to be some broader princ...
by kapilrdave
09 Sep 2017 15:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Political Theory and Governance Models
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: Indian Political Theory and Governance Models

Sati is no more practiced. Right? Besides, sati was practiced - in the form that we have been told in our text books - for a very short period of time and very sparely considering our vast history. But that is OT. Mods, please try to fix this search feature yaar... I'm trying to search my old post o...
by kapilrdave
09 Sep 2017 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Political Theory and Governance Models
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: Indian Political Theory and Governance Models

The very idea of some top elites creating rules/laws for 130 million people separated by culture, ethnicity, traditions, beliefs, climate and history is problematic to begin with. I mean, how can the rules applied to a Hariyanvi be same for a Tamilian? Sure there would have to be some broader princi...
by kapilrdave
04 Sep 2017 15:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

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

Not only our PM spoke loudly about the terror, he also said that Indian soldiers are the strength of India.
by kapilrdave
31 Aug 2017 19:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7614
Views: 494803

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I am sure you already know that that only a very small fraction of black money/wealth (by some estimate about 5% or so ) exists as black cash. The rest ~95% as gold, gold bullion, offshore accounts, real estate etc. Aayega aayega. sabka number aayega. dhiraj dhare. Commie funding by foreign powers ...
by kapilrdave
30 Aug 2017 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3651
Views: 310785

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Accident That Killed Two Soldiers Throws Shadow Over “Sub-standard” South Korean Guns Ordered by India https://newsclick.in/accident-killed-two-soldiers-throws-shadow-over-sub-standard-south-korean-guns-ordered-india Newsclick Report 28 Aug 2017 Let's see who this AIDEF is... All India Defence Empl...
by kapilrdave
28 Aug 2017 19:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

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

Good point. If chinese are happy to concede their territory on ground as long as we are giving them face saving, then no harm giving them that. This is our first experience of the sort. We should get bolder and probe other areas next time and try to capture some strategic land, and see their reacti...
by kapilrdave
28 Aug 2017 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

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

As far as Chinese hurling insults are concerned, that is mostly a sign of someone playing a weak hand, trying to compensate lack of balls or strength with lots of substandard verbosity. During this whole standoff, I've felt that China has been behaving as someone whose little finger has been twiste...
by kapilrdave
23 Aug 2017 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1375
Views: 137234

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

We must thank DavidD for giving us an insight in chinese thinking process. If this is how chinese think tanks are also thinking, then it is apparent that all their knowledge is academic and their topic of war books is WWII in which the wars were fought for years and most of the workforce of the warr...
by kapilrdave
22 Aug 2017 15:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1375
Views: 137234

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

DavidD, since china has no war experience it is natural for you to talk about years long wars. It seems that all the war knowledge is from the WWII comics. Just FYI, in real wars the losing soldiers surrender too. In 1971 war we managed to get - well not many but - only 93000 POWs. And that sealed t...
by kapilrdave
04 Aug 2017 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

i do think that a limited war is coming,unless india reteats . yesterday, eithr CCtv or peopledaily had a statement . that is almost the Ultimatum,as i understand. and, china transported lots of blood to Lhasa last weak. Such a "limited war" might excite sissies of chinese. We swat the fl...
by kapilrdave
29 Jul 2017 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

It is always important to know the psych of the leaders of the states. It sounds strange, but there are very few countries in the world whose leaders put the country's interest before theirs own. More over, there are numerous countries whose leaders' interests are directly opposite to their own coun...
by kapilrdave
22 Jul 2017 12:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Idiots. Globaltimes is getting more and more asinine every passing day. Keep up the chest thumping, references to 4x GDP and 1962. We are not fools, we don't have a million person army and billions of dollars worth hardware for a big military parade (as seems to be the case with China). We have spi...
by kapilrdave
22 Jul 2017 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

China doing free publicity for India is a good thing for us. NaMo's fortune to get powerful but self defeating enemies through arrogance is being extended to India as well.

We need a strong enemy to grow from here. US would not have been US of today if there was no USSR.
by kapilrdave
22 Jul 2017 11:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Most articles that I see have no clue where the action is taking place. Incidentally I got an excited call from YusufDFI yesterday, He had just attended a NIAS meeting and it was about Dokala. They started with my video apparently. Only Yusuf knew.. :(( Hakimji Vaidyaraj, your video is all over the...
by kapilrdave
21 Jul 2017 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Just blocking underinvoiceing will deal a great blow to the cheap imports. How to do it is an another matter though.

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