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by samuel.chandra
12 Jan 2009 03:29
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India
Replies: 1978
Views: 141555

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India

Rudradev, could not agree with you more. Both your posts above are spot on. We have to get out of this accomodation mode. I have a feeling that even if a dirty bomb goes off in one of the population centers, we will still be in the accomodating mode... and I think the next escalation would be a impr...
by samuel.chandra
11 Jan 2009 12:58
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 714
Views: 63563

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai

Good article on saag. Describes the mood of the nation. UPA's inaction will eventually cause a nationalist surge that will give BJP the majority that it needs to clean up this country. http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/papers31/paper3004.html POST MUMBAI 9/11: INDIA PARALYZED BY PAKISTAN’S SUPERIORIT...
by samuel.chandra
11 Jan 2009 12:56
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 714
Views: 63563

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai

Time to open up the purse strings and go vote. UPA should be taught a lesson. with more days passing since 26/11 mumbai incident and indian govt doing nothing except for some speeches by pranab/manmohan once in a while, it looks like no action will happen until the next deadly terrorist incident. in...
by samuel.chandra
08 Jan 2009 12:06
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: India to consider sending 120,000 troops to Afghanistan
Replies: 1066
Views: 109767

Re: India to consider sending 120,000 troops to Afghanistan

It will contirbute to the fear of two front war for TSP and will make them behave and become civilized. Don't you mean "pretend to be civilized till circumstances change and they don't have to?" Thats the most you can hope to achieve. And thats precisely why it has to a be sustained, long...
by samuel.chandra
08 Jan 2009 11:24
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 714
Views: 63563

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai

And I suspect a lot other folks as well. Everyone in the Political/State machinery must be on his payroll. Makes a lot of money in mumbai still. His infrastructure very much intact.

But there cannot be a more apt first target. We need to spread some RAW fear.

ramana wrote:to do that get Pawar to agree.
by samuel.chandra
08 Jan 2009 11:16
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 714
Views: 63563

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai

I tend to agree that "surgical" strikes are pointless except as an icing on the cake. The real intention must be not to take out the tools of terror (fools like Kasab and Lakhvi), but the inclination to use those tools in the minds of the wielders of these tools. That can only happen with...
by samuel.chandra
01 Jan 2009 20:34
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: 3 blasts in guwahati
Replies: 26
Views: 5741

Re: 3 blasts in guwahati

We need to contain ULFA and other local terrorists now. The more time we wait, the bigger they get..the more tentacles they grow outside. Besides they are easy to manipulate to bring in explosives/arms inside India. :x Never forgive, never forget. (At least those of us who care about our motherland)
by samuel.chandra
01 Jan 2009 09:48
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 714
Views: 63563

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai

And.. yatha praja tatha raja. I think this is the yindoo weakness that analyzes about how enemy minds get into evil or that and this. If those analysis does not aid in the benefit of destroying the enemy, what is it worth for? I am convinced that we are seeking some aspects to cling on to, to carry ...
by samuel.chandra
01 Jan 2009 09:45
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 714
Views: 63563

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai

Very likely. I think its a result of Afghan deployment threat. That gets the pakis very pliant... That the only thing that has changed. The US pressure hadnt worked earlier. Afghania is the sweet spot... My speculation is that Pak has been given an ultimatum of sorts by unkil. Pak will turnover atle...
by samuel.chandra
01 Jan 2009 09:40
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 714
Views: 63563

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai

Finally!!

raghunath wrote:Sound-bytes have started from BJP
by samuel.chandra
31 Dec 2008 10:03
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: India to consider sending 120,000 troops to Afghanistan
Replies: 1066
Views: 109767

Re: India to send 120,000 troops to Afghanistan

Could not agree more with what Rangudu is saying. We have to be ready to take some pain to take care of TSP. Noone is going to take care of it for us. If the khans get tired, they will just pack up and leave Afghanistan to Taliban. Then we have a much bigger monster to deal with. For once, lets pre-...
by samuel.chandra
30 Dec 2008 10:45
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: India to consider sending 120,000 troops to Afghanistan
Replies: 1066
Views: 109767

Re: India to send 120,000 troops to Afghanistan

The objectives are clearly mentioned in the report from orbat. besides the ones mentioned there, - you get a lauchpad for funding/arming the balochis and others - you stop the taliban takeover of afghanistan - you can launch attacks on the PA from this fluid border and noone will be able to clearly ...
by samuel.chandra
29 Dec 2008 16:50
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 714
Views: 63563

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai

samuel, I guess it is inadvertent but you are crossing crossing a BRF redline here. you may give a link but not anywhere outside election thread and then only if it has an article/piece/interview relevant to the discussion and you cannot make a pitch for a particular party. please read through this...
by samuel.chandra
28 Dec 2008 21:38
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

Baljeetji, you are overestimating TSP military strength. If mumbai was a planned attack, I think it was a bad plan. - The timing... just before elections - Choice of targets.. UK/US/Israeli citizens. Now everyone has a common enemy. I think this was a repeat of kargil style irrational attack that wi...
by samuel.chandra
28 Dec 2008 20:47
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

I agree. Noone in the right mind should help India out if we don't have the balls to take action. I wouldn't blame the US. They just couldn't take the dithering from the Indian side anymore and ended it... either do something or shut up. Chanakya, SunTsu and Machiavelli shd be made mandatory reading...
by samuel.chandra
28 Dec 2008 20:39
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

This actually belong is the response thread. X-posting from the TSP thread. I think we need a divided-we-fail kind organization in India that represents the Indian citizens. Right now, the political parties have divided up the pie between themselves and are just posturing for votes. The citizens of ...
by samuel.chandra
28 Dec 2008 12:14
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India_Pakistan_tone_down_war_talk/articleshow/3902011.cms I just hope that the Indian electorate throws out this spineless cabal currently "in charge" of the country in the coming national elections; for the sake of the dignity and self respect of India....
by samuel.chandra
28 Dec 2008 11:45
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

why should not India join the "war against terror" from the Afghan side ... Why not take advantage of it? I think opening up the afghan front is necessary and definitely possible. Its an easy brownie point for UPA... they would seem to be taking some action without actually instigating a ...
by samuel.chandra
28 Dec 2008 01:12
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

You have to agree that he has tackled terror in Gujarat firmly. Also the last time I read, the development rate in Gujarat was 2 points above the national average. A central agency can only work with clear political backing. If we look at the landscape of political leaders in both parties, there are...
by samuel.chandra
27 Dec 2008 09:59
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

Straight talk express : Modi. We need a Modi kind PM to correct years of pacifism.



Very clear vision on how to tackle terror.

http://www.petitiononline.com/MUMx2611/petition.html
This petition goes out every weekend to political parties & media.
by samuel.chandra
27 Dec 2008 09:08
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

Every common citizen must watch this. Pretty much summarizes this thread.



http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=GAWAk3N_JNE
by samuel.chandra
27 Dec 2008 07:52
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

:rotfl:
brihaspati wrote:
{Please read above, no need to copy the whole thing}
by samuel.chandra
27 Dec 2008 06:39
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 189449

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

Couldn't agree with you more. We cannot avoid a war. Its a matter of when. They are at war... while we hope that they will be somehow mollified. we try to see if we were wrong somewhere. maybe its their religious seminaries. maybe its their leaders. maybe its their school books. we hope that somehow...
by samuel.chandra
27 Dec 2008 06:11
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

Gandhi was actually quite smart. For him, I think, non-violence was a strategy. British always thought of him as cunning and shrewd. If he had taken the violent approach, the british could have justified brutal retaliation(plus we didn't have military might). Instead people peacefully walking up to ...
by samuel.chandra
27 Dec 2008 05:58
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

Someone attempting a little PR campaign or just asking for patience ? If Sardarji plans on delivering, slow is good. http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/dec/26mumterror-pm-ensured-it-is-still-advantage-india.htm Manmohan Singh has ensured that it is still advantage India December 26, 2008 A month after ...
by samuel.chandra
24 Dec 2008 10:25
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

People suggesting a wait and watch approach should understand that the pakis are not going to change without a strong danda. The longer we wait, the harder its going to be to tame them. Covert ops is good. Economic/Military sanctions is also good. But a very visible attack on their H&D is necess...
by samuel.chandra
22 Dec 2008 00:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 165167

Re: Indian Interests

Heard all the videos posted. Like most politicians he is talking about all the problems but not commiting to what the BJP would do in this situation. Given the kind of proof we have against TSP, BJP should be able to clarify its stand. BJP is just trying to fool the citizens. I think people have see...
by samuel.chandra
21 Dec 2008 22:18
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

I think its clear without some substantial concessions from TSP, UPA cannot back down now... don't think TSP can deliver though. With the US also giving the ultimatum, TSP is feeling the heat. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Pakistan/Sonia_to_Pak_Dont_take_our_wish_for_peace_as_weakness/art...
by samuel.chandra
21 Dec 2008 21:21
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

They will pay for their defiance. UPA has maintained a tough line this whole week. And they know the pakis are not going to deliver... unless we discover a new muskrat who does a U-turn..so only thing that can be inferred here is that UPA has made up its mind. US has pretty much served the ultimatum...
by samuel.chandra
21 Dec 2008 10:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 345052

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

GOI should consider having military presence (both airforce and army) in afghanistan... irrespective of whether the precision strikes happen in POK. That would keep the pakis guessing in case of an actual war. And during peacetimes, we can keep them busy through their porous...all we need to do is s...
by samuel.chandra
21 Dec 2008 08:47
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

Very hard to predict. Multiple theories on what the UPA might be doing: 1) GOI always knew it would come down to military action: Does anyone know the state of the alternate transport route the US was planning to setup (wasn't it 8 weeks for that to be setup). Once that is ready, I think MMS will so...
by samuel.chandra
16 Dec 2008 06:17
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 189449

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

Done. They will learn the hard way when the local-paki-scum take over some hotel like they did in mumbai. it will take a while for the jihadi scum to grow a neuron, but eventually they will figure out that UK is way more vulnerable than mumbai. How dare BBC does a heading when mumble in kashmir spea...
by samuel.chandra
15 Dec 2008 02:49
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

There could be multiple reasons why Brown is so blunt. 1) The US/UK cabal does not want India to go back under Russian influence. 2) The UK intelligence must be very worried. Its only a matter of time before the some distiguished pakis from the huge local paki population decides to redo mumbai in lo...
by samuel.chandra
15 Dec 2008 02:01
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 189449

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

http://in.rediff.com/news/2008/dec/08mumterror-no-time-to-dither-india-must-act.htm No time to dither: India must act Lieutenant General Ashok Joshi (retired) December 08, 2008 In the ends and means matrix of strategic thinking, the selection of attainable strategic objectives within the ambit of av...
by samuel.chandra
15 Dec 2008 01:45
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 189449

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

Prem wrote:
No, Millions but billions of flies eat pakistan, billions cannot be wrong so eating pakistan must be a good thing.

:rotfl:
by samuel.chandra
14 Dec 2008 21:34
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 189449

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

My friend from kerala saw a movie yesterday where the kargil conflict is shown. He said everything in the movie was accurate. The lead soldier mentions that he would not allow journalists to accomany them to the batte field because the journalist datta caused deaths of 4 soldiers by taking an photo ...
by samuel.chandra
14 Dec 2008 13:55
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

X-Posted from Russia thread. I think GOI is tired of US dithering. Brilliant US of A! The problem is they want to step on both boats. They do not want to understand GOI's problem. They don't realize that groudswell of anger after Mumbai cannot be "managed" by any political party... that to...
by samuel.chandra
14 Dec 2008 13:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5599
Views: 644873

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Brilliant US of A! The problem is they want to step on both boats. They do not want to understand GOI's problem. They don't realize that groudswell of anger after Mumbai cannot be "managed" by any political party... that too this close to an election. This is not pakistan. The russians are...
by samuel.chandra
14 Dec 2008 00:10
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 180652

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

Yes. ISAF so we have proper cover of mandate. Sending boots into Afghanistan is the only long term option unless we want to turn India into a police state (I still don't think the internal security measures will continue beyond 2 years. Just not feasible). Check the map of pakistan. Afghanistan give...

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