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by ppatil
24 Mar 2011 22:22
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8262
Views: 103708

Re: The Cricket Thread

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by ppatil
18 Feb 2010 02:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: List of victims of Terrorist attacks in India
Replies: 78
Views: 15910

Re: List of victims of Terrorist attacks in India

Its 11 now :cry:

Aditya Mehata, 21, electronic engineering student of Bharati Vidyapeeth, New Delhi
Pune death toll goes up to 11

P.S. - Mods could you please correct info about Aditya in skaranam's post.
by ppatil
26 Jan 2010 09:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy Republic Day
Replies: 69
Views: 3595

Re: Happy Republic Day

ppatil wrote:Happy republic day
We have certainly come a long way from the last time this song was aired :)

http://www.zoomtv.in/video-i.php?embede ... q2PPNsED7x
by ppatil
22 Jan 2010 09:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 136170

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009

KLNMurthy wrote:wonder if the poll was only in Kabul or all of Afghanistan.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8448930.stm

The survey was conducted in all of the country's 34 provinces in December 2009.
by ppatil
10 Dec 2009 11:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3246
Views: 248880

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

Found this on a popular website I frequent. China's economy is continuing to grow despite the global recession, helped by a massive government stimulus package of $585bn. But doubts remain whether such strong growth can be sustained by public spending alone. Secret behind 8% growth rate :mrgreen: Wa...
by ppatil
07 Dec 2009 11:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: S-e-S Redux: Copenhagen?
Replies: 278
Views: 17508

Re: S-e-S Redux: Copenhagen?

Who Wants What in Copenhagen India, which has long resisted the imposition of carbon-emission caps, says it is ready to cut emissions intensity 20% to 25% by 2020, but won't accept legally binding targets. It argues that it needs development and economic growth before it should consider fixed emiss...
by ppatil
06 Dec 2009 06:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - November 06, 2009
Replies: 2844
Views: 183280

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - November 06, 2009

The Demons That Haunt the Pakistanis “It’s coming from Americans, Jews and Indians,” he said. “It’s an axis of evil that’s being supervised by you people.” He asserted that the American security company formerly known as Blackwater, a favorite target of criticism for ultranationalists, rented a hou...
by ppatil
14 Nov 2009 14:48
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 281099

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

India Stampedes Into Gold Another positive article about India's gold purchase. What struck me about the article is the following part The timing of India’s announcement was very interesting too. During the last two weeks of October, when India was negotiating with the imf, Russian officials report...
by ppatil
14 Nov 2009 05:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - November 06, 2009
Replies: 2844
Views: 183280

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - November 06, 2009

From Kabul to Kashmir A must read which conveys the Indian POV. The article starts off well By all rights, the United States and India should be bound together by the shared tragedies of 9/11 and last year's terrorist attacks in Mumbai. India's size, economic-growth trajectory, and rising power as ...
by ppatil
20 Oct 2009 05:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 160410

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

Pakistan cuts deal with anti-American militants Pakistan's army, in the midst of a major new offensive against Taliban militants, has struck deals to keep two powerful, anti-U.S. tribal chiefs from joining the battle against the government, officials said Monday. The deals increase the chances of a...
by ppatil
05 Oct 2009 03:55
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 70241

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Arun_S, sorry to see you go :cry: . I always looked forward to your informative posts. All the best in your future endeavors.
by ppatil
27 Sep 2009 16:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 252466

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

What might have been? http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/Mini-RF/news/tandem_search.html WASHINGTON – On Aug. 20, 2009 NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will attempt a novel joint experiment that could yield more information on whether ice exists in a permanently shadowed crater ...
by ppatil
26 Sep 2009 07:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 252466

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_human_spaceflight_program#Terminology The term Aakashagami (meaning 'sky traveller'), is a literary word in Sanskit, similar to word 'Astronaut'. 'Brahmāndagami'(Brahmānda- Space and Gami-traveller) is another Sanskrit word literally meaning 'Space traveller'. How...
by ppatil
24 Sep 2009 11:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 252466

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

For those uber interested folks, the NASA press conference will be broadcast here http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html The schedule is as follows (eastern time). http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/MM_NTV_Breaking.html September 24, Thursday 6 a.m. - STSS Demo Launch Coverage (Launch i...
by ppatil
23 Aug 2009 14:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009
Replies: 2842
Views: 162055

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009

Where does Wali-Ur-Rehman (considered a top contender for Baitullah's post) fit in? Frankly, I haven't heard his name before. He seems to have been just a commander under Baitullah. Wali denies shooting He was apparently the other leader killed in the alleged shootout with Hakimullah. From wiki Fol...
by ppatil
23 Aug 2009 12:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009
Replies: 2842
Views: 162055

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009

Hakeemullah will lead us: Taliban - Nirupama Subramanian Hakeemullah is a close relative of Baitullah and leads the next largest contingent of armed group (next to the slain Baitullah) within the Taliban conglomerate. New Structure of TTP Amir - Baitullah Mehsud (of South Waziristan) killed on Augu...
by ppatil
22 Jul 2009 03:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 275659

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

Has Clinton really disowned U.S. policy on ENR sales to India? ... At an off-the-record interaction with Indian analysts here on Tuesday, a senior U.S. official initially said “India won’t be affected” by the draft NSG rules. But he added he was on “thin ground” and that Bob Einhorn , Ms. Clinton’s...
by ppatil
22 Jul 2009 02:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: End User Agreement : India's capitulation to US interests ?
Replies: 675
Views: 17285

Re: End User Agreement : India's capitulation to US interests ?

For non-compliance, see the "case studies" End-Use Monitoring of Defense Articles and Defense Services Commercial Exports FY 2007 Please forgive me if I am missing something obvious here. I have read that document which only lists instances of non-compliance. It does not specify the corre...
by ppatil
22 Jul 2009 02:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: End User Agreement : India's capitulation to US interests ?
Replies: 675
Views: 17285

Re: End User Agreement : India's capitulation to US interests ?

thanks to you and Sanku for the replies ... now my next question is that if we are asking for ToT for the big deals wherein we will have the production line in our country, how effective will the sanctions be ? Well the way ToT will work is not clear (deep, shallow, blueprints, assembly lines), rig...
by ppatil
22 Jul 2009 02:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: End User Agreement : India's capitulation to US interests ?
Replies: 675
Views: 17285

Re: End User Agreement : India's capitulation to US interests ?

What does the EUMA have to do with US sanctions or a US instigated UNSC arms embargo on all combatants during a war? EUMA or no EUMA, if foggy bottom decides to impose an arms embargo, they will impose it. Such things I am sure are taken into account by the MOD. Remember who sent urgent supplies du...
by ppatil
21 Jul 2009 09:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: End User Agreement : India's capitulation to US interests ?
Replies: 675
Views: 17285

Re: End User Agreement : India's capitulation to US interests ?

Hate to interrupt such a :(( :(( :(( fest, but can someone check... What is US policy on getting EUVAs from other nations to which it sells weapon systems? Specifically: 1. Japan 2. Taiwan 3. Saudi Arabia 4. Pakistan 5. UQ 6. Israel 7. Canada 8. Norway 9. Australia Lockheed has already won contract...
by ppatil
23 Mar 2009 06:13
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 262479

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

How the global economic crisis is a blessing in disguise for BRIC especially India and China? The second article is from the same author who first coined the term BRIC in 2001. This year GDP is expected to contract by 3 percent in the U.S. and Europe, and by close to 6 percent in Japan, while contin...

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