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by vadivelu
10 Apr 2009 00:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1024
Views: 116215

Re: Non-Western Worldview

pardon me for advocating a contrarian viewpoint. I have no intention of trolling or flame baiting. If one advocates and solicits a non-western worldview one should have the intellectual temerity, the mental testosterone to argue a case for the western worldview. I will cease from posting here - cont...
by vadivelu
10 Apr 2009 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1024
Views: 116215

Re: Non-Western Worldview

By the same logic, if colonization of India and (for that matter a greater part of the world) did not happen then there was a high possibility of *modern* technological developments in India. Substantiate your viewpoints with facts will you. Pre-Colonial Bharat was raped, pillaged, plundered by inv...
by vadivelu
09 Apr 2009 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1024
Views: 116215

Re: Non-Western Worldview

Theoretical leaps in fundamental science will always happen. If The Hindus had not come up with the concept of zero, the Chinese would have. There will always be Einsteins and Chandrasekhars. It is however technology that impacts humankind. Makes human life more livable. And such earth shattering te...
by vadivelu
09 Apr 2009 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1024
Views: 116215

Re: Non-Western Worldview

I have no intention in entering a ******* contest with you nor am I nursing any phobia. may be the NW WV has contributed nothing, I for one would certainly not waste time trying to answer that question to one who has already made up his/her mind. BUT, that does not mean irrelevant off-topic posts w...
by vadivelu
09 Apr 2009 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1024
Views: 116215

Re: Non-Western Worldview

in the annals of history, USA might go down as one of the shortest-lived superpowers. The normal slovenly and tired US phobia and Paki-like posturing I have come to expect from BRFites ( as opposed to us plebian trainees). Perhaps shortest lived - only history can render such a verdict. But the imp...
by vadivelu
30 Mar 2009 08:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Modeling Geostrategic Dynamics for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 238
Views: 24205

Re: Modeling Geostrategic Dynamics for the Indian Subcontinent

I am going to be excoriated for saying this and perhaps even banned. This thread is a waste of bandwidth and an exercise in Indian mental masturbation. As Shiv once scolded me this needs to be in the nukkad thread. What is the relevance to strategic relations and International relations? Mathematica...
by vadivelu
26 Mar 2009 05:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 273523

Re: India nuclear news and discussion

It will be suicidal for India to sign NPT / CTBT unless India gets permanent UNSC membership with VETO and also that India achieves the conventional warfare parity or superiority with the best of the armed forces in the world. It is because of Russia and NAM, that India is still a sovereign and ind...
by vadivelu
24 Mar 2009 21:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 273523

Re: India nuclear news and discussion

India should sign the CTBT and actively be part of NPT. India is the regional power and these measures ensure it is part of the mainstream global community. Uranium from Australia, scramble to improve its infrastructure and a general upliftment of Indian middle class. If you oppose these, you are a ...
by vadivelu
24 Mar 2009 21:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 260974

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

India, has many shortcomings. Its greatest problem is perhaps too much of knowledge. It has such a complexity of views and so many way outs and justifications, that every and any behaviour can be justified by some means. So that not doing something when it is needed also has its justifications. The...
by vadivelu
23 Mar 2009 11:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 260974

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/EBOOKS/pfs.pdf how long does it take a state to fail? The article is 2 years old. Since then Mumbai. IPL moved out. A failed state? Or wishful thinking? Does India have a strategy for the future or is it premised on a certainty that the Pakistani state will fail. As pr...
by vadivelu
23 Mar 2009 10:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 260974

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

Brihaspati Your graphic was remarkable. Based on the Indian response to Mumbai provocation, India should be classified as a pacifist nation. India will expend considerable monies to procure rearmaments and build a military infrastructure to be acknowledged as a regional military power. But never exe...
by vadivelu
23 Mar 2009 09:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 260974

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

vadivelu, I dont know whats bugging you. From your fisrt post you appeared to have a chip on your shoulder. Sort of bearing a huge burden over the ages. Youre on a mission to aggravate and provoke people. We dont care what you claim to be but we do care that you dont aggravate the members. To date ...
by vadivelu
23 Mar 2009 09:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 260974

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

[ You seem to have upset people with your post. The provocation was intentional. However I am equally upset you take umbrage at my response since I have always considered you a voice of reason here in BRF. I can post elsewhere - but do you want sycophants or raucous voices of dissent? At least two ...
by vadivelu
23 Mar 2009 07:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 260974

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

It was my take. Here is a new version of this. Admirable scenario you have conjured up – my plaudits for a bold attempt to go where few have. However you fail in two arenas- the first of which is Russia. It is a struggling nation. Read this http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/22/world/europe/22believers...
by vadivelu
22 Mar 2009 22:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Baluchistan: The Story of Another Pakistan Military Genocide
Replies: 896
Views: 149610

Re: Baluchistan: The Story of Another Pakistan Military Genocide

There is plenty of convincing assertion here in BRF that Pakistan is a failed state. There is also remorseful and rabid breast beating that Pakistan is a client state of the hateful Unkil. Longtime speculation that Puki nukes are Chinese patrimony. Therefore Pukis must also be a client state of Chin...
by vadivelu
22 Mar 2009 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Baluchistan: The Story of Another Pakistan Military Genocide
Replies: 896
Views: 149610

Re: Baluchistan: The Story of Another Pakistan Military Genocide

Quite a pragmatic picture of Baluch situation http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/KC20Df01.html Fascinating observation Standard Western ignorance - imperial arrogance rather - filters to details like the New York Times dubbing the tribal areas "unruly". This is ridiculous. The tribal ...
by vadivelu
21 Mar 2009 06:27
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India
Replies: 1978
Views: 171642

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India

Did what the British inflict on India more rapacious, egregious and disgraceful than what the Americans posts 1776 inflict on Africans? Where is this direction of the erudite Brihaspati and others leading? I fail to perceive the relevance to original Rahul Mehta queries. But then I am low on the tot...
by vadivelu
19 Mar 2009 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2010
Views: 215884

Re: India-US and PRC triangular relationship-1

If one is involved in the defense industry of India, China is a real threat and competes with India for vital resources. And they are succeeding. Lithium is one I am familiar with. Chile and Bolivia are the primary sources. The US relations with these nations are lukewarm. The hottest technology in ...
by vadivelu
18 Mar 2009 10:54
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India
Replies: 1978
Views: 171642

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India

India does not need to spread her culture. The intrinsic attraction of the tenets – or lack therof - of Indian culture assures its everlasting attraction to those outside of Indian confines. Rabid Christian ideology and also Islamic fundamentalism is so alien to nature that it requires explanation....
by vadivelu
18 Mar 2009 10:28
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India
Replies: 1978
Views: 171642

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India

What is Indian culture .

Like the learned US Supreme Court judge said of ***** – I know it when I see it.

It is a value system that combines precepts and practices that is tailored by the individual who designs it – but is NOT answerable to it.
by vadivelu
18 Mar 2009 07:32
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India
Replies: 1978
Views: 171642

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India

India does not need to spread her culture. The intrinsic attraction of the tenets – or lack therof - of Indian culture assures its everlasting attraction to those outside of Indian confines. Rabid Christian ideology and also Islamic fundamentalism is so alien to nature that it requires explanation.
by vadivelu
18 Mar 2009 00:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 260974

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

Brihaspathi who waxes eloquent but lacks brevity ( an Indian failing) . I salute your intellect but am intimidated by it.

Why build a nation when the synergy to exist as a whole seems intrinsic?
by vadivelu
17 Mar 2009 23:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 260974

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

Nation building is precisely what is impossible in India. To build the Indian nation one will have to subjugate the arrogance of the madarasi, the benevolence of the kannadiga, the dreaminess of the Bengali, the surliness of the Bihari, the machismo of the Punjabi and a whole horde of ethnic eccentr...

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