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by Prem Kumar
05 Dec 2017 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160205

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Nice! I hope to make it to the conference. Will look forward to seeing Nilesh, Shiv & Murugan!
by Prem Kumar
04 Dec 2017 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160205

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Shiv: saw your post from the previous page. Are you by any chance presenting a paper in the Swadeshi Indology conference in Chennai next month?
by Prem Kumar
03 Nov 2017 12:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 995
Views: 53853

Re: Solar energy in India

UB & Ramana Ji: great initiative! To generate mindshare about IDRF's program, I can suggest a tool like https://www.thunderclap.it ThunderClap lets you do a coordinated social media blast using your FB, Twitter connections. It can be quite effective. If you can rope in a celebrity or two, it wil...
by Prem Kumar
11 Oct 2017 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2377
Views: 283126

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

shiv sir, Indian IT industry is there for last 20 years, negligible govt intervention, they havent been able to look beyond the body shopping model, how many successful indian products are there today in global market. Wrong. There are several hundred Indian SaaS startup (Product companies) that co...
by Prem Kumar
08 Oct 2017 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1182
Views: 178520

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Moderation is a fatal thing;
Nothing succeeds like excess!

(I think it was Oscar Wilde who said this)
by Prem Kumar
17 Sep 2017 19:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160205

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

What this also means is that the Sanskrit of the Rig Veda existed before Old Persian and Old Persian is not a sister language of Vedic Sanskrit but a daughter language. This is exactly what is indicated by studies of the Zend Avesta I mentioned earlier QED Shiv: you should start a "AIT myth-bu...
by Prem Kumar
16 Sep 2017 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2285
Views: 355015

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Unlike Agni tests, which DRDO can do independently, Astra trials must involve the user from the get go. So, I hope these are considered quasi-user-trials at the very least, leading to a rapid induction. Also, mercifully, there might not be summer trials & winter trials. I could be wrong, of cour...
by Prem Kumar
16 Sep 2017 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160205

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

The bone record and archaeological record do not indicate that horses were absent or unknown.The bone records also do not show a great jump in the proportion of horse bones after 1500 BC as would be expected if horses were introduced and then became the preferred mode of transport and war. The hors...
by Prem Kumar
16 Sep 2017 12:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160205

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

And that leads to this pesky little problem of presence of horses in IVC. WIth the exception of Surkotada, horse bones only start to appear in the "secured layers" late IVC around 1700 BC or so. Surkotada itself is controversial, since the bones found here could be those of wild asses of ...
by Prem Kumar
16 Sep 2017 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160205

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

there is also positive evidence that these are "make in India", regardless of AIT/OIT; and that it is only from the Indian cultural context that one can understand why these would be mentioned in a treaty This fact alone destroys AIT/AMT. Since we know that the Mittani treaty Gods were In...
by Prem Kumar
16 Sep 2017 12:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160205

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

This actually puzzles me. Is this about physical evidence for the zero symbol? If so, fine. But there are dozens of mentions of decimal numbers in the Vedas. Numbers like 99,000 also. So is the idea that these numbers were simply counted mentally with no writing? Its the physical evidence. The conc...
by Prem Kumar
15 Sep 2017 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2788
Views: 282490

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

http://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/israel-fence-systems-quick-response-team-at-pakistan-borders-bsf-dg/amp_articleshow/60044263.cms Israel fence systems, quick response team at Pakistan borders: BSF DG While this is undoubtedly great news, humans (yes even Pakis) are generally smarter than mac...
by Prem Kumar
15 Sep 2017 16:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160205

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Yep - big news for the day! The dates just keep going back in time. The symbol for Zero in Bakshali Manuscript apparently occurs hundreds of times. Which means Zero existed in India from 3rd - 4th century CE. That's a loooooong time ago.
by Prem Kumar
15 Sep 2017 09:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2285
Views: 355015

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Supersonic launch is kind of the point too. Gives the missile the extra initial velocity to reduce time for target to react.

Vivek Ahuja's book has several instances of Rambhas accelerating, launching, guiding and turning away
by Prem Kumar
13 Sep 2017 00:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7682
Views: 524145

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Like MMS, Raghuram Rajan is likely a Manchurian Candidate. His loyalties lie with his Green Card. He displays the same petulance as the Lutyens elite when they're told to vacate their ill-gotten bungalows
by Prem Kumar
12 Sep 2017 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 529
Views: 38076

Re: The Rohingya Menace

1) We should deport all Rohingya Muslims
2) We should conduct surgical strikes on Rohingya terrorist groups who have killed 100s of Hindus

India has a responsibility towards Hindus everywhere. Not towards Rohingyas.
by Prem Kumar
12 Sep 2017 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3766
Views: 348951

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Ramana Ji: I reported a post to the Mods (about a different thread). Can you please look into it? Thanks
by Prem Kumar
12 Sep 2017 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3766
Views: 348951

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

He showed me a video of his AIT crew pumping out about three rounds in 30 seconds (way too many for sustained fire) but still impressive. From two tours in Afghanistan, I can tell you the heat breaks equipment down and the dust gets absolutly everywhere and in places you just can't get to to clean ...
by Prem Kumar
10 Sep 2017 23:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160205

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

To Talageri's immense credit, he gave the middle-finger to Witzel
by Prem Kumar
10 Sep 2017 13:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160205

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Truschke is a student of Pollock & Doniger - great combination! Poor woman has attention-seeking issues. She hopes notoriety will succeed because her ability was found wanting. That's why she whitewashes Aurangazeb. She must love the hate-mail in a masochistic way. Social Media has reduced her t...
by Prem Kumar
08 Sep 2017 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160205

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Shiv: I happened to read that article as well today. Stunning similarities between the Slavic languages/cultures and Sanskrit! One is amazed at the perversion of the Western mind. Tries to paint the most tolerant religion as the most violent. Portrays the mother of civilization (biggest source) as t...
by Prem Kumar
23 Aug 2017 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1000
Views: 64006

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

Congress colluded with ISI & Pakistan to shaft a serving Indian Army officer, created fake narrative of Hindu terrorism to appease Muslims and to ban/jail/kill anyone who would stand up for Hindu interests. The above line should be sounded by loudspeakers across the country for the next 20 year...
by Prem Kumar
19 Aug 2017 16:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 784829

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

Hard to tell. But I see a man with a red flag on the left side
by Prem Kumar
17 Aug 2017 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3109
Views: 221781

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

If the bridges won't bear the weight, fix the bridges. That's what peace-time is for. A tank takes decades to design & build. Bridges can be rebuilt and/or strengthened for a fraction of the cost & time. Do it on a war-footing with ambitious targets like "fix/buttress 1000 bridges in 2 ...
by Prem Kumar
17 Aug 2017 09:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 408089

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

While this is indeed a phenomenal task undertaken by Modi sarkar, the elephant in the room is this: How many big fish - i.e. corrupt politicians of the Sonia ilk & other people in positions of power have been nailed? The amount of money vacuumed up by a few hundred of these corrupt higher-ups is...
by Prem Kumar
15 Aug 2017 10:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 784829

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

So, where did all this sanctimonious qutbah on trade disappear when China suddenly pulled the plug on 'rare earths' export to Japan in 2008? Or, violated the UN convention for land-locked countries when it wanted to punish Mongolia for hosting the Dalai Lama? Or , when the Korean chain of Lotte was...
by Prem Kumar
14 Aug 2017 18:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 784829

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

PremKumar Ji, interesting theory. Certainly a different take which in our alternate dhoti-shivering-sabre rattling modes we would have overlooked. Could you please take some time out and explain the Prisoner's Dilemma analogy you have proposed here. Would be much appreciated. Mukesh: the game of &q...
by Prem Kumar
14 Aug 2017 18:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 784829

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

perhaps the idea is to drain capex from the MSR / IN / IAF buildup into high opex high manning of the border. if a pathetic rag tag civil engg crew manned by scrawny border guards can get a entire corps to mobilize merely on basis of media threats isnt this a very cheap way ? no need to feed and fu...
by Prem Kumar
14 Aug 2017 18:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 784829

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

To give hajjaar benefit of doubt to Chinese planners, the following could be their strategy too: ****Begin Theory**** Tie up a large Indian troops in a state of heightened arousal along multiple points in the LAC for years, without initiating any hostilities. This will serve the following objective...
by Prem Kumar
14 Aug 2017 16:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 784829

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

To give hajjaar benefit of doubt to Chinese planners, the following could be their strategy too: ****Begin Theory**** Tie up a large Indian troops in a state of heightened arousal along multiple points in the LAC for years, without initiating any hostilities. This will serve the following objectives...
by Prem Kumar
14 Aug 2017 15:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 784829

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

There is the incident of a Russian Special forces operative calling a airstrike on himself when surrounded by ISIS militants, it was suicide but ensured higher enemy casualties. That incident raised the Russian forces image, which is what the Chinese might copy for a small skirmish and claim victor...
by Prem Kumar
12 Aug 2017 07:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 784829

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

Rudradev: regarding your post about disinformation, this war, if it breaks out, will also be fought in social media. There are enough well trained warriors on our side. Hope the Govt leverages them wisely
by Prem Kumar
12 Aug 2017 07:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 784829

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

Shiv: to tie in your post with that of another poster above. Maybe the lesson China learns from this is that, after a Parakram style mobilization, they will maintain higher troop levels & logistic nodes all along the LAC. This prepares them for a future conflict without being serious disadvantag...
by Prem Kumar
12 Aug 2017 07:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 784829

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

We call people Aunty and Uncle instead of their first names, because to call your elders by their first names is rude in India. Heck, English doesn't even have a word for "Aap", whose equivalent exists in all Indian languages
by Prem Kumar
05 Aug 2017 10:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160205

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

SriJoy: I've reported your posts to the Mods because you are derailing this thread. The last several pages have just been your arguments & counter-arguments. Its putting people off, who come to this thread to get valuable information. Please stop trolling this thread. Take a break. Shiv & Ot...
by Prem Kumar
21 Jul 2017 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 28442

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

Is that an article by Praveen Swami?

If so, it's likely an ISI planted story to make it look like the Amarnath Yatra murders were the fallout of a "local gang war", thus absolving Pakistan
by Prem Kumar
18 Jul 2017 09:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 462
Views: 51761

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Indranil: perhaps a way to improve the wheat-to-chaff ratio is to quarantine uninformed posters to the Newbie thread & have them graduate from there only when their post quality warrants it. It will free up Mod time from regular threads because the BS will go down. And you can spend a bit more t...
by Prem Kumar
18 Jul 2017 09:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160205

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

SriJoy: a request. Can you plz keep down your volume of posts? I see entire pages with either your posts or responses to it & miss out on other informative posts. There are no rules on this forum on the # of posts you can make. Its just etiquette (like not talking too much in a conversation and ...
by Prem Kumar
16 Jul 2017 23:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160205

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

The following is a very telling quote from the Hindu article by Thangaraj & Chaubey Moreover, there is evidence which is consistent with the early presence of several R1a branches in India (our unpublished data). Thangaraj & Co are analyzing the ancient-DNA samples from Rakhigiri. So, its li...
by Prem Kumar
14 Jul 2017 10:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 28442

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

Rudradev & Shiv: Both your models are excellent and convey the Muslim organizational model very well. Please get it widely published via Twitter & Facebook. The average Hindu doesn't have a mental model to understand Islamic society & he needs it. These models will help him counter the r...

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