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by Vishal_Bhatia
26 Aug 2015 12:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Dawood Ibrahim & Underworld Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 45469

Re: Dawood Ibrahim & Underworld Watch Thread

^ I totally agree JEM and have posted on this in another thread. he has no upside for his hosts and just a drain on precious resources to keep him safe and fed. his onlee utility at present could be as money launderer for the TSP elites given his bases in dubai . but others will do it too with less...
by Vishal_Bhatia
26 Aug 2015 11:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 205678

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

I wonder how much of this demand slowdown is due to the mes that is the residential realty sector. NCR inventory levels are at 78 months, while Mumbai's are somewhere around 50--60. I have now started seeing ads in Mumbai newspapers of developers offering waivers on stamp duty/registration charges a...
by Vishal_Bhatia
18 Jun 2015 10:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 706
Views: 41432

Re: Joint Army/IAF Anti-Terrorist Cross Border Op into Myanm

Religious minorities will likely give way to ethnic minorities. This map is illustrative of their spread: http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2012/ ... ayMap.html

This graph gives population data: http://www.oxfordburmaalliance.org/ethnic-groups.html
by Vishal_Bhatia
18 Jun 2015 09:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 706
Views: 41432

Re: Joint Army/IAF Anti-Terrorist Cross Border Op into Myanm

A thought occurred to me, and I may be wrong here. The biggest message from this operation was to Han China, especially its "String of Pearls" strategy. I never bought much into it, as these "pearls" are nothing but needle points to prick us, and that is that. The fig leaf that t...
by Vishal_Bhatia
17 Aug 2012 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 638774

Re: Internal Security Watch

brihaspati-ji, ramana-ji, and others

What is it that we can do? Or, what is it that I can do to fight the Mullahcracy?
by Vishal_Bhatia
08 Dec 2009 09:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 732559

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Johann Sir, I believe you are wrong with the assertion that the Soviets were worried about the situation. It was the other way around. The Soviets were wanting for war, and the Chinese were scared, so much that their forces retreated inland much away from their borders. In the same time, the Red Arm...
by Vishal_Bhatia
21 Sep 2009 08:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?
Replies: 148
Views: 14942

Re: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?

Ussr nor USA directly enagaged in terrorist activity in each other territory, but we see it every day happen that to India. Not an exact comparison, but Vietnam and Afghanistan? In my view, what the two gentlemen are saying is that even if one assumes that we do not have TNs, our deterrence does ex...
by Vishal_Bhatia
19 Sep 2009 15:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?
Replies: 148
Views: 14942

Re: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?

Note for mods: If my post is OT, kindly delete it or move it to the appropriate thread. deterrent... was not true at yom kippur war time. the egyptians got very close to a decisive break through. running out of ammo and not being resupplied by the USSR was the problem, plus some last ditch defense ...
by Vishal_Bhatia
18 Sep 2009 14:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?
Replies: 148
Views: 14942

Re: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?

But what you have "supposed" has not happened. So how does 1 follow from 2. It cant. So how exactly do you simulate stuff? Our bluff isnt working, its just that the right scenario to test it has not happened till now luckily. This is what you are missing out on: The point of a deterrence ...
by Vishal_Bhatia
18 Sep 2009 12:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?
Replies: 148
Views: 14942

Re: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?

Interestingly the US (which wanted to use nukes against Korea) has not used nukes anywhere and has opted to lose wars rather than use nukes. There is a message here. ... that there are no tactical nukes. And in one of your latter posts, you have captured very well that a deterrence fail is a deterr...
by Vishal_Bhatia
18 Sep 2009 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?
Replies: 148
Views: 14942

Re: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?

What you have said about nuclear weapons, deterrence and conventional conflicts is not quite right. In many, if not most cases nuclear weapons were meant to offset conventional military disadvantages. True Sir, but my point is nukes do not prevent conventional wars. I do agree that in situations wh...
by Vishal_Bhatia
18 Sep 2009 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?
Replies: 148
Views: 14942

Re: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?

Oh we can make any such convoluted arguments in case of India also, in fact nothing suggests that we would have been nuked till now if we did not have nukes. Suppose we had no nukes, and war erupts between India and Pakistan. Would Pakistan hesitate if one of her corps is destroyed and the gates to...
by Vishal_Bhatia
18 Sep 2009 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?
Replies: 148
Views: 14942

Re: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?

All? See either they are friendly to US or not, if not then they are game of US, if yes then they are Game for China. If neutral then game for both. Iran has no cloud over it, neither has Venezuela. Nor Cuba, neither Egypt, nor Syria (and Israel is supposed to have bum in the basement too). Long li...
by Vishal_Bhatia
18 Sep 2009 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?
Replies: 148
Views: 14942

Re: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?

Indeed, and in fact Indian deterrence is still quite inefficient, I can name 130 countries right now, which have a completely proven deterrence as shown by absence of nuclear cloud over them, and they have done it without having a ton of nuclear material, we still are mucking about with those horri...
by Vishal_Bhatia
17 Sep 2009 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?
Replies: 148
Views: 14942

Re: Can nuclear deterrence survive on a bluff?

The whole point of a nuclear deterrent is to prevent a nuclear (and not conventional) war. Given that there is no visible mushroom cloud over the Indian landmass, I would say India's nuclear deterrence has worked and is working at present. While I'm still sitting on the fence with regard to the whol...
by Vishal_Bhatia
28 Aug 2009 21:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 187561

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

RajaRam

Sir, if possible, can you send me that email too? I'm really getting curious to read your thoughts.
Sorry if this is inapt.

I would also appreciate if anybody forwards me the same email.

Regards & thanks in advance
Vishal Bhatia

E-mail: vishal.bhatia20 at gmail.com
by Vishal_Bhatia
10 Jul 2009 19:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India in South East Asia
Replies: 202
Views: 19793

Re: India in South East Asia

Rahul M wrote:how ? is there a video walkthrough somewhere ?


No idea if this viable or workable... promote tourism to Thailand.
by Vishal_Bhatia
10 Jul 2009 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India in South East Asia
Replies: 202
Views: 19793

Re: India in South East Asia

Isn't Thailand one of China's strongest supporters in ASEAN? But, I may be wrong here...

In my view, Vietnam is the safest bet.
by Vishal_Bhatia
26 Jun 2009 13:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1958
Views: 252528

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

What is wrong with that? Err... Cause Australia is a country and can do without an Indian immigratory-invasion aimed at moulding it. Oz landmass was once connected to the Deccan Plate & infact the aborigines of Oz may be distant cousins of the tribes in A&N islands. Not the tense: was .
by Vishal_Bhatia
26 Jun 2009 10:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1958
Views: 252528

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

vishnua wrote:Aurtralia is prime real estate where it can be extension of india by proper settlement of people. It has only 21 mi


Yes yes... certainly... our very own Lebensraum :roll:
by Vishal_Bhatia
24 Jun 2009 08:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 260624

Re: India-China News and Discussions

The Chinese are full of sound. No bite. Spot on Sir... Wonder why we at BRF hype the paper-dragon so much. As a side note... one of my friend's went to Laddakh and was able to talk to the soldiers posted there. Heck, she also visited the LAC. She asked the troops there whether they were afraid of g...
by Vishal_Bhatia
23 Jun 2009 11:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 204693

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

narayana wrote:My post count reduced to 215 from 360 odd,may i know the reason.


Old threads and posts in the trash can are being permanently deleted, and hence, your post count has gone down.

Regards
by Vishal_Bhatia
22 Jun 2009 14:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Predicting and forestalling the next terrorist atrocity
Replies: 163
Views: 13337

Re: Predicting and forestalling the next terrorist atrocity

Shiv Sir Predicting an attack: Sir, the recent spate of attacks in the past half decade or so were largely because ISI had successfully created modules that went active. These have been busted recently; also, Mumbai did lead to an increase in vigilance (on the side of agencies), at least that is wha...
by Vishal_Bhatia
18 Jun 2009 14:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2655
Views: 398544

Re: Flight Safety

Im sure the IAF is going to learn its lessons. Im just bemused at the heads in the sand attitude of some people here who think that 5 crashes of 5 different airframes in 3 months is run of the mill. No body thinks that this is run of the mill. But to jump the gun like you did is certainly not accep...
by Vishal_Bhatia
18 Jun 2009 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2655
Views: 398544

Re: Flight Safety

Why does that seem so inplausible? Cause the IAF cares for its personnel? Losing 5 different aircraft in the last 3 months is either some kind of weird freaky thing to happen or there are issues in flight safety that need to be addressed. First, the 5 aircrafts were lost in different conditions and...
by Vishal_Bhatia
18 Jun 2009 14:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2655
Views: 398544

Re: Flight Safety

SHIV the past 5 years have been good with regard to flight safety but how about the past 3 MONTHS? So, the IAF was doing all well for the past 5 years and seem to have lost its way in the past 3 months... indeed that is plausible. :roll: IAF should immediately wake up. OR It could be that Murphy ha...
by Vishal_Bhatia
18 Jun 2009 08:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 760124

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Maybe the F 22 is made using some 'alien' technologies that the US is loath to let other countries know its exact capabilities ! at least for the next decade , others can have the dumbed down version A former USAF guy on some other forum stated that a dumbed-down F-22 simply cannot exist. He said t...
by Vishal_Bhatia
15 Jun 2009 14:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2601
Views: 286720

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

sum wrote:Indians actually do such "un-Gandhian" things in BD or do the ULFA guys fear the local gangsters?


Oh... we do a lot of things in Bangladesh. :wink:
by Vishal_Bhatia
12 Jun 2009 16:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 517
Views: 27735

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

Why are they FIGHTING each other? Whats making them. Multiple things... (1) Money (from drugs, stolen American equipment, marble, gemstones, kidnappings, extortion, etc)... everybody wants to get his/her fattest plausible cut (2) "Clan-ism"... My clan yay... Your clan boo (3) Corporatisat...
by Vishal_Bhatia
12 Jun 2009 10:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 517
Views: 27735

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

p_saggu wrote:c) Give up Kashmir for a Security council membership ???


I'm not trying to defend the Indian political class, but this won't happen.
by Vishal_Bhatia
12 Jun 2009 08:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stability
Replies: 997
Views: 93731

Re: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stabi

I don't know that many Central Asians, but one Uzbek girl I know, is simply crazy about India and Bollywood I saw a documentary on Afghanistan once; it showed a video store, and the only CDs/cassettes being sold there were of Bollywood movies. Apparently, DDLJ was very big out there. I wouldn't be ...
by Vishal_Bhatia
11 Jun 2009 08:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 185002

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

CRamS wrote:we have shown no stomach to advance the LoC even by an inch into PoK


This isn't exactly true... a former IA officer said it on the internet that during Parakram, we did capture some mountains, and have retained them. The LoC is not as static as is believed to be.
by Vishal_Bhatia
10 Jun 2009 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stability
Replies: 997
Views: 93731

Re: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stabi

Yes, a very good morning to you. Hope you had a nice night's sleep! Good morning to you too. But in one thing you are indeed correct, and I accept my mistake. When I was speaking of Islam, I meant 'instrumentalized' Islam, which one finds in the region where the Great Game is being played . I thoug...
by Vishal_Bhatia
10 Jun 2009 15:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stability
Replies: 997
Views: 93731

Re: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stabi

RajeshA wrote:
Vishal_Bhatia wrote:How much of Islam do you actually know to talk shyt like that?


Bhatia ji,
how many words did you learn, to come up with a one-liner like that?


Enough to know you are spousing communalist hatred. Again my question stands, on what basis did you make those conclusions?
by Vishal_Bhatia
10 Jun 2009 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stability
Replies: 997
Views: 93731

Re: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stabi

Islam is intrinsic to the human society. If Islam had not been there, it would have to be invented, and that is what happened. It represents the irrational, the anarchist, the destructive, the hypocritical, the megalomaniac, the absolutist, the fanatic, the aggressive, the predatory, the self-destr...
by Vishal_Bhatia
03 Jun 2009 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 677896

Re: Middle East News and Discussion

Gerard wrote:Lebanese Writer Farid Salman: Jordan, West Bank Should Become a Palestinian State, Which Will Absorb the Refugees


Passing the buck I guess. Sir, in my view, the people who have effed the Palestinians way more than anybody else are their Arab brothers.
by Vishal_Bhatia
03 Jun 2009 07:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2954
Views: 282453

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

ravi_ku: My point is that the GoI not acting is an act in itself. What other options we had? Cosmetic air strikes? Small raids? This is what the Pakistanis wanted us to do so that they can shovel their jihad stooges up against us. We did not play ball, and this led to the situation that we are in to...
by Vishal_Bhatia
02 Jun 2009 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2954
Views: 282453

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

ravi_ku wrote:One of the best arguments for doing nothing.


Didn't get you. Can you elaborate please?
by Vishal_Bhatia
02 Jun 2009 12:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2954
Views: 282453

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

Am I the only one who sees that the Pakistanis did Mumbai so as to compell us to attack, in whatever limited fashion that we may have? I mean, leave a trail of evidence, make sure that the attacks get maximum publicity, and do all of these a few months prior to national elections? Is the writing not...
by Vishal_Bhatia
28 May 2009 13:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North Korea conducts underground nuclear test
Replies: 501
Views: 38979

Re: North Korea conducts underground nuclear test

harbhans Yes, I do WAB a lot. But what I wrote has also been confirmed from other sources. The 39th Group Army sits on the Sino-NoKo border, and after the first NoKo nuclear test, the border units were replaced with military units. As far as your views on WAB go, I’ll disagree. p_saggu The reason wh...

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