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by mmasand
19 Mar 2020 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4037
Views: 296107

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I'm amused as to how ICMR can make such a blanket statement that there is no community transmission based on random testing. I dare say thousands are already asymptomatic carriers, and the weather argument can go to the bin. We currently are at the bottom of the slab in terms of testing capacity per...
by mmasand
12 Mar 2020 02:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208205

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Several Katyusha rockets struck at Camp Taji, few miles north of Baghdad. Several injuries including casualties, possibly of both British and US forces. Edit: 3 dead, 2 of which are American - one US Mil, one contractor. UK MoD has confirmed they are aware of incident involving one of their personne...
by mmasand
26 Feb 2020 09:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3825
Views: 417406

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Despite all the hoorah, still no word on Police Reform Act. When you have a police force that doesn't have riot control training or gear to deal with public order incidents, waves a lathi to a gun toting charlatan, doesn't send any reassurance to the murari laal going about his business.
by mmasand
19 Feb 2020 01:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 481747

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Mid 1980s, all commonwealth countries provided this facility to each other. When did that change? Can you prove this claim ? Suraj - I can confirm they still do provide visa on arrival for transit passengers subject to you convincing the border agency that you will return within 24 hours to catch a...
by mmasand
18 Feb 2020 06:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 481747

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Excellent . Good to know GoI has already pulled the airline up . Now the next logical step is the airline goes after her and demands $$. It's hard to imagine an airline like EK will go after an MP for £200, I would expect she will foot the bill, else she will have to declare the fare as a 'gift' in...
by mmasand
16 Feb 2020 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 481747

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Rony wrote::rotfl:


Chancellor - Rishi Sunak
Home Secretary - Priti Patel
Business Secretary - Alok Sharma
Attorney General - Suella Braverman


I had to go back and see the Da Vinci & Christian ones again!
by mmasand
15 Feb 2020 02:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328204

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

:lol: Good idea Why the F35, just buy 1 squadron of the F21 (F21 > F16), assign it to TACDE, and watch the Paks lose their shit This would destroy them completely. They worship theur F-Solahs like idols. A squadron of the latest and most advanced F-16s with AMRAAMs in the IAF would shatter the last...
by mmasand
15 Feb 2020 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 742307

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

He omitted the third one, the 800 pound gorilla. The Army. Which has the first dibs on country's resources but has nothing to show for it. If the army's expenditure can be cut to 2% of the GDP there would be no need for IMF bailouts Typical Paki "intellectual". He was kicked out because h...
by mmasand
06 Feb 2020 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203972

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Ghafoora met with an 'accident'. Escaped unhurt as per the new DG ISPR. This comes days before he is to take charge as GOC.
by mmasand
03 Feb 2020 03:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 481747

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

He was being tailed by a surveillance team, they were the first to respond. They shot him, saw what seemed like cannisters strapped to his chest, then backed off. Armed response officers arrived in ARV's minutes later, delivered a second fatal shot. Edit: attacker named as 20 year old Sudesh Mamoor ...
by mmasand
29 Jan 2020 04:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208205

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Apparently Umm-al-Fahm, a majority Arab city inside Israel, whose residents are all Israeli citizens, would be transferred to Palestine under the plan. The Arab subjects in the Jordan valley will be asked to become Jordanian citizens and migrate, those residing north of Tul Karm to take up Egyptian...
by mmasand
29 Jan 2020 02:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208205

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

^ pls look at the map, it's ridiculous by any standards. Even the Israelis are criticizing it as an attempt to win brownie points before the elections.
by mmasand
28 Jan 2020 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208205

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

The killing of Oasim Solemiani has changed the dynamics in Iraq a lot and beyond. Here is a piece re: deconstructed statement of MEA in response to killing of Soleimani. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/01/03/indias-reaction-to-the-killing-of-iranian-commander-qassem-soleimani/a...
by mmasand
28 Jan 2020 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3149
Views: 295257

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Well, the Best Radars and Defences in Iran would have been over Tehran, and it is an old Russian SAM system. I hope this opens the eyes of people who deride Indian Advances based on Iranian claims of successes. The Iranians have some Chinese and Russian stuff and surprisingly their F-14 fleet previ...
by mmasand
27 Jan 2020 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 966
Views: 183702

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Posting this as this clip has good insights into future of the a'stan and region whole : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDcGlHembKk&feature=youtu.be The official circles admit that mass lost in astan and exit is almost final from here and eyee rack. Bunnies will be back. The price negotiated w...
by mmasand
27 Jan 2020 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 966
Views: 183702

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

USAF BACN E11-A aircraft down in Taliban territory of Ghazni in Afghanistan. Wonder if DT will brush this under the carpet too.

https://twitter.com/Conflicts/status/12 ... 80096?s=19
by mmasand
17 Jan 2020 15:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203972

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Ghafoor replaced by Babar Ifthikar as DG ISPR. Asif Ghafoor finally gets his promotion as GOC Okara. Is he promoted? if he wasn't promoted than that's a sure sign of asked to go. Previous DG ISPR was promoted to Lt Gen while he was still DG ISPR. Wonder if he will keep his personal account now..A s...
by mmasand
16 Jan 2020 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3404
Views: 543377

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

There are many in J&K with all the shades of Grey. They like particles with duality and are in Indian camp as well the separatists camp and sometimes at the same time. Anyways in stories of Insurgency and CI, Everyone is a suspect as well a potential mole. Who knows who is being played and who ...
by mmasand
16 Jan 2020 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203972

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019



"If the US can target Qasem Soleimani, why can't they target a General in Rawalpindi" : Saad Mohseni, Afghan Australian entrepreneur, and former Afghan diplomat.
by mmasand
16 Jan 2020 16:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203972

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Ghafoor replaced by Babar Ifthikar as DG ISPR. Asif Ghafoor finally gets his promotion as GOC Okara.
by mmasand
14 Jan 2020 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203972

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

sudhan wrote:Is it true that Propagandu Gafool has been sacked for his rant on twitter?


Don't expect a confirmation, just a new DG miraculously. Twitter got him to delete his tweet about Baloch's.
by mmasand
14 Jan 2020 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2408
Views: 301013

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Harsh Vardhan Shringla, former Ambassador to the US has returned to Delhi, to take over as Foreign Secy on 20th January. Expect to see him at briefings more often than Gokhale.
by mmasand
13 Jan 2020 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1674
Views: 286192

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

....ring in what air power is available in the region from land and sea at any given time. Starting next year, they'll be able to deploy Air Defenses into these less protected areas by just deploying launchers and using sensors deployed elsewhere or in the air. When that capability is rolled out yo...
by mmasand
10 Jan 2020 05:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208205

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Trudeau has confirmed they have strong evidence to believe the aircraft was shot by SAM's. Pentagon leaking info to media that their satellites had seen two blips along the flight path. Not just two blips..they have claimed to have generated and analyzed both IR tracks of launch and explosion of th...
by mmasand
10 Jan 2020 03:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208205

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Trudeau has confirmed they have strong evidence to believe the aircraft was shot by SAM's. Pentagon leaking info to media that their satellites had seen two blips along the flight path.
by mmasand
06 Jan 2020 01:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208205

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

https://youtu.be/4GeGlGgeYBY Listen carefully from 24.29 onwards!! Musharaff Zaidi claiming Pakistanis fighting in Iraq is that true? In reference to Gulf War 1, there were a number of Pak Army regulars in non-offensive roles inside Kuwait. Several thousands stayed back in KSA as an insurance till ...
by mmasand
05 Jan 2020 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208205

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

There is no Iranian Culture in Iran. Whatever remnants of Persian Culture exist, do so in Navsari, Udwada, Surat, Mumbai and Pune. The cultural sites referred to are monuments and mausoleums glorifying the revolution, Ayatollah's tomb, Azadi monument, and possibly Musalla mosque that is rumoured to...
by mmasand
05 Jan 2020 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Africa News and Discussion
Replies: 453
Views: 54733

Re: India-Africa News and Discussion

Camp Simba Bay under attack by Al Shabaab Sunni militants (Al Qaeda backed). Smoke seen billowing in the distance, base accommodates Kenyan and US forces that render training to Kenyans + Spec Ops for missions in Somalia. Almost all of drone operations over Somalia and Yemen are from Camp Simba.
by mmasand
04 Jan 2020 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203972

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

US State Dept : To strengthen mil2mil cooperation on shared priorities & advance US national security, @POTUS authorized the resumption of International Military Education and Training #IMET for Pakistan. The overall security assistance suspension for Pakistan remains in effect.
by mmasand
04 Jan 2020 06:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208205

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

second round of surgical strike by US in Baghdad has eliminated another key figure : https://twitter.com/Imamofpeace/status/1213234965233582081?s=20 New US air raid targets Hashd commander in Iraq: state TV https://aje.io/arweq PMU are denying this, let's wait for official confirmation. First they ...
by mmasand
04 Jan 2020 05:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 39789

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

ArjunPandit wrote:
chetak wrote:They waited for the air chief Dhanoa to retire.

was ACM senior to Gen Rawat?


Yes, he was Chairman of the COSC briefly until he passed on the baton to Gen Rawat.
by mmasand
04 Jan 2020 00:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208205

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Ismail Qani, now commander of the Quds Force asked Iranians for patience to see American bodies all over the 'middle east'. Minutes later Telegram channels in Iran reporting of a strike at Ain Al Asad airbase, which has been subsequently denied.
by mmasand
03 Jan 2020 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208205

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

4 CV-22B's had to divert to Erbil after Turkey denied them use of Incirlik, the Ospreys were most likely carrying Special Forces to prepare for any contingency/evacuation of diplomatic personnel.
by mmasand
03 Jan 2020 09:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208205

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Iran's State TV confirms the assassination of Soleimani. Soleimani has cult status within Iran and among Shia militias in the region. Internally, there will be immense pressure within Iran to retaliate. But Trump has proved that he is willing to take risks and escalate. Will aside, the Pentagon bet...
by mmasand
01 Jan 2020 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4748
Views: 607891

Re: Internal Security Watch

VKumar wrote:
chetak wrote:Image


Bandra, Mumbai has thousands.


Sirji, how does one disprove their nationality once they have ration, and adhaar cards. At least 10% of them are employed by Baba Siddique and associates.
by mmasand
30 Dec 2019 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 481747

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Will be keenly watching the developments in Northern Ireland over the next few months, the Sinn Fein is keeping its options open (border poll) so as not to cede space to the 'dissidents' or former provincial IRA calling for a United Ireland. NI has not had an assembly for over 2 years now since the ...
by mmasand
29 Dec 2019 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 481747

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

ritesh wrote:Has the exodus started from londonistan or else people are back to doing what they know best, taqiya??


It would take nothing less than a decade to seen any visible change in policy, there will be no exodus as most of the 3 million 'peacefuls' will not walk away from benefits to the third world.
by mmasand
27 Dec 2019 20:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655823

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Looking at where indian convent education system has reached, even macaulay would be turning & cringing in his grave! unwarranted tolerance leads to this :mrgreen: twitter This is the future of India! Image deleted I can't tell if she's an underage minor, best to take the pic off this platform.
by mmasand
27 Dec 2019 17:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655823

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Meanwhile in Gulf, anyone seen as Pro-CAA is being harrassed by fellow Indians(mainly keralite muslims) to apologize or leave. We saw how that turned out for that bunch screaming Azadi in Dubai last Friday, it lasted all but 20 minutes before the cavalry showed up in riot gear to round them up. The...
by mmasand
26 Dec 2019 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 481747

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Imran , Capt. Khant, now wants to leverage the 15 Brit. MPs from Kashmiri backgrounds to raise thd issue in parliament. I suggest that those MPs and ministers of Indian origin lambaste Pak on its terror and human rights record in return. There's ample ammunition on this score even from western or B...

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