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by Hari Seldon
28 Jan 2018 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 745
Views: 78872

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Does anybody hear about "Free Tibet/Taiwan/Tiananmen/<fill-in-d-blank>" brotests againsg PRC anywhere in the emerged world, including UKstan? Used to wonder why not but its crystal clear now. PRC has huge economic heft and muscle to throw around. And knows how to throw it around. Results? ...
by Hari Seldon
26 Jan 2018 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3241
Views: 304232

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Always thought the week was a leftie rag but sometimes even broken clocks are right and all that i guess ...

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by Hari Seldon
04 Jan 2018 12:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 654
Views: 77756

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Apart from some historic baggage what exactly is preventing a repochment between China and Japan? Good Q. For starters there's the Senkaku islands which will remain a sticking point. But hey, trust PRC to sweeten the deal by allowing it to become 'disputed territory' from its current status as &quo...
by Hari Seldon
04 Jan 2018 10:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 654
Views: 77756

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

India imposes antidumping duty on 98 products from China (IE) India has imposed antidumping duty on as many as 98 products, as on December 27 last year, imported from China, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. The products on which the duty was imposed include flax fabrics, vitamin C, certain fib...
by Hari Seldon
03 Jan 2018 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 654
Views: 77756

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Beijing is pursuing a complex strategy to corner natural resources (Brahma Chellaney) By building cascades of large dams on international rivers just before they leave its territory, China is re-engineering cross-border natural flows. Among the rivers it has targeted are the Mekong, the lifeline of...
by Hari Seldon
26 Dec 2017 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 654
Views: 77756

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

PRC's soft-power investment in hollywood paying off even as PRC turns off the 'free money' spigots... Basically, after the cheeni films market surpassed the US box office n USD terms, no studio worth its salt will take any risk of offending PRC. So self-censorhip is the norm. https://www.ft.com/cont...
by Hari Seldon
15 Dec 2017 19:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210275

Re: Internal Security Watch

US embassy sent email warning to all US citizens in India saying a bomb was found in Delhi's Khan mkt today, hence exercise caution etc.
by Hari Seldon
15 Dec 2017 13:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 754
Views: 90787

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I'd be overjoyed if a decent fraction of these eye-popping numbers could somehow precipitate into reality only. Sigh. Eyeing $1 trillion in digital business, government works on a new electronics policy (TOI) NEW DELHI: A new electronics manufacturing policy is on the anvil and work is also on for r...
by Hari Seldon
14 Dec 2017 08:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 754
Views: 90787

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The empire strikes back. https://twitter.com/KanchanGupta/status/940864435698176001 Kanchan Gupta‏Verified account @KanchanGupta 18h18 hours ago A sad day. Corrupt majority stumps honest minority. Aadhar-linking of bank accounts put off indefinitely. War on black money, benami accounts and money lau...
by Hari Seldon
13 Dec 2017 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 654
Views: 77756

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Interconnected world, so, interconnected threats only. Beijing Develops Plan to Counter Trump Tax Overhaul (WSJ) Under the plan, the people say, the People’s Bank of China stands ready to deploy a combination of tools—higher interest rates, tighter capital controls and more-frequent currency interve...
by Hari Seldon
07 Dec 2017 08:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 360
Views: 39718

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Good. Call the malsi bluff. 'em malsi countries reckon that the spectre of pious beards rioting and blowing up stuff should instill enough fear and deterrence against doing the right thing as and when such goes against malsic interests. Well, now if they riot, as Harrison Ford would say, "Go ah...
by Hari Seldon
06 Dec 2017 06:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1005
Views: 60003

Re: Solar energy in India

There's plenty of buzz (fully 2 articles in yesterday's ET itself) reg electric 2-wheelers with a whole phalanx of startups and even established firms jumping into the fray with models already launched and so on. Saw 100s of these small e-bikes (moped size) zipping everywhere in Chinese cities. I ho...
by Hari Seldon
05 Dec 2017 05:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 654
Views: 77756

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Two China banks refuse loan to Adani’s mine project in Australia, says report - The Hindu Hopefully the Japanese can step in with some long termloans at way better rates than the chinese offer, for Adani's project. Heck, isn't the KV Kamath-led BRICS bank also around for stuff like this, or maybe t...
by Hari Seldon
04 Dec 2017 10:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 196343

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Terroristan gubmint advisory in Yawn(?) on the ills of web based FoE.

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by Hari Seldon
03 Dec 2017 10:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1053
Views: 124211

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Modi's Make in India just saved Rs 1 lakh crore in defence sector. Here's how (India Today mag) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India initiative has helped the defence ministry save more than Rs 1 lakh crore worth of foreign exchange. In the past two years, as many as six air defence and ant...
by Hari Seldon
03 Dec 2017 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 654
Views: 77756

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Meanwhile, China expert shri Mohan Malik writes so: Mohan Malik 马立克 实事求是‏ @jmohanmalik “The Sōryū is a so stealthy that the highly skilled Japanese anti-sub forces can find only 5% of them when under way..as retd CHN Gen Liu Yazhou, an adamant Japanophobe has warned, in case of naval conflict, Japan...
by Hari Seldon
02 Dec 2017 19:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 754
Views: 90787

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

ET Infotech News‏Verified account @ETInfotechNews #India will be a $5-trillion economy by 2024 and size will grow to $10 trillion by 2030, says #RIL Chairman #MukeshAmbani (PTI) https://twitter.com/ETInfotechNews/status/936498748057731072 And predictably the Economist's Mumbai propagandist One Stan...
by Hari Seldon
02 Dec 2017 19:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 754
Views: 90787

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

ET Infotech News‏Verified account @ETInfotechNews #India will be a $5-trillion economy by 2024 and size will grow to $10 trillion by 2030, says #RIL Chairman #MukeshAmbani (PTI) https://twitter.com/ETInfotechNews/status/936498748057731072 And predictably the Economist's or is it FT's?) India desk c...
by Hari Seldon
01 Dec 2017 13:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 745
Views: 78872

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^ I love the contempt the PRC reserves for UKstan. It comes from being well-studied in history and every cheeni schoolchild there knows about the opium wars and the 'Chinese century of humiliation'. The Brits were never our friends. I'm amazed even today at Indians quoting that genocidal maniac Chur...
by Hari Seldon
01 Dec 2017 09:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 745
Views: 78872

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Seems FoE in UKstan is under attack. A female right-leaning wannabe politico got charged & arrested for 'criticizing islam'. She appealed on twiter to Trump for help. Trump actually responded by retweeting 3 of her 'offending' tweets. Theresa May jumped into the fray finger-waggin' sayig doing s...
by Hari Seldon
29 Nov 2017 12:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 745
Views: 78872

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^Why not PRC? Why 'only' India? just curious is all. Its not as if UKstan didn't in the past try ki$$ing PRC arse. Maybe they got merely yellow droppings from there instead of 'em golden yellow ones perhaps ... That said, PRC blames (rightly so) UKstan for their 'century of humiliation' and treats U...
by Hari Seldon
29 Nov 2017 12:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 462161

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^ Just a suggestion: Why not a few knowledgeable BRF gurus create a FB page for the LCA and do some FB mktg? Just saying. Doesn't have to cost a dime, besides. And there'll be this awesome repertoire of ideas, facts, figures, marketing polish - all the Tejas desperately needs. Only. P.S. The IN is t...
by Hari Seldon
26 Nov 2017 19:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 462161

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

India's multi-role fighter Tejas to be equipped with world's fastest cruise missile -'Brahmos Light' (Times now) New Delhi: After the successful launch of the supersonic Brahmos cruise missile from the Sukhoi-30, ensuring a tactical advantage for the armed forces, work on 'BRAHMOS Light,' a lighter...
by Hari Seldon
26 Nov 2017 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 745
Views: 78872

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Terror in Londonabad: self-inflicted People were seen fleeing the Oxford Circus Tube station, taking shelter in nearby buildings and holding each other as police descended on the area to respond to the reports. ... people fleeing into the street and taking cover in nearby buildings. Bystanders on t...
by Hari Seldon
24 Nov 2017 19:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 654
Views: 77756

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

How can we expect the Dalai lama to take a firm stand in favor of Tobetian independence even if that is his foremost wish if Delhi, his host, doesn't permit him to do so? How can HH take a stand diametrically opposite to that taken by Delhi, that TAR is part of PRC? Let Delhi call TAR 'disputed' fir...
by Hari Seldon
22 Nov 2017 08:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 436349

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Time was when the better connected parts of the Indian economy - urban, well-off, angrezi-speaking, insiders etc would skim off the lion's share of growth, of opportunities, of returns from all sorts of asset classes. The less well off and not so well connected would be left at the tender mercies of...
by Hari Seldon
20 Nov 2017 06:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 745
Views: 78872

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

SHARIA UK: British politician Jayda Fransen ARRESTED for offending Islam, flown to Belfast Site also has full video of the "offending" speech only.Ensoi. P.S. Call it Schadenfreude or just desserts or whatever. Lest we forget, UKstan conspired to balkanize India in '47 leaving a patchy ne...
by Hari Seldon
14 Nov 2017 12:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 991
Views: 117853

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^ +1.

And to think that scumbag Henry Kissassinger was actually received in India (in Kolkata, that too) after having disgracefully supported the genocidal Pakfauj in the '71 BD war. #aakthoo.
by Hari Seldon
14 Nov 2017 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 120
Views: 7048

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

For all my anti=PRC antipathy, can't help but admire the sheer ch00tzpah and spunk they do have in getting *impossible* things done. The weeghur beards dancing tai chi during Ramadan is something no toher country in the world (save NoKo) could even dare contemplate only. And now this: Want to escape...
by Hari Seldon
13 Nov 2017 09:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 845753

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

After Trump’s Bonhomie in Beijing, a Trade Face-Off Brews (WSJ) Overly charitable 'analysis' by WSJ or is there really a method in Trump's madness? Meanwhile, back in Washington lower-level aides are dusting off a rarely used Cold War-era trade weapon that invokes national-security considerations t...
by Hari Seldon
09 Nov 2017 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3064
Views: 498726

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indian Scientists Successfully Fire Electromagnetic Railgun (Mach 6) Test Shot (sputnik news) The Indian Defense Research organization hopes to soon complete trials of electromagnetic railguns that would give the country's naval forces a superlative advantage and a capability to launch devastating ...
by Hari Seldon
06 Nov 2017 09:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 991
Views: 117853

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

What is all this new found love for the anti-India scumbags at the Brookings Institution? Why are the mofos from the Brookings Institution allowed anywhere near govt. agencies like NITI Aayog? What next, an advisor to the MEA? Brookings scumbag to be part of PM's economic advisory council I'd inter...
by Hari Seldon
03 Nov 2017 08:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 845753

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

Mean-e-while... Ananth Krishnan‏Verified account @ananthkrishnan 2h2 hours ago HT today carries 4 pages of Chinese govt propaganda masquerading as news (a small print disclosure on just the first page doesn't do much) https://twitter.com/ananthkrishnan/status/926262570520076289 +++ GoI at the highes...
by Hari Seldon
02 Nov 2017 21:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 845753

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

Would dearly love to see India taking some action in response to persistent and egregious cheeni behavior. Doing nothing is == acceptance of biz as usual, i.e. PRC's victory. I would be OK with imposing massive anti-dumping duties on *all* cheeni imports. Like NM asked desi citizens to suffer some i...
by Hari Seldon
27 Oct 2017 09:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 845753

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

It is time for India to return the BRI favour in the same kind. +1. Build a 'connectivity' road initative connecting North Sikkim with Bhutan via Chumbi. After all, its just a connectivity project and our stand that the disputes should be amicably resolved by talks with the Tibetians isn't affected...
by Hari Seldon
05 Oct 2017 21:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 436349

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

>> sonia singh‏Verified account
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Breaking on #ndtv9, major review likely in GST rules, monthly returns could be made quarterly, rate reduction in some sectors likely

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