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by Hari Seldon
23 Mar 2020 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3814
Views: 415291

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

When is Shivraj Chauhan taking oath as MP CM? Hope there're no 'victory' celebrations flouting social distancing rules this time. Every state lost to BIF becomes a bleeding sore. Chattisgarh's Bastar yesterday saw the ambush and murder of 17 security personnel. Sadly, CT govt is too firmly entrenche...
by Hari Seldon
16 Mar 2020 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3814
Views: 415291

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

New Malay PM seems smart. Putting nations interest ahead of ego and Islamic bravado. Modi should work with him but only after making a few things perfectly clear. To start with, "Give us Zakir Naik, then we will buy Palm Oil". :twisted: Nah. Zakir Naik is peanuts level small fry, and his ...
by Hari Seldon
14 Mar 2020 07:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3986
Views: 291120

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Herd immunity is one thing. What the Chinese and Italians saw was that the numbers who needed to go to hospital overwhelmed their medical systems. It's a given that herd immunity will build, but it seems the real consequence is that Britain is prepared to let some die off without doing anything abo...
by Hari Seldon
10 Mar 2020 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3814
Views: 415291

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Yogi ji remaining firm in the face of Allah-bad HC fulminations is an important milestone n the Yogi experiment, IMHO. Modi ji is using a heavy-majority wala state gubmint to shake/break/take/make new things and test actions/reactions/positions etc of other players. Impressive only. https://twitter....
by Hari Seldon
01 Mar 2020 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3814
Views: 415291

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

NM went on record saying the TauheenBug was an 'experiment' (or in Hindi, 'prayog'). Goes to show MAD were well aware of the intent and perhaps the extent of the wheels moving behind the scenes. They seem to have miscalculated in hindsight but theek hai, what to do only. There, mighty cheen couldn't...
by Hari Seldon
28 Feb 2020 15:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3814
Views: 415291

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/swati_gs/status/1233309078488633345?s=20 Swati Goel Sharma @swati_gs · 36m Do you notice how victims are blaming “outsiders” for violence in their areas? I wrote this report last year on increasing communal friction in a pocket of Delhi. Locals complained that a flood of immigrat...
by Hari Seldon
27 Feb 2020 05:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3814
Views: 415291

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The heft of the left is commendable. The ability to market pure poison and sell it so successfully to generations of youth-iyas - Marketing gold! Capturing edu space for decades - damage done is near-complete. 1 more generation and most urban H kids would have fully lost touch with their indic roots...
by Hari Seldon
26 Feb 2020 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3814
Views: 415291

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This is a well coordinated effort by the peaceful, left to escalate the situation as their gujarat/godhra messages have no takers. As long as MAD didn't do anything percieved as their interests, they couldn't escalate - now they can claim victimhood and do whatever they want An even bigger takleef ...
by Hari Seldon
08 Jan 2020 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3814
Views: 415291

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Amending the Representation of people Act can be done with simple majority in parliament. An amendment that says that should the winner in a first-past the post poll in any constituency secure less than a third of the votes cast, then a runoff poll between the top-2 will be held by EC. Will prevent ...
by Hari Seldon
03 Jan 2020 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3814
Views: 415291

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Shaashtaang praNaams to shri Dhingra ji. Every word soaked in undeniable truth. Only.
by Hari Seldon
31 Dec 2019 12:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655456

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

ramana wrote:Now think why the short two day rein of terror?

Any longer would invite Army deployment


Would army be deployed even if the said state govt did not ask for the same? Just curious if there are any precedents for the same. WB is a fit case, going by that story.
by Hari Seldon
31 Dec 2019 11:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655456

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

BIF's new-ish tactic is to have tricolors for the cameras at anti CAA rallies-cum-riots. New-ish and not new coz kejri n AAP used this effectively in DL 2013-15 timeframe. Counter street rallies by pro-CAA PIF crowd with more than a dash of saffron is interesting to watch. With the amplifying power ...
by Hari Seldon
26 Nov 2019 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655456

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Look at the bright side - one can safely blame the eevil charterwadi brahminical 'core' for whatever ails the BJP. Only. Sigh.
/sarc off. Coz am sure some won't get it. sheesh.
by Hari Seldon
30 Oct 2019 09:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1060
Views: 138740

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Turki is again overextending itself. Its ekhanomy is in the dumps. Its 'image' abroad of being a western bestern all-lie in tatters. What they need is a swift military jhappad. Being in NATO saved their sorry arses thus far but if a NATO member whoops turkish ass even if covertly or by fanning multi...
by Hari Seldon
29 Oct 2019 07:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 527721

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Yensoyji, I am confused by that article. The average Chinese tourist spends twice as much per day as the average non-Chinese tourist. :?: Bah, no konfusion sirjee. The average zero-dollar Chinese tourist spends twice as much per day as the average zero-dollar non-Chinese tourist. :?: There. Fixed i...
by Hari Seldon
07 Oct 2019 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655456

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^It's terrible MorarjiD, HDD or IK Gujral didn't make the list.

Or maybe their numbers are >100% and so can't fit into the infographic only...
by Hari Seldon
24 Sep 2019 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655456

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

"No power on Earth can separate Mumbai from Maharashtra." - Dev Fadnavis in 2015 or 2016 IIRC

"Challenge accepted." - tectonic plates /sarcasm mode on
by Hari Seldon
20 Sep 2019 06:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655456

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Would like to see fast adjudication/resolutions of petty cases at least as a necessary ingredient of any police-public interface. In the Raj days, the Briturds invested judicial powers into District collectors. Perhaps Free India needs to have a IJS - Indian Judicial Service - wherein these powers a...
by Hari Seldon
09 Aug 2019 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655456

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ Even if Justice Chandrachud on becoming CJI displays pro-muslim tilt (I am not implying he will surely do it), remember the verdict will be on the basis of a majority of all the judges hearing the case. CI decides case roster - who gets what cases. CJI can pack benches if so inclined. Just sayin...
by Hari Seldon
02 Aug 2019 06:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4748
Views: 607706

Re: Internal Security Watch

They should have been booked as terrorists trying to incite riots. Bijnor: Muslim youths break Goddess Bhavani idol after entering temple pretending to be Hindus https://www.opindia.com/2019/08/bijnor-panchmukhi-temple-bhavani-idol-broken-muslim-youth/ IMVHO, time the Indian state - now under Indic...
by Hari Seldon
25 Jul 2019 15:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655456

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

And a Big Blow 2 Mudi. #MudiShudRezine https://indianexpress.com/article/india/numbers-on-its-side-in-rajya-saabha-opposition-plans-to-force-7-bills-to-panels-5849621/ Numbers on its side in Rajya Sabha, Opposition plans to force 7 Bills to panels Of course Raita Wing does not what the war is and w...
by Hari Seldon
17 Jul 2019 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655456

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So a question for gurus here: If a media spreads fake news which gets circulated over whatsapp which causes riots leading to loss of life and damage to property, can that be called "cyber terrorism"? "cyber tourism" is more apt. Given the state of our laws that date back to the ...
by Hari Seldon
04 Jul 2019 06:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655456

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The part wherein you mock people having legitimate concerns as doing rhona dhona, dismiss any replies as asking for riots, then bring up a sudden ask for preserving the thread for 2024 elections. At least troll with more subtlety! #Thanks4SayingIt or rather, daring to. Justice requires that justice...
by Hari Seldon
20 Jun 2019 15:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655456

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

That’s why I stated the challenge - how many of you writing angry complaining posts can demonstrate the ability to channelize your concerns into positive energy and become a forum domain expert of the legal and legislative background of the matter ? OK. I'll bite. For starters, our Hon hizzoners ha...
by Hari Seldon
19 Jun 2019 17:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 655456

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Chalo, let's hope things pan out well. Disclaimer - am all out shaashtaang pranaam for Modi ji's awesomely inspiring vikas achievements and the very real impact on ground on desi lives across rural and urban india. Nowhere do I or will I support any suggestion that vikas and 'core' are incompatible,...
by Hari Seldon
22 Apr 2019 11:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 580807

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

^ A law is needed specifically to weed out foreign funding and other ways of influencing Indian polity and lawmaking. There're ready templates available. In Russia for example, anyone partaking of foreign funds in any form and having anything to do with the govt sector has to register as a "for...
by Hari Seldon
20 Mar 2019 21:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 827549

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Singha wrote:foreboding silence is always more terrifying than fiery speeches.

The cheenis would know this too, after Doklam.
by Hari Seldon
26 Feb 2019 14:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 173204

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Someone pointed out on twitter the significance of 3.30 am for the strikes - brahmamuhurtam!

धर्म की जय हो !
अधर्म का नाश हो!
और मुहरतानुसार हो!
by Hari Seldon
12 Dec 2018 18:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3592
Views: 618885

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

The only issue for us is the bargain he negotiated with the chinis. Do they get a quid pro quo over something less strategic to the US for giving in? The US won’t budge on East Asia, Europe, the Middle East or South America or anywhere in the Western Hemisphere. That leaves sooth asia. just saying.
by Hari Seldon
07 Nov 2018 14:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4804
Views: 937953

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^ More on freeing the agri sector: Agriculture ministry gears up to start trade via e-NAM among seven states (ET) NEW DELHI: The agriculture ministry will, in the next two months, run a pilot project for interstate mandi trade through the electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM). This will ena...
by Hari Seldon
09 Oct 2018 10:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4804
Views: 937953

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^ Great news. Have been hearing about hyderogen fuel cells and ammonia based alternatives for a while now. Makes sense from India's POV to diversify risk and invest in different technologies in parallel. Only.
by Hari Seldon
08 Aug 2018 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3592
Views: 618885

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

Chinese People Hope ‘Powerful Grandpa Trump’ Ends the Chinese Communist Party This one's a laugh riot. Illuminating too. Recommended read. Some gem-my excerpts: A deeper meaning underlying the nickname is the fact that, in the eyes of some Chinese people, Trump is daring to stand up against the Chi...
by Hari Seldon
06 Aug 2018 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3592
Views: 618885

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

India is threatening the made-in-China industry (in smartphones, appliances and consumer electronics) The following article is an adapted translation of this article, written by Wang Xinxi and published by Sina Tech. Article seems tad overly pessimistic reg PRC and overly worried about India, IMVHO...
by Hari Seldon
29 Jul 2018 10:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4804
Views: 937953

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

One goes to the most convenient reliable source. Anyway, weekly foreign exchange reserves statistics are of interest mainly because of the sinking rupee. So it looks like the RBI has not (needed to?) defend the rupee this last week. Abheek Barman in ET yesterday strongly arguing that RBI shouldn't ...
by Hari Seldon
07 Jul 2018 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4748
Views: 607706

Re: Internal Security Watch

Modi govt’s Bastar 'development offensive' showing results, tribals getting first taste of freedom (first post) Very heartening read. Mucho recommended. And that too in First Post, must wonder whats going on only. Debobrat Ghose of Firstpost takes a trip through the Dandakaranya forests in the Maoi...
by Hari Seldon
23 Jun 2018 09:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3592
Views: 618885

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

PRC testing eye-lasers (designed to permanently blind enemy troops, and explicitly banned under UN conventions) against US troops, seems like. Likely to be used against our troops too along the TAR border, I fear. Laser Attacks Against U.S. Forces Spread to the Pacific (popular mechanics) Laser atta...
by Hari Seldon
20 Jun 2018 15:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947491

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

+1.

Also, not necessary that the better product win in the short to medium term (and hence die before it gets to the longterm only0. UPI's BHIM is soooo very convenient that by now i'd have thought the paytms of the world would've gone bellyup. But that's not how the world works in the short run.
by Hari Seldon
20 Jun 2018 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947491

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Regardless of influencing int'l standards, we should 'nudge' products used by Indians to be NAVIC compatible, using the full force of law if necessary.

Nice to know NAVIC cannot be manipulated, jammed or 'switched off' by outside powers at will, particularly in non-peace-time.

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