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by Hari Seldon
22 Sep 2020 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386514

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Cheena is inscrutable but evenb within CPC, things are hardly homogeneous. Am sure they're multiple factions within CPC all jostling for this or that. I doubt opening so many fronts at once is a well thought out strategy. More like left hand not working what right is doing and spome factions here an...
by Hari Seldon
22 Sep 2020 19:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067075

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/Ethirajans/status/1308254054628294656 The day after Madras HC observed that Social media is being used by secessionists to spread hate, Centre tells SC that "Totally uncontrolled" digital media spreads hatred and violence . Good. There has to be a way to bring the phor...
by Hari Seldon
18 Sep 2020 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963749

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

If using twitter, best to create a Chinese named account such as "Anna Wang 王安旎" or "Rainbow Sun 孙彩红" before you start 是不是A3军囚禁了120名中国士兵,所以我们才推不出去? Is it true that A3 army are holding 120 Chinese soldiers prisoner and that's why we can't push them out? A3 or Asan is a racist ter...
by Hari Seldon
23 Jun 2020 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963749

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

https://twitter.com/IndoPac_Info/status/1275255635207008256/photo/1 Next, Japanese ships & planes would enforce a “blockade zone” around Okinawa to catch Chinese subs that succeed in leaving port. Then, Tokyo & allies would undertake “encirclement & annihilation combat”, hunting down Chi...
by Hari Seldon
23 Jun 2020 11:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963749

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

GT propagandu video: Top-class ROFL quality.

https://twitter.com/globaltimesnews/sta ... 08289?s=20

"Even asleep with exhaustion after intensive training, they won’t allow anybody to take their guns away. This is what guns mean to Chinese soldiers."
by Hari Seldon
23 Jun 2020 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965436

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

This is exactly the kind of decision Xi would face if he was sitting in a Macau casino. Swallow the losses or double the bet. And Xi didn't get to his position by taking the low risk way out, he is an inveterate gambler who keeps going for the bigger prize. As Nair sir said, hope this doesn't escal...
by Hari Seldon
23 Jun 2020 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965436

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Has to do with the quality of men behind the machines, ultimately. And of the men (political leadership) behind the men manning the machines.
by Hari Seldon
23 Jun 2020 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965436

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

https://twitter.com/Prashant8730585/sta ... 05568?s=20

Colonel Vishal Dubey of 10 para.
Anyone can get goosebumps just by seeing his batches


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by Hari Seldon
19 Jun 2020 08:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965436

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Here's my prediction: """ In today's all-party meet, GoI will reiterate that given PRC (or better still, PLA) refuses to mutually verify and settle the LAC, we in keeping with their spirit revise and update our claim lines to pre-1962 status and the original McMahon line all across th...
by Hari Seldon
09 Jun 2020 12:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067075

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ Some MEA babu ought to tell those chicom pricks to STFU and that PRC is NOT the center of the universe and that not everything that happens is aimed at PRC and ... blah blah (you get the drift). Only. P.S. Impressive that every one of cheena's hysterical 'reactions' gets immediate press traction i...
by Hari Seldon
08 Jun 2020 20:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963749

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

Phoren firms making money in cheena's domestic market seems like a scam. Maybe short term gains and carrots are dangle-able but beyond that, zilch. PRC has forced phoren firms to form JVs and part with tech in the past. Worked very well for PRC, not so well for phoren firms. No? So what's this fasci...
by Hari Seldon
14 May 2020 07:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067075

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I first realized this around 2010 or so, listening to his speeches in Gujarat on various issues. I could not believe this was for real and assumed he was like all the other politicians, mouthing platitudes and promises that would never be delivered. As I kept listening to more, my ears finely tuned...
by Hari Seldon
09 Apr 2020 12:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067075

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

every joker uses taqiya to defraud India and we keep falling for it in a standard pavlovian type of response. It never fails. we seem to have a huge national inferiority complex that needs to feed off some imagined approval by constant affirmation of the goras, like a druggie desperately looking fo...
by Hari Seldon
06 Apr 2020 08:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067075

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

+1.

Time was a decade plus ago when it bothered moi what western press was writing about India.

Back then it may even have impacted $$$ flow via FDI, FIIs, tourism, export orders etc.

Now? ppfff.

Western media has subzero cred, and even lower street cred. Only.
by Hari Seldon
01 Apr 2020 06:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067075

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Govt bans issuing of tourist visa to foreign Tablighi activists Wish we could extend to missionaries too.... Anyway, next few yrs genuine tourist traffic will fall a lot so might as well stop giving or renewing tourist visas to goras of all hues. Except Israelis & Russians - they don't proslety...
by Hari Seldon
23 Mar 2020 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067075

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: 8041
Views: 1067075

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: 7683
Views: 830910

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: 8041
Views: 1067075

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: 8041
Views: 1067075

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: 8041
Views: 1067075

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: 8041
Views: 1067075

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: 8041
Views: 1067075

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: 8041
Views: 1067075

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: 8041
Views: 1067075

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: 6664
Views: 758408

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: 6664
Views: 758408

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: 6664
Views: 758408

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: 1137
Views: 180717

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: 2903
Views: 570236

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: 6664
Views: 758408

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: 6664
Views: 758408

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: 6664
Views: 758408

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: 6664
Views: 758408

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: 4987
Views: 718358

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: 6664
Views: 758408

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: 6664
Views: 758408

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 ...

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