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by Hari Seldon
20 Jun 2018 15:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2565
Views: 461335

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 Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2565
Views: 461335

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.
by Hari Seldon
17 Jun 2018 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2565
Views: 461335

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

you can just wink and I will take the hint. :rotfl: wink wink. But more seriously, mil applications for ISRO assets is a hush topic for good reason. Lotsa damage potential in commercial launch orders, inter-agency relationships etc. (not to mention tech sanctions) might apply if ISRO comes out of t...
by Hari Seldon
07 Jun 2018 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375489

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

India’s first indigenous technology to search, track and kill enemy drones, has been developed and a working prototype is sitting in Bengaluru.


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by Hari Seldon
06 Jun 2018 10:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1579
Views: 227556

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Excerpt from ZH of what Urijit Patel wrote y'day in an FT op-ed In an op-ed published overnight in the FT, a central banker writes that when it comes to the turmoil gripping the world’s Emerging Markets, whether it is the acute, idiosyncratic version observed in Argentina and Turkey, which accordin...
by Hari Seldon
11 May 2018 07:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1760
Views: 204061

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

IMHO, our big advantage is that our supply lines are rather short and that we have densely populated regions just south of the Himal. Hence, the PLA will be forced to fight its way inch by inch into our land whereas their side is mostly empty land with infra standing out waiting to be taken out with...
by Hari Seldon
04 May 2018 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1760
Views: 204061

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

Xi’s compulsions to meet in Wuhan were greater than Modi’s (AVM ARJUN SUBRAMANIAM (RETD) in the print) The firefight at Nathula and Chola in 1967; the Sumdorong Chu incident and the recent stand-off at Doklam are some examples of India standing firm in the face of attempted coercion by the People’s...
by Hari Seldon
27 Apr 2018 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1760
Views: 204061

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

I for one hope nothing more than chai-biskoot happens. Also, hope NM takes his cook along if not food as well. Another LBS in tashkent moment this country could do without. Only.
by Hari Seldon
22 Apr 2018 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1365
Views: 149320

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Why give any importance to UKstan at all, I wonder only. Theek hai, NM went there, had his say aimed also at a domestic audience and moved on. Its no secret UKstan routinely kowtows to PRC diktats. I don't see too many cheeni 'dissidents', criminals, venal baboons etc being invited and sheltered by ...
by Hari Seldon
19 Apr 2018 07:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1579
Views: 227556

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Was chatting with an entrepreneur friend who is in the 'RegTech' industry - regulatory tech. The next big thing after finTech or so the pitch goes. The vast maze of compliance requirements for orgs of all shades - firms, non-profits, edu institutions etc. - necessitates a 'product platform' that aut...
by Hari Seldon
11 Apr 2018 09:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3774
Views: 261684

Re: Internal Security Watch

Pak diplomat in ‘Wanted’ list: NIA explains horrific destroy south India plot (Newsroom) An NIA source said that his crimes were horrific and had it gone through, the destruction in South India would have been unimaginable. The source also goes on to add that in the history of the organisation, thi...
by Hari Seldon
11 Apr 2018 09:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 210754

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Pak diplomat in ‘Wanted’ list: NIA explains horrific destroy south India plot (Newsroom) An NIA source said that his crimes were horrific and had it gone through, the destruction in South India would have been unimaginable. The source also goes on to add that in the history of the organisation, thi...
by Hari Seldon
11 Apr 2018 09:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1820
Views: 197401

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Meanwhile in Trumpistan...

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by Hari Seldon
10 Apr 2018 14:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1760
Views: 204061

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

PRC meanwhile is out toneuter and defang its taller than ocean ally TSP. Here's a fresh pic showing the cheenis making the Pak PM do a stool test.... the chair (err, stool) they gave him is so luxurious, the chap's impressive girth is half bulging out only... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaZ4pUbWsAAy...
by Hari Seldon
02 Apr 2018 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2094
Views: 319459

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

+1. The Indian State should openly express admiration for PRC strategies in Tibet and Pak ones in PoK.

Should jolt the valley sunnis to their senses in seconds.
by Hari Seldon
02 Apr 2018 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1361
Views: 166376

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Had to imagine how someone who has lived and worked outside in 'em emerged economies, particularly those in 'em balmy temperate climes, could even contemplate returning to the heat, grime and dust of India. My humble salutes to those who do. P.S. I returned too, a decade off ago. Sometimes wonder if...
by Hari Seldon
01 Apr 2018 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2565
Views: 461335

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

#ISRO #GSAT6A Faces Serious Glitch In Power System, Scientists Say Communication Lost

https://t.co/qsePGXYAeS
by Hari Seldon
01 Apr 2018 12:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1361
Views: 166376

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

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I don;t expect even a peep from those opposing aadhaar in the name of privacy or something.
by Hari Seldon
28 Mar 2018 07:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1361
Views: 166376

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

+1, RD saar.

Too many who reject Indic dharma jump to pontificate, condescend, cherry-pick and as you aptly put-it 'shame-bait' us Indics for high-crimes we're yet to commit. Blame the victim is effective only so far, perhaps. Only.
by Hari Seldon
12 Mar 2018 16:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1760
Views: 204061

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

Reg some alleged rumors of GOI kowtowing to PRC, this from the chindu no less: https://twitter.com/the_hindu/status/973133679135371264

The Hindu Verified account @the_hindu

JUST IN: Dalai Lama to be chief guest at Indian Science Congress, Manipur. PM Modi to inaugurate. @neutranino
by Hari Seldon
12 Mar 2018 15:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1760
Views: 204061

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

Population + Urbanization = High concentration of GDP in cities = Many cities in the list Sure. My point is not a single desi city makes the list. While the likes of jakarta do so. Of course the slimy brish1ts making the list might have some implicit bias spilling over but still, a rather large ove...
by Hari Seldon
12 Mar 2018 15:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1760
Views: 204061

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

How come sooo many cheeni cities in the list, hain ji?

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by Hari Seldon
08 Mar 2018 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1760
Views: 204061

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

Jared Genser Verified account @JaredGenser 1h1 hour ago #China paid hundreds of students $20 each to line streets of DC and wave Chinese flags during #Xi State Visit. #PaidNationalism http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/03/07/chinas-long-arm-reaches-into-american-campuses-chinese-students-scholars-associ...
by Hari Seldon
28 Jan 2018 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1365
Views: 149320

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: 3407
Views: 362006

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: 1760
Views: 204061

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: 1760
Views: 204061

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: 1760
Views: 204061

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: 1760
Views: 204061

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: 3774
Views: 261684

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: 1579
Views: 227556

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: 1579
Views: 227556

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: 1760
Views: 204061

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: 575
Views: 69440

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: 1007
Views: 67901

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...

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