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by a_bharat
08 Dec 2019 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5221
Views: 496359

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^ Sure, there was public anger, but I don't think that was the reason. The police tried to cover up their inaction from the time the victim's family sought police help (around 11:00 pm) till the time a burning body was reported by a villager at around 5:00 am the next morning. Actually, it was muc...
by a_bharat
23 Nov 2019 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5221
Views: 496359

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Googly. Though there was speculation on this, this was unexpected at this time.
by a_bharat
10 Nov 2019 08:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5221
Views: 496359

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^
You still have to go through the paper work. I had done this for my children when PIO was phased out.
by a_bharat
09 Nov 2019 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 87338

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

Was expecting a cop out judgment from SC. Glad that they didn't try to showcase their psecular, fiberal credentials to the world by trampling on majority sentiments.
by a_bharat
03 Oct 2019 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5221
Views: 496359

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Beautiful speech by young CRPF jawan: watch the last 1 minute if you are in hurry.

by a_bharat
14 Sep 2019 04:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2727
Views: 416740

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Maria Wirth @mariawirth1 10h10 hours ago Sometimes truth shows up: today's paper IANS: in UK a high of 58k rapes in 2018/19. Conviction rate: 3 %. Compare 34k rapes in India (2015). conviction rate:26% UK has 5 times the number of rapes when related to population. yet India is rape capital for Brit...
by a_bharat
29 Aug 2019 07:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 108
Views: 9761

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

What exactly is a "1 GW battery plant"? Is there some DDMitis somewhere here? Do they mean that they will produce enough batteries every second, to store 1 GJ of energy? Or is the plant going to consume 1 GW of power to make the batteries? Not making sense, somebody please enlighten me. E...
by a_bharat
28 Aug 2019 12:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4272
Views: 795735

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

That is what the ex-RBI governor Bimal Jalan led committee looked into and came back with the answer that for this fiscal, 1.78 lakh crore can be transferred to GOI* Of course now everybody is clamoring that GOI must: 1. Put the money into banks and clean up their balance sheets 2. Pay down its exi...
by a_bharat
27 Aug 2019 16:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4272
Views: 795735

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Last 5 years hard work is beginning to pay dividends. I read about this a lot. Still can't figure our where RBI got all this surplus. Take a look at this link that nicely explains RBI reserves: Summarizing from the above link: RBI makes money in different ways: Print money and lend to banks, earnin...
by a_bharat
11 Aug 2019 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3189
Views: 454185

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

“Give me a chance”, Rashid Engineer begged his interrogators (Former J&K MLA arrested by NIA in terror-funding case) According to the sources in the army, Engineer cried over the phone and begged the army commander to help him “get away”. In return, the source said, Engineer expressed his willi...
by a_bharat
11 Aug 2019 06:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3189
Views: 454185

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

When Governor's rule was there in J&K after the fall of BJP-PDP govt, GoI went to SC that, milords SC-STs of J&K cannot get benefits like other SC STs of India, bliss to do something. SC in all it's glory to help SC - STs asked GoI what options were available. Cunning Baniya Modi said since...
by a_bharat
08 Aug 2019 13:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 69212

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Since GoI got support of more than 2/3rd legislators in each house on the issue of making 370 inoperative, I wish it goes ahead in the next parliament session to make the constitutional amendment to completely remove it. A future GoI should not be able to make the 370 operative again by simply issui...
by a_bharat
06 Aug 2019 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 598238

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

A twitter thread on the events: Aayush Narayan @AayushNarayan3 16 hours ago, 21 tweets, 14 min read Read on Twitter Step 1. Withdrawal of support from mehbooba mufti Government. This was Important so that the power to give consent moves to Governor. Live: BJP quits J&K govt.; Mehbooba resigns, s...
by a_bharat
02 Aug 2019 08:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4272
Views: 795735

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Finance Ministry needs to move away from Socialist policies: Surcharge on rich was wonky enough, new CSR norms are beyond ridiculous But the budget made a catastrophic blunder by the imposition of the surcharge on the rich. When it became apparent that the surcharge would also apply to trusts, that...
by a_bharat
22 Jul 2019 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 271164

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The plot is a bit confusing. Horizontal axis is time in seconds. White vertical axis shows rel velocity. What is the red vertical axis? Is it altitude? But it doesn't correspond to the read out. At 944.5 secs, read out says altitude is 171.4 km but graph corresponds to 550. It would seem like under...
by a_bharat
07 May 2019 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 539973

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

This forum is becoming increasingly intolerant to views other than Modi/BJP bhajan. There used to be a time when people used to say "Indira is India". Now it has become "Modi is India" on this forum. For me no individual or party is above criticism. All have their warts. In 2014,...
by a_bharat
23 Apr 2019 13:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 539973

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I give benefit of doubt to Mrs Gandhi. IMO, Indira Gandhi and even Rajeev Gandhi worked in the interest of the nation despite their negative aspects. Starting from Sonia, this family has become outright anti-Hindu and anti-national. Who overturned the ShahBano judgement? At one point the line betwe...
by a_bharat
23 Apr 2019 13:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 539973

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I have no charitable view of Congress. Mrs Gandhi lost at Shimla what was earned with blood on the battlefields. I give benefit of doubt to Mrs Gandhi. IMO, Indira Gandhi and even Rajeev Gandhi worked in the interest of the nation despite their negative aspects. Starting from Sonia, this family has...
by a_bharat
20 Apr 2019 15:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 539973

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I have a Satta Bazaar estimate putting 299/350 for BJP/NDA. It's in Hindi. भाजपा.         = 299 सहयोगी।       =    51 *एनडीए -     = 350* .... *आंध्र प्रदेश - (25)* = भाजपा -2 ... The Andhra number caught my eye. If any BJP MP candidate gets back his/her deposit in AP, that would be a great achieve...
by a_bharat
15 Apr 2019 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2081
Views: 551933

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Noob question: would Nirbhay be suitable for Balakot type of operation (ignoring things like escalation ladder, etc)? Cost wise, how does it compare to sending a bunch of planes as done for Balakot?
by a_bharat
12 Apr 2019 14:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 539973

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Nature of fault and glitches and fixing and lack of proper handling or training are different from replacement. Obviously EVMs that were broken by throwing on the floor by voters, cadre, and candidates need replacement. There were many booths started way late and they were way more than 43. Here it...
by a_bharat
12 Apr 2019 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 539973

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

It is all the magic of religious demographics. Yes don't laugh at when I say religious demographics. AP's real Xian+Muslim percentage is 25% and couple of elite castes of AP such as Reddys make it a 30% solid unmoveable property of Congress and now YCP as inheritor got all that even in 2014. See ev...
by a_bharat
30 Mar 2019 07:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 524
Views: 80252

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

INDIA GOES ELECTRIC WITH BATTERY-SWAPPING RICKSHAWS drive down costs by splitting the vehicle from its most expensive component, the battery. A not quite two-year-old joint venture between electric car maker Virya Mobility 5.0 and solar power company SUN New Energy Systems, SUN Mobility is working ...
by a_bharat
27 Mar 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 115166

Re: Indian ASAT test

Soon After PM Address, Foreign Ministry Puts Out FAQs On Mission Shakti NEW DELHI: India has shot down a low earth orbit satellite with an anti-satellite missile or A-SAT, Prime Minster Narendra Modi announced today in a televised address to the nation. "India can now defend itself in space, a...
by a_bharat
11 Mar 2019 10:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 426174

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

@arun, sure, I will put you in my ignore list. Continue on with your puerile ways until mods too run out of their patience.
by a_bharat
11 Mar 2019 09:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 426174

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Sushant Sareen opines that PM Modi has trumped the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s “madman with nukes” strategy: @arun, will you please stop using the above prefix every time you refer to pak. It is irritating to read this in each of your posts and appears childish.
by a_bharat
27 Feb 2019 18:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 161618

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

CNN News 18 quotes Paki army stating that only 1 pilot is in their custody.
Pakis are trying to create confusion to hide the downing of F-16.
12-18 planes in the package.
by a_bharat
26 Feb 2019 10:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 161618

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Did we call Pak's nuke bluff, or is too early to say that?
by a_bharat
15 Feb 2019 09:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 195481

Re: Pulwama Attack

Austin wrote:Indian Leadership will be careful not to fall into a trap of full fledge war with Pakistan , This is what they want.

in other words, let it pass?
by a_bharat
15 Feb 2019 09:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 195481

Re: Pulwama Attack

Today's quote on my calendar (Swami Vivekananda): My child, what I want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel, inside which dwells a mind of the same material as that of which the thunderbolt is made. Strength, manhood, Kshatra-virya + Brahma-teja ... this I want. Hope, Indian leadership has some o...
by a_bharat
14 Feb 2019 22:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 195481

Re: Pulwama Attack

GoI shouldn't hesitate to use areal attacks. If it escalates into a full scale war, so be it. Also, it's high time that IWT is abrogated.
by a_bharat
29 Dec 2018 12:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 426174

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

@AdityaRajKaul 3h3 hours ago More War between Pakistan sponsored separatists in Kashmir and ISIS has now intensified. ISIS sympathisers yesterday took over the throne of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq of Hurriyat at the Jamia Masjid, Srinagar (Kashmir) waving black ISIS Flags and sloganeering. Mirwaiz has gon...
by a_bharat
20 Feb 2018 09:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4272
Views: 795735

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What actually happened in PNB scam? Let’s start from the concept. What actually happened in PNB scam? Let’s start from the concept. First, The Concept Let’s understand how things work. Some importer, let’s call him Nirav Modi or NM, wants to import pearls or diamonds and then sell them. The purchas...
by a_bharat
25 Nov 2017 15:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 755475

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

SC rejects bail application of accused on his failure to explain source of demonetized notes November 24, 2017[2017] 87 taxmann.com 260 (SC) 308 Views PML Act : Where appellant accused failed to explain source from where he had acquired huge amount of demonetized currency recovered from him, his pr...
by a_bharat
10 Aug 2017 18:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 592997

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

AY 2016-17 corresponds to FY 2015-16.
by a_bharat
09 Aug 2017 18:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1171080

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Shiv, good info. Please check the pronunciation of avalanche.

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