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by pankajs
12 Jan 2019 14:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2007
Views: 259765

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^very similar to my thoughts. In fact a presence in afghanistan will make pakis focus on two ends. Their economy can not sustain a two front war . If not they will have to direct some more proxies back to afghanistan. Imagine the cost they have to incur on the fencing of afghan border. Now we know...
by pankajs
10 Jan 2019 14:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1187
Views: 121932

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Had come across this a couple of days back ... quite a lot of data for those willing to spend ~8 minutes https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2019-01-07/china-s-huge-debt-problem-seen-in-surging-interest-bill-radio Victor Shih, associate professor of political economy at UC San Diego, on how the int...
by pankajs
10 Jan 2019 14:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1187
Views: 121932

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

If "Japan is a dead country with 250 % Debt to GDP it is a basket case" what is China with a 300% debt to GDP? US companies in China in trouble. True but what does that tell us about Chinese economy? https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/03/us-companies-are-flashing-warning-signs-about-the-chinese-...
by pankajs
10 Jan 2019 13:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1187
Views: 121932

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Being granted a status by IMF or being in the SDR basket means only so much. Capital Account convertibility will again take them forward by only so much more. The rest will depend on the trust of other parties. Does anyone wonder why USD is still king in this neck of the woods not having more than 1...
by pankajs
10 Jan 2019 10:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1187
Views: 121932

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Quite right ... Plus as of today RMB does not even meet the technical requirements for a reserve currency. There are workaround that folks are talking about but it will not work to the extent of making it global reserve currency. Plus It also does not inspire confidence. Confidence is the bedrock of...
by pankajs
10 Jan 2019 10:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1187
Views: 121932

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Renminbi gets a thumbs from BOE Bank Of England Boss: China's Renminbi Will Rival The Dollar As Global Reserve Currency To quote the BoE chief exactly from the above link ... What about other currencies? "That said, I think it is likely that we will ultimately have reserve currencies other tha...
by pankajs
09 Jan 2019 16:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3029
Views: 210628

Re: Iran News and Discussions

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/iran-can-use-influence-over-taliban-for-india/articleshow/67446237.cms Iran: Can use ‘influence’ over Taliban for India * As Iranian foreign minister meets the Indian leadership, Tehran’s connections with the Taliban are coming out of the closet * “We have s...
by pankajs
04 Jan 2019 19:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2007
Views: 259765

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Only viable option is through POK. Where was the last (or was it the last but one) Taliban head coming from when he was taken out by drone inside Bakistan? Iran! Iran supported NA against Taliban and now supports Taliban against America. Chabhar is open for resupply till it suits the Iranians. Our A...
by pankajs
04 Jan 2019 16:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2007
Views: 259765

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India has too many issues to handle at present to get involved directly militarily in Afghn. It can only provide support like it did to the NA. Sir, My thoughts on this are slightly different, we should not box ourselves on the constraints put on us. A twin front for paki will significantly acceler...
by pankajs
26 Dec 2018 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1314
Views: 195424

Re: Analyzing CPEC

The context becomes important when answering such questions. 1. Just labeling some project as CPEC related to get a loan wouldn't make any difference. 1a. If the project economics where strong the project would pay back with interest for itself. 1b. If the project was important but un-economical the...
by pankajs
28 Nov 2018 12:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 644627

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

That is exactly what Dhruv Rathee, Wire.in and the rest are saying. There should be no debate! We should just accept whatever twist they impart to the data and their version of the data, analysis, commentary and conclusion. If you ask a reverse question or want to ask for an account of their own doi...
by pankajs
28 Nov 2018 11:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 644627

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

But much of that money has come in and is being taxed, if you had gone through the posts Direct Tax collections in 2015-16 which were 7.4 Lac crore jumped to 10.05 Lac crore in the 2017-18 Re and Indirect Tax collections without customs has jumped to 8.06 lac crore in 2017-18 RE from 5.04 crore in ...
by pankajs
28 Nov 2018 11:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 644627

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Where is Dr. Manmohan Singh's speech on Coal scam or CWG scam or many such economic events under his PMship? If he claims to be fair and balanced he should start from his own period. I am open to listen and learn from the great economist on Coal, etc scams. Else it is simply partisan politicking at...
by pankajs
23 Nov 2018 08:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 644627

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Where is Dr. Manmohan Singh's speech on Coal scam or CWG scam or many such economic events under his PMship? If he claims to be fair and balanced he should start from his own period. I am open to listen and learn from the great economist on Coal, etc scams. Else it is simply partisan politicking at ...
by pankajs
22 Nov 2018 11:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 644627

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

wire.in .... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: The worst of the propaganda site. In case folks confuse, I am :rotfl: at wire.in Yesterday or the day before, it carried a headline on RBI vs GOI ruckus. The Wire claimed it as a victory for RBI where as "most" other headlines that passed my feed grudgi...
by pankajs
22 Nov 2018 10:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2247
Views: 196816

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^ One can access UPI via any UPI enabled phone/Wallet/app/platform/gateway. Yesterday I had to make a payment online and I was in between cards. The payment gateway had an option to use UPI along side cards/Netbanking/wallet/etc. Once I selected the UPI option and gave it my preferred VPA the gatew...
by pankajs
22 Nov 2018 09:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2247
Views: 196816

Re: Understanding the US - Again

On UPI vs Cards https://indianexpress.com/article/business/move-over-mastercard-visa-indias-upi-now-almost-half-the-value-of-debit-credit-card-swipes-5328317/ Move over, Mastercard, Visa: India’s UPI now almost half the value of debit, credit card swipes [August 28, 2018] Global card companies like ...
by pankajs
22 Nov 2018 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2247
Views: 196816

Re: Understanding the US - Again

India needs to be on guard against all these american corpses(deliberate spelling); “V” Visa/“MA” Mastercard(A. Banga) East India mk2 will be the goal, or am I too paranoid/cynical? It was a close call with that Nuclear power thing, good job the american corpse went belly up. Compare the trends in ...
by pankajs
21 Nov 2018 09:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 644627

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I can quickly think of 3 reasons with the assumption that it costs about the same to print a lower denomination note of similar characteristics. This is a linear extrapolation and the actual cost might not be so linear. 1. Net-net if 2K note where to be replaced by 100 rupee note, it would cost RBI ...
by pankajs
20 Nov 2018 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1142
Views: 184274

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Here is another success ....

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 696591.cms
VVIP choppers case: Dubai court orders Christian Michel's extradition
by pankajs
20 Nov 2018 16:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1865
Views: 173795

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

The case was to show great activity, provide some excitement and ultimately show the faithfools how the whole world had ganged up on this fortress of Islam.
by pankajs
20 Nov 2018 08:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 644627

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

https://youtu.be/_rJtMfi3cp0 Not a Vatican analysis Is it even a analysis? or just throwing figures.. :shock: From the embedded transcript ... notice how this so called analysis begins 00:13] On this special occasion I would like to show you my analysis on demonetisation. 00:17] Here I've analysed ...
by pankajs
17 Nov 2018 10:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1142
Views: 184274

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

I was in two minds if this needs to be posted here. Even if the end result is much progress the status till date was not very complimentary for India. Still, given the situation it inherited from years of inaction, this GOI has pushed and achieved a degree of closure on an issue that has escaped all...
by pankajs
16 Nov 2018 21:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 644627

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

A person who compares cost in 2018 with 2000/2008 or some such date is fair and unbiased? Some one who considers Dhruv Rathee as fair and balanced is as biased to one side as Dhruv Rathee. Thank you for sharing your thought process! Couldn't have been clearer. My advice to you is also the same Well ...
by pankajs
16 Nov 2018 18:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 986657

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

1. There is AIS or whatever it is called and that should filter out up to 90-99% of the Traffic of ocean going vessels. 2. ID the Chinese DDG/FFG/Aircraft carrier using Cartosat-3 continuously and build a library of images for each to tally with the remaining unidentified ships. 3. When in doubt, ze...
by pankajs
16 Nov 2018 18:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 986657

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

1. The last Satellite [GISAT??] lobbed into the GEO orbit is a test bed with resolution of ~50 meters. From here on the followups can be expected to be better and will provide continuous coverage of the IOR 24x7. A Cartosat-3 EO camera with a ground resolution of 0.25 m from a 600 km orbit will yiel...
by pankajs
16 Nov 2018 18:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 986657

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I don't think Shourya is dead. It helped develop/test some concepts and technologies. Some of the advances then went on to be Incorporated and perfected in other missiles. Once the need and the tracking/targeting infrastructure for IOR strike are in place it can be revived quickly by adapting a suit...
by pankajs
16 Nov 2018 17:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7851
Views: 644627

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Dhruv Rathee is the benchmark for fairness? I have only watched one of his video on the statue of unity and I was so disgusted by the middle that I closed it right then and there. It was not so much as mis-stating facts as much as deliberate misleading framing of the issue. He is an out and out prop...
by pankajs
14 Nov 2018 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3490
Views: 647030

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

ISRO's GISAT is more powerful than Chiense GF-4 and it has HySIS as well. <snip pic> This GSAT has a Advanced Camera onboard. Wonder what would be the use of it. Anyone knows..? A major advantage of GISAT over LEO-based CARTOSAT satellites is that it has a very high temporal resolution. Satellites ...
by pankajs
14 Nov 2018 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3490
Views: 647030

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Unless India has achieved some unheard of advancement in optical imagery field the above is unlikely. Surgical strike kind of deal will need a much finer resolution than what seems possible from GEO @ a resolution of ~50m based on the Chinese spec. Possible? Yes. India could have leapfrogged ahead o...
by pankajs
14 Nov 2018 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3490
Views: 647030

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/isros-geo-eye-to-monitor-india-offer-web-access-to-remote-locations-1946857 ISRO's 'Geo-Eye' To Monitor India, Offer Web Access To Remote Locations This experimental satellite carries on-board 'a unique high-resolution camera - a so called 'GEO-EYE' to specifically ai...
by pankajs
10 Nov 2018 07:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1187
Views: 121932

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-08/a-fifth-of-china-s-homes-are-empty-that-s-50-million-apartments A Fifth of China’s Homes Are Empty. That’s 50 Million Apartments Soon-to-be-published research will show roughly 22 percent of China’s urban housing stock is unoccupied , according to P...
by pankajs
07 Nov 2018 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1123
Views: 113261

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I expect the India/China competition to intensify in Maldives and around IOR is coming days. China is not going to back off just based on this setback. Rather it is going to intensify its efforts just like it did in Sri Lanka. This is just one of the beginning round of many rounds to come. It helps ...
by pankajs
02 Nov 2018 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3444
Views: 565729

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

1. China has spent hundreds of billions on its military programs so extending that to Radar development would not be too far fetched. 2. Chinese have access to Russian/Ukranian, etc maal/talent. 3. Chinese have access to dis-assemble, study, copy every western item supplied to Bakistan including al...
by pankajs
02 Nov 2018 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3444
Views: 565729

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Lets me break it down, the way I see it. Consider another portion from the very same piece. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2171242/britain-sell-china-unlimited-amount-military-radar-equipment Britain to sell China ‘unlimited’ amount of military radar equipment, technology Outsiders ...
by pankajs
01 Nov 2018 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3444
Views: 565729

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Concerning but also reassuring ... The Chinis are still seeking to import Radar technology and that can only signal one thing. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2171242/britain-sell-china-unlimited-amount-military-radar-equipment Britain to sell China ‘unlimited’ amount of military rad...
by pankajs
31 Oct 2018 22:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2616
Views: 337574

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

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2171037/united-states-wont-allow-force-against-taiwan-new-us-envoy-says United States won’t allow force against Taiwan, new US envoy says as Beijing piles on pressure The United States will not stand by to allow any non-peaceful attempt to unilateral...
by pankajs
31 Oct 2018 22:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1187
Views: 121932

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/2171036/weak-business-sentiment-suggests-chinese-economy-slowing Weak business sentiment suggests Chinese economy slowing faster than expected * Beijing may introduce new support measures as indexes for both manufacturing and service sectors slide i...
by pankajs
30 Oct 2018 10:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2007
Views: 259765

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

CRS, IFS has long memory. They are not fools. theay are people like us. One of the things they do is show who is the enemy? Had not Modi tried accommodating DT, this very forum will berate him for lost opportunities. BTW its not racism but potential civilization competitor that drives Deep State in...

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