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by pankajs
14 Jun 2019 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 274
Views: 20670

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/india-news-anti-mamataism-fast-becoming-a-state-of-bengali-mind/332177 Opinion | Is Mamata Banerjee Losing The Plot? Anti-Mamataism Fast Becoming A State Of Bengali Mind Has Mamata Banerjee lost the plot? After the elections, in which she ceded a lot of pol...
by pankajs
14 Jun 2019 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 274
Views: 20670

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Over 100 Bengal Doctors Quit, What Exactly Began The Protests?

by pankajs
14 Jun 2019 23:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 274
Views: 20670

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Bhell ... bhell .. what do we have here. https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/agitating-bengal-doctors-set-6-conditions-to-end-stir-seek-mamata-banerjee-s-apology/332202 Agitating Bengal Doctors Set 6 Conditions To End Stir, Seek Mamata Banerjee's Apology "We want unconditional apology of...
by pankajs
14 Jun 2019 23:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 274
Views: 20670

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

This was one clear mistake of Bano-jee. With a little sweet talk she could have left this in the rear-view mirror BUT for her reactive politics ... BJP's GE 2019 wins have really unnerved her. https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/west-bengal/doctors-strike-when-mamata-s-ultimatum-nixed-a-deal-almos...
by pankajs
14 Jun 2019 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 274
Views: 20670

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

https://www.firstpost.com/india/west-bengal-doctors-stir-is-symptom-of-larger-malaise-mass-resignations-show-issue-is-beyond-matter-of-security-6815451.html West Bengal doctors' stir is symptom of larger malaise; mass resignations show issue is beyond matter of security “This is an outburst of accum...
by pankajs
13 Jun 2019 11:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 274
Views: 20670

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

How does the above math work when 159 > 148? My guess is that some folks opposed to Mamta did still not vote BJP because they did not expect it to do much and went with the flow out of fear. I expect that will change now with the strong showing by the BJP and BJP has a real chance at power in Bengal...
by pankajs
13 Jun 2019 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 165
Views: 20790

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Agree 100%. Laughable to see folks who have achieved nothing commenting on strategy/tactics of very successful folks! These folks need to stop talking their own opinions so seriously. Couldn't be funnier. PS: I would have agreed 400% but for the laws of mathematics. Tactics saar not strategy. Tacti...
by pankajs
13 Jun 2019 10:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 165
Views: 20790

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Appeasement is good. Backstabbing Ignoring supporters who can't go beyond first level thinking is also good. Shows maturity of the leaders. PS: Generic comments on generic comments. PPS: Comments of specific cases may different from the above generic comments. nothing is more funny than people taki...
by pankajs
13 Jun 2019 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 274
Views: 20670

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Not just NIA but ED, etc are also do not need the state government's consent. Murder cases can not be converted to terror cases at the whim of the central government even while terror funding investigation can be launched. So that tactics has to be different and the results will only come with time....
by pankajs
13 Jun 2019 10:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 165
Views: 20790

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Appeasement is good.
Backstabbing Ignoring supporters who can't go beyond first level thinking is also good. Shows maturity of the leaders.

PS: Generic comments on generic comments.
PPS: Comments of specific cases may be different from the above generic comments.
by pankajs
13 Jun 2019 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 274
Views: 20670

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Folks need to get their facts before their opinions 1. CBI is powerless in Bengal. WB has withdrawn general consent for CBI investigation way back in 2018. CBI has NO "policing" powers in Bengal except for those that it gets from the State government in a case to case basis. Does anyone ex...
by pankajs
06 Jun 2019 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 165
Views: 20790

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Unemployment rising under Darinder Mudi. https://www.newslaundry.com/2019/06/05/layoffs-scroll-media-business Layoffs at Scroll: at least 16 employees have been let go from the editorial side On May 31, news website Scroll.in joined this growing list of organisations. As of June 3, at least 16 emplo...
by pankajs
06 Jun 2019 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 274
Views: 20670

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Nitishwa is ok ... There is no immediate threat on that front. Modi/Shah are satisfied with the current setup in Bihar. It is not about Sishil Modi at all.
by pankajs
06 Jun 2019 20:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3166
Views: 555661

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/specials/india-file/gst-reforms-smoothen-goods-transport-on-indian-highways/article27428804.ece GST on the Highway Hopping on to a truck carrying consumer durables from Sriperumbudur to Bhiwandi, N Madhavan discovers how GST, despite hiccups, has transformed good...
by pankajs
06 Jun 2019 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 165
Views: 20790

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

About right ... https://www.opindia.com/2019/06/the-liberals-are-not-introspecting-just-angry-that-their-propaganda-is-failing/ The ‘liberals’ are not introspecting, just angry and upset that their propaganda is failing After hearing and reading some recent statements from likes of Shekhar Gupta, Yo...
by pankajs
06 Jun 2019 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 274
Views: 20670

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

That didi had to rope in a *expert* is itself an admission that she is deeply rattled by the BJP.

Theek hai ...
by pankajs
06 Jun 2019 04:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 165
Views: 20790

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Blasphemy of the highest order on the liberal consensus of India. https://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/en/NewsDetail/index/4/16986/Congress-Created-The-Platform-on-Which-the-BJP-Is-Now-Standing-With-a-Flourish Congress Created The Platform on Which the BJP Is Now Standing With a Flourish -- SAEED NAQ...
by pankajs
06 Jun 2019 03:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 165
Views: 20790

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Maulana's chaddi is all in a knot. His musings border on blasphemy! https://www.dailyo.in/politics/rahul-gandhi-rahul-gandhi-resigns-congress-cwc-secularism-minority-appeasement-nehru/story/1/30920.html Wooing The Minority: Overlooking India's Hindu majority was only one reason why Congress missed t...
by pankajs
06 Jun 2019 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 165
Views: 20790

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There are a couple of articles that came to my notice today that wold have fit the previous thread (Election results) but alas it is locked and this is not the right thread.
by pankajs
04 Jun 2019 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/karnataka-jds-chief-quits-flays-functioning-of-coalition/articleshow/69649734.cms Karnataka JD(S) chief quits, flays functioning of coalition with Congress https://www.news18.com/news/politics/congress-vs-congress-in-karnataka-as-party-leader-says-zero-coord...
by pankajs
04 Jun 2019 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

The rascal Ram Guha wants to add Maharashtra to this USI! Has that dumbo even consulted the Maharasthrians at all! I of course do not speak on behalf of the Maharasthrians BUT have hardly heard any noise from them on their discontent with "North India". Moreover, based on the language cri...
by pankajs
04 Jun 2019 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

The latest approach are for 3 south CMs to get together and fan south vs north division. Naidu will join this. I was thinking I would never have to say this explicitly. The 3 South CMs (and the states) have enough and more problems and a nudge and push here and there will make them busy fighting ea...
by pankajs
04 Jun 2019 00:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Question to election number crunchers ... https://twitter.com/imRohitKhole/status/1134781182757941248 Rohit khole @imRohitKhole . @BJP4India won 47 SC reserved seats among 84 across India . Including their allies, the tally goes around 55. So called Dalit anger against govt was creation of left jour...
by pankajs
03 Jun 2019 15:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Bhell ... The more time goes by the more Behenji starts to look like a RSS ajint. https://twitter.com/BTVI/status/1135467182563909633 BTVI Live Verified account @BTVI Just In: Post Loss In Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party & BSP Part Ways @Mayawati Tells Her Party MPs That Now BSP Would Go Solo In ...
by pankajs
02 Jun 2019 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Mods remove the post if you feel it clutters the thread

by pankajs
02 Jun 2019 18:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

https://www.thehindu.com/elections/lok-sabha-2019/the-verdict-is-a-manifestation-of-the-deepening-religious-divide-in-india/article27297239.ece Post-poll survey: the 2019 verdict is a manifestation of the deepening religious divide in India Lokniti’s post-poll survey data clearly find that the BJP’s...
by pankajs
02 Jun 2019 14:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4690
Views: 325722

Re: Deterrence

All it too was one air-strike for all ambiguity about ambiguity to vanish like misty after sunrise.
by pankajs
02 Jun 2019 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/toi-edit-page/bjps-rural-votes-show-talk-of-farm-crisis-misleading/ BJP’s rural votes show talk of farm crisis misleading [MS Swaminathan - The writer chaired the National Commission on Farmers] Annual GDP growth fell from 6.9% in 2017-18 to 6.8% in 2018-19....
by pankajs
02 Jun 2019 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I had written this a few pages back ... https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7719&start=2520#p2358493 First priority is to ensure the survival of the BJP beyond a term, preferably make them the default/primary axis. This means expanding the BJP tent to the maximum possible e...
by pankajs
02 Jun 2019 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

The ground impact of welfare scheme has been reported by many .. https://twitter.com/kunalpurohit/status/1131575208983142406 Kunal Purohit Verified account @kunalpurohit Unpopular opinion on Twitter, but here's what I found in my travel across Jharkhand and UP. People are always not voting for Modi ...
by pankajs
01 Jun 2019 09:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Integrating "all parts of India" to a whole. That should be entire pak and bangladesh. So I presume yesterdays "unwelcome infiltrators" will become "Indian citizens" now? Looks like people who were opposed to a few million Bangladeshi and Bakis settled all over India a...
by pankajs
31 May 2019 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Poor Swamy . All that lobbying he did recently on twitter did not help him. I think Modi did the right thing to keep him away from FM job but I think he needs to be used in a way that makes him feel needed and important, and keep him out of trouble. Someone suggested some sort of advisor role with ...
by pankajs
31 May 2019 19:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Surprised to see RS as Def Min, but what a fantastic feeling to see the likes of jihadi pasand Rana Ayyub howling like a banshee at the thought of Amit Shah :rotfl: To be expected ... I had written a post on the importance of Shah's appointment as Home minister on the last page. I was surprised tha...
by pankajs
31 May 2019 16:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

VK Singh as MoS in Road Transport VKS is a go getter in a stipulated time, rem his evac role in Yemen crisis. I think the govt is looking at accelerated execution of projects in NE and around china border in addition to what Nitin Gadkari ji's role in policy and contract bottlenecks. He's not someo...
by pankajs
31 May 2019 16:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Perhaps Modi will rely on technocrats in the Defense Ministry Plus the PMO to get the job done in the Defense Ministry while letting Ninda Turtle do the file signing, ribbon cutting, etc ....
by pankajs
31 May 2019 16:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Now that the Cabinet allocation is over ... The velvet gloves (Kadi Ninda) is off and the Iron fist will become visible with Shah replacing Ninda Turtle in the Home ministry. I am expecting the Urban Naxal to howl in protest on this appointment but it seems they are too stunned at this moment. Remem...
by pankajs
30 May 2019 17:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

1. I think Modi/Shah will get RS majority only by 2021 or there abouts. 2. Allies like JDU will resist any movement on the core issues except my be some action on Kashmir. Now, to me that looks like BJP will keep all the "core" issues on the back-burner till about 1 year before the next GE...
by pankajs
30 May 2019 17:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92633

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I am ok with some core issues being given non core treatment , for a while at least as long as majority gets freedom to breathe and is not criminalized as was the intent with Communal Violence Bill. That requires BJP to be in power for at least 4-5 terms while incrementally the publics mood changes...

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