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by uskumar
06 Mar 2019 09:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2158
Views: 296215

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US withdrew gsp benefit for 5 billion dollars of goods that too at a time when our current account is going from bad to worse. how much longer are we going to pretend that US is allie.

India weighs retaliatory tariffs on US imports worth $10.6 billion
by uskumar
12 Feb 2019 14:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2761
Views: 384640

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

China's disappointing aid offer dashes Pakistan's hope of debt rescue
It seems Pakistan will need IMF Bailout package after all. It will be interesting to see reaction of pakistani people to increase in price of electricity, gas, food etc which is inevitable in IMF Bailout package.
by uskumar
07 Jan 2019 15:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2761
Views: 384640

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

UAE to extend $6.2bn cash, oil and investment package to Pakistan

UAE and Saudi are giving $6.2 B in loans and differed oil payment. one wonders what they are getting in return.
by uskumar
07 Jan 2019 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163760

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I think there is a massive level of us vs them separatism in operation here that does not bode well! Sir, It seems to me that you are not aware of situation in TN. It is much worse. Liberal hindus tolerate any such attack on Hinduism in name of uniqueness. Question I have is can a Hindu be liberal ...
by uskumar
12 Dec 2018 19:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1066
Views: 127329

Re: Indian IT Industry

^^I think there is an extra zero in the 7000. DDM? I dont believe so sir. There is a serious push by American government to ensure that offshoring is stopped. let me quote a old article. Indian IT firms looking for ways to soften US tax blow The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, designed to encourage American...
by uskumar
05 Dec 2018 11:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1066
Views: 127329

Re: Indian IT Industry

It is interesting that the threat is coming from EU not US. When was last time an EU app was popular in India. How is this effecting them. Seems like they are doing dirty work of US.
by uskumar
05 Dec 2018 11:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1066
Views: 127329

Re: Indian IT Industry

Data localisation clause may hurt trade pacts between European Union and India, says Ralf Sauer
This is first explicit threat to it/outsourcing from US or EU due to localisation policy, hence posting this
by uskumar
10 Nov 2018 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2158
Views: 296215

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I personally feel that General thrust of US Trade demands on India is fair. We need to reduce importing Chinese Crap and encourage more US imports. 3 aspects of us trade demands bothers me. 1. They place us in same pedustial as China even though we have always run trade deficit and consistently run...
by uskumar
31 Oct 2018 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 258547

Re: The Red Menace

Rahul M wrote:DD asst. cameraman recorded a msg during the attack.

https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/statu ... 0591457280


heart wrenching video. Hope this brings focus towards urban naxals.
by uskumar
19 Oct 2018 18:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2896
Views: 410020

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

RCEP stalled. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-19/china-trade-pact-stalls-as-trump-tariffs-feed-indian-backlash It made no sense to sign any free Trade deal let alone a fta deal involving china/NZ and Australia. Every FTA we signed so far has only increased our trade deficit with tha...
by uskumar
19 Oct 2018 13:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 810795

Re: Levant crisis - III

It seems there is a change in stance of Trump on the killing.


Trump threatens“very severe” consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him.
Could we see a regime change or atleast MBS being replaced as king in waiting
by uskumar
16 Oct 2018 15:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1066
Views: 127329

Re: Indian IT Industry

nice to see RBI being firm in Data localization.
Now to the next step. Localization of Personal data including emails.

Things government can do to complement rbi data storage
by uskumar
14 Oct 2018 20:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1066
Views: 127329

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

There are probably hundreds of PCB factories in China, not sure about India but I would be very surprised if we don't have at least a few. Till few years back there were almost no PCB factories in India. But since introduction of tax on imported PCBs there has been steady uptick of the number of PC...
by uskumar
14 Oct 2018 19:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2158
Views: 296215

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

2 US congressmen have written to PM Modi, asking him to reconsider the data localization requirement imposed by RBI/Govt on internet apps recently. Data localisation directive as of now is from RBI and only applies to payment companies. I hope this is extended to all apps which handle personal data...
by uskumar
22 Sep 2018 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4641
Views: 828926

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

So much for the much vaunted JETJWG.... 2+2 should finally yield 4 https://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/letterfromwashington/22-should-finally-yield-4/ At its last meeting in July, DTTI’s jet engine working group was shut down for lack of progress . I wonder what new excuse import lobby is go...
by uskumar
06 Sep 2018 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2158
Views: 296215

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is broad Indian political consensus around relations with USA regardless of the party in power - starting overtly with IUCNA in 2005. Why? Is India that naive to not see that all of this is for CRE of Indian nuclear capabilities or are we missing something? Well put. I have no clue why this h...
by uskumar
06 Sep 2018 18:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2977
Views: 510762

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Why the RCEP trade deal could hit India's agriculture, manufacturing sectors i know the article is being written by a JNU prof., but many of the issues he has flagged are correct. Already Samsung is closing it's TV manufacturing unit in India in anticipation of RCEP. Surely people above realise onl...
by uskumar
06 Sep 2018 16:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2158
Views: 296215

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I seriously dont understand why we are signing COMCASA and what we are getting in return. We are signing a communication agreement which is not in our interest for over-priced equipment that we cant afford.
by uskumar
24 Aug 2018 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163760

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Let court decide whether TN is correct or not. No point in passing judgement before that.
by uskumar
20 Aug 2018 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163760

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

A result of 2015 Chennai floods was growth of weather blogs like chennairains and keaweather which provides daily and hourly forecast of weather. I hope this happens in Kerala also. This can't replace imd early warning system but can be very good source of information for general public.
by uskumar
01 Aug 2018 17:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4262
Views: 238903

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

China Slams U.S. ‘Blackmailing’ as Trump Weighs Higher Tariffs

Seems 25% tariffs on 200B goods are done deal. Interesting times.
by uskumar
27 Jul 2018 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3050
Views: 227804

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran can’t issue threats to seek India’s help
excellent article by pant sir regarding the india-iran relationship
by uskumar
05 Apr 2018 11:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 464475

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Not sure if this was posted before.

completed the first run of the HTSE-1200 turboshaft engine,


https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... -r-447244/
by uskumar
02 Mar 2012 23:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1091
Views: 108920

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

To corroborate its claim the report states that “aggressive accounting approved by auditors, perpetuated and aided by investment bankers during the IPO process, the ill-informed media frenzy surrounding the IPO – have all contributed to the myth that DLF is a corporate pillar of India.” Ouch :oops: ...
by uskumar
13 Feb 2012 20:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1472
Views: 202138

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Shale oil find in Argentina

Seems pretty big. Will this change the oil market, like in gas.

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