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by uskumar
16 Jan 2021 14:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 298699

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

I think it's safe to say that dmk will sweep TN polls this time. it has long history of switching between one party to next in consecutive polls except last time. margins need not even be big. remember in TN, difference between 1st and 2nd party is generally 2 or 3 percent. anything else will result...
by uskumar
07 Jan 2021 12:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2264
Views: 412313

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Trade, Russian deal among ‘friction’ points in US-India relations: Outgoing ambassador’s comments, decoded With reference to the Russian S-400 air defence system that India is acquiring, Juster sought to remind his audience at the event organised by the Observer Research Foundation and US Embassy t...
by uskumar
30 Nov 2020 10:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 298699

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

A tale of how IIT Madras had been taken over by Christian missionaries. https://twitter.com/saffrondravidam/status/1330723957901643780?s=20 As I have said before, Hinduism is dying or dead in TN. Of course TN people are blinded by leftist idealogy and Tamil sub-nationalism to realize that. Christian...
by uskumar
17 Nov 2020 16:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 72
Views: 17538

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

Several EoIs received for BPCL sale, says Centre

Strange that oil biggies have given this a miss. India is probably last under-tapped growing market.
by uskumar
09 Nov 2020 20:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1216
Views: 207524

Re: Indian IT Industry

This cloud business really frightens me. Everyone and his grand mother are moving to cloud in next 3 years. It is going to create a bubble with everyone working on migration and lot of people required during that phase. After that we will be in duopoly situation with aws and azure holding 85% market...
by uskumar
06 Nov 2020 08:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1390648

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

You're right, I should have dropped it when you offered Rudy Juliani's rants as evidence. I'll stop now. What is clear from us election is that socialmedia is real and powerful threat to democracy. Selective sensorship, pushing certain news stories and curtailing others are name of the game. Think ...
by uskumar
21 Oct 2020 12:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2458
Views: 627561

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

I found this discussion regarding Nawaz's speech enlightening.
by uskumar
27 Aug 2020 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4462
Views: 831518

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Second negative arms import list likely by year end
"The Department of Military Affairs is working with all the stakeholders including the three defence forces
by uskumar
26 Aug 2020 13:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023544

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Galwan clash a ‘brief moment’ in history: Chinese envoy

China wants India to “reserve differences”, Chinese ambassador
by uskumar
02 Aug 2020 12:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370300

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I will not be surprised if FTA with Asean will face the axe in next few months............. It seems I was correct in my prediction. India reviews continuation of trade pact with Asean It seems to me India hasn't gained anything political or economic from this FTA and FTA with South Korea. These ar...
by uskumar
01 Aug 2020 15:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023544

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

With the Cheeni amb statements it's clear that Cheen isn't going back from fingers 4 to 8 and Depsang areas. Now it is up to India to counter occupy or force them out. Yes it looks like that to me too. If we don't fight them now they might declare a fait accompli and India will face pressure at var...
by uskumar
28 Jul 2020 19:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370300

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

With renewed focus on US, EU and UK, India looks to reset FTAs, exit fruitless deals I will not be surprised if FTA with Asean will face the axe in next few months. What i noticed during RCEP negotiations what lax attitude from them. It seemed like they want to deliver Indian market to china in ret...
by uskumar
26 Jul 2020 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887671

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Intel ‘stunning failure’ heralds end of era for US chip sector

Intel is considering outsourcing it's chip manufacturing. It is incredible turn around of a company which was at cutting edge. I feel Problems facing GE, Boeing and Intel all at same time marks the end of RnD empire of US.
by uskumar
15 Jul 2020 23:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 133
Views: 22410

Re: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India

pankajs wrote:Jio has developed a complete 5G solution from scratch

Vietnam mobile company Viettel has already done it. Demoed it and going to be commercially available by oct this year.
by uskumar
28 Apr 2020 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 952
Views: 198384

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015


Wow. I am sure this is not the first time US armed Forces have come across such unexplained stuff. But it is strange that they are releasing a video of it.
by uskumar
24 Apr 2020 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2394
Views: 384092

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

I know what corporate speak for "spending more time with family" actually means :) Prominent Indian-American defence expert Vivek Lall part ways with Lockheed Martin https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/prominent-indian-american-defence-expert-vivek-lall-part-ways-with-lockhe...
by uskumar
11 Apr 2020 00:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 298699

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

now, in march 2020, EPS is now the legitimate contender, and dare one say if the corona continues its downward trend, the favorite too I have to say TN gov has done very good job so far. They are using volunteers to distribute vegetables and every one with ration card is getting some money and it i...
by uskumar
06 Apr 2020 01:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047001

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Complete Blackout in my area (Southern India), lots of M population also still it happened. Candles, Diyas, mobile torch lights & some fireworks Even in my area in chennai, there was blackout which is amazing considering the propaganda against modi by dmk for last 3 or 4 years. Also on Twitter,...
by uskumar
05 Apr 2020 15:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 90590

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

The US will have up to 30% unemployment. The political backlash against any kind of outsourcing would be extreme. I am waiting for the day this happens. It will be our opportunity to nationalize internet infrastructure in India and ensure that OS, app stores and data are indian owned and Indian run.
by uskumar
08 Jan 2020 13:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 133
Views: 22410

Re: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India

Stalemate continues over local 5G standards: Telcos, vendors say harmonization with global standards must

tldr: TSDSI (India's Standards body) wants to include LMLC( Low Mobility Large Cell) configuration in 5g but Telecom operators are resisting the same.
by uskumar
23 Dec 2019 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 834307

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

ramana wrote:Please post Jharkhand results when they come.

Results showing neck to neck. Leads are 35 to BJP and Congress+ at 31. Very early in counting.
by uskumar
01 Dec 2019 16:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 298699

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

People of South AP and TN stay safe. Lots of rain received over last 2 days. More rains forecast over the evening and night
by uskumar
12 Oct 2019 11:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5114
Views: 786931

Re: Internal Security Watch

kvraghav wrote:Just review the FTA with the Thais and everything will fall in place.

I never understood why we give away our market through FTA to countries with non-strategic relationships. To me Japan is a yes but south Korea is a no. With Singapore is a yes but ASEAN is a no.
by uskumar
09 Sep 2019 13:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1096882

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

India Criticizes Chinese Trade Policies Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Monday criticized China for what he described as one-sided trade policies, casting doubt over the progress of negotiations for a pan-Asian free trade agreement.Speaking during a panel discussion in S...
by uskumar
13 Aug 2019 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3767
Views: 742522

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I don't understand all these media people talking of how Kashmir isn't normal now as if it was normal before. It hasn't been since 1989. KM hated india before 370 and are hating India now. Nothing has changed. Government will keep curfew on till such a time when they behave.
by uskumar
05 Aug 2019 13:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 693162

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4NLgx7r9zQ Posting this again , this dude Shekhar Gupta got it spot on ! How Trump lit the 370 fire I was just watching this video. im not a big fan of Shekhar Gupta but his analysis with regarding Kashmir was spot on. Pakistan will be forced to act against us and w...
by uskumar
04 Aug 2019 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1096882

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

Fact that rcep negotiations is not going well was evident when Piyush Goyal skipped the meeting.
Piyush Goyal to skip RCEP trade pact meeting as fear of China mounts
by uskumar
30 Jul 2019 14:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 834307

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

You are correct in a way about them being well entrenched, If you are from or living in TN, you'd know TN is getting dangerous, with a dangerous mix of EJs, Jihadis and commies with the support of DMK gullible yindoos are buying into whatever propaganda these guys are peddling. There are many peopl...
by uskumar
26 Jul 2019 13:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887671

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The opportunity here is for India and US to trade less w China (which runs giant surpluses against both while being a strategic competitor) and trade more w each other. I dont think US wants more trade with India or for that matter with any other country as substitute for trade with China. He is ta...
by uskumar
24 Jul 2019 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1096882

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

who is next dl is none of indian gov business just leave that to the people wherever they are I believe by letting China dictate next do, we will loose a important card in negotiations. Tibet card needs to be used in border negotiations with China. Let us not forget we have genuine interest in Budd...
by uskumar
17 Jul 2019 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1360276

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Russia Offers India its Su-57 Stealth Fighter (Again)

Russia’s military aircraft industry has once more offered the Indian Air Force (IAF) to co-develop a variant of the Sukhoi Su-57 fighter aircraft, Russia’s first purported indigenously designed and built fifth-generation stealth fighter jet
by uskumar
26 Jun 2019 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 298699

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Is this EJ exaggerating (which is typical of EJs and Islamists alike) or Christians in TN as a whole (not just South TN or parts of Chennai) are really now 25% ? https://twitter.com/HLKodo/status/1143841333490024448 . I think it will definitely be close to 25% if not more. My Suburb in Chennai-West...

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