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by James
18 Sep 2020 16:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8116
Views: 1079295

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EiDGgitVoAAxDOA?format=png&name=small May be we should start a petition to push 100 MPs in LS and RS to impeach Chandrachud for subverting constitution by trying to put a limit of FoE and take over people's mandate The bigger issue is that impeachment is the ONLY act...
by James
17 Jul 2020 23:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8116
Views: 1079295

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak wrote:
i seem to be in august company :oops:

Abhishek Singhvi@DrAMSinghvi · 9h
In legal terms, we quite simply refer to this as an "admission"
#PropagandaCell
https://twitter.com/Mahesh10816/status/ ... 21249?s=19


What a ...ahem... position to be in! :wink:
by James
13 Jul 2020 16:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968111

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

4. Once the Chinese re-supply route via Malacca strait and Gwadar is cut, Nothing to do with with military supplies, but at least as far as crude oil imports by China are concerned, 50% of the oil imported by China in 2019 already did NOT / need NOT have passed thru Malacca straits. To that extent,...
by James
22 May 2020 17:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1933
Views: 467537

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Hmm, it’s the mango season as well. History repeating itself? Will be interesting to see the passenger manifest.
by James
01 May 2020 16:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8116
Views: 1079295

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

WRT, the UT and his not holding the seat in the LC. I must confess that I don't really understand why UT is in hot water. Can't he simply resign from the post of the CM and then be sworn in again five minutes later. Is this action unconstitutional?? Similar thing has happened before, though for a m...
by James
22 Apr 2020 18:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1096
Views: 151979

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

Pls see the video in this tweet. On the T-shirt is mentioned “Ura Uvie Our land is ours” Does this have Naga separatist connotations?


https://twitter.com/rajeshpadmar/status ... 8963615746
by James
15 Apr 2020 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8116
Views: 1079295

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Rahul M wrote:
Yagnasri wrote:As per the reports they want to go to Mandla in WB. Is it possible that they are illegal BDs? The person who spread this rumour is now arrested by Navi Mumbai police and said to belong NCP.

There's no such place in West Bengal.


I think he means Malda.
by James
27 Mar 2020 13:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5591
Views: 1187373

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

More than the rate cut, various measures to pump in liquidity into the system and also 3 months moratorium on term loans will have a bigger positive impact. Still the markets are off their intraday highs reached prior to the announcement, but that can be expected after yesterday’s smart gains. https...
by James
27 Mar 2020 13:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1933
Views: 467537

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Actually moving suspected Corona infected persons to POK will (rightly) give pause to thoughts of India taking over POK when Pakistan is at its weakest, and rest of the world is focusing on their own Corona battles. Though I doubt that the Pakis would have thought much about this aspect - their inst...
by James
02 Jul 2018 18:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5591
Views: 1187373

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Looking at the Historical data of exhange rates from 2013 -2018, we see the Rupee CNY rate today is simlair and Rupee has actually appreciated against Malaysian Ringgit, Thai Baht, Rupiah, Aust Dollar, Can Dollar, Euro, GBP and almost every other currency. This fact is lost on the secular crowd. Wh...
by James
25 Jun 2018 14:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5591
Views: 1187373

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Prasad wrote:Does anyone know where we can get more detailed data about our imports? Breakup and share of what gets imported and how much it costs etc.


Pls refer to this site: http://commerce-app.gov.in/meidb/default.asp
by James
29 Jan 2018 16:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5591
Views: 1187373

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Here's more proof (if any was needed) that the MSM always tries to portray things negatively. Few days ago, there was an Oxfam report that said that the top 1% in India have 73% of the total wealth. This was portrayed as a big example of income inequality and everybody went to town with this, includ...
by James
13 Jan 2018 08:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5789
Views: 624222

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I think that Jet has also deployed an A330 on a morning departure from Mumbai to Delhi. Given that the NMIA will take at least 3 more years to commence operations, existing and future passenger traffic growth, limited no. of slots at CSIA, i’d be surprised, if we DON’T see more wide body aircraft on...
by James
12 Jan 2018 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4362
Views: 1046797

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Any links for live feed of the launch?
by James
31 Aug 2017 13:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3078
Views: 217018

Re: Positive News from the USA

US R US (Union of Socialist Republic United States) on the lines of Toy R Us?
by James
31 Aug 2017 13:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 677536

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I have a few questions on the basic working of DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) which is to replace the PDS (Public Distribution System) of foodgrains. Currently, the PDS shops provide foodgrains at a subsidized rate [pls note all examples used are hypothetical nos, and may or may not be the correct on...
by James
25 Aug 2017 21:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5460
Views: 612631

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

^^ Assuming of course that Carolina herself wins her QF match against Nozomi Okuhara.
by James
02 Aug 2017 12:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 408958

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Female PTI MNA Attacks Pseudo Pashtun Imran Khan . Ayesha Gulalai quits PTI, says honour of women not safe because of Imran Khan :eek: :eek: :eek: "I was shocked," she continued. "I saw many of their [PTI members'] misdeeds. One of them is that they send inappropriate text messages. ...
by James
27 Jul 2017 14:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 677536

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Part of the reason for decline in exports was also due to reduction in crude oil prices. As you know, we export a fair bit of refined petroleum products. Of course, imports also went down due to decline in crude oil prices, but it also drove down exports of the finished POL products. Also, in 2016-1...
by James
27 Jul 2017 07:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 677536

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^ Two things not explicitly stated but alluded to are: (i) Stronger rupee would negatively impact India's export competitiveness. Of course, as mentioned in the report, a stronger rupee helps to bring down the import bill, but as commodity prices are already quite low, a stronger rupee does not giv...
by James
14 Jul 2017 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 51076

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

A stone thrower is a terrorist who has not yet started carrying a gun. It is important to internalize this first, so that necessary action can be taken. And after that action is taken, AFSPA does exist to provide cover to the forces.
by James
23 Jun 2017 07:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5789
Views: 624222

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Also, SIN-BOM by Singapore Airlines. One of 3 daily flights is an A-380.
by James
10 Jun 2017 19:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis
Replies: 424
Views: 79731

Re: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis

Third and fourth orbit raising done and solar arrays deployed. http://www.isro.gov.in/update/10-jun-2017/third-orbit-raising-operation-of-gsat-19-satellite-has-been-successfully-carried http://www.isro.gov.in/update/10-jun-2017/fourth-and-final-orbit-raising-operation-of-gsat-19-satellite-has-been h...
by James
06 Jun 2017 19:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7876
Views: 875554

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Best not to discuss it if it is unsubstantiated. There were rumors of CIC being much more than RBI realized or was tracking. I'm not sure the mechanisms in place are adequate even now. Hopefully they will introduce new notes every 5 years and flush out all fake (or legally double printed) currency ...
by James
30 May 2017 17:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7876
Views: 875554

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

^ There are 2 separate issue here: one is related to inoperative or dormant accounts. IIRC, dormant accounts are those where there is no customer initiated transaction for more than 2 years. The key here is customer initiated. So interest credit in savings account is not considered as customer initi...
by James
30 May 2017 16:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 677536

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

SaraLax wrote:
JohnTitor wrote:I see. Is it just non-Indian entities that issue them?

IIRC - the most recent entity that usedthis Masala Bonds route of raising money was HDFC Bank.


Not HDFC Bank but the mortgage lender HDFC Ltd.
by James
30 May 2017 15:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 677536

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

No, in fact it will typically be only Indian entities that issue them. It is one more source of raising funds for Indian corporates - other than equity, bank borrowings and domestic corporate bonds. While masala bonds will typically be priced higher than bonds issued in USD, from the corporate's poi...
by James
17 May 2017 11:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5789
Views: 624222

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

air asia the biggest LCC in ASEAN region operates out of bangkok main airport and the LCC terminal in singapore(connected by a short monorail) not a separate airport. in india I think aviation fuel cost + taxes, parking fees, AAI fees, security fees, terminal space rental, landing fees, UDF are qui...
by James
02 May 2017 10:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3826
Views: 698607

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

What about the rolling stock for the 2 DFCs? Have they been finalized and where will they be manufactured? Did a cursory search on this and found this in Aug'16: http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/locomotives/indian-railways-abandons-japanese-locomotive-procurement.html?channel=000 Hope they get t...
by James
22 Mar 2017 11:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 2850
Views: 421661

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

^^ Yes, they can call it CHecking Authority for Khatna Halal Assurance or CHAKHA for short.
by James
02 Feb 2017 05:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 677536

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

But I think, NaMo is keeping some powder dry for next two budgets keeping 2019 in mind.. There's only 1 more budget to go - 2018. There won't be a full budget presented by the current government in 2019, it will only be a vote on account to cover the first 3 or 4 months of FY 2019-20. The govt. tha...
by James
19 Jan 2017 09:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5789
Views: 624222

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^ With regard to the airlines, the Middle East airlines get enormous implicit and explicit subsidies from their governments - most of the western airlines are also not able to compete with them and are crying foul. At the same time, the ME airlines function in the manner of pvt. sector companies es...
by James
21 Dec 2016 15:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7876
Views: 875554

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/lower-rates-for-merchants-to-push-digital-deals-cms-panel/articleshow/56094547.cms These rates needed to be removed and instead cash transactions - withdrawals needed to be charged . At present large cash transactions are charged, and that needed to extend t...
by James
06 Dec 2016 04:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 350748

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

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Even with things like deposit protection, India has none. If an indian bank failed, all deposits would be lost and all depositors loose everything.
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^ Not true. In India, deposits upto Rs 1 lac are protected. See this :

https://m.rbi.org.in//SCRIPTs/FAQView.aspx?Id=64
by James
02 Dec 2016 14:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7876
Views: 875554

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Sachin - you are right that crunch is deliberate. At this point , the BM outside is the ones that cannot go into bank. From a control pov, It makes no sense to have lots of new notes out , that a secondary exchange is set up outside of banks. I know this 30℅ fee for exchange is there but I believe ...
by James
25 Nov 2016 15:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2857
Views: 442391

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

partha wrote:SSji,

Another strange statement Raheel Shariff has made yesterday in one of his farewell tour stops - "I hope relationship between army and the nation continues even after I retire".

wut?


^^ Army as looter and nation as lootee.
by James
05 Oct 2016 00:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 388290

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1161004/jsp/nation/story_111827.jsp#.V_PfZxQrKM9 Congress confirms noiseless surgical strikes SANJAY K. JHA New Delhi, Oct. 3: The Congress today confirmed that surgical strikes deep inside Pakistani territory had been silently carried out in the past but refrained fro...
by James
19 Aug 2016 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1017
Views: 95084

Re: BR Forum Feedback

When I click on the Great Indian Political Drama thread, it takes me to the Beef Eating Thread. Pls look into this. I know that most politicians are given to talking bull, so this kind of makes sense, but still... :)
by James
06 May 2016 14:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5789
Views: 624222

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^ Well, the Mumbai - Delhi route consistently features in the top 10 routes in the world in terms of passengers flown, seat capacity and no. of aircraft movements per day b/w 2 cities. See this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_busiest_passenger_air_routes Plus a large majority of internatio...

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