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by chanakyaa
03 Mar 2019 04:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2139
Views: 289467

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Tariff fight with India is not going anywhere until next guv, but DT's re-election and picking up India for the next trade fight is very much expected. India a very high tariff nation, would charge reciprocal tax: Donald Trump WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused India of being ...
by chanakyaa
01 Mar 2019 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 433794

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

They are purposely delaying handing over Wing Commander Varthaman because they want us to give them an ultimatum. They can then go to town saying that we are escalating tensions. What a stupid strategy. No need of ultimatums. Just fly some jets by border areas and force no-fly zone again. When flig...
by chanakyaa
01 Mar 2019 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2139
Views: 289467

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I hope there are no stolen artifacts from India. Will never know unless someone (ASI etc.) pays a visit. This news came up initially few years ago. Not sure why it has been resurrected. FBI seizes thousands of artifacts, human bones believed to belong to Native Americans from Indiana man’s house The...
by chanakyaa
01 Mar 2019 07:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1953
Views: 253974

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

UN court rejects UK's claim of sovereignty over Chagos Islands (ICJ) LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE SEPARATION OF THE CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO FROM MAURITIUS IN 1965 (pdf) ...the United Kingdom is under an obligation to bring an end to its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as rapidly as possible, there...
by chanakyaa
27 Feb 2019 21:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125784

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

the 747 is now flying out over the sea. the other plan is on a course to hyderabad in sindh not directly toward lahore. i wonder what kind of special cargo or passengers merit allowing it in a closed airspace. could be gulf princelings here for houbara hunting or some paki elites/families moving th...
by chanakyaa
27 Feb 2019 20:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125784

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

It has been more than 6 hours and the baki airspace is 95% closed for civvie flights. Hope in March when th snow melts, most of the water from all 6 rivers is stopped/diverted.
by chanakyaa
06 Feb 2019 08:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2139
Views: 289467

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I'm not an expert on the subject, but for the sake of discussion, for example, here are the first two conditions listed in the above DHS website, it says - Training relates directly to the student’s major area of study. - Training is an integral part of the school’s established curriculum If the stu...
by chanakyaa
06 Feb 2019 05:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2139
Views: 289467

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Suraj wrote:


I dug into this subject bit more. Looks like potential abuses/misuses of Curricular Practical Training (CPT) may have been the root cause. The link below from DHS highlights all the rules and related regulation.

From DHS
F-1 CURRICULAR PRACTICAL TRAINING (CPT)
by chanakyaa
05 Feb 2019 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2139
Views: 289467

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

... What did they do wrong, legally ? They're not being indicted for their morality . Did the students break laws ? If so, which laws ? Without looking at the formal indictment, which does not seem to be available on any website, it is difficult to pin point on which laws are broken. I'm not a lega...
by chanakyaa
01 Feb 2019 08:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2522
Views: 242135

Re: Understanding the US - Again

... In fact whoever wins in 2020, from now onward we need to watch out for khan and his actions on us. So for we have not arrived at the international stage. Now we are. Efforts to contain, roll back and destroy us will only intensify. Agree. Chance are that it will be orange man again. Not that he...
by chanakyaa
31 Jan 2019 08:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2139
Views: 289467

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Amazon, Facebook and Walmart Need to Watch Their Backs in India (WSJ: Behind pay wall)
‘National Champion’ policy will encourage the rise of Indian businesses
by chanakyaa
30 Jan 2019 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2522
Views: 242135

Re: Understanding the US - Again

... read an article today that suggests that Venezuela might serve as an attractive distraction/proxy war to suit both the US and Ru in this time of bread and circuses Uncle had plenty of time to deal with Maduro since his election in 2013 (especially after severe drop in oil prices in 2015). I'm n...
by chanakyaa
29 Jan 2019 09:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1953
Views: 253974

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

India becoming a huge and rich market will once again invite east India companies like flies to honey. Chetak saar, you did not mean to get into the historical aspects of the East India Co., but it is an interesting topic for me, so here is something on a philosophical note. Did East India Co reall...
by chanakyaa
10 Jan 2019 08:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2842
Views: 391313

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

Semiconductor gurus, what do you think of the recently announced Huawei's 7nm process server CPU? Although, 7nm mobile chip production get lot of attention in the public domain, the holy grail for Chinese (and for many independent minded countries) is the ability to produce your own microprocessor ...
by chanakyaa
03 Jan 2019 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1953
Views: 253974

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

There was an article that 6 million UK citizens seek Irish citizenship so they can work in EU. Need to find it. I believe you are referring to the Reuter’s article that talks about six million brits who are eligible and will seek to hold dual passports. Anybody born in Ireland, Northern Ireland or ...
by chanakyaa
21 Dec 2018 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2522
Views: 242135

Re: Understanding the US - Again

This is a huge development. US pulling out of Syria, pulling 50% troops out of Afghanistan, and Mad Dog quitting, all this amidst a cold war brewing with the Chinese, and an imminent entry into a recessionary period... Saar, its pre-Election time in massa-land. Right time for sloganeering and bring...
by chanakyaa
13 Dec 2018 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2842
Views: 391313

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

...They will take a step back, regroup and try harder again. This talk of giving up is just naiive. They might end up giving Trump some concessions but move all their policies underground without trumpetting them - they had to do that to establish Xi's reign and its continuation. Big bold idea, pro...
by chanakyaa
12 Dec 2018 07:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 284
Views: 37180

Re: European Union: Positive News

the soldiers of the revolution seem to be native french not migrants. middle class people left behind by the capitalist system. Interesting. France is one of those countries with very labor friendly laws, and probably the last place where labor would feel threatened of getting hired/fired like in U...
by chanakyaa
11 Dec 2018 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 284
Views: 37180

Re: European Union: Positive News

My overactive imagination is saying what if this is another color revolution engineered... Such violent protests are not new, but, Is it possible that, in the realm such imagination, such engineering has been amp-ed up using available-for-hire-to-protest-newly-entered-green-jobless-immigrant-foot-s...
by chanakyaa
07 Dec 2018 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2842
Views: 391313

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

Canada arrests Chief Financial Officer of China’s Huawei Technologies The strange thing is that there is not a single picture or a sneaky video of this Huawei executive being arrested, taken away from her apartment or hotel, being taken to judge for hearing, Chinese ambassador rushing to court etc....
by chanakyaa
02 Dec 2018 19:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2494
Views: 336796

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

More checks coming... 'Instead of hard cash, China to provide multiple bailout packages to Pakistan' Early November, Prime Minister Imran Khan left for a maiden visit to China. Pakistan was to reportedly receive a $6 billion economic package, during the visit, to reduce its dependence on the Interna...
by chanakyaa
01 Dec 2018 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 741
Views: 106751

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Let us list the hits and misses of the year 2018 for World and India. Will start with World... - Acceleration of De-globalization / Protectionism (-) - North Korea moved back from the brink (+) - End of Syrian War (+) - Economic / Tech Cold War on Middle Kingdom (+/-) - Ukraine Converted to / Turne...
by chanakyaa
28 Nov 2018 17:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2522
Views: 242135

Re: Understanding the US - Again

... all evidences and proofs will be dismissed as fake news, deep state blah blah. there's a section of the country that's perfectly fine with traitor trump instead of crooked hilary. and another section which is in a bubble of different reality. it will all be left to "people's court" in...
by chanakyaa
22 Nov 2018 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2522
Views: 242135

Re: Understanding the US - Again

...East India mk2 will be the goal, or am I too paranoid/cynical? East India Co never really died conceptually. It crossed the At-lantic and became a global entity. One of the biggest drawbacks of the EIC was that it had to maintain ownership by physical presence in the kolonized countries in spite...
by chanakyaa
21 Nov 2018 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2522
Views: 242135

Re: Understanding the US - Again

You got that right. If you really care to know about the “other finance” read about GeeYee’s adventures in long term care and reinsurance Bizz. Chinese bought part of that Bizz fully knowing it is bad. I believe there was a Chinese bailout, but in exchange for what?
by chanakyaa
21 Nov 2018 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2522
Views: 242135

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I get little puzzled by the undue attention to Kasshoggi drama. MBS is muriki lapdog, which needs to be managed and controlled. MBS has effectively opened KSA's treasury by buying weapons and equipment, purchasing stakes in companies (Tess-la, OO-ber) when they are in trouble etc. etc. Why would any...
by chanakyaa
03 Nov 2018 05:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2522
Views: 242135

Re: Understanding the US - Again

For those who want to watch the video, it is here. Poor Mr. Pichai being made bali ka bakra . Best part when Noo-Yuk-Times aijent (and she-en-BC host) started grilling the CEO for not having enough background in public policy from Kennedy School (or something similar) @ 5:00... :rotfl: https://www.n...
by chanakyaa
21 Oct 2018 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 741
Views: 106751

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Geopolitics of Gas (Energy) Connections in Europe (and understanding armed conflicts and regime changes) Lots of projects are underway to provide natural gas (and oil to some extent) to europe. Stakes are high -- whether provider of energy is in western camp (within the wyestern camp if the payments...
by chanakyaa
18 Oct 2018 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11854
Views: 794050

Re: Levant crisis - III

Looking at the pastor episode and MBS saga, looks like Turkey has cut some deal with uncle behind the scenes either explicit or implicit. In exchange, Turkey is allowed to refinance its massive USD debt which is up for maturity next year. Without which its economy would have been in deep deep troubl...
by chanakyaa
18 Oct 2018 05:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2522
Views: 242135

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Ok, this iz YooS dhaaga...but lot of discussion on Petroyuan. So, I thought I should highlight some data/insights from markets. Sad thing about mainstream media is that it rarely goes past exaggerations and hyperboles, with little substance. Petroyuan – the shape of things to come China's crude oil ...
by chanakyaa
17 Oct 2018 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 741
Views: 106751

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

India currently has no sovereign dollar bonds outstanding and most of its debt is rupee-denominated. The more and more I see news/events like the following piece, my appreciation grows stronger for such strategy to stay in rupees. August 7, 2018 Turkey May Be Locked Out of Bond Market as U.S. Sancti...
by chanakyaa
13 Oct 2018 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2522
Views: 242135

Re: Understanding the US - Again

+1 agree. I missed oil and commodities from my list.
by chanakyaa
13 Oct 2018 05:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2522
Views: 242135

Re: Understanding the US - Again

... And in the end we will see ₹ crashing to 80 which will be what Trump means by 'wait & see'.... Habal ji, modern day economic and monetary system is imported by Indians from west. Just because we practice it, I doubt we fully understand it to exploit it. As for the discussion on the exchange...
by chanakyaa
12 Oct 2018 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2494
Views: 336796

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

... Our representative on the IMF Executive Board should ensure that Christine Lagarde’s commitment on obtaining full details on Conning Pakistan to Enrich China aka CPEC is 800% adhered to. Also any possibility of the IMF loans being used to allow China to bail out of Pakistani commitments must be...
by chanakyaa
10 Oct 2018 06:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 741
Views: 106751

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Anti-panda campaign car in the second gear...

New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom
The discovery shows that China continues to sabotage critical technology components bound for America.

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