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by chanakyaa
25 Oct 2020 22:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 307
Views: 54631

Re: European Union: Positive News

Not sure if this is the right place for the video, because the subject is serious. Europe's (all new countries which came later) crimes against the natives is well documented and the information is quite known. SO, nothing new here. Posting a recent documentary from DW which captures "Colonial ...
by chanakyaa
25 Oct 2020 04:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 1010
Views: 131441

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Agree. Lithium is the new Yellow Gold. OECD countries are already scheduled to force switch all motor transport to All Electric by 2040 (or something). Little dated map below but still relevant. Geopolitics of Lithium https://www.young-diplomats.com/file/2017/11/lithium-reservers-1.jpg
by chanakyaa
11 Oct 2020 06:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965341

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

Agree. Chinese creativity around IP theft has now been fully recognized and steps already taken and screw is continuing to tighten. The point I was trying to make was that the Xylinks, Nvidia, AMD, ARM news appears to be steps being taken to fully consolidate critical tech so that not just the Chine...
by chanakyaa
11 Oct 2020 02:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965341

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

^^ darshan saar, this news is not directly China related. There is lot of M&A taking place in the chip industry, mostly consolidation to ensure all key chip production and associated IP is in fewer and fewer hands and minimize theft. After Nvidia bought UK based ARM microprocessor from Japan's S...
by chanakyaa
05 Oct 2020 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Central Asia - News & Discussions
Replies: 91
Views: 9790

Re: Central Asia - News & Discussions

Reality could be quite the opposite. Toorkey may be getting its a$$ kicked. All this revival of Ottoman empires glory days is a bunch of cr@p. The current coverage of the conflict could be an exercise in smoke and mirrors. The conflict has its root in the good ole mideast politics of "oil and g...
by chanakyaa
11 Sep 2020 07:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392746

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Joint Press Statement - Meeting of External Affairs Minister and the Foreign Minister of China (September 10, 2020) 1. The two Ministers agreed that both sides should take guidance from the series of consensus of the leaders on developing India-China relations, including not allowing differences to...
by chanakyaa
10 Sep 2020 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392746

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Not to deviate from the border stuff, but the border engagements and Chinese economy/population are two different things. Just for some perspective, if the numbers are approx close based on the hu line, over 90% of Chinese population and over 85% of their economy does not border India's LAC, well, d...
by chanakyaa
09 Sep 2020 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2381
Views: 392746

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

As per Shiv Aroor the Chinese side's excuse (via the Brig. level talks) for carrying the stick knife thingee is about some martial tradition of the soldiers :lol:. .. Not that it means anything here :wink:, but it is called Da Dao or Podao. Perhaps a theatre put together for home audience. The Big ...
by chanakyaa
02 Sep 2020 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966231

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

Bidu Maps: Chinese view of the LAC around south side of Pangong Tso and Finger 4

Not that it means anything. There is always a reference to Goog maps etc. I was wondering where Baidu, Tencent are drawing lines. I guess when you own your own software, it is easy to draw lines wherever you want.
by chanakyaa
30 Aug 2020 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759457

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India-US relations are headed to a nose dive with a Biden-Harris administration. There’s going to be a lot of deliberate pin pricks like the Khobragarde incident of Dec. 2013 to sabotage relations. Add to that the resumption of $400 million/year aid to TSP. The Democratic Party will have the blood ...
by chanakyaa
24 Aug 2020 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071274

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I’ve asked this before and I’ll ask again - what is the basis for Will Dalrymple’s long term Indian residence ? Please , no speculation or just ‘I think’ ideas . He’s not an Indian citizen and has never been quoted as an OCI. So he has a work visa but has been holding one for nearly 30 years now . ...
by chanakyaa
21 Aug 2020 06:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759457

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Shivshankar Menon too is batting for US intervention in the internal affairs of India by his slanted commentary. Also letting "interventionist" within the US system but especially the Democrats know that they have allies like him inside the Indian system willing to take on Modi over his s...
by chanakyaa
16 Aug 2020 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1142
Views: 74547

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Another color revolution on Russ's border was started recently after Luka's election win and got nipped in the bud after a deal with Russ. Although, there are usual culprits involved in this color revolution, interestingly, Russ may have played its part in turning the table in its favor. Please read...
by chanakyaa
13 Aug 2020 18:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965341

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

Apple, Ford, and Walmart lobbying against WeChat ban "For those who don't live in China, they don't understand how vast the implications are if American companies aren't allowed to use it" What you need to know U.S. companies are lobbying against an executive order targeting WeChat. Apple...
by chanakyaa
13 Aug 2020 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 177
Views: 24782

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

SMIC: Everything you need to know about China's answer to TSMC China is planning on becoming self-reliant with its homegrown semiconductor fab. It's an interesting time in the semiconductor industry. Intel announced that it is pushing its 7nm plans to 2022 or 2023 (losing further ground to AMD), Qu...
by chanakyaa
12 Aug 2020 05:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759457

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

If Biden-Harris win, is it fair to say India needs to prepare for a two front war in 2021 ? It will also be interesting to see what happens to US given the current situation in many large metropolitans where mobs/rioters/protesters seem to take over and destroy entire city blocks without much probl...
by chanakyaa
10 Aug 2020 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833178

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Coronavirus impact is global, but in the US the availability (and related announcements) of final vaccine candidate is going to be highly correlated (of course no absolute guarantees) to the election date in November (3rd). Pfizer and BioNTech to Supply Canada with their BNT162 mRNA-Based Vaccine Ca...
by chanakyaa
05 Aug 2020 19:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 454
Views: 66265

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

https://mobile.twitter.com/AIMPLB_Official/status/1290666820089913344 All India Muslim Personal Law Board · 14h #BabriMasjid was and will always be a Masjid. # HagiaSophia is a great example for us. Usurpation of the land by an unjust, oppressive, shameful and majority appeasing judgment can't chan...
by chanakyaa
05 Aug 2020 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965341

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

Arm Ltd accuses Chinese subsidiary's CEO of 'creating a culture of fear' https://www.reuters.com/article/us-arm-china-arm-response/arm-ltd-accuses-chinese-subsidiarys-ceo-of-creating-a-culture-of-fear-idUSKCN24U13M ... Arm China asks Beijing government to intervene in row with Arm UK https://www.el...
by chanakyaa
03 Aug 2020 21:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706595

Re: Understanding the US - Again

why is bill gates baba so keen to become a chinese front man :mrgreen: (may be that he is more than anxious to protect his microsoft market in china) Microsoft Bid To Acquire TikTok Hits The Trump Wall, Negotiations On Hold Most likely less to with protecting its access China. TikTok is a very popu...
by chanakyaa
29 Jul 2020 08:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706595

Re: Understanding the US - Again

It seems that Big Tech is in all out attack against Trump. Practically noone is supporting Trump. Why is that? Are they rooting for cheap Chinese imports so that they can continue earning by using Chinese labour? For instance China may sell goods of USD 700 Billion to USA, but when retailed as Bran...
by chanakyaa
29 Jul 2020 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706595

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Eastman Kodak to get $765 million U.S. loan to make drug ingredients ... The Trump administration has been looking to bolster the ability to produce drugs and their raw materials in the United States after the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the industry’s dependence on China and India for its supply cha...
by chanakyaa
16 Jul 2020 07:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 126
Views: 19203

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

Someone pointed out on twitter that the "who's who" of bestern tech giants taking a share in Jio "may" point to the fact that Jio is nearing a critical moment/breakthrough in it life. Could that moment be linked to development of its own 5G tech? Is the 5G tech developed by Jio ...
by chanakyaa
16 Jul 2020 07:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 126
Views: 19203

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

...So the tech may not be the differentiator therefore my question regarding quality, scalability and cost that will ultimately determine the winner. Chinese Huawei had all 3 and therefore was a potential winner. If Jio able to match or exceed on those 3 parameters it too would have a winner on its...
by chanakyaa
13 Jul 2020 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 126
Views: 19203

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

$97m is pocket change for Qualcomm, which is a big player in the 5G space. Lot of capital channeled thru mota bhai. Qualcomm to invest $97 million in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms Qualcomm has become the newest high-profile backer of four-year-old Reliance Jio Platforms, which has raised more than ...
by chanakyaa
11 Jul 2020 08:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965341

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

https://twitter.com/rabrowne75/status/1281334910620446721 The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan of 105 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $23.11 billion . https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-econo...
by chanakyaa
02 Jul 2020 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965341

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

The rise and fall of China's Starbucks know as Luckin Coffee --- stocks went from $50 to $2. If you check out their shiny website, you would never believe that this company would engage in fraud. Luckin Coffee -- Accounting Fraud, Fabricated Financials (cornerstone of Zhōngguó) Scandal-plagued Lucki...
by chanakyaa
29 Jun 2020 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 1010
Views: 131441

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Pulling a plug on God In a landmark ruling, Israeli regulatory authorities announced on Sunday that they are shutting down an evangelical Christian television station for not disclosing in its license application that its true agenda was missionizing Jews. The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Counc...
by chanakyaa
25 Jun 2020 07:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 930
Views: 184270

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Just when you thought the modern financial system was approaching a slow death, some economist (i.e. someone who does not produce anything other than hot air) comes with a clever idea of extending the life of sick patient. Weimer Republic did this exactly 100 year ago. Now governments around the wor...
by chanakyaa
11 Jun 2020 08:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1688
Views: 205475

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Looks like these knuckleheads are prepared to go all into ICJ to get few mountains. If you walk through the entire area on Google Earth, noting comes up as striking for Nepal to pick up a fight. There is precedent to settling Kalapani (Nepali View) It has been more than 70 years since the signing of...
by chanakyaa
07 Jun 2020 07:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4271
Views: 818501

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

IMF asks Pakistan to freeze government employees' salaries to cut public debt The IMF has asked cash-strapped Pakistan to freeze salaries of government employees and adhere to the fiscal consolidation path by showing a nominal primary deficit in the new budget due to the unsustainable public debt t...
by chanakyaa
05 Jun 2020 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706595

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Rsatchi wrote:https://youtu.be/GPyWpB6W5QY
Is this true?? Anyone from Khanland can U confirm this bill has been introduced

One more smoke & mirror bill like the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act passed in 2018
by chanakyaa
05 Jun 2020 07:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 350145

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Any thoughts on the incredible stock market rally since March 18th ? S&P 500 has had the best 50 days in history, this is while the world in general and US in particular continue to suffer from a global pandemic and its fallout, 43 million unemployed in the US, protests and riots across US, maj...
by chanakyaa
03 Jun 2020 08:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759457

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

USCIRF 2020 Annual Report ... USCIRF recommends 14 countries to the State Department for designation as “countries of particular concern” (CPCs) because their governments engage in or tolerate “systematic, ongoing, egregious violations.” These include nine that the State Department designated as CP...
by chanakyaa
01 Jun 2020 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833178

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Russia to start using Avifavir as a Covid-19 treatment from June

by chanakyaa
29 May 2020 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706595

Re: Understanding the US - Again

... There was a case I followed on Twitter in which opIndia folks very politely pointed out misinformation on India, with supporting docs etc. and Wikipedia management refused to make the correction. I thought the case made for changes was very sound, and could see no justification, other than prej...

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