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by chanakyaa
18 Sep 2019 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2681
Views: 401890

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV


Ahh!! That further explains eye ran sunctions and timely fireworks on KSA facilities. Doing bizzness good ole sopranos style. Uncle is bery naughty. Large Defense deal with uncle was tough, may be o&g deal is a decent alternative.
by chanakyaa
18 Sep 2019 08:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 34889

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

There won't be a waar in this region anytime soon. Although, the mil types would continue to curiously explore how and what hit the oil facilities, the chances are that the actual details will never come out in the public domain. Lot of blame game, rhetorics, and accusations; but no evidence. I thin...
by chanakyaa
05 Sep 2019 08:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350600

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Not trying to distract the reader by bringing in a third country here, but I couldn't stop and wonder how green responds when the same protest-game is played on them. Remember the protest incident against Turkey's Erdogan incident in Washington D.C? Although, there are no direct parallels between th...
by chanakyaa
24 Aug 2019 01:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 767
Views: 122757

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Carney Urges Libra-Like Reserve Currency to End Dollar Dominance
Mark Carney laid out a radical proposal for an overhaul of the global financial system that would eventually replace the dollar as a reserve currency with a Libra-like virtual one...
by chanakyaa
23 Aug 2019 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 925
Views: 157815

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

... They can offer India (i) full diplomatic and possibly intel support for a campaign to retake all of J&K (ii) a diplomatic blank cheque to dismember Pakistan as we like (iii) full support against Chini aggression if necessary (iv) opportunity to extend our influence into Afghanistan and cont...
by chanakyaa
22 Aug 2019 18:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 925
Views: 157815

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

I know 5 kids, from Maharashtra, who joint the USAF maintenance team and deployed to A'stan, maintaining Apaches. Got their GC, as promised, and after leaving now work for a pvt company in CA making good money maintaining helos. They claim they had a blast. Never faced combat. Curious, what is the ...
by chanakyaa
17 Aug 2019 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519170

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

X-posting from understanding unkil dhaaga African swine fever (ASF) is decimating China's pork industry, by far the biggest in the world. Dutch bank Rabobank, which lends to the global agricultural sector, estimates the country's pig population could shrink by a third in 2019 -- up to 200 million an...
by chanakyaa
08 Aug 2019 13:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65471

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Manu wrote:...
(2) American Support to India / Pressure on Pakistan, IS important -- even though it may hurt our egos a bit.
...

Manu Saar, uncle has no choice. Blood and market access to India can’t go together. I doubt anyone in top echelons of goi is bissing in chaadi with respect to bahadur.
by chanakyaa
01 Aug 2019 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2681
Views: 401890

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Straight from horse’s mouth, us and nato forces to leave Afghanistan by November 2020: ... Krishna-ji, RD saar provided a nice analysis, but from a timing perspective, such headlines in MSM have consistently proved one and only thing and that is "elections are just around the corner". &qu...
by chanakyaa
26 Jul 2019 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1898
Views: 322897

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

@CRamS, why does one believe that unkle really really wants to get out of afg? And, if not then the whole argument of needing Baki services falls apart. 18 years and counting.
by chanakyaa
25 Jul 2019 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350600

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

And, Sajid Javid became Britain’s finance minister (chancellor) succeeding Hammond. Pretty intense...
by chanakyaa
04 Jul 2019 08:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US - China Trade War : Where is India ?
Replies: 43
Views: 4873

Re: US - China Trade War : Where is India ?

5G chipset belongs in handheld devices (mobile phones) as well as towers which receive such signals from the phone. First mover advantage that @kit mentioned, can give massive boost to Huawei because it will beat all Western manufacturers on price. All that income effectively goes towards further R&...
by chanakyaa
30 Jun 2019 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347394

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Williams Saar, dt’s re-election chances has little to do with quality of dem candidates. Yes there will be A candidate. Trade/technology fight with cheen is like a heart surgery still in progress; and it would be foolish to change the surgeon in the middle of the surgery. Looks like All this was alr...
by chanakyaa
22 Jun 2019 05:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519170

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

Vietnam attracts record FDI Vietnam has drawn FDI worth $16.74 billion in the first five months of the year, the highest in the period since 2015. The registered foreign direct investment, which includes newly-registered capital, capital supplements and stake acquisitions, represents an increase of...
by chanakyaa
20 Jun 2019 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519170

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

A recent map from BBC: What's up with that map of India? Is Kashmir using Huawei, but India is hesitant? Those blokes at BBC. OK, hear me out on this contrarian thought.... But who will buy them outside china? India (provided Chinese are willing to setup manufacturing fab, design etc. in a joint ve...
by chanakyaa
16 Jun 2019 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 34889

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Even if people were packed like sardines, is it fair to say that it would be difficult to pack more than 10,000 people on world's largest carrier? Anyway. Eye-ranians are on record saying that if they can't export oil, no one can (i.e. sabotage) transport 30% of oil/gas moving thru strait of hemorrh...
by chanakyaa
05 Jun 2019 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1977
Views: 219622

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

ramana wrote:Folks, I would like to track corporate director ship of top 200 companies by value in India.

Any volunteers?

By tracking, you mean names of directors by company? At 7-9 directors per board, you are looking at over 1600 people. And, directors can be re-elected/changed frequently.
by chanakyaa
31 May 2019 19:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113356

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Is NSR just warming the seat for Jaitley to come back soon? In which case, she will follow the road already charted... Doubt Jaitleyji is coming back. My armchair guess is that NSR will use the underlying bureaucracy to keep financial system plumbing clean and flowing, while most of the important d...
by chanakyaa
31 May 2019 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113356

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

The modern day Ministry of Finance has five Departments (for a reason) —

Department of Economic Affairs
Department of Expenditure
Department of Revenue
Department of Investment and Public Asset Management
Department of Financial Services

Wishing NSR all the best in her new role.
by chanakyaa
31 May 2019 16:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113356

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

...Essentially he is saying that its the bureaucrats who will deliver and the ministers are potted plants? Ramana garu, “potted plants” is bit extreme :D Now that 12 hrs are passed, and we know who is getting which portfolio, i can’t Speak for all appointments, but looking at the appointment of NSR...
by chanakyaa
31 May 2019 05:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113356

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

With respect to who gets which berth, following article from Swarajya helps understand what to watch for... Modi’s Cabinet: The Other Names Are Not Quite Important This Time Around ... The Real Deliverers Two central sector schemes that have delivered rural India to Modi are that of provision of toi...
by chanakyaa
30 May 2019 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113356

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Who will be President? Suni Deodhar or HBS? Saw somewhere that BJP President need to be a member for at least 15 years. So that probably rules out HBS. It is tough to imagine AS completely getting out of BJP President responsibilities. Chances are some mild mannered person ends up as BJP president ...
by chanakyaa
30 May 2019 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113356

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

srin wrote:No Suresh Prabhu or Rajyavardhan Rathore or Gen VK Singhor Jayant Sinha

Updated after below post.

Out of curiosity, did Jayant Sinha fall out of favor because of his own doing or foul mouth Y Sinha, or perhaps perception on too much western soft corner (20+ year residence in khan land)?
by chanakyaa
30 May 2019 05:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3055
Views: 248422

Re: Iran News and Discussions

INSTEX: Europe sets up transactions channel with Iran Germany, France and the UK have set up a payment channel with Iran called INSTEX, to help continue trade and circumvent US sanctions. Washington has cautioned EU nations against such actions. ... What is INSTEX? - A "special purpose vehicle...
by chanakyaa
26 May 2019 19:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 767
Views: 122757

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Modi Season 2, Episode Pakistan: Give pressure a chance The image of Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who not long back had not only boasted about the ‘googly’ that the Imran Khan government had bowled by opening the Kartarpur corridor but also displayed his toxic sexism while refe...
by chanakyaa
23 May 2019 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113356

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

KL Dubey wrote:Antonia officially winner in Rae Bareli. But margin reduced by half (down to 1.6L) from 3.5L last time.

We will get her in 2024. Does Jayant sinha replace Jaitleyji?
by chanakyaa
23 May 2019 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113356

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Credit goes to jinx master @Dilbu. And, we demand special status to Bharat Chowkidar Forum :D
by chanakyaa
23 May 2019 16:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113356

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

What a sweet coincidence. Today inkompetent brit$hit prime minister May announced her resignation, and new and rising India gave second and strong mandate to modiji. :)
by chanakyaa
23 May 2019 09:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113356

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

And, long faces on NDTV shows lots of deaths in the family. Aiyoo, total breakdown
by chanakyaa
23 May 2019 07:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511641

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Election results watch parties are taking place in Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, Florida, Washington DC, Virginia, California and other states, mostly with large populations of Indian Americans.

Coming to a theatre in US: Indian election results, live
by chanakyaa
23 May 2019 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511641

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I don’t think I was so excited or anxious for my 10th or 12th exam results many moons ago. I blame it on Bharat Chowikdar Forum...

Modi will lose onleeee :(( :(( :((
by chanakyaa
17 May 2019 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 767
Views: 122757

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

US warns EU over 'poison pill' defence plans (france24) The United States has sent a stern warning to the European Union that its plans to boost defence cooperation within the bloc could unravel decades of transatlantic cooperation and damage NATO. A May 1 letter from two of President Donald Trump'...
by chanakyaa
16 May 2019 06:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 767
Views: 122757

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Technology and trade have now been fully weaponized. Did Chinese know that the manufacturing privileges awarded to them 30+ years ago would come back and haunt them? Is Wipro, TCS, Infosys next in his second term? China's Huawei, 70 affiliates placed on U.S. trade blacklist What if uncle said to cou...
by chanakyaa
11 May 2019 07:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347394

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Is Trump's calculation that blue collar jobs will shift to the US, a realistic one? Why would smart phones, colour TVs etc consumed in the US from Chinese exports relocate to US? Transferring bulk of manufacturing back to US is NOT part of any calculation. It doesn’t make any sense. May be a small ...
by chanakyaa
08 May 2019 20:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511641

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

It will work provided they have 274 letters of winning MP's from TRS, YSR TDP INC CPIM , NC, BJD, RJD, BSP, SP together. Independants will probably wait to be courted by NDA. Well if people of India give a mandate wanting such a Govt Here is for BJP IT cell. Start spreading rumors information befor...
by chanakyaa
04 May 2019 05:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 701
Views: 107443

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Indo China move to make buyers club, remove Asian Premium etc is on possibility to get out this oil price trap .AFAIK, Chinese dignitary is visiting Delhi in about 2 weeks to discuss this and hopefully add JAPAN & SOKO to this initiative. Conceptually this makes a lot of sense. Chinese have bee...
by chanakyaa
02 May 2019 05:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511641

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Nice timing of letter to RaGa from Ministry. May be a sign that the "Juggernaut"'s wheels have got over static friction and are now rolling. The Rafale and Chor lies may have done it, and orders gone out to start prosecuting. Whole pharen citizenship thing is a nice surgical strike on RaG...
by chanakyaa
19 Apr 2019 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511641

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Re Chaturvedi; Spewed hate against Hindus for all these years then joins the Shiv Sena. Why even let her join, not as if she’s some political heavyweight? Good move by Shiv Sena. For someone like P-Chat there are not many national parties where she can count on any future. She can be used leveraged...

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