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by chanakyaa
22 Jun 2019 05:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3140
Views: 457922

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: 3140
Views: 457922

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: 189
Views: 19469

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: 406
Views: 40060

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: 94427

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: 94427

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: 94427

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: 94427

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: 94427

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: 94427

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: 236901

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: 752
Views: 113393

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: 94427

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: 94427

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: 94427

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: 94427

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: 472617

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: 472617

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: 752
Views: 113393

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: 752
Views: 113393

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: 2921
Views: 300615

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: 472617

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: 648
Views: 92908

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: 472617

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: 472617

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...
by chanakyaa
14 Apr 2019 04:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472617

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Things won't be too easy for BJP in parts of Maharashtra, i hear Marathi manoos is not too happy. MNS us actively campaigning against them too. Well if MNS has that much say, whey are they not contesting? Looks like MNS won 13 assembly seats (out of 288) in the 2009 assembly elections, an in the mo...
by chanakyaa
06 Apr 2019 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 648
Views: 92908

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Another favorite global hotspot for energy related geopolitics is heating up again. U.N. Security Council calls on eastern Libyan troops to halt military movement Ruskies made a clever move by supporting Haftar. Russia Has a Plan for Libya—Another Qaddafi The Haftar-Russia link and the Military Plan...
by chanakyaa
04 Apr 2019 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 648
Views: 92908

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Aiyyo!! Looks like whatever needed to be transferred to Smoothie Barbaria has been completed. Time for dog'n pony show?

Nuclear regulators were unaware of transfer of sensitive technical information to Saudi Arabia
by chanakyaa
04 Apr 2019 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2119
Views: 290166

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Back to my question of what is in our interest... a) If Brexit happens, will UK be weaker or stronger ? And will it be in our interest ? My analysis is that UK will be weaker. And it will probably be in our interest - because we can ram through trade deals (and visa arrangements) that favour us. An...
by chanakyaa
03 Mar 2019 04:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2324
Views: 328815

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: 4885
Views: 661938

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: 2324
Views: 328815

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: 2119
Views: 290166

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: 136475

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: 136475

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: 2324
Views: 328815

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: 2324
Views: 328815

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)

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