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by habal
18 Sep 2018 13:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1553
Views: 181831

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/uk-may-details-of-investigation-with-nirav-modi-india-miffed/articleshow/65849312.cms I think this may be a result of mixed 'blow hot blow cold' signals from India. What if we give them an ultimatum that all diplomatic relations between both countries will be halted ...
by habal
18 Sep 2018 12:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1553
Views: 181831

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

the problem with indians is we are overintellectual, oversmart and nitpicky with each other and cannot form a cohesive hunting party for any issue - we are all talk and no bite. china talks but also bites very hard. the results are for all to review above links. signs of a lack of self confidence a...
by habal
18 Sep 2018 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11528
Views: 690596

Re: Levant crisis - III

there is a genuine problem with soviet legacy AAD systems which do not have IFF compatability/interoperability with other soviet supplied eastern bloc air defence systems. So once a SAM is fired in heavy EW environment the missile often cannot be controlled by land based systems and goes to seeker m...
by habal
18 Sep 2018 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11528
Views: 690596

Re: Levant crisis - III

IL20 was helping anti-ballistic missile systems track the trajectory of incoming missiles and sending data over to the ABM systems which made initial salvo from NATO israeli forces ineffective. So the French frigate most likely deployed an anti aircraft missile at the slow moving IL20 and shot it do...
by habal
18 Sep 2018 09:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1723
Views: 214074

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The reason why India is delaying reciprocatory tariffs is because GoI wants to tell USA that it considers it as it's friend (friendlier than even canada under trudeau which wasted just no time to impose reciprocatory tariffs) and will take this step only as a last resort. This is all realpolitik and...
by habal
18 Sep 2018 09:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11528
Views: 690596

Re: Levant crisis - III

parts of the missile shot down in latest attack

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by habal
18 Sep 2018 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11528
Views: 690596

Re: Levant crisis - III

these are believed to be LORA quasi ballistic missiles or some equivalent launched from a civilian container ship in eastern mediterranean.
by habal
11 Sep 2018 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11528
Views: 690596

Re: Levant crisis - III

they may not turn it off over Iraq because US troops and planes are operating in the region.
by habal
11 Sep 2018 17:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 100923

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

US "Educated" Ex PM Does Not Agree With Oxford "Educated" Imran About Damn Dam Policy :mrgreen: Dams are not built through charities: ex-PM Abbasi Sept 10, 2018 ARY News LAHORE: Talking about the ongoing fund-raising campaign for construction of dams in Pakistan, former prime mi...
by habal
06 Sep 2018 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 100923

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

that would be PM's ADC and not DG ISPR. Resemblance is uncanny though. ah, right. Can he be honorary adc for this meeting? :wink: this same chap was sitting in the same exact place in a meeting Imran had with his wc team mates and sidhu. This was before imran was officialy sworn in as PM. An ADC th...
by habal
06 Sep 2018 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

https://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/he-came-as-ias-officer-to-donate-money-for-kerala-stayed-on-to-help-in-flood-relief-camp/story-I5RpwvPRzx9lQ9GYzBfujI_amp.html For 8 days IAS officer toiled at Kerala relief camp without revealing who he was Kannan Gopinathan, a 2012 batch IAS officer serving ...
by habal
06 Sep 2018 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 100923

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

that would be PM's ADC and not DG ISPR. Resemblance is uncanny though.
by habal
31 Aug 2018 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2738
Views: 449153

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

What I find extremely disconcerting about India is the shallowness of it's MIC and sheer inability to scale up production whatever be the threat or inducement. Something is seriously amiss.
by habal
31 Aug 2018 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 100923

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Imran Khan Prefers Talking To Journo Hamid Mir , Instead Of The French President ! I’m busy here, tell them to call in 30 minutes; PM Khan on French President’s call ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday held a meeting with TV anchors and senior journalists where he asked them to give his...
by habal
31 Aug 2018 11:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

a lot of other colours are revealing also in the meanwhile. In an interesting development, amazon has stopped taking orders from *flood affected pin codes* in kerala. So kind of them to help flood affected by stopping all orders when someone would have needed it most. And at the same time giving pro...
by habal
25 Aug 2018 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

I have received alerts from NDRF about some storms on 27/28, let us see what happens. Hoping this year has no more nasty surprises in store.
by habal
25 Aug 2018 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

ramana, september rainfall is pending.
by habal
24 Aug 2018 15:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

they chase away anyone from kerala even seen loitering around dam premises, on dams controlled by TN. On paper everything is supposed to be very different and equinamous with SC extending a 'benevolent eye' on proceedings. Never happens in practice though.
by habal
24 Aug 2018 13:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1136
Views: 106151

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Lalmohan wrote:so who should one follow?


follow your instincts. Your mind is an excellent sieve when fed with actual facts and independent eye-witness reports. Come to your own conclusions. Never trust others.
by habal
24 Aug 2018 12:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1136
Views: 106151

Re: Understanding the US- Again

discussing what is already circulating in media means one has lost the plot. Analysis ... you mean like your analysis of US amby during 26/11 or gladioli wearing gladios? ;-) do not follow media in analysis on a strategic forum, media is just for time pass and mass delusion. Like for instance the R...
by habal
24 Aug 2018 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

The board is also charged with failing to issue proper notice and alerts to the people well advance while opening the dams as a result of which they did not get time to move to safety leading to the loss of several lives . this is debatable: banasura sagar dam: this is the only dam which justifiabl...
by habal
24 Aug 2018 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

habal, How often Kerala receives rainfall at this time of the year from the South West monsoon? And how much money was being earned by KSEB in selling the power to national grid? how often will be about 2-3 days of rain and then a lull and then some more. This time around the rains lasted for a wee...
by habal
24 Aug 2018 00:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

People are acting like uae sheikhs will be handing out bundles of notes in everyone marriages of gelf-based nri's in kerala are often attended by uae sheikhs or some other sheikh. And these can be hindu marriage, muslim nikah or xtian wedding, these sheikhs land up in rented X5, 7 series or GL550 w...
by habal
24 Aug 2018 00:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Anyway, one thing it did effectively was divert the attention away from dam water mismanagement and unscientific release of water without any warning. Regarding dam water release or late release. As we all know kerala is a bankrupt state. Only way they can make some money is through water/electrici...
by habal
23 Aug 2018 23:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

People who have more also lose more in disasters Hence the cries of entitlement like muricans do A poor assamese farmer living in mud and straw hut will not be demanding lavish freebies because his living std was lower to begin with Add in vocal sikulars and anti namo tirades in social media People...
by habal
23 Aug 2018 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

I think people this time around were truly scared of this iteration of floods. A lot of people instead of leaving for relief camps decided to stay put in the first floors of their homes. Reasons may vary from presence of old parents or domestic animals or fear of looting. And it was not for a day or...
by habal
22 Aug 2018 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2003
Views: 229939

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Neshant, you forget; we are here (viz global economy) not only to accumulate fiat currency printed by other states but also to import technology. As China gets more technology independent, it is showing signs of developing an independent monetary policy. Until they were technology deficient and had ...
by habal
22 Aug 2018 19:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1136
Views: 106151

Re: Understanding the US- Again

discussing what is already circulating in media means one has lost the plot. Analysis should be done on those things that are not discussed in media, and which happen away from plain sight because that is where the action is. Easiest thing is to follow media discussions and give ones perspective on ...
by habal
22 Aug 2018 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018



one lakh fifty thousand was collected yesterday. So panchayat may get something like this.

https://www.amazon.in/ZEMLIA-Washing-Ga ... 07G93QGYV/
by habal
21 Aug 2018 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

panchayat level 'bucket collections' in various flood affected locations underway to purchase pressure washers w/engines.

https://i.imgur.com/MLuRAUt.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/59RLOvl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/AaJNDUc.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/tQYTBjS.jpg
by habal
21 Aug 2018 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 100923

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

why katrina kaif, he should act with Catherin Zeta Jones. Just ask.
by habal
21 Aug 2018 14:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Singha wrote:once the mud dries it will be easier to cart off. some dust will be there though.


in a tropical climate, if one allows dirt to cake in on any surface and dry with natural heat & light, it's going to leave a lifetime stain even after washing it off.
by habal
21 Aug 2018 13:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

It will happen again for sure. It was like an experiment was done and was successful beyond expectation. From our end a few steps that can be taken are like partially emptying storage of dams before monsoons or keeping dams at slightly lower than expected levels to facilitate monsoon deluge. Perhaps...
by habal
21 Aug 2018 08:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

this is gives an idea.
by habal
21 Aug 2018 08:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

>> what do you want to wash? every house, shop, pavement, road, public facilities from where flood waters have receded have left behind a ton of muck and mud which are so sticky that they break brooms or mops used to remove them. Two people who came back from relief camps had a heart attack and died...
by habal
21 Aug 2018 07:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

I suggest if someone is in a mood to donate, plz donate used or new heavy duty diesel/petrol engine high pressure washers. These things are worth their weight in gold in kerala now.
by habal
20 Aug 2018 00:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

they first opened one gate at half foot, water level instead of showing decrease showed no slowing down of increase. Then in a huff two more gates were opened by same margin. And these were kept open for a day or two when MP decided to unload its 13 shutters at 2:30 AM by 6 feet. Until MP opened up,...
by habal
19 Aug 2018 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Ulanbator ji, my feeling is kerala administrators have thought that like every year this year too, monsoon will be deficient and leave dam levels lower than expected and thus tried to leave in a buffer in the dam so that in event of drought conditions prevailing all over India, like during feb-may, ...
by habal
19 Aug 2018 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Sachin will chime in to say this is a huge conspiracy ..

https://www.firstpost.com/india/uae-rea ... 1.html/amp

UAE reaching out to Kerala amid devastating floods highlights North India's apathy even more
by habal
19 Aug 2018 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 26649

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

https://www.dailyvideos.me/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/hqdefault-17174.jpg The height and depth doesn't warrant a help like this. Sorry, I have to disagree both the chappal use and the same women can park themselves on the gunwale and swing their legs in. some stage-play perhaps here for photo exibi...

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