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by habal
19 Feb 2017 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 194294

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

A_Gupta wrote:Jury is out. Pay attention to what he does, not what he says.

.. Find out what the product actually does.


what has he done against India ?
by habal
19 Feb 2017 18:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 194294

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

watching this again, does the man come across as a white supremacist ?
by habal
19 Feb 2017 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 2608
Views: 168166

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

A country that couldn't get a MiG-29 to bootstrap a kaveri for high altitude tests is talking of ignoring major engineering glass ceilings and circumventing it by talking of 'make in India'. It will be made in same way as we make the Jaguar in India. Has assembling Jaguar made us any wiser on how to...
by habal
19 Feb 2017 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 2608
Views: 168166

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Whatever is written out casually in forums such as these are also read by foreign defence contractors & middlemen. Let us not give them any ideas. 'Single engine' make in India or made outside India is a direct threat to LCA, no doubt about it. Either Modi is playing us or Parikkar and defence b...
by habal
19 Feb 2017 08:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2384
Views: 224182

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

Brad Goodman wrote:Shiv that is bloody brilliant. We need to actually collectively brainstorm this idea and present some actionable ideas. I think this deserves a separate thread.


actually there is one:

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=7302
by habal
17 Feb 2017 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 69003

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Dipanker wrote:[Give me a break!


good night.
by habal
17 Feb 2017 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 69003

Re: Understanding US thread-III

you do know that when you write a letter to a political figure, it is their support staff and assistants that open the letter first. I write a letter to Modi, and send it by post, it is PMO lower division clerk and in most cases a peon who will open my letter. Unless, I can handover any letter perso...
by habal
17 Feb 2017 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 69003

Re: Understanding US thread-III

If Ms April is so concerned about blacks, then she should be prepared to walk the talk, the black elite are in a trap of their making pretty much like Paki rape. They have been feted and wined and dines by the establishment and thus keep throwing up talking points and indulge in sensationalism just ...
by habal
17 Feb 2017 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 69003

Re: Understanding US thread-III

This is completely nuts! How is it the responsibility of a black woman reporter to set up a meeting with CBC? Trump asks African-American reporter to set up meeting with black lawmakers Nothing wrong with that IMHO. Depends on the way you see it. Duplicity is unused to this level of frankness and h...
by habal
17 Feb 2017 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 69003

Re: Understanding US thread-III

President Trump needs to order a full-scale house cleaning, and do it now. John Schindler, a former National Security Agency analyst and current columnist for the New York Observer, said Wednesday that the intelligence community will go “nuclear” against President Donald Trump. The national security...
by habal
17 Feb 2017 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 69003

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Donald Trump bashes the BBC again in heated back-and-forth with 'impartial free and fair' reporter Jon Sopel during White House press conference http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4232504/Donald-Trump-dig-BBC-again.html BBC reporter Sopel describes his organization as 'Impartial, free and fair'...
by habal
17 Feb 2017 18:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2077
Views: 270346

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Any idea what this soap-like thing is? I asked the ADA guy at the display, but he was from the avionics side and didn't know. http://imageshack.com/a/img922/7254/WA4VvV.jpg If is talks like a soap, walks like a soap, looks like a soap.... ;) it looks like a clay bar to clean the cockpit canopy, som...
by habal
16 Feb 2017 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 194294

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Trump's hand shake is weird :lol: Just imagine Trump shaking hands with Modi :roll: Trump doesn't let go and neither does Modi, except that Modi has an iron grip and he may hug Trump. Modi also has a few million more Twitter followers than Trump. It will be epic like Batman Vs. Superman. l what ant...
by habal
15 Feb 2017 15:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 6606
Views: 215580

Re: Levant crisis - III

as per pakistan ISI briefing for internal security, ISIS recruits in Syria & Iraq are returning back to their native countries and security thus needs to be tightened in view of the thousands coming back.

levant crises is over now.
it just a mopping up operation.
by habal
15 Feb 2017 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 69003

Re: Understanding US thread-III

the saker has thrown in the towel The Neocons and the “deep state” have neutered the Trump Presidency, it’s over folks! Flynn was very much the cornerstone of the hoped-for Trump foreign policy. There was a real chance that he would reign in the huge, bloated and all-powerful three letter agencies a...
by habal
15 Feb 2017 12:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2384
Views: 224182

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

The US think tanks seem to be producing a spate of reports that seemingly take a slightly harder line approach than before against Pakistan but continue with the same old tactic of allowing Pakistan to escape while holding India accountable. India's own TSP policy is a joke, and what this think tan...
by habal
15 Feb 2017 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 69003

Re: Understanding US thread-III

this mike pence seems to be the deep state/old guard's man in the current team. Supposedly it is on his testimoney that flynn was 'convicted' and pence is never attacked in media. So making a list. Steve bannon, steve miller, shaun spicer, flynn : nationalist, right wing upstarts pence, priebus?, fi...
by habal
15 Feb 2017 11:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 2077
Views: 270346

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

So we are basically a 'hot' testing ground for foreign aircraft. Shameless state of affairs because it has been allowed to persist for so long.
by habal
13 Feb 2017 22:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7147
Views: 371465

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

look, few points 1. during specific emergencies, just about any hospital cannot handle patient. Cardio, neuro surgical interventions are done only in few hospitals. So as a patient options are limited. Secondly they said they have pos machine. But since colleagues are bank employees they know that s...
by habal
13 Feb 2017 21:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7147
Views: 371465

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

2 people I know got hospitalised. bada panga hua hospital mein. One SC lady colleague is diabetic and in coma. She is a divorcee with 2 daughters. They have run out of cash and bank balance despite said lady earning govt salary. She has big housing loan taken recently, she was divorced recently so t...
by habal
09 Feb 2017 17:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7147
Views: 371465

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

^^ disha Habal'ji - are you anti-Hindu? my wife asks me sumilar questions. Like, "do you like gopika, or anila/akhila/roshni (colleagues)'. Now I am supposed to answer her with straight face. Since she will be looking looking straight but BARS locked sideways in 170° azimuth. To add to irony I ...
by habal
08 Feb 2017 23:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7147
Views: 371465

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

New RBI circular https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/NotificationUser.aspx?Id=10856&Mode=0 RBI/2016-17/224 DCM (Plg) 3107/10.27.00/2016-17 February 08, 2017 All Banks Dear Madam / Sir, Removal of limits on withdrawal of cash from Saving Bank Accounts Please refer to our circular DCM (Plg) 2905/10.27.00...
by habal
08 Feb 2017 11:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7147
Views: 371465

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

NM is confident, but that doesn't mean he is not corrupted by power. Year after year he is spending more and more, just to make sure that he gets back to power. He has not taken any steps to boldly reform the structural weakness in economy, nor is he able to articulate any flexing of muscle militar...
by habal
07 Feb 2017 08:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7147
Views: 371465

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Arun Jaitley's 2017 Union Budget raises a cause for worry The fine print of the Finance Bill 2017 that lays out details of the 2017-18 Union Budget does not make for pleasant reading. First, in search and seizure cases, the assessing officer does not have to provide a reason for the operation. Wors...
by habal
07 Feb 2017 07:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7147
Views: 371465

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Sigh - tyranny of the "internet hindu". Well you forgot to mention "hindu fundamentalism" in your post this time. You can compensate this imperfection by invoking the "saffron terror" in your next post. :rotfl: gentlemen, in my previous avatar on this forum, my only jo...
by habal
06 Feb 2017 17:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7147
Views: 371465

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

VikasRaina sir, a few points. ⋅ I have ceased to post actively on this thread because posters have become combative in response. This defeats purpose of discussion and nothing is gained on both sides. Neither my understanding grows, nor the people I address are able to understand what I am...
by habal
06 Feb 2017 15:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 194294

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Right now Indians would love some stability and predictability instead of random changes in rules of operation. That is why interesting is not always good for those on receiving side of interesting events.
by habal
06 Feb 2017 14:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 194294

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Lalmohan wrote:if anything its the other way round - I think life for NRI's is going to get less comfortable but there is a chance that life in India might improve


You think from poodledom, whereas I am thinking from India. Proof of who is right will come with election results.
by habal
06 Feb 2017 14:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7147
Views: 371465

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

the sad reality is Indians are subjected to so many social experiments by those who claim to have 'their best interests at heart' & those who work for their own self-interest at heart. The poor common middle-class Indian has to bear brunt of tender mercies of both groups viz the nationalists &am...
by habal
06 Feb 2017 14:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 2609
Views: 194294

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

A_Gupta wrote:How India takes advantage of global chaos will be an interesting story.


Interesting for PIOs,
nightmare for unfortunate Indians.
by habal
04 Feb 2017 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 69003

Re: Understanding US thread-III

mainly H1 is an issue because USA has armtwisted leaders of G-20 to accept US $ as reserve currency and currency to pay off any fuel purchases and crtical international banking settlements. What they are doing is blackmail, by threat of war or destabilization or threatening to topple regimes of non-...
by habal
04 Feb 2017 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2384
Views: 224182

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

they will invoke the pakistan-hafez saeed, masood azhar pak terror link to dismiss chinese objections & then replace approval by consensus with majority approval.
by habal
04 Feb 2017 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2384
Views: 224182

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

SSridhar saar, China has reasons to be worried. regarding NSG the buzz is that they are going to rescind the rule which requires unanimous approval to pass a motion in NSG. Western alliance has dropped hints that this law will be removed and only majority consensus will be required. This law will be...
by habal
04 Feb 2017 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 69003

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Rural areas in Georgia are going to be even shorter of physicians than they are now, because Americans don't want to work as primary care physicians in rural areas; and most of the physicians are immigrants; and of these, a significant percentage are from the Trump-banned countries. These rural are...
by habal
03 Feb 2017 12:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 69003

Re: Understanding US thread-III

the world has got a 10 yr break between wars. Countries like India need to pedal furiously in interim and go big on manufacturing and weapons development and ensuring economies of scale in all kinds of industries supporting weapons. Then in next cycle when the deep state of USA chooses a dim bulb or...
by habal
03 Feb 2017 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 69003

Re: Understanding US thread-III

DT's funded by same zionist lobby (same lobby, different faces sheldon adelson, carl icahn, wilbur ross, koch brothers) which is pro-war against Iran. They want to try different approach for Iran war. Obama had hit a ceiling in his efforts and was going nowhere. list of 7 countries includes all of c...
by habal
02 Feb 2017 21:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 69003

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Lalmohan wrote:the anti-iran stance is curious


I think it is part of Trump's contract with the real deep state. This is what he had to give to obtain their consent.
by habal
01 Feb 2017 14:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 6606
Views: 215580

Re: Levant crisis - III

kurds are professional secessionists wherever they live. Unravelling of Iraq has landed this unique tool in the hands of anglo-zionist warmongers.
by habal
31 Jan 2017 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1859
Views: 69003

Re: Understanding US thread-III

In the same way I can say that most 'patriotic' people staying in India are merely there because they didn't get a visa. I know so many who desperately want to go abroad, US, ME, UK etc. What about those? so they are forced to choose India naa. Those who desperately seek to go abroad but cannot go ...

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