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by Varoon Shekhar
31 Mar 2020 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 58
Views: 6387

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Being totally amoral about what China has done (the old they are just supporting their interests bit) isn't good. China should be condemned strongly, vociferously for the damage they have caused. But no doubt, this should definitely cause India and other countries to massively rethink their relation...
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Mar 2020 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421465

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Whoa admins, how did the Wuhan and the Strategic and Political subjects get intertwined? :-)
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Mar 2020 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421465

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In the US, are there any mainstream newspapers that are supportive or sympathetic to India, and who do acknowledge any good work or effort of the Indian government( including on the Covid-19) or the armed forces et al and/or take a more balanced view of communal violence? In Canada, I know of one, t...
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Mar 2020 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421465

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

"Cancel their passports. If they are foreign nationals, then cancel their visas and target their family members to ensure they never set foot in India again."

Definitely. This is absolutely unacceptable, it goes way beyond criticism. It is demagoguery and mendacity.
by Varoon Shekhar
27 Mar 2020 18:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 966
Views: 183799

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Gurudwara attacker was from Kerala. Let's see if other channels also report this.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/k ... 2020-03-27
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Mar 2020 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306308

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sweden, with a massively smaller population than India, and also renowned for its excellent health care system, only examined/treated people with more obvious or severe symptoms. Not those showing milder ones. One doesn't see any criticism in the Western media for that. China's mouthpiece paper did ...
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Mar 2020 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306308

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

"Wuhan has 11 million population. Even at 10% , 60+ age people will be more than 1 million. They had only 80k infections with meager 3k deaths."

_If_ the Chinese figures are to be believed, it is impressive and encouraging.
by Varoon Shekhar
16 Mar 2020 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947859

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

For that theory to be legit, the pressure would have been exerted on March 4th-5th, when the launch was first scheduled, and then stopped at the last minute seemingly.
by Varoon Shekhar
10 Mar 2020 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421465

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Just wanted to mention two more news channels that are pro-Indic/Dharmic, at least sympathetic: NewsX( which always has a thoughtful, sometimes poignant opener by Rishabh Gulati) and WION TV. Their programs never express an anti-India stand, while being critical when needed. Also, India Today TV, wi...
by Varoon Shekhar
08 Mar 2020 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421465

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

That was a witty and timely remark by the Mea Jaishankar. And a very good riposte to the likes of M.Bhadrakumar
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Mar 2020 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421465

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Now we have first hand account of how the western anti-India/Hindu narrative is generated. https://twitter.com/johncusack/status/1235663854962532352 John Cusack @johncusack Replying to @FriedrichPieter @mtracey and @lhfang I’ve been to Delhi a lot - my first source on this was arundahti Roy . I thi...
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Mar 2020 20:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421465

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

"As with any media, some articles are bound to be bad/biased (eg the ISRO cartoon in NYT) and others are bound to be truthful. If you claim that all news coverage by International media is biased, then it’s very likely that you’re the one who’s unwilling to see the truth." It would be nice...
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Mar 2020 22:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 481967

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Why identitarians can’t handle the Hindus Their unwillingness to play the victim does not go down well with the woke left True as far as the UK itself goes, for the most part. But the question is, when Hindus are actually victims, the Left is nowhere to be seen or heard. Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan...
by Varoon Shekhar
03 Mar 2020 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421465

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

CRamS( and others!) CBC radio in Canada has gone very left, with its coverage of the Delhi riots. That lady that both you and I like for her great balance, is absent, and the issue is being handled by blatantly slanted, one sided hosts. A Carleton U prof by the name of Varughese was interviewed, and...
by Varoon Shekhar
27 Feb 2020 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421465

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

#Narrative Roger Waters of Pink Floyd reads Aamir Aziz's 'Sab Yaad Rakha Jayega' and slays Narendra Modi . #DelhiRiots2020 #DelhiRiots2020[/quote][/quote] Does Waters know that his country supports fascism and racism then, in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, no doubt among other countries. And what is hi...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Feb 2020 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947859

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

http://delhidefencereview.com/2020/02/24/a-deep-dive-into-isros-reusable-launch-vehicle-technology-part-i/ A Deep Dive Into ISRO’s Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology – Part I Whoa, am I misunderstanding/reading when it says "this flight" will use a semi-cryo( SC) engine? The flight that i...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Feb 2020 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947859

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/gslv-f10-gisat-1

GISAT-1 launch confirmed for Thursday March 5th. Satellite weight 2275kg, higher than earlier stated. But no mention of direct injection into GSO, as hinted at months ago.
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Feb 2020 20:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421465

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

[quote="chetak" "If the plot has succeeded, the RSS would have been banned, Hindus ostracised and the BJP politically hamstrung to the extent that it would have been forced to vacate the political space, got marginalized and move entirely to the side lines. Instead, just see what actu...
by Varoon Shekhar
17 Feb 2020 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947859

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

You're right, that is impressive and tantalising. I suppose what I am expecting from " nuggets " is report of a breakthrough that is near testing in actual conditions.
by Varoon Shekhar
15 Feb 2020 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947859

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

ISRO's annual report is out, somewhat early. Unfortunately, I cannot say that there are many nuggets this time :( Apart from major details about the IRNSS and Navic. See if you agree, hope I'm wrong! https://www.isro.gov.in/sites/default/files/flipping_book/annual_report_2019-20_english/index.html
by Varoon Shekhar
08 Feb 2020 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421465

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Smartest are Descendents of Hindus and Sikhs from West Punjab settled in Delhi and in the West. They are very grateful for what has been done to thier forefathers. By that you mean, it really sharpened their senses, made them extremely aware of Islamism and its horrors, prevented them from swallowi...
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Jan 2020 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421465

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In fairness, a large number of Moslems didn't even vote in the 1946 election. But of those who did vote, it appears that a majority voted to create a new Islamic state. At least voted for the Moslem League. What would be interesting to find out, is those Moslems who lived far away from the border of...
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Jan 2020 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3404
Views: 543845

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Damn! Two security personnel lose their lives. They should take out 20 or more terrorists and their supporters to avenge this. https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/army-jawan-spo-killed-2-militants-gunned-down-in-j-k%E2%80%99s-pulwama-29570 Srinagar, January 21 An Army jawan, a special police officer (...
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Jan 2020 04:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421465

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Abihjit Iyer-Mitra hasn't been received very well in BRF, but his commentary and performances on Indian TV discussion shows is very sharp, quick witted, simple, lucid and concise. Definitely is sympathetic to the NDA/BJP( far more so than to the Congress) but in a sophisticated way. Cannot speak abo...
by Varoon Shekhar
17 Jan 2020 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947859

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Wonder if there are any new components or technologies on this satellite, which sounds like a beauty. https://www.isro.gov.in/update/17-jan-2020/press-release-india%E2%80%99s-communication-satellite-gsat-30-launched-successfully India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launche...
by Varoon Shekhar
08 Jan 2020 02:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947859

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

I wonder why nothing was said about the 2 unmanned tests of the crew module, that are going to take place, before the actual manned one. The first unmanned flight is scheduled for the end of 2020.
by Varoon Shekhar
01 Jan 2020 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421465

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Yes happy New Year and New Decade! Still another 8 and half hours for Central Canada! May the 2020s be a decade of continual achievement for India
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Dec 2019 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 656588

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

[quote="UlanBatori"]PLEASE propagate... https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/anti-hindu-uscirf-sex-crime-bigotry-name-religious-freedom [quote]Anti-Hindu USCIRF: Sex, crime, bigotry in the name of religious freedom Arvind Kumar I just did, and also got Preeta Bansal. It's time these ant...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Dec 2019 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 656588

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ Right on, the minute there is a real perceived threat to US and other Western interests, the likes of Dexter Filkins will be all over India about its Moslem population. But even here, I question the extent to which Filkins et al will be sympathetic to India per se. If India alone is taking the bru...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Dec 2019 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 656588

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Much of the opposition to the CAA and NRC, is about the dislike and consternation of the narrative of Hindus being persecuted in 3 neighbouring Moslem majority countries. That doesn't sit well with 'secularists' and the left. The idea of Hindus being front and centre is distasteful to this group. An...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Dec 2019 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 586754

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^ "True and agree if i understood you correctly . Jewish lawmakers proudly identity as Jewish. No ifs and buts about it. Indian Hindu origin law makers don..." Also, in Canada, journalists of Hindu background (partly or wholly) like Vinay Menon, Heather Mallick, Shree Paradkar et al, never...
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Dec 2019 20:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1586
Views: 261293

Re: India's Power Sector

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/co ... 387998.ece

Worth mentioning- first 500 MW lignite based thermal power unit.
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Dec 2019 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947859

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

GISAT-1 launch January 15: https://aajtak.intoday.in/gallery/india-isro-will-launch-gisat-1-in-january-balakot-pakistan-telescope-tstr-2-43223.html https://www.gstv.in/every-30-minutes-india-will-get-a-picture-from-the-sky-isro-is-going-to-form-a-new-history-gujarati-news/ If these sites are to be b...
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Dec 2019 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 656588

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1658577475790 Very balanced, even sympathetic( at times) analysis from the CBC radio show "The Current" She is calling 'the liar' as "India's largest independent news network' and invited that Urban Islamist Arfa Khanum Sherwani of all the people. On th...
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Dec 2019 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 656588

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1658577475790

Very balanced, even sympathetic( at times) analysis from the CBC radio show "The Current"
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Dec 2019 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947859

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Wish sections of the Indian media didn't overstress the security function of RISAT-2BR1. It doesn't necessarily possess only that role. ISRO itself says nothing about the surveillance capability of the satellite. One paper mentioned 'spy satellite' three times!
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Dec 2019 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947859

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Yes, very impressive turnaround between the Cartosat-3 and Risat-2BR1 missions! However, it looks like the next Risat( 2BR2) is now going to be launched in February. Wonder what the sudden change was caused by. One hopes it has something to do with the preparations for the first SSLV mission!

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