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by Varoon Shekhar
01 Jun 2020 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Okay, but he( Pillsbury) should at least acknowledge that India has a legitimate concern about terrorism coming from Pakistan, and possible Pakistani military incursions into Kashmir. Rather than linking that to the Indian military's alleged intrinsic preference for Russian military equipment. India...
by Varoon Shekhar
01 Jun 2020 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There was also a fellow, Michael Pillsbury, a China specialist, on India Today TV. Sympathetic to India vis-a-vis China. But he made the astounding remark, that Indian "military people" have a greater love for Russia than the US. And he cited India's focus on Pakistan as demonstrating that...
by Varoon Shekhar
01 Jun 2020 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

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Saw Wangchuk on an India Today TV discussion, he seemed pretty genuine, and unwilling to compromise on India's sovereignty and economic self reliance. Referred to the global anger against China. Leftists don't do that.
by Varoon Shekhar
30 May 2020 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4398
Views: 779572

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Can anyone give a detailed, up to date map of Indian Ladakh, showing where India's actual borders extend, keeping in mind the 630 sq km reportedly lost( as mentioned by two posters here in BRF) to China since 2008? The area of Indian Ladakh is, by Wiki, 59,000 sq km. Does this figure need any adjust...
by Varoon Shekhar
29 May 2020 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3609
Views: 610539

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

On a Republic TV discussion yesterday, one of the panelists, instead of praising the forces for thwarting what could have been a very damaging terror attack, was openly wondering why such a vehicle was allowed to roam around during a lockdown. As if the security personnel are omnipotent and omnipres...
by Varoon Shekhar
22 May 2020 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4398
Views: 779572

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

China has now started through its pimp Oli in Nepal,a third area of dispute ,deliberately to keep Indian mil. responses diverted. Our strategy should be multifarious.Military,diplomatic,economic and strategic ( nuclear arsenal). Immediate beefing up of our forces at trouble spots is par for the cou...
by Varoon Shekhar
20 May 2020 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3833
Views: 682777

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

Just watching India Today TV's feature on the border issue. It's detestable how officials in the MEA and Indian military are making pusillanimous comments on the border issue. "contested border" "both sides.." , "flare ups have been resolved through frantic diplomacy in the ...
by Varoon Shekhar
04 May 2020 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Could someone tell me what Abhijeet Iyer-Mitra said about Fareed Zakaria( whom CRamS rightly calls an "Uncle Tom"). I'd be interested in hearing that. He was complaining that Modi gives interview to Fareed Zakaria show GPS which is not open among the top shows. Modi should have given inte...
by Varoon Shekhar
01 May 2020 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4035
Views: 625983

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The USCIRF is a corrupt organization and racist. Its commissioners, staff, and contractors have an ulterior agenda. This can be proven by showing they've acted far from impartially. They in fact need to be defunded by the US congress. Exactly. It speaks volumes though, that not one official or quas...
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Apr 2020 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4035
Views: 625983

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

komal wrote:Gratifying to see Tibetan speak up for India


More Tibetans, and Zoroastrians, Jews, Jains, Sikhs, and of course balanced adherents of the two largest global religions, should speak out, and counter this garbage. Atheists and agnostics too need to get their voices heard.
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Apr 2020 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Could someone tell me what Abhijeet Iyer-Mitra said about Fareed Zakaria( whom CRamS rightly calls an "Uncle Tom"). I'd be interested in hearing that.
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Apr 2020 20:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6517
Views: 611831

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

[quote="Ashokk"] Unfair to brand Chinese kits faulty, says embassy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFpUbLbfVNM NewsX deals with this issue, says Chinese are talking rubbish. Really exposes their shamelessness, crookedness. "NewsX", if it hasn't been mentioned before, is a pro-Dha...
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Apr 2020 01:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Arnab Goswami in Republic's English telecast, has warmly thanked viewers for the support they've given in the face of calls by Congress workers for his arrest. Also says not afraid of arrest, will cause him to expose Sonia/Congress even more!
by Varoon Shekhar
22 Apr 2020 19:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1096
Views: 143542

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

When NRC gets going in Karnataka, many non-kannadiga/tulu Hindus are going to be left out and that's going to create another round of controversy. This is puzzling, if true. Why would legitimate citizens be left out of anything, even if there is a desire to affirm the character of a particular stat...
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Apr 2020 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4358
Views: 282500

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Everytime I see a new posting under this thread, I am just hoping it's to report the commissioning of a reactor, whether in Kalpakkam, Kakrapar, Rawatbhatta or Jaitpur. Alas, no news in this regard :(
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Apr 2020 07:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 76053

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

Interesting- India has a higher share of world manufacturing output, than Mexico, France and Italy. Many people wouldn't guess that! Still, there's a long distance to cover.
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Apr 2020 06:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 862
Views: 103397

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

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Notice how all political visitors to India, from Canada( whether liberal or conservative), make a beeline to Amritsar, after the first stop in New Delhi. No Canadian VIP goes to Tirupathi or Varanasi and positively not on any publicised visit.
by Varoon Shekhar
20 Apr 2020 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The ones who did the actual beating should never see the outside of a prison wall again, that is, if they are not given capital punishment. The mob who supported them should be given long prison sentences.
by Varoon Shekhar
20 Apr 2020 02:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Good decision. I have heard of a Company that has refused major business deals from Islamic nations and China. In the last 20 years they have let go of several opportunities. People like these are around. Wow, that is very impressive and admirable, though I personally don't agree with it. I figure ...
by Varoon Shekhar
17 Apr 2020 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 76053

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

50K PPE kits from China found defective.We should punish them for such atrocious behaviour.Why on earth are we continuing to have an dealings with them? Right on. The only thing India should be importing from China is emergency stuff that cannot be easily imported into India from elsewhere, as rapi...
by Varoon Shekhar
14 Apr 2020 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4398
Views: 779572

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Again India is doing what it's capable of, at this present time. It's not insignificant, and positively not something to dismiss so arrogantly and snidely as the writer has done.
by Varoon Shekhar
14 Apr 2020 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3833
Views: 682777

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

Repudiating the Tibetan government in exile, is an absolute no, no way, no chance. And making concessions on the border is also a very bad and stupid idea.
by Varoon Shekhar
14 Apr 2020 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2422
Views: 310782

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Philip, awesome! Yes, don't pull punches with China. Throw out as many, if not all Chinese companies, reduce massively if not eliminate Chinese goods, recognise Taiwan, counter China in the Indian ocean, and upscale relations with Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and Cambodia.
by Varoon Shekhar
14 Apr 2020 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4398
Views: 779572

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

https://theprint.in/opinion/artillery-strikes-on-pakistan-will-only-bring-good-pr-for-impact-india-needs-more-balakots/400048/ He has a point, but why the pronounced negativity and cynicism? Why not appreciate, and spiritedly, what has been done, and the effort, precision and the risk involved in th...
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Apr 2020 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Any reports out of Italy, France or Spain, about anger toward, and desire for some compensation, from China? You would think that, just like the US, major rethinking about China is taking place.
by Varoon Shekhar
07 Apr 2020 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 76053

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

That's one of the sensible and entirely justified statements of Donald Trump, because as someone mentioned, he's made some silly, ignorant and boorish ( including toward India on HQC) comments as well. Yes, why isn't the WHO being thoroughly denounced worldwide for its horrendous bungling? In India,...
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Apr 2020 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I strictly removed CNN from my viewing, as far back as 2005, and barely watched it even before then. After a while, the garbage reaches a threshold, and something inside tells you enough is enough. In view of these recent 'items', with Zakaria, Dutt et al, I trust my instincts were absolutely right!...
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Apr 2020 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4222
Views: 963850

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

There's still the possibility it is made in India by the Indian subsidiary of the Italian company (attindia). Hoping!
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Apr 2020 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4222
Views: 963850

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

Info from another forum. Very impressive, is it Indian made? That is not clear.

ACS space simulator delivered to ISAC in Bangalore, named HVT400MC. One of the largest such equipment in Asia, and among the most technologically advanced in the world.
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Apr 2020 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Well said. Undermining the government and constantly barking at Modi, is of no use, and actually harmful. Party politics and scoring brownie points is not the need of the hour.
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Apr 2020 00:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In the last several months, I have completely eliminated the Ny Times, Washington Post, BBC, the Wire, Frontline ( the Hindu), and Rediff, from my daily or frequent reading and/ or listening media visits. I gave them many chances to present a more balanced and honest portrayal of India, and they fin...
by Varoon Shekhar
02 Apr 2020 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sheela Bhat has, in my experience, not been stridently anti BJP or anti Hindu, in her articles. My guess is that it comes from a Blue type personality. The vociferous attackers are Green or Gold or a fusion of both. JMTC.
by Varoon Shekhar
02 Apr 2020 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

CRamS and others: Rana Ayyub is, of course, disgusting and loathsome. My question is, are there similar characters from, originally or directly, Brazil, Nigeria, South Africa, Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, for that matter Italy, Spain, France and the Netherlands, who are also denigrating, ridiculi...
by Varoon Shekhar
02 Apr 2020 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5421
Views: 668283

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

" Start with showing contempt for presstitutes and not shy away from using danda wherever necessary" Right on. This is not the time to be overly concerned about what the media will say. Special circumstances. Ruthlessness is the need of the hour with wretches like the Tabligh et al. Do wha...
by Varoon Shekhar
31 Mar 2020 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 76053

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: 5421
Views: 668283

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: 5421
Views: 668283

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: 5421
Views: 668283

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: 979
Views: 193078

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

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