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by Gerard
31 May 2020 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1506
Views: 158198

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

The media is full of advice by 'experts' advocating 'continuous engagement', the need for India to be 'generous' and 'understanding' in its negotiations.
by Gerard
31 May 2020 19:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1506
Views: 158198

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Targeted sanctions against individuals and family members like Oli?
by Gerard
31 May 2020 18:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1506
Views: 158198

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Amendment to formalise new map tabled in Nepal parliament The Constitution Second Amendment bill will change the Schedule 3 of the Nepalese Constitution and replace the existing map with the map that was unveiled on May 20. The new map depicts the sliver of strategically important land covering Lim...
by Gerard
20 May 2020 17:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3088
Views: 509171

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The proceeds of crime are there. Why not the criminals?
by Gerard
19 May 2020 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1408
Views: 309137

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Ah, thank you. This fits in perfectly to what I thought. I expected Delhi to be included and it is. They have claimed most of the fertile areas. But ignored Rajasthan with it's desert! Notice how those enclaves in the Center and near UP, Bengal can easily be connected on a later day, by force. Fund...
by Gerard
19 May 2020 07:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1408
Views: 309137

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Is there any reference on what part of India was claimed by ML for partition? The current lines are drawn by the British, but ML must have had their wet dreams. Choudhry Rahmat Ali, who actually came up with the name Pakistan, drew a map https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/64/MAPOFRAH...
by Gerard
18 May 2020 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6494
Views: 607419

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-vaccine-how-is-oxford-vaccine-being-trialled-and-when-will-we-know-if-it-works-11990155 If Oxford trial succeeds by September, UK will have 30 million vaccines available. Trial & mass production is going hand in hand , if trial fails, all shots go in the b...
by Gerard
16 May 2020 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 753400

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

61 Cavalry isn’t just a ceremonial Army regiment, it played key role in Pakistan standoff too The move has, however, drawn criticism from Army veterans. A former Army officer, who didn’t want to be named, told ThePrint that purely from a book-keeping point of view, there will be some “minuscule” re...
by Gerard
14 May 2020 04:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion
Replies: 1363
Views: 118278

Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

Nine nuclear-armed nations spent an estimated $72.9 billion on their 13,000-plus atomic weapons in 2019, according to a new paper by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). At $35.4 billion in spending, the US accounts for nearly half the global total, ICAN says. link to ICAN p...
by Gerard
13 May 2020 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 753400

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Army considers ‘tour-of-duty’ model to allow youth to serve for 3 years “This is an ideal opportunity for those individuals who do not want to make defence services their permanent vocation, but still want to experience the thrill and adventure of the military profession and the glamour of donning ...
by Gerard
11 May 2020 20:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 316
Views: 90740

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

Over the last couple of days, many states have announced bold factor market reforms such as labour reforms.


Wow. Seems it takes a major crisis to drive reforms.
by Gerard
11 May 2020 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 539626

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Iranian vessel hit by friendly fire, forty dead Initial reports earlier said a C-802 Noor missile was fired by frigate Jamaran and accidentally struck the Konarek, a general-purpose vessel. Iran says 19 dead in Gulf of Oman friendly-fire incident The Konarak, a Hendijan-class support ship taking pa...
by Gerard
11 May 2020 05:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3730
Views: 381949

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

Justices Munir and Kayani did not pull punches in 1954. They mocked the Clerics. Imagine Pakistani Supreme Court Justices writing something like this today: Historians have often posed the question: what would have been the state of the world today if Muawiya's siege of Constantinople had succeeded,...
by Gerard
11 May 2020 05:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3730
Views: 381949

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

The Tablighi seem to be involved in the conversion of the Dominion of Pakistan to the Islamic Republc of Pakistan? The role of the Ahrar in the Anti-Ahmadi riots of 1953 in Pakistan is documented in the Munir-Kayani report. Report of the Court of Inquiry constituted under Punjab Act II of 1954 to en...
by Gerard
09 May 2020 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3609
Views: 610116

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Riyaz Naikoo’s killing a shock, says Hizbul Mujahideen boss Syed Salahuddin Speaking Urdu with a Kashmiri accent, he could be heard saying, “It’s a shock for all of us (killing of Riyaz Naikoo) but these ‘shahadats’ (sacrifices) are going on in Kashmir since long. Since January this year, 80 Mujahi...
by Gerard
06 May 2020 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3609
Views: 610116

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

nam wrote:Let them win the useless price. No one cares.


The police will of course take note and now round them up as a matter of course whenever people are being detained. A lifetime get thrown into jail preventative detention award.
by Gerard
05 May 2020 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ladakh Union Territory- 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 19274

Re: Ladakh Union Territory- 2019

I think Baltistan was administratively part of the Ladakh Wazarat. Jammu and Kashmir comprised Jammu province, Kashmir valley, Ladakh Wazarat and Gilgit Wazarat. The British leased a small part of Gilgit as an agency.
by Gerard
05 May 2020 05:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1408
Views: 309137

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Future of Pakistan-Taliban relations Mullah Abdus Salam Zaeef: “Pakistan, which plays a key role in Asia, is so famous for treachery that it is said they can get milk from a bull. They have two tongues in one mouth, and two faces on one head so they can speak everybody’s language; they use everybod...
by Gerard
04 May 2020 18:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1408
Views: 309137

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Quietly dumping the rotting carcass into one of the rivers flowing into Pakistan will work just fine.
by Gerard
04 May 2020 05:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1408
Views: 309137

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Burn the bodies in pig fat and publicize it. They will desist to become terrorists as body burned with pig fat is not allowed the entry into Jannat and without 72 houris. This is a myth. Muslims may even eat pork if the alternative is death by starvation. The Koran says "But whoever is forced ...
by Gerard
04 May 2020 05:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5392
Views: 662358

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Under Modi, India’s Press Is Not So Free Anymore
India’s government has pressured advertisers and even shut down channels to shape the information that 1.3 billion Indians receive. It’s part of a wider assault on dissent.
by Gerard
03 May 2020 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6494
Views: 607419

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

COVID-19 vaccine in 1 month? CSIR pins hope on Sepsivac How does Sepsivac work? It contains heat-killed mycobacterium w (Mw), an immunomodulator, which is a non-pathogenic mycobacterium. "Normally when you develop a vaccine, you grow the organism and kill it. It is called heat killed. Here we ...
by Gerard
02 May 2020 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1408
Views: 309137

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Sajid Hussain, the editor of an ethnic Baloch news website, fled Pakistan in 2012 after getting death threats and was granted political asylum in Sweden.Balochistan, in the west of Pakistan, has been the scene of a long-running nationalist insurgency.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52506938
by Gerard
02 May 2020 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2578
Views: 258627

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Risaldar Moslemuddin


They ran out of hemp rope in Bangladesh? He hasn't gone to the gallows yet?
by Gerard
02 May 2020 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3609
Views: 610116

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Counter terror ops in J-K increase in lockdown
Out of 60 terrorists killed so far this year, 46% (28) were in April. The last time the Jammu and Kashmir police, army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) eliminated so many terrorists in a month was in May 2019 (28).
by Gerard
02 May 2020 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3609
Views: 610116

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Such pensions or gratuity can certainly be seized under terror financing laws.
by Gerard
30 Apr 2020 23:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5392
Views: 662358

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Looks like the FATF just gave the UAE some data to collect and act on. UAE doing too little to stem terrorist financing, says watchdog The U.S.-allied Gulf state, which includes the region's financial and commercial center Dubai, will now be put under a year-long observation by the Paris-based Finan...
by Gerard
30 Apr 2020 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1610
Views: 216812

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

UAE doing too little to stem terrorist financing, says watchdog
The U.S.-allied Gulf state, which includes the region's financial and commercial center Dubai, will now be put under a year-long observation by the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

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