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by Karan M
12 Jun 2021 15:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4907
Views: 569010

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^^^ That is not the case. Hinduism is not in danger. People have opened their own shops in the name of Hinduism. Just put tilak and shut out any BS. There is holy man shouting that there should be Havana in every mosque. We have to save our India from such fandus. Your analysis must be referring ...
by Karan M
11 Jun 2021 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 1447
Views: 214482

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Where is the "message" going? The "forum can decide" the validity of any analysis (not sure there a separate forum decision other than the views of individual members) but that is of very little use. I have given my opinion. And wrote my own observations of the result data. Many...
by Karan M
11 Jun 2021 06:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 1447
Views: 214482

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Ultimately, these hair-splitting analyses do not serve much purpose. Mostly seem biased towards the writer's personal view and a few inputs from a small set of people. Constantly shooting the messenger and running down the credibility of the analysis by claiming it is biased doesn't help either. If...
by Karan M
22 May 2021 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4117
Views: 909673

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Its an upgrade but a heavy one, and consequently expensive as well.
by Karan M
16 May 2021 13:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4907
Views: 569010

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

kishwar was one of modi's earliest media savvy supporter. She defended him on godra for the longest time. but true to human nature, she fully expected to be recognised for her support and given "something" in return and that "something" for such people is political empowerment s...
by Karan M
16 May 2021 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1063
Views: 126870

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Guys - just cool down and some of you, kindly stop picking on moderators for unnecessarily perceived slights and angst. Fact is most members, moderators included, resident in India and abroad are stressed out over the pandemic and the manner in which the second wave has hit. Its been almost a year a...
by Karan M
07 May 2021 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Dr. Reddy doesn’t produce any vaccines, they are merely the distributors. They do plan to make Sputnik-V in India. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories will start supplying Sputnik V vaccines imported from Russia in May and tap locally sourced jabs as their production ramps up in India, two people aware of the ...
by Karan M
02 May 2021 17:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Guys - a moderator has already weighed in on this. No more posts on Parsis and colonialism etc. They are irrelevant to the current situation. Please dont drag in a community for an individuals actions, that too at a time when much more serious things are going on. Keep this thread on topic, thanks.
by Karan M
01 May 2021 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Cyrano, no more posts on the AIIMS/ICMR protocol please. As your friend has concerns he should take it up with them directly. Please watch the videos first and improve your understanding, you will realize the topics you have raised have already been addressed by the AIIMS/ICMR and hence your concern...
by Karan M
01 May 2021 11:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Your judgment has been impaired sir. Above post with regards to the ICMR protocol was exactly that. You don't have all the information at hand and went off half-cocked based on one anecdotal account. Hope you read the link I posted as well. I'm not a doctor so my judgement on a drug doesnt arise. P...
by Karan M
01 May 2021 03:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Is it time for the GOI to declare an Emergency? Usually the argument against that is: if they declare an Emergency the opposition (and their pet media) will go hog-wild talking about "suppression of democracy" etc. But in this instance, the opposition (and their pet media) have already go...
by Karan M
01 May 2021 02:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Yes i'm stressed, who in their right mind wouldn't be? But stress has always sharpened my thoughts and spurred me into action. Has never clouded my judgement si far. But thanks for the advice. Your judgment has been impaired sir. Above post with regards to the ICMR protocol was exactly that. You do...
by Karan M
01 May 2021 02:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Remdesivir seems to be an extremely questionable drug if not a total hoax. https://www.francesoir.fr/societe-sante/did-gilead-company-hide-true-toxicity-veklury-c-remdesivir I remember a report on this drug was published by Lancet just before EU approval and was retracted right after Under its prev...
by Karan M
01 May 2021 02:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I'm hearing horror stories from doctor friends on the frontline that many of their fellow doctors dont understand the covid treatment protocol from ICMR. They are being asked to first kill immune response using steroids and then give Remdesivir (which in another form costs 1 dollar/dose) to stop vi...
by Karan M
27 Apr 2021 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Primus, DrRatnadip should chime in. Other alternatives have been introduced in the protocol. I have yet to find a concrete study that says that remidisvir is applicable to majority of cases. I have been on it since early March when GJ decided to stick with it and not change protocol. GJ eventually ...
by Karan M
26 Apr 2021 02:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I trust people have seen the news from today. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.livemint.com/news/india/us-to-send-covishield-raw-materials-urgently-to-india-to-tackle-covid-19-surge/amp-11619370169571.html "United States has identified sources of specific raw material urgently required for Indi...
by Karan M
26 Apr 2021 02:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Reference O2 demands and cost of plant etc. 162 PSA plants including 7 years worth of maintenance after 3 year warranty cost us Rs 201. 54 Cr. So 1.24 Cr per plant. How shoddy state level execution is, can be judged from the fact that after this was cleared in December, only 33 plants have come up. ...
by Karan M
24 Apr 2021 14:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Karan, my point is even the best prepared government with a robust public healthcare system will fail when hit by a pandemic of this proportion with 1.33 billion people to take care of where many are poor. Yes, as i've said many a times we should have prepared for increase in o2 consumption, ICUs, ...
by Karan M
24 Apr 2021 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

We are self-flagellating about something which was inevitable. Even if we had replaced our entire government machinery from MPs to bureaucrats with that from a well run Scandinavian country the result would have still been the same. Yes, undoubtedly we should have prepared for higher o2 consumption...
by Karan M
23 Apr 2021 17:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

As a Modi Bhakt, I am really disappointed with all the inaction during the lull period of COVID. Since, I give him, and not the babu's, credit for all the successes he accomplished - I have to also hold him accountable for the failure. This fiasco was avoidable as we had 6 months to prepare but we ...
by Karan M
23 Apr 2021 16:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Guys! People are dying in 3 days after detection or got +ve. May be symptoms are not showing till all the lungs are infected. Question to the doctors Is there prophylactic or something like ivermectin or weaker steroid that can give to people to prevent infections? Can we explore to use the nasal v...
by Karan M
23 Apr 2021 03:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

That may be the case, but post this event, I want NaMo to take a very very hard look at the bureaucratic decision making process esp the IAS, plus the MOHW and other chaps sitting on the top, who are supposed to actually anticipate and take decisions in time, pro-actively. But despite empowered gro...
by Karan M
23 Apr 2021 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

That may be the case, but post this event, I want NaMo to take a very very hard look at the bureaucratic decision making process esp the IAS, plus the MOHW and other chaps sitting on the top, who are supposed to actually anticipate and take decisions in time, pro-actively. But despite empowered grou...
by Karan M
23 Apr 2021 01:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Guys - latest from Adar, claims supplies for Covishield aren't an issue now. Link It's never been an issue, in my view. AZ is not an American company. It is manufactured in US, EU, India and Japan at the very least. Japan has an AZ stockpile because their regulator has sat on their behinds and not ...
by Karan M
23 Apr 2021 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Guys - latest from Adar, claims supplies for Covishield aren't an issue now. Link He never claimed supplies for Covishield was an issue, show me one interview of his which indicated to this. Always, he said the supply issue constrained covovax production - which is significantly more superior to co...
by Karan M
22 Apr 2021 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Guys - latest from Adar, claims supplies for Covishield aren't an issue now.

Link
by Karan M
20 Apr 2021 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SII is constrained by US-sourced raw material for Novavax production according to Poonawalla. Novavax is a US company trying to produce in India, and it's a case of US shooting itself in the foot by licensing SII to make something and then denying them the associated inputs. Covishield is not tied ...
by Karan M
19 Apr 2021 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

We really need to look at prophylaxis and drug treatment cocktails now, beyond Remdesivir alone. And need to take that up on a war footing. There is little chance we can vaccinate all our population this year. The SII production has all been throttled by US sanctions/supply chain squeeze, merely a m...
by Karan M
19 Apr 2021 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4117
Views: 909673

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Don't disagree there, PAF operation was Swift Retreat and not Swift Retort and was an utter failure and Pakistan closed their airspace for 4 months, but there are certain things which we could have improved, 1 in 2005 when the F16 deal was announced our GOI/MEA did not protest and accepted it, enou...
by Karan M
19 Apr 2021 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1624
Views: 319992

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

The IN plan will result in us becoming a tech powerhouse with the most crucial capability inhouse. A 190 MWth reactor is no joke. It would open up a range of possibilities for us. Arihant is currently at half that, at 83 MWth. We can expect cooperation with the French on many crucial aspects of this...
by Karan M
18 Apr 2021 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4117
Views: 909673

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Rakesh, all said and done there was a lesson for entire GOI, there was an advance in PAF capabilities with the Block 50/52 and SAAB AEW which was not countered with any leap frogging in IAF technologies for a decade. If PAF keeps the same Aim 120C and , R77-1, Astra 1, Astra 2, SFDR, Meteor, MICA, ...
by Karan M
15 Apr 2021 02:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This is an interesting article: https://newrepublic.com/article/162000/bill-gates-impeded-global-access-covid-vaccines Please read it with a sense of perspective. There are two conflicting forces, and I personally do not understand where vaccines fall a) There is the perspective that free markets a...
by Karan M
13 Apr 2021 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4525
Views: 893066

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

I think this illustrates why manufacturing a laser from scratch in the country is basically a pipe dream. There is no ecosystem in the country which supports it and no hope of having it anytime soon. The maximum we can do are basically laser applications- ie. the laser itself would be imported but ...
by Karan M
09 Apr 2021 17:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4907
Views: 569010

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

arshyam wrote:If true, kudos to the centre for being this clear. I still think they should start procuring more from other states.


Agree. Time to break the exceptional leeway shown to anyone state.
by Karan M
09 Apr 2021 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4907
Views: 569010

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Looks like the Farmer broker gang will have to think about permenantly camping at Singhu :lol:. The truth behind the Punjab farmer drama is now exposed. .. They may soon have another thing to worry about - Spurt in Covid-like symptoms at Singhu, farmers not keen on tests The farmers protesting at S...
by Karan M
09 Apr 2021 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4907
Views: 569010

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/punjab-gives-in-will-implement-dbt-for-farmers-7265190/ This has huge political and economic implications. Punjab will make direct payments to farmers for wheat procured by FCI. But the wily land owning ruling class will find a way to protect arthritis commis...
by Karan M
09 Apr 2021 15:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 941058

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

shyamd wrote:Do the older russian built platforms and equipment use the indigenous Data links?


There are no other datalinks in service AFAIK. This is the only fleetwide datalink used across ships, aircraft, shore. Apart from that radio comms. Even P-8Is and Ka-31s are on LINK-II.
by Karan M
08 Apr 2021 20:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 941058

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Lavrov asked GOI to cancel Reaper drone deal with US. He claimed that the drones will get access to Russian built data links used by IN and therefore start stealing data. Any gurus please comment if this is possible and whether this can be managed. Misinformation. We use INs own proprietary data li...
by Karan M
08 Apr 2021 01:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Incorrect decision, I agree. There is a lot of misinformation here. People, please go to PIB India for any major ‘center says’ news. If it’s not an official PR, be careful about posting stuff . Here is the PIB site: PIB All Press Releases Use the drop down menus to find Ministry of Health and Famil...
by Karan M
08 Apr 2021 01:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 12096
Views: 1436654

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If I understand correctly - both Covishield and Covaxin are based on inactive/dead coronavirus . Which makes me wonder- if people who have been vaccinated get tested, would the tests show them infected, because they have been injected with the virus cells? In other words, I wonder if the cases of v...

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