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by Neshant
22 Jun 2018 17:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1823
Views: 197820

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

They will default on their debts sometime in the 2020 time frame.

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Pakistan Panic: 3rd Currency Devaluation In 2018 Sends Sovereign Risk Soaring Above Argentina, Ukraine

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06- ... ring-above
by Neshant
22 Jun 2018 09:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2101
Views: 320436

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

That only occurred after Mizoram was declared off limits to Indians from other states. Effectively, it's like a foreign country where Indians from other states need a permit to visit. This system and Article 370 is insane. Either there is one country or there is not. It all needs to go. People from...
by Neshant
21 Jun 2018 21:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4038
Views: 177026

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Ah, the wonderful world of fiat money and leveraged bets. How can this system not ultimately implode taking with it the savings of the people doing real work? ----- Novice Daytrader Mistakenly Trades In Live Account, Builds $5 Billion Position, Makes $10MM Profit https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...
by Neshant
21 Jun 2018 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2101
Views: 320436

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

By the way, Doval was the brains of the operation that destroyed the insurgency in Mizoram and president of the Mizo National Front, Pu Laldenga became the Chief Minister of Mizoram swearing an oath to serve and protect the Indian constitution. Such a success does not come about because someone was...
by Neshant
21 Jun 2018 21:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4038
Views: 177026

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

The removal of Glass-Steagall which separated investment banking from retail banking is what led to 2008. That is still the case today - except now its even more extensive since banks need to make sure they are too big to fail before the next crash occurs. Beyond that, any system where betting with ...
by Neshant
21 Jun 2018 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4243
Views: 155849

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Nuclear industry is dying in the west.

Its a buyers market for these reactors.

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Nuclear Power Won’t Survive Without A Government Handout

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/nu ... t-handout/
by Neshant
21 Jun 2018 11:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3774
Views: 261762

Re: Internal Security Watch

There are some banks in England, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, etc which are very powerful and have a reputation of maintaining privacy of their clients. For clients depositing over a given amount, they provide facilities within the banks with the highest grade encryption, sound proofing, etc to thwa...
by Neshant
21 Jun 2018 10:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 99
Views: 7184

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

dinesha wrote:With US sanctions, India has perfect window of opportunity for defence deals with Vietnam
https://theprint.in/opinion/with-us-san ... nam/72026/


Babuz will squander it though..
by Neshant
21 Jun 2018 10:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4038
Views: 177026

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Interesting that humans are not the only species with a sense of fairness in an economic system.

Runs contrary to lots of rent seeking "industries" like banking which steal wealth from peoples' earnings but offer no equivalent value in return.

by Neshant
20 Jun 2018 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4013
Views: 635637

Re: Small Arms Thread

More contenders for the Indian Army contract :





The gun sure looks fancy. But does fancy = better.
by Neshant
20 Jun 2018 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4013
Views: 635637

Re: Small Arms Thread

Better they go and get something that works. Improving the INSAS - thats a joke because after more than a decade of user feedback the design is still where it was. The new 7.62 version is no better - no originality. The question is what is the cost of these other rifles. We can't compare a Ferrari ...
by Neshant
20 Jun 2018 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2571
Views: 462057

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Wrong. For our market, we make others dependent on our standards. Pay to play. +1 All countries use their market size and power to tilt the balance in their favor. India would be foolish not to do so. Today they will use NAVIC in India, tomorrow all products manufactured for South, South East Asia ...
by Neshant
20 Jun 2018 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4013
Views: 635637

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^^ Totally agree. A rifle is an infantry's best friend. Designing it should be as much art as much science. Western countries allow gun ownership and most designers are avid lovers of firearms. They not only know what is the science behind but also the feeling. I wanted to say that western individ...
by Neshant
18 Jun 2018 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4013
Views: 635637

Re: Small Arms Thread

What a shame. Indian army plans to buy rifles from an overseas shopping spree rather than improving on the indegenous INSAS. ------ India Army is said to pare down rifles order to 250,000 https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-army-is-said-to-pare-down-rifles-order-to-250000/article...
by Neshant
18 Jun 2018 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1535
Views: 299345

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I'm no missile expert but Meteor should only be used on front line fighters with long range and high load carrying capacity. That largely excludes it's usage on Tejas MkX. Anyway India should be careful about further purchases of military equipment from Europe which may restrict usage to narrow bands.
by Neshant
18 Jun 2018 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 99
Views: 7184

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

US itself is purchasing Russian rocket engines. India can certainly bring this issue up with the US. They want India to follow a dictat which they themselves are not following! ------- Despite 'New, Tough Sanctions', US Takes Delivery Of Russian Rocket Engines https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-...
by Neshant
18 Jun 2018 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2359
Views: 380504

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Ok no more d1ck measuring with ships. I’ll move onto comparing the size of balls with aircraft . . . But you know, if Cheen had stayed Maoist and shitpoor like they were in the 1970s then we would have been happy being shitpoor along with them. When they took off in the 1980s they took us with them...
by Neshant
17 Jun 2018 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRICS: News and Discussion
Replies: 286
Views: 10941

Re: BRICS: News and Discussion

All mumbo jumbo. This is actually an attempt by China/Russia to somehow blunt the softpower of USA and erode its stranglehold of the Internet. India needs to be careful and not get trapped in advocating a vision for Internet which is bound to be restrictive given the totalitarion/authoritarian etho...
by Neshant
17 Jun 2018 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3774
Views: 261762

Re: Internal Security Watch

They conduct their affairs outside of the country in banks and other places free of gov surveillance. Everything is bugged within the country and you can't use the phones or internet. No doubt MI5 and other agencies have access to their communications tho. Bingo. Accessing their illegal funds stash...
by Neshant
17 Jun 2018 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1191
Views: 165148

Re: Analyzing CPEC

No way is China made goods getting duty free access to India via Myanmar. End duty free status for Myanmar trade if that occurs. ------- https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/myanmar-struggles-with-insurgents/article24155720.ece While Myanmar has resisted Chinese pressures to undertake projec...
by Neshant
17 Jun 2018 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3774
Views: 261762

Re: Internal Security Watch

How did 40000+ even manage to enter India and travel around thousands of kilometers. Totally inept border security and internal security. A waste of money purchasing fighter planes costing tens of billions when an army of foreigners can literally cross right over and inhabit any place they wish. ---...
by Neshant
17 Jun 2018 19:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1362
Views: 166642

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^I know for a fact that Patriots have been downing ballistic missiles from Yemen (provenance uncertain) over the last 12 months or so in Saudi Arabia. Not one of those Yemeni missiles have in fact hit the ground (except as debris) so far in the capital. I think one got through a roof in Jizan rece...
by Neshant
17 Jun 2018 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1535
Views: 299345

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

By israli radar, i think it's obv they mean tejas. Iaf wasn't going to carry meteor on jags. If so, the team that negotiated the purchase of these missiles did a very poor job of it. If they did not cover these basic conditions of usage of the missiles on multiple planes in the IAF stables during p...
by Neshant
17 Jun 2018 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1535
Views: 299345

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

What about integrating it onto the Tejas. If the answer is no, India needs to stop buying European defense equipment as it is a dead end. ------ Setback for IAF's plans to arm fighter jets with Meteor missiles https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/story/iaf-s-meteor-missile-plans-likely-to-take-a-hit...
by Neshant
17 Jun 2018 12:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1362
Views: 166642

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

ShauryaT wrote:US arm-twisting India to buy Patriot-3 systems instead of Russian S-400 - Bharat Karnad[/url]


Neither of these 2 systems has demonstrated any effectiveness in real world combat in stopping ballistic/cruise missiles and air strikes.
by Neshant
15 Jun 2018 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1368
Views: 149739

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

It will be interesting either way it goes to see what the outcome is. I predict they will claim he has now left the country and stash him in a third country. But any country that shelters this guy is one India will remember in all future diplomatic and economic dealings. ------ Has Nirav Modi got Ma...
by Neshant
15 Jun 2018 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 904
Views: 78184

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

If we are lucky, we'll get to see a Musharaff type election result - where a staggering 96% voted for him to be President.

If you're going to rig an election, at least rig it with believable results.
by Neshant
14 Jun 2018 13:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 8606

Re: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion

Globally, the oil market is tightly balanced with demand continuing to rise while supplies are not keeping pace. US oil and gas production is constrained by pipeline capacity restrictions. There are limits to how far we can play the US oil card. As far playing the US card in a larger geopolitical c...
by Neshant
14 Jun 2018 13:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 904
Views: 78184

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

With elections not far off, all opposition candidates are being jailed as quickly as possible. Not that opposition even matters if the election results will be cooked up. How long can this dictator stay in power before he is over thrown. Any guesses? In South Asia, the average is not more than a few...
by Neshant
12 Jun 2018 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3162
Views: 261712

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

The Army, Navy and AF need to partner with these entities in the private sector for AI related projects if they hope to get anywhere. But I predicted they will stick with DRDO and other govt entities which will put India even further behind in the AI field. With no market pressure to make leaps in i...
by Neshant
12 Jun 2018 13:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 675
Views: 61249

Re: Understanding the US- Again

US blocked China's offer to purchase Lattice on national security grounds.
by Neshant
12 Jun 2018 11:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It is very true. I work for a company which is developing a prototype but skeptical of getting a patent saying what is the point? we ourselves might be buying this thing from a Chinese wholesale market website in a year. Anything that is easy to copy will be copied by China. The only thing worth de...
by Neshant
12 Jun 2018 09:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 119266

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Who'd be stupid enough to give up nukes.

Libya did so and promptly got invaded by NATO with its gold, foreign investments, cash reserves and oil & gas wealth all stolen.
by Neshant
11 Jun 2018 12:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1594
Views: 228666

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Now that India is 5th largest $ economy should we be part of G-7 summit? India is 5th largest on the basis of its body count only. There is not much India produces that the world needs. If one looks at South Korea, Japan, Germany, China - they all produce a lot of things that are in demand around t...
by Neshant
11 Jun 2018 08:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 119266

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Invite Kim Jong Un to India.

Or at the very least, have Modi visit North Korea.

China is involved in our neighborhood, the least we can do is reciprocate.
by Neshant
11 Jun 2018 02:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Make in India
Replies: 64
Views: 5301

Re: Make in India

Singha wrote:huawei has been given clearance to start a telecom eqpt plant in sriperumbudur.


Sounds like a great entry for a spy operation with backdoors galore in Telecom equipment
by Neshant
10 Jun 2018 22:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 745
Views: 91974

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Suppose Nepal does go ahead with the power plant and then signs an agreement with India to purchase the generated power and supposing later, the plant is 'sold' to a 'Chinese consortium' on one pretext on the other, we would end up purchasing the power from Chinese anyway. I hope we have given no c...
by Neshant
10 Jun 2018 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 675
Views: 61249

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Trump At G-7 : "We're The Piggy Bank That Everybody's Robbing"

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06- ... ys-robbing
by Neshant
10 Jun 2018 03:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4038
Views: 177026

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes



Bernanke is the reason for the Great Recession.

His fix of dumping Federal reserve private member bank losses onto taxpayers via debt increase and money printing will be the cause of te next crash.
by Neshant
10 Jun 2018 03:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4038
Views: 177026

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

But then our population since 1980 has literally exploded from 697 million to 1.4 billion! You would think there is something in the human genome that would trigger a natural slowdown in population growth once overcrowding conditions are felt. But nope. It just kept on galloping. Population Growth ...

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