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by nandakumar
21 Oct 2020 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059722

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

GoI in general needs to encourage less sugar in diet and less sugarcane fields. Need to go back to roots and grow varieties of native to each areas to improve health of local consumer. Higher Sugar Output Projection Is Bitter News For Modi Government: It May Have To Incentivise Exports Again https:...
by nandakumar
20 Oct 2020 13:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5546
Views: 1176170

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The product patent regime that we agreed to did provide for compulsory licensing during national emergencies. Now, WTO itself has declared Covid 19, as a global pandemic. How can the Wedt object to India compulsory licensing which is actually a temporary suspension of product patent regime till the ...
by nandakumar
20 Oct 2020 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2327
Views: 377630

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Zimble only read baba tweet 4 vs 7. I would love to, if you would be so kind as to provide a link. Thanks in advance. I like to read BB's tweets; I give him more credit than what he generally seems to get from other Rakshaks. 8) That particular tweet just says India7 China 4 Now what does that mean?
by nandakumar
18 Oct 2020 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2327
Views: 377630

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The only deal that China would want that they continue to remain in Galwan valley and we vacating the heights in Kailas range. As a concession they might release some video footage of Chinese soldiers packing up and leaving while keeping defensive positions intact for reoccupying the valley. If GOI...
by nandakumar
18 Oct 2020 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2327
Views: 377630

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The only deal that China would want that they continue to remain in Galwan valley and we vacating the heights in Kailas range. As a concession they might release some video footage of Chinese soldiers packing up and leaving while keeping defensive positions intact for reoccupying the valley. If GOI ...
by nandakumar
18 Oct 2020 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961877

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

On a more serious note, " Crook" Abdullah should be arrested for treason for calling upon the PRC to help liberate J&K or words to that effect. Like Vidkun Quisling, and "Lord Haw Haw", William Joyce, both names became synonymous with traitors,we can now add the name " ...
by nandakumar
16 Oct 2020 17:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2327
Views: 377630

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

RaviB A question for you. Whatever attack that they would not invite a commensurate response from India. If they launch a missile attack on say one of the Brigade Headquarters in the Ladakh region and destroy it completely and killing soldiers in the process and declare ceasefire and start withdrawi...
by nandakumar
16 Oct 2020 16:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961877

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

chetak
Take a look at the news report a few hours ago in adelaidenow.com which I suppose is an online news media outlet from Australia.
https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/wor ... 4fc284dcc7
by nandakumar
16 Oct 2020 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961877

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

Philip wrote:Intel says that he bit off more of India than he could chew!

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by nandakumar
16 Oct 2020 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961877

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

Someone in one of the mail group that I am part of said during one of recent public appearances Xi Jinping was found coughing uncontrollably and the State Television was desperately trying to edit it out. It was not sourced to any media outlet or person. Does anyone have any information on this?
by nandakumar
14 Oct 2020 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2327
Views: 377630

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Here we go https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/chinese-president-xi-jinping-asks-troops-to-prepare-for-war-be-absolutely-loyal-report-1731545-2020-10-14 https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/14/asia/xi-jinping-taiwan-us-esper-intl-hnk/index.html Since it was an address to the Marine Corps it imp.ied an...
by nandakumar
14 Oct 2020 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059722

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1316045579030392832/dTHbP49l?format=jpg&name=large "Ekatvam Campaign", they make it sound as though they have 10 commercials going and this happens to be just one where a muslim family is sensitive to the religious sensibilities of the Hindu bride in the...
by nandakumar
12 Oct 2020 11:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 648
Views: 127926

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Prof Ashok Gulati's take on the Farm Bills: From Plate to Plough: MSP in the age of surplus Having analysed the MSP business over decades, let me say clearly that the regime was the creation of the era of scarcity in the mid-1960s. Indian agriculture has, since then, turned the corner from scarcity...
by nandakumar
09 Oct 2020 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2327
Views: 377630

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The Print has an article by Lt Gen Prakash Menon (Retd). I am unable to post just a link to the article. And BR policy prohibits uploading full article. But it should be easily accessed if someone wants. But the key advice that he is giving the Modi Govt that it would be a strategic blunder to give ...
by nandakumar
09 Oct 2020 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059722

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

i am sure that yechh-oori is a dalit but he seems very quiet these days From what I have read from news sources is that Yechuri is a Brahmin, who walks around as a 'casteless atheist'. Just like E.K Nayanar and E.M.S Namboodirippad from Kerala who were also 'atheists' (but with their surnames clear...
by nandakumar
06 Oct 2020 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059722

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

ManSinghji, there is nothing that stops the farmers from selling their product at APMC, the 'Farm Bill' just gives them an alternative to select a broader, better market. Farmers have been directly selling to corporates for as long as i can remember. Those old enough to remember 'Frooti' and other ...
by nandakumar
03 Oct 2020 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2327
Views: 377630

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

manjgu wrote:Not 100% sure ..but if bro completes nimmu. .neyraks road along zanskar (parallel to cheddar trek) travelling time to Leh will be reduced further by at least 5 to 6 hrs... right now its from neyraks via photoksar via wan la ... to khaltse to Leh is quite long

Okay, thanks. I get the picture.
by nandakumar
03 Oct 2020 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2327
Views: 377630

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

manjgu
Are you saying Atal Tunnel helps access to Leh through Shinku La which can be kept open during winters with minimal snow clearing effort and in that sense the Leh access via Manali is all 12 months?
by nandakumar
02 Oct 2020 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 705033

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Why not include chinese? There are many in singapore. SL, Myanmar, etc. are also taking actions. Is there any particular reason to ignore them? China & Myanmar are totalitarian dictatorships where govt can do whatever it pleases. And Mother Russia too. Another lot are Australia (Julia Gillard c...
by nandakumar
30 Sep 2020 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2327
Views: 377630

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EixUJCyXgAAhsy1?format=png&name=large Chetak, please why don't you summarise the substance of the conversation and post a link? It is difficult to read the conversation given a black tint in the background at my age. Currently I have only access to my handphone.
by nandakumar
27 Sep 2020 22:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961877

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

Suraj A great post as usual. The rest of the world is looking upto the US for guidance on decoupling from China. But is the US really ready? Let me share an anecdote. A month or two perhaps there was a news story about Stanford University having come up with a low cost alternative ventilator. In the...
by nandakumar
27 Sep 2020 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059722

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

volte face in AIIMS panel on SSR case. Some drs refused to write homicide. If AIIMS report is inconclusive (which it will be), CBI case falls apart & will be closed. Hence NCB heat. many drs were appointed by previous regime and they fear retribution once this govt is out. Are they willing to s...
by nandakumar
25 Sep 2020 10:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5219
Views: 961877

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

https://www.ft.com/content/e76a835b-27d5-4750-9749-04921d6bf1eb?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754ec6 China is escalating its punishment diplomacy Just two days before President Xi Jinping was scheduled to speak to Chancellor Angela Merkel last week, China blocked all pork imports from Ger...
by nandakumar
24 Sep 2020 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2327
Views: 377630

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Gautam, The officer told a lot. It's all good. ramana On second thoughts, who is this Shishir Gupta, of Hindustan Times. Who pays him? And who is this unnamed IAF officer that says that India has the equipment and ammo for 10 days only. It has to be a misinfo job. Why should the IAF tell such a thi...
by nandakumar
24 Sep 2020 10:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 717710

Re: Internal Security Watch

Ambar wrote:Huge explosion reported in ONGC plant in Surat. Praying that there is no loss of life.

PTI is reporting that fire has been brought under control and that there has been no loss of life.
by nandakumar
21 Sep 2020 11:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059722

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Cap on admin expenses of course! Think of that malnourished Indian kid who is going to shed a tear of pain for Beharji foregoing imported chenille throws and funky-ass scandinavian art work for his living room. The sheer chutzpah of an Indian govt, I say This absolutely scathing! Take a bow, hnair!
by nandakumar
20 Sep 2020 10:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059722

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Is there any truth in the opposition's concern that bypassing APMC will not ensure MSP for the farmers ? The MSP with exception of wheat and rice and to some extent, cotton, is an academic exercise. Because the government doesn't have the infrastructure and resources for aggressively ensuring that ...
by nandakumar
18 Sep 2020 10:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5546
Views: 1176170

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Is FedEx or for that matter, Bluedart in the Indian context, really a proxy for the local manufacturing sector? Could it be that FedEx is really some kind of a backend for Services sector? If Amaxon imports some gadgets from China, FedEx may well be providing the transportation service to the Amazon...
by nandakumar
18 Sep 2020 08:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059722

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If ending the APMC monopoly is beneficial to the ordinary farmers how come the BJP has not gathered the farmers to rally in support of these reforms?
by nandakumar
17 Sep 2020 21:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5546
Views: 1176170

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^ Some data on above Segment Tax rate pre-GST Tax rate post-GST Small cars 28% 18% Mid-size cars 39% 18% Luxury cars 42% 28% SUVs 45% 28% https://www.bankbazaar.com/car-loan/how-gst-has-affected-car-prices-in-india.html You need to take into account the GST compensation cess rate which wasn't the...
by nandakumar
17 Sep 2020 11:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5546
Views: 1176170

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Govt. policy has hurt the auto industry and particularly the auto parts industry even before the pandemic. The auto parts industry was developing skilled labor within India and establishing a manufacturing chain. India has extensive parts suppliers for Hyundai and Suzuki along with at one time ramp...
by nandakumar
16 Sep 2020 11:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5546
Views: 1176170

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Gujarat govt approves letter of intent for world’s first CNG terminal in Bhavnagar https://www.deshgujarat.com/2020/09/15/gujarat-govt-approves-letter-of-intent-for-worlds-first-cng-terminal-in-bhavnagar/ Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat has approved a letter of intent for setting up world’s ...
by nandakumar
13 Sep 2020 13:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 717710

Re: Internal Security Watch

Very distressing incident in Bikaner, loss of two Army officers in stupid accident. https://www.hindustantimes.com/jaipur/two-army-officers-killed-in-accident-on-bikaner-jaipur-highway/story-pJmUCn4DJShO3Dr0DPHs7O.html Wouldn't they have been wearing seat belts? Not that seat belts are 100% proof a...
by nandakumar
06 Sep 2020 10:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3823
Views: 695997

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The Indian Express story is not very convincing. To quote the crucial part: However, The Indian Express has learnt that the tender for the most crucial section — a 21-km underground stretch, including a seven-km section under the sea near Mumbai — did not find Japanese participation and could not be...
by nandakumar
05 Sep 2020 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059722

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Monika Aroraji's 'Delhi Riots' is now on Amazon. https://www.amazon.in/dp/1942426291/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_apa_i_SN3uFbXB6S3C1 Those who have bought it or intend to buy it please rate it on Amazon. ..and for those in Europe and US still facing toilet paper shortages, Arundathi Roy has a new book on "...
by nandakumar
05 Sep 2020 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 820
Views: 204628

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

If there is an audit remark there is also an 'auditee' response. Standard internal audit practice. With out the Defence Ministry response, the picture is not complete. Mind you I am not saying that T90 was not favoured. It is just that viewed purely on technical grounds the allegation is not fully e...
by nandakumar
04 Sep 2020 17:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 374
Views: 106910

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

Yes, true. It doesn't have to be at the center of a 7000 acre land. Ideally, it should be close to a highway where a lot of commercial traffic passes through. There are other parameters which have to be taken in to account. From a facilities location optimization POV, centroid is the best place to ...
by nandakumar
02 Sep 2020 11:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 374
Views: 106910

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

If there's a patch where there's 10000 acres of agricultural land and you want 3 acres in the middle to be converted to industrial land, it's just stupidity. Not really. 2nd gen Biogas plants which can take in rice straw require exactly something like this - 5 acres with 7000 acres to feed the plan...
by nandakumar
01 Sep 2020 11:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7985
Views: 1059722

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The Supreme Court imposing Re 1/- fine is a master stroke. Payment of fine would be an act of 'own volition'. What that implies is that a contemnor can't pay the fine and still claim that you have not accepted the verdict of Contempt of Court. Even the gloss that PB is putting on by saying that he w...
by nandakumar
31 Aug 2020 11:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827122

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

According to Government regulations you need between 3000 to 5000 patients to be administered across 25 centres for phase III human trials..

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