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by lsunil
14 Aug 2010 01:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 420778

Re: J & K news and discussion

Pardon my heresy. I should have not quoted b raman. I should have been *understanding*. I acted like an infidel.
by lsunil
14 Aug 2010 00:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 420778

Re: J & K news and discussion

Civilians are not getting targeted for the while. It would be a nightmare if that started happening. Which is why the govt doesn't do public about it's anti-maoist operations. But nobody crosses the threshold. The govt waits for the maoists to attack civilians. That'll give it reasons and justificat...
by lsunil
14 Aug 2010 00:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 435522

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

The opposition to the liability bill is ridiculous. Everything has a price in the western context and we are bound to that principle if we were to do business with them. The political parties should either name a price or get lost.
by lsunil
13 Aug 2010 23:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 420778

Re: J & K news and discussion

@Marten It is not nonsensical. You need to accept the ground realities and stop deluding yourself. From here The Maoists are an insurgent organisation with a purely Indian and social class agenda. [...] The Maoists believe in targeted killing of civilians. Apart from the security forces, the Maoists...
by lsunil
13 Aug 2010 22:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 420778

Re: J & K news and discussion

IMHO, India Govt. also failed miserably to teach Kashmiris one simple lesson The money will keep going in. It will not stop. Not until we have a plan wrt kashmir. As i understand it, GoI is not interested in removing article 370. It is not interested in a demography change. Nor will it disband the ...
by lsunil
13 Aug 2010 15:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 420778

Re: J & K news and discussion

It has it's pro's and con's but which one weighs more? IMO Development of Indian Kashmir is not going to change anything. The resentment has to do with something different. India cannot stop 100% of the attacks in kashmir which pakistan knows. Sooner or later the kashmiri people will say "what ...
by lsunil
13 Aug 2010 14:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 420778

Re: J & K news and discussion

So there are three regions in J&K - 1) Jammu 2) Kashmir valley 3) ladakh Would granting autonomy to kashmir valley reduce our costs in keeping that region calm? We have many autonomous councils in the north east and i find they are very happy with it. They live in their own little worlds, the ch...
by lsunil
09 Aug 2010 00:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2524
Views: 243073

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Im not anti-trade. Just that i do not like the idea of free movement of people(or something on that line) with a country whose people forge ration cards and participate in the electoral system and change the demography of the entire region. Such an act is beyond worrying. We are already guilty of ne...
by lsunil
08 Aug 2010 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2524
Views: 243073

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

India to get access to landlocked N-E states through Bangladesh "When we are thinking about transforming Bangladesh as a regional hub and when the entire region will be brought under the connectivity, India will have access to its northeastern states," she said, adding "unfettered mo...
by lsunil
08 Aug 2010 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2524
Views: 243073

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

BD will be as hopeless as AFG. The rising water level worries them and the fence being put up around the borders scares them. They reach out in hope that the door will be opened in case they need to run. In the meantime, they make inroads.
by lsunil
05 Aug 2010 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 338024

Re: Telangana Monitor

In some cases, in naxal administered areas, there were reports of naxals chopping off hands or feet of criminals as part of naxal justice. It is one of the reasons why people got scared of them. Eventually, the supporters became spies to the police. That is how naxal menace ended in AP. The naxals l...
by lsunil
05 Aug 2010 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 338024

Re: Telangana Monitor

The left does not want the state divided. They had their time after the state clamped down in 1969. Relating the t-movement to kashmir or maoism is just plain dissuasion of oneself. On a different note, naxalism in telangana is viewed very different by the local people. During my vacations in telang...
by lsunil
05 Aug 2010 13:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 338024

Re: Telangana Monitor

@Narayana Rao
Let it go. Accept the inevitability. But most importantly, realize that it is going to be dirty.
by lsunil
04 Aug 2010 13:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 338024

Re: Telangana Monitor

You can keep arguing on some cons mentioned then but overwhelming was for merger only. States reorganization commission was a disaster. But even the SKC was not in favour of an immediate merger of telangana region with andhra state. But the decision was made on linguistics. You could not have know ...
by lsunil
03 Aug 2010 13:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 338024

Re: Telangana Monitor

I've to restrain myself from discrediting t-movement (while you cannot speak a sentence without abusing people of other regions) ? Are you out of your mind? You have the entire democratic structure working in favour of you. Certainly it is not fair for telangana. It should have not merged with andh...
by lsunil
03 Aug 2010 01:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 338024

Re: Telangana Monitor

Telangana name and identity came to prevalence with Nizam and hence Nizam Telangana. Telangana came into prevalence because it was a region still under muslim rule after independence. But anyway, by that same logic, shouldn't chakravarthy call seemandhra as "british rayalaseema" or "...
by lsunil
02 Aug 2010 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 338024

Re: Telangana Monitor

That "my telugu roots" guy is in town. He seems to have found some people to translate his english book. Mana Telugu Talli Book Launch Creates Tension A book launch function held in Hyderabad this afternoon created tension when some pro-Telangana activists opposed it. The book, titled Mana...
by lsunil
02 Aug 2010 15:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 338024

Re: Telangana Monitor

NDTV's ts sudhir has gone red hot over the bypoll results. Fu@kng priceless.

Telangana's Super Friday
by lsunil
01 Aug 2010 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: American "Withdrawal" from AfPak: Analyzing the Fallout
Replies: 40
Views: 2692

Re: American "Withdrawal" from AfPak: Analyzing the Fallout

B Raman's thoughts on amirkhans withdrawal: Here Even if the US wants to leave Afghanistan in a hurry, it won't be able to. Afghanistan is not Vietnam. Al Qaeda is not Vietcong. Once the US decided to quit Vietnam. Vietcong was happy & didn't chase them. It focussed on developing Vietnam. Al Qae...
by lsunil
01 Aug 2010 12:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 338024

Re: Telangana Monitor

From here Since December 2009, there have been repeated resignations by MLAs of the state in both Telangana and Seemandhra regions of the united state of Andhra Pradesh. When the MLAs of Seemandhra resigned en masse after P Chidamabaram’s 9 Dec 2009 declaration for a separate Telangana, the speaker ...
by lsunil
31 Jul 2010 01:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 3942
Views: 394294

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Surinder-ji, Good post. Glad you went detailed on something that sounds like a CT but it is very much true. Im confident that india will emerge out of south asia. It will take more than a decade but the gravity of the situation will be felt building up before it hits china and US. It already is. Not...
by lsunil
31 Jul 2010 01:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 338024

Re: Telangana Monitor

lsunil, What do you mean "violent times ahead"? Why? From here Veerappa Moily sums it all up... “These are the people who volunteered to resign [on the Telangana issue]. The people have chosen to vote for them,” he told The Hindu, adding, “We put up a good fight.” Asked whether the result...
by lsunil
30 Jul 2010 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 338024

Re: Telangana Monitor

Update from here 05:59 p.m. Ballot counting is taking time. Final results may be announced only after midnight. TRS is still leads in all 5 constituencies where the counting is in progress. Its a clean sweep for TRS. Yella Reddy : Y Ravindra reddy leads with 20,500 votes Warangal West : D Vinay Bhas...
by lsunil
30 Jul 2010 14:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 338024

Re: Telangana Monitor

Update from here 04:39 p.m. Letters with Jai Telangana slogan written with blood found in ballot boxes at Korutla 04:12 p.m. TRS leads in all 5 constituencies where the counting is in progress. Yella Reddy : Y Ravindra reddy leads with 10,424 votes Siricilla : KTR leads with 16,890 votes Warangal We...
by lsunil
30 Jul 2010 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 338024

Re: Telangana Monitor

NDTV flash: AP congress president D Srinivas looses seat to BJP's A. Lakshminarayana in nizamabad(urban) constituency. In Pics : Muslims support BJP in Nizamabad Minute-by-minute update from here 12:26 a.m. This is a referendum for Telangana says Madhu Yashki 12:16 a.m. TRS 06 BJP 01. EVM counting c...
by lsunil
29 Jul 2010 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wiki Leaks on Af-Pak
Replies: 151
Views: 10749

Re: Wiki Leaks on Af-Pak

The Leaks only reveal the obvious. I think unkil is preparing to shape public opinions by pointing out the hopelessness of the last 7 years. From Rachel Maddow's show on NBC India has nothing to offer to the US beside trade. Pakistan on the other hand is willing to be an "expendable" for m...
by lsunil
21 Jul 2010 12:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 515704

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

Google search for "war trophies" or click here

The gurkha soldier was made an example for nothing.
by lsunil
20 Jul 2010 15:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 515704

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

The british and their so called humanitarian protocols. I don't understand why they are making so much noise on a squabble.
by lsunil
19 Jul 2010 14:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 245797

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

let's not confuse morality for the individual and that of the state/supra-individual. You are right. The people who deal with external factors ought to not ponder about such ethos. If NFU is a deception then pre-emption is not a surprise. the chinese at the end of the day are realists and they will...
by lsunil
18 Jul 2010 20:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 245797

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

You cannot understand sun tzu's advices without graphical examples and scenarios. Most of his teachings revolves around "surprise" and "deception" which are considered cowardly according to the indian cultures and many other cultures also. But the chinese view all sense of "...
by lsunil
16 Jul 2010 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 556316

Re: Internal Security Watch

Today groups offices were attacked. But they were not RSS men. The RSS never gets it's hands dirty. The attackers were a bunch of uncles and aunties. The only channels crying foul are one's belonging to the today group. IMO They should have made a funeral pyre out of the channels licences. Image Fri...
by lsunil
13 Jul 2010 13:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 3942
Views: 394294

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

^^ The middle east nukes are specifically meant for the west. ICBM's are a long shot. The idea is that the warheads will trickle down to the fundoos and make their way to the west. People in iran, afghanistan and others in the vicinity are of the view that pakistanis are indians. And that the thing ...
by lsunil
13 Jul 2010 11:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 3942
Views: 394294

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

The US is a pretender. How many times must it be repeated to be understood? The US wants allies. Pakistan is an ally. India too is an ally. Unkil only has to give necessary feed to change indias foreign policy. When india was getting cosy with iran with a gas pipe deal, unkil gave the *feed* in the ...
by lsunil
11 Jul 2010 23:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 420778

Re: J & K news and discussion

The protests are quelled. Nothing more to see. The political quarrels are happening for what? What are the separatists(HC+PDP) demands? Resignation of omar abdullah? Ain't happening. So they made 150 bucks each for the whole fiasco. Now what? How will they make a living now? In this sort of conditio...
by lsunil
11 Jul 2010 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 349403

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

Dalrymple did a show about miscegenation relations between indians and british and the plot follows the book "white mughals" but there was nothing on williams own family background in the documentary. It was aired on discovery channel. His indian linage is a revelation for me. I always won...
by lsunil
11 Jul 2010 15:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 420778

Re: J & K news and discussion

PM requests Mehbooba mufi to attend all party meet knowing her party is responsible for stone pelting. http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/web1/10july11/newsupdate.htm#2 No freaken shame.... So what is wrong with following the formalities? She didn't listen to the CM. The PM did the unthinkable and stepp...
by lsunil
11 Jul 2010 13:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 227009

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

Smokers’ Corner: Excuses, excuses Maybe there's a reason why your government is propagating all these conspiracy theories. It was anti-india rhetoric after partition and now it's everything that is non-muslim. But the fact is, it works for the pakistani govt. You blame everything on external factor...
by lsunil
11 Jul 2010 12:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 338024

Re: Telangana Monitor

t s sudhir can kma. Any guesses on which part of AP this guy is from?

Telangana polls: Hundreds of candidates, intentions suspect
Sources say parties want to ensure that Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), famous for being tamper-proof, cannot be used.
by lsunil
11 Jul 2010 11:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 420778

Re: J & K news and discussion

India have given 370 status to J&K and i believe it can take it back without the consent of the leaders in that state. It will send out wrong message to the world and the separatists will find a very good reason to riot. This is will have to be done someday. The question is whether the govt in t...
by lsunil
11 Jul 2010 01:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 227009

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

menon s wrote:guys if you want to fight Pakistan, rear a goncha in your tank, and release it into paki waters.

ROTFL

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