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by Kashi
20 May 2019 13:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3056
Views: 427578

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

now the welshers, instead of making the legitimate payment for the drilling, they are disputing the amount and going for arbitration in the UK, I think Another typical Baki behaviour, they'll end up losing this as they have lost so many times in the past (Reko diq) and end up paying not just the fe...
by Kashi
20 May 2019 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3056
Views: 427578

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

KEKRA--1 ; DRILLING OVER. PIT CEMENTED. no oil/ no gas. imran is proving himself to be a thorough idiot. He's no different from his predecessors in this manner, counting chickens before they hatch. How many times have we seen a Baki politico/newsperson/ jarnail boast about a "game changing dis...
by Kashi
20 May 2019 10:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3342
Views: 458544

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The wires can be pulled out, dismantled, poles uprooted in the case of such emergencies.
by Kashi
17 May 2019 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2777
Views: 276265

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Apparently freedom of speech does not apply to private organisations and individuals, unless of course....
by Kashi
16 May 2019 17:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3342
Views: 458544

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

in that sense, even if using diesel engines, doesnt the presence of overhead wires render and growing vast stretches of IR unusable for rail launch Agnis. not that I am complaining, just saying that rail launch may no more be realistic for us. I think if we are in a situation that we'll deploy rail...
by Kashi
16 May 2019 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19577

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Sri Lanka should next invite Hezbollah to offer their expertise and assistance on dealing with IS.
by Kashi
16 May 2019 08:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3342
Views: 458544

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://www.dailypioneer.com/2019/columnists/the-rail-network-dilemma.html Good piece on perils of fully electrified lines. Entire load will shift to coal plants which are more polluting than diesel. A central power source presents a danger in which if taken down via say hacking will bring to a hal...
by Kashi
14 May 2019 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 27290

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Bart S wrote:Call me pessimistic, but I am less sanguine about that. Firstly Modi has to win, and win in a way that he is not dependent on coalition partners for strategic direction.


If that doesn't happen, the we have far bigger worries than concessions on the Pakistan front.
by Kashi
13 May 2019 17:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 53
Views: 5059

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

The timing seems too convenient to be a happenstance.
by Kashi
13 May 2019 14:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 27290

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

This sounds like a media article doing some psyops/chest-thumping for India, but make no mistake - the purpose of leaking this via the media is so that WKKs and Lutyens peaceniks can now pressure GOI to make concessions, while painting Modi as a warmonger. The Pakis sure know who their friends in I...
by Kashi
12 May 2019 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5766
Views: 389962

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Ardeshir wrote:"People of the book" take precedence. They way Shias and Sunnis can come together to pass a resolution on Kashmir.


Or the way as SinghaJi posted above, the casting of votes on whether Punjab (also in the case of Sindh) should be a part of India or Pakistan.
by Kashi
11 May 2019 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3204
Views: 460264

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

"Offered to remove SSG"??

SSG begging their govt for a downhill skiing?
by Kashi
11 May 2019 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5766
Views: 389962

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Suraj wrote:Will be three :)


Many congratulations :D

But I was under the impression that it was supposed to be Shichi (7) and San (3) for girls and Go (5) for boys?
by Kashi
11 May 2019 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5766
Views: 389962

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Suraj wrote:Kashi-san , SHQ is busy on Line right this minute planing young ones Shichi-Go-San later this year , with her family in Japan :)


Suraj-san, your boy is 5 years old already?
by Kashi
11 May 2019 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5766
Views: 389962

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I am interested in learning. Please elaborate. What I meant was that do get into the "testicular torsions" over these both within and outside Japan, mocking and scorning local practices and customs such as Hatsumōde (new year shrine visits), Obon (Ancestral worship/thanksgiving), Shichi-G...
by Kashi
11 May 2019 07:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5766
Views: 389962

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

sanjaykumar wrote:Please do consider why Christians or Muslims do not get into testicular torsion about Japanese idolatry, pantheism, polytheism,phallus veneration. Of course they would be jeered off the islands.


You'll be surprised that it's actually quite the opposite, both within and outside Japan.
by Kashi
10 May 2019 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2385
Views: 169292

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sachin wrote:I can give it in writing BJP & RSS will be non-entities in KL politics.


So how would that be any different from the present situation?
by Kashi
04 May 2019 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3807
Views: 520469

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Now I am certain Gen Singh is an avid BRF follower. First "presstitutes" and now "Coupta."
by Kashi
04 May 2019 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4720
Views: 603951

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

It is not easy to break a punching bag. So we use it, as it should it be. For punching. That metaphorical punching bag is the myth of invincibility that the fauj has built among an equally delusional population. Repeatedly punching that bag should not include letting them off the hook time and again.
by Kashi
04 May 2019 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4720
Views: 603951

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

It knows that 'powers that be' would intervene before it becomes too bad for itself. But, that would be enough to achieve its 'goals' and also claim to the Pakistani abduls that India was defeated yet again. This is exactly the narrative they are going to town with. The question is how does GoI pla...
by Kashi
30 Apr 2019 13:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3056
Views: 427578

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Vishnu Bhagwat.....
by Kashi
30 Apr 2019 12:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3342
Views: 458544

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

If you look at the Indian rail budget you will note that railways loses money on every passenger that it carries... Not quite. AC III is highly profitable. Sleeper 3 tier is subsided, so they lose money there. The revenue shortfall in passenger segment is not because of any inherent unsustanibility...
by Kashi
29 Apr 2019 15:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19577

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Plus, the memories of the four Eelam wars and all that came along with it are far from gone. The parallels are uncanny-ambushes, terror attacks/bombings, skirmishes, leading to an outright war that raged for nearly three decades before LTTE's obliteration. SL people may not be in a mood to allow the...
by Kashi
28 Apr 2019 12:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3342
Views: 458544

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I am of the opinion that using rail for people movement is a very poor utilization of rail assets. Why do you think so? In my opinion, rail is one of the best means of mass transit both for people and materials. Especially in a country like India, where a substantial percentage may not necessarily ...
by Kashi
27 Apr 2019 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2966
Views: 425355

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

I'd rather not be screwed by anyone.

You'd rather that since we are getting screwed by the West, we should have no qualms about Chinese screwing us too.
by Kashi
27 Apr 2019 16:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2966
Views: 425355

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

I am amazed by the way people are going hard on ip stealing. If we look back few centuries back, west also did same with our ip. Let's not outrage on the behalf of white man. We already got independence few decades back. It's not global empire where everyone has to answer to the emperor. No rules a...
by Kashi
24 Apr 2019 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19577

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

A_Gupta wrote:In today's US, the fact that Russia attacked the 2016 US elections is the single clearest fact there is


Not to go off topic, but is it really?
by Kashi
23 Apr 2019 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3056
Views: 427578

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I am surprised he didn't go with the standard "If we can make atim bum...."
by Kashi
21 Apr 2019 14:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3342
Views: 458544

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

jpremnath wrote:Privatisation of railways haven't proved to be successful. UK is a prime case study...It needn't be any different in India.


You may want to have a look at Japan as an example. Every experience need not be the same.
by Kashi
21 Apr 2019 10:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3056
Views: 427578

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Ca almonds used to fund terror in India https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2344863#p2344863 x-post I was under the impression that LoC trade was supposed to be restricted to items that were "native" to J&K and PoK; remeber Bakis raising a holy stink over coconuts, ranti...
by Kashi
21 Apr 2019 10:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 373257

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

CA almonds used to fund terror in India https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2344863#p2344863 I was under the impression that LoC trade was supposed to be restricted to items that were "native" to J&K and PoK; remeber Bakis raising a holy stink over coconuts, ranting that...
by Kashi
20 Apr 2019 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3204
Views: 460264

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Guddu wrote:Does the baki awam know of this largesse enjoyed by the paki army ?


They do and are fully supportive of it, publicly at least. Many of them wish to join the fauj exactly for these purposes.
by Kashi
19 Apr 2019 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3056
Views: 427578

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

What about the role of Cheen in all this?

A few days ago there were statements from Sad Umar that CPEC loan details had been disclosed to IMF. That certainly would please the Han.
by Kashi
19 Apr 2019 13:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 373257

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

PM Modi was truly prophetic when he spoke Pakistan apni maut marega.
by Kashi
19 Apr 2019 06:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 373257

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

So the musings from members talking about a coup were not so off the mark after all. Except that it's a soft coup, instead of fauj taking over formally, they have ensured that more and more of their people get a grip on the key nodes of the administration. I'll hazard a guess that phartilijer chor g...
by Kashi
17 Apr 2019 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3056
Views: 427578

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Just because you have your own poodle doesn't mean that you will feed or take care of the neighbours guard dogs.. especially when the neighbours use them to keep you off what they consider to be their backyard And that's the ticket. The payments are for the upkeep of the poodle, not necessarily bec...
by Kashi
17 Apr 2019 11:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 373257

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Some more Baki :((, this time in Khanland We teach Urdu in America. We learned we can’t use Pakistani textbooks With outdated techniques and racist content, Pakistani textbooks are unfit for a multi-religious but secular classroom. Hardly surprising. The [..] kind of content these Pakistani textbook...
by Kashi
17 Apr 2019 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2171
Views: 302256

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Y. Kanan wrote:I’m always first to distrust the Americans but in this case I agree that ineptitude, not treachery, is the explanation.


It could be both, just that ineptitude unwittingly exposed the treachery.
by Kashi
17 Apr 2019 06:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3056
Views: 427578

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I think it's the price the world pays to ensure it doesn't become a failed state, in which case, it becomes everyone's headache with loose nukes moving in the back of edhi ambulances. Yet the world (read the US) seems to not extend the same "courtesy" to other nuclear or quasi-nuclear sta...
by Kashi
16 Apr 2019 06:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3032
Views: 527124

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

According to the latest official data, purchases by various states via GeM touched Rs 9,209 crore in 2018-19 against Rs 7,947 crore by the Central government. https://images.financialexpress.com/2019/04/Capture-24.jpg The graph and the statement appear contradictory. The graph plots Rs 9,209 crore ...

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