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by Kashi
05 Dec 2018 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 123124

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

We are not willing to commit our troops in Afghanistan, and expect United States to take a stand, conducive to ours! The thing is that it's not just conducive to ours but conducive to United Sates as well. A fact they acknowledge, but always shy away form pulling the trigger. The deep state is not ...
by Kashi
05 Dec 2018 05:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354740

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

In addition to the 500 series, E7/W7 series Kagayaki is not half-bad looking. In fact quite gorgeous. But the designed top-speed is only 275 kmph and operational top speed 260 kmph (because of the terrain). https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/W7_series_set_W3_20150207.jpg
by Kashi
03 Dec 2018 09:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103360

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Depends on who defines the "scale" really.
by Kashi
02 Dec 2018 12:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354740

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

But if you go through the SSC forums, all problems with Kolkata Metro are the fault of CG and their "step motherly attitude" towards Kolkata.
by Kashi
01 Dec 2018 06:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 123124

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

anupmisra wrote:Go figure! Pakhanistani society, especially the ruling class, is laced with children of war criminals and profiteers.


At the risk of a self-goal, war criminals that we let go scott free.

I don't know if Umar was among the PoWs that we held.
by Kashi
29 Nov 2018 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 573
Views: 82203

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

John wrote:^ There is still F-18E and even Gripen so there is still other options.


Gripen naval version does not exist. If IN cannot go with NLCA how would it make sense to go for the so-called Sea Gripen?
by Kashi
29 Nov 2018 16:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 123124

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

That could explain in part why Bakis are squealing. This undeclared jaziya was keeping the gravy train afloat. Interesting it is the same amount as Saudis have pledged to "deposit" to avert the "balance of payments crisis". So is the US "assistance" being re-routed via ...
by Kashi
29 Nov 2018 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 123124

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Last time Navjot Sidhu sat next to the PoK "PM". This time it's a Khalistani separatist.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 859946.cms
by Kashi
28 Nov 2018 12:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7842
Views: 635894

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Pankajs I understand where you are coming from. But I would say it'll be far more impactful to dissect the claims being made, while at the same time not shying away from questioning the credibility of the "messanger". For example you did a great job when you pointed out that Rathee or what...
by Kashi
28 Nov 2018 11:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7842
Views: 635894

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

The liar article also admits that "[O]verall detection of counterfeit notes was 31.4% lower than the previous year, this was because of a decrease in fake Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, which were of course banned in November 2016." So demonetisation DID achieve a reduction in FICN, which was ...
by Kashi
27 Nov 2018 20:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1095
Views: 109061

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

We have the Minicoy islands, why not use them?
by Kashi
27 Nov 2018 07:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 123124

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

But, this site is holy to the Sikhs and Hindus. There is no reason for pakistan to control it. Would a land swap with the pakis a la bangladesh be workable? I am sure there re a couple of villages in Punjab that are overwhelmingly malsic which would prefer to be on the other side, that can be excha...
by Kashi
26 Nov 2018 09:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 123124

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

The question is what is the GoI thinking on this matter?

Is the corridor only a one time thing or a perpetual all-weather visa-free access route into India?

How will the use and movement along this corridor be governed?
by Kashi
25 Nov 2018 16:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354740

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Chuo Shinkansen (Maglev) is already under construction. The link between Tokyo (Shinagawa) and Nagoya is scheduled to be commissioned by 2027 and to Osaka only by 2045!!!

And we crib about the slow pace of IR projects!
by Kashi
24 Nov 2018 11:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 123124

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

The last two pages do seem to show the culture of Pakistan. Attack a consulate, kill Shias, evidence that this is genetic. Blame India and tomorrow it’s back to begging. Repeat cycle. Really, we’re the same people? Depends on the place and which Pakistani you ask. As the god Major so eloquently put...
by Kashi
23 Nov 2018 18:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354740

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

That is how HSR works everywhere in the world. There are HSR trunk lines that connect key urban centres and interconnect with other modes of transport- rail and road at those stations. Occasionally, two or more HSR lines may branch off at one of the intermediate stations.
by Kashi
22 Nov 2018 12:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7842
Views: 635894

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Because someone appears to feel fit to only post a semantic cluster of "news" "views" "opinions" and "analysis" rather than one's own understanding.
by Kashi
22 Nov 2018 10:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2904
Views: 239544

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Also it seems that WPE was initially conceived as a 4 lane project that was later expanded to 6 lane project. Land acquisition being what it is in desh, probably shoulders were the ones that had to give.
by Kashi
22 Nov 2018 06:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2904
Views: 239544

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Why so much discrepancy in making the two expressways, which are supposed to be a part of the same project?

Do they foresee more traffic on EPE as compared with WPE?
by Kashi
21 Nov 2018 08:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3084
Views: 349748

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Like all Baki "anal-ysis" this one takes the easy way out by accusing India of "divert more water for its own use" and calling for international mediation to "restore Pakistan’s share." Of course the dimwit would not bother to point out that all our projects are well-wi...
by Kashi
21 Nov 2018 06:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354740

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The optimum scenario for India is HSR for diamond quadrilateral and no more, semi-HSR for intercity and slow trains for more stops in quad tracks on trunk routes, RRTS is for suburban. Not convinced about the viability of the pan-gangetic and East-Coast HSR routes. HSRs work best between dense urba...
by Kashi
20 Nov 2018 09:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354740

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Kashi ji, my contention was HSR network above ground would be like a white elephant to maintain and keep operational. Even if the tracks are laid in parts and people change trains, the effective track length is not reduced and would be similarly CAPEX intensive to lay and maintain. I should clarify...
by Kashi
20 Nov 2018 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179386

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The more I read the discussions here, the more the Democrats appear like the Congress party of India.

The repubs, don't really know what to make of them. Defies sense really.
by Kashi
20 Nov 2018 06:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354740

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Also I would like to add HSR above ground is not a sustainable route for us IMO. India is too big to make HSR sustainable. Not if you view an HSR network as a series of interconnected short journeys. For instance, the Delhi Mumbai HSR route may be viewed as a fusion of Delhi-Ahmedabad/Jaipur and Ah...
by Kashi
19 Nov 2018 19:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2915
Views: 354740

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Supratik wrote:Can't happen without track quadrupling, signaling, track upgradation, fencing. A massive project of at least 20 years.


And immense amounts of money. Economy needs to be firing on all cylinders to sustain such capex.
by Kashi
19 Nov 2018 14:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149453

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

We cannot realistically expect to design and build ourselves, specially for tech which we have no ecosystem of. We need someone to teach us to some level. Else there would be no need of universities and student can graduate themselves by studying at home. Why do we need to steal? Look at Turkey. It...
by Kashi
19 Nov 2018 09:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149453

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

We should form a more strategic relationship with SK, if Japan is not planning to have a forth coming attitude. There's little to believe that SK will be any different in this matter. For instance, have a look at the tech transfer disagreements involving K9 Vajra. No one is going to share their sec...
by Kashi
18 Nov 2018 19:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103360

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

And at least here, the 'hindutva' card will not play. 'Xtians and Moslems will eat you' will not work. Even 'we will save sabarimala' may not work. Getting positive results locally will work. Honestly, there are very little BJP netas who get themselves involved in local issues as I can see. Are tho...
by Kashi
14 Nov 2018 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1545
Views: 222620

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I wonder if that was the plan all along, to somehow get the details into the public domain.
by Kashi
13 Nov 2018 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3084
Views: 349748

Re: Indus Water Treaty

"The 2013 verdict was in our favour" "2013 mein hum jeete the"

Do they never tire of lying?
by Kashi
13 Nov 2018 05:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist State of Pakistan : Media Digest
Replies: 122
Views: 15363

Re: Terrorist State of Pakistan : Media Digest

Vips wrote:^^ Walima means Reception, which in this instance is for the Charsi Dimmy has to come and gubo his attendance.


Peerni seems to be missing though.
by Kashi
12 Nov 2018 11:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2461
Views: 389966

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It does get recognition all right, but that recognition mostly does not equal understanding. Maybe purposefully so.
by Kashi
12 Nov 2018 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 607995

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Good to see the progress in indigenising and expanding our artillery repertoire. The key would be to shelter and nurture these shoots of progress and see them grow into a forest.
by Kashi
12 Nov 2018 08:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 123124

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

The thing is, till recently GoI was happy to NOT implement their own law passed way back in 1968 and allowed Baki citizens to hold on to their assets while doing little for OUR OWN who had lost everything when they were chased out of their ancestral land. Why did it take so long for us to take the l...
by Kashi
12 Nov 2018 05:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1534
Views: 123124

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Something's causing a new round of immense khujli and taqleef in the land of the pure. It seems that there were loopholes that allowed many Pakistanis to keep hold of their properties in India via "legal heirs". It's only now that this loophole has been plugged and thus, the :(( :(( from a...
by Kashi
11 Nov 2018 11:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2461
Views: 389966

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

So an ex-RBI governor is calling GST a "strong blow" and blames it for "holding us back". So he was happy with the convoluted tax regime that was there earlier.

This guy is an economist?
by Kashi
09 Nov 2018 13:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2451
Views: 313401

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

Neshant wrote:China is about to find out it is prey not predator in this debt relationship.


I view them as two jackals looking to steal from each other.
by Kashi
09 Nov 2018 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34063

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

But this specific burn that you tried to call out, was it about Arihant?
by Kashi
09 Nov 2018 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34063

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Why's he burning?
by Kashi
08 Nov 2018 12:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179386

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Singha wrote:I can no longer make sense of the manthan in this thread

US politics was simple binary workflow like napalm

Now its more complex than Kerala politics


Think about us non-Unkil 'commoners' browsing this and the Indo-US threads saar, reads like a Greek language edition of the divangat GDF.

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