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by gakakkad
24 Jul 2019 16:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 221083

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Don't read too much x DTS comments. I am not sure if DT himself takes them seriously. Anything coming out of his mouth == anything coming out of pappus mouth.
by gakakkad
10 Jun 2019 17:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755297

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakis generally tell the start telling the truth only 10-15 years after an event, this true of all previous wars Kargil etc. Till 2010 it was Mujahaideen in Kargil. They will tell the truth about 27 Feb some years down the line. I don't think there is going to be a Pakistan 10-15 years down the line.
by gakakkad
09 Jun 2019 17:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 685136

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

From 2016: 10-reasons-why-india-wont-grow-at-8-pc-plus https://www.rediff.com/business/column/column-10-reasons-why-india-wont-grow-at-8-pc-plus/20160616.htm Very good read. A lot of points match my very unscientific analysis. I remember in early 90s when people use to say , "10 reasons why In...
by gakakkad
07 Jun 2019 17:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 221083

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^Chinese are giving legitimacy to their Gandhis - that is Chinese Gandhis. The body language is telling. #Pappu is jumping around like a pidi and grooming himself to look smart. Also his body language sitting at the sofa is trying to tell that he wants to be in command but given the order from the ...
by gakakkad
31 May 2019 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113673

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

As tsarkar noted, Rajnath Singh will do what the forces want. He is good at working the bureaucracy, file pushing. Not good from the indigenization perspective, but ok from the viewpoint of short term defence preparedness. I think Modi is practically overseeing defense . Rajnath will be doing the s...
by gakakkad
26 May 2019 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113673

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

https://www.news18.com/news/politics/i-wanted-to-quit-as-cm-before-elections-but-tmc-asked-me-to-continue-says-mamata-banerjee-2159541.html "I will attend Iftar party. You may say I appease Muslims. You can say that, it’s your prerogative. But, I am ready to be kicked by the cow which gives mi...
by gakakkad
24 May 2019 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113673

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Terrible news - not so much about his role as Fin Min which has been taken up by Piyush Goel anyway, but regarding his deteriorating health. Looks like all karmayogis end up ignoring their health till its too late. :cry: :cry: Exclusive: Jaitley unlikely to remain Indian finance minister in Modi's ...
by gakakkad
21 May 2019 18:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Withdraw suit means it can be reinstated any time. Loaded gun more effective than one that is fired. Basically free hand now. Or maybe he knows that Prime Minister RaGa is coming soon. Most likely reason is that he is a busy industrialist who does not have time to deal with a junkie clown of a dyna...
by gakakkad
21 May 2019 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The vvpat issue is troubling. The opposition seem to be marshaled by CBN to cast doubts on election process itself. This is a very dangerous precedent. The voting machines worked well when the opposition did well last year. What changed this time other than an unfavorable exit poll? If the results ...
by gakakkad
05 May 2019 06:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

vsunder wrote: Third on the list is the daughter-in-law of Irfan Habib the historian. It is fact that the son of Irfan Habib, Salman Habib once was a BRF poster, this was in 1999.


I think I remember his pest-e-shaheeding on the phorum
by gakakkad
05 May 2019 05:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

256 "Scientists" signed a petition which is couched in language that is subtly anti-Modi. It was released before India went to the polls. https://indianculturalforum.in/2019/04/03/more-than-150-scientists-appeal-to-citizens/ They are from DAE institutes like TIFR, HRI, and also from IISc,...
by gakakkad
05 May 2019 05:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

unbelievable clarity of thought ...this video should be archived somewhere..
by gakakkad
04 May 2019 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I'm going to link this article and I think there is enough evidence to debunk it. The purpose of this posting is to provide a contrarian view. Elections 2019: BJP Could Lose 75 Seats in Six Hindi Heartland States Our analysis shows that the loss in terms of seats is likely to be much more dramatic ...
by gakakkad
28 Apr 2019 04:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Crams will onlee stop dhoti shivering when bjp wins 543.
by gakakkad
26 Apr 2019 18:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 403288

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

kit wrote:
partha wrote:Before I tell you that, first you tell me what happened to the plan from 2013 to build world's tallest building in Karachi :mrgreen:
https://www.dawn.com/news/786378




:rotfl:


45 billion is like a 5th of their gdp .
by gakakkad
24 Apr 2019 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

We should have jirga(s) post election.
by gakakkad
23 Apr 2019 19:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

now we can be sure who is behind this Prashant Bhushan ‏ Verified account @pbhushan1 Follow Follow @pbhushan1 More 33 eminent writers & activists, including Medha Patkar, Arundhati Roy, Aruna Roy, Kamla Bhasin, Bezwada Wilson, Anjali Bhardwaj, Yogendra Yadav, Harsh Mander & Aakar Patel, see...
by gakakkad
23 Apr 2019 01:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

.... if the reports of subdued Muslim activity & immiscible SP/BSP/RDL vote banks means BJP can stomp through in UP as well. From personal experience I can say that people are more awakened now of looming danger if Modi doesn't come back. E.g. one person who voted AAP in 2014 is afraid of Green...
by gakakkad
14 Apr 2019 18:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347570

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Modiji has aet germany as target for 2025 and japan for 2030 These two tend to be more sluggish than uk france so 10 years of around 7% growth and stronger rupee may help It's most likely going to be much faster than that. At a 10% cagr India will touch 10t by 2030 . Unless people goof up elections...
by gakakkad
13 Apr 2019 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

. NDTV is projecting major major gains for BJP !!! just saw the youtube... If indeed there has been lesser green voting, that would suggest they know what's going to happen. About NDTV, I would caution against using their predictions as a guideline. Was it Bihar (?) 2 years ago where they did a ver...
by gakakkad
13 Apr 2019 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 490848

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

when are PAF F 16's retiring...a real problem in making for PAF.. they will get chinese replacements onlee ? By 2026-2030 paf will start receiving FC 31 at least 40 in number. Why do you think IAF ordered s400. BMD is only of the reasons for ordering s400 By 2030 indian defense budget will exceed p...
by gakakkad
11 Apr 2019 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

vimal wrote:All the best to AAP and MIM!


Bjp will looose onleee.. :(( :((
by gakakkad
10 Apr 2019 07:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Is BRF a place for STEM type technical discussion? Should it enable/encourages this type of discussion?
Replies: 14
Views: 1585

Re: Is BRF a place for STEM type technical discussion? Should it enable/encourages this type of discussion?

I think we use to have good discussion in the past an ld I remember solving interesting math Olympiad problems . I think we need to continue that along the same lines .
by gakakkad
10 Apr 2019 04:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

There is a video going around on WA, I am unable to link to it here as I don't know the original source. It is taken by somebody's phone and shows a bunch of people wearing skull caps praying in a circle with hands raised in the classic posture of a supplicant. Includes RaGa and Ghulam Nabi Azad. A...
by gakakkad
08 Apr 2019 17:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 403288

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Sir, isn't repayment at 97 PKR to the USD better than repayment at 145 PKR to the USD.. for the Pakis? It means they ll have to pay more USD . Eg if they took a 97 million pkr loan ,it amounts to 1 m USD . Let's say the currency depreciated to 1 USD = 194 pkr . They ll still have to pay back the 97...
by gakakkad
06 Apr 2019 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 490848

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

If there is one thing that has become apparent in US media reports over the last 2 years is this. If a news report has a sentence which says, " Sources with (direct) knowledge of the matter have told us", it is likely to be total BS. Don't waste any more time reading further. Only read re...
by gakakkad
04 Apr 2019 19:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry
Replies: 274
Views: 20658

Re: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry

I knew it! Posting real work will (a) drive away the non-serious and (b) make the Serious disappear because they will be trying to get the code to compile. :mrgreen: Picking -e-nit . Python is an interpreted language . :P All in good humor onlee . Bliss to naat utarofy my chaddi. Humble muj onlee :...
by gakakkad
02 Apr 2019 03:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 490848

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Can someone edit the wiki page of balakot air strikes ? It's greatly skewed by pakee narrative .
by gakakkad
02 Apr 2019 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 110585

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Pakees taking down satellites ? So an Abdul pointing an rpg towards the sky and braying aoa is expected to hit a satellite . :mrgreen:. :))
by gakakkad
01 Apr 2019 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

How do I vote from the US ? In 2014 I had a chance to go back to India during election. But this time I can't . Can anyone post instructions ? Seems we're out of luck here. The Lok Sabha passed a bill to allow NRIs to vote by proxy. This bill was stopped at the Rajya Sabha. As of now, postal voting...
by gakakkad
30 Mar 2019 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511825

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

How do I vote from the US ? In 2014 I had a chance to go back to India during election. But this time I can't . Can anyone post instructions ?
by gakakkad
25 Mar 2019 15:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 403288

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

By 2030 we ll add a Pakistan every couple of months or less. You are mistaken. I really don't like comparing India to garbage, as the comparison should be with Germany, Japan and China. It will be in the next 3 years assuming Pakistan's economy does well and there is no further devaluation to PKR. ...
by gakakkad
24 Mar 2019 01:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 403288

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Comparison of Paki economy with India's. Today, with pk rupee devaluation, Paki economy is probably 7% of India's. Link In the five-decade period between 1963 and 2002, India generally grew slower than Pakistan, yet there were six instances of India’s annual economic growth exceeding the size of Pa...
by gakakkad
17 Mar 2019 23:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 8183

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

RIP . He was a great man !
by gakakkad
13 Mar 2019 20:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755297

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

>>Just think: If Brother Of Masood and Hafiz have both been pest-e-sha'eeded, and so have some senior PA types, plus son of PAF Air Marshal beaten to death, things may be dim for Dimran. Question is WHICH colonels and mullahs emerge from the rat race. I think they ll wait for the indian election res...
by gakakkad
05 Mar 2019 23:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755297

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

During 2nd Iraq conflict I remember US fired about a dozen cruise missiles on one of Saddam’s palace with little effect finally sent some F-16s with bunker buster/LGB to level the palace. Even then as NBC news coverage was walking around and doing live broadcast the structure was damaged but still ...
by gakakkad
28 Feb 2019 00:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 150612

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

http://www.indiandefencereview.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Pakistan_defence_Map.jpg 70 Jaguars 200 Sukhois 40 Mirages 18 Tejas 36 Mig 27 364 fighters could appear anywhere of Porkistan airbase and flatten them in night. As nights will fall porkis will have cold fear gripping their hearts afteral...
by gakakkad
16 Jul 2018 17:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 240569

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

While The Country of Pakistan Is Faced With The Crisis Of Law, The Supreme Court Of Pakistan Is Blissfully Ignoring This Real Issue And Sidetracking Itself With Matters Like Financing To Build A Dam ! Supreme Court And The Dam ! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiF-maqXUAU5MSe.jpg pak supreme court uses...
by gakakkad
10 Jun 2017 02:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis
Replies: 424
Views: 61306

Re: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis

are there more details of the nuclear propulsion available ?...is the screenshot from any ISRO brochure?

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