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by ParasuramanS
14 May 2014 02:12
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 885696

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Modi must learn from the past and not repeat mistakes - No separate PM and NDA Chairperson. There can only be one power-centre. - No vested interests in key ministries. All ministers should be clean, conflict-of-interest free and accountable. - Act only on nation's interest, and dismantle all non-es...
by ParasuramanS
07 Feb 2014 05:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 664973

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

The most strategic thing for India-US relations is to keep the US as far away from anything strategic.
by ParasuramanS
27 Jan 2014 04:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic day 2014
Replies: 92
Views: 7372

Re: Republic day 2014

Now that the spectacle is over, here is my take on badly-needed improvements to the Republic Day event: 1) Unabashed display of nuclear prowess - The republic day should make every Indian feel secure, and proud, and strike fear into the bones of the adversary. Every year India's most powerful weapon...
by ParasuramanS
13 Jan 2014 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 664973

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

As a patriot who has watched his motherland be torn apart by these forces, I am really glad that this DK affair has brought out these issues in the open. Stop-gap reactionary measures won't stop the hurt and permanent damage that is coming to India. DK is not the real issue. The "Breaking India...
by ParasuramanS
13 Jan 2014 02:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 664973

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

The Facebook flub gets picked up by Chidananda Rajaghatta from TOI through an article titled "Wayne's World" :mrgreen: His wife Alicia captions another photo ''Stupid Cow.'' A friend comments, ''You just insulted their cow ,'' to which May responds, ''Not the first time, not the last time...
by ParasuramanS
12 Jan 2014 06:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 664973

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Shivshankar Menon is highly over-rated. How stupid does one need to be to land in a fiasco such as Sharm el-Sheikh? Even the most junior BRFite will know the terrain enough to understand that the statement was completely unacceptable. In additon to Shivshankar Menon, Nirupama Rao is the other airhea...
by ParasuramanS
12 Jan 2014 05:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 664973

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

As per the above Dailymail article, Sangeeta Richards may well be a spy, and an Indian traitor. Not the hapless victim she was made out to be. This whisking out of the family is the smoking gun. What happened to Rabinder Singh's family? IFS and other Indian agencies better start checking links of st...
by ParasuramanS
12 Jan 2014 05:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 664973

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

There is no such thing as a "strategic" partnership, only "strategic" self-interests. At the end of the day, India needs to look after itself. This whole episode ( one of many such to come ) where Indian citizens are brazenly kidnapped by foreign countries in the name of human ri...
by ParasuramanS
11 Jan 2014 19:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 664973

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

What's so shocking about this? This is how most if not all Amercans and Westerners feel. If you want respect, then we need to respect ourselves. Instill strict reciprocity by LAW. Instill a foreign and defence policy of ruthless aggression. Throw NGO's and foreign governmental "charity" an...
by ParasuramanS
11 Jan 2014 04:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 664973

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

If there is any self-respect, India should quietly initiate a ramp-down of all defence, security, and terrorism-related cooperation right now. No US military refuelling, flyovers, or any other courtesies. This is our greatest leverage. We are giving way too much, and getting way too little in any re...
by ParasuramanS
10 Jan 2014 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 664973

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Less said about the competency of Nirupama Rao the better. The minute that Devyanni's flight leaves US airspace - India must declare 2 higher-ranking US officials persona non-grata and expel them. Also, declare a moratorium on all defence, national security and counter-terrorism related cooperation ...
by ParasuramanS
10 Jan 2014 06:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 664973

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

The man at the current helm - Shiv Shankar Menon - is the most Incompetent and Cluless NSA to ever helm that post. That says a lot. He will be remembered for the "Sharm el-Sheikh" fiasco, and now the Devyani fiasco. Men (and women) who are driven by ambition and arrogance have very little ...
by ParasuramanS
09 Jan 2014 08:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 664973

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

India should be completely hard-headed, pragmatic and consistently and persistently tough in its foreign-policy dealings with one and all (friend or foe, large or small), based entirely and only on self-interests and reciprocity. No wishy-washy, teary-eyed, inferiority complex-driven, one-world type...
by ParasuramanS
11 Sep 2011 06:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 247096

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

In the macro view, the United States is in an irreversible downward trajectory and India is in an irreversible upward trajectory. The G Perkovich's of this world do not matter in this grand scheme. No need to get upset and give more air time than necessary.
by ParasuramanS
11 Sep 2011 06:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 246048

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

It does seem that General Singh is not without wrong, if indeed he has benefitted from his seniority to obtain important promotions when it suited him. If true, then he deserves punishment.

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