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by vishvak
27 Mar 2020 06:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3985
Views: 290954

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Today some of my colleagues reported an increase in respiratory cases with fever and dry cough in some places. Almost all of them have mild symptoms. Should see if they are just panic cases or corona.. some of these were tested and results might take 2 days. My advice is, do not go to hospital if u...
by vishvak
25 Mar 2020 07:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203716

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Paki anchor spilled the beans that army requested Shahabaz Sharif to come and handle Punjab for corona control as Immy is not capable to handle ( Shahabaz handled dengue fever very well in past.) :rotfl: not bad move to kill trouble but pakistaniyat against non-believers won't get them any further ...
by vishvak
25 Mar 2020 07:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3985
Views: 290954

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Maybe wrong thread but idea of democracy (and such) aren't there staying sharp in minds of some groups perhaps which is why some things don't occur quickly. My last on this.
by vishvak
25 Mar 2020 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3985
Views: 290954

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Let's just follow common sense and not get carried away by hug a Chinese or anti something behaviour. Perhaps history will be written about how Chinese didn't really deserve WMDs of any kind and keep this thread sane. I think one or two lines of clear statements ie avoid mobs and avoid places with a...
by vishvak
24 Mar 2020 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3985
Views: 290954

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

..and many such critical works can be completed in this period. Not sure about this at all. The affects will be severe at minimum if essential and critical working population takes chances. if people have corona antibody Hope this isn't going OffTrack but corona antibody could just be a myth that n...
by vishvak
24 Mar 2020 21:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3985
Views: 290954

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The lockdown will helpful in overt flouting of rules like it's Sunday or any other day like mentality atleast to begin with. Better for long term surely. I was traveling to Bangalore City from Mumbai, and taxiwalah was talking about some festival tomorrow, though he knew that lockdown will start in ...
by vishvak
19 Mar 2020 17:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 890
Views: 159455

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Chinese went greedy with genetic oops bio WMDs otherwise what stops level 3 lab to have same security as level 4 lab until first duplication of known antigens from foreign countries occur or such - not considering resistant virus until stable state.
by vishvak
17 Mar 2020 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3985
Views: 290954

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

For people clamouring for vaccines, no vaccines have yet been made for SARS or mers, SARS was in 2003. The ones trialled on animals has been fatal. Hopes for vaccine development, testing and deployment are futile. Specifically it is not like plague but if it affects/weakens resistance based on gene...
by vishvak
15 Mar 2020 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1060
Views: 138734

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

There is a bigger problem of underground gangs defrauding (a mild word for loot plunder) asylum seekers and passing off pretenders but all the beard growing won't make a difference .. EU seems to have realised that a little. Which is where a big problem is to sort out before making drastic sudden po...
by vishvak
06 Mar 2020 13:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3815
Views: 415246

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It's like someone talking about how bad hindoostan was looking at middle East currently, and not knowing that British closed down school system all over (which survived until) or that there wasn't any school system in the west until then due to dark age. What to talk about barbaric invasions prior a...
by vishvak
06 Mar 2020 13:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12251
Views: 1029616

Re: Levant crisis - III

To imagine that India doesn't have right wing consolidation in the first place until hindutva started making political gains and now already religious pious momin leaders are talking about massacre to hide facts about CAA enrollment of minorities prosecuted in religious countries.
by vishvak
06 Mar 2020 13:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3815
Views: 415246

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There’s nobody out there to “get us”.

Yeah okay, except K of former J&K, Nagaland, some overt some covert, and outside India sponsored by genuine left, not phoren intelligence. It's not about tweedle dee/dum like shia sunni etc outside but genuine left vs bad hitler-esque right wing.
by vishvak
06 Mar 2020 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246131

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

the chance to the skip the 4th generation birds(No matter how many + in the suffix) and buy the more capable 5th generation ones Like how Indian computer hardware industry went around manufacturing Integrated Circuit s and now keep buying more capable ICs. AMCA will still have engines from USA and ...
by vishvak
06 Mar 2020 11:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 647568

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

Strange how to define luck in warfare. All the signal jamming meant that MiG 21 didn't get message to turn back and ended up in dogfight bringing down F-16.
by vishvak
06 Mar 2020 11:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3815
Views: 415246

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Such situations perhaps don't arise in some countries like China USA EU because of several other reasons (economic heft, media blackout) etc. In some other cases like pakilands the majority itself is rowdy kidnapping girls for conversions or silent about horrors of crimes. Many Indian ideas/thoughts...
by vishvak
05 Mar 2020 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1060
Views: 138734

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Turkey too is not even a blip on Indian radar till.. We should have policy wrt geopolitics and not Turk specific. Like reinforcing Syria on humanitarian grounds with diplomatic relations sorted out. India rebuffed that cooperation and I am sure that is a significant reason for his hostile attitude ...
by vishvak
04 Mar 2020 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12251
Views: 1029616

Re: Levant crisis - III

What they did NOT demonstrate was the ability to fight a modern opponent or a true precision strike capability. Their semi-guided dumb bombing was effective enough (and cheap)

..why give special importance (or is specific correct word here) to barbarians.
by vishvak
03 Mar 2020 14:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3815
Views: 415246

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

..Katie Hopkins may have her own agenda but she is right in that this is inciting hate against Hindus and one day some innocent Hindu overseas will pay the price of Modi's inaction here in India. you mean hardworking successful Hindus who don't join their hate filled loot&plunder of non-believe...
by vishvak
03 Mar 2020 14:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3985
Views: 290954

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Wonder why people take pics of masks on, with pets without masks.

The Chinese prolly will have first relief cause Chinese can do the strict containtmaint and more because it will come out of troubles earliest.
by vishvak
02 Mar 2020 11:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1586
Views: 261182

Re: India's Power Sector

Coal plants far away from pits should be shut down first

Let's be a bit wise and think about distributing risk first though. For example Chinese telling Bhutanese what to do with hydro potential.
by vishvak
02 Mar 2020 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12251
Views: 1029616

Re: Levant crisis - III

1. Brinkmanship pays.
2. Jihadism is less of a threat for world powers than geopolitics. So Erdogan, like the Bakis, will keep reaping their rewards.

Are those euphemism for rioting and bussing voters for strategic election wins. Just a thought.
by vishvak
02 Mar 2020 10:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3815
Views: 415246

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

No riots or even agitprop against curbs on pilgrimage of urs at Ajmer dargah. Lahaulwiakuvait or what.
by vishvak
02 Mar 2020 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610132

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Forgot to mention giving propah impetuous to engine research and development now that a lotta planes, LCA and subsequent iteration s, will have amriki engines. This is not that different from what many Maharajas did in our past. And we all know what happened to them. Don't forget case of Padmanabha ...
by vishvak
02 Mar 2020 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3592
Views: 618881

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

We are yet to make preparations for defending A&N completely all aspects though while Chinese have made structures on remote islands where no Chinese or anyone else lived.
by vishvak
02 Mar 2020 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3985
Views: 290954

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Pakistan Grapples With Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak
Just an example of what's wrong with pakis, and what hides under polio cases that are declared.
by vishvak
01 Mar 2020 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 647568

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

Tech glitch etc doesn't do justice to the job done earlier by Mirage and Sukhoi 30s a say earlier or Russian jet + missile that hit on interception mission. More like given the results the preparations were more likely adequate than otherwise. Hopefully concerned people don't take bait and give out ...
by vishvak
01 Mar 2020 14:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12251
Views: 1029616

Re: Levant crisis - III

Bottomline. Russia is no Soviet Union. Turkey could match Russians arms in Syria even without NATO. Putin knows this.

We should offer to be observer status and offer to help by temporarily taking care of S-400 missiles systems until Turks figure out next step.
by vishvak
01 Mar 2020 14:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1060
Views: 138734

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

"Stolen Province" .. Treaty of Lausanne, so in order to give it a fig leaf of respectability, the French suggested a referendum. ​Hatay was at the time a mixture of nationalities - Turks, Turkmen, Sunni Arabs, Alawites (Alevis), Armenians and even some Greeks - with no clear majority, but...
by vishvak
29 Feb 2020 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610132

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Sometimes I wonder why don't we buy few more Russian subs (Kilos) for exactly that.. keep the missile load much low, increase endurance and make their use in wartime well as addition boats. i dont think carrying less missiles will increase endurance, defeats the purpose doesnt it., or if you are th...
by vishvak
27 Feb 2020 03:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 586301

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Not vouching for the lady but Trump won close race and held four years and now running as likely candidate. Though Trump has that acumen from business and has been insider iirc.
by vishvak
27 Feb 2020 03:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 742034

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

All the big talk and walking around in mob like bodyguards and then that virus transmitted like flu hits.
by vishvak
27 Feb 2020 03:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246131

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Could check out naval Rafael (advance version of available) and keep it for flat tops. Who knows what works in future.
by vishvak
27 Feb 2020 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610132

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Why cant we try out North Korean or Iranian Midget Submarine model -- nothing fancy but still a nuisance for the adversaries--- good for reconnaissance and fire couple of torpedos in shoot and scoot mode. Sometimes I wonder why don't we buy few more Russian subs (Kilos) for exactly that.. keep the ...
by vishvak
27 Feb 2020 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 647568

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

How do you get "target lock" for a standoff weapon with terminal guidance? From above mentioned quote These bombs have a camera in the nose which has a feeding card placed like a chip inside the bomb, which has the details of the target, the route and the point of launch, all programmed i...
by vishvak
23 Feb 2020 11:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 586301

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Even that Canadian fellow who came to India and wore a lehenga choli to show his love wasn’t any good.. It is actually us who have been a bit wanting in this. We shouldn't let Canada be like new age indirect colonization that will come back with worse next generation. Sikhs moving away from the mai...
by vishvak
23 Feb 2020 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3985
Views: 290954

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

About monsoon what's guarantee that it won't naturally bring more bad news. My wild guess is many countries with certain behaviourial patterns of certain kind will be shyt scared of it and wanna try taking precautions for peaceful outcomes - just avoid being blamed for everything.
by vishvak
23 Feb 2020 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 647568

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

Hopefully MiG 35s will be evaluated well considering MiG 21s performance. We don't have monies for Rafale or may be it's not coming anytime soon. is that you phillip ji?? No saar, just to emphasize that MiG 21 has some great aspects such as easy to turnaround and definite advantages in certain comb...
by vishvak
23 Feb 2020 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3985
Views: 290954

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Time to close gates at Wagah borders and shoot to kill at all terrorists coming from land of purely loving animals on all sides.
by vishvak
21 Feb 2020 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3815
Views: 415246

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

“Mosques financed with transparency with imams trained in France and respectful of the Republican values and principles, that’s how we will create the conditions so that Muslims in France can practice freely their religion,” Macron said Is this secular enough or is it too chinese like? Can certain ...
by vishvak
21 Feb 2020 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 647568

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

God forbid if they overwhelm us along with the anti hindu peoples already in this country, will they be any better than the looters and rapists that were their ancestors. We have a time bomb ticking within our mist whuch needs to be neturalised without delay or these 500 kashmirs will make life hel...

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