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by Virendra
04 Dec 2018 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 577
Views: 53753

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

Problems exist not just in equipment, but on training, practice, operational readiness and protocols. The railway station had plenty of cops with rifles. None of them opened fire even when the terrorists were in plain sight. Why was the zeal to fight back missing? Goes beyond material measures and ...
by Virendra
29 Nov 2018 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 577
Views: 53753

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

Problems exist not just in equipment, but on training, practice, operational readiness and protocols. The railway station had plenty of cops with rifles. None of them opened fire even when the terrorists were in plain sight. Why was the zeal to fight back missing? Goes beyond material measures and m...
by Virendra
21 Nov 2018 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 280457

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Easy guys .. my access is what anybody with a Id and address proof in UK can get for free. :( I go to the library once a week only, for my studies. But I will try to address these queries one by one. Can you please help me by looking up the library's catalogues here. Let me know what you want from i...
by Virendra
20 Nov 2018 15:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3222
Views: 464297

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Bakistan has entered into stagflation territory: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1824640/1-imf-projects-inflation-rate-hit-14-june/ IMF projects that Bakistan will hit an inflation rate of 14% inflation rate by June 2019. Zero growth & high inflation., it will be quite a spectacle to see Baki go v...
by Virendra
20 Nov 2018 15:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 280457

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Namaste Ramana
I can search for books on Timur and look them up. But beside that, do you have any specific piece of text / book that you want accessed for this?
I don't know where else to start or what else to search for :P
by Virendra
19 Nov 2018 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 280457

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

I am in London and have reader access to British Library. In case a member is looking for something specific which isn't available elsewhere (except British Library), let me know and I will try to help. They don't issue stuff to take away. You can get it reserved and read within library. Copy servic...
by Virendra
19 Nov 2018 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 280457

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

CalvinH, The British historian R. Collingwood writes that one should put themselves in the shoes of the historical figure or situation to see how and why they acted. This is described in "Idea of History" by R. Collingwood. Read and be wise. presentism /ˈprɛz(ə)ntɪz(ə)m/Submit noun uncrit...
by Virendra
16 Aug 2018 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3222
Views: 464297

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^No dollars means no imports. That means energy crisis. No fuel for vehicles, no electricity for factories. Currency devalues and hyperinflation sets in which makes food ridiculously expensive. Imports of all sorts stop and manufacturing sector collapses. This can be prevented if Saudi start accept...
by Virendra
16 Aug 2018 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3222
Views: 464297

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I wish they find oil there. they would then be sandwiched between Unkil and Cheen. If Russia joins then..... we have too many examples like Iraq and Venezuela to ignore them as coincidence. It is strategically imperative to keep the oil rich countries broiled in war. If Pakis don't have attention n...
by Virendra
16 Aug 2018 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 5079

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

A fine, inspiring leader who steered our nation through, in crucial times.
Om Shanti
by Virendra
16 Aug 2018 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 593
Views: 51760

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Agreed, but that doesn't mean Turkey's problems won't cause ripples in middle east. Erdogan will try his best to hurt US/EU one way or the other, just to show his size to his people. People and Powers alike, cause more damage and ruckus on their way down; than up. This holds true for leaders of US, ...
by Virendra
15 Aug 2018 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 593
Views: 51760

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Problem is, one increasingly isolated leader (Trump) has trapped another one (Erdogan). If Erdogan feels trapped, he will choose to fight. If he chooses to fight, we may see another front opened in the middle east. If his grip on Turkey wasn't this strong, it wouldn't be a matter of worry. If Trump'...
by Virendra
08 Aug 2018 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 380763

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

It seems the Aryans of Mittani treaty worshipped Indra. Then enroute to India they stopped in Iran, had short term memory loss, hated Indra and loved Varuna.
But by god's grace when they reached India, memory flashed back and they returned to loving Indra :D
by Virendra
29 Mar 2016 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 108223

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

That cooked confession has been taken apart on Twitter. It is clear that he is reading from a script. Also, there's a reflection in his eyeball which is likely of the prompt screen.
by Virendra
22 Mar 2016 13:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 380763

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

So we colonized Europe before LGM. Lineage got decimated in LGM and then we re-colonized Europe after LGM.
If you tell it like this, will cause massive heart burn and backend khujli to the other camp :D :D
by Virendra
22 Mar 2016 12:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 380763

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

This is ancient DNA, which was in "wanted" status at this thread recently. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pre-Neolithic DNA Suggests Major Late Glacial Population Turnover in Europe https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RTWmsp28zMs/VrzD0ZF8_bI/AAAAA...
by Virendra
15 Mar 2016 16:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 380763

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Menon Saab,

Google 'balathal' (in Udaipur, Rajasthan).
http://varnam.nationalinterest.in/tag/balathal/
That guy is 2500 BCE - 2000 BCE, non-Harappan (Ahar-Banas culture) and a leper.
By the way Ahar is also the first capital of Mewar's Guhilot dynasty.

Regards,
Virendra
by Virendra
05 Mar 2016 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 108223

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Did anyone read the plot of 'London has fallen'? Involves Paki terorrist as the main villain.
Would be going to watch Secret soldiers of Benghazi soon...
by Virendra
05 Mar 2016 11:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3608
Views: 291665

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

Tidbits of strife from Islamic world :- -- Total 2000 cases in Turkey for insulting Erdogan. Max sentence is 4 yrs in jail. Schools boys among those arrested. -- Two women fired at a bus right outside a police compound in Istanbul. They lobbed grenades in the compound before fleeing. Could be YPG/Ku...
by Virendra
01 Mar 2016 15:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 380763

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

does anyone have any studies of the status and situation of the ice caps on the indian landmass during the last ice age? I looked up info on this about a year ago. The evidence of an "Ice age" comes from rocks that show evidence of having been dragged in glaciers. Such evidence exists up ...
by Virendra
29 Feb 2016 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 380763

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

The divide or isolation may have existed during and little after the last ice age, causing languages to develop in parallel. But eventually and inevitably the mix up occurred and we see shared words/roots among the languages. There could be one more explanation for the similarities in languages - co...
by Virendra
26 Feb 2016 14:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 380763

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Excerpt from genealogy of Changez Khan, I'll let you locate the interesting term : Before the time of Chungeez, the Moghools do not appear to have had any written language: Chungeez Khan, therefore, directed them and their children to learn the Oighoor character. The orders or regulations of which w...
by Virendra
26 Feb 2016 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Helicopter Performance Analysis
Replies: 36
Views: 3423

Re: Helicopter Performance Analysis

Has anyone studied VTOL drones like Airmule or V22 Osprey for Siachen feasibility?
by Virendra
26 Feb 2016 10:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 108223

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

This is actually related to Paki Pappi Poaquttars Asian sex abusers to be stripped of UK citizenship and deported Asian-born sex abusers will be stripped of their UK citizenship and deported at the end of their sentences under a new Home Office drive, The Independent can reveal.Theresa May, the Hom...
by Virendra
19 Feb 2016 13:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 380763

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

I was scanning academia.edu for papers and stumbled on this. Nothing out of the ordinary so far in cursory reading. Thought to share anyway. https://www.academia.edu/7893126/Genetic_Evidence_of_Early_Human_Migrations_in_the_Indian_Ocean_Region_Disproves_Aryan_Migration_Invasion_Theories Regards, Vir...
by Virendra
18 Feb 2016 13:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 108223

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Russia is not the west that Pakis have expertise in milking. But it is also not possible to completely stop Russians from making business and geo-political moves in their own interest. We should place a lakshman rekha in front of Russians, you cross it and there will be more business lost with us th...
by Virendra
16 Feb 2016 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 380763

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Not that I hate Roma people, the timing looks a bit opportunistic.
There are a plenty of examples in history, where people try to board your party as soon as they deduce that you're headed for greener pastures.
Never heard the Roma shout 'we are Indian' so loudly anytime before.
by Virendra
10 Feb 2016 14:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3608
Views: 291665

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

That is the kind of crap which should be exposed on SM aggressively by us and the likes of Doval should exterminate.
by Virendra
08 Feb 2016 16:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5490
Views: 558037

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

It seems the Saker has got smitten by Vedanta :D :D http://thesaker.is/a-beautiful-hindu-chant-from-the-8th-century/ Excerpt (original page is a must read) : For years now, I have been fascinated with by one school of Hindu philosophy called Vedanta. That school has two main sub-branches, a non-dual...
by Virendra
07 Feb 2016 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 380763

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

When they're showing global migrations of Pleistocene era, it would make more sense to include variations of sea level. It is confusing for a mango reader to look at the present day map of South East Asia, and co-relate it with migrations thousands of decades ago when the landmass i.e. the canvas of...
by Virendra
05 Feb 2016 16:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1133
Views: 50958

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

US sending troops to EU to fight the evil russians Now that the US's ISIS gambit has been stymied by Russia -- they are raising the game in Europe to make Russia spend more on its military. The long game by the US is to keep drawing Russia into conflicts while the russian economy is in a downturn -...
by Virendra
05 Feb 2016 06:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 380763

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Article in ToI today - '70 Generations ago, caste stopped people intermixing.' http://m.timesofindia.com/india/70-generations-ago-caste-stopped-people-inter-mixing/articleshow/50859632.cms Excerpts : Study by National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani West Bengal, traces indian origin to fiv...
by Virendra
03 Feb 2016 14:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3608
Views: 291665

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

Actually he is not sleeping in that sense. I mean he is a sensible person who can be reasoned with.
Besides, I'll just share the stuff and leave it at that. Convincing any further is not on my agenda anyway
Thanks Singha
Anyone else?
by Virendra
03 Feb 2016 13:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3608
Views: 291665

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

A (non-muslim) colleague of mine thinks that there's nothing poisonous in Quran and all the evil that emanates via Islam is because of mis-inference of the scripture. Now I can assemble all the goody goody verses of Quran with authentic contemporary translations to refute and have promised him so. B...
by Virendra
28 Jan 2016 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3608
Views: 291665

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

Britain First - interesting developments on the cards It is going to get very interesting in the coming year or two. I have seen that video before. BF was founded by BNP/NF/EDL types who were involved with Loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland. Shouted words will turn to fists Fists will turn...
by Virendra
27 Jan 2016 13:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1133
Views: 50958

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Yes. That is why the Levant thread and Ukraine thread are joined...last time oil prices went down so much Soviet Union collapsed. Now they are eyeing Russia. Is that why Iran's shackles have been removed by west? That is surely going to tumble crude oil prices further down. But then Iran is friendl...
by Virendra
27 Jan 2016 12:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 108223

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Just one day after opening: Bacha Khan University Charsadda closed for indefinite period :mrgreen: PESHAWAR (Web Desk) –Terrorists-hit Bacha Khan University Charsadda on Monday closed for indefinite period just one day remain open after a terrorists attack. A public relations officer for the varsit...
by Virendra
27 Jan 2016 12:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3608
Views: 291665

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

Tommy Robinson is another prominent face of this group - Britain First.
A decade or two at most will settle which way Europe goes.
And yes, going by the news coming out of Malaysia, their slip into "greener" pastures is true.

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