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by Comer
05 Jan 2016 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 160039

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist str

^^ It's the leaders call to go for a fight and the population follows their action. Has their been any indication of cowardice exhibited by population at large for no war effort ever in India?
Blame the leadership and not the people.
by Comer
05 Jan 2016 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 160039

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist str

Establishing a military foothold with the permission of Afghanistan Govt is one way to go. Squeeze the Pakis from the other side as well.
by Comer
04 Jan 2016 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 53586

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

shiv saar, probably we haven't seen an instance of calmness leading to action so far, hence the dejection. Hopefully this is the first time, the fire and brimstone is in the action, not words or emotion.
by Comer
03 Jan 2016 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2015
Replies: 2868
Views: 119747

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2

Even in the shit hole called Paki-stan there has to be a lowest form of turd. Look at this journo creature's tweets: omar r quraishi ‏@omar_quraishi Just In... Remaining Pathankot attacker in touch with mother in Pak - mom said Beta agar zinda bach jao tau anday doubleroti zuroor lay aana @omar_qura...
by Comer
03 Jan 2016 13:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 53586

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Will carrying so many ordinance fit the profile of a drug mule?
by Comer
03 Jan 2016 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 53586

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

@ibnlive
#PathankotAttack UPDATE : Firing started again; Reports say there's one terrorist still inside

‏@ibnlive
#PathankotAttack UPDATE | Intelligence sources: Attempts been made to catch terrorist alive
by Comer
13 Dec 2015 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 22892

Re: Chennai floods

http://www.livemint.com/Sundayapp/S89VfrXLGaoRSSKPBC6qLL/Chennai-after-the-deluge-How-social-media-came-to-the-rescu.html Yet, the story of the latest flood is not a simple linear narrative of callous government officials, poor urban planning and marvellous self-organizing social media-driven help n...
by Comer
09 Dec 2015 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 22892

Re: Chennai floods

Ah the if I don't have a computer I don't have to worry about viruses gambit.
Still, Madras and TN has better infrastructure than most states. That doesn't make it disaster proof. Hope this causes a wakeup of sorts
by Comer
06 Dec 2015 19:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 22892

Re: Chennai floods

There is another video of the same rescue, longer view and from a different angle;
https://www.facebook.com/flashnewstamil ... 441775124/
by Comer
06 Dec 2015 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 22892

Re: Chennai floods

I am assuming that the two men in red assisting the rescue must be from NDRF. Way too calm and collected.
by Comer
05 Dec 2015 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 22892

Re: Chennai floods

I had posted about affixing of the pics and how it could cost the elections but deleted because it was only on FB and could be motivated rumours. But it seems that it is happening going by this report http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/pr-exercise-aiadmk-backfires-party-says-impostors-forcing-post...
by Comer
04 Dec 2015 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 22892

Re: Chennai floods

Several SUVs filled with supplies have left from my apartment building, with more to leave tomorrow night. Very very nice to see people from different parts of India coming together to help. Goosebumps onlee. coordinated effort by ordinary citizens from many areas in bangalore. Lots of supplies dis...
by Comer
04 Dec 2015 19:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 22892

Re: Chennai floods

Several SUVs filled with supplies have left from my apartment building, with more to leave tomorrow night. Very very nice to see people from different parts of India coming together to help. Goosebumps onlee.
by Comer
04 Dec 2015 18:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 22892

Re: Chennai floods

Kotturpuram was always a low lying area which gets flooded even in a regular thunderstorm. Heard the rains are back in Chennai. Heavy rains are expected between Sunday and Tuesday. Before this, most of the places in Central Chennai the water had drained, hopefully this spell should not be as severe ...
by Comer
03 Dec 2015 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 22892

Re: Chennai floods

ramana wrote:How is IIT Madras campus?

Dunno about the campus per se but Kotturpuram has waterlogging and so does area around Madhya Kailash
by Comer
02 Dec 2015 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 22892

Re: Chennai floods

http://chennairains.org/
It's a crowd sourced resource centre for people offering and requiring help.
by Comer
24 Nov 2015 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 4033
Views: 146767

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)

Question to Gurus:
Does effective SAR require some boots on the ground?
by Comer
24 Nov 2015 18:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 4033
Views: 146767

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)

If Turkey is the aggressor, I guess NATO is not mandated to come to its rescue. If Russia produces evidence of itchy fingers, Turkey is on its own.
by Comer
11 Nov 2015 16:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 251076

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/11/democrats-and-republicans-agree-if-you-can-mine-it-in-space-its-yours/ On Tuesday evening Congress took a key step toward encouraging the development of this industry by passing on H.R. 2262, the US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, with bipartisan s...
by Comer
08 Oct 2015 18:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 4033
Views: 146767

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)

Not sure if this video is posted here yet
by Comer
29 Sep 2015 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 130660

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Thanks prasannasimha and Amber G.
So the best guess of where the water comes from is atmosphere? And if so, would there be a water cycle as well? Because RSLs are found not necessarily only near polcar caps.
by Comer
28 Sep 2015 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 130660

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Amber G, due to the temperature ( and possibily to the salt) what exactly is the state it is in? IIRC there are multiple stages in water state.
Also, is Mars geologically active?
by Comer
26 Sep 2015 12:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Analyzing and providing feedback on GOIs draft policies
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Analyzing and providing feedback on GOIs draft policies

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Ravi-Shankar-Prasad-to-officials-Avoid-encryption-draft-like-fiascos/articleshow/49113835.cms?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=toi_tech A new set of advisory will be issued to all concerned in the departments of electro...
by Comer
22 Sep 2015 20:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Analyzing and providing feedback on GOIs draft policies
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Analyzing and providing feedback on GOIs draft policies

I think this was the contentious part 5. B / C groups (i.e. B2C, C2B Sectors) may use Encryption for storage and communication. Encryption algorithms and key sizes will be prescribed by the Government through Notification from time to time. On demand, the user shall reproduce the same Plain text and...
by Comer
27 Aug 2015 16:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 251076

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Success, performance normal. Congratulations ISRO!
by Comer
26 Jul 2015 09:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1091
Views: 146828

Re: Indian IT Industry

vayu tuvan wrote:For Singha and Comer: 30% of the code for Watson is in Prolog. :mrgreen: Pop out ye olde Prolog books and get busy to the big AI tsunami on the horizon.

That is both comforting and worrying. Prolog :((
by Comer
16 Jul 2015 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3060
Views: 258201

Re: Iran News and Discussions

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-33547061 Indian companies explored and discovered oil and gas in Iran's Farzad B gas field in 2008. They have already invested around $100m to develop the facility but production was stalled due to sanctions. After dragging its feet for years, New Delhi rushe...
by Comer
14 Jul 2015 17:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3060
Views: 258201

Re: Iran News and Discussions

^^ I agree that we lost our leverage with the Iranians and may thumb their noses at us. But in an absolute sense, not bilateral, how can they be an Asian power?
by Comer
14 Jul 2015 17:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3060
Views: 258201

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran may have aspirations to be a regional power. But I don't see it how is it a given. It is still surrounded by enemies. US sooner or later will push it into doing something that may not be palatable to the locals or what has been extracted already behind the scenes which can cause resentment. I d...
by Comer
10 Jul 2015 21:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 251076

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Performance naarmal. Three satellites placed in orbit.
Congrats ISRO!
EDIT : all satellites placed in orbit . Mission accomplished!
by Comer
10 Jul 2015 21:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 251076

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

DD is yet to telecast it but NDTV has picked up the feed.
by Comer
10 Jul 2015 20:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 251076

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

live webcast started on the ISRO link. Beautiful sight in the night
by Comer
07 Jul 2015 19:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 229
Views: 9789

Re: EU crisis-Greece

Economy noob here :
Wouldn't austerity measures further contract the Greek economy and make it worse for everyone? And they could have done some Marshall plan type deal instead of tightening the belt, IMHO
by Comer
05 Jul 2015 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22 2015
Replies: 2846
Views: 104255

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22

https://twitter.com/ANI_news/status/617680988429090817
ICG apprehends a suspect boat off Kerala Coast, 1 Thuraya communication set,1 Pak ID recovered (In pic: suspect boat)
by Comer
24 Jun 2015 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22 2015
Replies: 2846
Views: 104255

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22

Mohtorma Christine Fair on how the Bakis fool the Khans http://warontherocks.com/2015/06/how-pakistan-beguiles-the-americans-a-guide-for-foreign-officials/?singlepage=1 Some interesting, IMO, lighter tidbits (President Musharraf even autographed a portrait of my beloved, now deceased, canine associa...
by Comer
21 Jun 2015 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: First International Yoga Day
Replies: 101
Views: 5893

Re: First International Yoga Day

Image

This one especially is striking. Goosebumps. Any idea how to get the t-shirt?
http://www.amazon.in/Posterindya-Intern ... 00ZXGZ91G/
by Comer
20 Jun 2015 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5238
Views: 447371

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

Gurus,
Could someone point to the timeline of Romani migration out of India?

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