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by vinod
14 May 2018 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2088
Views: 192889

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

The cold-war 2 is now very much a reality. The battle lines are being drawn. It remains to be seen who is on which side of the line and who are all sitting on the line!!
by vinod
08 May 2018 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1768
Views: 205522

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

Chinese Missiles... For a quarter century, the U.S. and its allies owned the skies, fighting wars secure in the knowledge that no opponent could compete in the air. As tensions with Russia and China surge, that’s no longer the case. .... According to Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Russia’s potential...
by vinod
20 Apr 2018 16:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1368
Views: 150206

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Aditya_V wrote:Quite Frankly I hope there was some deal regarding Mallya being forced to repay some of his ill gotten gains, otherwise nothing much was achieved.


I expect UK to agree something, and then work towards Modi's failure in election and then hand over Mallya to the new govt - Modi or UPA.
by vinod
20 Apr 2018 16:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1368
Views: 150206

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I think an election should be held for the CW post. Charles (royalty or not) should stand for election. The champions of democracy shouldn't have any issues with that. :mrgreen:
by vinod
20 Apr 2018 13:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1368
Views: 150206

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

jaysimha wrote:Image

baba kalyani sir is there
HAL chairman Suvarna Raju sir is there
open challenge to others identify all


Yusuf Ali (Sitting 1st)
by vinod
17 Apr 2018 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1839
Views: 308636

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

More number of sorties could be also a leaf out of the book on Russian air performance at Syrian theatre! Why do we Indians frequently speak as if there is no Indian book? Sir, didn't intend to mean that we didn't have a book. It is just that, it is the real operational one going on right now. Tryi...
by vinod
17 Apr 2018 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1839
Views: 308636

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

More number of sorties could be also a leaf out of the book on Russian air performance at Syrian theatre!
by vinod
17 Apr 2018 16:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1607
Views: 230400

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I think if there is a hint of Rs.2000 being demonetised, then the money will come back into the system very quickly!! I think somebody(group) is hoarding cash gradually for releasing during the election time. I bet we will see more paid marches and strikes in the run up to election. For that, cash i...
by vinod
12 Apr 2018 18:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 649942

Re: Levant crisis - III

Singha wrote:http://blogs.rediff.com/mkbhadrakumar/2018/04/11/us-attack-on-syria-is-futile-but-serves-a-purpose/

So, Israel behind the false flag operation of chemical attack? seems plausible...!!

DT has backed off slightly... may be buying time!
by vinod
11 Apr 2018 15:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 649942

Re: Levant crisis - III

Russia is threatening to shoot down not just missiles but also the "launch systems" - meaning planes, submarines, or even bases? - a major escalation if it happens and could lead to all out war! :shock:

Not sure whether this is Russian bluff and whether US will call it.
by vinod
23 Mar 2018 21:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1607
Views: 230400

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Labour rules have been relaxed for all sectors. Earlier it was restricted to textiles and apparels. But notice period and severance package can be better for workers who have stayed for at least a year. https://www.livemint.com/Home-Page/WpuNaIcqbRbsLUgXbkgIPM/Govt-extends-facility-of-fixed-term-em...
by vinod
14 Mar 2018 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1368
Views: 150206

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

[ well, there is a slight possibility that it could be from Ukraine also... This was done by the MI6 or someone similar at the behest of the establishment. Remember USA has a clown in the presidential office AND inspite of the best efforts of the NYT WaPo people, inciting a war with Russia has fail...
by vinod
14 Mar 2018 14:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1368
Views: 150206

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Is there real, tangible proof as who who actually done it? I think so. The chemical composition of the trace is similar to military grade nerve gas which is prepared by Russian Military Lab. This is why we will see some action either overt or covert by UK. well, there is a slight possibility that i...
by vinod
20 Feb 2018 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1768
Views: 205522

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

Why can't western powers convinced of China's ascendency do something to slow it down. May be block the CPEC by making sure that UN decides\declares or whatever way, that India is rightful owner of PoK? This will result in Pakistan not being colonised by China. Assuming China even if its a permanent...
by vinod
16 Feb 2018 16:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1607
Views: 230400

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The auditors should be made liable as well. May be a 5000cr fine on the firm. The actual auditors to be sent to jail.

Simply an example has to be made out of these scumbags!
by vinod
16 Feb 2018 14:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 904
Views: 78207

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I think the question boils down to whether we are willing and capable of having a showdown with China in Maldives! If yes, then we can make it happen inevitably.

If not, then forget about Maldives or anything around us.
by vinod
14 Feb 2018 23:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1607
Views: 230400

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

In other words, the personal balance-sheets of many promoters are illiquid, or stuck abroad, and cannot easily find its way back into investment. Don't we want this money to come to India and invested here in INDIA rather than be utilized somewhere else? Of course, we want this to be done in a fair...
by vinod
12 Feb 2018 01:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 904
Views: 78207

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Pulikeshi wrote:Also, the US has no concerns with a Chinese (potential) base right next door? What no noise from the US about any of this - seems weird no?


May be the worst case scenario for US is that they lose a base and the worst case scenario is our home land is under occupation!
by vinod
08 Feb 2018 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 904
Views: 78207

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I think from now onwards until election in 2019, it will be a roller coaster ride. We can expect all kinds of games like these being played all those anti-Modi with enthusiastic help from our own congress scamsters... whether it is Pak, china or xtian\Islamic fanatics. Even though I'm disappointed t...
by vinod
07 Feb 2018 04:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 904
Views: 78207

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Maldives SC revokes order of freeing politicians.
by vinod
05 Feb 2018 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 904
Views: 78207

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Modi should send the navy immediately and give a clear warning to the general to hold elections (through informal channels). The dissidents will get a morale boost by that action. Will wait and watch how other nations respond. Apart from China, see other nations response to that. And move in, at the...
by vinod
23 Jan 2018 20:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 649942

Re: Levant crisis - III

^^^ Very interesting indeed!

His previous tweets also provide some insights into various (mis-)calculations by various parties going on inside this never-ending conflict.
by vinod
17 Jan 2018 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2571
Views: 462408

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Is there a suggestion Radhakrishnan is going to steal the IP and transfer to UAE? Wow!

He would need to get a lot more engineers from ISRO to move there, if he needs to really have any impact.
by vinod
12 Jan 2018 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2398
Views: 331009

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Reports of a terrorist caught and bomb found under palam flyover in Delhi Cantt area!
by vinod
12 Jan 2018 15:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 649942

Re: Levant crisis - III

turkey supplying HTS with weapons incl TOWs http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/01/syria-erdogan-again-switches-sides-delivers-new-supplies-for-terrorist-attacks.html Interesting comment on that article Turkey's 2018 elections could the explanation of Erdogan's latest flipe The USA is preparing for s...
by vinod
09 Jan 2018 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 649942

Re: Levant crisis - III

I hope India prepares for such a swarm drone attack against its bases by the terror babies of our friendly neighbour!!!
by vinod
05 Jan 2018 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 72
Views: 4360

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

Someone could generate aadhar cards for all Bangladeshi's or Pakistanis... but its of no use. Identity theft is what can happen. But that happens now also... if bank security is lax, you will lose money irrespective of aadhar. Nowadays, any where you register on internet, they need your full name, a...
by vinod
04 Jan 2018 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 72
Views: 4360

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

from the above tribune report UIDAI Para 4: The Aadhaar number is not a secret number. It is to be shared with authorised agencies whenever an Aadhaar holder wishes to avail certain service or benefit of government welfare scheme/s or other services. But that does not mean that the proper use of Aa...
by vinod
04 Jan 2018 19:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 72
Views: 4360

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

There has been a report on Aadhar data being compromised. The original report in Tribune: http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/rs-500-10-minutes-and-you-have-access-to-billion-aadhaar-details/523361.html Rs 500, 10 minutes, and you have access to billion Aadhaar details Group tapping UIDAI data m...
by vinod
03 Jan 2018 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2918
Views: 185920

Re: Iran News and Discussions

They have been having spat with Iran over the jailed the lady journalist cum trainer... oops.. tourist!
by vinod
12 Dec 2017 14:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4968
Views: 281384

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

periaswamy wrote: Wonder what the estimation error is in such geological estimates of rocks that have been under water for 1000s of years.

On the palk strait and Rama's bridge


Theory: The floating rocks settled on the sandbar formed below after 2000 years!
by vinod
21 Nov 2017 15:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1368
Views: 150206

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

P5 Meeting somewhere in world right now: One P5 Member: OK guys, one of our guys lost. Do you agree this cannot happen again? Other P5 Members: Yeah, we agree. Never again. Next it will be us. It has to stop now. One P5 Member: OK then, let us change the rules so that it remain so. Agreed? Others: Y...
by vinod
27 Oct 2017 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3774
Views: 261825

Re: Internal Security Watch

All the people who got picked up are from Kannur district, a strong fort of the CPI(M) and the mother district of the Kerala Chief Minister. It would be now really tough for the No.1 state to admit that radicalisation is not happening, and Kerala Muslims would not resort to terrorism . Well, they a...
by vinod
19 Oct 2017 17:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472563

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I think little bribes.. like policeman catching you for traffic office will never go away easily. But the big ticket items, it will be difficult to hide. The systems are getting stronger and the ways to spend the ill gotten wealth is becoming increasingly difficult. So, black money will reduce!
by vinod
10 Oct 2017 17:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472563

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Small business who want to escape showing their revenue can easily do it by under-invoicing. A potato chip maker can under-invoice his raw material by making a deal with the potato producer. The producer saves on GST and the chip maker can get a discount, which will cover up his input credit. And w...
by vinod
06 Oct 2017 22:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472563

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I have a very stupid question... I keep on hearing that earlier there was lot of tax evasion, now with GST they are forced to pay tax. My question is, if they were evading tax before, why can't they do it now? I understand about things getting difficult on storing and spending the tax evaded money, ...
by vinod
05 Oct 2017 18:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 216152

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

anupmisra wrote:This just in!

Honey bee attack at burial leaves 70 injured in Punjab



https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/23447 ... -in-Punjab


This is very much like a comedy scene from a Malayalam movie! :rotfl:
by vinod
05 Oct 2017 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1363
Views: 167024

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^ pure wet dream.... US is never ever going to take out Pak. If they wanted, they could have done it when Bin Laden was confirmed as present over there and all the while Pak were backstabbing them by keeping a chokehold on the supply lines to Afghanistan. Also, think about what US would do once Pa...
by vinod
29 Sep 2017 18:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 472563

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

In my view, slowing down in RE sector is a good thing. Unhinged escalation of house prices robs access for the ordinary citizens from ever owning a home. RE were mainly dealing with BM. Now, that has been stopped or at least greatly reduced. Yes, that means some job losses... but overall it is good ...
by vinod
27 Sep 2017 12:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 491556

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41397181
Bombardier hit by tariff in Boeing row

An interim tariff of 220% :shock: has been proposed on the import of Bombardier's C-Series jet to the US.

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