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by vinod
10 Dec 2018 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2215
Views: 384461

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^^ nevertheless, it's a sci-fi that can become a reality in few years
by vinod
07 Dec 2018 18:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1632
Views: 201450

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Save Sabarimala event on 15/12/2018 1PM -3PM outside Parliament Square (near Abraham Lincoln statue)
by vinod
30 Nov 2018 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103725

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The current crop of kerala BJP leaders are at best average with frequent shooting in the foot activities!

I'm hoping this sabarimala agitation would throw up new leaders who would rise to prominence in the years to come. Till then, we will have to suffer these incompetents.
by vinod
18 Nov 2018 20:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103725

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sabarimala issue gives only an exposure for BJP as someone who supports hindu causes. The main problem is that there are no good local BJP leaders. For that BJP should be able to attract the good people in numbers, and amongst those some can be nurtured as future leaders. This event only brings some...
by vinod
16 Nov 2018 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103725

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2018/nov/16/sabarimala-issue-dont-put-curbs-on-media-kerala-hc-tells-government-1899101.html p*nguins giving sermons and watching the tamasha Every citizen is entitled to know what is happening at Sabarimala. What is the harm in allowing media persons a...
by vinod
16 Nov 2018 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103725

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

SaiK wrote:FLASH : Police arrest Prithvipal who leads protests at #Sabarimala

They call it 'Preventive arrest'. Totally arbitrary.
#SabarimalaTemple https://t.co/p9iWGAkUdR


I guess, a police operation soon to be expected... will have to see which lady is that they have on stand by.
by vinod
14 Nov 2018 15:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103725

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

One thing amongst all these, is the impact on Uniform Civil Code... If this is not handled correctly, it is going to be even more difficult to push through a uniform civil code.
by vinod
12 Nov 2018 23:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103725

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

:D . Well this character is a new addition. Velutha Achan (literally "white padre") is said to have been a pal of Lord Ayyappa just like Babar/Vavar (a Muslim). My first pilgrimage to Sabari Mala was in the 1980s, I knew about Babar/Vavar even then, but this Velutha Achan was not even in ...
by vinod
12 Nov 2018 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103725

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Does anyone know the story of the xtian friend of Lord Ayyappa - Velthaye or Veluthachan or whatever? I'm suspecting it to be of later additions to get into Ayyappa lore by the christians... Is there any history which is before portugese arrival? Hopefully, not another St. Thomas related fake history.
by vinod
09 Nov 2018 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103725

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

NDA Kerala @nda4kerala https://twitter.com/nda4kerala/status/1060911114366513153 New order from state govt. Those who come to Sabarimala should take pass from local police station. Kerala Govt is treating devotees like criminals and are insulting them. #SaveSabarimalaTradition @AmitShah @narendramo...
by vinod
22 Oct 2018 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4058
Views: 332564

Re: Internal Security Watch

Is there no proper traning for these govt officials on how to use the social media?
by vinod
19 Oct 2018 01:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103725

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

OK, so some major downhill skiing has been started by State Govt - just saw Minister Kadakampalli say they will "welcome" Devaswom Board, if a review petition is filed.... This is a major climbdown from "no need for review petition by anyone official, this verdict is as per commie ma...
by vinod
08 Oct 2018 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5097
Views: 971717

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Can we not create a dummy S-400 which sort of looks and quacks like it but just sends out signals mocking S-400?
by vinod
04 Sep 2018 21:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7842
Views: 636642

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

NITI AAYOG CHIEF ISSUES STUNNING DEMONETISATION DEFENCE EXPLOSIVE: Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar Issues Unprecedented Defence Of Demonetisation, Says India's Growth Slowdown Resulted From Raghuram Rajan's Hawkish Policy On NPA Identification, And Delivers Chidambaram-defying GDP Growth Forecast Rajiv K...
by vinod
31 Aug 2018 21:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7842
Views: 636642

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Almost all the kerala societies are filled up with black money. All the old notes were deposited through these. Is RBI looking at bringing the societies into line with other banking regulations? Co-operative banks are facing love of two agencies, RBI and the Income Tax Department :lol:. The crooks ...
by vinod
30 Aug 2018 22:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7842
Views: 636642

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Almost all the kerala societies are filled up with black money. All the old notes were deposited through these.

Is RBI looking at bringing the societies into line with other banking regulations?
by vinod
23 Aug 2018 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103725

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

This is getting interesting.. there was NEVER a $100 million or ( Rs.700 crores) money offer from UAE. Did CM lie or get misled???

Anyway, one thing it did effectively was divert the attention away from dam water mismanagement and unscientific release of water without any warning.
by vinod
21 Aug 2018 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103725

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Malayalam media had deliberately tried to start a misinformation campaign; KL would have to pay for the rice supply which is coming from GoI. It took Ram Vilas Paswan to confirm that no such thing would be done. KL would get one month's ration (may extend to three months) free of cost. The real ven...
by vinod
19 Aug 2018 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103725

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

^^^ Exactly! Earlier it was primarily why the operation should\should not be handed over to Military. Now, the narrative being peddled is that of fishermen who did the rescue effort and not any military. On top of that, many on TV are there just to sing praises of CM!
by vinod
18 Jul 2018 14:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43953

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

You can bet every penny known DT he will agree to come if India agrees to US terms of Zero Energy Imports from Iran , Tarriff besides other thing , He will put condition down and if we agree he may come. DT is unpredictable. I think he will come because he loves a parade and also as he is bored in ...
by vinod
11 Jul 2018 14:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3830
Views: 212319

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Why didn't the Chinese take the airport when it was offered to them???? Haven't they got many thousands of acres in the port area free?? They can easily build themselves an airport right there if needed. I don't know about the contract details, but I doubt they can build an airport just like that w...
by vinod
10 Jul 2018 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3830
Views: 212319

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Why didn't the Chinese take the airport when it was offered to them????
by vinod
14 May 2018 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2187
Views: 216355

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: 2509
Views: 318470

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: 1632
Views: 201450

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: 1632
Views: 201450

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: 1632
Views: 201450

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: 2003
Views: 366669

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: 2003
Views: 366669

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: 2512
Views: 397385

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: 11743
Views: 729787

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: 11743
Views: 729787

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: 2512
Views: 397385

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: 1632
Views: 201450

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: 1632
Views: 201450

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: 2509
Views: 318470

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: 2512
Views: 397385

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: 1095
Views: 109147

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.

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