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by Shanmukh
03 Mar 2020 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432978

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.rediff.com/news/report/polish-student-asked-to-leave-india-for-attending-anti-caa-rally/20200301.htm Polish student asked to leave India after attending anti-CAA rally Edited By: Hemant Waje March 01, 2020 A Polish student of Jadavpur University has been asked by the Foreigner Regional ...
by Shanmukh
03 Feb 2020 05:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4195
Views: 744184

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

US soft on Pakistan, which is trying to get off the `Grey List' in FATF. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/pak-likely-to-stay-in-fatf-grey-list-over-inadequacy-in-curbing-terror/story-KcHfsyAvR18zMrZzvL6mcL.html However, diplomats from both European nations [neither of the two European count...
by Shanmukh
28 Jan 2020 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Temp topic: Countering the JKLCAANRC attacks
Replies: 35
Views: 4064

Re: Temp topic: Countering the JKLCAANRC attacks

Number of refugees who have come into India since 1971 - Calculated here by Saswati Sarkar, Dikgaj and yours truly. https://sringeribelur.wordpress.com/the-potential-beneficiaries-of-caa-numbers-from-bangladesh-pakistan-and-afghanistan/ Number of illegal migrants of the `community that must not be n...
by Shanmukh
26 Jan 2020 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155288

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

The full partywise results of the Telangana urban local body polls are here.

https://tsec.gov.in/AbstractResultReport.se

The full candidatewise results are here.

https://tsec.gov.in/knowPRUrban.do
by Shanmukh
25 Jan 2020 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 897
Views: 161132

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Trust a Brit to be contemptuous of India. Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House, UK, has this to say about us, In Russia and Hungary, the threat of global integration has intensified a historical rejection of outsiders and sense of national grievance. Their leaders have turned to national culture a...
by Shanmukh
22 Jan 2020 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 127678

Re: A look back at the partition

@Ramana-garu,
Is that Olaf Caroe's book? If so, it is available on archive here.

https://ia802600.us.archive.org/17/item ... 306822.pdf
by Shanmukh
22 Jan 2020 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

@Chanakyaa-garu
Thanks for the information.
by Shanmukh
19 Jan 2020 05:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587439

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

A question for the US gurus here. How come Minnesota always elects rabid Muslims like Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar, etc? A look at the demography shows that Muslims are not so numerous in Minnesota. So what gives here?
by Shanmukh
18 Jan 2020 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648856

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

PAF F-16 losses we know about: # 85609 - collision with wild pig This was lovely. I didn't know about it, but here is the related news link. https://www.upi.com/Archives/1987/06/16/F-16-knocked-out-by-wild-boar/4437550814400/ By the way, instead of buying the F16s, may be we should buy the wild pig...
by Shanmukh
13 Jan 2020 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3410
Views: 546360

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

X posted from the Partition thread. Here, Saswati Sarkar, Dikgaj and I look at the number of Muslims killed/expelled from Jammu. As usual, all comments/criticisms are welcome. https://sringeribelur.wordpress.com/the-partition-riots-and-attendant-demographic-changes-in-the-state-of-jammu-and-kashmir/
by Shanmukh
13 Jan 2020 09:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 127678

Re: A look back at the partition

Here, Saswati Sarkar, Dikgaj and I bust some propaganda about the number of Muslims killed/expelled from Jammu. As usual, all comments and criticisms are welcome.

https://sringeribelur.wordpress.com/the ... d-kashmir/
by Shanmukh
26 Dec 2019 18:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4752
Views: 610317

Re: Internal Security Watch

Have a question, mods - feel free to shift it to relevant threads if this one is not appropriate, what exactly is the actual Muslim population in India in 2019 ? Maybe their population right now is close to 30-ish in percentages rather than in the 20s ? How would one know in the absence of any cred...
by Shanmukh
19 Dec 2019 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657768

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I usually never post my own articles here, but Saswati Sarkar, Dikgaj and I wrote a full defence of the Citizenship Amendment Act. Take a look. All comments are welcome. https://sringeribelur.wordpress.com/the-bankruptcy-of-the-opposition-to-the-citizenship-amendment-act-and-some-cautionary-notes-on...
by Shanmukh
16 Dec 2019 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648856

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

"That's what t he elderly Brig Major was trying to say, although he didn't necessarily need to ask Dr Fair if she understood (and she didn't need to react the way she did - she doesn't understand the subcontinental culture to know that age trumps other indignations)." He was a Brigadier M...
by Shanmukh
16 Dec 2019 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648856

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

Hindko and punjabi are mutually intelligible. ... its twisted punjabi onlee ... like hindi and bhojpurine imho Hindko is supposedly Pashto heavy. However, it does not change anything about the previous. Christine Fair is still cooking up stories about the people of Nowshera speaking Hindko, not Pun...
by Shanmukh
16 Dec 2019 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648856

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

Shanmukh. .i think the vid in question was from across the loc... Nowshera is in India. But assuming that they are referring to across the border, it still does not mention Hindko. Hindko is only in the Neelum valley region - that is in Kashmir. In Azad Jammu, the languages are Mirpuri and Pahari -...
by Shanmukh
16 Dec 2019 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648856

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

1) on the punjabi and hindko issue in the vid. If we are speaking of Nowshera in J&K, Christine Fair is confused and wrong . In Nowshera, the languages spoken are Pahari and Dogri, not Hindko. In fact, the Indian census of 2011 does not even mention Hindko as being spoken in the area. There are...
by Shanmukh
15 Dec 2019 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Doesn't matter. The important thing is helping them create a Scottish Republican Army and give them political, moral and diplomatic support. We should talk of the woes of occupied Scotland in UN, and offer to mediate between the two to come to an amicable settlement ..... Dont bother !.. the Scots ...
by Shanmukh
15 Dec 2019 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Doesn't matter. The important thing is helping them create a Scottish Republican Army and give them political, moral and diplomatic support. We should talk of the woes of occupied Scotland in UN, and offer to mediate between the two to come to an amicable settlement ..... Nicola Sturgeon was one of...
by Shanmukh
14 Dec 2019 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Scotland was one of the first countries that was consumed by England, and so we must regard them as one of the first victims of British imperialism ..... It was a marriage of convenience to plunder India, we have been the victims of these looters. Now that there are no colonies left, the bickering ...
by Shanmukh
14 Dec 2019 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Boris Johnson has a strong enough majority to ignore SNP's demands for a second Scottish independence referendum. Also recent opinion polls have shown a slight drop in Scottish support for independence. Well, if England will not let go of Scotland, maybe the answer is a Scottish Republican Army? We...
by Shanmukh
08 Sep 2019 01:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3410
Views: 546360

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

There was a script for Kashmiri. It is called Sharda. Don't know if it is still there or extinct. Kashmiriyat was/is bs invented by Nehruvian Marxists. The history of Kashmir following arrival of Muslim rule has been mostly brutal with I believe 7 purges/massacres of Hindus. It's extinct. Even our ...
by Shanmukh
23 Aug 2019 06:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 966
Views: 184041

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

My one liner are because you are basing all your assumptions/hypothesis that these legendary/mythical fighting contractors force (or I should say mercenary as appropriate term used by someone above) will be able to dominate and defeat tali bunnies and will have umrica have peaceful life in Afghanis...
by Shanmukh
18 Aug 2019 10:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3410
Views: 546360

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

PORK folks chanting against Pakistan and asking them to get the hell out of Kashmir. Interesting video. Has there been a change of editors at the ToI? They normally would not cover such material, though [lack of] editorial oversight can sometimes cause such articles to be printed. If they ask us fo...
by Shanmukh
18 Aug 2019 05:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3410
Views: 546360

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

PORK folks chanting against Pakistan and asking them to get the hell out of Kashmir. Interesting video. Has there been a change of editors at the ToI? They normally would not cover such material, though [lack of] editorial oversight can sometimes cause such articles to be printed. If they ask us for...
by Shanmukh
15 Aug 2019 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3410
Views: 546360

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

https://swarajyamag.com/blogs/kashmir-debunking-myths-and-misconceptions This is the first of a 3 part series on Kashmir, which I have worked on along with the author Ms. Upadhyaya. She had assisted me on a policy paper on Pakistan and has just joined the Centre for Strategic and International stud...
by Shanmukh
14 Aug 2019 18:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3410
Views: 546360

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

There is a petition started by the `International Commission of Human Rights' that has urged STOP UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS TO DROP THE UN REPORT ON KASHMIR INSTEAD URGE THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (UNHRC) FOR A ‘PANEL DISCUSSION’ ON THE REPORT URGENTLY . [Everything I have quoted is ver...
by Shanmukh
09 Aug 2019 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 73019

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Suraj wrote:Please post a screenshot of his constituency demographics and show everyone that . Chumps like him need to grovel online .


Done. https://twitter.com/maidros78/status/11 ... 5106154496
by Shanmukh
09 Aug 2019 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 73019

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

saip wrote:
Shanmukh wrote:https://twitter.com/LiamByrneMP/status/1159082763389218816

Any idea who this cretin is? I get it that he is a British MP, but what is his takleef about Article 370? Or is this a case of empiritis?

His constituency has 42% peacefools. They are in majority.


Ahh - thanks.
by Shanmukh
09 Aug 2019 05:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 73019

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

https://twitter.com/LiamByrneMP/status/ ... 3389218816

Any idea who this cretin is? I get it that he is a British MP, but what is his takleef about Article 370? Or is this a case of empiritis?
by Shanmukh
29 May 2019 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155288

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Over the past few weeks, I have been working on a project to estimate the number of Christians in Andhra. Here is my attempt with numbers. Welcome feedback. This is a maximalist interpretation of the Christian numbers in Andhra. Myself, I think it is about 2-3% lower than the numbers I have projecte...
by Shanmukh
26 May 2019 09:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155288

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

It also make interesting to see how Modi can satisfy whole North India voters if there is any global economic downturn. He was damn lucky there were no global economic problems during last 5 years. @ShyamSP-garu, Sorry for this lateral intervention, but I need to contact you over a project I am wor...
by Shanmukh
19 May 2019 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 582496

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

India-Today - AxisMyIndia 12-14 to BJP Assam has only 14 seats and 3 are muslim majority. HBS himself is giving 9-11 to BJP. This India-Today poll is suspect. Only Dhubri is ~65-70% Muslim. Other two [Barpeta and Karimganj] are just marginally Muslim [50-55% Muslim]. If vote is getting split betwee...
by Shanmukh
17 May 2019 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 582496

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

nachiket have you walked in her shoes? Ab Hua to hua. BJP has distanced itself from her statement. There were innumerable Congress secondary leaders (MSA, SAM, Doggy etc) making worse comments on NaMo and all RaGa has to say is they should apologize and he gets away. But buck stops with Modi for hi...
by Shanmukh
17 May 2019 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 582496

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Long time ago Atri/Kaal described the different types of power enumerated in the Puranas Ken Boulding also wrote a book on power. The three Telugu leaders want to use their political power to protect their money power. They know whats coming in the pipeline wrt to their money power. They cannot sur...
by Shanmukh
12 May 2019 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 582496

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

@Picklu-dada, I very much doubt that CPM will come second in any of the seats this time in the Kolkata region [the only possibilities are those of the south 24 Parganas region [seats like Mathurapur, Joynagar, Diamond Harbour, etc] where BJP barely exists. You are right that BJP won't win many in th...
by Shanmukh
12 May 2019 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 582496

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

BTW, Axis had done an opinion poll that Turdesai did not allow to be telecasted (as he stopped the disastrous pappu's TV interview). Axis guys can only squirm and claim they are only doing exit (though he let out some findings). Turdesai must have forced Axis saying that since we have bank rolled y...
by Shanmukh
12 May 2019 00:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 582496

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Btw I have been reading this gent since 1990s (was eagerly waiting for his take), he is on record of getting all elections right since 1977, ALL!! He also predicted some states, more remarkably the last one of UP, correct). At the Sangam, perhaps you get the microcosm of India. I believe the wire a...
by Shanmukh
12 May 2019 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 582496

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Yes I know :) I posted during the 2014 thread that I expect the situation in KL to get worse for BJP before it gets better , not just because they need to improve party apparatus , but because their natural vote bloc is the left vote. Those LDF people are very religious and grounded and their suppo...
by Shanmukh
11 May 2019 23:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 582496

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Pagalika has Twitter posts indicating astonishment at Red to Saffron change in WB, and Turdesai , who twitter says is sitting on Axis live exit poll data , is taking about return majority . I won’t quote their articles but it’s easy to find . BJP has taken most of the middle class vote in Bengal, w...

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