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by Shanmukh
26 Feb 2021 19:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1368136

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Just as the GDP drop estimates for this year are being reduced, growth projections for next year are being increased: Moody's revises 2020-21 drop to -7%, increases 2021-22 GDP growth estimate to 13.7% The Indian economy is expected to clock a growth of 13.7 per cent in FY’22, registering a strong ...
by Shanmukh
25 Feb 2021 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3535
Views: 723586

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

A question for all the gurus. In the far north, where the borders with Pakistan are equally hazy, can we not do to the Pakistanis what the Chinese were doing to us all these years? Grab parts of the land and keep pushing them back? Since we claim all of PoJK, can we incrementally take parts of PoJK ...
by Shanmukh
20 Feb 2021 00:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3535
Views: 723586

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Sonugn wrote:
Shanmukh wrote:
Please to tell us whose TL we are looking for, sonugn-garu. And when it was posted, so that we can find it on our own.


Rhymes with Barveen Chowmeenhey


Thanks, saar. Blocked by ze said gent, but I shall log out and see what ze chentleman had to say.
by Shanmukh
20 Feb 2021 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3535
Views: 723586

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Sonugn wrote:
rajkumar wrote:
Please post link for us to enjoy...


Sorry Sir, Mods might be angry at that.

You can find it on twitter.


Please to tell us whose TL we are looking for, sonugn-garu. And when it was posted, so that we can find it on our own.
by Shanmukh
15 Feb 2021 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3535
Views: 723586

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Gen Ved Malik says this: 2. Temp freeze on patrolling between Finger 4 & 8 essential to avoid clashes. Defence structures built after Apr 2020 to be removed. Own troops located very close (in Chushul) when Kailash Range is vacated. https://twitter.com/Vedmalik1/status/1360604524298133508 So, it ...
by Shanmukh
11 Feb 2021 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3535
Views: 723586

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Brahma Chellaney says this: FOLLY: Defense minister confirms India is surrendering its sole bargaining chip by vacating the Kailash Range heights as part of a narrow deal with China limited to the Pangong Lake's south and north banks. He says all other issues will be taken up later. https://twitter....
by Shanmukh
31 Jan 2021 17:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1368136

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Delhi has a GST collection of 44K crore, which is bigger than entire Bengal's! Does anyone have the break up of GST collection by cities? It will be interesting to see how the big cities are contributing to the collection of GST.
by Shanmukh
30 Jan 2021 16:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2518
Views: 229643

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I am really surprised at people missing the elephant in the room. In Shaheenbagh and other anti CAA protests, it was mostly the Muslims out on the streets. People were horrified to see the Muslims going on a rampage in various parts of India and the polarisation was becoming even more stark. The war...
by Shanmukh
19 Jan 2021 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3767
Views: 741603

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Remembering the exodus of the Kashmiris [the only Kashmiris, in my view, are the Kashmiri dharmics - the Pandits and the Sikhs; the others are just Kashmiri speakers] thirty one years ago. Take a moment out today to reflect on their misery and what it means for the Indian state that dharmics can be ...
by Shanmukh
18 Jan 2021 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3535
Views: 723586

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I don't want to give credence to NDTV news, but I would be glad if our knowledgeable residents of the board opined on this news report. Also, the timing is ... rather curious. Nidhi gets busted for her falsehood and suddenly, NDTV publishes a claim that China has encroached on our border in Arunacha...
by Shanmukh
05 Jan 2021 21:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1119184

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Not sure how much credence to place on this.

https://m.facebook.com/1428772703/posts ... um=twitter

Something is very wrong if what this man is saying is true.
by Shanmukh
24 Dec 2020 17:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3279
Views: 615297

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

@Suraj There are hundreds of Hindus lying in detention camps in Assam, who would have benefited from the CAA. Several have committed suicide and plenty more have died due tot he horrific conditions there. BJP government has refused to release even those whom the SC had ordered released [SC had order...
by Shanmukh
23 Dec 2020 18:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1368136

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Economy stabilising in November. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/indicators/india-economy-stabilizes-in-november-as-retail-demand-improves/articleshow/79912637.cms PMI was at 53.7 in November, apparently. Exports, down 8.7%, are hit due to the second wave of Covid infections in Eur...
by Shanmukh
08 Dec 2020 20:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 298375

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

It may have already started minorities in 7 wards of the charminar area prefer the BJP No, those are the wards in the Goshamahal area, which are mostly Hindu [north Indian Hindu, in fact] dominated. This is the same assembly constituency from where Raja Singh keeps getting elected. I would be very ...
by Shanmukh
06 Dec 2020 22:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1388857

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Looks like BJP has got 35% of the vote in the GHMC polls, practically on par with the TRS, which has just 0.3% of the vote higher. As the Congress comes crashing down, expect the BJP to expand into the eastern and southern parts of the state. We are looking at BJP being in the contest for ~500 of th...
by Shanmukh
06 Dec 2020 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 952
Views: 198252

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

There is no such thing. The letters I'm typing in now are Latin/ Roman letters. And any numerals I use are Hindu numerals. The many schools in India which use English as the medium, need to start emphasizing these facts to students from a young age. Many times when goras ask me "what dialect o...
by Shanmukh
28 Nov 2020 05:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5137
Views: 885654

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

@Amber saar, Very interesting stuff about Salehi. But to come to the point - what exactly is our stake in whether the Iran deal happens or not? Apart from the facts that an Iran that is not sanctioned will probably not put all eggs in the China basket, and that we may once again be able to buy the I...
by Shanmukh
19 Nov 2020 07:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1388857

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It is not just TrueIndology's account that is gone. Our own Rudradev acharya's account (@indosphere) is showing up as `account suspended by twitter'. Wonder if we BRFers should stand up and make our voice heard about Rudradev's account?
by Shanmukh
11 Nov 2020 06:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1388857

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The CPI factions wins needs to be studied and investigated closely. Yes, Bihar is deeply socialist and has a long communist past, it also has immense poverty and uneven development but CPI getting 16 seats is not normal. I suspect bags and bags of money must have come in from China. Chota Paswan go...
by Shanmukh
11 Nov 2020 01:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1388857

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

AIMIM winning seats in Bihar is good news for BJP as in future AIMIM will cut into the vote share of RJD/JD/Congress in Bihar, of SP/BSP/Congress in UP, of Congress in MP and of TRS/Congress in Telangana. This will result in counter consolidation of votes for BJP in these states. :) This is going t...
by Shanmukh
10 Nov 2020 23:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1388857

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Communists and INC are one, no need to differentiate between them Mahathugbandhan would have been chaos for the state. That said, the commies are a real threat. Even if though RJD support, this should be noted. Central Bihar has long had a very strong Communist presence, from the 1960s. It is not o...
by Shanmukh
10 Nov 2020 21:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1388857

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The most interesting results, for me, are three. a) The BJP seems to be doing extremely well, despite the JD(U) losing support significantly. What this means is that, with NiKu gone by 2025, we are going to see a BJP led Hindu front fighting the RJD led secular front. The BJP had better start buildi...
by Shanmukh
10 Nov 2020 19:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1388857

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The numbers are closer than what one is seeing on TV. 120 for NDA, 115 for MGB, 8 for others. But 5 of the 8 `others' are AIMIM leads/wins. If NDA slips by 2-3 more seats, we will see an MGB sarkar in Bihar.
by Shanmukh
22 Oct 2020 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2455
Views: 624724

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Interesting view of what is happening in Sindh. A very different view, but focusses on Sindhi nationalism and the China factor in the latest revolt by the Sindhi people. Do read.

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comme ... ink-157849
by Shanmukh
07 Oct 2020 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3535
Views: 723586

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The PLAAF have repoetedly inducted more H-6 bombers at their rear bases equipped with LTR stand-off missiles,numerous special forces helos,etc.for a brigade size airborne assault. They will try to grab a price of land which is atleast tactically important to them and which they can resupply in wint...
by Shanmukh
02 Oct 2020 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5531
Views: 1095433

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

Sorry, but your analysis doesn't work out. India is keeping what belongs to it. In fact, despite being stopped from patrolling in many places and salami slicing due to continuous intrusions, India has kept things mostly on an even keel. Your analysis of Chinese motivations does not answer, BTW, wha...
by Shanmukh
01 Oct 2020 18:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5531
Views: 1095433

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

What's the motivation for each side to escalate tensions there? I feel that my analysis of potential Chinese motivations is reasonably thorough and I couldn't find a compelling reason for China to do so. Sorry, but your analysis doesn't work out. India is keeping what belongs to it. In fact, despit...
by Shanmukh
19 Sep 2020 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3535
Views: 723586

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Thank you for the detailed responses, jamwal and Shanmukh! Suraj-saar, I have only listed cases where people SURVIVE and suffer damage. If things go bad, HACE/HAPE can kill a person quite rapidly, especially in combination with other factors like hypothermia [the combination of these two is utterly...
by Shanmukh
19 Sep 2020 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3535
Views: 723586

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

If HACE/HAPE occur, there can be permanent damage to the retina [retinal haemorrhage] and lungs [pulmonary oedema can damage the lungs]. But most effects should be reversible with proper care.
by Shanmukh
19 Sep 2020 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3535
Views: 723586

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Can the Chinese hire Nepalese mercenaries - a few thousand of them, to operate in the mountains? Given how close Oli is to the Chinese, they may be able to do such a thing, no?
by Shanmukh
11 Sep 2020 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3535
Views: 723586

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Folks-this is just on the point of the Tibetans. I have been studying Tibetan language for the last year and a half and keeping my ears to the ground regarding the Tibetan sentiment. Also, now, I can read Tibetan language decently [though I am very far from being an expert]. Funnily enough, my reaso...
by Shanmukh
08 Sep 2020 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3535
Views: 723586

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Twitter reporting Chinese vacating Moldo garrison and moving back to Rutog - is this a hint of Chinese preparing for an assault?? Great if the Chinese are voluntarily vacating Moldo. We should welcome it, thank them for their wisdom and move in. We can liberate Moldo - since the LAC is undefined, w...
by Shanmukh
03 Sep 2020 03:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023007

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Where is the Odisha police when you need them? I've never been a fan of this anti indigenous development, pro US base bit of confetti. However, there are plenty in the ether, that go gaga over his crazily vascillating statements. https://twitter.com/Iyervval/status/1301167979283898369 https://twitt...
by Shanmukh
02 Sep 2020 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5531
Views: 1095433

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

Lol funny the former Mongolian president chimed in. He realizes that Mongolia uses Cyrillic, and only in Inner Mongolia can you find actual Mongolian characters, right? That is not exactly true. Cyrillic was imposed in Mongolia in 1946, at the height of the USSR powers. After the collapse of the US...
by Shanmukh
18 Aug 2020 06:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5531
Views: 1095433

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

So Ujghur, Tibet and Hongkong are in rebellion against China. What are the pros and cons of encouraging these areas in their fight for freedom against Cheenis? Should India provide support to them? Tibet, for sure, is a core Indian concern. Not just as a card to play against China, but due to our o...
by Shanmukh
04 Aug 2020 20:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023007

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Do you have a precise reference for Albright saying that India should be split into 29 countries? Shanmukh - I am not certain if it is 26 or 29. Somewhere in that vicinity. As far as the reference is concerned, it was during one of her talks on Kashmir and during the timeframe when she was Secy of ...
by Shanmukh
03 Aug 2020 16:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023007

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Hmmm even a boontown like Iraq was a threat to Sam so much so that they created multi generational damage through their cluster bombs. India is already a threat which is why Albright way back had said it should be split up into 29 countries. Do you have a precise reference for Albright saying that ...
by Shanmukh
02 Aug 2020 16:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3257
Views: 365261

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Looking at the map, it is clear that Chabahar is also in Baluchistan [Iranian Baluchistan, but Baluchistan, all the same]. Wiki chacha, while not giving the exact composition of the population of Chabahar, hints that the population is majority Baluch in Chabahar county. Should the Chinese get hold o...
by Shanmukh
30 Jul 2020 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5137
Views: 885654

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

How many times did Hitler or Nazis referred to their cross as swastika? Have not seen it at all. For everyone - Rosenberg, Himmler, Hitler himself, Goebbels, etc - it was always `Hakenkreuz'. How many times did Jewish before WW2 used any words like save us from swastika? Despite reading a lot of He...

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