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by member_26011
24 Apr 2016 17:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2681
Views: 74598

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

+1 Turning to 'secular' and 'hindu' operators distorts who Hindus are, and projects them onto a western basis, presumably to make some error easier to reduce with western secular population, but this increases the contrast on the 'religious' side that is, first of all, not any natural projection for...
by member_26011
24 Apr 2016 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2681
Views: 74598

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

I think we should go the other way,
"We the Hindus, bound by Sindhu-Bramhaputra rivers" should come out as a universal constant and preamble.
by member_26011
24 Apr 2016 08:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 287811

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Jokes apart AbhiJ ...you better stop this line of thinking Pune companies in the auto sector have zero experience in manufacturing aerospace grade components...unless you think the Indica or Bajaj Pulsar flies :rotfl:

OT, sorry: [youtube]https://youtu.be/rs8oqYU0YT0[/youtube]
by member_26011
24 Apr 2016 08:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 140458

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

I propose a
Friendship Universal Cooperation and Kindness between INdia and US Agreement (Unprintable). Anything less won't do.
by member_26011
09 Apr 2016 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 140458

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

"The days are gone when we only deal with India as the other side of the Pakistan coin, or Pakistan as the other side of the India coin," he said. "I know that there are those in India and Pakistan who are still glued to that dyad way of thinking. But the United States put that behin...
by member_26011
22 Jan 2016 08:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 287811

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Jai Hind gents. Fantastic show. Tight turns, indeed!
sharp, sharp routine!
by member_26011
16 Jan 2016 08:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3922
Views: 578033

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

BharadwajV wrote:Warning: Cuteness Overload.
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1069073759822740
These will draw a lot of "Awww!" from the crowds.



Cool! (Time to send Paco a postcard. )
What are most popular breeds in the Army?
by member_26011
16 Jan 2016 08:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 140458

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

So far, Regiment:2, Regimen:0. Before a rout, bliss to take this to burkha?
by member_26011
15 Aug 2015 17:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy 69th Independence Day 2015
Replies: 52
Views: 2745

Re: Happy 69th Independence Day 2015

Jai Hind!
Only task left is to liberate Pakistan and bring the provinces home.
by member_26011
02 Aug 2015 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3922
Views: 578033

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Not sure where to place this, article documenting fate of several soldiers from kargil

http://www.storypick.com/unsung-kargil-heroes/
by member_26011
29 Jul 2015 13:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015
Replies: 222
Views: 9956

Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Jai Hind, Kalam Saab. May God give you eternal peace as you journey beyond. The eternal gratitude and love of our people will be with you for all time.
by member_26011
18 Jul 2015 06:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2681
Views: 74598

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

The strategy is probably what any pissed off academic typically does. Here is mine: Get his papers and the citation chain; crawl for a while and study them. Build a graphical model of people and terms. This usually reveals both key players and lines of attack. These people are activists pretending t...
by member_26011
17 Jul 2015 04:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2681
Views: 74598

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

Fundoo is in the audience here: , and from your link motivation emerges here:
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by member_26011
31 May 2015 05:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1091556

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Any work done in POK must be with the approval of India. Any work done on the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean too.
by member_26011
04 May 2015 18:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1468
Views: 132146

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

This should help everyone to take India more seriously now, sorry I missed that terse remark!
by member_26011
04 May 2015 18:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1468
Views: 132146

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Nepal asks all nations to end rescue operations, seeks India's help in rehabilitation On Monday, Kathmandu authorities requested all the 34 countries involved in rescue operations in Nepal to call off their operations. Confirming this to the TOI, Vikas Swarup spokesperson of MEA said, "We have...
by member_26011
03 May 2015 17:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1468
Views: 132146

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

gOI should invite Indian social organizations to apply for funding that deliver service, grants and loans to Nepalis to rebuild their homes, cities and temples better than before, and enable counseling. It should allow our army to reach out in welfare And also provide a relief yojna that employs the...
by member_26011
02 May 2015 14:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 130448

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

India should simply enforce its rules. As Minister Javadekar said recently in a speech pertaining to the environment, the primary focus of the Modi government is to streamline the voluminous regs and implement them with vigor. In the case of the 1000s of NGOs operating in India, they are doing just ...
by member_26011
02 May 2015 14:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1468
Views: 132146

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

The Nepal government is playing poor politics at a time of crisis. The speed with which India and Indian organizations have moved is impressive. The fraternity of its people with the people of Nepal is easily recognized. India must be given unhindered access to Nepal's civil society with which it ha...
by member_26011
28 Apr 2015 20:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 38567

Re: India & Natural Disaster Management

In text -- as of 28/4 - 13 NDRF teams and 500 personnel on ground - 24 tonnes of relief material distributed in affected areas - Trauma Center manned by 30 - 3 Army field hospitals - 22 Tonnes of Blankets + Tents - 119 Tonnes of water - 113 Tonnes of Medicine and Medical Equipment - 99 Tonnes of Eng...
by member_26011
28 Apr 2015 20:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 38567

Re: India & Natural Disaster Management

Vikas Swarup @MEAIndia posted a great graphic of the #OperationMaitri. How can I post it?

Here is link to tweet: https://twitter.com/MEAIndia/status/593070920194895872
another https://twitter.com/MEAIndia/status/593 ... 72/photo/1
by member_26011
28 Apr 2015 04:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 38567

Re: India & Natural Disaster Management

Bar one or two articles, I have seen very little credit being given to the rapid and sustained Indian effort internationally. The effort is truly impressive. Much more is needed and, as the PM said, we do whatever is needed. Any avenue that you have access to, kindly post, tweet and do whatever to p...
by member_26011
27 Apr 2015 07:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 38567

Re: India & Natural Disaster Management

All we have is this:
Nepal government: +97714200258, +97714200105, +97714200203
Indian Embassy in Kathmandu: +977 9851107021, +977 9851135141
24-hour control rooms: +91 11 2301 2113, +91 11 2301 4104, +91 11 2301 7905

The control rooms are responsive.
by member_26011
27 Apr 2015 07:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 38567

Re: India & Natural Disaster Management

Who coordinates small volunteer groups? The Chief said, I think quoted in TOIlet, that over 100K IA retirees are in Nepal and they are being pressed into service or connected with in some way. Together with the air bridge that India can provide then, and with the NDRF resident among others such as R...
by member_26011
18 Apr 2015 15:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 704
Views: 55042

Re: Nature & Wildlife Conservation in India

javadekar, minister for environment, spoke earlier this week in meetings at Harvard, MIT and UMASS Boston, and laid out an amazing vision for governance, emphasizing implementation/enforcement. He said that drones were now being actively used and successfully in wildlife management. He also discusse...
by member_26011
01 Apr 2015 08:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5551
Views: 477027

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Approach procedures/ATIS/WX/Fuel happens before transition (FL180). If they were at FL380, then there's 10-15 minutes of descent, and another 20 mins or so through touch down. Assuming 30 minutes to cruise, we have say 65 minutes accounted for. If this were a 90 minute flight in all, they had about ...
by member_26011
01 Apr 2015 07:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3741
Views: 228422

Re: Indian Education System

The real fun at MIT is the army of post-docs coming and going through the revolving door, if I recall correctly. The SB kids were a mixed bag. Those who reach dept. at rank 10 or under, say, in Grad school after tend to be the bottom of the pool. The few who go all the way, SB-SM-PhD/ScD-PostDoc-Fac...
by member_26011
29 Mar 2015 22:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3741
Views: 228422

Re: Indian Education System

I think helping students think clearly, bringing in arts to help creativity, bringing in management, a little spirituality for self motivation, and promoting a value in service for the technical branches would be fantastic. Having been in a few 100K biz plan contests where the VCs came running, but ...
by member_26011
28 Mar 2015 19:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3741
Views: 228422

Re: Indian Education System

I've been visiting IITD for the past several years, teaching a mix of students in summer. So TFWIW. The newer faculty hires appear to be more competitive, however the old guard is not and there is a huge problem in the 'graduate' (pg) crowd. They come very poorly prepared, take few courses/material ...
by member_26011
15 Mar 2015 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Case Follow-up thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 38449

Re: Delhi Case Follow-up thread

This is a useful reference in motivating a response
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vnY6E9iEgPY
by member_26011
15 Mar 2015 19:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 130448

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

A response to the Nun report is another in PA. It was posted here but I can't do the link yet. Without getting tired please post it in response where you can, IMHO.
by member_26011
15 Mar 2015 17:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 130448

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

The ope site is great and I wasn't aware of it, I can find statistics there, but took only a quick look. But that's not enough IMHO. The material needs to be more than reported summaries, but include information, more than a tweet, less than a thesis. This needs more data to be available at hand, cl...
by member_26011
15 Mar 2015 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 130448

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

A typical undergraduate costs $10/hr, hiring two per campus 10hrs a week, 100 key campuses would be a two million dollar enterprise, including permanent staff, to collect data and disseminate gyan. A budget of 50Cr per annum for this is enough to maintain essential information on campus rape and ass...
by member_26011
15 Mar 2015 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 130448

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

PFI has representation from Indian govt., appears largely Indian, why is it funded by USAID and in turn funding PLAN, run by a bBC guy and largely out of India.
by member_26011
15 Mar 2015 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Case Follow-up thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 38449

Re: Delhi Case Follow-up thread

I think it is necessary to monitor local news county by county to report on the horror that unfolds in the poodle-eu-US, at least more of it, maintaining a searchable repository for rapid response as stories develop. The good news, if we can call it that, is that there is no dearth of news were it t...
by member_26011
14 Mar 2015 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3040
Views: 150701

Re: Positive News from the USA

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/13/wikipedia-edits-police-killings-nypd_n_6863542.html Community Service: Wikipedia Edits To Pages On New York Police Killings Traced To NYPD Headquarters: Report (UPDATED) Users at 1 Police Plaza edited articles on Eric Garner, Sean Bell, Amadou Diallo, and oth...
by member_26011
14 Mar 2015 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3040
Views: 150701

Re: Positive News from the USA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/a-seven-year-search-for-justice/2015/03/12/b1cccb30-abe9-11e4-abe8-e1ef60ca26de_story.html?postshare=1311426260860288 Almost seven years ago, a troubled 11-year-old girl reported that she had been raped — twice — in her Northwest Washington neighborho...
by member_26011
14 Mar 2015 13:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Case Follow-up thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 38449

Re: Delhi Case Follow-up thread

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/14/world/europe/police-failed-to-address-sexual-abuse-in-northern-british-city-report-says.html LONDON — The recent revelations that teenage girls were systematically raped and trafficked by gangs of older men over long periods of time in several British cities prompte...
by member_26011
03 Mar 2015 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Case Follow-up thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 38449

Re: Delhi Case Follow-up thread

Please check wapo comments for needed commentary, here is a response that reflects accurately on the universal problem http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/13/us/military-sexual-assault/ "I was so re-traumatized from the unexpectedness of seeing him that I removed myself from training and immediately sou...
by member_26011
21 Feb 2015 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 130448

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

IMHO, Ombaba's visit to India was too good to be a shining example of strategic convergence. Kuch nahin ho paya, bas namaste kar chal diye, more or less, and then aap ke hath mein aam de gaye. It would make no sense for someone looking to create a strong relationship with Bharat to act that way, whe...

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