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by arshyam
25 Oct 2020 08:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183025

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India's foreign debt is 550 billio against reserves of a simmilar ammount. While factually correct, that's only a partial picture. What is the breakup between long term and short term debt? It's the short term debt one has to be wary of. Then there would be foreign deposits and investments - so wha...
by arshyam
25 Oct 2020 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392688

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

So isn't that a good thing? Not really, holding narrative is pointless when post Wuhan, M'puram and 17 odd meetings between Modi and Xitler, we get surprised by their border offensive, F4 occupation and Galwan attack. Its not miscalculation but a misreading of Chinese mindset and intent. . Saar, if...
by arshyam
25 Oct 2020 01:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183025

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Since I am one of the "others", let me reply briefly. Also, this will be my last post on this topic as it is OT for this thread. In general, anyone who claim 'I don't really believe this data' needs to make an effort to find data to back their alternative position up with. As I recall, som...
by arshyam
24 Oct 2020 08:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183025

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Surprisingly Telangana is doing very well much better than AP/TN/KA in terms of percentage of households having tap connections! I wonder why? West Bengal and the other states in orange are very low in terms of percentage! I am not sure I really believe this data. GOI seems to be underestimating th...
by arshyam
23 Oct 2020 14:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071237

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ Having seen them operate up front, IMO they are doing more for the Hindu cause than many of us on this board. Are you suggesting they shouldn't talk to Sardesai at all? Heck, didn't even BJP leaders talk to him here and there? I don't get why we have to outrage and suspect every little thing. Ch...
by arshyam
23 Oct 2020 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392688

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

...while the Chinese bristle at this argument , seeing it as India's way of creating some preachy equal-equal view which they reject and consider themselves vastly superior in every aspect. So isn't that a good thing? It's not that they are not going to pick a fight with us otherwise - it's inevita...
by arshyam
23 Oct 2020 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071237

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ Having seen them operate up front, IMO they are doing more for the Hindu cause than many of us on this board. Are you suggesting they shouldn't talk to Sardesai at all? Heck, didn't even BJP leaders talk to him here and there? I don't get why we have to outrage and suspect every little thing. Chi...
by arshyam
20 Oct 2020 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071237

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

What explains such a callous behavior ? I understand poor workers risking to earn their daily livelihood but these are wealthy shoppers shopping for silk sarees in the middle of a pandemic. https://twitter.com/yessirtns/status/1318206818368200704 Looking at the picture above & lakhs of people t...
by arshyam
20 Oct 2020 08:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071237

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

What explains such a callous behavior ? I understand poor workers risking to earn their daily livelihood but these are wealthy shoppers shopping for silk sarees in the middle of a pandemic. https://twitter.com/yessirtns/status/1318206818368200704 Looking at the picture above & lakhs of people t...
by arshyam
18 Oct 2020 08:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3824
Views: 697409

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The railway minister has been particularly underwhelming. I wish we had Suresh Prabhu back in the ministry - he was the one who had given full backing to the T-18, IIRC.
by arshyam
16 Oct 2020 07:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392688

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

Don't take Nehru's words out of context. For all his faults he laid the foundation of modern India - the one you see now with 10 new missiles in 2 weeks. His daughter laid out the template of how to win a modern war. and his great grand son on how to be a class clown. Anyone could have built a few ...
by arshyam
16 Oct 2020 07:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392688

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

kirpalbasra wrote: . . Deleted . .

Eh? What does this even mean?

Kirpalbasra: Don't entertain or express such ideas here. Take it as a warning. Admin.
by arshyam
14 Oct 2020 00:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071237

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The primary reason for some level of acceptance for such ads is that we haven't taught our history to our kids. The true history, not the whitewashed nehruvian nonsense we are tortured with in school. Fix that, and everything else will fall in place. Till then, no point in comparing with the Jewish ...
by arshyam
12 Oct 2020 13:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3824
Views: 697409

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

How ? Length of Coach is being increased ?? or Space near both toilet's end currently used for storing blanket etc will be used ??? I was wondering about this too - but there is a catch. The 72 berths is for the traditional "ICF" design coaches. LHB coaches are longer and so provide an ex...
by arshyam
12 Oct 2020 13:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1493
Views: 175161

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

^^ Interesting - so they are changing the metro's route itself for political expediency. Sure, Andheri-Powai-Kanjurmarg will attract some traffic I suppose, but this will kill off any chances for a future extension to Borivali and Mira-Bhayandar. The Western Railway line is super congested as it is,...
by arshyam
12 Oct 2020 10:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361512

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Any idea if the escape tunnel has lighting, and air supply ducts? The thing is underground inside a tunnel. Access to this tunnel should also be every 150 m or something. I would think so. The Railways have a lot of guidelines on this, and I imagine the NHAI would have something similar. This detai...
by arshyam
01 Oct 2020 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071237

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Was catching up on this thread over my morning coffee, and had to rub my eyes and read the whole press release again, in case I was dreaming. That was a brilliant, articulate, and no-nonsense take down!
by arshyam
30 Sep 2020 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759455

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

achit wrote:If not US, is there any other country that can provide this capability?

India. :P
by arshyam
29 Sep 2020 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232623

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

^^ Now, there is actually no compulsion for the BJP to do anything for the assembly elections and simply bide their time and focus on building the party ground up in time for 2024. While slow, things are indeed changing positively as more and more people are questioning DMK's rank opportunism in opp...
by arshyam
29 Sep 2020 08:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232623

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

BJP has no chance, and per some indications, they may be throwing in the towel for the assembly elections. There were some recent reports of the BJP state level leadership issuing guidance to the party workers to not use EVR (Periyar) unnecessarily in debates, and to address him respectfully as Peri...
by arshyam
26 Sep 2020 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392688

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

@mihir.mehta, please edit your post. When the article does not name the airbase, why the heck are you doing so? Its common sense - it was clearly visible in the video and this post was for the knowledge of ppl on this forum. Don't worry about the Chinese - they know things much before any or our Jo...
by arshyam
26 Sep 2020 16:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392688

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

@mihir.mehta, please edit your post. When the article does not name the airbase, why the heck are you doing so?

mihir.mehta wrote:...
by arshyam
26 Sep 2020 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071237

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Friends, I have seen some news reports of ex Bureaucrat RVS Mani, who is prominent in social media about 26/11 conspiracy and advise not to take all statements at face value. Apparently, he has said in 2013 that no proof exists on "UPA hand behind 26/11." Given in writing to the Court and...
by arshyam
22 Sep 2020 08:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965338

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

We have too many roadblocks and hurdles thanks to babudom,deliberate in many instances to extract money.Right now I am experiencing the same with a couple of issues. Repeated inspections to simply find the most minute infractions to justify file-shunting until moolah greases the gears. It has only ...
by arshyam
22 Sep 2020 08:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392688

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

Going by the (our) Army's recent actions despite (our) insistence of talks, some version of ^^ is what is happening - talk in one of our many languages, let them waste time getting them translated, while we keep sipping on our chai. I doubt they like our chai given that it is milky and sweet with mi...
by arshyam
21 Sep 2020 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 718971

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^ Okay, you can be the 1578th person to "follow" this. After all, there are only 2000 odd people on Twitter, so we should indeed be concerned... :)
by arshyam
20 Sep 2020 16:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 718971

Re: Internal Security Watch

Guys, that Twitter account has like, 10 followers. No need to give it more bandwidth, on BRF, of all places.
by arshyam
20 Sep 2020 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1017
Views: 94887

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Is there a thread for Indic thought and knowledge? I would like to share a few channels that are doing a great job of spreading information but need a place and recognition. A Scientific Understanding of Time - Introduction to Jyotisha Shastra [snipped YT link] Sounds like something deserving of it...
by arshyam
20 Sep 2020 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1017
Views: 94887

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Gus wrote:Umm...haven't been here in a long time and was surprised to see I could not get in without being on VPN. Was I ip banned at some point?

Long time indeed - welcome back!
by arshyam
20 Sep 2020 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 718971

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^ It seems to be an account that only provokes :lol:
by arshyam
20 Sep 2020 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965338

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

Russia Starts Military Buildup In The Far East Near The Chinese Border - Reuters via Swarajya Russia has started a military buildup in the far-East of its province near the Chinese border by citing tensions in the eastern strategic direction, Reuters has reported. As per Russian Defence Minister Se...
by arshyam
20 Sep 2020 08:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833160

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Been a while since we heard from DrRatnadip and his informative insights, hope all is well.
by arshyam
18 Sep 2020 09:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965338

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

https://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/why-is-sikh-soldier-a-bogeyman-for-chinese-army-at-ladakh/story-4FuLsEa991pKKEuafxmKcL_amp.html REGIMENTS DECORATED FOR LIFTING BOXER REBELLION SIEGE 91 Punjab Regiment 24 Punjab Regiment 20 Brownlow’s Punjabis 51 Sikh Regiment 14 Sikh Regiment 7 Rajput Regim...
by arshyam
18 Sep 2020 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392688

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

Replied to a few other posts about Indian troops deployed to China in the neutering thread.
by arshyam
18 Sep 2020 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965338

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

https://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/why-is-sikh-soldier-a-bogeyman-for-chinese-army-at-ladakh/story-4FuLsEa991pKKEuafxmKcL_amp.html Not far from the Rezang La-Rechin La ridgeline that has emerged as a key friction point between Indian and Chinese troops, the Chushul brigade headquarters mess st...
by arshyam
18 Sep 2020 08:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392688

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

India doesn't carry such feelings about Chinese. Heck, we don't even fear the Japanese - unlike rest of Asia that got overrun, we stopped the IJA at our borders and served as the base to take on the Japanese in China. Naturally the Chinese don't appreciate anything we did in that context. First the...
by arshyam
18 Sep 2020 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965338

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

India doesn't carry such feelings about Chinese. Heck, we don't even fear the Japanese - unlike rest of Asia that got overrun, we stopped the IJA at our borders and served as the base to take on the Japanese in China. Naturally the Chinese don't appreciate anything we did in that context. First the...
by arshyam
18 Sep 2020 07:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392688

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

This slightly old data but shows that even the ~3m population of tibet is highly concentrated in the Shigatse - Lahsa area (which is close to Sikkim and east AP border) and to the east edge of the province. Its the same story in the Xinjiang districts adjoining Ladakh (north of Spanggur). IMO our b...
by arshyam
16 Sep 2020 09:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 334097

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

^ Does anyone know why we're in SCO in the first place? Googling, I couldn't find any practical benefits other than the usual "helps provide an avenue for negotiations" etc. Seems like another waste of time in line with the commonwealth. The cynical me likes us being there, for this reaso...

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