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by arshyam
31 Mar 2020 10:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

More like the Chinese test kits aren't worth crap. We aren't hearing about a lot of re-infections in Italy and elsewhere where they aren't using Chinese test kits. In fact, several countries have returned and refused Chinese kits which have failed quality control by failing to correctly identify an...
by arshyam
29 Mar 2020 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ Goes to show these reports are mostly meaningless. See who's the most affected and their place in that chart. And you believe the Chinese numbers ?. US numbers are high because they have increased testing and are not hiding cases #s. Chinese # could be 100x, who knows. Where in my post did I giv...
by arshyam
29 Mar 2020 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ Excellent complication, thanks saar.
by arshyam
29 Mar 2020 18:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 58
Views: 6390

Re: Post-Covid19 World and India

A post-Covid world should be a post-"China century" world. To that extent, this Covid should be linked with Wuhan and China in all possible fora, and keep hammering this connection. There is a strategic benefit to it, as it will prevent countries from forgetting what happened and go back a...
by arshyam
29 Mar 2020 18:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ Goes to show these reports are mostly meaningless. See who's the most affected and their place in that chart.
by arshyam
29 Mar 2020 08:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421472

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Letters have zero value, unless we form a group specifically to mass report the youtube channels, twitter and facebook post of these morons nothing is going to change. Maybe Admin saar will be kind enough to create a fake news channel in our forum which BR folks can mass report these fake news pedd...
by arshyam
28 Mar 2020 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What is the opinion on the study by John Hopkins CDDEP group that was released on march 24th? Essentially it predicts that a peak will occur in May with 12-25 crore infections, 12-25 lakh hospitalisation but does not talk about deaths. Uses the indiaSIM model as basis. I think this is the same grou...
by arshyam
28 Mar 2020 00:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Kindly indicate that the source is nytimes. This medium is known to be biased against India. It's an Op-Ed. Everyone has an agenda - it is up to us to make the best of available information. Exactly what information is available from an op-Ed, especially one that has an agenda (your own words)? And...
by arshyam
27 Mar 2020 19:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Collateral damage has started https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/farmers-left-stranded-with-fruit-and-veggies-lying-in-the-fields/articleshow/74836863.cms Farmers left stranded with fruit and veggies lying in the fields No point throwing some lakh crore rupees here, or re...
by arshyam
27 Mar 2020 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ Is this official? Per the official site, these are the numbers, as of this morning:

Code: Select all

CONFIRMED   ACTIVE   RECOVERED/MIGRATED   DEATH#
724         640      67                  17

Source: http://covidindiaupdates.in/index.php
by arshyam
27 Mar 2020 18:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4813
Views: 940622

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Jaggi's take, worth posting in full: RBI Gets The Bazookas Out: Message To Banks Is Lend, Lend, Lend, Lower Rates - R Jagannathan, Swarajya - Mar 27, 2020, 12:23 pm The Narendra Modi government has brought out the big bazookas now. Three days after locking down the whole country for 21 days to conta...
by arshyam
27 Mar 2020 16:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421472

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sachin wrote:Those are the national parties ; CPI(M) and CPI :lol:.

Saar, these are now "notional" parties :mrgreen: :rotfl:
by arshyam
27 Mar 2020 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There have been only 30 new cases since last night in India and 22 recoveries and 1 death. 30 found, but without proactively testing whole communities in known clusters real numbers may not be known. Can we please give this "no proactive testing" thing to rest? It has been clarified by pe...
by arshyam
27 Mar 2020 08:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Ever try to memorize a shopping list ? Specific medical / care instructions are not something humans remember exactly at a time of crisis. They will encounter the 'what exactly did Modi say' mental block, or malicious folks may misuse such a message claiming someone died because of supposed PMO lev...
by arshyam
26 Mar 2020 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Usage of chinese virus is problematic because so many viruses come from that place that it leaves things unclear, the msm may have a point, just the other day there was supposed to be a breakout of hantavirus in china. Classifying all these new and existing diseases from one country can become conf...
by arshyam
26 Mar 2020 18:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

'No one will go hungry': Rs 1.70 lakh crore to help poor during coronavirus lockdown - TNIE NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a stimulus package worth Rs 1.70 lakh crore including Direct Benefit cash transfers, free LPG, grains and pulses for the poor while the middle class w...
by arshyam
26 Mar 2020 18:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4813
Views: 940622

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

'No one will go hungry': Rs 1.70 lakh crore to help poor during coronavirus lockdown - TNIE NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a stimulus package worth Rs 1.70 lakh crore including Direct Benefit cash transfers, free LPG, grains and pulses for the poor while the middle class w...
by arshyam
26 Mar 2020 08:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The Viral Explosion: A State-Wise Projection Map For Covid-19 In India - by Santosh Ansumali and Aloke Kumar, Swarajya - Mar 25, 2020, 7:46 pm Unlike pan-India models, in the one presented below by the authors, the current lockdown scenario allows one to consider Indian states (and union territorie...
by arshyam
25 Mar 2020 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421472

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I see Turdogon's hand in the transmission of Turkic Islam now that Wahabi is cut off. This one is more dangerous as it was the Turks' conquest that lasted till Marathas. Sir, but weren't the Mughals and their ilk central-Asian Turkic (modern day Turkmenistan), and not actually from Turkey? From our...
by arshyam
22 Mar 2020 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Mollick.R wrote:Liberandus and anti Modi gang must be burning all out.

Noise pollution, it seems :lol:
by arshyam
22 Mar 2020 17:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

<OT> Enthusiastic clapping, cheering, banging of utensils, bells etc. Started in my Mumbai colony from 4.55 PM itself. Snooty neighbours, feuding cross-colony waalas all joined in. And their pet dogs joined in whole-hearted too, then supported ably by the colony mongrels :) Who would have thought t...
by arshyam
22 Mar 2020 17:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This is BIG!! Indian Railways to shut down all passenger operations for the rest of the month All passenger, express trains cancelled till March 31: Railways - IANS via TNIE, Published: 22nd March 2020 01:30 PM | Last Updated: 22nd March 2020 01:35 PM Only goods trains will run from March 22 midnigh...
by arshyam
22 Mar 2020 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

That 900million number is impossible. Fully 50% of the infections are so mild that they are asymptomatic. The disease kills the old and the sick. Even if all those die, we’re looking at 200-300 million dead, worst case. AIIMS have already recommended a treatment regimen for use, not palliative by t...
by arshyam
22 Mar 2020 08:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Some good news https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/no-shortage-of-masks-sanitisers-centre-amid-covid-19-outbreak/story-IOZ6o31YXoBvWjQCgKpQIO.html?fbclid=IwAR06GSxo-ld7uRURhCq_u12Q6CgPCh13TdLG1bC6BsuL0BmMjBkjcZV2t2I No shortage of masks, sanitisers: Centre amid Covid-19 outbreak Union ministe...
by arshyam
20 Mar 2020 19:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In the meantime, our courts are as usual trying to interfere in things they should stay well out of. But, hey, who the heck has any rights to question their priorities? Why is this even subject to judicial review? Delhi HC Agrees To Hear Plea Challenging India’s Travel Ban On Europe Over Coronavirus...
by arshyam
20 Mar 2020 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Posting the full text here for the record, and for those who couldn't see the speech or don't have the time to. PM Modi on coronavirus: Here is the full text of his speech - via MoneyControl My dear fellow citizens, The whole world is currently passing through a period of very serious crisis. Normal...
by arshyam
18 Mar 2020 08:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

guys I can not give you more info than this that cases are starting to arrive in intensive care units in increasing numbers . Wish everyone good luck whoever is at the front lines.stay safe and follow the CDC advise. Yes you can, and should. One important piece of info is missing in your post, i.e....
by arshyam
13 Mar 2020 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Singapore and HK are only supporting evidence. But India is the main reason to have hopes in this theory. Vietnam and Phlippines seems to be largely unaffected too, both having nice warm temperatures right now. Yea, right now its only a theory but hopefully one that turns out to be true. How are th...
by arshyam
07 Mar 2020 18:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Looks like the irresponsible behaviour of the US CDC when it comes to screening is going to cause problems for the rest of the world. Here we are putting everyone through a thermal scanner amongst other things... Time for India to stop all non-stop flights from the US citing poor checking.
by arshyam
07 Mar 2020 09:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

India dismisses Japan’s concerns on visa curbs over coronavirus outbreak as ‘overreaction’ - MSN via HT Japan has made a diplomatic representation to India expressing concern at visa restrictions imposed on its nationals in connection with the coronavirus outbreak, prompting people familiar with de...
by arshyam
07 Mar 2020 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Meanwhile, news from desh: HYD: Coronavirus scare: 45 of the 47 samples test negative in Hyderabad Two suspected COVID-19 cases in Hyderabad test negative Relief in Hyderabad as two suspected Corona samples test negative Family to be tested again Family members of COVID positive techie to be tested ...
by arshyam
07 Mar 2020 07:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306351

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Grandma's rasam or not, most desi preparations, including rasam, use turmeric which has known anti-viral properties. One home remedy for cough and cold in the south is to drink hot milk with a dash of turmeric and black pepper. Works. Does this mean we can use turmeric to fight Covid? No - we don't ...
by arshyam
06 Mar 2020 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4749
Views: 608492

Re: Internal Security Watch

Yes, it's called double jeopardy elsewhere - once tried, you cannot be tried for same offence again.
by arshyam
04 Mar 2020 07:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246375

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Well, I would argue that you are comparing apples and oranges. I presume by 275+ birds, you mean the Air Force's Tejas and its derivatives. So if these birds are rendered inoperative due to sanctions, we still have a fall back in 270+ Su-30MKIs and 36 (hopefully 72 at some point) Rafales. I will ig...
by arshyam
02 Mar 2020 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246375

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

[ So the crux of your post is that since one testimonial in unkil's grip, let's work on giving the other too. Got it. Actually, you totally missed the point, phorget Crux. For most purposes, they already have both testimonials, giving them a little cheek is not an issue. Again, I'd say that the dan...
by arshyam
02 Mar 2020 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246375

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Shit hits the fan. you will need the USA like the YouKay needed them in World War 2. This sounds suspiciously similar to Nehru's approach to JFK, while IAF was sitting right across Raisina hill awaiting orders and counting the birds in the sky. To extend your point, why even have an Air force and n...
by arshyam
02 Mar 2020 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246375

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Which fighter aircraft or other frontline offensive assets have restrictions? And what's so sexy about the F-35 that we are ready to accept restrictions so easily? For a so-called silver bullet force, it's all the more important that we can wield it the way we want to, when we want. Meekly acceptin...
by arshyam
02 Mar 2020 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421472

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Okay, I do not follow India domestic politics, so what is the truth, the Hindutva brigade went berserk or Muslims doing what they enjoy most? The Pakistani press have reported that Hindus are devils (they also must have killed 3 million in Pakistan's eastern territory, disappeared Baloch, killed Sh...
by arshyam
02 Mar 2020 06:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421472

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

And speaking of cops, this one isn’t mincing words either: https://thewire.in/government/delhi-riots-since-it-is-amit-shah-they-report-to-the-police-has-been-fully-politicised Top police officials know what is required to control communal conflagrations. If you lock up all instigators and mischief-...
by arshyam
02 Mar 2020 06:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421472

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Shekhar Gupta @ShekharGupta 2 killed, 10 injured, Internet banned, curfew in anti-CAA protests in faraway Meghalaya. Under an NDA govt & the BJP’s favourite governor. No Muslims/Hindus/Congress/‘urban naxals’ to blame. Time BJP woke up to the fire it’s lit across India... This was outed as fake...

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