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by UlanBatori
16 Jul 2018 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 222
Views: 22925

Re: European Union: Positive News

Chicken Little .. or Get The Kappalandi Kadala and let's watch? For sure, what HAS collapsed worldwide is the notion of the Smart and Glamorous Oiropean Diplomat and Phoren Bolicy Expert. The treatment meted out to the poodles at G-6 was quite instructive as is the new designation of EU as Enemy by...
by UlanBatori
16 Jul 2018 09:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 754
Views: 70644

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I always thought that the point of NATO was to keep Europeans as US poodles. By threatening to pull out of NATO and by telling them to increase their defense budgets and leaving them alone to fend off the "Russian threat" (eg Ukraine crisis), Trump is forcing the concept of a united Europ...
by UlanBatori
14 Jul 2018 14:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Public Services Snafus
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Public Services Snafus

PhD programs in India Some of this seems blatantly abusive behavior but I wonder how much is true. From what I have seen of recent PhDs from India, there are extremely good ones (the usual ratio) but quite a scattering of extremely bad ones, esp. those who are 'faculty" in social sciences even...
by UlanBatori
14 Jul 2018 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1517
Views: 182476

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Another victory led by HiC. For context, the AIF (American India Foundation) collected gazillions during and after HiC State Dept reign (fundraisers with $400 a plate etc at Country Clubs) but the ones who joined the Bright Idea with great hopes have quit and refuse to discuss the "v told u so...
by UlanBatori
13 Jul 2018 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1517
Views: 182476

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

JNU will have to outdo this. Maybe screen a few Malloostani Soaps to get The :(( Feel. More than $40,000 has been raised to fund the blimp, with organizers now pledging to use that money to take the blimp on a “world tour”. And fund some of Mayor Sadiq Khan's Deserving Buddies in Syria etc. Trump w...
by UlanBatori
09 Jul 2018 09:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Public Services Snafus
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Public Services Snafus

Next up: Realities of GST/tax paying/Online Tenders system. So the obvious riposte to my post at the top is: Experienced tax accountants and bijnej all over desh are filing ITR with no problem onlee!!! I wondered about that too. YESS!! How? "We keep a separate laptop/desktop where we make sure ...
by UlanBatori
09 Jul 2018 09:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Public Services Snafus
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Public Services Snafus

Thanks. Very good title. Captures my sentiments. Amazingly forward-looking govt, brilliant use of technology. Biss-boor follow-up and attention by aphsars in charge, and still poorer work ethic at the contractors entrusted with getting the job done.
by UlanBatori
09 Jul 2018 08:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Public Services Snafus
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: V R Like That Onlee!

2018 Technology and 1800s reality: Recent experience of Ungli Bharat (Digital India): Bank ATM card activation for EnnArrEye: PIN goes to wherever you are not, so card cannot be activated within 3 months. Long experience. So brought card to local branch. Very helpful ppl, showed how to go to ATM, as...
by UlanBatori
09 Jul 2018 08:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Public Services Snafus
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Public Services Snafus

Treading on very thin ice here, but I looked through the whole forum to find a better place, where the issue will not be buried. Need a dhaga to understand some strange problems and their resolution in intelligent discussion. I considered "Know ur India", but no, I don't want to be that ne...
by UlanBatori
09 Jul 2018 06:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11415
Views: 661250

Re: Levant crisis - III

The Israelis will find a way to do rainwater harvesting on a large scale. It seems a no-brainer, hain? The Romans did such projects back in BCE. From what I hear, Chennai's chronic water shortage that got worse and worse until the 1990s, has magically disappeared. Why? Guvrmand asked ppl to do "...
by UlanBatori
30 Jun 2018 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 340816

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Floods in Jammu Kashmir. Army should consider rewarding arrested stone-pelters by tying the stones they pelt to their feet and sending them for a swim.
by UlanBatori
30 Jun 2018 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 340816

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Legends grow with time. The famous videos posted on Battle of Longewala on You-Tube and Wikipedia now establish that 2800 pakis with 36 tanks and 128 other vehicles surrounded Longewala Baarder Post, and also hit it with artillery starting at 12:30AM. Major Kuldeep Singh and his 119 brave men held t...
by UlanBatori
29 Jun 2018 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 340816

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Shauryaji: Since the Constituent Assembly does not exist, doesn't SS have a point? If 370 were not "special", why would such a strange condition attach? That means that 370 IS special, and so can be abrogated without the conditions for a standard constitutional article. Under what conditio...
by UlanBatori
24 Jun 2018 13:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 340816

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Time (for GOI ) to stop the whining and scrap 370. Subramanian Swamy says there is no 2/3 majority or Both Houses resolution needed, that's all hogwash. That the administration of the din can scrap it. If they can face the ro-dho and fridin bus-burning. The "disenchanted Kashmiri youth" sh...
by UlanBatori
18 Jun 2018 06:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1517
Views: 182476

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

With the performance of Gen. Vodkov and Air Marshall Smirnoff in Syria, if I were a weapon purchase decision-maker, the RuAF planes would be top choice. All the nonsense about maintenance nightmare and crash rate has been convincingly debunked. OK, I may not want to be in one that takes off from a a...
by UlanBatori
17 Jun 2018 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 754
Views: 70644

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Ultimately the best guarantees against US mijjiles is a whole lot of Trump Towers and War Malts on the ground, hain?
by UlanBatori
17 Jun 2018 12:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2138
Views: 200127

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

I don't see why India has to cut ties with Iran just because the US unilaterally withdrew from a pact that the US signed - and there is no material evidence that Iran has violated the terms of the pact. Anyway, ties to Iran, which is so close to India, constitute a crucial Indian strategic interest,...
by UlanBatori
16 Jun 2018 11:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 754
Views: 70644

Re: Understanding the US- Again

UK, France and Russia were America's allies in WWII. You know what happened to them. SK, Japan and Taiwan are US allies in Asia now, and see how they are treated. In an alliance with the US no one but the US is the lynchpin. Of course there are alternatives and they must be explored while we still ...
by UlanBatori
15 Jun 2018 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 70881

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Falijee wrote:Saudi Ayeshas watching their team. Why the face mask ? Islamic etiquette or Moscow pollution :roll:

SAme reason why the motorcycle pakis in Srinagar were wearing face-masks. CCTV.
by UlanBatori
15 Jun 2018 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 340816

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

The Hindu's Malini Parthasarathy @MaliniP on former colleague Shujaat Bukhari: Shujaat Bukhari joined @the_hindu in the '90s & lit up the paper's link to the Kashmir crisis. He connected the Hurriyat leaders & many other key players to our editorial board, bringing home the full force of Ka...
by UlanBatori
15 Jun 2018 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2226
Views: 340816

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Needless to say I will not be renewing my subscription and am writing to them about my thoughts on this nonsense. They should stick to Nature and avoid politics. tweet this too. I think ramana sir tweeted with articles showing anti hindu/india bias You guys are waaaaaaay behind the curve. National ...
by UlanBatori
14 Jun 2018 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 121198

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

I think Yoo Ess urgently needs to destabilize Moon govt and install a puppet dictator a la Diem / Thieu of South Vietnam. Then Raytheon stock prices can head back up. Moon is either a real Manchurian Candidate or a realist who sees that the Sun Rises in The East, not in Dupleecity. Interesting comme...
by UlanBatori
13 Jun 2018 07:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 121198

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Bottom line: this looks like a sensible deal, not much chest-thumping on either side. 1. NoKo stops nuko. 2. NoKo stops mijjiles (they are visibly scrapping their engine test sites and oursourcing to Chinese sites in the Gobi) 3. No more missile overflights over Japan. 4. US-SoKo stop saber-rattling...
by UlanBatori
12 Jun 2018 18:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 121198

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Ultimately it is a realization that stationing massive troop presence and aircraft carrier groups and fleets of bombers, all go only so far. Also, the big mijjiles basically neutralize each other, no one cares about having 2000 left over after both sides are reduced to glowing cinders. So it's back ...
by UlanBatori
12 Jun 2018 16:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 121198

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

UBCN Flash: Several members of the North Korean Negotiating Team were seen wearing clothes that were a bit too big for them, but cut in American style. Meanwhile, the US Negotiating Team were seen leaving Singapore wearing what was described as "extremely casual" outfits, many in their und...
by UlanBatori
12 Jun 2018 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 121198

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Signing over. The Dotard and the FAtBoy Rocketman trooped out, patting each other on the back on the way. Made for each other. :rotfl:
by UlanBatori
12 Jun 2018 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 121198

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Flash: Signing Seems Imminent. [/size]

UBCN Preview:
The Capitalist Imperialist US Dotard and the Crazy RocketMan-led Suicidal Dump agree to condemn (a) NATO, (b) G-7, (c) Southern LapDogs, (d) Beijing Capitarist Running Dogs.
by UlanBatori
12 Jun 2018 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 121198

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

North Korea summit: Trump says meeting went "better than anybody could have expected" — live updates Wow! There is video of DT and KJU actually talking. "A Signing". Speculation on whether it was a cup or a dinner plate or a Peace Treaty for the Korean War. UBCN Special Forces p...
by UlanBatori
12 Jun 2018 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 121198

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Think of Kim Young One as a 250-lb warhead of the PLA. Delivered by PLAF.
by UlanBatori
11 Jun 2018 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 754
Views: 70644

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Canada's "weak and dishonest" sultan Bin Trudeau claims that because "Canadians stood shoulder to shoulder with Americans" in WW1 onwards, they should not get tariffs. Er.... I think many more Indians died or were disabled in WW 1, WW2, Korea etc fighting alongside the Bhestern A...
by UlanBatori
10 Jun 2018 13:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 754
Views: 70644

Re: Understanding the US- Again

But, ITALY? Why not Australia? Or if "Rich" is the criterion, why not Nauru? Singapore itself? Switzerland? Sweden? (where they don't wear any clothes come summer)? Cayman Islands? Mauritius? Kuwait? If "developed" is the criterion, why not South Korea? Costa Rica?
by UlanBatori
10 Jun 2018 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 754
Views: 70644

Re: Understanding the US- Again

First of all, what is "G-7" and why is it relevant in 2018 except as a Gang Of 7 out to rob and loot the rest of the world? 6 of the 7 together account for only 19% of the world's GDP. US at 24.7% is the rest of the 46% total. Britain is just below Botswana in the UN and about there in GDP...
by UlanBatori
10 Jun 2018 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 754
Views: 70644

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Vipin Narang (@NarangVipin) Let me get this straight: Trump agreed to the G7 communique before leaving the summit and then reversed his position on the plane to Singapore. Where he is trying to convince Kim Jong Un that his word on a security assurance is his bond. Right. :(( Oh yeah, right! "...
by UlanBatori
10 Jun 2018 11:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 754
Views: 70644

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Classic photo released by Germans.
"A Single Photo Captured POTUS Trump's Attitude to G-7". :mrgreen:
Image
by UlanBatori
10 Jun 2018 11:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 754
Views: 70644

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Sheer entertainment. Trump calls Trudeau "VERY WEAK AND DISHONEST", US refuses to sign G7 "Communique". Trudeau "won't be pushed around" :(( IMO it is HIGH TIME someone pointed out the obvious: The Canadians are exactly what Trump calls them. Donald J. Trump ‏Verified ...
by UlanBatori
03 Jun 2018 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11415
Views: 661250

Re: Levant crisis - III

Would have been interesting 2 b fly-on-wall, anticipating all the Pu being shed by the Jordanians listening to Gen. Vodkov. Surely Jordan is looking forward to receiving those green buses full of ISIS into Amman.
by UlanBatori
03 Jun 2018 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 70881

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

FaliG, how do u c that as conservatives coming back into the camelback? The report says 20-yr occupant of Wahab Chair now deposed and replaced with wunderkind? If MBS is pest-e-Sha'eed, it doesn't seem likely that Bin^2 Wahab could be budged. The fellow has probably ordered more beheadings and other...
by UlanBatori
31 May 2018 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11415
Views: 661250

Re: Levant crisis - III

“Iran & Israel In Unprecedented Indirect Talks Over Syria – closest longtime ME enemies have come to diplomatic dealings over crisis in Syria. Iran reportedly pledged stay out of fighting in SW Syria between Syrian forces & rebel groups – Israel said will not intervene in battles near Israe...

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