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by Dumal
20 Apr 2019 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1744
Views: 124437

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

fanne wrote:see jee eye


Could these kind of interruptions be orchestrated to change the order of seniority for future CJIs? I.e if these allegations end up forcing the current CJI to resign/retire?
by Dumal
19 Apr 2019 19:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1744
Views: 124437

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAAxqEDugP4

Looks like DD released this 1984 address by ABV recently. I don't understand all of it but even the comments are instructive.
by Dumal
19 Apr 2019 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 409380

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

China has a way of creating and using random issues and then equating a quid-pro-quo resolution against something that is of great value to them. In this case, I think they might try to use something as silly as removing the hold on Azhar's terrorist tag for our support to BRI. I would think to our ...
by Dumal
18 Apr 2019 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1744
Views: 124437

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

ramana wrote:Milind or his late father Murli Deora

original dukhandaars of Ambanis


Mhmm... that makes sense. The father was the Minister for petroleum and natural gas during much of the upa years! And why there are propping up the son.
by Dumal
18 Apr 2019 17:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1744
Views: 124437

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Or it could just be that Milind Deora is a stronger/preferred local candidate vs Arvind Sawant of Shiv Sena? I don’t know much about Milind or his late father Murli Deora but they seem to be less parasitic than is typical of the Con heritage. Open to be corrected!
by Dumal
28 Mar 2019 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95557

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Singha wrote:30 sept 2016 - risat1 hit
16 june 2018 - cheen made their doklam move
18 june 2018 - india crossed the border and made our move



Perhaps you meant to write 2017 for doklam?
by Dumal
28 Mar 2019 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95557

Re: Indian ASAT Test

arun wrote:
India was excluded from the Group of Government Experts (GGE) on Transparency and Confidence Building Measures In Outer Space Activities:

Read more at: Delhi seeks key role to draft global laws


Do we know why India was excluded? Odd when dozens of others were in, not just the big three.
by Dumal
27 Mar 2019 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95557

Re: Indian ASAT test

TKiran wrote:Gurus, this is a question from absolute layman about space and technology...

Isn't it better to develop Laser technology to burn the satellite, than using a KKV? Please pardon me for such a silly question..


Maybe that's there too... I remember something about Kali from some time back.
by Dumal
27 Mar 2019 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95557

Re: Indian ASAT test

It can’t be someone else’s satellite, right? That will make it too complicated?

Or, are there some slots that are ours and someone put a bird there and we decided to take it out?
by Dumal
21 Mar 2019 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 409380

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

Point to note - Indian telcos are under severe stress. Chinese makers are very capable of undercutting all competition to secure the market, given they're facing very stiff bans in us, europe and east asia. They'll fight hard with our own useful idiots batting for them too. swiss banks were made ex...
by Dumal
06 Mar 2019 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2766
Views: 354090

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Musharraf says on a news show that Pakistan's intelligence was involved in using Jaish e Mohammad for terror attacks in India. Watch the embedded video. https://twitter.com/nadeemmalik/status/1102969913860386817 As they say If you can’t beat them, join ‘em... didn’t they do that after the hit on Os...
by Dumal
01 Mar 2019 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 539058

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Wasn't there also reports that many ambulances were seen in the area? What would they have been for if only trees were killed?
by Dumal
28 Feb 2019 17:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 35803

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

India Today TV just confirmed! To be released at 6am tomorrow A guesture of good will from them? Pakis must be scared stiff. lol My guess... we would have threatened to release detailed footage of the Balakot raid publicly if the WingCo was not released immediately. They would have figured it more ...
by Dumal
26 Feb 2019 13:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 129086

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Joyous day today! My heartfelt gratitude to all those involved from the top to the bottom. :) Just noticed on the India-TV channel that the Paki Parliament is in session and they have a free-for-all going "Shame... Shame" etc. Didn't follow all the details but unlike in the case of the ear...
by Dumal
10 Jan 2019 10:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163479

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

1. The Sabarimala protest started with ALL parties including BJP and RSS on the OPPOSITE SIDE, and ran successfully for almost a week, before BJP and RSS got into the bandwagon, realizing that it was a huuge mistake not to support. So, the notion that we are demanding BJP help is incorrect. We appr...
by Dumal
09 Jan 2019 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163479

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

After all this, if KL H's still vote for CPM etc... And they will continue to do so...because...well... KL H's don't have to vote for the Commies, if they want to give them a slap on the wrist. They will gladly vote for the Congies in their place, as they have done forever! Already people are going...
by Dumal
07 Jan 2019 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163479

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

https://twitter.com/ramana_brf/status/1082136866147553281?s=19 Wall activists say they got cheated by CM Vijayan. That is pretty convenient to claim now. It is inconceivable that people participating in communist wall were foolishly thinking it has nothing to do with women entry in sabrimala, irres...
by Dumal
07 Jan 2019 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163479

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I think there is a massive level of us vs them separatism in operation here that does not bode well! Sir, It seems to me that you are not aware of situation in TN... and masquerade as liberal or leftist get more votes from Hindus in both these States. Yes though I was referring to KL in this contex...
by Dumal
06 Jan 2019 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163479

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The issue at Sabari Mala is one which requires an immediate solution. If pro-Hindu outfits cannot help in getting that, then perhaps it may not be required at all. Ditching Commies & Congress etc. cannot be done overnight. The current GoKL is going to run its course for another three years easi...
by Dumal
04 Jan 2019 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163479

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The above says why yindoos need good, competent legal ADVICE to pre-empt a lot of these attacks. At the risk of getting stoned, .... .... You want the LEFT "DEMOCRATIC" REARs to take the lead in THAT? If I read the news media, that is what comes across. Oh, I forgot the news media are all...
by Dumal
17 Dec 2018 15:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2634
Views: 259873

Re: Understanding the US - Again

SF Bay Area does not show up on this chart! Is it still attracting at least as many people as are leaving?
by Dumal
11 Dec 2018 15:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2973
Views: 509559

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Karthik S wrote:
Looks like you are not awake of his background:

http://www.iimb.ac.in/node/4960


Didn’t know much about Prof Vaidyanathan before reading this but still he seems to be on the Corporate Finance side. How is that going to measure up in a macroeconomics context?
by Dumal
11 Dec 2018 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 409380

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

Dumal, I have them. ....demands a complete analysis. [/quote] Wow! Thank you SSridhar for saving them... all in exquisite detail with contexts and verbatim quotes!!! Yes it must be a treasure trove for expert psychoanalysts! In addition to insulting our EAM, FM and Army Chief by name, interesting h...
by Dumal
10 Dec 2018 14:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 409380

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

the “very nasty nature” of the US action. ...warned that Canada risked facing severe consequences , including severe sanctions from China, if Ms Meng’s case is not handled properly and in a humane manner. ...Canada will pay “a heavy price ” if it does not “ correct its mistake ”. While China would ...
by Dumal
28 Nov 2018 21:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2460
Views: 439408

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

J&K Governor Satyapal Malik is first politician to be appointed as Governor in a long time. the earlier governors have been needed to restore law and order but now its time to bring in political stability. When he was chosen I was one of earliest supporters. He is not singing. He is consolidati...
by Dumal
28 Nov 2018 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2460
Views: 439408

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

What’s with the J&K Governer getting talkative? Whatever made him sing, seems to me something of a serious political blowback is being engineered in the background. Perhaps to checkmate the effective security steps?
by Dumal
26 Nov 2018 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 120427

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

nam wrote:Maldives is asking for 200-300 million in aid to deal with the loan!

Nice bakra is been made out of us...


Well, if that’s what we need to do, we should get one of their islands for perpetual use in return.
by Dumal
19 Nov 2018 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 409380

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

^ it's a good idea, collabrate with China, though complex factors like Pakistan, india's anti Talib stance, OBOR thru Indian territory, and historic Chinese betrayal , and Chinese dishonest/ unprincipled dealings (NSG opposition, nukes for Pak, naval base in SL, Maldives, activity in Nepal and Bang...
by Dumal
15 Nov 2018 16:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2460
Views: 439408

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^ If security forces include the state police, then that would be because the crazies’ strategy to go after the police as easy targets and to discourage them.
by Dumal
14 Nov 2018 13:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 249002

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/lankan-parliament-votes-against-pm-rajapaksa/20181114.htm Wow! That was a fairly quick follow-up by the parliament to kick out Rajapaksa! Don't know exactly what efforts and coordination our MEA can take credit for but whatever it is, it was done quietly and with l...
by Dumal
11 Nov 2018 15:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2973
Views: 509559

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Lesson To Be Learnt - Don't bring foreigners (e.g. Jean Dreze), or NRI academics in foreign universities (e.g. Raghuram Rajan, Viral Acharya) in important policy-making positions in India's economy. +1 With his statements in totality and its timing , it is clear he is beholden to, for whatever reas...
by Dumal
08 Nov 2018 16:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 409380

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

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/china-shuns-rivalry-in-pacific-as-australia-says--this-is-our-patch--10907760 BEIJING/SYDNEY: Beijing and Canberra should be cooperating in the South Pacific and not be cast as strategic rivals, China's top diplomat said on Thursday, after Australia launch...
by Dumal
07 Nov 2018 09:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2766
Views: 354090

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Adnan rasool should quickly visit pinki/chitti peerni to see his future. Given the movie DimRan* was shown in China. Such journalists will be paid a visit by ISI. Who knows where he might end up. No embassy fistfights in Land of Pure (no money for paint/bonesaw). Arjun Pundit Ji: Adnan Rasool is cu...
by Dumal
29 Oct 2018 18:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 249002

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

https://news.rediff.com/commentary/2018/oct/29/ranatunga-arrested-after-his-guards-shoot-rajapaksa-supporter-dead/0474ab14106f2555f56ac41fede9faaa

Things getting out of control! Also even though Rajapaksa has not proved his majority yet, he seems intent to wield power.
by Dumal
29 Oct 2018 15:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163479

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Ayyappa devotees to submit memorandum to [Tamilnadu] State - The Hindu Need more of this from outside Kerala's diaspora of Ayyapas. A lot more of this!! The Field Marshal, he came like a boss, landing at the Kannur airport being prepped by kammies for launch ( :lol: ) but went back after a few roun...
by Dumal
28 Oct 2018 19:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2349
Views: 163479

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Well, I wouldn't have complained if AS mentioned something the central govt intend to do. Yes, his 'support' is indeed valuable, but it could have been better. All these "brick by brick" talk is nice to hear, but a simple statement of some action by the CG would have been immensely better...
by Dumal
27 Oct 2018 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 249002

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

This http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2018/oct/27/amid-political-drama-in-lanka-us-urges-parties-to-follow-constitution/8d9a1a5130dd76358d7ea4c6a5cb4292 And this http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2018/oct/27/chinese-bribing-leadership-in-countries-to-bag-infra-projects-pompeo/27e9f59105a341af9bbcab...
by Dumal
26 Oct 2018 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4058
Views: 249002

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

ArjunPandit wrote:Rajapakse sworn in as pm of sl. Interesting timing by chinese


For what it’s worth he was in India in Aug-Sep and our folks must have used the opportunity to get him on the same page as us. Who knows, maybe this was expected?
by Dumal
22 Oct 2018 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2973
Views: 509559

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

One of my friend asked (he is into sales of printing machinery, japanese). "Why is are the Indians not copying, reverse engineering? We did in 60's, the chinese are doing now, why are indian companies still buying printing machinery, that too old ones from Japan?" I think he missed out on...
by Dumal
18 Sep 2018 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 409380

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

Nepal’s decision on BIMSTEC drill does not signal pro-China stance: official source - Atul Aneja, The Hindu [b]Nepal’s decision not to participate in the India-proposed military exercise of the Bay of Bengal group of countries, instead of a snub to New Delhi, signals that a new set of rules need to...

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