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by shyamal
06 Apr 2019 05:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5749
Views: 388840

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

People love Namo, but the ticket distribution was really bad. Many long timers are sitting out.
by shyamal
05 Apr 2019 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5749
Views: 388840

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

abhijitm wrote:How is the situation in Bengal for BJP this time around?


Bad. Tremendous amount of infighting. 5 seats max.
by shyamal
22 Mar 2019 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 407472

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Why is it that Indians of all persuasions and from all walks of life feel compelled to question, doubt, and second guess their own leaders and colleagues at all times and regardless of the situation at hand? The Argumentative Indian is not just a stereotype. It is an archetype. +100 F16 downing is ...
by shyamal
22 Mar 2019 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 407472

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Offtopic - I think the mistake we make is thinking pak is "just like us". It is not. We are a very diverse, chaotic, unruly, noisy democracy where everyone has a opinion and no one is shy to shout it from rooftops. Pak is a feudal state perpetually under de-facto martial law. End of offtop...
by shyamal
22 Mar 2019 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 407472

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Our armed forces and our govt have clearly said that a F16 was downed. This is not 1965. I am sure they have ample information to say that even if they lack proof that can be presented openly. I believe our armed forces.(No disrespect to the veterans posting here). We already know how duplicitous Pa...
by shyamal
01 Mar 2019 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4720
Views: 603911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Returning the POW without any assurances from India - this has not gone down well with the pak public. Wednesday afternoon pak PM was obliquely referencing nuclear war. By thursday evening he announced release of the POW "for sake of peace" on the face of very belligerent noises from India...
by shyamal
01 Mar 2019 05:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4720
Views: 603911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Our establishment is taking a very firm line. There are absolutely no conciliatory noises. The tri-service chiefs press-meet showed about as hard a stand as can be taken without openly calling war. There will always be background diplomacy. Pak has been very effectively isolated. And for once our TV...
by shyamal
28 Feb 2019 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4720
Views: 603911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

India today did a poll - do you support airstrikes to avenge pulwama
The result -
yes - 33%
should do more strikes - 41%
so overwhelming support for more strikes.
by shyamal
28 Feb 2019 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4720
Views: 603911

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The presser did not sound like deescalation at all.
by shyamal
28 Feb 2019 17:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 36845

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

India today - showing remains of a F16 missile.
by shyamal
28 Feb 2019 17:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 36845

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

I am not sure about de-escalation. India made sure that wingco release is a separate issue from terror. I guess we will wait till tomorrow and then any further steps will be taken.
by shyamal
28 Feb 2019 17:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 36845

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

5pm news conf postponed.
by shyamal
28 Feb 2019 16:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 36845

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

India today showing just now - Wingco to be released tomorrow.
by shyamal
28 Feb 2019 16:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 36845

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

TOI update -IT ministry directs YouTube to remove 11 video links of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan during an air combat: PTI
by shyamal
27 Feb 2019 23:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 132898

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

601 guests. BRF is the place to get info and sane analysis.
by shyamal
27 Feb 2019 21:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 132898

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Yes GOI needs to take a stand. If Modi or another senior official does not speak formally, that gives all kinds of BS to spread. This is the first time we are having this kind of a confrontation in the age of social media. GOI needs to take advantage of that while the iron is hot.
by shyamal
27 Feb 2019 21:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 132898

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

As long as we cannot show the debris or a POW it is not much use to talk about the F16 - just my feeling.
by shyamal
27 Feb 2019 21:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 132898

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

From news channels I am getting the impression that we are not going to escalate. We will escalate only if pak violates our airspace again. That is unlikely to happen because they got their face saver(and more - in the form of the POW). So no escalation. The opposition openly opposes the govt. How w...
by shyamal
27 Feb 2019 20:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 132898

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Modi needs to address the nation. There is an enormous anger against Pak. If it is not given a direction(which communication from our top leadership can give) it will quickly turn against Indian govt.
by shyamal
27 Feb 2019 18:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 132898

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

I am watching India today. They are countering Pak propaganda. I wish Modi addresses the nation in the evening.
by shyamal
03 Oct 2017 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 265396

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

morem wrote:
shyamal wrote:Is this book on kindle?


I bought it on Kindle (Amazon India account ) about a week ago.

Thanks morem. I will buy it too.
by shyamal
03 Oct 2017 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 265396

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Is this book on kindle?
by shyamal
02 Oct 2017 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2171
Views: 302253

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Any local news links for details of the las vegas incident?
by shyamal
17 Sep 2017 00:40
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh passes away
Replies: 49
Views: 5987

Re: Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh passes away

RIP Sir. Thanks for your service to our nation.
by shyamal
03 Sep 2017 23:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033537

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

If China really meant a slight then it shows that they are completely shaken after the Doklam episode to even function normally regarding protocols.
by shyamal
01 Sep 2017 04:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033537

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

+1 Bhutan has seen the fate of Tibet - complete destruction. They have wisely resisted the bribes of CN. India cannot(and does not attempt to) match CN in economic largese but atleast it will not gobble up their country, tear up their homes and enslave their children. BTW - now it appears that CN tr...
by shyamal
01 Sep 2017 00:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033537

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

It makes CN appear pathetic. Trying to buy themselves out in a "national honour" issue while yelling about teaching a lesson. CN domestic media seems really bad in PR. They are further damaging CNs "big power" image and projecting it like a child who resorts to bribing as a last ...
by shyamal
16 Aug 2017 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2469
Views: 444702

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

It means they are not taking the call today.
In politics there is nothing permanent.

The push/activity related to 370 and 35A will come from different angle - not from state BJP. At least thats my reading.
by shyamal
08 Aug 2017 12:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033537

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

KLNM +100
you have said it so well :)
by shyamal
08 Aug 2017 06:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033537

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

Suraj - just curious- do you stay in india? I am intrigued when you say indians donot consider pk as existential enemy. If they did not do so then past GoIs would have been a lot more conciliatory wrt pk. Its sheer (fear of)public opinion/wrath that prevented some dovey moves. Aam public has not see...
by shyamal
08 Aug 2017 05:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033537

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

Fine. How many times has the Indian public reacted in anger as you imply ? And how many times have the Chinese actions hurt us in the foreign policy domain ? Did they rise up in anger in response to Masood Azhar ? The attempt to stymie our UNSC ambitions ? The Tsangpo construction ? The NSG blockin...
by shyamal
08 Aug 2017 05:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033537

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

We are not going anywhere in a hurry. Neither is china. In addition to the immediate action activities we need to be ready for a sustained period of on-off hostilities with china. Public mood and resolve is just as important as official foreign policy moves. If mango public is not ready for long ter...
by shyamal
08 Aug 2017 05:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033537

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

Its not unworkable at all. GoI action and public action complement each other. One is not a substitute for the other. Without public anger govt will not have the means to levy duties on cheap products and make them unaccessable to the public. Even a 10% drop in sales is a good barometer of public mo...
by shyamal
08 Aug 2017 04:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033537

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

Its also our job to do whatever we can. No one is forcing anyone to boycott. What can the govt do? Levy duties making Chinese goods 20% more expensive? I am talking of cultivating a state of mind among a large section so that they do not buy even if it is 50# cheaper. The effects of the swadeshi mov...
by shyamal
08 Aug 2017 04:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033537

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

India is a democracy. It means the actions of govt of India reflects the will of its citizens. Spontaneous boycott is a very strong message- not just to our govt but that of china. Actions reinforce thought patterns. even a temporary boycott makes Indians consider Chinese as enemies. That in itself ...
by shyamal
08 Aug 2017 03:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033537

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

Suraj, once public opinion is mobilized things get a life of its own. Last diwali there was a huge boycott of Chinese lights diyas and such trinkets. It was a spontaneous thing by the people and was serious enough to reduce sales of Chinese imports by 15 to 20% in just 1 month in most of the metros.
by shyamal
04 Aug 2017 02:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033537

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

China is basically in a tight spot. They have painted themselves into such a corner that no coherent stand is possible now. They have basically painted themselves as warmongers. It is difficult to whip up war fervour when no one has been killed and both sides seem to be peacefully staring at each ot...
by shyamal
04 Aug 2017 01:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033537

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

China wins if India budges. So its trying to do all kinds of intimidation tactics. India wins if it can continue the status quo - ie not let the road building to proceed. India only wins if we go to war and change the border in a crushing manner. Otherwise, they will spin things to their advantage ...
by shyamal
03 Aug 2017 23:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1033537

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

China wins if India budges. So its trying to do all kinds of intimidation tactics. India wins if it can continue the status quo - ie not let the road building to proceed. No other country in the world wants an India - china war. China thinks if it can make enough noises to make people believe that a...
by shyamal
03 Aug 2017 16:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Be Indian Buy Indian
Replies: 176
Views: 19108

Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

^
Always do that :)
Specially if other customers are around.

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