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by ricky_v
17 Nov 2019 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 174
Views: 17376

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

Poor history also acts as a boost for uninformed regionalism. During my ssb interview, I met a maharashtrian gent who was extremely proud that the maratha empire was the first in the subcontinent to use a naval force.
by ricky_v
15 Nov 2019 22:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3794
Views: 413929

Re: Understanding the US - Again

When the founders set out to make a new rome they never specified the period and we find ourselves at this sad juncture. The us of a is all the romes that ever existed in thought or reality and all the variants and its adherents now exist side-by-side in a weird time-loop mismatch for rome did last ...
by ricky_v
13 Nov 2019 18:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 517
Views: 63850

Re: Know Your India

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2019/11/india-living-tree-bridges-stand-hundreds-years/#close The locally abundant Indian rubber tree, Ficus elastica, produces strong, rope-like aerial roots that, when lashed onto a scaffold of hollowed-out betel nut trunks, or tied to bamboo stalks, can...
by ricky_v
08 Nov 2019 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 129108

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

I take their briefing papers with a grain of salt, they predicted an apocalypse in Kuwait post Op Desert storm, the breakdown of monarchy in Abu Dhabi after SZ's passing. A good starting point would be any inter governmental comms between the UK and US that can be mined from wikileaks. All informat...
by ricky_v
07 Nov 2019 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 129108

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

A look at the succession crisis and the fallout on me after the death of the old king of saudi through a series of pdfs https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/mbz-and-the-future-leadership-of-the-uae https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/PolicyNote61-Kramer.pdf...
by ricky_v
03 Nov 2019 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3794
Views: 413929

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7485283/Going-topless-effectively-legalized-SIX-states-Colorado-city-drops-ban.html As the Appeals court covers Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, women in these states can now effectively bare all without breaking the law, reports NB...
by ricky_v
31 Oct 2019 15:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 786
Views: 129453

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

https://mwi.usma.edu/going-great-game-curious-problematic-choice-kiplingesque-inspiration-us-military-doctrine/ There are less apt lenses, I suppose, for the absurd contradictions of the post–Cold War world, its “forever wars,” “competition below armed conflict,” the “gray zone” and other policy-ci...
by ricky_v
30 Oct 2019 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 852
Views: 93686

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

https://www.dw.com/en/chile-protests-and-looting-erupt-despite-presidents-new-cabinet/a-51029509 Pinera has sought to quell the unrest in his country by acknowledging citizens' concerns and by replacing his entire Cabinet. Following 10 days of street demonstrations, which were sparked by a hike in ...
by ricky_v
30 Oct 2019 11:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 852
Views: 93686

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Not strictly india related, but the topic is flying a bit under the radar, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/central-america-caribbean/2019-10-29/why-latin-america-was-primed-explode In a world aflame with protest, Latin America stands out as a raging ten-alarm fire. From Bolivia to Ecuador, H...
by ricky_v
25 Oct 2019 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3441
Views: 482633

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

BP singh ji, if you are truly a newbie then you have reached a crossroads in your life: whether to live as before or lurk through the repository here, both versions are i suppose compelling though most have never taken the first and are ergo here.If not, then this is not the place for you, as most o...
by ricky_v
20 Oct 2019 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2524
Views: 230122

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

https://www.rediff.com/news/report/misunderstanding-led-to-bsf-jawans-killing-bdesh-hm/20191019.htm Rediff.com » News » Misunderstanding led to BSF jawan's killing: B'desh HM Misunderstanding led to BSF jawan's killing: B'desh HM October 19, 2019 14:28 IST Exuding confidence that the recent killing...
by ricky_v
18 Oct 2019 14:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 493516

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

What will be the effect on POTUS Trump when he sees those pics of Dimran consorting with Soros, the Deep State boss? Soros is as anti-Trump as it gets. I am more worried about the following: 1) NRC agitation 2) Rohingya acceptance protest 3) J&k human rights 4) Environmental 5) anti-industrial ...
by ricky_v
16 Oct 2019 00:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3691
Views: 378405

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The problem with people who form their world view on the basis of whatever stand-up comics say particularly the limp wristed denizens of metro cities is that they have the right mixture of cultural contempt, self hatred, superiority complex, sm circle jerk membership and a will to obfuscate any and ...
by ricky_v
08 Oct 2019 16:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3794
Views: 413929

Re: Understanding the US - Again

At the risk of being sexist, i will say women should be no way near to power, i know some are leader material but the vast majority are just not. Not every day a Margaret Thatcher or an Indira Gandhi comes along and they are just as if not more corrupt than men. And that is the hammer resounding on...
by ricky_v
29 Sep 2019 22:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3794
Views: 413929

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Sir, i stated that understanding of the us cannot be achieved by the political discourse of parties that is more akin to bread-and-circus,nor by posting atrocity literature of one particular community; but the question yet stands, what is the end goal of this thread, to remove blinkers from the eyes...
by ricky_v
29 Sep 2019 13:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3794
Views: 413929

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Agreed. Having lived in the US for some time, I also wonder what's the utility of "understanding the US". Trust me, this is a dying culture that we do not need to be emulating. We Indians in general need to get over this fascination with America. Besides, for our part the only entities we...
by ricky_v
28 Sep 2019 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3794
Views: 413929

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/atheism-fastest-growing-religion-us/598843/ This story begins with the rise of the religious right in the 1970s. Alarmed by the spread of secular culture—including but not limited to the sexual revolution, the Roe v. Wade decision, the nationalizati...
by ricky_v
20 Sep 2019 16:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3691
Views: 378405

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

this is why we will remain a third grade "democracy" if we hand over the reins of power to such people. it looks like our privacy and rights have no value at all. But sir it does, otherwise why would anyone bother trading it? I will now list down responses to your line of questioning and ...
by ricky_v
14 Sep 2019 01:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2617
Views: 397583

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/sep/10/uk-work-visas-for-foreign-graduates-to-be-extended-to-two-years It is a return to the policy that was scrapped by the coalition government in 2012. May as home secretary said the two-year post-study work visa was “too generous”. That move was blamed...
by ricky_v
12 Sep 2019 15:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 521
Views: 77849

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

While I agree with your complaint about stiff fines (my pet peeve is the amount of discretionary leeway given to the traffic police without commensurate checks on them), what's the hassle in travelling with valid documents in the vehicle? That's the norm the world over... you see sir, the red and b...
by ricky_v
11 Sep 2019 20:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 521
Views: 77849

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Already, gujarat has reduced the fines to a tolerable value and wb has refused to implement the act in its current form alltogether. The ones who get stuck are the uts having no say in the matter. On a personal note, i plan to buy a bicycle that too second handed for purchasing necessities and to tr...
by ricky_v
11 Sep 2019 19:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4074
Views: 758450

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/fm-nirmala-sitharaman-auto-sector-sales-slowdown-ola-uber-4422241.html inance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the "millennial mindset" of relying on taxi services, besides the upcoming stricter emission norms, are responsible for the auto sect...
by ricky_v
03 Sep 2019 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 294
Views: 38898

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

https://www.thenational.ae/world/the-americas/who-stands-where-on-us-maritime-coalition-in-the-gulf-1.895369 China: Considering “If there happens to be a very unsafe situation we will consider having our navy escort our commercial vessels,” the Chinese ambassador to the UAE, Ni Jian, told Reuters i...
by ricky_v
03 Sep 2019 14:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3794
Views: 413929

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Well lads, the time for shilling from all sides for pipsqueak a or claptrap b for next year has arrived, even to the far reaches of an indian related board; to commemorate the occasion, it is only fitting that we look at the intellectual debate between the supporters of a and b: Z6sDqXRA5HI Watch as...
by ricky_v
25 Aug 2019 15:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 129108

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

https://www.rt.com/news/467245-israel-mock-bombing-raids-lebanon/ Israeli warplanes reportedly carried out mock bombing raids over the Lebanese city of Sidon following Israeli Defense Forces attacks on “Iranian targets” in neighboring Syria. Lebanon’s National News Agency is reporting that Israeli ...
by ricky_v
22 Aug 2019 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social media
Replies: 10
Views: 1608

Re: Social media

the chans are on twitter now subverting jews and this is a good opportunity for us to take note of their disinformation tactics, sample:
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by ricky_v
22 Aug 2019 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 683
Views: 72775

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/08/22/national/politics-diplomacy/south-korea-japan-intelligence-sharing-pact-gsomia/#.XV6EMs_VK00 n a stunning move that could further upend already fraying ties between Japan and South Korea, Seoul on Thursday announced that it would scrap a key intelligence...
by ricky_v
17 Aug 2019 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2617
Views: 397583

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Not exactly ind-uk, https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49368217 The Turkish Armed Forces Assistance Fund (known as Oyak) says it plans to take over British Steel, which employs 5,000 people, by the end of the year. British Steel owns the Scunthorpe steel works where 3,000 people work and it employs a...
by ricky_v
15 Aug 2019 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 493516

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

A good addition to the the collective's consciousness in one Francesca Marino,sample https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/jem-follow-the-money20190802114158/#.XUPqrr9lcwo.twitter sadly enough the site does not allow one to copy text so look it up, quoting from other sites https://www.firstpost.com...
by ricky_v
15 Aug 2019 13:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2939
Views: 107641

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

https://providencemag.com/2019/08/fyodor-dostoevsky-russian-god-faith-christianity-brothers-karamazov-demons/ In Christendom, God is personal, loves all men, and sent his son to die not for the salvation of a singular nation but all mankind. Analysis of Dostoevsky’s Demons and The Brothers Karamazo...
by ricky_v
15 Aug 2019 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3049
Views: 166157

Re: Positive News from the USA

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/08/14/6-philadelphia-police-officers-shot-in-philadelphias-nicetown-tioga-section-officials-say/ PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — At least six Philadelphia police officers were shot during a gun battle in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section and rushed to the hospital on...
by ricky_v
30 Jul 2019 14:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2617
Views: 397583

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Right now there are a lot of attacks and criticisms being launched against Namo for doing this while Pulwarma attack happened. We need to respond forcefully that Namo had no idea that this attack would be forthcoming and it is not fair to criticise Namo for doing this especially when Namo is promot...
by ricky_v
29 Jul 2019 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 786
Views: 129453

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Sir,i believe that there is a de-coupling under progress, but it is the us which is distancing itself from the other 4 and the feeling is reciprocated if not in magnitude, then in the sentiment. Too many reports, first of the us scheme of a newer pacific flotilla, where earlier it was content with o...
by ricky_v
29 Jul 2019 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 493516

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

https://www.lawfareblog.com/trumps-three-missteps-pakistan This guy and his ilk needs to be kept away from influencing the executive branch in any way,they make too much sense and would undo all the good work done by the whinging schizo; the afg situation has all the makings of a big time fuk up by...
by ricky_v
27 Jul 2019 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 786
Views: 129453

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/australia-sets-up-force-for-pacific-neighbours/news-story/e873c7605543f18ba653c990249edcbc Australia is pushing to cement its status as the security partner of choice for Pacific nations, forming a new expeditionary training force to work with key re...
by ricky_v
27 Jul 2019 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3794
Views: 413929

Re: Understanding the US - Again

And how would these lawmakers ensure that? by mandating chastity belts and handing over the keys to some official? that horse has bolted a long time back, sexual freedom and a crotch first thinking has taken root so firmly that this can no longer be reversed, white nations can only endure when their...
by ricky_v
26 Jul 2019 15:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1577
Views: 244279

Re: India's Power Sector

With the production of power, the main variable is the input, for non renewable this is difficult to source at a lower price, many Indian companies now import coal of Australian Indonesian, south African origin because they have less ash content, higher CV against Indian ones. Natural gas is costly ...
by ricky_v
23 Jul 2019 19:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2524
Views: 230122

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

https://thediplomat.com/2019/07/how-bangladesh-learned-to-love-the-belt-and-road/ It has upgraded Chittagong port and is building an industrial park there. It is also constructing road and railway lines linking this Bay of Bengal port to Kunming in China’s Yunnan province. China has also built eigh...
by ricky_v
08 Jul 2019 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3691
Views: 378405

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Dicey situation all around, no matter the saazish of foreign puppeteers, very close to the start of another riot and many more will occur given the pattern where they were almost successful. The only way to calm things down at the moment is more leeway from the majority for existing and tightening o...
by ricky_v
07 Jul 2019 23:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4074
Views: 758450

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

There is a large scope for the goi to improve upon the economy and the following will just rehash ideas that were from the mouth of the goi itself. Electronics /Semiconductor/ Navigation 1) Now the goi has recently stated that it will give a boost to set up fab industries, which i for one find extre...

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