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by ricky_v
20 Sep 2019 16:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1984
Views: 220477

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: 2356
Views: 350720

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: 517
Views: 75134

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: 517
Views: 75134

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: 3785
Views: 684478

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: 273
Views: 34930

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: 3091
Views: 347485

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: 701
Views: 107510

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: 1495

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: 662
Views: 66646

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: 2356
Views: 350720

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: 1909
Views: 324325

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: 99701

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: 3043
Views: 157281

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: 2356
Views: 350720

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: 767
Views: 122850

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: 1909
Views: 324325

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: 767
Views: 122850

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: 3091
Views: 347485

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: 1553
Views: 235774

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: 2508
Views: 219454

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: 1984
Views: 220477

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: 3785
Views: 684478

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...
by ricky_v
06 Jul 2019 23:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5338
Views: 475042

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Oz is at 14, we ended at 15, if they win they end at 16, pretty straightforward, no arithmetic leaps necessary
by ricky_v
05 Jul 2019 19:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1984
Views: 220477

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It has all to do with expectation, keep the economy moving and be a consumer in general and the goi is happy to provide conditions where such transactions occur. Thus the usage of existing consumers/ citizens to increase the tax and consumer base.L&o is a step in this direction, so your monetary...
by ricky_v
05 Jul 2019 17:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3785
Views: 684478

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Highlights: 1. Gas, homes, water to all by 2022. 2. Excise increase on petrol, diesel by 1 re/litre. 3. Fdi increase in insurance intermediaries. 4. Import of gold increased from 10 to 12.5%. 5. Surcharge on taxable income above 2 cr.(3-7%). 6. Tax exemption on loans for electric vehicles. 7. Corpor...
by ricky_v
05 Jul 2019 16:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3785
Views: 684478

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Posting here, as there is no dedicated thread The pension benefit will be extended to 3 crore retail traders under PM Karam Yogi Maan Dhan Scheme. It requires only Aadhaar numbers and bank accounts. ₹1 crore worth of loans proposed to MSMEs. The Government will extend pension benefits to 3 crore ret...
by ricky_v
02 Jul 2019 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A new world order .. why India should initiate a south Asian union
Replies: 40
Views: 5438

Re: A new world order .. why India should initiate a south Asian union

Huntington's theory is outdated imo because it considers civilizations to be static which may have been an ardent wish not reflective of reality. Civilizations stick to their ways due to institutional memory, if the people in the system are not co-opted or bring a different perspective, that cannot ...
by ricky_v
30 Jun 2019 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1984
Views: 220477

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Now I am truly confused, if things were so bad then the judiciary would have stepped in, did we not recently jail an eco-fascist from delhi in a developed world move? Hater article does not even mention that minorities have the first right to our nation's resources, in which the goi recognized their...
by ricky_v
25 Jun 2019 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350720

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://aeon.co/essays/from-tea-to-opium-how-the-scots-left-their-mark-on-china Good piece on the Scots role in the eic, I recall there being some interest in the role of Irish , scots in the eic. Scots’ relative poverty when compared with their southern neighbours, the resistance they faced obtain...
by ricky_v
23 Jun 2019 18:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347485

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Do not even know where to paste this understanding or positive news, the world keeps getting weirder. https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2019/06/21/air-force-warns-about-nationwide-threat-of-incels/amp/ Airmen stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland were recently briefed on the “involuntary...
by ricky_v
20 Jun 2019 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 34930

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

a us drone has been downed by iran, trump tweeting they have made a mistake. What say you lads, is operation democracy 4.0 a go?
by ricky_v
13 Jun 2019 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347485

Re: Understanding the US - Again

with the US encroaching on ozzie territories in the Pacific in the I-p command, seems early days for the los estados unidos angling for a separate all encompassing entity, superseding the anglo solidarity;remains to be seen if the anglo solidarity group cave or not.
by ricky_v
13 Jun 2019 15:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Myanmar news and discussion
Replies: 542
Views: 462810

Re: India-Myanmar news and discussion

https://thediplomat.com/2019/06/meet-myanmars-blue-shirts/ the wheel turns and stops at myanmmar now, maidan maidan where art thou, dont you hear the injustice done against the young worldwide? come and right the wrongs of stable reigns everywhere. But his daughter — “mentally strong and smart” — i...
by ricky_v
11 Jun 2019 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519252

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

https://www.fpri.org/article/2019/05/chinas-new-international-commercial-courts-threat-or-opportunity/ In January 2018, the Chinese Communist Party put forward a Central Committee Opinion developing the idea for creating a Chinese international commercial court, aimed at servicing Belt and Road Ini...
by ricky_v
11 Jun 2019 20:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 584
Views: 97581

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/agriculture/fall-armyworm-attack-deadliest-pest-epidemic-grips-india-63372 In January 2019, Chhattisgarh became the latest state in India to report infestation of Fall Armyworm (FAW), locally being referred to as American keeda. In just nine months since Fall Arm...
by ricky_v
11 Jun 2019 07:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2701
Views: 403400

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The issue of public perception can be solved if we follow the following: 1. creating a version of the chans, there is no point in dealing with the dull with facts and figures. You may say "in the year 3000 before the birth of the figure you name your Lord and saviour...", the opposite guy ...
by ricky_v
04 Jun 2019 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347485

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Most Germans I have talked to tell me that inside EU Germany has achieved all that Hitler could have achieved, but peacefully and in a democratic manner. Strange to say this then, but those germans do not fully understand hitler who was equally concerned about the aesthetic/ cultural component of t...
by ricky_v
04 Jun 2019 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347485

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46908205 There is rich symbolism in the signing in the German city of Aachen, which has changed hands over the centuries and is known in French as Aix-la-Chapelle. the earlier capital of the holy roman empire.... France and Germany agree to establish common pos...
by ricky_v
04 Jun 2019 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347485

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.rt.com/news/460995-us-eu-pesco-ultimatum/ f the EU does not amend the proposed rules of the European Defense Fund (EDF) and Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) – an initiative to create a future EU military – Brussels may have to make do without US weapons or NATO aid, a senior Sta...

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