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by Bart S
20 Feb 2021 17:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235706

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

4. Maharaja of Patiala Bhupendra Singh Bhupinder Singh’s governorship of Punjab included extreme brutality by the police and he later refused to condemn the Jallianwala Massacre of April 1919. Bhupinder Singh in a telegram told Dyer “Your action is correct and the Lieutenant Governor approves.” Ins...
by Bart S
17 Feb 2021 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2458
Views: 627505

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

I think Pakistan population could be lower and Pakis dont want to admit it and dont want publish details cause 1. Pakis are getting married early but Mortality at the time of Delivery is probably 10 -15 times higher than in India 2. Pakis live span is lesser 3. 55% of Pakistan's population does not...
by Bart S
16 Feb 2021 02:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235706

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Dhruv Rathee @dhruv_rathee MEGA EXPOSE coming today at 10am sharp on my YouTube channel I need all your support guys! My life will be under threat once this expose goes live Folded hands @dhruv_rathee I request United Nations @UN to please provide me Z Grade security cover after this video https://...
by Bart S
13 Feb 2021 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233767

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:Adani small arms business was taken over by PLR.

Other way around I think. Adani owns a controlling stake in PLR. PLR license manufacture IWI small arms.
by Bart S
13 Feb 2021 17:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4449
Views: 896533

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^All that is correct, but you are looking at it from just one angle. The nature of the debtor (in this case Pakistan) makes a huge difference and affects what kind of coercion the lender can bring upon them. Pakistan is a nation that lives on aid and borrowings and is occupied by the Pakistani milit...
by Bart S
13 Feb 2021 16:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 287
Views: 66040

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

All this discussion about small commercial turboprops is a waste of time and has nothing to do with the HTT40. People in the market for those kinds of planes have good options to start with like the PC12, Daher and Beechcraft planes and it is an ultra-competitive market where reputation, word of mou...
by Bart S
13 Feb 2021 05:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8689

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

gpurewal wrote: I do feel India is interfering in the internal operations of Canada via the massive amount of SCAM that is coming in.


:rotfl:
by Bart S
13 Feb 2021 05:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233767

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Maybe the only fix for this is to put more funds directly in the control of the Army leadership in the form of emergency purchase funds.
by Bart S
13 Feb 2021 05:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1966
Views: 265877

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

^^ maybe i wasn't clear. i know that SII is doing license manufacture of the vaccine. from the news I have heard they are running into production problems(maybe this is wrong info). in such a case they could have asked India to supply a batch for their medical workers. They are already manufacturin...
by Bart S
13 Feb 2021 05:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1966
Views: 265877

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Australia will be using Astra Zeneca vaccine but are manufacturing it themselves. does anyone know why they haven't reached out to India to use serum Institute vaccine? i know their own effort did not go well. I don't understand the question. If they are manufacturing it themselves, why would they ...
by Bart S
13 Feb 2021 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2394
Views: 384072

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

^ If we shortlist LCA-MK1A with India specific enhancements and integrate our stuffs like Uttam AESA, and other equipments developed for MWF and indigenous weapons like Astra mk1, astra mk2, Rudram series, Saw etc. then it will come very cheap and the money saved can be used to buy 36 more Rafales a...
by Bart S
13 Feb 2021 00:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4449
Views: 896533

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

The pukis are a reliable failure in all facets of life. In 2016 I said, "CPEC is a bluff. It is not viable because pukistan does not have the ability to provide the security for it nor the economic structures or infrastructure to absorb the investments. Put aside for the moment that as an Indi...
by Bart S
13 Feb 2021 00:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4449
Views: 896533

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

CPEC is the crown jewel of BRI..in terms of magnitude of investments / strategic physical location of pakistan.. with it China seeks to co opt India ( which failed)..subdue ( which also failed) .. gain a foothold in pakistan ( which it has)... slowly control pakistan ( which it will sooner or later...
by Bart S
12 Feb 2021 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4449
Views: 896533

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^This will ensure that the Chinese, in the words of their own saying 'live in interesting times'. The Pakis will not hand over infrastructure that easily, and it will easily lead to some tensions and security situation between various factions (Chinese vs Paki, Paki vs Paki etc) and provides a nice ...
by Bart S
12 Feb 2021 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725354

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The lesson for GoI in this standoff is that, you don't hide Chini salami's for sake of managing relationship. You do heavy counter deployment and counter incursion. Our economy didn't get effected by banning Chini products. We are not dependent on access to Chini markets. We can isolate ourself ful...
by Bart S
12 Feb 2021 04:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5644
Views: 678450

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Washington Sundar had bad luck in bowling - 1 caught behind - we did not have any reviews left and 1 sitter dropped. Plus this is his 2nd test. He is a great batter. Might lose the spot to Jadeja. He will also be Jadaja's eventual replacement - need to improve in bowling and keep up the batting Bef...
by Bart S
11 Feb 2021 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725354

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Kailash Range heights are NOT the same as Pangong Lake's south and north banks, they are several kms away, to the east of Spangur gap, and our positions there are on our side of LAC, in an undisputed zone. Is Brahma Chellany preempting something? But isn't that (Spangur Gap) where the tanks were fa...
by Bart S
11 Feb 2021 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4449
Views: 896533

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

What can China do if a BRI country simply refuses to pay ? Unlike the US, they don't have the means to do regime change. Any country defaulting will have a domino effect with the dictator/strongman in neighboring countries also refusing to pay up. Non payment would also greatly improve the populari...
by Bart S
11 Feb 2021 00:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44568

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Malini Parthasarathy. She and her husband were both high ranking babus and known to be close to Swamy (surprise surprise). How this hotel management grad became a all-in-one defense, strategic affairs, international affairs and politics "expert" i do not know, but i guess in the age of in...
by Bart S
10 Feb 2021 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133865

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Interview with Air Marshall Philip Rajkumar; MUST WATCH, do not miss!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geEA7EBpU5Q
by Bart S
10 Feb 2021 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4449
Views: 896533

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/video/1618/people-suffer-in-pok-as-inflation-touches-record-heights Inflation in Pak-occupied-Cashmere. The visuals should be made to be shown on every Indian TV channel. Check the local populace showed there. Do you see anyone resembling a kashmiri or hear anyone wit...
by Bart S
10 Feb 2021 15:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235706

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Well, the main issue is that the list above is of very little use in terms of countering foreign liberal propaganda. These channels are just echo chambers where people preach to the choir. If we really want to combat disinformation and propaganda, analysis and action along the lines of the below tw...
by Bart S
10 Feb 2021 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44568

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

A start would be to make it illegal to: 1> Trend hashtags. This is a major technique used by Paki ISI bots and Khalistanis 2> Do any censorship without govt approval. The govt is the only authority in the land with the right to censor anybody. Period. 3> Ensure that every account has country of orig...
by Bart S
10 Feb 2021 05:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235706

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Well, the main issue is that the list above is of very little use in terms of countering foreign liberal propaganda. These channels are just echo chambers where people preach to the choir. If we really want to combat disinformation and propaganda, analysis and action along the lines of the below twi...
by Bart S
09 Feb 2021 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1055
Views: 106271

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

SL is also a hotbed of Paki Islamist activity targeting South India. Very easy for terrorists to sneak in or smuggle in drugs and weapons.
by Bart S
09 Feb 2021 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235706

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

thanks for this context chetakji..there are other aspects of history with tendulkar and ss, remember the mumbai indian case, when an unnecessary controversy was being blown up by mumbai indians having foreign players or something like that..and sachin had to come and shut up them. This was pre 2014...
by Bart S
07 Feb 2021 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887647

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

What is up with Brad Sherman and his meddling in the so-called farmers protests along with Ro Khanna? I thought that he was broadly pro-India.
by Bart S
07 Feb 2021 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133865

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Guys, a techno-financial pooch -- I suspect that a lot of kit can be taken off from the LCA to make it more affordable for garib log like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam etc. So what would it be?? Derby missile? LDP? Aerial refuelling? Data links? SDRs? Without any of those things, what is the point...
by Bart S
07 Feb 2021 04:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283928

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

JTull wrote:Twitter abuzz that Kalyani's M-4 is getting an order over Tata's Kestrel.


How so? They are both in different segments aren't they? M4 is a MPV with applications mostly for COIN and patrolling whereas the Kestrel is a proper wheeled armoured personnel carrier.
by Bart S
06 Feb 2021 06:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235706

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It is infuriating, but it is also shows that BIF are desperate and clutching at straws. One thing that is common between Pakis and BIF (and woke nutjobs, Khalistanis etc) is that they are shrill and vocal and whether by design or not tend to appear larger and more significant than they are. With Pak...
by Bart S
06 Feb 2021 04:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1046968

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Isn't it the same story at The Lancet as well, with them going as far as publishing political editorials etc? IIRC they even published fake data on HCQ (before withdrawing it) coloured by their left-wing bias and hatred for Trump.
by Bart S
06 Feb 2021 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1512
Views: 473944

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

The Pakis for about 20 years now have given up on being able to fight a real war. What they are geared to and sometimes pull off, is fighting a propaganda war. A good e.g is Feb 27th. By all rational parameters they failed miserably, yet met their objectives which was to create a propaganda 'victory...
by Bart S
06 Feb 2021 02:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370264

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Looks like we went ahead of Russia this week and now are the 4th largest forex holders in the world. We have $590 B Forex reserves. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EteGRMTVgAEfISD?format=png&name=medium --Vamsee I can understand China and japan, major economies having a high forex reserves, but wha...
by Bart S
06 Feb 2021 02:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370264

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This may be a really dumb question but I couldn't find the answer anywhere else so hoping someone can clarify. The process for accounting for real/nominal growth and adjustment for inflation etc is quite clear with positive growth in the GDP. If a country has for example, GDP of 3T, real growth of 5...
by Bart S
05 Feb 2021 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 241
Views: 65896

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

ArjunPandit wrote:
Mollick.R wrote:Grob G180 SPn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grob_G180_SPn



could it also be used for civilian usage?


It is a civilian plane, DDM headlines notwithstanding.
by Bart S
05 Feb 2021 18:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1055
Views: 106271

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

There are many ports in East Coast like Krishnapatnam which have excess capacity. We can use all of them to teach a lesson to KL. Completely different set of requirements. The need is not for just any port but a transshipment port which is what SL has. Krishnapatinam is of no use for that, it needs...
by Bart S
05 Feb 2021 14:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235706

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Anyway, I think this dumbo Greta has some nuisance value. She should be propped up by nationalist elements once in a while to get hold of the nuggets like this toolkit. Greta (like Malala) is just a dummy front for a larger operation. It would be her handers who manage her twitter account, and who ...
by Bart S
05 Feb 2021 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235706

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^This list is great, but is not enough to directly combat the kind of propaganda warfare that we have seen over the past few months. In fact they are two separate things. These channels have 80% of their audience who are on the same wavelength already and form basically an echo chamber where they ar...
by Bart S
04 Feb 2021 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2458
Views: 627505

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Note that it is only for Islamabad though. It is possible that they are trying to please all masters, by for e.g teaching Arabic in Isloo but Chinese in Karachi and Turkish in Lahore etc.

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