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by Bart S
29 Mar 2020 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The best vaccination that we have at this time is keeping our hands clean. The more people that have access to hand sanitizer the more infections we can prevent. Kerala can be taken as an example here. There were liters of spirits etc. which were seized by Excise department. These have now been giv...
by Bart S
29 Mar 2020 19:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 23
Views: 1869

Re: Post-Covid19 World and India

This is Chinese racism and attitude about India. They must be made to pay a price.
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1244 ... 43201.html
by Bart S
29 Mar 2020 19:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 469
Views: 71412

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Celebrating the distress and disarray of our inherently unstable next door neighbour is unwise IMHO. When the neighbour's house burns, the flames will inevitably lick us to some extent. The best we can hope for in the short terms is a weakened Pak to lay low and struggle with its problems and hopef...
by Bart S
29 Mar 2020 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Chinese malfeasance goes well beyond the CCP cover-up. Check out this thread showing messages from a thermometer exporter: https://twitter.com/jenniferatntd/status/1244100383007477761?s=20 It was on the news that India just received a large shipment of masks and PPE, though it did not specify from w...
by Bart S
29 Mar 2020 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 23
Views: 1869

Re: Post-Covid19 World and India

I am not a fan of The Economist, and the situation is still fluid, but posting as these are important data points. (India (2020/21 fiscal year) 2.1 6) seems to be coming out of this with much lesser impact than most other countries. Fingers crossed that this holds through while we deal with COVID su...
by Bart S
29 Mar 2020 16:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Large number of migrant labourers have taken to streets in Kerala. They are claiming lack of food and water and are requesting the administration to provide vehicles to travel back to their homes. Whatsapp fwds claim that most of these people are from WB (could include Bangladeshis) and are being a...
by Bart S
29 Mar 2020 05:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

ramana wrote:Sure BartS.
Start a Post Covid World and India thread.

Put your post as first post.

Ramana

Need people to have hope and not just doom and gloom.
I too have been thinking about starting a thread.


Thanks, I have created a thread for this discussion.
by Bart S
29 Mar 2020 05:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3814
Views: 414999

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Couple of points based on which I believe GoI must act against traitor journalists are as follows: 1. Lets cut through this crap that 'western media' is the epitome of 'free press'. Yes, they may be free to talk about Trump's peccadilloes but when it comes to western deep states, their media toes t...
by Bart S
29 Mar 2020 05:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 23
Views: 1869

Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

x-posting from the 'Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread' Its extremely heartening to see DRDO, universities, research institutes, PSUs and private enterprises (sometimes with IP transfer from Govt Orgs) innovating rapidly and coming forward to produce testing kits, PPE materials and other vital suppli...
by Bart S
29 Mar 2020 03:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Meanwhile, this is encouraging, hope it is carried out: Aditya Raj Kaul @AdityaRajKaul Over 1.5-2 lakh migrant workers who left New Delhi for different villages & districts of Uttar Pradesh this week would be now quarantined for two weeks in their villages/hometowns. Local administration has bee...
by Bart S
29 Mar 2020 03:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Its extremely heartening to see DRDO, universities, research institutes, PSUs and private enterprises (sometimes with IP transfer from Govt Orgs) innovating rapidly and coming forward to produce testing kits, PPE materials and other vital supplies. We can be rightfully proud of this silent Swadeshi...
by Bart S
28 Mar 2020 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^Yes, same reason there is no rush to go home from labourers in Mah now. A lot of them took crowded trains out when they had a chance, and the rest, unlike with Delhi, cannot even consider walking home as UP/Bihar is over 1000 km away.
by Bart S
28 Mar 2020 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://swarajyamag.com/news-brief/after-dakshina-kannada-karnatakas-kodagu-says-no-entry-to-kerala-pinarayi-vijayi-seeks-centres-intervention Amazing pictures in that article, it's almost like KA expects a zombie apocalypse from KL spilling over. Good move I think, given that the 'peaceful' neighbo...
by Bart S
28 Mar 2020 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Pretty shocking video, nailing the culpability of the WHO at all levels, not just Tedros:
https://twitter.com/HKWORLDCITY/status/ ... 1448169474
by Bart S
28 Mar 2020 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

TN has done an excellent job of housing these stranded workers in community halls, providing food etc. So has KA to some extent. The states that have failed miserably at this seem to be Kerala and Delhi (both socialist model states with their leaders regularly being praised by media for their conce...
by Bart S
28 Mar 2020 19:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Seeing some delhi images of people waiting for DTC buses to UP. This might be a disaster in waiting. Sigh. I might sound cruel, but the transport should not have been arranged. People are now crowded waiting to get in. Delhi government should have paid the rent money, instead of pushing them away f...
by Bart S
28 Mar 2020 19:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The boys have been issued authorisation letter from our organisation as per MHA circular, as we fall under essential services, but the speed of lathi exceeds the speed with which the boys can pull the letter out of their pocket. Plus some of the police men have not been accepting the authorisation ...
by Bart S
28 Mar 2020 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What is the forum's opinion on the mass movement of migrant laborers? I am hoping it is a storm in a teacup because community transmission hasn't (hopefully) taken off The horse already bolted before the lockdown via crowded trains that were not cancelled untill after the lockdown was put in place....
by Bart S
28 Mar 2020 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

rsingh wrote:Those vids of bius getting police treatment out side mosques will be used as a propaganda tool by you know whom.


OT for this thread, but as you well know, if nothing of the sort was happened, they will still do the same propaganda using fake videos from other countries.
by Bart S
28 Mar 2020 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

:roll: The fact that it is an Op-Ed makes it even more likely to be fake and biased. The author is not a medical doctor, is associated with some questionable NGOs, and was recently extracted from the woodwork by well-known Durbari folks to push an agenda. This was exposed, and widely discussed and ...
by Bart S
27 Mar 2020 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Kerala reports 39 new cases. The reason for the big jump. 34 in Kasargoad. I think Kasargoad is now becoming a epicenter. Extremely troubling news out of Kasargod today, looks like a mob attacked health workers on an awareness campaign and were so violent that 4 policemen (who were sent in to rescu...
by Bart S
27 Mar 2020 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Kindly indicate that the source is nytimes. This medium is known to be biased against India. It's an Op-Ed. Everyone has an agenda - it is up to us to make the best of available information. :roll: The fact that it is an Op-Ed makes it even more likely to be fake and biased. The author is not a med...
by Bart S
27 Mar 2020 17:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4802
Views: 937725

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What is a 'term loan' in this context? Do common consumer loans like home loans and car loans fall in this category?

Also, the RBI has simply said that banks are allowed to defer EMIs but unclear right now if banks, especially private ones will actually do it.
by Bart S
27 Mar 2020 02:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Ever try to memorize a shopping list ? Specific medical / care instructions are not something humans remember exactly at a time of crisis. They will encounter the 'what exactly did Modi say' mental block, or malicious folks may misuse such a message claiming someone died because of supposed PMO lev...
by Bart S
27 Mar 2020 02:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^Govt already has offical WA and Telegram channel and is disseminating such messages. There are enough fake WA forwards floating around (actually a deluge of inane rubbish that people keep forwarding that drowns out other useful messages) so it would probably best for the Govt to do it rather than a...
by Bart S
26 Mar 2020 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3814
Views: 414999

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

And yet these same folks with scream bloody murder and use anarchists to rant about privacy concerns when GOI tries to set up tech/aadhar based DBT
by Bart S
26 Mar 2020 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Tomorrow will be the first major challenge, with the bious insisting on going out to pray in a large group. Also on the radar is Eid during the last week of April. Hope PAC and other forces are called out or put on standby.
by Bart S
26 Mar 2020 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69688

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I wish we had real ex-military still with us! But they leave in a huff at first instance. Ramana garu I wonder why that is...... Too many political opinions/whines/rants by some here, often completely OT, probably making them uncomfortable. Also, over the top, blanket criticism of forces regarding ...
by Bart S
26 Mar 2020 15:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 742013

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Is anybody going to go out of their way to help them out now, given that most of their usual donors have their own crisis to deal with?
by Bart S
25 Mar 2020 18:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3814
Views: 414999

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive but 'remains in good health' BBC 1 hour ago https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52033845 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ET86NhYUwAAogTr?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ET86NhYUwAAogTr?format=jpg&name=small Kanika Kapoor at work again :roll:
by Bart S
25 Mar 2020 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

sushant sareen Retweeted Gurugram Police @gurgaonpolice All officers of Gurugram Police have been directed that following online delivery services @zomato @flipkart @amazon @bluedart @wow_express @swiggy @groffers @bigbasket @milkbasket @dunzo @bigbazzar @Iffco Tokyo goods shall be allowed to operat...
by Bart S
25 Mar 2020 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

We screened 15.2 lac passengers from abroad (not sure if all initially had a fever test). Though we feel its `a lot of returnees', positive cases. as a percentage of 1.5 million, is not many. I don't believe any other country screened that many pax, in the initial stages of infections, when cases w...
by Bart S
25 Mar 2020 16:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Lot of returnees from Dubai are showing up positive. A case whom came to India on 18th, shows symptoms on 23. 5 days. I now feel the infection is happening in the Dubai airport. We screened 15.2 lac passengers from abroad (not sure if all initially had a fever test). Though we feel its `a lot of re...
by Bart S
25 Mar 2020 16:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

ESMA should be invoked to guarantee supply and logistics of essential goods and services and at the same time as a deterrent against hoarders and black-marketeers. Looking at psychotic and overzealous nature of our police forces - and many times they do so just to ensure bribes - the situation will...
by Bart S
25 Mar 2020 05:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Lock down will always bring trouble and hardships to our daily life , but the most important thing for all citizen is basci needs , i.e. how to keep running the kitchen and that can be achieved by tweaking the existing e commerce platform in India. Govt can tie up with this e commerce sites to deli...
by Bart S
25 Mar 2020 05:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

the 21-day lock down....is there a provision for an open timeslot for people to buy vegetables/rice and medicines? Will medical shops be open during this time duration? expecting to prepare for 21 days in 1 day is untenable. Has lockdown started already? Yes to all. Keep in mind that Sec 144 is dif...
by Bart S
23 Mar 2020 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1060
Views: 138719

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

As per news article, they were from Kazakhstan/some CAR.

Giving defense contracts to Turkish companies defies all logic though.
by Bart S
22 Mar 2020 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3979
Views: 290357

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What I'm really not seeing from anywhere is ANY data about how an economic downturn is suddenly going to kill people. AFAIK people didn't die in the great recession unless they were wall street types jumping from windows. Yes there'll be a loss of jobs but this need not kill anyone if govts interve...

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