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by Bart S
16 Jun 2019 01:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

LOL, it looks like Fawad Chaudhry slapped Sami Ibrahim at a party :rotfl:

by Bart S
16 Jun 2019 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Khaled Ahmed can't resist taking a shot at Modi even while talking about Pakistan. Cricket and religion have combined to impose disturbing piety in Pakistan Ex-captain and Christian Yusuf Yohanna secured himself against trouble by converting to Islam during his career as a batsman. He benefitted fr...
by Bart S
12 Jun 2019 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3229
Views: 467935

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^ More proof that Pakistan = Switzerland and well on it's way to becoming Riyasat e Madina
by Bart S
12 Jun 2019 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3229
Views: 467935

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^^ What the fark is economic times doing comparing puke with Bharat all the time. Why the desperate need to hyphenate the two? Can't they just report the facts about puke only? It's not ET, the original source is Bloomberg and Andy Mukerhjee. Of course ET as a loyal sepoy is happy to reproduce verb...
by Bart S
12 Jun 2019 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Sorry, but there is nothing amusing in it or anything to gloat about. It was a pathetic move to start with (quite surprising and probably calls into question the new EAM's logic and thinking on such matters). It was an own goal all along (much like Sushma's planned meet at sidelines of the UN gener...
by Bart S
12 Jun 2019 18:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^Yupp...A good example is loudmouth gasbag Qureshi's claim that Sushma gave him sweets and had a one on one meeting with him recently (accompanied by photos in the Paki media of what was actually larger group but deceitfully cropped to seem like it was just the two of them talking). GOI could easily...
by Bart S
12 Jun 2019 16:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Breaking: Indian PM Modi's plane not to use Pakistan airspace while travelling for SCO summit in Kyrgyzstan. https://twitter.com/sidhant/status/1138724774400733185?s=19 Trolling level: Modi! :rotfl: Sorry, but there is nothing amusing in it or anything to gloat about. It was a pathetic move to star...
by Bart S
10 Jun 2019 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4828
Views: 645864

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^You cannot hide an SU-30 crash in India. Period. Let us not second guess the IAF and GOI who have a long history of being open and transparent about setbacks.
by Bart S
09 Jun 2019 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

https://www.dawn.com/news/1487038/renewed-talks-offer Considering that the two countries were at the brink of war only a few months ago, the need for dialogue cannot be understated . First time ever that an editorial in the Paki "we speak 400% better English than Indians" Dawn finds full a...
by Bart S
04 Jun 2019 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Whom are you referring to? Sami Ullah Ibrahim. He was a rabid India hater in one of their establishments favorite channel before he left to join another channel. https://twitter.com/fawadchaudhry/status/1135555168815259648 They are all rabid India haters, including Fawad Chaudhry. It just happens t...
by Bart S
04 Jun 2019 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Javed Naqwi was a far-left Islamist delusional nutjob at the best of times, but looks like the BJP win has truly pushed him off the edge, this farticle sounds more like the insane ramblings of an inmate in a mental asylum than anything else: https://www.dawn.com/news/1486403/own-the-defeat-and-regro...
by Bart S
04 Jun 2019 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Funny to see that the Dawn comments section on a couple of articles pertaining to the BBC report and the counter by Justice Isa have been quickly closed, probably under instructions from ISPR because the comments were beginning to be hostile to the 'establishment'.
by Bart S
04 Jun 2019 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

A famous Paki Journalist who creates conspiracy theories for supporting Pak Army and is a self proclaimed champion of nationalism turned out to be a US citizen. What else, he has changed his Surname to a christian one in the passport :D US state has made deep inroads in Pakistan media. Whom are you...
by Bart S
03 Jun 2019 16:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4828
Views: 645864

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^When Sheikh Chilli is writing the account, all things are possible
by Bart S
03 Jun 2019 16:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4293
Views: 424585

Re: Internal Security Watch

Ajit Doval to continue as NSA for next five years; given Cabinet Rank National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has been given Cabinet rank in the present government. This is in recognition of his contribution in the national security domain. His appointment will be for five years. Last year, the govern...
by Bart S
03 Jun 2019 15:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 410
Views: 27157

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

komal wrote:Is there any role the central government can play in providing drinking water to Chennai as AIDMK and DMK seem to be unable to solve the problem.


Setting up of desalination plants on an emergency basis would be a good move.
by Bart S
03 Jun 2019 01:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1073
Views: 131964

Re: Indian IT Industry

Just saw DD news ticker with email addresses ending in gmail. Would Indian IT industry ever catch up, become competent enough, or overcome the roadblocks that maybe and provide legitimate email portals that’s Indian? What does this have to do with Indian IT Industry. It is clearly Govt/PSU morons w...
by Bart S
31 May 2019 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

https://www.dawn.com/news/1485696/fight-to-the-last-ball-pm-imran-gives-advice-to-cricket-team-on-day-of-world-cup-opening-match 'Fight to the last ball': PM Imran gives advice to cricket team on day of World Cup opening match The Paki batsmen certainly fought till the last ball of the 21st over (of...
by Bart S
30 May 2019 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

https://www.dawn.com/news/1485510/coas-endorses-death-sentence-for-retired-brigadier-a-civilian-for-espionage-leaking-information COAS endorses death sentence for retired brigadier, a civilian for 'espionage, leaking information' Death sentence implies that they either compromised something serious,...
by Bart S
30 May 2019 19:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Pakis have been engaging in too much wishful thinking and drinking of koolaid supplied by Indian far-left nutjobs, and combined with their own delusions of importance and grandeur, it has resulted in Modi's win completely shocking them and it seems to have pushed them off the deep end! :lol: https:/...
by Bart S
30 May 2019 19:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

ISI meddling in judiciary again, to get judges to toe their line and get rid of any judges who even pretend to be independent:
https://www.dawn.com/news/1485502/supre ... -reference
by Bart S
30 May 2019 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 77938

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Changing the dynamics of Pakistan-India relations - Talat Masood More importantly, as astute watchers of Indian politics have noted that the campaign strategy of PM Modi to reach to the broad masses by attending to their very basic needs — such as building toilets on a mass scale, providing easy lo...
by Bart S
27 May 2019 23:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3229
Views: 467935

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Poor are the most susceptible to radicalization, exception are always there ofc(Osama himself being an example). Not necessarily, radicalization (and not poverty) leads to radicalization. See Sri Lanka or ISIS for e.g. Even the Atchinson educated elite like Moeed Pirzada, Ezaz Haider etc are rabid ...
by Bart S
27 May 2019 20:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3229
Views: 467935

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Jihadis as fodder has nothing to do with how poor they are. The cause of Jihadis attacking India is neither poverty nor religion but 100% TSP army. Without the latter, none of the other things would matter. What this economic distress does is reduce their ability to spend on military without in turn...
by Bart S
27 May 2019 15:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 410
Views: 27157

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

^This freebie theory does not make sense and glosses over the real issues like lack of any real leadership (who are taken seriously by Tamils) for the BJP in TN, anti-ADMK votes and pain from GST in a state with a massive number of SMEs. The NYAY freebies would only have been usable by a the very po...
by Bart S
25 May 2019 02:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1250
Views: 146848

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

China's threat is more of a Paki style gun to my head type of negotiation, as if they follow through on that they will hurt the US but damage themselves much more.
by Bart S
25 May 2019 00:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 293529

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

That is very interesting. So they have put in a lot of effort to make it low RCS as well, though it doesn't have the traditional form factor associated with stealth shaping.
by Bart S
24 May 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 293529

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^What kind of testing is this (shown in the image)?
by Bart S
24 May 2019 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 410
Views: 27157

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

At the risk of repeating, my take is that if tomorrow Stalin/DMK were to join NDA, the tap would be turned off and the volume of SM trolling of BJP would drop tremendously, though the other BIF forces may keep it going but without the impact you see now. Totally agree, and that was the point that I...
by Bart S
24 May 2019 18:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 410
Views: 27157

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

A lot of misplaced understanding comes from targeted memes. For e.g Mudra was mentioned a few posts back. There is actually a Tamil video (slickly done with humour etc to make it watchable) made by someone, widely circulated on social media, that states that Mudra is a scam where the real money is m...
by Bart S
24 May 2019 18:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 410
Views: 27157

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

All of these may be present as part of the murky undercurrents at any point of time and not unique to TN, for politicians like MuKa/CBN to exploit and exaggerate when needed. I don’t see anything irredeemable or anywhere close to that here. Had DMK been part of the NDA, we can be sure none of these...
by Bart S
24 May 2019 17:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 410
Views: 27157

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

^^10 crore is 100 million, much more than the entire population of TN, so doesn't sound right. Even 1 crore (10 million) would be unlikely as 1 in 7 people in TN would have to have requested and been approved for a Mudra loan. Maybe 1 lakh. The CBE-Tiruppur belt has a lot of SMEs and there was real ...
by Bart S
24 May 2019 17:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 410
Views: 27157

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

was RaGa liked for his fair complexion or some other attribute? Maybe, but probably not that much. It is questionable whether anybody outside the liberal circles actually prefer him, but probably the fact that he spoke in English (which a lot more people can follow) rather than Hindi, and probably ...
by Bart S
24 May 2019 17:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 410
Views: 27157

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Those who argue that the results in TN are a vote against ADMK are missing two things. #1. The electorate gave 9 seats (vs 11 to DMK) in the assembly election by-polls. Good enough to let the current govt. survive its full term. #2. Before the elections, in a poll about who is the "best person...
by Bart S
24 May 2019 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 410
Views: 27157

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

TN is the only place where they had a real alternative, but they declared themselves soup-e-rear to the naarthie cowbelt BJP and dumped the ADMK, at least as per what I see on SM. From what I have seen it was more of an anti-ADMK vote than anything else. BJP was irrelevant except in social media ho...
by Bart S
24 May 2019 16:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 410
Views: 27157

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I had mentioned this before but ppl got upset. Using my own non scientific sampling using social media, friends etc, had said TN, AP, KL had fallen furthest from mainstream in terms of being badly affected by anti Modi, anti-BJP, divisive propaganda regarding "cowbelt", "naarthies&qu...
by Bart S
23 May 2019 20:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3175
Views: 558618

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^Good insight. Yes, it looks like an efficient form of DRDO/ISRO technology/partnership with private vendors. If you think about it, govt labs in India come up with world class designs and engineering products, so it perhaps need a push from the govt to make such happen, till it gains critical mass....
by Bart S
23 May 2019 17:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3175
Views: 558618

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I don't understand this continuous sermons coming out of China lovers in the west about Chinese technological leap that is apparently taking place. Name me 5 original discoveries/inventions that have come out of China in the last 20 yrs. You won't. Just like India they are trying to catch up. Yes, ...
by Bart S
23 May 2019 16:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3229
Views: 467935

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://www.dawn.com/news/1484019/from- ... to-reality

A good read, sums up the failure of the IK govt on addressing the economic problems in Pakistan

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