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by SSridhar
17 Oct 2017 11:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

This just in. How to revive the tanking paki stock market.... Brokers demand Rs20bn fund to revive stock market https://www.dawn.com/news/1363871/brokers-demand-rs20bn-fund-to-revive-stock-market But, KSE is under Chinese control anyway. Can Pakistan(is) demand anything like injecting money? Do the...
by SSridhar
17 Oct 2017 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Why did Immy take Madame into his party? Because, she had the experience of managing a bevy of beauties on behalf of the ISI for honey-trap? (Remember the British army officer who had to be flown out of Terroristan and admitted to a hospital in England after a 'session'?)
by SSridhar
16 Oct 2017 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Activists affirm belief in a liberal Pakistan - Vidya Ram, The Hindu Prominent Pakistani political and human rights activists, intellectuals and journalists gathered in London for a conference this weekend to affirm their faith in a “liberal, democratic secular and progressive Pakistan”. They warne...
by SSridhar
16 Oct 2017 12:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

anupmisra wrote:Asia Cup: India survive Pakistan scare

Just like the '71 tête-à-tête, it could have gone either way.


:rotfl:
by SSridhar
16 Oct 2017 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power
Replies: 153
Views: 5136

Re: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power

I am also a Hindu who was born and bred in the Indian subcontinent. And I tirelessly work towards mitigating Islamic extremism, and terrorism. Tuan, indeed *you* are stereotyping by claiming you are a Hindu. It doesn't matter to us here in this forum what your religion is or isn't. We Indians have ...
by SSridhar
16 Oct 2017 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Recovery (HADR)
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: India and Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Recovery (HADR)

India sends naval patrol aircraft for Emerald Star survivors' rescue The Indian reach is increasing. Hope we are able to rescue the missing fellow countrymen. India has dispatched a naval patrol aircraft to Manila to search for sailors of the MV Emerald Star, a cargo ship that sank in the waters to...
by SSridhar
15 Oct 2017 20:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Our Foreign Minister has started to issue medical visas to Pakistanis once again after demanding earlier that Sartaj Aziz must give letters of recommendation. Sartaj Aziz refused to oblige. We stopped issuing visas for a while. But, again, the floodgates seem to be opening up. This is very unfortuna...
by SSridhar
15 Oct 2017 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power
Replies: 153
Views: 5136

Re: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power

Soft power may work in certain spheres of statecraft. But, not against terrorism. Yeah, one or two individuals might get swayed by soft-power and decide to renounce violence. But, normally, Islamists or Naxalites or LTTE-types are thoroughly brainwashed and would rather fight to death than reform be...
by SSridhar
15 Oct 2017 04:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Pak withdraws Hafiz Saeed's detention request under anti-terror law - PTI Now that the US is firmly back to supporting Terroristan (and God knows what promises the US has given to Terroristan for staging the mock release of Boyle family from the 'clutches' of Haqqanis), Terroristan feels bold enoug...
by SSridhar
15 Oct 2017 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Trump, for all his brave words, realized that he needed Pakistan. Pakistan always knew it needed the US. So, both staged the Boyle act together to give a 'face saving' twist so that Trump can claim that Pakistan has turned around and Pakistan can claim that it acts against 'all terrorist groups' iff...
by SSridhar
14 Oct 2017 15:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Starting to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan, US President Donald Trump tweets United States President Donald Trump on Saturday said that the country "is beginning to develop better relationship with Pakistan and its leadership." Trump also thanked Pakistan for its coopera...
by SSridhar
13 Oct 2017 17:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Lull at Doklam: Time for a Holistic Strategic Review - Maj. Gen. G.G.Dwivedi, IDSA Comment The recent standoff at Doklam had raised genuine concerns about the situation escalating, given that the opposing troops stood ‘eye ball to eye ball’ for over 10 weeks. While the crisis has been defused for t...
by SSridhar
13 Oct 2017 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

From wiki: Jillani is the son of Muhammad Ramzan Shah Jillani .[1] He is married to Khalida Jillani, and they have three sons and a daughter.[10] Jillani is the uncle of the current Pakistan ambassador to the United States Jalil Jilani, and a distant relation to former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gil...
by SSridhar
11 Oct 2017 15:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2930
Views: 169098

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

Hafiz Saeed will be released if evidence not submitted, Lahore court warns Pakistan government - PTI LAHORE: Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's house arrest will be set aside if the Pakistan government does not submit evidence against him, a top court here has warned. Saeed, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa ...
by SSridhar
11 Oct 2017 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Thank you for pointing this out. Col lmam was apparently given his piece of the Berlin Wall at the WH by none other than President Bush the Senior. This is something that has been excised from USA history as we are taught that the USA has always been at war with Islamic Fundamentalism. May be OT he...
by SSridhar
11 Oct 2017 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Doklam effect: Army pushes for upgrade of infrastructure along China border - Rajat Pandit, ToI The Army now wants a concerted push towards border infrastructure development in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh as part of the overall plan for "capability enhancement" all along the 4,057-km...
by SSridhar
11 Oct 2017 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Pakistan using divers to smuggle drugs: Intel - Ajay Sura, ToI HUSSAINIWALA (FEROZPUR): Narcotics smugglers from Pakistan have started using trained divers to cross the International Border (IB) into Indian Punjab, intelligence sources have said. After the Border Security Force (BSF) stepped up its...
by SSridhar
11 Oct 2017 06:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017


Weren't Hamid Gul & Col Imam (Tarar alias Terror) feted by the West with pieces of Berlin Wall for their efforts at breaking down the artificial divide?
by SSridhar
11 Oct 2017 06:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Dr. Farrukh Saleem says "We need 22 billion dollar , will IMF give us ?" Terroristani Media 0n 10-10-2017 : However World Bank States Muddled World Bank report: Pakistan ‘needs’ $31b this year to stay afloat Why not? The situation seems to be thawing once again between the US & Pakist...
by SSridhar
10 Oct 2017 07:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

China goes gaga over Nirmala’s namaste to PLA soldiers on LAC - Saibal Dasgupta, ToI Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman's unscripted interaction+ with Chinese soldiers during a visit to the India-China border at Nathu-La in Sikkim drew favourable attention in Chinese social media where a video of ...
by SSridhar
09 Oct 2017 18:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

An Indian move in the Andamans - Ravi Velloor, Straits Times INDIA SENDS RETIRED FOUR STAR ADMIRAL TO RUN THE ANDAMANS The bottom half of the Andaman and Nicobar chain of islands is controlled by India and with its southern tip only 90 nautical miles or so from Sumatra, this gives the South Asian p...
by SSridhar
09 Oct 2017 14:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

X-posted from the Rohingya thread China reinforces mediation call as Rohingya crisis spirals - Atul Aneja, The Hindu Without alienating Bangladesh, China is backing Myanmar, setting the stage of mediation between the two countries to resolve the Rohingya humanitarian and refugee crisis. On September...
by SSridhar
09 Oct 2017 14:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 491
Views: 31415

Re: The Rohingya Menace

China reinforces mediation call as Rohingya crisis spirals - Atul Aneja, The Hindu Without alienating Bangladesh, China is backing Myanmar, setting the stage of mediation between the two countries to resolve the Rohingya humanitarian and refugee crisis. On September 28, China flew 2,000 tents and 3...
by SSridhar
09 Oct 2017 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 551
Views: 56780

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Rex Tillerson may club India, Pak for visit - Suhasini Haidar, The Hindu I think the US has gone back to its old scheme of things, hyphenating and using India as a counterbalance for its own geopolitical advantages. India must discourage this strongly but I am not too sure if that would happen now....
by SSridhar
09 Oct 2017 10:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Nirmala surveys Doklam, Nathula - The Hindu While the troops disengaged, China continues to have a sizeable presence a few hundred metres away, with stores and new bunkers. Sources have spoken about China carrying out the overlay of a road leading towards the Doklam area, but within their territory...
by SSridhar
09 Oct 2017 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2930
Views: 169098

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

India to snub Pakistan court on examining 26/11 attack witnesses - ToI Following incessant delays owing mostly to the lackadaisical manner in which Islamabad handled it, the ongoing Mumbai attacks trial in Pakistan seems to have reached a dead end. The Pakistani court seems to have decided that pro...
by SSridhar
08 Oct 2017 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

But, A.S.Dulat has been speaking along similar lines for a few years now, whatever his service record earlier has been. He is also on the NSAB.
by SSridhar
08 Oct 2017 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

India plans to lessen its drug reliance on China - Sushmi Dey, ToI The recent tension between India and China has prompted the government here to think of measures to reduce its dependence on China for pharmaceutical products. The health ministry along with drug regulators is planning to take a ser...
by SSridhar
07 Oct 2017 17:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Pakistan prepares to file plea in ICJ in Jadhav case - ToI Sushma Swaraj comes to the rescue of two ailing Pakistanis within hours of their requests - ToI We have misplaced sympathy. Sarabjit Singh was and now Khulbushan Jadhav is being sought to be killed as retribution for the hanging of terroris...
by SSridhar
07 Oct 2017 13:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10114
Views: 714100

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The smoke signals from China - Pallavi Aiyar, The Hindu For China watchers, the popular TV series, ‘Game of Thrones’, is but an anaemic trifle when compared to the backroom intrigue and power play expected at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The Congress will begin ...
by SSridhar
07 Oct 2017 09:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Jehad, Fatwa right of state only : govt About the finality of the Prophethood , he said that the text of nomination papers in the Elections Bill, 2017 had been restored to its original shape. He made it is clear that there had been no bad intention of the Election Reforms Committee. “ Finality of P...
by SSridhar
07 Oct 2017 08:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Recovery (HADR)
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: India and Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Recovery (HADR)

Indian Naval Ship To Deliver Aid For Rohingya Muslims In Bangladesh - NDTV India will on Monday dispatch around 900 tonnes of relief material for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh which is being loaded on to Indian Naval Ship Gharial at Kakinada port in Andhra Pradesh. Naval officials said the relief...
by SSridhar
07 Oct 2017 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State and the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 735
Views: 33441

Re: The Islamic State and the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

Sachin, I would say that the rate of growth such jihadi terrorism in TN is as great as that of Kerala, if not more.
by SSridhar
07 Oct 2017 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Senator McCain has poor sense of history, says Pakistan minister The reason for Asif’s outburst against McCain was not immediately clear. No, the reason is quite clear. McCain told Mattis in the Senate hearing two days back that he was not optimistic that the 'one more chance' given to Pakistan wou...
by SSridhar
07 Oct 2017 04:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

India, EU for joint effort to fight terrorism - ToI Underlining their common concern over the threat from terrorism and extremism, India and EU on Friday adopted a Joint Statement on Cooperation in Combating Terrorism with a view to deepen their strategic and security cooperation. The 14th India-EU...
by SSridhar
06 Oct 2017 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

So, the Chinese are trying to protect their fronts & backs and the Terroristanis are opportunistically telling their people that SUPARCO's space scientists, engineers & technicians (if these people exist at all) suddenly could build a state-of-the-art remote sensing satellite when all that T...
by SSridhar
06 Oct 2017 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1326
Views: 234352

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Prasad wrote:There were rumours of the SAAW actually being a powered Air to surface missile. Doesn't look that way from that clip.

It might be a glide bomb like Garuthma.
by SSridhar
06 Oct 2017 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Pakistan genuinely concerned about India's role in new US strategy: Khawaja Asif - DAWN Looks like the trip didn't go well for Khwaja Asif because from within the safe precincts of the Pakistani Embassy, he sings the old tune once again. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, speaking about the new United ...
by SSridhar
06 Oct 2017 17:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 571
Views: 33792

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

I am now confused, nothing unusual with me, with Pakistan's Khwaja Asif's statement. He said, referring to his meeting with Gen. Mattis (Secy. of Defense) yesterday, that it went very well but he said that the meeting today with Gen. McMaster (the NSA) didn't go that well. We don't know what transpi...

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