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by Arun.prabhu
04 Sep 2019 06:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393499

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Jay wrote:Arun ji, I agree to disagree with you on this and any discussions on the above topics will broach into an alternate spectrum for BR forums, I leave it at that.


:) all right.
by Arun.prabhu
03 Sep 2019 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393499

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Jay, A communist is by definition a scumbag. The communist philosophy has killed over a hundred million folks in the last century alone - Stalin and his purges, Mao Zaodong and his various lunacies, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, Vietnam, N. Korea, for starters - and anyone who professes a belief in c...
by Arun.prabhu
03 Sep 2019 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226820

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

This question has to be asked. Do you vote communist in India? If not, why are you donating and supporting a flaming communist scumbag in America? Do you support reservation in India? IF not, why are you supporting affirmative action - which is reservation in different words - supporting progressive...
by Arun.prabhu
16 Aug 2019 07:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211883

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I can get beyond that. Nation first. Always and forever.

hanumadu wrote:
Back home to Hinduism for any ideology that cannot integrate with India or has extra territorial loyalties. Hope this clears it up.
by Arun.prabhu
15 Aug 2019 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211883

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Is that back home to India for NRIs or back home to Hinduism? If the latter, there are plenty of us who want nothing to do with any religion though some of us understand that religion is a force for the good. Regards, Arun He is mobilizing public opinion for now. And its aimed at the more prolific c...
by Arun.prabhu
12 Aug 2019 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226820

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

That’s for par the course with that family. Note being s dumbass has not stopped the latest and greatest scion of nehru’s loins from vying for PM himself. If Nehru was so naive, he shouldn't have taken PM chair and should have given that to Patel. Idiocy is not an excuse for anything (not that I bel...
by Arun.prabhu
10 Aug 2019 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Nothing wrong with eating crow if I’m wrong. And I’ll do it happily because it would mean India won stinking in Afghanistan. :) I agree with what Modi is saying wrt friends and enemies and I suppose neutrals, but my fears remain wrt Afghanistan. With all due respect, NRao, I'm not the one enamored o...
by Arun.prabhu
10 Aug 2019 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

War is always a political decision. We lacked strategic clarity and did not have that killer instinct. Now, we have both, thanks to this govt. better late than never, I suppose. So the English looked out for themselves. And Nehru was an incompetent ass wrt military affairs. Both these facts aren’t e...
by Arun.prabhu
10 Aug 2019 17:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

So the English looked out for themselves. And Nehru was an incompetent ass wrt military affairs. Both these facts aren’t exactly surprises. The man who provoked the Chinese on the border without building up forces of things went south and who listened to sycophants rather than actual competent offic...
by Arun.prabhu
10 Aug 2019 14:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

With all due respect, NRao, I'm not the one enamored of a narrative or denying reality. If Afghanistan becomes an Indian satrapy or client state after American exit, I'll eat crow, but I don't think they will. Time will tell. AP ji, With all due respect, I happen to think that Modi has rewritten the...
by Arun.prabhu
10 Aug 2019 10:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Refusing reality does not make it go away as Steve Jobs' ghost can tell you. Pakistani resurgence in Afghanistan is a fait accompli. It is the reason why Taliban are being invited to the negotiating table and there is talk of including them in running the country. The best that India can do is lend ...
by Arun.prabhu
10 Aug 2019 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Not exactly sure whether Talibunnies running amock in Afghanistan is a good idea for anyone around including Russia, central Asian republics, KSA and Iran. The bunnies would increasingly target their benefactor Pakis first for the nukes , this will happen. America can find a suitcase nuke soon and ...
by Arun.prabhu
10 Aug 2019 05:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

I have a tendency to sound impatient and rude. You’ll have to forgive me for that. It is unintentional. Do take your time to frame a response. As my post count and patterns show, I post when Something piques my interest or whenever I’m free. All of us have personal lives and that is more important m...
by Arun.prabhu
09 Aug 2019 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

This was happening in India? And the Nehru family allowed it. My blood boils!

Happy that there is such a large pro Indian voting block. Good riddance to the sleazy Kashmiri politicians.

by Arun.prabhu
09 Aug 2019 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

We do not have the network to supply and run a anti-taliban alliance in Afghanistan.unless we can install a pro-India strongman and keep him in power, Afghanistan is to us what kashmir was to Pakistan - a chance to inflict a thousand cuts. That strategy, unfortunately will not work out because unlik...
by Arun.prabhu
09 Aug 2019 21:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

In return for Iran giving up their Syrian client state, the trust of their other clients in the Middle East and Africa, what exactly does Iran gain from USA in this fantasy? Rule over unruly, sunni fanatic Pathan territories in Afghanistan? Do you see why Iran might be unwilling to go for that deal?...
by Arun.prabhu
09 Aug 2019 18:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Unfortunately, Balochistan does not extend from the Arabian Sea to the Afghanistan border today. But yes, supporting that movement, as we do, is a strategic play. If Pakistan descends into civil war, Indian political and military establishments should be moving heaven and earth to ensure the Balochs...
by Arun.prabhu
09 Aug 2019 18:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Oh, and how has Uncle Sam been supporting Pakistan? Did they denounce India for the Balakote strikes or the aftermath? Did they blame India for Pulwama? Have they denounced India's abrogating article 370? They have cut down the yearly bribes to the Pakistani army, post Balakote, they appear to be in...
by Arun.prabhu
09 Aug 2019 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Look at Afghanistan's geography. America needs a port to support their troops in country. They won't go to Iran because both countries hate each other - I tried to make a case for Chabahar with my ex-serviceman friends over at Baen's Bar, and if there is one thing a lot of them agree upon, it is Ira...
by Arun.prabhu
08 Aug 2019 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3376
Views: 536776

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

All valid in the short term. Long term, Pakistan becomes even more of a satrapy with CPEC and China will have Pakistan do what NK has been doing to blackmail us. Anyways, why shouldn't we make trouble? Let them spend more money neither country has on infrastructure that'll be destroyed on the first ...
by Arun.prabhu
08 Aug 2019 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3376
Views: 536776

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

We can hit other CPEC infrastructure as artillery barrage on the dam demonstrated. It needn't just be roads. Chinese high command have to be worried bad now.

Karthik S wrote:
Sridhar K wrote:Also possible cyber attacks with tallel than mountain friends help on Indian business sites.


How far is CPEC road from LoC?
by Arun.prabhu
07 Aug 2019 07:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Given the state of their economy, buying those million razors would be the death of them. After Balakit, these same ISI mouthpieces were screaming about going to Sialkot. This has no value unless there is corroboration. I just went in their shi**y website, there is no NOTAM https://www.caapakistan.c...
by Arun.prabhu
07 Aug 2019 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3090
Views: 345095

Re: Understanding the US - Again

And it looks like Kamala Harris, google’s proxy, is sunk. Tulsi gabbard’s takedown of Harris on her record of prosecuting black first time marijuana use arrests that her support among the blacks have sunk to 1%. To put that in perspective, Republicans get around 7%... good riddance. Sleeping your wa...
by Arun.prabhu
07 Aug 2019 06:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65330

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

It was likely part of the deal wrt Afghanistan. We’ll help you by calling off our taliban dogs if you make noises about kashmir. Bet Pakistani high command and Imran Khan are regretting that now. They have been made to look like fools. One interpretation of what Trump said. We know you are going to ...
by Arun.prabhu
07 Aug 2019 05:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3578
Views: 564513

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

China’s been having a hundred thousand or more spontaneous protests locally every year for the last decade. They are out of balance and have been running faster - spending more and more money to prop up their sham economy- for about that long now. China is not a rock fortress. It is a house of cards...
by Arun.prabhu
07 Aug 2019 05:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3578
Views: 564513

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Much more likely they’ll disappear the terrorists, hold their families and use those families as living organ donors for the health tourism industry as they do with Falun Gong members today. Make no mistake China is not India or US of A. It will publicly execute those Uighur terrorists, go after the...
by Arun.prabhu
07 Aug 2019 05:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3090
Views: 345095

Re: Understanding the US - Again

trump administration knew about modi’s Kashmir resolution in late feb apparently. For all that America’s foreign relations appear to be transactional in nature under trump, he has delivered what India needed on this important front. No leaks to Pakistan, no back channels, silence on the official fro...
by Arun.prabhu
07 Aug 2019 05:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3090
Views: 345095

Re: Understanding the US - Again

No chance in hell. Tulsi Gabbard's competence and suitability for the job may be beyond reproach. But there are too many people in the US (which is still a deeply Christian country) who will not vote for her because of her religion alone. Obama had to convince people that he and his family were Chri...
by Arun.prabhu
07 Aug 2019 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3090
Views: 345095

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Tulsi Gabbard is also being censored like trump. If she had a popular following, that may not matter, but she doesn’t. She’ll end up like Ron Paul. Might do her some good to leave the Democratic Party and take up the libertarian flag. I have a different opinion. I think DT will win 2020, there is no...
by Arun.prabhu
07 Aug 2019 05:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579906

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Since the Trump administration was apparently informed in late feb itself, coupta’s analysis is so much crap. The key thing on the foreign front here is that Uncle Sam has chosen sides and while Pakistan can get a few quotes for the camera in return for assistance in Afghanistan, nothing substantial...
by Arun.prabhu
05 Aug 2019 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579906

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I understand what war means. It’s not glory. It’s horror, bloodshed and destruction. But against a nation that does not defend its own doesn’t really deserve to be a nation. We have lost tens of thousands from Pakistani aggression in Kashmir. We have for our neighbor a nation that bears endless enmi...
by Arun.prabhu
05 Aug 2019 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579906

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Do both arguments have equal merit? I wonder. Soldiers have laid down their lives as part of their solemn duty they swore to India. But what about the civilian dead to date? Fighting for the honor of our nation and the dead who have sacrificed or been sacrificed for it is worthwhile. Denying their d...
by Arun.prabhu
05 Aug 2019 18:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579906

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Wouldn't that spit on all of our soldiers and civilians who have died because of Pakistan's obsession with Kashmir and India? J&K is part of India. Not Pakistan. Not China. To the last square inch.. Even if it takes a million years. Don't you feel the relief on both sides. Next move Pakistan dec...
by Arun.prabhu
05 Aug 2019 13:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579906

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Negotiate with a neighbor over the status of our territory? Especially when the neighbor has proven to be a bad faith negotiator and perennial trouble maker? Surely, you jest. I hate to be the contrarian during this time of apparent jubilation, but I don't see how this bifurcation solves anything . ...
by Arun.prabhu
05 Aug 2019 11:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579906

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Well said. Building a nation is hard work. Building a nation in a democratic polity involves bribing politicians, giving citizens who aren’t yet patriotic a carrot to stay united and grow patriotic... So the solution for making them love India is CRPF? And Rashtriya Rifles company? Along with abroga...
by Arun.prabhu
05 Aug 2019 11:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579906

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I’m an atheist who supports Modi only because the alternative party disgusts me. Kashmir is part of India. It’s time they made their peace with that fact. If they have trouble, if they think being an Indian citizen is a chore, they are welcome to seek greener pastures elsewhere. I couldn’t be bother...
by Arun.prabhu
04 Aug 2019 08:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 753073

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Karan,
Pk of AMRAAM against non-manoeuvring targets with horrible pilots and no ECM was 46%. Many of the downed pilots had no idea they were being fired at - non-working Radar and such. That is proof in the pudding.
Regards,
Arun
by Arun.prabhu
03 Aug 2019 22:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 753073

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Karan, With all due respect to the USAF, the amraam has a burn time of about 8 seconds. Once the fuel is expended, and this happens within 8-12kms from firing point, the missile is on free flight depending on its control surfaces to manoeuvre. And exercising those control surfaces burns energy and r...
by Arun.prabhu
03 Aug 2019 20:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 753073

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Karan, I'll disagree. Firing BVRs at that range is not in anyone's playbook. PAF should have closed even more with the MKIs before launch or chosen a different site where the MKIs could be further inside the AMRAAM's engagement range when the ambush was sprung. As things worked out, it was great for...
by Arun.prabhu
03 Aug 2019 20:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 753073

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I hope he is telling the truth. A fighting army needs materiel and doctrine tested and refined under fire. One should thank the Pakistanis for this nigh continuous low intensity warfare. It allows us to test equipment, train men, refine tactics, procedures, doctrine, etc. Meanwhile, the mighty Pakis...

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