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by Shivaji
15 Oct 2020 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7700
Views: 837052

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Shivaji, this is crazy. You got reinfected despite all precautions, i.e. mask, gloves etc? Yes sir...it was sanitizer before and after entering premises of quarantine center, strict use of mask. Except one or two instances where I had to be in the vicinity for longer period. Unavoidable reasons lik...
by Shivaji
14 Oct 2020 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7700
Views: 837052

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

One more Covid19 experience / ground feedback from my side which may be of help. Me and my family were infected with Covid 19 in Pune and all of us had recovered in first week of July. With lockdowns and monotony of Work-From-Home, I decided to visit my native place in Marathwada region of Maharasht...
by Shivaji
08 Aug 2020 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7700
Views: 837052

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

FWIW... Me and my family had recovered from Covid 19. It is more than a month since we have recovered. My wife's swab test had showed her to be Covid positive. However, my sister-in-law and my own swab test was not conducted as we had recovered by then. So I registered for antibody test for myself a...
by Shivaji
13 Jul 2020 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7700
Views: 837052

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Many thanks for sharing your experience Shivaji, and great to know that you had recovered. How easy (or difficult) was it to find a bed in Pune? I am hearing nightmare stories, and a BJP MLA from the City confirmed the same. Sajo ji, my batchmate works in the Covid 19 ward of the Hospital and was i...
by Shivaji
13 Jul 2020 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7700
Views: 837052

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

So here is my own experience with virus and the system in Pune. Wife had fever in last week of June, followed by sister-in-law who is with us on visit and kids. I got fever and body ache on 2nd July. Our initial thought was it to be viral fever and hence we consulted our GP. GP administered Azithrom...
by Shivaji
01 Jul 2020 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

Paxis didn't want to be left out I guess. Pakistan moves 20,000 soldiers to Gilgit-Baltistan LoC I had been thinking as to why we are pounding on LOC while remain vigilant on LAC. Coupled this with sudden spurt of attacks in Pakistan proper, are we expecting Pakistan to do some mischief in J&K ...
by Shivaji
17 Jun 2020 16:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

Taking AC is the first step to show Chinese that XiPing is no Mao, first nail in his coffin. Sir...and why should it matter to us? What is the guarantee that XiPing's successor would not continue his policies to undermine India. China started this conflict. China wants to make an example out of Ind...
by Shivaji
16 Jun 2020 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968188

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

As per Saurav Jha tweet below, PLA was the aggressor. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1272936777892818945 "The aggressor was very much the PLAGF, which has done a Cho La redux. Our troops stuck to disengagement protocols whereas the Chinese did not." I think China wants to provocate a ...
by Shivaji
23 May 2020 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7700
Views: 837052

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

MH consistently having more new cases per day than New York. They should at least bring laws to make wearing mask compulsory and fine those who don't. MH sad to say, is a complete disaster zone with Mumbai the center. Pics show many areas, irrespective of community, full of people waltzing about, w...
by Shivaji
26 Mar 2020 10:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7700
Views: 837052

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

But as the status quo returns, so too will the virus. This doesn’t mean that society must be on continuous lockdown until 2022. But “we need to be prepared to do multiple periods of social distancing,” says Stephen Kissler of Harvard. Would this be the end-game GOI is targeting when Modi ji gave ex...
by Shivaji
24 Mar 2020 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7700
Views: 837052

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In terms of economic cost. The rest of the world is anyway locked down. Whom will you trade with by staying open? Also, you either be open & pay for looking after millions of sicks, infected & dying patients or loose money by staying home and helping the medical services cope. It is a choic...
by Shivaji
31 May 2019 23:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 906265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/iaf-removes-temporary-restrictions-post-february-27-in-signal-to-pakistan-to-open-its-airspace-for-overflying-again/articleshow/69600819.cms So nothing happend at Tarbela???? This is how I read it: We extracted our revenge at Tarbela, followed by CFVs and latest NOT...
by Shivaji
25 May 2019 17:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 188532

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I am surprised nobody is considering Suresh Prabhu as RM. He is focused on the job, well spoken and practical who excelled in dealing with beauracracy in RailMin. With emphasis on drinking water and possibly river linking in 2019 manifesto, Suresh Prabhu would most likely be assigned that. Modi ji ...
by Shivaji
25 May 2019 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 188532

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

smriti irani has posted a "the north remembers" GOT pic on instagram after her amethi win https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx0gNhJHc4J/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link A good interview of Smriti Irani by Arnab. Looking at her persistence in Amethi, how she handled fall-out of her being stripped of...
by Shivaji
23 May 2019 21:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 188532

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

UP: In Gorakhpur and Phulpur BJP is leading by huge margin. Even in Kairana, BJP has 90k lead over the MGB semi-literate candidate Tabassum. These were the bypoll constituencies where the MGB idea was hatched and tested....it seems to have fallen apart. I remember BJP winning RS seat in that same p...
by Shivaji
23 May 2019 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 188532

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I visited one Gulf office today for some project work. Mallu engineers there were distributing saffron sweets with special emphasis on word "saffron"... :D :D

Meanwhile Arnab roasting Renuka Chaudhari of Congress on live TV.
by Shivaji
19 May 2019 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 660703

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Exit poll from Savyasachi:

https://twitter.com/savvyasaachi/status ... 7292288000

NDA- 318-348
(BJP-277-307)

UPA- 90-115
(CONGRESS-51-68)

OTH- 81-101
by Shivaji
19 Apr 2019 14:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 660703

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The BJP worker in UP lost heart today https://anthro.ai/indianelections/notes/the-bjp-worker-in-up-lost-heart-today/ Some background of this site ?? Article is written by one Narendra Nag. His twitter ID is: https://twitter.com/narendranag?lang=en His retweets and posts have strong Sekular and anti...
by Shivaji
14 Apr 2019 17:43
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 499927

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

There was a report few weeks back on possible friction between Bajwa and Gafoor in Pakistani army: https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2019/04/05/balakot-impact-gen-bajwa-face-pak-military-battles-image-setback.html "It is believed in close military circles that the Hilal-i-Imtiyaz awarded to the...
by Shivaji
14 Apr 2019 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 660703

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The point I’m making overall is that 2010s turnout data far exceeds the long term mean and while it could be explained in facile terms once, it’s harder to understand a second time . Of course most of us might be able to guess why but since that guess is subjective I’ll avoid it . One possible expl...
by Shivaji
13 Apr 2019 01:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 660703

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The whole gang is going ga-ga over Raj Thackery and his rallies. Does anyone from MH tell us how much pull he has? Can he hurt NDA? Yes, Congies are going ga-ga over him. He / Congies seem to have planned his rallies at locations where Modi ji has already done his. But very few takers. In my whatsa...
by Shivaji
12 Apr 2019 01:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 660703

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Another very good twitter handle for following elections and voter mood is this: https://twitter.com/savvyasaachi His predictions for election are: BJP - 246-258 NDA - 298-310 INC - 71-81 UPA - 120-126 OTH - 113-119 His analysis of each state is really good. What I liked the most is that he updates ...
by Shivaji
10 Apr 2019 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 660703

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Mukesh Kumar and anyone else, its better not to bring every report here and post asking if they are true. Folks questioning EVMS will be futile after the three states that BJP lost which Congress won. So no more posts on that line. vijayk and ShyamSP lets not get into a slanging match. I long back ...
by Shivaji
09 Apr 2019 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755532

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

^^ Correct. Or do a sting on a Serving PAF high ranking offical or Gafoor and get them to admit their losses on hidden camera and pass it on to the Indian channels or something of that nature. BUT what this has done is completely sidelined the Balakot loss of face for the porkies! After a sufficien...
by Shivaji
30 Mar 2019 21:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 906265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

When I searched him on internet, one Col Sohail Abid from Military Intelligence is said to be martyred in Balochistan on 17 May, 2018...

Two Colonels of same name or tweet text misleading...
by Shivaji
30 Mar 2019 21:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 906265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Few more Paki army casualties from urdu keyword search on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZiDiiBloch/status/1111191485909819392 https://twitter.com/Amna_IK/status/1111179311724355584 https://twitter.com/TeamPak_Army/status/1111222721336233984 First tweet has Bajwa in the picture and funeral is said to ...
by Shivaji
30 Mar 2019 12:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 906265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

blast targetting CRPF convoy at Banihal pass !! another round No casualties: https://mobile.twitter.com/ahmedalifayyaz/status/1111882081322188800 Today at 1040 hrs a Bus of CRPF 54 Bn( No. HR 66 8067) In Down convoy, was hit by a Santro from back. Car driver escaped. Santro was blown up. CRPF notic...
by Shivaji
27 Mar 2019 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 872
Views: 133885

Re: Indian ASAT test

Ofcourse preparation must have been going on since months, possible reason of ASAT test timing in election time given by Baba: https://mobile.twitter.com/bababanaras/status/1110877189770076161 After #BalakotStrike Chinese satellites were tracking our military bases. Specially 2 were focusing on us o...
by Shivaji
24 Mar 2019 21:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 906265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Gurus, Have any PAF pilots from recent incident been awarded on Pakistan day? I tried searching names of PAF pilots in news Hasan Siddiqui or Nauman Ali Khan who claimed to have fired at our Mig 21, but no award to any pilot is seen. If Gafoora can be awarded for being merely a spokesperson, why are...
by Shivaji
23 Mar 2019 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755532

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

This sort of "what if" is what allows the PAF to get away. So if they one-up, we go twice-up. That's what puts the PAF and Pak in their place! Since Balakot, I have been involved in many local battles with Pakis in online domain. And 100% agree with above. We beat to death any proofs we m...
by Shivaji
22 Mar 2019 00:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 906265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

DFI has theory that Marakhor refers to NLI as they too have that insignia. Also, use of words disowned and RIP Marakhor seem more applicable to NLI.
by Shivaji
21 Mar 2019 15:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 906265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

This from Babaji takes the cake: Directly to DGISPR from adgpi! https://mobile.twitter.com/bababanaras/status/1108665126310154240 how are you feeling General @OfficialDGISPR ? I know it is tough time for you. My condolences are with you. If you do not improve, our game will continue. With love from ...
by Shivaji
21 Mar 2019 00:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 906265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pakistanis openly speaking against army? Do not remember this being said so openly by a main political leader. https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/1108441822538293248 "Big statement from Bilawal Bhuttoo Zardari exposing nefereous designs of Pakistan Army and sham action. Bilawal says, I do...
by Shivaji
20 Mar 2019 22:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 906265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Dawood is still useful, paki might give Salahuddin, and claim Kashmir groups are no longer supported. As if on cue, below link states that we have demanded Dawood and Salahuddin. From 16-March. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-demands-that-pakistan-returns-dawood-and-sayeed-s...
by Shivaji
20 Mar 2019 14:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 906265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

bababanaras - but even he misspelled GUJARAT. To Create panic in the heart of the enemy, mock drill of @IAF_MCC done near IB in Gujrat last night. 6 Sukhoi MKI30 , 10 Miraj-2000 , 2 MIG-29, 2 MIG-27, 4 Jaguar roared along the IB. Corroborated that it is Indian state of Gujarat here: https://aajtak....
by Shivaji
20 Mar 2019 00:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 906265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Baba uvacha again . 50 pakistani troopers halaq including 3 senior officers in Indian firing. isn't 50 a huge number? We are not talking plain clothes jihadis but uniformed ones. How is it possible for PA to completely hide this from public? PA can cut access to internet near border areas but they ...
by Shivaji
19 Mar 2019 17:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 906265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Look at two tweets from 14th March: 1. A very important decision will be taken today. Sir is meeting with all stock holders today late evening. 2. Sir you are real Rambo. Will continue ops... And another one the next day: There is 99.99% chances that Pakistani will do misadventure after #5_6March in...
by Shivaji
19 Mar 2019 14:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 906265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Two Paki BOPs destroyed by us in Goi sector:

https://twitter.com/bababanaras/status/ ... 7113877504

Corroborated by one Paki account here:

https://twitter.com/MughalAmiruddin/sta ... 6475146240
by Shivaji
19 Mar 2019 10:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 906265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I have followed him very closely since Balakot. He is usually the first to report on an engagement even with name of the posts and sectors. E.g. he was the first one to report attack and casualties on own BOP in Sunderbani sector. I have seen retired Indian army officers retweeting his tweets. He do...

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