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by greatde
27 Oct 2020 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

JDU/RJD is similar to BJP/Shiv Sena. The 2nd dynast wants the main CM seat and be the senior alliance partner. Thus, both alliances eventually collapsed. Yet, presently 2020, the realignment of BJP/SS cannot be ruled out, similarly JDU/RJD can always come together. And Bihar results will impact on M...
by greatde
24 Oct 2020 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It's probably Nitesh last election foray. Both parties, BJP & RJD can happily first offer Nitesh the CM seat, as by next election 2025 or even mid-term, they shall become dominate party over JDU, and can fight CM post on their own candidate. He is spoiled for choices. And Hindus have this let by...
by greatde
05 Oct 2020 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^It should be a fundamental requirement that all key BJP have their own cameras, and recording whenever they do interviews.

In past, Modi, Fadnavis benefited from it, else media were twisting and editing their words.
by greatde
28 Sep 2020 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Many in Sunni Sena carried out anti Hindu orders so BJP accepting them back and aligning with them will result in losing Hindu votes outside MH. In GJ, CR Patil has been assigned as chief just because people on ground had started interpreting deal making of BJP with outsiders to be the same as BJP ...
by greatde
28 Sep 2020 01:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Bihar election could be another backstab. If JDU wins close +60 seats, they could form the gov without BJP. Hope BJP has different plans, and in the long term of being the senior party in Bihar.
by greatde
27 Sep 2020 23:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Raut met Fadnavis for over 3 hours. Seems like someone is sena is in pain and requesting a bail-out. BJP will lose all the goodwill in MH if they once again decide to go with Shivsena. The MVA govt should be allowed to fall on its on sword , the father and son have irreparably tarnished the image &...
by greatde
23 Sep 2020 12:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I have a nagging feeling that Malhotraji and Swamiji have been compromised to some videshi power. When some over-zealous person tries to over-reach Indic causes then it should raise an alarm bell for Bharat. These two over-zealous gents have joined hands with some Hindu orgs, and have been bad mout...
by greatde
15 Sep 2020 19:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/barandbench/status/1305824945763540992 Justice Chandrachud: We are of the opinion that we appoint a committee of five distinguished citizens who can come up with certain standards for the electronic media. We don't want any politically divisive nature and we need members who are ...
by greatde
12 Sep 2020 13:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7696
Views: 835240

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Why do ppl try to find "comfort" by bringing in our sheer size and population? For GDP, ppl don't bring in the per population, rather talk about the total. Whereas, in this grim crisis, they conveniently bring in the population size. It's an abysmal state of affairs all-around, and our own...
by greatde
09 Sep 2020 19:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Kudos to Kagana. Hopefully it inspires others to speak up and take on the opposition or the anti-India forces.

Its 6 years of BJP, yet there are no proxies, B-team. Need brave, vocal celebs and intellects, to tackle the opposition side.
by greatde
05 Sep 2020 18:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7696
Views: 835240

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There should be a food revolution in India. So much pre-existing conditions including obesity, diabetes etc. That has possibly made the Covid crisis worse, and it's both extremes where there is malnutrition and then chronic illness. Many heavy butter, ghee, fried stuffs people eat everyday To be pe...
by greatde
05 Sep 2020 18:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7696
Views: 835240

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There should be a food revolution in India. So much pre-existing conditions including obesity, diabetes etc. That has possibly made the Covid crisis worse, and it's both extremes where there is malnutrition and then chronic illness. Many heavy butter, ghee, fried stuffs people eat everyday
by greatde
19 Aug 2020 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967299

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

India biggest strength is it's market access, and the tactic of apps ban was used to emphasize that very point, and possibly negotiate into returning of status quo. Yet, it's clear, that it's irrelevant to them, as they accepted such costs and shows their huge importance on those border points. Now,...
by greatde
19 Aug 2020 23:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

After post-Covid, remote/online voting mechanism has to be fast-tracked and given greater attention for future. It's not gonna be easy, given even a developed nation like USA having huge issues with mail voting. As for 2024, NRIs or some limited remote voting can be electoral beneficial for BJP as w...
by greatde
17 Aug 2020 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Some RW people I talk to go into raptures when some peacefool people join the BJP or Congis defect to the BJP, but they don't realize that this is watering down the party and gradually after a point BJP will become another Congress. Cong was also pro Hindu at some point and then it became an Islami...
by greatde
14 Aug 2020 15:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfO5MS_U8AIBoPO?format=jpg&name=large This is what happens when the toxic sludge of marxist history and narrative is not cleaned and countered from a nation. Even the most learned are incapable of separating the wheat from chaff after a few decades, imagine a century...
by greatde
13 Aug 2020 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4619
Views: 762284

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Think, it's much unnecessary fears. It was both Bush/Obama with the Modi visa ban, which only became irrelevant after he became PM. And it was still under Obama administration, that India-USA got better whereas many BRFs thought it would be in trouble due to his visa insult where possibly Modi woul...
by greatde
13 Aug 2020 13:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4619
Views: 762284

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Think, it's much unnecessary fears. It was both Bush/Obama with the Modi visa ban, which only became irrelevant after he became PM. And it was still under Obama administration, that India-USA got better whereas many BRFs thought it would be in trouble due to his visa insult where possibly Modi would...
by greatde
04 Aug 2020 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4619
Views: 762284

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Rather than the religious freedom or discrimination issues, its the lack or non-existence of lobby groups/counters from the pro-India side. Today, the he who shouts loudest wins, in the global narrative
by greatde
23 Jul 2020 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7696
Views: 835240

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Are discharged patients kept under some kind of quarantine? Some discharged patients have seemingly been re-admitted and thus, they still do carry (low) viral load? That can be an infection source for the rest, and the recovery process isn't that simple nor easy?
by greatde
13 Jul 2020 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Pilot miscalculated and over-reacted, to bargain better position within Congress. To go for BJP, he probably will ask for impossible CM seat. Like in Karnataka where it was JDS (smaller party CM) with Congress supporting. And even in medium run, the bypolls of his estimated 20-30 MLAs wont be easy t...
by greatde
13 Jul 2020 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Pilot has played his cards too early, and really dont have the numbers both Congress MLAs or independents. He has over-reacted, and BJP state unit themselves are divided and many loyalists groups.

It’s internal fight where Gehlot will come on top, whereas nothing for BJP to gain nor lose.
by greatde
17 Jun 2020 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

What’s happening in Manipur? BJP led gov going to collapse??
by greatde
16 Jun 2020 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967299

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

Why is only the Indian side telling numbers, why so many leaking out of details? It should be confidentiality, or ambiguity like - some casualties. Currently, India has X deaths, while the other side has nothing to something. That only leads to panic, dhoti shivering in the Indian side. The narrativ...
by greatde
16 Jun 2020 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967299

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

Future escalation means use of weapons, and in that case, does India have it to finish the conflict? Its not who starts but who ends. And, its also information war. The other side only uses generic words, never mentions details or losses. The news, names, numbers only comes from our side, so its up ...
by greatde
15 Jun 2020 12:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1690
Views: 206363

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Manisha Koirala is not an issue, she is staying true to her roots. Don’t we want the same thing for our Indians living or earning overseas?

But unlike Manisha, we have many digested Indians overseas.
by greatde
11 Jun 2020 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1690
Views: 206363

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

If cultural connections was key to alliances, then India/Pak should have gotten along. Alliances work on give/take principle and we have possibly taken Nepal for granted, and it is seen by some arrogant posts here. Our eastern neighbor has first mover advantage, and has given investment there. Nepal...
by greatde
10 Jun 2020 02:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707052

Re: Understanding the US - Again

... Similar to Modi in 2019, where the narrative changed towards national security with Pak and Balakot strikes. I strongly disagree with this statement and advise that you look at the facts of the 2019 India's general election. The BJP won a majority as it improved the lives of vast numbers of peo...
by greatde
09 Jun 2020 21:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707052

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Surely, Trump has little case of re-election, he is struggling big time, and maximized his core support base. Where is the new votes going to be from? And Blacks will be out in greater numbers. In 2016, Black turnout was 7% less than 2012. Imo, Trump has to make it a national security election, with...
by greatde
04 Jun 2020 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Trump has changed the face of US-India relations. He is also a much more effective USA president than than the long line of incompetents before him, of whom Obamudu was surely the "crowning glory" of incompetence and hucksterism. Trump is willing to make the same kinds of decisions that n...
by greatde
28 May 2020 12:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1076836

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In this pandemic crisis, BJP should also work for online voting. Its the right time to fast-track such reforms, both allowing local citizens to vote online, and also NRIs to vote in elections.

Its disappointing that in 6 years, nothing on election reforms.
by greatde
23 Apr 2020 00:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 85184

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Unless, a suitable alternative is prepared and established, its all wishful thinking. After all, big businesses prefer profits and efficiency, and we dont have a solid structure to offer them. They can happily work with dictators and no political preference.
by greatde
22 Apr 2020 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707052

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Steve Bannon is also the guy who said this: Link I am aware of his previous rants. Bannon's views seem to be changing, especially after being fired by Trump. He seems smart enough to realize that his "stop immigration" views lead nowhere except pandering to readers of Breitbart whose job ...
by greatde
19 Apr 2020 01:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7696
Views: 835240

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Is this virus an Urban disease? It originated from city, and all over the world, voluntary "self quarantine" failed where urban people or travelers simply didn't follow it and allowed it to spread instead. It needed an compulsory measures for lock-down. And yet, the poor & rural side a...
by greatde
17 Apr 2020 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7696
Views: 835240

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Prevention>Correction>Detection. That should be the priority and order, where lockdown>treatment>testing. Random testing is a difficult and luxury, we have large population and some are asymptomatic. Many cases of being tested negative on Day 1, Day 7 but only to be infected on day 10 onwards. We si...
by greatde
17 Apr 2020 14:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7696
Views: 835240

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This 2nd lockdown is gonna be toughest.Already some people stopped giving free food to the needy people. There is a limit to how much middle class or individuals can volunteer to help the vulnerable people. The richest and poor groups have big voice and lobby with government and institutions, but mi...
by greatde
25 Mar 2020 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7696
Views: 835240

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Yes, the real risk is just how long people can live, almost literally without an economy for 2-3 weeks. I see a temporary UBI being issued using the JAM system in place. Well, demonetization showed our people can manage without cash for certain period. And more than economy, it is food and shelter....
by greatde
24 Mar 2020 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7696
Views: 835240

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

21 day lockdown is tough, but can bring some new opportunities? It's once in a lifetime and there can be many simulations, military, environment works which can be optimized. Hope the government think-tanks work and use such opportunity well....

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