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by KL Dubey
10 Mar 2018 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

We can cite the world over locations that are not perfect but attract millions of tourists per year. Hawai volcanic islands are in the middle of nowhere, susceptible to tsunamis and earthquakes. Total agreement. The goremint really needs to ramp up tourism in our Indian Ocean archipelagos. Did you ...
by KL Dubey
27 Feb 2018 09:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

https://theprint.in/2018/02/26/is-maldives-indias-grenada-will-narendra-modi-be-indias-reagan/ The author of this is one Tunku Varadarajan (brother of Sidharth Varadarajan, a rabid anti-national). Both these fellows are foreign citizens. In that context, I wonder why Tunku is so vehement about the ...
by KL Dubey
23 Feb 2018 09:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

It is far better to enter into a defence and security treaty as we have with Mauritius.Let the little Maldivians run their local show democratically.They make big bucks through high-end tourism and require every bleedin' thing except fish from abroad.We'll supply the lot.No need to dirty our hands ...
by KL Dubey
22 Feb 2018 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Annexe Maldives? The clamouring will reach the heavens. Rather keep a Bhutan like relation and place a division of IA on Male. Let it reach the heavens. I am sure there are no Chinese and Pawkee supporters there. If there was a "what to do about your small neighboring countries" manual, i...
by KL Dubey
22 Feb 2018 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

If we do go into the Maldives with an invasion, I think there is no need to beat around the bush. Simply annex it as a Union Territory in the best interests of India and the Maldivian population. Sure, there will be some ruckus in the UN and any other forums where the Chinese and the Pawkees can dru...
by KL Dubey
22 Feb 2018 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I asked not to dojbt our intel but whether it was diversionary tactic, used umpteen times in naval history.The Chins usually do not telegraph their future actions. And neither do we, yes ? At the moment the latest news is that we have about 40 battle-ready ships + submarines and aircraft. China, US...
by KL Dubey
20 Feb 2018 05:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1429
Views: 110035

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Shoulda annexed Nepal a while ago and given the king a titular position as in many Indian successor states of erstwhile kingdoms. Only "duffer states" believe in the failed notion of "buffer states". In the 1940s Tibet was claimed to be a buffer state. After that Nepal is being c...
by KL Dubey
16 Feb 2018 11:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Philip ji, I do not always agree with your posts, but could not have put this better myself. Even a 5% additional tax on Chinese imports (which FM has belatedly done on cell phones) will be Rs 20,000 crore. It will provide the kid of boost MGNREGA needs ( 75,000 cr vs, 55000 allotted in the budget)...
by KL Dubey
16 Feb 2018 10:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

.....the Chinese have launched a fierce attack on the PM's visit to Ar.Pradesh threatening us with dire consequences for intruding into " Southern Tibet". It is past time to boot out the Chin shitworm of an envoy and ban all Chinese goods entering India, a long with their nationals.But do...
by KL Dubey
13 Feb 2018 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Base In Oman: India Granted Access To Strategically Located Duqm Port For Military Use The Port of Duqm is situated on the southeastern seaboard of Oman, overlooking the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is strategically located, in close proximity to the Chabahar port in Iran. With the Assumpti...
by KL Dubey
12 Feb 2018 09:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

OK, no offense intended. OK, no problem. I am no strategic expert, but at first glance India's overall position in the IOR seems rather enviable (and understandably frustrating to the Hans). The trans-Indian Ocean shipping traffic mainly originates from three sources: the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea ...
by KL Dubey
12 Feb 2018 08:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

India can also offer Maldives a significant financial package in return for an Indian military base and a firm commitment that Maldives will not allow any Chinese military presence, including transit or port visits. If such offers are turned down, as they are likely to be, New Delhi will have littl...
by KL Dubey
12 Feb 2018 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Relying on sea level rise is naive. First of all, islands in Nauru and Kiribati have been shown to rebuild and rise with the sea level, since these atolls are highly dynamic, not just pieces of rock waiting for the sea to run over them. Maldives could be no different. But even if you accept the &qu...
by KL Dubey
12 Feb 2018 02:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The sea level issue is indeed significant and would likely work to our advantage. You never know, the Chinese may have a strategy to "grab" these low-lying islands now and reclaim land on a long-term basis. I believe they are already doing this in the Spratlys. However, this would be very ...
by KL Dubey
12 Feb 2018 01:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

nasheed is a self serving ahole, who expects and demands that India help him get his testimonials out of the fire. He may be all that - like I said, this isn't about 'helping Nasheed'. There are likely many things going on that we don't know about. Let us wait and see what happens in the next few d...
by KL Dubey
11 Feb 2018 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The goremint (NDA versus UPA) makes a large difference which is obvious to all except an oblivious (or stubborn) few: https://thewire.in/222646/i-dont-expect-to-see-confrontation-from-india-and-china-on-maldives-former-president-nasheed/ Though ranged against Yameen today, New Delhi has remained a b...
by KL Dubey
11 Feb 2018 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The Wikipedia page on Assumption island, Seychelles, has this: Assumption Island has a small village, with about 20 people, on the sheltered western side, surrounded by Casuarina trees. An abandoned coconut palm plantation is just south of it. The island has a construction camp with about 50 people...
by KL Dubey
11 Feb 2018 09:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Deleted...correct post below.
by KL Dubey
11 Feb 2018 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The lessons are indeed there for India, but I think the NDA goremint is trying to pick up the pieces after 10 years of UPA. I think there is a thought out strategy that is playing out behind the scenes. At the very least we can expect a more robust response and strategy from NaMo sarkar. Imagine if ...
by KL Dubey
11 Feb 2018 01:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

^^^ onlee chaiwallas pakoda making brother’s sixth wife removed whispered in my ear as I sat eating paan on a sunny beach in Seychelles :mrgreen: On a related topic, as I understand our Seychelles base on Assumption island is pretty well along in terms of infrastructure. As for the two Mauritian is...
by KL Dubey
10 Feb 2018 09:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I am telling you modi is new socialist nehru. Few takers for that one here, I think. Modi is going about his planned rallies, foreign visits, etc with zero mention of Maldives. Not even a tweet from him NOR any minister. Swaraj, Sitaraman, VK Singh et al all silent. It looks like they are under &qu...
by KL Dubey
10 Feb 2018 05:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Meanwhile, according to the opposition guy Nasheed, the Chinese have already "grabbed" 17 islands in the Maldives: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/nasheed-calls-for-international-convention-to-deal-with-chinese-land-grab-in-maldives-says-ex-is-fighters-embedded-in-army...
by KL Dubey
08 Feb 2018 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

KL Dubey, I think its the latter. India doesn't appear to use military option as its like the US invading Grenada. A sledge hammer to swat a gnat. However China wants India to use force as that will destroy the bonhomie after the 10 ASEAN leaders at R Day as guests. And reemergence of regional bull...
by KL Dubey
08 Feb 2018 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Let's not jump to conclusions yet. Either Yameen and his Chinese friends planned these shenanigans to take place just when all the key folks on the Indian side were travelling (unlikely in my opinion), or India has formulated a policy that involves "no talking till you reinstate democracy"...
by KL Dubey
08 Feb 2018 10:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

pushkar.bhat wrote:Twitter is reporting that airport electricity is now cut off. Faithful of the YAG regime have been squeaking about defending the country since morning.


Can you please post the twitter source ?
by KL Dubey
08 Feb 2018 08:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Abdulla Yameen reveals his true colors very clearly: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/on-crisis-at-home-maldives-sends-envoys-to-friendly-nations-not-india-1810025 If this is not enough, I don't know what else we are waiting for. The world is watching to see if India acts decisively. I read on "...
by KL Dubey
07 Feb 2018 00:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 946
Views: 85708

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Well, that time is here again. A small IOR nation in trouble and explicitly asking for Indian help. I hope we do not screw up this time. Last thing we need is to go there, do the cleanup job, and foolishly hand the keys back to whoever imbecile is available, like Rajiv Gaandee did. What is needed in...
by KL Dubey
11 Dec 2017 23:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5021
Views: 296408

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

^^How do you know the above words are proper nouns? My assertion is that they are not. As an example, it is already seen in the Veda that "sindhu" is not a proper noun. Please tell me why you think the other words found in association with "sindhu" are proper nouns. I am not argu...
by KL Dubey
11 Dec 2017 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5021
Views: 296408

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Yaska has arguments against this point of view that the words in the Veda have no meaning. I never knew there was a point of view in India that claimed "the words in the Veda have no meaning". I said, the "meanings" of the words in the Veda are yet unknown and are not the same a...
by KL Dubey
11 Dec 2017 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5021
Views: 296408

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

1. What is the meaning of the word Haraxavati? In whatever language you want to pick... since Haraxavati is the original its meaning should stand on its own merits in language as well in contextual usage. We can ignore how it got changed from Haraxavati to Saraswathi for this discussion. I would al...
by KL Dubey
11 Dec 2017 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5021
Views: 296408

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Regarding the "meanings" of words such as sarasvati, sindhu etc. There seems a lot of confusion. 1) The Indians found that the words in the Veda could be derived using a system of roots, stems, and modifications that employ a set of rules ("grammar"). Using these, the Indians had...
by KL Dubey
11 Dec 2017 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5021
Views: 296408

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Is there an identification of all the rivers in the Nadistuti (RV X.75.5-6)? No. There is no word called "nadistuti" in the Veda, this is just a title given to the sukta. The words in the sukta have been used as river names in N/NW India, although they do not have any such meaning in the ...
by KL Dubey
06 Oct 2017 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3007
Views: 108476

Re: Positive News from the USA

UlanBatori wrote::eek: There goes THAT GetRichQuick role model and inspiration.


Well, there's Creflo Dollar on da south side of town. As da name indicates, he wuz born to be rich...."as mandated by Gawd".
by KL Dubey
25 Sep 2017 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5021
Views: 296408

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

... At the core the Vedas are an exploration of the universe by introspection and meditation and arrive at a "grand unified" explanation of the entire universe as the product of a consciousness that creates it. There exist some seriously scholarly works in English (that read like mumbojum...
by KL Dubey
06 Sep 2017 23:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 91
Views: 13070

Re: Clean India places, options, initiatives & results

In fact, the septic tank is very unhygienic but we can't avoid in an urban set-up. In the West, septic tanks are rarely installed in urban areas, so they are not unavoidable. I do agree a good sewage system should be the primary means. In the rural areas, developing a proper sewage system will take...
by KL Dubey
16 Aug 2017 08:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 91
Views: 13070

Re: Clean India places, options, initiatives & results

Lol where do you think yours is going everyday? At least in a farm it gets decomposed. The millions that get into the sewage system and contaminate urban groundwater is a much bigger concern. That's the problem. There should be dedicated system for carrying sewage from houses and offices to the tre...
by KL Dubey
16 Aug 2017 04:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 91
Views: 13070

Re: Clean India places, options, initiatives & results

Back in our farm, I will always poop out in the fields and wash bum in the running water nearby - even if I had access to the Indian style toilet. Elsewhere I will hold, unless I have diarrhea or something and it just cannot be helped. Wut ? :eek: Isn't this exactly the kind of unhygienic behavior ...
by KL Dubey
06 Aug 2017 18:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 920334

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

a wise warrior plans for the needle and the lance both - ancient cambodian saying. A wise warrior will use his lance when needled - ancient Vedic saying (Rig Veda MLCMXXXVI) Ancient Indian saying - "don't listen to ancient sayings of other countries." :D (I think there was a similar Bruce...
by KL Dubey
06 Aug 2017 17:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 920334

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

These moves would result in a few million people losing their jobs in the steel and coal sectors, and put severe pressure on trade unions controlled by the Communist Party. China said last year 1.8 million jobs will be eliminated during the process of industrial restructuring, but has managed to cu...
by KL Dubey
30 Jul 2017 04:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5021
Views: 296408

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

:mrgreen: Looks like SriJoy has fawked this thread too. BTW Sarasvati as referred in the Rgveda is not a river but represents some other kind of physical object. Howevah, there was certainly a riva in NW India that took its name from the Rgvedic sound Sarasvati.

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