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by KL Dubey
19 Aug 2019 06:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1983
Views: 244241

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Primus wrote:
UlanBatori wrote:This guy is a winner.


Proud to say he is from my alma mater, HPS, Begumpet, Hyderabad. :)


Second that. I did not know he was an Eagle too...more than enough to cancel out the likes of the Owaisi bros. Along with many Eagles our alma mater did turn out a few "Ulle ke Patthe" too :D
by KL Dubey
14 Aug 2019 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1983
Views: 244241

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

As I mentioned earlier, it seems increasing likely that Amit will do the honors at Lal Chowk on Aug 15. https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/shah-likely-to-unfurl-tricolour-in-srinagar/817531.html Will be the "Take 2" of the 1992 photo of NaMo and MM Joshi. If I was Satyapal, I wouldn'...
by KL Dubey
14 Aug 2019 07:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1980
Views: 220139

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://swarajyamag.com/news-brief/one-man-government-how-bs-yediyurappa-is-managing-flood-relief-for-an-entire-state One Man Government? How BS Yediyurappa Is Managing Flood Relief For An Entire State A good move indeed. BSY probably knows the state inside out like the back of his hand. The need o...
by KL Dubey
09 Aug 2019 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1983
Views: 244241

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

More vacations to Taj Mahal 20 more 'troublemakers' shifted from Kashmir to Agra The Jammu and Kashmir authorities airlifted a fresh batch of 20 "potential troublemakers" from Srinagar to Agra, officials told PTI on Friday. The people, who have a history of being involved in separatist ac...
by KL Dubey
07 Aug 2019 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581063

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

srin wrote:The only suspense right now is: who is going to hoist the national flag at Lal Chowk on 15th Aug ?


Amit and Satyapal ?
by KL Dubey
07 Aug 2019 00:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581063

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

We have to take the sabka sath-sabka vikas-sabka vishwas seriously and literally. Modi keeps telling media interviewers from time to time: just listen to what I say and don't dismiss it as politician-speak. We should listen too. You nailed it. I have been saying this for years but some people do no...
by KL Dubey
18 Jul 2019 01:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1980
Views: 220139

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

- BJP strength in RS to go up by 4 as more MPs change parties. I missed this. Who? Where? now BJP is at 81 It's not clear. One BSP MP has resigned and joined BJP. But he is no longer an MP...the seat just falls vacant. Two more BSP MPs seem ready to switch. Now that BSP is down to 3 in the RS, it i...
by KL Dubey
11 Jul 2019 09:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1980
Views: 220139

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It looks like the INC is melting down in one state after the other. GA already gone. KA in shambles, seems all but ready to fold. If KA gets back in saffron column, I would certainly watch MP, and also MH where it looks like NDA is a comfortable position for the Oct 2019 elections. There might well ...
by KL Dubey
06 Jul 2019 21:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1980
Views: 220139

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Looks like the unholy INC-JDS goremint in KA is in real trouble this time.....14 MLAs resign. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/14-ktaka-ruling-coalition-mlas-have-resigned-jds-vishwanath-after-meeting-speaker/videoshow/70106232.cms If the speaker accepts the resignations...
by KL Dubey
20 Jun 2019 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1980
Views: 220139

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Let us see if the 3 lok sabha MPs of TDP follow suit.

This is getting good....!
by KL Dubey
14 Jun 2019 03:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1980
Views: 220139

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/amit-shah-set-to-be-at-bjp-helm-at-least-till-year-end/articleshow/69780191.cms Looks like Amit will remain at the helm for the upcoming assembly elections in HY and MH (Oct 2019), JH (Nov/Dec 2019)...and quite possibly for DL (Feb 2020). NDA seems to be in...
by KL Dubey
11 Jun 2019 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2688
Views: 402597

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

can i get my rice bag after converting. I will be more than happy to change my name to ArjunPasteur :P :lol: :twisted: :mrgreen: That's nothing...last year I encountered a cabbie in Tvm named Richard Nixon....and I have work-related interactions with another guy in TN named Ronald Reagan (all the m...
by KL Dubey
11 Jun 2019 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2688
Views: 402597

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

nvishal wrote:The interesting part(see lunacy) is in the second half

https://www.thetrumpet.com/20764-the-ru ... trilateral

I'm on my phone so cannot make quotes



King of the Hill was more realistic.
by KL Dubey
10 Jun 2019 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 349
Views: 39448

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Completely true. Nitishwa has shown time and again that he is the most ingrate, vicious, vengeful and unreliable person. It's unfathomable that BJP propped him up at the state level despite getting stabbed in the back by him, allowed him to ride Modi wave and get a solid block of 16MPs, and now thi...
by KL Dubey
09 Jun 2019 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1980
Views: 220139

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I was very put off by his "calling the election for BJP" after Phase IV, and was praying for the Dilbu anti-jinx to work to neutralize that. To Patil ji's credit, he made a prediction, and stayed with it till the end. One day before counting, he tweeted (in Morse Code) that "BJP will...
by KL Dubey
09 Jun 2019 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1980
Views: 220139

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak wrote:Needs to be supported. If we don't, not many others will.



[b]Dr Praveen Patil @5Forty3 Jun 4


Thanks and I agree. I continue to do my part, and hope he succeeds.
by KL Dubey
04 Jun 2019 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

He can aspire to LOP position in the next GE. No party that contested in 2019 won enough seats to stake a claim to LOP. 55 seats are required. INC has 52, of which 8 are just DMK seat sharing arragement - their native seat count is 44, same as last time. I don't think he has much aspiration. He is ...
by KL Dubey
02 Jun 2019 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Gadkari has been stripped of his favorite portfolio - Ports,Shipping and Inland waterways. He made several proud statements about cleaning Ganga, starting river transport in Ganga, Sagar mala, etc. Instead he has been given heavy industries. It would have been best to keep all transportation (road,...
by KL Dubey
02 Jun 2019 03:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I am (pleasantly) surprised to see Amit get HM. I agree this is exciting on multiple fronts - perhaps a "masterstroke" and surely a frightening development for BIF ecosystem. I think NS and RS are perfectly interchangeable in DM and FM. I had not expected that either. I think Jaishankar i...
by KL Dubey
31 May 2019 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I am (pleasantly) surprised to see Amit get HM. I agree this is exciting on multiple fronts - perhaps a "masterstroke" and surely a frightening development for BIF ecosystem. I think NS and RS are perfectly interchangeable in DM and FM. I had not expected that either. I think Jaishankar is...
by KL Dubey
31 May 2019 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

One must learn lessons from the functioning of Modi Sarkar 1.0. Decisions taken are well deliberated and have reasons that may or may not be publicly well understood. They are rarely based upon online/social media demands. To assess Modi Sarkar 2.0 we should focus on the big picture, not "why t...
by KL Dubey
31 May 2019 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Don't understand how shah or jaitley can have any understanding of the complex world of economics? Are these ministers just placeholders and RBI director gets everything else done? They are the elected (or soon-to-be elected) MPs who are designated as decision makers. Their decisions are informed b...
by KL Dubey
30 May 2019 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

My guess is that Jaishankar will replace Sushma as EAM. Rajnath, Gadkari, Sitaraman will probably keep their current jobs. I think Amit may get finance, or switch with Goyal for railways. Most of the others may continue in their current jobs. Will be interesting to see what the new people will get. ...
by KL Dubey
30 May 2019 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Pure speculation: any chance there will be a "Dipty PM" this time ?
by KL Dubey
28 May 2019 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/cwc-strike-rate-4-18-many-last-fought-elections-decades-ago-5751407/ .... The rot goes deeper. Very few in CWC have contested elections in the past couple of decades. Why disturb it ? I don't think any nationalist wants a rejuvenated INC in the next 5 years a...
by KL Dubey
28 May 2019 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57249

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Ash Rockzz ‏@Ash_Rokzz23 9h9 hours ago More Revanth Reddy wants to Join BJP clearly He Spoke to Amit Shah Aides & Met Many Telangana BJP leadership to Join BJP. But High command has told he can Join without any Pre Condition. I Think Jagan-DK Shivakumar-Revanth Reddy Combination will over throw...
by KL Dubey
26 May 2019 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I do hope Amit Shah does not join the cabinet, which will distract him from BJP electoral expansion. the BJP may have a limit on the number of terms that the party president can serve. otherwise, there is no need to think of a replacement for AS. jealousy also plays a huge part in shifting him and ...
by KL Dubey
26 May 2019 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I do hope Amit Shah does not join the cabinet, which will distract him from BJP electoral expansion.
by KL Dubey
26 May 2019 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

To paraphrase the saying, "a fool and his legislators are soon parted". https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/jolt-to-upendra-kushwahas-rlsp-all-3-legislators-join-jdu/articleshow/69509029.cms In addition to all the MLAs defecting, they will also ask for recognition from ECI as the &qu...
by KL Dubey
26 May 2019 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/essay/the-price-of-a-wink if there is one review on elections held you need to read this is it! Masterpiece from M J Akbar! Full of informative nuggets, analysis & punchlines (like Sam Pitroda considered himself PM candidate from congress :eek: ) Most of t...
by KL Dubey
26 May 2019 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Dr.Subramanian Swamy to Zee news: 1.RJB can be built, using existing laws. No need to wait for supreme court, only issue is adequate compensation for acquiring land. 2. Article 35 and 370 can be scrapped, no need parliamentary debates, only approval from the President required. Attributes victory t...
by KL Dubey
25 May 2019 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57249

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

There was a post on Jagan Reddy conversion to Hinduism. I tried to dig into this. It seems this is based on the following video, which apparently is not about conversion but regarding some homam he did for AP special status back in April: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riSSsErtpKo Folks in Andhra, ...
by KL Dubey
25 May 2019 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

siddhu wrote:I heard some talk about Ghar wapasi of Jagan by Modi ji. Would be wonderful if it's true.


Where was this talk heard ? Any source ? Or are you referring to 'chaiwala' matters ?
by KL Dubey
25 May 2019 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Total: 355/545 BJP 303+2, Allies 50 This will be the highest ever strength of NDA , surpassing the current strength of 341 as well as the strength of 336 after LS 2014. Even after exit of TDP and loss of 36 AIADMK seats....it is absolutely remarkable that the overall strength will increase a lot. N...
by KL Dubey
24 May 2019 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I just hope Modiji spends some time taking it easy. The rigours of being India's leader plus his intense drive have caused him to age more than what he should have in the past 5 years. He can change gears for a bit and go easy for the first few weeks. The campaign has been hectic, and I am sure tir...
by KL Dubey
24 May 2019 17:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 113430

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

OK, time to do a proper count of NDA numbers. There is confusion in various reports. Please correct if I am wrong. The following parties currently identify themselves as NDA members (I am only listing those who won seats in LS 2019): AJSU Party 1 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1 Apna Dal 2...

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