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by KL Dubey
25 Oct 2020 21:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 136
Views: 19121

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

UBS Bank predict end of oil-based vehicles within 2-3 years There is no doubt that traditional gasoline pulled out from the ground is unsustainable. - Full battery EVs (BEVs) are one alternative. - HEVs, or in the future even ICEs powered by renewable gasoline, are the other option. Both BEVs and H...
by KL Dubey
25 Oct 2020 02:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5574
Views: 1182885

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

About the previous HDI discussion, I didn't "disappear". I simply pointed out that (1) HDI is not a useful indicator for most countries, and (2) in my final two posts I suggested what indicators could better be used. That is a valid purpose of a discussion forum where one can raise useful ...
by KL Dubey
25 Oct 2020 02:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5574
Views: 1182885

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

My last post on this too.... "Suraj" - Yes, I understood your intent. You have posted the JJM/HGJ tracking before and we discussed it briefly. Yes, totally fine by me to discuss details as they become available on the Water thread. I'm personally very interested in that. I did offer possib...
by KL Dubey
24 Oct 2020 10:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5574
Views: 1182885

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

"Arshyam", thanks for the discussion. "Suraj", you are misunderstanding my post/question. It was not to criticize the HGJ mission (which is a fantastic program addressing a critical need) but to get clarity on what the data means. There are interesting points there. The other pos...
by KL Dubey
24 Oct 2020 04:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759436

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India has to be ready for a Democratic President and, because of the trainwreck Trump has wreaked on the GOP, a Democratic House and Senate as well. +1. Barring miracles, the three wings will be led by a Democratic majority. There are too many people in need of help at the moment, and a divided gov...
by KL Dubey
24 Oct 2020 04:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759436

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

What is our MEA supposed to do about this? This is internal US politics. Does not affect India one bit. ?? Internal US politics? Is that wy RSS, BJP, HSS are all named in that poster/ There are Paki handlers pushing this narrative sucessfully for decades now. The least our foreign office mandarin c...
by KL Dubey
24 Oct 2020 04:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759436

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV



That is a very good op-ed. I wonder who wrote it ? As long as Joe did skim and approve it after awaking fresh from a snooze, one can't complain too much.
by KL Dubey
24 Oct 2020 00:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5574
Views: 1182885

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Continuing my efforts to keep with the Jal Jeevan Mission every month: Surprisingly Telangana is doing very well much better than AP/TN/KA in terms of percentage of households having tap connections! I wonder why? West Bengal and the other states in orange are very low in terms of percentage! I am ...
by KL Dubey
23 Oct 2020 23:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759436

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I think this thread needs to start looking ahead. Trump/Biden will not run in 2024, so who are the candidates to watch on both sides? We should begin to track 3-5 people from each party and see how talk about India. See below, with India-specific ratings: Donkeys: Harris (terrible), Obama (terrible...
by KL Dubey
23 Oct 2020 19:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759436

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Watched the Trump-Biden debate last night. It was quite disappointing to see Trump say filthy China, Russia, India in a casual manner just to get back at Biden. There are already those who are saying is this the guy we did Namaste Trump and Howdy Mody with and using this utterance to criticise the ...
by KL Dubey
16 Oct 2020 09:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965310

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

V_Raman wrote:all this also feels like encirclement of India by the USA - they are killing 2 birds in one agreement with maldives.


^^Sounds like something I would read in a CCP mouthpiece.
by KL Dubey
14 Oct 2020 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392614

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I hope it doesnt end up in a situation like Jelep La below. The author's credentials are well established. Maj Chandrakant Singh VrC 4 Guards (1RAJPUT) exploits have been covered in the book The Garud Strikes. His account of 1971 is also there on Bharat Rakshak Army Page. they found themselves shor...
by KL Dubey
13 Oct 2020 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392614

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Can Chinese troops "acclimatized" to the heated tent and oxygen rich environment fight IA for any length of time outside their heated tents? Normally, no. However, due to the recent training from leaders of martial arts clubs (kungfu, sanda etc), we should expect superhuman feats of endur...
by KL Dubey
12 Oct 2020 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392614

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

abhik wrote: I'd love to be proven wrong but that cannot be on the basis of Baba baneras type character's word.


However, the point is that nobody wants to prove you wrong or right except yourself. It begs the question of why you are insistent on this detail of Black Top ?
by KL Dubey
11 Oct 2020 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392614

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^Assuming that is correct, it still does not prove the PLA is perched on Blacktop. IA probably scaled Blacktop from the other side facing Pangong Tso. The PLA post on the bump is probably surrounded by the IA. Further if IA is also sitting just below the bump then it has a direct view of the PLA po...
by KL Dubey
11 Oct 2020 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071135

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Looks like she made tenure this year, though..cranked out a few books and articles that please her "pirs" and got a few awards (again, taken care of by "pirs")...university probably overlooked her teaching record. Since you had a tenure, you must be knowing that research univers...
by KL Dubey
11 Oct 2020 00:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1088
Views: 120884

Re: Solar energy in India

https://www.pv-tech.org/news/india-turns-to-renewables-to-replace-retiring-coal-power-plants Speaking at the virtual India PV Edge 2020 event, power minister R. K. Singh said 29 coal plants are set to be decommissioned, with the space to be occupied by renewable generation. ..... With India estimat...
by KL Dubey
10 Oct 2020 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392614

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Video shows the IA (possibly SFF) troops facing PLA troops at the heights west of Spanggur Lake, we are downhill of the feature called the "Bump" - I think this conclusively proves that we don't have Blacktop. This terrain does not seem to match the west end of Spanggur Tso. And if the la...
by KL Dubey
10 Oct 2020 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071135

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Look what people on Twitter found out. Audrey Truschke's page on Rate My Professors. She has a rating of 1.5/5. Read the reviews. Will make your day. https://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=2227116#ratingsList :rotfl: Looks like she made tenure this year, though..cranked out a few book...
by KL Dubey
09 Oct 2020 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392614

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

It is now very clearly about serious threat perception by the cheeni from India to their CPEC assets, plans, risk overhangs to their timelines, objectives, endgame scenarios. The possibilities of a very hostile India as opposed to a merely "by standing" and passive India which foolishly p...
by KL Dubey
06 Oct 2020 15:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071135

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

#sunnisena Is it trying to break muslim vote bank? Hawa baazi trying to make a point when their own base on Maharashtra is being threatened by BJP. Somewhere, I don't recall where, I read/head a jurno mention that a senior Shiv Sainik told him off the record that Balasaheb's biggest mistake was to ...
by KL Dubey
04 Oct 2020 00:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759436

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

During Obama time also backog was cleared once, These happens once or twice in a decade...USCIS has their own calculations... govt just uses that as per their own timings That happened in 2007 when Bush was president. Not sure why Indians keep crediting Obama for it. Obama did nothing for legal imm...
by KL Dubey
04 Oct 2020 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759436

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Not sure if this the right thread but Trump’s decision to ban Green cards for foreign nationals has helped H1B folks. EB3 has jumped by 4 years allowing folks upto 2015 to file for adjustment of status in October 2020. Had it not been for the ban these folks would be stuck in the line for decade or...
by KL Dubey
01 Oct 2020 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392614

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIdSXzxGJMw Useful discussion, but it disappoints me because it seems to be paving the room to prepare Indian public opinion for concessions ('give and take', 'bold political action'). If India now compromises under the threat of force, we will take a body blow in cr...
by KL Dubey
01 Oct 2020 03:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965310

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Same reason why they ditch their ancient music and make their kids slog to master Western music, or get plastic surgery on eyelids & nose: all these things, names, music, clothing, even body, are superficial, and can’t be allowed to stand in the way of achieving success & dominance. We have...
by KL Dubey
29 Sep 2020 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071135

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It looks like Amnesty has pretty much folded up in India. Who would have thought this day would come so soon. There should no relief given and this cat's paw should completely go down and disappear from India. https://amnesty.org.in/news-update/amnesty-international-india-halts-its-work-on-upholding...
by KL Dubey
29 Sep 2020 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392614

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

“Firstly, China-India border LAC is very clear, that is the LAC on November 7, 1959. China announced it in the 1950s, and the international community including India are also clear about it ,” the ministry said on Friday. SSridhar, indeed, we are in 2020 and yet the language is ridiculous, medieval...
by KL Dubey
28 Sep 2020 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071135

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Suraj wrote:It’s not really a question of secession .


I agree with you. I meant "secession" simply in the sense of "departure" from the UK.
by KL Dubey
28 Sep 2020 03:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071135

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So would I be correct in referring to PM Modi as a Gujrati national. For your information, the Scots voted to stay in the UK just four years ago. They were among the most enthusiastic colonialists as it gave their folks an opportunity to shine under the British flag. The only international organisa...
by KL Dubey
27 Sep 2020 02:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071135

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^Good news. I think NaMo and Shah stopped caring much about these guys after 2019. Yet another "family business" party going down.
by KL Dubey
26 Sep 2020 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071135

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Is Dalrymple even in India or has he escaped? I think he is still in Delhi. Now that it is known he has a business visa, I am wondering who is sponsoring/supporting it. To get a business visa one needs a letter from the companies/organizations both in India and in the foreign country. I am guessing...
by KL Dubey
24 Sep 2020 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071135

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Just a note to chetak and whoever wrote the quoted section, there is no such thing as a "scottish National" . They are British or UK nationals. Scotland is not a separate country (yet!) not according to the scots. :) Scotland is a well-defined country that is part of the UK. Dalrymple is ...
by KL Dubey
24 Sep 2020 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392614

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Just 10 days? After that we have Rezang La 1962 all over again? We have again to pay a political price for the Amreekhan help as in 1962? You didn't understand the statement - I agree the wording was confusing. He meant that our assault will be very intense and the Chinese will not be in a good pos...
by KL Dubey
24 Sep 2020 05:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071135

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

visa details of that wretched creature william dalrymple have emerged :mrgreen: time to see off such scottish/britshit "literary" scum permanently from dharmic lands and dump him back into the dustbin whence he came from Complaint filed against William Dalrymple for flouting visa norms, t...
by KL Dubey
20 Sep 2020 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071135

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Amit and his MoS now open the next front, i.e. FCRA Bill. One benefit I see is that it will curtail conversion outfits from maintaining an army of regularly paid padres and other characters.

Discussion by BRF members invited.
by KL Dubey
20 Sep 2020 22:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071135

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Well done NaMo and Co. for freeing the farmers from economic oppression. India is now on its way to becoming a global agro powerhouse. We have many unique natural advantages and underutilized strengths.
by KL Dubey
14 Sep 2020 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392614

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^This is the Banditji worldview. That is not how the neighboring state of Sikkim was integrated into India. Nor was it how Sardar Patel went about unification of India. The "decision of the people" was strongly and actively "influenced" by the Indian goremint. OK, follow due pro...
by KL Dubey
14 Sep 2020 05:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392614

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The right of a nation to remain Independent isn't determined by if there is a bully around. It should be based on whether they have a unique culture and civilisation that can be self sustaining and flourish independently. Bhutan is such a unique kingdom and India should help it remain independent. ...
by KL Dubey
13 Sep 2020 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392614

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

While actual war may last 10 days, both side armies would have already staged ammo for a good 4 week war, and food & fuel to last till next spring. So what diff does it make to warfare if G219 based supply is disrupted when balloon goes up? That is what I was saying in my previous post. Why is ...
by KL Dubey
13 Sep 2020 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392614

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I think this was identified by BRF member here a few months ago, they have been building this infrastructure for the last 2 years, with no official word or (publicly known) action from our side. Longterm I don't think their border is defensible unless we permanently deploy a significant number of t...

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