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by Ashok
17 Oct 2006 11:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 149162

As a reminder, the purpose of this thread, was, according to the 1st post: Suraj Posted: 04 Apr 2006 06:06 pm Post subject: PRC Political News & Discussions This thread is meant to collect and discuss China-specific political news and information. Both conventional/vernacular news/blog and acade...
by Ashok
08 Oct 2006 11:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 149162

Gen. Liao Xilong -2

More on Liao Xilong. 1. From Civil-Military change in China: Elites, Institutes, and Ideas after the 16th Party Congress (A Strategic Studies Institute monograph) " CMC Member and Director of the General Logistics Department Liao Xilong. During the 16th Party Congress, General Liao Xilong was p...
by Ashok
05 Oct 2006 11:56
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2005/2006/2007
Replies: 404
Views: 100442

Could anyone (Shiv perhaps?) give a brief review / opinion of Arun Shourie's The World of Fatwas? Thanks in advance!
by Ashok
02 Oct 2006 18:29
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 119554

CPrakash, I know you said you could not comment on Lt. Kalia, but why not? Why stick only to the case of Sqd. Ldr. Ahuja? Such behaviour is the rule, not the exception, for TSP's jihadi/army hordes. The rotting head story that you mention came into circulation after these incidents. Not before. And ...
by Ashok
02 Oct 2006 17:19
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - V
Replies: 322
Views: 119554

Lt. Kalia was tortured & done to death. Sqd. Ldr. Ahuja was apparently shot in point blank range after resisting capture. To remind folks who might not remember : From Rediff : Lt Kalia's brother, Vaibhav, now 25, identified his body when it arrived in a coffin wrapped in the national flag in Pa...
by Ashok
01 Oct 2006 19:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 149162

Gen. Liao Xilong

A cursory search on General Liao Xilong seems to indicate that this is a person who might well rise even further. In brief: Has risen through the ranks; native of Guizhou province, born in a poor peasant family. He has been one of Hu Jintao's close supporters in the Central Military Commission. He i...
by Ashok
28 Sep 2006 23:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 149162

GD, I think I will look for stuff concerning Liao Xilong (Logistics).

Singha: ..I suggest anyone who wants to contribute pick two names people/orgs from above list as per their interest and get started on building bkground info. Pls indicate your selection here to prevent overlaps...
by Ashok
23 Nov 2005 16:55
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Lessons of 1962 War for a possible new Sino-India conflict
Replies: 222
Views: 74897

Satya, Neville Maxwell is not an unbiased source or whose words are considered the gospel truth this side of the Himalayas. Of course, he is
inevitably cited by the Chinese as an impeccable source re. the '62 war.
by Ashok
29 Aug 2005 14:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1161
Views: 81090

A news item on patents for lipitor/anti-cholestrol drugs: Ranbaxy challenges Pfizer patent
by Ashok
11 Mar 2004 08:26
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Shaheen 2 - proliferation unlimited?
Replies: 128
Views: 39992

Re: Shaheen 2 - proliferation unlimited?

Philip/Shiv, could you point me to the original news item reporting this Maldivian perfidy? I seem to have missed it completely until now: the silence of the "news" reporting agencies on this horrendous bit of news, if true, is deafening! Originally posted by philip fowler: ...Another recent coup ha...
by Ashok
19 Jun 2003 09:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian History Discussions - III
Replies: 176
Views: 42418

Re: Indian History Discussions - III

Originally posted by Kaushal: ..Peshwa Baji Rao I....Aged 40, he died in a tent among his men in Ravarkhed on a campaign. His Muslim mistress Mastani committed suicide upon learning of his death..... I thought Mastani was the foster-daughter of Chhatrasal of Bundelkhand, whom he gave in marriage to...
by Ashok
07 Jan 2003 10:16
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 48343

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

There seem to be some fairly detailed maps of Tibet & its borders at the Tibet Map Institute page at http://www.tibetmap.com Harsh, you might want to take a look at them. I could not find Dhola or HathungLa there, though. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam etc all fall under the title "Assam" on the maps.
by Ashok
05 Jan 2003 08:42
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 48343

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Originally posted by Harshavardhan: [QB]Does anyone know whether Dhola peak is SW of Hathungla, W-SW of the same, or W-NW of it? Harsh, have you looked at the publication by the Ministry of External Affairs GoI, entitled "Reports of the officials of the govts of India & the People's Republic of...
by Ashok
29 Dec 2002 01:44
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 48343

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Has anyone here read "Peking versus Delhi" by George Patterson (New York, F.A.Praeger (1964))?
Any comments? Patterson also seems to have written another book called, I think, Requiem for Tibet.
by Ashok
13 Dec 2002 07:24
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Dr Chidambaram's talk on Pokharan II
Replies: 116
Views: 38602

Re: Dr Chidambaram's talk on Pokharan II

Originally posted by csharma: In May 2002, there was a paper in saag.org was Dr Chidmabaram. Seems like the talk was pretty similiar to that. In that paper, there was the Venn diagram , Shiv is talking about. I tried to find the paper on saag but could not locate it. csharma, perhaps this is the on...
by Ashok
02 Nov 2002 01:58
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: 40,000 year old paintings found near Delhi
Replies: 39
Views: 21856

Re: 40,000 year old paintings found near Delhi

Originally posted by Kaushal: Apparently there is a profusion of cave paintings in the region. We may be discovering just the tip of the iceberg. There is already vandalism and they need to be protected. http://www.outlooktraveller.com/aspscripts/postcard.asp "....The staff of the Satpura National ...
by Ashok
01 Nov 2002 21:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: 40,000 year old paintings found near Delhi
Replies: 39
Views: 21856

Re: 40,000 year old paintings found near Delhi

Incidentally, how old are the cave-paintings found several
years ago at Bhim-bhetka (sp?) (i think in Madhya Pradesh)?
Are they of comparable antiquity to these new finds?
by Ashok
27 Oct 2002 02:39
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2002
Replies: 65
Views: 14823

Re: Cope India 2002

Originally posted by Ray: The turning point of WWII ...was the Battle of Kursk, where the Russian in the greatest Tank Battle of WWII routed the superior Germans! A Soviet tank specialist Marshal [name I don't remember because of difficult spelling but starts with a 'T'] was an acknowledged futuris...
by Ashok
24 Oct 2002 19:39
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2002
Replies: 65
Views: 14823

Re: Cope India 2002

Originally posted by vverma:
Cope India. Any significance to this name? What does it mean?
I believe it stands for "CoOPerative Exercise" . There seem to have
been a number of other COPE exercises around, as a Google search will reveal.

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