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by Trikaal
12 Sep 2020 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397830

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

It all makes sense now. This latest border skirmish was probably XI's last gasp attempt to project a strong image. He must have realized he was in a difficult position internally and tried this to show a win at a time when China is getting battered all around the world. Now that even this last gambl...
by Trikaal
12 Sep 2020 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397830

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

True unfortunately parts of Indian media and some brainless parts of our opposition are compromised and openly stating Chinese propaganda. I’ve noticed one thing: outlets like Indian Express routinely headline the Chinese version. The Indian version from EAM or DM is buried deep inside the report. ...
by Trikaal
21 Apr 2020 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834127

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I really hope Hindus in WB are taking care of each other, maintaining social distance and distance from the peaceful community. There won't be any help from the government. A friend from Kolkata narrated a horrifying incident about a week ago. Their 70 yr old neighbor(who had gone through chemother...
by Trikaal
17 Apr 2020 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834127

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Govt has massive amounts of food rotting in warehouses and forecast for another bumper crop and good monsoon. Govt hoards way too much food anyway, a legacy of the food scarcity of the 60s etc with little adjustments being done to policy to account for decades of economic change and the country bei...
by Trikaal
03 Apr 2020 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834127

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I would like to share my personal understanding about COVID 19 here.. This is just summary of what most of us already know.. we can group infected individuals in three groups.. Group(A )Infected but asymptomatic or with very mild symptoms which people tend to ignore.. These individuals comprise lar...
by Trikaal
08 Sep 2019 15:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687487

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

It is not extinct. In fact, a group of KPs is even teaching it to people who want to learn it. You can find their account here. https://twitter.com/coresharada?lang=en. They have created resources for using it on computers [like fonts on cell phones, computers, etc]. And here is a tool called Aksha...
by Trikaal
07 Sep 2019 19:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687487

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

This sounds completely nuts to me. Where's the Kashmiriyat in doing all business in Urdu ? Is the use of Urdu something that's only been the case under the Abdullahs, or was that the case under the Maharajas too ? This is not getting adequate attention. It's clear that the Kashmir valley itself is ...
by Trikaal
07 Sep 2019 19:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687487

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

By not opening shops, KM s are up to their nakhras, once again. Its best to turn a blind eye to this . or you can break the padlocks on the shutters! for fear of stuff getting looted they will have to come back. Shops will open. They are scared to open just yet. Sooner or later they will open. The ...
by Trikaal
07 Sep 2019 19:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687487

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

There was a script for Kashmiri. It is called Sharda. Don't know if it is still there or extinct. Kashmiriyat was/is bs invented by Nehruvian Marxists. The history of Kashmir following arrival of Muslim rule has been mostly brutal with I believe 7 purges/massacres of Hindus. It's extinct. Even our ...
by Trikaal
07 Sep 2019 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687487

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

SBajwa wrote:
The seventh forced emigration of Kashmiris was in 1989. The slogan was Raliyav, Galigav or Paliyav aka join us (convert), die or leave.


One correction (though it doesn't change the meaning) : It's 'raliv, galiv ya tsaliv'
by Trikaal
06 Sep 2019 23:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4271
Views: 819018

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Maybe the IMF will do the math & realize they are throwing good money in after bad & let TSP go down the toilet unless TSP cuts military spending by 90% (which is the real problem). They can dress it up with euphemisms like “right sizing” the military. Wishful thinking! IMF very well knows ...
by Trikaal
06 Sep 2019 23:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687487

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

3. USA can be convinced to fund the Indian forces in Afghanistan along with the equipment currently sitting there. 4. Even if 1 division and 1-2 Air force squadron's are stationed in Afghanistan it will broke the Baki back for good!! 5. Afghanistan will be excellent place to battle test our newly b...
by Trikaal
06 Sep 2019 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687487

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

USA and USSR operated hundreds of miles away from their core and had some vested national interests which they achieved. They were never in a danger of losing their country, culture or economy. India is! And this is our own neighborhood., if not for India then who else will do this job? Someone mus...
by Trikaal
06 Sep 2019 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687487

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Nandakumar & Atmavik ji, Indian pharma products are the most popular in terms of profit per kg. In consumer products, Indian products are preferred to the same brand made in Pakistan (e.g. Fair & Lovely cream). Gilette blades are (or were, in my time) popular too The logistics are not diffi...
by Trikaal
06 Sep 2019 04:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687487

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Thank you for your local input. So you're saying the various state governments since the first under Sheikh Abdullah have always used Urdu for business - never Kashmiri ? Does that family even speak Koshur, or are they like Sonia mispronouncing 'Hindi speeches' written in latin alphabet ? Every pla...
by Trikaal
06 Sep 2019 04:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687487

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Ultimately folks have to make up their mind. Bhai chahtey Kya ho? Is Akhand Bharat and global power center mission just talk or something more? If yes, how do you plan to achieve it? A. Screw Afghanistan deployment and do Aarpaar ladhai when time is right. If it ever is. Or B. Screw Afghanistan dep...
by Trikaal
06 Sep 2019 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687487

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

We should not compare Indian armed forces logistics with USA. Indian armed forces do not need toilet papers, ham burgers, expensive liquor, very heavy fire power (doctrine of one bullet one enemy), etc. Indian armed forces do not fight to win one theater and then leave like US armed forces do. Indi...
by Trikaal
06 Sep 2019 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687487

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I have a few questions about the socio-political milieu of former J&K state for those who are familiar. Answers with reference material would be particularly helpful: * What were/are the working languages of the local population of Jammu region ? * What were/are the working languages of the loc...
by Trikaal
11 Aug 2019 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 687487

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

UlanBatori wrote:Where is Kathua? Jammu I presume?


A small dogra town near Punjab border. Economically backward compared to Jammu or Srinagar. Lots of youths join the army from this region.
by Trikaal
06 Aug 2019 01:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 81224

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

I can tell you from 1st hand sources that the people of Jammu celebrated this news by distributing sweets and bursting crackers. Hopefully, this move will result in India Inc investing heavily in the state UT and creating jobs for the local youths, especially in poorer regions like Doda, Rajouri, an...
by Trikaal
05 Jun 2019 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4271
Views: 819018

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Against $2 billion inflows, the government will return the IMF $750 million on account of repayment of previous loans, said the sources. Pakistan also plans to float $3 billion worth of Eurobonds in the next fiscal year as against $1.6 billion in repayments on account of Eurobonds, they added. Bila...
by Trikaal
27 May 2019 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4271
Views: 819018

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Jihadis as fodder has nothing to do with how poor they are. The cause of Jihadis attacking India is neither poverty nor religion but 100% TSP army. Without the latter, none of the other things would matter. What this economic distress does is reduce their ability to spend on military without in tur...
by Trikaal
27 May 2019 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4271
Views: 819018

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Trikaal Ji : Herewith the Rate of the US Dollar compared with various World Currency : Foreign Currency Units per 1 U.S. Dollar, 1950-2018 Please note the U S Dollar Rate with that of the currencies of India and Terroristan. In 1950 the Terroristani Rupee was worth about 1.44 Indian Rupees. Now the...
by Trikaal
27 May 2019 19:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4271
Views: 819018

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Whose money? If it is e.g., Chinese money, I say "pour away, keep pouring away into the sinkhole". PS: that is, I believe that sinking money into Pakistan is less effective in threatening India than some other ways to spend that money. Chinese are too smart for that. They are bleeding US ...
by Trikaal
27 May 2019 15:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4271
Views: 819018

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Back to this thread after 2 months(approx) and all I am seeing is bad news. 1.Pakis got the lifeline from IMF they were begging for 2. IMF helping Pakis become fiscally responsible and hence more stable in the longer run 3. CPEC loan terms not revealed to public. A couple of years later we will be b...
by Trikaal
19 Apr 2019 16:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 87088

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies

https://www.news18.com/news/world/us-congress-introduces-bill-that-could-soon-give-india-nato-ally-status-2099621.html US Congress Introduces Bill That Could Soon Give India 'NATO Ally' Status The bill H R 2123 was introduced this week by Congressman Joe Wilson, a senior member of the House Foreign...
by Trikaal
04 Apr 2019 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 660102

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Its not local politics. Unlike other states, candidates in J&K have to be provided round the clock security. With National elections some security personnel deployed in J&K have been redeployed in other states and with a hot border currently, there is not enough personal to provide security...
by Trikaal
03 Apr 2019 02:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 660102

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

But we are doing that in other states! And I doubt J&K voters will vote differently be it local or national elections. Same issues will be voted on in J&K regardless of the level of elections. That's you opinion. I told you the reason. I guess you know more than everybody. So you are saying...
by Trikaal
02 Apr 2019 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 660102

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Anyone know why we aren't conducting simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in J&K even though we are holding simultaneous elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim? What is the logic or design behind this move? GOI doesn't want local politics to influence the LS ...
by Trikaal
31 Mar 2019 13:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 660102

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Anyone know why we aren't conducting simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in J&K even though we are holding simultaneous elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim? What is the logic or design behind this move?
by Trikaal
30 Mar 2019 16:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 87088

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies

I feel that China and Russia are spooked by US plans for space militarization. US has proposed placing anti-ICBM missiles in space which would improve their BM counter capacity drastically. Both Russia an China don't have a similar plan even on paper. As such they are pushing for no militarization o...
by Trikaal
29 Mar 2019 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 87088

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies

Mission Shakti: Russia urges India to join multilateral mechanism to stop arms race in outer space. Russia is behaving more like a China Lackey and wants India to accept the China -Russia draft. Anything that has been initiated/sponsored by china is bound not to be in Indian or American interests. ...
by Trikaal
22 Mar 2019 06:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 905337

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Since that PAF attempt on IA, LOC has been very hot and usually we see reports of paki DGMO calling after a few days of being roasted. However I haven’t seen any so far and there are YouTube videos of fire exchange and blackouts on paki side that have been posted which are 2-3 weeks old in the sect...
by Trikaal
21 Mar 2019 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084113

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Pakis running away again? Or is it that they cannot afford the entry fee? http://idrw.org/pakistan-not-sending-jf-17-to-lima-2019-after-india-agrees-to-send-lca-tejas/ Chinese designed and Pakistani manufactured JF-17 fighter jet will not be participating in Langkawi International Maritime & Aer...
by Trikaal
21 Mar 2019 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755166

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

This missile display has to be the biggest self-goal by Pakis in recent times :P
by Trikaal
21 Mar 2019 20:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 905337

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

No. Those were strikes on terrorist holding camps. The feint was a flight towards Bhawalpur. Difficult when one has to educate all the people all the times. Some self awareness is required to participate. Lots of conflicting voices and rumours making it difficult to keep the story straight for us n...
by Trikaal
21 Mar 2019 19:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 905337

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

ramana wrote:GD, What do we know of the IAF strike on Muzzfarabad and Chakothi camps?
I think we paid too much attention to Balakot.


I thought those were feints to increase success probability for the main strike at Balakot. Weren't they?
by Trikaal
21 Mar 2019 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755166

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Rakesh wrote:Pak AMRAAMs can be made ineffective: US assured Manohar Parrikar
https://www.indiandefencenews.co.in/pak ... -parrikar/


They will disable AMRAAMS AFTER a potential nuke strike(successful or failed)? What's the point then? It would be too late!!!
by Trikaal
21 Mar 2019 16:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 905337

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-24823846 Saudi nuclear weapons 'on order' from Pakistan (2013 article) Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight. While the kingdom's que...
by Trikaal
19 Mar 2019 01:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 905337

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Hopefully we will soon hear about some Cobras being shot down by the IA. Attack in the Jammu region by Pak is bold, probably hoping to catch us off-guard.

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