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by bharathp
25 Sep 2020 10:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5506
Views: 1147990

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The laws which NaMo government has brought in the last three weeks across labour and agriculture are huge............ same scale and historic impact as Sh PVNR's abolishing of industrial licensing in 1991.... my pranams on behalf of a grateful nation . I am not so optimistic, what the bills have do...
by bharathp
25 Sep 2020 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1302
Views: 399765

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Looks like Pak will now import all their weapon types from China. Makes it easier for us to focus on one source. However it also means that Pak will not be technology deficient and can induct modern kit at regular intervals. We will be stuck with inducting in numbers. Got to have a roadmap of tranc...
by bharathp
25 Sep 2020 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1762
Views: 240808

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

Re 2017 Doklam, the Chinese did end up gobbling up a huge chunk of the Bhutanese territory (IIRC around ~10Km visible from sat photos, upto 40km by some recent report), we can't really claim a success by solely by the limited objective of stopping them from getting to the ridge, while the PLA like ...
by bharathp
18 Sep 2020 12:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7363
Views: 973087

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/dj-halli-violence-csos-appeal-bengaluru-police-to-widen-probe-650297 A fact-finding committee formed by several Bengaluru based civil society organisation (CSOs) appealed to the Bengaluru City Police to widen the scope of investigation against the alleged Faceb...
by bharathp
18 Sep 2020 02:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5506
Views: 1147990

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

such a farmer would automatically come in the no-tax bracket after filing return, so what's the problem ? I am sure you are aware that people whitewash huge amounts of illegal, often criminally gotten income by showing it as farming income, since that is non-taxable. this hits at the root of corrup...
by bharathp
17 Sep 2020 21:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5506
Views: 1147990

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I believe taxes on cars have always been high, from even before GST regime. The astronomically high taxes on cars date from our socialist period where cars were considered a luxury. They are still a luxury....thanks to the high taxes. GST merely consolidated all the taxes and duties into one. It di...
by bharathp
16 Sep 2020 02:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 329054

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

I see nothing in your argument that makes the point that we should leave SCO. Being in or out of SCO has no relationship to countries interfering in each other's affairs. By joining, we gave SCO unnecessary credibility of having the largest democracy as a member. There's not a single respectable co...
by bharathp
11 Sep 2020 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1762
Views: 240808

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

Most certainly and Indian Army too will be a far more powerful force in the future but the gap between forces will keep shrinking. The Gap between Indian and Chinese was widest in 2014 after about 10 years of neglect during the UPA era. The gap will keep narrowing with time henceforth. How can we p...
by bharathp
11 Sep 2020 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1017
Views: 92219

Re: BR Forum Feedback

I am not the one offering Bhakti here. There is no "So called fooling" and am not offering an opinion about this foolery without substantiation. The proof is there on GE - go and find it. Its not my job to give it to you on the platter. Its this ostrich attitude that the majority in this ...
by bharathp
11 Sep 2020 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 1762
Views: 240808

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

the 5 point agreement between EAM and Wang cites that India and China will have to withdraw simultaneously. How many times has this line been used and how many times have the chinese done this in the last 30 days? The fact that India wont back off until china does seems to have been lost in translat...
by bharathp
08 Sep 2020 02:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4269
Views: 806871

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://www.yahoo.com/news/pakistan-seeking-relief-5-8b-055830333.html some interesting bits: Tethyan says its 1998 agreement with the local Baluchistan government entitled it to the mining lease, subject only to “routine” government requirements. After an extensive and detailed feasibility study, t...
by bharathp
07 Sep 2020 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 731574

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

MT New Diamond catches fire again while being escorted by INS Sahyadri MT New Diamond caught fire again while being escorted by the INS Sahyadri. The fully loaded supertanker that was ablaze just a few days ago off the coast of Sri Lanka, the Indian Navy said today. Meanwhile, efforts have been inte...
by bharathp
07 Sep 2020 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 731574

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://www.yahoo.com/news/experts-join-efforts-salvage-burning-033407987.html COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A fire on a large oil tanker drifting off Sri Lanka's coast was extinguished on Sunday after burning for three days, as a team of experts moved to salvage the vessel, the country's navy said. Fou...
by bharathp
04 Sep 2020 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 955609

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

All Chinese side is in military unform while Indian side has only one ?! Because India is democracy and CCP is not? I dint expect a non-military guy in their defence ministry. one thing better in CCP type places - they ensure defence guy man the defence mnistry. on our side, babus an d elected offi...
by bharathp
29 Aug 2020 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1827
Views: 434224

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

His family runs the Bajco group https://www.bajco.net/ 133 Pizza hut and 3 dairy queens across the US https://www.bajco.net/food-and-beverage Wonder why they dont own KFC or Chinese food. It is Papa John (not Pizza Hut; they have filed for bankruptcy) It is hard to get KFC franchise; much easier to...
by bharathp
28 Aug 2020 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4283
Views: 722040

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

"The central government has set up an expert committee to redefine the role of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the current and futuristic defence and battlefield scenarios. It aims to reduce Indian military's dependence on imports, as India is the second-largest ar...
by bharathp
15 Aug 2020 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4959
Views: 697558

Re: Internal Security Watch

@sroy ji @sanjayc ji let me offer an alternative. India to declare itself as location of all global minority religions. this will automatically remove Xian and peacefools and also cannot be protested by lefts - after all we are saying we want to protect minority religions. but on a more strategic le...
by bharathp
15 Aug 2020 17:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 641
Views: 124469

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Any salt can be sold as Himalayan Rock Salt since its not GI tagged. If I remember correctly- Pakistan cannot market any of its rice as "basmati rice" since the GI tag belongs to rice produced in in a few states in India I don't think that is correct. I am pretty sure I've seen paki Basma...
by bharathp
14 Aug 2020 20:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5506
Views: 1147990

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.indiatvnews.com/business/news-rbi-board-approves-transfer-rs-57128-crore-surplus-to-govt-fy21-642075 The RBI Board on Friday approved the transfer of Rs 57,128 crore as surplus to the central government for the accounting year 2019-20, the central bank said in a statement. something cook...
by bharathp
14 Aug 2020 20:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 641
Views: 124469

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I have a question about "Himalayan Rock Salt" , this item is selling quite well in western markets as a premium product. Most of it comes from the salt mines in Pakistan and nothing to do with "Himalaya" . Are there any viable sources for this product in India ? Any salt can be ...
by bharathp
14 Aug 2020 19:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4959
Views: 697558

Re: Internal Security Watch

@chetakji there was also the issue of a peacefool tweeting NaMo with a Hindu Diety in a very derogatory manner (which is a made up image just ti hurt hindu sentiments). the reponse from the cong MLA's Nephew was to show case the prophets image with his 9 year old wife (Which is a historical truth an...
by bharathp
14 Aug 2020 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 439
Views: 61938

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

Why is the wife of a Defence Secretary launching a Coast Guard vessel? I thought only the wives of Naval officers do (ok, an exception in the case of Mrs. MMS for the Arihant, but that's understandable) Geeta Mandaviya, wife of the Union Minister, launched the vessel OPV Vajra. i think the traditio...
by bharathp
13 Aug 2020 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1827
Views: 434224

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 499372.cms Saudi Arabia has ended a loan and associated oil supply to Pakistan due to Islamabad’s criticism that Riyadh-dominated Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is not doing enough on the Kashmir issue, signalling further deterioration in relati...
by bharathp
12 Aug 2020 04:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4959
Views: 697558

Re: Internal Security Watch

not sure where this should go but the pandemic is being used to stir "weak indian response" and "hidden millions of deaths"
https://twitter.com/vijai63/status/1241601092053389312 --> thread
by bharathp
11 Aug 2020 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1036632

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

As Mortji mentioned why cant GOI sign a contract with a private firm to set up LCA assembly line as most of the parts are sub contracted by HAL TO private players anyway!! I know it is not as easy as setting up corner stall selling chai-biskoot :D but what is holding the GOI back!! lets assume GoI ...
by bharathp
11 Aug 2020 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 448
Views: 63243

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

if you read the full sloka on ahimsa: अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथीव च Non-violence is the ultimate dharma. So too is violence in service of Dharma. It is part of our teachings to take up arms in service of Dharma. this selective teaching and even more problematic selective learning from half slo...
by bharathp
09 Aug 2020 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3793
Views: 418707

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

Three women take state's Kids Dept to court, claiming discrimination In Mays’ case, she says she was working at the Ferris School Boys for a couple of weeks when she was presented a packet with the dress code highlighted, specifically no head coverings, no hat, or scarf on the head. they dont want ...
by bharathp
05 Aug 2020 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 955609

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

x posting from the Terroristan thread: https://www.oneindia.com/international/pakistan-releases-new-political-map-including-j-k-as-its-own-3129732.html https://www.oneindia.com/img/2020/08/x7eb37730-cb85-47e9-88c8-d1d5f8e24e81-1596546816.jpg.pagespeed.ic.qWhe8sUjtk.jpg The note also says that the te...
by bharathp
05 Aug 2020 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1827
Views: 434224

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

https://www.oneindia.com/international/pakistan-releases-new-political-map-including-j-k-as-its-own-3129732.html https://www.oneindia.com/img/2020/08/x7eb37730-cb85-47e9-88c8-d1d5f8e24e81-1596546816.jpg.pagespeed.ic.qWhe8sUjtk.jpg The note also says that the terms of use will be IIOJK and not IOJK o...
by bharathp
31 Jul 2020 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 322
Views: 72894

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

In the decade of 4 stealth aircraft in the air; the F-22,F-35,SU-57 and J-20,the latter two just entering service,with several other nations like SoKo,Japan,Turkey,the EU,UK,Fr. too,all revealing their advanced concepts under development,reinventing the wheel ,4th-gen aircraft that too with expensi...
by bharathp
29 Jul 2020 10:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4269
Views: 806871

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://www.yahoo.com/news/pakistan-import-300-000-tonnes-154728614.html Pakistan - which had been exporting sugar until earlier this year - has a shortage after production fell below demand in the 2019/20 marketing year that ends on Sept. 30. The price has risen sharply in the last few months, reac...
by bharathp
22 Jul 2020 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3793
Views: 418707

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

Letter: Zakat will help restore economic justice https://www.middletownpress.com/opinion/article/Letter-Zakat-will-help-restore-economic-justice-15424069.php To the Editor: Economic inequity continues to widen in America, and it’s hurting the underprivileged the most. Our obsession with capitalism ...
by bharathp
16 Jul 2020 20:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1665
Views: 222549

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

TWITTER @ByRakeshSimha: Talked to my uncle, an RSS leader in Kerala. He says CPM no longer cares about Hindu votes. They are now creating a Muslim vote bank. Muslims are being inducted into CM's Office. Idea is to signal Muslims that CPM will ensure Muslim economic dominance of Kerala. What a nexus...
by bharathp
13 Jul 2020 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1684
Views: 201058

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

"Real Ayodhya lies in Nepal, not in India. Lord Ram is Nepali not Indian: Nepali media quotes Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (file pic)"
https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/ ... ark-633961

this guy needs to be dealt with.
by bharathp
11 Jul 2020 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4283
Views: 722040

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

We are planning to change the game, close to an agreement between two governments to co-create a new jet engine, India will get the IP. "The vision of Rolls Royce for India.": @donaghey_louise , Senior Vice President, India, and South East Asia, @RollsRoyce #BeTheRevival #IGW2020 https://...
by bharathp
02 Jul 2020 07:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 955609

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

some posts back there was a question of "what is our objective w.r.t China?" both short term and long term, here is what I have gathered from my understanding: constraints: 1) LAC needs to be tranquil and peaceful until both countries agree on a defined border through talks. This was agree...
by bharathp
01 Jul 2020 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 955609

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

Before you think of clearing that map, here is the first salvo from chine. No text beyond the title. India-China standoff updates: Banning apps violates WTO rules, says Chinese Embassy That statement was made on Indian soil. And, not in Ladakh or J&K, etc. China has gamed this extremely well. E...
by bharathp
01 Jul 2020 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 955609

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

NRao wrote:Image of the above topic (that I believe is at Finger 5):

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will be hugely satisfying to clear that map out now.
by bharathp
30 Jun 2020 08:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1036632

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

vimal wrote:i'm still not clear how India could amass $5 billion for S400 order and sign it so quickly but still waiting to sign an order for 83 Tejas?

could be the cost to
1)buy a Veto vote
2) continue to supply for su 30 mki
3) akula class submarine and
4) MTCR club access
by bharathp
29 Jun 2020 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 955609

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

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:The Prime Minister will be addressing the nation tomorrow at 1600 IST.

https://www.businessinsider.in/india/news/pm-narendra-modi-will-address-the-nation-at-4-pm-tomorrow/articleshow/76696511.cms

Wonder what gives.


this looks to be interesting. cant wait for the address..

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