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by kgoan
08 Aug 2019 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 67347

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

For Bart and those interested: A series of posts from 2003 . . . ==//== The theorem of Pakeeness: It began with an question by kashmal_a who, like all those who had bothered to notice Pakees, saw the spectacular nature of Pak stupidity (which in Pakistan is called tactical brilliance), and plaintive...
by kgoan
08 Aug 2019 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 67347

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

kgoan, You think monkey trap has been sprung? Ramana, it's almost textbook isn't it? Dimran is to the Pak mil in politics as LeT-and-renamed-friends are in Jihadi terms - same folk in mufti. Madam shrieking as human rights minister? Among their own, they lack even plausible deniability these days. ...
by kgoan
08 Aug 2019 06:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 67347

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Please list them out for the benefit of those of us who don't remember them. What? WHAT? :eek: The fundamental basis of all pakeeness and BRites don't know them? :( Youngsters these days . . .I need to lie down for awhile . . . When I've got gotten over the shock . . .and found my old notes. . .
by kgoan
08 Aug 2019 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 67347

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Oh those were the days, when KGoan and I would duel, as if we were Burr and Hamilton, in the contest to bag the hag every Wednesday. The prize was truly enticing, in that if you won, then you had the hag for loving company all to yourself for the next six full days. KGoan was hard to beat, but I th...
by kgoan
19 Jun 2010 12:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 112062

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Shiv: A beautiful series of posts. Let me point out however the flaw in the thinking that prevents folks from grasping your point: There is no, not *one*, single piece of information on how India would fight a nuclear war . Its impossible to blame the folks on the forum and, come to think of it, all...
by kgoan
18 May 2010 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Anticipating & countering future military threats/challenges
Replies: 262
Views: 36179

Re: Anticipating & countering future military threats/challe

Shiv:

This has to be one of the finest threads started on BR in years. My thanks.

I look forward, in accordance with your shloka, to learning something here with real anticipation.

Cheers,
kg.
by kgoan
04 Mar 2010 19:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010
Replies: 2829
Views: 206083

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010

Anujan: I don't think we're as far apart as it may seem. What else is Pak (RAPE) "society" other than a pale image of the Pak Army? Ramana and other old timers: Do you folks remember the famous interview that the JI's Nawabzadaa Nabiullah Khan gave to Jalil Amir of Jamhooria Islamia (Feb 1...
by kgoan
04 Mar 2010 18:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 163070

Re: India-US News and Discussion

Sorry: Posted in wrong thread.
by kgoan
03 Mar 2010 07:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010
Replies: 2829
Views: 206083

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Feb. 26, 2010

Folks, Re: The LeT: As you all know, every jihadi group has some sort of relationship to the Pak Army - formal or informal. Of all these groups the LeT (I'll keep calling them LeT) is unique. Unlike every other group, the LeT *is* the pak Army. Folks need to grok this point: For example, in the medi...
by kgoan
23 Feb 2010 07:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Jan. 29, 2010
Replies: 2837
Views: 183032

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Jan. 29, 2010

ps: The thread *Titles* need to be out there.

egs: On MilTech: Indian nuclear attack on Pak: Is it doable?

On Strat Forum: An Indian nuclear attack on Pak: Geopolitical consequences

On TEF: Indian Nuclear attack on pak: Effects on the Global Economy

etc.

:)
by kgoan
23 Feb 2010 07:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Jan. 29, 2010
Replies: 2837
Views: 183032

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Jan. 29, 2010

shiv: Yes. Well, someone else did and mentioned it. But this idea isn't mine. The geo-economic situation is starting to get funny again. Timelines are being forced to be compressed by situations outside the usual boxes, what happens in Greece, will the German banks have cardiacs because of E. Europe...
by kgoan
23 Feb 2010 06:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Jan. 29, 2010
Replies: 2837
Views: 183032

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Jan. 29, 2010

There is a solution to Pakistan that no one talks about. And because no one talks about it, it remains so far outside GoI and everyones conceptual standards that to even mention it creates a level of takleef within Dillis, and everone elses, gupshup saloons that is astonishing. The way to normalise ...
by kgoan
08 Jan 2010 07:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009
Replies: 2838
Views: 208782

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009

R, Yes, that's possible. >> whip up sentiments similar to their post 26/11 efforts, with the difference being that this time they are doing it before an attack. Yes, it seems so. But then it appears so has Gen Kapoor. A clear warning *beforehand*, by our military chief, rather than the usual GoI bab...
by kgoan
08 Jan 2010 05:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009
Replies: 2838
Views: 208782

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009

Hi JEM, Rangudu and folks: The takleef with respect to Gen Kapoors statement is rather prosiac: The 96 hours is well under the time limit for the Pakees to get their missiles fueled up and the warheads mated. Pakee land depends on raising the stakes via the nuclear detergent to stop a total loss of ...
by kgoan
04 Jan 2010 19:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: RIP B Harry (1983-2007)
Replies: 160
Views: 21040

Re: RIP B Harry

My sincerest condolences! I'm simply staggered by his age. I still remember his meticulous taking apart, (with citations!) of "the-first-man-to-fly-faster-than-sounds" report of the PAF in 1965 at the Keymags forum. In fact, I'm fairly certain it was Harry who first posted the US Ambassado...
by kgoan
15 Oct 2009 06:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 228321

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

Hey JRJ!! You finished that Bollywood script yet? And don't forget to give me a part that involves a dance number and being surrounded by delectable PYT's in a state of minimal dress. . . Still trying to digest the forum again. I'd forgotten how much time it takes to just read the main threads, let ...
by kgoan
07 Oct 2009 18:23
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121478

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

N: Datum point to keep in mind: Last year Paulson (remember him) went hat-in-hand to China, immeadiately after, Dubya (remember him, anyone?) removed *all* missile related sanctions against the Chinese. The Chinese can now buy any sort of stuff they want from the US. Anything. They no longer even ne...
by kgoan
07 Oct 2009 18:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121478

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Rahul M: thank you for the welcome back. Shiv: Don't laugh now, but for the last couple of years I earn my living by being a consultant to the mining industry in a certain Pacific Island - and yes, I am, peripherially and in my usual unimportant way, it is the stuff this thread is so fascinated with...
by kgoan
06 Oct 2009 18:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3
Replies: 1343
Views: 121478

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

So is there some smart alternative to either "testing" thermonukes and displacing Iran again as the World's Bad Guys, or knuckling under with Voluntary Moratoriums and CTBT / FMCT signatures? N, I would say that the key issue is what happens in the Global financial crisis. I don't think m...
by kgoan
01 Jul 2008 08:12
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Welcome to the New Moderators
Replies: 83
Views: 16234

Re: Welcome to the New Moderators

For what its worth, let me acknowledge the *old* Mods on the Forum for taking the bit within their teeth and getting the new mods on board. This required a fair degree of soul searching, an open acknowledgement of mistakes made, and a willingness to change that includes diluting their own power on t...
by kgoan
03 Sep 2007 09:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 31 Aug 2007
Replies: 298
Views: 76871

alokgupt:

Could you please modify that url. It's wrecking the horizontal formating of the page.

Sorry Samuel. No can do. Nothing mysterious involved. Its just that it's an open forum etc, and I obviously can't add real names etc. That's all.
by kgoan
03 Sep 2007 09:20
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 31 Aug 2007
Replies: 298
Views: 76871

It appears that Enqyoobs Energizer Bunnies current tactics focus on a mish-mash of political fear and some amazingly vacuous rubbish on energy. Fair enough on the politics. I have no problem with that, different strokes for different folks and all that. But the balderdash passing as "informed c...
by kgoan
27 Aug 2007 16:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 24 August 2007
Replies: 261
Views: 51290

SaiK: Yes. The BJP isn't against the deal. But they've been manoeuvered into a corner. And Congress doesn't seem in the mood to let up. Do note their flat rejection of both the lefts pleas for so much as a symbolic pause to give the left the fig leaf to backoff and the idea of an Indian "Hyde A...
by kgoan
26 Aug 2007 09:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 24 August 2007
Replies: 261
Views: 51290

N: The issue isn't Indian muslims as such. The issue is the astonishingly small set of self-proclaimed "leaders", who claim the right to speak on behalf of Indian muslims, and also claim that all "important" issues must go through them. In effect the claim the right to be the int...
by kgoan
26 Aug 2007 08:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News & Discussion - 24 August 2007
Replies: 261
Views: 51290

I would say that Ramana's interpretation of what SM is saying is correct. That there is an oblique attempt to derail the deal by using the bogey of the "muslim anger". Note here the issue isn't Indian muslims, it's a segment of the IM leadership threatening to unleash "their" mus...
by kgoan
22 Aug 2007 07:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - August 20, 2007
Replies: 361
Views: 54435

I think the commies are cleverer than that. But if they do miscalculate and trap themselves into forcing an election -- why complain? They'll wreck themselves on their own cleverness. The Left should have fallen apart after the SU fell apart and the and the Chinese tossed the little Red Book onto th...
by kgoan
22 Aug 2007 06:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - August 20, 2007
Replies: 361
Views: 54435

>> they let you out in the middle of the week? 'Scaped. Jumped the wall and bolted while no one was lookin'. They'll get me back in the end :-? - in the meantime. . . Lots of bad feelings, yeah. But Yindoo politics ain't for the faint-hearted. And "power" politics :) even less so. But seri...
by kgoan
22 Aug 2007 06:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - August 20, 2007
Replies: 361
Views: 54435

Re: The BJP: Ok, lemme be blunt here: Anyone who thinks the BJP is against this deal is an idiot, if you'll scuse the French. (OT - why does cussing have to be "french"? On an Indo forum shouldn't it be pakee? If so, please 'scuse my pakee). Only those who don't have a clue about our parli...
by kgoan
22 Aug 2007 06:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - August 20, 2007
Replies: 361
Views: 54435

Hullo Folks: Just a quick point regarding Our Beloved Commies and China: 'Cause I think some folk here, and some of our lurkers from the Dlagon Rand may have missed the point of what it means that the Chinese need to have a lobby in India protect themselves. Do consider, what it implies that India h...
by kgoan
31 Jul 2007 07:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 28 Jul 2007
Replies: 272
Views: 49673

ramana: Awkward situation. I actually need permission first! Shouldn't be posting here either!

I will as soon as I can, though.
by kgoan
31 Jul 2007 07:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 28 Jul 2007
Replies: 272
Views: 49673

Hullo folks: Firstly, an apology to those who I'm supposed to have sent emails to. I won't be able to do that. This post is meant to fill in some gaps. There's an issue that hasn't been mentioned, (except sotto vocce from some folks), that is a primary driver of the nuke deal from our side that folk...
by kgoan
26 Jul 2007 07:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 25 Jul 2007
Replies: 268
Views: 49263

N: Yes, I agree. Common sense certainly and no need for the rest. Thing is I was trying to let folks know what happened so that the usual heartfelt wails of "treason", "sell-out" etc, was curtailed a little. It doesn't do BRs credibility any good if we miss what's slowly but sure...
by kgoan
24 Jul 2007 05:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 22 Jul 2007
Replies: 255
Views: 49124

Folks: At the current moment, this deal appears to be the finest strategic victory of our establishment in a generation. What we've managed to do is simply unbelievable. BR owes an open apology to Bhishma (well I do anyway!) and possible others whom we've smacked around without cause** - but not the...
by kgoan
18 Jun 2007 10:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 9th
Replies: 284
Views: 61206

Hullo folks got an email about the little kerfuffle here. JUmraoji, just for the record: I don't post as much because my current job makes it impossible. This is not a time issue. You all know how the forum gets read by some strange people. Well, turns out that can bite you in the @ss when your curr...
by kgoan
14 Mar 2007 08:50
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 64684

Alok, you playing resident atheist here? If so, I'll join you . . . later. . . after the sound and fury dies out and the usual clutch of intemperate folk are disappeared by Bradmins. Looking forward to your version of the Tao of Physics! ps: I suggest letting the thread flow for awhile before coming...
by kgoan
09 Mar 2007 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Baluchistan: The Story of Another Pakistan Military Genocide
Replies: 894
Views: 130096

This seems toprovide an explanation of why Bugti's grandsons were convinced the US was involved in the killing of Nawab Bugti. The quid-pro-quo for Pakee help obviously. Still, the US hasn't burnt all it's bridges apparently. Because while the Brits have declared the BLA a terrorist organisation, th...
by kgoan
25 Feb 2007 12:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2251
Views: 264059

asharma >> Rajiv's contribution to current day India (IT, literacy, panchayati raj, economics, defence, foreign policy) is unappreciated but significant IMHO. Yes, I agree with this. In fact, I reckon think Rajivs term was far more significant than is usually realised. The pre-Rajiv era was, in esse...
by kgoan
16 Feb 2007 03:11
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Info Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 109704

No one found this argument terribly amusing? BR is unimportant. No one cares what you clueless unimportant people think. But I, someone who is terribly important, want to talk to you clueless unimportant people whom no one has heard of, despite you kicking me all over the place like a football every...
by kgoan
16 Feb 2007 02:49
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 102525

Folks ought to choose a set of the "best" photos. I'm nominating this one by Simha Reddy as one of them. http://media.bharat-rakshak.com/aero/main.php?g2_itemId=6885 which is on this page: http://media.bharat-rakshak.com/aero/main.php?g2_itemId=7040 The composition, the light, the dark-on-...

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