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by Parasu
05 Apr 2019 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2918
Views: 373815

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

Ridiculous, its just one US media saying stuff from their hats.
And the desi dorky media doing what it does best.

So, we dont trust IAF but we trust some random media house from a vested interest land. Wow!!

For me, its just a clickbait article.
by Parasu
17 Dec 2018 16:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5482
Views: 545346

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Cross-posted from the "Geopolitics" thread. __________________________ This is an extremely interesting article by Pepe Escobar. Russia wants to create “`a common space for economic, logistic and information cooperation, peace and security from Shanghai to Lisbon and New Delhi to Murmansk...
by Parasu
09 Dec 2018 17:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2732
Views: 377111

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1862506/2-12b-lost-crucial-lng-shipment-cancelled/ The Pakistan LNG Limited has cancelled a crucial shipment of the liquefied petroleum gas (LNG) that will not only cause a shortage of gas during winter – to the benefit of furnace oil mafia – but will also cause a loss o...
by Parasu
12 Oct 2018 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2735
Views: 347016

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Three uniformed jihadis get their 72 in North West Pakistan.
https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/conten ... hwest.html
by Parasu
28 Sep 2018 16:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 808704

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/na ... 89a606c0ba

Bolton: U.S. forces will stay in Syria until Iran and its proxies depart.
by Parasu
27 Sep 2018 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 808704

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-israel/netanyahu-says-israel-will-continue-syria-operations-to-prevent-iranian-entrenchment-idUSKCN1M51KE Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday Israel would continue its military operations in Syria, after Russia announced it...
by Parasu
27 Sep 2018 19:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 808704

Re: Levant crisis - III

Austin wrote:Seems F-16I was either shot down by SA-3 or S-200

Whats the S-300 for? S-200 can take care of Israeli planes.
by Parasu
27 Sep 2018 14:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 808704

Re: Levant crisis - III

Syria and Iran finally had had enough of the Russians colluding with Israelis in attacking hezbollah and Iranians. So they decided to shoot down a helpless Russian plane to teach the russkies a lesson. Russia should come clear on its Israel policy and if it condones Israeli attacks on Syria rather t...
by Parasu
27 Sep 2018 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3046
Views: 226196

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Stupid panic-wallahs even before Trump acts! Spineless MEA why few take India seriously. The EU, Russia, China and Iran have just agreed on the sidelines of the UNGA to form an SPV for trade with it , including oil exports, meanz of payments, etc., provided the cos. doing biz with these foreign nat...
by Parasu
02 Sep 2018 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1132
Views: 48284

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Alexander Zakharchenko was assassinated yesterday. He was the prime minister of Denetsk republic.
His murder is likely to force Russia to react.
by Parasu
02 Sep 2018 17:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5482
Views: 545346

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Alexander Zakharchenko was assassinated yesterday. He was the prime minister of Denetsk republic in Ukraine.
His murder is likely to force Russia to react.
by Parasu
11 Jul 2018 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3046
Views: 226196

Re: Iran News and Discussions

https://twitter.com/YusufDFI/status/1016752395768946688 Yusuf Unjhawala @YusufDFI Iran criticises India for not making promised investments in Chabahar port | Iran just trying to pressure us. Chabahar work is going on. Before Trump withdrew from the nuke deal, they played the China card . https://w...
by Parasu
11 Jul 2018 11:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3046
Views: 226196

Re: Iran News and Discussions

for India to loose its independence in determining who it should maintain relationship with and by how much (for oil/gas or otherwise) is.... sad and depressing . India loses its independence/strategic autonomy/foreign-policy everytime it does something in its own interest. Its independence/strateg...
by Parasu
08 Jul 2018 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4203
Views: 393985

Re: Internal Security Watch

You have to read "Escape to nowhere" by Amar bhushan (as said above he was the investigation officer on this case who caught him red handed before he escaped and it was conveyed this to RAW chief and NSA but rot was at the top as well) . " India could not do squat" is not true, ...
by Parasu
08 Jul 2018 02:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4203
Views: 393985

Re: Internal Security Watch

Rabinder Singh is dead. https://www.firstpost.com/india/rabinder-singh-spy-who-defected-to-us-is-no-more-double-agent-lived-his-last-years-as-a-remorseful-recluse-4688341.html Nonsensical article. High on sentamycin. I wonder how the author managed to guage Rabinder Singh's remorse. Basically, Indi...
by Parasu
04 Jul 2018 04:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2144
Views: 294263

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Ah yes. talk of tangents. Suddenly the Indo-US thread has gone off into slums and garbage in Indian cities. What next, we should not have a space programme because- slums and garbage and poverty and lack of toilets? Now where have we read these arguments before??? Before it went into economics, the...
by Parasu
04 Jul 2018 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3046
Views: 226196

Re: Iran News and Discussions

India is "backstabbing" Iran for the same reasons Russia has backstabbed Syria in the past by not giving it S-300. Basically Russia doesnt want to spoil its ties with West and Israel. Those roos-lovers who propose that india oppose US everywhere should first ask Russia to do the same. We c...
by Parasu
01 Jul 2018 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2144
Views: 294263

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Since we have nothing to contribute rather than flying off tangents to take potshots, here we go, Which one was it? Russia GUBO or Nehruvian socialism? Both Given a choice Guboing with US is at least productive. ---- Highly productive for the Pakis...oh wait. Very productive for Pakis considering it...
by Parasu
01 Jul 2018 12:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2144
Views: 294263

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

For almost half of last century, Roos loving-socialists ran the country. Indian population suffered with low economic growth and India stayed bracketed with Pakistan. Dependent on Russian weapons. Only after much maligned `US agents` of IMF forced India to open its economy in 1991, which by the way ...
by Parasu
01 Jul 2018 12:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2144
Views: 294263

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

If they have ,one must ask why? If it was indeed so, it was becos of our continuous topsy-turvy attitude towards them, becos of US pressure.We shamefully behaved like Pak, the US's favourite catamite, in dealing with Iran, blowing hot and cold everytime the White House farted.The Chahbahar port pro...
by Parasu
29 Jun 2018 01:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2212
Views: 235802

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

I read a report in march which said all things have been sorted out wrt COMCASA and only political will is left to sign or not to sign. Now we hear negotiations are back. Comcasa is back etc etc. If India doesnt sign COMCASA, that probably means India is going back into non-alignment 2.0. Or Modi ma...
by Parasu
25 Jun 2018 15:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2889
Views: 407189

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

India’s hedging strategy is bound to fail https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/41800-india-hedging-strategy-bound-fail/ A well analyzed & written article. Quad was formed in 2007. Australia quit in 2008. That didnt affect the trust of other members of quad in it. Trump has been tweeting sweet...
by Parasu
17 Jun 2018 12:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2212
Views: 235802

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

She need not say it either. Do you see China or the EU saying such drivel? Anyway, India plans to increase tariffs, so such talk is pointless. Such talk only exposes the immaturity of our politicians when it comes to geopolitics. You do what needs to be done to counter the threat. Trump cares littl...
by Parasu
16 Jun 2018 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2212
Views: 235802

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

I just love our EAM. Since the days she became a young minister in the Morarji Desai government, she has done the nation proud. I disagree. This attitude is fine at a personal level, not at a national level. This is not what Chanakya taught us. This is the same "goody two shoes" that lost...
by Parasu
13 Jun 2018 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5482
Views: 545346

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

US has pathological hatred for Russia. Its sickening. Why should it be sickening for a sane, rational, INDIAN (leaving out Russi/Amriki fanboys from this category)? Except for narrow areas where it might affect our interests, why should we care or get emotional if a bunch of white people want to fi...
by Parasu
13 Jun 2018 17:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5482
Views: 545346

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

US has pathological hatred for Russia. Its sickening. They are trying to destroy the Russian mil-industrial complex via CAATSA type laws. If successful, that will leave US as the sole power with superior technology weapons. China is not there and will likely take another 50 years. Europeans have se...
by Parasu
12 Jun 2018 16:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5482
Views: 545346

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

US has pathological hatred for Russia. Its sickening. They are trying to destroy the Russian mil-industrial complex via CAATSA type laws. If successful, that will leave US as the sole power with superior technology weapons. China is not there and will likely take another 50 years. Europeans have sel...
by Parasu
12 Jun 2018 16:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5482
Views: 545346

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

bahdada wrote:
Parasu wrote:So what is the price of Russian LNG that India is paying?


I believe they are paying us, as It's not Yanqui.
In fact the gas is so pure, Modi will be renaming the PMUY scheme to Putin Mitron Ujwala Yojana.

I was curious about the price, but your reply will do. :D
by Parasu
07 Jun 2018 00:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5482
Views: 545346

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

So what is the price of Russian LNG that India is paying?
by Parasu
02 Jun 2018 23:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2144
Views: 294263

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

With the experience of the LCA, India can quickly produce as 4.5 gen combat aircraft and churn them out by the hundreds. Let alone the engine, I bet even the processors in the LCA comes from the US. That along with a whole bunch of other components. There are probably thousands of projects around t...
by Parasu
31 May 2018 04:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1132
Views: 48284

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Ukraine has become a butt of jokes. Another news claims that naftogaz has started trying to retrieve it's billions from gazprom. Fact is that Ukraine owes Russia 3 billion dollars. https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine--russia-naftogaz-starts-trying-to-recover-billions-owed-by-gazprom/29259808.html The uk...
by Parasu
31 May 2018 04:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5482
Views: 545346

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The CAATSA sanctions are targeted at Turkey. India will get a waiver.
It's the trade pressure on India which is really pissing off Delhi.
GoI has not even bothered to give a statement on CAATSA/FARTsa.
by Parasu
29 May 2018 03:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3046
Views: 226196

Re: Iran News and Discussions

India had initially tried to placate Trump.
He had talked about 100% duty on Harley Davidson in his first speech to Congress. Indian govt first reduced it to 75 and then 50. Trump continued to rant.
So, now Indian govt is telling the Americans to f@ck off.
by Parasu
28 May 2018 01:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4902
Views: 394095

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

From what I see online, Lakshya Sen is 5'10 . Lin Dan is 5'10 . LCW is 5'8 . Srikanth K is 5'9 . I don't know what to say about 'natural fitness', especially since KS is offered as an example - he gets regular injuries. By 'naturally fit', I picture someone like Kapil Dev who played continuously wi...
by Parasu
27 May 2018 22:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5482
Views: 545346

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia has been flirting with Indian red lines by pandering to Pakistani delusions recently. If they back off and behave sanely, we might be able to have a workable relationship, or it will go downhill like a slow moving train wreck. Russia treats India as a junior power while it continues to have ...
by Parasu
27 May 2018 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5482
Views: 545346

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

US trade pressure on India has forced Bharat to reassess its ties with the major powers. China withdrew its opposition to Indian pharma after the Wuhan summit. Now India and Russia have agreed on the first strategic economic dialogue. And after getting support from Russia and China, India has decide...
by Parasu
27 May 2018 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5482
Views: 545346

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

JE Menon wrote:Propaganda notwithstanding, the relationship remains solid.

Everybody else`s analysis is either paid or propaganda. Everybody else is an American salesman.
by Parasu
27 May 2018 03:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4902
Views: 394095

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Lakshya Sen has been on the circuit for quite some time. I think he has also won some tournaments. Bulgarian open perhaps, while doing well in other tier 2 tournaments. I have seen him play. He is good. I am saying that he has reached his potential for two reasons. 1. He is not tall. 2. He is not na...
by Parasu
25 May 2018 20:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4902
Views: 394095

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Srikanth and Sindhu did the right thing by skipping the meet. Depth in the team is needed rather than blaming a couple of players for skipping Thomas cup. And I dont think anybody skipped to defend his ranking or points. Everyone needs a break. Youngsters should also get a chance to represent the co...
by Parasu
23 May 2018 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2212
Views: 235802

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

^^ India has achieved 80% of its objectives in Afghanistan. Chabahar is not important for rest of it. Afghanistan cannot be stabilised. TFR of Afghanistan is above 5. No amount of foreign investment or trade can support such demographics. So fighting in the region will continue. US will withdraw or ...

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