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by Parasu
15 Sep 2019 12:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472240

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Lakshya Sen wins Belgium Open Badminton MS.
Saurabh Verma is playing the Vietnam open Badminton final MS today.
by Parasu
12 Sep 2019 14:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472240

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

20 year old Siril Verma beat top seed Daren Liew in the ongoing Vietnam Open. (Badminton)
He has some way to go but he is talented.
Hopefully he will be groomed well.
by Parasu
11 Sep 2019 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 920
Views: 156341

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Can some guru explain why the Afghan Defence Forces seem to be so inept and ineffective? Their effectiveness seems to me to be the missing piece of the puzzle. Motivation. Afghans will fight for their ethnicity. Pashtoons are fighting for the Taliban. Tajiks will fight for Tajiks, Hazaras for hazar...
by Parasu
04 Sep 2019 17:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306747

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

komal wrote:Social media battles are best fought by non-state actors.

Not necessarily. For example, the GoI must build a social media team to counter growing Chinese influence in Africa and build its own image.
Social media is a tool, the same way as any media is.

This is off-topic so no more.
by Parasu
02 Sep 2019 15:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306747

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Why doesn’t India take up Pakistani genocide in Baluchistan? India should provide moral support to all such persecuted people. Because we were ruled by Marxist Liberandus for long. They still control power to a substantial degree in babudom, journalism and armed forces. It will take time to shake o...
by Parasu
02 Sep 2019 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306747

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

The time we spend analysing foreign press is probably disproportionate to their importance. This of course has Nehruvian, "I need good behaviour certificate from white folk" behaviour. It is not the government's job to educate every journalist under the sun. In fact, most journalists have ...
by Parasu
01 Sep 2019 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 414036

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

VinodTK wrote:Security Scan - QRSAM- Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile

Thank you for the video. :)
by Parasu
29 Aug 2019 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 105
Views: 20520

Re: India-France news

While India is bound to order more Rafales, the number of planes would depend on what else France is going to offer. A staunch veto on behalf of India at UNSC plus some.other carrots would be expected. This is very important.Within the next 5 years Russia for sure would not be able to guarantee a v...
by Parasu
29 Aug 2019 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306747

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

It is irritating to hear that India will take back PoK. Imho, taking back PoK doesnt give us anything. It does not give us access to Afghanistan, most importantly. I thought there was a part of North West POK that touched Afghanistan? Check the terrain. Its the Himalayas. The Paki jokers keep talki...
by Parasu
29 Aug 2019 16:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306747

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

It is irritating to hear that India will take back PoK. Imho, taking back PoK doesnt give us anything. It does not give us access to Afghanistan, most importantly. We need to liberate Balochistan for that. Liberating PoK must be lower in the priority. Pakis do something stupid, land amphibious troop...
by Parasu
26 Aug 2019 16:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 600
Views: 56673

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

IMO, if Turkey does anything more than make token noises, India should start talking about Kurdistan. What more can they do. They support Pakistan at FATF, block India at the NSG, give random statements on Kashmir and Indian minority. However, India shouldn't start talking about Kurdistan rightaway...
by Parasu
26 Aug 2019 15:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472240

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Imho, the credit should go all to PV Sindhu herself.
Its very little to do with the Korean coach or Gopichand.
She wasnt playing well against TTY. However, she worked hard and ground out that victory. That was very important.
After that match, she was high on confidence and would have beaten anyone.
by Parasu
23 Aug 2019 15:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472240

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

He is out. Couldnt watch the match. It was on court 4. No tv camera there.
I hope he is not carrying any injuries.
by Parasu
23 Aug 2019 15:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3578
Views: 564618

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Its the Asia Pacific group of FATF which has done this. Now it will go into the October meet of FATF. If Paksitan gets blacklisted there on the basis of APG report of non compliance, then good.
by Parasu
22 Aug 2019 10:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472240

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Prannoy said in an interview that he started weight training late in his career. As a result he suffers from many injuries. His assessment of himself is quite accurate. The lack of development of lean muscle mass leads to endurance and fitness issues in elite sports. That is why imho, Srikanth is a ...
by Parasu
21 Aug 2019 22:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472240

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

HS Prannoy beat 5 time world champion Lin Dan in the R32 of the ongoing Badminton World Championship. Other players are also making their way through. Our new mens doubles stars though, aren't in the fray - they withdrew due to an injury to Satwiksairaj. Lin Dan has become old and slow, although st...
by Parasu
28 Jun 2019 10:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 472240

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

India`s middle order is a big suspect.
The only chink in an otherwise formidable team.
I would have chosen Mayank Aggarwala to open with Rohit Sharma. He proved himself in Australia.
KL Rahul keeps getting bowled in England. He must play at 4.

Too late to make any changes now.
by Parasu
23 May 2019 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 112400

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Rahul Baba losing in Amethi to Smrithi Irani will dent the image of the la familia more than anything else in the recent past. This is not even a sentimental one off defeat handed by people. BJP and SI have been consistently challenging RG inside and outside the Parliament and this was a much publi...
by Parasu
23 May 2019 16:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 112400

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Dilbu wrote:Smriti Irani will lose onlee :(( :(( :((


But but, she is leading by 18000 votes.
by Parasu
13 May 2019 17:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3578
Views: 564618

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Unkil is equally addicted to guboing the Pakis. With only $6 billion, Pakroaches will need to beg again in some days. So, either uniformed jihadis deliver on the ununiformed jihadis in Afghanistan through Khalilzad or Unkil will go deeper the next time Pakis go to Washington to beg. When this ends, ...
by Parasu
04 May 2019 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1896
Views: 419143

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Admiral Arun Prakash thinks that India`s security problems are majorly internal.
Agreed.
What does the Navy need three ACs for?!
Well done Admiral Arun Prakash!!
https://indianexpress.com/article/opini ... /?pfrom=HP
by Parasu
29 Apr 2019 15:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3578
Views: 564618

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://www.brecorder.com/2019/04/29/493242/imf-programme-could-be-very-tough/ IMF programme: Could be very tough This government is not left with many options in the fiscal exemptions and expenditure to lure IMF for additional revenue generation. In the previous few programmes, governments extracte...
by Parasu
05 Apr 2019 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3230
Views: 479019

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: 5543
Views: 596064

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: 3578
Views: 564618

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 401864

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: 879059

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: 879059

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: 879059

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: 879059

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: 3055
Views: 247275

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: 1133
Views: 54804

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: 5543
Views: 596064

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: 3055
Views: 247275

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: 3055
Views: 247275

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: 4400
Views: 470719

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: 4400
Views: 470719

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: 2610
Views: 393597

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: 3055
Views: 247275

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: 2610
Views: 393597

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...

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