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by Parasu
23 Aug 2020 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3850
Views: 436233

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

https://sputniknews.com/uk/202008221080 ... port-Says/
Director of Muslim Charity Board calls designated terrorists great men.
Gets caught on social media.
by Parasu
20 Aug 2020 04:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1936
Views: 468040

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

The TTP was splintered. Now its reunited and raring to go.
The new leader Noor Wali Mehsud is apparently an astute politician, according to this article.
https://www.samaa.tv/news/pakistan/2020 ... li-mehsud/
by Parasu
06 May 2020 02:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1145
Views: 183013

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Ostracise the Turks openy.The "quiet" reaction by the MEA,typical of its cowardly,scaredy- cat behaviour shows why India is not taken seriously by the intl. community,despite the PM's outreach in recent times. India is looked upon as a servile nation,not another aggressive China,who dicta...
by Parasu
28 Apr 2020 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2408
Views: 515854

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Turkey has a record of Photo shopping Drone achievements as recently in Syria, so need to compare with India and self flagalate. Credit should be given where its due. Turkey has done good for itself both in Syria as well as in Libya using drones. In contrast, India has not developed effective UAVs ...
by Parasu
28 Apr 2020 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2408
Views: 515854

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Here are some details on the Turkish UAV programme, their usage, capabilities etc.
Clearly, they are way ahead of India with one fourth defence budget.
Their drones are duelling with Chinese drones (Wing Loong2 used by UAE) in Libya.

https://jamestown.org/program/turkeys-d ... ver-idlib/
by Parasu
17 Apr 2020 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1936
Views: 468040

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

From above link The Economic Affairs Ministry estimates show that Pakistan will return $840 million to China in the next fiscal year, $408 million to Japan, $200 million to France, $100 million to Germany, $445 million to Saudi Arabia, $130 million to the United States and $50 million to South Korea...
by Parasu
05 Apr 2020 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 85207

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

chola wrote:India never depended on trade much anyways but we do need to be ready for the coming drop in remissions from overseas.


Isn't India's trade to GDP ratio around 40%?!
by Parasu
02 Apr 2020 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766910

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://www.janes.com/article/95299/russia-offers-indian-navy-new-submarine-deal Official sources told Jane's on 2 April that as part of the same offer, which was first made in December 2019, USC also proposed conducting major refit and life-certification (MRLC) work on three of the IN's Sindhughosh...
by Parasu
19 Mar 2020 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1145
Views: 183013

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Erdogan is a fairly popular leader in Turkey. It's the people who have voted him into power and keep him there.
In fact, the masses (majority) were always conservative but were kept in line by the secular westernised army. That's why there were so many coups.
by Parasu
12 Mar 2020 15:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1132724

Re: Levant crisis - III

“Syria couldn’t down the Turkish F-16 with its S-200 since it’s an old system; it really belongs to the previous generation. … The geographical landscape around Idlib is also such that it hampers S-200 to successfully track aircrafts,” wrote Alexey Podberezkin, head of the Center for Political and ...
by Parasu
11 Mar 2020 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1132724

Re: Levant crisis - III

Shouldnt the Pantsyrs shoot down those slow moving UAVs?
Why is it the other way round? :?:
by Parasu
06 Mar 2020 16:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1132724

Re: Levant crisis - III

In his meeting with Putin, Erdogan said that Turkey has reserved the right to retaliate in northern Syria and will do so again if provoked. That means, if there is violence, he will attack the Syrians again. The meeting has legitimised not only his hold over Syrian territory but also his use of forc...
by Parasu
06 Mar 2020 02:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1132724

Re: Levant crisis - III

Good job by Erdogan again.
Turkey has been wanting an end to the assault on Idlib since it began. Now a ceasefire grants Erdogan just that.
by Parasu
05 Mar 2020 16:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1132724

Re: Levant crisis - III

My argument was and is that the Russians may not be confident about handling Turkey in a conflict (because of weapons, training, whatever), and that may be the reason why they are acting the way they are. We have to agree to disagree.Putin's current limitations wrt to Turkey are tactical and politi...
by Parasu
04 Mar 2020 17:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1132724

Re: Levant crisis - III

Russia recently bombed Turkish soldiers to bit and pieces. RuAF has resumed its air strikes on Turkish proxies again. When was the last time US bombed Pakistani soldiers/military advisers in Afghanistan ? And none of the Russian actions or limitations wrt to Turkey in Syria are related to its suppo...
by Parasu
04 Mar 2020 02:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1132724

Re: Levant crisis - III

Turkey is to Syrian civil war what Pakis are to Afghanistan civil war. Both support their terrorist proxies in their neighboring country. Russia is to Assad regime what US was to Ghani govt initially. My argument is just like US exhibited its limits in punishing Pakis inspite of its military superi...
by Parasu
03 Mar 2020 13:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1132724

Re: Levant crisis - III

Iranian launched missiles didn't cause any casualty. In fact, the brain injury reports sound like later addition. The case with Taliban is different because of guerrilla war. The problem is with finding the enemy and not attacking them. I see what u ve done here. U ve got me defending US record. Tha...
by Parasu
03 Mar 2020 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1132724

Re: Levant crisis - III

Russia is not confident of handling Turkey. That speaks more about Russian arms than all their salesmen. Not a Russian fan here but what does this have to do with Russian arms ? US is not confident of handling neither Iran nor North Korea nor Taliban. So what that speaks about US arms ? This isnt a...
by Parasu
02 Mar 2020 10:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1132724

Re: Levant crisis - III

Also, No.
Russia is not confident of handling Turkey. That speaks more about Russian arms than all their salesmen.
by Parasu
02 Mar 2020 10:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1132724

Re: Levant crisis - III

Second world war took place 75 years ago. Please don't spread "Russia is awesome" because it won something 75 years ago. Russians are allowing their allies to get hammered by Erdogan. Same as the US. Its a clear betrayal. But the lesson is for us.. 1. Brinkmanship pays. 2. Jihadism is less...
by Parasu
01 Mar 2020 13:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1132724

Re: Levant crisis - III

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2020/03/01/Russia-Turkey-set-to-discuss-Syria-conflict-at-talks-in-Moscow-Kremlin.html Turkey attacked Hezbollah and Iranian militias in Syria apart from the Syrian Army. Dozens of casualties. Putin has agreed to discuss the issue with Turkey. Looks l...
by Parasu
20 Jan 2020 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 242255

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

The discussion about Arab armies and their fighting capabilities is biased. First of all, one does not necessarily need a western general staff model to fight well. There are other ways to skin a cat. Secondly, the fighting nature depends on motivation and a belief in whatever the army is fighting f...
by Parasu
17 Jan 2020 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5641
Views: 714872

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

1. Russian economy is half of India's. 2. China's rise is forcing us to rebalance. 3. We arent getting into the American Camp. And we arent letting go of Russia. We seek to maintain good ties with Russia. It's not an either/or for us. We are doing fine, foreign policy wise, balancing different state...
by Parasu
05 Jan 2020 14:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 242255

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

The last mentioned will require Oniks/ Yakhont type AShMs with a little help from Russia.Will Russia however want such an escalation? My feeling isa huge NO.None of thd big powers barring the US want another conflagration in the ME given the global eco. crisis. Actually a crisis in the Gulf is in t...
by Parasu
05 Jan 2020 14:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 242255

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

On the other hand, our concerns on raising oil prices is real and hopefully contingencies are planned for these kind of situations. Massa already said they will ship oil to India at a price point at which we import from Saudi. Some contracts were drawn or not? Even with that, US is an untrustworthy...
by Parasu
17 Dec 2019 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It does not work like that, A2G missile brings a lot of advantages, launching aircraft can into a position very fast and hit a target at an unusual angle, say target PAF Kamra from Kargil. Ground based launchers cannot do that. Similarly there will be Chinese targets targeted by land based launcher...
by Parasu
17 Dec 2019 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I have a noob pooch.
Since the G2G version of Brahmos can take care of all of Pakistan, am I correct in my understanding that this air launched version of brahmos is for China and it's ships in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)?
by Parasu
14 Nov 2019 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1145
Views: 183013

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

The Mamluks were mostly Turkish. When Islam was expanding, it was common practice to murder the resistance fighters, take women to harems and children as slaves. These children were later used as soldiers for wars of conquest. The salve dynasty in India therefore could be claimed to be of Turkish or...
by Parasu
10 Nov 2019 21:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5460
Views: 612688

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are doing well. They reached the semi final of China Open. More importantly, they are now able to play at the same pace as the top teams. They beat the 2018 world champions and China's best pair of Li Junhui / Liu Yuchen in the quarterfinals. Straight games too. Both te...
by Parasu
09 Nov 2019 16:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5460
Views: 612688

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are doing well. They reached the semi final of China Open.
More importantly, they are now able to play at the same pace as the top teams.
by Parasu
08 Nov 2019 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 571420

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Pakistan has been trying to cover up the latest Polio outbreak.
Dangerous "eradicated" polio strain this time.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/1 ... radicated/
by Parasu
08 Nov 2019 13:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 242255

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

A look at the succession crisis and the fallout on me after the death of the old king of saudi through a series of pdfs https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/mbz-and-the-future-leadership-of-the-uae https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/PolicyNote61-Kramer.pd...
by Parasu
05 Nov 2019 15:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 242255

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Israel is absolutely spot on in anticipating trouble from Iran. The Mullahcracy in Iran regularly threatens Israel and is arming its proxies all around Israel to achieve this. Now Jihadi Erdogan has joined the list of threats that Israel faces. Even more importantly, the US and Russia have shown wil...
by Parasu
01 Nov 2019 23:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1145
Views: 183013

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

I am a bit concerned about Su 35 sale to turki. Pakis will definitely get a hand on them should the deal go through. There is no sale of Su-35 on cards. At least not in the near future. Turkey defence minister Hulusi Akar has already stated that Turkey is part of the F-35 programme and wants its ri...
by Parasu
31 Oct 2019 12:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 571420

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

BTW, I don't think maulana can gather so many abduls without military backing. Anyone can get a crowd in al Bakistan because of the bobulation eggsplosion. Military will kick some Maulana butts if Diesel gets ambitious. Most likely, the same thing will happen as did with the Dimran-Badmash scenario...
by Parasu
31 Oct 2019 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1132724

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-military-withdraws-soldiers-from-some-border-areas-in-northeast-syria/ Syrian military withdraws soldiers from some border areas in northeast Syria One of the two things has happened. Russians have leaned on the SAA to move troops. Or The SAA has realised ...
by Parasu
29 Oct 2019 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1132724

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/1 ... offensive/

6 Syrian soldiers killed by Turkey. Its time for Putin to ask the Syrins to withdraw from Northern Syria.
by Parasu
28 Oct 2019 14:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5460
Views: 612688

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat a whole host of top teams to make the final of the badminton French Open Series 750 event. They beat reigning world champions Ahsan/Setiawan of Malaysia, and top Japanese pair Endo and Hayakawa, before falling in the final to the world #1 pairing from ...

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