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by A_Gupta
20 Sep 2019 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3591
Views: 569944

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://www.thefridaytimes.com/who-is-t ... omic-woes/

Last week, Prime Minister Imran Khan in an interview with Al Jazeerah said that India was pushing Pakistan towards economic bankruptcy.


:rotfl:
by A_Gupta
20 Sep 2019 17:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244878

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^^^^ Keep the threat open and talk about the gains of getting PoK, including border with Afghanistan, even if India never intends to act on that threat. Like it or not, Pakistan is in a state of undeclared war with India, and being bristly with all kinds of threats to Pakistan is the proper course f...
by A_Gupta
19 Sep 2019 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244878

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

In Pakistan-Held Kashmir, Growing Calls for Independence https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/world/asia/pakistan-kashmir-independence.html Important data points for reference. Surprising that the NYT published it, but their usual pro-Paki reputation makes it all the more useful. Bah, this is going t...
by A_Gupta
15 Sep 2019 19:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684948

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Another shadow financier in India has defaulted on a debt repayment, signaling the nation’s yearlong credit crisis is far from abating. Altico Capital India Ltd., a non-banking finance company that focuses on lending to the real-estate sector, didn’t pay 199.7 million rupees ($2.8 million) of inter...
by A_Gupta
15 Sep 2019 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 34957

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

The military spokesman, Yahya Sarea, told al-Masirah TV, which is owned by the Houthi movement and is based in Beirut, that further attacks could be expected in the future. He said Saturday's attack was one of the biggest operations the Houthi forces had undertaken inside Saudi Arabia and was carri...
by A_Gupta
14 Sep 2019 05:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220875

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

India is under-policed, in terms of number of police per thousand people. I believe the ratio is one of the lowest in the world. Even if all the sanctioned police posts are filled, it will still be so. Guptaji, Pls spare us. If there is one thing we do not want more of, it is cops. Ok increase in s...
by A_Gupta
14 Sep 2019 00:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244878

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Even the ceasefire has some nuance: It was soon after the partition bloodshed and Pakis were preparing to attack across the international border in Punjab. Nobody knew how that would turn out. Plus British had divided loyalty with wheels within wheels and it was not clear how well the british would...
by A_Gupta
13 Sep 2019 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519333

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

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1553431 US sanctions bringing China and Iran together Trump’s policies have energized Iranian interest in China. While, following the striking of the nuclear deal, Iran was focusing on Europe to build commercial ties and boost its industrial infrastructure, today all ey...
by A_Gupta
13 Sep 2019 19:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519333

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

FYI, the last part of that Iranian reporting above says: "Chinese customs data show that the country imported more than 925,000 barrels of crude from Iran in July, up 4.7 percent on a monthly basis. According to Iranian sources, China's actual oil imports are higher than China's, with additiona...
by A_Gupta
13 Sep 2019 19:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519333

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

China is planning to invest $280 billion in Iran’s oil, gas, and petrochemical sectors that are being affected by US sanctions, according to Petroleum Economist magazine. how reliable is the link..havent heard much on this news.. This link points to Iranian reporting ( translate.google.com helps). ...
by A_Gupta
13 Sep 2019 17:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220875

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

India is under-policed, in terms of number of police per thousand people. I believe the ratio is one of the lowest in the world. Even if all the sanctioned police posts are filled, it will still be so.
by A_Gupta
13 Sep 2019 04:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220875

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

You want India to be a "developed nation" - well, that requires people follow the law. "Let's not enforce the law because there is corruption in law enforcement". That certainly is one way, but nothing will ever change. The other is, that people have to become angry enough (while...
by A_Gupta
13 Sep 2019 04:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684948

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) with base 2011-12 for the month of July2019 stands at 131.1, which is 4.3 percent higher as compared to the level in the month of July 2018. The cumulative growth for the period April-July2019 over the corresponding period of the previous ...
by A_Gupta
12 Sep 2019 17:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 925
Views: 157847

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/great-deal-taliban/597820/ Under the proposed agreement with the Taliban, the U.S. would have immediately begun to reduce coalition-troop numbers to 8,600 and withdrawn completely by the end of 2020, closed five U.S. military bases, released thousand...
by A_Gupta
10 Sep 2019 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350759

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/09/brexit-britain-ireland-good-friday/597739/ The first thing to understand is that the Northern Ireland of today is not the same entity that existed for its first 50 years. That earlier Northern Ireland had its own House of Commons and prime mi...
by A_Gupta
09 Sep 2019 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519333

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

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190907-a-blow-to-washington-china-to-invest-280-billion-in-iranian-sectors-targeted-by-sanctions/ China is planning to invest $280 billion in Iran’s oil, gas, and petrochemical sectors that are being affected by US sanctions, according to Petroleum Economist magaz...
by A_Gupta
08 Sep 2019 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1913
Views: 324814

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Export tariff = export tax is used, rarely, to keep some item from being exported to some country.
by A_Gupta
07 Sep 2019 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244878

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

A few pages of "The Changing Language Roles and Linguistic Identities of the Kashmiri Speech" by M. Ashraf Bhat (2017) are available on books.google.com. Some excerpts from that (leaving out citations and footnotes): Although mutually intelligible, there are dialect-related variations of t...
by A_Gupta
07 Sep 2019 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1987
Views: 214894

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

CY3 is planned for 2024, but not budgeted. Although Modi's speech was inspiring, there was no specific mention of CY3. Given Aditya-L1, Gaganyaan 1, Shukrayaan-1 and Mangalyaan-2 as major ISRO projects - there are budget realities which will prevent a CY3 from happening soon, which might have happe...
by A_Gupta
07 Sep 2019 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1987
Views: 214894

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

For what it is worth: Pallava Bagla @pallavabagla 1/2 .. My sincere and heartfelt apologies to Mr D P Karnik, for having inadvertently raised my voice to ask a question in the media room last night. I have sought apologies from him personally and this is to let the larger community know I have treme...
by A_Gupta
07 Sep 2019 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1913
Views: 324814

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Tariq Ali is quoted as: Using the planned invasion as a pretext, the Congress sent Nehru’s deputy, Sardar Patel, to pressure the Maharaja into acceding to India, while Mountbatten ordered Indian Army units to prepare for an emergency airlift to Srinagar Neither Sardar Patel met the Maharaja nor per ...
by A_Gupta
07 Sep 2019 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1987
Views: 214894

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Nobody should doubt ISRO people’s accomplishment or that they will try again. But first the analysis of what went wrong, whether some re-engineering can reduce the risk of that failure mode, and the schedule of fitting the work into the existing schedules will be done and then the next mission will ...
by A_Gupta
07 Sep 2019 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1987
Views: 214894

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

What causes loss of communications at 2.1 kilometers altitude?

Perhaps that's when lander started tumbling?
by A_Gupta
06 Sep 2019 23:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244878

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

1995
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10. ... ode=ccsa20
Kashmiriyat: The vitality of Kashmiri identity
Balraj Puri
by A_Gupta
06 Sep 2019 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244878

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Not a new topic. From 2013. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23527257?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents Abstract The term Kashmiriyat has come to signify a centuries-old indigenous secularism of Kashmir. However, it is of comparatively recent origin, first used in the mid-1970s. This article throws light on ...
by A_Gupta
06 Sep 2019 17:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684948

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Presumably because the Foreign Investor expects the rupee to depreciate against their currency faster than the investment grows in India. Like most things with investing, this isn't a straightforward calculus. Here are two opposing views depending on type of investor: ... Since the Foreign Investor...
by A_Gupta
06 Sep 2019 17:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347528

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The world changes as we live in it; we’re all part of a pattern that we can glimpse only dimly. Historians in a thousand years will know for sure whether the American empire in this moment was nearing its own late antiquity. Perhaps by then Muncie and South Bend will loom as large in the historical...
by A_Gupta
06 Sep 2019 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347528

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The U.S. national-security system was created in the aftermath of World War II. President Franklin Roosevelt, who called himself a “juggler … perfectly willing to mislead and tell untruths it if helps win the war,” led that massive effort with a handful of aides and by the seat of his pants. But th...
by A_Gupta
06 Sep 2019 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220875

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Long long ago, I had a membership in Amnesty International, and they were insistent I not work on issues in my home country but only elsewhere because I would be biased. Then I see the nonsense they do, and so I quit.
by A_Gupta
06 Sep 2019 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5210
Views: 425374

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

The New Narrative.
A History of South Asia, Told in Ancient DNA

A tiny ear bone from more than 4,000 years ago is shaping the story of migration and heritage in India.
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arc ... rs/597481/
by A_Gupta
05 Sep 2019 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4407
Views: 473904

Re: Internal Security Watch

Republic TV reports a major blast in Tarantaran https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/tarn-taran-agricultural-field-blast-punjab-1595723-2019-09-05 Punjab: Two killed in Tarn Taran in blast in agricultural field Two people were killed and one got grievous injuries in a blast in an agricultural fiel...
by A_Gupta
05 Sep 2019 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 73
Views: 6139

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK

^^^ How many years did it take for Ghulam Nabi Fai to be exposed? Keep an eagle eye on CAIR. It will happen later or sooner.
by A_Gupta
05 Sep 2019 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350759

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/11/snp-scotland-independence-referendum-brexit August 11, 2019 Is Scotland finally set to bid farewell to the union? Boris Johnson’s do-or-die Brexit has pushed even reluctant Scots into the pro-independence camp, among the voters in one bellwether town ...
by A_Gupta
05 Sep 2019 17:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244878

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Sadanand Dhume blocks me on twitter, so I'm not going to read his article - he has one in the Atlantic today. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/09/the-dueling-narratives-of-indias-kashmir-crackdown/597457/ The Dueling Narratives of India’s Kashmir Crackdown New Delhi’s actions h...
by A_Gupta
05 Sep 2019 16:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244878

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Indonesia restores internet access in parts of West Papua
Internet blackout remains in Jayapura and Manokwari as well as Deiyai, where deadly protests were reported last week.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/ ... 15981.html
by A_Gupta
05 Sep 2019 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1913
Views: 324814

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Pravin Sawhney being friends ( muslims or non-muslims ) from any country is not a problem. But writing books with titles such as these : "Why India can't defeat pakistan or china in a war" and "What if India finds itself involved in a two front war with China and Pakistan" seems...
by A_Gupta
05 Sep 2019 06:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1913
Views: 324814

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^^^ Dunno. But Pravin Sawhney had tweeted this https://twitter.com/PravinSawhney/status/1169267359900520448?s=20 Pravin Sawhney @PravinSawhney When I was growing up had Muslim friends. A friend who is no more was Mohamad Aslam-I could talk freely with his mom & sisters, never felt we were differ...

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