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by ramana
11 Apr 2021 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 478
Views: 75035

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Well articulated.
by ramana
11 Apr 2021 06:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 478
Views: 75035

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

I think folks should listen to full audio of the Clubhouse Patrakars and write.
by ramana
09 Apr 2021 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3377
Views: 348349

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

DBT is implemented in all states except Punjab. In 2018 the Center asked to implement by 2019. So all but Punjab already implemented it. Also Center is saying ship the grain to the destination. No storing in Punjab. What was happening was spraying the grain with water, rotting, declare unfit for hum...
by ramana
09 Apr 2021 10:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-South America Relations
Replies: 6
Views: 1856

Re: India-South America Relations

As Indo-Pacific shapes up in the decade starting from 2021, time for India to reach out to Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile on the Western shores of South America and bordering the Pacific Ocean. Why understanding the Geo-Politics is important? Connect the dots. - China is blackmailing cou...
by ramana
09 Apr 2021 05:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 478
Views: 75035

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Primus, Haridas made a map of Bengal showing phases and number if seats in each phase. He overlayed on 2019 election results. It shows the hardest for BJP was 3rd phase and they expect 18/31. After that it will be 8th phase. Rest 4,5,6,& 7are BJP areas. Will post the tweet. https://twitter.com/H...
by ramana
08 Apr 2021 04:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 478
Views: 75035

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

And Puducherry.
by ramana
06 Apr 2021 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 478
Views: 75035

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Now that polls have closed, what was the turnout and sentiments in TN, Kerala?
Bengal Phase 3, BJP expected 18/31.
In 2016 TMC got 29/31 here.
by ramana
06 Apr 2021 05:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 478
Views: 75035

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Yes. Its actually 2 more are 50:50 chances.
by ramana
05 Apr 2021 11:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 478
Views: 75035

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Prem Kumar wrote:
Ramu wrote:There has been acute gaslighting problem in tamil nadu for the past several years.


Explain please


What is there to explain?
by ramana
05 Apr 2021 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 248971

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

.... Thats why I stay away from this forum. People don't read carefully or bother to educate themselves. .... Since you requested long back you cant stand being a moderator here and it was I who wanted you around in case you change your mind, I have deactivated your account so you don't have to suf...
by ramana
05 Apr 2021 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 248971

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I need some gyaan about the Sig Most armies seem to use 7.62x51mm for designated marksmen and a smaller caliber like 7.62x39 for regular infantry. Is this mostly due to weight and logistics (heavier bullets to move around)? What is our plan? To equip everyone with 7.62x51mm ? Yes. Moving away from ...
by ramana
03 Apr 2021 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 478
Views: 75035

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

I wouldn't put too much weight on voting %. WB had a high voter turnout in their previous assembly election too. Plus in 2019, there was an unprecedented voter turnout, which turned out to be "pro-incumbency"! Incorrect. The destruction of Vidyasagar statue tilted 10 seats to TMC. And the...
by ramana
03 Apr 2021 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 478
Views: 75035

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

vijayk wrote:Image

Coupta is angry with Kerala Xians and church ... are they tilting to BJP?


Yes. LDF is Empowering Muslims to love jihad on all and not just Hindus.
So there is seeking support from NaMo.
by ramana
02 Apr 2021 05:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 569
Views: 150395

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

https://alphadefense.in/orca-omni-role-combat-aircraft-iaf/ ORCA – Why it makes sense? By Alpha Defense FEB 26, 2021 The Omni Role Combat Aircraft or ORCA is a proposed land-based variant of Twin Engine Deck based fighter jet that is under development for the requirement of Indian Navy. The design ...
by ramana
02 Apr 2021 05:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 478
Views: 75035

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

If you are on Twitter follow Naren Menon. he had a tweet on the taxonomy of Kerala Christians.
by ramana
02 Apr 2021 01:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3377
Views: 348349

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

My tweet on historicity of Bengal results.

https://twitter.com/ramana_brf/status/1 ... 24897?s=19

I don't know how to.post screenshot.
by ramana
02 Apr 2021 01:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3377
Views: 348349

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

From Twitter report so far 54+/60 seats in two phases.

And Nandigram is rejecting #Jihadidi.
Now scrambling to file by 7 April in safe seats.
by ramana
01 Apr 2021 08:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3377
Views: 348349

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So Jihadidi is contesting from Nandigram and where else?
From all indicators, Nandigram will be a washout for her today.
by ramana
01 Apr 2021 08:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3377
Views: 348349

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

She explains the 3T dynamic wrt Muslim women and what Jihadidi has done zilch!
by ramana
01 Apr 2021 03:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3377
Views: 348349

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In GDF we still have a thread started by RayC.


Bengal's long nightmare started with Curzon and his Partition of Bengal in 1905.
by ramana
31 Mar 2021 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5341
Views: 932007

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

One conspiracy theory is to cut Serum Institute production of Oxford vaccine and promote failing Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

US thinks in mercantile fashion three four steps ahead.
by ramana
31 Mar 2021 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5341
Views: 932007

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Also:

https://twitter.com/cruindggn/status/13 ... 66377?s=20

Interesting that Bumbling Biden blocks vaccine precursors to India and piously supports India vaccine production under Quad 2.0 rubric!
by ramana
31 Mar 2021 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5341
Views: 932007

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://twitter.com/kennardmatt/status/1377263752299565058?s=19 Documents Freedom House gets 94% of its funds from US Govt. And Coupta was in raptures with their bogus report. The proportion of the world’s autocratic regimes supported by the UK would be even higher if Freedom House’s methodology was...
by ramana
31 Mar 2021 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4335
Views: 1288894

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Haridas, so PDV KKV on a Agni II will be true ABM.
by ramana
31 Mar 2021 06:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5341
Views: 932007

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Interesting that Bumbling Biden blocks vaccine precursors to India and piously supports India vaccine production under Quad 2.0 rubric!
by ramana
31 Mar 2021 06:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1
Replies: 609
Views: 61138

Re: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1

In my humble opinion India Way is a distillation of this very thread for it builds on many of the gems gleaned from antiquity.
by ramana
31 Mar 2021 06:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1
Replies: 609
Views: 61138

Re: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1

From Thirukkural, Jaishankar goes on to Mahabharatha which holds lessons to deal with the complexities of the uncertain world. The dilemmas of statecraft permeate the story, among them taking risks, placing trust, and making sacrifices. It gives the most vivid distillation of Indian thoughts on sta...
by ramana
31 Mar 2021 04:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3377
Views: 348349

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

He is seeking elective surgery to avoid campaigning in Bengal, TN, and Kerala.

Thinks that will save him from Chitragupta.
by ramana
31 Mar 2021 04:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3377
Views: 348349

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

You need to look at the state's history before Modi and think about after Modi. In states where the Congress ecosystem is intact, they will remain a force to be reckoned with. MH was a bastion of Congress, NCP has weakened them but not eliminated them completely. Pawar is 80 yrs old, both BJP and I...
by ramana
31 Mar 2021 04:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 478
Views: 75035

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

V_Raman,
The range of 24-27 can't call seats are where the battle is.
Try to find those if possible.
by ramana
31 Mar 2021 03:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 478
Views: 75035

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

V_Raman wrote:Latest Pandey prediction for TN

ADMK+: 97
DMK+: 111
cantcall: 26


Does he tell which 26 are can't tell?
Reason is another poster said he would tell me the tough fight ones.
Wonder if same
by ramana
30 Mar 2021 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 478
Views: 75035

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Irrespective of the CM face, the deputy CM will be (at least one of two possible) will be Shuvendu Adhikari who has had wrecked TMC from inside, and caused so much defection. He himself may be the reason behind BJP's 20 winning seats in the entire Phase-1 and Phase-2. Let us see how things churn in...
by ramana
30 Mar 2021 03:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 478
Views: 75035

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Number of seats in each phase: 30, 30, 31,44,45,43, 36, and 35
Respectively per each phase.
Total 296.
by ramana
27 Mar 2021 08:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 699
Views: 106554

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

From the Friday Times second link. Two Armor Piercing shots hit the Centurion mantlet and did not penetrate. Same fact was mentioned by Lt Col Caleb at Assal Uttar too. I wanted a picture of that. Now we see it. https://www.thefridaytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/tft-11092020-8-750x375.jpg In ...
by ramana
25 Mar 2021 12:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 630
Views: 84396

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

There is talk that NIA will seek Tawahur Rana extradition as some new links to hawala gang have surfaced in Vazegate.
Things will heat up.
Let's see if US allows it.
by ramana
25 Mar 2021 07:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 699
Views: 106554

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Very nice narration. Gives a good run-up of the battle Assal Uttar (AU) and subsequent offensives: Phillora, Chawinda Very touching to hear the actual participants talk about those battles. More Pattons were destroyed in these battles than in Assal Uttar for in AU a lot of Pattons were captured inta...

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