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by ramana
31 Jul 2021 03:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding Islamic Society
Replies: 749
Views: 47102

Re: Understanding Islamic Society

London School of Economics has an article on the Muslim diaspora in the West.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epd ... nana.12691
by ramana
31 Jul 2021 02:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Quad News and Discussion- June 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 3219

Re: Quad News and Discussion- June 2021

We haven't seen much discussion of Blinken's visit to India wrt Quad.
by ramana
31 Jul 2021 02:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread
Replies: 138
Views: 13414

Re: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread

^^^
There is an African proverb that is apt for Pakjabis:

"The sheep fears the wolf, but finally gets eaten by the shepherd!"

Who is the wolf, sheep and shepherd are all for the reader to imagine!
by ramana
30 Jul 2021 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 966
Views: 217138

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

https://www.lse.ac.uk/ideas/publications/reports Folks we are suffering from a paucity of data and reports. Here is a link to the London School of Economics' already published research and thus data rich. So please take time to ready what interests you and post a link and short response in the appro...
by ramana
30 Jul 2021 21:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 193
Views: 53791

Re: Indian Interests_2

In 2012 London School of Economics issued a report on India and many eminent people wrote in it. https://www.lse.ac.uk/ideas/Assets/Documents/reports/LSE-IDEAS-India-Superpower.pdf SSridhar and Rudradev please read the chapter and make two-page essay on where we are and where we are lacking nine yea...
by ramana
30 Jul 2021 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 978
Views: 302045

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

fanne, The MK1A design is to be frozen 18 months after contract award.
Please don't build frustration level by not doing research.
by ramana
30 Jul 2021 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3885
Views: 912384

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

So what's status of Dhruvastra? Trials? Production?
by ramana
30 Jul 2021 01:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1194
Views: 285594

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:Why would one want to do that Ramana ji? Pic rail bipods are a dime a dozen. Even OFB makes one for their 7.62x51 sniper.


Perfect.
by ramana
30 Jul 2021 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 978
Views: 302045

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Kakkaji wrote:Is there even a prototype of the Mk1A flying yet?

Plan was 18 months after contract signed. But with Covid expect some slip.
by ramana
29 Jul 2021 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 196
Views: 32806

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

Started reading Rush Doshi's Long Game on China and a Grand Strategy to negate it.

I was reminded of my BRM article in 2000 is still relevant wrt India.

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/archives/ ... amana.html
by ramana
29 Jul 2021 08:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5823
Views: 1066675

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Rush Doshi is a US NSC China Director. Before that he wrote The Long Game, based on his PhD dissertation on China. In the first chapter he has this long description. Right in the beginning of the "Long Game", Doshi writes "A hegemon’s position in regional and global order emerges from...
by ramana
29 Jul 2021 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5823
Views: 1066675

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Good work in unearthing the deep links of the AP reporter posting bile.
by ramana
29 Jul 2021 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 196
Views: 32806

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

Mencius or Meng Xi was second most important Chinese scholar after Confucius https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mencius Principal thoughts Human nature While Confucius himself did not explicitly focus on the subject of human nature, Mencius asserted the innate goodness of the individual, believing that i...
by ramana
29 Jul 2021 06:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3976
Views: 864539

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Since when did this water cannon salute become tradition of IAF?
It's traditional to USAF.
by ramana
28 Jul 2021 04:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1194
Views: 285594

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Will the INSAS Bipod fit these Sig Sauer 716i?
by ramana
28 Jul 2021 04:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 1206
Views: 275992

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

These are the Pakiban hiding among the Taliban.
by ramana
26 Jul 2021 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Books Folder - 2008 onwards!!!
Replies: 1242
Views: 127976

Re: Books Folder - 2008 onwards!!!

The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate With India by Vijay Gokhale India's relations with the People's Republic of China has captured the popular imagination ever since the 1950s but have rarely merited a detailed understanding of the issues. Individual episodes tend to arouse lively debate, whic...
by ramana
26 Jul 2021 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread
Replies: 138
Views: 13414

Re: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread

The long view of what makes Pakistan tick is its Pathans. The northwest fell to Ghazni around 1000 AD and gradually the Islamist horde rolled in. The Arab invasion of Sindh 300 years earlier did not do much. In fact, the Mughal conquest was of Turco-Afghan- Persian-led North India by Chagatai Turks....
by ramana
26 Jul 2021 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1194
Views: 285594

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I dont care if what they get kills the enemy dead.

Thakur, Thanks for the sights pictures.
Any idea who makes the bipod attachment for the Sig-Sauer in India? Or world?
by ramana
25 Jul 2021 05:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Books Folder - 2008 onwards!!!
Replies: 1242
Views: 127976

Re: Books Folder - 2008 onwards!!!

China’s New Red Guards: The Return of Radicalism and the Rebirth of Mao Zedong by Jude Blanchette Ever since Deng Xiaoping effectively de-radicalized China in the 1980s, there have been many debates about which path China would follow. Would it democratize? Would it embrace capitalism? Would the Co...
by ramana
24 Jul 2021 07:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4552
Views: 918942

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Who volunteers to watch BDL for its going to be a crucial bottleneck entity. All these become vital for enabling production contracts The company is setting up new infrastructure for Surface-Mount Technology, High Performance Computing facility, Seeker Facility Centre, Warhead Production facility, H...
by ramana
24 Jul 2021 04:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5547
Views: 672146

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

look at these other coconuts, they are wannabe opinion-makers but in reality, they are fringe and fraud hangers-on hoping for scraps in the form of the occasional retweet https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E68qezBUUAcwEfh?format=png&name=large They are two burnt-up jack fruit seeds. Will cause stomach...
by ramana
24 Jul 2021 04:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1194
Views: 285594

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

It has. SIG Sauer could not yet comment on the exact configuration of the Indian 716i but noted that while they are very similar to the commercial 716i Tread they are capable of fully automatic fire and have an additional 6 o’clock Picatinny rail on the handguard to meet Indian requirements. An MLOK...
by ramana
24 Jul 2021 04:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3885
Views: 912384

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Xi Jin Ping visited Tibet and was about 15 km from LAC.
Speculation is it was a military preparedness review.
Two things since Galwan in this theater are NaMo wishing Dalai Lama on his birthday and the activation of Hashimara with Rafales with the extra Hammer buy.
by ramana
24 Jul 2021 04:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread
Replies: 138
Views: 13414

Re: What Makes Pakistan tick? Discussion thread

We started this thread in Dec 2015 and stopped.
It's quite crucial for we see that unravelling of TSP has started once the factors that make Pakistan Tick is being addressed: nuclear question, Pashtuns, Afghanistan, and above all India'
Would suggest folks re-read our old comments and renew our faith.
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 11:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 193
Views: 53791

Re: Indian Interests_2

Vsunder, Thanks. British had an agent posted in San Francisco who got with the expatriate Sikhs.
I forget his name.
Also William Randolph Hearst's mother was a key supporter of Lala Hardayal an important figure in Ghadar movement. He taught in Berkeley and Stanford.
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5254
Views: 881059

Re: Internal Security Watch

The Modus Operandi was an Afghan national who married an Assamese Muslim woman. Their son went to Nepal and infiltrated Assam and got Aaddhar. card. he then went to Kerala where 9 of his uncles were working in Cochin Shipyard. Recently a drone was spotted overflying the shipyard and investigation ze...
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5547
Views: 672146

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak That quote is by Seema Sirohi. And it's on eve of Blinken's visit to India. So draw your own conclusions. I think the Pegasus caper with WaPo etc has a US SD hand in it. Meenakshi Lekhi also said that it is linked to the data protection Bill coming up in this parliament session. Basically, Bi...
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1194
Views: 285594

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

What recent concern? Its from Print a usual naysayer.
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1194
Views: 285594

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Manish_P,

7.62x51 is made by OFB.
https://www.ofb.gov.in/product/products ... 62-mm-ball
It is the old SLR bullet.
Its made in five categories.
In fact, that was a point for choosing the calibre.
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 08:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 193
Views: 53791

Re: Indian Interests_2

What still ails Kahlistanis in America: US and Canada
Those that remained in the United States were plagued by a factional struggle between student-intellectuals and Punjabi labourers – the latter accused of impropriety, the former (not unreasonably) of embezzling funds.
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 193
Views: 53791

Re: Indian Interests_2

Continued.. More concerted action was taken after members of Ghadar reached out to members of Jugantar (one of the pre-war Bengali secret societies) in hiding in Benares[34] in order to gain access to more arms and home-made explosives. A date was fixed – 21 February 1915 – upon which members of Gha...
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 193
Views: 53791

Re: Indian Interests_2

In Punjab we see similar issues plaguing the state: increasing rural landlessness as land is cornered by Jat Sikhs, increased poverty as APMC are cornered by arthiyas connected to political parties, and the Covid pandemic. All these are built on a foundation of turmoil since the Congress and Akali D...
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 193
Views: 53791

Re: Indian Interests_2

Continued... Beginning in the 1880s, men from the same communities and villages migrated as labourers to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and, finally, logging and railroad camps, timber-mills and large farms along the Pacific Coast of North America (California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia)....
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 193
Views: 53791

Re: Indian Interests_2

Since we don't have a thread on India's political and freedom history thread, posting here. https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/revolutionary_networks_india We realize that a hundred years ago both violence and non-violence were intertwined in getting India's freedom in four decades. A...
by ramana
23 Jul 2021 07:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Requests to Admins - 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 18418

Re: Requests to Admins - 2019

Go ahead and start the thread in Strat Forum.

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