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by Sachin
27 Jun 2019 14:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

One fatal flaw is assigning them to State cadre when they belong to All India Services. My understanding is that all though these folks were All India Services, more or less they had to be assigned to a state when they begin their careers. Their only benefit being their rights to move to a "ce...
by Sachin
27 Jun 2019 12:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The problem arises when without any specialization effort they are allocated posts in ministries which require specialization for eg. Defence/transport/urban infra etc. This is where lateral entry of specialists is needed. IAS perhaps would be the most "generalised trade" in civil service...
by Sachin
26 Jun 2019 14:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Even more reason for Indian specialist services like the railways, posts , revenue, police , corporate law to have their own heads instead of the Aye Yay Yes reporting to the respective ministers. For all the bolded services, we generally have specific cadres (like IAS; but with good specialisation...
by Sachin
26 Jun 2019 12:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The rules make them and can be used by a shrewd mind to break them. I'm sure this is well known in political circles. True. The problem is that many politicans are not really smart when it comes to understanding the various law points, or going through the small prints in various orders etc. Things...
by Sachin
26 Jun 2019 11:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Vikas, AS and JPN look after the bigger picture. For WB BJP has already deputed a master tactician( Kailash Vijaywargia). During LS elections even Sunil Deodhar(of Tripura fame) was deputed to WB. Plus they have Mukul Roy who defected from TMC. In nutshell for Bengal they have a pretty decent team....
by Sachin
25 Jun 2019 17:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So Sachin sir was right all along. If what ST says is true (about his involvement, we all now BJP's involvement ), BJP just used Sabarimala as another RJB. wasn't there some confusion in the RSS as well and along with this some local BJP functionary supported the entry of women into the temple. IIR...
by Sachin
25 Jun 2019 14:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

has anyone noticed that kj george has deep dived and he has not surfaced in the longest time. he went silent soon after the coalition was formed. He started his "dive" mainly after he moved out of the position of Home Minister. Perhaps that removal actually clipped his wings in a big way....
by Sachin
21 Jun 2019 16:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Snore gawda threatening khangress with elections.. :rotfl: he expects cangoons will piss in their pants, if they hear elections now If Siddaramiah still has a say; then I think Congress of KA can still outsmart Gowdru & sons . Siddu is a pastmaster when it comes to playing games in KA politics....
by Sachin
21 Jun 2019 15:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There was another IPS guy (srivatsav??) who was involved in Gujarat but he also worked with see eye yay to go after ISRO head to stop cryogenic engines. Wonder if he will receive the justice like sanjeev bhatt. That herrow was R.B Sreekumar, a Gujarat cadre office (but a Malayali) who headed the CI...
by Sachin
21 Jun 2019 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 469
Views: 33455

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

CPM leader kodiyeri's son has been slapped with rape charges by a woman from mumbai. Mumbai police had coming looking for him in kerala but he is absconding for now. He comes across as rangeela types and had been giving false promises of marriage. I am still surprised that 100% literate voters of K...
by Sachin
20 Jun 2019 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

KL voters who happens to be majority muslim and xian voters don't really vote for bjp in any state. Add another 20% beaf eaters. BJP will never win any election in this env. Kerala demographics is known to every one. For BJP to win in Kerala, their usual strategy may not work. There were other &quo...
by Sachin
20 Jun 2019 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

State bjp is always failure there. But somehow commies and congress are good options. Yeah. We get it. If the election results are the bench mark, BJP's KL unit is not really going great guns. We can crib and complain; but ultimately the voters needs to get a liking towards them. KL voters cannot b...
by Sachin
20 Jun 2019 12:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Its very clear you support the Leftist/Commies in Kerala. Please stop this BJP bashing under secular rubric. Sir, if the people in state do not trust state level BJP leadership who can be blamed for that? The BJP (at state level, and Modi during election rallies) have clearly been saying that they ...
by Sachin
19 Jun 2019 14:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 469
Views: 33455

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

x-posted from politics thread.. A tactically brilliant move from Premachandran MP of RSP (Revolutionary Socialist Party; a party which has presence only in few districts in the small state of KL). He moves the first private bill in the first session of the new Lok Sabha. Sabarimala: Premachandran to...
by Sachin
19 Jun 2019 10:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

A tactically brilliant move from Premachandran MP of RSP (Revolutionary Socialist Party; a party which has presence only in few districts in the small state of KL). He moves the first private bill in the first session of the new Lok Sabha. Sabarimala: Premachandran to move private bill to stop women...
by Sachin
18 Jun 2019 15:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Banks & Financial System
Replies: 137
Views: 17914

Re: Indian Banks & Financial System

This looks like a ponzi scam added to a political scam but is 'Islamic Banking' allowed in India? Looks like probably the 'owner' has done a post ramadan flight to purer lands.. The latest update is that Bangalore Police actually hired a wedding hall to setup counters to receive complaints from the...
by Sachin
18 Jun 2019 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

He has predicted Sri Amit Shah to be the worst HM. It's just over two weeks since government formation and he expects AM to be jumping up and down on every issue ( in this case regarding the issue in WB). this mediacrooks guy seems to think that Modi should run as per his wishes onlee and his media...
by Sachin
15 Jun 2019 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3614
Views: 294949

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

It must be noted that ponzi schemes like IMA etc. also was "halal" :lol:. In fact majority of the people who have lost money in ponzi schemes of IMA are Muslims who got lured with the "halal" tag. So this is a classic case of green on green. The government should actually use thi...
by Sachin
15 Jun 2019 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 313
Views: 28110

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

WB police behaves like a castrated TMC lapdog.The state also has a cadre of goons. In pretty much all states in India, the police is now pretty much an official goon force of the elected state government. It is very severe in cases like KL and WB where political activism is way too high, and job op...
by Sachin
15 Jun 2019 10:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 313
Views: 28110

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Mamata is taking calculated risk. If this strike prolongs then doctors will start losing sympathy. Better center gov through the governor intervene now. There is a pan-India "OP boycott" planned for this Monday, by the doctors. The doctors should also use social media effectively to raise...
by Sachin
14 Jun 2019 10:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Congress seeks simultaneous polls to Rajya Sabha seats vacated by Amit Shah, Smriti Irani Looks like the Congress has realised its precarious position when it comes to Rajya Sabha. Shah says BJP yet to reach its peak, eyes power in Kerala, Bengal. Mean while A.Shah & Co are making their next pl...
by Sachin
13 Jun 2019 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 469
Views: 33455

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Sachin, if you arent yet and want to watch some real fun, check out the TRV airport privatization saga. The case of the evil capitalist Adani winning the maintenance contract and the benevolent dictator of the state, whining that "No body should think they can work in the state, without the co...
by Sachin
13 Jun 2019 10:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4293
Views: 425929

Re: Internal Security Watch

x-posted from National Security thread.. Islamic State link: NIA arrests TN man who befriended Sri Lanka bomber on Facebook in Coimbatore raids Lools like Coimbatore is still the Coimbator of the Al-Umma days. It would be just a matter of time before the truth on ISIS presence in India has to be adm...
by Sachin
13 Jun 2019 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 143
Views: 44282

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Islamic State link: NIA arrests TN man who befriended Sri Lanka bomber on Facebook in Coimbatore raids Lools like Coimbatore is still the Coimbator of the Al-Umma days. It would be just a matter of time before the truth on ISIS presence in India has to be admitted by the "seculars". Certa...
by Sachin
12 Jun 2019 12:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 469
Views: 33455

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

I think there was a defacto plan by Congress to make LDF walk into Sabarimala trap. The Congress by keeping quiet emboldened LDF into getting hyper on Sabarimala. For the commies there were "multiple point of failures" in the way they handled Sabari Mala. 1. It misinterpreted the Supreme ...
by Sachin
11 Jun 2019 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 469
Views: 33455

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

After poll fiasco, Kerala govt likely to give a second thought on Sabarimala So looks like the commies have finally realised that their attempts to target the Hindu religion has backfired big time in Kerala. I don't trust the commies 100% (treachery is quite natural to them), but looks like there w...
by Sachin
09 Jun 2019 13:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 469
Views: 33455

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

License plate being held by the guy shows KA- Karnataka so maybe Kar-TN border This would be more likely KA-KL border (Kasaragod Dt. in Kerala & Dakshina Kannada in KA). This area has been infamous for the rampant cattle smuggling and related incidents. Many a time the anti-cow slaughter groups...
by Sachin
07 Jun 2019 19:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Amit Shah hospitalised due to H1N1 fever?
Apologies!! Saw this in "related news" in a Malayalam news web site. Understand that it is stale news :(.
by Sachin
07 Jun 2019 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 469
Views: 33455

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

campaign dynamics are different in each state, and a lot different in TN compared to west/north. Here people took the schemes for granted and retained the bad propaganda against modi. Local BJP failed abjectly to counter and go on offensive. Having lived there some years, gone to school and univers...
by Sachin
05 Jun 2019 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40081

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Each house has a twin chamber soak pits with lining of the side walls with bricks. Over time it becomes deodorised and decomposed organic manure. Exactly. In fact this was the norm in KL households way back from the 1980s. Even in a plot of around 10 cents (4356 sq ft), we had a "septic tank&q...
by Sachin
04 Jun 2019 14:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94427

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

The latest approach are for 3 south CMs to get together and fan south vs north division. Naidu will join this. I was thinking I would never have to say this explicitly. The 3 South CMs (and the states) have enough and more problems and a nudge and push here and there will make them busy fighting ea...
by Sachin
03 Jun 2019 17:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 469
Views: 33455

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Still... not imposing 4 languages for "Maharashtra", "Gujarat" and "Punjab" is injustice to Hindi belt, and Andhra, Telangana, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala, as Marathis​, Gujjus and Punjabis are the biggest Pro-Hindi proponents apart from deracinated Tamilians. I do...
by Sachin
03 Jun 2019 15:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94427

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

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by Sachin
03 Jun 2019 10:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 469
Views: 33455

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

But why is BJP insisting on imposing Hindi on Tamilnadu? The BJP and GoI has already clarified on this issue and this being a "draft policy" it is not going to be rolled out soon. All it did was to give a chance for folks like DMK to show case their love for Tamil language and identity. T...
by Sachin
30 May 2019 17:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5498
Views: 455438

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Naresh Goyal made to disembark from an EK507 flight at BOM, allegedly was on his way to LHR. Bureau of Immigration has detained him. I find it really interesting. If they'd already embarked, it means that they'd cleared immigration. So, between the time of clearing immigration and flight take off, ...
by Sachin
30 May 2019 16:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94427

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

But this doesn't mean they were not pissed about non delivery on key items like Ram mandir, article 370 , farmer situation etc. Before the elections the worry was about a so-called "Core Hindu" voter group who was pi$$ed of that the above list of demands were not met by Namo 1 Govt. But w...
by Sachin
25 May 2019 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94427

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

And I love how BJP wallas are advising congressis on NDTV on what is wrong with congress and all the left libs can do nothing but nod. The BJP should have used the services of Herr Tom Vadakkan (ex-Congress spokesperson) to give the right advices to Congress. He was after all the media boy of Congr...
by Sachin
25 May 2019 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94427

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I guess you could say they believed their press and voted that way. Now they know better for the next time. Agree that it is a slow process. I am still surprised that one can trust the press this much in this day and age! Problem of being 100% literate saar :). I have stopped subscribing to physica...
by Sachin
25 May 2019 09:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94427

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Was scanning multiple news portals in Malayalam. Commies finally smell coffee at Sabari Mala. The The State Secretariat of CPI(M)* sugar coats the truth; but realise that the way CPI(M) and the Chief Minister in particular handled the court's verdict related to Sabari Mala did help in getting the dr...
by Sachin
24 May 2019 17:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94427

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

As I said earlier, my worry is for the coffers of Tirupati which will now become a source of funds for the EJs as well as the temple itself coming under severe threat from the EJ machinations. This is where BJP at Central.Govt (with absolute majority) should help. There has to be a central act whic...

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