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by Suraj
24 Oct 2020 02:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179639

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Urbanization by itself would not necessarily mean the houses/apartments have tap water connections. I'm not sure for example, if a housing colony gets water from a tanker, do they get counted? That map is really sobering. Even the supposedly developed and industrialized states of TN, MH and KN are ...
by Suraj
23 Oct 2020 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386557

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

Sigh. Here we go again - more Chinese psyops . Please read the linked posts in the following post: Why Taiwan's 'Territorial Claims' are PRC Propaganda Today BRF needs to stop repeatedly being hoodwinked by these arguments. Thanks for the reference Suraj. I was not aware. No problem. It will take a...
by Suraj
23 Oct 2020 04:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067100

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Actually I'd prefer that the critiques focus on screaming autarky. They're nowhere close to reality in the process, and that is just as well. From my recent conversations with investors and entrepreneurs in India, there is a real and growing fear of License Raj 2.0 and Rent-Seeking Parasitism retur...
by Suraj
23 Oct 2020 00:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067100

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It's a fairly regular critique of Atmanirbharta Bharat as autarky . Most of these simply don't understand what the policy is. In the case of RR, he's just parroting nonsense built around a strawman. The fundamental basis of autarky NOT import substitution. It is aversion to external trade and invest...
by Suraj
22 Oct 2020 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386557

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

{BS picture off flickr deleted} Taiwans Claims are exactly the same as China's, if not worse. If they dont come clean on these ridiculous claims, how are they different from ccp? Sigh. Here we go again - more Chinese psyops . Please read the linked posts in the following post: Why Taiwan's 'Territo...
by Suraj
18 Oct 2020 14:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179639

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Continuing my efforts to keep with the Jal Jeevan Mission every month:
15 Oct 2020
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Almost 30% coverage now, starting at 17% when JJM began on Aug 15 2019. Here is the live dashboard.

Prior statuses:
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August 15 2020
by Suraj
18 Oct 2020 05:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179639

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Passenger Vehicle Sales Rise By 26 Per Cent In September YoY; Wholesale Sales Surge For Second Month In A Row In a positive development, the passenger vehicle wholesale sales in the markets registered a whopping 26 per cent jump year-on-year (YOY) in the bygone month of September, surging from the ...
by Suraj
17 Oct 2020 22:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179639

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

RahulM, sure I will . I haven’t read that article in much detail but there were two major economic steps that occurred within months of each other then - demonetization and the GST entry into force . Both are drivers of economic formalization, and a corresponding improvement in tax/GDP . I haven’t l...
by Suraj
16 Oct 2020 21:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179639

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

China, India to lead global GDP contribution by 2025 https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/7U7mtWupMp5Au2hOKVHvDA--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTc2NS41Njk2MjAyNTMxNjQ1/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/yYwu7j2vFPn7d0f0814Ehw--~B/aD0xMDA4O3c9MTI2NDthcHBpZD15dGFjaHlvbg--/https://media.zenfs.com/en/b...
by Suraj
16 Oct 2020 13:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3164
Views: 556353

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I've removed the link to the tabloid garbage. I'd like to point out that keeping such links only give them $s. It doesn't fundamentally teach us anything we don't already know. It's better to describe who wrote it, or who owns Daily Mail and why they post something like this. The explanations may be...
by Suraj
14 Oct 2020 14:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361187

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Thanks for that information. Too bad DDMitis struck again in the context of an otherwise pathbreaking piece of engineering.
by Suraj
14 Oct 2020 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963756

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

Regarding Taiwan, IIRC Taiwan has the same PRC policy for Tibet. So, asking us to abandon the "One China" policy related to Taiwan but without being explicit about their stance on Tibet is a bit disingenous. I think we should publicly revoke the "One china" policy regarding Tibe...
by Suraj
13 Oct 2020 21:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361187

Re: Indian Roads Thread

A Nandy's post on the previous page has a pic of two circular tunnel bores at an exit. Is that something different from the Atal Tunnel , which apparently has only one bore ? Or is the second one in the works, while still enabling the completed bore to function as a 2-way road ?
by Suraj
09 Oct 2020 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963756

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

Regarding Taiwan, IIRC Taiwan has the same PRC policy for Tibet. So, asking us to abandon the "One China" policy related to Taiwan but without being explicit about their stance on Tibet is a bit disingenous. I think we should publicly revoke the "One china" policy regarding Tibe...
by Suraj
07 Oct 2020 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4590
Views: 757159

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The H4 EAD issue was the result of several bad policies. Retrogression was a fact for a long time, but once the timelines started going from a few years for EB3 to nearly a decade and then more ridiculously to several decades, among the ‘solutions’ became to allow H4 EAD. The best solution would hav...
by Suraj
06 Oct 2020 02:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067100

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

A lot of what I see and hear ( I am a Jatt Sikh ), there is genuine concern about these bills ( laws currently ). The primary concerns voiced are: I haven't seen the opposition describe any of these with your kind of clear articular explanation. You're better off posting these concerns directly to ...
by Suraj
05 Oct 2020 21:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706028

Re: Understanding the US - Again

‘Commies not welcome!’: US immigration issues policy guidance regarding inadmissibility over affiliation with Communist & other totalitarian parties https://www.organiser.org/Encyc/2020/10/4/Commies-not-welcome.html USCIS Issues Policy Guidance Regarding Inadmissibility Based on Membership in a...
by Suraj
03 Oct 2020 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: POTUS tested Positive for COVID19 - Implications for the World
Replies: 25
Views: 3739

Re: POTUS tested Positive for COVID19 - Implications for the World

Mod Note: Neither this thread nor any other thread on this forum is a place to argue US politics. If you don't like the US political positions of fellow posters here - and that goes equally well in both directions, that is your personal matter. Don't bring it here. The forum gains nothing from your ...
by Suraj
02 Oct 2020 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963756

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

But it is not so if both parties believe they are having a rational discussion and continue to maintain the same rational posture. Of course, as I stated in the prior post, as long as conversation is civil, it is fine. However, as you state yourself, no one is going to change their views in these m...
by Suraj
02 Oct 2020 12:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963756

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

I wouldn’t personally spend time arguing about the positioning and views DavidD holds, as long as it is a civil exchange. We aren’t obligated to agree , and we don’t necessarily have to belabor things like sun tzutiapa / ‘strategic goals’ vs sovereignty. For David’s benefit, ‘tzutiapa’ is a take on ...
by Suraj
01 Oct 2020 11:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179639

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This is too early to say. It depends on how many states implement the laws. But I can give you some idea of similar reforms elsewhere. Historically, agriculture has been the most regulated sector of economy. Services and especially IT services, were least regulated, and during the early liberalizati...
by Suraj
01 Oct 2020 06:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067100

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I'm shocked by that PIB press release. I've never seen GoI b*tchslap and lungi dismantle an entity like that before.
by Suraj
01 Oct 2020 04:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963756

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

Quoting this excellent post here from the border thread: As a Chinese strategist , my objectives are: 1. To coerce India to align itself with our strategic goals. The Chairman's pet/legacy project is one belt one road. India must support this or stop interfering with it 2. To prevent India from alig...
by Suraj
30 Sep 2020 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386557

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

Plus it leads to India China hyphenation which is something that should bother China more than India. Indeed. The greatest gain out of all this is that it has focused the national resolve towards enabling capable policymaking regarding China, while they simultaneously revealed their own internal di...
by Suraj
30 Sep 2020 10:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706028

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The thread is to express your understanding of the country. Of course the elections are the biggest story of the next month. Distil the situation down to its impact on the nation, stripping away all the mundane details anyone can get off any website of choice. Examples: - you see people in your neig...
by Suraj
30 Sep 2020 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386557

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

Thanks RaviB and SSridhar! Generally I’m not too keen on just mocking the Chinese stink tank pronouncements. It’s more interesting to know who influences them. As for what they have to actually say, I prefer to see that in terms of the show business dictum - there’s no such thing as bad publicity. E...
by Suraj
30 Sep 2020 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386557

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

Chinese View: India thinks it has got the better of China, so it can dare China - Prof. Liu Zhongyi, Indian Defence Review This interview is full of hilarious gems. SSridhar ji, beyond the article, could you please share more about the antecedents of this person ? Does he have prior articles he's k...
by Suraj
29 Sep 2020 23:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361187

Re: Indian Roads Thread

From the pictures of the Atal Tunnel, it seems it is 2 lanes plus emergency lane in each direction. That's quite a large tunnel for one so long and at record breaking elevation too.
by Suraj
29 Sep 2020 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386557

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

So this is like Islam. They can talk all about other people. But you question them critically on Islam - they go quiet!!! There’s quite a bit of overlap here actually . Both have concentric circles of entities, with the outer ring engaging the world and the inner rings being protected domestic citi...
by Suraj
29 Sep 2020 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386557

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

^^ Xi is absolute ruler of that land, anything you say or do can and will be used against you. Doxxing of Chinese who are overly critical of the regime, is a very real problem for them. If you come across as not sufficiently patriotic and are an overseas Chinese, you can have 50 centers hack your a...
by Suraj
29 Sep 2020 04:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963756

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

KLNMurthy wrote:I have read some of your earlier posts and you sounded fairly intelligent. What happened here?

Needs a quick 50c for parking meter, perhaps ? We don't all carry small change all the time.
by Suraj
29 Sep 2020 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963756

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

Maybe, but not all theories are suited to this thread. For example, another theory is that Martians have invaded earth and are using mind control techniques on Xi and Modi (Trump doesn't need any - he's nuts as it is) to precipitate war. Theories like yours and the one mentioned in this post aren't ...
by Suraj
28 Sep 2020 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067100

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It’s not really a question of secession . Scotland has always been a separate nation just like England, Wales and NI . It’s just that since the early 1600s, Scotland and England have shared the same monarch, and since 1707, they’ve constituted Great Britain. Since the early 1800s, when GB merged wit...
by Suraj
28 Sep 2020 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067100

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Please stop mindlessly conflating Scotland with Gujarat or anything Indian . The United Kingdom is a very unique construct and it’s accurate to call Scotland a separate nation even if the passport is issued by the larger entity named United Kingdom. There are multiple overlapping national entities h...
by Suraj
27 Sep 2020 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386557

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

I get your point. ... We Indians are a proud people, we react angrily to a foreign power “putting us in our place.” That is a good thing, but depressingly inadequate. It is inadequate because we focus our fighting on assuaging the injury to our egos, and neglect the material aspect. That means we a...
by Suraj
27 Sep 2020 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963756

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

Very good post, sudarshan. Arguably this applies to the Anglo-Saxon west too. They don’t understand why India cannot be a loyal subservient entity to them either. Did they have the same view of china? Some how they didn't seem to have any issues with china catching up with them and eventually surpa...
by Suraj
27 Sep 2020 08:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963756

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

Very good post, sudarshan. Arguably this applies to the Anglo-Saxon west too. They don’t understand why India cannot be a loyal subservient entity to them either. But focusing on China in this thread, it’s been clear from repeated pronouncements from Gobar Times that they see us thru the prism of 19...
by Suraj
26 Sep 2020 00:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179639

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The rivers and canals have been there for a long time . The Jal Jeevan Mission is for piped water connections . The numbers simply reflect where recent focus has been . Bihar for example has improved quite a bit relative to neighbors . I’m more interested in the month to month progress . The coverag...
by Suraj
24 Sep 2020 00:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067100

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

visa details of that wretched creature william dalrymple have emerged :mrgreen: time to see off such scottish/britshit "literary" scum permanently from dharmic lands and dump him back into the dustbin whence he came from Complaint filed against William Dalrymple for flouting visa norms, t...
by Suraj
23 Sep 2020 06:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963756

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

If we are seen as weak, we will face war. CCP has enough zombies, with enough firepower to create a high level of violence. This part is definitely true. An appearance of weakness or lack of resolve emboldens a bully. There is no way the USSR would have countenanced something like G219 being constr...

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