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by Suraj
17 Sep 2019 04:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234720

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The B24 at the RAF Museum in London is ex-IAF, donated to them in the 1970s.
by Suraj
17 Sep 2019 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234720

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Another aspect to add to vsunder's great historical post - railways in India were in poor shape much before partition. By the mid 1920s, it was clear that Indian independence was a matter of time. Investments towards growth came to a standstill, and by the eve of WW2, approx 45% of the rolling stock...
by Suraj
16 Sep 2019 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1936
Views: 214581

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

An effective police force and a functioning law and order system are a societal requirement and not a 'western construct'. A_Gupta is right. I disagree. What you're suggesting is good in theory. The current structure of the IPS is inherently corrupt and it is one of the reasons why J&K was brou...
by Suraj
15 Sep 2019 13:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 473249

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Saurabh Chaudhry breaks his own world record in the 10m air pistol event in the national championships . Third time he’s done it, having raised it from 245 to 246.3 to 246.8 now . Latest score won’t be an official one though , but he will probably manage to accomplish it again , ideally in the Olymp...
by Suraj
13 Sep 2019 20:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1936
Views: 214581

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

A functioning law and order system is more dependent on moral and ethical strength of its populace along with relative economic well being of its people and extremely less on Police capabilities. I disagree with this statement, and I think you're conflating multiple things into a single topic. Peop...
by Suraj
13 Sep 2019 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1936
Views: 214581

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Guptaji, Pls spare us. If there is one thing we do not want more of, it is cops. Ok increase in specialized positions such as forensics/investigations/swat etc is most welcome but that is it. Also calculating ratio of policemen to per thousand people is a purely western construct. Is of very little...
by Suraj
13 Sep 2019 18:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1936
Views: 214581

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Getting a lot of bad feedback on this new motorist laws with fines reaching thousands and police trying to harass people. If anyone has a channel to BJP folks, please give them feedback This comment means nothing without more detail. The police applying the law are not harassing people. If they're ...
by Suraj
12 Sep 2019 17:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 98161

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Looks like Venkronym Naidu's photo with what looks like S-5 has made everyone sit up and take notice. OSINT jai ho! https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2019/09/08/tweet-may-have-inadvertently-revealed-indias-next-gen-nuclear-weapons-platform-with-global-reach/#306986f37212 Sutton is getting ahead...
by Suraj
12 Sep 2019 14:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 473249

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Indian juniors (currently world champions in team sprint and top ranked in sprint and keirin) dominated the Track Asia Cup cycling event, storming their way to top position, pushing back traditional Asian track powers Korea, Japan and Malaysia. Shocking how we have come so far in a sport where we we...
by Suraj
07 Sep 2019 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206661

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

In my opinion it is just as well that Modi did not announce CY3 in a rush of emotion . These things happen . ISRO had its chance and will have another, just not right away . Their next goal is the manned space mission in two years. The Chinese similarly lost Mars probe in 2012 and are not due to att...
by Suraj
07 Sep 2019 03:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 98161

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Second is still under the covered dock but clearly looks like it's floated out. Can't tell how long it is.
by Suraj
07 Sep 2019 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206661

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

A hard landing would probably show up as a dust cloud and debris field from the orbiter. No information as yet about what the orbiter has seen so far.
by Suraj
07 Sep 2019 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206661

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

40 seconds to powered descent.
by Suraj
06 Sep 2019 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234720

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Written and official work has always been conducted in Urdu. As for their dialect, it's authentic. There is a slight difference in dialect of KPs and KMs, with Sanskrit words dominating KP's Koshur. But the differences are minor. This sounds completely nuts to me. Where's the Kashmiriyat in doing a...
by Suraj
06 Sep 2019 22:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679433

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Turnover in debt funds tends to be lower than in equity funds for tax optimization reasons. FPI investment in Indian debt (G-Secs, SDLs and corporate) tends to be more sticky than equity inflows that are a lot more volatile. There's particular interest in piling in when there's a sentiment that rate...
by Suraj
06 Sep 2019 01:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234720

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The working/official language in both Jammu and Kashmir regions has been Urdu. The local spoken language of Kashmir region is Koshur, however, afaik it is not practiced in the written form. At least I have never encountered written Koshur in daily life. There might be historical manuscripts,etc. Fo...
by Suraj
06 Sep 2019 00:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679433

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Why would have FIIs pull out of India if fiscal deficit was higher? 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...
by Suraj
05 Sep 2019 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234720

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I have a few questions about the socio-political milieu of former J&K state for those who are familiar. Answers with reference material would be particularly helpful: * What were/are the working languages of the local population of Jammu region ? * What were/are the working languages of the loca...
by Suraj
05 Sep 2019 09:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 473249

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

One potential problem with our shooters is just problems with growing up . Anish Bhanwala , the junior world champion and Commonwealth Games gold medalist in 25m pistol , is having a hard time adapting this year because he has grown taller since 2018 and his center of gravity changed. This affected ...
by Suraj
05 Sep 2019 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2353
Views: 349479

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I know of the Yvonne Fletcher incident. It's not really comparable to the current situation since it's not the Indian embassy attacking or wanting to attack the outside world. It appears India needs something like the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group in places like London where the civil administ...
by Suraj
04 Sep 2019 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2353
Views: 349479

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

What are the international diplomatic laws/norms/guidelines regarding a guest nation's right to deploy armed forces at embassy outposts to secure such locations ? Considering the British are unable to offer adequate law and order support within their own shores, how can India guarantee the safety of...
by Suraj
04 Sep 2019 21:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 473249

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Young Indian shooters make it a watershed year with 16 gold medals The Indian rifle and pistol shooters had won 12 World Cup gold medals in 33 years till 2018. In just eight months in this year, Indian shooters clinched 16 gold medals. The young shooting brigade of the country, who have emerged as ...
by Suraj
04 Sep 2019 07:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 473249

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Your post is odd because shooting is showing better results than chess. There are far more people in the shooting community giving back to the sport through coaching and producing higher caliber sportsmen earlier and faster. It demonstrates a much more effective ecosystem than the sport offered as a...
by Suraj
04 Sep 2019 06:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679433

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I’d like to have this thread avoid being a monoperspective one. It’s been argued repeatedly that the Indian economy (or for that matter any economy) should not be run like a household . Let’s look at another perspective . Maybe GoI isn’t as stubborn, naive or orthodox as it’s made out to be . Maybe ...
by Suraj
04 Sep 2019 02:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679433

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Case in point. The world changes that's accepted but India has not been able to grab the opportunities that come with it.. the china US spat has led to industries going to Vietnam and south East Asia.. why is not India a significant player here ? To be precise, Chinese proprietors have moved their ...
by Suraj
04 Sep 2019 01:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 473249

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

I think shooting benefited a lot from facilities and institutional support (ex Sports Min himself the first shooting Olympic medalist) and former shooters actively stepping in to support the new generation . Plus a focus on air pistol/rifle over big caliber guns . We don’t have a single World Cup me...
by Suraj
03 Sep 2019 22:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 473249

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Considering how well we perform at global shooting events, why is our gatherings at the Olympics very less? ALL of the world cup shooting performance improvements are post Rio Olympics in 2016. The World Cup comprises 3-4 legs a year and only holds the events that are held at Olympics, same scoring...
by Suraj
03 Sep 2019 21:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 473249

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

My post is specific to your assertion about identifying elite individuals. You had shared a few examples. My point is we need to create an ecosystem at different levels, and talent automatically will eventually bubble up. Please quote examples from the Indian shooting team to show why your argument...
by Suraj
03 Sep 2019 20:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 473249

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

I do not see any relationship between what your post says and the topic in question . The entire Indian Shooting Team story in the past 3 years is a case of organic growth . Explain why you argue otherwise .
by Suraj
03 Sep 2019 02:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 473249

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

India swept both the mixed team events - 10m air pistol and 10m air rifle. The former was an all Indian final . With this India won 5/10 golds at the Rio World Cup, with all other countries winning at most one each . For the full 2019 World Cup circuit year, India finished first with 16 golds , twic...
by Suraj
02 Sep 2019 23:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679433

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Please take it to the Autos thread, as requested. One month data doesn't invalidate annualized figures, and this thread isn't the right place to dig into auto data.
by Suraj
02 Sep 2019 22:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679433

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Please take the car discussion to the Indian Autos Thread, and summarize here. There's actually a confluence of factors (particularly EV policy + BS6) impacting car sales - and JUST car sales. It's worth noting that 2-wheeler sales aren't missing a beat , and CV sales have long since overcome the sl...
by Suraj
02 Sep 2019 10:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679433

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Enough of social services, govt already is spending good amount for that. If we are to become $5T economy in just 5 years , govt needs to spend on infra that will give impetus to economic growth. Not only that, provide incentive for desi manufacturing from phones to VLCC ships, by giving very low i...
by Suraj
02 Sep 2019 07:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679433

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

That's not a major revelation as such, and has been mentioned here a long time ago (as far as 10 years back). Q1 GDP in absolute terms has pretty much always been much less than Q4 of the prior fiscal. Economic activity is cyclical. Q3 and Q4 are much larger quarters in absolute terms than Q1 is: * ...
by Suraj
01 Sep 2019 02:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 473249

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

One more gold in women’s 10m air pistol . Not a known string event but we managed to win gold there too .
by Suraj
31 Aug 2019 20:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679433

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Three quarters of RBI's balance sheet comprises foreign currency holdings, a significant part of it with associated liabilities, both short and long tenor. Some of their reserves (the CGRA part) are aimed at exchange rate management with these in mind. As the manager of the world's premier reserve ...
by Suraj
30 Aug 2019 23:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679433

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Regarding Q1 GDP numbers, here's the official CSO report (PDF) for reference. Comments: * The sharp slowdown is almost entirely in one economic sector - manufacturing. See Statement 1. the real growth in manufacturing was just 0.6% in Q1 vs 12% in the same quarter a year ago. Agriculture is down fro...
by Suraj
30 Aug 2019 23:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679433

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

That's not quite true for the RBI :) Isn't it though? What foreign liabilities do they have? Three quarters of RBI's balance sheet comprises foreign currency holdings, a significant part of it with associated liabilities, both short and long tenor. Some of their reserves (the CGRA part) are aimed a...
by Suraj
30 Aug 2019 22:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1936
Views: 214581

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

More importantly I don't agree with your suggestion ''every incoming government should have the ability to sit down and craft an arrangement with RBI at the start of its term, or at least, a joint committee should be constituted from RBI and GoI every 5 years to make updates on such decisions''. Th...
by Suraj
30 Aug 2019 14:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679433

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Rahulsidhu wrote:My answer is different. I don't think CBs running only domestic liabilities

That's not quite true for the RBI :)

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