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by Suraj
20 Jun 2018 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2556
Views: 459766

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

If the subject being discussed is Indian govt passing regulations to make NAVIC licensing mandatory, then I think I am on topic about the insecurity being projected by such a thought of providing legal crutches to a home grown system that we do not believe will succeed without it. You’re not even c...
by Suraj
20 Jun 2018 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2556
Views: 459766

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

It's clear you're talking about something completely unrelated. 'Insecure' is so far off from the subject discussed that it isn't even funny.
by Suraj
20 Jun 2018 12:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2556
Views: 459766

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

It's not primarily about influencing international standards. Sure, having NAVIC as a mode along with GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/Beidou is good for when we expand NAVIC and want others to use it. The main goal is - as you state - an autonomous system outside of the control or manipulation of others. Anothe...
by Suraj
20 Jun 2018 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148855

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

UK Will Bear The Consequences Of Visa Policy Against India Bilateral relations between the UK and India have taken a nosedive ironically at the launch of the first ever 'UK-India Week', which was meant to celebrate the bond between the two countries. The UK's international trade secretary Liam Fox ...
by Suraj
20 Jun 2018 03:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2556
Views: 459766

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Is there any recent news on the government making it mandatory on the part of mobile and navigation systems makers to license the NAVIC IP in their phones, in order for them to be eligible to sell their products in India ? No, and in my opinion, it will be a very arbitrary law. NAVIC doesn't need l...
by Suraj
20 Jun 2018 03:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Rule of law takes over: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya first person to be prosecuted under Fugitive Economic Offenders law Liquor baron Vijay Mallya will soon become the first person to be tried under India’s recently implemented Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), th...
by Suraj
19 Jun 2018 22:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

There was a UNCTAD report recently where the FDI numbers reported were different from GoI's. To nip in the bud any argument about who's right, it needs to be mentioned that the data use different methodologies. GoI data reports ALL FDI, including equity capital of unincorporated bodies, reinvested e...
by Suraj
19 Jun 2018 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2556
Views: 459766

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Is there any recent news on the government making it mandatory on the part of mobile and navigation systems makers to license the NAVIC IP in their phones, in order for them to be eligible to sell their products in India ?
by Suraj
19 Jun 2018 21:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

FDI inflows in 2017-18 up to $62 billion Foreign direct investment in India increased to USD 61.96 billion in 2017-18, DIPP Secretary Ramesh Abhishek said today. FDI inflows stood at USD 60 billion in the previous fiscal. He also said during the four years of the Modi government, foreign inflows ju...
by Suraj
19 Jun 2018 05:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148855

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

If this succeeds, Mallya would be the first to be penalized under the new Fugitive Economic Offenders Act: ED wants ‘fugitive’ tag for Vijay Mallya The enforcement directorate on Monday requested a special court to label businessman Vijay Mallya as a fugitive under a recently promulgated law that al...
by Suraj
19 Jun 2018 05:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Vehicle makers to spend ₹58,000-cr ($8.75 billion) capex over the next two years: Crisil The manufacturers of commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles and two-wheelers are expected to incur a total capex of about ₹58,000 crore over the next two fiscals – 2018-19 and 2019-2020. This capex will be 30 ...
by Suraj
18 Jun 2018 22:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

If someone can find and post some historical data charting exports vs non-oil imports, that would be very useful. Yes there's an element of bias because some of the oil imports are crude imports that feed refined petroleum output. If you can separate domestic consumption oil imports from overall imp...
by Suraj
17 Jun 2018 21:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Please stop turning this thread into nukkad by feeding trolls and side discussions. Thirteen states report 25% decline in fiscal deficits in FY18: ICRA report Thirteen states have reported an average 25 per cent decline in their fiscal deficit primarily due to a contraction in capital outlay, even t...
by Suraj
16 Jun 2018 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1360
Views: 166037

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India submits revised customs duty hike list to WTO on 30 US products India has now submitted a revised list of 30 items — including motor cycle, certain iron and steel goods, boric acid and lentils — to the WTO on which it proposes to raise customs duty by up to 50 per cent. As duties hiked by the...
by Suraj
15 Jun 2018 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148855

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

he setup a vr room in uk for monaco gp Thanks, that makes sense. If he has just a revoked Indian passport, and British ILR, he cannot leave UK since he has no valid travel document. Probably he will petition for citizenship like Nadeem did in the past. I'm guessing his status as a recognized fugiti...
by Suraj
15 Jun 2018 21:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1433
Views: 182855

Re: India's Power Sector

the solution to scarcity is not providing an expensive service as a freebie; thievery is certainly not a solution. kerosene is also an expensive commodity for the poor, but we do not encourage loot or theft from the PDS shops do we ? the solution is to ask consumers to pay for electricity at a rate...
by Suraj
15 Jun 2018 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148855

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Nirav Modi supposedly has an EU (Belgium) passport. That gives him freedom of movement, at least until Brexit. He doesn't need an ILR like Mallya does. What I do not know is how does Mallya get to Monaco this year. Is there pictoral proof of it ? If he just has an Indian passport (now revoked) with ...
by Suraj
15 Jun 2018 09:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148855

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

yes extradition is a pull deportation is a push brits can deport on their own brits can extradite based on some request Citizens cannot be deported from their home countries. Only resident aliens can be deported. The only exception is when citizenship is stripped. Deportation is a process of remova...
by Suraj
15 Jun 2018 02:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148855

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

it's not clear which bucket the guy fits into: * Indian/Singapore/Belgium/St Kitts. It's still a complex task to work out the process of extraditing someone like that back. The question to pose to the Indian police is "which country's law has Nirav Modi broken". If he voluntarily and lega...
by Suraj
15 Jun 2018 01:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148855

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I don't really see it that way. In general, it's extremely hard to police the question of dual citizenship. These are two separate issues, and it's not clear which bucket the guy fits into: * Has an Indian passport and Singapore/Belgium/St Kitts. * OCI with the other passports. Either way, once it's...
by Suraj
15 Jun 2018 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148855

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

As if St Kitts / Belgian / Indian passport was not enough. UK has apparently informed India that Nirav Modi has Singapore passport. He has fled UK & now hiding in Belgium https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/nirav-modi-flees-to-brussels-believed-to-be-travelling-on-singap...
by Suraj
14 Jun 2018 23:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1433
Views: 182855

Re: India's Power Sector

In my opinion, a lot of issues with power theft and pilferage are scarcity driven problems. Make something hard to obtain, hard to pay for, hard to depend upon, and it will be stolen at any given opportunity. That has been the general story of electricity in many low income urban and most rural area...
by Suraj
14 Jun 2018 05:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

If you want to go off topic like that, at least post the references to the articles in question.
by Suraj
14 Jun 2018 01:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4034
Views: 176439

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Jim O'Neill was Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Group and authored the original BRICs paper in 2001. Jim O'Neill: G7 Irrelevant Today Because India, China Left Out “The Group of Seven has become increasingly irrelevant in a world of new emerging powers,” he wrote in a blog post. “An insti...
by Suraj
13 Jun 2018 22:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

In my opinion, what Jaggi's trying to say is not that a system of rules is hampering investment. Rather, that there are still many holding out hope that the administration will change after the next GE, or that the laws affecting them will be watered down. Time bound procedures hamper this, since th...
by Suraj
13 Jun 2018 11:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I believe Jaggi is being shortsighted. In the past, businesses ostentatiously demanded a rules based system instead of 'corruption'. Now that they have it, they're supposedly demanding the opposite eh ? The reality is that application of rules will burn a lot of those who were dependent on the lack ...
by Suraj
13 Jun 2018 06:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The livemint article is excellent news indeed .
by Suraj
13 Jun 2018 01:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 119039

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Japan is the biggest loser in this. They need NK always hot so that US will keep its presence in the region. Would be interesting to watch Abe's reaction as this unfolds. No, the Japanese are quite happy if the Norks stop saber rattling and lobbing missiles around them. That's my take from firsthan...
by Suraj
13 Jun 2018 01:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1433
Views: 182855

Re: India's Power Sector

The meters ensure payment, which is required for the electricity infrastructure system to remain solvent.
by Suraj
12 Jun 2018 19:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

UDAY cannot solve the problem of incompetence and lack of governance standards. Alternative is to merge discom (and all state PSU) payables into the state budget. Then force states to borrow from RBI or market at ratings that reflect their deficits. Eventually, receivership of discoms will force th...
by Suraj
12 Jun 2018 03:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148855

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Please, such "let them go puck themselves" responses are not helpful to this thread, any more than the kind of posts that were deleted earlier. It's best that you edit or delete it yourself. Don't confuse mod action to keep this thread on track, for action enabling one sided abuse.
by Suraj
11 Jun 2018 23:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148855

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Please, enough of your 'advocacy' for the moment. It's derailed this thread enough. Your advocacy is completely useless here until UK Govt changes their position and it results in a positive acknowledgment from GoI. Until then, your energy is better expended on writing to Telegraph or Guardian to as...
by Suraj
11 Jun 2018 22:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Regarding the applicability of IBC to power gencos: UDAY scheme: Discoms cut losses, but their dues to Gencos mount Electricity distribution companies (discoms) under the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme may have reduced their financial losses by Rs 17,352 crore or 50% annually by March-e...
by Suraj
11 Jun 2018 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148855

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

British posters, e.g. ashish_raval etc, are advised that this is a forum advocating Indian interests, not British ones. Further, it's already been demostrated to you that the lack of any progress in India-UK ties is entirely a result of the British hardline position on immigration. The current econo...
by Suraj
09 Jun 2018 20:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

First rule of an exclusive club: they admit those who make them look good. India already has a MUCH larger PPP GDP than all but one G7 member, and China's bigger than all of them.
by Suraj
09 Jun 2018 05:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 647
Views: 59539

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Suraj, the benefits of the cheap cost of printing dollars, and the 'free trade' with allies etc...went to the top, while the white working middle class steadily lost ground. trump has tapped into that frustration and anger, and now makes big deal out of his trade wars, barriers, non-signing of trad...
by Suraj
09 Jun 2018 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 647
Views: 59539

Re: Understanding the US- Again

There is some truth to the argument that these 'allies' have benefited from trade with US, but US has regressed from their high and mighty position a few decades before. The "others have been getting rich off us" argument has the gaping hole that everyone HAD to use the US dollar to trade...
by Suraj
08 Jun 2018 03:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 685
Views: 84015

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

All these idiots fudging with a tax system that depends on a paper trail with at least two counterparties, need to realize they'll ultimately end up being caught because of ... the paper trail. You can only hide when there's no trail . Once an anomaly is detected, it's simply a matter of reading of...
by Suraj
08 Jun 2018 02:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1081
Views: 150536

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Maternal mortality rate down 22% between 2014 and 2016 The number of women who die during childbirth in India has come down sharply, with more women now delivering children in hospitals. The maternal mortality rate (MMR) , according to the sample registration system (SRS) data released by the offic...

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