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by Cyrano
26 Feb 2021 00:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5620
Views: 673099

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

If they really wanted to troll they should have named it Trump Stadium :))
by Cyrano
26 Feb 2021 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2402
Views: 613365

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

---X Posting from NaPak End Game thread--- Can India resist the Ghar Jamai act ? I've been following Paki media on and off for a while, it quite accurately reflects Pak's establishment's mind and mood. It is usually filled with rabid anti-India and Anti-Modi/Hindutva/RSS rhetoric which keeps repeati...
by Cyrano
26 Feb 2021 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 585
Views: 106751

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Can India resist the Ghar Jamai act ? I've been following Paki media on and off for a while, it quite accurately reflects Pak's establishment's mind and mood. It is usually filled with rabid anti-India and Anti-Modi/Hindutva/RSS rhetoric which keeps repeating across a range of topics: - News storie...
by Cyrano
23 Feb 2021 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 148
Views: 34328

Re: Indian Interests_2

Thank you for the pointers & links !
by Cyrano
22 Feb 2021 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 148
Views: 34328

Re: Indian Interests_2

Right Sudarshan ji, that was my point. Agree about AIT dump by Nehru in Discovery of India. I had read it many years ago, have it somewhere still. Thanks Rudradev, will read Majumdar and N Sastri's works. Another history area I'd like to read about is how Indian culture spread through South East Asi...
by Cyrano
22 Feb 2021 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3472
Views: 706019

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

Right across the Kailash range where we occupied the heights is our Chushul base. Any movement by the Chinese from Moldo to get closer to Spangur lake or gap can be effectively detected and countered by rapid troop mobilisation from Chushul as well as artillery. Refer to the maps and you will see th...
by Cyrano
21 Feb 2021 16:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 148
Views: 34328

Re: Indian Interests_2

Foreign travellers recounts of India are indeed quite interesting since they offer a comparative perspective of how India was at that time, as seen through alien eyes. I've loved reading "Veyi Padagalu" in Telugu by Viswanatha Sathyanarayana garu, which describes Andhra society of the 19th...
by Cyrano
21 Feb 2021 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 138596

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Realistic confidence displayed by our scientist in the interview makes me full of confident realism that our aeronautic industry has taken off towards future success with these programs.
by Cyrano
21 Feb 2021 15:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 585
Views: 106751

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Markers of NaPaki end game: 1. Runaway food and essential commodities inflation 2. Infighting in Pak Army, with 2nd military coup to depose a Jarnail on top of a 1st military coup where the said Jarnail has taken over after dismissing a civilian govt 3. Jihadi Mullah led popular uprising against Arm...
by Cyrano
20 Feb 2021 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2348
Views: 208521

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Congress in deep financial crisis, sending out SOS https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/congress-in-deep-financial-crisis-sends-out-sos/articleshow/81122496.cms Looks like PM funds taken away and scam money drying up has starved them. Time for Sonia to open the family coffers in Swiss for the p...
by Cyrano
20 Feb 2021 01:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 148
Views: 34328

Re: Indian Interests_2

A funny concept that seems to have fallen by the wayside - thankfully - is "Frugal Innovation" also called "Glorifying Jugaad". A few years ago I had a student from a prestigious international management institute near Paris call on me seeking to do an internship/project on the t...
by Cyrano
20 Feb 2021 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3472
Views: 706019

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

Logical conclusion was already given by Col. Babu's men. China unable to move on.
by Cyrano
20 Feb 2021 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2348
Views: 208521

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Link-https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/world/europe/france-universities-culture-wars.html Heating Up Culture Wars, France to Scour Universities for Ideas That ‘Corrupt Society’ PARIS — Stepping up its attacks on social science theories that it says threaten France, the French government announced ...
by Cyrano
19 Feb 2021 16:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3765
Views: 738952

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Militant opens fire at Bargulla near Shiv Shakti sweet shop killing 2 policemen. CCTV footage reveals militant's face. https://indianexpress.com/article/india/jk-militants-open-fire-police-shot-dead-srinagar-7195637/ To coincide with EU envoys visit, to bring back bloodshed in Kashmir image.
by Cyrano
18 Feb 2021 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 281323

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/IndiaHistorypic/status/1360835034198937603?s=20 ---> 1964: Production of first indigenous Vijayanta tanks at Avadi, Tamil Nadu. As evidenced in a video report few pages earlier in this thread, the Avadi factory heritage structure has been preserved in a manner that would make AS...
by Cyrano
17 Feb 2021 01:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1047
Views: 120951

Re: Non-Western Worldview

Chinese media warfare is dump money, corrupt, honey trap, blackmail to control the media actors. And play aggrieved victim at the slightest sleight and try to ruin those who don't fall in line one way or other.

Not our usual style.
by Cyrano
17 Feb 2021 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3472
Views: 706019

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

My opinion: CCP miscalculated on NaMo Govt, PLA misunderestimated IA and got stalemated, nutfreezed. The cost of continuing the standoff in terms of men, equipment, money and morale was becoming untenable. Escalating into a 2 front war by pulling in Pakis was not realisable either. Pak Army got scar...
by Cyrano
17 Feb 2021 00:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1047
Views: 120951

Re: Non-Western Worldview

Most people I come across are not trying to antagonise me, but if they were, I'd reply on similar lines as well :)
by Cyrano
17 Feb 2021 00:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1997
Views: 296503

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

Perhaps Kiran Bedi will get a different/better posting. There were all kinds of speculation when J&K Lt Guv changed last year as well.
by Cyrano
16 Feb 2021 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1047
Views: 120951

Re: Non-Western Worldview

I found that asking questions to clarify question/statement the premises behind the question quickly deflates these holier than thou types. For example, a conversation would go like this: Q: Why is there so much caste discrimination in India? Response: What do you know of caste system? Q: I mean peo...
by Cyrano
16 Feb 2021 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 281323

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Even if enemy drops torpedos, Arjun Mark 1A will resist. The chassis is actually carved out of single block of hard monolith granite like Khajuraho temples. The torpedo will just bounce off Arjun like Gabbar & Co bounced off Sholay hill in Ramanagara. 8) :lol:
by Cyrano
16 Feb 2021 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 281323

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Saw the report on Aurjun Mark 1A. Looks like the Army put every possible feature they could think of into GSQRs. Usually such "to moon & back" requirements are given it is expected that the supplier will fail to produce the unobtainium demanded. CVRDE has ended up producing the behemot...
by Cyrano
16 Feb 2021 15:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2348
Views: 208521

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Initially I gave Disha Ravi some benefit of doubt. Following the Delhi Police's press conference yesterday where they have shared a bunch of details to counter the "innocent 21 year old student arrested since the Govt is panicking" narrative, and her own admission that she did edit the too...
by Cyrano
16 Feb 2021 14:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8644

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

gpurewal seems to have disappeared, went back to the land of pure ?! LoL
by Cyrano
15 Feb 2021 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 449
Views: 42623

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Signal similarly asks me to re-authenticate with a NIP passwd very frequently. Not sure why such repeated authentications are needed.
by Cyrano
15 Feb 2021 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5691
Views: 801626

Re: Understanding the US - Again

ok ! sorry about that
by Cyrano
14 Feb 2021 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2348
Views: 208521

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

After all the investigation Govt could find just one 21 yr old Indian woman? Her story does look like a starry eyed head in the clouds young female - there are thousands of them in India, may be in our own families - who did something woke, similar or worse things were done by so many people with no...
by Cyrano
14 Feb 2021 14:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2017
Views: 220527

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

“Accept that for the foreseeable future the United States and China will have incompatible political systems and two fundamentally opposed concepts about the sources of political legitimacy and how best to organize societies;” Just confirms that US has abandoned all intent of seeing democracy in Ch...
by Cyrano
13 Feb 2021 15:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8644

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

gpurewal, Turdeau has done immense damage to India-Canada ties with his antics during his last India visit on top of carrying a known Khalistani sympathiser in his entourage. He rightly deserves criticism for being unable to see the India beyond Punjab. His entire India view seems to be conditioned ...
by Cyrano
13 Feb 2021 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3472
Views: 706019

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

Raja_m, Thats is a plausible theory from a military perspective. Going by the recent budget, Navy has the least outlay as it has been for many years. Coming to the disengagement agreement at Pangog-Tso, it seems IA will not go beyond Finger 3, and PLA will stay at Sirijap and not come down beyond F8...
by Cyrano
13 Feb 2021 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2348
Views: 208521

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Mind is like milk. Once it curdles needs a miracle to undo. Experiential realisation cannot be taught (by definition) or compensated for with a ritual like dunking in water. Thats why there is no conversion process in Hinduism. Ghar Wapasi only works for those rare adults whose mind hasn't curdled a...
by Cyrano
13 Feb 2021 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5691
Views: 801626

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Gents, take your traffic woes and crash videos elsewhere, there are tons of places for that.
Dhanyavaad !
by Cyrano
13 Feb 2021 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2348
Views: 208521

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

AshishA, The piskology behind Hindu hatred IMO boils down to this: The Hindus have figured out that there are no absolutes, that all Reality is in fact Maya and are able to deal with it and thrive in it. The non-Indic faiths need absolutes to exist. When they see a Hindu and realise what that Hindu ...
by Cyrano
13 Feb 2021 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 449
Views: 42623

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Twitter vs India that logic applies backwards too. twitter cannot delete/deplatform folks without a court order. Err not exactly. Twitter seems to say, just because the order comes from a democratically elected govt, it doesn't automatically mean such demand is as per that country's laws. They are ...
by Cyrano
12 Feb 2021 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8644

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

Turdeau obviously won't tell how he got some sense knocked into him by NaMo :)

Expecting EAM SJ and Doval getting visibly active on Canadian matters soon.
by Cyrano
12 Feb 2021 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3472
Views: 706019

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

Inexplicable aggression and inexplicable rollback (if thats what it really is now) by the Chinese. I don't like inexplicables in geopolitics, especially regarding expansionist China. There is something more than meets the eye here. Not discernible what it is. There is no victory here, the Chinese ag...
by Cyrano
12 Feb 2021 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3472
Views: 706019

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

Note the discussion on Point 3 of RM's statement from 25:00 onwards:

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