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by yensoy
23 Oct 2018 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2650
Views: 533830

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

^^^^ Those of us in the public industry know that there is very little certainty beyond 2-3 years, even for the most stable of companies. That's the way it works in the real world, and better HAL get used to it. They have a decent order backlog and are backstopped by the government. It is as good as...
by yensoy
23 Oct 2018 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 32337

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

I don't recall seeing the Abraaj collapse discussed here... https://www.wsj.com/articles/private-equity-firm-abraaj-raised-billions-pledging-to-do-goodthen-it-fell-apart-1539706575 http://www.thefashionlaw.com/home/private-equity-giant-abraaj-raised-billions-then-it-fell-apart-with-fashion-in-its-cr...
by yensoy
22 Oct 2018 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 32337

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

And Now Comes "Malsification Of Medicine" In Pakiland. Paki Mullah- Who Has No Training As A Doctor !- Thinking Loud On End Of Life Measures :roll: Don’t take extraordinary measures for patient where cure is unlikely: Mufti Taqi Usmani The News International Oct 22, 2018 Web Desk Hope the...
by yensoy
20 Oct 2018 11:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306993

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

if the twisty stretches near jolarpettai can be fixed, the current line upgraded may be fine as you say. same for blr mysore maybe with some track changes it can be semi-HSR. "Twisty stretches" are where the climb/descent happens, and for that very reason they won't go away. JTJ-1 to JTJ+...
by yensoy
20 Oct 2018 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 32337

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

After India signed the S400 contract, there are some youtube videos posted by Shitistanis claiming all is well, Pakistan continues to have the upper hand and that there is nothing to fear from India buying old weapons like S400 which have been around since 2007 :rotfl: This is where I support buyin...
by yensoy
19 Oct 2018 21:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 306993

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Just saw. Absolutely shocking. How did they ever get permission to burst crackers near a railway line!! There is a "Ramlila Park" right by the double track main line https://goo.gl/maps/eq4G3ZNx5Cu . It's not too big, good for the Ramlila drama but certainly a hazard for fireworks.
by yensoy
19 Oct 2018 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 32337

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

PM Imran Khan to attend Saudi investment summit next week Oct 18, 2018 While the rest of the business world ( Microsoft, Google, Goldman Sachs and others !) is boycotting the so -called Saudi Investment Summit in the light of the brutal murder of WAPO Jamal Kashoggi by MBS and his gang ( Raheel's h...
by yensoy
18 Oct 2018 12:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1136
Views: 109128

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

...Their export driven market and currency manipulation allows them large inflow of money. This allows the industries to service their debt. Chini currency was 16 to a dollar in 2006. Now it is 6. That is more than 100% increase in value from 2006... Not true. Renminbi was historically around 8 to ...
by yensoy
16 Oct 2018 18:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 32337

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

About blasphemy... If we were to paint some Koranic verses on our bunkers on our side of the LoC, would the Paki foot soldiers have the ba!!s to fire on them and incur the wrath of allah/mullah? If our bunkers were attacked and the lettering destroyed, could we ask the Pakfauj to hand over the perpe...
by yensoy
16 Oct 2018 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200683

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

We should learn from the Chinese. We should have asked Dassault to form a JV with HAL specifically to produce the Rafale jets for the next 8 years or so, supply parts till retirement and work on a future plan to stay relevant/afloat after the initial production phase. That way Dassault would have sk...
by yensoy
15 Oct 2018 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2301
Views: 284034

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

The hans have always shown a particular interest in Kolkata... It is not very healthy for us to have these godless commies from the chinese consulate to mess around with the Durga Puja pandals. The Chinese mission in Kolkata should have been shut down at the time they forced the Indian mission in L...
by yensoy
15 Oct 2018 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2301
Views: 284034

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

My latest article on Neo-Cold War in the Indian Ocean Region: https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2018/10/15/the-neo-cold-war-in-the-indian-ocean-region/ There are a lot of references/quotes in this article but I fail to understand what you are trying to say, in fact whether you are trying to say anything a...
by yensoy
12 Oct 2018 14:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4611
Views: 336435

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Despite not having the huge catchment area of delhi the bial continues to grow fast. Points to lot of migrants from all levels making a home in blr and doing good to afford flights Carpenters masons ironworkers cooks et al now go by flights to jaipur udaipur lucknow varanasi patna bhubaneswar etc G...
by yensoy
12 Oct 2018 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 32337

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

^^^^ The bureaucracy, if there is one, has abdicated away its role to the Chinese. That is the big difference between CPEC and any hundreds of other instance of corrupt deals. In a typical deal, the bureaucracy holds on to the right to make plans, and then gifts away line items in the plan (a road h...
by yensoy
12 Oct 2018 11:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 32337

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

CPEC was majorly negotiated by Zardari, largely implemented by Sharif and the present govt is of Immy the Dimmy. A lot of ministers and bureaucrats would be privy to the confidential information and files. All it takes is for one person to squeal or for one file to be leaked and Pakistani lie to IM...
by yensoy
11 Oct 2018 14:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 32337

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Nepal And, what the hell is wrong with the nations in green? That one country in green in particular should be of biggest concern to us. A visa free-travel to Nepal is basically a visa-free travel to India. Absolutely! We need to get these jokers to pick one of the two - us or them - they can decid...
by yensoy
10 Oct 2018 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 32337

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Newspaper Columnist Made Govt Spokesman On Economy Dr Farrukh Saleem made government spokesman on economy, energy issues The News International Oct 9, 2018 No wonder he has been sucking up to the new administration recently https://twitter.com/GulBukhari/status/1049806868678418437 and xUIF59KiL6o
by yensoy
10 Oct 2018 06:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 247233

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^^^^ I think these days IMF cannot come across as too prescriptive or over-bearing. IMF officials would probably lay out all the options on the table and let the Pakis pick the medicine most acceptable to them. And to the Pakis, military cuts would be non-negotiable (and even if they did agree to cu...
by yensoy
07 Oct 2018 18:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151786

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Best way would be for us to buy the raw commodities (cotton, sugar, hides) from them at lower prices and do the value addition in India. NS being a wadhera/industrialist was super cooperative with us in that regard. We should be focusing on less water-intensive crops, higher quality agricultural pr...
by yensoy
07 Oct 2018 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151786

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

GOI should ensure that upcoming devaluation of Pakistani rupee does not give much advantage to Pakistani exports (textile, rice, leather etc) and is nullified by suitable measure to make Indian exports more competitive. Best way would be for us to buy the raw commodities (cotton, sugar, hides) from...
by yensoy
07 Oct 2018 08:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151786

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

China has made a good offer to Pakistan It will be a golden opportunity for Pakistani producers and exporters to enhance their export to China by taking part in this event, China International Import Expo (CIIE), sources said on Saturday. Pakistan has already been granted a status of ‘ Guest of Hon...
by yensoy
06 Oct 2018 21:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151786

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Since you brought this up, can you also compare that with toiletistan's stats? There appears to be no recent study, in line with Pakistan's generally dismal statistical record gathering. It is claimed to be anywhere from 60% to 80%. FYI - Indian trends show a gradual decline over time. Also dunno a...
by yensoy
06 Oct 2018 15:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151786

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Four burkha bibis chasing a loudmouth, I know I had seen it before somewhere...
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by yensoy
05 Oct 2018 11:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2301
Views: 284034

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

...Looks like we are okay being bugged by uncle, but getting bugged by chinese is offensive... And why should that be surprising? We have a positive balance of trade with Unkil, we have not fought a war with them (despite USS Enterprise incursion into BoB), we are not arming to fight a war with the...
by yensoy
04 Oct 2018 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151786

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

"When we asked the US, to play facilitating role...Why do we ask? Simply because we are not engaging bilaterally. And that bilateral disengagement is…a distraction . We want to focus, we want to move on the western side of the border, which we are not being able to because we have to watch our...
by yensoy
04 Oct 2018 18:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2301
Views: 284034

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

Major Chinese hardware hack https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies Nested on the servers’ motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn’t part of the boards’...
by yensoy
03 Oct 2018 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151786

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

The Vipers are been kept in storage, not used by Marines or used to fulfill another order? ok, so it is a drama. They have some deal coming up and these will be handed over. F-16s promised to Pakis and withheld under embargo were in storage for over 10 years, see the wiki page https://en.wikipedia....
by yensoy
02 Oct 2018 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151786

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

^^^^ ‘Slumbad has a Constituition Avenue. :shock: Too bad they have only one. They should have 4 constitution avenues since they had 2 actual constitutions, and they survived without a constitution for the first 9 years, and the last constitution was enacted 11 years after it was drafted, couple of...
by yensoy
01 Oct 2018 16:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 247233

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Here lender wants borrower to default. So the borrower is walking in to trouble. Oldest trick known to man. Unfortunately the Chinese aren't religious, otherwise they would have read the scriptures, all of which rant against predatory moneylending. Jesus famously threw out the moneylenders https://...
by yensoy
01 Oct 2018 07:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 247233

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

There are 200 reasons why CPEC is fscked up, but the raw size of the total budget/loan is not one of them.
by yensoy
30 Sep 2018 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 247233

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

We are talking different things. What you have suggested above are multiple developments/projects using funds from multiple sources. What CPEC is - taking loan that is 20% of GDP for a basically single agenda project from a single source. In India we are jittery taking a loan of 15 billion dollars ...
by yensoy
30 Sep 2018 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 247233

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Is it reasonable? That is equivalent to a loan of $600 billion to India. No reasonable Indian leader will take that kind of loan even for a 10-20 year period. Plus the economics is muddled. It makes sense for China to export through CPEC. Does it makes sense for Pak to export to China with the dist...
by yensoy
30 Sep 2018 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 247233

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Supratik wrote:$ 60 billion Chinese investment/debt. For comparison Pak economy is about 300 billion.


A perfectly reasonable number if (and a HUGE if) this is correctly and fully utilized for productive investments. If not, it's a big hole in the pocket, much like their nukes and defence expenditure.
by yensoy
30 Sep 2018 14:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 100310

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Hypothetical situation - Maldievs total debt from China is US$1.2bn. Can India pay it to Maldives for China payoff and take joint control of some island - more of a partnership based model so that model is diff from china's... We have provided Billion plus to couple of countries in past also and ab...
by yensoy
30 Sep 2018 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151786

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

While home minister Rajnath Singh has dropped broad hints about such a raid in a recent speech, the government is likely to hold a full-fledged press briefing next week. Sources in the Indian security establishment said the operation started three days ago but was not yet complete. This is the reas...
by yensoy
29 Sep 2018 12:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1578
Views: 188790

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

actually isnt this true. Both pakistanis and Indians are of same gene pool. Only thing different is islamisation which created a different breed in paksitanis.wheras Indians remained Hindus(post partition) and rest is history. Says who? Point me to definitive studies please!! I had read somewhere t...
by yensoy
29 Sep 2018 11:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151786

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Now qureshi is on the defensive. Till yesterday, he was all bravado. Something big has happened. https://www.dawn.com/news/1435702/war-with-india-not-an-option-says-qureshi You're reading too much into this. He can't even contemplate war while talking to a foreign news agency (Al Jazeera), at a tim...
by yensoy
29 Sep 2018 11:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151786

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

IMF pressure builds up. IMF request for CPEC contract details declined ... This is classic caught between a rock and a hard place. https://tribune.com.pk/story/1814069/1-imf-request-cpec-contract-details-declined/ Have a heart! IMF's requests are being declined because nobody in T'stan knows where ...
by yensoy
28 Sep 2018 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 100310

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

ArjunPandit wrote:
chola wrote:It would be nice to have Solih invite the IN to visit. Or we can just invite ourselves.

I suggest a fly by of Su30s in Indian colors during the swearing in ceremony, obviously at the request of our maldivian friends


Good idea, we can drop rose petals as well to convey our greetings.

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