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by yensoy
28 Mar 2020 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Labourers from TN and KA have tried to walk back to their villages in Kerala also. People staying back are from northern states because they cannot walk that much distance. More than shortage of food I think the migrant labourers are sensing loss of job opportunities in the cities. It is normal for...
by yensoy
28 Mar 2020 01:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Chennai airport was collecting information from passengers arriving from Asia starting in January itself including address, phone number, seat number, places visited - and a cursory temperature check. I have actually seen stats from the GoTN enumerating district-wise arrivals of people from Wuhanvir...
by yensoy
27 Mar 2020 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sirjee, on the one hand, you are advocating more testing, and if that reveals greater numbers as you seem to imply, these farmers are not even going to step on to their fields due to sheer panic, nor would anyone step out of their homes to buy their produce (same outcome). On the other hand, you ar...
by yensoy
27 Mar 2020 14:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Collateral damage has started https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/farmers-left-stranded-with-fruit-and-veggies-lying-in-the-fields/articleshow/74836863.cms Farmers left stranded with fruit and veggies lying in the fields No point throwing some lakh crore rupees here, or red...
by yensoy
27 Mar 2020 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

BTW the most useful people, the supermen and superwomen of these episode are the healthy recovered cases. They probably have the antibodies in place to fight this off, permanently. There must be some way to use these people in the frontline of the war against Wuhanvirus. We should learn from others ...
by yensoy
27 Mar 2020 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Random testing of people drawn from the street would give us an estimate of total infected in the country, and possibly with statewise/districtwise breakup. These samples will have to be large to be meaningful because honestly positive cases are currently a minuscule number. And if we repeat the tes...
by yensoy
26 Mar 2020 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I am no expert but a recent event nearby makes me think that: 1. The numbers being reported do not reflect reality. Not fudging the numbers but general callousness of government apparatus towards public in general is causing the low confirmed numbers. 2. Few prospective cases are being tested likel...
by yensoy
25 Mar 2020 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In retrospect when allthe warning bells were sounding in Jan.,that a poss. pandemic was round the corner,the sealing off of India from the world should've started. The lack of warning is on the Chinese government and WHO. I posted the timeline about patient zero in Seattle. He flew in on Jan 15, wh...
by yensoy
25 Mar 2020 23:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

At the high level things are going great - tough talk, tough action, clear lines, but a lot of people at the margins are getting crushed. Migrant labour wasn't given the time to reach their natives. If the intent was for them to not proceed to their natives (which is quite logical - we don't want to...
by yensoy
25 Mar 2020 13:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

That is really the scary issue now. Correct me if i am wrong, but no virus has been eliminated without a vaccine in history. And the vaccine is atleast 6 months away. But the community transmission is in its early stages in India and may be if we can round up all the cases and can keep track of low...
by yensoy
22 Mar 2020 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Breakout in TN. 2 with travel history to Thailand spread it to a crowd of people in a mosque. Erode under 144. These folks from Thailand were peaceful preachers. https://swarajyamag.com/news-brief/tn-now-reports-covid-19-positive-cases-of-two-thai-islamic-preachers-from-the-same-sect-that-has-sprea...
by yensoy
21 Mar 2020 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 742046

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch



Eventually your children will starve because of the rate you breed.
by yensoy
20 Mar 2020 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

My mistake. I guess, the only reassuring thing for us is being in a hot weather zone. You get infected but don't die. I think critics are overdoing the `Not testing enough' thing. No one has tested more than SoKo and their death rate is still over 1% Show me 1 scientific paper supporting your warm ...
by yensoy
19 Mar 2020 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2259
Views: 651968

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Defence ministry clears Rs 38,000 cr deal for 83 advanced Tejas jets So that is how the price was reduced! Less spares and support facilities. Down the road, the IAF will end up paying more these spares/facilities with inflation. This will go from being Capex to revenue expenditure. Regarding produ...
by yensoy
18 Mar 2020 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203735

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Perversely, the very fact that there have been Wuhanvirus cases in J&K as well as Ladakh proves that there really isn't a lockdown. I realize it's a hard point to make in an official forum, but certainly one that can be done in social media.
by yensoy
18 Mar 2020 09:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Check out the pictures of the Tableeghi mosque in Malaysia where the 'super spreading' event took place. A few hundred people were infected in just one event. The name of the mosque is Sri Petaling Tabligh mosque. The mosque does not look air-conditioned to me. Fresh air from outside is always a go...
by yensoy
17 Mar 2020 23:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

BTW, China is on a denial binge that the Wuhan virus originated in China.

It should be made clear that the Wuhan Virus is as Chinese as the Great Panda. They can't make claims to one (and profiting handsomely from it) without taking the blame for the other.
by yensoy
17 Mar 2020 23:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It is a Flu virus. It spreads during the cold season, that much should be obvious from the pattern of Flu across the world. Spread should be retarded during the hotter months/seasons. Why Singapore and Dubai? I believe it is because of heavy use of airconditioning, and recirculating air which makes ...
by yensoy
17 Mar 2020 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203735

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

"I don't understand - if God has made halal animals, why are you eating haram ?" he questioned in the very beginning. And that's non-bigotry? Not really, that's his world view that there are well identified animal varieties to be eaten as food and he wonders why the Chinese eat exotic wil...
by yensoy
17 Mar 2020 09:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203735

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Finally the UK Radio and TV license fees are actually being put to good use. How the net closed on Oxford's Paki grooming gang https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-51467518 ... From that moment, detectives and social workers began to identify a web of offenders and expose a criminal enter...
by yensoy
16 Mar 2020 10:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203735

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

https://images.dawn.com/news/1184847/shoaib-akhtar-is-blaming-chinese-people-eating-bats-for-ruining-psl Here's what the Muslim brothers of the Chinaman really think about it. Of course Dawn quotes extensively from the cricketer precisely because they can't say the same things themselves. Shoaib Ak...
by yensoy
08 Mar 2020 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203735

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Pakistanis have embraced Jihadi and mercenary industry. 50 Pakistani fighters killed in Syria. https://arab.news/jdydk The deceased likely belong to Zainebiyoun Brigade, a militant group comprising Pakistani Shias fighting in Syria and Iran Why kill them in Pakistan when they can be encouraged to g...
by yensoy
07 Mar 2020 01:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Actually Backfires, Blackjacks and the likes are liabilities for us, let me explain. These planes are strategic bombers. You don't just load them up with conventional bombs. They provide airborne nuclear delivery capability. Now you can be like Unkil and keep a bunch of B-52s (or B-1Bs) in the air a...
by yensoy
04 Mar 2020 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Lots of fakes, poorly packaged and/or mislabeled masks in the market these days. Buyer beware. Forget the N-95, go for the basic blue/white surgical mask. When in doubt, use two. Or three.
by yensoy
04 Mar 2020 13:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 481591

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

BBC just got blocked for me, as per message “Your requested URL has been blocked as per the directions received from Department of Telecommunications, Government of India.” They have been rabble rousing quite a bit these days. It has been practice for Indian news outlets to never identify specific a...
by yensoy
02 Mar 2020 22:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4805
Views: 937994

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Pharmaceutical ingredients are also heavily polluting. China produces 95% of the world's ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), and back in 2017 there was a tripling of prices because of Chinese regulation against coal burning. https://www.foodbusinessnews.net/articles/10836-vitamin-c-prices-triple-in-a-year-s-...
by yensoy
01 Mar 2020 23:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4805
Views: 937994

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I wonder: if the land itself (unless there is a mine on it or nearby) is worth about 7lac per cent (suburban Malloostan) which works out to about $970,000 per acre, and it yields 1kg of gold after digging up and messing it up, then what is the profit? Today gold is $51000 per kg. Worse is that the ...
by yensoy
29 Feb 2020 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3592
Views: 618889

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

It may appear that China is unavoidable and unstoppable to world industry, and that gives China a huge leverage over the world. That is true, it is also the case that the China parts factory works on razor thin margins - in fact negative margins done with some creative money practices. The moment th...
by yensoy
29 Feb 2020 09:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3592
Views: 618889

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

Sir, nothing substantial is moving out of China, at least not yet. There has always been a steady stream of relocation to Vietnam - most of that is inconsequential - the Vietnam "factory" can be viewed as a low-cost extension of the Chinese "factory". Components make their way ac...
by yensoy
29 Feb 2020 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

You don't punch out ships like idlis after hitting 10T economy.

You hit 10T when you can punch out ships (and just about everything else) like idlis.
by yensoy
29 Feb 2020 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3592
Views: 618889

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

There appears to be a complete blackout of articles or any analysis listing impact of Corona Virus on PRC's economy and defense spending. At a conservative estimate, this has set PRC's economy by 8-10 years. Please post articles on PRC's economic status and defense spending where you see them. I do...
by yensoy
26 Feb 2020 23:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

As expected, the IAF C-17 will arrive late in the night and in all likelihood depart before the crack of dawn from Wuhan so there will be no decent photographs of the occasion.
by yensoy
24 Feb 2020 09:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The question is why are we sending a C-17 now when a regular old AI 747 was good enough earlier? Are we transporting more materials/aid? Are we unsure of ground support in Wuhan for unloading/loading the aircraft? Are we using this opportunity to get familiar with flying over China? There is definit...
by yensoy
23 Feb 2020 18:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

kit wrote:Probably need to quarantine the plane and contents once it gets back


Bad publicity to see an Indian C-17 in Wuhan. You can bet the landing will happen under cover of darkness and IAF will be asked to take off before dawn. No photos of the op will be seen.
by yensoy
23 Feb 2020 12:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4805
Views: 937994

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It's a relief that farmlands won't be dug up and laced with cyanide or other hazardous chemical wastes from the extraction of a few grams of gold. Fact is that the farmlands of UP already produce gold in the form of foodgrains.
by yensoy
21 Feb 2020 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1476
Views: 228483

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Kash-a-lot, says a lot about the terms & conditions of the lease!
by yensoy
20 Feb 2020 22:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Neighbour: Guys my garage is on fire!

Me: Remember I lent you my bike? I will leave it there out of solidarity with you.

Does it make any sense?
by yensoy
20 Feb 2020 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 291250

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

So dear BRFites, why does Pakistan hesitate so much to pull its students/people out of Wuhan? I don't really understand. Will China get offended? I doubt it, and I doubt they care at this stage. In fact they may be relieved to have fewer people to care for. Just about every country has pulled their ...
by yensoy
20 Feb 2020 14:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2973
Views: 309777

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Things can also move fast in India. 400 Km express way in 30 Months. That too in UP. Actually UP is the easiest state to build a 400km expressway because of flat topography. There is no other state in India, not even Rajasthan, where the land is flat can support the carriageway and easy to build on...
by yensoy
19 Feb 2020 09:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4805
Views: 937994

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I was thinking earlier today that Modi should be the Communists' best friend. After all, the whole premise of Communism is that Capital is in the hands of a few. That is the reality of society. How can we bring Capital, i.e. means of production into more people's hands? One of the options, especiall...

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