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by yensoy
20 Sep 2019 12:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 406112

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Guys, I am headed to Houston, TX. Looking forward to the event. I am tad worried about any curve ball Trump bahadur might throw on Kashmir. Also, these protests. Don't know how big they will be despite TSP doing its level best along with its many Indian sepoys. Excellent sir, looking forward to you...
by yensoy
19 Sep 2019 07:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686139

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^^ The graphics artist at The Print needs to be fired.
by yensoy
19 Sep 2019 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491366

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

The attacker has the luxury of concentrating or focusing their forces at the point of attack. The defender must scatter resources all over the defended area. By definition, the defender cannot match the attacker 1:1. OTOH, if the attacker does succeed in penetrating the defence, then the defender ca...
by yensoy
19 Sep 2019 05:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247853

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

It was well known to be denied but still permissions were asked. In the last couple of days, more than once, action of Pakistan has been mentioned as NOT NORMAL . Keep the wordings in mind. I think ground is being prepared to declare Indus Water Treaty null and void as situation is not normal . Rep...
by yensoy
18 Sep 2019 18:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327534

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

The fact that erstwhile state of J&K does not exist in its 1947 form, UN resolutions would be DOA. So taking back PoK will be second last unfinished item of partition. Liberating Baluchistan will complete the Redcliff exercise. Ah but even Pakistan does not exist in its 1947 form. Which means t...
by yensoy
18 Sep 2019 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327534

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^^^^ We won't have entire control of Kashmir till the Chinese retain Aksai Chin & Shaksgam valley. Anyway, the UN resolutions are old hat - if and when we get to the stage of taking over PoK militarily, our national strength will be sufficient to handle UN irritants. Meanwhile I don't think we s...
by yensoy
17 Sep 2019 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491366

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

^^^^ Let's not forget the friendly fire helo downing in Srinagar that day in the '-' list :cry:
by yensoy
17 Sep 2019 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 406112

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

While US President Donald Trump will share the stage with PM Modi, at the "Howdy Modi!" event on September 22, he could meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Session in New York later this month . In the men's room. NUNGA at UNGA then.
by yensoy
16 Sep 2019 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247853

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Kashi wrote:
Vikas wrote:Given that India had no war machine in 1948.

And the enemy did?


The war machine had the enemy. As the good Haqqani says "Pakistan is an army with a country". So yes.
by yensoy
16 Sep 2019 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491366

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Their public posture was that nobody was killed, just a few trees and crows down. Literally that. Regardless of public posture, their armed forces had to communicate their displeasure to our armed forces, and their intent & ability to hit back. So they had zero justification to invade into our t...
by yensoy
16 Sep 2019 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491366

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Couple of points after watching the Paki H4 video: 1. Our ammo dump is at 33.195312, 74.272841; this is protected from a northern attack by the hill but the south is wide open; wouldn't it have made more sense to build the dump to the north/east where the road goes N-S and the hilltop will lie on th...
by yensoy
16 Sep 2019 06:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686139

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yes, and it is sad that FM put the onus of that decision on the Supreme Court. While respected SC decision is very much a reality, the learned judges are not scientists, and I am not sure what kind of alternative proposal was presented to them and whether they looked at it in total, i.e. a cost bene...
by yensoy
15 Sep 2019 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491366

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

That's a relief to hear that there was no deliberate miss with the H-4 and it is just an inaccurate weapon. How does Abhi's scramble mess with the guidance? Were these in the same place at the same time? Couldn't the pakis have used something better in their arsenal?
by yensoy
15 Sep 2019 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76943

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

If the cable snaps, you also lose an expensive aircraft and an irreplaceable pilot; so I am sure there are procedures in place to ensure that cables don't snap.
by yensoy
15 Sep 2019 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491366

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

1. Please no friendly fire. This is not acceptable. Nobody is a pakpasand here, least of all Khalsa IMHO. 2. Baba has recently said that our first 2 bomb drops in Chakoti and Muzaffarabad took out their air defence units, and I can see the truth in it. This explains our disregard for the LoC (all th...
by yensoy
13 Sep 2019 08:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 406112

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

GoI needs to kick out NPR TODAY. As our wise oriental friends will say, kill the chicken to scare the monkey. NPR should be given an offer to return to India upon re submission of all documents, much like what's going on with the emeritus JNU professors. As pointed out earlier, this is not a Hindu i...
by yensoy
12 Sep 2019 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327534

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

If Iran kicks us out of Chabahar, then we tell the US that we can't do squat in Afghanistan thanks to them. And that Afghanistan will now be at the total mercy of the Pakis and Chinese. Coalition of the willing can go screw themselves, for all we care. Chabahar is there precisely because the Afghan...
by yensoy
12 Sep 2019 21:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327534

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

If Iran kicks us out of Chabahar, then we tell the US that we can't do squat in Afghanistan thanks to them. And that Afghanistan will now be at the total mercy of the Pakis and Chinese. Coalition of the willing can go screw themselves, for all we care. Chabahar is there precisely because the Afghans...
by yensoy
11 Sep 2019 09:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686139

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Vietnam's GDP is $250B & their exports are $214B & imports are $200B. EXPORTS/GDP : 0.83 Our GDP is $3000B & exports are $320B & imports are $540B. EXPORTS/GDP : 0.11 Even Bangladesh with $161B in GDP has $50B in exports. EXPORTS/GDP : 0.35 There is something fundamentally wrong in ...
by yensoy
10 Sep 2019 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247853

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^I think the reason why everyone treated the Punjab situation with more alacrity was because they were more militant in spirit. One can't take these apple cheeked pretty boys with the same seriousness as a pissed off sardar :rotfl: Don't forget the net contribution of the state to the food, economi...
by yensoy
09 Sep 2019 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491366

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Actually the more I think about it, the more I am convinced that as the wise baba says, we did take out the 2 air defence targets en-route to Balakot (and of course kept quiet about it). The reason for thinking so is the following: if you look at Wingco Abhi's flight path and that of his wingman, it...
by yensoy
08 Sep 2019 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3390
Views: 542479

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Baba does have a point. Look at lat/long 34.06481, 73.85213. It is some kind of military installation within the national park. At those heights and in those mountains, no civilian will build a house or other structure along the ridge line, yet here it is.
by yensoy
07 Sep 2019 21:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686139

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

WhatsApp Fwd which claims that GST introduction has reduced travel time drastically and therefore increased asset utilization of existing assets reducing the demand. Posters with more domain expertise may want to weigh in. That should be rather obvious. I said that earlier in my post https://forums...
by yensoy
06 Sep 2019 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3600
Views: 571758

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Failing in meeting IMF targets, widening budget deficit: IMF to send SOS mission to Pakistan on 16th - Mehtab Haider ISLAMABAD: In the wake of worsening fiscal front of the economy, the IMF has decided to send its SOS (Save Our Soul) mission to Pakistan this month for suggesting ways and means to c...
by yensoy
06 Sep 2019 05:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141217

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Hope the new built P8Is aren't based on the 737MAX! At least not until the bugs are fixed on the MAX.
by yensoy
05 Sep 2019 10:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247853

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

vimal wrote:He should perhaps keep his mouth shut on such sensitive matters.


While a lot of what he says has good basis, he does come up with some strange proposals such as this one, and the one to do away with income tax.
by yensoy
04 Sep 2019 13:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519592

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

https://twitter.com/michaelxpettis/status/1167397695989747712z It's amazing how Michael Pettis says what he does while living/teaching in China. He seems to have some kind of cover or protection where he can get away with negative predictions of the economy. Meanwhile do watch Kyle Bass's many vide...
by yensoy
04 Sep 2019 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247853

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

If CRPF has be deployed in London, the Indian embassy will have to be relocated to a compound like the US embassy was. On a hunch, I looked up "Israel Embassy London" on google maps. Sure enough, the Israeli embassy together with a bunch of others including Nepal's are on Kensington Garde...
by yensoy
03 Sep 2019 18:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4408
Views: 474519

Re: Internal Security Watch

And all the demonetized money returned (although I still have a few old notes kept by my kid in her piggy bank). Such is life, but as rightly pointed out by Adityaji, it's a line in the sand. Even if it were determined that 20M people, say all muslims, didn't have the right documentation, it would b...
by yensoy
02 Sep 2019 20:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686139

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^^ Merger is needed :-) Jokes apart, I think the biggest item crying out for attention from the government at a national level is the decongestion of cities by way of construction of new city extensions, with well planned roads, drainage, education/medical facilities, work/industrial and residenti...
by yensoy
01 Sep 2019 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327534

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Best to not butt heads or getting into a pissing contest. As they say, if you wrestle pigs you will get dirty. Fact is that there is no genocide going on or planned in Kashmir, and let the facts speak for themselves. Best to make the whole Paki administration look like a bunch of idiots that they ar...
by yensoy
01 Sep 2019 11:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247853

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Normalcy = removal of widespread and enduring curfew, restoration of communication and de-facto reopening of schools There have always been troops in Cashmere, but not at this kind of heightened state of alert for extended periods without pursuing an active war. This can go on for a month, two month...
by yensoy
01 Sep 2019 06:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247853

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Stone-throwers may have passion and hate, but chances of amplifying are much smaller. Question is whether India has the will to keep the 600,000,000,0000,000 troops there and for how long. Do not underestimate Narender Moody. Dimran did and look at him now. Gautam That being said, consider these 3 ...
by yensoy
31 Aug 2019 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247853

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Chinese are not interested in border settlement with India. They see opportunity in keeping the situation unresolved. They haven't even shared maps showing their claims. Chinese don't need carrot, they need stick only.
by yensoy
31 Aug 2019 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327534

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^^^ yep looks like grounds are being prepared for a coup. looks like paki corn flakes army have goten a hint that they might get black listed in FATF in oct and they plan to throw immi the dim under the bus ,but it is real funny to see ghazwa-hind has turned into fighting a people's war inside paki...
by yensoy
31 Aug 2019 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247853

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

If India re-attaches Gilgit-Baltistan to gain access to Wakhan corridor, the best route to Afghanistan will actually not be along the ridge line of the Wakhan area ranges, but actually to punch through (with tunnels/viaducts) across the corridor into Tajikistan, and then use any of the entry points ...
by yensoy
30 Aug 2019 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247853

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

We need to CALMLY and with absolute cold discipline, collect these articles. Consider what they actually claim: I am **NOT*** acknowledging that they have any truth but IF they HAD any truth what is it? ... So here is the thing. We had the Burmese military take on the Rohingyas, which resulted in l...
by yensoy
29 Aug 2019 07:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 686139

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Will this have the same effect as printing money. While RBI's transfer to the GoI treasury would mean that GoI is free to spend it as it feels, superficially that would be akin to the good old days when the government freely printed money which it then spent. However, a sizeable portion of the tran...
by yensoy
28 Aug 2019 19:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247853

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

were the kashmiri pandits only in the valley or even in areas known as POK, GB at the time of independence?? I know this doesn't answer your question, but there were Sikhs in the PoK area in plenty and some of them were very well off. See this BBC article https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-4...
by yensoy
28 Aug 2019 08:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327534

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

If they close their air space during 'peace time', India should unilaterally abrogate IWT and tell the world bank to take a hike. Abrogating IWT is easier said than done. It is toothless without a way to divert the water. Also, in some sense it is a nuclear option because it can heavily disrupt Pak...

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