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by Sridhar K
30 May 2020 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4342
Views: 768780

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Yes they can but on normal days when China is behaving well, it will have an impact on Nepal while China continues to make money either way through tourist. China being unhappy with the Lipulekh road, also triggered an unhappy Nepal to lay claim on the region.
by Sridhar K
30 May 2020 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4342
Views: 768780

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

@manjgu 1. Per them India was armtwisting the Nepali Govt. through various levers ( this was in 2015) in not allowing China to build roads into Nepal while China has been offering help. Currently S207 runs till the Nepal border till Hilsa. There is a foot overbridge to cross the Mandakini river to H...
by Sridhar K
30 May 2020 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4342
Views: 768780

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

@Arshyam exactly the same thought especially having travelled by S207 after crossing over from Hilsa in Nepal by foot. Unlike the Tibet side where China has a perfect road to the border, the Hilsa border was reachable only by Heli ( as we did) or 2 day Trek from Simikot in Nepal. Similar story on Li...
by Sridhar K
28 May 2020 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2811
Views: 804166

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

Aditya_V wrote:
Sridhar K wrote:Will the first 4 ac of 18 squadron a mix of 3 IOC plus one FOC?


All IOC single seat fighters have been delivered to No. 45 Flying Daggers squadron.


Thanks. So the other aircrafts in the photos belongs to #45 sq and #18 Sq had only one ac for now?
by Sridhar K
27 May 2020 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2811
Views: 804166

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

Will the first 4 ac of 18 squadron a mix of 3 IOC plus one FOC?
by Sridhar K
22 Mar 2020 16:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6500
Views: 608298

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

When I was in Dubai, .business was as usual with tourist arriving as late as 10th March. There were rumours that the Govt was hiding the actual cases and there were isolation wards and camps already functioning .Being dependent on tourism, it was rumoured that they were putting a brave face. This wa...
by Sridhar K
19 Dec 2019 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 684893

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

While we expected similar protest after Ram Mandir verdict, a relatively unharmful CAA focussing on a small set of people who sought refuge in India has activated the Jihadi- liberals out in full force. Is this a diversion for something very sinister from ISI
by Sridhar K
19 Aug 2019 22:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 231831

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sachin Saar Thanks. KSRTC service was very efficient with buses every 2 minutes and Schumachers at the wheel. Looks like they found a good cash cow and will stop cabs, vans and buses at Nilakal. BTW learnt that the person getting special attention when we were at the Sannidhanam was kodeyeri onlee. ...
by Sridhar K
19 Aug 2019 17:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 231831

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Just returned from my first trip to Sabarimalai. Vehicles are stopped at Nilakal and KSRTC operates services between Nilakkal and Pamba, making some good collections in the bargain. Lots of JNURM SLF and Volvo's plying here. Police presence was very limited though checking was very limited. one gets...
by Sridhar K
19 Aug 2019 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4342
Views: 768780

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Not likely. They have Hong Kong, Taiwan and US trade war. And know Immy sold them down the river to Orange for mere peanut shells. And they are more chagrined with Ladakh UT. When NaMo meets Xi, he will convey India did the right thing in ending the Cashmore game. Just like when the Three Musketeer...
by Sridhar K
13 Aug 2019 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1424
Views: 175546

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

Don't think so. BJP did not campaign much,(would have made it worse for ADMK) and ADMK did put up a good show unlike GE2019 where it did not put much efforts. It will take some good leadership in TN to sway TN away from the current narrative that is increasingly getting dominated by BIF. Social medi...
by Sridhar K
12 Aug 2019 18:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4342
Views: 768780

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Also possible cyber attacks with tallel than mountain friends help on Indian business sites. Not likely. They have Hong Kong, Taiwan and US trade war. And know Immy sold them down the river to Orange for mere peanut shells. And they are more chagrined with Ladakh UT. When NaMo meets Xi, he will con...
by Sridhar K
08 Aug 2019 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4342
Views: 768780

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Also possible cyber attacks with tallel than mountain friends help on Indian business sites.
by Sridhar K
17 Jun 2019 17:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3643
Views: 616321

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Eastern DFC to be partially opened between Bhaupur and Khurja by Nov

Chetak Saar
This is giving me bad vibes as you are the second person I heard saying the same about conducive atmosphere.
by Sridhar K
03 Jun 2019 20:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3643
Views: 616321

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Chai wala info is that Goyal is not hands on and more marketing focused and does not listen to good advise. Perhaps being from Private sector does not trust Babus even if they are good. So people have learnt to play along. Similar feedback on Suresh Prabhu as well. Difference with Modi generally or ...
by Sridhar K
03 Jun 2019 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1424
Views: 175546

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

As Aditya mentioned, this Tambrahm driven out of TN is being overplayed as evidenced by the # of Brahmin in the cities, the income levels of Brahmins (who do actual Brahmin work for a living) nowadays or no of Tambrahm in this very forum currently living in TN or at least have their families in TN. ...
by Sridhar K
03 Jun 2019 15:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1424
Views: 175546

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

Magi Your last point and posting the WhatsApp forward that came today in my school group. A translation of Tony Josephs farticle in the Hindu from 2017 on how genetics is settling the debate on AIT and why Brahmins and BJP are worried. This is being rehashed today with Tamil translation push the nar...
by Sridhar K
02 Jun 2019 23:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3643
Views: 616321

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

VSunder Saar My relative working in Goyals adda does not have much good words to say about him and your post on the reality of some of the advertised progress is not surprising based on what I heard from her. Before anybody question her political affiliations, she is as Sanghi as it can get. Project...
by Sridhar K
30 May 2019 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157326

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Met my father's cousin who retired from Pigeons Adda. He was the one who told me that Modi Shah will come back with some gr8 slog over hitting. He gave a surprising tit bid that 60 PC of babudom is pro modi which was surprising to me. He apparently did Japa 3 hrs daily for Modi victory over the elec...
by Sridhar K
24 May 2019 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1424
Views: 175546

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

From the Twitter thread with other brfites On every problem, the DMK eco system successfully built a narrative that 1. EPS Govt is a modi proxy and all shortcomings of the state Govt is attributable to Modi. 2. Every issue genuine/bogus is handiwork of BJP who is out to bring TN down. 1/2 Despite be...
by Sridhar K
24 May 2019 16:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157326

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

KA has had bjp govt well before 2014 I believe. also not much prone to the Ararararaa EJ nonsense and rice bag convertism nor the high funda "we are more intellectual onlee" posturing of KL/WB neither the dravida politics and caste wars of TN. in that sense KA is a core central indian hin...
by Sridhar K
23 May 2019 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157326

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

BJPs wins just hit 272 with 30 more leads
by Sridhar K
23 May 2019 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157326

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

enna saar achu namma naadu ku? Didn't expect such a verdict for DMK. Tell me about it. Not sure what the makkal are thinking. Some Kongu belt guys from my team are stating that more than a vote for DMK it is against ADMK/Edapadi as he has turned cold to Gaunders on Caste related issues apart from b...
by Sridhar K
23 May 2019 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157326

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

pankajs wrote:Folks too early to celebrate ... wait till 1 pm at the least.

Moderate the josh .. have some hosh.

+1
by Sridhar K
23 May 2019 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157326

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Atmavik wrote:
Sridhar K wrote:Who said it is not a wave election. Anti Namo wave in TN KL and AP and a TsuNaMo everywhere else


NDA getting 5 in Telangana


Now TG is not AP saar. I am really upset about how the Anti NaMo propaganda led by DMk social media eco system has succeeded in TN
by Sridhar K
23 May 2019 11:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157326

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Who said it is not a wave election. Anti Namo wave in TN KL and AP and a TsuNaMo everywhere else
by Sridhar K
23 May 2019 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157326

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The %of votes counted is apparently 6% only. Long way to hold. BJP will lose only
by Sridhar K
22 May 2019 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 600805

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Rupa Subramanya ‏ Verified account @rupasubramanya Follow Follow @rupasubramanya More Rupa Subramanya Retweeted Dr.C.M.Upadhyay If exit polls were true about a massive BJP victory, why would CBI issue a clean to the Yadavs? Chatter among some of the faithful by tying up some recent developments lik...
by Sridhar K
22 May 2019 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4222
Views: 963528

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

I just missed seeing the launch but saw the vapor trail post the launch from MIT ground in Chromepet, Chennai
by Sridhar K
21 May 2019 16:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3643
Views: 616321

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Knew of dead zones in WR/CR but was unaware of dead zones in AC traction though was intrigued by the signs. Also used to wonder if those WCAMs on CR went beyond Igatpuri. Thanks for the clarifications. One question though on whether WCAM hauling Rajdhanis hauled the rakes all the way to Delhi or whe...
by Sridhar K
02 May 2019 15:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3643
Views: 616321

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Yes, the whole derail thing is a bit overblown but Mr Manis blog also subtly indicated the lack of progress on Train 20 due to vested interest. I guess they are all waiting for 23rd May to see which direction the wind is blowing
by Sridhar K
02 May 2019 14:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3643
Views: 616321

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Turf battle derails future of Train 18 While the first train set, christened the Vande Bharat Express and flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been running successfully for over 16 hours a day between New Delhi and Varanasi since February 2019, a spat over protocol among officers of the...
by Sridhar K
27 Apr 2019 22:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3643
Views: 616321

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Thanks for reminding. Yes it was mixed gauge track then.

Hopefully the third track gets commissioned soon and they could increase the frequency especially with the circular railway getting completely electrified. The progress on IR under Modi Govt has been very good and is very visible in TN.
by Sridhar K
27 Apr 2019 22:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3643
Views: 616321

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

This is a very old project and going at snails pace. My daily commute from 2011 to 2016 was along the route. The elevated structure is done from velachery end to Adambakkam till the last 1 kms which was stuck on land acquisitions issues. I infer that it is sorted out and work on the elevated statio...
by Sridhar K
27 Apr 2019 19:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3643
Views: 616321

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

A question for vsunder Sir or anyone familiar with Chennai suburban railway network. Wouldn't it make more sense for Southern Railway to operate Gummidipoondi/Tada suburban trains from Fort Station. The present arrangement of operating from Moore Market Complex results in suburban trains crossing w...
by Sridhar K
19 Apr 2019 10:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 600805

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

My sister lives in Bangalore. She transferred her voter ID to Bang this year through the online process. Her name was in showing in the Karnataka EC site but not in the National site. When she went to vote at BTM booth near her flat, the local official could not trace her in the list and asked to tr...
by Sridhar K
14 Apr 2019 16:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 600805

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

rhytha, Polimer seems okay too, just for news reporting, at least. Not sure who owns it though. Everyone has a channel :) A rare real news channel in today's time. Though I am skeptical on NDA getting 50% in TN, I sincerely hope that I am wrong. One thing I find is that common man has more apprecia...

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