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by rgosain
07 Dec 2018 18:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2519
Views: 398747

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Many thanks for the above, on the gap in GST collections and tax revenues going into an election year. In 2004, the govt gifted a surplus to the incoming upa government which then used it as a slush fund to remain in power for 10 years through bribery, destroying the finances in the process, and set...
by rgosain
06 Dec 2018 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2512
Views: 319508

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

We kept our old ibm thinkpads with XP and refused to upgrade because the new chipset on the Lenovo had a habit of switching the wifi routers
by rgosain
06 Dec 2018 13:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2512
Views: 319508

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

The 5-eyes nations and the EU together with the Japanese have banned Huawei and other Chinese telecom firms from operating networks or 5G platforms that can be compromised or become a security risk. They will extend the same to Lenovo and few others in the chip ector Since the PRC has taken it upon ...
by rgosain
06 Dec 2018 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis
Replies: 719
Views: 33624

Re: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis

The problem is that the evidence is at best circumstantial and Michel could brave it out by pleading not guilty, but it is good to see the luminaries of the upa coming out in support of him.
A lot of these commissions and back-handers from weapons procurement are used to fund the congress eco system
by rgosain
02 Dec 2018 03:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2519
Views: 398747

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Suraj wrote:Conflict of interest with his private $$ job at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would be perfectly reasonable grounds for removal from the RBI board .


Thanks for spotting this. Indians have this fetish for seeking validation from unelected foreign funded bodies.. shades of the EIC
by rgosain
26 Nov 2018 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 717
Views: 41727

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

JEM that was a well thought out analysis and historical tour d force that should be required reading for all on the 10th anniversary of 26/11 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/22/hillary-clinton-europe-must-curb-immigration-stop-populists-trump-brexit In India's case the number reqd would b...
by rgosain
11 Oct 2018 13:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43982

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

I think both sides know that there are going to be tariffs on India whether there are sanctions or not, and it is for this reason that Iran has been contracted to supply a further 9m barrels following the Nov deadline. The level of tariffs is probably equivalent to India's outlay for US weapons sinc...
by rgosain
16 Jul 2018 00:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180770

Re: Understanding the US- Again

bannon giving interviews with british media about how now is the time to start the (white nationalist) right wing revolt in europe... ugly times Well spotted, but more visibly is the role played by USCIRF as a lobbyist for white supremacists and anti-islamic grouos https://www.theguardian.com/uk-ne...
by rgosain
15 Jul 2018 04:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180770

Re: Understanding the US- Again

If anyone had any doubts about the true nature of the office of US Ambassador for 'Religious Freedom', then this spat between the UK and the USA regarding the imprisonment of Tommy Robinson, the right wing rabble rouser and self-styled defender of white, christian values should really be an object l...
by rgosain
14 Jul 2018 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1636
Views: 202250

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Whilst some Indians are happy to give the Thomson-Reuters foundation the benefit of the doubt for their fraudulent and unscientific methodology known as perception indexing, the former UK FM, Bojo is not prepared to be so generous. A Uk_iranian national who works for reuters and bbc has been impriso...
by rgosain
28 Jun 2018 03:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43982

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

I really hope the US imposes sanctions. Please do it! exactly what I was saying .. that is what should happen. a good reality check for the Indian establishment Similar set of sanctions that was used in 98 before and after POK2; if India goes ahead with the S400. Is this POK3 for the 21st century? ...
by rgosain
30 May 2018 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1962
Views: 251892

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Simple.India should tell the US that any attempt to curtail its defence purchases from Russia by CAASTA blackmail, would mean curtains for all Future US arms sales to India.In addition, the "Quad " would now be reduced to that of a ( non- Chin) Triad, with India free to choose her friends...
by rgosain
30 May 2018 03:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4296
Views: 180357

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

The present discussions surrounding CAATSA and the sanctions regime, brings to mind the entry into force clauses of the CTBT and the attempts by previous US admins 25 years ago to CRE , which was done at the behest of the PRC. China continued to test and proliferate and was rewarded with an NSG seat...
by rgosain
21 May 2018 04:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5457
Views: 509783

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

With oil prices heading back up to 100 and the need to mitigate CO2 emissions, nuclear once again starts to look attractive,and this is where advancing Khondalukan can be beneficial to the Russians in the long term, once the sanctions kick in. Here is a thing. Was CAATSA steered by the PRC. There is...
by rgosain
21 Apr 2018 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1636
Views: 202250

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

India's PM had pretty good interactions at the Science Museum-Imperial College, and at the new Francis Crick building which is Europe's largest Bioscience-Pharma hub in London. Re: the flag Some of these agitators are linked to the UPA network in London through a group called Awaaz that provides fun...
by rgosain
17 Apr 2018 01:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 589
Views: 76850

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Taqiyaa in action. Actually MBS might believe his own bull..it, but the market for Saudi heavy crude is contracting as diesel cars and vans are headed for extinction, hence the plans for new refineries in India.
by rgosain
17 Apr 2018 01:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11743
Views: 730079

Re: Levant crisis - III

Where are a India's metropolitan elite and chatterati, who are always willing to cry themselves hoarse in their NGO-accented English accents on "South Asia" being a nuclear-flash point everytime the GOI deigns to target terrorists. Their silence is deafening when the established p5 nuclear...
by rgosain
15 Apr 2018 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11743
Views: 730079

Re: Levant crisis - III

UB nice analysis. Consider that back in 1998 Bill Clinton leveled a sudanese pharmaceutical factory, that US claimed was making CW for AQ, with 15 TCM. This time it was 76 on a research facility that was above ground. Those were the days when Saddam and Milosovic were subjected to round the clock bo...
by rgosain
14 Apr 2018 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India
Replies: 112
Views: 10624

Re: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India

Cambridge Analytics has undergone several iterations and its origins in the UK establishment that involves GCHQ, numerous think thanks and institutions, not all of them based in Cambridge or the Fenlands. The recent furore of its involvement in the Brexit referendum of 2016 has exposed some of their...
by rgosain
14 Apr 2018 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11743
Views: 730079

Re: Levant crisis - III

Clearly Russia aren't going to retaliate for this bombardment, but was this volley of missiles aimed to warn the Iranians in Syria and Iraq that they can be targeted at any time, using the alleged chemical attack as a pretext. Consider that last year's strike off-loaded 60 CM on a single AFB,and thi...
by rgosain
20 Mar 2018 13:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1636
Views: 202250

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Philip, Akshay these guys tend to play both ends through the middle and it appears that Skripal was still passing tidbits of information back to his old mates in Moscow for a fee according to the German press reports When he was released as part of the exchange for Anna Chapman, the US thought he wa...
by rgosain
17 Mar 2018 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1636
Views: 202250

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Usually whenever there is a terrorist outrage in India, the evidence is lampooned or deliberately misplaced as it was after the Mumbai attack in 1993. This is usually followed by craven call for restraint. What India can learn from this attack in Salisbury, is that if these new CW reagents are real,...
by rgosain
25 Feb 2018 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 805
Views: 70064

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Huge amounts of Canada's Real Estate is now owned by the PRC either directly or indirectly. The following article in the LOndon Times illustrates what has happened in Australia, but the same can be said even more of Canada. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/australia-has-become-china-s-puppet-state...
by rgosain
23 Nov 2017 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1636
Views: 202250

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Back in 1996 the uk, usa and china encouraged Australia to seek a vote at UNGA that would overide India's concerns regarding the ctbt. How things have come a full circle, that the UK had to rely on the PRC who routinely flout UNCLOSS and the ICJ rulings for support at the unsc. Modi trips have come ...
by rgosain
03 Sep 2017 14:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1344
Views: 129215

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

the shape of the device Kim is looking at exactly matches the dual peanut shape of a traditional H bomb http://coffeespoons.me/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/hydrogenBombDiagram.png given that its 101% a proxy cheeni+paki test, we need to shed our suicidal tendencies and test a adequate range of H-weap...
by rgosain
19 Aug 2017 19:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 954013

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

as usual BRF is ahead of curve - told ya they would try a 'police action' with truncheons and brawling. we were ready :twisted: Whatever next; pepper spray, water cannons, rubber bullets, hired bouncers from private security firms like Xe formerly Blackwater who have been hired by the PRC to safegu...
by rgosain
04 Aug 2017 14:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 954013

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

In response to the 15 page fact sheet, India issued a one line rebuttal. India chose not to counter China point by point. "India considers that peace and tranquillity in the India-China border areas is an important prerequisite for smooth development of our bilateral relations with China,"...
by rgosain
19 Jun 2017 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1636
Views: 202250

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

imam protecting the attacker is perfect implementation of ruse-de guerre or as they call it 'taqia'. I wont be surprised if the same imam would have goaded the peacefuls of bearing 25 children to have more say in voting or wold have been involved in illegal immigration I am speaking as someone who ...
by rgosain
04 Jun 2017 13:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 188235

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Ah you were referring to the killers. I was wondering if it was that or something else. JEM there is a sick compettion between those of Pakistan origin and those from the Med-Levant in the UK to see who can commit the worst atrocities against women. Previously it was the grooming of girls in places...
by rgosain
04 Jun 2017 12:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 188235

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

JE Menon wrote:What of Mediterranean origin Akshay?

Mediterranean : not of Pakistani origin. They tend to be of Moroccan, Algerian, Libyan, Turkish or Albanian all cultures that tend to look down upon their South Asian brethren. Also they are easily radicalised into jihad that serves the neo-con agenda.
by rgosain
30 May 2017 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 946
Views: 120774

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Obor makes perfect sense from a US perspective and should be seen as a realisation of the clinton-zemin accord from 1997. As part of the US-China strategic partnership the PRC would be recognised as having suzerainty over the Asian landmass whilst the US would dominate the Pacific ocean and beyond, ...
by rgosain
25 May 2017 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 722
Views: 54008

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

Supratik wrote:India aligning tech and export control laws in line with Wassenar and Australia group in preparation of joining them. From youtube. Source unknown.

Why now?
What are the pros and cons for these groups to exclude India as they have done in the past?
Where is the PRC in all of this
by rgosain
17 May 2017 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4296
Views: 180357

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

I still think that Rusatom will probably get the deal, but it looks like cap, roll back and eliminate for Westinghouse Toshiba. A way forward might be to explore how to bring India into the NPT with the same right as the P-5. Will these indigenous reactors be outside of the remit of IAEA inspections...
by rgosain
16 May 2017 01:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 946
Views: 120774

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

OBOR and its fascination with resurrecting the long dormant and mythical Silk road in the deserts of Central Asia brings to mind images of empires blown away on the desert sands by hubris, and the following stanza needs no introduction My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Might...
by rgosain
07 May 2017 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3301
Views: 607546

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Astrosat is likely to become the key source for researching high energy x-rays, uv, which may be clues to dark matter/energy, from the milky way and beyond as both the Chandra telescope and the Japanese satellites are reaching the end of their life. Isro should offer a lottery and expand the slots f...
by rgosain
03 May 2017 13:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 400711

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Each time a Paki atrocity happens,it is the equiv of a recurring nightmare,played back again and again.We simply repeat the stale past their sell-by date slogans about "befitting replies" etc. I wonder whether a tailor is required for the "fitting " part,why this "bespoke&q...
by rgosain
15 Apr 2017 15:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1344
Views: 129215

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

I have been saying it on this very forum since 2002 that any NK tests are PRc tests, and the GOI should waste no effort in pointing this out. Whether they have done so is open to question. These tests allow the PRC to be confident of it stockpile stewardship over a longer term, than would be the cas...
by rgosain
10 Apr 2017 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4296
Views: 180357

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Global nuclear giants go bust, should India celebrate? - PTI The global nuclear industry is going through a virtual meltdown on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This is happening even as India is investing heavily in nuclear energy. This collapse of atomic giants offers New Delhi a new opportunity...
by rgosain
06 Apr 2017 18:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 409474

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Leave aside whether Haley has been got at by the PRC, Saudi, Pak interests in the deep state of the SD or UN and consider that her statements came on the eve of the visit of Xi to Trump. Is this Xi's way of suggesting that PRC, will rein in the DPRK, if the US solves cashmere to the benefit of Pakis...
by rgosain
27 Mar 2017 15:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 188235

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/AFFC/production/_95325054_bridge_pa.jpg taqiya full flowing in London through BBC etc... Thanks for spotting this expression of taqiya on the Thames. Two points missed, who managed to organise this lot in such a short space of time, and look at the way the...

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