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by BSR Murthy
17 Mar 2019 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 6769

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

India lost a good man and a true hero. A great leader gone too soon. Om Shanti.
by BSR Murthy
08 Mar 2019 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 643767

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The communication and controlling of the narrative by the GOI was suboptimal at best. Don't say anything about results directly or through proxies unless you have visuals or other verifiable hard evidence. It is not the question of respecting the government or the armed forces or being less than pat...
by BSR Murthy
10 Feb 2019 16:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2895
Views: 295916

Re: Understanding the US - Again

With many states enacting tort reform, the malpractice premiums and payouts have gone down significantly in the past decade or so. http://truecostofhealthcare.org/malpractice/
by BSR Murthy
02 Dec 2018 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2895
Views: 295916

Re: Understanding the US - Again

That was Bernard Shaw of CNN who asked the hypothetical rape question.
by BSR Murthy
20 Aug 2018 08:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 5081

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

A great son of Bharat.
Om shanti.
by BSR Murthy
27 Oct 2017 10:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2271
Views: 319731

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

If tillerson has any sense, which I think he does, he will sweep the SDOTUS clear of all Victorial Neuland/HiC/Jokerry/MohtermaAbedin/neocon contamination. Or he's done for, with all the knives out there. Karma did in khobragade, and karma is now coming around to her oppressors. The pompous prosecu...
by BSR Murthy
27 Oct 2017 05:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2271
Views: 319731

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Leaked document shows Tillerson power play
Looks like Tillerson is basically sidelining career diplomats/bureaucrats at the State. It could be good for India and the world provided Trump and Tillerson are advancing an agenda that is different from the deep state's.
by BSR Murthy
27 Sep 2017 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2271
Views: 319731

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

So poisonous these americans Are they any less poisonous than the corrupt Russians and French? At the end of the day if India wants to be a superpower it must have its own military industrial complex that will be consortium of the IITs, IIS, the many governmental research and development organizati...
by BSR Murthy
08 Sep 2017 23:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 319453

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Pakistan will continue to shock the world by dropping from one depth to another, from one crisis to another. That reminded me of the following that was presciently said six decades back: “. . . this country [Pakistan] will drift from crisis to calamity, from calamity to catastrophe, and from catast...
by BSR Murthy
08 Sep 2017 05:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

Are we specializing in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?! India (GOI, armed forces) did a splendid job. Victory is there for all to see. Let us not nitpick. India just showed the world beyond any doubt that it would defend its interests and the interests of its friends by putting the blood ...
by BSR Murthy
05 Sep 2017 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 831829

Re: Levant crisis - III

iraq prepares a huge force to retake Hawija - this will end ISIS in central iraq finally. https://southfront.org/42000-iraq-troops-to-participate-in-upcoming-anti-isis-operation-in-al-hawijah/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter 42,000 Iraqi soldiers will reportedly patricide in the operation...
by BSR Murthy
03 Sep 2017 21:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

Well, NoKo is China's skunk works project and "strategic depth" with which China would get away with nuke/missile testing and needle the West with some plausible deniability/impunity. That has been the conventional wisdom, but, looking at the timing of the nuclear test I am not sure if KJU...
by BSR Murthy
03 Sep 2017 10:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

North Korea apparently conducts another nuclear test, South Korea says
Hmm thats interesting. NoKo chose to do a nuke test just before the BRICS summit. China's eastern border just got a whole lot hotter.
by BSR Murthy
02 Sep 2017 19:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

Russia’s arms sales weaken China in the Indo-Pacific area During a visit to Finland on July 27, which coincided with the end of the drills in the Baltic waters, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sino-Russian military exercises were not aimed at any third country, noting that Moscow and Beijing ...
by BSR Murthy
19 Aug 2017 11:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

China appears to have realized that it lost its Psy war and Information war and may be coming to its senses. The tone and tenor of their presenter has changed significantly. Gone are the belligerent, belittling and condescending ways. Perhaps too soon to conclude, but, there appears to be a modicum ...
by BSR Murthy
16 Aug 2017 00:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

A correction in Chinese growth might occur sooner than later http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/business/chinas-debt-is-on-a-dangerous-trajectory-warns-imf/articleshow/60074729.cms Economic neutering is the most feasible and effective way to neutralize the yellow threat. India s...
by BSR Murthy
14 Aug 2017 00:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

Why would the Chinese feel sorry for Indians and not want to beat them up? Because they feel sorry for Indians they don't want to beat them up What has changed? There is nothing that has changed. This has been their attitude for ever towards indians . Why don't they feel sorry for undernutritioned ...
by BSR Murthy
13 Aug 2017 19:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

[quote="Singha"]tibet is a 1500km wide flat board with not a lot of places to hide . to get the point of biting deep into us, all of chinese assets have to come out on this board and maintain a moving supply line to the mainland. all within indian surveillance and strike capabilities. a ch...
by BSR Murthy
13 Aug 2017 08:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

>snip< Some of the discussion we are having here is been talked about by some ex top brass. Seems like BRF is on the same page Who needs Burkha Dutt?! These retired generals should be playing rummy not war games - at least not on TV. As Rumsfeld said, "you go to war with the army you have...no...
by BSR Murthy
13 Aug 2017 06:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

I think this is relevant to this thread albeit slightly OT. Kirk Lippold, the former Commander of USS Cole makes a cogent case for targeting the real villain, China. Speaks with some clarity on Chinese perfidy in nuclear proliferation and the danger from its vassal states.
by BSR Murthy
05 Aug 2017 19:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

Admins I don't think chola sir is doing things wrong. If he should be banned for advocating war please ban all those are dhoti shivering (for the same reason). Besides, who reads br and will fight/not fight based on what is written here. He has been polite, only his ideas maybe not to liking of man...
by BSR Murthy
05 Aug 2017 10:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

As much as a lot of us are spoiling for a fight - me included - we should not be the first to fire a bullet. By standing firm we already scared the heck out of Cheen and TSP. If we stand resolutely and not let them encroach and build roads and other structures in Doklam we win. If they initiate kine...
by BSR Murthy
05 Aug 2017 02:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

Doesn't war make WTO obligations null and void? If so, can such exceptions be permanent?
https://ecampus.wto.org/admin/files/Course_382/Module_537/ModuleDocuments/eWTO-M8-R1-E.pdf
by BSR Murthy
30 Jul 2017 19:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

I don;t do this often - i.e. posting the same thing on a 3rd thread.. http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/generals-jottings/debunking-the-hype-on-chinese-tanks/ blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com Debunking the hype on Chinese tanks Lt General K J Singh "Chinks in Chinese armour!" :rot...
by BSR Murthy
26 Jul 2017 09:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

GOI will not and must not back down. Indians will not run away and hide. They will support their government unconditionally. The commies, the fifth columnists and other assorted treasonists better watch out. If there is real war, we can probably fix some of the internal issues that plague the countr...
by BSR Murthy
24 Jul 2017 04:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

Thanks Shiv for the excellent videos and narration. Looks like the SAM sites are serviceable by Brahmos ER.
by BSR Murthy
08 Jul 2017 05:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

Ok folks enough data gathering. Lets move to next stage of BR Think Tank 2.0 What should India do? 1) De-Escalate: #MediaMujahids want this 2) Hold: Pragmatists want this 3) Escalate : Hawks want this India should do exactly what it is doing now! Hold the ground, don't talk much and show steely res...
by BSR Murthy
04 Jul 2017 21:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050402

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

We have gone through many dramas with China before. India has put a knot in the relationship. Only Fernandez-Chacha can remove this knot. Gautam PS Old timers will remember this. George Fernandez garu was prescient on China. http://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/05/world/india-s-new-defense-chief-sees-chi...
by BSR Murthy
22 May 2016 09:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 67758

Re: Understanding the US-2

Bernie Sanders has no dual citizenship. Here in his own words:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIPhEBNxha8
by BSR Murthy
06 May 2016 06:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 67758

Re: Understanding the US-2

Nikki Haley is married to Michael Haley, a white Methodist.
by BSR Murthy
21 Oct 2014 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5490
Views: 558257

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

"Anti-Petrodollar" CEO Of French Energy Giant Total Dies In Freak Plane Crash In Moscow
http://rt.com/news/197648-moscow-vnukovo-jet-crash/
by BSR Murthy
15 Mar 2014 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 378192

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Yup. The story of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio sure sounds fishy. According to India Today, preliminary investigations revealed that the ship was between Tuticorin port and Kudankulam nuclear power plant for 30 days :eek: and the Director General for shipping is to submit a report to the admiralty court.
by BSR Murthy
05 Mar 2014 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 378192

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Who the heck is Lawrence Liang?
by BSR Murthy
02 Mar 2014 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 103135

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Forget the defection of the ship. The newly minted chief of Ukrainian navy himself defected!
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26410431
by BSR Murthy
07 Sep 2011 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion
Replies: 1835
Views: 150806

Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Shameful,the list of prominent politicos,bureaucratic flunkeys and diplomutts,who pretend to have the nation's interests at heart but are ever-ready to do Uncle Sam's bidding. As for "Mike's" (MKN) views being only that of his "personal viewpoint",by virtue of his position as NS...
by BSR Murthy
17 Jul 2011 08:58
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Serial Blasts in Mumbai
Replies: 1252
Views: 69954

Re: Serial Blasts in Mumbai

Mumbai blasts: Cops unmask suspected Opera House bomber
There seems to be some progress.
Sorry, I thought I linked the URL properly.
by BSR Murthy
14 Jul 2011 04:45
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Serial Blasts in Mumbai
Replies: 1252
Views: 69954

Re: Serial Blasts in Mumbai

Condolences to the families of the injured and dead. :cry: :evil:
I hope with misplaced optimism that Indian govt. says enough is enough and goes for just retribution.
I wish for India a bullheaded, unreasonable nationalist PM with b@lls for a while.

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