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by Rudradev
23 Apr 2019 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4016
Views: 245658

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

And of course, we all knew this was coming too... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/21/world/asia/sri-lanka-religion-christians.html Religious Minorities Across Asia Suffer Amid Surge in Sectarian Politics By Hannah Beech, Dharisha Bastians and Kai Schultz April 21, 2019 Over the past year, deadly bom...
by Rudradev
23 Apr 2019 03:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4016
Views: 245658

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

EVERY SINGLE ONE of the US Media reports on this has talked about "Buddhist Muslim riots" in their coverage of the attacks. VERY FEW have named "National Thoweeth Jama'at"" as the suspected terror organization and even FEWER have bothered to explain the Islamist background o...
by Rudradev
23 Apr 2019 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4016
Views: 245658

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

^^ If we end up with a coalition khichdi INC/Mahathugbandhan govt on May 23rd... or even a minority/majboori BJP/NDA govt... this will be us. On 26/11 it WAS us, with Shivraj Patil changing his tie five times before mumbling some mealy-mouthed statement, NSG and MARCOS operating with hands tied and ...
by Rudradev
23 Apr 2019 02:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4016
Views: 245658

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

. Even India had exact info on 11/26 attack; to the SIM card number in terrorist phone. Yet we couldn’t stop those attacks. Ask why??? Because the Congress/UPA government of the day wanted those attacks to go ahead. 2. This is Islamic Jihad 2.0: A Muslim from country A will bomb Country B protestin...
by Rudradev
23 Apr 2019 02:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117911

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Does anyone else think something smells here? https://www.mynation.com/video/india-news/5-jds-workers-among-dead-in-sri-lanka-blasts-2-missing-pqcozw 5 JDS workers among dead in Sri Lanka blasts, 2 missing 22, Apr 2019, 12:34 PM IST Bengaluru: Seven JD(S) workers who travelled to Sri Lanka on a vaca...
by Rudradev
20 Apr 2019 04:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117911

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

To that point, did anyone notice Randi Singh Surjewala (INC Spokesperson)'s statement on Sadhvi Pragya's remark? Even Doorknob on Republic played the clip without criticism. Surjewala described Karkare as the "man who gave his life to ensure that Ajmal Kasab was caught". Does Surjewala not...
by Rudradev
19 Apr 2019 03:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117911

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Rudradev, very interesting insights. I've been looking at this voteshare data too, having posted about it earlier in this thread a few days ago. There have been only two elections where INC/UPA was not the highest voteshare recipient, regardless of who won the election - 1977 and 2014. Every other ...
by Rudradev
19 Apr 2019 02:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117911

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

^^ If Modi ji loses onlee, :(( :(( :(( , we know whose fault it will be. Bunk marta hai saala.
by Rudradev
18 Apr 2019 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117911

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Every week is a Godhra in WB. Noakhali? The next time there are massacres on the scale of partition, there won't be any Hindus left to swing back into the mainstream.
by Rudradev
18 Apr 2019 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117911

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/hindus-no ... ant-report


Hindus Not Allowed To Vote In Muslim Dominated Area Of West Bengal’s Raiganj, Proxy Voting Rampant: Report
by Rudradev
18 Apr 2019 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117911

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Actually I would like to know how this (relatively low peaceful turnout) is determined. .... Turnout percentage in that constituency saar. If it is about low turnout in green areas , i.e. LS constituencies with 30%+ green population, then it could actually be a bad thing. It could mean that non-gre...
by Rudradev
18 Apr 2019 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117911

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Gents a quick question - in many posts I saw news about "low turn turn out in green areas". People seem to like it, but could there be any other reason for this as well? The minorities generally are like well herded sheep, and so if they all have to stay put at home, that also would come ...
by Rudradev
18 Apr 2019 04:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117911

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

https://ibb.co/LYD5vH7 https://ibb.co/X4pjzmm I keep staring at the graphs of vote-share vis-a-vis seats won and trying to gain insights (there is obviously no universal relationship because of post-poll alliances, first-past-the-post system, overall turnout per constituency, etc.) The data are fro...
by Rudradev
17 Apr 2019 23:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2752
Views: 352368

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

https://www.app.com.pk/romania-keen-to-import-0-5-mln-pakistani-workforce-by-2020-envoy/ “ Romania is ready to import over 0.5 million of Pakistani workers by 2020 due to shortage of human resource at home,” the envoy informed the Special Assistant. . Hmmm. Romania . And note that he mentions short...
by Rudradev
14 Apr 2019 00:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117911

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Chattisgarh Phase 1 turnout only 56% (was 69% in 2014 GE). CG is the only state in 5 years that delivered a clear, direct, anti-BJP mandate in assembly elections. All other setbacks can be explained in different ways. KN, RJ, MP... vagaries of a first-past-the-post system. PB was an anti-SAD electio...
by Rudradev
13 Apr 2019 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117911

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2va05cbakxgoo3y/graph.jpg?dl=0 I am going to do a little statistically-illiterate kitchen-table handwaving here. The idea is to estimate the MINIMUM number of seats BJP will win this time, based partially on the seat-wise outcomes of the past 8 LS elections. I find the gra...
by Rudradev
11 Apr 2019 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538895

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

... Purge = Military disciplining their own gangs. Coup wont happen for many reasons. Purge can and will happen. ... Of whom, by whom? Who will be left standing afterwards-- careerists/mercantilist TSPA or jihadist TSPA? If jihadists have nukes, ISI, tanzeems with them... I would say it is a forego...
by Rudradev
04 Apr 2019 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3163
Views: 446650

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

The point is this. For many years, the discourse overseas was that India and Pakistan are morally equivalent, Kashmir is disputed "majority Muslim" territory governed by "Hindu Majority" India, etc. etc. In the 1990s the US and its allies (in a unipolar world) used this sort of e...
by Rudradev
04 Apr 2019 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538895

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

In an official statement, such caveats have to be made. What happens on the ground is another matter. We know this as well as the US or Israelis or anyone else who adopts this kind of policy.
by Rudradev
03 Apr 2019 23:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117911

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Remember 2004. (I remember it well, staring at the BRF thread in disbelief as results came in). Multiple Exit Polls (AajTak/ORG-MARG, NDTV/AC-Nielsen, Zee-TV/Taleem, Star-News/C-Voter) ALL predicted an average of 255 seats for NDA, 183 seats for INC, and 105 seats for "Others". Actual resu...
by Rudradev
03 Apr 2019 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538895

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Thinking like a Paki: What are the odds that some major terrorist attack will happen against civilians *in Pakistan* near or during India's election season? A SVBIED in a crowded city center maybe, but just enough "evidence will be recovered" to show that it was (gasp) Hindu Terrorists who...
by Rudradev
03 Apr 2019 01:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1614
Views: 117911

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

60% confidence: BJP gets 220-250 seats, NDA gets 265-290 seats. Modi comes back as PM but with greater dependence on non-BJP allies than in his first term. 25% confidence: BJP gets under 220 seats and has to look for partners beyond NDA to form a (shaky) coalition government. Chance of D4 coup attem...
by Rudradev
03 Apr 2019 00:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 409202

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

China Bans All Types of Fentanyl, Cutting Supply of Deadly Drug to U.S. and Fulfilling Pledge to Trump - Steven Lee Myers and Abby Goodnough, NYT So, the reverse Opium War has come to an end? I seriously doubt it SSridhar. China is too clever by half. It rarely, if ever, directly exported fentanyl ...
by Rudradev
27 Mar 2019 05:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2634
Views: 259770

Re: Understanding the US - Again

You think gay men cannot be Abrahamic ideological fanatics? Here is a gushing, fawning article by NY Mag's Ed Kilgore who identifies strongly with Buttigieg's faith & politics http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/03/openly-gay-christian-buttigieg-challenges-religious-right.html Here is the same E...
by Rudradev
27 Mar 2019 05:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2634
Views: 259770

Re: Understanding the US - Again

My breakdown of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates: 1) Likely to be pro-India: Only one. Tulsi Gabbard. 2) Long shots who probably have no hope of winning the nomination anyway (yet some may bear watching, because if they get to the debate stage, their ideas-- if well articulated-- may catc...
by Rudradev
26 Mar 2019 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5097
Views: 361213

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

On the whole Vagheesh Narasimhan/Tony Joseph propaganda factory, some developments of note: 1) Tony Joseph took the Vagheesh Narasimhan biorxiv paper (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/292581v1) and expanded its dubious claims into an entire book: “Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and...
by Rudradev
22 Mar 2019 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538895

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

DDM, but take it for what it's worth

https://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-j ... dh-2731702

Just 90 km away from Indo -Pak border, China deploys troops in Sindh

How many PLA troops were deployed, I wonder. Both of them?
by Rudradev
22 Mar 2019 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538895

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Kasab was from southern Punjab (Okara farms) and the boat in which they embarked to carry out 26/11 departed from Karachi. When did he go to Muzzaffarabad? Was he a J&K terrorist earlier in his career?
by Rudradev
21 Mar 2019 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1013
Views: 81578

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

In the above links posted: TimesNow = refers to radical right wing. IT refers to the Swamiji as godman Swami Aseemanand. : The extreme impulse to smear Swamiji Aseemanand by any means necessary, even after he was acquitted, can be quite easily explained. In the late 1990s, Swamiji Aseemanand did fa...
by Rudradev
21 Mar 2019 05:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2971
Views: 509009

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

TIMES NOW- VMR POLL 40.2% of respondents consider Jobs to be their primary issue of concern. BUT https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/255979/?utm_source=showcase&utm_campaign=visualisation/255979 76% of voters either do not believe that job losses have increased or do not blame the gover...
by Rudradev
21 Mar 2019 04:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538895

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Are we sure the site was empty....what is the reasoning for that I think it was empty. We would not have wanted a chance of sympathetic detonation (not at this stage of the game). Point was to send a message that they could neither ignore nor deny. After Balakot, MBS must have immediately called up...
by Rudradev
21 Mar 2019 03:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538895

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^I might have got the location wrong. But it was that empty n-weapon storage facility that was reportedly hit by Brahmos with penetrator warheads in 1st week of March.
by Rudradev
21 Mar 2019 03:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2752
Views: 352368

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Unmentionable Forum has a thread: A poll of 2,000 Chinese respondents was conducted on Chinese social media platform We Chat, regarding Christchurch Mosque shooting. 81% of them sympathize with Brenton Tarrant, the NZ Mosque Shooter :mrgreen: 56%: a LOT of sympathy :D 25%: some sympathy 15%: don't k...
by Rudradev
21 Mar 2019 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538895

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-24823846 Saudi nuclear weapons 'on order' from Pakistan (2013 article) Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight. While the kingdom's ques...
by Rudradev
21 Mar 2019 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538895

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1108392755879919617 Pakistan MoFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) statement: Pakistan summons the Indian High Commissioner to register a strong protest and condemnation of the acquittal of all four accused in the Samjhauta terror attacks Understand how India has been set...
by Rudradev
21 Mar 2019 01:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538895

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Meanwhile in Dubai https://www.news18.com/news/world/former-pakistan-president-pervez-musharraf-hospitalised-after-reaction-from-rare-disease-2069885.html Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf Hospitalised After 'Reaction' From Rare Disease The infectious microorganism, a gram-negative antibiot...
by Rudradev
20 Mar 2019 04:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538895

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Meanwhile back at the zoo... https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/jui-f-chief-fazlur-rahman-announces-islamabad-574207.html Mullah Diesel calls for Slumbad Bandh JUI-F Chief Fazlur Rahman Announces Islamabad Lockdown LAHORE- (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News-19th March, 2019) JUI-F chief Maulana Faz...
by Rudradev
16 Mar 2019 04:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2981
Views: 384457

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

Google-Mangle: Saad advise your courage. The Pakistani Air Force's brave pilot scandal leader Saad had escaped a house flying to a flaming fire for ten minutes and was upstairs of a house. Now she had to choose one of the two things or the destruction of this house or her testimonials.... At first ...

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