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by Rudradev
17 Jul 2018 10:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1762
Views: 257974

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^From "The Print Dot In", seriously?
by Rudradev
13 Jul 2018 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3741
Views: 232899

Re: The Red Menace

http://www.governancenow.com/news/regular-story/red-corridor-is-shrinking Red Corridor is shrinking The NDA government has effectively curbed Maoist violence Shishir Tripathi | July 3, 2018 As he completed the first year of his second term on May 24, 2010, the then prime minister Manmohan Singh made...
by Rudradev
12 Jul 2018 03:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11427
Views: 663400

Re: Levant crisis - III

So India is already taking the side of the Israel-KSA-UAE bloc against Iran, though in a supportive noncombatant role: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-on-gulf-outreach-as-injured-yemeni-soldiers-ready-to-fly-in/article24300859.ece Summary: At the request of diplomats from the UAE, India...
by Rudradev
12 Jul 2018 02:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2138
Views: 200310

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Kanwal Sibal on Modi's Pragmatic Foreign Policy

http://epaper.mailtoday.in/1730117/Mail ... 66667:1320
by Rudradev
12 Jul 2018 02:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11427
Views: 663400

Re: Levant crisis - III

It has been a mistake for us on BRF to compartmentalize discussion on the "Levant Crisis" vs. "West Asia/Gulf" in different threads, because it produced a blind spot of analysis at the point of convergence. https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/israeli-saudi-and-emirati-offici...
by Rudradev
12 Jul 2018 02:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 724
Views: 100482

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Astonishing and detailed investigation by POLITICO https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/08/obama-afghanistan-drug-war-taliban-616316 The secret story of how America lost the drug war with the Taliban As Afghanistan edged ever closer to becoming a narco-state five years ago, a team of veteran U.S. ...
by Rudradev
30 Jun 2018 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1523
Views: 184077

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

habal wrote: Modi is showing all signs of succumbing.



How about offering even one dram of evidence for this statement before making it, you DELETED?
by Rudradev
30 Jun 2018 03:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1523
Views: 184077

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

.. only an idiot can sanction such an adventure That's exactly why Trump is gearing up to do it: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/28/giuliani-gingrich-to-address-iranian-group-680627 Two close confidants of President Donald Trump are scheduled to speak Saturday before a controversial Iranian ...
by Rudradev
30 Jun 2018 01:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1523
Views: 184077

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/the-deepening-disconnect/article24281893.ece This is in the Chindu, but it's by Suhasini Haidar who appears to have done her homework in this case. Look at all the evidence that US (through initiatives led by VP Mike Pence!) is quickly kissing- and making-up wit...
by Rudradev
30 Jun 2018 01:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11427
Views: 663400

Re: Levant crisis - III

The Clinton-Wilsonians who dominated Foggy Bottom for all these years are $hitting bricks at the thought of what Trump will "give away" to Putin on Syria :mrgreen: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/06/russia-syria-putin-assad-trump/564173/ One could imagine Putin offer...
by Rudradev
30 Jun 2018 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1523
Views: 184077

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

RD, it's not nonsense. Wish you think.deeper. Most likely all those black projects are ready for diplay. Toeffler in Future Shock writes about 5gon plans to occupy nodal points in space. Ramana, "Future Shock" was written in 1970. Toffler had a lot of great insights for his time, but he w...
by Rudradev
29 Jun 2018 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1523
Views: 184077

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Given this was on undi-tv hosted by non other than Nidhi aunti, was the comment on "freedom of religion" in response to a specific question on it? Foriegn govt reps like nikki are trained to refer to foriegn President n Prime-minister always with proper title. This wannabe wasp who is ver...
by Rudradev
29 Jun 2018 04:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1523
Views: 184077

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

We can hope for the best i.e. that Trump reaches a rapprochement with Putin such that CAATSA becomes a non-issue for us. But we are clearly a "secondary" player in the US' eyes... US policy towards India will be reactive to and dependent upon the outcomes of its policy initiatives towards...
by Rudradev
29 Jun 2018 04:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1523
Views: 184077

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Krisna, three things. 1) China is still there, even if rapprochement with Roos is reached by Washington. It has been projected as an adversary since the Obama "Pivot to Asia" days. As its power increases its profile as a military threat will only become more publicized. 2) Roos can be proj...
by Rudradev
29 Jun 2018 02:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1523
Views: 184077

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I think Nikki mem came to deliver some other message to Modi about Russia, China, and US. All rest is fluff. Namo Met informally two times with Xi Jinping. No notes. Namo met Putin same way one time. No notes. All we can do is speculate what was the complete agenda. DT met Xi Jinpeng quite a few ti...
by Rudradev
28 Jun 2018 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 213
Views: 17007

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

It's coming. US canceled a long-planned 2 + 2 summit, scheduled for July 6, at the last moment (1 week's notice). With no postponement date proposed. "Unavoidable circumstances" was the reason given. You don't leave the EAM and DM of a major country hanging, at such short notice, unless yo...
by Rudradev
28 Jun 2018 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1916
Views: 224093

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

We should welcome it, and propose to hold the first 2 + 1 session in Taipei.
by Rudradev
28 Jun 2018 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1523
Views: 184077

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Note that a last-minute postponement (1 week's notice) of a very high level strategic dialogue (just one level below a PM-POTUS summit) essentially amounts to Trump Sarkar spitting in India's face. On June 11, Trump signaled that he is targeting his trade war against India as well, accusing India of...
by Rudradev
26 Jun 2018 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 724
Views: 100482

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Fazlullah == "Mullah Radio", correct?
by Rudradev
21 Jun 2018 04:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 62
Views: 10164

Re: Indian Interests_2

Excellent talk by Abhinav Prakash Singh for the Srijan Foundation. He lays out a roadmap for the future course of Indian Conservatism. In so doing, he challenges quite a few of the notions that have characterized large segments of RW thought in the past and present... pointing out why they could be ...
by Rudradev
15 Jun 2018 02:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2231
Views: 342396

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

1) UN Report on "Human Rights Violations" in J&K, from a pure Hurry-rat/HM/LeT perspective, as ventriloquized by "Amnesty International". 2) Report of similar tone and content in National Geographic magazine in US, which in general steers clear of political stories. Oh yes. T...
by Rudradev
11 Jun 2018 10:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272565

Re: Internal Security Watch

Rahul M , If the moderators want to abrogate all discussion along the lines that have recently been taking shape, fine. I have a lot more to say on this subject but I will not. I would however ask that you (mods) discharge your responsibilities appropriately as well. Please delete each and every re...
by Rudradev
09 Jun 2018 02:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272565

Re: Internal Security Watch

To bemoan the actions of someone long dead and gone as some "root cause" of everything that's going on now is not merely intellectually lazy; it's also strategically challenged. The British ruled the entire effing country. If not Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, they would have found some other ral...
by Rudradev
09 Jun 2018 01:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272565

Re: Internal Security Watch

I would also ask readers to recall the Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati incident of 2008. Laxmanananda was a Hindu spiritual leader doing yeoman service amongst the Scheduled Tribes in the Ganjam-Gajapati districts of Orissa, the heart of the Red Corridor. The thrust of his work was not to reinstate fai...
by Rudradev
09 Jun 2018 01:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272565

Re: Internal Security Watch

Rona Wilson may call himself an "Ambedkarite" or a "Maoist" or a "Naxalite" or whatever is the conveniently revolutionary-sounding flavour of the month.

The name Wilson betrays what he genuinely is.
by Rudradev
09 Jun 2018 01:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272565

Re: Internal Security Watch

I don't see anything of the sort. Ambedkar came from a time during which (as a direct result of British and Islamic colonialism, cf: Nicholas Dirks) the jati networks of India had been distorted by intense privation and continuous oppression into a frankly discriminatory hierarchy. Some people ended...
by Rudradev
09 Jun 2018 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272565

Re: Internal Security Watch

Hmm. I'm not sure a grandparent can be judged by the deeds of his/her grandchildren, even if they invoke his/her name as political capital. After all, how similar are Lutyens Naxals Tushar Gandhi & Rajmohan Gandhi to M.K. Gandhi? And how similar is Rahul Gandhi to Indira Gandhi? Not that IG or M...
by Rudradev
08 Jun 2018 23:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 831
Views: 76017

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Futt Gayee Rey.... The Great Western Alliance unraveling! Read and laugh :D BUT don't forget to pay attention to the underlying geopolitical implications. https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-trumps-washington/under-trump-america-first-really-is-turning-out-to-be-america-alone Under Trump, “Am...
by Rudradev
06 Jun 2018 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1523
Views: 184077

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The Plight of Indian-American Immigrant Children https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/06/06/the_plight_of_indian_american_immigrant_children__137199.html?utm_source=spotim&utm_medium=spotim_recirculation&spotim_referrer=recirculation By Vikram Aditya Kumar June 06, 2018 This is a...
by Rudradev
31 May 2018 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1115
Views: 39052

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Maybe Babchenko was fine with it but he had forgotten to tell his SHQ that from now on she was Mrs. Johnson and they were all going to move to Londonistan with the kids. SHQs can wreck the best-laid plans of mice and men.
by Rudradev
31 May 2018 00:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1115
Views: 39052

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

They did it out of sheer Pakiness (stage a hit and pretend it was yeevil Yindoos/Roosis, wait for Western MSM to take up the cry) Then they became aware of an imminent leak (with evidence), or maybe Babchenko reneged on the part of the deal that required him to adopt a new identity/pretend to be dea...
by Rudradev
30 May 2018 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 5782

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

Take a bow Ramana garu. I think we can rule out zoonotic transfer. Even in Bangladesh it was difficult to find fruit bats that were actual carriers of NiV (they only found some bats which had antibody-based immunity to NiV, which suggests exposure but doesn't conclusively prove it). Even if they HAD...
by Rudradev
30 May 2018 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1523
Views: 184077

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Philip and Chetak, US want to use IN as their Indian Ocean Gungadin. All this COMCASA etc. are for them to use IN as waterboys. They would even hope to wear out IN ships patrolling the Pacific so as to not pose a threat to Pakistan. The peaceful military purchases (transport etc.) after IUCNA were ...
by Rudradev
30 May 2018 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5365
Views: 475705

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

There is something specific about the S-X00 ADS that makes the US cr@p its pants. Remember how they freaked out and screamed "red line" when there was even a chance that S-300 may get sold to Syria or Iran. And right now it's specifically the S-400 sale that's being cited by the US in its ...
by Rudradev
25 May 2018 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 121354

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Despite all kinds of convoluted Chanakian CT defenses of how Trump is actually very clever, the outmaneuvering of DC by Beijing could not be more obvious. Trump had two choices: 1) Don't cancel the summit, and lose face completely when KJU cancels instead 2) Cancel the summit, and push SoKo further ...
by Rudradev
25 May 2018 02:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 5782

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

Once they make the data and analysis public, we can compare the strains in this sort of a scoring matrix: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3373078/figure/F3/?report=objectonly Does anyone have access to Dr. Devendra Mourya at National Instt. of Virology, Pune? Anand Ranganathan might kno...
by Rudradev
24 May 2018 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 5782

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

Ramana, Here is the published data from the Siliguri outbreak https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3373078/ It is very difficult to confirm whether a virus is exactly the same strain because as a general rule, viruses mutate fast and still retain their infectivity. Nonetheless: Sequence anal...
by Rudradev
24 May 2018 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 121354

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

NoKo is capped at test site. No more testing. Kind of defacto CTBT. Not defacto CTBT. It's more like the unilateral moratorium that ABV & co. declared... in theory can be rescinded at any time and a new test site utilized. In practice, NoKo is perceived by the international community to be far ...

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