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by Rudradev
19 Jan 2018 05:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4398
Views: 212700

Re: Deterrence

ST, It's fine for Mehra saab to say that we see nukes as strategic onlee, and stop the conversation, when Stanchors try to pin him down to some specific doctrinal position on India's part. Fact is, a capacity once demonstrated (whether at POK1 or POK2) speaks for itself. Then anyone can think what t...
by Rudradev
19 Jan 2018 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4398
Views: 212700

Re: Deterrence

This must be seen in the light of the balance of military power during the 1990s. Desert Storm cast its shadow over that decade: the spectre of a United States that had got over its post-Vietnam reluctance to engage in military adventures overseas, which was no longer deterred by the threat of milit...
by Rudradev
08 Jan 2018 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1089
Views: 82038

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Pakistan. Seriously. It is JUST possible that Trump et al have decided: 1) there is no easy win in NoKo, especially with Lungi Shiver Moon in charge of SoKo and Japan reluctant to have the US fight a war on its soil. Worst of all, PRC itself running the blockade with impunity, and making sure sancti...
by Rudradev
07 Jan 2018 23:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4062
Views: 183897

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

Prem Kumar ji, very interesting take by Dr Priyadarshi. Any link?
by Rudradev
06 Jan 2018 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4062
Views: 183897

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

Nilesh ji, First we need to look at what this Ne actually means. Some of the fundamental equations of population genetics are based on something called the Hardy Weinberg principle. This makes various assumptions, such as: mating opportunities for all individuals in the population are equal, no muta...
by Rudradev
06 Jan 2018 02:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4062
Views: 183897

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

Rudradev, one quick question. Is it possible to exhume bodies (do they even exist) of people from say 25,000 years back at intervals say 1000 years from different locations of interest? Can the divergence/coalescence profile over time be reconstructed? Finding the prinicipal eigenpairs of 25 proble...
by Rudradev
06 Jan 2018 00:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4062
Views: 183897

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

As a caution to all the above inference, I want to bring up one of the oldest puzzles in phyllogeography. Genetic data by itself offers NO way to distinguish between two quantities called divergence time and coalescence time. These quantities are both periods of time, but distinguishing how much of ...
by Rudradev
03 Jan 2018 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3621
Views: 198496

Re: Internal Security Watch

Aren't they playing their cards little early? Still 1.5 years to go for next elections. Enough time for any opponent to form a counter strategy. They are, precisely because it is one of the last cards left in their hand to play. The Dalit subnationality narrative is one of the two oldest and most e...
by Rudradev
22 Dec 2017 22:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4062
Views: 183897

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

Shiv, Nilesh, wish I could be there to see your presentations. I look forward to youtube videos. All the best. If you meet Dr. Gyaneshwar Chaubey could you please ask him one thing for me? He says (in a communication reported by Aravindan Neelakantan here: https://swarajyamag.com/culture/here-we-go-...
by Rudradev
21 Dec 2017 04:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 473
Views: 55136

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

Susan Rice, Obama's NSA, bemoaning in NY Slimes that her regime's Cheen-pasandi has become a thing of the past with Trump's new National Security Strategy: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/20/opinion/susan-rice-america-global-strategy.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion But the world i...
by Rudradev
20 Dec 2017 03:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 980
Views: 112958

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

That's not the point. They have never been an obstacle. The leaked memo, however, is the first time we have verifiable evidence that the selective deployment of "human rights violation" allegations is a deliberate and targeted policy instrument of the US State Dept.
by Rudradev
19 Dec 2017 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Remembering the 1971 war
Replies: 135
Views: 14432

Re: Remembering the 1971 war

Anupmisra ji, I believe they thought it was going to be a private surrender but it turned out to be public. Something like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUFa-i85k88
by Rudradev
19 Dec 2017 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1089
Views: 82038

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

US Senator Lindsey Graham: There's a 30 Percent Chance Trump Attacks North Korea “I would say there’s a three in 10 chance we use the military option,” Graham predicted in an interview. If the North Koreans conduct an additional test of a nuclear bomb—their seventh—“I would say 70 percent.” Graham ...
by Rudradev
19 Dec 2017 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 980
Views: 112958

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/19/tillerson-state-human-rights-304118 Three months into his tenure as secretary of state, Rex Tillerson alarmed veteran diplomats with remarks that sounded like a potential shift in American foreign policy: The U.S., he said, should be careful not to let value...
by Rudradev
19 Dec 2017 10:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 980
Views: 112958

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

As far as PRC goes, mark my words, US' priority is to secure its influence in the northern Pacific (Japan/Korea), South China Sea (Taiwan/Philippines) and ASEAN littoral in that order. India's concerns on our own PRC front are going to be given lip service and nothing more, just as our concerns on P...
by Rudradev
19 Dec 2017 10:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 980
Views: 112958

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I don't see any genuine difference at all. Obama administration at least went through the formality of declaring LeT a terrorist organization and made US aid to Pakistan contingent on action against LeT among other groups. Trump has removed that stricture and now it's back to the days of a Republica...
by Rudradev
19 Dec 2017 04:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 37
Views: 4363

Re: Indian Interests_2017

There is an overarching lesson to be learned from Gujarat. Vikas is something that, when delivered consistently over the medium-to-long term, the public begins to take for granted. This does not mean that vikas is not a critical result to deliver, or that good governance is not vitally important to ...
by Rudradev
09 Dec 2017 05:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 377
Views: 48654

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Suraj, Any comments on the FRDI bill and bail-in clause? The scaremongering hit-piece ("Banks will take all your money", etc.) is getting a LOT of traction on SM, WhatsApp, etc. Your pithy, well-informed summaries were a terrific source of ammunition during the demonetization information w...
by Rudradev
09 Dec 2017 04:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 679
Views: 79833

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

^ I wonder what story Trump Administration sold to GOI to convince us to fall victim to this scam. No doubt something about how China is gaining influence in Pakistan, and it's better for India that America retains influence in Pakistan, so India should help America retain such influence by rewardin...
by Rudradev
09 Dec 2017 04:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 679
Views: 79833

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Tie the above to the US brokered deal to allow access to Khulbushan Jadhav. US has forced the new rounds of talks/concessions No, Pakistan has forced new rounds of talks/concessions by kidnapping Jadhav from Iran in the first place. US has facilitated that process, no doubt, but in the end it is ex...
by Rudradev
09 Dec 2017 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4062
Views: 183897

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

:mrgreen: Did the Indus Civilization provide the chariots, which they built exclusively with tall, fair-skinned riders in mind? Or was it that the Indo-Aryans mastered the technology and resource management for chariot building, but somehow no other industrial or economic activity at all, while watc...
by Rudradev
29 Nov 2017 04:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1089
Views: 82038

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

This from the "Union of Concerned Scientists" (sounds like the very boor non-broliferatullah's FAS). Take it FWIW, I disclaim any attribution of credibility. http://allthingsnuclear.org/dwright/nk-longest-missile-test-yet North Korea’s Longest Missile Test Yet David Wright, co-director and...
by Rudradev
29 Nov 2017 04:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1089
Views: 82038

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Here we go again... https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/28/north-korea-missile-launch-193002 North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday that the Pentagon estimates traveled more than 600 miles — ending a more than two-month lull in Pyongyang's provocative behavior. &q...
by Rudradev
19 Nov 2017 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3007
Views: 88441

Re: Positive News from the USA

To speculate about whether "evidence" for Roy Moore's serial pedophiliac sexual assaults will stand up in court is to miss the side of the barn the point entirely. Of course it won't. It is never going before any court (of law). The statute of limitations on these allegations expired along...
by Rudradev
18 Nov 2017 05:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3007
Views: 88441

Re: Positive News from the USA

These 40 year old allegations are somewhat unbelievable and there are some bases for them. I think this fellow is a hardcore nature EJ fellow. Still is you are making allegations which are that old then there shall be something more than allegations. . On the contrary, the allegations are more beli...
by Rudradev
17 Nov 2017 03:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1166
Views: 187618

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

FOLLOW UP TO IAF HINDON STATION (GHAZIABAD, UP) ATTEMPTED BREACH http://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/hindon-air-base-new-delhi-air-force-personnel-man-shot-scaling-wall-uttar-pradesh-ghaziabad/125729 Suspect is a 25-year-old man from Pratapgarh, UP who gave his name as "Sujeet Kumar"...
by Rudradev
16 Nov 2017 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ONGOING: Terrorist Attack on Hindon Airbase, Ghaziabad, UP
Replies: 13
Views: 1622

Re: ONGOING: Terrorist Attack on Hindon Airbase, Ghaziabad, UP

I agree with the suggestion to change the thread title. My apologies, I was in a hurry to alert forumites when I saw the first stories, which conveyed that this was a developing situation. However, I think that the topic of successful interdiction of terrorist attacks (particularly against military ...
by Rudradev
15 Nov 2017 06:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 401
Views: 18364

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

So apparently Mohammed Bin Salman has his own pet rabid Wahhabi cleric. Just in case you thought anything was going to be different after his putsch. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/10/mohammad-al-arefe-social-media-star-saudi-arabia-215815 The Hottest Social Media Star in the Middle...
by Rudradev
15 Nov 2017 06:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 188326

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

^However good the technology might be visually, it can do nothing for the sound of Bilawal's voice: something in between a wounded dog and a braying donkey, just like his turd-bag mother.
by Rudradev
15 Nov 2017 06:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 706
Views: 39642

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies

US citizen Siddharth Varadarajan, editor of the Liar, is entirely in favour of Indian PMs swallowing "American Bait" when it is detrimental to India's interests... for example Sharm el Shaikh, Thimphu, talks on Siachen/Sir Creek/"joint sovereignty" of J&K with Pakistan. Only ...
by Rudradev
15 Nov 2017 05:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ONGOING: Terrorist Attack on Hindon Airbase, Ghaziabad, UP
Replies: 13
Views: 1622

Re: ONGOING: Terrorist Attack on Hindon Airbase, Ghaziabad, UP

From yesterday... the airbase had received an alert that it was an LeT target. http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/nov/13/uttar-pradeshs-hindon-iaf-base-on-lashkar-radar-intel-alert-1700255.html NEW DELHI: The intelligence agencies have issued an alert warning that a group of six-seven Lashk...
by Rudradev
15 Nov 2017 05:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ONGOING: Terrorist Attack on Hindon Airbase, Ghaziabad, UP
Replies: 13
Views: 1622

Re: ONGOING: Terrorist Attack on Hindon Airbase, Ghaziabad, UP

Maybe just an attempt to breach by a single terrorist... Man shot at high security Hindon airbase, was trying to enter IAF station Sources said it is being ascertained whether the man has links with terrorist outfit http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/man-shot-at-injured-at-hindon-airbase/1/1089752.h...
by Rudradev
15 Nov 2017 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ONGOING: Terrorist Attack on Hindon Airbase, Ghaziabad, UP
Replies: 13
Views: 1622

ONGOING: Terrorist Attack on Hindon Airbase, Ghaziabad, UP

http://www.republicworld.com/s/12287/attempt-to-breach-hindon-airbase Firing has been reported in the outer perimeter of the Hindon airbase in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district late Tuesday evening. As per reports, the security cordon has fired upon an intruder who was trying to jump a wall and ent...
by Rudradev
11 Nov 2017 05:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7687
Views: 547137

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Sandeep A ji, It is easy to refute. As with any argument that claims to use statistics: ask, "where's the control"? Bharti Sahay Sinha shows a graph to claim "lack of correlation", but was there EVER any grounds to argue a correlation between demonetisation and terrorism-related ...
by Rudradev
11 Nov 2017 05:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 980
Views: 112958

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^I don't understand. Would you not consider, for example, the imposition of economic sanctions as a form of economic warfare? This happens often during "peace" as defined by lack of overt military conflict.
by Rudradev
11 Nov 2017 02:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 980
Views: 112958

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^RD: I saw that part as catered to the home audience, to his base. This is the leader of the western world justifying its need to close ranks and consolidate to favor race-religion-region-wealth inequality-values-systems of the west and against globalization at the cost of long term economic loss t...
by Rudradev
11 Nov 2017 02:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 980
Views: 112958

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

JEM, good observations, and from your mouth to YHWH's ears! On a side note, I am not as sanguine as some other observers here about the term "Indo-Pacific" being brought into vogue by the US strategic community. Yes, on the face of it, it suggests recognition of India as a strategic player...
by Rudradev
11 Nov 2017 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1089
Views: 82038

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

:eek: America could lose a war against North Korea, former US air force commander says in leaked letter US troops 'are vastly outnumbered by North Korean forces', says Jan-Marc Jouas http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/us-troops-north-korea-lose-outnumbered-army-under-supplied-conventional-...
by Rudradev
10 Nov 2017 22:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 980
Views: 112958

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Very important speech by Trump in Danang, on trade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLrttMJj7mo If he means what he says, and I think he does, we are about to enter into a new era as far as global trade is concerned. Thanks for posting. The meat of it comes around 14 mins 09 sec. If what he says is...
by Rudradev
04 Nov 2017 04:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 118
Views: 6376

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

^^Note the underlined passage above. Xi Jinping, in order to have a "trouble-free" ascension at the 19th CPC Congress, had to do a lot of stage-management BEYOND PRC's BORDERS. 1) Quietly back down from Doklam confrontation, where he knew PLA would get an embarrassing bloody nose if they p...

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