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by Airavat
26 Jan 2012 08:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2848
Views: 121399

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

SERAIKISTAN IS OUR RIGHT People should realise how incredibly offensive it is when they claim that Seraiki is just a dialect of Punjabi and not a different language. Seraiki is an ancient language, rich with heritage that represents its people. Some even argue that linguistically, Punjabi may be a ...
by Airavat
26 Jan 2012 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2848
Views: 121399

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

Sindh is older than Pakistan: minister Federal Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Senator Maula Bux Chandio said that Sindh for thousands of years had remained a single entity dominated by Sindhi culture and language. Talking about the 20th amendment and creation of the new provinces in Pun...
by Airavat
26 Jan 2012 07:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2450
Views: 350768

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Yes we've had all these discussions before. I always wanted to understand if there were any military tactical reasons for Indian armies to NOT engage in long committed pursuits; or was it just an inherent cultural, philosophical trait that fleeing enemy should not be striked upon. So could you post ...
by Airavat
26 Jan 2012 05:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Understanding Sikh History-1
Replies: 667
Views: 6951

Re: Understanding Sikh History-1

svenkat wrote:surinderji,
I felt your comments on Rajputs very harsh and inappropriate for BRF.

I can't see it because parochial posters are on my ignore list, so use the report button in that offending post. Let's see what action the mods take.
by Airavat
25 Jan 2012 12:48
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Understanding Sikh History-1
Replies: 667
Views: 6951

Re: Understanding Sikh History-1

The hill-state of Sirmur provided refuge to Guru Gobind Singh, and provided him the land now called Paonta Sahib as his residence. Sirmur's main enemy was the state of Garhwal (in Uttarakhand) and the Guru helped his host against this enemy. But only a generation earlier Sirmur was found assisting t...
by Airavat
25 Jan 2012 08:30
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Understanding Sikh History-1
Replies: 667
Views: 6951

Re: Understanding Sikh History-1

Another interesting book for understanding the history of the hill states: http://archive.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/dec42005/img/book1.jpg Inhabitants of ‘Duggar’, or ‘Dogra land’ are a handsome race who hail from the Jammu region and the hill tracts of erstwhile Punjab Hill states with names li...
by Airavat
25 Jan 2012 07:51
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Understanding Sikh History-1
Replies: 667
Views: 6951

Re: Understanding Sikh History-1

The Khalistani distortion of SIkh history has tended to make it anti-Hindu. Like their depiction of hill-rajas as some sort of club that jointly attacked the guru :lol: . But that was never the case. These states were independent of Mughal control and waged war on each other ....their population bas...
by Airavat
24 Jan 2012 07:52
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Understanding Sikh History-1
Replies: 667
Views: 6951

Re: Understanding Sikh History-1

http://voi.org/books/wiah/ch8.htm#50a Tegh Bahadur’s son and successor, Govind Singh, only fought the Moghul army when he was forced to, and it was hardly to protect Hinduism. His men had been plundering the domains of the semi-independent Hindu Rajas in the hills of northeastern Panjab, who had gi...
by Airavat
22 Jan 2012 09:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2450
Views: 350768

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

The army of Harshvardhana The array contained contingents of cavalry-detachments commanded by their own Rajput leaders. There is no description of the cavalcade of the Royal seraglio which formed so conspicuous a section of the Mogul army on march as described by Manucci. Probably Harsha was unmarr...
by Airavat
22 Jan 2012 07:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 741
Views: 73970

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

licence to kill In 2006, Punjab allowed hunting of wild boar in Mukerian, Dasuya, Garhshankar, Balachaur, Ludhiana, Dhar, Pathankot and Dera Baba Nanak, Ropar, Anandpur Sahib and Kharar, Ajnala, Tarn Taran and Patti. In 2009, it was decided to give permission for hunting at night and killing of fem...
by Airavat
20 Jan 2012 08:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2848
Views: 121399

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

Fake army general dupes Pakistanis Maqsood Shah, an administrator at a hospital, was nabbed in Malir cantonment as he strolled in while wearing the uniform of a lieutenant general. The police have confiscated an AK-47 rifle, a Blackberry and a car from Shah’s possession. “He didn’t spare anyone. He...
by Airavat
20 Jan 2012 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 46669

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

Islamophobia in China: Violence Breaks Out in Xinjiang What happened in Xinjiang? The state claimed that police officers confronted a group of fifteen men who had kidnapped two people, and the kidnappers were Muslim extremists or terrorists off to “jihadist training” across the border. Government m...
by Airavat
19 Jan 2012 12:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 237540

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

IE reports: A simple cup of tea that Army Chief General V K Singh had with Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma on Wednesday sparked off a series of speculation that a resolution to the age controversy was in the works. While Singh met Sharma in connection with the visit of Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minis...
by Airavat
19 Jan 2012 08:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3372
Views: 243207

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

Weird headline in Bloomber News: " India’s Rich Halt Power Plans in Setback to Prosperity " The article is about the rising price of coal and how it's affecting the projects of power companies. Instead of "India's rich" the headline could just have said "Indian power compani...
by Airavat
19 Jan 2012 08:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 714
Views: 90996

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

More Indian tourists exploring ASEAN region “Everybody is talking Cambodia and Vietnam now. The restored temples at Angkor Wat draw tourists to this ancient Cambodian city with mysterious past and rich cultural heritage,” Mr Talha said, adding that infinite stretches of powdery sand were one of Vie...
by Airavat
19 Jan 2012 08:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3169
Views: 461342

Re: Indus Water Treaty

River Ravi becomes a sewage drain in Pakistan According to a 1997 study, approximately 18 cubic metres of waste per second was dumped into the Ravi and it was estimated that this would double by 2017 (keep in mind that, at the time, the minimum flow of the river was only 11 cubic meters per second)...
by Airavat
18 Jan 2012 08:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 237540

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Difficult for Govt to sack Army Chief According to sources the government will find it difficult to sack General VK Singh even though he has moved the Supreme Court to resolve the controversy surrounding his date of birth. Sources also say that the Supreme Court will certainly object if General Sin...
by Airavat
17 Jan 2012 08:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2848
Views: 121399

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

Punjabi-Seraiki dishum-bishum Seraiki is a just dialect of Punjabi and not a different language. Moreover, the Seraiki population in Punjab is 17%, while 40% of Sindh’s population is Seraiki. Given these statistics, where should a Seraiki province first be made, Punjab or Sindh? Haven’t Punjabis al...
by Airavat
17 Jan 2012 07:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 765139

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Chinese army’s first training simulation game

Co-developed by the People's Liberation Army, Glorious Mission, the online, first-person shooter game allows players to destroy enemies that resemble U.S. forces.
by Airavat
12 Jan 2012 07:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 237540

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

A 2008 article in IE It is learnt that in his original application to joint the Army, Singh’s date was wrongly entered due to a clerical error at his school. This mistake was subsequently corrected by Singh and the correct date of birth was confirmed and registered at the AG’s branch. But the MS br...
by Airavat
11 Jan 2012 07:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1088
Views: 120961

Re: Solar energy in India

Rajasthan plans four 1GW solar parks The four parks – to be set up in Jodhpur (below photo), Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Barmer – will mirror Gujarat’s 500MW Charanka project, which offers developers easy grid connections and other benefits. http://www.rechargenews.com/multimedia/archive/00043/jodhpur_4...
by Airavat
10 Jan 2012 07:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Myanmar news and discussion
Replies: 544
Views: 471086

Re: India-Myanmar news and discussion

Myanmar in everyone's spotlight As big as France and Britain combined, Myanmar and its 60 million people sit at the crossroads between China, India and Southeast Asia, with ports on the Indian Ocean and Andaman Sea, making it a vital energy security asset for Beijing's landlocked western provinces ...
by Airavat
07 Jan 2012 10:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 134414

Re: BR Forum Feedback

^^^ That thread will become another place for the usual suspects to rave, rant, and whine. And it doesn't guarantee that they'll stop casting aspersions in other threads. The only way out is to report off-topic posts and let the mods take action. By the way, I reported the off-topic posts in the Chi...
by Airavat
07 Jan 2012 08:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 765139

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Chinese experience of handling mixed ethnicities army units But it's not easy to manage ethnic companies, which also have some Han soldiers, especially when it comes to language, as most of ethnic minority groups, coming from remote mountainous areas, have little knowledge of the Mandarin. Kuang Ca...
by Airavat
07 Jan 2012 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 118526

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Tempers flare on new provinces Several MQM and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) members raised slogans slated with the word “debate” — supporting the creation of Seraiki and Hazara provinces. Talking to reporters outside Parliament, PML-N's Nisar asked how can a party which has never had a single ...
by Airavat
07 Jan 2012 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 118526

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Pakistani whines on Sir Creek at the UN The 96-km estuary separates India’s Gujarat state from Pakistan’s Sindh province. The Indian claims “impinge upon Pakistan’s territorial limits in Sir Creek area and encroach upon its territorial waters, which are within its sovereign jurisdiction,” the lette...
by Airavat
07 Jan 2012 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 145845

Re: A look back at the partition

I find it hard to imagine that Baldev Singh ever accepted the way in which non-Muslims were left to fend for themselves, or even the final form of the partition itself. It's that freakin hard to search for data on the web that you have to "imagine" stuff?? Don't address any more childish ...
by Airavat
06 Jan 2012 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 145845

Re: A look back at the partition

**deleted** This is the original post. In our hind-sight we blame him and criticize him not supporting the violent revolutionaries (earlier threads). Would that not have given rise to the possibility of multiple regions -some with British some against, some cooperating others looking for themselves...
by Airavat
06 Jan 2012 11:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 145845

Re: A look back at the partition

umm surinder wrote: There is a fundamental flaw in the whole Partition narrative. A foundational flaw. INC foreswore *any* use of violence. That meant that all they could do was negotiate, and if they did not get what they wanted, they had to just negotiate harder. They had lost all leverage. Yeah ...
by Airavat
06 Jan 2012 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 145845

Re: A look back at the partition

viv wrote:It is not helpful to make assumptions and then rue a path not taken when the path never existed.

+1
by Airavat
06 Jan 2012 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 145845

Re: A look back at the partition

Roosevelts Foreign Policy Decisions, 1940-1945 Just before he was incarcerated, Gandhi sent a personal appeal to Roosevelt. In reply the President sent a sanctimonious note in which he said: "I am sure that you will agree that the United States has consistently striven for and supported princi...
by Airavat
06 Jan 2012 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 145845

Re: A look back at the partition

The US was certainly in favor of Indian independence, but they wanted a UNITED INDIA, and not a divided India which would result from an armed rebellion. In their view a balkanized India would fall an easy prey to Communism, which was the principal global threat at that time. The US supported the IN...
by Airavat
06 Jan 2012 06:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 237540

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

On the Time Now debate, General Bakshi and Maroof Raza suggested a way out in which the GOI can keep its desired succession without tarnishing Gen VK Singh's rep: accept his DOB but promote him to the post of India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

But that's never going to happen. :mrgreen:
by Airavat
05 Jan 2012 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 145845

Re: A look back at the partition

surinder wrote:quit while you are ahead.

Thanks for your concern, but actual data is preferred to empty rhetoric.

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