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by Deans
19 Nov 2019 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419321

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Ulan Batoriji, Thanks for your post. But a small puchh here. In the battle of Rezang La, under the leadership of Major Shaitan Singh, most of the Indian contingent perished. So, I was under the false impression that Rezang La is today under Chinese control as they do not leave what they get easily....
by Deans
14 Nov 2019 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 81
Views: 8938

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Sorry for the late reply. Salaam ji, please leave a review on Amazon.in (or amazon.com. Its the only way to get visibility and help my cause, which is our Army battle casualties. Kersi - The paperback is sadly, not available in India. The self publishing houses I approached, want a fee for copyright...
by Deans
14 Nov 2019 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419321

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

POrK has to fall on its own. As part of the disintegration of Pak. Note: I have taken to using Daily Excelsior as my source for news on J-K-L. Are there other suitable media outlets that can give honest ground level reports with local perspective, say in Ladakh? Say "Leh Light"? don't say...
by Deans
13 Nov 2019 11:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2610
Views: 396300

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The debate with Primus ji, is not really about conflicted loyalties. it about choosing between supporting India or Pak, while being an Indian citizen in the UK - it would be a conflict if the choice was between India and the UK.
by Deans
12 Nov 2019 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3825
Views: 631910

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

In other words the real growth in Pukistan will be 0% as porkistani population is growing at 3% every year. Aap ke muh mein ghee shakkar Peregrineji. Vips Ji: Cheers http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/beer.gif The EIU's forecase is actually 2.5% growth, rising (if a lot of assumptions are...
by Deans
11 Nov 2019 09:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3627
Views: 371205

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The real cash cow for the SS has been the Mumbai municipal corporation where BJP provides support. If that support is withdrawn, it would be a very shaky combination of SS+Cong+NCP running the city. It would be interesting to see how the three would split seats in any future State or BMC election.
by Deans
09 Nov 2019 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83812

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

Rupesh wrote:Wow what an year 2019 is turning out. 370 gone, SPG cover for the family gone and finally Bhagwan Shree Ram gets back his plot.


I hope that ends any doubt we had about the determination of Modiji to pursue an Indic agenda this term.
by Deans
07 Nov 2019 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419321

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmir/class-12-exam-begins-99-attendance-recorded-on-day-ist/ Not reported in the mainstream media, but in my view, a very important indicator of normalcy in Kashmir. (Greater Kashmir is a valley publication, not exactly India friendly). The news is from 2017. ...
by Deans
06 Nov 2019 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1391
Views: 240741

Re: Analyzing CPEC

RCEP for china seems to be the new and devious route of the CPEC as far as India is concerned. It's a by hook or by crook approach. we should beware of both the hong kong as well as the RCEP implications as far as the balance of payments issue is concerned. the hans are hurting very badly and despe...
by Deans
04 Nov 2019 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3627
Views: 371205

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Thankfully the former army men has not his allegiance to the Italian mafia party overwhelm his thinking. His heart is still in the right place. He should be in BJP not in the terrorist loving and national interest compromising (con) gress. He was my father's coursemate at the NDA. I believe his hea...
by Deans
03 Nov 2019 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419321

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmir/class-12-exam-begins-99-attendance-recorded-on-day-ist/

Not reported in the mainstream media, but in my view, a very important indicator of normalcy in Kashmir.
(Greater Kashmir is a valley publication, not exactly India friendly).
by Deans
02 Nov 2019 09:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 492918

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

What is Mullah Diesel's real endgame here? He is not stupid enough to believe a Dharna can make Dimran step down. Only Bajwa can do that and Bajwa is not going to show weakness at this point. That might trigger an internal coup against him by his crore commanders who are already causing problems. A...
by Deans
02 Nov 2019 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 492918

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Or this might be a joint effort by the Chinese and The Hindu paper to project a softer, a more reasonable image of China on the Indian public. China gets to polish it image amongst the Indians without it or its proxy bakis having to deliver anything. Nice! That's my reading also. The Hindu is of co...
by Deans
31 Oct 2019 17:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 492918

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

65 killed in massive fire on moving train in Pakistan. Note the timing of this 'incident'. No doubt this was engineered by Imran/ISI to divert attention of aam abdul/ayesha from Maulana Fazlur Rehman's Dharna which was scheduled to reach Slumabad today. Vips Ji: They have trains that function ! Pro...
by Deans
31 Oct 2019 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419321

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^ The other narrative is that Jammu can conceivably go zooming forward in development - and population growth by influx of non-moos from rest of India. This will bring pressure on the Valley which can then choose between ghettoization or assimilation. The wealthy and productive citizens from the wa...
by Deans
30 Oct 2019 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419321

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

And why Mehbooba Muftiji is against them: Slamming the government for engaging in attempts to convince the international community about normalcy in Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti said incessant foreign policy gaffes are being made. "From endorsing a Republican as US President :eek: to engaging with ...
by Deans
28 Oct 2019 16:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419321

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

my srinagar houseboat man tells me tourists have started trickling in...he hosted a indonesian group plus local domestic tourists !! shops opening early morning ..late evening. called me to wish happy diwali !! A Kashmiri travel agency I have used in the past and whose judgement I trust - on normal...
by Deans
26 Oct 2019 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419321

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Varoon et.al, let me clarify that my post was not to criticize Padmaja Joshi. I like her, she is a proud daughter of the army (her dad was some commander), and she has a pleasant personality and is a nationalist. My wording may have come across as being critical of her. And BTW, unlike UndY bimbos ...
by Deans
25 Oct 2019 18:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419321

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The Indus water Treaty allocates the Chenab River to Pakistan for exploitation. India can use its water for domestic and agricultural uses or for "non-consumptive" uses such as hydro power. India is entitled to store up to 1.2 MAF of water in its projects. The three projects completed so ...
by Deans
25 Oct 2019 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419321

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Harish Salve: Why Supreme Court is Unlikely to Void Article 370 Move GOI legal advisors on this are brilliant. The political class in J+K must be still reeling in shock. Bifurcation at end of the month. Ladakh, 58% of land area of J+K becomes a separate UT. The blows don't end. GOI's legal advisors...
by Deans
24 Oct 2019 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419321

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The state of pseudo Lutyen intellectuals in India: 1. “In confronting the Pakistan sponsored militancy, the Indian army and state police have also committed grave human rights abuses. However, what the foot-soldiers of the Pakistani military and ISI have done to ordinary Kashmiri Muslims in the las...
by Deans
24 Oct 2019 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3627
Views: 371205

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

2014- BJP got 123/288 seats fought. 2019- BJP may get 100/164 seats fought. the strike rate is much better in 2019. It either conceded too many seats to the SS or it erred grievously by not going it alone and then hooking up with the SS using the 2014 formula. All in all, the BJP has not done badly...
by Deans
24 Oct 2019 19:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3627
Views: 371205

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

What is very evident is that the MSM has finally learned, and shifted strategy. Predict MASSIVE BJP wins, and the yindoos go {yawn} and don't go out to vote. I don't think our English language media have the slightest clue about voter intentions. In opinion/ exit polls, there is a tendency to play ...
by Deans
24 Oct 2019 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3627
Views: 371205

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I have been crunching numbers since GE 2014, trying to get broad electoral trends. Couple of overall points: In EVERY assembly election since 2014 (barring small NE states), the BJP has got a lower vote share than in LS-2014. That is because its vote share in 2014, apart from those voting on the bas...
by Deans
21 Oct 2019 23:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419321

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

A note about Kashmiri apples, which is useful to understand the real situation. Apples are Kashmir's biggest export and most produced item (in any category). The movement of apples are therefore a good proxy for all goods and the extent of free trade in apples is a proxy for normalcy in Kashmir. The...
by Deans
21 Oct 2019 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419321

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Porkis will not use Whatsapp as the records of the chat can be produced under US pressure. They would use the Chinese messaging apps assured of Xi or other ding dong president's protection. Indian Service providers should provide records of all KM's who have downloaded such apps to the army/intelli...
by Deans
21 Oct 2019 19:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3627
Views: 371205

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Aww hell no. We should only sell the government stake to Indian companies. We lost local control of the aviation market. We cannot afford to lose local control of such a strategic & national asset. What are they going to do with the refineries, pack up and go? BPCL has a very small share of the...
by Deans
20 Oct 2019 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 492918

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

The timing and Intel seem impeccable. Pakis were biding their time for infiltrating terrorists until the FATF deadline of Oct 18tth passed. They got their jihadi ducks in a row err...launch pads trying to push them in after Oct 18th. We seem to have anticipated it, collected good ground level Intel...
by Deans
20 Oct 2019 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571812

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Photus inside https://twitter.com/rashidg56152938/status/1185791583817551872 Rashid Rabbani @rashidg56152938 Shame for you pakistani Media you with not tell about what happened in neelum Valley last night #NeelumValley Photos look like damage from a mortar shell, not a heavier caliber shell. May be...
by Deans
20 Oct 2019 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571812

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Chief is saying "we had the coordinates of the terror camps", perhaps they used Excalibur type guided shells? My understanding is that Excalibur can only be used on the M-777 howitzer. IA does not need exact coordinates. Anyone in the vicinity of a terrorist launch pad in an almost uninha...
by Deans
20 Oct 2019 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571812

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Now for the usual suspects (already started with a Congi politician in Maharashtra) questioning the timing / asking for proof of strikes /saying Modiji is a warmonger / diverting attention from economy etc.
by Deans
20 Oct 2019 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3450
Views: 571812

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

X posted from Terroristan thread: The only way the army can estimate casualties from an arty strike (assuming there were none of our SF around to observe), is from radio intercepts. These would report Pak Army/ rangers casualties, but not terrorists & civilians. May be technically correct that I...
by Deans
20 Oct 2019 19:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 492918

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

I would like some UAV feed been made public of these strikes. Needless to say, Pak will try to repeat the same on our side, allowing us to lay nice little trap for their UAVs and allow counter battery fire from us. Overall our strategy seems to be working. Target Pak & terror positions consiste...
by Deans
20 Oct 2019 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83812

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

The Catholic church is organized better than most advanced armies in the world and they function with ruthless efficiency, with unparalleled tactics, strategy and logistics because, after all, they have been around centuries longer than any of the armies could ever claim to be. The Vatican was a st...
by Deans
20 Oct 2019 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83812

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

The church had a long tradition of trading in relics. Perhaps the fellow is buried in multiple places. Many of the disciples are `buried' or have body parts, in multiple places. There is for e.g a major pilgrimage route (Camino di Santaigo) to worship the site of alleged relics that serious studies...
by Deans
20 Oct 2019 19:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 492918

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

The only way the army can estimate casualties from an arty strike (assuming there were none of our SF around to observe), is from radio intercepts. These would report Pak Army/ rangers casualties, but not terrorists & civilians. May be technically correct that INITIAL Pak army dead were 6-10 (Cu...
by Deans
19 Oct 2019 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3825
Views: 631910

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Noob Pooch , are there any measures that Bakis can implement within next 4 months to keep away blacklisted status? They can somehow get FATF involved in Afghanistan or Iran and then blackmail FATF that Pakistan won't provide logistics unless FATF removes it from grey list. They can shelter ISIS chi...
by Deans
19 Oct 2019 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83812

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

I am SHOCKED :shock: at such ignorance of History. As Rajeev Srinivasan pointed out years ago, St. Thomas' skeleton as a young man, is buried at St. Thomas Mount. His skeleton as an old man is buried in the catacombs (whatever that is) beneath the Vatican. Q.E.D. Please add that to your history kna...
by Deans
18 Oct 2019 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3825
Views: 631910

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Paqistan can take tons of measures to come out of the FATF blacklist, its easy to do. But the main question is, is their Fauj willing to do it? The answer is a big NO The Paq Fauj will not give up the stranglehold on that country Until this stranglehold is there, Paqistan will go from bad to worse,...
by Deans
18 Oct 2019 16:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3050
Views: 419321

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Looking back at events since Aug 5, I believe the Govt's actions have corrected the false narratives that Kashmiris (and the usual suspects in rest of India) took for granted for the last 20+ years. These (in a logical flow) were 1. Article 370 & 35A were a half way step to Azadi. 2. If Kashmiri...

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