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by Deans
15 Sep 2019 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393506

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Having a non Indian name helps when commenting on a western news item. I have a greater chance of being published posting as `Deans' than my
first name `Rahul'. Also, it helps to stick to facts (particularly when the facts are on our side) rather than opinions.
by Deans
15 Sep 2019 13:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226831

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

chetak wrote:twitter


You can bet your last Pakistani rupee that ⁦@nytimes⁩, ⁦@guardian⁩ & ⁦@BBC⁩ won’t report this.


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I'm even willing to bet an Indian Rupee.
by Deans
12 Sep 2019 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393506

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Hindu organizations need to learn few things from CAIR. For example, HAF went with notion that one bag apple at NPR and has resigned. However, the headliner should have been that NPR in general is anti Hindu. And, should be going full press with it by reaching out to anyone that would publish and c...
by Deans
11 Sep 2019 11:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306654

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Fully Poted on the J&K Union Territory Thread Pakistan’s Kashmir Narrative Is Falling Flat. How Might That Change? - Murtaza Solangi Murtaza Solangi is a prominent Pakistani journalist and former head of the national radio of Pakistan. Murtaza Solangi is a prominent Pakistani journalist and for...
by Deans
10 Sep 2019 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3090
Views: 345102

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Bolton was more of a hardliner on Iran, Venezuela and NoKo than Trump. Is possible that without Bolton, Trump may be more amenable to a quick deal with Iran which essentially restores the Iran Nuclear deal with some Iranian pullback of support for Hezbollah and the Houtis in Yemen. Relaxation of ten...
by Deans
10 Sep 2019 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226831

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

NRao, I'm sorry but what exactly is the IN supposed to do, to completely resolve Kashmir ?
by Deans
08 Sep 2019 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226831

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The world was never very kind to us anyway, so their opinion hardly matters. In today's context, jo dar gaya, samjho mar gaya . I for one am very glad. This sends a very clear message to her ilk, better beware, the day of reckoning is here and your masters will not be able to protect you any more. ...
by Deans
08 Sep 2019 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226831

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Dumping Indian products in Pakistan is already happening via Dubai(68%). Pakistan-Dubai trade in consumer goods is much higher than India-Pak trade, guess why :rotfl: Dumping through Afghanistan would only mean adding additional steps unnecessarily without any increase in profits. That's not dumpin...
by Deans
06 Sep 2019 17:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226831

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^^ this dumbing of consumer goods is already underway. from watching a few paki shows it looks like the most popular item are shampoo sachets. maybe for beards ? Nandakumar & Atmavik ji, Indian pharma products are the most popular in terms of profit per kg. In consumer products, Indian products...
by Deans
06 Sep 2019 11:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226831

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Re: Afghanistan. I had written a paper on the subject and done business there in the past. In brief: Deansji, can you post a link to the paper if it is open access? Only a 2 page summary (dealing with Pak) is open source. I've been asked not to share the rest of it (50 odd pages). Suffice to say pa...
by Deans
06 Sep 2019 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226831

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Re: Afghanistan. I had written a paper on the subject and done business there in the past. In brief: A military deployment is undesirable for the reasons other posters have mentioned. If it has to be be done, it should be under the following circumstances: - Unhindered access to Chabahar, the railwa...
by Deans
05 Sep 2019 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226831

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Why? He was proudly tweeting that he has some "insider" info about an India-US setting on Kashmir. Even if he is somehow privy such info it's best to keep it under wraps and not become a loud dhol drumming up hysteria. No wonder he was not given any portfolio. Better to have him inside th...
by Deans
05 Sep 2019 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226831

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

In diplomacy, everybody who might seem anathema might be useful and it wouldn't hurt cultivating a relationship, but I thought this guy Steve Bannon is a neo Nazi. Whats our ambassador doing sucking up to him just because this Steve dude showed some curiosity with the Bhagwat Gita? https://twitter....
by Deans
04 Sep 2019 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306654

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

The time we spend analysing foreign press is probably disproportionate to their importance. This of course has Nehruvian, "I need good behaviour certificate from white folk" behaviour. It is not the government's job to educate every journalist under the sun. In fact, most journalists have...
by Deans
04 Sep 2019 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226831

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I believe the BSF guards all our embassies. Seen them in Moscow and Tehran (typically just a couple of guards at the main gate and the Ambassador's residence). They would be tasked with preventing a break in, rather than firing on a mob.
by Deans
31 Aug 2019 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306654

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

X-Post: Indian Troops in Jammu & Kashmir For a long time, Pakistan has peddled that Indian has 700,000 troops in Kashmir. However, after the recent abrogation of Article 370 and GOI inducting more CAPF into J&K, absolutely rubbish numbers about strenght of Indian security forces have starte...
by Deans
28 Aug 2019 11:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226831

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

If India gets POk and unites Kashmir - there will be permanent peace. Kashmiris will be grateful eternally. I don't think getting back POK is either possible (in an immediate conventional war) or desirable. In military terms we only have marginal superiority along the LOC, where PA is well dug in. ...
by Deans
28 Aug 2019 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306654

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

I was actually thinking about IWT today & IMO there is no need to abrogate it for many reasons: Another thing that we could do is open up tanning industries in the areas just before the rivers cross over to Pakistan. Another way to generate jobs and do a calibrated screwing of Pakis. I had ment...
by Deans
21 Aug 2019 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226831

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I've been away from the forum for the past week. My article on Kashmir, in Swarajya, on how the state can be developed. https://swarajyamag.com/blogs/naya-jammu-and-kashmir-the-way-forward My co-author Ms Kriti Upadhyaya has just joined a leading think tank in DC, as a research associate, looking at...
by Deans
15 Aug 2019 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226831

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

https://swarajyamag.com/blogs/kashmir-debunking-myths-and-misconceptions This is the first of a 3 part series on Kashmir, which I have worked on along with the author Ms. Upadhyaya. She had assisted me on a policy paper on Pakistan and has just joined the Centre for Strategic and International stud...
by Deans
07 Aug 2019 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65331

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Bart S wrote:
pankajs wrote:https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/1159062927405670402





1 and 2 are probably on the wishlist of most Indians themselves :mrgreen:


3. Increased presence on the LOC will just bankrupt Pak faster.
by Deans
07 Aug 2019 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579908

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

So the Pakis have retaliated.. Quake in your dhotis and weep ye yindoos.. 1. Downgrade of Diplomatic relations 2. Stopping bilateral trade.. 3. Bilateral traties to be reconsidered Oh noes.. what will we do?? For starters.. ROFL :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Yes ! Start with IWT :mrgreen: Though Pak has set ...
by Deans
05 Aug 2019 17:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65331

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Clearly the biggest decision of Modiji. I'm a pretty unemotional middle aged guy but I almost had tears of joy: On more sober reflection of the next steps: 1. Possibility of this being challenged in SC (The usual suspects are bound to raise it). 2. What will the J&K assembly look like after deli...
by Deans
05 Aug 2019 13:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579908

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

bifurcation solves many but not all problems. 1) ladhak will develop more rapidly now with more funds, quicker decision making and being free from srinagars overbearing control. All kinds of kashmiri chuts come to ladhak to inspect and order 2) jammu and kashmir as UT means LG will have lot of say ...
by Deans
05 Aug 2019 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 579908

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Tandav. No personal attacks. Edit your post. bkswarti edit your post. Labeling people on "bhakts" in a pejorative way during debate is uncivil. While I strongly disagree with Bkswarti, I'm keen to how why for e.g. he considers the BJPs actions fascist (getting Rajya sabha approval as oppo...
by Deans
04 Aug 2019 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3376
Views: 536783

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

i dont think 155 mm shells can substantially damage the civil structure of the dam..though it can flatten things like power house, transmission lines living quarters etc which are in the open... and thus cause considerable delay. Its not intended to damage the dam. The kill radius of a 155mm shell ...
by Deans
03 Aug 2019 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211896

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

That is incorrect reading of the act. There is no employee limits set in the law, even a single worker in someone’s house working as maid is covered From the link you posted. Section 4 (2) (c) reads " one member from amongst non-governmental organisations or associations committed to the cause...
by Deans
03 Aug 2019 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211896

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

. OpIndia spoke to the Superindentent of Police who confirmed to us that he has taken suo motu cognisance and is initiating preventive measure against Amit Shukla. What is required here is to start a whisper campaign against Zomato. People can still say Zomato did a sloppy service (irrespective of ...
by Deans
03 Aug 2019 11:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 753098

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

IAFs biggest issue is its complete inability to run a PR war or even wage hybrid war. Its a shame really. They just rely on their Chief speaking in an unscripted fashion and for interested veterans to step up and go above & beyond. Far more could have been done, should have been done. Add to th...
by Deans
30 Jul 2019 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211896

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

On CCD: Siddhartha's share of the initial money was probably Cong money laundering (one reason they got them to diversify into unrelated areas). There was also a danger of NPA for their huge debt, but that, I believe was paid off after the IPO and mindtree sale, so both these are probably not releva...
by Deans
30 Jul 2019 11:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 813
Views: 76291

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

http://musicians4freedom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Vicars-of-Christ.pdf I'm currently reading this book (also free on kindle unlimited). Though I'm Catholic I find the account of the sheer corruption and evil of the church - specifically its pope's, absolutely horrifying. The author is a schol...
by Deans
28 Jul 2019 22:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 375
Views: 60287

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

I'm a late entrant to this topic, but am passionate about Indian tourism, which I think can be a game changer in terms of generating employment and boosting economic growth. I had written a paper on boosting sustainable tourism in UP. I've taken a break from the corporate world to travel - both acro...
by Deans
28 Jul 2019 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3942
Views: 594130

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I have a different take on the IBG concept - which I support in principle. In the US, NATO & Russian armies formations do not typically operate at higher than brigade level. There are divisions, but their brigades have enough mobility and firepower to operate independently. The smaller strength ...
by Deans
28 Jul 2019 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3942
Views: 594130

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Indian Army is strengthening the 180 degree arc around the Shakargarh bulge. Consider these two developments: 1. Akhnoor based 10 Division has been converted into a RAPID. Which means 10 Division now has 2 x Armored Regiments + 1 x Mechanized Regiments. Akhnoor as we know, features prominently in a...
by Deans
18 Jul 2019 12:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3578
Views: 564582

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

As per my understanding GDP and export are not completely linked. Now I don't know what items comprises of pak GDP bucket, but lets for the sake of simplicity assume their bucket has "wild asses" as only item that determines domestic production value. Also assume only Imran has asses that...
by Deans
18 Jul 2019 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3578
Views: 564582

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Economic growth to slip further in FY20: SBP - Salman Siddiqui KARACHI: Pakistan’s economic growth is feared to further decelerate in current fiscal year 2019-20 from a nine-year low of 3.3% in the preceding year ended June 30, 2019 due to both internal and external factors, according to the centra...
by Deans
17 Jul 2019 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 67
Views: 6632

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

An update on the book: A revised edition is out. (typos corrected and minor additions) Available on kindle at a reduced price (Rs 399) and free on kindle unlimited. The paperback is only available ex US or Europe - Indian publishers want a sum equal to potential royalties, even though I've got copyr...
by Deans
18 May 2019 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509985

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Not sure if this has been posted before. Eye opening talk on the real Yogi Adityanath, even for someone like me who believes that Yogi ji has been vilified by the English media.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u03oMpatqJI
by Deans
16 May 2019 09:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 509985

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

he was born a brit and educated there. the ruinous state of the country of his birth will not leave him unmoved and India's rise will certainly remind him of the malicious lies that he wrote about her and his bitter forecasts that did not come true. he displayed a churchillian desire to see India g...
by Deans
15 May 2019 19:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5555
Views: 486718

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

there are already investigations in progress about the fraudulent diversion of around 6-700 million$ by the management. $700M? Well, that is a bit more than the average desi excess. Very ambitious. Fund diversion is very difficult to prove. I doubt the SFIO will have an understanding of the subject...

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