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by Deans
18 May 2019 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 470816

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: 470816

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: 5485
Views: 452080

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...
by Deans
15 May 2019 11:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5485
Views: 452080

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

indigo has perfect their thin hard seat cushion and might be able to patent and export it worldwide. sheer torture on longer flights. now with LR planes they can do delhi-paris, delhi-tokyo probably on narrowbody jets. sigh...the old days of cushy international flights with better seats , legroom ,...
by Deans
10 May 2019 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 789
Views: 64845

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

I have not so far followed this thread, because religion does not interest me. I'm Christian because I was born one. I'm not religious and am perhaps one of the few in my community who is a strong supporter of Modiji. I decided to study the history of Christianity recently - because I love history. ...
by Deans
10 May 2019 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2719
Views: 561623

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

The aircraft was forced to land at Jaipur airfield. But that does not mean that Su-30MKIs took off from Jaipur. Jaipur is deep in Rajasthan and there are air force stations much closer to the border i.e. Jodhpur AFS which hosts a Su-30MKI squadron. However it does not have to be Su-30MKIs either. I...
by Deans
08 May 2019 17:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 470816

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Gurus, what do you make of this? https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/05/india-school-hindu-nationalists/588127/?utm_medium=offsite&utm_source=yahoo&utm_campaign=yahoo-non-hosted&yptr=yahoo In nutshell, the effort to train the MPs is good. Hence IIDL is good (atleast t...
by Deans
02 May 2019 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 470816

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Some of the anti-Modi or anti-BJP tweets going around that need further explanation. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5e5e2MUIAAVRwB.jpg One can't cherry pick 1 year (of 10) of UPA and 1 (bad) year for NDA. I don't believe a 5 year comparison would show any difference. More importantly, the denominator...
by Deans
30 Apr 2019 17:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 470816

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Well the company not having any active records is easily explained by the fact that it had filed for dissolution in 2009. Perhaps that process must have been completed way back then. I know of Gautam Makkar and Flash forge from a close companion of his. FF has been trying to go in for a IPO since 2...
by Deans
28 Apr 2019 13:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 470816

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Narad wrote:What is EJ ?


Evangelical - i.e. Christian groups attempting to convert.
by Deans
26 Apr 2019 10:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5485
Views: 452080

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

[/quote] Hard to blame the planners and decision makers from the Vajpayee era who negotiated the BLR and HYD contracts which basically were conceived in an almost identical manner as far as contract terms are concerned. Although the actual signing happened under early days of UPA I, most of the work...
by Deans
25 Apr 2019 11:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5485
Views: 452080

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The then govt failed to anticipate the future growth from B'lore when negotiating with the consortium that built BIAL. Ideally, HAL airport should have, by now, been reopened as an airport for use by turboprops and small business jets. That is a very small proportion of BIAL traffic, but takes disp...
by Deans
25 Apr 2019 11:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5485
Views: 452080

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Inflight catering was a major outgo in KFA. (apart from a whole lot of other things) At times, mallaya changed menus and upgraded menus on the basis of even one single passenger complaint, overruling all advice to the contrary. He was whimsical and in his own mind, a legendary marketer who knew bes...
by Deans
25 Apr 2019 11:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5485
Views: 452080

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

BIAL has apparently reached the 33 million mark exhibiting 25% yoy growth. design capacity of the T1ext was around 26 million iirc. UAF has been raised by 20% to cover rapid ongoing expansion work. The then govt failed to anticipate the future growth from B'lore when negotiating with the consortium...
by Deans
25 Apr 2019 10:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5485
Views: 452080

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I'm puzzled. In one of the fastest growing markets, why do these airlines (KF, AI and now Jet) so debt ridden and/or going out of business ? Are they selling tickets below cost to gain marketshare ? There are structural problems with our Civil aviation, which reduce profitability. The best run Indi...
by Deans
25 Apr 2019 10:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5485
Views: 452080

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Other than an in flight meal and aerobridge embarkation/disembarkation (which incidentally helps an airline turn their aircrafts around faster) what is the difference between full service carriers and LCCs? My guess is around Rs 200 per passenger per flight. Jet's losses cannot be explained by this...
by Deans
25 Apr 2019 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3227
Views: 467642

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Ca almonds used to fund terror in India https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2344863#p2344863 Why would India import Cali Almonds from Pakistan as LOC Trade. It wasn't as if Pakis were producing them internally ? Indian buyers could have directly procured from the same source which Pak...
by Deans
24 Apr 2019 21:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5485
Views: 452080

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

What is the reason for having a small shark fin like thing besides the engine ? Do they have any aerodynamic function ? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D44xJEPUcAE8nc1.jpg:large Yes. Both the A-320 NEO and the Boeing 737 Max (I'm mentioning only what is used in India) have what are called the `Sharklet...
by Deans
24 Apr 2019 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

I'm happy to mention that the book has got positive reviews on Amazon and goodreads. I've updated it (removing typos and adding minor points) and the price has been reduced. https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07Q29P3M1 Though sales data does not include the paperback version - only available on Amazon.com (U...
by Deans
19 Apr 2019 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 470816

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

any one from Bangalore? Over all voting turnout is not even 50% in three zones. Why? And which way wind seems to be blowing in Blore? I voted in B'lore central (Shivajinnagar) which had the lowest turnover of all the assembly segments, in the LS seat with the lowest t/o in phase 2 with the exceptio...
by Deans
09 Apr 2019 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

https://sites.google.com/site/brfdictionary/glossary/r/rape It would be good idea to give a link on what RAPE type means for newcomers and non regulars. In my book, I've used the word Punjabi instead of Pakistani, when describing the Pak foreign minister as a RAPE, since we already know she is Paki...
by Deans
07 Apr 2019 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

I've reduced the price on kindle to Rs 449 . Its free on Kindle unlimited and if you don't have unlimited there should be a 30 days free trial. The paperback version from Amazon.com has also got a reduced price (by Amazon) from $ 11.99 to $ 8.64. I'm not sure if they have figured I'm trying to get t...
by Deans
03 Apr 2019 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

We also need to buy gurus. Otherwise how we support Indic writers? In this case, it is to support Army battle casualties, which is where a part of the proceeds go to. I do get royalties from the free version on Kindle unlimited as well. I could simple write a cheque to my cause, but I wanted to wri...
by Deans
01 Apr 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Your book appears in Kindle unlimited. I got your book from there. Do they pay you for that unlimited readers? Please let me know. I have already decided to buy kindle one anyway. PS: Rating also requires gurus. Give it top rating so that other readers will read it. I have listed it on kindle unlim...
by Deans
01 Apr 2019 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Interestingly I have sold more in the US, then in India, (excluding paperbacks that is not available ex India), for a subject that is completely India centric. Sir, any updates on the paperback version in India? Is Amazon is not offerring the option here? I am waiting for that as I prefer reading a...
by Deans
31 Mar 2019 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Will buy on Amazon, congratulations on writing and publishing a book. I'm really interested to see what kind of sales you have. I guess this is self-publishing? Did you try to look for a "traditional" publisher first? About 10 to 15 years ago, I wanted to publish a book I wrote, and tried...
by Deans
31 Mar 2019 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Some have suggested, in their interaction with me, that the extent of India's success in the book is implausible. I agree with that, based on the current situation and say so in the foreword and afterword. However, I argue that the kind of military reforms that I describe, along with for e.g. a more...
by Deans
30 Mar 2019 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Actually they don't give us that much support. They only tell us what China is upto, which costs them nothing. Also, US-China tensions have progressed three years beyond what they are today. Other things like joint Naval exercises are already a reality. Deans, what do you make of a video that came ...
by Deans
30 Mar 2019 12:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Ordered paperback. Just curious if the characters have same or similar personas & psyche as their real life inspirations? Some of the main political characters can be identified with those in real life, but the personas are different. The Indian PM is more inclined to let others take the limeli...
by Deans
30 Mar 2019 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

The first five paperback books sold have spelling errors on the rear cover (only) - as a previous poster has pointed out. They were purchased before the error was flagged. It should be corrected by tomorrow. Happened because of a glitch that prevented me from previewing what I typed and the spellche...
by Deans
30 Mar 2019 10:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

A note on pricing of the book: For Kindle, even when it is priced free on Kindle unlimited, I get a royalty based on pages read. That is a win-win as the reader gets a lower priced book, while I can support my cause with royalties. The royalty if the full free book is read, is higher than the paperb...
by Deans
30 Mar 2019 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

I am at the 8th chapter now. A lot of good jingo material! I am still not convinced Khan will provide us so much support. I guess it is possible. Actually they don't give us that much support. They only tell us what China is upto, which costs them nothing. Also, US-China tensions have progressed th...
by Deans
30 Mar 2019 09:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Got the book delivered just now. DeansJi - Why many spelling mistakes in the summary at the back of the book?! IIndia Concersssions theat acount poeple Have not started reading yet. But a simple spell check would have addressed these! Yes, Unfortunately a combination of a glitch at kindle (I cannot...
by Deans
29 Mar 2019 09:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

An update - As of now, the paperback is only available on Amazon marketplaces outside India (Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk) for e.g. It won't show up on Amazon.in Its available on kindle in India (and other countries). I've kept it free for Kindle unlimited for a while, mainly to encourage enthusiasts ...
by Deans
27 Mar 2019 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Coincidentally, the book has India using a ASAT to kill a Chinese satellite ! (using the ASAT for the first time).

There was also a Mig-21 and F-16 shooting down each other over Kashmir.
And Modiji (implied) is PM in 2019, but with a minority govt !
by Deans
27 Mar 2019 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 104817

Re: Indian ASAT test

My just published book on India fighting a 2 front war in 2022, (see my separate thread on this) coincidentally has India using a ASAT to kill a Chinese satellite. Published on Kindle. The paperback is now available. It is currently showing as available on Amazon.com and will take a couple of days o...
by Deans
27 Mar 2019 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Can't find my Kindle now :/ Anyhow, you can hire a designer for a good price for book cover. I know 1-2 who can do it for cheap once you give them proper instructions. I am feeling partial for physical version too. I bought Vivek's books on Kindle but I guess I am too old fashioned as I enjoy physi...
by Deans
27 Mar 2019 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 104817

Re: Indian ASAT test

I suppose the usual suspects will now ask for proof.
by Deans
27 Mar 2019 09:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

asbchakri wrote:Looking forward to buying the paperback when it comes out. Any tentative date.


The paperback should be on sale on Amazon in two days.

Jamwal ji - Yes, a very basic cover. Had to do it on my own (I'm lousy at being creative) and couldn't find non copyright pics.
by Deans
26 Mar 2019 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5536

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Thanks Shaurya ji. The land fighting is against both Pak and China. It can be a lengthy and tedious read for someone not very familiar with the subject, but I hope it will appeal to BRF members.

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