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by eklavya
31 Mar 2020 03:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Any further proof required of the complicity of khujliwal and his hired goons in muscling the hapless UP/bihar migrants out of dilli :mrgreen: Centre suspends Delhi State Transport Secretary for illegally plying buses to transport migrant labour to UP border. State’s Finance Secretary also suspende...
by eklavya
23 Mar 2020 01:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332853

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^^ You know more science than I ever will. As a citizen, I would wish scientists to be provided all the support they could possibly require to find the vaccine / something that acts against the virus successfully. This is a medical, political and economic crisis. It’s global. The politics and the ...
by eklavya
23 Mar 2020 01:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332853

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

How long before people start the shootings, assoaults, rapes, mass killings, suicides, drug overdoses? Humans are fundamentally social animals and also territorial. The latter in the sense that they seem to have a diurnal need to patrol their territory be it school, work, recreation. I am looking a...
by eklavya
23 Mar 2020 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4195
Views: 744186

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^^^^^
Unfortunately sir, this sort of gross stupidity (amounting to manslaughter) is also happening in other places. Germany just banned public gatherings of more than two people. Sounds a bit tough, but should help to bring down the transmission rate tremendously.
by eklavya
23 Mar 2020 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4195
Views: 744186

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

They’re making it worse for themselves:

Muslim Communities Around The World Halt Public Friday Prayers — But Not In Pakistan

Imran Khan will have no one to blame but himself.
by eklavya
22 Mar 2020 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942745

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

^^^^ Of the longest range (400km) missile (40N6E), Vicky uncle says: With an active radar homing head, climbs to designated altitude then guidance switches to search & destroy mode.[33] Effective against low-altitude targets at extremely long range (below the radio horizon).[64 As soon as our AW...
by eklavya
22 Mar 2020 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942745

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

If we deploy S-400 in say Pathankot. S-400 range is according to internet sources up to 400km. Distance from Pathankot to Sargodha is 280 km. Does this mean we can shut down the airspace to PAF between Pathankot and Sargodha? Naliya to Karachi is 260 km. Could S-400 in Naliya shut down the airspace ...
by eklavya
08 Mar 2020 19:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^^^ More like an outright bribe. Painting was allegedly an MF Hussain, so would be valuable. So they took some “precautions”. But deal dates from 2010, at the height of UPA power. Payment made by cheque. All done rather blatantly and in your face. Be interesting to know the sellers of these 44 pai...
by eklavya
08 Mar 2020 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/news/yes-bank-scam-rana-kapoor-bought-priyanka-gandhis-painting-for-rs-2-crore/videoshow/74534539.cms https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/dozen-shell-firms-44-costly-paintings-and-rs-2000-cr-investments-of-rana-kapoor-under-ed-scanne...
by eklavya
08 Mar 2020 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Unjust does it mean illegal?? What about the property damage done by the "peaceful protestors" Unjust does not appear to mean illegal. Meanings provided include: “not based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair.” (OED) “not fair” / “ not morally right; not fair” (Camb...
by eklavya
02 Mar 2020 04:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

And speaking of cops, this one isn’t mincing words either: https://thewire.in/government/delhi-riots-since-it-is-amit-shah-they-report-to-the-police-has-been-fully-politicised Top police officials know what is required to control communal conflagrations. If you lock up all instigators and mischief-m...
by eklavya
02 Mar 2020 04:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

But the State Govt was right there in the middle of this. Clearing the roads and arresting any violent protester was THEIR job, but they were on the rioters' side. Knowing that someone was stocking acid and stones on mosque roofs was also THEIR job, not central govt's. Ulan Bator Police may well re...
by eklavya
18 Feb 2020 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Debbie Abrahams basically parrots the ISI position on J&K. Her Parliamentary majority (1,503 at the last GE) is slowly vanishing. If the Brexit party had not stood in her constituency, she would most likely have lost her seat. I can’t find any references to her condemning Pakistan sponsored terr...
by eklavya
15 Feb 2020 15:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Other Indian origin ministers include Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; and Suella Braverman, Attorney General.
by eklavya
09 Feb 2020 11:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Tavleen Singh in IE: BJP losing Delhi will be just punishment for shameless attempt to divide and rule It horrified me to hear senior BJP leaders like Yogi Adityanath make the word ‘biryani’ a term of abuse and to hear other BJP leaders speak of this election as a choice between ‘India and Pakistan’...
by eklavya
09 Feb 2020 04:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^^
The CAA drama is to stop NRC, at least according to my understanding. I don’t think the Shaheen Bagh ladies are protesting for the “right” of their husbands to take up to 4 wives.
by eklavya
09 Feb 2020 04:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^^ Now that triple talaq / instant divorce has been outlawed, what aspect of UCC would Islamists find ‘unpalatable’? Speaking as a fundamentally secular person myself, I can’t think of anything more secular than a UCC. The sooner the better. Added later. I can’t imagine anyone with an iota of comm...
by eklavya
03 Feb 2020 06:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7958927/Suspect-Streatham-terror-attack-named-Sudesh-Amman.html The terrorist shot dead by police after stabbing two people in Streatham on Sunday was automatically released from prison just a few days ago, after serving less than half of a three year-plus se...
by eklavya
03 Feb 2020 02:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Streatham attacker had been released from jail A man shot dead by police after he attacked people in south London had been recently released from prison after serving time for terror offences. He was under active police surveillance at the time of the attack, which police believe to be an Islamist-...
by eklavya
03 Feb 2020 01:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-51349664 Streatham's Labour MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy said her thoughts were with those injured, their families and those who witnessed the attack. "Two individuals have been stabbed - one is quite seriously unwell," she told BBC News. She said the p...
by eklavya
12 Jan 2020 16:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^^^ Indeed, the former CEA, Arvind Subramanian, is at it as well: To subject youth to violence only adds to their sense of hopelessness about the future And why are these students being attacked? For exercising their right of expression, their right to articulate their concerns and opinions about ...
by eklavya
12 Jan 2020 14:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

CRamS, Raghuram Rajan published this a few days ago: A Resolution for the New Decade When young people of diverse faiths march together, Hindus and Muslims arm-in-arm behind our national flag, rejecting artificial divides stoked by political leaders for their own gain, they show that the spirit of o...
by eklavya
12 Jan 2020 02:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

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How do you know if I would object to police entering JNU? Actually, I am a big supporter of this very step. Law has to be enforced by law enforcement agencies.
by eklavya
12 Jan 2020 02:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

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The initial violence was also completely wrong. We have a law enforcement system to deal with it. Counter violence is not the right answer.
by eklavya
12 Jan 2020 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^^
The counter violence in JNU on 5 Jan did nothing to restore dharma, it was utterly adharmic, and it grossly violated basic norms of law & order.
by eklavya
11 Jan 2020 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There are times when confronted with adharma, counter violence may be necessary to bring back Dharma. Gandhian principles work only when the enemy also has civilized norms of behavior. 1. Who decides what is “adharma”? 2. Who decides if the enemy is “civilized”? 3. Who sanctions the “counter violen...
by eklavya
11 Jan 2020 16:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Faculty / students at IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Bombay and BHU are also protesting. https://news.careers360.com/iim-students-teachers-issue-statement-demanding-police-reform A campus that rarely sees any protest, IIM-Ahmedabad has seen an uncommon amount of activity since December 15. That Sunday, Delhi Po...
by eklavya
10 Jan 2020 15:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3527
Views: 609630

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

222 Squadron gets resurrected with Su-30 MKI Multirole Fighter aircraft New Delhi: The 222 Squadron 'The Tigersharks' of Indian Air Force got resurrected on Wednesday with state of the art Su-30 MKI Multirole Fighter aircraft, Indian Air Force said. "#Resurrection: 222 Sqn 'The Tigersharks' go...
by eklavya
07 Jan 2020 13:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/fir-filed-against-jnu-students-union-president-aishe-ghosh-for-allegedly-attacking-guards-vandalism-2159812 University officials have claimed a group of students, led by Ms Ghosh - who is President of the students union and Saket Moon - who is Vice President - broke i...
by eklavya
07 Jan 2020 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Eklavya all that is happening. https://twitter.com/saurabh3vedi/status/1214250090530893824?s=19 Delhi Police has filed a FIR against JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh and 19 others for attacking security guards and vandalising server room on January 4. The complaint was filed by JNU administration.  #JNU...
by eklavya
07 Jan 2020 04:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432979

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

ramana wrote:This is a false flag student attack.


If the police identify and arrest some of the attackers, they may be able to determine their affiliation, who did the planning, etc.
by eklavya
24 Dec 2019 13:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657768

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The word is that BJP has decided that it wants to minimize (or eliminate) the necessity of "allies". The recent experiences in MH with the Dork Duo have hardened this resolve. Almost invariably these "allies" turn out to be family-interest (or even individual-interest like JDU) ...
by eklavya
23 Dec 2019 23:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657768

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Interestingly, BJP got the largest vote share in Jharkand: http://results.eci.gov.in/ACDEC2019/partywiseresult-S27.htm). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Jharkhand_Legislative_Assembly_election BJP contested 79 of 81 seats. Won in 25. 33.4% vote share. JMM contested 43 seats, won in 30. 18.7% vot...
by eklavya
08 Dec 2019 11:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds visiting the Swaminarayan Temple in Neasden, London:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ys-go.html
by eklavya
02 Dec 2019 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

London Bridge attack: 'Pinball bomb with added knives'

The chief executive of Fishmongers Hall, Commodore Toby Williamson, describes how his staff fought back against Usman Khan during the London Bridge attack.
by eklavya
02 Dec 2019 00:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Boris Johnson says 74 terror prisoners released early Mr Johnson told the BBC's Andrew Marr show it was "repulsive" that someone as "dangerous" as Khan could be released from prison after "only serving eight years". He blamed Khan's release on legislation introduced un...
by eklavya
02 Dec 2019 00:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482602

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Terrorists should 'not necessarily' serve full jail term, says Jeremy Corbyn Pressed on whether convicted terrorists should serve their full prison sentences automatically, he said: "No, not necessarily". The Labour leader continued: "I think it depends on the circumstances and it de...
by eklavya
16 Nov 2019 15:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 211212

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

^^^^^ Fundo? https://www.livemint.com/mint-lounge/features/-i-was-especially-galled-that-the-government-cancelled-my-oci-on-twitter-aatish-taseer-11573644239676.html Even now I am experiencing the most disgusting attacks associated with religious prejudice. I am not a religious person, but some of t...
by eklavya
16 Nov 2019 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 211212

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

^^^^ Aatish Taseer was born in the UK before 1 Jan 83. That is sufficient basis for UK citizenship. Aatish Taseer claims that his sole legal guardian (i.e. someone the law considers his parent) for his entire life was his mother. https://time.com/5721667/aatish-taseer-india-oci/ I was born in Britai...

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