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by eklavya
11 Sep 2019 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350759

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^
What impression did you form of Mr. Dhesi?
by eklavya
11 Sep 2019 02:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350759

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

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He’s a Labour politician, so he needed to score a few points off the Tory PM. It so happens that the Tory PM has been describing niqab wearing Muslim ladies as resembling bank robbers and postboxes. BoJo’s ex wife is of course half-Sikh and he has just appointed three Hindu cabinet members.
by eklavya
11 Sep 2019 01:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350759

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^^
Speaking of Sikh politicians in the UK, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, MP for Slough is quite impressive:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qPmY2aPj9kY
by eklavya
07 Sep 2019 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350759

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^^ If JC becomes PM, a deep economic recession and financial crisis should be the base case outcome. With the Treasury empty, large public spending plans, and the Scots uncooperative on Faslane, JC will have the perfect excuse to decommission Trident. JC has been a member of the Campaign for Nucl...
by eklavya
07 Sep 2019 13:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350759

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^^ Russia kept hold of several thousand nuclear warheads after the dissolution of the USSR. An issue for England may be that the Vanguard class submarines that carry the Trident nuclear missiles are based in Scotland. The SNP is against nuclear weapons. https://www.snp.org/policies/pb-do-the-snp-...
by eklavya
06 Sep 2019 23:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350759

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

ArjunPandit wrote:who gets to keep the UN seat if Scotland and NI are out of UK? Britain only???


Depends on the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and 10 Downing Street.

Trump / BoJo: England
Trump / Corbyn: Not England. Maybe KSA.
Bernie / BoJo: Canada?
Bernie / Corbyn: Venezuela?
by eklavya
21 Aug 2019 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350759

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The only electoral hope for both the Tories and Labour is the 8% peaceful population. Both will pander to this section as ardently as possible. Rudra-ji, situation is a bit more nuanced than that. Basically, the Muslims will vote for Labour, and actually it’s the Hindu / Sikh vote that can swing in...
by eklavya
18 Aug 2019 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350759

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Lancet’s editor is well know for his biases and political approach. He has no credibility. See: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Horton_(editor) Professor Sir Mark Pepys wrote: "The failure of the Menduca et al authors to disclose their extraordinary conflicts of interest… are the most s...
by eklavya
03 Aug 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755176

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^^^
Exactly. We decide how wide and how deep the court is, when the match starts and when it ends, and we will send them five serves to their one. Their racket is borrowed, the shoes have a hole in them, and their pockets are empty.
by eklavya
03 Aug 2019 20:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755176

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

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Bhaskar_T: ask yourself a question? If you have 75 F-16s (assume all fire AMRAAM), would you take on a force of 250 Su-30 MKI, 50 Mirage 2000, 60 MiG-29, etc. The border is 3,000 km + long and you have to fight 24/7. How long can you keep it up? Sooner or later you are keema nan, right?
by eklavya
01 Jun 2019 00:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684947

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^ "GDP at Current Prices for the year 2018-19 is estimated at 190.10 lakh crore". This makes the Indian economy at today's exchange rate in current USD = $2.73 trillion dollars. still below GB and France India GDP in Q4 2018-19 (i.e. Q1 2019): INR 50.16 lakh crore. Spot USD/INR 69.6. Tr...
by eklavya
11 May 2019 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511782

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Like 2014, 2019 election is being contested around economy. Will the result be similar? Farmer distress and cow politics: If there is one unanimous view emanating from UP travel, it is that farmer distress is real, and that cow politics has deepened the distress among all, farmers and non-farmers. ...
by eklavya
11 May 2019 03:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511782

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

IMHO, Hinduphobia has to be defined, its definition defended and its presence immediately countered with accusations of hate speech, by us . What defines hate speech against Hindus cannot be owned by the other side, at all, ever. I've already noted some prefacing their attacks saying 'attacking RSS...
by eklavya
11 May 2019 02:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511782

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Fasten your seat belts on D-Street: Major horse trading ahead post May 23 In the final analysis, a sub-200 tally for the BJP is a realistic projection, in my view, and this will restrict the NDA tally to around 200-220. Comparatively, the UPA partners and other regional parties will gain considerab...
by eklavya
07 May 2019 03:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511782

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Manish_sharma. No name calling please. Edit your post. Eklavya, dragging Rajiv Gandhi is fair game. The only qualification for Rahul Gandhi/Priyanka/Sonia is that they are related to the Gandhi-Nehru family. If they want to garner votes using family connection and various Rajiv/Indira/Nehru yojanas...
by eklavya
07 May 2019 02:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511782

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

^^^^ Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Kairana by elections. It works in practice, although I’m not sure if it works in theory. Doesn't answer the question. Why would you, or people in general during a GE cycle, choose to go with a local coalition whose leaders are at best in an alliance of convenience, as oppos...
by eklavya
07 May 2019 01:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511782

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

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Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Kairana by elections.

It works in practice, although I’m not sure if it works in theory.
by eklavya
07 May 2019 01:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511782

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Vote shares will not transfer perfectly. What I was trying to show was that between 2014 and 2017, the BJP lost popularity in UP. Some of that might have to do with demonetisation. If Yogi Adityanath has governed well, perhaps the BJP vote share in 2019 might go up. Personally, I think his language ...
by eklavya
07 May 2019 01:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511782

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

^^^^ Raveen: BJP vote share in UP in 2014 general election was 41.3%. Combined vote share of BSP and SP was 41.8%. Another 7.5% for INC. BJP vote share in 2017 UP assembly elections was 39.7%. Combined vote share of BSP and SP was 44.2%. Another 6.2% for INC. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Utt...
by eklavya
07 May 2019 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511782

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

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Actually, it’s desperation tactics. PM of 2014-19 wants to fight on the record of the PM of 1984-89. Why not fight on the achievements of the last 5 years e.g. demonetisation.
by eklavya
06 May 2019 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511782

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

There are images of Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet in Kannauj. Sends a powerful message to the rank and file.

https://www.news18.com/news/politics/in ... 17121.html
by eklavya
06 May 2019 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511782

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

BMW and Akaless ..... Very amusing. :) What do you make of this fellow: Vote for mata Maneka Gandhi. If you vote for others, you will be voting for Pakistan: Varun Gandhi Earlier, Varun Gandhi had said that those who are contesting against his mother were the ones who used to tie his shoelaces. The...
by eklavya
06 May 2019 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 511782

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

BSP and SP are confident that their alliance is ahead in UP. 'Frustrated' BJP trying to create fissures in SP-BSP alliance: Mayawati "The BJP is frustrated and is trying to create fissures in the alliance," she said, claiming that the joint candidates of the alliance were way ahead of the ...
by eklavya
04 May 2019 13:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755176

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^^ We have been trying to solve this problem for 72 years! It will get solved one day. Plan has to involve concerted effort across all fronts: 1) Military. Investment in force multipliers / technological superiority. 2) Diplomatic pressure e.g. aim to get ISI listed as a terrorist organisation. Do...
by eklavya
04 May 2019 01:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755176

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I'm actually wondering what exactly their plan was if one of the bombs had hit an IA target and caused casualties. If the Pulwama attack can lead to an IAF strike inside KPK, a PAF bomb falling on Indian soldiers would immediately lead to an all out war. What were these geniuses going to do then? Y...
by eklavya
04 May 2019 00:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 755176

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^^^
S-400 or Rafale with Meteor should be more effective?
by eklavya
07 Apr 2019 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 490655

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

What Abhinandan achieved in his MiG-21 Bison is in the David vs Goliath league. His bravery and skill deserves so much respect.

Talk of 1:1 is irrelevant. Would anyone say 1:1 if an F-7PG had shot down an upgraded Mirage 2000 after taking the fight to the adversary.
by eklavya
05 Apr 2019 13:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 490655

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

A PAF F-16 two-seater with two pilots was shot down by W/C Abhinandan in his MiG-21 Bison on the morning of 27 Feb. DGISPR of the terrorist nation has posted about 2 a/c and 3 pilots. 1 a/c and 2 pilots are PAF. https://www.dawn.com/news/1466347 If some unnamed US official is lying to save PAF embar...
by eklavya
30 Dec 2018 19:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684947

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Deleted . Poster banned for returning from ban and resuming tirade he was banned for .
by eklavya
02 Dec 2018 04:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684947

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Conflict of interest with his private $$ job at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would be perfectly reasonable grounds for removal from the RBI board . The works of an authorised charitable foundation conflict with the duties of an RBI governor? Which sector do the following work in? Are their...
by eklavya
02 Dec 2018 01:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3793
Views: 684947

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Payment Banks: Nachiket Mor Speaking of which: Nachiket Mor’s 2nd tenure on RBI board cut short “He had completed just a year of his four-year term. He was brought for a second stint because of his expertise in banking areas,” said one of the persons cited, above. “But he used to speak up (and) was...
by eklavya
06 Nov 2018 23:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2356
Views: 350759

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/cbi-bloodletting-puts-vijay-mallya-extradition-at-risk/articleshow/66339771.cms LONDON: The bloodletting in the CBI has put the Vijay Mallya trial at risk since its scandal-hit special director Rakesh Asthana, who stands accused of bribery, has been leading ...
by eklavya
29 Sep 2018 19:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347527

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UB-ji, I understand that The Washington Post is considered hugely haraam in certain circles, and I don’t want to ruffle any sensitivities on a Saturday, but I have taken the liberty of quoting from it. Apologies in advance. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/christine-blasey-fords-own-family-has-b...
by eklavya
29 Sep 2018 12:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347527

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UlanBatori wrote: I heard somewhere that her daddy was a CIA aphsar, so she knows very well about how to cheat a Lie Detector.


Her father was not CIA. But your statement would be fanciful even if he was.
by eklavya
29 Sep 2018 03:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347527

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^^
What is the amazing part? That the President is a captive of powers hostile to the US? Or, that the FBI is trying to neutralise this threat?
by eklavya
29 Sep 2018 03:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347527

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^^^
Rosenstein wrote the memo that got Comey fired. He’s a clown, he’s not FBI. The FBI is working to oust Trump.
by eklavya
29 Sep 2018 03:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347527

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^
FBI wants to get rid of Trump. BK thinks Trump is above the law. Where do you think FBI will come out.
by eklavya
29 Sep 2018 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347527

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UlanBatori wrote:Which means the GOP is confident of calling the bluff.


No. The FBI inquiry was opposed by GOP, but they reluctantly agreed, as Flake would have killed the nomination in the committee itself. Sen. Murkowski will also vote against BK. BK is toast, just like he said so himself yesterday.
by eklavya
29 Sep 2018 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347527

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^^^
Many thanks!

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