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by surinder
25 Feb 2018 06:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 849
Views: 92616

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Interesting. Surinder ji attributes the snubbing of Trudeau not to an aversion for Khalistani terrorists, but to a "disdain for Sikhs" in general on the part of GOI and indeed PM Modi himself. Now I'd like to ask Surinder ji something. It's reported that Trudeau wanted to visit Punjab but...
by surinder
25 Feb 2018 06:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 849
Views: 92616

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Surinder ji The GoI went out of its way to protect the honour of the CM of Punjab, who happens to be a Sikh, and who happens to belong to the opposition party. Amarinder gave the BJP a drubbing in the Punjab polls not too long ago, and yet they upheld his honour vis-à-vis Trudeau. Those peddling Si...
by surinder
25 Feb 2018 05:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 849
Views: 92616

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Also, how would you suggest GoI forcefully make the point in any other way? Sorry, but your post sounds like a mix of a certain kind of propaganda pushed in by elements from across the border, coupled with a "how dare a brown guy stand up to a white milord"? ARShyam, GOI, like any country...
by surinder
24 Feb 2018 22:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 849
Views: 92616

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Regarding the Trudeau visit fiasco: + The scale of how humiliating and disastrous the trip is unprecedented in Indian foreign trips. One would be hard-pressed to provide a comparable example. + Trudeau was given the cold shoulder and snub because of his closeness and fluency with the Sikhs. The GOI ...
by surinder
11 Jul 2017 04:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1151459

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Chinese are following Sun Tsu maxim - Appear strong when you are weak and appear weak when you are strong. They know that they are not militarily strong in the Himalayas to take on India. That explains lot of their hot air and hurling insults. That is what I think too is happening. They are weak, s...
by surinder
05 Jul 2017 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 167876

Re: The IAF History Thread

Great to know. What is Kanpuriya Hindi? I know Kanpur and don't really think I heard a different Hindi there?
by surinder
04 Jul 2017 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 167876

Re: The IAF History Thread

Vsunder, funny and interesting post. :) I looked at the maps. Looks like you lived in Kanpur, either as a kid or as a student. You don't have to answer it.
by surinder
03 Jul 2017 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 167876

Re: The IAF History Thread

Ahh. So for once the Brits are not blame here. I am glad I checked here then.
by surinder
03 Jul 2017 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 167876

Re: The IAF History Thread

Hi there, Stranger. Your name sounds familiar :) :)

Thanks for the link. Very nice article. However, the article in BRF implies that treaty-wise the aircraft had to be destroyed. The article by Mr. Simha implies that it was British chicanery to destroy them. What is the reality?
by surinder
03 Jul 2017 06:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 167876

Re: The IAF History Thread

Per Ramana's suggestion, I am posting this question here: I am visiting BRF after a gap and don't know which thread to post it. Some the threads on Partition or General UK policy would be more apt, but I can't seem to hind them. So this is where I post it for now. Has anyone read the article https:/...
by surinder
03 Jul 2017 04:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2603
Views: 393324

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

for work in south africa or for recruitment for WW one?
by surinder
03 Jul 2017 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2603
Views: 393324

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

http://indiafacts.org/father-of-the-nat ... n-for-him/
says that Gandhi got some kind of a medal, Kaisar-i-hind, for recruiting for the Brutish. Is that true?

Did he recruit for WW II also?

Did he ever take responsibility for the Indian casualties in the WW I and II?
by surinder
03 Jul 2017 00:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2603
Views: 393324

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I am visiting BRF after a gap and don't know which thread to post it. Some the threads on Partition or General UK policy would be more apt, but I can't seem to hind them. So this is where I post it for now. Has anyone read the article https://swarajyamag.com/magazine/how-india-bailed-out-the-west-in...
by surinder
17 Jan 2017 06:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Gurinder Chadha's movie is going to be interesting. It is interesting to see that Indian origin UK residents will understand it better and seek to see clarify their roles. They may do a better job at exposing the Colonial brutality more than Indians themselves have done. What were the secret documen...
by surinder
18 Dec 2016 14:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2857
Views: 388440

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-war-made-india-great-power-destroyed-pakistan-18761 http://in.rbth.com/blogs/stranger_than_fiction/2015/09/02/1965-war-why-india-quit-when-it-was-winning_394095 https://in.rbth.com/articles/2011/12/20/1971_war_how_russia_sank_nixons_gunboat_diplomacy_14041
by surinder
10 Dec 2016 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1389
Views: 239926

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Interesting analysis of CPEC. To me it seems that CPEC is based on a very, very flimsy foundation. A slight change in the ground realities could render the whole plan worthless. PRC should know this, and maybe to some extent at least they do, but they have put this plan more as a gamble knowing that...
by surinder
27 Sep 2016 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3156
Views: 411948

Re: Indus Water Treaty

PRC refuses to sign any water treaty. Even Afgh refues to do so with TSP. Why did we *have* to sign a treaty with TSP. I think the Brutes after creating TSP knew that they had to also look out for their creation and provide it with the necessary treaties to make it stable. Having a treaty on water i...
by surinder
31 Mar 2016 10:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 130069

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Boy that video was good. They hurled more insults on TSP than BRF ever did or could.
by surinder
29 Mar 2016 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 130069

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Interesting to note that the news reports on Easter attack did not mention the xtians in Pakjab are "low caste" "choora" or "chamaar" converts. (Sorry, not using this as epithets or put downs, these are the actual names of the "castes"). How did they miss on s...
by surinder
30 Dec 2015 17:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2015
Replies: 2868
Views: 119198

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2

Judge for yourself if the data supports the conclusions in this article. One of the San Bernardino terrorists was from Pakistan. Does that country support extremist violence? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2015/12/29/one-of-the-san-bernardino-terrorists-was-a-pakistani-woman-does...
by surinder
10 Aug 2015 08:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Vietnam war was not in support of European colonialism. It was the fear of domino effect collapse of regimes when Communism marches on.
by surinder
10 Aug 2015 07:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

The pre-condition of decolonization for entering WWII and subsequent Marshall aid is indeed well-recorded. FDR's son has detailed conversations that FDR and Churchill had before the US committed to come to UK aid. US knew that dismantling the UK empire is necessary for US to rise. Churchill was mad ...
by surinder
10 Aug 2015 06:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

So it was leveraged colonialism. (Like leveraged take overs). They used Scots to colonize India. Indians to conquer Afghanistan. Indians to attack China and provide men/material for Africa and Carribean. Then Indians again to fight in WW2. Shashi is right that by offering India as an opportunity to ...
by surinder
09 Aug 2015 22:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Does anyone know if Scottish people played a big role in Indian colonization and rule? I heard that Scots made a lot of money and the Royal Bank of Scotland was involved in the exploitation of India.
by surinder
09 Aug 2015 21:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

i think US suffered from no love of india or a particular attachment to dharmic ideas , they just wanted the weak and war-bankrupt france and UK to vacate the colonies so that as the new global hegemon it could take over before the soviets (a nonentity of a naval and trading power vs the US even th...
by surinder
07 Aug 2015 20:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Regarding reasons for UK leaving India. One reason ignored is the US contribution to India's independence. US president FDR made it a precondition to join WW2 that UK will leave the colonies. Churchill fretted and fumed, but he needed the US badly. So badly that he asked his daughter-in-law to have ...
by surinder
07 Aug 2015 19:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Regarding the audience in the University talk of ST: Forget about moving the UK government or the Koh-i-Noor, can they move their University to return stolen artefacts? Can they even agree to the idea that it should be? UK universities are recipients of the loot. I chanced upon the Bhakshali manuscr...
by surinder
23 Jul 2015 22:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

All praise to Tharoor. I don't know if he is a BRF member, certainly looks like it. vayu tuvan - Thre is merit to what you are saying. Tharoor is speaking in what appears to be clipped British accent, he is using the idoms and humor very typically British. The whole framework of the argument is stil...
by surinder
22 Jul 2015 22:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Varoon, this is typical argument used by the Brutes themselves. E.g. if there are two criminals, let us say brutal mass killers, and one listens to the criticism for 5 seconds and another one does not. Is this sufficient to heap praise and raise a distinction between the two? Are other perpetrators ...
by surinder
22 Jul 2015 06:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Sashi tharoor speech is great. Awesome. We should all watch this 100's of times.
by surinder
09 Jul 2015 21:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

In the reports and documentaries on Everest, and what is striking is that none of them talk of the contributions of the Sherpas who make the expeditions of the "brave" "daring of these so-called climbers really happen. It takes dozens of Sherpas to enable each of this climbers to scal...
by surinder
09 Jul 2015 04:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Work with Nepal and change the name; change text books; change Visa requirements and transit papers to disallow the colonial graffitti. The name will go away.

Who calls Beijing Peking any more? Who call Sri Lanka Cylone nowadays?
by surinder
08 Jul 2015 21:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Which would make Sagar Matha name accurate based on the history of the geography.
by surinder
08 Jul 2015 00:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Have they always gone as separate countries or is this a recent change?
by surinder
06 Jul 2015 21:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Noticed that the football team is not from "UK" but from England! The map used to represent the team is not the UK map. Interesting.
by surinder
06 Jul 2015 21:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

hsrada, Link is open, the article is about something else really, but this line on naming is interesting, though quite well known on BRF. yayavar, Singha, We should encourage Nepal to rename to its ancient names. Apparently the British tried to portray that there was a conflict in naming as "Hi...
by surinder
04 Jul 2015 02:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-name-calling-that-cuts-islamic-state-down-to-size/story-fnb64oi6-1227427592186 Maps have always been political weapons, tools of annexation in which the naming of places confers domination. Changing an ­endonym (the name used by the inhabitants of a giv...
by surinder
15 Mar 2015 22:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Is there a thread to track the stuff the Brutish people stole from India? i was reading about the ancient indian mathematicians and saw this interesting piece on Bakshshali Manuscript, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakhshali_manuscript. And where is the manuscript now, at Oxford. Why do they take the...
by surinder
15 Mar 2015 22:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 253263

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Why did the Brutish people put up a statue of Gandhi? Why not Bose or Bhagat Singh or Dhingra? Around the world the Indian government, mostly INC, has been eager to install statues of Gandhi and paying for it from the tax payers of India. It would be interesting to follow the money and find out who ...

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