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by g.sarkar
11 Dec 2018 15:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 201440

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/the-mistakes-that-led-to-brexit-a-1240126.html Isle of Madness A Series of Miscalculations Has Brought Britain to the Brink Brexit was to allow the United Kingdom to reclaim its former glory. Instead, the country's leaders have bumbled their way into catast...
by g.sarkar
09 Dec 2018 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1582
Views: 129691

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

As someone (Christine Fair?) pointed out, they are basically an army with a country. So the Paki airforce/military will have first choice of available bit of resources while their awaam will be kept busy with Jeehard, Islam, and attacking India. Unlike the Soviet Union, that finally collapsed under...
by g.sarkar
28 Nov 2018 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180438

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Assange is monitored by both the Ecuadorian embassy and the British Intelligence, 24/7. He has over stayed his welcome there and maybe expelled. It is not possible to visit him without these two agencies knowing. On the other hand I do not expect that the Guardian published the article without verif...
by g.sarkar
28 Nov 2018 15:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2942
Views: 199905

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

Aditya_V or Sachin, One thing that bothers me is that ASI Omble was armed with only a lathi. And Constable Jadhav of ATS handed over his 9mm pistol to a colleague as later was unarmed. Shouldn't inspector grade police carry at-least 9mm pistols especially when we have urban terrorism? Ramanaji, Ple...
by g.sarkar
28 Nov 2018 13:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180438

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/27/manafort-held-secret-talks-with-assange-in-ecuadorian-embassy Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy, sources say Trump ally met WikiLeaks founder months before emails hacked by Russia were published Luke Harding and Dan Collyns ...
by g.sarkar
26 Nov 2018 14:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 201440

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/political-chaos-erupts-in-london-over-brexit-deal-a-1238924.html The Brewing Storm Chaos Erupts in London Over Brexit Deal Some 874 days after the Brexit referendum, Theresa May has reached a deal with the European Union to prevent a hard exit from the bloc...
by g.sarkar
16 Nov 2018 04:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 201440

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/15/world/europe/uk-brexit-theresa-may.html Brexit Deal in Crisis After 2 U.K. Cabinet Ministers Quit By Stephen Castle, Nov. 15, 2018 LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain faced a deep political crisis on Thursday after two cabinet ministers quit her governme...
by g.sarkar
13 Nov 2018 23:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2509
Views: 318463

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/an-inside-look-at-muslim-reeducation-camps-in-china-a-1238046.html#ref=rss The Disappeared An Inside Look at China's Reeducation Camps By Katrin Kuntz, November 13, 2018 A million Muslims are being held in reeducation camps in northwestern China, where they ...
by g.sarkar
13 Nov 2018 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180438

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/08/americas-descent-into-total-oligarchy-was-stopped-for-now America's descent into total oligarchy has been stopped. For now Heather Cox Richardson, Thu 8 Nov 2018. American democracy just got some breathing room. Democrats took control of the Hous...
by g.sarkar
13 Nov 2018 06:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 591
Views: 47338

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/12/saudi-arabia-crown-prince-mohammed-wings-clipped-as-khashoggi-death-rattles-riyadh Crown Prince’s wings clipped as Khashoggi death rattles Riyadh Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent, Mon 12 Nov 2018. Six weeks after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Sa...
by g.sarkar
12 Nov 2018 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1582
Views: 129691

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

The very good National Review makes a very good and very sobering point here: Raoji, They could have done something about this situation decades ago. Now it is too late. The rights given to Pakistani and Bangladeshi settlers are so strong, the population is large and growing quickly compared to the...
by g.sarkar
12 Nov 2018 09:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1582
Views: 129691

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Sridharji, I must say here that the property taken were not from Hindus living in Pakistan. As far as I remember, this was taken from the population that left for India in 1947 and also years there after. Hindus are still coming into India today from these areas as we speak. Remember, the borders of...
by g.sarkar
12 Nov 2018 06:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1582
Views: 129691

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Kashiji, According to Wikipedia, in 1965, President Ayub Khan issued the "Enemy Property (Custody and Registration) Order II" which effectively discriminated against the Hindu minority in both West and East Pakistan by providing that India was an enemy country, that the assets and land of ...
by g.sarkar
09 Nov 2018 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1582
Views: 129691

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/world/asia/asia-bibi-pakistan-blasphemy-released-prison.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fworld&action=click&contentCollection=world&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=10&pgtype=sectionfront Pakistani...
by g.sarkar
09 Nov 2018 04:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1582
Views: 129691

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Chinese are smart. They never give anything in Cash. The amount of aid is not being revealed as china has only promised duty free access of Pakistani goods to the chinese market. For the first year it is $1 Billion worth. But this is just a promise not actual cash in the bank for the porkis and wha...
by g.sarkar
06 Nov 2018 03:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180438

Re: Understanding the US - Again

For example, many rich Chinese, send pregnant wives to the US so that the baby born automatically gets US citizenship, who can then sponsor the parents and siblings. Gautam hmmm..the child becomes 21 years old and then files for family GC of parents and siblings..which is like another 10 years or s...
by g.sarkar
05 Nov 2018 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 201440

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Slightly older article: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/brexit-talks-watching-a-country-make-a-fool-of-itself-a-1234143.html Brexit Negotiations Watching a Country Make a Fool of Itsel f No country in the world has cultivated arrogance the way Britain has. But the sad truth is: The former...
by g.sarkar
05 Nov 2018 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist State of Pakistan : Media Digest
Replies: 132
Views: 16733

Re: Terrorist State of Pakistan : Media Digest

Imran Khan, XI Jinping sign 16 agreements to curb poverty in Pakistan; Beijing declines to reveal amount loaned to Islamabad .... Gautam g.sarkar Ji Surely IMF - WB will want ALL DETAILS of this Additional Loans failing which NO DICE! How is I'm the Dim will manage the IMF - WB Loans without disclo...
by g.sarkar
05 Nov 2018 02:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180438

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Details of Wong Kim Ark: http://www.chineseamericanheroes.org/articles/March_28_1898_United_States_v.pdf Ulanbatoriji, The Constitution, as it is interpreted today, gives birth right citizenship to any one born in the US. It does not distinguish between children of legal and illegal immigrants. It c...
by g.sarkar
04 Nov 2018 10:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist State of Pakistan : Media Digest
Replies: 132
Views: 16733

Re: Terrorist State of Pakistan : Media Digest

https://www.firstpost.com/world/imran-khan-xi-jinping-sign-16-agreements-to-curb-poverty-in-pakistan-beijing-declines-to-reveal-amount-loaned-to-islamabad-5500161.html?FP_Source=FP_Eng_DT_TS_Wgt_5500211&FP_Medium=FP_Eng_Topstories_5500161 Imran Khan, XI Jinping sign 16 agreements to curb poverty...
by g.sarkar
04 Nov 2018 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180438

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/03/donald-trump-birthright-citizenship-14th-amendment-constitution Trump's attack on birthright citizenship betrays his ignorance – and his weakness Corey Brettschneider, Sat 3 Nov 2018. In an interview that will air in full on Sunday, Donald Trump ...
by g.sarkar
03 Nov 2018 05:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3022
Views: 207767

Re: Iran News and Discussions

https://www.goodreturns.in/news/2018/11/02/us-waive-iranian-sanctions-on-oil-8-nations-including-india-780414.html?utm_source=/rss/money-news-fb.xml&utm_medium=104.84.150.38&utm_campaign=client-rss US To Waive Iranian Sanctions On Oil For 8 Nations Including India By Olga Robert, Friday, Nov...
by g.sarkar
02 Nov 2018 08:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1962
Views: 251780

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Gautamji, Have lived in Texas for over a decade plus. The sun down laws are you talking about is from the Jim Crow era. During my drives to visit family in San Antonio or Houston, I avoid interstate highways and take state highway weaving thru small town Texas and even have stayed at B&B in sma...
by g.sarkar
01 Nov 2018 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2207
Views: 266008

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://www.dawn.com/news/1442378 Pakistan's debt policy has brought us to the brink. Another five years of the same is unsustainable PTI has been dealt a tough hand but we can't afford to see the party fail. Uzair Younus Pakistan is facing an economic crisis and the previous governments’ disastrous...
by g.sarkar
30 Oct 2018 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180438

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/30/politics/donald-trump-ending-birthright-citizenship/index.html Trump claims he can defy Constitution and end birthright citizenship By Kevin Liptak and Devan Cole, CNN October 30, 2018 Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump offered a dramatic, if legally dubious, promi...
by g.sarkar
30 Oct 2018 17:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2207
Views: 266008

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/pakistans-penniless-billionaires-expose-money-laundering-frenzy/articleshow/66399138.cms?utm_source=Colombia&utm_medium=OrganicNative&utm_campaign=CTN&utm_content=19 Pakistan's 'penniless billionaires' expose money launde...
by g.sarkar
29 Oct 2018 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1313
Views: 209235

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Another question: Did the Tibetan Special forces contribute in the Kargil conflict? If so, what was done?
Gautam
by g.sarkar
29 Oct 2018 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1313
Views: 209235

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

This explains the situation:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_5353
Point 5353
Gautam
by g.sarkar
29 Oct 2018 01:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1582
Views: 129691

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

https://thediplomat.com/2018/10/is-the-crown-jewel-of-the-belt-and-road-losing-its-shine/ Is the Crown Jewel of the Belt and Road Losing Its Shine? A new report suggests that Pakistan’s new government is rethinking CPEC. What does that mean for the whole BRI? By Shannon Tiezzi, October 24, 2018 When...
by g.sarkar
28 Oct 2018 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180438

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Shyamji, You are quite right to have the city involved. Removing the sign/ painting over it yourself may have been taken as a sign of disrespect: this is called “Puto out”, often done by rival gangs claiming that territory. A gang member will tell you that their primary reason for existence is to pr...
by g.sarkar
28 Oct 2018 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180438

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Guptaji, Strangely, I have not come across 1488 at all. But the number 88 is common among White gangs in prison (Aryan Brotherhood, Peckerwood). Numbers are quite significant among prison gangs/disruptive groups. For example, 415 (Bay Area Kumi, 415 is the area code), 13 or M (Surenos)and 14 or N (N...
by g.sarkar
28 Oct 2018 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180438

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I think it is a case of Trump changing his mind after he instructed State Department to say 'yes' to the Indian Ambassador. Diplomacy is conducted in such a way that an invitation for a specific event would never be issued unless there was concrete assurance that should such an invitation be issued...
by g.sarkar
28 Oct 2018 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180438

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/donald-trump-turns-down-india-invitation-for-republic-day-1377082-2018-10-28 Donald Trump turns down India's invitation for Republic Day This comes at a time when relations between the countries are not in the best of health. New Delhi, October 28, 2018 US Presi...
by g.sarkar
28 Oct 2018 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149633

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2018/10/26/commentary/japan-commentary/third-modi-visit-tokyo-reflects-deepening-japan-india-ties/#.W9UpNa5KiM8 Third Modi visit to Tokyo reflects deepening of Japan-India ties BY SAMRAT CHOUDHURY, OCT 26, 2018 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Tokyo...
by g.sarkar
27 Oct 2018 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 809
Views: 143523

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^ It has to do with Japan's anti nuclear stance nothing to do with curbing influence. I know, Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Japan was traumatized etc., etc. Even today Japanese are dying from cancer caused by these two explosions etc. What happened with this stance when US, Russia and China explo...
by g.sarkar
27 Oct 2018 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 809
Views: 143523

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Perhaps they think handing over cashmere would stop tsp nuclear program and proliferation into noko That boat sailed out long ago so maybe thats why more relaxed terms now Slightly old article about Japan on board to stop India in Pokhran-II. Japan may be against China becoming the king, but it doe...
by g.sarkar
27 Oct 2018 06:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1582
Views: 129691

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Sridharji,
I remember not too long ago the China manufactured islands in SCS were to be non military. But the only reason for creating them is military. All part of the peaceful rise.
Gautam
by g.sarkar
27 Oct 2018 02:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180438

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Ulanbatoriji,
The king of bomb-packages was Unabomber.
It took 17 years to finally catch him.
Gautam
by g.sarkar
26 Oct 2018 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180438

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2018/10/25/america-should-let-china-lose-the-trade-war-gracefully/#6bc2e2d81842 America Should Let China Lose The Trade War Gracefully Oct 25, 2018 China has more to lose in the Trade War game, and, therefore, it will have no choice but to concede to W...

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