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by KLNMurthy
30 Mar 2020 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 40
Views: 3486

Re: Post-Covid19 World and India

I see this tendency of invoking our history and past whenever we are shown a mirror or we just drown in jingoism. I sometimes wonder that whether those great ancestors of ours will be in shock and despair looking upon at what we have done to ourselves, our culture and our ancestral lands. Banding t...
by KLNMurthy
30 Mar 2020 10:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3825
Views: 417473

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Am I the only one who's seeing his liberal friends accusing govt of not having plan and letting things deteriorate to this extent Nope. You are in excellent company. Any reasonable response—namely leadership is doing the best it can under the circumstances, and that their performance compares favor...
by KLNMurthy
29 Mar 2020 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SandeepA wrote:So their crown prince and their prime minister are both infected. Will the beebeecee still wail about mismanagement in india?

Yes.
by KLNMurthy
29 Mar 2020 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The biggest lesson from this spread in India is this: It was mostly educated well to do, foreign returned morons, who have spread it around. it is now a metropolitan, rich state like Delhi, which has potentially laid the seed for a spread in UP villages. It was not the poor, who spread it. It was n...
by KLNMurthy
29 Mar 2020 03:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sanjayc, it's a combination of factors. The devious politics might have been the immediate trigger but the ones amar mentioned are the fundamental ones. I think the PM missed a trick by not reassuring this section of people in his lockdown speech. People have a lot of trust in him. His reassurances...
by KLNMurthy
29 Mar 2020 01:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

rSj1SmQ0HP4 Can anyone translate? How many units, ordered, ready? I hope Dr Reddy stops taking such interviews from so close. Brief summary from memory: - shared ventilators developed, tried out in Apollo hospital Hyd - 5k per month ventilator production capacity now, soon to go up to 10k - growing...
by KLNMurthy
29 Mar 2020 01:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I've seen the beating videos (they are all over YT) and I am very uneasy about them. It is for the greater good. But it still hurts to see them beat other Indians like that. Why so quick with the lathi? Can there not be a little more understanding and a lighter touch in these unprecedented times? P...
by KLNMurthy
29 Mar 2020 00:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Another point, are our migrant workers that poor that they don't have any savings to survive for couple of weeks? I find it difficult to believe. 90% of Indian households have less than Rs 10,000 in cash or liquid assets (excluding gold ornaments). An individual worker will have less. That's the re...
by KLNMurthy
29 Mar 2020 00:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What is the forum's opinion on the mass movement of migrant laborers? I am hoping it is a storm in a teacup because community transmission hasn't (hopefully) taken off I think it is a huge risk factor and can push India into Italy-zone. Modi directly appealed to these folks, asking them to stay whe...
by KLNMurthy
27 Mar 2020 16:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3825
Views: 417473

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javdekar took to Twitter on Friday and announced that Doordarshan will re-telecast the popular television show Ramayana. He tweeted, "Happy to announce that on public demand, we are starting retelecast of 'Ramayana' from tomorrow, Saturday March...
by KLNMurthy
26 Mar 2020 03:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3825
Views: 417473

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I think that there is a great amount of angst and ill wishers of schadenfreude for India in the gora media as well as sections of the SM that a country like India is managing this pandemic on its own without any "foreign" aid and swarms of white consultant "doctors" swarming all...
by KLNMurthy
26 Mar 2020 03:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sir, i am really sorry. I am on leave for 2 days as i had some work in another town and got stuck because of lockdown. I will be resuming my work tomorrow. Will add any info on new treatments, and treatment outcomes if possible. Take it easy doc. All your other posts have been very informative and ...
by KLNMurthy
26 Mar 2020 03:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I have been lurking ever since balakot sir. I little bit know the norms here. But this theory has actual impact if it holds true. If some of us can really verify how severe is the lockdown in china, then we can come to a conclusion and stop chasing our tails. And may be we can decrease the economic...
by KLNMurthy
26 Mar 2020 03:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

At the high level things are going great - tough talk, tough action, clear lines, but a lot of people at the margins are getting crushed. Migrant labour wasn't given the time to reach their natives. If the intent was for them to not proceed to their natives (which is quite logical - we don't want t...
by KLNMurthy
26 Mar 2020 02:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

... That is rather unfair to them. They have responded to the concerns by offering a clear guidance on day 1 . What more do you need ? Regardless of how much prior guidance you offer, there will be at least SOME day 1 confusion. It is unavoidable. The human mind is not tailored to process a sudden ...
by KLNMurthy
26 Mar 2020 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

That is exactly the plan sir. As the incubation period is max around 14 days and the people recently infected may infect their contacts in next few days, we should get to know all the cases , isolate and treat them in next 21 days. Few cases anyway will be missed, will be aggressively sought and is...
by KLNMurthy
25 Mar 2020 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

How long are we going to faltten it? Lockdown should be extended until a vaccine is available. Can we afford it? People will suffer the bad economy for many years to come. As a layman, here’s how I am explaining to myself the logic of a lockdown: Imagine an ideal scenario in which there is 100% pas...
by KLNMurthy
25 Mar 2020 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Meanwhile in blighty............. never miss an opportunity to blame India!!!! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8142081/Shoppers-desperate-hunt-paracetamol-supermarkets-chemists-run-out.html#reader-comments If it were 1920, the viceroy, with the stroke of his pen, would have simply banned t...
by KLNMurthy
22 Mar 2020 10:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Q to docs: Is there some concern about lasting lung damage, even if one survives? Doctor here. Yes Lung function is expected to be hit when people recover from any viral ARDS. The infection and inflammation causes fibrosis (scarring) that remains even after the infection is wiped out. H1N1 was notr...
by KLNMurthy
21 Mar 2020 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Italy reports 5,986 new cases of coronavirus and 627 new deaths, raising total to 47,021 cases and 4,032 dead . France reports 1,617 new cases of coronavirus and 78 new deaths, raising total to 12,612 cases and 450 dead. UK reports 714 new cases of coronavirus and 33 new deaths, raising total to 3,...
by KLNMurthy
20 Mar 2020 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4451
Views: 523982

Re: Understanding the US - Again

She has to fall in line with party dictat. Could have massive fallout with her supporters because of this - i'm not sure a lot of the anti establishment types will buy this. IMO, it is a bit simplistic to tag Tulsi as "anti-establishment"-- all those opposing the establishment for the sak...
by KLNMurthy
20 Mar 2020 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4451
Views: 523982

Re: Understanding the US - Again

In the meanwhile Tulsi Gabbard has endorsed Sleepy Joe.... :shock: She has to fall in line with party dictat. endorsing Sanders was not an option for her. Apparently (according to a tweet by her brother Jai Gabbard) the Sanders team, and likely Sanders himself rejected her and her support, and over...
by KLNMurthy
20 Mar 2020 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3825
Views: 417473

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Suraj wrote:Finally the Nirbhaya accused are executed .

"convicts" kahiye, saar, "accused" nahin.
by KLNMurthy
20 Mar 2020 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

And who would have thought that it would be the educated ultra-elite folks who spread the virus as opposed to the much maligned unhygenic gawaar folks. :evil: I think going forward every minute is critical. State of emergency needs to happen now, rather than half-measures and 'encouraging' people d...
by KLNMurthy
16 Mar 2020 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I don't think anyone quarantine the virus for long. We better have plan B in place. This is nothing but bio-war unleashed by God(if not chinis or amerikis). It's too late anyway. One can't treat bio-war like this. My suggestions to GoI if the number reaches 5000: 1. quarantine 50+ age folks where t...
by KLNMurthy
16 Mar 2020 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3825
Views: 417473

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

You must be joking. Were from people like you come from the woodwork to sprout nonsensical BS as soon as something bad happens? If you are equating and justifying the practice of untouchability as some sort of rational response then you need to get your head off this forum and do a self admittal in...
by KLNMurthy
16 Mar 2020 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3825
Views: 417473

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Cleaning up Mahathir's mess ‘We’ll buy your sugar, please buy our palm oil,’ new PM of Malaysia goes all out to placate India New Malay PM seems smart. Putting nations interest ahead of ego and Islamic bravado. Modi should work with him but only after making a few things perfectly clear. To start w...
by KLNMurthy
12 Mar 2020 00:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 586495

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I have a feeling that Tulsi is gonna go rogue and run independent. She'll have a lot of support from many Independents, progressives and conservatives, not to mention libertarians. Only thing will be how much the mainstream media blackballs her.... If there is one thing that sets Tulsi apart, it is...
by KLNMurthy
11 Mar 2020 18:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 586495

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Mort Walker wrote:Trump should dismiss CA government and put it under martial law and lock up all of the state’s leadership. They’ve mishandled the Coronavirus outbreak, fires and dropping law suits like bird turds.

Steady on, bhaijaan!
by KLNMurthy
10 Mar 2020 23:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Dr Harsh Vardhan on coronavirus

Textbook example of how top government officials should communicate with the public during an epidemic. Contrast with Massa.
by KLNMurthy
09 Mar 2020 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296248

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

VKumar wrote:Expect that all foreigners may be stopped from visiting India.

(Sorry for OT)

Hope India can use the same efficient pattern of interdiction, control and neutralization against the BIF virus.
by KLNMurthy
09 Mar 2020 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3825
Views: 417473

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

At the end of the day, we mustn’t allow ourselves to wily-nily buy the hostile propaganda that BJP and Sangh Parivar are some kind of dynamic and nasty Hindu Supremacist ideologues. Because, buying into such propaganda is what is implicit in all the complaints that the BJP or Modi isn’t being “stron...
by KLNMurthy
09 Mar 2020 01:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 456
Views: 45113

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

schinnas wrote:It's bangra time for India. Our ForEx reserves will soon reach half a trillion USD. We can afford to make risky but high yield investments instead of treasury bonds.

Does India have strategic petroleum reserves like US does? gurus?
by KLNMurthy
09 Mar 2020 00:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3149
Views: 295259

Re: Iran News and Discussions

All these demarches and diplomatic protests are useless.

I would say, pass a further amendment of the CAA (CAAA?) to include Baha'is, Zoroastrians and Jews fleeing persecution in Iran.
by KLNMurthy
08 Mar 2020 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3825
Views: 417473

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

And how about the coordinated use of specific language to describe something that doesn't exist - 'Muslim pogrom' ? I remember following the news. It was weeks of Shaheen Bagh, then elections, then some localized disturbances near a Delhi Metro station, and approx 1.5 days later all of a sudden bot...
by KLNMurthy
08 Mar 2020 01:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 586495

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Nonalignment Nuances: America Is Laying the Groundwork for a Stronger Relationship With India

TL;DR: slow and steady wins the race for a US-India alliance.

Not new info for BRF, but useful to know what kind of conversations US foreign policy establishment is having about US-India relationship.
by KLNMurthy
06 Mar 2020 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3825
Views: 417473

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ I disagree .. Where will the Sickulars (Leftist/Communist/Marxist) run when Europe and America is islamized? A lot of Sickulars (Leftist/Communist/Marxist) genuinely think they can ride the jihadi tiger to subdue the rest and then be able to subdue the jihadi and keep is locked inside a zoo or a...

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