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by KLNMurthy
17 Jan 2018 06:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2513
Views: 217654

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Israeli perspective of what they want from us. A share in the arms import pie, a share in the Indian defence modernisation pie & de-hyphenation of Palestine-Israel & reduced ties with Iran. Well, about the last, they seem to be a bit more pragmatic. https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-...
by KLNMurthy
15 Dec 2017 04:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 220743

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Paki Kasuri "Breaks His Silence" ... Kasuri is a clown with perhaps an advance stage of dementia. The only common enemy that binds all paki political parties is India. What you are telling. The whole matter of what was discussed at that meeting is now absolutely settled, since the paki Ka...
by KLNMurthy
14 Dec 2017 08:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199366

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I suppose, but all the MSM is claiming that it won't be Namrata and it will be Mike. I would expect (hope) Namrata to understand India's perspective. But given current information, we should prepare for Pompeo. I wouldn't expect that. She has to be loyal to her country interests. Of course she has ...
by KLNMurthy
02 Dec 2017 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 123321

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

The upshot of all that is that war-now is the US' best bet. At least a 75% chance of getting away with a complete denuclearization and decapitation, that leaves Chinese H&D in tatters, Korea reunified under US-Japan umbrella, and Russia basically keeping fingers from being burnt. I do think Rus...
by KLNMurthy
02 Dec 2017 06:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2067
Views: 245272

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

SSridhar wrote:By some estimates in c. 2017, over 70% of Maldives’ external debts is to China alone.

I wish we could just invade and occupy Maldives before China turns it into a naval base.
by KLNMurthy
02 Dec 2017 04:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 220743

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Why Is Obama Still Pitching For Pakiland :roll: Obama confesses Pakistan had no knowledge of Osama's presence in Abbottabad :roll: Former US President Barack Obama has confessed that Pakistan had no knowledge of the presence of Osma Bin Laden in Abbottabad , reported Radio Pakistan .Addressing a fu...
by KLNMurthy
01 Dec 2017 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199366

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

ramana wrote:Could be Haley too.

I suppose, but all the MSM is claiming that it won't be Namrata and it will be Mike.

I would expect (hope) Namrata to understand India's perspective. But given current information, we should prepare for Pompeo.
by KLNMurthy
01 Dec 2017 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199366

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Looks like Tillerson will be out and will be replaced by Pompeo(tea party guy, currently head of CIA). What, if anything does it mean for India? Here are a couple of points that come to my mind: Tillerson is a MNC guy who was CEO of EXXON mobil. As such, we may guess that he is bright enough and has...
by KLNMurthy
10 Nov 2017 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 72064

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

The tremors will be acutely felt in the west where Soothies hold vast holdings of prime western MNCs, etc.Now with one fell swoop, MBS has stolen supposedly $800B of his kinsmen's wealth and has become the world's richest man.He could now be said to be the first Trillionaire in history. Persia....d...
by KLNMurthy
10 Nov 2017 04:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 404
Views: 23928

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

KLNMurthy: We need makka-madina to be turned into an international city, with some sort of governing council that has global democratic or proportional representation. The politics would hopefully keep the Muslims busy. You seriously think such a contest will be democratic in the islamic world? The...
by KLNMurthy
09 Nov 2017 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 404
Views: 23928

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

I hope that as a result of the likely rebellion in KSA, the Hashemites get back the Hijaz region as they traditionally used to have until the British helped Abdulaziz Al-Saud to take it over forcefully. The Al-Saud family then became the 'Custodian of Two Holy Mosques' and the spread of wahhabism a...
by KLNMurthy
08 Nov 2017 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 72064

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

JE Menon wrote:>>Can you write another one, looking into implications for India?

I knew this was coming sooner or later from someone. OK, will do tomorrow

Great. Will be looking forward to it. And thank you.
by KLNMurthy
07 Nov 2017 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 72064

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

must not be taken to mean that Saudi Arabia is suddenly going to become "the next Dubai". I was thinking more like next Raqqa or Aleppo. There IS such a thing as Karma. Hope all desis get out/get their resources and families out in time. "youth on his side" (in his own mijjile a...
by KLNMurthy
07 Nov 2017 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 72064

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

JEM, well-written and full of insight as always. And prescient as it turned out. Can you write another one, looking into implications for India? Will MBS cut off funding for wahabi foundations in India or will he keep them as a low-cost safety valve? And / Or perhaps as a terrorist "reserve for...
by KLNMurthy
28 Oct 2017 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 172
Views: 15740

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

The most telling insight into XI's mind was his speech to the top mil. leadership telling them to concentrate and improve their training,tactics,modernisation ,etc. with total loyalty to the party in order to "WIN WARS". XI Gins therefore expects trouble on his OBOR road,from countries op...
by KLNMurthy
28 Oct 2017 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 172
Views: 15740

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

I hope this strand of discussion is not too OT . After all, if Xi announced he wants China to conquer the world, we can try to imagine what "success " in that goal would look like, and debate the feasibility of that goal on that basis. @ricky_v Interesting cultural comparison. If I can res...
by KLNMurthy
28 Oct 2017 14:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 172
Views: 15740

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

BRF is a seriously impressive resource for anyone wanting to understand China. Hats off to the gurus here. I would like to propose a direction of discussion to add to those that are already here. It is as follows: We know beyond doubt that China wants to dominate the world, starting with Asia. As In...
by KLNMurthy
21 Oct 2017 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 172
Views: 15740

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

SSridhar wrote:President Xi set to consolidate authority - Atul Aneja, The Hindu


"Four comprehensives"? Reads more like Four Crashingly Obvious Platitudes.

This is the great eleven gin punk whose vision is so brilliant that we all have to shiver and cr*p in our dhotis?
by KLNMurthy
20 Oct 2017 00:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 220743

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

... We’re going to have important relationships with China . We’ll never have the same relationship with China , a non-democratic society, that we can have with a major democracy. And so I think what has evolved, and I would have to let the Indians – Indian Government speak for themselves, but I th...
by KLNMurthy
30 Sep 2017 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199366

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Great powers fight their wars on other peoples soil Small powers defend their own borders Where does TSP fit in then, according to this definition? They fought in Syria, and are still fighting in India. There is no real threat to their borders, not with "small power" India, so all their m...
by KLNMurthy
29 Sep 2017 12:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199366

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^Chabahar - no US dependence. A wink needed from US that they are OK to do this and bribes to Iran that we do not intend to use the facility against Pakistan, unless Pakistan attacks. Also, by deploying most of the forces in Afghanistan in areas with Hazara and Iranian interests. I would not trust ...
by KLNMurthy
29 Sep 2017 12:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199366

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

For the record: I am in support of Indian troops deployment to Afghanistan. It serves India's interests. Outflanks Pakistan and create road links into CA. Also provides fodder to question the Durand line, strengthen Afghanistan-Pashtun Linkage influenced by Indian colors and provide meaningful assi...
by KLNMurthy
26 Sep 2017 11:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 566
Views: 54519

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Option4: Encourage Rohingyas to move to Bangladesh or even Pakistan for the time being. In time as Pakistan and Bangladesh start population control measures these refugees will be absorbed. In a few years there will more clarity on what is to be done to talk to Myanmar regards these populations Opt...
by KLNMurthy
19 Sep 2017 13:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 920561

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Why are Indian writers treating PLA and CCP as separate entities? The so-called Indian strategic community have a disease of always trying to understand the problems that our enemies are facing instead of focusing on strategies to win. It is the same with TSP--always bleating that we have to "...
by KLNMurthy
19 Sep 2017 13:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 920561

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I have the perfect solution to improving our border infrastructure at record speed and also finding the finance to do so. Our official estimates say that only 25% has been completed with the budget for the whole lot,hence this solution. Simply outsource most of our border road/rail infrastructure t...
by KLNMurthy
10 Sep 2017 20:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 281129

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

But how about this, referred to in the above: is Pakistan culpable? http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/06-Sep-17/how-culpable-is-pakistan Unclear what specifically you are referring to. It seems to me that this brigadier represents the segment of paki elite who, aside being normal pakis in the sense ...
by KLNMurthy
09 Sep 2017 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Overall, how does NoKo's nuke program affect India's strategic interest?
Replies: 28
Views: 1976

Re: Overall, how does NoKo's nuke program affect India's strategic interest?

I voted negative. 1. Indians who live on America's west coast, who are mostly staunch Indian patriots, are endangered by NoKo nukes. 2. NoKo nukes are giving China leverage over America by issuing a nuclear threat, hiding behind its NoKo munna. This is part of Chinese quest for world domination. Obv...
by KLNMurthy
09 Sep 2017 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 566
Views: 54519

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Desmond Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi: 'Silence is too high a price' https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/08/desmond-tutu-condemns-aung-san-suu-kyi-price-of-your-silence-is-too-steep The al guardian has been churning out Farticles on their precious islamist rohinghas They are basically scori...
by KLNMurthy
09 Sep 2017 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 566
Views: 54519

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Why are the Burmese trying to kick out Rohingyas who have lived in Myanmar for over 100 years? Sure they were immigrants from Bengal once but are the Burmese really expecting Bangladesh, India etc to house these people in 2017? It's in India's interests to keep them where they are. My guess is that...
by KLNMurthy
07 Sep 2017 19:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 920561

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

People should be able to accept and discuss different positions and not resort to asking for "safe space" by banning posters of differing viewpoints. Half of BR would be banned by now if we listen to Salam. Nothing will happen if we listen to Salam. Only mods can make something happen at ...
by KLNMurthy
07 Sep 2017 19:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 920561

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

People should be able to accept and discuss different positions and not resort to name calling, asking for "safe space" by banning posters of differing viewpoints. I don't know what you are talking about. BRF is the opposite of whatever that "safe space" pejorative buzzword is s...
by KLNMurthy
07 Sep 2017 12:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 193
Views: 21694

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

China's opinion of India The presenter in the video makes the argument that China downplays Indian military achievements to highlight that China's progress is solely due to the Communist regime. That would make the Chinese paranoid about a democratic India achieving parity. Of course that is bound ...
by KLNMurthy
07 Sep 2017 12:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 566
Views: 54519

Re: The Rohingya Menace

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-41144884 Did you notice the writer of this article? Subir Bhaumik is a Kolkata based independent journalist and commentator. I searched the article, it seemed very different in tone and tenor as compared to most of his prior articles. Possibly a lifafa artic...
by KLNMurthy
06 Sep 2017 10:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 123321

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

... Quoting and retaining to praise the insight later. YakRakshak garu, if it is an insight, it makes much more sense to praise me now than later. If somehow Trump does attack, I would be wrong in my prediction and you would be wrong in calling it an insight. We could praise each other for being wr...
by KLNMurthy
06 Sep 2017 03:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 123321

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

My take is that cheen is out to "nuke" Trump with this tamasha. If the fleets return with 3 destroyers limping, 3 or 4 planes missing, and some 50 serviceppl dead, and 0 on the NoKo side, and NoKo an H2-bum new clear detergent with ICBMS and all, he is going to be the simultaneous laughin...
by KLNMurthy
05 Sep 2017 21:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 281129

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

by Bart S Pakistan might have scored a short-term own goal as well by putting all it's hope on China (we all know already that it is a long-term own goal), basically they took a defiant tone with the West because of support from China, now that they have almost burned their bridges with the West du...
by KLNMurthy
05 Sep 2017 13:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 281129

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

X Posted from the “Analyzing CPEC” thread. Kaiser Begali realises that CPEC indeed stands for Conning Pakistan to Enrich China and attempts to wash away the illusion of his fellow citizens in the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan regards CPEC by saying “CPEC is not a game...
by KLNMurthy
02 Sep 2017 11:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 920561

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

^^^ Lol. Amreeki CEO sees some random chinese dude in his conference room?! That is like the 10000th time some chini was caught stealing secrets from a company. You'd think they would send some white guy to do the job. Someone less conspicuous. Anyone who thinks the chinis care about "face&quo...
by KLNMurthy
31 Aug 2017 03:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 920561

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The Hindu op-ed on "Lesson From Dokhlam" writer seems very unhappy despite his name Happymon Jacob. At least live up to his parents desires than CHindu antinational agenda. Unhappy because the check is not in the mail. At this point we should assume that certain key members of JNU faculty...

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