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by KLNMurthy
13 Sep 2019 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393597

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Let me put it another way. As India's economy and military become more potent, Indians do not need to pursue every slight or 'misunderstanding' with a cry for justice or fair play. The west does business, very good business, with China. Chinese immigration, students, trade, global politics etc cont...
by KLNMurthy
13 Sep 2019 02:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393597

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I am not sure how much is malicious. There is simply an uncritical, unthinking culture at play. I happened to catch this abysmal film on the late late show, Die Hard. There was one hilarious scene where the bad guy says to the cop “you won’t shoot me, you have to follow procedures”. Problem is the ...
by KLNMurthy
11 Sep 2019 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 920
Views: 156341

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Props to @Rudradev for calling it right on US surrender to Taliban.
by KLNMurthy
07 Sep 2019 14:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226876

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Kashmir Realities: read carefully about standards of tourist facilities there. Regular hotel residents upset at other rats being housed there. Kashmiri political leaders detained in Centaur Hotel, located inside Sheri Kashmir Convocation Centre by the banks of world-famous Dal Lake, have been terro...
by KLNMurthy
07 Sep 2019 05:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226876

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

... Agree +100. Rather than going after her and making a martyr of her, let her live in her cocoon and write her fictional stories into oblivion. Eventually she loses credibility and is seen as a radical who will be banished into self exile. You cannot clamp down on dissent and contrarian views irr...
by KLNMurthy
05 Sep 2019 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 211996

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

... Let's ask ourselves if overpopulation is a problem for India?( And yes) so how's it not a problem for illegal immigrants - compounded for others onlee? Then ask another question - can Hindu population deal with problem of over population (ans yes) and then ask how is it not same confidence for ...
by KLNMurthy
05 Sep 2019 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 920
Views: 156341

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Can some guru explain why the Afghan Defence Forces seem to be so inept and ineffective?

Their effectiveness seems to me to be the missing piece of the puzzle.
by KLNMurthy
04 Sep 2019 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306747

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

So Hindu fascist RSS Nazi Moodi govt denying medical care to innocent Muslims (according to Bernie Sanders) is expected to supply life saving medicines to Pakistan now? https://www.geo.tv/latest/246497-pakistan-permits-trade-of-life-saving-drugs-with-india-amid-tensions-over-occupied-kashmir :eek: ...
by KLNMurthy
04 Sep 2019 00:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226876

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Jaishankar bin Subramanyam on Cashmere and more I see very sober objective reporting, and sometimes, reporting may or may not agree with our positions. I also see very alarmistic reporting with sweeping allegations. I think a lot of it depends on the mindset of the people who are reporting it, and ...
by KLNMurthy
03 Sep 2019 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 211996

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

On another matter - there are facts and there are narratives. Narratives give weights to facts. << snip >> Further, since the main challenge to the Indian narrative comes from Pakistan , it is up to all of us to push narratives about Pakistan that require Pakistanis to defend themselves and take ef...
by KLNMurthy
03 Sep 2019 19:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306747

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

The time we spend analysing foreign press is probably disproportionate to their importance. This of course has Nehruvian, "I need good behaviour certificate from white folk" behaviour. It is not the government's job to educate every journalist under the sun. In fact, most journalists have...
by KLNMurthy
03 Sep 2019 19:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306747

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

A_Gupta wrote:Towel-throwing in progress by Najam Sethi
https://www.thefridaytimes.com/national-government/

Don't know if it is so much towel throwing as it is a demand for Dimmy to go in favour of a "national government ". Telegraphing of plans by military?
by KLNMurthy
03 Sep 2019 18:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 211996

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Those 13 lakh indics can and must be given Indian citizenship. IMO, any person of Indic faiths in both BD and pak must be given as a default. Don't know where you got your calculation of 3 7 crores, sounds like a strawman. Point is this, illegal BMs, rohingyas etc must be deported. Indics in BD and...
by KLNMurthy
02 Sep 2019 01:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 72
Views: 5806

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States

Who is going to confront them and based on what data? GOI has always had this weakness where they just left the loose ends hanging. Instead, they should have come up with a detailed presentation listing the "harmful" laws that were rendered defunct and "liberal" laws that flowed...
by KLNMurthy
01 Sep 2019 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 72
Views: 5806

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States

Gyan wrote:I wonder if these anti Indian liberals can be confronted for supporting

Anti Gay
Anti Women

Movement by opposing Repeal of 35A/370. This will hurt their liberal platform

That is exactly the line to shut them up.
by KLNMurthy
01 Sep 2019 23:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 211996

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I have had this thought for months so let me put it down here now that we are back to the Bangladeshi question. 1. How many folks here believe in Global warming? 2. IF you believe in global warming ask yourself what will its impact be on Bangladesh? 3. IF Bangladesh is submerged fully or partially ...
by KLNMurthy
01 Sep 2019 22:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 211996

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I really hope so. Hope to see the Art 370 avatar of Modi rather than his Parliament-bowing, Constitution-kissing version! IMHO this is a very important part of his persona and people's perception of him. I strongly believe this love for our constitution is ingrained in him. This primarily means tha...
by KLNMurthy
01 Sep 2019 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226876

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

CRamS wrote:
A_Gupta wrote:Hindi
Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain vs BBC
https://youtu.be/helGUXVb0_E


No video

It's BBC radio call-in with Gen. Hasnain as in-studio guest.
by KLNMurthy
31 Aug 2019 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226876

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Isn't there a way to have Big Brother watch all internet access I wonder? I thought they already had that. Basically anything cross-border should be shut down for these areas. Doesn't cheen already enforce such a ban? Try emailing someone in Uighuristan for instance.. Or outgoing email from Uighuri...
by KLNMurthy
31 Aug 2019 04:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 72
Views: 5806

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States

@Rudradev The difference between Islamists and Hindus is intent. Not money. Not skills. Same with communists. And with Christians. They want to own the world, and make everyone join their team. Hindus don't. They just want to be left alone, and make a noise whenever the interference gets to be too m...
by KLNMurthy
31 Aug 2019 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 72
Views: 5806

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States

Mort Walker wrote:^^^I know. How does Levin make such statements about India? Getting Michigan Muslim vote on the back of Indians?

You get a gold star.
by KLNMurthy
30 Aug 2019 22:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 72
Views: 5806

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States

Ro Khanna https://twitter.com/RoKhanna/status/1167100607230042113 Ro Khanna @RoKhanna Replying to @FriedrichPieter Important article. It’s the duty of every American politician of Hindu faith to stand for pluralism, reject Hindutva, and speak for equal rights for Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhist &a...
by KLNMurthy
30 Aug 2019 21:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 72
Views: 5806

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States

Ted Lieu in CA has branded himself as a long-time supporter of gay rights. His pro-valleypaki stance betrays that brand, since one of the benefits of bringing JnK into mainstream is that changes in Indian law decriminalizing homosexuality will now apply to gay KV Muslims. There hasn't been one yet, ...
by KLNMurthy
30 Aug 2019 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1793
Views: 306747

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

@Pergerine we need the towels thread back.
by KLNMurthy
29 Aug 2019 05:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226876

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

What is this innate urge to name any one with a contrarian view a Paki? I have given my identification in the above post for anyone to verify, or the forum moderators can verify via my associated email address. If my recollection of events is different than yours, then you can simply choose to igno...
by KLNMurthy
29 Aug 2019 03:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226876

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I would like Parliament to constitute a special tribunal for trying all civil and criminal cases arising out of the ethnic cleansing of KPs in an expeditious way. @Yagnasri and other legal eagles, can you spell out a scenario of how this can be made to happen? And what resources may be needed? I wil...
by KLNMurthy
28 Aug 2019 06:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226876

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=40F5qrm2fIE Kashmir: A civilizational battle - Ashish Dhar ... Damn, that was disturbing. I came to my own conclusion long back that the Valley Muslims were actually sneaky, murderous rats and not the "innocent victims" that everyone cri...
by KLNMurthy
28 Aug 2019 06:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 211996

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

... the ghazwa guys of south India this is geographically limited to very few places and their masters are not all the same. It is a bit surprising, however, to note that they are not really averse to showing their hand, limited as it is, and are slowly starting to come out of the shadows. they all...
by KLNMurthy
27 Aug 2019 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393597

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Will be sending some contribution to whoever the Republican candidate is going to be against her! There is a background to this lady that all are not familiar with. She was far-left to begin with and her only Son (from previous marriage) is MTF Transgender. She basically backs all the LGBTQ + Inter...
by KLNMurthy
27 Aug 2019 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 211996

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

@KaranM To be accurate the OP invited a discussion of "MJ Akbar's take on India's foreign policy " and I do distinguish that from the foreign policy as such. There is no question of taking umbrage, but I do have a concern that, often, we want India to hit back instantly at every hostile wo...
by KLNMurthy
26 Aug 2019 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 211996

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Huge if this is true. The BIF forces have been hellbent on creating Dalit-Muslim unity to challenge BJP politically. https://twitter.com/5Forty3/status/1165952162863538177 Dr Praveen Patil @5Forty3 No doubt all sections of Indian society are backing Modi govt on its Kashmir moves, but the loudest &...
by KLNMurthy
26 Aug 2019 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 211996

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

@KaranM I hope we also start working on deterrence, whilst smiling at everyone and shaking hands. That will really cement our relationship, not just trade, we have muslims etc. Everyone will want us within the tent, p*ssing outside as versus outside the tent... This is a virtual restatement of what ...
by KLNMurthy
26 Aug 2019 20:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 211996

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Mayawati too got the memo but some did not .. Yesterdin PG Vadra made some insane comment on Kashmir situation. She should at least have learned from the reception that mangos gave to Adhir Ranjan of her own party. I think the party has been captured by the BIF and NGO types such that it is making ...
by KLNMurthy
26 Aug 2019 08:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 211996

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

@KaranM I didn't get that Akbar was presenting the Indian policy as a "a Great Moral Victory" at all. He was giving a keynote speech and attempting to spell out the underlying principles of Modi's policy. I get the impression that somehow that this has irritated you, and you feel that Modi...
by KLNMurthy
24 Aug 2019 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 211996

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Is there nothing on the ‘Family Harlequin’ aka ‘Many shades of Hair’ aka mani shankar I wonder why is not amongst the wanted list Also I wonder which legal eagle will come to save him He needs fixing once and for all to pay for all the bad ‘karma’ in toiletstan :( Being Mani Shankar is punishment e...
by KLNMurthy
24 Aug 2019 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1922
Views: 211996

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

twitter SUBLIME. You are a legal-eagle. You hire a battery of legal-eagles whose combined worth runs into billions. You have a hundred-member strong team helping you. Your ass is on the line. Time is running out. And then you submit a petition that has elementary errors and is returned. https://pbs...
by KLNMurthy
24 Aug 2019 20:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226876

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Please don't post links from NPR. They are nothing more than deceit with dignity. They put one report out, and then a whole host of others which are complete trash. Their India correspondent, Lauren Frayer, is a liar know-nothing liberal blond-bimbo dipshit with a humanities degree. She and NPR hav...
by KLNMurthy
24 Aug 2019 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226876

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

cross post -- https://twitter.com/sidhant/status/1164877836261429251 Sidhant Sibal @sidhant Breaking: UK formally says it " did not support any UNSC statement " after UNSC consultative meet last friday; adds, India Pak issues should be resolved bilaterally & " neither do we seek ...
by KLNMurthy
24 Aug 2019 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226876

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

sanjaykumar wrote:I expect the Baluchistan front to hot up before/when communications are restored in J&K.

What is this expectation based on? I find that I have no information, not even questionable information on what India may be doing in Baluchistan. I have a lot of wishful thinking, however.

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