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by Rahul M
22 Apr 2019 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Basically, it is going to come down to this. BJP will lose ~50 seats [at least] of the 282 seats they won last time. and This is assuming that the UP results go well for BJP and it does not lose >15 seats. seem to be mutually contradictory. you have given a break-up for possible seats in S, E &...
by Rahul M
21 Apr 2019 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3986
Views: 242403

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Suicide bombing require months of mental brainwashing. How was this escaped from SL or even RAW intelligence? Or the bombers were imported from pakistan for this attack? They have abundant suicidal terrorirst for export. there are reports that 10 days ago a 'foreign intel agency' had warned of bomb...
by Rahul M
21 Apr 2019 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The difference between wanting to serve vs. job security is always there. That said, world views within India have changed, IMO somewhat better with more recent generations. Anyway all of this is off topic and I won’t say anymore to derail this thread. I have relatives appearing for UPSC exams and ...
by Rahul M
21 Apr 2019 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382925

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

he took on a gang of superior F-16's in a mig-21. that is exceptional in my eyes. pressed his attack at deadly peril. deserved at least a MVC. Bondhu you know better than me , look at MVC citations that have been awarded as of today for instance for Wing Commander Padmanabha Gautam in 1971 he lead ...
by Rahul M
20 Apr 2019 22:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

IISC , ISRO , RRCAT , BARC, TIFR they don't select via UPSC. You know which departments come under the ambit of UPSC , the brightest generally don't even apply there (not speaking about myself). Don’t IIT lecturers come under UPSC selection? all PSU's and research institutes like IIT's make their o...
by Rahul M
20 Apr 2019 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

and the IAS association has made its presence known.


IAS Association
‏Verified account @IASassociation

IAS Association Retweeted IPS Association

We stand by our IPS colleagues. Hemant Karkare is a martyr and we salute him.
by Rahul M
20 Apr 2019 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 594
Views: 137576

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

great find Nishn ! very nice video. I dont remember seeing a vid of Tejas from this aspect before.
by Rahul M
20 Apr 2019 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

.... The place in Hampstead where he stays had him listed in the electoral roll. AFAIK, commonwealth citizens are eligible to vote in UK under some conditions(not sure what those are). one of my friends voted while doing his post-doc there. He was certainly an Indian citizen at the time. **********...
by Rahul M
20 Apr 2019 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382925

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

negi wrote:MVC and PVC are given for exceptional and rarest of rare examples of bravery . Precedent has to be there.

he took on a gang of superior F-16's in a mig-21. that is exceptional in my eyes. pressed his attack at deadly peril. deserved at least a MVC.
by Rahul M
20 Apr 2019 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

the curriculum pattern and the UPSC interview process (which in UPA time was led my marxist/maoist pro-naxal academics) focus heavily on selecting people from the nehruvian 'idea of India' crowd who think they are 'world citizens', look down upon patriotism and are heavily left leaning. A few norma...
by Rahul M
20 Apr 2019 16:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1468
Views: 201256

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

also, with ARAMCO having a stake in those refineries it would act as a insurance against paki attacks.
by Rahul M
20 Apr 2019 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 594
Views: 137576

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

wrong thread. take this discussion elsewhere.
by Rahul M
20 Apr 2019 14:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

the curriculum pattern and the UPSC interview process (which in UPA time was led my marxist/maoist pro-naxal academics) focus heavily on selecting people from the nehruvian 'idea of India' crowd who think they are 'world citizens', look down upon patriotism and are heavily left leaning. A few normal...
by Rahul M
19 Apr 2019 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 19309

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Cybaru wrote:No chance of integrating 2052 on MKI?

gven that the MC is Indian, I wonder what stops us if we want to ? of course the russians would want their pound of flesh and might balk at integrating their latest & greatest AAM's with israeli radar.
by Rahul M
19 Apr 2019 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Another mistake to undo first one. Hope it won't cost us much. Seriously, is there no one from BJP campaign who is controlling the narrative? 1. she spoke the truth. You don't need to retract the truth. By doing so it becomes a lie 2. If truth hurts or messaged incorrectly or timed incorrectly then...
by Rahul M
19 Apr 2019 21:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5389
Views: 429061

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

One time I used to fly air India quite extensively and have personally seen flight and cabin crew walk off the flight carrying away expensive bottles of wine and single malt booze. I am given to understand that this still continues to be an insidious practice. Business and first class liquor consum...
by Rahul M
19 Apr 2019 19:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Lilo ji, she should absolutely speak her mind but that should not be the only thing she says. She can be really inspirational and a real game changer for BJP beyond her own constituency if she does not restrict herself to 'vote for me because I was tortured'. Yes, the scumbags did that and deserve t...
by Rahul M
19 Apr 2019 18:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:আপনার মুখে আলু পোস্ত. I so much want BB's tweet to come true.

ধন্যবাদ !
60 years of darkness finally clearing ? I sure hope so.
by Rahul M
19 Apr 2019 17:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Guys, what do you make of Sadhvi Pragya ji's remarks on karkare? Will it cause fence sitters to go the other way? Do people know about it before hand? Don't know situation on ground in Bhopal. That may justify this. But in my opinion this was entirely avoidable. Not too many outlawing know of the c...
by Rahul M
19 Apr 2019 12:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

let us hope that this is true Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE updates: Priyanka Chaturvedi resigns from all Congress posts, removes party name from Twitter bio Priyanka Chaturvedi ✔ @priyankac19 Deeply saddened that lumpen goons get prefence in @incindia over those who have given their sweat&blood...
by Rahul M
19 Apr 2019 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Dr Praveen Patil ‏ @5Forty3 Stating this purely on numbers. Despite all the reports of rigging, booth capturing and intimidation tactics by TMC BJP has swept the first 2 phases of Bengal. Each and every seat, by considerable margin! #BOOM (Shyama Prasad Mukherjee must be smiling somewhere) ======== ...
by Rahul M
19 Apr 2019 09:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Tajinder Singh Bagga remains one of my favourites in the BJP camp. no punches pulled
Image

:D
by Rahul M
18 Apr 2019 22:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

hanumadu wrote:In UP, it seems while Jatavs are still voting for BSP, a significant portion of them - those that received multiple benefits of Modi's schemes- are voting for BJP.

but will they X-vote for SP, that is the question. because so far, yadav's are not voting en masse for BSP.
by Rahul M
18 Apr 2019 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Dr Sachin Reddy
‏ @snsachinnandu
5m
In Tamizhnad, NDA seems to have had a clear edge in 10 seats- Kovai, Ramnad, Tenkashi, Theni, Pollachi, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Salem, Erode and Tiruppur Outside chances in Nilgiris, Sivagangai and Kanyakumari Safe to call TN 10-30 as worst case scenario for NDA
by Rahul M
18 Apr 2019 21:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

jamwal wrote:
Singha wrote:among the 100s of people I could spot one potential AAP/commie type.


How do you spot one

he was wearing a muffler in mid-april and had a jhadoo stuck up his behind.
by Rahul M
17 Apr 2019 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163525

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Lisa wrote:Arun had posted this some 8 years ago. Sorry, do not know how to post a post.

right click on the tiny brown icon left of the " by PosterName", and copy the link.

like so : viewtopic.php?p=2344008#p2344008
by Rahul M
16 Apr 2019 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

OT, but I have seen posters supporting bhindranwale in Delhi as well, as 'remember the martyrs' etc. this propaganda has to be countered very strongly, especially by sikhs themselves before it poison's another generation. Most sikhs I know are very nationalistic and comfortable with hindus but there...
by Rahul M
14 Apr 2019 17:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2966
Views: 382926

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Austin, those were 2-3 squadrons, which is quite in line with what I have proposed above. Also, all of those aircraft came almost simultaneously, meaning very little variation in age. The largest aircraft fleet IAF operated were the Mig-21, Jaguar & Mig-27. In all 3 cases parts of the fleet were...
by Rahul M
14 Apr 2019 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2966
Views: 382926

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Austin, I doubt all the MKI's would be upgraded, given the high cost it would make economic sense for those aircraft with lots of airframe life still left, perhaps only those built in this decade. It might even make sense to create separate UPG packages depending on how much airframe life is left, m...
by Rahul M
14 Apr 2019 13:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

latest PP/5forty3 article is up, there is considerable OBC support for NDA cutting across party/caste lines. The OBC factor – phase 1 of 2019 elections reinforces the 2014 OBC shift towards Modi https://5forty3.in/gaze_articles.php?articalid=225 posting only the final sum-up, phase 1 seat break-up :...
by Rahul M
14 Apr 2019 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 724006

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

ASAT is not, strictly speaking part of the space program, it's a DRDO project. please keep ASAT news to that thread. meanwhile, Vikram hurt during practice, puts Chandrayaan-2 on bench Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/68714029.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medi...
by Rahul M
14 Apr 2019 11:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Mangaluru man quits job in Australia to vote for PM Narendra ..

Read more at:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... aign=cppst

The kind of following this man commands is unprecedented.
by Rahul M
13 Apr 2019 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Not a good idea. WIth two powerful EJs i.e. Jagan and PK running the show AP is going to become the other AP (Arunachal Pradesh). EJs rarely change colour even if they pretend to do so. There is no choice but Naidu at present but he should be made to make concessions beforehand just like what happe...
by Rahul M
13 Apr 2019 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382925

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

when are PAF F 16's retiring...a real problem in making for PAF.. they will get chinese replacements onlee ? By 2026-2030 paf will start receiving FC 31 at least 40 in number. Why do you think IAF ordered s400. BMD is only one of the reasons for ordering s400 first let them acquire the cheapest 4Ge...
by Rahul M
13 Apr 2019 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

seriously, you guys exude too much negativity. you do understand that itself negatively impacts the election chances, don't you ? modi may or may not win. but he will CERTAINLY not win if his so-called supporters stop believing he will win and start expressing scepticism at a drop of a hat. keep the...
by Rahul M
12 Apr 2019 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Sometimes I feel PP’s analysis fosters complacency:( Karnataka election broke my heart he was quite accurate though, especially in voting %. BJP did emerge as SLP there. BTW, PP has uploaded a very interesting article couple of hours back. muslim voting % in 2019, compared to 2014 is down in 5 out ...
by Rahul M
12 Apr 2019 03:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

What is the reason behind this weird mix of regions? Can't we do south - north or east west type of phases. It would ensure that much less central forces are involved. and that much more rigging ? AP has unfortunately joined the ranks of Kerala and WB as the state where the options are between bad ...
by Rahul M
12 Apr 2019 00:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/5Forty3/status/1116374155849396224?s=19 Dr. Pravin Patil: We know the price is high, but you must also know how difficult it is to map nearly a million polling booths, put ground teams in nearly 400 districts and analyze elections like no-one else has ever done in India. Do subs...
by Rahul M
11 Apr 2019 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1563
Views: 113450

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Now's the time to relentlessly push the momentum story on SM . Fence sitters and swing voters are swayed by the direction of the wind, and the generating that wind is the job of SM work. There'll be counter-BS, all of which needs to be ignored with focus on the ball. on that note, download this nic...

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