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by Rahul M
28 Feb 2021 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Requests to Admins - 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 14394

Re: Requests to Admins - 2019

user vinu has been reactivated.
by Rahul M
06 Jan 2021 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047034

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I looked at what I posted here couple of months ago - charts using "super model" and the current "active" cases in India. (See my previous post: orange predicted by model - Blue actual till October. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eq3kR5ZXEAcm7eJ?format=jpg&name=large Current si...
by Rahul M
06 Jan 2021 00:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1114120

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chola, no need to fall on your sword & commit harakiri here. Yes, china's mil development needs to be watched carefully & photos are one of the relatively unbiased ways of doing that. Thus far, we are in agreement. However, even while posting from non-chinese sources we have to be careful ab...
by Rahul M
05 Jan 2021 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2680
Views: 420857

Re: Military Flight Safety

this thread man. heart always skips a beat when this is active.

anyway, good to know pilot is okay.
by Rahul M
03 Jan 2021 13:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)
Replies: 21
Views: 3187

Re: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)

jamwal wrote:...

please check email.
by Rahul M
20 Dec 2020 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)
Replies: 21
Views: 3187

Re: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)

I have sent you a google docs link in PM. Please check I've already started marking positions of units on Google Maps, but waiting to be reasonably sure before doing all that. If you can do that in a better way, please go ahaead. I don't know how spreadsheet and kml work. The doc has a bit more inf...
by Rahul M
18 Dec 2020 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)
Replies: 21
Views: 3187

Re: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)

JJ, could you put that data as a Google spreadsheet, we could then add lat long info and I can make an interactive kml file out of it to view on GE.
by Rahul M
04 Dec 2020 08:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2458
Views: 627583

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Someone in Pak foreign ministry really hates this guy :rotfl:
This happens every couple of years. This is the third time an Arab country has rejected this guy due to his name.

https://www.daily-sun.com/post/518709/S ... ranslation
by Rahul M
30 Nov 2020 11:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047034

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Mod Warning : My mother was diagnosed with Covid last month. She had gone out once, to the market and that was enough ! The family physician immediately put her on Azithromycin even before the positive report. Given the situation at hospitals in kolkata we decided to go for home treatment after a d...
by Rahul M
24 Nov 2020 14:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047034

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

We did put her on ecospirin on alternate days on the advice of a BRFite. Her ECG & echo reports were fine. She is a HT patient coming with a family history of such ailments but it has been under control for years. Fingers crossed and all that. One strange thing was sudden drops in blood Hb week ...
by Rahul M
24 Nov 2020 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047034

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Mod Warning : No more discussing US politics here folks. =========== My experience with Covid & Coronil. My mother was diagnosed with Covid last month. She had gone out once, to the market and that was enough ! The family physician immediately put her on Azithromycin even before the positive rep...
by Rahul M
16 Nov 2020 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1035
Views: 109635

Re: BR Forum Feedback

I am on both and I think both have their place. The forum format provides a seamless news and detailed discussion feed that is very difficult to replicate on teeter. Twitter is good for unilateral monologues or bilateral discussions at most.
by Rahul M
16 Nov 2020 02:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1390662

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

retired drivers as consultants whatever will these jobless babooze think of next :mrgreen: via @manishbpl1 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Emrf29XXYAAEZth?format=jpg&name=large consultant simply means contractual employee. any non permanent employee is a consultant. for retired employees they get s...
by Rahul M
15 Nov 2020 16:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047034

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

folks with knowledge of pharma trials, is there a 'placebo' arm in human trials of vaccines ?
IOW, are there people in the study who do not recive the vaccine candidate but are exposed to COVID ?
by Rahul M
15 Nov 2020 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy Diwali!
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali to all BRFites and their families.

This year the cracker ban seems to have goaded people to burst more crackers. Funnily enough pollution levels are down in Delhi from yesterday ! Similar data from other cities in India pouring in.
by Rahul M
07 Nov 2020 21:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1216
Views: 207525

Re: Indian IT Industry

My cousin who works for a big data products co. visits his office, which is a 2hour flight from his hometown, every couple of months or so. This has been the trend since last year, so well before Covid hit India.
by Rahul M
07 Nov 2020 20:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1390662

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Any national governing system based on universal sufferage is a tragedy of gargantuan proportions and sooner rather than later will collapse under its own weight. Universal sufferage means universal mediocrity. Hain ?? :shock: What kind of government would you rather have ? One where the electorate...
by Rahul M
07 Nov 2020 09:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1216
Views: 207525

Re: Indian IT Industry

D-Link Corporation is a Taiwanese multinational networking equipment manufacturing corporation headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. It was founded in March 1986 in Taipei as Datex Systems Inc.
- Wikipedia

all D-link items were made in china anyway.
by Rahul M
04 Nov 2020 09:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63185

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

ramana wrote:The then Democrat frontrunner rented a tent and harangues Modi and India.

Just curious, who was it?
by Rahul M
28 Oct 2020 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 248
Views: 94763

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

wrong thread, please continue in CDS thread.
by Rahul M
23 Oct 2020 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XV Kaalkut
Replies: 60
Views: 12676

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XV Kaalkut

Very well researched jamwal !
waiting for more.
by Rahul M
23 Oct 2020 01:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 178
Views: 27791

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

He passed away some years back.
by Rahul M
23 Oct 2020 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047034

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

no issues. just select a human sounding name & let us know.
by Rahul M
18 Oct 2020 15:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370349

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Why on earth are we still exporting iron ore ?? Suraj, the article says that various econometric techniques were used by the respective paper authors to separate out various factors and single out the effects of demo. It's one of the central points of the piece. People more familiar with such techni...
by Rahul M
16 Oct 2020 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 1235
Views: 300152

Re: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions

Stock taking of the Demo long term effects after 4 years. X-post https://www.livemint.com/opinion/online-views/academic-studies-have-endorsed-the-benefits-of-demonetization-11602599307453.html Academic studies have endorsed the benefits of demonetization A study by International Monetary Fund chief ...
by Rahul M
16 Oct 2020 23:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7877
Views: 936338

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Stock taking of the Demo long term effects after 4 years. X-post https://www.livemint.com/opinion/online-views/academic-studies-have-endorsed-the-benefits-of-demonetization-11602599307453.html Academic studies have endorsed the benefits of demonetization A study by International Monetary Fund chief ...
by Rahul M
16 Oct 2020 23:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370349

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.livemint.com/opinion/online-views/academic-studies-have-endorsed-the-benefits-of-demonetization-11602599307453.html Academic studies have endorsed the benefits of demonetization This article is a keeper ! It is the newspaper equivalent of an academic review paper that looks at the multi...
by Rahul M
07 Oct 2020 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29172

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

How to fight a tank war under an opfor UAV umbrella. Very good points made here. Worth a read https://rusi.org/publication/rusi-defence-systems/key-armenia-tank-losses-sensors-not-shooters The Key to Armenia’s Tank Losses: The Sensors, Not the Shooters Jack Watling RUSI Defence Systems, 6 October 20...
by Rahul M
05 Oct 2020 03:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29172

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Thank you MK sir, I never went away but these days get very little time to post. ================ This is background of the disputed region, from their POV. While not strictly military, althought it does cover some of those, it's still good starting point to understand the genesis of the conflict. T...
by Rahul M
05 Oct 2020 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29172

Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Surprised not to see any thread on this. I know it's being discussed on a number of threads on BR. please report those with a request to move to this thread and I will do the honours. in terms of miltech this is possibly the first full blown conflict in which UAVs are playing a big role, so its too ...
by Rahul M
20 Sep 2020 17:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047034

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Since it is the telegraph I would hold my horses before believing, since they are a notch above Goebbels in pushing twisted news.
by Rahul M
18 Sep 2020 02:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370349

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

such a farmer would automatically come in the no-tax bracket after filing return, so what's the problem ? I am sure you are aware that people whitewash huge amounts of illegal, often criminally gotten income by showing it as farming income, since that is non-taxable. this hits at the root of corrupt...
by Rahul M
16 Sep 2020 01:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XV Kaalkut
Replies: 60
Views: 12676

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XV Kaalkut

JJ and Pargha, very nice going. Thoroughly enjoying it.
by Rahul M
13 Sep 2020 16:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1035
Views: 109635

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Umm...haven't been here in a long time and was surprised to see I could not get in without being on VPN. Was I ip banned at some point? The server's algo might have put your IP as spam, esp. if not static ip. Please confirm that it's not your ISP doing the blocking. If issue persists please drop an...
by Rahul M
15 Aug 2020 15:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy 74th Independence Day!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1208

Re: Happy 74th Independence Day!!

May the 74th Independence Day represent a turning point in our nation's history !
May we collectively reach the destiny we should. Bharat Mata ki Jai !
by Rahul M
04 Aug 2020 09:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047034

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SRoy wrote:...

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