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by ShauryaT
17 Apr 2018 16:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1149
Views: 151464

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

For the currency shortage, I think there maybe overissue of the Rs. 2000 note taking a lion's share of the overall notes in circulation and correspondingly less in lower denominations. The government is also trying to control the overall amount of liquidity creating a cash crunch, especially of much...
by ShauryaT
12 Apr 2018 04:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1390
Views: 147020

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

[url=http://www.epw.in/journal/2018/13/strategic-affairs/india-and-china-can-coexist-indo–pacific.html]India and China can co-exist in Indo-Pacific[/url] From EPW, India A view point not to be dismissed. It is critical India devises her approaches as an "independent" and not as an allied p...
by ShauryaT
10 Apr 2018 07:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1390
Views: 147020

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

The sobering arithmetic of a two-front war Read the whole thing and see how superficial the analysis is without factoring terrain and objectives or suitability of assets for the terrain or its generational age or India's induction of MBRL's in lieu of artillery or India's own missile forces. Given ...
by ShauryaT
10 Apr 2018 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1390
Views: 147020

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

The China Chronicles About 15 articles in the past few months. The China Chronicles is a weekly web series that explores the rise of China as a global player along multiple axes: political, diplomatic, economic, social, and cultural. It aims to provoke a wider and more nuanced debate in India on th...
by ShauryaT
09 Apr 2018 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1390
Views: 147020

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

@Shiv: Please give BC some slack, he is in the propagation business. Very few from the civilian world who track these issues. Yes, he can get boring, alarmist, repetitive but feel we need more of them, so that policymakers can hear these noises. At this time they are DEAF!
by ShauryaT
09 Apr 2018 09:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1390
Views: 147020

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

Defense Primer Sorry for the formatting, just posting the TOC. China’s Military rise and the indian Challenge 4 harsh V. Pant & Pushan das the Chinese People’s liberation army in transition: implications for 16 indian defence richard a. Bitzinger achieving india’s Military goals in an era of tr...
by ShauryaT
06 Apr 2018 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1235
Views: 144797

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

>>The poetry of Kalidasa is mind-blowing and timeless.

If the only work I ever read in Sanskrit is Kalidasa's Meghdoot then I have been promised it would be worth it. Let us see, how much more grey matter has to come in before I get to it.

Sorry ramana, last one from me.
by ShauryaT
05 Apr 2018 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1235
Views: 144797

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Yes, there is a Cultural Assimilation described there, but that is mostly because "our" versions of children's books/serials, shall we say, are a bit thought/professionalism -challenged, isn't it? New materials and modes are always welcome. Being involved on the ground my biggest competit...
by ShauryaT
05 Apr 2018 18:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1235
Views: 144797

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Start simple before you go into complex things. I started with abridged versions of Ramayana and Mahabharata which are also available in English. Then go onto abridged versions of Puranas and Panchatantras which are also available in English. This will create initial interest for teens. Caution on ...
by ShauryaT
05 Apr 2018 18:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1390
Views: 147020

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

Love it that US-China are fighting. The political message to US business is do not invest in China any more. India should take FULL advantage.
by ShauryaT
04 Apr 2018 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1235
Views: 144797

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

From personal observations. Three things gets Hinduism going in general. Personal habits, personal observation and community observation. Many Hindus who come over start eating beef, stop observing religion in personal space (usually women in India will have some kind of religious activity at home)...
by ShauryaT
31 Mar 2018 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 188
Views: 26891

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

shiv wrote:I say keep up strength AND modernize.
+1. Reform/Rationalize force structures (do not mean a downsizing of manpower) and increase the budget in the same vein.
by ShauryaT
28 Mar 2018 09:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1235
Views: 144797

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

RD: Why crucify Gandhi in the mix? He never said keep your dreams small!! BTW: The example you cited is not some Gandhian moral. Asteya - To not covet what belongs to others, but indeed respect their rights is one of the 10 Lakshanas or values to follow in our lives. The origin of these Lakshanas ar...
by ShauryaT
24 Mar 2018 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 97
Views: 8511

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

The skepticism of another document. Another MOD document that means little? MOD released for public scrutiny and for potential stakeholder comments from industry a draft Defence Production Policy (DProdP) 2018 on Thursday, March 24. It was met with less enthusiasm than weariness by private sector fi...
by ShauryaT
20 Mar 2018 21:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7745
Views: 586312

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Demonetisation has led to tax terrorism: Yashwant Sinha Demonetisation has led to tax terrorism: Yashwant Sinha Sinha made these remarks at the launch of a book, Demonetization and the Black Economy, by economist Arun Kumar, who has been critical of the exercise. Suspended BJD MP Baijayant 'Jay' Pa...
by ShauryaT
20 Mar 2018 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1235
Views: 144797

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Zynda, check wiki (PIO). For India's size those giving up Indian citizenship are small around 2 lakh per year. I do not think we will have any reliable numbers for these. But let me share my anecdotal evidence. In the town I live in, most PIO's are fairly well settled. Meaning a house, professional...
by ShauryaT
20 Mar 2018 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1390
Views: 147020

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

video of a massacre conducted by the PLAN in 1988 on a bunch of vietnamese sailors wading around atop a atoll in the spratly islands. they were shot and their ship sank by using AA guns The Vietnamese know how to fight! We should provide them with every arm we possibly can and build rail/road links...
by ShauryaT
20 Mar 2018 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1235
Views: 144797

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Avarachan: Let the gods bless you and be in touch. Good Luck.
by ShauryaT
19 Mar 2018 22:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4233
Views: 457701

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

How are they doing with weight control and sustained rate of fire for ATAGS. Anyone has this information? Original spec was to have it under 12 tons.
by ShauryaT
19 Mar 2018 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1390
Views: 147020

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

^The case for India to be a guarantor of security for SAARC and avoid any Foreign Interference could not be more clear. If New Delhi can articulate a shared concern on foreing interference for the region based on our shared colonial experience without New Delhi impeding on the internal workings of e...
by ShauryaT
19 Mar 2018 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5081
Views: 427993

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Muppalla wrote:How old is Putin. He is one with fit health to lead Russia more and more years.
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by ShauryaT
19 Mar 2018 07:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1149
Views: 151464

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Apologies if this was posted earlier, but the structural issues in PSB regulation are detailed well here. Banking Regulatory Powers Should Be Ownership Neutral RBI cannot remove directors and management at PSBs as Section 36AA(1) of the BR Act is not applicable to the PSBs. Section 36ACA(1) of the B...
by ShauryaT
15 Mar 2018 08:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 56766

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Hope this is the right thread for this.
Eye Candy and a Macho President, Jingos should like this.

by ShauryaT
14 Mar 2018 19:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2018
Views: 174014

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

That's perhaps the only way Mauritius will regain the Chagos islands by leasing it to the Yanquis.The CW is over but ghere's a new conflict brewing with the Dragon claiming squatting rights all over the globe, esp. in our backyard. If we were bold enough, we would offer to take over from the US. Wo...
by ShauryaT
14 Mar 2018 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3363
Views: 336322

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Top Army General: Budget cut in defence dashed our hopes Paining a "disturbed" security situation picture where China is becoming increasingly assertive alongside rising cross-border firing by Pakistan, a top Army officer has said a low defence budget has "dashed" the hopes of t...
by ShauryaT
13 Mar 2018 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3363
Views: 336322

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^The Army's ORBAT is also not aligned with political objectives and realities. In all of this 90% of the responsibility is with the civilian leadership that has really taken NO interest in understanding or knowing about hard power and aligning this power with realistic objectives and threats. We mai...
by ShauryaT
13 Mar 2018 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2018
Views: 174014

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

The 56-Inch Fist Pakistan and China have forever been tricky and taxing neighbours, but of late New Delhi has lost leverage even with smaller nations in the region. An expert’s inquiry into why The real problem is China's deepening economic engagement in our neighbourhood. Bilateral trade between C...
by ShauryaT
11 Mar 2018 06:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 188
Views: 26891

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Defence Budget 2018-19: Over to the Standing Committee for Scrutiny Two Choices: Which One to Choose? The SCoD’s examination of the MoD’s Demands for Grants for 2018-19 comes at a time when the critical ‘teeth’ part of the defence budget looks further blunted. The expert committee has two choices t...
by ShauryaT
10 Mar 2018 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62770

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

There are also many places that are officially no go for Indians as well as foreigners. Infrastructure is not always the issue. There are some really old indigenous tribes there that need to be protected and the govt seems to be doing that by restricting entry and they are well justified. These ind...
by ShauryaT
10 Mar 2018 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62770

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The Andamans are volcanic Islands - far apart and subject to monsoons, earthquakes and tsunamis. They are hardly a tourist paradise. The Lakshadweep Islands cannot be in any way compared to the Maldives - with the latter really being paradise. The Lakshadweep gets severe weather as the monsoon come...
by ShauryaT
09 Mar 2018 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 512
Views: 60924

Re: Women in Combat

Meet Indian Air Force's Women Heroes
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by ShauryaT
08 Mar 2018 02:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1235
Views: 144797

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

RD: I share your concerns and a large part of your views, minus the political stuff. Just thought you went overboard in expressing the partisan issue. Stay warm :) Added: If you get a chance, read Huntington's "Who we are". It is a masterpiece to understand the assimilative culture rooted ...
by ShauryaT
07 Mar 2018 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62770

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

^Can Indians first build on Lakshadweep and Andamans. For the life of me, I have failed to understand, why have we not exploited these natural beauties in an attempt to build local and international tourist traffic and provide some stiff competition to the Maldives, Bali and Mauritius in the wider r...
by ShauryaT
07 Mar 2018 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1235
Views: 144797

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Indian Americans who vote Republican betray the exact same Ambhi Raja-Jaichand- Mir Jafar - Rammohun Roy - Jawaharlal Nehru mentality that has kept our people subjugated by foreigners for millennia. They are more than happy to support a party whose policies throw vast numbers of fellow Indian H1Bs ...
by ShauryaT
28 Feb 2018 12:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62770

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Shiv ji: A little OT but in all honesty, our own CG has to be strengthened (WIP). Until 2008, we did not have enough of a policing presence to patrol the sensitive North Indian coast leading to the spectacular failures of 2008. We did not have assets and forces to even enforce patrols to Lakshadweep...
by ShauryaT
28 Feb 2018 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 97
Views: 8511

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

ramana: KS garu recommended the NDU to be the training ground for a committed civilian cadre in the KRC. I believe that is the correct way forward, not only for defense but in other areas of administration as appropriate. Specialization has to set in the process early on, it is somewhat reversed now...
by ShauryaT
27 Feb 2018 19:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1149
Views: 151464

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

SBI chief Rajnish Kumar hits back at critics seeking PSB privatisation This guy is funny, saying look all the loans taken is by private sector and they default so private sector bad. :lol: But below is from the horse's mouth, PSB's are about "social justice" IOW: about politics. Job secur...
by ShauryaT
26 Feb 2018 06:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1149
Views: 151464

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

ShauryaT: it would really help if you can back up your post with data . On first glance it appears to conflate unrelated things into one narrative unnecessasarily . It will help for you to be more specific on what parts are troublesome to a well-informed person like you. The lack of performance of ...

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