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by Vikas
20 Mar 2020 13:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Must read-interview folks.... Ranjan Gogoi interview in TOI Kambhakhat no one knows who is fighting on whose side. If I was a BIF, I will start doubting all my allies. With a powerful govt in the center, Anyone now can tear away the fake green robe and go back to his/her roots. All this while when ...
by Vikas
20 Mar 2020 11:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4623
Views: 343470

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Where has UB disappeared ?
He always had the latest info but I don't see him posting anymore.
Hope he is all well and tending to his yaks.
by Vikas
19 Mar 2020 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This is the endgame for Kamal Nath. Even if he survives tomorrow, He will always be one vote-of-confidence away from losing his chair.
by Vikas
19 Mar 2020 16:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4623
Views: 343470

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Shaktimaan wrote:Modiji is going to address the nation at 8 PM today on coronavirus. Any ideas on what he is going to speak about?


Might be general gyan on COVID-19 and what all GoI is doing to combat this virus.
I doubt a general lockdown across India is advisable, feasible or even required at this hour.
by Vikas
19 Mar 2020 16:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1061
Views: 140254

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Turkey reported first COVID infection 5 days back. Had only 6 till yesterday. But reported 12 new cases today. Compared to the size of their population, their per capita infection is higher than India now. Things will get interesting for Erdogan shortly. He cannot afford to extend his amry in Libya...
by Vikas
19 Mar 2020 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1023
Views: 213139

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Would China still have money to invest in CPEC and OBOR once the COVID-19 threat disappears and world slowly limps back to normalcy ?

Meanwhile Pakis are worried if China still would pay for Paki donkeys post corona :)
by Vikas
19 Mar 2020 16:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3149
Views: 295894

Re: Iran News and Discussions

With Oil prices crashing & improving relationship with Gulf monarchies, Iran has lesser leverage over India than ever and the only play they have is Chabahar port which has serious Indian money invested. Unless USA decides to make Iran its mistress, Iranians are staring into becoming a failed st...
by Vikas
18 Mar 2020 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208753

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Question is - Are Iraqis today better off without the stifling rule of Saddam or not ? Rest all will be footnote in the history books languishing in some dusty library.
by Vikas
18 Mar 2020 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Wanted to talk about this after the delhi riot(?), but was prescribred mandatory r&r by the mods, does anyone have a handle on anurag thakur? The person has been involved in every major bjp protest and yet has never been charged. I first watched him during the unfurling of the tricolor in J&...
by Vikas
18 Mar 2020 15:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 897
Views: 161282

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

On an article " Crude tactics: Saudis,Russia at war over oil prices",. Author John Bradley explains how Saudi clown prince MBS is responsible for the current glut in oil,plummeting prices and oil majors stocks meltdown. In trying at the last OPEC meeting in Vienna to get a cut in oil prod...
by Vikas
18 Mar 2020 15:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1023
Views: 213139

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Inside every Paki cricketer, There is a Afridi and Sohail Tanvir.
by Vikas
18 Mar 2020 15:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

how easily one forgets the prostrations, the @ss licking and the guboing one did while desperately hoping to be "appointed" as the guv of j&k :mrgreen: Katju’s contempt against Gogoi perhaps stems out from a past incident when in 2016, a Supreme Court bench headed by then SC Judge had...
by Vikas
18 Mar 2020 15:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Is this kind of idealism good for the Hindus and BJP, when their opponents will use every means available to entrench themselves in power and create a ecosystem to support them when out of power? why do we assume that the govt doesn't know what it is doing. This requires both offer and acceptance a...
by Vikas
18 Mar 2020 11:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Appointing CJI to any political position or office of benefit post retirement is bad and should be shunned especially in current dispensation when CJI is more powerful than any other office. It has nothing to do with - Since Congress did it, so I get a pass excuse. Any decision by any CJI will becom...
by Vikas
17 Mar 2020 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1023
Views: 213139

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

^ Problem with Paki plight is that this time everyone has been hit badly and world economy is going to go down the drain. Who has the money to forget the loans. Anywhoo I am sure Pakis by mid next year will have no money to pay and they will default. CPEC looks like a distant dream now and all those...
by Vikas
17 Mar 2020 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4623
Views: 343470

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

China has already lost the media and optics battle on Wuhan virus. It now more on face saving trajectory.
by Vikas
17 Mar 2020 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The ICJ claim seems to be an attempt to confuse the jail authorities? To make it appear as if there is an outstanding appeal before a court? The claims made in the letter written by their lawyer to the ICJ are quite outrageous and defamatory to the judicial system of India. Indian judicial system i...
by Vikas
17 Mar 2020 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3149
Views: 295894

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran and Malaysia are down on the knees. Now waiting for Erdogan to sing the song of peace and love with Modi ji. Make no mistake they will come after you again once their situation is normal. The virus inside every peacefool stays till they meet their 72 sex starved mullahs in hell. True but every...
by Vikas
17 Mar 2020 16:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If the legal recourse is available, I don't know why media is crying murder for the four men using it. If Ram Singh who committed suicide and the Juvenile who got out were still around, You could have added 4+4 more rounds of appeal. Unless the law is changed, everyone gets to find loopholes and wor...
by Vikas
17 Mar 2020 15:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1023
Views: 213139

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Pakis take Qarza only with the hope of some geo-local event resulting in waive off or write off.
Beggarasitan never has any intentions of paying the loan.
by Vikas
17 Mar 2020 14:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4623
Views: 343470

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ Holi this year was pretty subdued compared to other years. A lot of us are pretty resilient to virus though some people are taking precautions to strata level. The building next to mine is contemplating banning maids and courier carriers beyond main gate. My building RWA has bought many liters of...
by Vikas
17 Mar 2020 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1023
Views: 213139

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Guys, whats it with DDM, every fart by some Paki cricketers is given prominent headlines. Latest is this clown Akhtar claiming that coronal virus will hurt India badly due to IPL cancellation, and India is "dying" to work with TSP. What do you expect from DDM who even publish comments on ...
by Vikas
16 Mar 2020 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1061
Views: 140254

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

^^Also they are right at the cusp of temperature where corona virus feels at home and survives.
I expect number to cross 100 before end of next week.
Can Erdogan survive Corona ?
by Vikas
16 Mar 2020 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Guys, Predators will start patrolling the skies with grave consequences if you go on this slippery slope of Namaste and untouchability. There can not be any winners in this argument.
by Vikas
16 Mar 2020 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4623
Views: 343470

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

So in next few weeks we will see temperatures rising in most parts of the Northern hemisphere. Would that mean that number of cases will go down assuming the theory of high temperatures == death of corona virus is true. Vice versa would this cause spike in covid-19 positive cases in places like Aus,...
by Vikas
16 Mar 2020 17:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3149
Views: 295894

Re: Iran News and Discussions

chetak wrote:shameless, hypocritical, taqiya filled and devious eeyeranian mullahs.


Iran and Malaysia are down on the knees. Now waiting for Erdogan to sing the song of peace and love with Modi ji.
by Vikas
16 Mar 2020 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4623
Views: 343470

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Corona Virus Cases.. New York wk 1 - 2 wk 2 - 105 wk 3 - 613 France wk 1 - 12 wk 2 - 191 wk 3 - 653 wk 4 - 4499 Iran wk 1 - 2 wk 2 - 43 wk 3 - 245 wk 4 - 4747 wk 5 - 12729 Italy wk 1 - 3 wk 2 - 152 wk 3 - 1036 wk 4 - 6362 wk 5 - 21157 Spain wk 1 - 8 wk 3 - 674 wk 4 - 6043 India Week 1 - 3 Week 2 - ...
by Vikas
16 Mar 2020 16:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

UP invokes Section 3 of Epidemic Diseases Act. Those who hide #Covid19 symptoms, refuse quarantine and medical assistance or raise obstacles to Govt response will face jail and fine under S 188 IPC. #YogiRoxx https://zeenews.india.com/hindi/india/up-uttarakhand/lucknow-administrartion-order-person-...
by Vikas
16 Mar 2020 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1023
Views: 213139

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Work from home helps rookie to validate his design Due to the Coronavirus scare Pakistan government has advised against large social gatherings and asked people to practice social distancing as the coronavirus fear spreads in Pakistan. Some companies have even asked employees to work from home. One...
by Vikas
13 Mar 2020 17:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Old coot is out of detention . Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah walked out of his Gupkar residence on Friday, seven months after he was put under detention following the abrogation of Article 370 by the central government. “I am free, I ...
by Vikas
13 Mar 2020 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3149
Views: 295894

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Are we too nice with the world for our own peril ? allow me to rephrase the question, saar : do we have an inferiority complex, after centuries of colonialism, the constant need for approval and validation :mrgreen: Very nicely put Sir. I can understand complex viz-a-viz white man but what baffles ...
by Vikas
13 Mar 2020 14:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3149
Views: 295894

Re: Iran News and Discussions

New satellite images of mass graves dug in the city of Qom have sparked concern about Iran’s growing number of coronavirus cases. India has airlifted and gifted and set up an entire virus testing lab to iran. the jehadis have not even mentioned it so far. Satellite images show mass graves dug in Ir...
by Vikas
13 Mar 2020 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Gentlemen, the raging inferno of an issue today is the China virus and subsequent health pandemic,global panic and eco meltdown,never seen before.EVERY sector of our economy is affected.CAA, etc.Let's put all our combined efforts into meeting the crisis and defeating the virus'spread. Scindia's rev...
by Vikas
13 Mar 2020 10:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Is GOI mindful of racist, ignorant, Hindu hating Foreign media or is this something we assume ? If yes, then it is the most stupid thing. Personally If a rioter can be subdued with force, There is no need to make a fishing net out of him. Riots are a state of heightened emotions. It is how the poli...
by Vikas
13 Mar 2020 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Is GOI mindful of racist, ignorant, Hindu hating Foreign media or is this something we assume ? If yes, then it is the most stupid thing. Personally If a rioter can be subdued with force, There is no need to make a fishing net out of him. Riots are a state of heightened emotions. It is how the polic...
by Vikas
12 Mar 2020 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4460
Views: 527469

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Establishment guys as PoTUS will always follow a script. You wont see much swing in the way relations are conducted.
by Vikas
12 Mar 2020 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Also the nature and character of Delhi has changed in last 20-25 years. There is influx of people from eastern UP and Bihar and now are a major pole. Post Godhra, there has been a titanic shift in the way erstwhile Dhimmi community retaliates.
by Vikas
12 Mar 2020 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4623
Views: 343470

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I personally think that IPL should be cancelled now. With Covid-19 storm going to grow with everyday, What sense does it make to allow thousands of sweating people assembled in one place across cities and have a full blown doomsday staring at our face. What exactly is BCCI or even GOI waiting for ? ...
by Vikas
12 Mar 2020 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3986
Views: 438442

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Why so much of discomfort saar ? In politics, there are only selfish reasons. Do you think Pidi's sing psalms for Mafia family because of any love or deep rooted respect ? As long as Scindia is useful to BJP, then why not. Politics at top level is a true transactional platform otherwise MLA's would ...
by Vikas
11 Mar 2020 21:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587759

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Ramana ji, There is hardly any successful PIO in USA who doesn't claim a life of hardship and maybe oppression in India,
yet mysteriously they all end up in top notch US universities which mid you are pretty expensive and somehow get support and assistance whenever needed.

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