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by milindc
31 Mar 2020 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Did you see news from yesterday (I think) stating that Dr. Raoult has updated his study (which initially had a very small sample size) to cover new data for about a 100 patients (still not double-blind, randomized peer reviewed yada yada, but a much bigger sample size) and the results/conclusions a...
by milindc
31 Mar 2020 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

GO reads salaries are deferred. Still a noteworthy step Bad move at a time like this when Govt servants have such a crucial role to play. What a great message it would have sent if just CM, Ministers & MLAs cut their salaries to zero. With all the IT-VT, construction, education, Pharma boom I'm...
by milindc
31 Mar 2020 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A pretty basic question: Does hand wash solutions like Dettol, Lifebuoy & Salvon etc., are as, less or more effective when compared to soap (bars) during hand washing? No. Per the sources, soap both bar or bottled washes off the oil and dirt from your hands. Important thing is soap coverage and...
by milindc
30 Mar 2020 11:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Rahul M wrote:
milindc wrote:So true..
Below is a message from personal friend managing a large govt funded hospital in Hyderabad



Please check your e-mail.
by milindc
29 Mar 2020 17:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.rediff.com/news/report/covid-19-seal-borders-to-stop-migrants-centre-to-states/20200329.htm

Seal borders to stop migrants: Center
Kejriwal made announcements in Delhi bastis stating that migrant workers can go to Anand Vihar
by milindc
29 Mar 2020 16:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Does it makes sense ?????? I don't think it makes sense, because there is time lag if approx 14 days from infection of person to that person showing up as infected person in govt. records......... https://i.imgur.com/Gf3vHxg.jpg Just 4-7 days to onset of initial symptoms that include fever and coug...
by milindc
29 Mar 2020 15:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I would suggest you re-read your post. So many assumptions and prejudices there regarding migrant workers that I cant make the huge effort to reply in detail. Yes, why didn't govt plan this 'once in a century' event. Why can't govt provide helicopter to transport 5-10L people to their villages. Why...
by milindc
29 Mar 2020 15:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://punemirror.indiatimes.com/pune/civic/scare-prompts-pvt-docs-to-shut-clinics/articleshow/74868283.cms? Govt expects private doctors to work without proper PPE and diagnostic tools.. politicians are even turning public opinion against doctors by calling them cowards.. But frankly if you see s...
by milindc
29 Mar 2020 13:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

One lesson Indian Govt at all levels must learn quickly is regarding the efficiency and fidelity of official communication channels. There is huge scope of improvement in this aspect. While instances of babudom & police responding quickly and efficiently are surely there, we need the entire sys...
by milindc
29 Mar 2020 13:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

South Korea has done most extensive testing. So i feel more confident of the numbers. If we go by their numbers total cases is 9583 and total fatality is 152. This puts case fatality ratio of just under 1.5% and total serious ill is 1%. This puts the number close to less than common flu. With this ...
by milindc
24 Mar 2020 17:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I don't know what is trusted advice. These are renowned dermatologists using this drug in regular practice and in fact stock it in their pharmacy. They have been giving this long term to treat Lupus related skin conditions. Of course, one needs to consult the doctor before starting any medication b...
by milindc
24 Mar 2020 15:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

My BIL and sister are dermatologists. They prescribe this thing for Lupus related indications. They are saying it is one of the safe drugs and they regularly prescribe this drug in India. These patients take the hydroxychloroquine for long-term. unless you have trusted medical advice do not take th...
by milindc
24 Mar 2020 14:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

India is largest producer of chloroquine. Its 130 rupees a blister pack. But dont use with out doctor prescription. Right, from what I read it is toxic so it can't be used as a preventative. But once you are infected this medication works. My BIL and sister are dermatologists. They prescribe this t...
by milindc
01 Mar 2020 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648640

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

Don't know the veracity and also it is from Dalal Gupta's ThePrint. Apologies if posted earlier. https://theprint.in/defence/not-much-has-changed-for-iaf-a-year-after-it-was-outgunned-by-pakistan/371821/ From limitations of the Su 30 MKI radar to pick up enemy fighters properly to the technical issu...
by milindc
01 Mar 2020 12:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Seems Iran is going shit crazy.
Mullah says apply oil in rectum to cure CoronaVirus. Western medicine is unislamic.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/ ... ian-cleric
by milindc
14 Feb 2020 01:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Anyone involved with fraud detection based on number pattern can tell that Chinese are doing Madrassa Maths on the coronavirus numbers. Yesterday, they decided to actually count the symptomatic patients and increased the number by 15000 instead of the regular 2-3k. However to maintain the 2.1% fatal...
by milindc
07 Feb 2020 14:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4438
Views: 326596

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The key is whether people with the disease is dying at a high rate outside Cheen. They are not. There are 191 cases outside Cheen and only one death. The virus has spread overseas, with 25 nations confirming a total of 191 cases, although there has so far been only one death, in the Philippines. Th...
by milindc
31 Dec 2019 20:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657446

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So I am into a argument on LinkedIn with some clown who calls Modi as violating Minority rights and is foisting Majority rule on Minority. Calls me racist when I pointed out that Not all religion preach love and harmony (Google Kaffir and Heathen) and that Islam is way of life (Nothing wrong with t...
by milindc
19 Nov 2019 16:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 943029

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

While I agree with the problems with GST like delay in getting refund etc the exceptions which sought will only lead to problems like falsification of records and bribes. The basic problem with us is we have far bigger informal economy and people involved in that do not want to do things formally e...
by milindc
22 Apr 2019 15:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 743361

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakis are getting the same price as our merchants from US, but under invoicing to fund the terror. Basically money laundering to escape the tracking. Ca almonds used to fund terror in India https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2344863#p2344863 Why would India import Cali Almonds from Pa...
by milindc
20 Apr 2019 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648640

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

Some tweets from the given link https://mobile.twitter.com/joe_sameer/status/1119196799867281408 I know this will not be liked in this forum, but I'm glad we are now aware the 250+ Su 30 MKI and Mig 29 with R77s are useless against F16s until they expend their AIM-120. We were assuming that Su 30 a...
by milindc
23 Mar 2019 19:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 828734

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Another article that makes educated guesses on Balakot THE QUESTION IS: were the Mirage 2000s using the Israeli SPICE 2000? While undoubtedly, the SPICE 2000 ‘operates on pre-recorded GPS coordinates’, and the weapon’s ‘advanced identification and processing abilities can reportedly help overcome ja...
by milindc
15 Mar 2019 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713014

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Good news is that VEM is the private sector partner on this. We might see some acceleration in terms of delivery
by milindc
02 Mar 2019 01:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 828734

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Qatar, PIA, Emirates are all up flying to Islamabad...
Oman, and others flying to Karachi
by milindc
02 Mar 2019 01:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 828734

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Singha wrote:eerie empty skies again north of delhi...


I Emirates flying to Islamabad...
by milindc
01 Mar 2019 16:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 828734

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Same pic on Feb 20th and Feb28th? I don't get it. Where on GE? GE has not been updated. The before picture is from GE. The after picture is from Zoom Earth, which updates daily. On Zoom Earth only, thats the only portal where you can change the date and check out. I tried two dates, Feb 20th and Fe...
by milindc
01 Mar 2019 14:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 828734

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Since our hero is on his way. For all the guys questioning the Strike. Let me show some "Spice". :D Before https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0hqt37WwAEa8OY.jpg After https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0hqv9cWsAIJiwf.jpg The location: https://zoom.earth/#34.46344,73.318404,19z,sat Collapsed roof on t...
by milindc
12 Feb 2018 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 624247

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

There is a massive effort to upgrade security in all bases. Seems priority is IAF. Tenders floated and work in progress.
by milindc
16 Jan 2018 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 75
Views: 7724

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

To me, all educated Indians carrying android phones and iphones are unnecessarily getting worked up over privacy. Once they have signed up for FB, Android or iPhone, they have already given more information to these entities than a finger print and address. With all the stupid cacophony in educated ...
by milindc
20 Dec 2017 18:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 626504

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

#IAF issues request for proposal to HAL for procurement of 83 #Tejas light combat aircraft: Official sources (PTI)

https://twitter.com/EconomicTimes/statu ... 5320913920
by milindc
13 Sep 2017 21:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 782368

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I chatted with folks who are from the artillery brigade. Folks who take time off in Bhagyanagaram every year. FYI, I'm not expert. Just relaying my chaiwalla conversation.
by milindc
13 Sep 2017 19:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 782368

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

My discussion with chaiwala, and one of the topics was Artillery shells, was before the M777 incident. I came back thinking these OFBs should be disbanded.
by milindc
13 Sep 2017 15:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 782368

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

>> Look at the way they pour powder into the brass. It's very uneven. This is likely how OFB does it's powder allocation. I doubt it. making of bombs and shells at huge automated plants is a lot different from dara adam khel, they could not meet supply requirements in that mode nor meet any safety ...
by milindc
12 May 2016 11:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 274193

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Another planted article in Economic Times, and we are all getting our undies in twist. Lets trust Parrikar :)
by milindc
13 Jun 2015 23:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 706
Views: 32532

Re: Joint Army/IAF Anti-Terrorist Cross Border Op into Myanm

#ModiSarkar is all about optics, and that is one of the core strategy to inculcate positive vibes into Janta. Changing the base GDP numbers is one such case which has generated 'feel good' on the economy, and that is key for increased confidence. Most of the things ModiSarkar is doing will center ar...
by milindc
19 Oct 2014 08:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 208217

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Chaiwala says the Brahmos engine is being manufactured in India
by milindc
14 May 2014 21:43
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 1158
Views: 53402

Re: Exit Polls & Discussion 2014 Elections

Sanku wrote:
milindc wrote:Either way there will NaMo led NDA


Are these BJP numbers or NDA ?


Only BJP
by milindc
14 May 2014 21:40
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 1158
Views: 53402

Re: Exit Polls & Discussion 2014 Elections

So milind, Can you share what you concluded on recent electionis in just general way? Or do you want us to die of agony with rNDTV type water torture? BJP states (Chhattisgarh + Gujarat + MP + Rajasthan + Goa : 100 seats ) : expected 88-94 United UP (UP + Bihar + Jharkhand + Uttarakhand : 139 seats...
by milindc
14 May 2014 21:29
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 1158
Views: 53402

Re: Exit Polls & Discussion 2014 Elections

Please only believe CSDS polls and their range...
by milindc
14 May 2014 21:28
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 1158
Views: 53402

Re: Exit Polls & Discussion 2014 Elections

1.2 crore new voters registered in UP in last 8 months, that's 9% of total voters of UP. 79% of them are under 35 (around 10% advantage for the Party across all caste groups) I can only laugh when Journos say there is no NaMo wave. 9% motivated voters, how will they vote will decide this election. :...

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