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by SriKumar
20 Oct 2020 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824744

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ Read it.
Am curious about your take on WHO’s statement on Remdesivir. I have not been following this thread for a month or two and hence missed your reasoning/hints.
by SriKumar
20 Oct 2020 06:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824744

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It seems that's you here. I will let the PM know, he can rein you in. Sure. Let ,me know. Coming from the same people that promised, numbers peaking by Mid/End May (NITI aayog ??) 5T economy, 15L in bank accounts yada yada. I wouldn't stoop to you level of cheap ad hominem barbs. I am not sure but ...
by SriKumar
19 Oct 2020 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824744

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^Thanks. I’ll take a look but your response to Mukhi answers my question. It will be very good If the prediction was made a month ago (rather than a week ago).
by SriKumar
19 Oct 2020 09:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824744

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

-- Even without vaccine end of Feb will be sort of end of this season. Could you please expand on this a bit. What does it mean to that it 'ends' in February. Does it mean that most Indians will have already been infected by Feb. and hence cannot be infected again, or is it something else? Does the...
by SriKumar
11 Oct 2020 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824744

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It is odd that there is no news of any major vaccine trials in China. Maybe there is and I don’t know. Russia, US, India, UK are all doing vaccine trials. China, with its Wuhan virology lab and many other labs, hospitals should have had something by now in trial double-quick time, given their poor r...
by SriKumar
11 Oct 2020 19:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 360528

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Any idea if the escape tunnel has lighting, and air supply ducts? The thing is underground inside a tunnel. Access to this tunnel should also be every 150 m or something. I agree with the 50 knph idea and its thought process. Enforcement of speed limits and limiting crazy behavior is utmost importan...
by SriKumar
27 Sep 2020 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960147

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

I agree that India 'stood up' to China, but if both sides go back to LAC after this, I'm not sure things will change substantially. The smaller countries will still not take on CHina because they know China can deploy overwhelming forces vs. their tiny forces. WIll they be willing to play that game?...
by SriKumar
25 Sep 2020 17:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824744

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^Covid claims a son of India. Bhagawan unki aatma Ko Shanti de.
by SriKumar
20 Sep 2020 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2301
Views: 370995

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Not sure whether this is a smart move - esp publicizing it... any country can now search Chinese merchant vessels even on the international waters stating that they may be carrying BM that can target their country... open season... Agreed. And if hostilities break out, it gives India a good reason ...
by SriKumar
19 Sep 2020 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China Meets World
Replies: 44
Views: 6048

Re: China Meets World

And more of the live shows in China: Cooking live animals :roll: https://youtu.be/prwUIBqOvSs And the judge proudly proclaims that the fish's mouth has to be moving or else the chef fails to qualify :shock: Many moons ago I was watching a show on local Chinese cuisine- I think it was a western crew...
by SriKumar
19 Sep 2020 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2301
Views: 370995

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

williams, A few things from Shiv's video, by the way we miss him here, but I think he's missed a few things here: 1. There are additional solar panels towards the back meaning there may be other buildings or bunkers below ground. Each of those panel clusters, look like 36 sq. meters, probably gener...
by SriKumar
19 Sep 2020 21:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China Meets World
Replies: 44
Views: 6048

Re: China Meets World

I did not want to contribute to this thread but this is one thing that I do want to bring up- their treatment of animals. In zoos, they feed live animals to predators. I dont know how widspread this is, but this is sold as entertainment to the average Chinese visitor to a zoo, which presumably inclu...
by SriKumar
13 Sep 2020 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2301
Views: 370995

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Its carefully constructed facade of being a military superpower will crumble and other smaller nations too will get the confidence to give it a bloody nose the next time they try a salami instead of just rolling over. I doubt the 'military super-power' equation will collapse against the smaller cou...
by SriKumar
13 Sep 2020 19:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1976
Views: 156694

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Yes, the successes are bragged about, but I myself am aware of instances where certain real-world problems proved to be too much for these algorithms. So the researcher tries out one technique after the other, based on recommendations from others. "Why are you trying that classifier? Try a sel...
by SriKumar
13 Sep 2020 19:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1976
Views: 156694

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

It's not exactly equal to anything, it's a series :). Maybe taking the series expansions of those two irrationals and multiplying them out term-by-term would work. But the result would need to group the terms just right. And I still can't figure out those continued fractions. How would one evaluate...
by SriKumar
12 Sep 2020 19:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1976
Views: 156694

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

^ I don't know all the latest developments, but the way this "big data" is typically handled in many places, is pretty farcical. A lot of people are just looking to bandwagon on the concept. Likewise with AI/ ML, what I observe (which may be pretty far from the true cutting edge in the fi...
by SriKumar
12 Sep 2020 04:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2301
Views: 370995

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^ Is there an implication anywhere that (i) it is a problem, and (ii) it is our problem? (All I was saying is that they probably will not retreat inspite of any agreements they profess to agree with, and even if they retreat from some areas, they will not retreat from other areas. Whether this is a...
by SriKumar
12 Sep 2020 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2301
Views: 370995

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I dont see how China will voluntarily go back to pre-June positions. They painted a location with the China map around finger 4 and publicised those pictures 2 monts ago. They also published a grave-site with about 60+ black gravestones with Chinese inscriptions on it- for the killed-in-action Chine...
by SriKumar
07 Sep 2020 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2301
Views: 370995

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020- Part 2

OT maybe ...USS Nimitz a/c in North Arabian sea, message to Pakistan? Eye on Gwadar?

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/navy-se ... d=72851994
by SriKumar
06 Sep 2020 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964318

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

^^^ It did read a bit like an Alistair MacLean story. One of his lines is 'India was caught off-guard'. He needs to be a bit careful about saying such things unless it is actually true and he meant it. There is also a note about IA not happy with the sticks-and-stones mode of fighting. I assume that...
by SriKumar
06 Sep 2020 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964318

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/indian-offensive-retake-chinese-seized-territory-hidden-story A good read. Quite the find. Not seen any article that gives such details, and is written cleanly. He did not say how their armored troop carriers and the associated convoy was stopped/forced to tu...
by SriKumar
30 Aug 2020 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960147

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

They will criss-cross the LAC with roads and edifices and pour in a sea of drones, self-propelled artillery, light tanks and AFVs to deter kinetics while they build permanent presence in places that neither side had permanent presence before. We have to match up the best we could before it becomes ...
by SriKumar
29 Aug 2020 05:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960147

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

I am more interested in what China does during peacetime than war time. For guidance, one can see what they did all along the India border in the last 10-20 years, and what it is doing at the LAC right now. (In reading hte China/PAkistan BOrder Threat thread, there are pages and pages that deal with...
by SriKumar
28 Aug 2020 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960147

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

^^^Strange. Do you believe that the Hambantota port and the Rajapaksha airport developments were/are purely commercial ventures? Now China has the port and India the airport. PRC's infrastructure development, in many, if not most cases are a front to their military ambition. And if you followed the ...
by SriKumar
23 Aug 2020 06:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1976
Views: 156694

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

AmberG (or anyone else who cares to take a whack at it), what do you think of the 'new' techniques that fall under the AL/Machine learning categoies. A lot of it seems to be old (Well-known techniques like regression, linear algebra and probability). Are there any actual new mathematics that came up...
by SriKumar
21 Aug 2020 19:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1976
Views: 156694

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

A lot, I mean really a lot, of math nowadays is done as mix of these two approaches. Most examples come from Linear Algebra and diffeq. You guess a solution and then massage till it fits through a calculation to verify. In fact, iterative methods for solving a system of linear equations is one such...
by SriKumar
16 Aug 2020 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1858
Views: 451275

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

^^^ interesting video. THe graphics and the (literal) perspective of the presentation of 3D maps makes it more clear and impactful. However the approach described is not that different from what was known earlier. I read an interview of M.A. Jinnah in Life magazine (circa 1947) when Margaret Burke W...
by SriKumar
15 Aug 2020 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 717168

Re: Internal Security Watch

Thanks for your response, Kamran.
by SriKumar
15 Aug 2020 07:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 717168

Re: Internal Security Watch

India wants peace? Only solution are police and judicial reform. Free the police from political control and let them professionalise. If we can have a professional armed forces, then we can also have a professional police force. The source of recruitment is the same for both the forces. Question is...
by SriKumar
10 Aug 2020 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4308
Views: 739127

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

It is not always lobbying, corruption etc. Much of the shenanigans can be attributed to the phenomenon called "Indiligence" "Indiligence" is a combination of words Indian and Intelligence. The primary driving factor for this is the insatiable urge to demonstrate your intelligenc...
by SriKumar
04 Aug 2020 04:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824744

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Thanks. 3. The staff at night. They are simply Girls, fresh out of school Related to medical field. I believe the GOV needs to reexamine the Nursing degree and its syllabus. Hospitals are simply using low level technicians To increase profit. (Zydus Ahmedabad was well staffed during days but not su...
by SriKumar
02 Aug 2020 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824744

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

As much as i love my country, if you and your loved ones are in an advanced, first world nation then thank your lucky stars. If the above can happen to a very popular doctor in a small city then i can only imagine the plight of those who have no support. God bless you all.  Ambar.....thanks for men...
by SriKumar
01 Aug 2020 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824744

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The conduct and spread of this virus is based on nature/science/reality. It really does not care about the politics of the person. Reducing testing is not going to help. If testing is indeed reduced, and it lulls people into complacency, there will be a spike in hospitalizations later on- cannot be ...
by SriKumar
27 Jul 2020 03:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960147

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

Not new. It had been the case since the beginning of the Trump admin. The truth is the china Hawks are making sure that breakage with Cheen happens during this term so whether Trump win the 2020 election or not the US and China will continue down this path of eventual conflict or at containment bec...
by SriKumar
26 Jul 2020 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960147

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

^^^ Now why would we ever want that? Ideological competition is fleeting. That between civilizations is permament. CCP weakens Chini/Sinosphere civilization in the long haul. chola, how do you read the recent pronouncements by Sec. State Pompeo. The language seems pretty venhement and un-compromisi...
by SriKumar
25 Jul 2020 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964318

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

For the record ....on how China has double-standards even when human lives are at risk, they had started to shutown internal air traffic due to virus in Wuhan, while asking foreign airlines to keep flying. This was even after they knew the infection rates and death rates of the virus. https://econom...
by SriKumar
24 Jul 2020 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960147

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

As a point of clarification on my previous post- the comment on Pompeo is completely indepedendent of my comment on MEA/babus etc. Not related, though they are in the same post. The Pompeo comment was to remark on the tough stance taken by GotUS. It appears to signal a departure from status quo and ...
by SriKumar
24 Jul 2020 20:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5215
Views: 960147

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

THe words from Sec. of State Pompeo is pretty strong and vehement language (will not tolerate China's playbook to usurp world order). That's tantamount to saying 'enough is enough'. Tough political positions has been taken (would not quite call it battlelines yet). About Indian MEA and babucracy, it...
by SriKumar
19 Jul 2020 07:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964318

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

India has already crossed a huge mental block in this qualitatively different response to Chinese aggression, and it is wise for PM Modi to make haste slowly. Indira Gandhi waited a full six months after the onset of genocide in East Pakistan despite all the pressures on India at that time. ..... I...
by SriKumar
19 Jul 2020 07:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 964318

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

^^^ Agree. rs_Singh has been quite measured in his responses and in his modes of dis-agreement. If he has his preferences, but is measured about it, it should be OK in a forum like this. Counter-points have been made (by YIPatel, for example). And to me YIP's response makes sense. I did not see RN S...

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