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by SriKumar
20 Feb 2021 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2536
Views: 231781

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eup30E3VcAY_9tC?format=jpg&name=900x900[/img] Arjun TEndulkar IPL and its ridiculous comparison wit MSP Simple response to this is that MI IPL team MSP for Arjun T. was not paid by Indian government (or Indian taxpayer). If a private firm wants to pay MSP prices to f...
by SriKumar
13 Feb 2021 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8681

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

gpurewal, I sure dont want to beat a dead horse here and neither am I intersted in extended debates, but I'll say this. When I hear/think about Trudeau in the news these days (either during his 2018 visit to India or his recent remarks) it has begun to feel like he not the prime minister of a sovere...
by SriKumar
07 Feb 2021 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2536
Views: 231781

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/JaidevJamwal/status/1357925254111272960?s=20 There's no way to unread this, is there? I'm so disturbed right now, been that way all day. Which one of those folks to commend for courage - don't know. That man must have been traumatized for life. Where do these hard-learned lesson...
by SriKumar
31 Jan 2021 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 556
Views: 131512

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1355054142767546370?s=20 ---> Stay-tuned to the unsung heroes building our Tejas. From the hangars of HAL's Aircraft Division, the second production line. And, on Feb 02nd, Defence Minister will inaugurate the much-awaited third line boosting the production, fin...
by SriKumar
20 Jan 2021 04:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5641
Views: 677171

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

It seems pretty clear that the Aussies were good because they changed the paradigm of the game from sheer skill/talent and added bullying, sledging, intimidation into the mix. As they were white, no one objected. The technology was not good in the decades past, so they were able to get away with th...
by SriKumar
31 Dec 2020 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724638

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

I think it goes without saying that China will (and has) attack (ed) India before India gets to a point where it can credibly be seen as stronger than China. Why would China wait? To the contrary, if China knows India will get to a point of parity beyond which there is no turning back, it will be th...
by SriKumar
31 Dec 2020 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724638

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

X-Post from the IAF: News & Discussion thread.... -------------------------------------------------------------------------- In case anyone needed pictorial reference for the string of pearls :) https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1343965303630417920?s=20 ---> IAF Chief: There's no target ...
by SriKumar
28 Dec 2020 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8913
Views: 1043760

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Ca+2 influx is important/critical to many cellular functions include clonal expansion/immune activation, EDTA is a chelator of divalent metal cations, the local availability of Ca+2 may be restricted at a certain local EDTA concentration. EDTA is used in vaccine formulations. You got me there. Gree...
by SriKumar
25 Dec 2020 09:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 2026
Views: 178782

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Odd combination of equations that describe physical phenomena (MAxwell eqns. , NAvier STokes, Wave eqn, Gravitational force eqn) and those that are purely mathematical and not trying to describe any physical phenomenon- definition of i, description of logarithm etc). I would like to add Taylor serie...
by SriKumar
23 Dec 2020 00:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1389647

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If you must watch programs of Hindu phobic channels/platforms or of any pseudo Bollywood actors and directors then please watch it through downloads or from pirated sources. Do not use pay channels/buy theatre tickets and enrich these anti dharmic b a s t a r d s. +1 I always tell my non-indian fri...
by SriKumar
23 Dec 2020 00:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 298511

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

After 28 years... Sister Abhaya case: Sr Sephy, Fr Kottoor found guilty, quantum of punishment on Wednesday. The summary of the case was that; in the year 1992 a 21 year old nun was found dead in a well in a convent. Kerala's local police & crime branch stated that it was a case of suicide, inv...
by SriKumar
13 Dec 2020 02:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1389647

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Just wondering, if its time to revive the idea of a 2nd national capital in southern India at this stage or even multiple capital cities across Bharat ? These protests at any one city become local issues and will be difficult to sustain long term, as it becomes more expensive to mobilize & fund...
by SriKumar
25 Nov 2020 05:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724638

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

Ah... about a month late, but here it is...another round of App bans in response to President Xi's India-friendly policies (probably in response to the Mumbai power cut hacking from China?). Ladakh is getting colder now. Every month of this prolonging should have one more round of app bans. https://...
by SriKumar
21 Nov 2020 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8913
Views: 1043760

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think everyone has to take precautions from getting infected and/or passing on the infection to young people or elderly people. Elderly people are humans too, and being old or having co-morbitidies makes it even more incumbent on the younger people to not get infected/not pass it on. And there ar...
by SriKumar
21 Nov 2020 08:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8913
Views: 1043760

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think everyone has to take precautions from getting infected and/or passing on the infection to young people or elderly people. Elderly people are humans too, and being old or having co-morbitidies makes it even more incumbent on the younger people to not get infected/not pass it on. And there are...
by SriKumar
01 Nov 2020 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 724638

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

It is been constantly said that this is the first time Chinese are getting deployed in winter. It boggles my mind, that we never bothered to re-captured the areas lost in 62, when the were no Chinese guarding the place : One could argue that this is exactly what JAwaharlal Nehru did with his 'forwa...
by SriKumar
25 Oct 2020 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8913
Views: 1043760

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Well, we just hit a third peak in the US. Over 81K new cases on Friday. It looks we will not have things under control over here until a vaccine. ...or use masks and social distancing. This has proven to be effective in drawing down the numbers of infection in many states including the worst-hit NY...
by SriKumar
20 Oct 2020 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8913
Views: 1043760

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: 8913
Views: 1043760

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: 8913
Views: 1043760

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: 8913
Views: 1043760

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: 8913
Views: 1043760

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: 3116
Views: 397112

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: 5534
Views: 1096123

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: 8913
Views: 1043760

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: 3536
Views: 724638

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: 47
Views: 7486

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: 3536
Views: 724638

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: 47
Views: 7486

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: 3536
Views: 724638

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: 2026
Views: 178782

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: 2026
Views: 178782

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: 2026
Views: 178782

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: 3536
Views: 724638

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: 3536
Views: 724638

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: 3536
Views: 724638

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023170

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023170

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: 5534
Views: 1096123

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: 5534
Views: 1096123

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...

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