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by Avarachan
14 Jan 2019 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2963
Views: 208610

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

These photos are astonishing.
by Avarachan
14 Jan 2019 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2284
Views: 136584

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Lilo, thank you for that detailed post. I knew some of that history, but not most of it. 1) Personally, I don't feel strongly about beef-eating. I would never force anyone to eat beef, and I think that those who desecrate places of worship should be punished severely. (That sort of nonsense triggers...
by Avarachan
13 Jan 2019 13:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2284
Views: 136584

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

About the KL exceptionalism part, let me point out what I mean. Karan M, in general, I don't disagree with what you wrote ... In my previous post, I was directing my comments towards others, not you. 1) Regarding Kerala's uniqueness, I mentioned that in support of Dileep's proposal for a Kerala-bas...
by Avarachan
12 Jan 2019 13:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2284
Views: 136584

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I notice that some people on this thread are angry ... This is an emotional issue. As I've gotten older, I'm much calmer than I used to be. Lies fade away. The lie of Keralite Communism is fading away. Something new is being born, and we have the privilege of witnessing it. Regarding Islam, the bigg...
by Avarachan
12 Jan 2019 12:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2284
Views: 136584

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

So you want a new political party. If only it was that easy. To form a political party one needs heavy investments and time apart from ideology and narrative. And kerala is short on both. To throw such arguments is just stalling and escaping one's responsibility. While orthodox christians may not b...
by Avarachan
12 Jan 2019 11:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2284
Views: 136584

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Because people are using the term "Abrahamic" in this thread, I'm posting an article link questioning the very term "Abrahamic." I know we're not supposed to discuss religion on BRF, but because the term "Abrahamic" is so widespread, there's no way to avoid the issue. N...
by Avarachan
12 Jan 2019 09:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2284
Views: 136584

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Loyalty is a two way street. Indian voters are quite self centered, focused on their pet peeves and ditch the BJP at the drop of a hat. Most couldn't give a fig for high falutin concepts like Dharma, national concerns the likes of which members in this fora obsess over. Karan M, what we are witness...
by Avarachan
03 Jan 2019 12:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2284
Views: 136584

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Supratik, that may happen. We may see a KL based yindoo party that serve the KL Yindoo interest soon. They may have an issue based alliance with NDA. Dileep, I haven't posted in this thread because I'm an Orthodox Christian, and Sabarimala is an internal issue for the Hindu community. Nonetheless, ...
by Avarachan
31 Dec 2018 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3446
Views: 568396

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

This is a very interesting article regarding how outsourcing to China has compromised the American military-industrial base. November 4, 2018 "The Pentagon Realised What It Has Done – the Chinese Put the US Army on Its Knees" http://thesaker.is/the-pentagon-realised-what-it-has-done-the-ch...
by Avarachan
31 Dec 2018 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 104
Views: 8373

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

Rod Dreher, December 29, 2018, "Trust in the Church" https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/trust-catholic-church-cupich-vatican-sex-abuse A Catholic friend asks me what expectations I have for the big Vatican meeting in February about the sex abuse scandal. The answer? None. The f...
by Avarachan
16 Dec 2018 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517687

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Cross-posted from the "Geopolitics" thread. __________________________ This is an extremely interesting article by Pepe Escobar. Russia wants to create “`a common space for economic, logistic and information cooperation, peace and security from Shanghai to Lisbon and New Delhi to Murmansk....
by Avarachan
16 Dec 2018 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 721
Views: 98604

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

This is an extremely interesting article by Pepe Escobar. Russia wants to create “`a common space for economic, logistic and information cooperation, peace and security from Shanghai to Lisbon and New Delhi to Murmansk.'” http://thesaker.is/how-the-new-silk-roads-are-merging-into-greater-eurasia/ He...
by Avarachan
14 Dec 2018 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 727
Views: 45549

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Regarding "Southern Baptists" in the U.S., I recommend reading the following document. This is a detailed, 71-page report, "Report on Slavery and Racism in the History of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary." See pages 5-8 for a summary. http://www.sbts.edu/wp-content/uploa...
by Avarachan
14 Dec 2018 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 727
Views: 45549

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

There have been interesting stories in the past few days regarding corruption in American evangelical Protestant communities. I'm posting the links in this thread because these communities lead the missionary efforts in India. The truth about what their communities are really like is eye-opening. ht...
by Avarachan
12 Dec 2018 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2634
Views: 341030

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

This is a very interesting article. China makes microprocessor chips, but doesn't make the machines which are used to make advanced microprocessors.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12- ... ally-about
by Avarachan
24 Nov 2018 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 727
Views: 45549

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

I see posts speculating on Mr. Chau's ethnic background. I looked at his public Instagram photos: his father was Chinese, and his mom was Caucasian.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVfKBYhBN8a

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFLIhqZD1Pb
by Avarachan
21 Nov 2018 06:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1529
Views: 207067

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

^^ It seems that the Pantsir has teething problems. Nonetheless, the previous-generation Tor missile system performed well (an 80% success rate).
by Avarachan
21 Nov 2018 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1529
Views: 207067

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/24997/russia-releases-first-official-video-of-its-su-57s-on-their-absurdly-short-trip-to-syria In addition, earlier in November 2018, Viktor Murakhovsky, military expert and editor-in-chief of Russia’s Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine, also claimed in a social ...
by Avarachan
17 Nov 2018 08:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989235

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

There are going to be backfires too old and no plans for new production run Singha, are you aware that Tu-22M3's are being upgraded to Tu-22M3M's as we speak? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-22M Tu-22M3 for the Russian Air Force with engines from Tu-160M2 (NK-32-02), upgraded avionics (SVP...
by Avarachan
17 Nov 2018 07:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989235

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Pralay, can be easily adapted for air launch, but we cannot. No platform. I know that the last 40 Su-30 is for strategic purposes to remove (over) dependence on France. The platforms are hardened in ways that only the worthies know, But AFAIK, there were no change in the capacity of the hardpoints....
by Avarachan
16 Nov 2018 11:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989235

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Indranil, remember this. You are (IMHO) absolutely on the right track. See Air Launched Missile on the right. https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/the-big-story/story/20101129-the-secret-k-missile-family-744797-2010-11-20 And, Karan M, the Rafale can carry unusually heavy loads on a few of its hardpo...
by Avarachan
16 Nov 2018 11:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989235

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Also, these missiles will grow in scope, weight and dimensions. The Su-30 won't. I suspect that the 42 MKI's ordered in 2010 are capable of carrying significantly heavier payloads than the standard MKI's. To become aware of the possibilities, look up the weight of the air-launched Moskit. The GoI h...
by Avarachan
11 Nov 2018 07:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 104
Views: 8373

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

^^ For the above article, there's an interesting comment by Lee Podles. Podles is the author of perhaps the best book on the pedophilia/pederasty/infidelity crisis, "Sacrilege: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church" (2008). Curiously, he remains a Roman Catholic. As an Orthodox Christian, I ...
by Avarachan
11 Nov 2018 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 104
Views: 8373

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/roman-catholicism-geographic-solution/ Rod Dreher, "The Church’s ‘Geographic Solution’" November 9, 2018 Back in 2003, I had a conversation with a Dallas plaintiff’s lawyer who had been involved in sex abuse lawsuits against the Catholic Churc...
by Avarachan
07 Sep 2018 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 12582

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

This has huge security implications for us. If we go for widespread 2 way datalinking, we will have to create two sets of networks - one for our tactical assets, i.e. delineate between our datalinks and the ones tapped into COMCASA, and the data from COMCASA enabled networks, e.g. Link-16 type has ...
by Avarachan
07 Sep 2018 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 12582

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

As Shri Abdul Kalam repeatedly stated, "Strength respects strength, not weakness." That's what's going through my head right now. What's strange about this decision is that I don't see the need for it. China's nuclear submarines aren't so quiet that India needs cutting-edge technology to d...
by Avarachan
31 Aug 2018 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1041
Views: 150942

Re: The IAF History Thread

question for serious IAF historians. I sometimes have conversations with gentlemen who claim to be experts on the Indo-Pak and other wars and find myself politely nodding and smiling whilst complete bakwas is spewed at the other end. However, one story that resurfaces often (and for which I have se...
by Avarachan
29 Aug 2018 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 104
Views: 8373

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

I notice that posters in this thread are making all sorts of claims regarding Christianity, the origins of the Bible, etc. First, please stay on topic. If you want to discuss Christianity in general, please open up a separate thread. I'm not sure the moderators will allow it--BRF has a long-standing...
by Avarachan
29 Aug 2018 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 104
Views: 8373

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/catholic-cold-war-turns-civil-war/ One of the enduring mysteries of the contemporary Catholic Church is why so many priests know about practicing homosexuals in the priesthood, but don’t do anything about it .... There are liberal Catholic priests, both...
by Avarachan
29 Aug 2018 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 104
Views: 8373

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/27/opinion/pope-francis-catholic-church-letter.html Pope Francis must resign. That conclusion is unavoidable if allegations contained in a letter written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò are true. Archbishop Viganò, the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States from 2...
by Avarachan
26 Aug 2018 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 104
Views: 8373

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/episcopal-sodomy-fear-grips-the-vatican August 19, 2018 While Shapiro did not directly hint at RICO violations per se, other states' attorneys general have begun laying the preliminary groundwork for their own grand jury investigations, as Church Militant ...
by Avarachan
26 Aug 2018 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 104
Views: 8373

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

This is my post from June 26, 2018. https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7004&p=2280121&sid=cfc02d22a1e3adef0c95f3d7cc96c8ae#p2280121 This is an eye-opening instance of how the Roman Catholic Organization (I refuse to call it a church) wields political power to cover up ...
by Avarachan
26 Aug 2018 09:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 104
Views: 8373

Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

The Roman Catholic Organization is in the beginnings of a major crisis. The reason I'm creating this thread in the "Strategic Issues and International Relations Forum" is because this crisis could well become as significant as the Protestant Reformation. That irrevocably changed Europe pol...
by Avarachan
29 Jun 2018 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2007
Views: 260442

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Regarding China, I think the threat is overblown ... In terms of noise levels, for instance, India's nuclear submarines are approximately 15 years ahead of China's. (I make this assessment on the basis of publicly available information. To know more, one can start with this article: https://fas.org/...
by Avarachan
29 Jun 2018 09:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2007
Views: 260442

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US Envoy Nikki Haley Speaks To NDTV On Iran, 2+2 Summit: Highlights https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/us-envoy-nikki-haley-speaks-to-ndtv-highlights-1874813?browserpush=true Here are the highlights of her interview with NDTV. On the postponement of "2+2 summit", she says it won't affect US-...
by Avarachan
26 Jun 2018 07:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 727
Views: 45549

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

This is an eye-opening instance of how the Roman Catholic Organization (I refuse to call it a church) wields political power to cover up its crimes. https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/grand-jury-report-abuse-looms-six-pennsylvania-dioceses Mark Dent, "Grand jury report on abuse looms...
by Avarachan
12 Jun 2018 09:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989235

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Could Akash be developed into a naval SAM system too? I know that the B-8 supposedly a JV with Israel but depends hugely upon it, has been earmarked for our principal warships as principal anti-air/missile defence.However, a secondary desi SAM system based upon Akash could be very useful also and p...
by Avarachan
12 Jun 2018 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517687

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

There is something specific about the S-X00 ADS that makes the US cr@p its pants. Remember how they freaked out and screamed "red line" when there was even a chance that S-300 may get sold to Syria or Iran. And right now it's specifically the S-400 sale that's being cited by the US in its...
by Avarachan
15 May 2018 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2852
Views: 322222

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

In retrospect, what did we gain from the Rafale purchase? 1) Because of the ties between Russia and China, it is best to use a non-Russian aircraft for the air-launched nuclear-deterrence role. 2) The Rafale deal keeps the strategic cooperation with the French going. As I've written on BRF before, ...
by Avarachan
19 Apr 2018 06:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517687

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

By the way, for those who wonder about the Russian strategy towards Pakistan, it is aimed at the U.S. There are analysts (Catherine Austin Fitts, etc.) who say that the U.S. stock market is propped up by the money laundering associated with drug trafficking (from Afghanistan/Pakistan/etc.). If that...

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