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by shyamd
11 Jul 2018 01:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2957
Views: 190152

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Indian move is because Trump admin are plotting war with Iran - there is no room for negotiation on cutting oil. First step is to bleed iran of funds, pressure trading community and minorities to create unrest. Iran is swiftly losing its friends - most recently PRC rebuked Iran for threatening to cl...
by shyamd
24 Dec 2017 01:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 724
Views: 100402

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Why did Saudi Arabia and Qatar, allies of the US, continue to fund the Taliban after the 2001 war? From a new book published on the subject. This continues to confirm that TSP cannot afford to fund its Af-Pak operations and relies on donations to run it... Today its Russia & Iran funding a big ...
by shyamd
24 Dec 2017 01:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 70876

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

India to seek supply of radars, missiles by 2018 India is all set to take a big stride in exports of arms and equipment with the defence ministry in the process of tying up with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Myanmar and Armenia for supply of radars, helicopters and missiles,...
by shyamd
09 Dec 2017 14:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 724
Views: 100402

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

US is using india as leverage to win concessions from Pak on Af pak (and its had some success). GoI gets access to tech, greater military political economic cooperation from US/allies and trade deals in return. Talking to Pak is always a precondition that is set by some powers historically. Even if ...
by shyamd
08 Dec 2017 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 724
Views: 100402

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Pak is fretting because India may be asked for boots on ground and joint ops with NATO. Hectic activity/lobbying between Beijing & Riyad. PRC was asked to cover/deploy in FATA/NWFP. Can't see how it is conceivable. Just to provide an update on this. Spoke to someone who is a go-between between ...
by shyamd
27 Nov 2017 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 724
Views: 100402

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

shyamd: < rhetorical nonsense deleted> So you just made random statements about a "change in the ground situation" but don't really have much to support that statement. Errr.... please quote the said random statements. It was you who started talking about "no change on the ground&quo...
by shyamd
25 Nov 2017 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 724
Views: 100402

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Just to be clear: eventually this will involve screwing over Indian interests. But we are still some way off all of that. Next elections are some time away. If you look back at what happened after Ghani came to power and what he was saying to TSP about india you'll have a better understanding...... ...
by shyamd
25 Nov 2017 02:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 724
Views: 100402

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Pak is fretting because India may be asked for boots on ground and joint ops with NATO. Hectic activity/lobbying between Beijing & Riyad. PRC was asked to cover/deploy in FATA/NWFP. Can't see how it is conceivable. Just to provide an update on this. Spoke to someone who is a go-between between ...
by shyamd
29 Sep 2017 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 724
Views: 100402

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

All help, but no troops to Afghanistan
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 759652.ece

Article doesn't talk about it but Def Min confirmed to Mattis GoI decision not to send troops.
by shyamd
29 Sep 2017 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence and Strategic Security
Replies: 23
Views: 4364

Re: Intelligence and Strategic Security

India prevented an assassination attempt on Bangladesh PM. Assassination was directed by ISI and was to be conducted by security force guarding Sheikh Hasina

http://www.news18.com/news/india/jihadi ... 26205.html
by shyamd
24 Sep 2017 14:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 724
Views: 100402

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Ramana ji and mukesh ji many thanks. India has downgraded relationship with Iran in return for this. So how will india maintain supply lines? This is what I don't understand. UN Flag - current govt is flexible. Pak is nervous - prepare for more live fire exercises, military exercises. Pak don't have...
by shyamd
23 Sep 2017 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 724
Views: 100402

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Pak is fretting because India may be asked for boots on ground and joint ops with NATO. Hectic activity/lobbying between Beijing & Riyad. PRC was asked to cover/deploy in FATA/NWFP. Can't see how it is conceivable.
by shyamd
14 Apr 2017 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 724
Views: 100402

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Doval has asked McMaster if US will increase troop presence in Af Pak. GOI has slowed down all iran investments (i.e. some of the steps taken)
by shyamd
14 Apr 2017 18:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 907795

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Arunachal Pradesh people unhappy under India's 'illegal' rule: China Daily It is time for Indian newspapers/analysts to say similar things about Tibet. China is trying to sow disaffection among the people of Arunachal Pradesh. Considering its past behaviour in the North East where it has supported ...
by shyamd
22 Sep 2015 12:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 165583

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

It's about an alawite state and the Russians are gonna be the guarantors
by shyamd
22 Sep 2015 00:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 165583

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Here is a snippet from Wikileaks about the dead prince Rashid (C/NF) As mentioned reftel, HbM was born on November 14, 1982 and is MbR's second oldest son by his first official wife, Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Jumma. MbR's oldest son, Rashid, does not play a public role in Dubai affairs. (Note: ...
by shyamd
30 Jan 2015 05:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 978
Views: 78348

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

^^ Shyamd-sir, I hope what you are saying is true. I only got this doubt after the news of the arrest of the Balasore based cameraman which was the 5-6th ISI related arrest in just 2-3 months. This shows that ISI was active all over in cultivating assets and some do get caught ( as is expected). If...
by shyamd
30 Jan 2015 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3984
Views: 608566

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

A nation like India needs to have a 3 layered response strategy. Loosely trained armed police - bobby on the beat >> district or city level highly trained armed police. Received training for hostage situations and terror attack. Maybe 20. >>>> NSG or SF is your last point of call. Home ministry hasn...
by shyamd
30 Jan 2015 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 978
Views: 78348

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

^^ So basically RAW/TSD/DGMI is not upto scratch in creating assets in TSP and we are almost asset nude there! Even most of the recent actions always seemed to indicate NTRO technical intercepts as the source rather than human methods, IIRC. Each organisation operates differently and has different ...
by shyamd
18 Jan 2015 14:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3767
Views: 189342

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Short story is this: Rajapakse was facing a tough fight regardless because of anti incumbency etc. RAW smelt the obvious trend that Rajapakse was facing difficulties in upcoming election. RAW and several other western nations helped unite the opposition. So in some ways there's an element of truth t...
by shyamd
07 Jan 2015 04:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 25037

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

NSA and PM are on a rampage against idiot officials who are leaking info without authorisation. Those gaps will soon be plugged when the OSA is used. dont worry
by shyamd
07 Jan 2015 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 25037

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Pravin 'Doubting' Swami is trying to make a Shorabuddin encounter case with the terrorist boat. That is where he is coming from. Pravin wasn't the only one peddling that line. Even normally 'clean' journos were peddling the same line using their sources. What does that mean? Pravin and others were ...
by shyamd
07 Jan 2015 02:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 25037

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Check out what Ashok Karnik says here. Finally, some sanity: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/pakistan-boat-blown-up-near-porbandar-had-naval-installations-on-target-was-let-operated-sources/521515-3.html From the report, The boat came under the radar a fortnight before the incident and all concerned aut...
by shyamd
15 Dec 2014 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3831
Views: 271387

Re: Internal Security Watch

There are so many versions of how they got him doing the rounds now. each agency trying to steal the credit from the other for promotions.
Just consider a few things
- this guy didn't try and run
- He spoke to journalists without obscuring his voice (apparently via a mobile phone)
by shyamd
13 Dec 2014 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3831
Views: 271387

Re: Internal Security Watch

They had him in custody yesterday. And this morning the police/IB confirmed exactly what I said - he's just a fan boy. No legal grounds for arrest - as he was never involved in any anti India activity. As usual media makes a big deal when there wasn't a need to make a big deal. See this article whic...
by shyamd
13 Dec 2014 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3831
Views: 271387

Re: Internal Security Watch

Sachin Ji, Twitter timeline #shamiwitness suggests, he has 'allegedly' written articles for western media & important source of information for Libya, Syria & Iraq. Western journalists who promoted him are distancing themselves from him, claiming he is just a source of information & the...
by shyamd
12 Dec 2014 12:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3831
Views: 271387

Re: Internal Security Watch

Its because he was not a threat. Just an ISIS fan boy on twitter - he never actually started as a ISIS supporter. They are just making him out to be some high level ISIS guy. He was nothing more than a fan boy - why do you think actual ISIS fighters accounts were blocked but never his??
by shyamd
04 Jul 2014 03:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 388313

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Thanks Chaps but unfortunately I'm not hanging around. Feel free to contact me anytime at
eye.on.middleeast at gmail dot com
by shyamd
03 Jul 2014 19:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 388313

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

LOL, one can't argue much with a PhD in Islamic Studies and that too a Caliph! Easily the most intelligent, qualified of all the 4 caliphs in the past. he knows exactly what he is doing. Shia's at the receiving end will whine a bit. Action on the ground will depend upon how Iran reacts. Israel is a...
by shyamd
28 Aug 2013 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 388313

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Looking back at the pages on this thread - there is very little constructive discussion. Plenty of trolling. Good bye folks.
by shyamd
27 Aug 2013 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 388313

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Many moons ago while Dempsey was telling everyone US has no capabilities to use force in syria etc and can't intervene against Asad. I said all they have to do is use cruise missiles, funnily that is exactly what the pentagon is going to do.
Funny how things are all of a sudden possible.
by shyamd
27 Aug 2013 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 388313

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

@AFP: #UPDATE: Britain not seeking to topple Assad: Deputy PM http://t.co/c0nrHHbCIw

From horses mouth - now I hope the conspiracy theorists will quieten and think of new theories to spread
by shyamd
27 Aug 2013 21:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 388313

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

On Syria, tonight: UK to finish operational plan.
Wed: Nat. Sec. Con. meets.
Thurs: Parliament to authorize campaign
Friday: 1st strike.
by shyamd
27 Aug 2013 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 390418

Re: Internal Security Watch

Any citizen including foreign nationals can legally acquire Aadhar. Its only a problem if they are illegals.
by shyamd
27 Aug 2013 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 388313

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Loving all the people who are still in denial...

US officials saying military strikes will likely start on Thursday - Syrian C&C, airfields and artillery will be targeted.
by shyamd
27 Aug 2013 19:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 388313

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Russia begins evacuation of civilians. Russian military officers were evacuated in June.

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Saudi in negotiation for 30% stake in ONGC petrochem facility in Gujarat. Rs6000 Crore investment roughly per latest news reports.

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