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by ashish raval
26 May 2018 03:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

All political permutations failing to make progress proves that there is no progress to be made? That is a logical, political and economic fallacy. Particularly if you know any politicians. :) This is the India-UK thread after all, it's all about the politicians on both sides :) Can gains be made ?...
by ashish raval
26 May 2018 03:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

They are already if don't believe me just ask Infosys, TCS management and they will tell you how hard it is to get business out now compared to just 5 years back. It is only going to get worse as world population rises and everyone knows how to make coffee out of beans. Sounds good. So it's been co...
by ashish raval
26 May 2018 02:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Ok. Deficit is working in Indian favour does not mean that you keep trade just about the level it is now forever. These defect can be easily be an illusion the money a secondary supplier is found read for softwares nearshoring is currently buzzword since last year as they now have 500 million Engli...
by ashish raval
26 May 2018 02:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^ I have no problem in being wrong. But why don’t you stick to economics? For nearly 5 decades Indian governments followed the policy of autarky. Were they right? What did it do to our productivity and competitiveness? Policy consistency does not prove that the policy is effective. Political fai...
by ashish raval
26 May 2018 02:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

India gains from the UK on two fronts: * India runs a trade surplus with the UK (£4bn in 2016) * India receives significant remittances from the UK ($3.6bn in 2016) https://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/internationaltrade/articles/whodoestheuktradewith/2017-02-21 https://en.m.wikipedia.or...
by ashish raval
26 May 2018 02:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Why exactly would UK want a trade treaty that enhances our trade surplus and worsens the CAD they have, that you've already presented copious data about ? :) The lack of any traction between successive Indian *and* UK governments should be sufficient indicator that neither side sees a win-win situa...
by ashish raval
26 May 2018 01:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

What have we gained by not having a deal? Have we done any cost benefit analysis on this? Show me one paper by any Indian academic on this? $70 billion a year exporting labour (remittances) False dawn. If we have managed to keep 10 sachin bansals per year that would have created conglomerates and I ...
by ashish raval
26 May 2018 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

How degrading. We are asking some country to make it easier for our people to migrate to that country. So we do not need educated educated and qualified people in India? Do we want UK to grant even easier access for our criminals? Ashamed of our babus and their tark-vitark. And nobody is this insul...
by ashish raval
26 May 2018 01:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I dont see why we can be friends with other colonists like Japan, france, germans and spain but not with britain all based on historical baggage. Afterall business is business, betterment of people on fastest possible way should be our aim and to us, it is a big export market nothing else. Once Ind...
by ashish raval
25 May 2018 13:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

India's fundamental demand is greater access to UK for Indian labour and students. A regime of anti-immigrant hardliners in UK will never work out in improving these ties. The bar they need to clear to win favour with India is VERY high - one cannot even transit Heathrow airport without a transit v...
by ashish raval
25 May 2018 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I am really surprised how people view Brexit as a negative thing when in reality none of those crap doomsday scenario has even close to materialisation and conversely UK has been growing steadily even in such a bumpy scenario. Ombaba even came down as preacher to advice People how to vote..lol. Peop...
by ashish raval
22 May 2018 04:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Look how west uses regulators to screw nations
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https://amp.theguardian.com/media/2018/ ... stigations[/url]

We should learn and apply the technique. After all it is regulators who are bad not the government lol..
by ashish raval
17 May 2018 02:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Yeah that is why assange is hoped up for a decade in Embassy. If there is a search warrant issued by following proper procedure by Indian high commission then I don't see why he is not caught. In which case India can start giving similar treatment to UK fugitives by giving them asylum isn't it? Can...
by ashish raval
16 May 2018 04:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

In this case if he is ever spotted he will be deported as fugitive not before being serving jail term here too. Tall claims there. Deportation requires him to have broken local immigration laws. And UK record at extraditing fugitives to India is pathetic - a grand total of ONE person extradited sin...
by ashish raval
15 May 2018 02:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

on expected lines Nirav Modi has reached UK and hiding some where, and travelling on forged documents https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/nirav-modi-is-in-uk-say-indian-high-commission-officials/articleshow/64164739.cms?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=TOIDesktop ...
by ashish raval
09 May 2018 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Mallya has lost a lawsuit in UK. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/vijay-mallya-loses-uk-lawsuit-over-1-55-billion-in-indian-claims/articleshow/64080899.cms This should open can of worms for all economic fugitives of India to UK. This will serve as precedent to decide ma...
by ashish raval
05 May 2018 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

His single weapon for any issue is to increase interest rates. There are no takers for increasing interest rates in UK. People like the low rates. The whole generation is used to 2% mortgage rates. This is a dangerous thing. It is like doping and artificially inflates the asset prices as people cha...
by ashish raval
05 May 2018 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Given the contacts, Rajan could indeed become a governor of BoE. If UK managed to strike a deal with EU which is attractive even after being outside the customs union then the life will be smooth for any governor as financial services will keep growing in the continent for next decade. If not it wil...
by ashish raval
03 May 2018 02:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1947
Views: 295837

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Major encounter underway..7 trapped. Turkawangan Zainpora of Shopian in South Kashmir. Terrorists include top commanders Saddam Padder and Zeenat ul Islam. Man we are killing them by dozen now happy hunting https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/991656370138173442 Stone peltors are terrorist. No ...
by ashish raval
30 Apr 2018 12:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Uk immi secretary resigns over clever scheme to burn records and deport migrants living for decades https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/29/europe/amber-rudd-home-secretary-resigns/index.html And who can claim such tactics will not be used on yindu also Could be. If I am given a compensation to tune of ...
by ashish raval
29 Apr 2018 17:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

You would rather do better if you lecture this to tens of thousands desis working in UK MNC's working in India and here too. Tell them they are slaves and they should be working for Indian start ups started by an Indian. Reality is this is interconnected world whether we like it or not we have to c...
by ashish raval
29 Apr 2018 12:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Keeping eyes and ears open does not equate to shamelessness. Keeping eyes shut like cats while drinking milk and pretending no one is looking does equate to stupidity. On the side note, being proud about nation is one thing being arrogant is altogether a different matter. I believe in former. Ashis...
by ashish raval
29 Apr 2018 12:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

On the side note, being proud about nation is one thing being arrogant is altogether a different matter. I believe in former. At the same time you run down Germany while singing paeans to England (not the UK!!). I wonder if you realised the irony! You did not get the context did you? I was talking ...
by ashish raval
29 Apr 2018 05:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

previoulsy London court prevented extradition of cricketer-bookie Sanjeev Chawla on ground Indian jails are inhuman and there is risk of malaria etc. ^^ Where exactly have we been able to extradite people from who have committed economic and other crimes in India now or in past? "Kim Davey&quo...
by ashish raval
29 Apr 2018 05:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

They do not have OXBRIDGE, but they do not give useless degrees Never knew !! have you ever remotely talked with anyone who has Cambridge Mathematics Tripos or PhD in Mathematics from Cambridge? Your view would have been different if you had met guys who design ARM processors powering 95 percent of...
by ashish raval
29 Apr 2018 04:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

From your comments it seems that you dont know England very well. There is not a single technology where UK is either not working or is not developed in. Their products from the looks may look inferior but the difference may be only a half percentage point by any count from Engines to Armaments to ...
by ashish raval
29 Apr 2018 04:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Ah the loyal subject belonging to beastly tribe and beastly religion at it again, singing praises of the master. Along with jaychand types, looks like desis have plently shamelessness in our genes as well. Keeping eyes and ears open does not equate to shamelessness. Keeping eyes shut like cats whil...
by ashish raval
28 Apr 2018 20:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Sirji, Ultimately, one has to vote as per one's conscience. When I was living in Manchester back in the 80s, if I had citizenship, I would have voted labour. Even though a nincompoop like Michael Foot was leading the party, I just could not stand Maggie. Also one has to balance what is good for Ind...
by ashish raval
28 Apr 2018 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

From your comments it seems that you dont know England very well. There is not a single technology where UK is either not working or is not developed in. Their products from the looks may look inferior but the difference may be only a half percentage point by any count from Engines to Armaments to A...
by ashish raval
28 Apr 2018 12:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1277
Views: 110131

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

There will be no denuclearisation, unification of anything concrete other than puppy zhappi. It is only tactical readjustment to get some sanctions lifted. That's all. Khan's will be happy if no missiles or bums are tested but knows that they can if they want to. Thin one will now turn around and sa...
by ashish raval
24 Apr 2018 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1151
Views: 126223

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Why give any importance to UKstan at all, I wonder only. Theek hai, NM went there, had his say aimed also at a domestic audience and moved on. Its no secret UKstan routinely kowtows to PRC diktats. I don't see too many cheeni 'dissidents', criminals, venal baboons etc being invited and sheltered by...
by ashish raval
11 Apr 2018 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 207629

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Looks like pashtun revolution might be brewing now with anger against pakjabi http://www.dw.com/en/pashtuns-rise-up-against-war-taliban-and-pakistani-military/a-43309299?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%204/10/18&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief
by ashish raval
07 Apr 2018 14:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Blockchain technology
Replies: 66
Views: 12004

Re: Blockchain technology

There is no room for fiat currencies in the world the idea is not new, the way in which it is implemented is new. It's price will go down because there will be hundreds of new currencies around in next 3-5 years and investors wealth will be distributed among them. It will store the wealth but it is ...
by ashish raval
07 Apr 2018 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48437

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Indian decision on F-16, F-18 could lead to fifth gen fighter jets: US official http://indianexpress.com/article/india/indian-decision-on-f-16-f-18-could-lead-to-fifth-gen-fighter-jets-us-official-5126116/ But, the official said, the US has not made any other offers right now. “We are not in a posi...
by ashish raval
01 Apr 2018 13:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1663
Views: 185355

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

shiv wrote:Serious question: If drones and robotic weapons can win and hold territory - why the hell are the Chinese putting troops in Doklam?

Because if my country has good hackers they can hack them and turn it back on their own soldiers ;-)
by ashish raval
31 Mar 2018 01:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India
Replies: 112
Views: 9872

Re: Cambridge Analytics and Next Color Revolutions India

In lighter view why not buy a improve Nokia 3g series launched sometimes back :-)
by ashish raval
30 Mar 2018 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 893
Views: 75218

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

India cannot be a big boy unless it imposes its will on other smaller states because that is how we think big boys behave. I think to impose the will without having to lift a finger with the counterpart, we are a decade away and has to indegenize lot of technology to rank in in big 3 (military and ...
by ashish raval
30 Mar 2018 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1663
Views: 185355

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

Ashish ji, Those may be long standing issues and will be solved due to the rules which mathematics imposes, no human input necessary. But in the short term, the great power pretentions of China will be tested. The way I see it is, the following things need to be balanced simultaneously: 1/ keep GDP...
by ashish raval
30 Mar 2018 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 893
Views: 75218

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Any country in their sanity will not allow China boots on its ground except Pakistan or Djibouti or someone who will default (Srilanka might choose to default than have a anti India military base). If such situation arises it must take into account full scenario of its total annihilation by Nuclear...
by ashish raval
30 Mar 2018 15:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 893
Views: 75218

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Europeans and Americans have infiltrated all over the Russian "near abroad". Nato has expanded right up to the Russian border. Perhaps we will find Chins all over Maldives ad Sri Lanka. Possible. I am not discounting that. On the N-tipped missile exchange there are 2 points. 1. Russia fac...

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