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by Adrija
23 Oct 2020 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397732

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

Finally was able to go through the video Not sure why we jingoes at least should continue to speculate as to why China has done this act on the border- China itself has made it clear as to the reason- it is us building our border infrastructure. My sense is that China sees this as upsetting the stat...
by Adrija
23 Oct 2020 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397732

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

Flks, please do read Jaishankar's book on The India Way and especially his learnings from the Mahabharat.......... specifically Krushna's conduct w both the Sandhi prastaav as well as Jarasandha vad.... that would be helpful in understanding GoI's actions vs China right now..
by Adrija
15 Oct 2020 16:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966437

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

Chetak ji, not sure if Kra canal would be the "get out of jail" card as much as the Hans hope.... both the entry and exit points are as vulnerable to Khan chokehold as the Malacca Straits ones are. Someone already has commented on this on the board in detail IIRC so will refrain from repea...
by Adrija
08 Oct 2020 15:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5227
Views: 966437

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

What if Taiwan may be willing to do the operative part- redirecting or at the very least encouraging their private sector investments to India rather than say Vietnam or Indonesia or Malaysia, without necessarily wanting to upset the geopolitical applecart of whole India- China equation too much? Le...
by Adrija
25 Sep 2020 12:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5585
Views: 1185123

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

the only reason i can think of is that it suited the govt. to have these gaps. Yes, exactly Bharathp garu.... that is exactly how the congress ecosystem worked.... keep laws onerous and ambiguous, so that all the baboo/ neta thugs could continue to engage in extortion and make life miserable for bu...
by Adrija
24 Sep 2020 12:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5585
Views: 1185123

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The laws which NaMo government has brought in the last three weeks across labour and agriculture are huge............ same scale and historic impact as Sh PVNR's abolishing of industrial licensing in 1991.... my pranams on behalf of a grateful nation And now to reform the power sector- the one area ...
by Adrija
10 Aug 2020 16:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 454
Views: 66291

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

There is an Ayodhya 80km north of Bangkok too. We need an Ayodhya sister city club. Ayuthaya is the name of the older capital city....... and the Kings of Thailand style themselves as Rama... current one is Rama X Incidentally his sister, Princess Angel MahaChakri Sirindhorn is a very fluent Samskr...
by Adrija
07 Aug 2020 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2450
Views: 350769

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

But what we did not have was sufficient knowledge to develop our warfare tech - simply because if you'll see the eurasian landmass, british isles to Chinese coast. All along that land mass - the war, threat perception and therefore exchange of knowledge (Also due to silk route) was pervasive. Crusa...
by Adrija
07 Aug 2020 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2450
Views: 350769

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

YashG ji, may I please beg to differ- firstly Diamond simply ignored India in his analysis... we meet all his conditions of geography and societal progress and yet remain an underdeveloped economy- my read is that he does not want to acknowledge the fact that India was in turmoil and under slavery f...
by Adrija
07 Aug 2020 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2450
Views: 350769

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Panipat III was a bloody and costly and ultimately pyrrhic victory for Abdali... the Marathas took ample revenge and reclaimed their lands under MadhavaRao I ... by 1770s they had taken back control of pretty much all of North India... please do google Maratha Resurrection The Durrani empire pretty ...
by Adrija
07 Aug 2020 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2450
Views: 350769

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Aditya_V garu, Not sure which defeat being avenged which you are referring to? Re reliance on a single leader, agree........... but even till today a single person does make difference..stability at the top is almost a sine qua non for an organization/ country/ empire enduring...... so many examples...
by Adrija
07 Aug 2020 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2450
Views: 350769

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Yes, fully agree... the loss of Madhavrao at such a young age was just tragic for India...
by Adrija
05 Aug 2020 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 454
Views: 66291

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

Miitti me mil gaye vo badhshah, jinhe khud par guman tha Vo patthhar bhi nahi dooba, jis par Prabhu Shri Ram ka naam tha Ek hi naaraa, ek hi naam Jai Shri Ram, jai Shri Ram Koti koti pranaam to all our ancestors and kindred who kept at this struggle for the past 500 years... it is our good fortune t...
by Adrija
13 Jul 2020 15:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966912

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

Not sure if I am getting this completely wrong, but I find this whole "China as super smart able to hoodwink the world" a bit exaggerated: 1. Africa: yes of course China has outbought and out-purchased everyone else......... guess what it reminds me of- Japan buying (and then massively hav...
by Adrija
10 Jul 2020 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Politics of Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 1402

Re: Politics of Economics

Thanks for the thread Mukkanji If I may, there is a wider implication and also policy of the politics of economics... India is I think the ONLY major country which does not practice economic nationalism.....of course CHina but also US, Korea, Japan, RU, FR and DE are all active in this space of prom...
by Adrija
28 Apr 2020 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 85169

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Wow... I don't count myself as a blind fan but we should be thanking all our gods and ancestors that we have a responsive and effective government right now, otherwise we would have literally seen dead bodies piling up on our streets........and people still criticize.... Ah well, life....strange ind...
by Adrija
24 Apr 2020 14:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8085
Views: 1074423

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sachin, it is correct that the Kesavananda Bharti case laid out the "basic structure which is was beyond legislative review" doctrine. However, the Lordships did not specify exactly what constitutes this "basic structure" except Fundamental Rights e.g., RIght to Habeus Corpus, ju...
by Adrija
01 Apr 2020 12:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706827

Re: Understanding the US - Again

MWji, not sure exactly how your response addresses mine....... agree that there has been a conscious agreement between the House of Saud and Us to denominate the Saudi oil trade in USD, which may of course be a contributing factor for global USD dominance. But I would submit that this is a supportin...
by Adrija
01 Apr 2020 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706827

Re: Understanding the US - Again

As long as energy is traded in dollars, then $ dominance will not decline as fast. Sorry, don't think it has anything to do with energy.......... $$ dominance will remain as long as US remains the largest consuming market on this planet. They make it a point to pay sellers only in $, and that is wh...
by Adrija
29 Mar 2020 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 85169

Re: Post-Covid19 World and India

The government can say all companies that have paid taxes will get pay roll loan proportionate to their tax filings. Thus incentivze (is there such a word?) companies for filing taxes and helping them proportionate to the portion that they have filed in Number 1 account ( I am not an expert in acco...
by Adrija
29 Mar 2020 16:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 85169

Re: Post-Covid19 World and India

Could the government look at an interest-free 2 month payroll loan starting say April? The mechanics and benefits: Mechanics: This would be directly to individuals via their current payroll bank, and be a personal direct loan guaranteed by their employer. The loan amount would be 2 X February salary...
by Adrija
29 Mar 2020 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 85169

Re: Post-Covid19 World and India

Excellent thread- my compliments to BRadmins for allowing this This is a golden opportunity for India – it has received a second chance to attract overseas manufacturing after having lost the first round to Vietnam, Bangladesh; and of course to China. It does require a concerted effort, which hopefu...
by Adrija
27 Mar 2020 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

+100 to that........ it's almost as if we are ourselves wishing for doomsday. Its started to get a bit irritating

let's just continue to pray to our Gods and ancestors, and wish our best to Modiji, for winning this war- and cooperating in the lockdown!
by Adrija
24 Mar 2020 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8085
Views: 1074423

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Yeah.............. Treason is unforgivable........... except if you win :D
by Adrija
19 Mar 2020 14:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Folks, would it be worth proposing to PMO the following: "Complete 15 day curfew to ensure lockdown of the country starting (say) 1 April. Exceptions are essential supplies (home) delivery and Healthcare services. Screening of infections surfacing in that period to be informed to Toll No XXXX i...
by Adrija
15 Mar 2020 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 960
Views: 186038

Re: Indian Army History Thread

https://tinyurl.com/t6xzz4j Has this book been highlighted and reviewed on this page already? Linking as it deserves WIDE publicity especially by all of us jingoes Is there a way to pin this to the relevant threads please? And also if there is anything we can do to ensure Lt Gen Sagat Singh gets the...
by Adrija
19 Feb 2020 16:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1158
Views: 192134

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

JTull ji, I did say last post, but this level of obfuscation does deserve an answer First, please do not confuse- this is NOT about cash on the balance sheet. This is P&L- government dues on revenue share are first claim, even before employee costs, establishment costs, interest, tax (yes, tax!)...
by Adrija
19 Feb 2020 08:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1158
Views: 192134

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Sorry JTull, not sure who's exhibiting the Lahori logic here: 1. Let's not (deliberately?) confuse capital and revenues here- capital is from retained earnings, which is what remains AFTER you pay off all dues from your revenue (including government dues). And for better or for worse, the government...
by Adrija
18 Feb 2020 17:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1158
Views: 192134

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

JTull, it's unfortunately not so black and white- where did the telecom companies get the original money from to invest in these towers/ office blocks if it was not telecom revenue? These telecom companies started with only one asset- the telecom license and the associated right to use the spectrum,...
by Adrija
04 Jul 2017 16:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5262
Views: 565858

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 091109.ece

HAs this been critiqued already please? My sincere apologies if a repeat, but was keen to get a perspective from the learned gurujan including Hakim sa'ab et al

TIA
by Adrija
06 Sep 2016 10:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 771
Views: 84547

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

Ah, classic case of trying to obfuscate by tarring with a broad brush ("all sorts of nonsense....") let's try to be specific here: 1. "The world is getting hotter"- Short answer- WE DON"T KNOW. The world has gotten much hotter many times in the past, and there is no clear ev...
by Adrija
06 Sep 2016 09:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 771
Views: 84547

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

RoyG saheb, my apologies upfront, but I do feel constrained to ask if you even absorbed what Sudarshanji shared? :D You wrote "who can afford emission reduction targets...." Pray, WHY does one need to accept any emission reduction targets please? The link of CO2 to increased atmospheric te...
by Adrija
20 Apr 2016 20:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 930
Views: 184371

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Rudradev garu wrote: In a nutshell: the US views China as an empire that should be dissuaded from challenging the US' own empire, and India as a nation that should be dissuaded from becoming an empire at all. Just one small comment to add to the picture- the US long term obsession is to ensure Russi...
by Adrija
23 May 2015 16:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 350376

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Re the gold deposit scheme- I have a slightly different view The government's thinking is essentially driven by a perception that gold "locks" up capital and hence is a drain on the economy, and hence people "should not "buy gold But gold DOES have value- if nothing then for at l...
by Adrija
17 May 2015 15:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)
Replies: 659
Views: 51354

Re: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)

Hinduism is also as close as it gets to an "open-source" faith. It changes the environment and is changed by it. It can be rebuilt, redesigned, repeatedly reconceptualized, reorganized, taken apart and put together again etc etc and still retain its intangible soul. Hakim sa'ab, Another d...
by Adrija
26 Mar 2015 14:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3797
Views: 306837

Re: Indian Education System

^^^ what about English + Sanskrit + third language, being implemented uniformly across India Let each school (rather than the state govt) make its own decision about the third language, in which case people in a non-native state (e.g., Keralites in Delhi can chose to send their children to a Malayal...
by Adrija
25 Mar 2015 13:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3797
Views: 306837

Re: Indian Education System

So hostels also will face same issue if Mr Achutanandan had sold a lemon. (what a name L O L ... cannot stop thinking about the obvious hindi reference). Maybe there is more to this story. LokeshC Sir, Achyuta is one of the names for Vishnu...........occurs in the Vishnu Sahasranam and means "...
by Adrija
22 Mar 2015 19:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 350376

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Or a better question will be - has the competitive nature of its population derived any benefit from the 'exorbitant privilege'? A follow up question (which Adrija saar can answer too)- if US population was that competitive then why is it that they are unwilling to manufacture in-house, under cutti...
by Adrija
22 Mar 2015 09:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 350376

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Agree with Theo_Fidel avare..........the US dominance is simply a byproduct of the fact that it is the world's single largest market both in terms of consumption and innovation.....rest is all incidental The day some other country replaces the US on those two (related) fronts will the USD be replace...
by Adrija
04 Feb 2015 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 401
Views: 263034

Re: Can't join BRF due to no work/ISP email ? Read this.

Bradminullahs, have sent a mail from my registered ID introducing a user..........appreciate if could let me know if there is anything else I need to do to expedite and/or if there is any issue in registration

TIA

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