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by harbans
13 Oct 2014 01:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107442

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

The whole misunderstanding between India and Pakistan is that Indians seem to believe that Pakistan is a permanent thing , that we have to learn to live with each other etc. Exactly! This 'Stable Pak is in India's interests'/'We all are same and only Politicians spoil it' kind of liberal cliche cra...
by harbans
11 Oct 2014 19:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107442

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

This article says it's Malalas father that is the hope for Girl child education in Pakistan:

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/201 ... eace_prize
by harbans
09 Oct 2014 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 99394

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

Modi, Doval and possibly some other strategists have actually got Pakis in a bind. The Paki assumption was that just like firing in the air during marriages in their Barbarization (i avoid the word Civilization for obvious reasons) is the norm so too firing across the border if they face defeat in H...
by harbans
24 Sep 2014 20:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 133121

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Actually the Chandrayaan, MOM and many other ISRO missions prove one thing: It's not India that is wasting money in Space, it's the West. 700 Million USD to get to what India can get to for 70 Million clearly indicated it's not India that is wasting money. Time US/Europe and those that crib over toi...
by harbans
24 Sep 2014 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 133121

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Major congrats to all the Scientists!! Excellently done! THis will surely inspire generations. Congrats and Thanks ISRO..what a start to the day! :)
by harbans
23 Sep 2014 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 133121

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

This is a link that has pretty good composite coverage on the MOM with diagrams, animations etc right from launch time. Do check it out:

http://www.spaceflight101.com/mars-orbi ... dates.html
by harbans
22 Sep 2014 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 133121

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

For those that want to watch the event, this is from ISRO:

Image

After the test firing today, the orbit insertion will be an autonomous function. The commands were successfully fed in last week itself.
by harbans
20 Sep 2014 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 133121

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Salvi Ji, can you refer to any resources/blogs/forums that will be covering this historic event, Indian and Foreign. I am/ will be looking at ISRO site, BRF of course, Emilys Planetary blog, NASA spaceflight forum. This week will be gripping excitement at this historical achievement..don't want to m...
by harbans
20 Sep 2014 17:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1168325

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

If China continues to dispute the boundary,then India should start disputing China's sovereignty over Tibet and Taiwan."What's sauce for the Beijing duck is sauce for the hen". That "If" is the problem. Problem is there should be no "If" here. It should be disputed wit...
by harbans
20 Sep 2014 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 133121

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

( In fact the orbit raising after PSLV launch was done with perigee in Pacific ocean south of equator was also a part of final Martian orbit ) Was thinking before if any part of the early escape maneuvers were done with the final orbit insertion calculations in mind..did cross my mind, but never kn...
by harbans
10 Jul 2014 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war
Replies: 496
Views: 16613

Re: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war

Wont the report NOT go into the political aspects and just concentrate on the military ones? We've been through this before. The Congress says it kept it secret and opposed the report because it not only delved into the military aspect, but went a lot into the political one which they say it was no...
by harbans
10 Jul 2014 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war
Replies: 496
Views: 16613

Re: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war

SVinayak: He really was least interested in kicking them out! Do read my post!
by harbans
10 Jul 2014 00:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war
Replies: 496
Views: 16613

Re: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war

Am not sure what you are implying, but even though outwardly many differences are manifest, the callousness which Nehru treated the NE, Tibet were manifest in his disdain for the Army and it's objectives. It seems strange and incongruous for a person that said not a blade of grass grows what use is ...
by harbans
09 Jul 2014 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war
Replies: 496
Views: 16613

Re: Inder Malhotra's series on 1962 war

If you objectively look there could only be a very few reasons to keep it classified. Lets examine them: 1. Indian soldiers abandoned their posts and ran like gutless cowards. 2. Nehru, KM, BMK all screwed up badly and will be seen in poor light. 3. Poor Battlefield logistics and tactical decisions....
by harbans
09 Jul 2014 02:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 547937

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

This 'ISIS account' surfaced somewhere: This India had a change; there was a change in government. A fanatic and extremist man had been ordained. Rather than negotiating, they have sent two bloody big naval ships. Heavily armed us? Bloody, we could have been wiped out if not acted maturely. The Indi...
by harbans
08 Jul 2014 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 376505

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Jaitley says Henderson Brookes report cannot be made public.
Now if they made so much noise of making it public while in opposition, i think they own an explanation why exactly it's contents are so 'secret'?
by harbans
08 Jul 2014 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 547937

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Moderate Sunni mosques have been executed in Mosul from reports. One claimed the main Sunni Imam of a Mosque was executed just before Caliph Baghdadi made his first sermon.
by harbans
08 Jul 2014 11:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 485077

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

^True. This is solely due to a few factors 1. RaGa saying Saffron Terror is a greater threat than Islamic terror. 2. MSM with Rajdeep, Barkha, Sagarika, Chaubey, Arnab types backing the Teestas, Bhatts in trying to prove Modi is a mass murderer. 3. Track 2 type Padgaonkar, Kulkarni, A Roy types who ...
by harbans
06 Jul 2014 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 168856

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

A lot of Muslims have been fed these stories of peace, justice particularly the neo convert types. SM is blowing part these fantasies and delivering the realities of the true message. The trouble is once hooked, then justifying the obvious incongruencies becomes difficult. Then it's a open fly torn ...
by harbans
03 Jul 2014 19:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 547937

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

From a post made in 2011: Basically western Iraq - may secede to the new Syria (since they have the same sunni tribes). You heard it first here. Wow! Thanks for bringing those posts up. Knew you'd been saying something about that long ago. Good to hear from you again Shyam ji. Also possibly a freshe...
by harbans
03 Jul 2014 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 547937

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Track this story. It's developing, may test the Govt. July 3: The 46 Indian nurses stranded in Iraq's Tikrit town that has been overrun by militants have been told to board a bus by unknown men and proceed to Mosul, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told IANS. The Indian embassy in Baghdad has adv...
by harbans
01 Jul 2014 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 547937

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

At least 'em Shias can do it or can't they? What about those sarkari maulanas? Ist tiime for them to find some hadith which says you can go so much green and no more. Or I am expecting too much? Shia Imams have for obvious reasons condemned ISIS and pledged support for the Iraqi forces so we can le...
by harbans
01 Jul 2014 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 547937

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Rather than see which cleric has endorsed the Caliph and his antics, it's important to see how many have condemned it as 'unislamic'. And i don't see many loftily telling their admirers on Friday sessions that what ISIS is doing is unislamic. And that is not happening in any sunni neighborhood of wh...
by harbans
01 Jul 2014 16:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 547937

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

One thing with the ISIS that we are not sure of is the degree of consolidation that they would be able to maintain and the other is what weapon systems they might be able to procure. Towards that it would be good to know what human capabilities and resources they could muster to conduct mass killing...
by harbans
01 Jul 2014 14:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 547937

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Frankly it makes little sense to fight AQ, Taliban, ISIS, LeT, Boko Haram separately as perversions of the mother doctrine. All that does is make available funds at a late stage to those dictators/govts/ people trying to stave off the 'perversions' even when they are making massive inroads within se...
by harbans
01 Jul 2014 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 547937

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

I haven't seen one fugging islamic protest anywhere around the world including in India denouncing these guys where the so called "moderate" muslims call home. Perhaps maybe a few shia whimps raised their voices here and there. LOL, one can't argue much with a PhD in Islamic Studies and t...
by harbans
30 Jun 2014 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 547937

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Satya the ISIS is exerting the war phase of the Koranic teachings. Time is up for the Hypocrites that have got used to a life of just mundane Jihad. Call is for hard Jihad as Mohammed himself lamented and called for. That is why they are also executing 'moderate' muslims in Mosul, Tikrit and their o...
by harbans
30 Jun 2014 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 168856

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

Ramadan has begun. Meanwhile Boko Haram murders over 100 in 5 churches. ISIS continue to behead, crucify, execute and rape.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/new ... 160531.ece
by harbans
28 Jun 2014 01:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2854
Views: 88937

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

Three soldiers from Pakistan were among 175 men from overseas who won Britain’s highest military honour the Victoria Cross for service in the First World War


Big deal, we made a citizen and then 2 PMs from Pakistan. The last one served 10 years till last month.
by harbans
27 Jun 2014 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2854
Views: 88937

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

Anujan, i agree and think too this is an SL initiative, yet i think Nepal must be told to reverse VOA for it's own and India's security.
by harbans
27 Jun 2014 20:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 339577

Re: Indian Interests

This is a 2012 article on the National herald case and well explained:

It is a criminal Fraud
by harbans
27 Jun 2014 20:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2854
Views: 88937

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

Wily Bhindians are probably nudging biratherly lankan brothers to betray Al Bakistan.. outrage!!! We'll see a lot of these kind of changes which won't be much felt by the larger populace and which would never happen with an INC dispensation at helm. However the bigger security challenge is Nepal gi...
by harbans
27 Jun 2014 01:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 547937

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

The Kabila concept morphs to a State of Being in relative governing Peace vs State of Being in War. The moment a violent Kabila starts governing, levying tax etc, another greener than thou can doctrinally justify greater violence and evoke support from the greater population to upturn the state of g...
by harbans
26 Jun 2014 01:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 547937

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Prem Ji, frankly when have you seen animals behaving like this? I don't watch these videos, but i assume that is of the 3 Star Gen Abu Wahid in Mosul carried out in Public. This is pretty much par for the course Islamic standard that has been employed for ages. Many Indic icons like Tipu, Timur, Khi...
by harbans
25 Jun 2014 18:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 547937

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Another widely held belief that’s refuted by the financial records is that Iraqi recruits flocked to the Islamic State for higher wages and steady jobs because they couldn’t make ends meet in Iraq’s war-ravaged economy. In the years for which financial records are available, the average Islamic Sta...
by harbans
25 Jun 2014 17:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2854
Views: 88937

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

I don't consider the Pathans brave people. I consider them a cowardly clan. These tribes easily succumbed to Islam the primary reason being fear. They succumbed next to greener Islamists, primary reason being fear. Then they succumbed to the Taliban, primary reason being fear. And if ISIS marches al...
by harbans
25 Jun 2014 17:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 547937

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

When we deal with Arabs, we must never forget their instincts. This is what happened a few hundred years ago..26/11 kind redux: Versova is originally a small fishing village of the Kolis, situated to the north of the old Mumbai city.The original name of the village is "Vesave", which deriv...
by harbans
25 Jun 2014 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 168856

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

^Have been saying this for decades. It's all in the doctrine. Why put the blame on radicals on Islamic Mullahs or Imams? Why not understand what makes the Imam/ Mullah itself teach what he teaches? Once we arrive at that simple logic, we also arrive at the fundamental doctrines of Islam. Once we (as...
by harbans
25 Jun 2014 02:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2854
Views: 88937

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

Sometimes while driving through NH8 Delhi -Gurgaon i see planes coming in to land just above the highway. I see this in several cities across India the the world. And i always thought it is so easy for someone to get away with a few shots, and some places may be a RPG would be enough to down the AC....

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