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by Ashok Sarraff
23 Aug 2015 16:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 88488

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

I don't understand why are we spending so much time on this episode. Things will continue as before. Pakistan will keep training terrorists and attacks on civilians will continue. Their is no permanent solution to this disease.
by Ashok Sarraff
16 Aug 2015 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 88488

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

What was the role of Hamid Gul in supporting Dawood and then protecting him after the Mumbai blasts? In one of his speeches The Invincible Pigeon said, "Dawood ka to purana hisab chukana hai" [I have to settle some old score with Dawood]. I wonder whether there's score settling going on. O...
by Ashok Sarraff
06 Aug 2015 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 88488

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

He and other 'integrationists' should go a step backward and say that allowing entry of Islam to India was the biggest mistake. If that Original mistake had not taken place, other 'mistakes' would not have occurred too.
by Ashok Sarraff
02 Aug 2015 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 88488

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

The problem with MJ Akbar's (as apparent in his talk) is that he continues to see the repeated Islamic invasions of India in neutral, if not positive, tone. He like, Javed Akhtar and Tarek Fateh, still harps about the alleged "syncretic, Ganga-Jamuni" culture. This view completely negates ...
by Ashok Sarraff
24 May 2015 06:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22 2015
Replies: 2846
Views: 85922

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22

Parrikar said that we will act against terrorists.
Pakistan protests (although Parrikar did not name Pakistan directly).
Thus Pakistan finally acknowledges that it is a terrorist country.
by Ashok Sarraff
22 May 2015 19:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 138084

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Bit of a left-handed compliment by him here, though: Asked whether he was satisfied with the Tejas' performance, the defence minister replied he was "satisfied to a certain level". Now, what does that mean, and what are the causes of his dissatisfaction beyond that "certain level&quo...
by Ashok Sarraff
14 Apr 2015 20:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 138084

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I just watched Parrikar's IBN7/DD interview. He is clear that Rafale is not a replacement for MIG 21 (as we all know). But he also said that Tejas IS a replacement for MiG 21 OR another single-engine aircraft can be a replacement for MiG 21. So my reading is that MiG 21s will be replaced by another ...
by Ashok Sarraff
03 Feb 2015 21:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2852
Views: 91445

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

^That's absolutely correct. They have given up any hope for Pakistan's future. Most believe that disintegration of the country is imminent and that it may cease to exist in the foreseeable future.
by Ashok Sarraff
03 Feb 2015 20:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2852
Views: 91445

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

^Through my interactions with Pakistanis, I have realized that Kashmir is only the first step. They truly believe that India was once ruled by Muslims (i.e., the country was owned by Muslims), and the British illegally deposed Muslims from that ruling position, and hence after the British left, the ...
by Ashok Sarraff
14 Jan 2015 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3623
Views: 449335

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

It is continuation of the Peaceful Smugglers reporting tactics. Please ignore.
by Ashok Sarraff
04 Jan 2015 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 33841

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

I think, the argument is that Indian forces should have let the peaceful terrorists pass because the arms etc. were not meant for India. In other words, like always, Indians persecute peaceful people so very unfairly.
by Ashok Sarraff
31 Dec 2014 20:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 88166

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

^i second that. The Tarek Fatah interview is worth sharing with mango men at large.
by Ashok Sarraff
18 Dec 2014 18:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 88166

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

Just an observation, at the time when India launches ATV and GSLV mark-3, Pakistan, well...
by Ashok Sarraff
16 Dec 2014 21:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 216709

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

At least in Presidential letters care should be taken to write 'grateful' instead of 'greateful.'
by Ashok Sarraff
25 Nov 2014 01:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 383046

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

Hmm guys, 9 skeleton, or was it 3, makes an invasion and a massacre!! I am sure, the new history will point out that lack of cut skeleton shows that Aryans were in fact loved and welcomed and Dravidian had forgone their own culture and women (how later age religion of peace spread, the native oppre...
by Ashok Sarraff
24 Nov 2014 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 383046

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

^Yes, there may be some truth to the idea. Rama and Krishna, the two primary heros of ancient India were both of dark complexion and Ravana was an (Aryan) Brahmin. So following the AIT, it was more like a Dravidian invasion rather than an Aryan one. Alternatively, we are all Dravidians from North to...
by Ashok Sarraff
24 Nov 2014 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 383046

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

^Yes, fanne ji, that's the True History. Also in their tribal mumbo-jumbo called Vedas, the White Aryans, also mentioned flora and fauna found in their native Central Asian homeland. Examples from Central Asia mentioned in Vedas include, Pipal tree, Dharbha grass, Gaura deer, Simha, Hastin, Chakrava...
by Ashok Sarraff
24 Nov 2014 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 85872

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

"Russians are miffed at our diversification drive wrt weapons. They are courting our rival to make us feel jealous. Theek his let them try that gambit." Seriously, this is not some dating game, though you make it sound like one. Money talks. Russia's economy is being placed under pressure...
by Ashok Sarraff
24 Nov 2014 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 383046

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

Murugan ji,

I don't have a Facebook account, but my email is my first name DOT my last name at Jeemail.com. Please note two r's and two f's in the last name. TIA.
by Ashok Sarraff
23 Nov 2014 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 383046

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

Can someone guide me on how to obtain a copy of "The Indus Dictionary" by Sue Sullivan. Looks like an interesting book that proposes Sanskrit as the language used in the Indus seals but its not available on Amazon at present. TIA.
by Ashok Sarraff
12 Nov 2014 16:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)
Replies: 640
Views: 31727

Re: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)

Year-wise Indian Population Pyramid. Looks relevant to this thread.

http://populationpyramid.net/india/2015/
by Ashok Sarraff
12 Nov 2014 16:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1053826

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

Year-wise Population Pyramid of China.

http://populationpyramid.net/china/2015/

Looks relevant to understanding pulls and pressures on the Chinese decision-making in years to come.
by Ashok Sarraff
03 Nov 2014 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 85872

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

^I have tried to do that in my wanderings. The standard answer is, the whole earth belongs to Allah and hence India also belongs to Islam and its followers, so why should they leave. It is us Indians that have encroached upon their rightful territory/resources, according to the Allah-centric view.
by Ashok Sarraff
03 Nov 2014 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 85872

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Ajit Doval, this section should be listened to for about 10-12 minutes. http://youtu.be/DuSNC7qZwi0?t=42m30s His take on how the British perceived various Muslim strategic threats, and their strategic response is very interesting. The British had the first jihadis fight against Ranjit Singh and get...
by Ashok Sarraff
03 Nov 2014 19:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 131484

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

I guess one broad issue we need to consider regarding the buy/no-buy debate is whether we are equipped to face a (defensive) two-front war for the next say 10 to 20 years given the technological and numerical trajectories of respective military forces? It seems we will possibly have (or can plan to ...
by Ashok Sarraff
21 Oct 2014 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531860

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

I may be wrong (and thanks for correcting me in that case) but the following link says Har Har Mahadev. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_unit_mottoes_by_country Again, my point is we should link the origin, honour, and traditions to our own ancient warriors more directly - battle cries ...
by Ashok Sarraff
21 Oct 2014 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531860

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Har Har Mahadev, saheb. I am suggesting a more direct reference to Shivaji's battalions and war history. That is go beyond the British regimental history and link more directly with our military traditions. And mixed units worked in ancient times too. E.g., lots of Marathas worked for Nizamshahi and...
by Ashok Sarraff
20 Oct 2014 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531860

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

^I guess if references to past acclaims are important (and indeed they are important), the reference should be to the exploits of Shivaji, Peshwas, Samudragupta, Cholas, Maharana Pratap and other such warriors from our history. Our soldiers are more likely to be motivated by this association rather ...
by Ashok Sarraff
03 Oct 2014 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 86
Views: 4010

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

http://chuanr.de/pallavi-aiyars-talk-opening-ceremony/#

CHindu's Pallavi Aiyer talks about her experience in China versus India. Among other things claims she has Muslim heritage.
by Ashok Sarraff
30 Sep 2014 18:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 120419

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

Could someone share Modi's MSG speech with english subtitles. Some of my American friends want to watch it but I have not been able to find one with english subtitles. TIA.
by Ashok Sarraff
10 Sep 2014 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 120419

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

SBajwa's list is what I was referring to: NRI's help India by simply being Indians and being good neighbors, employees, students, and professors. Besides, I know several otherwise secular-minded NRI's who have hired thousands of Indian engineers, both in US and India and who push for opening of call...
by Ashok Sarraff
10 Sep 2014 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 120419

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

In my experience, Indian profs do talk about the (negative) buzzwords of caste, dowry, corruption. Even so, they communicate a lot of positive messages too, sometimes deliberately and at other times, unknowingly. Many of them are quite knowledgeable about ancient and current Indian advances and achi...
by Ashok Sarraff
10 Sep 2014 19:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 120419

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

^ I think its already happening to some degree. At leading public and private univs., I see an ever increasing number of Indians in leadership positions (Deans, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans) and professors in all sort of schools, be it medicine, engineering, humanities, sciences, business, journ...
by Ashok Sarraff
24 Aug 2014 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4293
Views: 425857

Re: Internal Security Watch

Thanks RamaY ji and my last OT here, a previous Nizam had murdered Lakhoji Jadhav, Shahaji's father in law (that is Jija bai's father) and his sons in the Nizamshahi darbar. Even then, Shahaji did not find it fit to finish off Nizam Shahi for once and all when he had the opportunity. (Again, this is...
by Ashok Sarraff
24 Aug 2014 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4293
Views: 425857

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^^ The Dhimmi-ness of Hindus is disgusting. They still want to grovel at the feet of Muslims. What next? Offer to pay Jaziya and supply their daughters to warm Muslim beds? What pathetic jokers without an iota of self-respect in their Hindu identity. This seems to be a repeat of history. From a Ma...
by Ashok Sarraff
22 Aug 2014 19:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 161203

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

^^ What does India offer to Japan in return? Mainly an investment opportunity for Japan's idle funds? We should be cautious that we do not become a sole recipient of aid, like (sorry but) Bakis. Respectful relationships develop when there's an equal/equitable give-and-take. Or like Bakis, countries ...
by Ashok Sarraff
19 Aug 2014 18:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)
Replies: 640
Views: 31727

Re: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)

This news could go in multiple threads, but I guess this is the most appropriate thread as if this is true, such actions are against Indian Interest. The fist issue is the banning of Hindi movies in Manipur (not sure how true is that, may be someone from the region can comment) and second is the suc...
by Ashok Sarraff
11 Aug 2014 20:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 944
Views: 50175

Re: BR Forum Feedback

As we know, some threads were recently locked/deleted/lost. With that loss, the astonishing amount of information and the members' insightful comments have been permanently lost too (AFAIK). To avoid this loss in the future and to help interested members save the knowledge from vanishing again, can ...
by Ashok Sarraff
10 Aug 2014 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3614
Views: 294859

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

LokeshC,

Here is one estimate to help commiserate with our ancestors

http://m.imgur.com/vGIdfhy
(The 20 deadliest events in human history)

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