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by r_subramanian
07 Apr 2012 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2012
Replies: 2868
Views: 132090

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2

Interesting development, if true IP gas pipeline: Russia agrees to financial and technical assistance Russia has agreed in-principle to extend financial and technical aid to Pakistan for the $1.5 billion Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project... A sub-committee of the Economic Coordination Committe...
by r_subramanian
15 Mar 2012 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 577937

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

I am not sure if this is the right place to pose the question. I have not seen postings by S Sridhar (one of the Admins) for a while. Will he be back soon?
by r_subramanian
13 Mar 2012 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 52526

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

On corruption in China, from The Australian online edition Top to bottom, a culture of payola in China THE mid-level official whose wife drives a Lexus, the electricity supervisor who owns a flat for his mistress, the sons and daughters of low-ranking government employees who think nothing of droppi...
by r_subramanian
10 Mar 2012 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 577937

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

For several hours now I have not been able to connect to http://bharat-rakshak.com/. However, there is no problem connecting to http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com. Is there some issue with bharat-rakshak.com?
by r_subramanian
04 Mar 2012 08:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2848
Views: 137073

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

Fake currency notes in wide circulation Business community and people here {Mardan, KP}have expressed concern over the wide circulation of fake currency notes of different denominations, which is causing financial loss to them. ... Abdul Jalil, a lawyer, claimed that one of his friends had found a ...
by r_subramanian
26 Feb 2012 02:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4389
Views: 351663

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Good news about Kudankulam Kudankulam nuclear power plant set to roll in six weeks The controversy-hit Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu is set to be operationalized, with its first 1,000mw unit to be opened soon as the project's safety audits have been completed and local resistance now ...
by r_subramanian
22 Feb 2012 01:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2848
Views: 137073

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

I do not like this news report Pak Navy receives US surveillance aircraft The Pakistani navy took delivery Tuesday of two state-of-the-art, US-made surveillance aircraft nine months after militants destroyed two similar planes, officials said. Pakistan said the P3C aircraft, modified with the latest...
by r_subramanian
16 Feb 2012 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2848
Views: 137073

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

Progress in Karachi! Rocket Launchers and guns used in street battles in Lyari, Karachi Violence erupted in Lyari on Wednesday after two groups armed with rocket launchers and guns exchanged fire, Express News reported. ... link One side involved is People’s Aman Committee which is pro-PPP The other...
by r_subramanian
18 Jan 2012 01:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch
Replies: 4017
Views: 322856

Re: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch

An excellent article by Praveen Swami in The Hindu West's romancing of the Taliban ... For a sensible understanding of the intellectual underpinnings of western romancing of the Taliban, therefore, one must excavate deeper than oil rigs: the West's relationship with Islamism has to do with ideas abo...
by r_subramanian
04 Jan 2012 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 52526

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

China does not want its students to know recent history of China An article by a Western academic teaching in China. Reproduced in The Age of Australia from Washington Post . With China stumping assertively on the world stage, one might think Beijing would be open, even gracious, about the country's...
by r_subramanian
02 Jan 2012 01:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 134131

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Drone strike kills five in North Waziristan The online edition of The News is reporting that 'Drone strike in Ghulam Khan village of North Wairistan killed five people on Tuesday, Geo News reported.' Has Kiyani given his approval? URL: http://www.thenews.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=8192&title=Dron...
by r_subramanian
26 Dec 2011 04:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 248526

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Experience of Australian firms doing business in China Australian Firms warned about China AUSTRALIAN companies operating in China have been advised against appointing ethnic Chinese staff to senior executive positions in the wake of the 12-year sentence handed to businessman Matthew Ng {who holds a...
by r_subramanian
25 Dec 2011 14:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 134131

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

There is some speculation that Ms.Fatima Bhutto (niece of BB) is joining PTI today. Here is a link:
URL: http://www.jangdailynews.com/fatima-bhu ... g-pti.html
by r_subramanian
24 Dec 2011 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 577937

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

So much is being said about the Read Estate bubble in China. A weakening of Chinese economy could have both good and bad implications for India.
Is there a thread here in BR on Chinese economy (especially the problems of it)?
by r_subramanian
24 Dec 2011 11:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 134131

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

A suicide attack in Bannu Suicide attack kills six troops in Pakistan A suicide car bomb attack in northwest Pakistan killed six soldiers and wounded about a dozen others on Saturday, police said. The attack took place in Bannu city where the bomber targeted the camp office of the paramilitary Front...
by r_subramanian
10 Oct 2011 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2846
Views: 132454

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

Taliban publishes its most wanted list of Police Officers in Karachi. I am astounded that a newspaper in Pakistan would publish the names of senior police officers of Karachi who are in the crosshairs of Taliban. Marked men: Six police officers walk around with ‘targets’ on their backs Immediately a...
by r_subramanian
07 Oct 2011 01:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2846
Views: 132454

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

God's soldiers: Pakistan army's ideology Praveen Swami's article in the Hindu. He cites from different editions of Pak Army's green book. Here is one quote. In 2008, for example, Brigadier Waqar Hassan Khan argued in the Green Book that "the superpower's entry into [the] Middle-East and West A...
by r_subramanian
24 Sep 2011 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4448
Views: 891725

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pak Rupee is losing value against U.S.$. Four reasons are given: 1. Investors moving out of gold and into U.S.$ 2. Seasonal demand for U.S.$ for performing Haj 3. Converting black money into dollars since old 500 Rupee notes are not going to be valid after Sept 30 4. Worsening relation of Pakistan w...
by r_subramanian
24 Sep 2011 01:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2846
Views: 132454

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

Najam Sethi's editorial in The Friday Times He gives 'a tally of killings and establishment policies that tell a terrifying tale of state failure'. Then suggests that 'only Pakistan Army could fix things'. State failure ... The whole country has become one big killing field. Under the circumstances,...
by r_subramanian
23 Sep 2011 00:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2846
Views: 132454

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

Pakistan, U.S. & the immoderate Taliban Praveen Swami's article in The Hindu ... This we know for certain: the U.S. has spent years pressing Pakistan to act, without effect. In diplomatic cables obtained by the WikiLeaks, there is a graphic account of a July 29, 2008, meeting between top U.S. o...
by r_subramanian
19 Sep 2011 08:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 259239

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

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The online edition of The News says '7 people killed in Karachi'
by r_subramanian
19 Sep 2011 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 259239

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

Heavy bomb blast in Karach i Breaking news A heavy explosion occurred in the posh locality of Defense Housing Authority in Karachi near Darakshan police station early on Monday morning, DawnNews reported. According to initial reports, the blast occurred outside the residence of SP Crime Investigati...
by r_subramanian
18 Sep 2011 01:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 259239

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

... The repayment of the first tranche of the IMF program is due in the next few months. Earlier, Pakis had argued that the last tranche that the IMF did not release (because the Pakis did not meet IMF benchmarks) should be considered as Pakistan's repayment of the first tranche 8) :shock: (imagine...
by r_subramanian
11 Sep 2011 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 259239

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

Is Russia really showing interest in financing Pakistani section of Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline? There are reports that Pakistan may approach Russia and China to help with financing of Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline. The cost is estimated to be at least US$ 1.5 billion. See here for a news report on thi...
by r_subramanian
11 Sep 2011 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4448
Views: 891725

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Can taller-than-Himalayas friend really save Pakistan? Weekly inflation up 16.3pc on higher food prices Weekly inflation increased by 16.33 per cent during the week ended on Aug 30, over the corresponding period last year owing to high food and energy prices in the domestic market. ... Inflation in ...
by r_subramanian
11 Sep 2011 01:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 259239

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

Four female teachers burnt in Quetta acid attack
Four female school teachers received burn injuries on their faces after they were attacked by unidentified men in Quetta on Saturday.
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by r_subramanian
11 Sep 2011 00:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 259239

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

Let us move on from discussing the 'colour' of Indian PM to discussing nuclear-capable Pakistan. I am not making up the title of the news item quoted below. PM sends out a global rain-relief SOS Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday called upon the international community to help Pakistan ...
by r_subramanian
27 Aug 2011 03:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 259239

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

Pak Air force cadet 'filmed female cadet in showers' in Canberra, Australia A PAKISTANI air force cadet studying at the defence college Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) has been suspended after he was allegedly caught secretly filming a female cadet while she showered. ... He was arrested by...
by r_subramanian
14 Aug 2011 14:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 259239

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

Normally I would have posted the following report on (yet another) attempt to solve the circular debt problem in Pak's power sector in Pakistani Economic Stress Watch thread. However, an admission by a federal minister is worth being placed in this thread. The PPP government has made several (rather...
by r_subramanian
13 Aug 2011 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4448
Views: 891725

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

According to the online edition of (Pak) The Express Tribune, Pakistan has decided that it would not try and get the remaining part (i.e. US $ 3.4 billion) of the latest IMF bailout, since it has been unable to meet the conditions imposed by IMF. It was news to me that "Since 1988, Pakistan has...
by r_subramanian
12 Aug 2011 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 259239

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

The report in the online version of (Pak) Express Tribune mentions that Pak Army is one among more than 45 customers for PAKSAT-1R satellite. I do not believe that PA is going to use it to broadcast ISPR produced documentaries. PAKSAT-1R: China launches Pakistan’s ‘first’ communications satellite .....
by r_subramanian
09 Aug 2011 15:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 259239

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

India blocks Pakistan-born Usman Khawaja’s visa
Pakistan-born Australian batsman Usman Khawaja on Tuesday said he was being refused a visa into India for next month’s Champions League Twenty20 tournament because of his country of birth.
...

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by r_subramanian
31 Jul 2011 11:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 295733

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

The killings in Karachi continue. The report below appears in today's online edition of Daily Times. Bloodshed continues in Karachi, 16 killed ... Intense firing ensued in the areas and rival ethnic groups started tossing hand grenades and bullets at each other. ... link Does the fact that grenades ...
by r_subramanian
31 Jul 2011 01:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4448
Views: 891725

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I have a question for experts. For nearly one year, Pak Rupee / US $ exchange rate has stayed around 86 Rupees a dollar. Given that inflation in Pak is around 20%, it means that in real terms Pak Rupee has appreciated against US $. What is the explanation for this? Why is it not touching century mar...
by r_subramanian
24 Jul 2011 01:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 964654

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Preparations apace for Agni V launch
Preparations for the launch of Agni-V in December 2011 are gathering speed, with all the three stages of the missile having been successfully tested at Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district.
...

Report by TSS in The Hindu
by r_subramanian
22 Jul 2011 13:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 295733

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

Six killed in firing in Malir, Landhi areas of Karachi At least six people have been killed in firing incidents in Karachi on Friday, police and rescue sources said. They stated that the firing took place in Karachi's Malir and Landhi areas. ... link I thought that Altaf and Zardari had patched up ...
by r_subramanian
09 Jul 2011 02:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 295733

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

What is going on in Karachi? I have been following twitter postings on Karachi. The impression I get is that this time it is the Mohajirs who are at the receiving end. ANP with the tacit approval of PPP seems to be doing most of the attacking. There are postings talking of 'orchestrated genocide of...
by r_subramanian
08 Jul 2011 15:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 295733

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

A silver lining amid all the shootings in Karachi
A recent twitter message
Husband at home today to get his favorite homemade #Lunch after a long time #Karachi #Food

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