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by RoyG
20 Aug 2010 19:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 453416

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

The U.S.-India nuclear deal The wages of the nuclear deal Brahma Chellaney Mint, August 16, 2010 The quiet signing of the reprocessing agreement on 30 July has completed the last remaining bilateral element of the nuclear deal with the U.S. The multilateral elements are not only complete, but also ...
by RoyG
11 Aug 2010 20:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 437035

Re: J & K news and discussion

Ramay We have to address the issue in a genuine way. Autonomy within Indian constitution does not mean we are giving them an independence. We are respecting the aspiration of the people who wish to have a kind of autonomy within India which would lead them to say that we are fine with this level of...
by RoyG
11 Aug 2010 06:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 437035

Re: J & K news and discussion

The Prime Minister feels the pain of those who take to the streets to try and kill people with stones. That is touching. PM offers jobs, asks Kashmir to give peace a chance NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reached out to the Valley on Tuesday, urging the people of Jammu and Kashmir to give ...
by RoyG
05 Aug 2010 08:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 3942
Views: 409291

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Neshant wrote:considering the way Iraq's resources were grabbed and its reserves & trade denominated in dollars by force, its clear there are no rules.

its the law of the jungle.


Shh...some people here might think you're a conspiracy theorist. :wink:
by RoyG
28 Jul 2010 00:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

I just went to the doc today b/c of pain in the left ear. She said that my ear drum looked recessed as if something was tugging on it. Moreover, it feels as if the inside of the ear is stuffy...She said that I have an inner ear infection and she didn't really elaborate upon the recessed ear drum. Oh...
by RoyG
16 Jul 2010 19:22
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 354557

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

India unveils new rupee symbol Friday 16 July 2010 It may look like a melted British Rail sign but it's hoped that a new symbol for the Indian rupee will signal India's growing economic strength ‑ and it will be coming soon to a keyboard near you. :roll: The winning design was selected by the India...
by RoyG
16 Jul 2010 06:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3165
Views: 310884

Re: Iran News and Discussions

I actually believe that war is on the horizon. Iran has started its own oil bourse which will carry out oil transactions in non dollar currencies. This was actually the primary reason why Iraq was invaded in 2003. Actions like these threaten demand for the US dollar which then causes a breakdown in ...
by RoyG
15 Jul 2010 20:24
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 354557

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

vera_k wrote:Will the new symbol be acceptable in the South? Or is it liable to run into anti-Hindi sentiments?


A lil tension here n there...nothing to worry about.
by RoyG
11 Jul 2010 23:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 581873

Re: Internal Security Watch

kerala goes to assembly polls early next year. Hope the people elect right candidates to stop the jihadist activities. With the swelling polarization , exactly the opposite will happen, saar. I agree. A friend of mine who just returned to kerala after 5 years was amazed to see how polarized it had ...
by RoyG
04 Jul 2010 08:15
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 354557

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

Ugh I have a bad feeling about the symbol as well. Indians must have collectively committed some horrendous acts in their past couple lives to deserve such an idiotic bureaucracy. You'd think with all the creative talent in this country the gov would come up with a hyped up nationwide competition wi...
by RoyG
29 Jun 2010 04:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 437035

Re: J & K news and discussion

^^GOI needs to open up Kashmir to investment from the rest of India. These people have way too much time on their hands because of heavy subsidies and lack of competition. Wrecking infrastructure, beating up officers, lighting sh*t on fire, etc... and they'll still get a check in the mail :roll: .
by RoyG
27 Jun 2010 20:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 358028

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Excellent Presentation delivered by MR Venkatesh on global economic crisis and what India can do to protect itself... Part1: http://www.youtube.com/user/ramvenkatadhri#p/u/5/y9ai62lDE6s Part2: http://www.youtube.com/user/ramvenkatadhri#p/u/4/cRHyc3_qJ5M Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/user/ramvenkata...
by RoyG
26 Jun 2010 22:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 455940

Re: Global Economy

World economy needs more stimulus spending: Singh Press Trust Of India Toronto, June 26, 2010 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today that the fragile world economy needs more stimulus spending and not cutbacks to ensure a sustained recovery. "The purpose of G-20 should be to ensure that the ...
by RoyG
10 Jun 2010 00:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 643680

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Matthew_H,

Thanks but no thanks.

Our poor will be just fine.

They have the plow and holy cow.
by RoyG
09 Jun 2010 02:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 358028

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

I agree with him especially about how "money is pouring into the English-speaking economies from the developing world..." But, I feel that this will soon change b/c of a resurgent Asia with higher savings and productivity and a steadily increasing young population. The West with its huge d...
by RoyG
09 Jun 2010 00:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 358028

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

I feel that central banks are coordinating with each other and resorting to the printing press as a last ditch attempt to avert another global economic crisis. However, I don't see any evidence that they are trying to unify all the countries of the world into a single union governed by the UN. The w...
by RoyG
08 Jun 2010 23:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 358028

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

I feel that the gold standard is great b/c gold and and other precious metals have always been considered valuable. By reverting back to the gold standard, prices would adjust to the quantity of gold. Moreover, the gov can't just overprint like it is now. It would instead rely upon an efficient bor...
by RoyG
08 Jun 2010 22:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 358028

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Pranav, The Great Depression was caused by government intervention...not the gold standard. It was caused by the privately owned Fed, in collusion with the Bank of England. The gold standard makes such depredations difficult to prevent. You're right. The Fed was responsible for creating the bubble ...
by RoyG
08 Jun 2010 19:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 358028

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Pranav,

The Great Depression was caused by government intervention...not the gold standard.
by RoyG
04 Jun 2010 22:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 743747

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

... I don't agree with him either. However, he probably hasn't been exposed to our positions on the matter. What do you expect from researchers at NP groups...? ... You're being far too generous, and unduly so. If he is familiar enough with this forum to come and subject multiple threads to his art...
by RoyG
04 Jun 2010 21:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 743747

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

I would like to emphasize that the deployment of these military space systems will only serve to undermine India's security. Utter tripe. The article is full of innuendo. It is long on rhetoric but fails to explain the conclusion you have reached above. Who the fck is going to undermine Indian secu...
by RoyG
04 Jun 2010 18:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 743747

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhoey Senior Research Associate at The Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies Matthew, Thanks for sharing your views. I hope that you remain on BR and take the time to understand our positions on the issues of nonproliferation of missile and nuclear technology...
by RoyG
28 May 2010 09:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 437035

Re: J & K news and discussion

^^o_O
by RoyG
27 May 2010 20:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 358028

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Borrow + Print + Spend = Economic Recovery

All hail Keynes!.... :roll:
by RoyG
25 May 2010 20:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630170

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I recall reading about armor packages for the Leopard that offer some degree of protection from top attack missiles and rockets. I'm hoping that research in this area picks up in India. Why is the Merkava such an issue? It actually did quite well in 2006.
by RoyG
21 May 2010 08:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 912032

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

IMO Gripen with EJ2000 is a winning combo if the engine is also fitted into the LCA. I agree with Prem.
by RoyG
21 May 2010 00:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 245033

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2

The only third party that I can think of which can arm twist Pakistan is either China or the US. Due to US interests in Afghanistan and their current over dependence on Pakistan, I'm not sure how much negotiating room India will have. If anything, the predominant pov in the US currently seems to be ...
by RoyG
20 May 2010 23:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630170

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Rahul M, The next war may force us to slash our manpower in the west. It may very well be a piddly 10 gunships for a *half a million man army facing the same*. Coupled with our pathetic state of artillery and armor our advantage wont be all that much. 500 m1a2s+existing armor coupled with a large qu...
by RoyG
20 May 2010 22:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 912032

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I recall reading about Eurojet being considered as an engine replacement for gripen. I wonder if this option would boost its chances especially if eurojet wins the LCA engine contract.
by RoyG
20 May 2010 22:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630170

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I agree that the FMBT will have to be a reality although I'm still not really sure what it'll be (Perhaps Arjun MKIII?). In my opinion, it should evolve from the Arjun Mark II and should spring out of a well established production infra. Whether it goes through a minor or major evolution, I feel tha...
by RoyG
20 May 2010 21:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630170

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I agree with you on the future. However, our future tank should evolve from the superior product on hand. The arjun in its present configuration is SUPERIOR to the T-90. Therefore more orders than the measly 124 is a MUST for NOW. More orders will expand production infra which will allow us to produ...
by RoyG
20 May 2010 20:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630170

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

I am struggling to put into words (in great part due to lack of time) why I think the Arjun - in its present form - is a non-starter for the future. Having said that - in a sentence - IMHO of course - it has to do with: funds India has (which IMHO is a great deal more than even 3-4 years ago - not ...
by RoyG
20 May 2010 08:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2579
Views: 262684

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Looks like other NE groups are picking up the slack. Chinese intel seem to be stepping up their game.
by RoyG
20 May 2010 05:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 437035

Re: J & K news and discussion

I believe its a new one.
by RoyG
19 May 2010 22:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630170

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

rohitvats wrote:
RoyG wrote:lol Rohitvats....Why bother?


Booster rocket assisted dash for oldie status... :P :mrgreen: :P


:lol:
by RoyG
19 May 2010 22:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 630170

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

lol Rohitvats....Why bother?

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