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by RoyG
08 Jul 2018 21:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 704
Views: 60256

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

India won't have any rainforests left in another couple decades at the present rate of destruction. Don't believe the tiger numbers either. They all fudge the data so they wont look bad.
by RoyG
08 Jul 2018 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 540612

Re: Internal Security Watch

You have to read "Escape to nowhere" by Amar bhushan (as said above he was the investigation officer on this case who caught him red handed before he escaped and it was conveyed this to RAW chief and NSA but rot was at the top as well) . " India could not do squat" is not true, ...
by RoyG
07 Jul 2018 02:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 540612

Re: Internal Security Watch

] Malaysia has 1 million Indians working there. They could hit back. Best to resolve diplomatically. But I say leave the snake there. He is far more dangerous back in India where he will get at best some light punishment and will be set free to run his business. Huge number of Indians working in ev...
by RoyG
05 Jul 2018 02:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 796
Views: 133714

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

caste as in kinship group. How is "Kinship group" caste? AFAIK, In Indic tradition, its called gothram. Caste in modern parlance has come to mean kinship group. Caste structure and system are different things. Gothram are sub-castes. When God gave man dominion over Earth it destroyed this...
by RoyG
04 Jul 2018 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458423

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

The 2006 paper by R. Premathilake, "The emergence of early agriculture in the Horton Plains, central Sri Lanka: linked to late Pleistocene and early Holocene climatic changes" seems to have been pretty much ignored, if one goes by the number of citations this paper has received. We should...
by RoyG
04 Jul 2018 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 796
Views: 133714

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Caste based societies will naturally be less democratic because the extended family structure tends to regulate itself. Weber made a very critical point when discussing the foundation of democracy - Christianity transformed the European community from a ritual association based on kinship groups to...
by RoyG
04 Jul 2018 04:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 796
Views: 133714

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Allegedly India's democracy has declined significantly over the last 10 years, per the report you can find on the front page here: https://www.v-dem.net/en/ Caste based societies will naturally be less democratic because the extended family structure tends to regulate itself. Weber made a very crit...
by RoyG
04 Jul 2018 03:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 296340

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Cost,cost,cost.This in the ultimate analysis is why Arjun comes off second best to the IA .The IA want to outnumber the Pakis with as many MBTs as possible.The AW doctrine understandably with tbousands of Ru MBTs in the inventory will take its cue from the Russians who overwhelm their adversaries w...
by RoyG
03 Jul 2018 09:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 540612

Re: Internal Security Watch

Yet these companies like Huawei/ZTE are selling their spyware all over India. Is there anyone in the Indian security establishment even concerned about this. If so what are they doing about it? _________________ Trump To Block Chinese Telecom Giant From Entering US Market And now according to Bloom...
by RoyG
02 Jul 2018 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3467
Views: 494576

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

We're Jackals not tigers. Actually we are Elephants neither Jackals nor Tigers. We are big, powerful but not aggressive and does not know our own strength. Had we been an elephant we would have invaded all our neighbors in haste. The way we've always operated is controlling just the subcontinent an...
by RoyG
02 Jul 2018 18:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 296340

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

SP isn’t the most reliable source, but it resonates with what I have read about T90 and Armatas from many Russian analysts: over complicated, maintenance hogs which decrease unit autonomy at marginal technical advances. IA would have been better off sticking to T72s and upgrading them with better e...
by RoyG
02 Jul 2018 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3467
Views: 494576

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

{Deleted} Very productive for Pakis considering it has fought India to a standstill being 5,6 times smaller. Ah yes, 1971 was a standstill, Siachen was a standstill, Kargil was a standstill. If those were standstills, wonder what is Cuba or for that matter Iraq and Afghanistan.. And of course, Paki...
by RoyG
01 Jul 2018 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3467
Views: 494576

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Habal and Austin, Syria was saved by russki interference. Read my post carefully. The plan is to get Russia to turn a blind eye, which may or may not be successful depending on what pound of flesh is promised. China is also being put in its place and it is unlikely to hold the line in Iran as Russi...
by RoyG
29 Jun 2018 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3467
Views: 494576

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India isn't too bothered about Iran, Pakistan, NK, etc. We just want to coast along and modernize. US is preparing for military offensive against Iran. May explain why were are doubling our strategic oil reserve capacity and trying to get other oil sellers into our basket at emergency pace. I agree ...
by RoyG
29 Jun 2018 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4341
Views: 251417

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

I look at all these groups as a stepping stone to UNSC seat which is why China is opposing. If India is apart of 4/4 of the elite global weapon tech and nuclear bodies with a big economy and population w/ nuclear weapons, it will be hard to keep it away from the high table which controls the destin...
by RoyG
29 Jun 2018 02:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3467
Views: 494576

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

USA is doing all this bs b/c it knows elections are around the corner. State Dept and POTUS now throwing around idea of sanctions and it thinks it can influence PMO[/b]. Looks like it is working, there is already a report out by nidhi Verma for Reuters starting that India is working on reducing Ira...
by RoyG
29 Jun 2018 00:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4341
Views: 251417

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

A thought that has been into the back of my mind, I want to ask the Gurus here and note their opinions In a scenario if the guaranteed admission to UNSC and NSG requires India to sign the NPT, should we? and should India after getting a seat at UNSC, work towards complete denuclearisation of all th...
by RoyG
28 Jun 2018 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4341
Views: 251417

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Era of big ass reactors is over. We'll are already moving to increased efficiency systems, renewables, fusion, and small thorium battery reactors for power. India of course will be playing catch up to the global trends and standards in energy field for the foreseeable b/c it has no realistic vision....
by RoyG
28 Jun 2018 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3467
Views: 494576

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

24 P8I will give us an edge over China in IOR. Coupled with newly inducted submarines and surface fleet coordinating activities with countries like USA, Japan, SK, Philippines, and Australia we will be able to effectively deter China. USA in the meantime is trying to strong arm India into cutting oi...
by RoyG
28 Jun 2018 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4341
Views: 251417

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

A thought that has been into the back of my mind, I want to ask the Gurus here and note their opinions In a scenario if the guaranteed admission to UNSC and NSG requires India to sign the NPT, should we? and should India after getting a seat at UNSC, work towards complete denuclearisation of all th...
by RoyG
28 Jun 2018 19:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4341
Views: 251417

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

NSG will play a role in declaring us an unofficial NWS, give us access to reprocessing/enrichment tech, and is the last major global mafia network we need to join to be taken seriously for UNSC seat. It will also give us a seat on the table for any future talks on non-proliferation including FMCT. ...
by RoyG
26 Jun 2018 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748729

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

My question on the last page went 1 step further then just the Apache's for the IAF. Apart from the Apache, IAF is projected to get 65 LCH as well. In fact from the current 15 LSP LCH that are being produced, 10 are meant for IAF and only 5 for IA. In total the projected IAF requirement for attack ...
by RoyG
26 Jun 2018 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 905
Views: 92953

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Orthodox Christians of India have a good opportunity to take the lessons of their ancestors to the world and reform the Protestant and Catholic sects. They hold a critical key for world peace. The earliest christians of India didn't 'convert' to Christianity. They merely retold the knowledge of the ...
by RoyG
26 Jun 2018 05:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1243
Views: 182353

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Just a random thought that has been going on my since I heard about signing of COMCASA. Maybe, just maybe F-35 be a late entry to the MMRCA. reason: - there is not much logic behind GoI signing COMCASA unless something game changer comes. armed predator drones just doesn't cut it. - IAF always want...
by RoyG
18 Jun 2018 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 598017

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Whatever. we lose a few guys here and there oh well. it doesn't really make a difference to anything. Stop whining. They died doing what they loved. So what? No. This kind of callous and insensitive language about the deaths of Indian Armed Forces service members will not be tolerated. Poster warne...
by RoyG
18 Jun 2018 05:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 598017

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

1) This kind of offensive language against Indian martyrs and veterans is not tolerable. We respect our soldiers (at least here on BRF) in highest regards as it would have been done in any other country. This is Bharat rakshak not your local "make dumbrika great again" weed smoking piss j...
by RoyG
18 Jun 2018 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 598017

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^^^ They got new lot of sniper rifles from bartania, and training thanks to massa sniper school. That said, it had more to do with Ramzan ceasefire shit and taking out sitting duck BSF jawans with hands tied than anything else. We have equal no. of sniper kills if not more, an eye for an eye with w...
by RoyG
17 Jun 2018 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 540612

Re: Internal Security Watch

They conduct their affairs outside of the country in banks and other places free of gov surveillance. Everything is bugged within the country and you can't use the phones or internet. No doubt MI5 and other agencies have access to their communications tho. They may also be meeting their handlers aw...
by RoyG
17 Jun 2018 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 540612

Re: Internal Security Watch

https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/2019-general-elections-congress-bjp-h-d-kumaraswamy-pranab-mukherjee-rss-5220700/ Security abroad The Director of the SPG (Special Protection Group) has brought to the attention of the Secretary, Security, in the Cabinet Secretariat that during most...
by RoyG
17 Jun 2018 07:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1145855

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

vera_k wrote:
ramdas wrote:Paki ababeel seems to have 3 warheads. Do they have a miniaturized high yield physics package?


They have more warheads. Indian inventory is not as substantial.


And you know this how?
by RoyG
16 Jun 2018 07:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1145855

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

@ramana: Not all A4 tests came with picture releases. Also, Lt. Gen. V. K. Saxena wrote in his article about the Agni series that the purpose of developing A4 after A3 was MIRV tech. It sounded like total nonsense when Iread it that time. Now I am not so sure...Ultimately, we can at best speculate....
by RoyG
15 Jun 2018 04:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4094
Views: 818393

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Khalsa wrote:Is it a true mathematical build up or also the new builds also replacing a lot of retiring stuff.
Does our build programme meet our needs ?


no
by RoyG
15 Jun 2018 04:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 540612

Re: Internal Security Watch

Assassins would have to penetrate multiple security rings and then survive long enough when challenged by Modi's spg detail. The ideal place would be a street while Modi is on foot or sticking himself out of car. I've seen footage of Modi walking through narrow streets in small township w/ people o...
by RoyG
14 Jun 2018 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 13247

Re: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion

Any one who thinks US can influence Energy market by magically bumping up productions needs to know two facts. 1 ) US is a net importer of energy so any export is bad for its domestic market 2 ) Most of US oil production come from Shale and Shale even with high oil price and cheap credit is a loss ...
by RoyG
14 Jun 2018 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 540612

Re: Internal Security Watch

This is a video to be watched carefully. It is by Prof R Vaidyanathan. RVAIDYA2000 (@rvaidya2000) | Twitter https://youtu.be/MALR49dfYlA Conversation with Prof RV on why the NSA should take the threats (against Modi) seriously MALR49dfYlA Assassins would have to penetrate multiple security rings an...
by RoyG
14 Jun 2018 06:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 13247

Re: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion

By bringing in US crude in a big way, it'll force OPEC to be more competitive wrt pricing. Engaging with the US has boosted our negotiating power with Russia and China. If they push too hard, we'll simply swing more to US. China has softened its rhetoric somewhat. Perhaps constructive engagement w/ ...
by RoyG
14 Jun 2018 06:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 13247

Re: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion

India and China will soon be working together to lobby OPEC to drop the price of oil and bring in US crude. This is huge.

India is using the US to boost its position within SCO.
by RoyG
14 Jun 2018 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458423

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

According to Rai, the evidence points to a predominantly indigenous culture that voluntarily spread across other areas, not displaced or overrun by an Aryan invasion. “The condition of the human skeletons, the burial...all show absence of palaeo-pathology symptoms which could indicate ailments due ...
by RoyG
13 Jun 2018 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5240
Views: 458423

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

RoyG: not sure what you are going on about? Both the recent articles BURY AIT. The latest one from Economic Times has our fav Niraj Rai again - except he is arguing for indigenous Vedas with only "minimal contact" with Iranians. Don't know which way this guy swings on any given day! The o...

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