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by chanakyaa
15 Aug 2018 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 591
Views: 47338

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

If Err-do-gand wanted to do a deal of exchanging each other's trash, why would he trade the pastor for a low-level Turkish national held in Esrael on dubious charges, instead of Fart-hullah Goolen? Considering Fart-hullah Goolen's profile comes up as "stateless".
by chanakyaa
14 Aug 2018 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 201440

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^ Donesn't matter. We don't want to nitpick here. One innocent life lost is one too many.
by chanakyaa
14 Aug 2018 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 201440

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I've another idea. How about using good sardars inside India's border to take on nasty sardars outside of India border (YooK)? Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Lawsuit What if a private rastrawadi Sikh organization in India, prepared, vocalized a massive criminal and civil lawsuit against the not-so- Royal...
by chanakyaa
13 Aug 2018 07:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Central Asia - News & Discussions
Replies: 76
Views: 3274

Re: Central Asia - News & Discussions

Russia, Iran and other states agree on Caspian Sea access
The five countries bordering the inland sea have been at odds over the waterway since the fall of the Soviet Union. The deal could pave the way for the development of valuable oil and gas projects.
by chanakyaa
10 Aug 2018 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 711
Views: 94392

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Thanksgiving came too early. Wonder what will Turkey do to its valentine's day cards received from all these years from Nay-To Escalating sanctions could cripple Turkey’s economy Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god' Turkey Tariffs: Aluminum will now be ...
by chanakyaa
10 Aug 2018 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5064
Views: 317688

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

This is for Murugan saar. http://www.steiner-verlag.de/typo3temp/pics/496e2552a5.jpg Mining, Metallurgy and Minting in the Middle Ages: Vol. I: Asiatic Supremacy, 425-1125 I came across a series of three volume research by Ian Blanchard on the subject of Metals, Mining, Metallurgy, and Coins. These...
by chanakyaa
10 Aug 2018 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180439

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Oil price crash of of 2014 was a classic example. From $150 to $27, led to such a drastic readjustment of energy assets around the world that many energy companies went bankrupt, eventually shifting dirt cheap assets in hands of the powerful; who rode it to its former glory 4 years later. Don't beli...
by chanakyaa
03 Aug 2018 17:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 946
Views: 120728

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

+++ Other than the mil (and laund grab) aspects that other posters talk about, "investing" is just the means to an end, not end itself. So what is the "end"? What prevents the new non-Indian e-Commerce giants in India from flooding Indian market with Made (or Assembled) In Cheen/...
by chanakyaa
03 Aug 2018 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3022
Views: 207767

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Before the reader embarks on reading this pdf, may I ask, what are the odds of Shmuel Bar, a former Eye-DF intelligence officer (30+ years), providing a balanced view of the psyche of Eye-ran and its population?

https://www.hudson.org/experts/676-shmuel-bar
by chanakyaa
01 Aug 2018 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4058
Views: 332562

Re: Internal Security Watch

Identification is first necessary step RoyG sir, if not today by modi they can be deported tomorrow. I hope all BJP and ally states do so soon. the illegals will only be left with south India and PB at the most to resettle. You're dreaming too. Bjp will not deport millions. This is an election gimm...
by chanakyaa
31 Jul 2018 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2207
Views: 266015

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

US warns against IMF bailout for Pakistan that aids China - reuters A successful experiment called Pakistan, first against India and now selectively against China will continue. Money to Napakis will continue to flow. What is interesting is how uncle quickly disassociated itself from Napakis only a...
by chanakyaa
27 Jul 2018 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3022
Views: 207767

Re: Iran News and Discussions

... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-27/donald-trump-may-be-prepared-to-strike-iran-sources-say/10037728 First official confirmation of trump admin plans to strike Official confirmation from Aussie neuj paper!! Nice. Aussies becoming good at peddling quality Turn-bull$hit down and under. ABC is g...
by chanakyaa
24 Jul 2018 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5453
Views: 509113

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

... Russki consumer goods are shoddy and unappealing. We already have trade with them on oil, gas, space tech, nuke reactors etc. ... Other areas of potential cooperation include fertilisers, gems and jewellery, and tourism What else would you be looking at?? Definitely, not the consumer goods. Com...
by chanakyaa
22 Jul 2018 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5453
Views: 509113

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Economic without the means to protect it is an invitation to disaster. Invasions today can and do take place without a shot being fired in anger. ... The military strength has to grow in a healthy balance with the growing economic heft otherwise we will be left bleeding in the dust by our enemies, ...
by chanakyaa
15 Jul 2018 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5453
Views: 509113

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India to go ahead with S-400 missile Nothing new here in the above link. I'm NO arms/defense expert to opine on the necessity of above purchase or the strategic value associated with it, but I don't like the fact that India is about to spend Rs. 39,000 crore on something that will contribute the le...
by chanakyaa
13 Jul 2018 19:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180439

Re: Understanding the US- Again

... this all but guarantees a uk general election this year and several years of turmoil ahead Knowing this well, he appears in YooK for a state visit to plant the seeds of regime change. Very consistent behavior. In the meantime, I lost a bet with a friend on how many times word “special” was used...
by chanakyaa
12 Jul 2018 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11743
Views: 729784

Re: Levant crisis - III

RD saar, The IKU block you are referring to is really Israel (supported by ungle) bank rolled by KSA/UAE. With respect to Ruskies, there is nothing KSA/UAE has that it can offer to Ruskies (including any and all investments) except using the OPEC platform to keep oil prices elevated which is one thi...
by chanakyaa
11 Jul 2018 08:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3022
Views: 207767

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Invest of this magnitude is a positive thing, but I'm curious, do you know why they waited all these years to invest in 2018? Not that Indians just came out of caves and figured out how to use oil. If the refinery is Saudi/UAE investment, agreement would require that all the oil processed is Saudi/U...
by chanakyaa
11 Jul 2018 05:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3022
Views: 207767

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Well, lot of dhoti shivering being presented in the Indian MSM on Eye-ran subject, obviously keeping in mind not to pi$$-0ff ungle. Regardless of how dependable eye-ran is (irrelevant here), for India to loose its independence in determining who it should maintain relationship with and by how much (...
by chanakyaa
07 Jul 2018 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4058
Views: 332562

Re: Internal Security Watch

[url=https://www.firstpost.com/india/narendra-modi-govts-bastar-development-offensive-showing-results-tribals-getting-first-taste-of-freedom-4632721.html] Fascinating read. Did not expect such initiative from Jairam Ramesh in 2011 (not that I know him personally, just arm chair perceptions). In sho...
by chanakyaa
04 Jul 2018 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 946
Views: 120728

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

That's just not the whole story. Apart from many other things, they are also now eying the Indian market access without reciprocity, and by shady access via India's bordering countries so as to make this part of the OBOR more viable for them. It is a late realization for the hans who now see almost...
by chanakyaa
22 Jun 2018 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2509
Views: 318465

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

ashish raval wrote:
We should be telling OPEC that if oil prices are not in region of 60 then...

Little off topic for this dhaga but your dream/desire or just wishful thinking may come true. Just may may, because it is a dog and pony show for now.

One Cartel going after other Cartel
by chanakyaa
21 Jun 2018 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2509
Views: 318465

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

India, China in talks to form bloc against Opec - Sanjay Dutta, ToI We should be telling OPEC that if oil prices are not in region of 60 then India will make electric vehicles tax Free and start establishing charging stations in the country everywhere including parking lots to reduce the dependence...
by chanakyaa
20 Jun 2018 11:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2339
Views: 383948

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

This is a master move. How we got here is good to recap.... Agree. I tried to pay some attention to RM's language on news channel after announcing the divorce. His criticism appears measured, not burning the bridges so to speak. Too early for 2019 predictions but it looks like the parties in JK wil...
by chanakyaa
20 Jun 2018 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180439

Re: Understanding the US- Again

...this is one way of showing that he is serious to his core support... And that is the key. Putting a drama to your own constituency and attract anti-immigration support from Center left crowd. Now, all this is going on while fully supporting steady and tactical inflow of people which is the goal ...
by chanakyaa
14 Jun 2018 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 9567

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. Ummhhh!!! Not sure I understand. Uncles has been thumping chest for being A big oil producer/exporter. Why not start star...
by chanakyaa
13 Jun 2018 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1962
Views: 251780

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is an interesting ongoing development I would like to highlight. This is in response to some dhoti shivering in response to India doing business with countries under sanction by ungle. In response, proposals were made to use gold, euro, crypto currency blah blah as an alternative to the YooS-t...
by chanakyaa
10 Jun 2018 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 711
Views: 94392

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

G(oodby)-7 drama is over. After lots of posturing and trade threats, the summit ended without any outcome. YeeYou and Kanada are not too happy with the spanking, as if they had any leverage going into the negotiations. This is what happens when a nation gives up its sovereignty by faking it as "...
by chanakyaa
08 Jun 2018 08:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 711
Views: 94392

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Country's fiscal management is not as great as the football team. IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Argentina on a Three-Year, US$50 Billion Stand-By Arrangement The Argentine authorities and IMF staff have reached an agreement on a 36-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) amounting to US$50 billion...
by chanakyaa
05 Jun 2018 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180439

Re: Understanding the US- Again

When someone starts talking about national debt, you know it is time for mid-term or general elections...But, the number are mind numbing.

(CFR) The National Debt Dilemma
by chanakyaa
01 Jun 2018 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5453
Views: 509113

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

We are missing big picture here, like, can't see forest for trees. Lot of dhoti shivering as if this is 1998, subject to India playing it right!! There are two sides to the coin. What I mean by that is, YooS is as much interested in deep trading relationship with India as much as India is, and perha...
by chanakyaa
25 May 2018 16:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 805
Views: 70040

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

News of a blast at an Indian restaurant in Toronto. 10-15 ppl hurt.
by chanakyaa
25 May 2018 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 201440

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I am really surprised how people view Brexit as a negative thing when in reality none of those crap doomsday scenario has even close to materialisation and conversely UK has been growing steadily even in such a bumpy scenario. Ombaba even came down as preacher to advice People how to vote..lol. Peo...
by chanakyaa
24 May 2018 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 7266

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

What a unfortunate timing when schools in the wyestern hemisphere are over and desis are about to begin their pilgrimage back to the dear homeland.

Nipah Infection

CDC: Nipah Virus

Lessons from the Nipah virus outbreak in Malaysia.
by chanakyaa
21 May 2018 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3022
Views: 207767

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Sanctions or No Sanctions!! BritSh!ts are always there, extending a helping hand. Even Britsh!t ambassador was allegedly there at the contract signing...

Iran signs oil contract with UK's Pergas to develop Keranj field
by chanakyaa
21 May 2018 05:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 711
Views: 94392

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

And, the dance continues...

No details on how China reduces $200 billion in surplus. I'm sure this will be used to force Chinese open its economy (and financial markets) further to the Supa-pawa

U.S., China putting trade war on hold, Treasury's Mnuchin says
by chanakyaa
20 May 2018 06:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 711
Views: 94392

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

World Economic Forum Nah.. New Economic Forum (The forum’s inaugural session will be held November 6-8 in Beijing) For the past four decades, heads of state, celebrities and business elite have convened at the World Economic Forum, the yearly pilgrimage that merges debates on international problems...

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