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by chanakyaa
19 Apr 2018 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148842

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The death of QEII should be the occasion for India to quietly leave the Commonwealth. I am sure India will be followed by the other non-white colonies leaving the organization mostly with Canada and Australia. If we have BJP rule at that time this might happen as they have no "fond " memo...
by chanakyaa
14 Apr 2018 21:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 648821

Re: Levant crisis - III

OK so kindly post even more basic video of Sy conflict dating back to what you think is correct. @chanakyaa What “basics” is and what qualifies as a “history” is all perception. We are assuming that someone has taken time and efforts to outline true, true intentions of West and Russia in a nicely f...
by chanakyaa
14 Apr 2018 19:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 648821

Re: Levant crisis - III

JFpanWNgfQY back to basics..for those who want to have beginners understanding of what Syrian conflict is about.. Basics of what?? The video start with 2011 Arab spring. It is not "Back" enough and it is not "Basics" enough. Sorry, but relying on Vox to explain the basics is lik...
by chanakyaa
14 Apr 2018 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 648821

Re: Levant crisis - III

Looks like Britsh!ts dropped some mijjiles on pre-arranged sites near Homs... https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/984971339009228802 Unconfirmed: Syrian air defenses have down 13 missiles in the area of al-Kiswah, located south of Damascus Looks like the party is over.. enough material to sell useles...
by chanakyaa
14 Apr 2018 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 648821

Re: Levant crisis - III

Unconfirmed:
Mezzeh Military Airport has been attacked by the airstrikes on Syria
Barzeh district in Damascus hit in mijjle attacks,
by chanakyaa
12 Apr 2018 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 648821

Re: Levant crisis - III

apparently donald duck has taken 180 degree turn and now saying he never meant war on syria / russia is on way https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/984374422587965440 NO, he hasn’t. I belive that Using MSM to take inept and shallow thinking headline readers on a wild ride is very well underst...
by chanakyaa
12 Apr 2018 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 575
Views: 69245

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

No coverage of MBS in his oversized jeans. MBS is going to convert Barbaria into Entertainment capital, Arabian Silicon Valley, Financial center with the help of one and only one....beloved uncle.

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by chanakyaa
31 Mar 2018 20:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5348
Views: 469115

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

This incident actually affects US-Russia relations more than India-US or India-Russia relations but since it seems like Aeroflot acts were probably based on skin color of Indians, this kinda shows their racist attitudes & discrimination policies. Back when we were poor grad students, many of us...
by chanakyaa
30 Mar 2018 04:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1753
Views: 202800

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

Sometimes we get so bogged down on the technical aspects of the adversary's (China or any other country) capabilities (size, military spending etc. etc.) that we tend to disregard simple analysis of how would the adversary behave if war actually happens. Following clip from Zhirinovsky, is absolutel...
by chanakyaa
28 Mar 2018 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1189
Views: 164782

Re: Analyzing CPEC

I was browsing the Strava heat map for something. Noticed that the map does not show any sign of life in the game-changer Goo-wa-dar port, as compared to some red/yellow in Cha-bahar or a fraction of well-lit neighboring Karrachi. Did Baki all-weather fliend give up on the project? Is Goo-wa-dar Gam...
by chanakyaa
27 Mar 2018 05:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5348
Views: 469115

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Speaking of world cup, https://www.rt.com/sport/422397-iceland-boycott-fifa-russia/ Might just be the start. Ahh, diplomatic boycott, not a real one. Iceland, surely knows how to punch above its weight. Looks like the wounds from sanctions must be still fresh. Just found out that population of Ward...
by chanakyaa
26 Mar 2018 05:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1753
Views: 202800

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

The above being Baki article, does not offer much details. Here is additional detail. Funny thing is that this is not something new. Tech transfer to China was done willing or unwillingly primarily by ignoring such issues.

U.S. accuses China of stealing patents in WTO complaint
by chanakyaa
24 Mar 2018 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 576
Views: 69887

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Starting March 26, much hyped Chinese oil futures contracts denominated in Yuan will start trading on Shanghai International Energy Exchange in Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Good step for China, but it is not going to change any international equations in the near term. Looks like the main interest is c...
by chanakyaa
24 Mar 2018 05:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 647
Views: 59509

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Statistically speaking, odds of Bolton getting fired on this job is high -- within 6-7 months. Bolton would be the 3rd? National Shecurity Advisor. Statistically speaking, given the past of other firings, the age of person spending time on this job is around 6 months. The odds, however small, are al...
by chanakyaa
21 Mar 2018 06:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 904
Views: 78050

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Maldives to lift state of emergency, charge ex-president, chief justice with bribery Maldives President Abdulla Yameen will lift the 45-day state of emergency on Thursday and the government will bring bribery charges against former leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and the chief justice, said a senior Ma...
by chanakyaa
17 Mar 2018 07:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 575
Views: 69245

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Belgium takes back Brussels' Grand Mosque from Saudi government Belgium is taking back control of the Grand Mosque of Brussels by terminating Saudi Arabia’s lease of the building with immediate effect over concerns it promotes radicalism, the government said on Friday. ... “The concession will be t...
by chanakyaa
14 Mar 2018 19:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148842

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

... Welcome to the official start of Cold War 3. The ramifications of the British govt. actions against Russia iz going to reverberate around the globe and the winter chill being experienced now in Europe will be nothing like what may comd diplomatically in the future.Watch this space. Philip Saar,...
by chanakyaa
10 Mar 2018 04:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1753
Views: 202800

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

Australia, now overwhelmingly a service based economy is heavily dependent on foreigners (Asians, esp. Chinese). Many top tier universities have 30-50% of foreign enrollments from China and HK. Although they have taken steps recently to diversify away from Chinese influence (including attracting Ind...
by chanakyaa
08 Mar 2018 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 576
Views: 69887

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Looks like Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been resuscitated back to life (without uncle), potentially with new member who have nothing to do with the Pacific. Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and even the UK are all regarded as possible additions. (FT) Pacific countries...
by chanakyaa
07 Mar 2018 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5348
Views: 469115

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

RD saar, good post as always. Not fully convinced about India in a position to get completely sealed off, but I'll post a counter-argument later (for the sake of healthy debate). On a somewhat related topic, slight OT, but on your argument on using countries to seal off geographical access, we are s...
by chanakyaa
06 Mar 2018 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 119033

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Just read headline, a bad news for the shareholders of UBCNews. :D Looks like baby Kim is attempting to raise the white flag, unless uncle as usual chooses to ignore it.
by chanakyaa
05 Mar 2018 08:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1753
Views: 202800

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

How Trump could really hurt China on trade: Target electronics Not sure why the Times group, which makes enough money to afford to produce original articles, simply peddles articles from other websites (Bloomberg in the case). Most of the outsourcing to China happens on behalf of mega corporations,...
by chanakyaa
01 Mar 2018 07:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226538

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Macquarie wins road projects under TOT for Rs 9,682 crore NEW DELHI: In a big boost to government’s asset monetisation programme, Sydney-headquartered Macquarie group has won the Toll Operate Transfer (TOT) bid of nine national highways with a total length of just under 700 km. The company has plac...
by chanakyaa
28 Feb 2018 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 648821

Re: Levant crisis - III

FSA affiliated groups in #EasternGhouta send official letter to UNSC reaffirming that Nusra fighters ready to leave the enclave under UN supervision ...

https://twitter.com/ZeinakhodrAljaz/status/968407483025952768

nice try!!
by chanakyaa
25 Feb 2018 06:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 647
Views: 59509

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The only sure way to stop a bad guy with an AR-15 is with a good guy with a Javelin missile. The duma$$s now want to arm the teachers with guns. One day, if a crazy teacher kills bunch of students, the NRA's solution will be to arm the children. And, to counter that teachers should get Javelin. Ima...
by chanakyaa
21 Feb 2018 08:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226538

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

My question to Jaitley and Modi then is will they now haul the management of these PSB's and make them accountable? ... We were promised that recapitalizing the banks for their "past" NPA's was a one-time affair and this type of fraud will not be repeated. I am not interested in knowing, ...
by chanakyaa
19 Feb 2018 08:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 576
Views: 69887

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

India's biggest bourse keen to buy stake in Dhaka stock exchange India’s biggest stock exchange is keen to buy a 25 per cent stake in Dhaka Stock Exchange, rivaling an offer from a Chinese bourse. “We are well positioned to help grow the Bangladesh market and the exchange, given our experience and ...
by chanakyaa
19 Feb 2018 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1189
Views: 164782

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Unfortunately following link is for digital subscribers of FT. Only reason posting the link to highlight that such article exists.

China woos Pakistan militants to secure Belt and Road projects
by chanakyaa
18 Feb 2018 06:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226538

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Perhaps it make it bit easier to regulate/supervise fewer institutions, but how does it address the root cause of the problem? As long as they know that govt. is there to recapitalize them, bad habits will continue. Genuine NPAs are fact of the banking system but strategic NPAs used to loot PSBs are...
by chanakyaa
16 Feb 2018 23:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226538

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Unless one is an expert in banking law and regulation, discussion on whose liability it ends up becoming is going to be futile. NM is enjoying the interest in phareign country. So PNB raises 5000 crore in Dec 2017 thru Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP). What a timing? Did the management know t...
by chanakyaa
16 Feb 2018 19:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226538

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

they may not be the only bunch of guys running such a scam. there may be a whole lot of them in a whole lot of banks doing the same. it needs an industry wide set of forensic audits to put this to rest and done quickly too. Now I wonder what % of psu NPA are part of this systematic white collar cri...
by chanakyaa
14 Feb 2018 08:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 648821

Re: Levant crisis - III

If the euphrates is supposed to be defacto border between

Is the area north of Euphrates between Salhiya and Tabiyah under saa control?

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