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by Klaus
17 Jun 2013 21:43
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1511336

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Perhaps the failure of the Bihar government to check the rise of Indian Mujahideen modules in the state is the root cause of this alliance breakup? Perhaps IM modules in Bihar have been responsible for recent terror attacks (Varanasi, Dilsukhnagar-Hyderabad etc) and Nitish Kumar is scared of being h...
by Klaus
17 Jun 2013 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620799

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

saudi arabia and qatar - seem to be the designated pakistan of the arab world and maghreb - superpawa top cover and a license to spread mayhem all over the place. What about Jordan? Methinks the Saudis have huge stakes to pre-empt the Summer rolling into Jordan and that is why efforts are on to def...
by Klaus
17 Jun 2013 14:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: RIP Bahukutambi Raman
Replies: 65
Views: 3556

Re: RIP Bahukutambi Raman

Hope he gets the opportunity to be born in and serve India again! My Pranaams to him for his service to the motherland.
by Klaus
11 Jun 2013 18:14
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1511336

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

This business is false flag ops to force JD(U)'s hand and make a mistake. Perhaps Nitish Kumar is looking out at a long time in the cold, similar to CBN after the latter's 9 years as AP CM.

What's happened has again gone on to reinforce the theory of another PM candidate.
by Klaus
11 Jun 2013 00:09
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1511336

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Atri wrote:
:) Why talk about NM, saar?


Flavor of the year or flavor of the decade. Your pick. All I care about is a bulwark like India, when the battle-lines are drawn across the Euphrates.

LKA's probably decided to wrestle the pigs. Tathaastu!
by Klaus
10 Jun 2013 23:57
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1511336

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

How can Americans/Isrealis blackmail him? Modi certainly has a lot of support from overseas. IMO, the meeting between Ambassadors of Israel could simply be a renewal of old links that LKA could have created during his time as HM. These are mostly people to people and such channels could be used to ...
by Klaus
10 Jun 2013 21:59
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1511336

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

While the media-space is filled to the brim with the ongoing LKA-mujra, there seems to be an information vacuum on the chaos within the INC, its high time the heat is turned on Ahmed Patel, who is the lynch-pin.
by Klaus
10 Jun 2013 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620799

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

See how the bulk of the western media is crying foul on how hezbollah's entry in Syria is going to widen the sectarian divide The truth is that the West is scared to bits on the prospect of Saladin 2.0 coming to bear on the Middle East, especially one who could be equally devoted to Allah and count...
by Klaus
10 Jun 2013 19:25
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1511336

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

If the real candidate is a iron ore lady then she will not win and we will see a two year third front drama with Mulayam Mulla as PM or even CBN. Country will go to dogs and one can not predict when will happen after that. Period of 2 years ending mid-2016 is turbulent chaos. As a rule, it does not...
by Klaus
10 Jun 2013 18:33
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1511336

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Things are playing to script towards a lady PM for 2014. Election run-up is increasingly taking on a presidential character, the real candidate is yet to emerge into the open.
by Klaus
10 Jun 2013 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 22656

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

My hypothesis is that Islam is tailored to soothe the reptilian brain for all the Koranic injunctions and hadiths etc all reinforce the basal instincts of humans. And thus appeals to those in lower social strata and in prisons as its a raging fever in US prisons. Ramana ji, I was pointing out that ...
by Klaus
09 Jun 2013 15:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 22656

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

X-Post.... Modern brain research shows there are three layers of the brain: reptilian, middle and neocortex and reflect evolution. The reptilian brain is the one that provides the auto responses and the neocortex all the pleasant high thinking that allows human society to develop and prosper. I str...
by Klaus
07 Jun 2013 15:16
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1511336

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Immediately the word "political" turns up - as if that is something bad in itself. There is absolutely nothing wrong in favoring a good leader and there is nothing in there to judge RajivM. Absolutely. And that expression of incredulity belies the fact that 'Breaking India' itself is a wo...
by Klaus
07 Jun 2013 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2011
Views: 191951

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

It would be optimal if the Indo-Japanese cooperation could be extended to the BMIC (Bangalore Mumbai Industrial Corridor) as well. Since Japan has already committed to investments in the Delhi-Mumbai DFC, Mum-Ahmedabad HSR and the Bangalore-Chennai routes it only makes sense to connect the stretch b...
by Klaus
07 Jun 2013 08:49
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1511336

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Wow. Rajiv stuck his neck out there. He does not offer political color to his work, speeches, debates and narration. If Shri Rajiv can write news columns on Governor Bobby Jindal and appear in TV debates on the topic, then he can definitely not be called completely apolitical. So its no surprise th...
by Klaus
05 Jun 2013 21:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth
Replies: 8372
Views: 379755

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

^^^ There seem to be other candidates such as Wolf 359, Ross 248 and Gliese 445.

An improvement to the parallax method of distance measurement is in order, since it does not work too well in the case of binary systems.
by Klaus
05 Jun 2013 18:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth
Replies: 8372
Views: 379755

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

^^^ The binary star theory has been discussed in other threads. However, to put it in slightly greater detail, the Sun and its brown dwarf binary orbit around a centre of mass, which is a point in space between the two stars. As the brown dwarf approaches perihelion it is supposed to gravitationally...
by Klaus
05 Jun 2013 15:05
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1511336

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

^^^ Perhaps we can start trending #BlowtoModi on Twitter?
by Klaus
05 Jun 2013 14:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth
Replies: 8372
Views: 379755

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

Nilesh Oak ji, congratulations on the award nomination!
by Klaus
05 Jun 2013 13:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 409571

Re: Indian Railways Thread

the kind of locos we need seem more khanish - huge, diesel-based or gas turbine , capable of hauling a lot of wagons. http://www.getransportation.com/rail/rail-products/locomotives/evolutionr-series-locomotive.html can anyone point me to the 9000-12000hp electric and diesel locos suitable for frieg...
by Klaus
05 Jun 2013 11:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 409571

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Along with tracks, signaling and fencing, higher power traction is required for achieving 160Kph speeds per RDSO documents. Hence, RDSO is looking to acquire 6000HP diesel locomotives & > 9000HP electric locomotives. I was also reading up on IRFCA forums that at 160Kph speeds, due to uneven lay...
by Klaus
05 Jun 2013 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1023
Views: 106338

Re: Non-Western Worldview

The Chinese never had a concept of "China'. They only had a concept of dynasty. The dynasty IS 'China' for them and the political boundaries of the dynasty are the political boundaries of "China". It is this lack of a concept which modern-Chinese are in denial about and want to push ...
by Klaus
17 May 2013 18:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 255713

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Singha wrote: spooled wire antenna to talk to subs?


Was hoping the P-8I's have a trailing antenna as a mobile ELF/VLF facility apart from shore based ones.
by Klaus
14 May 2013 21:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 782886

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Interesting factoid: The last time Nawaz Sharif came to power in TSP (1990 and 1997), India had third front governments with INC as the party providing outside support. Both governments in India were created and dissolved within a span of 2 years or less. What followed was PVNR in the first case and...
by Klaus
14 May 2013 21:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 389631

Re: Indian Interests

PS: I don't even want to imagine the Dutch instead of the Brits in India. :evil: The differences between the Dutch & the Brit rule is most evident in Suriname and Guyana, neighbors in South America. Historical accounts of East Indian Hindu diaspora in the two countries recount the degree of con...
by Klaus
14 May 2013 20:58
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 32666

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

I got one response from a scholar, and he is apologetic - says his knowledge is limited to his sampradaya's history, and is not aware of traditions from "Vedic" times. But he did say that the goswami-granthas are considered such esoteric knowledge that some adherents of his sampradaya con...
by Klaus
14 May 2013 20:08
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 782886

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

If KJP decides to build on its base in KA toward the 2014 polls, it is perhaps indicative of a third-front fancying its chances. A coalition of parties, which would normally support either BJP or INC at the center now might come together. Perhaps this is the reason why we are not hearing too many 'n...
by Klaus
14 May 2013 19:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China War 2013 - Trigger: Incursion into India
Replies: 671
Views: 36525

Re: India-China War 2013 - Trigger: Incursion into India

Even at such high costs, the Indian defense budget can allow for 130-140 kms of tunnels per year in the Ladakh area alone. India needs this infrastructure if it has to remain relevant in Asia. Increasing the defense budget in lieu of these developments and subsequent production of tunneling equipmen...
by Klaus
14 May 2013 14:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Blast in Bangalore
Replies: 214
Views: 7184

Re: Blast in Bangalore

Stolen cellular phone belonging to a RSS leader used by terror outfit to trigger bomb in Malleswaram, Bangalore. By Vicky Nanjappa Al-Ummah operatives planned the blasts with the objective that the police would suspect the involvement of the RSS leader once the SIM card was tracked. However, the po...
by Klaus
10 May 2013 07:50
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 32666

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

^^^ Agnimitra a.k.a Carl ji, thanks for the info and reply. I was laid low by recent surgery hence been slow to follow up. Awaiting the response from scholar friends. So basically, the pushpa-samadhi and smriti-samadhi came into being only after Islamic invasions. I will do some reading on this. Mor...
by Klaus
10 May 2013 07:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China War 2013 - Trigger: Incursion into India
Replies: 671
Views: 36525

Re: India-China War 2013 - Trigger: Incursion into India

Unless protected by a chain of sam and fighter cover the famous lateral highway and smaller roads in tibet are bare bones nanga to any air attack or even disruption by small land units. Looking at the vast size of tibet i dont think they have enough sams for the job or even enough useable fighters ...
by Klaus
08 May 2013 15:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4019
Views: 256097

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^^ A5 having an alternative role as ASAT weapon and A6 as being able to launch an orbiting DEW payload?
by Klaus
08 May 2013 10:14
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 782886

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

A KJP-INC ruling coalition is most likely now. Add in a few independents who will certainly be bought.
by Klaus
06 May 2013 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 408281

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

^^^ We can really add a lot of colour and suaveness to the geological explorations in Aksai Chin (as compared to the Chinese who use the same monotonous and beaten to death methods), send out droves of scholars and students to carry out digs for fossil bones, create a fresh new rung of humint on the...
by Klaus
06 May 2013 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 260982

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

unfortunate loss of periphery on West and East and South. Due to Vallabh bhai Patel this was very short. We are in Age of Conflict. It started immediately with J&K invasion in 1947 and continues to date due to indecisiveness of the ruling dispensation. I'm beginning to wonder if there is a fund...
by Klaus
06 May 2013 19:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 408281

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

· But, readers will object, aren’t you forgetting the highly unfavorable Indian logistical situation. So we can push additional divisions into the Ladakh-Himachal-Uttarakhand sectors, but how are we going to support an offensive? The days are gone when an Indian mountain division needed just 200-to...
by Klaus
05 May 2013 19:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4019
Views: 256097

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

The non-mention of K4 and K5 is also telling. Strictly restricting the narrative to B05 only, when there's a good chance that the underwater pontoon in BoB might be used for tests all the way to the end of 2013 (including Nirbhay re-test). This jingo hopes Dr VK Saraswat gets an extension as DRDO ch...
by Klaus
05 May 2013 18:56
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 782886

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Muppalla wrote:Exit polls put INC at 110+ and BJP at 55+


Exit polls have started accounting for EVM rigging then. Either that or they are as inaccurate as ever!
by Klaus
01 May 2013 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh
Replies: 81
Views: 7905

Re: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh

Harbans ji, the Han is an outside party. No doubt about it. However the GoI policy of not allowing OCI. PIO card-holders along with all Hindus, Jains & Buddhists (of varying citizenry & nationality) is also shooting itself in the foot. For example, a Hindu from Suriname will almost certainly...
by Klaus
01 May 2013 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh
Replies: 81
Views: 7905

Re: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh

To go to these Holiest of Holy spots we were not allowed access from India between 1949- 1980 by the Chinese Govt. Last year a record of just 700 odd people visited Kailash Mansarover after suffering the insult of being approved by Han Chinese Visa's. http://www.kmvn.gov.in/Downloads/KailashMansaro...

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