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by Klaus
15 Oct 2014 13:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 301734

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

IndraD wrote:What machine gun is that on the top pic SIngha ji, a heavy one?


DShKM 1938 model.
by Klaus
13 Oct 2014 16:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Who are the fronts and behinds of the ISI(P/S/?)
Replies: 161
Views: 6295

Re: Who are the fronts and behinds of the ISI(P/S/?)

UB ji, why does Kuwait gain? Simple. Because this is TOTAL war. During both the '91 and '03 operations, the Iraqis under Saddam were tricked into believing (and indeed fed wrong intel to the effect) that the western military thrust was going to come from Jordan, instead of Kuwait. So Kuwait is linin...
by Klaus
12 Oct 2014 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Who are the fronts and behinds of the ISI(P/S/?)
Replies: 161
Views: 6295

Re: Who are the fronts and behinds of the ISI(P/S/?)

ISIS-the organization has had an incubation period since early 2006 atleast, when Al-Maliki tried to put down the Sunnis resulting in sectarian strife. This was the point when ex-Baathists formed the core of what is now IS, they form almost 40% of the organization and almost 100% of the Hisbah.
by Klaus
12 Oct 2014 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Who are the fronts and behinds of the ISI(P/S/?)
Replies: 161
Views: 6295

Re: Who are the fronts and behinds of the ISI(P/S/?)

The Northern Mali conflict was a test bed for ISIS. Also consider the recent Boko Haram kidnappings of schoolgirls in Nigeria as well as the Nairobi terrorist attack (with UK links). ISIS is most definitely linked with AQIM, Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab. They've even gone on record stating their willin...
by Klaus
29 Sep 2014 17:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5456
Views: 578506

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Seema Punia wins Discus gold with 61.03 metre throw!
by Klaus
24 Sep 2014 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 153761

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Congratulations ISRO, awesome Twitter feed!
by Klaus
23 Sep 2014 12:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5456
Views: 578506

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

OCA considering entry of Oceania countries (Oz, NZ) to compete for select sports in Asiad. This will do wonders to pull the Aussies away from the C'wealth and into the Asian orbit.

It also means that the Asiad standard will be at par with Olympics, even in winter sports.
by Klaus
22 Sep 2014 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 153761

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Almost time now....
by Klaus
13 Sep 2014 10:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 297667

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

If Scotland votes Yes, lets have a BRF meet in Edinburgh next year. Celebrate completion of "End of Colonialism" started by India in 1947. I would be delighted to organise such a meet If the Scotts vote yes, I promise to show up :) Breaking my own self imposed rule of never setting foot i...
by Klaus
12 Sep 2014 09:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 179345

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

GST reform might be undertaken in September 2014 itself as per Rediff news article, not linking it here.
by Klaus
03 Sep 2014 04:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1590
Views: 261851

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

RIL has invested a lot in the Marcellus shale gas plant in US. Though this is currently the biggest shale producer in the US ergo the world, the long term view of industry insiders is the US shale gas production is in decline. The Haynesville, Barnett shale fields which were until last year the big...
by Klaus
30 Aug 2014 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2011
Views: 190351

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

I don't think the world understands that we are playing both the SCO and NATO to solidify SAARC under leadership of New Delhi. Its called hedging, actually Modi is doing a bit more than hedging. NATO's already present land-side in AFG and in the Southern IOR (Oz coast & Diego Garcia). GOI at th...
by Klaus
23 Aug 2014 22:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 179345

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Suraj wrote:The reference to derivatives is just a plug for western banking entry . That's just a self serving suggestion on his part .


Either that or Asian Banks. Perhaps India's entry into SCO is designed to mitigate any regional fallout of the coming self-made domestic banking crisis.
by Klaus
23 Aug 2014 16:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 406594

Re: Indian Railways Thread

The Indian Railways will also soon begin trials of better quality food on certain trains. Food chain Haldirams will supply food in the Karnataka Express and Paschim Express, which will be vegetarian. For the Bangalore-Ahmedabad Express, ITC will supply both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Based...
by Klaus
23 Aug 2014 16:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1590
Views: 261851

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

^^^ I would assume that these VLEC's need transhipment facilities somewhere in India, something that doesnt yet exist. BTW these ships of 87,000 cubic meter capacity are being built at Jiangnan Shipyard. RIL is already hedging its bets in case GOI forces redirection of the gas from KG-D6 to the GGU ...
by Klaus
29 Jul 2014 12:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 267106

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

^^^ It was not specified whether the M would be a carrier version or operating off a land/island base. Dont know the exact numbers for IAF/IN either.
by Klaus
29 Jul 2014 11:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 267106

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

^^^ Learnt this during a conversation with DGCA staff last week in New Delhi. The person is apparently well connected with staff at MoD. Dont know anymore specifics.
by Klaus
28 Jul 2014 17:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 267106

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

The new dispensation in New Delhi will not cancel the Rafale deal entirely, they will choose to halve the deal for IAF while purchasing the Rafale-M for the IN in numbers.

The IAF/IN's air-arm will continue to remain a menagerie for the short term.
by Klaus
19 Jul 2014 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 158402

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Gus wrote:One report says modi's plane flew "minutes" over ukraine before the other plane was brought down..


Diverted south over Western Ukraine apparently.
by Klaus
19 Jul 2014 07:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 385088

Re: Indian Interests

RamaY wrote:SA-varna, SA-Kula


Kindly elaborate on SA-varna & SA-kula.
by Klaus
30 Jun 2014 15:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh
Replies: 81
Views: 7851

Re: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh

Is there a paper on this that children can understand? I would love to have the calculation in my head as I see the next terraced mountain. There are 2 processes (IMO they are complementary but most believe it to be an either or), tectonic shift & lateral crust displacement. Timelines for the l...
by Klaus
26 Jun 2014 12:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh
Replies: 81
Views: 7851

Re: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh

BTW, the most dramatic feature of Mt. Kailas is the terraced nature: so many horizontal steps running at least along one face. Doesn't it indicate a rise from the oceans or glaciers in steps separated by long periods? It's more like to be oceans. Someone told me the difference between glacier-made ...
by Klaus
09 Jun 2014 15:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 406594

Re: Indian Railways Thread

SaiK wrote:something is odd about the cable stay design.. i don't get a robust feeling with it.. anyone?


Its been reinforced well no doubt, issue is with the reliability design of the pylons & its load distribution on the lower section.
by Klaus
14 May 2014 18:38
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF GJP Trial-2: How many seats will UPA win?
Replies: 146
Views: 13062

Re: BRF GJP Trial-2: How many seats will UPA win?

Week 6 post exit.

0 0 35 45 20 0 0
by Klaus
14 May 2014 18:29
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?
Replies: 426
Views: 28101

Re: BRF GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?

post-poll (havent viewed them) Week 6 nda

Klaus 0 0 0 10 80 10 0
by Klaus
03 May 2014 12:30
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?
Replies: 426
Views: 28101

Re: BRF GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?

Week 5, NDA

klaus 0 0 30 30 40 0 0
by Klaus
03 May 2014 12:27
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF GJP Trial-2: How many seats will UPA win?
Replies: 146
Views: 13062

Re: BRF GJP Trial-2: How many seats will UPA win?

Week 5, UPA

klaus 0 45 35 20 0 0 0
by Klaus
28 Apr 2014 17:01
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?
Replies: 426
Views: 28101

Re: BRF GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?

Week 4, NDA

klaus 0 0 40 35 25 0 0
by Klaus
28 Apr 2014 16:59
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF GJP Trial-2: How many seats will UPA win?
Replies: 146
Views: 13062

Re: BRF GJP Trial-2: How many seats will UPA win?

Week 4, UPA

klaus 0 20 0 40 40 0 0
by Klaus
24 Apr 2014 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2852
Views: 106030

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

On another note, I know that this adds another F and could spoil the acronym, but how about adding Fissioning to the name? Sunni Terrorist Fissioning Fragments of Unstable Pakistan (STFFUP)? Fissioning, conveying nuclear urgency, and also "The act or process of splitting into parts". Poss...
by Klaus
24 Apr 2014 16:11
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Prelude to Twilight: A Modern Story:Singha
Replies: 159
Views: 14040

Re: Prelude to Twilight: A Modern Story:Singha

tell me of it..sounds interesting, I have no knowledge of the Palas. Palas were in bengal right? The Palas were brought to their knees by the Kaibarta revolt, Divvoka's rule was established in Varendra kingdom. The Kaibartas (fisherfolk) charged against Mahipala 2 on buffaloes. It was Mahipala's br...
by Klaus
24 Apr 2014 15:09
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Prelude to Twilight: A Modern Story:Singha
Replies: 159
Views: 14040

Re: Prelude to Twilight: A Modern Story:Singha

From the loose forest of trees at the edges of clearings, a black wall of muscle emerged like a sea and washed over the encampments. in the lead were 3 lines of gaurs, the ancient indian forest bison and the largest bovine in the world, chased by skilled horsemen with a second person, the herder si...
by Klaus
24 Apr 2014 13:10
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?
Replies: 426
Views: 28101

Re: BRF GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?

Change of values for Week 3 GJP, NDA. New values follow:

klaus 10 0 30 35 0 5 20
by Klaus
23 Apr 2014 09:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?
Replies: 426
Views: 28101

Re: BRF GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?

Isn't this project flawed in the sense that the predictors base their predictions largely based on what they read here on BRF. And since BRF leans a quite a bit towards BJP, all the predictions have the "BJP bias". A true judgement project would be more successful if the predictors did th...
by Klaus
21 Apr 2014 19:42
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489531

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

Question to Atri ji & Brihaspati ji, is Poonam Mahajan a suitable future candidate for the chair in case NM is to be 'shielded' in a certain manner in order that the leadership can be effectively camouflaged during certain crisis? There's only a couple of female candidates, both of them climbing...
by Klaus
21 Apr 2014 14:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1952
Views: 235695

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Apologies if posted elsewhere: China building up covert informant networks in Oz universities. Much of the monitoring work takes place in higher education institutions, it reports. This includes Sydney University and Melbourne University, where more than 90,000 students from mainland China are poten...
by Klaus
21 Apr 2014 09:20
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF GJP Trial-2: How many seats will UPA win?
Replies: 146
Views: 13062

Re: BRF GJP Trial-2: How many seats will UPA win?

GJP, Week 3, UPA

klaus 0 20 20 20 30 10 0
by Klaus
21 Apr 2014 09:17
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?
Replies: 426
Views: 28101

Re: BRF GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?

Far more interesting to post only Bjp values. Adjusted my values to reflect some of the disinformation on both SM & MSM during the week of April 17.

GJP, Week 3, NDA.

<200: 35%
200-220: 30%
221-240: 25%
241-260: 10%
261-280: 0%
281-300: 0%
>300: 0%

Klaus 35 30 25 10 0 0 0
by Klaus
19 Apr 2014 14:26
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489531

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

Shashi Shekhar of Offstumped claims that INC down to single digits in KA, while lotus has mostly reversed its 2013 losses.
by Klaus
19 Apr 2014 08:56
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771612

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

We need to plan out some way to convey our message directly to NM that his victory is majorly because of Hindutva consolidation. So he must address the Hindu concerns when in power. At least an honest attempt must be made even though it fails due to constitutional limitations. Also we want every sc...

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