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by Varoon Shekhar
10 Feb 2010 19:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Jan. 29, 2010
Replies: 2837
Views: 172497

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Jan. 29, 2010

"India has done v.little to show the US how serious we are about Paki terror and how enraged the Indian nation is.The only way in which the US will get the message is if we treat the US the same way in which the "Bad Taliban" are treating them-with utter contempt.WE should kick out th...
by Varoon Shekhar
08 Feb 2010 20:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 775
Views: 182273

Re: A Nation on the March

The Times of India has a "TimesNow" video site, running from its online newspaper. Is this a video service provided by the newspaper, or is it an actual channel available on TV? They have some good video clips/stories, including ones dealing with capturing terrorists using a burkha, and an...
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Feb 2010 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1948
Views: 208218

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

"So the latest from Australian media is that Indians are doing it to themselves - this based on one murder of an Indian youth in rural NSW being attributed to 3 people of Indian origin, and the police allegation that the guy who got burnt in Melbourne inflicted the burns on himself to claim ins...
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Feb 2010 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 745439

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

jaladipc, thanks for the info. Is that company a manufacturer of robotic systems, or a dealer/supplier.
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Feb 2010 10:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 317798

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

"Lot of times these strategy guru types of India sound like the beaten-down elderly uncle of the family who berates the daughter of the house and her brothers for the crime of being assaulted by the local hoodlums. The entire message boils down to, "why did you unnecessarily provoke those ...
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Feb 2010 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 317798

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

Bhadrakumar is totally, inexplicably non-judgemental about the Taliban, and their various programmes, including forcing Hindus to wear yellow badges and banning women from working outside the home.He finds no time to comment on their anti-pluralist, anti-secular, anti-liberal and anti-modern ideolog...
by Varoon Shekhar
02 Feb 2010 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 317798

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

CRamS, you're right, but India should have the intestinal fortitude to distinguish its behaviour and ideology from that of Pakistan, and include Kashmir if need be. Stress the democratic, pluralistic character of Kashmir, with its Hindu, Buddhist and Moslem sections; point out that one can be an ath...
by Varoon Shekhar
01 Feb 2010 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 317798

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

A simple statement by India( or anyone) such as, neither the Taliban nor their ISI/Pak backers are legitimate, would be worth a thousand more words. Only a regime that believes in democracy, pluralism and an independent(as far as possible) foreign policy have any legitimacy. India should state that ...
by Varoon Shekhar
01 Feb 2010 20:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 307488

Re: Indian Interests

A Gupta, that's good, and there is no doubt the individual you are referring to is a high brow intellectual. But it would be nice to see some down-to-earth comment attributed to him as well. All the talk of cognitive this, and heuristic that, is wonderful. But has this writer actually been to a mode...
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Jan 2010 22:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 307488

Re: Indian Interests

"Reasonably good article though I could not plough through the whole article.." Yes, but the writer makes a major omission. He refers to two types of critics of Hinduism, the old 'false Gods' Christian fanatics, and the new sociological commentators focusing on caste inequality. But in thi...
by Varoon Shekhar
29 Jan 2010 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 317798

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

" in the regional context, India's refusal or inability to respond substantively to efforts to reboot its peace process with Pakistan is deeply troubling for western policymakers. " So what does the commentator expect will result from the this 'peace process'? If the idea is that India sho...
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Jan 2010 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 317798

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

"Why couldn't GoI stop making Hindoos from wearing jewish style yellow star and be humiliated under the Talooban Islam rule?" I was in India at the time, and in a media programme that referred to the issue, there was a stupid and desultory remark made about caste inequality, to equate it w...
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Jan 2010 20:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 242942

Re: India-US News and Discussion

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/25/AR2010012502831.html Tone of article is generally ok, but check the comment about the recent so called IPL controversy. Again, empathy and recognition is totally lacking. India lives right next door to the biggest source of terrorists i...
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Jan 2010 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 317798

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

"It is also an insult to India by the US to arrogate to itself India's legitimate role in the country.Our relations with Afghanistan goes back thousands of years,while the US has just entered into the region by force.The Bamiyan Buddhas were and are a lasting symb" Good one, Philip! The ve...
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Jan 2010 18:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 473077

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

"The resentment doesn't stop. http://www.navy-net.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=25006.html Note the comment "an upstart Ind" Yes, there are many of these crude, bigoted, envious remarks by the British on various forums. But what explains some Indians doing it, particularly when India achie...
by Varoon Shekhar
27 Jan 2010 02:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 307488

Re: Indian Interests

"A memorandum of conversations between Chinese Premiere Chou_En-Lai and Nixon in February 1972 in Beijing shows that Chou shared Nixon’s intense dislike of the Nehru family. It is interesting that our enemies view Nehru book Discovery of India as evidence of Nehru’s expansionist ambitions, whe...
by Varoon Shekhar
26 Jan 2010 18:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy Republic Day
Replies: 69
Views: 5342

Re: Happy Republic Day

''...know your army.." Long, long overdue for the Indian general public to know and acknowledge the sacrifices of soldiers( and policemen, paramilitary etc) in Kashmir and elsewhere. When Canada loses one soldier in Afghanistan, the media makes sure the public knows the soldier individually, an...
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Jan 2010 23:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 579255

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

The ISRO website has an excellent write up about the s-200 and test, with a brochure giving lots of details.
by Varoon Shekhar
24 Jan 2010 19:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 579255

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

putnanja, the booster has already been tested successfully today! Nice one, ISRO. The 3rd largest existing solid booster in the world.
by Varoon Shekhar
20 Jan 2010 21:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 579255

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

ISRO has certainly achieved great things, but what is irritating is the way they set targets that are too over-ambitious. In a 2003 issue of "Frontline", an ISRO spokesman was pretty confidently predicting a 2007 launch of the GSLV Mark 3. It is now 2010, and the launch is at least a year(...
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Jan 2010 23:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 579255

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Whoa, does this mean that all problems with the cryogenic engine have been sorted out, and ISRO is going to launch the GSLV Mark 2 on Sunday?? Or does the media mean to say that the engine and satellite( GSAT-3) are going to be tested, not launched, on Sunday. If the former, very encouraging, becaus...
by Varoon Shekhar
18 Jan 2010 18:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 473077

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

"Only in the context of Indian criticisms of British purchases of Jaguar/Land Rover and imports from Germany (BMW/Merc/Audi), raising the issue of whether the money spent on cars by those who can afford these cars could not be spent on other things such as helping the homeless, providing a fina...
by Varoon Shekhar
17 Jan 2010 20:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 473077

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

One could respect British criticisms of Indian luxury imports from the UK( Rolls Royce etc) or Germany(BMW), raising the issue of whether the heavy foreign exchange involved in such purchases could be better spent by the well-to-do in India, on other things. But raising the question of wastage of mo...
by Varoon Shekhar
15 Jan 2010 06:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 775
Views: 182273

Re: A Nation on the March

Good stats on India. Just curious: for the '40 million internet users', does that mean there are 40 million people with access from home, with subscription to an ISP? Or does it simply indicate total number of people with e-mail, including those who use cyber cafes? Some rankings missed in that list...
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Jan 2010 08:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1871
Views: 99885

Re: A look back at the partition

"We provided them the opportunity to sell themselves to external powers to preserve and protect their murderous ideological agenda -" Definitely.In addition to the other pernicious effects of partition you mentioned, the creation of Pakistan was/is a Godsend to every unscrupulous arms deal...
by Varoon Shekhar
13 Jan 2010 01:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 473077

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

"On a lot of fronts (finance, shipbuilding, nuclear energy, science etc), they have a "superior" industry that helps them keep their H&D in tact, with respect to India." True, but apart from space, there are probably several areas where India is ahead,or the potential to be a...
by Varoon Shekhar
12 Jan 2010 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1871
Views: 99885

Re: A look back at the partition

"However I think the Islamic fundamentalists were right when they though that a united independent India would wipe out the exclusivist, some Indians are different from other Indians thinking totally." Exactly Sanku. It's that fear of the 'wiping out' or absorption of the exclusivist, that...
by Varoon Shekhar
11 Jan 2010 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1871
Views: 99885

Re: A look back at the partition

"Quote: "The best thing that has happened for us is the Partition. It has given us breathing time, a little time to resurrect and save our pluralist culture and religions. Had it not happened, we would have been bullied and thrashed and swamped by Islamic fundamentalists," he says.&qu...
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Jan 2010 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 317798

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

Once again, there is a glib, non-chalant mention of how Pakistan sees the developments in Afghanistan. As if such a 'perspective' is legitimate or acceptable. If the Taliban were believers in freedom, pluralism, democracy and secularism, that would almost certainly be. Stating that Pakistan sees the...
by Varoon Shekhar
03 Jan 2010 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2943
Views: 225072

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

"a western analyst exposes our weakness to the rest. i see no other recourse than wait and watch to address this asymmetric threat.Wait till the threat destroys itself ?" These kind of analysts belong to a tribe of amoral jerks, who are holding their breath for some kind of devastating exc...

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