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by Varoon Shekhar
14 Apr 2020 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2428
Views: 315462

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Philip, awesome! Yes, don't pull punches with China. Throw out as many, if not all Chinese companies, reduce massively if not eliminate Chinese goods, recognise Taiwan, counter China in the Indian ocean, and upscale relations with Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and Cambodia.
by Varoon Shekhar
14 Apr 2020 12:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 806773

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

https://theprint.in/opinion/artillery-strikes-on-pakistan-will-only-bring-good-pr-for-impact-india-needs-more-balakots/400048/ He has a point, but why the pronounced negativity and cynicism? Why not appreciate, and spiritedly, what has been done, and the effort, precision and the risk involved in th...
by Varoon Shekhar
09 Apr 2020 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Any reports out of Italy, France or Spain, about anger toward, and desire for some compensation, from China? You would think that, just like the US, major rethinking about China is taking place.
by Varoon Shekhar
07 Apr 2020 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 78313

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

That's one of the sensible and entirely justified statements of Donald Trump, because as someone mentioned, he's made some silly, ignorant and boorish ( including toward India on HQC) comments as well. Yes, why isn't the WHO being thoroughly denounced worldwide for its horrendous bungling? In India,...
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Apr 2020 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I strictly removed CNN from my viewing, as far back as 2005, and barely watched it even before then. After a while, the garbage reaches a threshold, and something inside tells you enough is enough. In view of these recent 'items', with Zakaria, Dutt et al, I trust my instincts were absolutely right!...
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Apr 2020 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

There's still the possibility it is made in India by the Indian subsidiary of the Italian company (attindia). Hoping!
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Apr 2020 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Info from another forum. Very impressive, is it Indian made? That is not clear.

ACS space simulator delivered to ISAC in Bangalore, named HVT400MC. One of the largest such equipment in Asia, and among the most technologically advanced in the world.
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Apr 2020 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Well said. Undermining the government and constantly barking at Modi, is of no use, and actually harmful. Party politics and scoring brownie points is not the need of the hour.
by Varoon Shekhar
05 Apr 2020 00:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In the last several months, I have completely eliminated the Ny Times, Washington Post, BBC, the Wire, Frontline ( the Hindu), and Rediff, from my daily or frequent reading and/ or listening media visits. I gave them many chances to present a more balanced and honest portrayal of India, and they fin...
by Varoon Shekhar
02 Apr 2020 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sheela Bhat has, in my experience, not been stridently anti BJP or anti Hindu, in her articles. My guess is that it comes from a Blue type personality. The vociferous attackers are Green or Gold or a fusion of both. JMTC.
by Varoon Shekhar
02 Apr 2020 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

CRamS and others: Rana Ayyub is, of course, disgusting and loathsome. My question is, are there similar characters from, originally or directly, Brazil, Nigeria, South Africa, Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, for that matter Italy, Spain, France and the Netherlands, who are also denigrating, ridiculi...
by Varoon Shekhar
02 Apr 2020 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

" Start with showing contempt for presstitutes and not shy away from using danda wherever necessary" Right on. This is not the time to be overly concerned about what the media will say. Special circumstances. Ruthlessness is the need of the hour with wretches like the Tabligh et al. Do wha...
by Varoon Shekhar
31 Mar 2020 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 78313

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Being totally amoral about what China has done (the old they are just supporting their interests bit) isn't good. China should be condemned strongly, vociferously for the damage they have caused. But no doubt, this should definitely cause India and other countries to massively rethink their relation...
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Mar 2020 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Whoa admins, how did the Wuhan and the Strategic and Political subjects get intertwined? :-)
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Mar 2020 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In the US, are there any mainstream newspapers that are supportive or sympathetic to India, and who do acknowledge any good work or effort of the Indian government( including on the Covid-19) or the armed forces et al and/or take a more balanced view of communal violence? In Canada, I know of one, t...
by Varoon Shekhar
28 Mar 2020 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

"Cancel their passports. If they are foreign nationals, then cancel their visas and target their family members to ensure they never set foot in India again."

Definitely. This is absolutely unacceptable, it goes way beyond criticism. It is demagoguery and mendacity.
by Varoon Shekhar
27 Mar 2020 18:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 979
Views: 195453

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Gurudwara attacker was from Kerala. Let's see if other channels also report this.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/k ... 2020-03-27
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Mar 2020 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6933
Views: 687804

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sweden, with a massively smaller population than India, and also renowned for its excellent health care system, only examined/treated people with more obvious or severe symptoms. Not those showing milder ones. One doesn't see any criticism in the Western media for that. China's mouthpiece paper did ...
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Mar 2020 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6933
Views: 687804

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

"Wuhan has 11 million population. Even at 10% , 60+ age people will be more than 1 million. They had only 80k infections with meager 3k deaths."

_If_ the Chinese figures are to be believed, it is impressive and encouraging.
by Varoon Shekhar
16 Mar 2020 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

For that theory to be legit, the pressure would have been exerted on March 4th-5th, when the launch was first scheduled, and then stopped at the last minute seemingly.
by Varoon Shekhar
10 Mar 2020 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Just wanted to mention two more news channels that are pro-Indic/Dharmic, at least sympathetic: NewsX( which always has a thoughtful, sometimes poignant opener by Rishabh Gulati) and WION TV. Their programs never express an anti-India stand, while being critical when needed. Also, India Today TV, wi...
by Varoon Shekhar
08 Mar 2020 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

That was a witty and timely remark by the Mea Jaishankar. And a very good riposte to the likes of M.Bhadrakumar
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Mar 2020 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Now we have first hand account of how the western anti-India/Hindu narrative is generated. https://twitter.com/johncusack/status/1235663854962532352 John Cusack @johncusack Replying to @FriedrichPieter @mtracey and @lhfang I’ve been to Delhi a lot - my first source on this was arundahti Roy . I thi...
by Varoon Shekhar
06 Mar 2020 20:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

"As with any media, some articles are bound to be bad/biased (eg the ISRO cartoon in NYT) and others are bound to be truthful. If you claim that all news coverage by International media is biased, then it’s very likely that you’re the one who’s unwilling to see the truth." It would be nice...
by Varoon Shekhar
04 Mar 2020 22:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3118
Views: 524834

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Why identitarians can’t handle the Hindus Their unwillingness to play the victim does not go down well with the woke left True as far as the UK itself goes, for the most part. But the question is, when Hindus are actually victims, the Left is nowhere to be seen or heard. Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan...
by Varoon Shekhar
03 Mar 2020 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

CRamS( and others!) CBC radio in Canada has gone very left, with its coverage of the Delhi riots. That lady that both you and I like for her great balance, is absent, and the issue is being handled by blatantly slanted, one sided hosts. A Carleton U prof by the name of Varughese was interviewed, and...
by Varoon Shekhar
27 Feb 2020 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

#Narrative Roger Waters of Pink Floyd reads Aamir Aziz's 'Sab Yaad Rakha Jayega' and slays Narendra Modi . #DelhiRiots2020 #DelhiRiots2020[/quote][/quote] Does Waters know that his country supports fascism and racism then, in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, no doubt among other countries. And what is hi...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Feb 2020 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

http://delhidefencereview.com/2020/02/24/a-deep-dive-into-isros-reusable-launch-vehicle-technology-part-i/ A Deep Dive Into ISRO’s Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology – Part I Whoa, am I misunderstanding/reading when it says "this flight" will use a semi-cryo( SC) engine? The flight that i...
by Varoon Shekhar
25 Feb 2020 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/gslv-f10-gisat-1

GISAT-1 launch confirmed for Thursday March 5th. Satellite weight 2275kg, higher than earlier stated. But no mention of direct injection into GSO, as hinted at months ago.
by Varoon Shekhar
19 Feb 2020 20:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

[quote="chetak" "If the plot has succeeded, the RSS would have been banned, Hindus ostracised and the BJP politically hamstrung to the extent that it would have been forced to vacate the political space, got marginalized and move entirely to the side lines. Instead, just see what actu...
by Varoon Shekhar
17 Feb 2020 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

You're right, that is impressive and tantalising. I suppose what I am expecting from " nuggets " is report of a breakthrough that is near testing in actual conditions.
by Varoon Shekhar
15 Feb 2020 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

ISRO's annual report is out, somewhat early. Unfortunately, I cannot say that there are many nuggets this time :( Apart from major details about the IRNSS and Navic. See if you agree, hope I'm wrong! https://www.isro.gov.in/sites/default/files/flipping_book/annual_report_2019-20_english/index.html
by Varoon Shekhar
08 Feb 2020 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Smartest are Descendents of Hindus and Sikhs from West Punjab settled in Delhi and in the West. They are very grateful for what has been done to thier forefathers. By that you mean, it really sharpened their senses, made them extremely aware of Islamism and its horrors, prevented them from swallowi...
by Varoon Shekhar
23 Jan 2020 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In fairness, a large number of Moslems didn't even vote in the 1946 election. But of those who did vote, it appears that a majority voted to create a new Islamic state. At least voted for the Moslem League. What would be interesting to find out, is those Moslems who lived far away from the border of...
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Jan 2020 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3635
Views: 632664

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Damn! Two security personnel lose their lives. They should take out 20 or more terrorists and their supporters to avenge this. https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/army-jawan-spo-killed-2-militants-gunned-down-in-j-k%E2%80%99s-pulwama-29570 Srinagar, January 21 An Army jawan, a special police officer (...
by Varoon Shekhar
21 Jan 2020 04:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6083
Views: 778182

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Abihjit Iyer-Mitra hasn't been received very well in BRF, but his commentary and performances on Indian TV discussion shows is very sharp, quick witted, simple, lucid and concise. Definitely is sympathetic to the NDA/BJP( far more so than to the Congress) but in a sophisticated way. Cannot speak abo...
by Varoon Shekhar
17 Jan 2020 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4243
Views: 982459

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Wonder if there are any new components or technologies on this satellite, which sounds like a beauty. https://www.isro.gov.in/update/17-jan-2020/press-release-india%E2%80%99s-communication-satellite-gsat-30-launched-successfully India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launche...

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