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by Raja Ram
11 Jun 2011 10:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 2011
Replies: 2853
Views: 230291

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 20

ramana, NO. It is not possible also. From the time of the Pakistan Resolution till now, it has been a Vishkanya. It has only one purpose and that is to destroy India. You do know how the Vishkanya that was sent to kill Emperor Chandragupta was handled by Chanakya. This artificial entity called Pakis...
by Raja Ram
11 Jun 2011 09:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 2011
Replies: 2853
Views: 230291

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 20

Gentle Rakshaks, Both India and the entity called pakistan are undergoing points of inflexion. Both will be subject to intense pressures, for very different reasons. The coming decade will bear witness to India being subjected to intense pressure from powers that have the upper hand in the world tod...
by Raja Ram
06 Jun 2011 15:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 2011
Replies: 2853
Views: 230291

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 20

1 The US should realise that the continued existence of this entity called Pakistan is a threat to US at all times. Pakistan should cease to exist as a nation state. 2. Without Indian cooperation, the destruction of Pakistan is not possible for the US. Raja Ram - Pakistan will survive as a whole or...
by Raja Ram
06 Jun 2011 12:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 2011
Replies: 2853
Views: 230291

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 20

The US as a world power is a recent phenomenon. Let us not forget that fundamental to the existence of United States is based on a certain universality of world view that makes it indivisible for them. But the state of the United States is based on the bedrock of colonial European powers, especially...
by Raja Ram
02 Jun 2011 15:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 2011
Replies: 2853
Views: 230291

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 20

The more time you spend thinking on why the USG is so loathe to see Pakistan for what it is and do what is best for the US and the world by taking Pakistan down, it is evident that there is no real reason to support Pakistani existence. Yet they do it. Why? In the absence of any other convincing rea...
by Raja Ram
01 Jun 2011 10:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 2011
Replies: 2853
Views: 230291

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 20

Gagan I understand that PNS Mehran was never a facility (at least declared publicly or mentioned as one)for nuclear weapons storage. It could have been a delivery mechanism for PN that was being developed there with Chinese help. It could have been some designs or something connected to strategic as...
by Raja Ram
01 Jun 2011 09:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 2011
Replies: 2853
Views: 230291

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 20

On the motive of the PNS Mehran attack. It might be interesting to see if there was any reference to Mehran in any published documents on Pakistani Nuclear facilities. It would also be interesting to see if any official from the Strategic Plans Division of PA was based there or any nuclear capabilit...
by Raja Ram
25 May 2011 11:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 2011
Replies: 2866
Views: 215893

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 201

Some stray thoughts on the recent raid on PNS Mehran 1. The acknowledgement by the Chinese government that there were hostages of Chinese origin indicates that the firefight did not end as it seems like....with security forces clearing them off....but with some kind of quid pro quo such as safe pass...
by Raja Ram
14 Feb 2011 15:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 339570

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

It appears that the denizens of Zhongnanhai are having sleepless nights over the distant sand storms that are currently sweeping the deserts of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The impact of the events that unfolded in Tahrir Square is not lost on those who faced a similiar situation in Tiana...
by Raja Ram
14 Feb 2011 13:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2858
Views: 242015

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

If indeed, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a strong proponent of Aman ki Asha, then it would be interesting to try and trace the source of the money siezed!

Aman ki Asha is one well funded initiative indeed. Let us see what comes out of the woodwork now.
by Raja Ram
06 Feb 2011 18:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 246910

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2

shivji, That is why it is important to debunk the Twin Myths - like a broken record let me repeat it here once again for everyone's convenience 1. A stable, democratic, peaceful and united Pakistan is in India's interest 2. There is no alternative but to talk and settle with Pakistan It is on these ...
by Raja Ram
05 Feb 2011 20:26
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategy guru K Subrahmanyam passes away
Replies: 235
Views: 27846

Re: Strategic guru K Subrahmanyam passes away

ramana, Note how well KS has talked about the need for a holistic growth based on strength and understanding of power, how well he has argued for an Indian POV developed from our own sense of history and how importantly he has re-asserted time and again the two non-negotiable principles of India nam...
by Raja Ram
05 Feb 2011 14:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 246910

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2

The Sidarth Vardarajan article, is yet another piece of evidence to my hypothesison the US sponsored game plan that is being attempted now with regard to J&K. It is not uncommon for governments to have Track 2 channels open. By itself, it is not alarming. What is uncommon is the kind of people b...
by Raja Ram
03 Feb 2011 09:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 287865

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

A request, please do not add the ji to a person like A. Raja and call him Rajaji - that would be an insult to the great nationalist and thinker C. Rajagopalachari - popularly known as Rajaji I attended yesterday a book release funciton where Subramaniam Swamy spoke. It was an absolutely riveting spe...
by Raja Ram
03 Feb 2011 08:33
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategy guru K Subrahmanyam passes away
Replies: 235
Views: 27846

Re: Strategic guru K Subrahmanyam passes away

It was as a young 14 year old boy that I first chanced upon an article by K.Subhramanyam. It was before the era of Web and the only paper at home was the Hindu. It used to carry articles those days, rarely at that, by him. That article trigerred in me an interest in matters related to strategy and m...
by Raja Ram
27 Jan 2011 14:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 227421

Re: J & K news and discussion

Repeat of an earlier post Hoisting the national flag on Republic Day in any part of India can never be an illegal, divisive or provactive act....what was being attempted in J&K is just that....it was not anti national, it was not provacative, it was not anti muslim or anti kashmiri....if anyone ...
by Raja Ram
26 Jan 2011 06:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy Republic Day!!!
Replies: 157
Views: 10627

Re: Happy Republic Day!!!

Happy Republic Day!.........May God always shower his blessings on the Republic! May her flag fligh high and free across the Republic this day and every day!
by Raja Ram
25 Jan 2011 22:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 227421

Re: J & K news and discussion

Hoisting the national flag on Republic Day in any part of India can never be an illegal, divisive or provactive act....what is being attempted in J&K is just that....it is not anti national, it is not provacative, it is not anti muslim or anti kashmiri....if anyone gets provoked and angry about ...
by Raja Ram
25 Jan 2011 14:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 227421

Re: J & K news and discussion

amit,
you must all take into account then, if the pakistani army was capable of defending what they had taken by force? you will get an interesting answer, I got mine from a retired General of the Indian Army himself!
by Raja Ram
25 Jan 2011 13:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 227421

Re: J & K news and discussion

amit, I lay no claim to great insights. I only post and share what I think. This post was essentially a response to a private email addressed to me and ramana wanted me to share it here. So I did. Yes, I have stated here that I joined the BJP. It is my personal experiment in politics. I chose the BJ...
by Raja Ram
25 Jan 2011 10:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 227421

Re: J & K news and discussion

Posting this as a reply to a private mail from ramana after his clearance The question A question. What is behind the full force response of Centre to foil the BJP flag hoisting run? It cant be just the Kashmir law and order thing. That has been bad since Omar took over. Thanks, My Answer I hope you...
by Raja Ram
19 Jan 2011 16:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 246910

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2

SSridhar, Yours is an absolutely fascinating post, that captures the essence of Pakistan. Thank you for articulating that so well and so concisely. Just to take it further, let us also understand what is that binds these sometimes competing and sometimes cooperating groups. One important element and...
by Raja Ram
16 Jan 2011 11:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 497405

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

Churchil will be assessed by the British differently always. He was their man of destiny who delivered for them during their darkest hours post Dunkirk. He held the British hopes alive when all was lost for them in Europe. For that and more, he will be assessed differently. That is understandable. W...
by Raja Ram
16 Jan 2011 11:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 227421

Re: J & K news and discussion

Ah! things are moving in a particular way in the last few weeks. The visit of Biden and the statements from GOI preceding and succeding the visit are pointers of the demands of pakistan and the Americans on the GOI. The thinning of the armed presence, the lack of political will to assert Indian sove...
by Raja Ram
12 Jan 2011 16:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 246910

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2

Gentle Rakshaks, please note the speech of Pranab da. He is not alone in perpetuating the twin myths that I had talked about in this very thread. These myths are taken as axioms and goes unchallenged. Who has a vested interest in coining these myths? These have been created and used to ensure that p...
by Raja Ram
09 Jan 2011 12:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 246910

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2

Slowly, the ruling party is sliding into even labelling nationalism as non-secular. This is appeasement gone beyond reason. It must be stopped. Boss great points, but that preaching to the choir here on BR, but on the bolded part, can you tell us how? MMS & Co are on a roll, nothing, not Mumbai...
by Raja Ram
08 Jan 2011 08:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 246910

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2

Just as the widely held myth of "A stable and prosperous Pakistan is in India's interest" there is another long held myth that keeps getting repeated - "There is no alternative but to talk to Pakistan, no matter how moronic the leadership there is". At every opportunity, this get...
by Raja Ram
25 Dec 2010 19:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion
Replies: 1835
Views: 163862

Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

ramana wrote:Why is Indian MEA batting for US on the Wikileaks issue?

Gungadin redux?

ramana,

Maybe there is something still out there that may embarass MEA? or at least a fear that something may lurk like that. That could be one reason where they do not want to take sides.
by Raja Ram
25 Dec 2010 18:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 23
Views: 1870

Re: Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas! May the season bring in better things to all!
by Raja Ram
21 Dec 2010 17:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion
Replies: 1835
Views: 163862

Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Philip, I fully agree to the post that you have made. It is indeed not about them as persons, one is unhappy about, but the complete lack of understanding of ground realities, despite well publicised PR drills of meeting the people and encouraging this kind of sycophancy that has brought so much rui...
by Raja Ram
21 Dec 2010 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion
Replies: 1835
Views: 163862

Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

If indeed the Bard has to be quoted, let the criticism on the good economist also taken in the same spirit. Those who critique (note, not crticise for the sake of criticising) his acts of omission and commission do that "not because they love Ceaser less, but India more" to paraphrase the ...
by Raja Ram
18 Dec 2010 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 376718

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

This sunday, I will be making my fifth talk in as many months on China and the threat it poses. I have received encouraging responses from professionals from different streams. They are all usually "well informed" types getting their views from media. But after listening to the presentatio...
by Raja Ram
18 Dec 2010 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 376718

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

This sunday, I will be making my fifth talk in as many months on China and the threat it poses. I have received encouraging responses from professionals from different streams. They are all usually "well informed" types getting their views from media. But after listening to the presentatio...
by Raja Ram
17 Dec 2010 18:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 227421

Re: J & K news and discussion

Beware of the Ides of March! It is time for a short ramble. There are things at the horizon that should not go unrecognized. The interlocutors have been going around speaking out of turn, and giving a whole lot of interpretations to long held positions of the Indian Union. That in itself can arguabl...
by Raja Ram
16 Dec 2010 10:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Oct. 20, 2010
Replies: 2839
Views: 285685

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Oct. 20, 2

SSridhar and other gurulog, I would go a step further. The artificial rentier entity in the garb of a nation, that is called Pakistan, is nothing but a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD). The most potent one at that. The unique thing about this WMD is that it has a mind of its own and rents its destru...
by Raja Ram
07 Dec 2010 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline
Replies: 2952
Views: 241909

Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

Al this talk about knowing Pakis wont do anything is fine but what does GoI plan to do to force the Paki hand if they openly defy India and refuse even a fig-leaf? I don't know what GoI plans to do. But America is protecting Pakistan. Pakistan will fall when America falls. Unelss there is some dras...
by Raja Ram
06 Dec 2010 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion
Replies: 1835
Views: 163862

Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

Here is a take on lessons learnt by MEA. They want to adopt American style of writing in their despatches :D http://www.indianexpress.com/news/cablegate-keep-language-crisp-like-americans-govt-to-babus/720978/ It is interesting to note that they nowadays just send these things electronically. It use...
by Raja Ram
05 Dec 2010 13:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 377105

Re: Deterrence

Sridhar

thanks sir. This is interesting indeed. Would love to get a copy of the current version of the Doctrine. I have not seen any links that can give that.
by Raja Ram
05 Dec 2010 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 287865

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

More stories coming out on NDTV. Here is a report on the Sunday Gaurdian on a ICICI Bank facilitated scam that NDTV promoters seem to have done

http://www.sunday-guardian.com/a/1082

Looks like there is a lot more going on in this media house than apparent.

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