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by Raja Ram
19 Aug 2015 13:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 110152

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

ramana, In a sense the US is caught reaping a whirldiwind it sowed when it comes to Pakistan and indeed its regime change initiatives post 9/11. However, I do believe that the US power calculations when it comes to Pakistan has evolved since the days when the UK and its goons laid out the contours o...
by Raja Ram
18 Aug 2015 09:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 110152

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

The recent escalation and violations by the Paki Army is an indication of the growing isolation that Pakistani state is finding itself. On the surface, there seems to be some lifelines extended by way of increased Aid from the US and promises of the same by China. However, there has been a marked di...
by Raja Ram
05 Aug 2015 15:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 110152

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

Ms Christine Fair does not carry any clout or influence, she is neither an influencer nor an indicator of any kind of official thinking on the part of the USG. At best, she was a pliable expert that was sought to be used by the State Department and the Pakistani ISI for their purposes. If she willin...
by Raja Ram
05 Aug 2015 14:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 416
Views: 28293

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2015

The terrorist ladka from Pakistan, Usman, was overpowered by two villagers who were his hostages after they duped and misled him! Good show Vikramjit Singh and Rakesh Kumar! Give them a medal and jobs if they need one!
by Raja Ram
31 Jul 2015 13:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Article on MMRCA for Swarajya Magazine
Replies: 34
Views: 2616

Re: Article on MMRCA for Swarajya Magazine

My gentle friends, Allow me this indulgence. Please support in every way possible the fine young minds who are the masterminds behind Swarajya. Both Prasanna and Amar are known to me for many years and they are distinguished alumni from BR forum. I have tried to be of help to them by submitting my a...
by Raja Ram
28 Jul 2015 15:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015
Replies: 222
Views: 11643

Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Shed Not a Tear! Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has reached the heavens! God granted his wish of taking him back whilst he was doing his life’s karma – teaching and sharing his wisdom! The exit was a fitting to this modern Bheeshma amongst men! Is it possible for any eulogy to capture the life, t...
by Raja Ram
19 May 2015 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22 2015
Replies: 2846
Views: 106356

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22

Musharaff says that he caught India by the throat in Kargil. What he does not say is that because of that mistake, he got his butt whipped all the way downhill from Kargil to Pindi! But the main story is not that. What we are seeing is gradual rehabilitation of the Army to take over the reigns offic...
by Raja Ram
24 Feb 2015 13:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2852
Views: 113265

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

Is there any reference anywhere on the story that Maria Golvinina was working on at the time of her death? In the case of Daniel Pearl, it was widely believed that he was unto something big that would have conclusively nailed ISI involvement in acts of terror - state sponsorship of terrorists agains...
by Raja Ram
24 Feb 2015 06:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2852
Views: 113265

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

In all this analysis, BRF has missed the mysterious death of Maria Golovnina the Reuter Bureau Chief of Reuters in Pakistan. She was working on a story on the Baloch Struggle. Tarek Fath had tweeted about this. It looks more and more like the killing of Daniel Pearl. An ISI hit job! Would be interes...
by Raja Ram
29 Jan 2015 13:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 110160

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

It is also pertinent to note that S. Jaishankar was one of the key interlocutors used when the Nuclear Deal was being negotiated. He apparently is not only well versed with the geo political and strategic nuances of Nuclear issues but is also very knowledgable on the scientific and technical aspects...
by Raja Ram
20 Jan 2015 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 110160

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

UB saar and Tuvaluvan saar, I am in no illusion about the capacity of Pakistan to survive despite all odds. As you rightly suggest unless the key groups that control Pakistan namely the Punjabi Officer Corps of the PA, the Punjabi Politico elite and the Mullah Theocracy are struck hard and debilitat...
by Raja Ram
19 Jan 2015 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 110160

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

Gentle Rakshaks! Please try and see beyond the obvious. The rentier state is now sliding at a faster pace than it has ever been. The room to maneuver is reducing. Just a few months back there was a lot of cockiness in the Uniform section as well the media there about regaining of strategic depth and...
by Raja Ram
19 Jan 2015 14:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 110160

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

The energy crisis in Pakistan is interesting to observe. It needs attention. It is yet another indication the speed in which Pakistan is hurtling towards implosion. Some facts to note: 1. Despite huge drop in petrol prices, Pakistan is not able to pay nor raise credit nor it is able to get free supp...
by Raja Ram
30 Nov 2014 13:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Decoding Signals from the Noise - The Need to think a bit differently! Gentle readers of the forum. I do believe that the famed "ahead of the curve" BRF is slowing down. Hence thought it is time for another ramble from yours truly can gently point out to certain facts and trends amidst the...
by Raja Ram
08 Nov 2014 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Thanks shiv, that was a sweeping exposition on the idea of India from an Indian perspective. While I am reading and re reading it to get the nuances correct, I would like to present a few points to consider to you and other gentle rakhsaks in the forum 1. One of the key takeaways, therefore is that ...
by Raja Ram
07 Nov 2014 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

shiv, I have been giving a lot of thought on your writings over the last few days and I believe that you were one of the first people to zero in on one simple fact - the artificial entity's survival or demise is not something that is an outcome of what the artificial entity called Pakistan does or d...
by Raja Ram
07 Nov 2014 09:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

From the few occasional interactions that I have had with people in the know of things, India apparently has a formidable reputation in terms of Counter Intelligence over the years. I don't have anything else to support that view except the people who did give this assertion were persons of impeccab...
by Raja Ram
04 Nov 2014 12:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Ashok Saraff ji, That is why I had mentioned in my post that in Shri Doval's speech we must reflect on both. What is said and what is left unsaid. In a public forum, which is getting taped, you would not want to share all your thoughts. That there are options which are open to India and the willingn...
by Raja Ram
03 Nov 2014 13:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

That link to Ajit Doval Talk in the previous page is something that every BR forumite should listen and internalize very carefully. It is probably one of the most important enunciation of what options are currently being pursued with regard to Pakistan. For sheer clarity and objectivity of analysis,...
by Raja Ram
21 Oct 2014 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

It is apparent that Pakistani desperation in getting attention to the punishment and seeking intervention of its maai baaps is rising by the day. The UK is apparently doing nothing to discourage the Pakis there to do a Million Man March for Kashmir in London while letting India know that it will not...
by Raja Ram
21 Oct 2014 15:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

habal, Thank you. I had predicted that it was only a matter of time before the shahadat images and destruction images would surface. If the Shahahdat ceremonies mentioned including mid ranking officers of the PA or Rangers, that would be another indicator of the pain inflicted. The usual victims on ...
by Raja Ram
16 Oct 2014 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Yet another proof that the punishment has been deep, personal and very searing is the interview given by former Dictator Musharaff. The fellow was all bravado about how India will not be able to take what Pakistan can dish out in retaliation. In his rage, he has openly admitted that (i) That Pakista...
by Raja Ram
14 Oct 2014 13:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Working Boundary is that part of IB that has some disputes - apparently the Rann of Kutch region and some parts of Punjab and J&K are under this category. I don't recall that this was ever referred to officially as Working Boundary by GoI . DDM will be DDM, but I hope that none of the official G...
by Raja Ram
14 Oct 2014 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

So my occasional rambles are actually proving to be right! :) Disproportionate punishment has caused intense pain where it hurts. I would urge all to be in the look out for news of how PA has lost officers. I am sure that it has happened. That is why the intense anger, pain and bravado and pleadings...
by Raja Ram
11 Oct 2014 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Anujan There are other options. It will be a miscalculation on the part of Pakistan if they think India does not have options. I have always maintained artificial entities cannot survive. Pakistan is an entity will not survive. India is not interested in survival or disintegration of this artificial...
by Raja Ram
11 Oct 2014 08:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Meanwhile on the border punishment front the GOI issues the following: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Border-tension-Onus-on-Pakistan-to-de-escalate-India-says/articleshow/44779226.cms I think this is as good as calling a spade a big bloody shovel as it gets. Also note that this message is...
by Raja Ram
11 Oct 2014 08:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

:twisted: No need to send anyone. GOI has already responded on social media posts by the Hon Rashtrapati as well as PM where he has congratulated both winners. As for the award ceremony, there is no precedence of heads of state attending private functions. Ambassador of India in Norway will represen...
by Raja Ram
11 Oct 2014 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Good western ploy, this so called invite to PM of India and PM of Pakistan to come and attend. Invitation extended by a young girl. Also has an Indian awardee. Must be part of the terms and conditions that came with the award. So Modi will be criticized if he does not accept. Will be criticized for ...
by Raja Ram
10 Oct 2014 17:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Maj Gen Ashok Mehta's article seems to gloss over many details to drive home possibly his political preferences rather than a true professional assessment. I did not spend a third of my youthful years astride the LOC as the good General to dispute what he has said with regard to the usual nature of ...
by Raja Ram
10 Oct 2014 14:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 107303

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

I have no idea about the background of Kailash or what he has done. What I do know is that this Nobel Peace Prize circus has always been a convenient propaganda tool since many years. Such joint awards is just yet another example. Mr Kailash may indeed be very worthy of recognition for the work he h...
by Raja Ram
10 Oct 2014 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 99273

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

@ShauryaT Think along these lines to get to what is "Unaffordable" @ theatre level All Command Control Units are in direct line of fire - meaning all PA officer cadre, even theater commanders lives are in mortal danger - You must understand what that means to the brave Pakistan Army office...
by Raja Ram
09 Oct 2014 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 99273

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

^^ crazy fellow that Aslam Beg! What is to be understood is this. For India, Pakistan is not a priority. It is not of any interest or benefit. It is a reality and an artificial entity that is slowly going down. What needs to be done is to minimize the impact to India. Other than that Pakistan is irr...
by Raja Ram
09 Oct 2014 19:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 99273

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

I had a feeling that it was going to be different right from the time when there was an attack in Herat on our Consulate on the day of the swearing In. It was reported then that Modi, at that time PM in waiting, called up and spoke to people there and took a briefing. But it would not be right to as...
by Raja Ram
09 Oct 2014 11:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 99273

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

From what I could gather, talking to chaiwalas who are connected to those who are in the know and who in turn are clued on by those who are in decision making circles - 1. The retaliation has been disproportionate from the Indian side right across the border 2. It has been calibrated and extremely t...
by Raja Ram
07 Oct 2014 18:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 99273

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

Does the increased wailing from across the border from Musharaff to Hafiz to Sartaj Aziz that oscillates between crying out to the UN to the petulant of a little wannabe bully who got tight slaps and is crying with impotent rage, stem from the fact that the retaliation has been actually disproportio...
by Raja Ram
07 Oct 2014 14:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: NoKo after "Dear Leader" Kim
Replies: 149
Views: 5594

Re: NoKo after "Dear Leader" Kim

The Young Kim's absence is indeed interesting! It comes at a time which is both critical for the survival of North Korea and the future prospects of its great benefactor China. The events in Hong Kong is unleashing a new challenge for the Dragon State and the disquiet in the Peninsula is only going ...
by Raja Ram
26 Aug 2014 12:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 246304

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

Ulan Batori Gentleman The word is that the retaliation is calibrated to inflict disproportionate casualty to command and coordination centers across the IB. Apparently, there is a lot of activity on ground inside Pakistan as well. There has been an increased coordination from Afghanistan side as wel...
by Raja Ram
25 Aug 2014 14:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 99273

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

Salman Haider is not to be confused with Salman Khurshid. The former was the Foreign Secretary and the latter was a Congress MP who became EAM. The latter gentleman is of course famous for his secular credentials and peace yearnings! Suhasini is the Daughter in Law of the former.
by Raja Ram
21 Aug 2014 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 99273

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

Time for a ramble once again gentle readers! The recent calling off of Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan is not a trigger response to what the Pakistani Ambassador did in Delhi. It was a culmination of a clear message given to Nawaz when he was invited for Modi's Swearing In ceremony. That...
by Raja Ram
12 Jul 2014 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: RIP Bharat Verma
Replies: 45
Views: 2518

Re: RIP Bharat Verma

Bharat Verma's contribution to make Defence issues more popular amongst general citizens of India is indeed a great legacy that he leaves behind. I have been a witness to his great enthusiasm and support for BR Forums and Monitor. India has lost a great son. His legacy will continue to be an inspira...

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