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by member_20317
24 Dec 2014 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3706
Views: 313893

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Oops! major boo-boo! Stand corrected .However,facts on the Il-76 and C-17 remain.The cost of acquisition remain the same 3 for 1. You must be regretting absence of a comparable indigenous effort. Had there been one you would have been spared some of the heat and instead IAF/HAL would have taken tha...
by member_20317
24 Dec 2014 11:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1085447

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

China carried out a long-range missile flight test on Saturday using multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, according to U.S. defense officials. The flight test Saturday of a new DF-41 missile, China’s longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile, marks the first test of...
by member_20317
23 Dec 2014 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2939
Views: 93366

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

Some of the scenarios you guys talk about is what the west itself sees and agrees with. Witness their, end of worlds/hell on earth, kind of popular cinemas. And they are willing to put time, money and brainspace on such things. This is their ultimate claim as a culture. Frankly speaking, I differ ag...
by member_20317
22 Dec 2014 17:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2939
Views: 93366

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

Actually for me personally, this stand of saying inequality is built in is an over correction too. Because nobody, who mattered, ever demanded full equality. It is only the WU-walas who do that and they can be ignored. But this unfortunately takes our eyes again, away from what our people are really...
by member_20317
22 Dec 2014 16:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2939
Views: 93366

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

A key western proposition/demand is that life is about 'development' vs. everything else. Off course, Development is something only they can define since only they are developed. Thus anything that is not about 'Development' is against poverty and hence a color revolution is necessary (off course wi...
by member_20317
22 Dec 2014 12:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 139365

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Make ICA (LCA2 renamed as Indian Combat Aircraft) with a single Ge 414 with canards and longer fuselage for additional fuel and range. This will need minimal additional tech development and can be done quickly. * Make and ICA2 with two Ge 414s for a kick@ss fighter, also needing minimal redesign. B...
by member_20317
20 Dec 2014 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3307
Views: 433094

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

There was a poster pic in somewhere which hinted at how the ADA would approach the subject. It carried mention of starting with the technologies of LCA and only later on accumulating other technologies as they become available. This would obviously be an organic growth path unlike the ameriki refrai...
by member_20317
19 Dec 2014 11:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 673918

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

chackojoseph wrote:Someone told me that Akula II will be imposed on us.


That someone had also told me, that some scribe would tell that to us. :D
by member_20317
19 Dec 2014 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5502
Views: 576028

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I googled, and found that Audi, GM, and Jaguar are halting sales in Russia. Jaguar=Tata, right? Not making any point, just curious - purely business decision on the part of Jaguar, or are they susceptible to US pressure? Very much susceptible to the pressures of chamchas of US. US says then it gets...
by member_20317
18 Dec 2014 14:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5149
Views: 402521

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

You are going to start a new star wars shiv ji. Because the question was addressed to a man who keeps deriding even Vedanta which you seem quite keen on. The only support that he provided is for testimony/Vedanga or part of Veda itself. He will probably take the stance that Vedanta are also like the...
by member_20317
12 Dec 2014 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

Yes. :P great pick up lines of the thoughtful kind.

But still not as good as - 'something is better than nothing and nothing is better than nonsense'. Came to me from a true blue BeKaam Madrasi - Really great guy. Now I think I should call him up. Saale se bahut dino se baat nahi kari.

Best of luck.
by member_20317
12 Dec 2014 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

shiv Post subject: Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative senPostPosted: 12 Dec 2014 20:44 Well if that is your thrust then I beseech you to reconsider. Hindutva vaadis like seculars are also fattus :rotfl: . After a long long discussion you will still end up dry and with...
by member_20317
12 Dec 2014 20:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 140338

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

In the context of Ka226T the only real topping seems like the contra-rotating rotors.

Is it a technical must have? (there are pros but are they compelling)

That we cannot achieve on our own?
by member_20317
12 Dec 2014 20:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

Shiv ji, 1) Anger is surely there. Whether it is impotent or not or whether it is leading to frustration or not is for time to tell. Personally I feel I have a duty not to pull others into this anger. BRF is another matter, for people here are far far more angry then I can ever get. Moving on about ...
by member_20317
12 Dec 2014 19:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

Re. Shiv Post subject: Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative senUnread postPosted: 12 Dec 2014 17:50 Saar I am satisfied by the mere fact that I am not on your most ignored list. :D Aside - I just need one confirmation though - you are not doing a ghanti bajao just to se...
by member_20317
12 Dec 2014 16:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

All this also makes "militant Hindu-ism" only a sub-set of a broader Hindu base. Militant Hindu-ism cannot claim Hinduism for itself, but it cannot be rejected either . Hindutva has become associated with militant Hindu-ism. But Hindutva is definitely part and parcel of Hindu thought and ...
by member_20317
12 Dec 2014 14:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4324
Views: 445484

Re: Internal Security Watch

That specimen - Raheel khurshit?

Kya Shyamd ji, been waiting to ask you this. Chalees mare gaye they. Didn't your sources say anything about it beforehand? I was, kind of counting on your sources.
by member_20317
11 Dec 2014 15:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

The main reason for establishing navies in Europe was the Bank of St. George had established a de jure gold standard in Europe. And the need to get more gold was felt the most by the Spanish who over time had enough subjugation from the other European powers. Portugal is a nation state now. It howe...
by member_20317
11 Dec 2014 15:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

Chalo bhailog bahut ho gaya serious stuff. 1. Don't put yourself down. Thanks. And I am not. 3. Dharma was too much of a constraint in a world where trading prowess increasingly depended on the Might is Right principle. Objection raised (Since the whole thread is about Hindu Nationalism etc. I think...
by member_20317
11 Dec 2014 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

Oh! and for all these years I thought it was merely their 'ability' to get new resources from Americas and Asians. Coupled with Indian transfer of knowledge to west, because of misguided altruism. A stupidity committed prior to the newfound 'ability' of the west.

But what do I know, a mere tamsic :P.
by member_20317
09 Dec 2014 17:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

johneeG garu, lets look at it like this. Every single person ~40 years, on BRF and beyond who has a Indian lineage will invariably have a tale of womenfolk dying in child birth or stillborn children. We don't have that with people from the same set but differing by an age of say 10 or 20 years. Vari...
by member_20317
09 Dec 2014 17:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2681
Views: 73955

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

He is saying pitrbhoomi is an invalid concept and India is just a place like connaught place, nehru place, bikaji cama place. He is just doing it in so much english. Essentially he says we are different but we will nonetheless end up like the Christians and Muslims because ....... This is best treat...
by member_20317
09 Dec 2014 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3075
Views: 453812

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

Bakwas, that one line shouting is just a Proselytizer's invitation, to sell a lemon. The envoy said many things and it was a choice to shout on that one. If there is any real input in what the envoy said that we were not aware of it is the claim - "We have not been approached". All the new...
by member_20317
08 Dec 2014 16:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

What kind of a mind is a colonized mind in terms of: 1) personal character/lifestyle choices/habits/fears/greed etc., 2) opinions (on various kinds of issues under various emotional states), 3) source of primary knowledge (search for primary/source evidence), 4) sources of secondary knowledge (repos...
by member_20317
08 Dec 2014 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

You are going OT, now.

Yes that is truly the case (same experience here too), but how does Hindu Nationalism and the drag-along obligations, that some people feel because of Hindutva vaadis, figure in all this?
by member_20317
06 Dec 2014 17:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 142153

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

It's common sense. Common people use common sense. Uncommon people use, either special sense or nonsense. If you find nonsense being peddled that you can safely presume that there are uncommon people behind it. You can find successful use of special sense only later in time and only then does the t...
by member_20317
06 Dec 2014 15:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5502
Views: 576028

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I stand for India standing by Russia on the Mistral deal. We cannot do this overtly though. two mangoes, one stone. Cannot happen should not happen IMO. Russia is still caught up in the past. Our relationship should be valued and not merely as a useless, softie-softie, goody two shoes statement of ...
by member_20317
05 Dec 2014 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

Please read this: <snip> This is how Hindu Dharm was defended. Love of God and his dwelling was supreme. To all who are arguing that somehow that a universal "Dharm" exists which people know is a fallacy. And the colonial influenced those who say Vedas were not written please have a chat ...
by member_20317
04 Dec 2014 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

The British were against us and wanted to put us down.We and our philosophy were all too great for them and so they were jealous. They knew we were the source of everything on earth But frankly, this explanation sounds like the sort of delusions of grandeur that are cooked up by a person who has be...
by member_20317
04 Dec 2014 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

Re. shiv Post subject: Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative senPostPosted: 04 Dec 2014 14:24 A "law" is simply a line of words spoken or written by someone. It means nothing unless there is an enforcement mechanism. Of course there should also be a system of j...
by member_20317
04 Dec 2014 12:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

Basically when you speak of "protestant History", you have to include the Bible (old and new testament) in it as well, because they believe it to be literally true. Then the claim of "no superstition" rings hollow. Exactly. That is why when they base their categories (for sociol...
by member_20317
04 Dec 2014 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

Shivji, I think we just need to agree to be different and propagate our respective views (I do not mind if you win). So you can take my replies in that sense. I don’t think anyone of us can change the other in any manner. People who oppose Valentines day are medieval monkeys. And what can you say ab...
by member_20317
03 Dec 2014 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 112064

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/27/us-russia-nato-security-idUSKCN0JB0BU20141127 U.S. Supreme Allied Commander Philip Breedlove makes clear covert infiltration by Russia could draw a military response under Article 5 of NATO's founding treaty, which sees an attack on one member as an attack ...
by member_20317
03 Dec 2014 18:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

:)

Shiv ji, mein aapki maar bhi apna saubhagya samaj kar le lunga.

Kehte hain apna marega to chanv mein chodega, doosra marega to dhoop mein chodega.
by member_20317
03 Dec 2014 17:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

Here are 3 views on/of Spiritualism. This is an old and known problem. I never use the word. I advise others not to use it either. Others mean people outside BRF, so need to get worked up. But that only means an advise against a real use or mantric use of it. Nothing should be and nothing is actuall...
by member_20317
03 Dec 2014 16:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

Shiv ji looks like towards the end you grew angry with me. But then from where I come disputing facts and arguments only result in personal differences and do not lay a seed of personal enmity. So here goes. I think Hindus (diverse as we are) accepted the name religion as an approximation without un...
by member_20317
02 Dec 2014 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

ShauryaT ji, based on the write up you attach, would it be wrong to say that the non-religion spiritual Hinduism can get a lot of people to accept its premise worldwide (exhibit - it got to proselytize even among the Egyptians in ancient times and a lot of the contemporary western world accepts the ...
by member_20317
02 Dec 2014 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

But if Hinduism is a religion and if a religion with all its concomitant holy places and preferred languages and preferred legal systems can become a binding factor in India then why cannot it work in Muslim/Christian lands and Christian majority but secular democracies. Even if all the Islam-parast...
by member_20317
02 Dec 2014 17:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

ravi_g: Please clarify, if you are using the term "Hindu' as a geographical marker of a people with a cultural ethos, like Indian or Bhartiya or as a sectarian and community marker, distinct and separate from muslims and christians for example. Different posts are using that term alternatively...
by member_20317
01 Dec 2014 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33576

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

But Hindus were not eliminated. We Hindus tend to be very proud of this, but that is a mistake. I have also used this stand point but you are right after a point it is s dangerous point to rely on. What this stand fails to provide us is a system even if informal of exploring new ideas. There is no ...

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