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by Amitava
28 Dec 2009 21:08
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: RIP B Harry (1983-2007)
Replies: 160
Views: 24182

Re: RIP B Harry

We'll miss you B Harry.

Never ever thought those articles were from such a young pen.

May your soul rest in peace.
by Amitava
26 Nov 2009 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 624
Views: 76958

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

Never forget the complicity of our government in the crime. Complacency? yes Dereliction of duty? perhaps Complicity? have you seen anything to suggest that? I hope the Citizens keep the pradeep burning. The Citizens must lead, only then will the Politicians follow. Never Forget, Never Forgive Mumb...
by Amitava
25 Sep 2009 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis
Replies: 211
Views: 29431

Amb. Sreenivasan defends media's focus on China threat.

Media under attack No harm in playing up China threat by T.P. Sreenivasan (today's OpEd in the Tribune) From lowly politicians to high-level policymakers and strategists, all have begun to aim their guns at the Indian media, particularly the electronic media, for sensationalising events and not hel...
by Amitava
13 Sep 2009 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis
Replies: 211
Views: 29431

From Tibetan Review last week New Chinese intrusion into Ladakh first since India’s independence (TibetanReview.net, Sep07, 2009). Chinese troops had entered 1.5 km into Indian Territory in Ladakh and put red paint marks and written "China” on boulders and rocks in an apparent lodging of territ...
by Amitava
12 Sep 2009 06:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis
Replies: 211
Views: 29431

Re: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis

Why cant our troops have permanant positions up on those mountains? It is a must till the time we have developed roads and infrastructure to know of any Chinese adverse designs :( :cry: You can slice a mango in more than one way. One way of slicing is slice 3: lack of planning, which in turn is due...
by Amitava
12 Sep 2009 06:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis
Replies: 211
Views: 29431

MEA, Army react differently over Chinese incursions

From ToI, 7 Sep 2009: While Army officials admitted that Chinese soldiers ventured into India and promised to take up the matter, the foreign ministry stated that this wasn't an issue at all and that India and China shared " one of the most peaceful " borders. ... "Let me go on record...
by Amitava
11 Sep 2009 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis
Replies: 211
Views: 29431

Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis

Chinese choppers dropping food (special agents already on the ground?) Two Chinese helicopters have reportedly violated the Indian air space in recent months in Leh area of north Jammu and Kashmir during which they air-dropped some canned food in barren land at Chumar, northeast of this Himalayan to...
by Amitava
11 Feb 2009 01:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nuclear Threat From Pakistan : Boom or Bluff ?
Replies: 275
Views: 37374

Re: Nuclear Threat From Pakistan : Boom or Bluff ?

If Pakistan drops a nuclear bomb on India, what are her chances of survival thereafter? 400% Will India sit pretty? No. Some tamasha will be put up. Ethnic cleansing of the Valley, Assembly house in Srinagar, Parliament in Dilli, Kaluchak, .. .. .. .. .. .. What's a nuclear bomb? Just another big b...
by Amitava
06 Jan 2009 07:29
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Understanding Sikh History-1
Replies: 667
Views: 7572

Re: Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji's Birthday---Congragulations to All

Pranams to Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and heartiest greetings to Sikh Sisters and Brothers.

As soon as I saw the title of this thread, those lines from Rabindranath were ringing through my head: pancha nadir teer-e / beni pakai-a shir-e

Thanks to Rahul for providing the translation.
by Amitava
29 Nov 2008 08:00
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 159242

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

NDTV (via Fox) says Final standoff over Fire that broke out in last hour seems to be under control.

One NSG commando shown falling out of grnd flr window, pray he's okay.
by Amitava
27 Nov 2008 23:31
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 159242

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

According to reports, four terrorists are holding at least eight hostages at the Chabad center in Mumbai.
from: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1041684.html
by Amitava
27 Nov 2008 23:08
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 135479

Hostages freed from Chabad center in Mumbai

Report: Hostages freed from Chabad center in Mumbai By Haaretz Staff and News Agencies Indian news networks reported Thursday that some of the hostages held by terrorists at the Chabad headquarters in the Indian city of Mumbai had been freed by Indian security services. According to the report, betw...
by Amitava
27 Nov 2008 22:01
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 135479

Fishing boat w 4 crew hijacked

from twitter: Coast Guard says fishing boat with 4 crew hijacked

any details?
by Amitava
27 Nov 2008 21:44
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 135479

Israeli hostages in Mumbai may be dead: Israel F M

Senior officials at Israel's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that the hostages held by terrorists at the Chabad headquarters in Mumbai may be dead, as the gunmen holed up at the center urged the Indian government to negotiate with them over the hostages' release. The remarks came as ongoing terror a...
by Amitava
04 Nov 2008 09:49
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: New Moderators on BRF - Round II
Replies: 99
Views: 22161

Re: New Moderators on BRF - Round II

A big Thank You to the Doc for wielding the scalpel and the hammer with equal aplomb. I'm sure you'll spend your well earned retirement benefit wisely :D Keep the pen moving. Congratulations to the new BRadmins , though I must confess I do have an honest question. No, it's not the question Jaspreet ...
by Amitava
02 Nov 2008 17:57
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Bomb blasts in assam
Replies: 213
Views: 29759

Chinese connection in Assam blasts: M K Narayanan

This shouldn't be a surprise to the panda watchers esp here; this is the top report in the Bengali web page of Anandabazar, haven't seen this in English yet. Quick summary of the item: MKN talking about Chinese connection; said Anthony Simre (sp?) of NSCN (Khaplang grp) recently met Chinese agents i...
by Amitava
02 Nov 2008 17:08
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Bomb blasts in assam
Replies: 213
Views: 29759

Message from Calcutta: Attack Guwahati

From today's Telegraph: Message from Calcutta: Attack Guwahati OUR CORRESPONDENT The army today told the Prime Minister it had intercepted a message from Calcutta a week before the October 30 Assam blasts that said: “Attack Guwahati.” At an evening meeting at Guwahati airport, the army also told Man...
by Amitava
22 Oct 2008 22:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 338787

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

Congratulations to ISRO and its extended family. Another red letter day. btw, this was the lead story on BBC World News at 1300. Owen Bennet Jones rang up the most honourable Pro fessional Fool trying to expound upon the difference between Science and Engineering. He was sobbing, how the country cou...
by Amitava
04 Oct 2008 09:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 184746

Re: Indian Interests - 7

The decline of the West is a pre-requisite for the emergence of India as a global power. Yes, the decline of the West is a necessary condition, but far from being sufficient. India lacks political will, the single most important pre-requisite. Until we acquire that, it will remain premature to talk...
by Amitava
13 May 2008 09:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1064
Views: 145777

Re: MP ordering DIG or CRPF to 'stay within limits of your c

Good to see that the police officer stuck to his guns. BTW, what is the status of the MP? I guess he is still there will all his undue privileges intact. First, he's an officer of the CRPF, and second he's a DIG. Imagine the pressure that these rogue politicians put on the state and local officers.
by Amitava
12 May 2008 08:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1064
Views: 145777

MP ordering DIG or CRPF to 'stay within limits of your camp'

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this, else please move to the appropriate thread. Today's Telegraph has printed the transcript of conversation between the Honourable Mr Lakshman Seth, MP and Mr. Alok Raj, DIG of CRPF during the Panchayat Elections in WB. ‘Mr Raj, stay within limit...
by Amitava
21 Dec 2007 09:04
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 2
Replies: 319
Views: 68914

Centre’s ultimatum to Taslima

Centre’s ultimatum to Taslima Statesman News Service NEW DELHI, Dec. 20: Driving her further to the wall, the Centre has debarred the controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen from returning to her adopted city of Kolkata and from coming out in public or freely meeting people even in the C...
by Amitava
06 May 2006 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 74248

Gen V.P. Malik's book "Kargil: From Surprise to Victory",is being released on April 27, in New Delhi. Since General Malik was the Chief of the Army Staff during the kargil war, this book should make an interesting reading both for the defence personnel and the public. excerpts from Shri B...
by Amitava
09 Jul 2005 01:38
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Eight Years!
Replies: 41
Views: 23634

Congratulations

Congratulations !

And of course many many thanks to the team !!
by Amitava
01 May 2002 22:30
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 63257

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

The desi media has nothing on it, yet. Nothing on samachar, pti etc. Everyone is buzzing about The Dictator's new clothes.
by Amitava
01 May 2002 21:28
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 63257

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

IOW, contrary to StratFor, the US SF now has the opportunity to really clean up the scum.

Not that we need to note that Gen Paddy was out of Dilli ;) lately.
by Amitava
01 May 2002 20:59
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 63257

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

Thanks to Ram Narayanan for the following article from Strategic Forecasting INDIAN WAR GAMES MAKE A POINT WITH WASHINGTON 30 April 2002 The Indian military began large-scale operational maneuvers along the border with Pakistan, in Rajastan and Punjab states, April 30. The exercises, called Parakram...
by Amitava
01 May 2002 20:32
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 63257

Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

Intelligence Online report on Parakram II , the joint excercise of all services on the Pakistan front. India advances military exercise on Pak border 29 April 2002: India has advanced the date of the planned military exercise on its western borders which was originally to be held sometime after 21 ...
by Amitava
20 Oct 2000 00:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The State of Indian Science
Replies: 30
Views: 17904

Re: The State of Indian Science

Thanks for the very pertinent thread, esp. to Salman, Faizi and VRaghav for the stats.<P>Please remove pk from the tables (it is totally irrelevant) and consider adding Germany, UK, Russia, Israel and France.<P>Also consider a different type of breakup for India, say IITs, IIMs, TIFR etc. Defence or...

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