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by Shaktimaan
01 Mar 2019 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 644092

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

What objective did we achieve with strike and post strike , any thing concrete Saar, from the day of the airstrikes a new era of "Enforced Peace" has dawned. Earlier, we used to think that appeasement, peepee-to-peepee contact and pappi jhappi would give us peace but it's clearly not work...
by Shaktimaan
01 Mar 2019 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 644092

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Saars, a poonch comes to mind. Let's say that in the New Normal, India strikes at terrorist camps whenever there is any reason to do so (either as retaliation for a terrorist attack in India or actionable intelligence of high-value targets / imminent attacks). Right now the terrorist camps are on th...
by Shaktimaan
01 Mar 2019 04:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 644092

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Tweet from Captain Amarinder Saab. Once a soldier, always a soldier. Dear @narendramodi ji , I’m touring the border areas of Punjab & I’m presently in Amritsar. Came to know that @pid_gov has decided to release #AbhinandanVartaman from Wagha. It will be a honour for me to go and receive him, as ...
by Shaktimaan
28 Feb 2019 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 644092

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

A low impact, noncomittal press briefing overall. Good show. Keep them guessing about our next steps. Airspace still closed, cities blacked out and constantly looking over the border to see if the Indians finally lost their patience. Let us get our man back tomorrow morning. At that point, we will b...
by Shaktimaan
28 Feb 2019 17:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 37932

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

The only acceptable de-escalation gesture is for the Pakis to give us the heads of Hafiz Sayeed, Masood Azar and Dawood on a platter. Then we can think about cooling down.
by Shaktimaan
27 Feb 2019 18:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 135411

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

yes this is analysis worthy. I remember that a lot of their fleet is not night ready. Anyone has more data on this? And what this means is wait for tonight for diwali by IAF? I remember reading they have around 75 (now 74 probably) F-16s. Around 120 JF-17s. These are the jets because of FMS and PRC...
by Shaktimaan
27 Feb 2019 17:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 135411

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Just out of curiosity, is Cold Start still our doctrine? It envisioned complete mobilization in 48 hours or less.
by Shaktimaan
03 Feb 2017 17:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 541013

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015




I had the misfortune of reading some more articles of his on the website. He writes with such vitriol, not even Pakis hate India so much. A true self hating Maculayputra.
by Shaktimaan
31 Jan 2017 09:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Saars, after the cash ban a grocery store near me in Mumbai started accepting Paytm payments sometime in December. Yesterday, he told me he had stopped accepting Paytm and was now back to 100 percent cash. The end of the cash squeeze also means the end of cashless transactions for many people. What ...
by Shaktimaan
22 Dec 2016 09:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

That is what animates the sense of defiance and rebellion for the crores of ordinary Indians who are standing in queues in solidarity with Modi Sarkar's demonetization initiative. We are not who you have always believed we are, what you have always told us we are. We are the inheritors of something...
by Shaktimaan
20 Dec 2016 11:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Saars, I remember Jetli ji was telling everyone not to rush to banks, you have till December 30th to deposit cash, etc. And now they're changing the rules on December 20th to say that you have to justify your deposit to 2 bank officials, you can make a deposit larger than Rs.5000 only once until the...
by Shaktimaan
13 Dec 2016 20:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Hopefully with all these raids the narrative can now shift to "Currency shortage made much worse due to money laundering and hoarding of new notes".
by Shaktimaan
13 Dec 2016 13:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

A senior central bank official was arrested in Bengaluru today by the Central Bureau of Investigation, for his alleged involvement in illegally exchanging as much as Rs 1.50 crore, ANI reported. The official, K Michael, is a senior special assistant in the Reserve Bank of India. Further details are ...
by Shaktimaan
12 Dec 2016 20:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Today I asked an Amul milk retailer why he doesn't accept cards or PayTm etc. He said their margins are so thin (1 rupee per liter) that they cannot afford the 1 or 2 percent transaction fees. Can any learned gurus shed light on what the margins for milk retailers is?
by Shaktimaan
11 Dec 2016 23:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I went to a restaurant in Powai, Mumbai today. They have a sign outside on the door saying we ONLY take cards. Well what do you know, both of their swipe machines were not working that day and the poor staff were very stressed out. He apologetically asked me if I could do an e-transfer like PayTM or...
by Shaktimaan
10 Dec 2016 20:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

These days raids are catching huge amounts of new currency. The amounts (5.7 crore in one guy's toilet caught today) are too big to have come from some using deposit-and-withdraw mules which can only do a few thousand per week. Where is this money leaking from... money chests of banks or even perhap...
by Shaktimaan
02 Dec 2016 16:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Not to mention that Bombay Dyeing is one of the smaller companies of the Wadia Group, which is doing just fine with their stalwart brands like Britannia, GoAir, etc. The idea that demonetisation had anything to do with this move is not accurate at all.
by Shaktimaan
25 Nov 2016 09:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Yesterday I went to my friendly neighbourhood chemist in Mumbai to buy some shampoo. This is an old-school guy who has been sitting behind the same dusty counter for decades now. I asked him when he was going to accept cards. He pointed to the PayTM sticker and said paytm karo. I already have a payt...
by Shaktimaan
24 Nov 2016 09:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

The Indian government as we know it has elements of corruption at all levels. Is it not counterproductive to confiscate more and more capital from small businessmen and feed it to this entity, which will allocate it inefficiently or otherwise squander it on renting treadmills for Rs.32,000 per day?...
by Shaktimaan
23 Nov 2016 10:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

The Indian government as we know it has elements of corruption at all levels. Is it not counterproductive to confiscate more and more capital from small businessmen and feed it to this entity, which will allocate it inefficiently or otherwise squander it on renting treadmills for Rs.32,000 per day? ...
by Shaktimaan
17 Nov 2016 19:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I was speaking to a young office boy who works in my office. in his small town of Sawantwadi in Konkan, there is an acute cash shortage. But the townspeople are not so worried because it's a fairly close knit community and merchants are willing to give credit to their customers. That town is in the ...
by Shaktimaan
17 Nov 2016 14:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Farmers, people with weddings in their homes can withdraw up to Rs.250,000. Agro traders registered in APMCs can withdraw rs.50K per week.

Cash exchange limit lowered from Rs 4500 to Rs 2000.
by Shaktimaan
17 Nov 2016 11:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

In my corner of Mumbai, lines at banks are as long as ever. That's because I don't think we had too many rent-a-depositor type fellows doing multiple transactions anyway. The people in the lines were always legitimate. But as Trump would put it, bankers have become HIGH ENERGY. They are much better ...
by Shaktimaan
16 Nov 2016 10:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Drove from Mumbai to Vapi, Gujarat today. Paid Rs 2000 old notes for petrol. No tolls anywhere. First restaurant in Vapi main highway naka refused to take old cash or card payment. Second one also refused but very apologetically said they they have ordered a card swipe machine which will be delivere...
by Shaktimaan
15 Nov 2016 17:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Nandakumar saar, have you considered the possibility that the Government was printing notes in bulk for the past few months?
by Shaktimaan
15 Nov 2016 13:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Here you go! .... However, if this ink is same as they use in voting then it's not indelible. So what would happen to a genuine person who has exchanged Rs.500s and got Rs.2000s, requires another set of cash? I mean the Rs.4000 he got earlier was spent (say on some costly medicines or some thing li...
by Shaktimaan
15 Nov 2016 10:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

A lot of the anti-demonetisation articles say that cash is a very small percentage the outstanding black money and therefore this move will not do much to end it. But my question for the learned gurus is, what percent of black money originates as cash? A lot, I would imagine. I don't think bribes we...
by Shaktimaan
15 Nov 2016 09:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

No chance of toppling the government. BJP has a majority by itself. The people gave Modiji a full mandate and he is now using it fearlessly.
by Shaktimaan
14 Nov 2016 14:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

The Orcs are gathering all across the land...

Mamata Didi is reaching Delhi tomorrow to gather the usual suspects like Pappu and unusual suspects like Yechury together.
by Shaktimaan
14 Nov 2016 13:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Saars, I have also received many such CTs on WhatsApp, have refrained from posting them here because we don't want to give them any more publicity. Anyhoo, it seems that the government has chosen November very wisely. If everyone had to stand in line for hours during the summer heat, there would be ...
by Shaktimaan
14 Nov 2016 08:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

With all the hardships that citizens are going through, the constant thing I hear from the people in lines is that this is all worth it to catch black money holders and corrupt officials. Therefore the Government will have to make some very public arrests and parade the rogue's gallery in the media ...
by Shaktimaan
14 Nov 2016 00:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy



Arun Jaitley on Aap Ki Adalat today.

He made good points but overall I feel he was dismissive of the concerns of the common people who are standing in line for hours. He could have made the same points with some more sensitivity.
by Shaktimaan
13 Nov 2016 11:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I am also not in favour of the ban. The guy was giving counter viewpoints, from the perspective of businessmen. To ban him for doing so will turn this forum into an echo chamber where everyone thinks the same. We need those viewpoints here as well.
by Shaktimaan
12 Nov 2016 15:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Modi basically said today in Japan that "I can't guarantee that further steps will not follow after this one." This is a strong hint that more surgical strikes are coming. He said after Uri that Pakistan should note that we will never tolerate such an attack. He said during the Voluntary I...
by Shaktimaan
10 Nov 2016 23:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689358

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

My main takleef is that the IT Department has played a huge role in the creation and spread of black money over the years. And now that very same group of people are in charge of investigating the incoming deposits?
by Shaktimaan
01 Nov 2016 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 322787

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016

Latest news is that Im The Dim has called off his mega rally in Isloo. He said that since the Pak supreme Court has given the go ahead to investigste Ganja, the rally is no longer needed.

What am I supposed to do with all this beer and popcorn now?
by Shaktimaan
26 Oct 2016 16:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 322787

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016

http://m.timesofindia.com/world/pakista ... 066174.cms

The famous Afghan Girl from National Geographic has been arrested in Pakistan for having a forged Paki ID card.
by Shaktimaan
15 Oct 2016 07:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 322787

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016

http://m.timesofindia.com/world/pakistan/Pakistan-army-calls-report-on-row-with-government-a-security-breach/articleshow/54860475.cms In a clear indication that the rumblings over a media report of sharp differences between the Nawaz Sharif government and the military are yet to die down, Pakistan A...
by Shaktimaan
11 Oct 2016 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3809
Views: 527796

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

That is a really great article by Lt. Gen. Hasnain. Truly a remarkable soldier and writer.

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