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by Dumal
17 Nov 2016 19:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2857
Views: 422849

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

:arrow: Gen Raheel Sharif claims that 11 Indian soldiers were killed on Nov 14 (Dawn reports) This must be a carefully planned/timed false claim to extract a real denial from IA but taken together it is an "==" to the their earlier denial of the surgical strike. If they had done this soone...
by Dumal
13 Nov 2016 18:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2857
Views: 422849

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

Wasn't the announcement of the new bad Sheriff expected out by now? Is that somehow a victim of the surgical strike phase 2 aka demonetization by Modiji? Perhaps they cannot keep their commitments to the non-state foot soldiers and are at risk of losing control. Perhaps they need a lot of revamp to ...
by Dumal
12 Nov 2016 17:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 820568

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Can the spelling of demonetisation corrected in the title or is it possibly an alternate spelling?
by Dumal
10 Nov 2016 19:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 820568

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

What percentage of the black money will be simply destroyed vs. being deposited? Thankfully I have NO black monies and am not worried. However some family members who had lent some of their savings on loan are really worried those loans are gone. Must be 10-20% of the total. Unfortunately the count...
by Dumal
10 Oct 2016 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 308209

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

If Masood pig is killed - TSP Army cannot admit as stikes never happened! If Masood pig is caught and secretly dragged to India - India will keep using this as a stick to beat Cheenis and expose them. I hope one of above is true 8) Read below: China accuses India of 'political gains' in seeking to ...
by Dumal
09 Oct 2016 11:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1590
Views: 261855

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Anyone seen any good write-up/analysis of how the oil pricing strategy is evolving in India... With under- recoveries gone for diesel and petrol, the government has to only fund those for LPG and kerosene. Are they also using the favourable crude prices to buy back oil bonds from earlier? Would we s...
by Dumal
05 Oct 2016 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 308209

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Also I notice he seems to be preparing to make the point the some of the structures destroyed were those previously used for "charity work" by JuD and Lashkar. I think once details come it from any source, it will also lead to obfuscations about charity workers, religious workers and civil...
by Dumal
05 Oct 2016 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 308209

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

It is sad but self-evident in these situations how "argumentative" we are as a nation about all this - such as with this call for evidence of surgical strike - even though such labels usually are poor generalizations. Most other nations will never even think about these kind of arguments a...
by Dumal
05 Oct 2016 18:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 308209

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

I see Chinese hand in these things more and more. It could be the Chinese want to dissect all evidence to weigh us up. The video will be a bonus for them just like they got to play with the US helo that crashed during the Osama ops.
by Dumal
02 Oct 2016 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 370381

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

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :lol: 2. The mayor of the world's 8th biggest city Karachi is in jail for the last three months, and nearly 200 young men are missing because of Army action, but the Indian media has not highlighted this. Can you imagine Arvind Kejriwal being jailed for 2 months in Delhi and ...
by Dumal
01 Oct 2016 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 308209

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

What is the source of the Paki bravado regarding their denial of the surgical strikes? They know full well that India must have photos and video of the strikes. Their pol can be kholled at any moment by India. Why then are they denying everything so confidently? India's photos and videos when they ...
by Dumal
01 Oct 2016 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 308209

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

I get the feeling that Pakistan's response so far is not as we expected and that maybe why Parrikar poked them today saying Pakistan is too shocked to respond. Also they started with a song and dance on Thursday about 2 border posts destroyed, a number of Indian soldiers killed and one taken into cu...
by Dumal
30 Sep 2016 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 171291

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

We seem to have a horde of parasites that don't worry about niceties of taking time in stage 1 and jump right to stage 2 :evil: http://atimes.com/2016/09/modis-travails-do-not-end-with-surgical-strikes-at-pakistan/ M. K. Bhadrakumar http://www.dawn.com/news/1286902/modi-has-become-a-prisoner-of-his-...
by Dumal
29 Sep 2016 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 308209

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

Here it comes... the denials. Whatever else they are good at or not, they certainly are well-prepared with creative denials :rotfl: Pakistan said India's claim of a "surgical strike" across the countries' de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir was an illusion, saying that the in...
by Dumal
29 Sep 2016 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 308209

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

My chest fills up to 56in! :lol: Of course with all this excitement, nobody wants to be trading stocks and the Sensex falls by 500 points. 8)
by Dumal
29 Sep 2016 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 171291

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

Rediff has this snippet. Must mean some credible near-term plan of action is underway and has uncle worried! The United States has asked India not to escalate the situation with Pakistan even as New Delhi explores a range of diplomatic options to isolate Islamabad. It has been reported that US Secre...
by Dumal
26 Sep 2016 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2428
Views: 315300

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

* Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said India is violating human rights. I must say, those who live behind glass walls should not throw stones at others. What are they doing in Balochistan? The brutality against the Baloch people represents the worst form of State oppression. I have seen this k...
by Dumal
28 Jun 2016 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 394
Views: 255580

Re: Can't join BRF due to no work/ISP email ? Read this.

For more than a month now, I am able to login on the laptop fine but not from my mobile on android Chrome. It doesn't complain about my ID or Password when I log in but immediately returns back to a screen which shows I am not logged in. It didn't happen before on the same phone, same browser and sa...
by Dumal
27 Jun 2016 08:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 81743

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

Re. the discussion here on avoiding Chinese goods, a dose of untimely irony!

by Dumal
24 Jun 2016 19:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 81743

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

Boycott Pakistan was easy. But boycott China has to start at some level. I am now going to actively avoid unless there is just no other way for a necessity. One concrete way is to actively discourage people we know from buying Chinese brands of electronics - mobile phones, computers/components, hou...
by Dumal
24 Jun 2016 14:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 81743

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

Too much of knee-jerk reactions and almost all about closing market access to China. Probably not easily doable or desirable. The answer will likely be in painstaking long-term work to 1) develop a strong legion of global supporters in all regions who we can rely on whenever and wherever, 2) reducin...
by Dumal
14 Jun 2016 13:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3773
Views: 283341

Re: Indian Education System

Smriti Irani unhappy over being addressed as 'Dear' by Bihar minister on Twitter: Union HRD minister Smriti Irani got into a war of words ith Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary on Twitter over using the salutation 'Dear' for the BJP leader. All Choudhary did was ask the minister, "Dear @...
by Dumal
02 May 2016 20:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3773
Views: 283341

Re: Indian Education System

Thirdly, the small minority of CBSE/ICSE students in the state (who were anyway dependent on AIPMT etc) will fare better in NEET-1/2 and probably as a group even displace almost all of the state board students even in the in-state rank lists. I think this will be a windfall for one group at the exp...
by Dumal
02 May 2016 17:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3773
Views: 283341

Re: Indian Education System

While in the long term, the sentiments from prasannasimha and supratik make total sense, I agree with csubash that it is a big mess for the TN students aspiring for the few thousand medical seats this year. Firstly for the past several years (maybe a dozen or more), TN has not had a CET like exam fo...
by Dumal
05 Apr 2016 13:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I
Replies: 1006
Views: 60120

Re: Pathankot AFB terrorist Attack After Action Analysis-I

If nothing good comes out of this, this would throw out the case for any future Joint Investigations of the type that Pakis and their masters have asked for every time a terror attack happens. Also note that no pre-announced, visible secretary-level meeting have taken place since and probably will n...
by Dumal
11 Mar 2016 13:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 299021

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

http://www.wired.com/2016/03/russia-thinks-can-use-nukes-fly-mars-90-days-can-find-rubles/ Russian thermal fission engines can take them to Mars and back but check out the other applications they talk about including cleaning up of space debris and other potential "not so innocent" applic...
by Dumal
10 Mar 2016 21:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Budget 2016 - news & discussions
Replies: 251
Views: 15164

Re: Budget 2016 - news & discussions

It can't and won't still be capped when the contributions go up. But it will be complicated how they figure out what level the payout will be. So far it was simply 50% of the last drawn salary for normal cases, but only after 35 yrs of contributions. Will have to wait to see the details... In any ca...
by Dumal
08 Mar 2016 14:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Budget 2016 - news & discussions
Replies: 251
Views: 15164

Re: Budget 2016 - news & discussions

Not just you but there were quite a few others as well. In any case, not sure where you get the 34%. It will be 8.33% of salary only if the salary was 15000 or less . If it is more, the subscription is capped to flat 1250 per month. You can check your EPF/EPS statements to verify. Because it is capp...
by Dumal
08 Mar 2016 14:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Budget 2016 - news & discussions
Replies: 251
Views: 15164

Re: Budget 2016 - news & discussions

I am afraid quite a few folks are making too rosy assumptions on EPS, not understanding it fully. It is not an interest-bearing individual account like EPF and will not be something people can ever get access to as a corpus. The subscription to it, I assume, is mandatory for anyone with an EPF accou...
by Dumal
28 Jul 2015 07:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015
Replies: 222
Views: 14484

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

What a beautiful majestic death, perfectly fitting end to a beautiful, magical life. He managed to only bring joy around him whatever he did, wherever he was. Some of the images that will be forever green in my memory - the old b&w picture of him riding a bicycle with a sounding rocket tied to t...
by Dumal
24 Jul 2015 16:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 583
Views: 100538

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

TBHP may have had a problem of too many members resulting in their raising the bar or effectively shutting down new additions even though they still get people to write essays. Last year I had good success whittling down dealers quotes of 10K, 15K etc for RTO registration and miscellaneous charges w...
by Dumal
30 May 2015 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22 2015
Replies: 2846
Views: 126033

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22

Wow! Now paki transformers are also suiciding! That's tough. You never know when a transformer will go boom.
by Dumal
02 May 2015 10:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 971
Views: 117349

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Prison counseling is also big in 'markets' like Hong Kong, Philippines, etc. Many of the counselors there are from here. Evangelizing in the garb of counseling young people who lost their way in minor crimes, substance abuse, etc., is also prevalent here. A relative I know recently was helped that w...
by Dumal
30 Apr 2015 19:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 971
Views: 117349

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/the-scoop-on-the-jackfruit/article7154380.ece The scoop on the jackfruit RAVEENA JOSEPH A three-day food festival in Chennai showcases the cuisine and the products made from the fruit. Hard on the outside, sticky on the inside. Fight your way through the g...
by Dumal
10 Jul 2014 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 405270

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Having been the ruling party earlier, the BJP could have easily understood the issues around this then. Besides if it is about national interest issues, even while the BJP was in the Opposition, as LoP couldn't they have been briefed enough for this not to be brought up like this now? What gives?

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