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by Dumal
24 May 2019 15:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 187850

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I had mentioned this before but ppl got upset. Using my own non scientific sampling using social media, friends etc, had said TN, AP, KL had fallen furthest from mainstream in terms of being badly affected by anti Modi, anti-BJP, divisive propaganda regarding "cowbelt", "naarthies&qu...
by Dumal
22 May 2019 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 619147

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/time-to-rebuild-indias-secularism/article27199545.ece?homepage=true Haha thanks to brf I can spot these divisive articles from a good distance. All the favorite words are there - patriarchy, majority, minority, upper caste, supremacist, chauvinist, hate, fear. ...
by Dumal
22 May 2019 07:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 548229

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Posted without comment. PAKIS invented , Statecraft, Mathematics and are a great civilization... https://www.thefridaytimes.com/our-lost-heritage-i/ trying something new, I guess it didnt always have to be like this, we would have have grown older like two rajahs of decrepit kingdoms, reliant on fi...
by Dumal
09 May 2019 07:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 619147

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Unlike other alliances, there are multiple characters with massive egos in MGB who all believe they should be the PM. An MGB government will be less stable than any coalition government we have ever had. My humble opinion, we should discount this “fighting to be PM” problem we like to attribute to ...
by Dumal
07 May 2019 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 619147

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

intolerant to views other than Modi/BJP bhajan.... alternative is scary. I, for one, am also sensitive to blind adulation. But in the last 5 years I can’t think of any missteps from a national and even secular perspective from Modi & team that was their own doing. They may have been thwarted an...
by Dumal
06 May 2019 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2903
Views: 548229

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Another top-ten finish! :evil: Take that you kaffirs!
https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/bl8lam/chart_armenia_is_the_worlds_angriest_country/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app

P.S Sorry didn’t know a way of just showing the image. If someone else can, please do.
by Dumal
06 May 2019 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 619147

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

did rajeev chandrasekhar join bjp ? I thought he was INC MP at one point? has a gigantic villa in koramangala 4th block among other assets. he is ex-IA or ex-IAF iirc. Chowkidar Rajeev Chandrasekhar ‏ Verified account @rajeev_mp 7h7 hours ago More Chowkidar Rajeev Chandrasekhar I do think of u @sid...
by Dumal
27 Apr 2019 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 619147

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Did you forward all the emails to the real ECI officer? No. I always respond to the sender telling them I am not the person they are trying to reach. So, the ECI bigwigs too are left to use gmail accounts still? While so much of governance today is online, we still have not addressed this problem b...
by Dumal
25 Apr 2019 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 619147

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

On the topic of name-calling, while it pains to hear a PM being called chor, etc totally underservedly, many of these elected leaders have well-deserved records and characters that earn them these names... even the great Orange-gutan is not spared. How can it be unjust to call out Fakeriwal, jihadid...
by Dumal
20 Apr 2019 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 619147

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

fanne wrote:see jee eye


Could these kind of interruptions be orchestrated to change the order of seniority for future CJIs? I.e if these allegations end up forcing the current CJI to resign/retire?
by Dumal
19 Apr 2019 19:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 619147

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAAxqEDugP4

Looks like DD released this 1984 address by ABV recently. I don't understand all of it but even the comments are instructive.
by Dumal
19 Apr 2019 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4204
Views: 755051

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

China has a way of creating and using random issues and then equating a quid-pro-quo resolution against something that is of great value to them. In this case, I think they might try to use something as silly as removing the hold on Azhar's terrorist tag for our support to BRI. I would think to our ...
by Dumal
18 Apr 2019 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 619147

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

ramana wrote:Milind or his late father Murli Deora

original dukhandaars of Ambanis


Mhmm... that makes sense. The father was the Minister for petroleum and natural gas during much of the upa years! And why there are propping up the son.
by Dumal
18 Apr 2019 17:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 619147

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Or it could just be that Milind Deora is a stronger/preferred local candidate vs Arvind Sawant of Shiv Sena? I don’t know much about Milind or his late father Murli Deora but they seem to be less parasitic than is typical of the Con heritage. Open to be corrected!
by Dumal
28 Mar 2019 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 869
Views: 126404

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Singha wrote:30 sept 2016 - risat1 hit
16 june 2018 - cheen made their doklam move
18 june 2018 - india crossed the border and made our move



Perhaps you meant to write 2017 for doklam?
by Dumal
28 Mar 2019 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 869
Views: 126404

Re: Indian ASAT Test

arun wrote:
India was excluded from the Group of Government Experts (GGE) on Transparency and Confidence Building Measures In Outer Space Activities:

Read more at: Delhi seeks key role to draft global laws


Do we know why India was excluded? Odd when dozens of others were in, not just the big three.
by Dumal
27 Mar 2019 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 869
Views: 126404

Re: Indian ASAT test

TKiran wrote:Gurus, this is a question from absolute layman about space and technology...

Isn't it better to develop Laser technology to burn the satellite, than using a KKV? Please pardon me for such a silly question..


Maybe that's there too... I remember something about Kali from some time back.
by Dumal
27 Mar 2019 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 869
Views: 126404

Re: Indian ASAT test

It can’t be someone else’s satellite, right? That will make it too complicated?

Or, are there some slots that are ours and someone put a bird there and we decided to take it out?
by Dumal
21 Mar 2019 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4204
Views: 755051

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Point to note - Indian telcos are under severe stress. Chinese makers are very capable of undercutting all competition to secure the market, given they're facing very stiff bans in us, europe and east asia. They'll fight hard with our own useful idiots batting for them too. swiss banks were made ex...
by Dumal
06 Mar 2019 20:59
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 473482

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Musharraf says on a news show that Pakistan's intelligence was involved in using Jaish e Mohammad for terror attacks in India. Watch the embedded video. https://twitter.com/nadeemmalik/status/1102969913860386817 As they say If you can’t beat them, join ‘em... didn’t they do that after the hit on Os...
by Dumal
01 Mar 2019 11:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 866269

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Wasn't there also reports that many ambulances were seen in the area? What would they have been for if only trees were killed?
by Dumal
28 Feb 2019 17:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only
Replies: 338
Views: 51551

Re: Indian Forces Strike Pakistan - News Only

India Today TV just confirmed! To be released at 6am tomorrow A guesture of good will from them? Pakis must be scared stiff. lol My guess... we would have threatened to release detailed footage of the Balakot raid publicly if the WingCo was not released immediately. They would have figured it more ...
by Dumal
26 Feb 2019 13:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 187025

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Joyous day today! My heartfelt gratitude to all those involved from the top to the bottom. :) Just noticed on the India-TV channel that the Paki Parliament is in session and they have a free-for-all going "Shame... Shame" etc. Didn't follow all the details but unlike in the case of the ear...
by Dumal
10 Jan 2019 10:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 238724

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

1. The Sabarimala protest started with ALL parties including BJP and RSS on the OPPOSITE SIDE, and ran successfully for almost a week, before BJP and RSS got into the bandwagon, realizing that it was a huuge mistake not to support. So, the notion that we are demanding BJP help is incorrect. We appr...
by Dumal
09 Jan 2019 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 238724

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

After all this, if KL H's still vote for CPM etc... And they will continue to do so...because...well... KL H's don't have to vote for the Commies, if they want to give them a slap on the wrist. They will gladly vote for the Congies in their place, as they have done forever! Already people are going...
by Dumal
07 Jan 2019 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 238724

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

https://twitter.com/ramana_brf/status/1082136866147553281?s=19 Wall activists say they got cheated by CM Vijayan. That is pretty convenient to claim now. It is inconceivable that people participating in communist wall were foolishly thinking it has nothing to do with women entry in sabrimala, irres...
by Dumal
07 Jan 2019 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 238724

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I think there is a massive level of us vs them separatism in operation here that does not bode well! Sir, It seems to me that you are not aware of situation in TN... and masquerade as liberal or leftist get more votes from Hindus in both these States. Yes though I was referring to KL in this contex...
by Dumal
06 Jan 2019 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 238724

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The issue at Sabari Mala is one which requires an immediate solution. If pro-Hindu outfits cannot help in getting that, then perhaps it may not be required at all. Ditching Commies & Congress etc. cannot be done overnight. The current GoKL is going to run its course for another three years easi...
by Dumal
04 Jan 2019 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 238724

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The above says why yindoos need good, competent legal ADVICE to pre-empt a lot of these attacks. At the risk of getting stoned, .... .... You want the LEFT "DEMOCRATIC" REARs to take the lead in THAT? If I read the news media, that is what comes across. Oh, I forgot the news media are all...
by Dumal
17 Dec 2018 15:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4943
Views: 616971

Re: Understanding the US - Again

SF Bay Area does not show up on this chart! Is it still attracting at least as many people as are leaving?
by Dumal
11 Dec 2018 15:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5194
Views: 1056485

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Karthik S wrote:
Looks like you are not awake of his background:

http://www.iimb.ac.in/node/4960


Didn’t know much about Prof Vaidyanathan before reading this but still he seems to be on the Corporate Finance side. How is that going to measure up in a macroeconomics context?
by Dumal
11 Dec 2018 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4204
Views: 755051

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Dumal, I have them. ....demands a complete analysis. [/quote] Wow! Thank you SSridhar for saving them... all in exquisite detail with contexts and verbatim quotes!!! Yes it must be a treasure trove for expert psychoanalysts! In addition to insulting our EAM, FM and Army Chief by name, interesting h...
by Dumal
10 Dec 2018 14:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4204
Views: 755051

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

the “very nasty nature” of the US action. ...warned that Canada risked facing severe consequences , including severe sanctions from China, if Ms Meng’s case is not handled properly and in a humane manner. ...Canada will pay “a heavy price ” if it does not “ correct its mistake ”. While China would ...
by Dumal
28 Nov 2018 21:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 637136

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

J&K Governor Satyapal Malik is first politician to be appointed as Governor in a long time. the earlier governors have been needed to restore law and order but now its time to bring in political stability. When he was chosen I was one of earliest supporters. He is not singing. He is consolidati...
by Dumal
28 Nov 2018 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 637136

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

What’s with the J&K Governer getting talkative? Whatever made him sing, seems to me something of a serious political blowback is being engineered in the background. Perhaps to checkmate the effective security steps?
by Dumal
26 Nov 2018 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1126
Views: 148081

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

nam wrote:Maldives is asking for 200-300 million in aid to deal with the loan!

Nice bakra is been made out of us...


Well, if that’s what we need to do, we should get one of their islands for perpetual use in return.
by Dumal
19 Nov 2018 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 4204
Views: 755051

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

^ it's a good idea, collabrate with China, though complex factors like Pakistan, india's anti Talib stance, OBOR thru Indian territory, and historic Chinese betrayal , and Chinese dishonest/ unprincipled dealings (NSG opposition, nukes for Pak, naval base in SL, Maldives, activity in Nepal and Bang...
by Dumal
15 Nov 2018 16:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 637136

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^ If security forces include the state police, then that would be because the crazies’ strategy to go after the police as easy targets and to discourage them.
by Dumal
14 Nov 2018 13:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 968
Views: 69844

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/lankan-parliament-votes-against-pm-rajapaksa/20181114.htm Wow! That was a fairly quick follow-up by the parliament to kick out Rajapaksa! Don't know exactly what efforts and coordination our MEA can take credit for but whatever it is, it was done quietly and with l...
by Dumal
11 Nov 2018 15:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5194
Views: 1056485

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Lesson To Be Learnt - Don't bring foreigners (e.g. Jean Dreze), or NRI academics in foreign universities (e.g. Raghuram Rajan, Viral Acharya) in important policy-making positions in India's economy. +1 With his statements in totality and its timing , it is clear he is beholden to, for whatever reas...

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