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by Dumal
08 Nov 2018 16:35
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)

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/china-shuns-rivalry-in-pacific-as-australia-says--this-is-our-patch--10907760 BEIJING/SYDNEY: Beijing and Canberra should be cooperating in the South Pacific and not be cast as strategic rivals, China's top diplomat said on Thursday, after Australia launch...
by Dumal
07 Nov 2018 09:54
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 473482

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Adnan rasool should quickly visit pinki/chitti peerni to see his future. Given the movie DimRan* was shown in China. Such journalists will be paid a visit by ISI. Who knows where he might end up. No embassy fistfights in Land of Pure (no money for paint/bonesaw). Arjun Pundit Ji: Adnan Rasool is cu...
by Dumal
29 Oct 2018 15:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 238724

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Ayyappa devotees to submit memorandum to [Tamilnadu] State - The Hindu Need more of this from outside Kerala's diaspora of Ayyapas. A lot more of this!! The Field Marshal, he came like a boss, landing at the Kannur airport being prepped by kammies for launch ( :lol: ) but went back after a few roun...
by Dumal
28 Oct 2018 19:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2419
Views: 238724

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Well, I wouldn't have complained if AS mentioned something the central govt intend to do. Yes, his 'support' is indeed valuable, but it could have been better. All these "brick by brick" talk is nice to hear, but a simple statement of some action by the CG would have been immensely better...
by Dumal
27 Oct 2018 11:42
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

This http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2018/oct/27/amid-political-drama-in-lanka-us-urges-parties-to-follow-constitution/8d9a1a5130dd76358d7ea4c6a5cb4292 And this http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2018/oct/27/chinese-bribing-leadership-in-countries-to-bag-infra-projects-pompeo/27e9f59105a341af9bbcab...
by Dumal
26 Oct 2018 22:24
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

ArjunPandit wrote:Rajapakse sworn in as pm of sl. Interesting timing by chinese


For what it’s worth he was in India in Aug-Sep and our folks must have used the opportunity to get him on the same page as us. Who knows, maybe this was expected?
by Dumal
22 Oct 2018 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5194
Views: 1056485

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

One of my friend asked (he is into sales of printing machinery, japanese). "Why is are the Indians not copying, reverse engineering? We did in 60's, the chinese are doing now, why are indian companies still buying printing machinery, that too old ones from Japan?" I think he missed out on...
by Dumal
18 Sep 2018 18:11
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)

Nepal’s decision on BIMSTEC drill does not signal pro-China stance: official source - Atul Aneja, The Hindu [b]Nepal’s decision not to participate in the India-proposed military exercise of the Bay of Bengal group of countries, instead of a snub to New Delhi, signals that a new set of rules need to...
by Dumal
25 Jun 2018 06:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2428
Views: 315300

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

You cannot invite someone and have an unplanned agenda and schedule.Would PM Modi accept such a situ? There are very clear international diplomatic protocols which almost all nations strictly observe. Nice strawman and some empty arguments around it! How did you figure the agenda and schedule were ...
by Dumal
24 Oct 2017 21:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2635
Views: 147392

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Another gem for special relativity is "What is Relativity" by Landau (greatest Russian Physicist of our time). I bought a copy (translation, original is in Russian) for 1 Rs in India. But is is one of the best books for concepts. Landau's series (every branch of modern physics - set of bo...
by Dumal
20 Oct 2017 21:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3685
Views: 635484

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Booking train ticket on IRCTC? Railways restricts card payment to these six banks September 22, 2017 News Booking train ticket on IRCTC? Railways restricts card payment to these six banks Currently, the IRCTC website allows card-based payments only for cardholders of Indian Overseas Bank, Canara Ba...
by Dumal
20 Oct 2017 13:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2635
Views: 147392

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Yes - Gravitational Waves travels with the speed of light (=c) . Yes - The Event detected on August 2017 happened 130 million years ago. Any particle which has mass ( rest mass greater than zero **note 1 *)* can travel with a velocity less c . Particles (or waves - same thing) of zero rest mass can...
by Dumal
20 Oct 2017 11:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2635
Views: 147392

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Beginner question: The graphic in this page answered my first question - i.e., does a gravitational wave also travel at the speed of light/em wave? - and the answer it says is - yes, it does! Does the detection of the event at or near the earth in August 2017 mean that it took place 130 million ligh...
by Dumal
07 Sep 2017 17:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

It looks like the good General's arrows hit their marks perfectly! 8) http://www.rediff.com/news/report/thats-not-what-your-pm-said-china-reacts-to-army-chiefs-remarks/20170907.htm Also interesting to see China's new-found enthusiasm for panchsheel! What is our position on that? Does it make sense i...
by Dumal
02 Sep 2017 12:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: you guys should put these up in the comments to the news articles in the US. ^^^ You seeeener. Nineth seen. You forgot the great Dalai Lama event. The first Dalai Lama, His High Holiness in the 14th century had once visited Boston to admire the beautiful swamps by the sea. Th...
by Dumal
30 Aug 2017 13:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2017/aug/30/learn-lessons-from-doklam-standoff-chinas-foreign-minister-tells-india/0e15dee529cd278791623c449324ec2d Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi today said the 73-day stand-off between India and China in Doklam ended after India withdrew its troops and asked Ne...
by Dumal
18 Aug 2017 12:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

**Dhoti Shiver Alert** I hope IA is already controlling it! But why would the "senior general" believe that "China could occupy Lipulekh"? **Alert off" ^^This is a scenario that was talked about in the Nepali circles when the vice premier lizard visited Nepal last week. But ...
by Dumal
18 Aug 2017 12:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/indian-army-divisions-move-to-sikkim-tibet-border/20170818.htm Clearly there seem to be more options for how this could play out! Asked about military options that could provide China with a face-saver, a senior general believes the PLA might choose to occupy anoth...
by Dumal
17 Aug 2017 12:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

They will attack. I know Gobar times is not recommended. But in one of the articles there, a senior pannwallah from the defense institute in China has said that India will pay even if unilaterally withdraws. "This means that even when India withdraws its troops from the Doklam Plateau, China w...
by Dumal
14 Aug 2017 17:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 645234

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Other then the dead 80 odd people there is not much hope demonitisation has given which looking back was a political decision , If you are on the street you know you are back to square one , Neither the politician or the builder/business lobby lost their black money they made in into white with hel...
by Dumal
05 Aug 2017 18:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

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

Admins I don't think chola sir is doing things wrong. If he should be banned for advocating war please ban all those are dhoti shivering (for the same reason). Besides, who reads br and will fight/not fight based on what is written here. He has been polite, only his ideas maybe not to liking of man...
by Dumal
28 Jul 2017 16:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

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

Looks like problem solved.... If true, WTH!!! :x :x :oops: :evil: Overreaction, let's wait for any official report to come out If true, we can't just measure how far each side goes and decide the winner of this round. What if we just created a 250-500mtr buffer zone through this and use the agreeme...
by Dumal
24 Jul 2017 13:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

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

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/dont-harbour-unrealistic-illusions-china-warns-india/20170724.htm In this version of the PLA/Defence Ministry hollering today, in the middle of it all lies what almost looks like a plea:"cease provocations, and meet China halfway in jointly safeguarding the bo...
by Dumal
20 Jul 2017 11:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

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

Withdraw, capture or get killed: Former Chinese diplomat gives India 3 options on Doklam http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/doklam-war-attack-chinese-diplomat-gives-india-options/1/1006378.html Can't believe these people call themselves diplomats. Of course, they march to the beats of the Commies a...
by Dumal
19 Jul 2017 09:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

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

I am starting to think this is more of a diplomacy/negotiation play than a military confrontation at this time. Our FS repeatedly says diplomats in touch and we can solve this through talks. The Australian FM chimed in to say they preferred to see a peaceful resolution. The US SD prescribes dialogue...
by Dumal
18 Jul 2017 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

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

1. Chinese are so convinced of their overwhelming military superiority that they just don't care. 2. Chinese want to bully India into submission rather than fight. War is uncertain so they might not chance a war. I mean how many warnings does one give. For the past more than a month it has been at ...
by Dumal
13 Jul 2017 14:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

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

Exactly why Jaishankar should not have talked about the incident. Their Foreign Secretary is keeping quiet and letting his minions handle our Foreign Secretary. Two can play that game. It is not practical that their foreign secretary (or an equivalent ranked official) will keep mum on any India rel...
by Dumal
11 Jul 2017 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shri Naresh Chandra passes away
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: Shri Naresh Chandra passes away

A true gem from this land! The image of him that is etched in my mind is that of a slouching (or rather deeply slouching), somewhat corpulent (I thought, typical of Indian babus), speaking an English that was anything but westernized, when I first saw him defending our nuclear tests on the TV channe...
by Dumal
06 Jul 2017 13:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 815
Views: 105750

Re: China Watch Thread-I

The latest demarche from the Hans - "withdraw immediately and unconditionally before any dialogue" is apparently a video message released by a political counselor from the Chinese Embassy in Delhi. It started with the PLA Generals and maybe their Foreign Ministry spokies. And then it was t...
by Dumal
06 Jul 2017 07:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

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

Not a single word from modi Ji. Cool as cucumber as they say. Not just no word, he's been out happily enjoying Israeli hospitality... And no word from Jaitley or Rawat either after their initial blurbs... I love this silent treatment that squeezes all the venom out of the snakes in public! 8) 8) I ...
by Dumal
05 Jul 2017 17:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1296384

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

:lol: Guess super powers whine like this. Every threat, insult shouted by Chinese look funny. :rotfl: Not just whiny or funny... it is also super-undiplomatic... almost of the type that the US used to talk about Saddam and his cronies in the 90's. If India were "shameless" etc., why are t...
by Dumal
05 Jun 2017 16:21
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

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/indias-nsg-bid-hits-great-wall-of-china-again/20170605.htm India's NSG bid has become 'more complicated, ' says China June 05, 2017 13:36 IST 'About the Nuclear Suppliers Group, it is a new issue under the new circumstances and it is more complicated than previousl...
by Dumal
01 Jun 2017 13:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3685
Views: 635484

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Would you go in your car? Very sad indeed. No, I agree with your logic. And in a different sense, yes, I did once! :wink: 15 years or so back, on a solo road trip from Toronto to Montreal, my first time in Canada and on this route, I found myself needing to go and to my horror there were no public ...
by Dumal
01 Jan 2017 16:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 820568

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Well SBI just dropped .9% in interest rates todin. Calculate reduction in emis on your home and auto loans you people. Saari, that is only for new applications, older loans not changed with new rate. Please let me know if anybody got their decreased. Don't think it's about new or old anymore. The b...
by Dumal
29 Nov 2016 13:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 820568

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Increasing stridency against de-mon! Congies cashing their chips with Kaushik Basu (former Chief Eco Advisor 2009-12, Padma Bhushan 2008, Amartya Sen - acolyte). Are we seeing the beginning of wave of manufactured opinion from congress-sponsored awardees a la the intolerance/award wapsi charade? htt...
by Dumal
28 Nov 2016 09:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 820568

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Some days back many debit card accounts were compromised and cards were reissued. It would be informative if anyone over here who may have been affected by fraud through that and can describe how the whole incident was handled by bank authorities. For example, let us say one ended up seeing few tho...
by Dumal
25 Nov 2016 17:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 820568

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

the going rate for passport verification 'house visits' are Rs. 500. You are just supposed to shut up and pay. If you don't pay that money, then the cop will ask all manner of silly questions and in the end make out a report terming that applicant as Osama's cousin. My experience in Chennai - the c...
by Dumal
23 Nov 2016 21:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 820568

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Updates.. 1. Chennai High Court is now hearing a plea on the usage of Devanagari script based numerals on the Rs.2000 notes. Central Govt. says it is a design, but the court has not accepted it. Many old stamp papers have devanagari numerals printed. No one seemed to have any problems with those.

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