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by Bart S
14 Apr 2020 02:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5726
Views: 572307

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

A380 is a flop and they are selling for cheap (70 million dollars). Flexibility is the name of the game, and the dreamliner size is currently winning. But India has a particular problem, shortage of runway slots in Mumbai and Delhi. The traffic is growing fast. One way to solve the problem, is to u...
by Bart S
14 Apr 2020 02:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Mollick.R wrote:SDREs are copying the Chinis, Hain jee ???

https://twitter.com/meenakshisharan/status/1249291421103706112


This is mosquito fogging. Idiots on social media make fake news out anything and waste people's time.
by Bart S
14 Apr 2020 02:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

bleaching powder thrown around is useless... (from what I know about use of bleach). I am open to be corrected Bleaching powder solution is possibly the most common disinfectant used for killing microbes. See for example https://www.verywellhealth.com/make-your-own-disinfectant-solution-998274 Blea...
by Bart S
14 Apr 2020 01:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Is there any point to having a national lockdown when some states (WB especially) are not playing ball? If all the other states do a great job and contain the infection, after the lockdown people from these states may go and reinfect other states. Is it possible to have entire states as containment ...
by Bart S
13 Apr 2020 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1380
Views: 302251

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Bhutto Picks Up The Pieces of Pakistan By James P. Sterba June 25, 1972 And on top of all the dismal statistics, Pakistan had suffered the deepest humiliation possible—it had lost a war to India. The bubble of military invincibility that Pakistanis had been taught to hold onto as dearly as they hel...
by Bart S
12 Apr 2020 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

You got to be kidding l. Not enough quinine in tonic unless you drink some ten gallons a day. it's not prescribed for patient. lol. during wars, british soldiers noticed less infection in their troops, if they took gin+tonic. please google it. found it, The cocktail was introduced by the army of th...
by Bart S
12 Apr 2020 18:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4054
Views: 731197

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

We are not yet in position to fight a decisive war, but as such I see Pakis are heavily import dependent from Trucks to steel, they cannot afford a war of attrition, they like old strategy of us being reactive, as we start ramping up our infrastructure and target them on thier side of LOC, weakpoin...
by Bart S
12 Apr 2020 18:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2578
Views: 258319

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

A good friend of mine, and a close confidant of the neighboring country's head once chided me saying (in so many words in bong) - "You guys (i.e., Bharat) spend too much time with the Jihadis, giving them the legal help, and thereby wasting years after years. On the other hand, we don't waste ...
by Bart S
12 Apr 2020 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 468
Views: 72836

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Covid19 is a black swan event for China, and the rest of the world. Neither SARS nor other viruses could do such damage and though Pandemic scenarios were drawn up by many analysts, no one took it as a credible, in our lifetime threat. Its easy to criticize Xi for Belt & Road etc. But look at i...
by Bart S
12 Apr 2020 17:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 468
Views: 72836

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

China’s Corporates Are Gearing Up in Europe for M&A Bargains https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-07/china-s-corporates-are-gearing-up-in-europe-for-m-a-bargains It looks like Chinese entities picked up 1% of the shares in HDFC Bank recently. Hope GOI puts in some measures on an urge...
by Bart S
12 Apr 2020 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4054
Views: 731197

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Having said that, we need to invest heavily in tech which betters our ability to hit PA positions specifically artillery. Sadly we r not going it. We are probably not doing enough, and could do a lot more, but I don't think that statement is accurate. Even the latest rounds used precision artillery...
by Bart S
12 Apr 2020 03:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 468
Views: 72836

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

This will cause major economic pain in the west as well. I would say - this will cause major economic pain to the wall street onlee. Trump has given wall street the QE carrot. He will show them the stick as well of they don't shift I think this will be like the trade war. While we think shifting of...
by Bart S
11 Apr 2020 06:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1380
Views: 302251

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Imran Khan bragging that his area of expertise is begging. :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1dH7U6TxYY
by Bart S
11 Apr 2020 05:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I have noticed people pull off the masks while speaking which is wrong Plus they will keep touching their face to pull the mask on and off. Common sense people! If they aren't the N95 kind, then I think people are better off without them. They give you a false sense of security, and it's very hard ...
by Bart S
11 Apr 2020 04:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5334
Views: 650236

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Just saw an ad on YouTube by Israel about how it's helping world deal with Wuhan virus. For example, supplying millions of HCQ tablets. Very good positive campaign being run that directly talks to the audience. If they are supplying HCQ tablets , why the hack they are asking for the same from India...
by Bart S
11 Apr 2020 04:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5334
Views: 650236

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Jamatis continue with their games https://twitter.com/nisheethsharan/status/1248467980377133064 Nisheeth Sharan @nisheethsharan BIG NEWS: Bhopal Police has just now arrested 64 foreign, 10 Indian Jamatis of the #TablighiJamat. 13 locals who gave support and hid them have also been arrested. The 87 ...
by Bart S
09 Apr 2020 05:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3604
Views: 607258

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist commander Sajad Nawab Dar killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore area Srinagar: Police confirmed that a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist commander was killed in an encounter with security forces in the Sopore area of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on W...
by Bart S
09 Apr 2020 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4143
Views: 767911

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

https://www.thekashmirmonitor.net/keran-gunfight-two-slain-militants-kashmiris-missing-since-2017-18-had-gone-to-pak-on-valid-visas/ This is really shocking. It looks like 2 of the infiltrators due to whom we lost 5 precious lives may have been 'students' who went to Pakistan on study visas in 2017....
by Bart S
09 Apr 2020 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1380
Views: 302251

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Looks like something big went down in Quetta today, but details are fuzzy. Taliban have denied that anything happened (hence the strongest confirmation?) but Afghan govt folks are saying that most of the Quetta Shura got wiped out. To muddy the waters further, ISIS has claimed the attack (though the...
by Bart S
09 Apr 2020 05:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Maharashtra Government seems to have bungled this up. 8 Corona deaths in Pune alone today, with 5 yesterday. As per news channels it's a total of 14 this week. Instead of encouraging doorstep deliveries of essentials through e-commerce, they are hell bent on thrashing delivery boys. That's what an ...
by Bart S
09 Apr 2020 05:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Folks BD and SL are getting into the hot zone, will try to trawl through some english dailies there and post here. BD's karkhanas where people are packed up like Sardines are perfect petridish for CV, hope the GoBd is congnizant and aware of the challenges. SL is a relatively simpler case BD seem t...
by Bart S
08 Apr 2020 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4143
Views: 767911

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Have had tears in my eyes each time I read about this encounter. They were true brothers in arms, with 2 rushing and jumping down the nallah to save their 3 comrades who fell into it and were hit. I would expect them all to get medals for their supreme sacrifice. The loss of 5 of our Para SF boys f...
by Bart S
08 Apr 2020 05:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5334
Views: 650236

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Because the neighborhood is still not very friendly even after decades of help. The beedis and the lankans are just piling on like the rest. just look at the attitude of the beedi cricket team when they win against India. This speaks volumes about their civilizational ethos and is in no way related...
by Bart S
08 Apr 2020 03:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5334
Views: 650236

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I am sure most of us in US, even those like me who routinely ignore US media, are watching some form of news just to get latest COVID updates. The level of obsession with every little detail focused on US and US alone is there for all to see. I mean nothing wrong with that in a health crisis like t...
by Bart S
08 Apr 2020 02:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5334
Views: 650236

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I like the fact that we help our neighbors but I think we are missing a trick here. After all the help we do to some countries, why do many of them still hate us? In the old days, swathes of Dharmic land was converted to Abrahamic. How was that done? By targeting the ruler of the area. Once the raj...
by Bart S
07 Apr 2020 18:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5334
Views: 650236

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Ram Madhav @rammadhavbjp · 7h India lifts restrictions on export of 24 drugs after PM's conversation with Trump https://shrts.in/VDR9 -via @inshorts India lifts restrictions on export of 24 drugs after PM's conversation with Trump The government of India has lifted restrictions on the export of 24 ...
by Bart S
07 Apr 2020 17:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Guys, Early on people speculated that increase in temperature may reduce the potency of the virus. Has this been validated by research till now?? As have not seen any thing on it. Increase in temperature can only possibly impact the viability of the virus on surfaces and in the environment, not in ...
by Bart S
06 Apr 2020 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4143
Views: 767911

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Would increased availability of armed drones, and LCHs help reduce the risk here? Pakistanis are truly demented if they are trying to pull this off while the country, and the world is in the midst of a fight against COVID. Hope our politicians authorize the forces to make them pay a severe price for...
by Bart S
06 Apr 2020 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1611704 Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Updates on COVID-19 Outsourced supplies of PPEs begin landing in India Posted On: 06 APR 2020 6:08PM by PIB Delhi Supply lines from abroad opened up today with the receipt of 1.70 lakh Personal Protecti...
by Bart S
06 Apr 2020 16:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Some interesting data on WB by Swapan Dasgupta: https://twitter.com/swapan55/status/1247022996151087104?s=20 After Tableeghi Jamaat, Mamta could be the next massive risk to COVID containment in India. With massive population with significant radicalized pockets and jungle raj in a lot of places, thi...
by Bart S
06 Apr 2020 16:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ "India should also mandate the installation of such an app (a Digilocker) with a public health function. How the SuiShenCode works is explained below" Which ministry to be contacted for getting a "mandatory" smartphone issued? Assuming such apps runs only in a smartphone. BRF...
by Bart S
06 Apr 2020 16:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In a shocking incidence , 40 doctors and nurses have been quarantined as one of the operated pt later turned as COVID positive.. He concealed history of attending Jamat event in delhi.. He has not only put his family members in danger but also greatly affected working capacity of that hospital I do...
by Bart S
06 Apr 2020 07:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If SITRA have developed the PPE tech,then the huge textile belt from Coimbatore to Tirupur,largest garment manufacturing centre in the country can start making specialised medwear at speed.Some pvt. cos. have already started I'm told.Avadi too has/ used to have a huge uniform manufacturing facility...
by Bart S
06 Apr 2020 07:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://twitter.com/hanson_hhc/status/1241391602523705351?s=20 Suggested to read full thread. Looks interesting...... A good read Not bad. App led elevators, app for status, Automated health check for food delivery....all these looks like technology led changes that were done quickly. See how gover...
by Bart S
06 Apr 2020 05:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1121
Views: 167517

Re: Indian IT Industry

can someone please tell me what this processor is used for AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X HEDT Processor with 64 Cores 128 Threads 292MB Cache x16 PCIe 4.0 Max Boost Clock of 4.3Ghz it costs 3.9 lakhs on a sale!! Most probably gaming. Nope. Most games can barely make use of 8 threads let alone 128. A...
by Bart S
04 Apr 2020 04:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5334
Views: 650236

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.opindia.com/2020/04/960-foreign-tablighi-jamaat-members-visa-revoked-blacklisted-deported/ What kind of sick joke is this? 'Blacklisting' only applies for two years? Why not blacklist them for life, stamp their passports as violaters/deported, and share details with all intelligence agen...
by Bart S
04 Apr 2020 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Unlike the Janata Curfew day where the main message was to remain home and the appreciation window was a side note, this new announcement was purely for "Andheri Raat mein Diya Tere haath mein" as the left liberals are terming it. He could have simply tweeted about it. this is to test the...
by Bart S
03 Apr 2020 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5334
Views: 650236

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Talking about Sheela Bhatt and her 'dupatta' :wink: , you might find the below from today to be interesting :D :

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by Bart S
02 Apr 2020 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6422
Views: 595770

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

arshyam wrote:When Kanika Kapoor was symptomatic (and has since been tested +ve 5 consecutive times, poor woman)


They are just following the 'Test! Test! Test!' motto of that Tedros guy. :mrgreen:

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