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by Rishi_Tri
08 Jun 2019 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4035
Views: 626009

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/turkey-gets-culled-from-us-defence-program-in-warning-sign-for-india/articleshow/69699113.cms "The Pentagon went so far to ask 42 Turkish pilots - who have been training in Arizona and Florida for the past seven months preparing to receive the first ...
by Rishi_Tri
05 Jun 2019 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4035
Views: 626009

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

thank you sirs. shall order the book.
by Rishi_Tri
04 Jun 2019 07:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4035
Views: 626009

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This came up while searching for Nanda Devi.. https://rockandice.com/snowball/the-secret-of-nanda-devi/?cn-reloaded=1 "..Elite climbers were trained by the CIA and paid huge sums of money to carry an atomic-powered spy gadget to the top of an undisclosed peak.." Nanda Devi and subsequently...
by Rishi_Tri
02 Jun 2019 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Greatest Mandate for sure, but Balakot played a big role in this. I would say topping up BJP / NDA tally by 50 seats. I was expecting this to be one common response but even the hardcore Modi opponents are not using it post the results. Because of sheer diversity in the win. The voting percentage s...
by Rishi_Tri
02 Jun 2019 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

There's no data I've seen that proves that the middle class voted against Modi. Even SoBo and Khan Market's constituencies voted overwhelmingly for Bee Jay Pee. Respectfully sir, my point was that Middle Class is weary because of long pending issues but agree they still voted for BJP. Hopefully mid...
by Rishi_Tri
01 Jun 2019 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Modi has declared a target to provide piped water to each home by 2024. This is massive, social impact of it is unmeasurable, beyond comparison. Even if modi achieves partial success he will come back with even bigger mandate in 2024. Before these elections, I had asked if people would recognize th...
by Rishi_Tri
01 Jun 2019 18:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4035
Views: 626009

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

All this started with H1Bs, L1s being sent back. No one said anything. Then came Iranian oil. No one said anything. Withdrawal of trade benefits were long time in process and more shall come. No one is saying anything. Now S400 is being targeted. Till now, India has more or less Bent the Knee. Quest...
by Rishi_Tri
31 May 2019 17:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Called out earlier in day that Def Min needs change. I am not a big fan of Mr Rajnath Singh but Def Min now needs political heft to push through long pending issues especially through babudom! In the power struggle days of 2013 when Amit Shah Ji was nowhere it was Rajnath Singh who endorsed Modi and...
by Rishi_Tri
31 May 2019 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Amit Shah Ji should ideally go to Defense. After Parrikar Ji, Defense is at cross roads. Whatever progress we are seeing now was set in motion by Parrikar Ji. Nirmala Nitharaman Ji has flown across the country but added precious little as vision, moving things on ground. Defense has been raison d'et...
by Rishi_Tri
31 May 2019 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Out of curiosity, did Jayant Sinha fall out of favor because of his own doing or foul mouth Y Sinha, or perhaps perception on too much western soft corner (20+ year residence in khan land)? He was throwing tantrums even in beginning of Shri Parrikar's time iirc it was regarding Berretta rifle selec...
by Rishi_Tri
30 May 2019 23:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

This is in order of swearing in and may reflect accorded seniority. Spelling may be off for few as I picked while swearing in was on: PM – Narendra Damodardas Modi Cabinet Ministers: 1. Rajnath Singh 2. Amit Anilchandra Shah 3. Nitin Jayaram Gadkari 4. D V Sadanand Gowda 5. Nirmala Sitharaman 6. Ram...
by Rishi_Tri
28 May 2019 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1427
Views: 175975

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

^^^I think it is political posturing and setting up a negotiation position, and is laughable. He (and all other CMs of southern states) know that the money streams to loot from and line their pockets will be significantly smaller if they have only 3 other states in their 'country'. Same for AP (wil...
by Rishi_Tri
27 May 2019 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1427
Views: 175975

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Above all is the deep running visceral hatred and mockery of modi. There shall always be visceral hatred for Modi, and BJP / RSS among certain sections of society irrespective of religion / caste etc. But is it the dominant refrain? If yes, any conjectures why so. I have always held the view and ev...
by Rishi_Tri
26 May 2019 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1427
Views: 175975

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

There waa no such scheme in BJP manifesto in 2014. It was a discussion on black money. There was no promise to deposit 15 lacs. Stop the BS. In 2014 Aidmk came first and in all but 2 seats NDA came 2nd. If not for Sasikala clan there would jave been a tie up. With due respect, that was in jest but ...
by Rishi_Tri
25 May 2019 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1427
Views: 175975

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Guys think about the assembly elections in Gujrat dec 2017, Karnataka, MP , Chattisgarh and Rajastan and GE 2019 in these states. All these states have one theme , outragous INC income support and Loan waiver promises before Assembly elections, no delivery on these promises by INC post election and...
by Rishi_Tri
25 May 2019 11:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1427
Views: 175975

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Thank You arshyam Ji for the post above. Read every word of it. Personally, this Hindi - Non Hindi is not as big as an issue as it is called out to be. Being North Indian, Chennai was my first Karm Bhoomi and my experience has been very different i.e., pleasant. And I am not talking about today but ...
by Rishi_Tri
25 May 2019 10:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1427
Views: 175975

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Collated numbers on TN from Election Commission website: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7Yr60EXsAALQuX.png BJP was on upward trajectory till 1999. Govindacharya left in 2000. It may have affected BJP's plan for whole of south barring Karnataka. Just my conjecture based on circumstantial evidence.
by Rishi_Tri
25 May 2019 07:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I dont think Xtian influence is stronger in TG than rest of the south.. its more Green vs Saffron. This was my analysis on TG polls a few days before the results: OmkarC wrote: Analysis of victory now, to discern whether victory was due to Hindutva, Nationalism/Modifactor or local issues.. FYI, vic...
by Rishi_Tri
25 May 2019 01:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Sorry for causing pandemonium earlier! Not intentional. Had written something else but shall post this: Not my thought but coming from well respected Tamilian: very easy to win in TN. Just win their hearts because Tamilians think through their hearts. But that is the hard part - winning the heart!! ...
by Rishi_Tri
24 May 2019 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

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by Rishi_Tri
24 May 2019 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7WL2ewXYAAGLw4.png https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7WL2ewWkAAq3R-.png Tamil Nadu is disappointment especially with legions of Iyers, Iyengars, Chettiars and large middle class, and not to mention Sadhguru! Don't quite accept the theory that Tamil youth does not understand ...
by Rishi_Tri
24 May 2019 04:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

CBN first weakened himself in AP by walking away from the BJP, and then showing some remarkable arrogance, seemed to take a victory for granted and shuttled around the country trying to stitch up an alliance and project himself as a national leader. The anti-BJP media, delighted that a former ally ...
by Rishi_Tri
23 May 2019 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Giriraj Singh winning over Kanhaiya Kumar of Tukde Tukde by over 100,000 votes.. Begusarai in Bihar..
by Rishi_Tri
23 May 2019 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

sudhan wrote:How is VK Singh doing? BJ panda was trailing the last I checked


VK Singh leading
by Rishi_Tri
23 May 2019 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 157951

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Jai Shri Ram... Har Har Mahadev.. Happiest for Pragya Thakur and Paribortan in Bengal.. :D
by Rishi_Tri
22 May 2019 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 405126

Re: International Military Discussion

Defense procurement processes across the globe are as complicated as Indian. Sample this .. Seoul advances maritime helicopter procurement Jon Grevatt, Bangkok - Jane's Defence Industry 20 May 2019 South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has issued a tender to procure a secon...
by Rishi_Tri
20 May 2019 01:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 601622

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Maybe time to lock this thread until May 23 in the interest of protecting our gentle postors. There is no war to fight any more (at least till then). I fear that many Knights-Errant of BRF will thus turn their spears on each other and there will be bloodshed. Signs of BaR BRawl already apparent abo...
by Rishi_Tri
15 May 2019 04:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 656247

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Not sure if this is posted already here... But as per this report, MoD put INS Vishal on hold for now, due to budgetary woes... The report also says that the capacity of the carrier has been reduced to 50000 T... https://wap.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/budgetary-woes-put-india-s-su...
by Rishi_Tri
14 May 2019 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3730
Views: 382222

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

These are all wild exaggerations, Muslim population in Belgium is 5%. A country like India is far more in danger from Islamic Fundamentalism, Europe is pretty safe. Crucial difference.. India has seen the horror of Islamic Fundamentalism and fear of summary justice by people to any Islamic Fundamen...
by Rishi_Tri
29 Apr 2019 05:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2088
Views: 288468

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

OT but still - This forum has been fantastic learning medium for me and agree with almost everything that knowledgeable gurus say about respective subjects but for budgets. India is almost a $ 3 Trillion economy and with black money considered perhaps $ 3.5 - 4.0 Trillion. With such size, the amount...
by Rishi_Tri
21 Apr 2019 04:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 656247

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Karthik S wrote:


https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 972691.cms

Article mentions about naming conventions. Destroyers after state capitals or big cities, Frigates after ranges, rivers or weapons, Corvettes after small arms.
by Rishi_Tri
21 Apr 2019 04:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 656247

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

OT, but I meant the king that commanded and wielded one of the largest naval forces in history, Rajendra Chola. Yes, I know. All Tamils do. The greatest maritime empire Bharat ever had. At its height we were as far east as Indonesia, encompassing all of ASEAN today. And a mighty trading power then ...
by Rishi_Tri
25 Mar 2019 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2861
Views: 811397

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

HAL - Verified account

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by Rishi_Tri
24 Mar 2019 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2861
Views: 811397

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

IR Saar, you are in full form today!!! :) And my fault, it is 10 concessions and not 20. I was mistaken. Behind final clearance for Tejas, 10 concessions given to fighter jet https://theprint.in/defence/behind-final-clearance-for-tejas-10-concessions-given-to-fighter-jet/208549/ 22 March 2019 its a...
by Rishi_Tri
24 Mar 2019 19:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5042
Views: 1012105

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

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Indian Rupee has climbed to 68.38 from 74.38 (to USD). And guess what, 50% of this appreciation has come after Balakot Strikes! With close at 69.18, Indian Rupee is best performing currency in Asia over last one month
by Rishi_Tri
23 Mar 2019 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 539839

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Nagapasa - modification of Naga Pasha - the weapon used by Indrajit to tie down Lord Ram and Laxman. Ramayan continues to have strong influence on Indonesia psyche even in today's times of Islamic Fundamentalism . -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
by Rishi_Tri
23 Mar 2019 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3945
Views: 700363

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Going by awards that were given out during recent Presidential commendations, Balakot operation and subsequent defensive ops went exactly as planned.
by Rishi_Tri
17 Mar 2019 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4227
Views: 767959

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch



Donkey Economics. Some parts of NaPakistan economy are not stressed! :rotfl:

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