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by periaswamy
02 Dec 2017 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2124
Views: 298019

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

ashish_raval: Free movement of people? Give me one example of a nation which allows Indians to work without interview or allows Indian students to stay and settle after their studies without any strings of them being hired? This was sort of the norm during the Y2K days, actually. We are talking abo...
by periaswamy
02 Dec 2017 05:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2124
Views: 298019

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

ashish_raval: The talk rather should be how best to proceed in the direction which is beneficial to both countries. Why should the talk proceed in that direction? This is a "you bring the rice, I will bring some chaff, and let's make pongal" type engagement, with UK bringing the Chaff and...
by periaswamy
02 Dec 2017 04:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4306
Views: 433676

Re: Internal Security Watch

When I was being taken to Mumbai from Kolkata, I realised the cops were complicit. I managed to escape from the train at Chattisgarh. WB police is complicit in allowing free run of these terrorists -- which means the political leadership is also complicit. Not surprising behavior for Mamata Banerjee.
by periaswamy
02 Dec 2017 02:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3209
Views: 474527

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

chola: No United Nations kumbaya notion of humanity exploring and consuming things together. Exactly. UN is just a platform for whining by weaker countries without the capabilities to do complex and expensive tasks on their own. There is a reason why the UN is impotent to actually resolve any of th...
by periaswamy
02 Dec 2017 02:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1348
Views: 143880

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Dipankar: I am not sure China will just settle for some circumpolar sea routes to Europe. It already has trains running to Europe. It can just keep doubling/quadrupling those tracks. The train takes 11 days and can transport something in the order of a few hundred containers -- a single container s...
by periaswamy
01 Dec 2017 22:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2124
Views: 298019

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

ramanaji, I am not sure trade relations with the UK will have an effect on private financial companies choosing India over other EU countries, at least in the short to medium term.
by periaswamy
01 Dec 2017 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2390
Views: 343398

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

That sounds about right -- any CIA guy in charge is going to tilt towards KSA/Sunni theocracies, and take a harder line on Iran. George Bush Sr. started this Saudi tilt with CIA involvement when he was head of CIA -- his family's and admin's connections to Saudis are well known. Tillerson is just be...
by periaswamy
01 Dec 2017 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2124
Views: 298019

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

ashish_raval: Trade goes both ways to link movement of people is absolutely bad attitude to have in any trade negotiations. It leads to nowhere. So why would you say this unless you want to deny India's service industry access to british markets? If UK does not like India's attitude re: free moveme...
by periaswamy
01 Dec 2017 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1348
Views: 143880

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

China has proliferated weapons of mass destruction to NoKo, and everyone has to pretend this did not happen because they were complicit in allowing all this nuclear and WMD proliferation under their watch for their own reasons. China has gained strategic superiority over the US and western powers at...
by periaswamy
30 Nov 2017 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2143
Views: 336632

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Ajai Shukla "raises questions" on Rafale Ajai Shukla has always struck me as an slimy creep working for the interests of arms dealers, mostly because his angles on defence news is hardly that of someone looking out for the interests of the armed forces. Apparently, he has "questions&...
by periaswamy
30 Nov 2017 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1348
Views: 143880

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Aditya_V: Or MR XI is handing out some of his redundant weaponary while pulling the strings. That is an absolute certainty that NoKo is just firing missiles of chinese origin (design and part of manufacturing) --- the Chinese control > 80% of NoKo economy which provides China significant leverage o...
by periaswamy
30 Nov 2017 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1348
Views: 143880

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Ramanaji, so all NoKo/China had to do to counter USA/Trump's saber-rattling is to demonstrate that Noko (China) missiles can reach continental USA. Somehow the NPAs thought that allowing the chinese to proliferate nukes/missiles to pakis to tie down India could be used to denuke India, but that is c...
by periaswamy
30 Nov 2017 09:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1348
Views: 143880

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPxjMxvXcAE3NgM.jpg:large So NoKo acheieved an increase of 1000 kms range in just one month, just in time to challenge a rise in US rhetoric, eh? Or is it more likely that these guys have always had this capability and are "revealing" it at an opportune time. Al...
by periaswamy
30 Nov 2017 08:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 266662

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

The Pakistani government now has an opportunity to demonstrate its seriousness in confronting all forms of terrorism, without distinction, by arresting and charging Hafiz Saeed for his crimes. And what if it doesn't? We will just have another data point to show that this country is a state sponsor ...
by periaswamy
30 Nov 2017 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1348
Views: 143880

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

AmberG:majority of fuel is burned almost right away (first few minutes) and virtually all of its later trajectory is ellipse -- like a well studied ballistic missile orbit -- hence the calculation will give pretty good result. I am not doubting your calculations, but calculations are only as good a...
by periaswamy
30 Nov 2017 02:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 266662

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

reads like a poor translation by google translate esp " From gallows to torture sales and public flogging", " groups were pumped into political bubbles "parties so created primarily to harm PPP, eventually vanished or littered.". poxford-educated bilawal did not find anythin...
by periaswamy
30 Nov 2017 00:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1348
Views: 143880

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

OT, but rocket fuel is likely to be a significant percent of the weight of the rocket so it may not be reasonable to assume that "m=mass of rocket" is a constant. It will probably decrease linearly as a function of time, assuming that the burn rate is a constant -- it does provide a lower ...
by periaswamy
29 Nov 2017 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3209
Views: 474527

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

AnupMisra: To effectively and permanently blockade CPEC and make it financially unviable, India should think along the lines of "Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan". More importantly, Balochistan. The "road corridor" and the "port" make SeePak strategically valuable to t...
by periaswamy
29 Nov 2017 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3209
Views: 474527

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

TKiran: We don't need to do anything. Don't know if you were being sarcastic, the point being made is that CPEC is not capable of high throughput of goods if we compute it in tons/week (for example). The corresponding figures for supercontainer traffic in the ocean compared to road traffic via CPEC...
by periaswamy
29 Nov 2017 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2124
Views: 298019

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Given the number of pakistanis infesting Londonistan (with a paki mayor to boot), it may as well be a second pakistan, and given the functionality of a pakistan in people's homes, the phrase "a turd on India's shoe" would be more accurate than a "jewel in India's crown".
by periaswamy
29 Nov 2017 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1348
Views: 143880

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

If that picture is not just illustrative, it seems like it was the same missile launched july28 and move 29 with a larger angle of launch, which leads to missile reaching a greater height but travelling a shorter distance. Of course, no one actually knows the coordinates of where the missiles fell w...
by periaswamy
29 Nov 2017 06:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139593

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Kashi: If 9/11 coudn't change America policy what why would Afghanistan? Right, and this is being done at the loss of a great number of american lives and 100s of billions of $s. This new "shift" is just another data point to support the notion that staying is the goal for the US, not a m...
by periaswamy
29 Nov 2017 05:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1348
Views: 143880

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

UCS has always been a NPA joint and like most of the scientific crowd. Usual worthless bunch of "arms control" and "nonproliferation" wankers, who sit around providing excuses for "horizontal proliferation" by the nuclear powers and rant and rave about "vertical pr...
by periaswamy
29 Nov 2017 00:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2124
Views: 298019

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

So saudi arabia heads the UN human rights council and has a judge in the ICJ -- this may mean that the US/UK crowd is outsourcing their ME conflicts to KSA, and given them the tools to control the narrative like the US/UK cabal has been doing since Blunt's days. No western news media makes a squeak ...
by periaswamy
29 Nov 2017 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Africa News and Discussion
Replies: 444
Views: 47290

Re: India-Africa News and Discussion

China was the backer for Zimbabwe coup

This is the second instance of the chinese backing the military to topple the government of the day -- the first one being Maldives. Maybe there are other examples.
by periaswamy
28 Nov 2017 23:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 266662

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

In the past (1980-200x), we used to have the phamous 12-step process for pakistan (credit to my sixth cujjin enqyoobji)-- starting from a "democracy" and ending in a coup, and starting all over again. That was when the paki RAPE class used to be in control of paki democracy and presented t...
by periaswamy
28 Nov 2017 20:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139593

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

US has "new approach" with India-pakistan apparently The US govt. must consist of the lowest IQ imbeciles or they must think Indians are a bunch of morons. The US govt. is working with Pakistan to "deny safe havens in Afghanisthan" it seems :roll: --- like it has worked so well ...
by periaswamy
28 Nov 2017 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1948
Views: 205184

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

As of now, everything is on paper. I think we have to see how this can evolve, but clearly Australia's left-wing parties are beholden to china. Japan has demonstrated that it wants to challenge chinese military hegemony -- the ICJ vote is inconsequential, since the ICJ and the UN are themselves of l...
by periaswamy
27 Nov 2017 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139593

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

komal: This is actually frighteningly reminiscent of what I heard in the 1960s regarding Vietnam.


Of course, it did not help the US win the vietnam war back then, and is unlikely to help them now.

SSridharji, sorry. my bad. cleaned up my posts.
by periaswamy
27 Nov 2017 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 802
Views: 69670

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

pope not invited as head of state and will not visit India About time too. This genocidal cult pretending to be a nation-state -- a religious cult that came up with the highly-acclaimed "spanish inquisition", "dark ages", and other fantastic acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing...
by periaswamy
27 Nov 2017 07:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 802
Views: 69670

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

sanjaykumar:One problem I see in all this is that Hindus have not traditionally aggregated grace or salvation as their peculiar right, so as strikingly opposed to the desert cults. Once Hindus do this, do they fall to the level of the Bedouin? or the Pakistani? or the Vatican? So are you saying tha...
by periaswamy
27 Nov 2017 07:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4306
Views: 433676

Re: Internal Security Watch

Dawood's son a maulana This looks like some sort of a scam by Dawood to legitimize his son -- hopefully, any property inherited by this "maulana" son of Dawood will be attached as proceeds of a criminal enterprise, just like the rest of dawood's properties. Guy has apparently memorized th...
by periaswamy
27 Nov 2017 05:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2390
Views: 343398

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is still no statement on pakistan in the whitehouse.gov website -- if it does not show up by end of business tomorrow, the whole thing is a con job on India.
by periaswamy
27 Nov 2017 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139593

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Meanwhile, my "informed sources" at NBC say that US is tripling its number of bombs dropped on afghanisthan. After all the bombast from pentagon and the US State dept. about Pakistan being the problem, same old nonsense from the US..talk tough for pakis while allowing them a central place ...
by periaswamy
27 Nov 2017 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 577
Views: 54333

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

pakis are certainly getting medical visas on the anniversary of 26/11. Winning paki hearts and minds as a payback for pakistan's institutional and public support for 26/11 and terrorism in India -- may as well accept this is the way of the Indian govt., no matter which party is in power. @SushmaSwar...
by periaswamy
27 Nov 2017 00:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139593

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

shyamd: < rhetorical nonsense deleted> So you just made random statements about a "change in the ground situation" but don't really have much to support that statement. Summarily, you have nothing useful to add to match your claims of some deep insight from "sources". Very nice....
by periaswamy
26 Nov 2017 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2124
Views: 298019

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

So these "quadrilateral" countries all uniformly voted against India w.r.t ICJ, and India is supposed to trust these countries to keep their end of the "partnership" when it comes to keeping the IOR free from hegemony...maybe it will work out, but only because all of these countr...
by periaswamy
26 Nov 2017 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4691
Views: 333495

Re: Deterrence

Summary of the US "think tank" article seems to be "pakistan has nukes and China and India do not have first-strike but only second-strike capability" --- a restatement of Paki nuclear blackmail threats that usually emanate from american mouthpiees, except both China and India ar...
by periaswamy
26 Nov 2017 08:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 266662

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

There is no official statement of this sort in the whitehouse.gov web site, nor any press briefing by press secretary this week.

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