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by rajpa
12 Nov 2015 12:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
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Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Pakistan: Mystery artist draws penis over potholes in Islamabad to get them fixed :eek: The method seemed to have worked in Manchester, where authorities fixed the potholes within 48-hours, but it is yet to be seen if it will any impact on the Pakistani officials. It will only work, if the Saudi an...
by rajpa
01 Nov 2015 17:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 161182

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

We may not be near the end yet, but Paki desperation is showing. As a complete diversion from the topic of retaliation and tactical nukes I got a big kick out of Raheel Sharif's assertion that Pakistan will "retaliate strongly" if Saudi Arabia's sovereignty is harmed. The Paki army must h...
by rajpa
01 Nov 2015 16:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 161182

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

In fact at the time of the tactical attack, it is already war ... This is exactly the point. Pakistan's threat of using tactical nukes has appeared in the last 4-5 years after the Cold Start doctrine was discussed. By making this threat Pakistan seeks to avoid the possibility of anyone having to sa...
by rajpa
01 Nov 2015 15:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 161182

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Fantastic! No digression! Please continue with what the warrior was told by his guruji! :) All doubts were resolved in that battle 5000 years ago as to how and why war should be waged!! That certainly sounds more sensible to me than worrying constantly. After all the nuclear doctrine does not expre...
by rajpa
01 Nov 2015 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 161182

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

I am not saying that we should become Pakis - but the biggest difference between Pakis and Indians is the open expression of fears, doubts, anxieties and hesitation among Indians. Pakis have jackshit but they talk like a superpower. That is what gives Indians their reputation of weakness. And those...
by rajpa
01 Oct 2015 13:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
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Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

News in Teetar - Zaid Hamid has been sent to meet his 72 - though he may not be able to see them as he was beheaded (which was his fondest wish as well). It is not clear which part will reach 72 land but we wish him well (er hell).
by rajpa
18 Sep 2015 11:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 161182

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Quote: ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz on Thursday said United State's defence cooperation with India was enhancing imbalance in South Asia, adding that Pakistan's reservations in this regard have been conveyed to the Unites States, Ruda...
by rajpa
07 Sep 2015 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
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Views: 161182

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

http://www.firstpost.com/world/bjp-congress-slam-pakistan-army-chief-over-his-remarks-against-india-2424440.html India slams Pak Army chief over his 'war' remarks, says comment shows immaturity Delicious - the immaturity part. They could have also added "due to inbreeding". Like so India ...
by rajpa
06 Sep 2015 07:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 161182

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Can we start a new thread on how India can use international media (including DDM) to bring out the truth about Pakistan? This thread used to be the place, but times have changed. This thread started off as a repository of news from Pakistan. It used to be called "Pakistan News and Discussion&...
by rajpa
06 Sep 2015 07:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 161182

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Can we start a new thread on how India can use international media (including DDM) to bring out the truth about Pakistan? . Terrorist nation, abounding in uncontrolled "non-state" actors . The paradoxical situation of state not wanting to bring "non-state" actors under the state ...
by rajpa
06 Sep 2015 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 161182

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

keep the Paki honest This could be a great achievement of the border retaliations from India, if it happens. One of the things that personally drives me a bit nuts is how the Pakis lie about everything. One of their well known liar strategies is to repeat almost verbatim against India whatever char...
by rajpa
29 Aug 2015 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

^Absolutely. The UN has got nothing, nothing at all, to do with the talks or their calling off. Normally, they squeal to their masters, the US but now they didn't do that. Instead, they went to the UN. The economic downturn of China must also be adding to their anxiety, apart from the UAE fiasco. W...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

Did you read what I wrote? The document was a compromise between two enemies, both top-level professionals who know their job better than you and me. Presumably, if they didn't have that line in the preamble (do you know what that is?) , the other side wouldn't have signed. I have to stop here. The...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

... @deejay On clarity of issues etc, please read my earlier posts. This statement itself is an assumption. I have and I still say you are assuming. It was clear from the beginning and the clarification to the public was provided at the PC. You think that the lily livered brown shalwared down hill ...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

With due deference to troll hunters, I will continue to respond... If she had clarified all this before all the brouhaha started, perhaps ideally at Ufa itself, things may have turned out way better. Perhaps she could have helped Jaishankar draft those words in a crystal clear manner in Ufa. The do...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 21:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

But I do have a nagging feeling that it could have been done better. But I am trying to give up my perfectionism. Your premise is that there exists some "perfect formulation" of words that would have brought out different outcomes this time is mostly baseless. The current outcome was the ...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

If ever there are going to be talks again, just try to imagine how much will work will need to go into it. Food for thought? Not sure why this "talking to pakistan" is even a concern. Why would an future interaction require any more work than this time around? The same fundamentals can re...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 21:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

Every org needs to be included with input from PM. When that happens nobody will complain. Thats just how it is. How do you know it wasn't? You are inviting the sheep that hunts the trolls. Let me just say it is a gut feeling. But an important indicator is the absence of the foreign minister and a ...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

... I think it may simply be purely on the basis of the fact the minister was not there. F.Sec may not take orders from NSA. There is a rapport between F.Minister and F.Sec etc. Things getting done out of turn tends to upset the rhythm. Take it or leave it. It's not that simple a choice when you po...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

If ever there are going to be talks again, just try to imagine how much will work will need to go into it. Food for thought? What is there to talk about? India has to take back POK and it won't be through talks. Open war or covert war to cut down pakistan would be ideal. War is the last option, eve...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

With due deference to troll hunters, I will continue to respond...

If she had clarified all this before all the brouhaha started, perhaps ideally at Ufa itself, things may have turned out way better. Perhaps she could have helped Jaishankar draft those words in a crystal clear manner in Ufa.
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

@rajpa Nowadays when I read, "modi is too confused", "modi should have more precise language ", "modi is running a one-man show" etc., etc., my brain auto-translates it to, "I have been giving too much importance to media-ites with no knowledge or experience at al...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

Pakis assaults are likely to be the usual: 1) more firing on the LoC 2) whining in the UN general assembly (we all know how many people were around in the UNGA last time he did that 3) more terrorism in India. 1 is being handled well already 2 is ignorable 3 requires India working with UAE and othe...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

>>I am happy to believe it to be part of Modi's design to put Doval as the tip of the spear and use Sushma to deliver the hammer. This is again your perception. So far as we know, there is nothing to validate this analogy. >>That may have been the reason why Doval and not Sushma was there at Ufa. I...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

I think I can hear the sound of where you come from. If you ask me. Sigh...Boss, where I come from I like the sound of logic. Was Ufa a win-win for India or not, irrespective of whether the Pakis did or did not turn up? I fail to see the connection between 'Indo-Pak relations' that you harp on and ...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

Your story can be rewritten to support both sides. There is another panchantantra story for that. :roll: Pakistan does what it does regardless of what is written is the moral of the story -- utter poppycock to claim that India does likewise. India has stuck to agreements it has signed, unlike the p...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

I think it may simply be purely on the basis of the fact the minister was not there. F.Sec may not take orders from NSA. There is a rapport between F.Minister and F.Sec etc. Things getting done out of turn tends to upset the rhythm. Take it or leave it. I leave it and trash it. The Prime Minister i...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

Arjun wrote:I think Rajpa is working under the assumption that Indo-Pak relations have to be good in order for India to gain diplomatic advantage. Asinine, if you ask me.


I think I can hear the sound of where you come from. If you ask me.
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

Lahore declaration was strongly specified. That didnt stop Kargil. Dont get caught up too much in the Ex-MEA "We would have said it better" types. It is a red herring. Let me tell you a relevant story from the Panchatantra: A frog and a scorpion are sitting on the side of a river. The fro...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

Every org needs to be included with input from PM. When that happens nobody will complain. Thats just how it is.
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 20:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

Folks - We need to look at this Ufa thing from the perspective of NSA vs MEA. The ex-MEA type people (and some other types as well) have expressed that the language of the terms and conditions in Ufa was not clearly specified enough to keep the agenda for the talks confined to terrorism. This let t...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

In a democracy, people have elected the Prime minister and given the Prime minister the power and the authority to act on their behalf. NSA and MEA are both organs of the executive through which the Prime minister exercises his/her authority. If the Prime Minister feels like it, he/she can even app...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
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Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

^^^ Someone had posted a Doval video from around August 10 or so. Doval takes an explicit question about NSA-MEA coordination from the audience. The context was NSA talking to the Pakistani High Commissioner about firing on the border & LoC and whether MEA was in the loop. Doval says the teamwo...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

>>Folks - We need to look at this Ufa thing from the perspective of NSA vs MEA. Actually we don’t. Here is why… >>The ex-MEA type people (and some other types as well) have expressed that the language of the terms and conditions in Ufa was not clearly specified enough to keep the agenda for the tal...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

They need better discipline in working out the modalities. Due process and correct specification of their requirements is the only way to do it. Ambiguity is a means by which the users or implementors can wriggle out of their responsibilities. IT folks will understand! :) That only makes sense if y...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

Please note this is only a critique of the structure of the text. 1. "They are prepared to discuss all outstanding issues". That phrase should have been worded differently. "They are prepared to discuss all outstanding issues strictly in the following order. 1. Kashmir and other 2. T...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

The no talking to hurriyat thing will be tested a lot going forward. But it is probably a good thing to have happened.
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 19:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

Please note this is only a critique of the structure of the text. 1. "They are prepared to discuss all outstanding issues". That phrase should have been worded differently. "They are prepared to discuss all outstanding issues strictly in the following order. 1. Kashmir and other 2. T...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 19:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

My impression is that Nawaz is trying to get out of the clutches of the TSPA. And Modi has caught on to it as well. They need better discipline in working out the modalities. Due process and correct specification of their requirements is the only way to do it. Ambiguity is a means by which the users...
by rajpa
25 Aug 2015 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 152298

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

Well, what is unclear about this: The Prime Ministers of Pakistan and India met today on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Ufa. The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere. The two leaders exchanged views on issues of bilateral and regional interest. They agreed that India and Pakistan have a col...

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