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by Deans
26 Sep 2019 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2672
Views: 411955

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

labor is not in power. the conservatives are. indian equivalent would be the congress party passing resolution that northern ireland should be merged with ireland Labour is also roughly in the same state as the Cong, though Boris's stupidity and the fairly high number of seats they got in the last ...
by Deans
26 Sep 2019 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2672
Views: 411955

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

23 June 2016 - UK votes to Leave 13 July 2016 - Theresa May becomes PM 17 January 2017 - Brexit means Brexit 29 March 2017 Article 50 triggered 8 June 2017 - snap general election 8 December 2017 - birth of the backstop 6 July 2018 - Chequers, mate 25 November 2018 - backstop’s back 24 June 2019 - ...
by Deans
25 Sep 2019 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504092

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Jaish readying specialsquad to target PMModi, NSAAjit Doval : Intel - Raj Shekhar | TNN HIGHLIGHTS - A major in Pakistan’s notorious spy agency, ISI, is collaborating with the JeM brass for the “sensational attack”, sources in the intelligence establishment said - Accordingly, an alert has been iss...
by Deans
25 Sep 2019 10:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

UlanBatori wrote:5.8, but pretty deep cracks. looks like ground is moving eastwards. :)


Deep cracks are just Pak construction quality.
by Deans
25 Sep 2019 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4920
Views: 477902

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

erdogan opens his mouth about kashmir at UNGA. why are we awarding this unhinged lunatic with contract for 5 naval support ships ? I lived and worked in Turkey some years ago. Visited recently and surprised at the level of Islamisation under Erdogan. The Turkish media are only reporting that he has...
by Deans
24 Sep 2019 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

manjgu wrote:modi ne POK ko hila diya ! modi hai to mumkin hai


Pity it was just 5.8 A bit more and it could have destroyed the Mirpur dam (biggest one in Pak).
by Deans
24 Sep 2019 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Sometimes we need to do things that are just in our interest. What Indian interest was served by giving an entitled dynast, whose parents have given her generational wealth collected illegally, such a large platform? This is bull gobar. Please tell me, as a result of this, which western critic has ...
by Deans
24 Sep 2019 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 81
Views: 9048

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Any options for Kindle users in the US? Oops, realized I have already bought the paperback version of this book earlier this year from Amazon.com, sitting on the shelf, to be read. There is also a Kindle Unlimited version for the US on Amazon Primus ji. Thanks for buying the book. It is also on kin...
by Deans
24 Sep 2019 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 81
Views: 9048

Re: Forthcoming book - Two front war in 2022

Hi Arjun, The book will be available in all major English speaking countries. There are unfortunately, no pics. Its rather a serious read. Plenty of maps, but that's to make you explore the area more on google maps. Will there be a Kindle version? Please? Yes, it is on Kindle - which has sold more ...
by Deans
23 Sep 2019 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 81
Views: 9048

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

https://www.amazon.in/2022-Indias-two-front-war-ebook/dp/B07Q29P3M1/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3R5KT31LZXSUO&keywords=2022+india%27s+two+front+war&qid=1569243393&s=digital-text&sprefix=2022%2Cdigital-text%2C440&sr=1-1 Updated edition of the book will be available free on kindle unlimited t...
by Deans
22 Sep 2019 13:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Every day I can see videos posted by journalists (mostly Kashmiri Pandits) from Srinagar. Traffic is normal, some shops are open, there are plenty of roadside vendors conducting business. Hospitals are open and crowded. The claims of curfew etc are complete nonsense. I feel that the critical period...
by Deans
21 Sep 2019 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

sudeepj wrote:High time a run poorie is given a dose for providing a platform to the chusti family.


Yes, I'm surprised at the level of anti India reporting by IT, on Kashmir these days.
W.t.f. should the Mufti kid be invited to whatever India Today was organising.
by Deans
16 Sep 2019 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

While I support the govt on Kashmir and couldn't care less about the `suffering' of the KM population in the current situation, I wonder if the continued denial of mobile services and the internet has outlived its usefulness - same applies to political detainees. My concern is that we will start los...
by Deans
16 Sep 2019 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I think the problem with continuing the 1948 war, beyond the Jan 49 ceasefire, had more to do with economics and logistics than the Military situation - where the momentum was in our favour. (`Slender was the thread' is a good account of the fighting). None of our generals in 1947 had enough exposur...
by Deans
16 Sep 2019 10:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 294
Views: 40428

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

What if this was done with just Motar shells? My understanding is that a mortar would be fairly inaccurate at the range it would have been fired at - to hit the top of a tall oil tank. There would be a further problem with the warhead landing accurately enough to break through the top cover of the ...
by Deans
16 Sep 2019 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4094
Views: 817939

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I see a parallel between China's defence production effort and that of the former Soviet Union. In both cases, producers had to meet quantitative targets - or be shot. They stole tech from the US. That results in shortcuts which may not be apparent when the product is built - or some general is pers...
by Deans
16 Sep 2019 09:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 294
Views: 40428

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

My feeling is that the attacks were by `suicide' drones at short range, carried out by local infiltrators. Interestingly my book `2022, India's two front war' has a similar scenario. (The Radome of a Pak AWAC on the ground gets taken out by suicide drones, launched just outside its airbase.
by Deans
15 Sep 2019 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3467
Views: 494202

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Having a non Indian name helps when commenting on a western news item. I have a greater chance of being published posting as `Deans' than my
first name `Rahul'. Also, it helps to stick to facts (particularly when the facts are on our side) rather than opinions.
by Deans
15 Sep 2019 13:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

chetak wrote:twitter


You can bet your last Pakistani rupee that ⁦@nytimes⁩, ⁦@guardian⁩ & ⁦@BBC⁩ won’t report this.


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I'm even willing to bet an Indian Rupee.
by Deans
12 Sep 2019 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3467
Views: 494202

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Hindu organizations need to learn few things from CAIR. For example, HAF went with notion that one bag apple at NPR and has resigned. However, the headliner should have been that NPR in general is anti Hindu. And, should be going full press with it by reaching out to anyone that would publish and c...
by Deans
11 Sep 2019 11:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504092

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Fully Poted on the J&K Union Territory Thread Pakistan’s Kashmir Narrative Is Falling Flat. How Might That Change? - Murtaza Solangi Murtaza Solangi is a prominent Pakistani journalist and former head of the national radio of Pakistan. Murtaza Solangi is a prominent Pakistani journalist and for...
by Deans
10 Sep 2019 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4049
Views: 439083

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Bolton was more of a hardliner on Iran, Venezuela and NoKo than Trump. Is possible that without Bolton, Trump may be more amenable to a quick deal with Iran which essentially restores the Iran Nuclear deal with some Iranian pullback of support for Hezbollah and the Houtis in Yemen. Relaxation of ten...
by Deans
10 Sep 2019 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

NRao, I'm sorry but what exactly is the IN supposed to do, to completely resolve Kashmir ?
by Deans
08 Sep 2019 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The world was never very kind to us anyway, so their opinion hardly matters. In today's context, jo dar gaya, samjho mar gaya . I for one am very glad. This sends a very clear message to her ilk, better beware, the day of reckoning is here and your masters will not be able to protect you any more. ...
by Deans
08 Sep 2019 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Dumping Indian products in Pakistan is already happening via Dubai(68%). Pakistan-Dubai trade in consumer goods is much higher than India-Pak trade, guess why :rotfl: Dumping through Afghanistan would only mean adding additional steps unnecessarily without any increase in profits. That's not dumpin...
by Deans
06 Sep 2019 17:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^^ this dumbing of consumer goods is already underway. from watching a few paki shows it looks like the most popular item are shampoo sachets. maybe for beards ? Nandakumar & Atmavik ji, Indian pharma products are the most popular in terms of profit per kg. In consumer products, Indian products...
by Deans
06 Sep 2019 11:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Re: Afghanistan. I had written a paper on the subject and done business there in the past. In brief: Deansji, can you post a link to the paper if it is open access? Only a 2 page summary (dealing with Pak) is open source. I've been asked not to share the rest of it (50 odd pages). Suffice to say pa...
by Deans
06 Sep 2019 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Re: Afghanistan. I had written a paper on the subject and done business there in the past. In brief: A military deployment is undesirable for the reasons other posters have mentioned. If it has to be be done, it should be under the following circumstances: - Unhindered access to Chabahar, the railwa...
by Deans
05 Sep 2019 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Why? He was proudly tweeting that he has some "insider" info about an India-US setting on Kashmir. Even if he is somehow privy such info it's best to keep it under wraps and not become a loud dhol drumming up hysteria. No wonder he was not given any portfolio. Better to have him inside th...
by Deans
05 Sep 2019 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

In diplomacy, everybody who might seem anathema might be useful and it wouldn't hurt cultivating a relationship, but I thought this guy Steve Bannon is a neo Nazi. Whats our ambassador doing sucking up to him just because this Steve dude showed some curiosity with the Bhagwat Gita? https://twitter....
by Deans
04 Sep 2019 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504092

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

The time we spend analysing foreign press is probably disproportionate to their importance. This of course has Nehruvian, "I need good behaviour certificate from white folk" behaviour. It is not the government's job to educate every journalist under the sun. In fact, most journalists have...
by Deans
04 Sep 2019 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I believe the BSF guards all our embassies. Seen them in Moscow and Tehran (typically just a couple of guards at the main gate and the Ambassador's residence). They would be tasked with preventing a break in, rather than firing on a mob.
by Deans
31 Aug 2019 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504092

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

X-Post: Indian Troops in Jammu & Kashmir For a long time, Pakistan has peddled that Indian has 700,000 troops in Kashmir. However, after the recent abrogation of Article 370 and GOI inducting more CAPF into J&K, absolutely rubbish numbers about strenght of Indian security forces have starte...
by Deans
28 Aug 2019 11:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

If India gets POk and unites Kashmir - there will be permanent peace. Kashmiris will be grateful eternally. I don't think getting back POK is either possible (in an immediate conventional war) or desirable. In military terms we only have marginal superiority along the LOC, where PA is well dug in. ...
by Deans
28 Aug 2019 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504092

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

I was actually thinking about IWT today & IMO there is no need to abrogate it for many reasons: Another thing that we could do is open up tanning industries in the areas just before the rivers cross over to Pakistan. Another way to generate jobs and do a calibrated screwing of Pakis. I had ment...
by Deans
21 Aug 2019 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I've been away from the forum for the past week. My article on Kashmir, in Swarajya, on how the state can be developed. https://swarajyamag.com/blogs/naya-jammu-and-kashmir-the-way-forward My co-author Ms Kriti Upadhyaya has just joined a leading think tank in DC, as a research associate, looking at...
by Deans
15 Aug 2019 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453001

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

https://swarajyamag.com/blogs/kashmir-debunking-myths-and-misconceptions This is the first of a 3 part series on Kashmir, which I have worked on along with the author Ms. Upadhyaya. She had assisted me on a policy paper on Pakistan and has just joined the Centre for Strategic and International stud...
by Deans
07 Aug 2019 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 69140

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Bart S wrote:
pankajs wrote:https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/1159062927405670402





1 and 2 are probably on the wishlist of most Indians themselves :mrgreen:


3. Increased presence on the LOC will just bankrupt Pak faster.
by Deans
07 Aug 2019 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 597830

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

So the Pakis have retaliated.. Quake in your dhotis and weep ye yindoos.. 1. Downgrade of Diplomatic relations 2. Stopping bilateral trade.. 3. Bilateral traties to be reconsidered Oh noes.. what will we do?? For starters.. ROFL :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Yes ! Start with IWT :mrgreen: Though Pak has set ...

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