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by KrishnaK
22 Oct 2017 06:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4293
Views: 424373

Re: Internal Security Watch

All this is window dressing. Nothing will happen. China and US are joined at hip.economically and culturally. Try to list all US elites with Chinese origin wives. Then the missionaries in China Yes seems very true, see the venom against Russia but the Saudis+ Chinese get away scot free, this the ma...
by KrishnaK
20 Oct 2017 00:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1250
Views: 146551

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

You need a sound economy based on economic principle where debt is balanced by Growth , You cannot go into unlimited money printing and hope that it works , All these countries are doing is creating a fertile ground for hyperinflation in the future when bubble cracks and their bond and stock market...
by KrishnaK
19 Oct 2017 11:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 260869

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

A different reality I once interviewed Gen Musharraf towards the end of his time in power. That very morning the papers had an opinion poll showing his unpopularity. I asked him about it. One of his aides looked alarmed and started secretly signalling me to change the subject. I soon discovered why...
by KrishnaK
19 Oct 2017 11:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 260869

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Drone strikes in Pak-Afghan border region reflect changing moods in Washington A recent New York Times report claimed that the Trump administration — which launched a new South Asia strategy in August — is now revising the US policy for drones as well. In subsequent reports, other media outlets sta...
by KrishnaK
04 Oct 2017 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 195
Views: 28719

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

4. The colonial institutions of the IAS/IPS were used to run the country with almost no substantive reform and as time passed, naturally a system designed for exploitation changed from exploitation for the colonial master to exploitation for the system - Indian politicians and bureaucrats.That is w...
by KrishnaK
03 Oct 2017 01:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 541129

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Pause before you leap - Sajjid Z. Chinoy So what’s accentuated the slowdown in the last three quarters? Much stronger import growth! Imports contracted almost five per cent in the year before demonetisation, in real terms. Since demonetisation, they have been growing at 13 per cent. The increase is...
by KrishnaK
30 Sep 2017 02:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689520

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

There are two issues here. 1. The RBI governor's independence on monetary policy which helps to balance the two sometimes conflicting goals - price stability and growth. I agree with RR that price stabilty is more important in India. Our problems are supply side not lack of demand. So growth with c...
by KrishnaK
28 Sep 2017 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 138314

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Krishna Saar, what is a strategic defence partnership then for? :) To the best of my knowledge, it is India that has resisted closer military relations with the US. Access to top shelf hardware without alliance strings, is exactly what India wants. IMO an alliance is neither possible not desirable,...
by KrishnaK
28 Sep 2017 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 138314

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

I was waiting for someone to mention the part about the RN operating under the aegis (both literally and figuratively) of the USN, so thank you. We would be entitled to the same benefits no? Or are we on our own against the Chinese after we buy all these amazing Khan gizmos? Admiral saab, will Indi...
by KrishnaK
28 Sep 2017 03:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 138314

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Makes better sense to construct a second, but larger, Vikrant first. We are learning from the first vessel and thus the build time for the second vessel will be much quicker, even if it is a design that is scaled up. The ship will be identical to the first, it only needs wider lifts actually. That ...
by KrishnaK
22 Sep 2017 23:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 541129

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The distress is real. It does not look to be due to GST/Demonetization alone. From Indian economy in a tailspin: What went wrong Pronab Sen, former chief statistician of India and someone who has worked in the government for the last 25 years, said the problem started with the reversal of rural grow...
by KrishnaK
22 Sep 2017 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 381261

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

A_Gupta wrote:Worth a careful read:
https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/rabbits-w ... nd-science
Rabbits, World Maps And Mahabharata: Seeking The Truth Through Tradition And Science

Excellent article.
by KrishnaK
22 Sep 2017 00:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 816031

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

There's no need to elaborate upon multi-asset prosecution of subs,its well known ,however,if we do not leverage the land mass of India for operating LRMP,maritime bombers,which will have great range,endurance and strike capability,it will make the job of the PLAN achieving its objectives much easie...
by KrishnaK
21 Sep 2017 09:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China's Global Strategy-I
Replies: 40
Views: 5100

Re: China's Global Strategy-I

SSridhar wrote:The inability of the Chinese to form 'alliances' comes from their Imperialist outlook.
It is impossible to form deep alliances without having an open and transparent political system.
by KrishnaK
21 Sep 2017 05:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 816031

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Also, in terms of sea control there ARE alternatives to super-duper carriers. Alternatives by way of bases in Seychelles, Nha Trang and Mozambique with LRMP and Long range bombers, which can supplement 3 ADS and its flotilla with Tanker support, AEW and if need be long range fighters such as the Su...
by KrishnaK
20 Sep 2017 23:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 551488

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I have never understood the utility of lifafa in press. Cause a lifafa is a lot more useful when it comes to a politician and not a reporter. No. Its way of influencing masses. Subtle marketing. ... Plus, these reporters are real cheap. 10-20% commision in any defense deal is a norm. Compared to th...
by KrishnaK
18 Sep 2017 04:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3305
Views: 422328

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

chola wrote: Again take Cheen as an example, the PRC unlike India really is surrounded by major military powers -- US bases, Russia, Japan, Vietnam, SoKo, Taiwan, etc. And yet, they have enough confidence in themselves to stay the course with their own systems.
They don't have much in the way of options.
by KrishnaK
18 Sep 2017 04:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 816031

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

And as for China, they will be bringing the battle to the Indian Ocean. Having an effective sub fleet consisting of Indian designed SSNs and Soryu Class SSKs will render Chinese aircraft carrier operations redundant. The idea that subs can render carrier operations redundant is far from definite. F...
by KrishnaK
16 Sep 2017 00:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689520

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

It borders treason for a former government official. It's one thing to say things in private or quoted in an interview, it is entirely different giving speeches on it outside India. As an example, there are a lot of former US Gov. people who don't like Trump's policies, but they don't get into part...
by KrishnaK
16 Sep 2017 00:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689520

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

The GoI can't cancel passports at will, let alone seize property. I'm sure Raghuram Rajan's relieved that there are those on this forum who'd rather let him be. Sure the GoI can. The passport number can be made invalid. Any visas given on it by default become invalid. I would go a step further and ...
by KrishnaK
15 Sep 2017 04:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 689520

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

^^^His statements border treason. Better yet, cancel his passport and report it to the Trump administration and ask ICE to deport him to India. Then arrest him for sedition. Seize all of his assets and his family's too. Let him rot in jail. This fellow is far more dangerous to the union than that b...
by KrishnaK
10 Sep 2017 13:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 595627

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Next, it has also been reported by certain US Govt thinktanks that selling to India, will increase leverage on India. This is but common sense. Hence, hardly "CT Garbage" & I dont understand why you should be so defensive/hostile about this. After all, it is in the US's best interests...
by KrishnaK
10 Sep 2017 12:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 541129

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

More Room For Rate Cuts, Says Arvind Subramanian Arvind Subramanian agrees the economy's slowing down.
by KrishnaK
10 Sep 2017 09:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 595627

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

As usual, CT garbage. Economic sanctions bite far more than military ones. So long India has enough spares stockpiled, military platforms can continue to be used. It was an economic threat that stopped India from reacting to the Parliament Attack. Forum rakshaks wail about treason by ITVITY CEOs to...
by KrishnaK
10 Sep 2017 01:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 595627

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

This is major push from American president. http://m.timesofindia.com/india/trump-administration-to-congress-defence-cooperation-with-india-important-for-indo-us-ties/articleshow/60403494.cms I think the idea is to Hoover up all existing capability build up so far by DRDO and HAL and delay next gen...
by KrishnaK
07 Sep 2017 10:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 541129

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

India GDP growth to re-accelerate as GST impact fades: Morgan Stanley "Indeed, we remain skeptical that the GDP statistics are fully reflecting the underlying growth trends in the economy," Morgan Stanley said in a research note. It further said that a number of high frequency growth indi...
by KrishnaK
04 Sep 2017 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1425
Views: 183067

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

IDSA - Aircraft Carriers and India’s Naval Doctrine All this talk of carriers becoming obsolete is absurd. Letting loose ballistic missiles from submarines for conventional strike is even more so. In many cases, as compared to an airfield, a carrier is less vulnerable to the enemy’s pre-emptive str...
by KrishnaK
18 Aug 2017 04:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 529
Views: 49309

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since

That is a good record of the wheat "export" by US - ipso-facto. And are you expressing shock as in cynicism and indicating that I am indulging in CT when I am pointing out that CIA was involved in regime change or assassination? You need to be clear. Your claim that the US manufactured a ...
by KrishnaK
13 Aug 2017 09:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 529
Views: 49309

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since

And while you are about IIT AmberG., why do not you let us know who set up IIT? And also the "famine scare" of 1960s which was to ensure that US exports its surplus wheat to India and also the US funded female infanticide from AIIMS? I'm shocked you left out vasectomies and polio out of t...
by KrishnaK
08 Aug 2017 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3834
Views: 694466

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

they learnt it from the soviet union must be lot of dummy TELARs also to throw off satellite analysts and confuse counter force targeting Yes but even a half baked Intel dept would track where these trucks go after the parade. See where they are parked and where they head off to even if they are du...
by KrishnaK
28 Jul 2017 02:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 541129

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Indian economy: A tale of two narratives

A weak economic growth narrative sits uneasily with dramatically improved macroeconomic stability, but a traditional counter-cyclical response is unlikely to be efficacious
by KrishnaK
26 Jul 2017 23:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050951

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

THE DRAGON BREATHES FIRE AT DOKLAM -- SHOULD INDIA BE PREPARED FOR LIMITED WAR ? - By Lt Gen Philip Campose As far as China is concerned, despite holding out repeated threats of initiating military confrontation, its options appear to be quite limited. ‘All-out war’ appears almost out of the questi...

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