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by surinder
02 Jan 2012 01:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Last time, such maal-e-ghanimat [acquired with consent] was accumulated, it went up in a puff raining on unsuspecting people of the twin cities for days together. This time, they want to covet maal-e-ghaneemat and no one knows how it will end. SSridhar, who do you think was responsible for that inc...
by surinder
02 Jan 2012 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

ISI from big leagues? :rotfl: Any agency of the "big leagues" seem to have a) analytical division b) action division. Now a) is what distinguishes an intel agency from a goon squad. In ISI case, a) seems to be just a mullah reading aloud from a book and it is only about b) we hear about a...
by surinder
02 Jan 2012 00:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Vivek_A wrote:
surinder wrote: Like they sold the US heli to PRC this year near Kakul.


What heli? You mean the tail section?


Yes the debris of the Heli near abbotabad, near Kakul.
by surinder
01 Jan 2012 23:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Yes Ghost Wars is well worth a read, and is a useful reference as well. Totally American perspective of course (why should we expect any different?), but Coll pulls no punches. Books such as these set helped to get the Americans thinking about Pakistan slightly differently than they used to. BTW, C...
by surinder
01 Jan 2012 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Sirjee, If it is ghost wars you are talking about, mobi and epub versions are available from the usual shady sites. :) Somehow, havent got upto reading and enjoying the PDF versions of these books. Like the print version better. :) Case in point is Mitrokhin archive which i plodded through in PDF b...
by surinder
01 Jan 2012 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Steve Coll's book is terribly engrossing. Some tidbits from it: ..... Just couldn't resist after reading your post and have immediately ordered this book on FlipKart. Should be nestled in my hands within 2 days! Sum, I would love to hear about your impressions. Is there a segment of BRF that would ...
by surinder
01 Jan 2012 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Wonder what does it say about the mettle of our agencies given that we seem to have held up pretty well against this big league rogue agency. It says good things about us & our tech int capability. But espionage is more than this, though. It is also a matter of formulating a full-fledged strate...
by surinder
30 Dec 2011 11:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Brihaspati,

Great to read your posts after a long time.

Very accurate about Congrez and its use of TSP. The main aim of partition for congrez was to traumatize the troublemakers.

What is MB?
by surinder
30 Dec 2011 11:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Steve Coll's book is terribly engrossing. Some tidbits from it: I always wondered why the Russians never struck back at TSP duirng the anti-soviet participation of TSP in A'stan. Apparently, Russians did lot of covert sabotage in TSP proper. More so in Karachi. During the 80's, ISI's Akhtar went ove...
by surinder
29 Dec 2011 08:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

As for KSA, there were many other countries that helped Pakistan in 1965 & 1971 like Indonesia, the UAE, Jordan et al. Why, the US is the single important reason for Pakistan's wars and terrorism against us and the British created Pakistan. Today, we have cordial relationship with all of them. ...
by surinder
28 Dec 2011 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

I am reading Steve Coll's Ghost wars. Interesting tidbits about TSP. What do people here think of that book?

It says that in 1971, KSA provided air defence for Karachi.

Interesting that we support them against the Israelis. Pathetic actually.
by surinder
20 Dec 2011 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Just suggesting that there may be no alternative to kayani and hence the consequential damage to the civilian government. Another extension for kayani seems embarrassingly out of the question. The serving paki Chiefs oAS often suffer from the messiah complex. Chetak - If Zardari can be President ev...
by surinder
16 Dec 2011 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/1971/Dec16/Surrender1.jpg I bet you a hari dollah paki rupee the Sardar behind is needling the second paki general. 8) I have seen this photo a million times, but never noticed that utterly gleeful Sardar at top left. I am pretty sure that the short lady in front of th...
by surinder
16 Dec 2011 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

I was reading the wiki page of 1971 war ... So, the bloody ummah did step in to try and save the H&D of the Pakis and our Air Force took on the ummah and still emerged victorious :D I was ROTFL on reading about the Jordanian F-104's :mrgreen: Joke is on us, actually. India has al through been a...
by surinder
13 Dec 2011 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 106123

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Ghori did not give up and attacked Prithviraj Chauhan again. Defeat is Shame! Neither did the Taliban accept defeat in 2001. They continued with their war. The only choice for the 1$l@m1st is to continue the war! That is why, it is not sufficient to defeat an 1$l@m1st power. You have to crush it be...
by surinder
08 Oct 2011 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India / Afghanistan - A New Strategic Relationship
Replies: 446
Views: 13412

Re: India / Afghanistan - A New Strategic Relationship

The tons of money that is going to be spent on the Afghan warlords could have been used to develop the backward regions in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh, which India claims as its territories


what is wrong with this point of view?
by surinder
06 Oct 2011 09:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India / Afghanistan - A New Strategic Relationship
Replies: 446
Views: 13412

Re: India / Afghanistan - A New Strategic Relationship

There is unnecessary self-congratulations on the A'stan-India deal. Western nations, OK mainly Khan, need funds to keep A'stan in control. You give some phook to India and it caughs up a billion or billion and a half. This just makes the job of the Amirkhanis easier. These generous funding from Indi...
by surinder
29 Sep 2011 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2846
Views: 104695

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

You should look at Gurcharan Das's "India Unbound". He makes an interesting point when he says that it was Gandhi who took India's freedom struggle out of elite living rooms of India where it existed as a dinner conversation piece and made it into the struggle of every person in India. Th...
by surinder
01 Aug 2011 08:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 359933

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

If India can pass a law that India doesn't accept Chinese stapled visas, that will be great. But, as Shiv pointed out, we will be preventing Arunachal and J&K residents from travelling to China while letting other citizens. Thereby, we will be discriminating some of our own citizens. Logical fa...
by surinder
01 Aug 2011 07:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 359933

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

We will have huge problem with our people who work in West Asia. I doubt those countries will say that they can change their visa issuing policy because of the feud between Inda and PRC. Rather they would say this is their visa policy and it is upto GoI to decide what to do with their citizens who ...
by surinder
01 Aug 2011 07:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 359933

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

GoI declares that stapled visa is illegal for entry/exit to/into India. So if you travel out, you can never come back. Advertise this, distribute this flyer outside PRC embassy and decalre a jail term for anyone getting this visa and trying to fly out or sail out. If you do slip out, then no entry....
by surinder
01 Aug 2011 06:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 359933

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

shyam wrote:You can not put blanket rule like this. Many of the West Asian visas are add-on papers - similar to stapled visas.



Why not?
by surinder
01 Aug 2011 06:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 359933

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

Is this so difficult to have a counter answer to the stapled visa? GoI declares that stapled visa is illegal for entry/exit to/into India. So if you travel out, you can never come back. Advertise this, distribute this flyer outside PRC embassy and decalre a jail term for anyone getting this visa and...
by surinder
09 Jul 2011 19:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 258970

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

And what are those options for "the brave and courageous"? It is easy to be cryptic. Abhishek Babu, I don't mean to be cryptic to appear wise and witty. In fact 90% of BRF is full of basically discussing those options. I could not list them, even if I want to. I am sure you have read them...
by surinder
09 Jul 2011 19:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 258970

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

...and the ones killed are martyrs for a good cause...we can never forget them...and the best way to do so is not to let these barbaric animals come back thru' the back door in the name of 'aman ki tamasha' Suppiah Babu, Martyr is defined as a person who willingly goes and sacrifices his life for a...
by surinder
09 Jul 2011 03:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 258970

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

That leaves a whole lot of people who might favor option 2. Option 2 is, in my view not a serious option as things stand. It is one thing to talk of balls and spine and courage. it is another matter to contribute to war directly Shiv, for the brave and courageous, there are many options---more than...
by surinder
08 Jul 2011 20:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 258970

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

In the end, what did Jinnah & Co achieve except divest India of these rabid elements for which of course, we have to be grateful. Grateful you can be, but giving 1/3 of India's land, loosing historical cities like Lahore of ancient India, getting one million killed in 47 riots, 10's of millions...
by surinder
04 Jul 2011 21:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 258970

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

RajeshA, TSP is one of the few countries of the world which has two important borders, both of whom are disputed and both are unnatural. Unnatural = there is really no physical, historical, cultural reason for those lines to exist. These lines exist becuase of colonial shenanigans. The Radcliffe lin...
by surinder
01 Jul 2011 10:54
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Understanding Punjab and History
Replies: 96
Views: 782

Re: Understanding Punjab and History

One advantage which the marathas had but Sikhs did not was, the only enemy which marathas faced was mughals, where as the Sikhs contented with mughals and afghans at the same time. There were other factors as well: Marathas native land, and their area of fighting/occupation/wars were in areas where...
by surinder
30 Jun 2011 18:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 258970

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

I think that Vanity Fair article is worth including in the first post as well.
by surinder
20 May 2011 20:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 2011
Replies: 2866
Views: 238689

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 201

Now think about Badmash agreement with Najibullah recounted by MKB in the Af-Pak thread! The modus operandi is neogtiate a truce of safe passage and murder you while you keep your part of the agreement. Saddam Hussein promised he wont kill his own son in laws . Then he ask his cousin to kill them ....
by surinder
18 May 2011 20:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 2011
Replies: 2866
Views: 238689

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 201

RajeshA wrote: The key to India coming out of the Pakistani vortex, created and supported by the Wahhabis, Anglos and Hans, is to keep Pakistan preoccupied with one or the other grave challenge to its survival other than India.



This is a very good acronymn, the nemesis of India: WAH.
by surinder
18 May 2011 02:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 2011
Replies: 2866
Views: 238689

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 201

My personal view is that the US ought to make that deterrent posture much more public while publicly forswearing any first strikes on the Pakistani arsenal in order to increase stability and stop this mushrooming of the Pakistani nuclear arsenal. Their fears of a non-nuclear US first strike are dri...
by surinder
18 May 2011 01:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 2011
Replies: 2866
Views: 238689

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 201

If TSP-PRC have mutual defence pact, then does PRC attack Uncle for the drone attacks?
by surinder
13 May 2011 02:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 2011
Replies: 2866
Views: 238689

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 201

I can't find the post mentioning the history of Pakjab area that locals never revolted aginst invading armies or something. So not able to quote. Anyways I will reply. If we go into the history of pre-partitoned punjab and areas surrounding it, we don't see any uprisings of the muslim populations o...
by surinder
11 May 2011 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Killed in Pakistan-2
Replies: 496
Views: 46280

Re: Osama Bin Laden Killed in Pakistan-2

Sum they buckle down early on to the Lodis, Mughal, Marathas, Ranjit Singhji and so on. Only we forgot that. I am often reminded of the line by Prakash Lal Tandon in his seminal book, "The Punjabi Century" on Lahoris: They are masters of bluff and bluster and exaggerated boasting when the...
by surinder
10 May 2011 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Killed in Pakistan-2
Replies: 496
Views: 46280

Re: Osama Bin Laden Killed Pakistan-2

BO deftly ducked questions on Pakistan. Even after an event of such magnitude, he refused to say that he does not trust the Pakis. This indicates a reluctance to publicly implicate the Pakis, hence it indicates the continuance of the same old policies. The fact that OBL was found living close to Is...
by surinder
09 May 2011 11:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan
Replies: 2848
Views: 204371

Re: News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan

Irony is that uncle is unwilling to impliate TSP because it "helps" in the war against terror and is an ally. But this war is necessitated in the first place *DUE* to TSP itself.

What an irony.
by surinder
09 May 2011 10:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan
Replies: 2848
Views: 204371

Re: News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan

OBL was a Mujahid (in his mind) and running a wild war. But he is running a family of 3 wives like a settled man. How can such a man (with 3 wives and 8 kids) have the mobility needed for a guiralla warrior as he perhaps thought of himself. This is a stark contradicition. Man in his situation should...
by surinder
09 May 2011 10:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan
Replies: 2848
Views: 204371

Re: News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan

Just got done watching 60 Minutes. Anybody else watchi it? BO deftly ducked questions on Pakistan. Even after an event of such magnitude, he refused to say that he does not trust the Pakis. This indicates a reluctance to publicly implicate the Pakis, hence it indicates the continuance of the same ol...

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