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by vnadendla
15 Mar 2011 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 313928

Re: Telangana Monitor

Like in IT there is a HUGE requirement of health care professionals around the world (doctors, Nurses etc) with the aging of developed countries. Telangana can get a big slice of the pie if it can manage to get development funds of 2-3K crores per district and use it to setup 5 medical colleges per ...
by vnadendla
15 Mar 2011 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 313928

Re: Telangana Monitor

Can you tell me what is your plan for getting water to Telangana. I am not looking for a vague one liner. I want to see a complete money making business plan. I'd rather prefer to spend that money to get manfacturing jobs. Nano should have been in T not in agri Bengal. Now Gujarat took it. Anyway ag...
by vnadendla
11 Mar 2011 02:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 313928

Re: Telangana Monitor

BTW, T-protagonists are very smart and gandhism like. They will vandalise property but they will never kill anyone like in khalistan or kashmir. All these comparisons to bring them down is simple andhra-centric jingoism. So what is the point of these exchanges? :) Negativity of Andhra's has been we...
by vnadendla
11 Mar 2011 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 313928

Re: Telangana Monitor

Here's what i think... 1) Existence if TRS is for formation of T-state. TRS will leave NDA only if T is delivered. 2) Jagan wants more or absolute power and authority over AP congress. Both are waiting for the other to blink. But the way congress has f'ed up with t-state, i don't think jagan will s...
by vnadendla
11 Mar 2011 01:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 313928

Re: Telangana Monitor

^Congress has no cards to play and is stuck in a dilemma. It will have to accept a compromise. Question for the congress is: which region is better for its future? Remember, alliance is a liability disguised as an asset. All three regions have a regional party now. TDP in RS, TRS in Telangana and J...
by vnadendla
09 Mar 2011 03:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 313928

Re: Telangana Monitor

If what you say were true even to 50 % I will have no problem with Telangana being formed or conversely I am sure there will be no clamour for Telangana. KCR gang wants to ethnic cleanse Telangana off Seemandrites because they feel they have been deprived off the opportunities in what ever legal or ...
by vnadendla
18 Feb 2011 00:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2858
Views: 242449

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

Yes. And my point is Develop, Develop, Develop with single minded vision. Don't expect world to be perfect. Or try to overreach. After 60 years we are yet to produce a decent fighter jet and try to buy with $10 B. We should be selling. We have a long way to go and people will listen when they have t...
by vnadendla
17 Feb 2011 22:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2858
Views: 242449

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

We keep going back to the same issue oft. I think Indian strategy is - Develop, Develop, Develop. Don't get into a dogfight with Pakis. Solve our own issues - Illiteracy, population, poverty, internal divisions; as practically possible within our chaotic political system. If we can get to 2050 with ...
by vnadendla
10 Jan 2011 19:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 313928

Re: Telangana Monitor

...... I haven't had a chance to read the report completely yet and will comment upon it as soon as I am done. But based on some headlines my thoughts are that: - Report seems to have added to confusion and definitely did not serve the purpose of "maximum justice to maximum people" . Asse...
by vnadendla
10 Nov 2010 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 655878

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I had a Soviet friend who explained to me how it was in USSR. Much the same - Rich Elite, Some second tier and lot of timid downtrodden. This is the way most kingdoms of world were. However there is a point after which the model didn't work as USSR collapse under US pressure shows. The complication ...
by vnadendla
10 Nov 2010 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3930
Views: 655878

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Modern societies need more than food and basic shelter. Decentralized black economy will indicate only a slight improvement from official statistics because black money doesn't circulate as well as white. Having foreign baksheesh will alleviate a little but so will printing press. But I doubt if 3.5...
by vnadendla
03 Nov 2010 20:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Oct. 20, 2010
Replies: 2839
Views: 286077

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Oct. 20, 2

Very well said. Nehru if nothing else is a master word smith. I don't yet in my mind have an answer for "why Pakistan government continued to pursue that old policy of hatred and violence". Megalomania? Dreams of occupying India one day? Or plain stupidity? So said Nehru to Eisenhower Exce...
by vnadendla
08 Sep 2010 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 192035

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

Think why? Why the constant confrontation and why the constant dribblle of 'aid and advice" to keep them alive but not strong enough to damage elsewhere which is the right hunting grounds for them if they are Zarb-e-Momin? Yes. I agree. My Point is that there is nothing inherent in the Pakista...
by vnadendla
03 Sep 2010 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 192035

Is Indus plain inherently unstable?

I do understand the unstable nature of Indus Plains (think Collapse of Indus valley civilization, current floods and the very real threat of their reoccurence). It is possible to envision an alternate future for Pakistan where they makeup with India. India can build large dams in J&Kto control t...
by vnadendla
03 Sep 2010 02:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 192035

pakistans amazing shrinking private sector

http://blogs.hindustantimes.com/foreign-hand/2010/09/03/pakistans-amazing-shrinking-private-sector/ *****Snippet******** One, gross fixed capital formation by the private sector is a descending curve. This key sign of confidence in the future of an economy, GFCF in the private sector in 2009-10 was ...
by vnadendla
25 Jul 2007 20:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 22 Jul 2007
Replies: 255
Views: 49972

vnadendla wrote: Tell me what are you going to sell? Energy? Reactors that you prevent others from peering inside (US attempt that is failing)? Finished goods made with energy? The question is a bit vague since "selling energy" or being a player in the market means being able to acquire c...
by vnadendla
25 Jul 2007 18:43
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 22 Jul 2007
Replies: 255
Views: 49972

vnadendla wrote: You are not getting me. Ideas and knowledge don't directly translate to $$$$. Commercialization, mass marketing, competition, work arounds, mass production, capital and labor availability, political power and what not (also called luck by people who don't understand) influence the ...
by vnadendla
25 Jul 2007 16:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 22 Jul 2007
Replies: 255
Views: 49972

vnsdendla wrote: But you underestimate others in implying others maynot catch up - technology in itself is not a competative advantage in long run .... others may leapfrog. Then it would be prudent to not assist them in such leapfrogging by handing them Indian IP on a platter, yes? The biggest adva...
by vnadendla
25 Jul 2007 16:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 22 Jul 2007
Replies: 255
Views: 49972

vnsdendla wrote: But you underestimate others in implying others maynot catch up - technology in itself is not a competative advantage in long run .... others may leapfrog. Then it would be prudent to not assist them in such leapfrogging by handing them Indian IP on a platter, yes? The biggest adva...
by vnadendla
25 Jul 2007 06:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 22 Jul 2007
Replies: 255
Views: 49972

vnadendla wrote: We should share and we should place our own conditions - both nuclear and geo strategic It would be pretty silly and self-defeating for India (or any country, really) to undercut its own edge over others....Remember that once the knowledge has been transferred, all the conditions m...
by vnadendla
25 Jul 2007 01:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 22 Jul 2007
Replies: 255
Views: 49972

I think the issue is not ours and theirs. I think, it is what is civil and what is not? We have to expend technology both into civil and military requirements, that I think the civilian (ours) will mostly be the FBRs that would be dedicated to nation, within the IAEA monitored facilities. If we hav...
by vnadendla
24 Jul 2007 01:23
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 22 Jul 2007
Replies: 255
Views: 49972

Driving the bus is his second job. However, IF the confidenc elevel could be increased to say ..... 99.99% ...... it would demand a second cup of tea - khada chamach. And, erect a 'lil monument at the dhaba too. For future gen. Not surprised at all that his first job could be a scientist...... Sad ...
by vnadendla
22 Jul 2007 20:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 22 Jul 2007
Replies: 255
Views: 49972

Dear Gurus Please explain this statement, " All thorium aspirants will have to live by the 20% limit onlee???" The Indian AHWR needs U-233 as part of its fuel which is primarily TH-232. The spent fuel will need to be reprocessed which I presume will be done in the dedicated reprocessing f...
by vnadendla
22 Jul 2007 20:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 22 Jul 2007
Replies: 255
Views: 49972

On Foreign Policy Independence

Do we have to flaunt our Foreign Policy Independence and NAM at each step and choose the looser and act anti US all the time. In Iran US cold or Hot conflict there is no doubt US will win. So learn from Chanukya and pick the winner - and get extra credit for picking him. India and what is best for I...
by vnadendla
22 Jul 2007 01:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 328
Views: 52463

Re: Why this chest beating

I am very surprised that you treat the M/MRCA so lightly. The AESA tech is equivalent to testing or reproc in nukes. To be powerful you have to make your planes. Buying them only gives reflected glory. That said I don't take MRCA lightly. I just look at it as a necessary stop gap 10 B $ deal. If we...
by vnadendla
22 Jul 2007 00:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 328
Views: 52463

boss log. we don't care if pakis align with iran or iraq.. nothing worse than their existing alignment, i.e, china and america itself. what we are interested is both oil and nuclear security. we need oil from any middle eastern country that is willing to supply us at a decent price., be it iran or ...
by vnadendla
21 Jul 2007 20:55
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 328
Views: 52463

Why this chest beating

I think we are going overboard with all this chest beating. There is nothing to suggest that Indian IP is being stolen India cannot test in future India will be saddles with mountains of spent fuel Indian Thorium plan is being affected. What is likely is Iran policy change - big deal do they support...
by vnadendla
21 Jul 2007 20:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 328
Views: 52463

Why this chest beating

I think we are going overboard with all this chest beating. There is nothing to suggest that Indian IP is being stolen India cannot test in future India will be saddles with mountains of spent fuel Indian Thorium plan is being affected. What is likely is Iran policy change - big deal do they support...
by vnadendla
20 Jul 2007 02:14
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 328
Views: 52463

Is there a technical reason for India NOT to export her thorium based reactors (I am not looking for any political related issues)? WRT Alok_N, he may come back but certainly felt he was spending too much time here on BR. Also, much has happened since he "left" - he is not as much up-to-s...
by vnadendla
19 Jul 2007 16:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 53216

[quote="Satya_anveshi"] ‘Reprocessing, core of nuclear programme [quote]The key to this transition, he said, was reprocessing. But Washington did not want Indian policymakers to be patient. “They want to control and slow down our three-stage programme. Once we get hooked on to uranium ...
by vnadendla
19 Jul 2007 09:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 53216

*Duplicate*
by vnadendla
19 Jul 2007 09:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 53216

That is the great unanswered question in the public domain. If the US wants to, it can give a variety of things in return which India needs, but none of the discussions of the various mutual quid pro quos, which should be there in the background, is in the public domain - unfortunately. Since we ha...
by vnadendla
17 Jul 2007 01:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 53216

We might help create a dashing sound-byte for our imminent exit from Hyde bound B-J18 Something crisp. Say, 67 charcters or less. Else, 2 short sentences. An aphorism that generates sympathy, and leaves doors open for later. Rangudu and Ramana could umpire. Something expressing "No nuclear was...
by vnadendla
16 Jul 2007 19:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 53216

Rephrasing on inspections scope creep even with J18

I am rephrasing to make my concern clearer given its importance (I think). Even if the deal goes through with J18 and as India wants it I am afraid there will be attempts at inspections scope creep from civilian to military & non military indegenous reactors.
by vnadendla
16 Jul 2007 19:21
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 53216

Re: Inspections Scope Creep

The NPT itself is undergoing scope creep. Will any Inspections we agree to lead to scope creep. Will Someday the inspectors at the reprocessing plant decide that only way they can do their job is to inspect the thorium power future plant and we get all sorts of pressures put on us. If this deal die...
by vnadendla
16 Jul 2007 18:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 53216

Inspections Scope Creep

The NPT itself is undergoing scope creep. Will any Inspections we agree to lead to scope creep. Will Someday the inspectors at the reprocessing plant decide that only way they can do their job is to inspect the thorium power future plant and we get all sorts of pressures put on us.
by vnadendla
15 Jul 2007 20:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 53216

vnadendla, You are assuming sincerity, logic, etc from the US side. Politics does not follow any of them. Besides that you are also assuming that India is negotiating as an equal. Also, the bratish behaviour is something that the Western mind understands. Not that it leads to any meaningful end, bu...
by vnadendla
15 Jul 2007 17:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 53216

Why should we say no? We should keep on negotiating and use the opportunity / Strategic space to reprocess Tarapur fuel secretly; maybe conduct sub critical tests too. I'm thinking we could have done all that even before Indo-US negotiations. As a matter of fact, doing some of those things before t...
by vnadendla
15 Jul 2007 07:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 53216

U.S. troops can leave 'anytime,' Iraqi P.M. says Even a puppet like Maliki has some balls, I dongt know about MMS. Just say no! To Hyde act or Switch and bait Why should we say no? We should keep on negotiating and use the opportunity / Strategic space to reprocess Tarapur fuel secretly; maybe cond...
by vnadendla
15 Jul 2007 00:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India - Nuclear News and Discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 53216

Palestine, Israel are not our role models

Well, then read what I said in this other post here because we now need to start looking at the post-game situation. The Americans have clearly ripped us off by shifting the goalposts. When Madeleine Albright changed the terms of the Oslo Peace Process in the end, Arafat stormed out of the meeting,...

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