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by Nikhil T
01 Feb 2020 13:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6236
Views: 1429268

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Nihat wrote:
arshyam wrote:2020-21 nominal GDP growth estimated at 10%


This is hardly significant. For all we know the inflation can be 7% and growth being 3%


Sensex now down by almost 500 points.
by Nikhil T
01 Feb 2020 12:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6236
Views: 1429268

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Interesting that the FM is not comparing allocations to that in previous year - for any initiative. That used to be the hallmark of previous speeches. Will be interesting to see which initiatives got more or less money.
by Nikhil T
01 Feb 2020 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 704722

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid being blunt about who controls the Govt https://tribune.com.pk/story/2148252/1-railways-corrupt-department-admits-rashid/ Deliberating on the political situation, Rashid said both the establishment and government were on the same page and had good relations. “In Rawalp...
by Nikhil T
01 Feb 2020 06:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3806
Views: 353452

Re: Indian Education System

Why does Air India need KYC documents to register for their frequent flyer program? Other airlines, it takes two minutes to register. I tried once and gave up when I saw all those requirements. I even emailed them about it and sure enough I did get a 'Dear Customer' reply saying it is not their fau...
by Nikhil T
01 Feb 2020 02:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6236
Views: 1429268

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

As MoF improves NPAs in banks through cleanup and recapitalization, it needs to ensure LIC doesn't sink with poor investment decisions. Bailing out PSU IPOs and investing in questionable corporate bonds has been a big hit to LIC and will eventually be paid for by the policy buyers. LIC Rs 11,000 cro...
by Nikhil T
31 Jan 2020 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9987
Views: 1164398

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Pakistan stopped all flights to and from China today.
by Nikhil T
31 Jan 2020 06:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1413593

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Let's be real. A large part of the 2019 win was because of the response to the Pulwana attack (in Feb) and the pro-farmer budget (remember the Rs 2000 given to each farmer before polls). This is substantiated by independent opinion polls. Both those to be irrelevant to the final result. Both a war/...
by Nikhil T
31 Jan 2020 06:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1413593

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Now another perspective: * Topline GDP growth has very little correlation to the political impact of this government. It was re-elected by the most outstanding landslide in Indian electoral history, one quarter before the bottom of a long economic crisis. * What's more, the government was re-electe...
by Nikhil T
31 Jan 2020 04:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4440
Views: 895267

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Read about the youngest ever MVC winner, 2 LT Rajeev Sandhu who fought back even though both his legs were almost blown off. Whose parents never even saw his mortal remains. I never met the man, but can never forget him. Rajeev Vihar in Chandigarh (an AWHO society) is named after 2 Lt Rajeev Sandhu...
by Nikhil T
31 Jan 2020 03:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6236
Views: 1429268

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://swarajyamag.com/economy/the-cassandras-can-take-a-break-the-growth-recession-may-now-be-over The Cassandras Can Take A Break: The Growth Recession May Now Be Over I hope they sell Air India and break up / sell BSNL - easily frees up Rs 50,000 crore per yr. Any noise from trade unions will b...
by Nikhil T
31 Jan 2020 03:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1413593

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Through cr*p like this: BJP MP calls Delhi CM Kejriwal a “terrorist” Or when it’s leader says that Feb 8 Delhi elections are between India and Pakistan. Or when Tej Bug-ga - a BJP candidate - openly peddles fake videos to incite hatred, with no scrutiny at all. Or when it cannot find a better Delhi...
by Nikhil T
31 Jan 2020 02:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1413593

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

like this? https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/nirmala-sitharamans-revival-efforts-bear-fruit-indias-quarterly-growth-faster-than-g7-brics/1838717/ Nirmala Sitharaman’s revival efforts bear fruit; India’s quarterly growth faster than G7, BRICS By: Samrat Sharma | Published: January 29, 2020 4:...
by Nikhil T
30 Jan 2020 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2357
Views: 433562

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

^ thanks sir. Used to think Congress enhances military budgets to save jobs, but sounds like another reason is gaming the budget laws.
by Nikhil T
30 Jan 2020 13:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1413593

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Unfortunately in spite of all the sloganeering by Islamists against India & Hindus, quite a few of my Delhi friends are firmly with Kejriwal (they were always against BJP anyway), this is a psec crowd, not muslim, believes in anything against BJP & Hindu extremist theory! AK might get away ...
by Nikhil T
30 Jan 2020 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2357
Views: 433562

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Lockheed Has Best Year Ever, And Expects a Better 2020 Lockheed Martin booked nearly $60 billion in 2019 sales, the best year on record for the world’s largest defense contractor. And its executives are predicting even higher sales this year. “[W]e really are happy with our current portfolio,” Mari...
by Nikhil T
30 Jan 2020 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2192
Views: 300885

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Lovely. Cannot wait for the first MiG-29K landing. I wonder if NLCA team is planning a landing as well?
by Nikhil T
29 Jan 2020 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4099
Views: 833778

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Aren't citations prepared by the Service, not the MoD? In general, the quality of Press Releases in GoI is very poor (not worse than TSP), but still not befitting our stature.
by Nikhil T
27 Jan 2020 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 71st Republic Day - Discussions
Replies: 48
Views: 8504

Re: 71st Republic Day - Discussions

What was also disappointing was the seeming disparity in IAF’s gallantry awards for the Mi-17. Shiv Aroor I find it sad & absurd that the 2 pilots of the IAF Mi-17 that was shot down accidentally last year receive Vayu Sena Medals for gallantry, while the other 4 men receive Mention-in-Despatche...
by Nikhil T
27 Jan 2020 10:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4440
Views: 895267

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

40 day war reserves is going to be terribly expensive, with ordnance needing proper storage, servicing and replacement. I don’t see how a 40 day intense war is possible in this day and age, where international intervention would be quick to stop any prolonged war between nuclear armed countries. See...
by Nikhil T
27 Jan 2020 09:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1413593

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Recent IANS-CVoter .. would account for at least the initial phase of Shaheen bagh protest ... https://tfipost.com/ians-news/56-4-very-satisfied-with-bjp-70-will-re-elect-modi-pm/ 56.4% ‘very satisfied’ with BJP, 70% will re-elect Modi PM New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In what will be music to the curren...
by Nikhil T
27 Jan 2020 07:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1413593

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPNcQ1MVUAECn_C.jpg:large Cool. Now let’s also tell it to this Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha joker who proudly claims his organization doesn’t celebrate R-day or Independence Day because he doesn’t agree with our Constitution. Video: https://twitter.com/shahbazansar_/s...
by Nikhil T
26 Jan 2020 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 71st Republic Day - Discussions
Replies: 48
Views: 8504

Re: 71st Republic Day - Discussions

No Army Arjun even this time. Commentator going on and on about the T-90's virtues. Time to forget the Arjun exists I suppose. The one battle where Bhishma defeated Arjuna. Indeed very disappointing. Anyone saw Astra ? Was it there? The zoo of imported aircrafts during the fly past hits me every ti...
by Nikhil T
26 Jan 2020 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 71st Republic Day - Discussions
Replies: 48
Views: 8504

Re: 71st Republic Day - Discussions

Anyone notice the Apple iPads given to each dignitary in the President’s enclosure? That was interesting.
by Nikhil T
26 Jan 2020 13:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1385454

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

And we had a former ACM boasting that the process ought to be patented. It ended up in selection of the 2 costliest types, without even bothering to consider how expensive all this would end up being. Agree that the comment on patenting the MMRCA process was ridiculous. Definitely lacking self awar...
by Nikhil T
26 Jan 2020 05:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3135
Views: 412486

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Fund paucity halts repair of PM Gram Sadak Yojana https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/fund-paucity-halts-repair-of-pmgsy-roads/articleshow/73537681.cms?utm_source=ETMyNews&utm_medium=HPMN&utm_campaign=AL1&utm_content=18 The situation is pressing as 70% PMGSY roa...
by Nikhil T
24 Jan 2020 02:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 84227

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

Agree with your sentiment, however I do think that this is a culture issue, not a process/policy issue. At its core, L1 tendering is a reasonable system. Where it fails is that (1) requirements must be drawn up correctly before the bids are invited or else, we know what happened in MMRCA v1.0 when w...
by Nikhil T
21 Dec 2019 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

"Hinduon se azaadi" is the worst kind of bigotry there is given both its historical antecedents And lets not bring in Syed Hasnain or Abdul Kalam or this person or that person whenever any idiot is discussed. First, they'd likely be as offended at these peoples behavior and know the long ...
by Nikhil T
21 Dec 2019 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Of one thing I am sure, the crackdown on the left-nexus in our public institutions is long overdue. If there is a 2nd Trump term, Modi & co should make this their first priority. This is gold. Our wonderful “deradicalization” plans must wait for Trump to win a second term. We must wait for the ...
by Nikhil T
21 Dec 2019 05:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

We must separate chaff from wheat or risk loosing perspective which would be followed by paranoia and group eco-chamber thinking. .. I request that the forum must rise above petty stuffs Floating around the net and really dig deep to identify the really rotten meat that we can use now and later onc...
by Nikhil T
21 Dec 2019 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2419
Views: 399930

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Good to hear. What a colossal waste of resources. We have Tejas, mki and rafale coming into the force as established platforms and yet we insist on wasting time and resources on creating a khichadi of an air force. Have no doubt that this contract will be rigged in favor of the Rafales. Wait for a ...
by Nikhil T
21 Dec 2019 01:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922807

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^The scale of the arrests is very concerning - I would have expected a lone wolf or two, but not seven personnel. Let's see if the agencies share more.
by Nikhil T
20 Dec 2019 14:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So the protest shifts to Jama Masjid. Police isn’t entering and the protestors are protesting from inside. Chandrasekhar Azad of the Bhim Army has joined the protests inside as well.
by Nikhil T
20 Dec 2019 14:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

First order of the business is to close Humanity departments in most of the central universities, IITs and IIMs. Huge waste of peoples money and only creating traitors. So why spend money on them? Sociology students in IITs? Come on. Yeah because who needs economists, sociologists, linguists when y...
by Nikhil T
20 Dec 2019 07:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

vijayk wrote:Randi Dutt wrote in WaPo ... yindoo fascist Modi blah blah Muslim purge blah blah


She's trying to milk this whole situation to further her own career ambitions. What better way to get assured publication in a prominent Western newspaper than to write a critical article on your own country.
by Nikhil T
20 Dec 2019 07:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

UB: ^ In India, the enforcement of even normal laws like rape and corruption is abysmal. It's very unlikely we can confiscate property and impose economic costs on protester's assets. These are just slogans from Yogi and others, who know fully well they are unimplementable (albeit the right long-ter...
by Nikhil T
20 Dec 2019 05:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There's simply no excuse to destroy public property. +400 IMHO Nikhilji, that simple statement is what is new in India : people actually SAYING that destroying public property is senseless and only harms the nation. Once this becomes "common sense", the netas who thrive on bus-burning can...
by Nikhil T
20 Dec 2019 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Leaving out Muslims is not ‘glaringly discriminatory’: A Response to the open letter published in the web portal, The Leaflet to Harish Salve, Sr. Advocate . Ahmadiyas are a sect in Islam, not a religion. Further, this distinction is not to bypass humanitarian principles because in fact they believ...
by Nikhil T
20 Dec 2019 02:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Think it’d be fair to expect some of the non-Modi Hindu voters to be against this act. Eg my brother in law (a Fauji kid) didn’t vote for Modi and feels strongly against it. In my family my cousin stopped talking to me as I am stringent supported of CAA. She thinks Modi ( to which she voted) has fa...
by Nikhil T
19 Dec 2019 13:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Outside of Islamists, rudderless Muslims, commie crowd and regular Urban Naxals, Are there other supporting scrapping of CAA ? In my circle & neighborhood, It is not even part of the conversation nor the regular WA forwards about it. Of course that there is hardly any Muslim presence in my day-...
by Nikhil T
19 Dec 2019 13:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 859573

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I wrote this post to explain why CAA-NRC combo won't effect Muslims---> "The fears about CAA-NRC combo being against Muslims are absolutely baseless... Most ppl are wrong in their understanding of CAA... CAA does not give automatic citizenship to all Non-Muslims around the world... CAA will gi...

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