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by schinnas
26 Nov 2017 10:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 215869

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

A govt headed by bad Sharif or his minion with full freedom for sunni theocratic would be MBS' wet dream. Ge wouldn't mind jumping few of the conducted billion towards that end.
by schinnas
26 Nov 2017 10:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 215869

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Is KSA behind this agitation? A theocratic sunni dictatorship in Pakistan at war with Iran is a godsend for them.
by schinnas
23 Nov 2017 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 719
Views: 98505

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Eradicating opium fields of Afghanistan is in India's interests if we want to save Indian youth from drug epidemic. It should be a strategic priority for us. Its not just Punjab and Haryana.. youngsters of all major metros and even school children are falling prey to this. This is one effort, we sho...
by schinnas
23 Nov 2017 15:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702084

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

With extended range version and lighter weight Brahmos NG, fewer aircraft in A&N, west and east coast of India would be sufficient to deter any enemy surface warships that try for mischief in Bay of Bengal or IOR or Arabian Sea. We just need enough satellites and drones to keep an eye on their m...
by schinnas
18 Nov 2017 17:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1189
Views: 164727

Re: Analyzing CPEC

The biggest threat of CPEC is that it makes taking over POK that much more complex as China will be a party to the resolution. We need to annex PoK as soon as possible. There is not much use in thinking too much about the trade potential and viability of CPEC. The primary goal for China is to get a ...
by schinnas
18 Nov 2017 12:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 215869

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

SSridhar wrote:
Falijee wrote:Lal Topi ( AKA Zaid Hamid ) was keeping a "low profile" until this !

Oh, the caning of the glutes in the Holy Land kept has kept him mum.


hit in the bum, LalTopi kept mum. Very rhyming.
by schinnas
16 Nov 2017 20:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2378
Views: 266402

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Is the expressway a straight line for most part? Bullet train route cannot have much turn and even in rare case of turn, the radius has to be very large.
Instead of aligning train route to road route, it should be the other way. A technical feasibility study alone can answer if this is possible.
by schinnas
16 Nov 2017 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 719
Views: 98505

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

BBC was reporting this morning that the opium crop in 2017 in Afghanistan is 90% more than last year and is the feedstock for all the heroin in the world. So how is this getting gout and who makes the precursor chemicals that they need for the conversion. Cant be Iran for US would jump allover them...
by schinnas
13 Nov 2017 23:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492333

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Spoke to a chaiwala from GE aviation. He mentioned that HAL has 20 or so 404 languishing in their sheds. He didn't have lot of good words to say about HAL or its pace of operation.
by schinnas
12 Nov 2017 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 404
Views: 23331

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Periaswamy sir,
Pls read my post again. Where do I say india should only provide _just_ cheap labor.
by schinnas
12 Nov 2017 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 404
Views: 23331

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

ramana wrote:In 1965 the Gulf region switched from the Indian rupee to the US dollar.

One of the chess moves of 1965 war.

And the US is very innocent.


This is a less discussed or known topic. If you or someone who has analysed this turn of events were to post your thoughts it would be very much appreciated.
by schinnas
12 Nov 2017 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 404
Views: 23331

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Couldn't disagree more with you. If all you think that US got for protecting Saudi was to get bribed, u r mistaken. Saudi and gulf are the foundation of perro dollar based US economic domination of the world. US Saudi is not just a win win, its WIN (US) and win (Saudi). Regarding Saudi being racist,...
by schinnas
12 Nov 2017 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 404
Views: 23331

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

This is also great opportunity for India + Japan and India + South Korea to partner and form JVs to bid for mega projects world over. Japan and So Ko can bring financing, technology and highly skilled workforce, India can provide end to end IT, semi skilled workforce at scale and enture service indu...
by schinnas
12 Nov 2017 21:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 404
Views: 23331

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

US would be loathe to allow chinese construction companies in Saudi. MBS himself wouldn't want Turkish companies. US and EU companies are expensive. Time to closely with with MBS to ensure that we help in their major infra projects and help build their new global city and fully provide their IT infr...
by schinnas
12 Nov 2017 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 404
Views: 23331

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

SSji, MBS is brazen and rash but at the same time seems calculated and ruthless unlike Trump who chooses to indulge in empty bravado. MBS is changing the dynamics in middle East in such a short time that has no parallels in modern history (with exception of Iraq war). The embargo on Qatar, forced re...
by schinnas
12 Nov 2017 16:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 404
Views: 23331

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

If KSA breaks up into 3, oil prices can tumble or at worst exhibit momentary instability before nose diving. If MBS becomes a powerful dictator like uncle 11, oil prices will stabilize and the power behind extremism will continue to exist unabated. India needs to make clear its preference and woek t...
by schinnas
11 Nov 2017 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1360
Views: 165902

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

If Preethi Barara still had a job, it would have been interesting to see what he would have done.
by schinnas
11 Nov 2017 13:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 215869

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Nawaz to attend Raiwind Ijtema on Sunday Now, the Tablighi-Jama'at run ijtemas at Raiwind are never missed by Nawaz Sharif and his family. He donates generously too. Of course, most top political, military, bureaucratic and judicial figures attend this intense religious congregation. Now, Tablighi ...
by schinnas
11 Nov 2017 12:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 404
Views: 23331

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

My guess is that MBS is both calculative and ruthless. He seems to have already consolidated his power and additionally has a mercenary army headed by Paki Sharif at his disposal to put down any resistance. He seems determined to be the dictator of KSA for next several decades given his current youn...
by schinnas
11 Nov 2017 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1360
Views: 165902

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

ashish raval wrote: Donald trump perhaps does not understand economics well to realise that if world stops using dollar from trading they shall be doomed..


Everyone in US knows it very well and US hasn't shied away from using military power to remove any threats to petro-dollar.
by schinnas
29 Oct 2017 00:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1360
Views: 165902

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

srinebula wrote:
chetak wrote:Also, there is a scary and really empowered angel who watches over Modi and whose loyalties to Modi are unquestionable.


Sir, any clues as to who this empowered angel is?


It may fly like a dove.
by schinnas
27 Oct 2017 03:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 432
Views: 49168

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

hanumadu wrote:The total failure of Bolt and Zest is a disappointment. They were supposed to be the break out platforms for Tata.


No. They were based on vista platform. Only Tiago was the first car based on their new design language with 100% ground up design.
by schinnas
25 Oct 2017 21:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 432
Views: 49168

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Its still early days but Tata Nexon is a sales success already. It was launched towards end of Sept and within 10 days, claimed to #10 slot, competing against Maruthi Vitara Brezza and the like. No mean feat. Tiago hasnt had any engine or quality complaints yet since it's launch indicating that Tata...
by schinnas
25 Oct 2017 01:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 471928

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Tata nano was a paradigm-changing product. Too bad it did not find market acceptance. :( True...That was more of a marketing disaster...But its been 8 years and they are still trying to push it down the customers throat without any major improvement...Atleast create a new car in the same platform w...
by schinnas
21 Oct 2017 16:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3773
Views: 260887

Re: Internal Security Watch

US elites don't run deep state. Among elites, may be as many have Taiwanese or HK or Japanese wife's as they have mainland chinese.
by schinnas
20 Oct 2017 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3773
Views: 260887

Re: Internal Security Watch

One of the things we should take for granted now given the establishment of strategic partnership between India and US and the doubling down of Indian relationship with Israel is that our ELINT capabilities would have improved substantially. Also intelligence sharing on Pukis and Cheen.
by schinnas
20 Oct 2017 01:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 215869

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

US deep state gradually has made a clear preference for India. Part of the reason is it got disillusioned with two things 1. Ill conceived notion that US can manage radical islam to further its ends and it waking up to the double dealing of Pakistan. 2. Realizing that peaceful rise of China is nothi...
by schinnas
19 Oct 2017 21:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 902720

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

UB-ji,
Corruption is a cancer. No good solution can be arrived at with a system that is corrupt for most part.

However with technology corruption cam be curtailed and efficiency brought in. Example: passport issue and renewal process.
by schinnas
13 Oct 2017 14:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2378
Views: 266402

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Moving all traction to electric is long overdue and Godspeed to that initiative.
by schinnas
12 Oct 2017 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1360
Views: 165902

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Nikki Haley would be good for India precisely because she will see through machinations of Pakistan and China and read their bluffs correctly. She may not be effusively praising India, but will be useful where it matters the most. For all his India friendliness, Tillerson can be taken for a ride by ...
by schinnas
02 Oct 2017 14:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4604
Views: 260959

Re: Deterrence

Munir Akram seems to be dreaming too much for a beggar nation and a near bankrupt economy.
by schinnas
30 Sep 2017 23:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 902720

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Prof. Xu Fancheng was a remarkably gifted scholar. The Mother of Sri Aurobindo ashram in Pondicherry had comments about his high intelligence. He had a very good understanding of vedanta and Indian philosophical testa and had also translated most of Sri Aurobindo's voluminous writings including poet...
by schinnas
16 Sep 2017 23:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 902720

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

UB ji, total rout of PLA unlikely. We can however manage to take some territory along the LoC and give them a severe drubbing similar to what Vietnamese gave them. Once a bully gets punched or slapped around in public, he cannot bully around anymore. Doklam was just a glaring match that we own. We d...
by schinnas
16 Sep 2017 14:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 902720

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

China and India: The Roots of Hostility (Mohan Malik analyzes in The Diplomat) Hari Seldon, thanks for posting it. The article is good and elaborates all the points that we have discussed here in this thread in the last few months. It concurs with our hypotheses of the Chinese behaviour. From the a...
by schinnas
09 Sep 2017 13:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 276507

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Pakistan elites are used to demanding from US. Pakistan elites also tend to think of themselves as TFTA and model their behavior like Americans. They will get slapped around if they try it with Chinese who seem to be getting tired of the relentless baksheesh demanded of them.

:ROFL:
by schinnas
04 Sep 2017 12:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 902720

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

It is a win for India. We failed to name LeT and JeM in Goa declaration. Now, this should hurt both Cheen and Pakistan. How can Cheen justify putting technical hold on JeM chief when BRICs declaration on its soil condemned them by name. My guess is that China wouldn't extend the tech hold on Azar wh...
by schinnas
04 Sep 2017 00:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 902720

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

They did this for Obama as well, didn't they?
by schinnas
03 Sep 2017 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 118856

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

While Cheen propping up Pakistan and NoKo happened for different reasons and each partnership has its own strategic utility vs India and US + Japan respectively, I expect that Cheen is now evolving a policy of strategic depth where in these Munna states will be used for a second strike capability in...
by schinnas
29 Aug 2017 16:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 276507

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Habib Bank's, owner I think is The Aga Khan. Majority owner is Government of Pakistan Habib bank is also the largest bank in Pakistan. Though it is listed as a private bank in some instances, it seems it is minority owned by government with Aga Khan foundation being the 51% majority owner and contr...
by schinnas
29 Aug 2017 10:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 902720

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

SSridhar ji,
Congratulations on yet another accurate prediction. Did you factor in North Korea factor into this. Both SCS tensions and North Korea-US spat seems to have reduced the leverage Cheen had.

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