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by schinnas
25 Oct 2017 21:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 423
Views: 36931

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: 421409

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: 3614
Views: 197154

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: 3614
Views: 197154

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: 187177

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: 812201

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: 2102
Views: 198318

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: 970
Views: 111034

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: 4372
Views: 209010

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: 812201

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: 812201

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: 812201

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: 250945

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: 812201

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: 812201

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: 1083
Views: 80900

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: 250945

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: 812201

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.
by schinnas
28 Aug 2017 21:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

Of all the Indian media WION news got it right. They interviewed all the right people from N.D Nalapat to Brahma Challaney and rightly called it as a big diplomatic victory for India and a severe loss of face and loss of credibility by Chinese in South Asia. All the experts interviewed were unanimou...
by schinnas
28 Aug 2017 16:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

>>What has happened is that China and India have both went back to pre June 2017 status quo in the region. This is the only thing we need clarity on. As I stated in one earlier post, the full details will come little later. The Chinese, despite all their spin have not said anything about road const...
by schinnas
28 Aug 2017 15:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

I think Modi/Doval were naieve as they could not hold on.... But you want us to believe otherwise, what a naievety, we know that we would not be able to do the same again after a week, once the Han start the same thing again. You are being naieve here. Both parties patrolling disputed territory is ...
by schinnas
28 Aug 2017 14:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

Wow.. a diplomatic solution worked out even before CPC summit! Contrary to most of our predictions in BRF including mine. While I expected a localized conflict, many expected the issue to fester until CPC summit gets over. From the MEA statement and that of China, it is clear that: 1. Both sides wil...
by schinnas
28 Aug 2017 12:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 250945

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

For the first time, US backs India on Kashmir http://inwww.rediff.com/news/column/for-the-first-time-us-backs-india-on-kashmir/20170828.htm 'It is for the first time in 70 years that the US has come out totally in India's favour on the Kashmir issue,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). On August 21...
by schinnas
26 Aug 2017 16:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 250945

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

schinnas-ji, countries do not normally change their policies drastically (I am not speaking of minor course corrections) just because of a change of a President or Prime Minister. ..... The US has embraced Islamism blatantly from the days of Hassan al-Banna of the Muslim Brotherhood. Wahhabis were ...
by schinnas
26 Aug 2017 11:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 250945

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

SS-ji, Trump and his inner core of supporters are different in their viewpoint on Pakistan. Unlike previous US leaders and state dept who think of the issue as transactional which gives rise to naivete such as giving Kashmir valley to Pakistan will result in lasting peace in Indian sub continent, Tr...
by schinnas
25 Aug 2017 22:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

I don't see why IoT sensors are needed (a few could be dropped into the big lizard dams, sure). Soldiers are near these rivers (I HOPE!!!!) and can call in the water level. It's critical to road access through the valleys anyway so their lives depend on it. Indian govt machinery including army work...
by schinnas
25 Aug 2017 15:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

Shiv sir...I had looked into the maps (perhaps not at the level of depth you have done) a while ago. The problem with floods is that average waterflow data is useless. If your assertion is that China can not materially impact Indian water security other than by majorly screwing up entire Himalayan r...
by schinnas
25 Aug 2017 11:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

The latest tweets by Himant Biswa of Assam are that China is releasing dam waters to coincide with the rains and causing flooding, else there should be no flooding this year. https://twitter.com/himantabiswa/status/900372182760542208 https://twitter.com/himantabiswa/status/900372070420197377 I like...
by schinnas
23 Aug 2017 07:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 970
Views: 111034

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The new policy is a significant moment. Indian involvement in the new strategy would have been already discussed and mutually agreed upon. However grandstanding on this helps Trump to show a minor foreign policy victory as if his negotiation skills brought India to be involved in Afghanistan. In fac...
by schinnas
22 Aug 2017 19:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

Here is an example of the kind of challenge we face to support the deployment at the LAC. This is on the way to Nathu La in Sikkim but it is still passable unlike many other points. Forget about the condition of the road for the moment but how fast can we travel through such a maze? Is this the the...
by schinnas
21 Aug 2017 22:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

+1. India never shared border with China but only Tibet. While Nehru was fooling by all means, he wasn't the aggressor despite ordering his ill equipped army to throw out Chinese occupiers. China has been the aggressor from 1950s and with every passing year their inimical actions against India have ...
by schinnas
21 Aug 2017 22:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

This word is used to paint India as aggressor. For some reason, China has been consistent in its theme to paint India as aggressor, even at the cost of any loss of face that would mean to its audience who are concerned about China's middle kingdom and supelpowel image. This indicates that China will...
by schinnas
20 Aug 2017 15:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1065
Views: 90718

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

Bangalore real estate has dropped on average by 10% to 20% in the past couple of years in some areas such as whitefield. The most affected seem to be luxury properties such as Villas, Penthouses, etc. However, the price hasn't fully tanked as owners and builders are refusing to accept reality. In mo...
by schinnas
20 Aug 2017 15:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

Pankajs, The point is China can present any bombardment of Dolam to their populace as a face saver before winter is over as having evicted Indians. And if Chinese also withdraw from the area citing winter, why would India re-occupy the place as it is Bhutanese territory? Thats why I have been sugges...
by schinnas
20 Aug 2017 15:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

Now Botswana shows middle finger to Chinese reptiles by standing firm behind its invitation to H.H. Dalai Lama despite reptile making threats public and private. President Ian Khama blasts China: We are not your colony http://www.botswanaguardian.co.bw/news/item/2761-khama-blasts-china.html
by schinnas
20 Aug 2017 15:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

@rajfortyseven
#China #PLA pelts stones at #India Army Video geolocated 33 43 12N 78 45 49E
PLA regularly violates engagement procedures stipulated earlier

https://twitter.com/rajfortyseven/statu ... 1557891072
by schinnas
20 Aug 2017 15:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

How will Chinese use of force in Doklam manifest? If at all it chooses to use force, its strategy will be based on technological warfare with overwhelming use of PGM and cyber warfare. It will restrict its initial offensive to the Doklam and Sikkim Sector, but would be prepared for escalation to ot...
by schinnas
20 Aug 2017 13:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

Regarding the tussle video, no need to worry whether Indians are in left or right or whether we come across as winning or not in that video. Chinese were larger in number than ITBP patrol and came prepared to attack and injure us without using firearms. However, their goal met a failure as they were...
by schinnas
20 Aug 2017 13:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

CNN: Indian Media Mocks Xi Jinping after Xinghua racist video http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/18/asia/china-xinhua-india-video/index.html Must watch video by India Today is here: https://twitter.com/i/web/status/898250064518291456 When it comes to creativity and media, China is no match to India. Ch...
by schinnas
20 Aug 2017 09:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 812201

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

If I watch the video anymore, my eyes will start hurting.. will try after few hours. But it seems to me that there are more chinese and who have come prepared for a fist fight... Notice how after the tussle started, chinese flag bearers join the fist fight while ITBP flag bearers keep holding the fl...

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