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by Cyrano
16 Feb 2021 15:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 373471

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Initially I gave Disha Ravi some benefit of doubt. Following the Delhi Police's press conference yesterday where they have shared a bunch of details to counter the "innocent 21 year old student arrested since the Govt is panicking" narrative, and her own admission that she did edit the too...
by Cyrano
16 Feb 2021 14:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8871

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

gpurewal seems to have disappeared, went back to the land of pure ?! LoL
by Cyrano
15 Feb 2021 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 54108

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Signal similarly asks me to re-authenticate with a NIP passwd very frequently. Not sure why such repeated authentications are needed.
by Cyrano
15 Feb 2021 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5841
Views: 848209

Re: Understanding the US - Again

ok ! sorry about that
by Cyrano
14 Feb 2021 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 373471

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

After all the investigation Govt could find just one 21 yr old Indian woman? Her story does look like a starry eyed head in the clouds young female - there are thousands of them in India, may be in our own families - who did something woke, similar or worse things were done by so many people with no...
by Cyrano
14 Feb 2021 14:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2018
Views: 226109

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

“Accept that for the foreseeable future the United States and China will have incompatible political systems and two fundamentally opposed concepts about the sources of political legitimacy and how best to organize societies;” Just confirms that US has abandoned all intent of seeing democracy in Ch...
by Cyrano
13 Feb 2021 15:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8871

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

gpurewal, Turdeau has done immense damage to India-Canada ties with his antics during his last India visit on top of carrying a known Khalistani sympathiser in his entourage. He rightly deserves criticism for being unable to see the India beyond Punjab. His entire India view seems to be conditioned ...
by Cyrano
13 Feb 2021 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3642
Views: 780480

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Raja_m, Thats is a plausible theory from a military perspective. Going by the recent budget, Navy has the least outlay as it has been for many years. Coming to the disengagement agreement at Pangog-Tso, it seems IA will not go beyond Finger 3, and PLA will stay at Sirijap and not come down beyond F8...
by Cyrano
13 Feb 2021 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 373471

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Mind is like milk. Once it curdles needs a miracle to undo. Experiential realisation cannot be taught (by definition) or compensated for with a ritual like dunking in water. Thats why there is no conversion process in Hinduism. Ghar Wapasi only works for those rare adults whose mind hasn't curdled a...
by Cyrano
13 Feb 2021 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5841
Views: 848209

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Gents, take your traffic woes and crash videos elsewhere, there are tons of places for that.
Dhanyavaad !
by Cyrano
13 Feb 2021 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 373471

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

AshishA, The piskology behind Hindu hatred IMO boils down to this: The Hindus have figured out that there are no absolutes, that all Reality is in fact Maya and are able to deal with it and thrive in it. The non-Indic faiths need absolutes to exist. When they see a Hindu and realise what that Hindu ...
by Cyrano
13 Feb 2021 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 54108

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Twitter vs India that logic applies backwards too. twitter cannot delete/deplatform folks without a court order. Err not exactly. Twitter seems to say, just because the order comes from a democratically elected govt, it doesn't automatically mean such demand is as per that country's laws. They are ...
by Cyrano
12 Feb 2021 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8871

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

Turdeau obviously won't tell how he got some sense knocked into him by NaMo :)

Expecting EAM SJ and Doval getting visibly active on Canadian matters soon.
by Cyrano
12 Feb 2021 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3642
Views: 780480

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Inexplicable aggression and inexplicable rollback (if thats what it really is now) by the Chinese. I don't like inexplicables in geopolitics, especially regarding expansionist China. There is something more than meets the eye here. Not discernible what it is. There is no victory here, the Chinese ag...
by Cyrano
12 Feb 2021 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3642
Views: 780480

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Note the discussion on Point 3 of RM's statement from 25:00 onwards:
by Cyrano
12 Feb 2021 01:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5675
Views: 1148245

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

if we are speculating, might as well speculate that NaMo told Biden that American lefty support to farmer agitation has pissed him off, and he will attack across the border to get some political space, which alarmed Biden and he agreed to squeeze Xi's mustard grains hard enough that the Chinese agre...
by Cyrano
12 Feb 2021 00:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5675
Views: 1148245

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

India no longer has the level assurance that we once did of allied support in the event of things taking an escalatory turn, and in recalculating contingencies, has determined the best available option is to accept a face-saving climbdown on the best terms we can get. India did not get into this co...
by Cyrano
11 Feb 2021 23:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5675
Views: 1148245

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Rudradev ji, What did Trump actually do to contain China besides just screaming China-China-China virus? Instead of walking out of WHO he should have wrested back control and got the Chinese stooge fired, should have rammed a bunch of inspectors down the dragon's throat last March itself etc etc. bu...
by Cyrano
11 Feb 2021 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5422
Views: 948929

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Thank you Cyrano Ji, this is very helpful. Never ceases to amaze me how erudite our MEA is. A vital post. I hope our IFS folks deputed in various countries understand the arguments and the articulation of SJ and are able to put fwd these positions in their own interactions. There is lot of addition...
by Cyrano
11 Feb 2021 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5422
Views: 948929

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

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LVMH is behind Rihanna's Fenty
by Cyrano
11 Feb 2021 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3642
Views: 780480

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Kailash Range heights are NOT the same as Pangong Lake's south and north banks, they are several kms away, to the east of Spangur gap, and our positions there are on our side of LAC, in an undisputed zone.

Is Brahma Chellany preempting something?
by Cyrano
11 Feb 2021 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3642
Views: 780480

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I would have liked Chinese Def Minister to make a statement first, and if his statement is as per what was agreed, then Indian Def Minister confirm the same, or refute/correct. Now Rajnath has made a statement first, if PLA doesnt follow through or Chinese DM says something else, it will lead to all...
by Cyrano
11 Feb 2021 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 373471

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

vijayk wrote:He should do work not waste time on speeches. What a nonsense?


Eh ?! Indian Parliament is in session. Law minister responding to member's question and clarifying the Govts position for the house, the Indian people and the world. This is work saar !
by Cyrano
11 Feb 2021 16:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5422
Views: 948929

Re: M

............. I remember EAM S Jaishankar's interviews last year which made these points very clearly with phoren interviewers and many were dumbstruck to respond, because they suddenly realised they were looking at India through an alien prism and and asking why India is not fitting into their cli...
by Cyrano
10 Feb 2021 14:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5422
Views: 948929

M

Agree Suraj ji, you expressed it more clearly than I did. The classic definitions and social classes that form "left" and "right" in the developed anglophone world don't fit in India's context. Even "religion" which is an Abrahamic concept doesnt help understand Hindu D...
by Cyrano
09 Feb 2021 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5422
Views: 948929

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

If you look at NaMo's big programs, they are all leftist dreams in the developed world. Piped water, toilets, gas connections, health insurance, education, hospitals, public infra are all based on leftist/socialist view of govt taxing and spending to reduce inequality. (We cant tax to death business...
by Cyrano
09 Feb 2021 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 373471

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Deep Sidhu has been arrested by Delhi police, will start spilling beans now
by Cyrano
09 Feb 2021 00:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 307024

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Seems like India is the last place left on earth where significant conversion targets can be achieved by targeting Hindus.

Meahwile Shankaracharya, Jeeyar swami et al are doing meetings to come up with what, we don't know.
by Cyrano
08 Feb 2021 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5183
Views: 817172

Re: Internal Security Watch

Seems he borrowed heavily to play in stocks and lost. Not sure how he managed that despite booming markets. Coimbatore also has Sadhguru's Isha ashram.
by Cyrano
08 Feb 2021 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 307024

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Rony wrote:Listen to Jaishankar's speech at Intellectuals meet in Vijayawada

Nice speech by EAM SJ, relevant and realistic. BJP needs to do this a lot more in AP, TS and all of southern states for the next 4 years to renew their mandate at the centre and hopefully win some state elections.
by Cyrano
08 Feb 2021 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10192
Views: 1183908

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

US and UK's attitude to corner and hoard vaccines has been of exemplary greed. US not using doses efficiently (heck they cant even track where they are) and wasting doses, UK acting like a black-marketeer. China - snake oil peddler whom no one trusts now. Europe - incoherent and powerless, like the ...
by Cyrano
08 Feb 2021 16:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 373471

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

"Nationalistic" is a bad adjective only when viewed from an ex-colonialist and WW-II perspective. Its a very positive and necessary quality from an ex-colonised people's perspective. Don't have to let the west always (re)define the terms and with it, the narrative. Arrey Meena ansi hai, wa...
by Cyrano
08 Feb 2021 16:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 373471

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

BJP/RSS should appreciate Meena Harris Indian roots, her genuine concern for India and invite her to come join them, since they are also fighting the same issues, violence, anti-nationalism, labour rights (including farm labour) and a lot more.
by Cyrano
08 Feb 2021 15:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5422
Views: 948929

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Yeah, a significant portion also thinks the earth is flat and moon landing is fake and Darwin's theory is false. Lot of overlap between these "significant thinkers". Republicans are fast becoming a bucket for fringe loonies. But that will not help, because Trump's new MAGA Party will cut t...
by Cyrano
08 Feb 2021 14:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 373471

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Unfortunately that is a self goal. And sign of how we bought into British narrative that caused this division, which we couldn't come out of even after 4 decades. Irrespective of the legislation, its time to bring Sikhs and Hindus closer and stand more united than ever, and keep countering that narr...
by Cyrano
08 Feb 2021 13:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 373471

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^That is because in daily life, business, governance or even politics, Indians do not see Sikhs as fundamentally different to themselves. Sikhs are Indians, they are turban wearing (for very specific reasons) Hindus . They carry strong regional linguistic and cultural uniqueness, with unique as we...
by Cyrano
07 Feb 2021 17:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 373471

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I said the above in the context of BJP trying to win future parliamentary elections.

Modi ji will (I hope) continue to be a guiding force like "Bhishma pitamaha + Krishna" rolled into one, even if he retires into some Himalayan gufa for tapass.
by Cyrano
07 Feb 2021 17:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 373471

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If Modi is going to not stay in office in 4 may be 6 years, the next ten leaders need to step up and work together, create the same level of image and trust with pan-indian electorate. If a new high impact uber leader like Modi doesn't clearly stand out, at least a solid united team must emerge and ...

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