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by Cyrano
07 Feb 2021 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8873

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

Trudeau govt wakes up to death threat to PM Modi, provides security to envoys <<< The Trudeau government last Friday instructed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to provide protection to the Indian embassies in Ottawa and Vancouver after external affairs minister S Jaishankar spoke to his Canadian ...
by Cyrano
07 Feb 2021 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 738
Views: 205174

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Does exporting LCA to a foreign country require that country to be cleared for export by US as well since it uses a GE engine? And by Israel for the Elta radar ? What kind of technology solutions and agreement clauses must India put in place to prevent a foreign country from using Tejas against us s...
by Cyrano
06 Feb 2021 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 307066

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

Of course, yesteryear stalwarts like B Narsing Rao, Dr C Narayana Reddy and Kaloji must be remembered as well, but where are their successors ?
by Cyrano
06 Feb 2021 15:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 307066

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

Vayutuvan, Thanks to its feudal past, Nizam exploitation, resource poor arid geography and tribal belts, Telangana region has had stunted economic growth for decades. Illiteracy, superstition and caste oppression we(a)re rampant. Decades of Naxal movement further plunged the region into lack of publ...
by Cyrano
06 Feb 2021 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 705980

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

The web is abuzz about Iranian Revolutionary Guards doing a surgical strike in Western Pak to free two of their soldiers captured by Jaish ul-Adl

Iran carries out surgical strike inside Pakistan's territory: Report

Pakis as usual in H&D (hide and deny) rona dhona paradox
by Cyrano
04 Feb 2021 18:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 374061

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I would suggest to add Advocate J Sai Deepak and The Indic Collective Trust he is part of, to this list.
by Cyrano
04 Feb 2021 01:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 374061

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Namo must dismiss Dehli Govt and bring under President's rule.

And jail Kejri and book him under every law he has broken, there are dozens.
by Cyrano
03 Feb 2021 16:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3849
Views: 795087

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

"Schuss" to succeed Babuc ! Rafale Solo Display https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/image/3fSqufoGsi-IxN17JuAl0luKgDc/930x620/regions/2021/01/29/60142612a617b_2020_asap_035_d_001_009-5176082.jpg https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/image/SwJh8TjCGStV_zDTHUicezuIwGM/930x688/regions/2...
by Cyrano
03 Feb 2021 15:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 705980

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Atmavik wrote:chinis are playing cricket in gwadar.

Criminal waste of water in such an arid zone
by Cyrano
01 Feb 2021 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3643
Views: 780900

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

Chinese submarine sailors report significant mental health problems in rare study A Chinese ballistic missile submarine takes part in a military parade in the Yellow Sea in 2019. Hong Kong (CNN)More than 1 in 5 sailors on Chinese submarines operating in the South China Sea reported mental health pr...
by Cyrano
30 Jan 2021 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 705980

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Now a coverup to avoid the obvious embarrassment for the establishment:

Where’s the proof?
by Cyrano
30 Jan 2021 00:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 705980

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Ex-ISI chief Asad Durrani has been interacting with India's RAW since 2008: defence ministry

Allegations flying around that he was on RAW's payroll for years, Pak establishment nickers in a twist :rotfl:
by Cyrano
29 Jan 2021 14:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 374061

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Tikait could have a career in Bollywood, seeing the way he is expressing NavaRasa on TV.

I can't imagine why the Govt is backing off for such 2 bit nobodys, only emboldens them to do further nautanki and damage.
by Cyrano
28 Jan 2021 23:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 374061

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

mmasand, that is the case now, but if left unchecked this will grow like a cancer, everywhere. We are seeing signs of metastasis already. Why are Indian Ambassadors in Canada and US not lodging protests, condemning vocally in the media, criticising supporting entities, businesses etc? Pathetic that ...
by Cyrano
28 Jan 2021 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5841
Views: 848687

Re: Understanding the US - Again

US wakes up to threat of domestic terrorism from homegrown eextremists <<== This is Trump's enduring legacy. He has put his Bhasmasura Hastha on his father's businesses, the Presidency, Senate Majority, GOP, now USA itself will face a homegrown threat for years to come. Hope Kamala will be his Mohi...
by Cyrano
28 Jan 2021 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 374061

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Someone sent me a WhatsApp video of a long Khalistan Rally on the highways around NYC area on 26th Jan. The rally was slowing traffic because the hundred+ cars/SUVs were driving queued up with turbaned men leaning out of the windows waving square yellow Khalistan flags, some cars are seen displaying...
by Cyrano
28 Jan 2021 16:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 374061

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Mera Border Khali Karo !!

Delhiites spurred by Zee News are mobilising to evict Anti Farm Law protesters, lot of response from common people who are fed up with over 2 months of inconvenience and unwilling to tolerate anti national elements.
by Cyrano
28 Jan 2021 14:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 54149

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Quite funny. A Trump supporter fact checking ? Thats even more funny. Twitter should have banned Trump for uncivilty, ad homenim attacks, slander, racism and spreading falsehoods long ago. They would have done it if he wasn't POTUS. It was important to let the world see what the POTUS really is, but...
by Cyrano
28 Jan 2021 14:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5183
Views: 817594

Re: Internal Security Watch

The key takeaway for me from that article is not about the police gear but the conscious move to use low levels of force in defensive postures to calm things down rather than adopt aggressive posture that would have led to escalation and would have made both sides equal-equal in violent action. Now ...
by Cyrano
28 Jan 2021 13:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 374061

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Then what is the point of spending thousands of crores on army, police forces and intelligence if inaction is the best policy? Lakhs of government employees are employed to spy on us, limit of freedom and actively punish the population. Yet all this manpower and resources are expected to just lay b...
by Cyrano
28 Jan 2021 13:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 374061

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The Govt strategy seems to be, give them adequate space and time to let them expose themselves while not letting the situation go out of hands and make them lose popular support. The photogenic violence in Delhi with tractors, talwars and hoisting Sikh flags on Red Fort has achieved just that. Risky...
by Cyrano
27 Jan 2021 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 117
Views: 30477

Re: India-France news

French President Emmanuel Macron wishes India on 72nd Republic Day:

by Cyrano
27 Jan 2021 16:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6238
Views: 1433564

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Details are emerging of massive swindling of funds in the Polavaram project by TRS govt, whose Baghirathi video is posted above. PILs filed have revealed some data. Just within 4 out of 28 work packages that were allocated, evidence of prices quoted by vendors like BHEL etc overstated by several x ...
by Cyrano
27 Jan 2021 15:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10209
Views: 1185904

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Vayutuvan wrote:
Cyrano wrote:he cumulative effect of the factors above + lower hygiene standards leading to higher base immunity levels


Lower hygiene standards where? In India or Europe/US?


In India.
by Cyrano
25 Jan 2021 17:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 307066

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

Telangana state formation was a naked a power grab by Telangana elite who want to perpetuate the feudal system that existed for centuries. The oppressors and oppressed live to die in their own feudal "heritage". Congress played dirty politics and divided AP, then got shafted by the cunning...
by Cyrano
25 Jan 2021 16:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 54149

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Interesting developments regarding SM's ability to censor/censure : Facebook's oversight board to decide on Trump ban Trump will remain suspended while the board, a recently created body that can overrule the company's decisions on content, reviews the decision. Not easy to copy/paste with all the i...
by Cyrano
25 Jan 2021 16:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10209
Views: 1185904

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There could be simple factors such as air conditioning of houses, closed spaces and public places, plus insulation for winter times which prevents free air circulation that enables easy virus transmission IMHO. Conditions largely absent in Indian sub continent & SE Asia, along with greater sunli...
by Cyrano
25 Jan 2021 16:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3530
Views: 374061

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

vimal wrote:Pappu having free lunch in TN. Don't ask me from where.

Image


Pappu is the only one able to eat with a mask on !! :rotfl:
by Cyrano
25 Jan 2021 16:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6238
Views: 1433564

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

My bad, indeed I meant Kaleshwaram
by Cyrano
22 Jan 2021 17:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5668
Views: 705692

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Nothing gives more satisfaction than beating the racist pricks masquerading as a nation of jolly-fellas (thanks to American pop-culture). I remember those days a decade and half ago, when a few of us here in BRF called out the Australians as low class and low talent sportsmen who are milking a syst...
by Cyrano
22 Jan 2021 16:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Tech Industry Developments: Regulation, & Other Developments
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Tech Industry Developments: Regulation, & Other Developments

Well, Google just reached an agreement to pay news companies in France. Sooner or later all traditional news and media outlets who actually produce content will gang up against tech companies who profit from their content for free and rake in $$$ !
by Cyrano
22 Jan 2021 16:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6238
Views: 1433564

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Details are emerging of massive swindling of funds in the Polavaram project by TRS govt, whose Baghirathi video is posted above. PILs filed have revealed some data. Just within 4 out of 28 work packages that were allocated, evidence of prices quoted by vendors like BHEL etc overstated by several x f...
by Cyrano
21 Jan 2021 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5424
Views: 949903

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Mods: May be time to start this thread anew ?!
by Cyrano
21 Jan 2021 00:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5424
Views: 949903

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Congratulations to President Joe R Biden and Vice President Kamala D Harris ! I remain optimistic about the future of India-US relations under this new administration. Compared to the last time Dems were in power, India's stature and grown, and we have governance continuity that will help sustain an...
by Cyrano
19 Jan 2021 21:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4009
Views: 805432

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

IIRC there are just 2 vista dome coaches in the train rake, the rest are regular coaches. Thats why reserving them is so difficult. BTW, not just the submarine museum, but the Tu 142 aircraft museum right opposite is also a great visit when you are in Vizag !
by Cyrano
19 Jan 2021 21:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5668
Views: 705692

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Phenomenal self belief and team spirit by Team India under silent killer leadership of Rahane ! Well done boys for an unforgettable series & win !!!
by Cyrano
18 Jan 2021 16:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3136
Views: 413961

Re: Indian Roads Thread

More I see Gadkari speak and act, my respect grows for him. Another true gem in NaMo's team.
by Cyrano
18 Jan 2021 16:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4009
Views: 805432

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Travelled in vistadome coaches couple of years ago from Vizag to Araku valley. These coaches are very nice and must be deployed on all scenic routes.
by Cyrano
17 Jan 2021 03:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5841
Views: 848687

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I've lived in the US for some years too. I wrote the above mainly regarding the Trumpist/MAGA riot mob mentality. Of course and thank god, not all Americans are tied to their bloody past. In north-eastern melting pots like Baltimore, NY, Boston and many other cities on the west coast, I found mostly...

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