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by Cyrano
11 Jun 2020 16:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1415664

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Ghettos spread out horizontally or concentrated vertically are a bad thing. They become islands where information distortion will invariably breed communalism. There are suburbs of Paris and Brussels which were left to ghettoise like this and law enforcement agencies would no longer date to enter. W...
by Cyrano
11 Jun 2020 15:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1704
Views: 229511

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

m_saini, OT posts that fret & speculate over the past add nothing to the present or future dynamics with Nepal. Please take your stuff elsewhere. Coming back to the topic, the raise of a communist party to power in Nepal would have already raised some antennas in MEA and RAW. There have been rep...
by Cyrano
11 Jun 2020 15:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1415664

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

MEA S Jaishankar is a gem !
by Cyrano
08 Jun 2020 14:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1037845

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

Deans, The PLAGF can surely drag the discussions for a couple of months while all the time increasing its buildup and allowing its troops to acclimatise by end August in bases close to LAC or further away in Tibet. That still leaves them a 3 month window to attempt some serious action. India's advan...
by Cyrano
08 Jun 2020 13:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 706171

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Because they were shot down using a Chinese made "gulel" (slingshot).
by Cyrano
08 Jun 2020 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10230
Views: 1189057

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Good to see most people wearing masks !
by Cyrano
07 Jun 2020 22:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1037845

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

Came across an interesting argument somewhere on yootyoob: China or more exactly CCP will never engage in a full scale war and risk body bags coming back because as a nation that has adopted a forced one child policy for long, soldiers dying on the war front will lead to as many families losing the ...
by Cyrano
07 Jun 2020 19:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1037845

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

Face saver is simple - both sides agree to revert to status quo ante positions and initiate a series of discussions/negotiations to resolve all pending border disputes with an unspecified timeline. And make statements about multifaceted cooperation to fight pandemics, improve cultural ties, blah bla...
by Cyrano
07 Jun 2020 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5841
Views: 848972

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Trump has no deep rooted moral or ideological underpinnings. He reacts on the basis of unfolding events and does what suits him personally, and doesnt really care if it suits the GOP or the country or NATO or anyone else in the world. He doesn't care about any legacy, perhaps he will if he gets a se...
by Cyrano
07 Jun 2020 18:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1037845

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

If India's demand is that Chinese Army must withdraw to April's "status quo ante" positions, then we are not imposing any costs for this Chinese misadventure. Makes us look weak to the Chinese. There has to be a punitive element in our demands so that the other side thinks twice before ta...
by Cyrano
07 Jun 2020 16:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1037845

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

Quad = Chinese Nukes irrelevant
by Cyrano
07 Jun 2020 15:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1037845

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

When the winter is over and ice thaws, they will surely take up these new positions again, nibbling some territory and gaining tactical advantages. But more importantly they will have proved that they can get away with such aggressions if India does not hold its ground, compel them to retreat AND ex...
by Cyrano
07 Jun 2020 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3860
Views: 796705

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

Thanks, does that mean the air strips on the bases where the Rafale will be operating from, will be equipped with steel wire arresting systems for emergency recovery? If not this feature simply adds weight, cost and some maintenance overhead.
by Cyrano
07 Jun 2020 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 579
Views: 154552

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Any new indigenous fighter be it ORCA or TEDBF must incorporate stealth elements, some level of TVC, sensor fusion, network centric capabilities AND associated A2A & A2G missile development to make it a potent package. In hindsight, IAF's tall requirements for LCA 30+ years ago have made it a re...
by Cyrano
07 Jun 2020 14:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1037845

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

If India's demand is that Chinese Army must withdraw to April's "status quo ante" positions, then we are not imposing any costs for this Chinese misadventure. Makes us look weak to the Chinese. There has to be a punitive element in our demands so that the other side thinks twice before tak...
by Cyrano
05 Jun 2020 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3860
Views: 796705

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

What is that tail hook like structure between the engines?
by Cyrano
14 May 2020 18:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6238
Views: 1434069

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

There is lot of talk about "antiquated labour laws" in India that need to be reformed. I havent been able to find any clear examples of such laws and their impact, or how the recent reforms change the labour conditions.

Any sources forum members can point to would be great.

Thanks
by Cyrano
11 May 2020 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5841
Views: 848972

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/americas-racial-contract-showing/611389/

Worth a read !
by Cyrano
09 May 2020 15:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 92361

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

5 things India can do to reform the WHO

[youtube]https://youtu.be/v=X7zgwJUyCes[/youtube]
https://youtu.be/X7zgwJUyCes
by Cyrano
09 May 2020 00:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 588
Views: 110905

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

A sign of things to come ?

DD, AIR news bulletins broadcast weather report of PoK cities ..

Read more at:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... aign=cppst
by Cyrano
09 May 2020 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2462
Views: 361631

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Get involved in internal political processs in Afghanistan, US urges India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/75631499.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst Something that was to be expected. US/Trump administration has no time or interest in Afghan...
by Cyrano
26 Apr 2020 14:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10230
Views: 1189057

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Anything coming out of Trump is a “misquote” :lol: Don’t watch his briefings for any value other than for entertainment purposes. Constantly peddling rumors, lies and partisan extremism. No substance. This is what Trump was talking about, treatment developed by Cedars Sinai Hospital. Basically a UV...
by Cyrano
26 Apr 2020 14:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10230
Views: 1189057

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Its a sad state of affairs in US politics right now. We have an impeached crazy monkey in power and headless chicken hoping to dislodge him in November. The level of intellectual and ideological bankruptcy across the spectrum is appalling and depressing. While Trump may appear favourable to India, h...
by Cyrano
26 Apr 2020 13:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5841
Views: 848972

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Americans agitating against China should simply stop buying needless Chinese junk. Consumer behaviour the world over is fuelling China's exports, companies are simply cashing in. If you work in a low paying job (or two) and have a family with small children, you have to buy from dollar or 99c store...
by Cyrano
26 Apr 2020 12:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10230
Views: 1189057

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I've been watching Trump's daily briefings for a while since there is so little high quality real time entertainment these days. Its clear that he suffers from a lot of personality disorders that would earn epithets like jerk, idiot, maniac, toxic.... One of these disorders is the compulsive need to...
by Cyrano
26 Apr 2020 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5841
Views: 848972

Re: Understanding the US - Again

House Democrats investigating unproven Covid-19 antibody tests [url]When antibody testing is being used in other countries relatively successfully, then there is no reason why the FDA should delay by re-inventing the wheel. The US medical and pharmaceutical lobby is intent on ripping off the public...
by Cyrano
25 Apr 2020 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 588
Views: 110905

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Instead of fixating on the wall, we should fix the other side.

The only Wall mankind really needs was made in 1979, by Pink Floyd :wink: :P
by Cyrano
25 Apr 2020 14:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1415664

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Hyderabad numbers seem off. What is the data source link ?
by Cyrano
25 Apr 2020 13:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5841
Views: 848972

Re: Understanding the US - Again

House Democrats investigating unproven Covid-19 antibody tests https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/24/politics/house-oversight-investigating-covid-19-antibody-tests-invs/index.html Trump had been harping "test are coming, tests are coming"... "because we spoke to the FDA and got them to e...
by Cyrano
25 Apr 2020 13:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10230
Views: 1189057

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This virus is devious to say the least: Young and middle-aged people, barely sick with covid-19, are dying from strokes Doctors sound alarm about patients in their 30s and 40s left debilitated or dead. Some didn’t even know they were infected. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04/24/strokes...
by Cyrano
23 Apr 2020 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5841
Views: 848972

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Americans agitating against China should simply stop buying needless Chinese junk. Consumer behaviour the world over is fuelling China's exports, companies are simply cashing in.
by Cyrano
23 Apr 2020 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10230
Views: 1189057

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There are now reports of traces of Corona virus being detected in non-drinking water sources in Paris region in France. 4 out of 27 samples recently tested showed traces of virus presence. This water is mostly used for cleaning public spaces and gardening. Water contamination is perhaps inevitable g...
by Cyrano
23 Apr 2020 00:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5677
Views: 1149815

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

A day after India imposed FDI restrictions mandating review of investments by countries with a shared land border, reports indicate China has once again started showing Arunachal Pradesh as its own territory in recently released maps. It means they are smarting from India's move. Time to call their ...
by Cyrano
22 Apr 2020 13:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4823
Views: 510614

Re: Deterrence

Poorly researched article, peddling a dumb viewpoint
by Cyrano
21 Apr 2020 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5841
Views: 848972

Re: Understanding the US - Again

As long as he keeps self congratulating his voters will vote for him.
by Cyrano
20 Apr 2020 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5677
Views: 1149815

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

GOI should buy out the 8B$ investment and be done with it
by Cyrano
20 Apr 2020 13:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1415664

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Thanks Bart S for bringing back sanity and substance to this topic

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