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by ShauryaT
22 Dec 2006 08:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 55657

Here is a good example of a wayward jingo (apologies, if I offend you) ... Alok: My understanding is you are a long term resident of the US, a country where there is a legally binding contract for every step you take. Tell me how many times have you wished, you read the fine print or even understoo...
by ShauryaT
22 Dec 2006 07:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 55657

shiv wrote:When that convention becomes inconvenient to the most powerful warriors at a future date - it gets flouted.
Was Geneva flouted? Did it apply?
by ShauryaT
22 Dec 2006 06:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 55657

Hyde Act simply lays down that INFCIRC540 must be the guiding model on which the Additional Protocol should be negotiated. India is free to negotiate its own. It is for the US Executive and US Legislature to determine how to reconcile that among themselves. India is certainly not free when guidelin...
by ShauryaT
21 Dec 2006 23:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 55657

Since that is being removed, the rest of the guidelines are negotiable, commensurate with India's power and influence at the time. Incorrect. The Hyde act specifically in Section 110 (1) says that the Additional Protocol by the IAEA can be only under the Information Circular 540, which is applicabl...
by ShauryaT
19 Dec 2006 01:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: NRI Investment in India and R2I Financial Concerns
Replies: 208
Views: 45596

The problem with trfr to NYC and then onward is, the moron who is supposed to be the manager of a business branch of BOFA couldn't get it after half an hour explanation witha a printout from HDFC site. I had to thank him for his time and walk away. The direct trfr was done by the CFO of my company ...
by ShauryaT
15 Dec 2006 07:24
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 36078

And this despite the fact, that by worldwide standards, much of the funding allocated to them is peanuts and all their structural problems- bureaucracy, low pay, manpower attrition, etc. What talk of full vertical integration within India then! You need funding commensurate with your ambitions. JCa...
by ShauryaT
06 Dec 2006 05:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 71545

He says he is willing to give up harping on the plebiscite. AFAIK, that is one of the cornerstones of paki's kashmir policy. And the fact that he is able to say th words that he will give up kashmir itself is significant. Maybe I am being too optimistic here, given the fact that mushak has been mak...
by ShauryaT
05 Dec 2006 09:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 71545

I think what the good Dr. left unsaid was that no chinese missile posed a threat to India any more? True?
by ShauryaT
05 Dec 2006 08:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: NRI Investment in India and R2I Financial Concerns
Replies: 208
Views: 45596

Why are the load costs for MFs in India so high. I have seen a few ICICI ones, and they were horrible. My guess is primarily becuase Indian MF holders are not yet long term enough, so the fund wants to ensure that they get their dough. Many funds pro rate this, meaning the longer the term of the in...
by ShauryaT
29 Nov 2006 07:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 63222

China is heavily investing into MIRVs and Decoys. This is where we need to concentrate. Not to derail this thread but do you have more credible information on China investing into MIRV's and decoys. The CIA and the Pentagon have been horribly and consistently wrong on the estimates for DF 31 or DF3...
by ShauryaT
29 Nov 2006 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1194
Views: 191579

How much of the Air Marshal's griveance is due to the love fest between the IA and IAF at that time?
by ShauryaT
24 Nov 2006 18:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: NRI Investment in India and R2I Financial Concerns
Replies: 208
Views: 45596

I have found a much better way to "own" property in India. yes it is much "better" in quotes just like it is "own" in quotes ... it is just another investment ... why confuse it with "owning" property? ... owning property is for folks who want to eventually l...
by ShauryaT
24 Nov 2006 10:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: NRI Investment in India and R2I Financial Concerns
Replies: 208
Views: 45596

I have found a much better way to "own" property in India. It is called REIT. Stands for Real Estate Investment Trusts. They are essentially like mutual funds/PMS devoted to investment in real estate. It has been introduced in India over the past one year or so and is now offferred by many...
by ShauryaT
03 Nov 2006 04:42
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: First Use of Nuclear Weapons
Replies: 303
Views: 49832

Rye - I liked your responses on post 279411 :)
by ShauryaT
02 Nov 2006 07:57
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: First Use of Nuclear Weapons
Replies: 303
Views: 49832

Johann - The answer should be clear. The point at which India clearly realizes that Islamism, which is rooted in Islam is the mortal enemy of the Indian nation and state. The day India comes to this realization is the day it gets marked by the wider non Indian sub continent muslims also. Apologies f...
by ShauryaT
02 Nov 2006 07:30
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: First Use of Nuclear Weapons
Replies: 303
Views: 49832

Johann wrote:Are these Muslims relationship with India as hostile as their relationship with Israel?
Yes, they are but only one way :twisted:
by ShauryaT
02 Nov 2006 04:34
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: First Use of Nuclear Weapons
Replies: 303
Views: 49832

To what degree does NFU provide a cover for operations such as cold start and salami slices?
by ShauryaT
02 Nov 2006 04:04
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: First Use of Nuclear Weapons
Replies: 303
Views: 49832

JCage wrote:The two nation theory came about because of the inability of political Islam to coexist as a peer, not superior to non Muslims-


JCage: I agree with you but as Valkan noted OT.
by ShauryaT
01 Nov 2006 23:37
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: First Use of Nuclear Weapons
Replies: 303
Views: 49832

If India were to adopt an explicit FU policy, it would be deterimental to our armed forces as that would give our leaders (some) one more reason not to invest in conventional force strength due the the sense of security (false, maybe) provided by a doctrine of first use. So, NFU is beneficial to our...
by ShauryaT
18 Oct 2006 06:02
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2005/2006/2007
Replies: 404
Views: 94461

I read Jaswant's book. It is an OK read. I was expecting more on the Talbott-Singh round of talks, Shakti II, Kargil, Kandahar, Parakram et al but I guess for a BRFite one did have to go quite far to please the appetite. :)
by ShauryaT
17 Oct 2006 04:07
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2005/2006/2007
Replies: 404
Views: 94461

Could anyone (Shiv perhaps?) give a brief review / opinion of Arun Shourie's The World of Fatwas ? Thanks in advance! If you ever wanted one single book that shoots it straight with irrefutable evidence and understand the entire gamut of relationships between the Fatwas, the sects, the Hadiths, the...
by ShauryaT
20 Jun 2006 04:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 135194

Thanks. Johann.
by ShauryaT
19 Jun 2006 08:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 135194

I am reading a biography of Mao by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday. This book has loads endorsements from the UK media. I find this book a little suspect, not because I do not believe all the scheming that Mao did but simply due to the lack of references to events. Does anyone here has some background i...
by ShauryaT
27 May 2006 09:48
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 67522

Shiv: I also think it is a mirage that the Jihadi fights for Islam alone. IRoP Jihadis are most motivated by their hate for India, Israel does not generate the same response in IRoP. For Hamas/Hezbollah it is Israel. OBL did not target Israel, but the US as in his eyes the US presence in KSA (his co...
by ShauryaT
27 May 2006 09:07
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 67522

From the civilizational viewpoint thousands of years of cuts has not kiled the civilization. The civilization won't die from these cuts. The only thing to do is to see how the civilization can be stopped from going underground or being subjugated as it has tended to do. Shiv: I am Hindu sindhi. Now...
by ShauryaT
27 May 2006 08:28
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 67522

Shiv - If a Pakistani Nuke is slipped to Jihadi hands, Pakistan will do it for one reason to blow an Indian city and deny its role behind it. We all know that this Islamism thing is hollow for the IRoP generals and the only plausible reason to blow a non-Indian location would be money. The problem i...
by ShauryaT
26 May 2006 01:18
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 67522

Taiwan isn't even remotely a parallel to this situation. Taiwan doesn't have nuclear weapons, of its own or proliferated to it by another power. Taiwan cannot threaten China with nukes, so of course it does not benefit the Chinese to blackmail the US with their nukes in order to gain any sort of ed...
by ShauryaT
24 May 2006 22:50
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 67522

US interests can never be identical with Indian interests, nor can there exist a truly equal partnership on any level. There is no reason to believe that Washington is all of a sudden going to renounce its mantra of 'US leadership' where this means a simple dictation to subordinates what their bit ...
by ShauryaT
24 May 2006 22:43
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 67522

plausible deniability :lol: In the Indian sub continent Pakistan cannot make that statement and get away. It is the most stupid thing I have ever heard WRT a nuke. IF a nuke blows up in India, Pakistan goes down. IF Pakistan fires a nuke, China goes down. IF a Muslim organization has a nuke, it is ...
by ShauryaT
24 May 2006 22:40
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 67522

If India wants US interests to be in alignment with Indian interests, India has to be able to make a broad and deep connection with US interests around economic, security and geo-political interests. Values and righteousness takes a second seat. Only a deep relationship on those lines will ensure a...
by ShauryaT
24 May 2006 22:20
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 67522

Now some of us are saying that its the paki military which would sneak in a nuke. I say it was possible 3 or 4 years ago. A lot has changed in the past 3 years. A free nuke in Paki hands simply means a nuke in AQ hands. AQ needs a nuke to explode on those three nations than on India. All the peace ...
by ShauryaT
24 May 2006 22:12
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 67522

How long will this asinine state of affairs last, Lord alone knows. National Interests are most defined by officials in power, who perceive a nation's interests in a specific way. These interests are not necessarily long term, but how these are perceived to be in the "current" interests o...
by ShauryaT
23 May 2006 20:28
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 67522

Nuclear strike crosses the threshold of all tolerance limits. It is a TOTAL WAR!! Doesnt anyone think that Emergency can be declared during a WAR? It happened in 62, 65 and 71. It was not during kargil as it was a low intensity conflict limited to certain region. Where does the question of gaddis c...
by ShauryaT
23 May 2006 07:22
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Rogue nuke out of Pakistan - article by KS and reactions
Replies: 276
Views: 67522

What if a nuke/dirty bomb is sent to India and after the event the government in IRoP denies responsibility and claims loss of control? What does India do then? Forget the US, which is 7000 miles away - What about us? How will GoI react?

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