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Was this expected fm @narendramodi Govt with @rajnathsingh spearheading country's #Defence?

Himalayan mountains hv not grown or fallen from the skies overnight.

#China hs existed & hs remained aggressive against our country since the day it turned red.
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Emergency IMPORTs of Defence products when the war has already begun is nothing but shameless repetition of Importeomania going on unabated since 1948 emergency procurement of jeeps, notorious as Nehru's Jeep Scandal.

So many governments hv cm & gone, Importeomania still rules
AatmanirbharBharat too has been a popular slogan gutterly uttered by Netaaz under different shapes... Indigenisation, Self-reliance, Swadeshi... and so on, only to cover up their guilt of ditching the people of Bharat because IMPORTs actually increased.
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Surely every serious national security strategist understands the distinction btwn Govts Geopolitical decisions and th military's detailed scenario planning & action program. A govt can decided on basis of expected value of outcome or worst case scenarios-the latter is paralyzing
2/ns The critical issue in China-India conflict is that,as of now (2020), #China controls the #escalatory ladder. So India's #National #Security Apparatus has to make assumptions about when and how #CCPpla will escalate, if it loses the first few steps on its escalatory ladder!
3/ns The worst case scenario for us is therefore the one in which after loosing previous escalations, #CCP China escalates to a full fledged war/attack on India, by shifting US-facing troops and highest quality equipment towards India. This has proved paralyzing for past Govts!🤔
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“Nuclear deterrence can serve as a pillar of international security only in conjunction with negotiations and agreements on the limitation, reduction, and nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. Without them, deterrence fuels an endless arms race” carnegie.ru/2019/03/22/nuc…
There is not even one writer or analyst in #Pakistan who has done any serious work on defence spending and #nuclear weapons program and what it has done for Pakistan. Leave aside debt servicing, defence spending is the biggest budget item consuming over 40% of revenues.
Army has abt 25 divisions. This includes 19 Infantry divisions, 2 mechanized Divisions, 2 armored Divisions & 2 artillery Division. Few years ago, I wrote why do we need so many infantry divisions, given the tectonic changes in the nature of both external and internal threats?
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#AatmaNirbharBharatAbhiyan
Based on 👇

Land,Labour,Liquidity&Laws that are not isolationist but inclusive

Ease of Doing Business

DBT,JanDhan,Aadhar, Micro Insurance,Ujjwala Yojana, Ayushman Bharat, PM Awaas Yojana,PM FasalBima Yojana,Krishi Sinchai,Swachh Bharat--Key Landmarks
GST,IBC&PSU Bank Recapitalisation in last 6 yrs,have been big reforms

52606Cr given via #DBT to 41Cr #JanDhan holders

Free wheat&rice to 69Cr ration card holders

18000Cr tax refunds given

Free cylinders to 8Cr #Ujjwala holders

#20lakhcrores #COVIDー19
#atmanirbharbharat
Project DevelopmentCells,working for Promotion of Champion Sectors,in States

#MakeInIndia&Upgradation of Industrial Infra,a success&more will be done to #Decongest economy

3376 SEZs&IndustrialParks with 5 lakhhectares,to be ranked& mapped,in terms of readiness for competition
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I'm exhausted, but then the study must go on. Here's month four of the state of #OpEds in @IndianExpress @htTweets & @the_hindu.

April has been rougher than March.

It's actually been really really awful. In general, and for #OpEds too.

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Again, excluded Sundays since they're reserved for the usual columnists.

The quality of #writing has remained the same as the same writers have been writing here since time immemorial.

@IndianExpress had 130 #OpEds, @htTweets 78 & @the_hindu 122. #BringInMoreWomen
Of the 130 in @IndianExpress, women got only 18 bylines. This includes four joint bylines.

Their 'The Editorial Page', gave top billing to women ONLY ONCE. Wow. Aruna Sundararajan wrote on the lockdown dilemma.
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Mr. Hogan is the new @Trade_EU Commissioner and is making his first trip outside the EU as part of the @vonderleyen Commission. He is speaking with @CSISEurope's Heather Conley and Scholl Chair Bill Reinsch.
Mr Hogan was previously Irish Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government. At The Europe Desk, we recently interview @HcMEntee, Irish Minister for European Affairs, on Ireland's role in transatlantic relations after #Brexit: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bri… @GUGlobalIrish
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Qassem Soleimani was killed in an air strike by the #US in #Baghdad. Equivalent to Jiang Zemin in #China, Soleimani was a dominant figure in the military, politics and oil industry of #Iran. Most of his family reside in #HongKong, #Shanghai and #Beijing.
#China’s Bank of Kunlun was established by Soleimani family in collaboration with the #CCP. The actual #Chinese main shareholders are Jiang Zemin, Wang Qishan, Meng Jianzhu (and Zhou Yongkang before jailed). Its asset has increased from $17 billion to $28 billion.
#Bank of Kunlun is a tool of #Iran’s Soleimani, Khamenei and the #CCP kleptocrats to launder money and evade the #US sanctions @robert_spalding @MischaEDM @WarrenPlatts @geoff_p_wade @DanRDimicco @Jkylebass @BenKTallmadge @IndoPac_Info @BoycottHegemony
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1/n
New Year Day : 2020 & Ahead...
My Resolutions & Narrative, on #Indian National Security as a Soldier & Citizen : 10 Points !
1. #POK will be Integrated Back. Restore Our Sovereignity & Territorial Integrity upto Pamir Knot.
2.....
2/n
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2. Shape Strategic Environment for #Pakistan to Verifiably & Irreversibly drop Kashmir, Proxy & Terror Cards.
3. Roll back #Terrorism, Terror Modules & Network from #India by ProActive & PreEmtive Actions.
4....
3/n
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4. Enhance Strategic Communication & Environment with #China for Convergence & Collaboration on Global Issues & Resolve #Border Issue and #China to scrap #China #Pakistan Economic Corridor through #POK.
5.
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2007 FT-Harris poll suggested signs #Brexit was always destined to happen more than 10 yrs ago. 2007 publication asked #Germans #French #British #Italian #Spanish people if they believed their life had got better in the #EU
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Survey results showed 📈
dissatisfaction among more than ○ 44% of citizens in #Germany, #France & #Italy, founder members of the #EEC (precursor to #EU, 50 yrs ago)
#UK, 52% of Britons claimed their lives had got worse since the country joined the EEC in 1973
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After its release, Brussels officials rejected the FT-Harris 2007 #poll.

European Commission spokesman claimed that the #British people, who believed life was better before the bloc, were simply “nostalgic & insecure” 👇
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🚨 #Safety #culture tweet thread 🚨

Invited by @SafetyClubUK on behalf of @SaRSociety (thanks teams !) I’ve just had a thought provoking day thinking about all aspects of safety culture, across #healthcare #aviation #defence #transport #nuclear
and more
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But what did I learn ? What hit the 🎯?

Here’s a mash up of some of the best lines of the day...

✅How can you get it very right, right up to the point you get it badly wrong?❌

(Apologies for any mis-quotes @PatrickWaterso1 and others in team
@SafetyClubUK

#safetyculture
✅❓Foster a questioning attitude❓✅

#safety #reliability #risk

A “never event” is an event that should never happen, in healthcare and elsewhere. And yet they do...

#riskassessment
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1. Secret trials in 🇦🇺? Surely not. Expunging the convicted's name from public record? It couldn't happen here could it?

READ ON... It happened to @WitnessJ8

"Who is Canberra’s mysterious ‘secret prisoner’?" By Robert Macklin

#Auspol @OZloop #WintessJ
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2. Author ROBERT MACKLIN finds himself drawn into murky, security intrigue as Canberra’s “secret prisoner”, an Australian soldier stripped by the government of his real name, takes on the Alexander Maconochie Centre in court. Who is this man and what is his story? 

#WitnessJ
3. THERE is no end to the cost of war. The battlefield casualties grab the headlines, but so many of its crises take place behind the darkened shutters of our hospitals and, occasionally, our courtrooms.

One occurred in Canberra’s Supreme Court 4 last Friday (November 8).
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Alors les amis, The French Ministry of Armed Forces #AI task force has released a new report covering #AI in #defence & a roadmap toward more military adoption. You can read it en français here: defense.gouv.fr/salle-de-press…

Or read on for a few findings & preliminary thoughts.
FR wants its very own JAIC-like cell, the CCIAD, embedded within their Defence Innovation Agency (IAD). (Shout out: FR speakers should follow @KrajeckiMichael). The Coordination Cell for AI in Defence will facilitate efforts on coordination & strategy. p21 for this buried lede
Nice to see that France does not see AI as an end unto itself. Intro is pragmatic & focusses on the weaknesses of second-wave AI systems (although without using the #DARPA-esque vocab), including by noting that #AI does not change the nature of war.
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@vtchakarova @amlivemon @Halsrethink @LibrariumViews @JamesGRickards @gbponz @BaldingsWorld @C_Barraud @BcnFox @MacaesBruno @chigrl @RobertMCutler @GrayConnolly @DrPippaM @Kostian_V @wangxiangweihk @IndoPac_Info @michaeltanchum I really liked the piece. I’m particular I liked your characterisation of #DragonBear as a “temporary asymmetric relationship”. But some questions too:
@vtchakarova @amlivemon @Halsrethink @LibrariumViews @JamesGRickards @gbponz @BaldingsWorld @C_Barraud @BcnFox @MacaesBruno @chigrl @RobertMCutler @GrayConnolly @DrPippaM @Kostian_V @wangxiangweihk @IndoPac_Info @michaeltanchum 1) is the main common denominator of #Dragonbear really the exclusion of #US & #EU from #Eurasia (all very Mackinder!)? Are #China’s & #Russia’s #geopolitics the same? Does not Russia aim to exclude while China aims to bridge?
@vtchakarova @amlivemon @Halsrethink @LibrariumViews @JamesGRickards @gbponz @BaldingsWorld @C_Barraud @BcnFox @MacaesBruno @chigrl @RobertMCutler @GrayConnolly @DrPippaM @Kostian_V @wangxiangweihk @IndoPac_Info @michaeltanchum 2) Does #China really need #Russia know how in #diplomacy & #defence? I spent 5 years dealing with Chinese diplomacy, and it has nothing to learn from Russia. I suspect the day’s when China learnt from Russian military and military technology are also long gone
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#QUESTION = Do you think that Politicians & Govt have YOUR Best Interests at Heart -- OR -- Are they playing a Numbers Game for Point scoring against the Opposition so they can appease #FOREIGN Mandates & look Good on the Global Stage ??
Look at this Thread
#WhatSayYou ??
Proposed BILL
(Make Electricity GST Free) Bill 2017

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Not Proceeding
Proposed BILL
Agriculture and Water Resources Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
to: remove the requirements for an export licence to export meat by-products and for certain documents to be tabled;
repeal obsolete provisions; Biosecurity Act 2015

Status
Not Proceeding
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🕵Message 2 #Patriots/#QAnons

The stage has been set for #Trump in 2020 and our #enemy knows it. [They] will do anything to stop it.

We know [they] want a #CivilWar and that [they] are trying to set it up. A #Trump2020 win will put [them] in an all or nothing position.
The only move they have left is civil war. Rip the #country apart and we wont look at [#them].

Watch your backs. Be ready for anything. See something say something.

The tables have been turned. We are #winning. [2020] is [their] #lastStand.
As we bring #DarkToLight, remember that it is always darkest before the #light.

Not only do [#they] know it's [their] last chance, [they] have the #sleepers convinced it's theirs.

Some people are only #enemy's because they are #trained to think #Patriots/#DigitalSoldiers are.
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Let’s talk about #lectures in HigherEducation
.@LangOnCourse alerts us to: When should we lecture in class? Excellent examples and analysis of the (positive) role of the lecture from @dgooblar chronicle.com/article/Is-It-#teaching #learning #lecture
.@mariosbham comments on "#Lectures: a much-maligned format which can be truly inspirational" #HigherEducation edudevelopmentbham.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/lec…
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The @IAF_MCC will need to retire 11 MIG sqdns by 2030 or around 198 jets , another 200 jets retire ~2035. We need to replace 400jets to maintain current lvls by 2035. For 42 sqdns add 200 jets . @RahulGandhi pls can you tell us how you'll cover that with @HALHQBLR 1/n #Rafale
The NDA plan is to have @HALHQBLR build at least 250 #LCA variants in three lines ( two lines funded by #Modi ) with each line building 8jets/annum starting 2020.
Another 350 #aircraft will have to come from 1-2 other privately owned firms or be imported. 2/n
If we kill private #military #aircraft #manufacturing today we will have to import ~300 jets in the next 10-15 yrs which will cost #India anything between 45-60$bn . Each 1$bn invested creates at least 6000 jobs today , this import alone will cost us 360,000 jobs 3/n
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