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Aug 20, 2022 • 7 tweets • 5 min read
The oldest male genes of the R1a haplogroup some 15500yrs old are found in #Bharat, this is followed by the #Caspian region with 12300yr old samples & #Europe with 6900yr old ones .
People migrated out of the tropics carrying language with them as the world warmed & ice melted .
Is this what was used to hit the airbase in #Crimea?
So it seems the #USA has given #Ukraine some cutting edge systems to hit #Russia.
Notice the HIMARS #Rocket launcher , note : back plate . A Regular 6 round HIMARS unit does not use a back plate . Neither does the ATACMS .
Now this is the HIMARS configuration with the regular six rocket round or a single ATACMS . Doesn't fit the bill either .
Jul 19, 2022 • 6 tweets • 6 min read
The #USA killed #India’s #nuclear physicist #HomiBhabha and Prime Minister #LalBahadurShastri—confessions of Robert Crowley, then second in command of the CIA's Directorate of Operations (in charge of covert operations) recorded in a book by Gregory Douglas.
Pertinent to note here that the confession by the CIA officer indicates the #US government in 1966 wilfully murdered 117 civilians on @airindiain flight 101 just so they could kill #HomiBhabha .
An act of State sponsored #terrorism by #WashingtonDC any way you look at it .
Jul 17, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
BJD arrangement, Mamata gets to run the state while BJP gets her tacit support for MP seats from Bengal to go to BJP. Win Win for leadership of both parties , for the common karyakartas it brings the promise of relative safety .
Secures Mamata from her Nephew's machinations.
Learnt today that #alexanderthegreat of #macedonia#Greece had an #Indian guru the Greeks called "Kalanos" some say this was because he was a devotee of Kali .This #Hindu#Brahmin & Yogi stayed with Alexander till he was 73 & died by voluntarily walking into his own pyre
Ptolemy actually built his pyre & records the death as having taken place in Susa in 323BC .Kalanos distributed all the costly gifts he got from the king to the people and wore just a garland of flowers and chanted Vedic hymns as he walked into the Pyre.
rediff.com/news/column/co…@vgmenon99 Commodore Menon brings out the possibility of a torpedo being fired at the #Moskva , leaves us with only 4 options . 1) A #Russian Kilo fired the torpedo . 2) A #Turkish SSK was the culprit. 3) An SSK/SSN that transited the Bosporus in secret. 4) Airdropped torpedo from an MPA
Apr 22, 2022 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
65 Arsenal - a storage base for #artillery and #rocket ammunition built in 1918 in #Balakleya to supply the #RedArmy. After the collapse of the #USSR , the arsenal was handed over to the #Ukrainian Armed Forces. The #Russian Army has taken control of the arsenal.
This is being reported as one of the largest heavy artillery storages in all of #Ukraine
Lankans voted for #Rajapakshas knowing very well what they did in the past, including corruption, selling out national assets to #China, #dynastic politics and all.
They still voted for them because Rajapakshas promised things they could not refuse.
1. Their #GST, called VAT Tax, on all products was reduced to 8%, thus making everything cheaper in one stroke. (It also killed the govt revenue). People loved things getting cheaper.
Apr 10, 2022 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Fact is when the #RussiaUkraineWar war started Ukraine had an advantage in terms of manpower, armour & artillery present In the theatre. They also had a contiguous land border with Europe allowing " volunteers" & armament to be brought at will.
Yet NATO blinked on direct entry.
Fact is Russian forces didn't or were unable to cut access to internet , electricity ,rail & even sir connectivity primarily to western Ukraine. Fact is Russian forces for whatever reason didn't use strategic bombing as a doctrine .
Mar 29, 2022 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Away from the spotlight the @RBI has cracked the whip on @Mastercard@Visa & @AmexIndia . An ultimatum by which all data of Indian citizens with these firms have to be moved to local servers is set as May 2022 . The entire brass at these firms is scrambling to save themselves.
From May 2022 the @RBI shall be using a software crawler to sift through the entire data these firms have in order to locate any offshore data & possibly any tax evasion or other tomfoolery . The #India management of these firms will be legally liable.
In 1991 a referendum was held in what is now #Ukraine asking whether the nation should stay united with #Russia . The states in red had voted for #Russia & those in Green for the West .
Interesting to note the green circle of #Kiev in what is otherwise a red state.
They didn't . In 2014 the US organised a regime change operation called "maidan" . This was followed by a removal from office of all Pro Russian leaders . The pre Maidan President had to escape from Ukraine & take shelter in moscow.
#mustread thread for anyone who wishes to understand #defence in depth & how #Finland is far more militarised & prepared as a society for war than even the #USA .
Much here that #India can imbibe especially in the #himalayas .
Much to learn here .
The "Integrated country strategy" with #SriLanka will likely be our template for #BharatVarsh as a union of #Indic civilization.
Interesting to note that instead of imposing ourselves we've let the #SriLanka govt outline the details of the integration process on their terms.
Dear @PMOIndia@MoHFW_INDIA#India is now manufacturing between 80-100Mn doses of #vaccine monthly or some 3Mn daily.
Would request to see if at least 30Mn-40Mn can be preferntially allotted to the 10 biggest cities by end May.
Will bring down positivity & caseload massively.
I've left 70Mn doses for all the other regions . Also consider that the majority of cases are concentrated in cities by simply vaccinating at least 50% of top ten cities we can control the number of cases quickly .
Question is what would #India spend on?
Did we have a successful vaccine ready prior to December 2020?
Answer is no.
The #USA gambled $16Bn on 7 vaccines in June 2020 . 3 succeeded, one in trials & 3 failed.
The #USA essentially lost $6-7Bn in the gamble.
Acceptable odds for us?
You make the mistake of thinking BB was successful in the first try . Dr Krishna Ella tried & rejected two prior vaccine designs before settling on Covaxin . Also covaxin needs BSL4 & BSL3 facilities so cannot be made everywhere.
Fact is the #CentralVista residence will be smaller than the 10 bungalows the lok kalyan marg residence uses in terms of sqft.
Fact also is the shifting of residence has more to do with security recommendations than anything else.
That said propaganda walo ko kaun samjhaye.
Today the official residences are scattered all over #lutyensdelhi . By concentrating the PM , President & VP in a close area within easy reach of all govt offices & the parliament the #CentralVistaProject will reduce security & logistics cost manifold saving well over it's cost.
Rather useless & farcical theory there. Fact is the govt has no more storage than the 50Mn odd tonnes it buys .
The total #food grain production of #India ~300Mn tonnes .The balance was always sold at market rates to primarily large corporations like @ITCCorpCom & @Cargill .
Also as far as the PDS procurement is concerned Data shows that the average quantum distributed through the system is some 10.7Mn tonnes per annum.
Where does the rest of the ~40Mn tonnes go ?
Well it rots & is generally sold off as animal feed & for conversion to alcohol.