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#Indian National interest above religion, caste or creed ! #infrastructure ,#defence ,#renewables , #geopolitics #military blog at http://bengalraider.blogspot
Apr 24 4 tweets 3 min read
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.
Apr 22 4 tweets 5 min read
A #mustread analysis by @vgmenon99 Sir on the sinking of the #Moskva ,he uses Naval analysis to discount the possibility that the #BlackSea fleet flagship could have sunk due to #neptune missile attacks & raises the possibility of a #submarine attack.

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 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
Apr 12 22 tweets 14 min read
*How #SriLanka got ruined*

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 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 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.
Mar 29 4 tweets 4 min read
Been talking about this from the first week of March . #Kiev was always a feint whether anyone likes it or not .
Once #Kramatorsk falls the war in #Ukraine will be over for all practical intents & purposes .
@YusufDFI @sumoberoi @bheemmz @Kunal_Biswas707 @sayareakd My detailed analysis as of the 18th of March holds true to this day . We should see ceasefire talks begin after #Kharkiv & #Kramatorsk fall by mid April .
Mar 18 19 tweets 15 min read
Looks like #western & #Australian analysts are finally waking up to what I've been publicly stating here for the last two weeks .
#Kiev & #Kharkiv are distractions , the real game is in #southeastern #Ukraine .
news.com.au/world/europe/r… In the Southeast sector #Russia has no #logistics problems with supplies getting trucked in via the DPR & LPR .If anything the #Ukrainian forces stuck here have logistics trouble with supply lines stretching to #Lviv nearly 1200km away ,nothing is getting out of #Kiev ,#Kharkiv .
Mar 17 4 tweets 4 min read
#china proposes
1) #India China Civilizational dialogue .
2) #India #China trade & investment forum
3) India China film forum .
#Chinese want #NarendraModi to visit #Beijing for BRICS in 2022 alongwith a trilateral between #XiJinping #Putin & #ModiJi

indianexpress.com/article/india/… Imho while Civilizational dialogue, investment & film forums can proceed #narendramodiji should only share space with #XiJinping after Chinese pull back forces beyond finger 8 & return to status quo ante as in 2019.
That should be our minimum condition .
Mar 17 4 tweets 3 min read
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. Image 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.
Mar 17 5 tweets 4 min read
#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 . Imho this is what #India should pick up & implement .
1) Basic military training to all males 18+ in #Ladakh , #ArunachalPradesh,#Sikkim , #Uttarakhand & #HimachalPradesh .
2) Prepositioned places for demolition charges in all critical infrastructure.
Mar 17 9 tweets 9 min read
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. A detailed description of what they're looking at below . In essence seems to be much like a federation of union of states .Better for the people of both nations .
May 9, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
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 .
May 9, 2021 11 tweets 11 min read
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.
May 8, 2021 15 tweets 9 min read
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.
Jan 28, 2021 6 tweets 6 min read
Massive: official #UAE govt handle talks of giving missiles to the #Baloch to I quote " defend themselves" .
This can get very interesting very fast .
@mystiquememoir @KesariDhwaj @desertfox61I @cvkrishnan @rathorekaran17 They're the same arming either side is arming them both .
Dec 13, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
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.
Dec 13, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
Opportunity for the #IndianNavy to pick up 3 Whidbey class LPDs, would fit right in with the Jalashwa & help develop HADR & Amphibious capability.
The Nimitz built in 1972 is too old .
@vgmenon99 @shekharmital
@rajeshsarrin @rickky65 @srikantkesnur
Sirs, your thoughts🙏🏼 Better than not having any !
For the record the INS Jalashwa started life as the USS Trenton in 1971 , will serve the #IndianNavy for another decade at least .
At least 3 Whidbey class vessels Rushmore, Ashland & Tortuga were commissioned post 1990 .
Dec 12, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
To believe that aliens didn't exist would be as absurd as believing that in a field sown with wheat only one stalk would grow. Most science indicates the opposite .
Do google Drake Equation.
Dec 12, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
I would contest this & say that if going into the #Medical profession & taking the Hippocrates oath to serve the sick regardless of personal gain does not suit a student , he/she has no business studying medicine. That again has to be handled by the govt in a an amicable manner by building & providing proper facilities & salaries.
The student shave to be flexible in their demands as well. You cannot expect a District health center to look like Medanta Gurgaon.
Dec 12, 2020 11 tweets 9 min read
Disagree !
1) Set a limit on #MSP purchase say 5Mn tonnes .
2) Ensure all of it is purchased directly from #Farmers via #ContractFarming for @FCI_India .
3) Ensure the contracts go only to #Farmers having 5acres or less land with a total asset calculation of less than ₹10Lakh. #MSP is necessary to uplift the downtrodden small #Farmers & hence should not be abolished . What is necessary is reformation of the system to cut out the #APMC via direct Contracts by @FCI_India under a @Amul_Coop like cooperative model to directly acquire grains from farms .