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Atheist-Nationalist. Interests (1) Policy Reform for Inclusive Growth, (2) National Security Stratrgy. Goals: Developed country by 2050, Great Power by 2040.
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Sep 13 7 tweets 2 min read
Today I am going to talk about an old & dear friend, one of the first Indian startup entrepreneurs(electronics hardware), an amazing patriot, who was badly treated by GOI, 12-13 years ago. I met him again after 13 years & heard the amazing story, which I had missed. 1/n ….2/n 2/n This friend’s company, designed & implemented for the IAF in many airfields, (1) the national real time digital, communication system, for the IAF, which is now used to communicate between every defence airport and every air headquarters. (2) ….3/n
Jun 19 4 tweets 3 min read
India has been pleading with “super power #USA” for 15 yrs, to help strengthen #India’s technological capabilities, so it can independently deter aggression by #China in the Indian sub-continent, & become key US-backed security provider in the Indian Ocean & its littoral (#IOR). 2/indus The logic of competitive strategy(Andrew marshal) shows that its in the best interest of USA to provide strategic technology to India to get best bang out of its military budget, so as to divert PLA attention away from Taiwan which is critical to long term defence of USA
Jun 18 7 tweets 3 min read
🃏”Widespread protests by Sikhs in Arab World, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and other Muslim majority countries (Oh sorry, my mistake, there are no Sikhs, in these countries?)”
Jun 8 6 tweets 3 min read
66/Indus Army to Army cooperation making rapid strides since the visit of US general heading special forces command 67/indus Are Clinton-Obama 😇staffers in the Biden administration, holding up further/faster development of USA-India ties?
May 31 4 tweets 1 min read
#IndiaEcon Policy reform must be translated into simpler rules & procedures on the ground, before it translates into production efficiency, investment, job creation and productivity: Well designed & implemented reform, will reboot the economy. ..2/ hindustantimes.com/india-news/reb… 2/rfrm Badly designed reform, like original GST structure (with 10s of Cess), will Not result in greater efficiency or growth. Incomplete reform, like Labour codes, will not generate visibly more jobs, till simple rules, procedures & reporting requirements are put in place!
Apr 13 45 tweets 21 min read
Apr 13 4 tweets 3 min read
Beware Information war by certain sections of the foreign media, including the Hong Kong based media. Sadly there are Indian media, intellectuals and experts, who get easily carried away by such mis-information, instead of expressing scepticism, while reporting it! 2/iw IW
Mar 28 57 tweets 38 min read
The flood of foreign Govt visitors post-Ukraine, suggests, that they are finally trying to understand #India & #GOI #policy from the "horses mouth" (instead of seeing it through the biases of neo-colonialists and their Indian agents). 2/IFP #India #Foreign #Policy (#IFP)
Feb 24 4 tweets 2 min read
Better late than never. We all make mistakes. The critical test will be how German policy on #China changes (not Russia policy, which is fairly predictable) 2/eu Same test for EU, 👇🏽is predictable
Feb 24 12 tweets 6 min read
@Special relationship" is a #delusion that Indians must #shun if they are to defend their Nation against Autocratic nations which have been looking for a way to destroy them for 75 years Make no mistake, Putin's Damocles sword is now hanging over India's head. We don't have the luxury of talking🤐, we have to plan, decide, and act!
Feb 23 4 tweets 3 min read
#PIP says: “#FOE for media includes, the freedom to censor.” #PIP says: “The fourth estate is a guarantor of our freedom and democracy, believe it or not”
Feb 22 11 tweets 7 min read
True, but there is a fine line between friendly advice and #Information #Warfare. My friends advise me privately and politely, not criticise me on social media, or give me advice on TV interviews! Those who did the latter are no longer my friends 🤡. #PIP says: “We 😍🥰😘🐕🐩🦮”
Feb 21 6 tweets 10 min read
#Hypocrisy is the best policy in a #unipolar #world, but it wont work in the “multipolar transition” to a “#Tripolar #World with a #multipolar rim”! The “#Bipolar #World with a #Multipolar #Rim,” is already here. The Russian conflict with Ukraine, wont change this. #High #Tech #Decoupling & #partial #economic #decoupling from China is a necessary for survival of free market, open democracies.
Jan 24 57 tweets 37 min read
Which is the greater military power: #PRC with 60,000 troops massed on India’s border(for ~2 years) or #RF with 100,000 troops massed on Ukraine border(for ~ 2 months)? 2/rus #Russian massing of troops around Ukraine is not just a message to #USA and #Europe, but also to #China and #India, not to write off its Military power & ability to use it; even though Russia’s economic power is now much less than that of USA, EU, China, India.🧐🤔
Nov 18, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Progress on restoring April 2020 status quo ante in Ladakh, was interrupted by IA thwarting 2 aggressive PLA patrols across LOC & Xi's fear of ultra-nationalist reaction (before elevation to top pantheon of CCP), resumes. 60% probability of PLA, Hot-spring withdrawal, by Dec 31 2/pla mea.gov.in/press-releases…
Nov 3, 2021 31 tweets 27 min read
188/ns The urgent need for an Indian (conventionally armed) #Rocket #Force & associated #ISR to deter a decapitating strike by #PLARF 🧵 189/ns Step by step build up, to #Theaterization 🧵
Oct 1, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
#India-#US bilateral military ties will continue to broaden and deepen, based on the overlap of national security interests! 2/indus #Inda-#US B2B is critical to long term cooperation in defence production and weapons development: mybs.in/2Zi8awM
Oct 1, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
An efficient #GST with high boyancy, needs uniform 15% rate on 3/4th of Goods & services, exemption(0%) on basic food, drugs, health services & education(~1/10 of G&S), & higher rates (avg 30% inclusive of cess) on cigarettes & Autos(~1/10th). Drop higher revenue/rate obsession 2/gst The #GSTcouncil's obsession with immediate revenue raising by increasing rates, is damaging macro economy, by negatively impacting MSME/informal employment, income & consumption, and doing long term damage to inclusive growth and sustained higher revenues for development
Sep 27, 2021 7 tweets 5 min read
52/ru My view: "All farm subsidies must eventually be #integrated into a direct cash transfer (#DCT) system, which delivers subsidy directly into the mobile wallet of every farmer, farm laborer & farm household!"
indianexpress.com/article/opinio… 53/ru #Agri #productivity #CO2
Aug 13, 2021 8 tweets 11 min read
Let there be no mistake about it(Ilusion/delusion): #USA lost to #Pakistan its first 21st century #Hybrid #war. #Taliban was merely an instrument! This defeat should by a case study on how to win a Hybrid war against a (powerful) democracy! 2/hw #Hybrid #War Thread1