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HRH The ArchBitchess of Mylapore; Class Oppressor; Commie Hunter; An Englishman civilising the native savages of India; My cigars cost more than your education.
Jul 20, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
THREAD on the #Rafale Secrecy Clause signed in 2008. mea.gov.in/Uploads/Public… pages 2416-2425

1n "CLASSIFIED" is WHATEVER the providing party determines to be classified, REGARDLESS OF ITS NATURE. For Rafale engaged in fierce ongoing competitions, price is VERY SENSITIVE 2n EQUIVALENT PROTECTIONS: A whole section gives the Providing Party (FRANCE) to decide classification and obliges the Receiving Party (India) to enforce such classification and NOT DOWNGRADE the secrecy levels
Apr 3, 2018 12 tweets 3 min read
1n Ok folks, you know I don’t much do electoral stuff, but 2019 is going to turn out to be another 2004. Here’s why. 2004 had nothing to do with India shining. The root cause was Vajpayee irritated the RSS so much, their cadre sat it out without mobilising the rank & file. 2019.. 2n is similar but different. Of the 31% Modi won, 19% was the core BJP base & 12% the aspirational youth that Modi added through personal charisma. For this 12%, there have been no jobs save pakoda making if that. The 19% - the “urban baniyas” have been the hardest hit by Demo &