Friends it is no use asking our jawans to fight on the border when we are actually giving the enemy better weapons and equipment and then asking our men to fight a battle which is slanted against them because we are giving the enemy better arms ......where is the sense in it ? we are not fighting a total war but they are ! ...we have in our thinking, disjointed the economy from physical fighting ....is that how intelligent we are ?? in reality one area supports or pulls down the other ...it is a war with many facets or departments and each one of these has to be in top shape, otherwise the enemy will see a gap and move in and divide and conquer - which is exactly what is happening at Doka La ats the point of dveloping PAKFA and then giving them huuuuge money to do r&D to have something equivalent at lower costs , they win in manufacturing and r&d and we supported them for it , then we try to defend ourselves ? economy is part of the war and we are not seeing it ! please read the full article ....it is a good one , but ultimately ACTION by the modi govt is required otherwise with all his travelling abroad and shaking hands an all that he has failed ! we lose territory while he make a name for himself ....another Nehru ! we need to take an integrated approach otherwise they are applying divide and rule yet again , in a different way but still it works for them and they become our new colonialist How China beats India hollow in trade and dominates Indian homes, markets and economy http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...-markets-and-economy/articleshow/59616193.cms < Aggressive pricing on the back of state subsidy, a protectionist outlook and cheap finance have allowed Chinese manufacturers to outprice their domestic counterparts. Products of Vikram Solar are 8-10% costlier than Chinese imports. China seems to be grabbing most of it. "The US and Europe are taking measures to protect themselves against Chinese dumping. We have instead offered them a direct train to the Indian market. The government must ring fence Indian firms to allow them to grow," says Chaudhary. About a decade back, the traders often used to source products — toys, plastic buckets, idols of Indian gods, among others — from domestic manufacturers. In toys alone, Yadav knows many Indian manufacturers who employed 500-plus people and were their suppliers. "They have all shut down and now import from China. Cheaper and better Chinese imports have wiped out the domestic industry," says Yadav. On the border, India is trying to ward off Chinese aggression. In the cold Himalayan plateau, temperatures have shot up as an old political rivalry heats up. India and China are sparring over the Doklam tri-boundary area (the third country being Bhutan), near Chicken's Neck which connects India's north-eastern states to the rest of the country. Shrill calls for a boycott of Chinese goods are getting louder, with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliate, the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, joining in and social media networks amplifying the noise. ( my comment is that these calls WILL NOT WORK without replacing the china products ....just social action on the streets is hardly the issue .... we need to support our own manufacturing with whatever tariffs it takes and make sure our replacement strategy grows and eventually comes of age ! .....otherwise it is a lot of hot air without substance ! ) But deep inside India, at homes and in markets, in economy and in trade, Chinese dominance is a reality. "Although lopsided, ....... on a related note ...i seriously fear that india will not survive if we keep this kind of management where we have 30 yr delay in managemtn of defence http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...trials-on-in-pokhran/articleshow/59617196.cms NEW DELHI: Exhaustive field trials are being carried out on two long-range ultra-light howitzers in Pokhran which the Indian Army received from the US after a gap of 30 years since the Bofors scandal broke out, an official said. if this is the way the ocuntry is ging to be run , then immigrate fast ! already Huawei brand is capturing the market and a few holdouts like me are paying more to avoid it and buy other brands eg Korean - ...and meanwhile where is our AKASH tablet ? i dont see it on the european markets ? ...is it sold in india ? only solution is - stop playing with your vote - get rid of the kejri's , lalus' and mayawats, trinamools in the system , the karats' then the country has a chance otherwise start learning mandarin ! because indian culture for lack of economic support will be wiped out like tibetan has been done in friends this could be one of my last long posts to all of you ....time is playing its role ....Brigadier Ray who was once a part of this forum is no more with us ..... time calls us out sooner or later ... so please heed my last advice ...im not sure how much longer i might be with you all .