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First thing.....................The Indian railways was built using Indian money,not British money

Secondly most of the tracks built by the British has been replaced with Indian Broad gauge tracks...........
Spouting rubbish again:

It is the widest gauge in regular passenger use anywhere in the world. The British chose this gauge as the standard in India as it was thought to be more safe in areas prone to cyclones and flooding
Dumb dalit.
 
Maybe the Indian governments justification of high speed rail is that it allows rapists and child murderers to move about the country more efficiently spreading the national pastime?
 

overopensights

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Using your dumb stupid logic,poor parents should not be investing a penny in their child's education because there is no financial return back.

Dumb fool,Do you understand what a space program is ?

It's not launching probes to distant planets,it also includes helping the farmer in bettering his yield,it also includes the government in disaster management, it also includes tele education for children in remote corners of the country,it also includes providing healthcare to rural communities via telemedicine,it also includes helping the authorities in urban management,it also includes helping the scientists in understanding the climate change.
Two and a half years ago 27 farmers in the large rural area north of Delhi committed suicide because they couldn't raise the bribes in order to obtain their entitled farm grants from local government officials.
 

overopensights

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How I love that advert on the TV where some Indian idiot bleats...Incredible Indjaaaa'!!!!
 
India says airstrike hit major militant camp inside Pakistan | Reuters
IAF strike militant camp in Pakistan. India says 300 JeM killed, Pakistan says no casualties and deny harbouring JeM::
The airstrikes hit a training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the group that claimed credit for a suicide car bomb attack killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir on Feb. 14, ratcheting up tensions between the two nuclear armed neighbours.

The action was ordered as India said it had intelligence that Jaish was planning more attacks.

“In the face of imminent danger, a preemptive strike became absolutely necessary,” Vijay Gokhale, India’s top diplomat, told reporters.

“The existence of such training facilities, capable of training hundreds of jihadis could not have functioned without the knowledge of the Pakistani authorities,” Gokhale said.
Pakistan say they chased off the Indian aircraft which 'dropped their payload in haste':
Pakistan downplayed the severity of airstrike, saying its own warplanes had chased off the Indian aircraft, which had released their “payload” in a forested area, causing no casualties and no serious material damage.

“Indian aircrafts intruded from Muzaffarabad sector,” Pakistani military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Twitter early on Tuesday, referring to an area in the Pakistan-held part of Kashmir.

Ghafoor said “facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force”, the Indian aircraft “released payload in haste, while escaping, which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage”.
 

overopensights

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The biggest problem whether bombing or the use of machine guns from fighter aircraft will be that habit of the 'little head wobble' of approval that is built into Indians, they will miss no end of good targets!
 

maguire

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What with the fun and games going on at the moment should the spams really be thinking of selling this to our erstwhile cousins? Meet the F-21 - An F-16 tailored to the Indian Air Force

Surely as we are often told their aerospace industry is unmatched on the planet and can produce their own kit?
when they say 'tailored to the indian air force' do they just mean they've removed the pilots relief tube and given the other squadron members somewhere to sit on the outside?
 
Actually the railways in India were always run by "Indians", even before independence. If you worked on the railways it was assumed that you were at best Anglo-Indian and as such were often denied access to European clubs.

I remember a television programme years ago where this was mentioned. A young European looking girl, blonde hair and blue eyes, etc., rejected by society as her father was a senior manager on the railways so she was assumed to be Indian.
 

overopensights

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Actually the railways in India were always run by "Indians", even before independence. If you worked on the railways it was assumed that you were at best Anglo-Indian and as such were often denied access to European clubs.

I remember a television programme years ago where this was mentioned. A young European looking girl, blonde hair and blue eyes, etc., rejected by society as her father was a senior manager on the railways so she was assumed to be Indian.
The Raj was fairly well organised, 'Half Chats' as they termed mixed race, these were destined for the railway. Another system that they had was one of Numbering of the National and local Government employees; for example if these were visiting the military or District commissioner etc then they worked on a system of numbering. No1 was met at the station and transported by the District commissioner, No 2 was brought to the residence by a chauffeur. No 3 made his own way. No 4 was not entertained unless accompanied by a higher number. The same system was used for entering Messes or civilian clubs. At the height of the Raj there was no more than 800 British Government official in India, the rest were Indians, apparently Muslims were preferred as more honourable and hard working.

The above is my take on India, having traveled there twice yearly for 30 years and having a fascination with India and the Raj.
 

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