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Abhijnan Rej
Defence and foreign policy researcher. Political risk consultant. Quant nerd. Aspiring Hari Seldon.
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Abhijnan Rej 15h
Replying to @AbhijnanRej
To be fair to GoI, it was well within its right to threaten significant escalation in the event the pilot was harmed/not returned. What I fail to see is all this subterfuge with the media.
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Abhijnan Rej 15h
As they’d say in Trumpland, so much winning.
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Abhijnan Rej 15h
Now imagine if someone had questioned said “top Indian official” back then. Would have been accused of “playing to Pakistan’s narrative.”
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 20
Replying to @NTagotra @michiokaku
Thanks, will check it out. Never had a chance to read popular books on superstrings since combatting textbooks in grad school. BTW, since you have a physics background you’d really enjoy these course notes I think:
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 20
This book, by , is the best kind of science fiction there is. And I mean that in the sense that it takes solid science and pushes it to its logical technological ends. (Even though it is not fiction in the traditional sense.)
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 19
Replying to @horror06
Duty to the Republic and all :)
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 19
Nice map! I have lived in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, so have done my national duty :)
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 19
I think it was who said that Balakot brought out the inner Arnab in all of us. Elections season simply confirm that.
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 19
As I said in my FP article: this is *part* but not all of the problem with right-sizing.
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 19
Replying to @d_extrovert
Kindly read Wilkinson’s book. And then we can talk.
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 19
Replying to @d_extrovert
To quote the great philosopher Jeffrey Lebowski: “that’s like your opinion, man”
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 19
You are sensible as always, I see.
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 19
Replying to @d_extrovert
Except you don’t seem to understand the basic point I made. Which is: if you have 13% of your recruits from the most electorally important state, you can hardly champion right-sizing there. For more on this, see
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 18
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 18
Twitter “vrat” be dammed, here is what I think: . The fact is that no matter how one spins it, Feb 27 wasn’t one off.
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 18
Finally, and argue why the February 27th F-16 episode (a *very* emotional subject here which seems to invite all sorts of insinuation and abuse) matters in an excellent column for the .
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 18
Second, writing for takes a hard look at the so-called (tactical?) India-China “reset.”
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 18
Taking a short break from my Twitter break to flag three excellent articles that have come out in the recent days. First, , in the latest issue of , presents a refreshing must-read analysis of India-China relations.
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 14
Stupid foreigner doesn't understand. With the dairy farms gone, we are well on the way to becoming a superpower.
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Abhijnan Rej Apr 14
Replying to @khalidbshah
Yes I know :)
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