Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Singapore Airlines Group now bigger than Cathay Pacific in terms of passenger-km

On June 2017, Singapore Airlines Group (including Scoot and Silkair) has higher passenger-km than Cathay Pacific Group (including Dragon air) for the first time in history. SIA Group RPK stands at 10,699 millions compared to 10,487 millions of Cathay Pacific Group.

However, things are not rosy for Singapore Airlines. Her budget arm Scoot (including Tigerair) is a laggard compared to Malaysia's Airasia and Indonesia Lionair.

The premium Singapore Airlines now faces stiff competition from Airlines from China. Drawing from a large population pool, the Airlines from China have far more good looking girls, who are far more gentle their the westernized Singaporean ladies.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Who won 1987 Sino-Indian War, and who was the aggressor?

The expert in India geopolitics Neville Maxwell, has wrote that India was invading China in 1987. The full scale war did not broke out after USA mediation. India withdrew her army later after having a hard time in supplying them.

India is the earth most atrocious country, invading, annexing and terrorizing all her neighbors since independence.

Border war was narrowly averted in 1987 when a belligerent Indian Army commander, General Krishnaswamy Sundarj, having been foiled in his plan to render Pakistan a “broken-back state”, turned his attention to the China border. He massively reinforced positions there and in deliberate provocation pushed numerous posts across the established McMahon line of actual control. China reacted with matching troop concentrations and air force inductions, and warned India to desist from its aggressions, which, in the late summer of 1987, it did, probably under US pressure.

The heat went out of the confrontation but the Indian Army was left in a grossly unbalanced situation, with great troop concentrations beyond normal supply reach. That predicament induced a new Indian government, under Prime Minister Narasimha Rao, to negotiate in 1993 India’s one and only border agreement with the PRC: jointly to observe the line of actual control (LAC) and to reduce force levels to a practical minimum. Later, developments fell far short of what the treaty required.