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by pankajs
17 Jun 2018 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2088
Views: 192790

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Setback in seychelles. Amar Ujala @AmarUjalaNews यात्रा से पहले सिशेल्स के राष्ट्रपति ने दिया भारत को झटका, नौसैनिक अड्डा बनाने की डील रद्द की #Seychelles @narendramodi @PMOIndiahttps://www.amarujala.com/india-news/seychelles-has-cancelled-the-agreement-with-india-to-build-a-military-facility-on-ass...
by pankajs
17 Jun 2018 12:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2088
Views: 192790

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

In China's case their "peaceful rise" phraseology immediately comes to the mind where BS was used to deflect questions on their real intentions. I am sure we can find some equivalent antics of US and EU too.

So what Sushma Swaraj did/said is not exceptional.
by pankajs
10 Jun 2018 10:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1758
Views: 203666

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

An India victory on a border skirmish wouldn't change a damn thing except bring China down a notch. It would still remain on track to over take US economically and pose a strong military challenge in decades to come. This is primarily because even a full front border war wouldn't dismantle China's ...
by pankajs
09 Jun 2018 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1758
Views: 203666

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

After Modi assuming GUBO position at Wuhan it it now the turn of Xi/China to assume GUBO position. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/pm-modi-at-sco-summit/liveblog/64515299.cms One of the important outcomes of today's meeting was the Chinese side conveyed that they accepted PM's invitation t...
by pankajs
09 Jun 2018 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1758
Views: 203666

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

No. A victory by India over Cheen forestalls an Amreeki-Chini war (and subsequent regime change) because an Indian victory would remove Cheen as a peer competitor to the US . It would change the status quo in Asia and the world . The preponderance of forces in our favor means only one outcome in a ...
by pankajs
09 Jun 2018 10:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1577
Views: 227085

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Singha wrote:yes I too do not understand the logic of a rate hike at this point when we are trying to put together a string of high growth years...

Rate hike to defend the Rupee against the dollar.

If Feds keep hiking rate expect follow on rate hikes in India too. We are not immune to the Fed rate hikes.
by pankajs
09 Jun 2018 10:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1577
Views: 227085

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Not really... Not everything that can be counted is counted in USD.

Otherwise WB and others wouldn't publish PPP data.

I am sure they are not BJP/Modi bhakt and they have been doing it for years i.e. much before BJP came to.power.
by pankajs
09 Jun 2018 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 2956
Views: 312640

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Indus treaty in jeopardy THE failure to resolve issues concerning the Kishenganga Hydro Electric Plant became apparent when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated KHEP on May 19, 2018, in India-held Kashmir. The move prompted Pakistani officials to rush to the World Bank headquarters in Wa...
by pankajs
09 Jun 2018 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1758
Views: 203666

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Why it is important for us to fight Cheen before Unkil does When the US does go to war with Cheen it will end with the annihilation of the PLA and a regime change and we will gain nothing from it. Resources from the US and all its allies will go into rebuilding a democratic China in its image, thin...
by pankajs
06 Jun 2018 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2350
Views: 379237

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

ChinaMed @ChinaMedit

Li Jie confirms Liaoning aircraft carrier can be hosted in the new pier build in the military base in #Djibouti http://mil.huanqiu.com/world/2018-06/12140326.html
by pankajs
06 Jun 2018 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2350
Views: 379237

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

http://www.ecns.cn/news/military/2018-06-06/detail-ifyuyvzv3223941.shtml Unmanned 'shark swarm' to be used in sea battles, military patrols A Guangdong company has tested 56 unmanned boats and is working with the military to develop a "shark swarm" for sea battles and military patrols. The...
by pankajs
05 Jun 2018 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 2956
Views: 312640

Re: Indus Water Treaty

To begin this news with .... :(( :(( :(( The World Bank did not even heed to Pakistan’s concern when provided with satellite images during a number meetings with the bank that India was constructing the dam. The bank even denied Pakistan the opportunity to stay the construction of the dam . https:/...
by pankajs
03 Jun 2018 14:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2090
Views: 318703

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Raajeev @Raajeev_romi Big Breaking: Pakistan suffers huge damages, eight to ten Pak ranger bunkers damaged, Large number of ambulances seen on the other side. Neeraj Rajput @neeraj_rajput @BSF_India retaliates heavily agnst Noorudin post of #Pakistan by mortar firing opppsite Indian Chakphagwari, m...
by pankajs
01 Jun 2018 09:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1036
Views: 89256

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2148635/will-chinas-debt-woes-develop-full-blown-banking-crisis Will China’s debt woes develop into a full-blown banking crisis? A rising tide of corporate debt defaults is spooking investors in China’s financial markets and sparking some concern that a...
by pankajs
29 May 2018 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1758
Views: 203666

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2147304/china-steps-pace-new-nuclear-arms-race-us-and-russia-experts-warn China steps up pace in new nuclear arms race with US and Russia as experts warn of rising risk of conflict China is aggressively developing its next generation of nuclear weapons,...
by pankajs
26 May 2018 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3750
Views: 186966

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

We do not fund loan "repayment" nor do we fund nonviable projects like Hambantota. Is that too difficult to understand? Please spare us your "After all," beggars can't be choosers". Just google the latest of Hambantota and the expansion that is being planned. Sri Lanka not o...
by pankajs
26 May 2018 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3750
Views: 186966

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

We are giving "Vietnam $500M for milware" i.e. $500 million loan to buy Indian military hardware vs $1 Billion to re-pay another loan or build some nonviable project.

Can someone spot the difference?
by pankajs
26 May 2018 19:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3750
Views: 186966

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

1. We can't compete with the Chinese in throwing money. 2. We setup perverse incentive for Sri Lanka to keep milking us in the future. 3. Green light our other neighbors to follow the Lankan template. I recall quite a few calls on this very forum that India needs to take the fight to South China sea...
by pankajs
26 May 2018 17:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1758
Views: 203666

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Note the reference to "Maritime domain awareness". This is the key to countering the PLAN deployment in IOR. Any ship/sub/flotilla/task force from China will have to pass through Indonesian waters before it reaches Indian Ocean. Indonesia is key to getting advance information apart from ou...
by pankajs
26 May 2018 15:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3750
Views: 186966

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/money-wealth/article/2147903/sri-lanka-accepts-us1-billion-eight-year-loan-china Sri Lanka accepts a US$1 billion, eight-year loan from China Development Bank Sri Lanka has accepted an eight-year China Development Bank $1 billion syndicated loan to repay loans maturing...
by pankajs
23 May 2018 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 2956
Views: 312640

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Bakis knew the result even before they approached the WB this latest time. This last maneuver was for domestic consumption and to drive the narrative that it is all a yahood-u-hanood-u-yindu sazis to deny Bakistan when is rightfully theirs and deflect attention from their internal failures.
by pankajs
23 May 2018 21:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 2956
Views: 312640

Re: Indus Water Treaty

https://twitter.com/Chellaney/status/999251664916893697 Brahma Chellaney: The 1960 Indus Waters Treaty grants the World Bank no role as a mediator. (It signed the pact mainly as a guarantor of the initial projects.) Yet the Bank insists on playing mediator. Its latest statement says it will "c...
by pankajs
23 May 2018 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1858
Views: 118403

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

cross post ------------ https://twitter.com/sidhant/status/999122068066062336 Sidhant Sibal @sidhant World bank statemnt after Pak delegation raises concerns Indian PM inaugurated 330 MW Kishenganga hydroelectric plant; Says its role limited and procedural . Adds, agreement on the "way forward ...
by pankajs
23 May 2018 11:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 2956
Views: 312640

Re: Indus Water Treaty

https://twitter.com/sidhant/status/999122068066062336 Sidhant Sibal @sidhant World bank statemnt after Pak delegation raises concerns Indian PM inaugurated 330 MW Kishenganga hydroelectric plant; Says its role limited and procedural . Adds, agreement on the "way forward was not reached"pic...
by pankajs
23 May 2018 10:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1758
Views: 203666

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Even some Baki eCONomist have a better understanding of how economy works even when they used the correct economic understanding to cover up the mismanagement of their economy. I am saying this based on a recent snippet posted on the Bakistani thread like yesterday. BWT, here is some chi-chi Sun Zu ...
by pankajs
22 May 2018 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1758
Views: 203666

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://twitter.com/DavidInglesTV/status/998722321413107712 David Ingles @DavidInglesTV China has about 400 million people between 20-39 and a further 700 million people over 40. So within the span of just one generation, China's demographic problem goes from pretty bad to pretty dire . In 30 years ...
by pankajs
22 May 2018 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3992
Views: 704745

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Manu Pubby Verified account @manupubby

Meanwhile, the indigenous Akash surface to air missile program is going ahead full steam.

L&T Defence hands over 1,000 Integrated Propulsion Airframe System hardware to BDL.
by pankajs
21 May 2018 14:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1758
Views: 203666

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

If it weren't for the this latest $60 billion precious metal discovery on the border, all would be milk and honey on the Indo-China border between the two countries. What analysis!

The sky is not falling. Yawn and move on ....
by pankajs
21 May 2018 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3750
Views: 186966

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Have they handed over Colombo port?
by pankajs
20 May 2018 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3750
Views: 186966

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

http://www.wionews.com/south-asia/sri-lanka-warns-of-looming-foreign-debt-crisis-138410?src=tw Sri Lanka warns of looming foreign debt crisis Sri Lanka is headed for a debt crisis, the finance ministry warned Sunday, blaming a series of costly projects commissioned by the previous government for rec...
by pankajs
15 May 2018 10:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1036
Views: 89256

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Forget outsiders like myself but what are the insiders saying .... http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2146096/chinas-financial-risk-greater-official-numbers-suggest-beijing China’s financial risk greater than official numbers suggest, Beijing adviser says Nation’s economy has been ‘hijac...
by pankajs
14 May 2018 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1758
Views: 203666

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-13/china-counters-trump-by-mending-fences-from-japan-to-india?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business China Counters Trump by Mending Fences From Japan to India When Chinese Premier Li Keqiang smiled and clinked glasses with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Ab...
by pankajs
14 May 2018 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5348
Views: 469260

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

https://twitter.com/geeta_mohan/status/ ... 1710675968
Geeta Mohan Verified account @Geeta_Mohan

#Breaking
After China, PM @narendramodi's second #InformalSummit will be with Russia.
To meet President Vladimir Putin on May 21. @PutinRF_Eng

Sigh ... more GUBO by one definition.
by pankajs
14 May 2018 13:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1758
Views: 203666

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Chris Buckley 储百亮 @ChuBailiang

"The U.S. thought a trade war would be simple, but then it stubbed its foot on China's iron slab." People's Daily online shares an assessment of Trump's switch on ZTE -- as a vindication for China's strategy in the trade friction:https://goo.gl/3oQMFQ
by pankajs
14 May 2018 08:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1758
Views: 203666

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Too much propaganda on all side. A bit of skepticism is always good. Nonetheless ... http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2018/05/14/2003693034 New radar to hunt Chinese stealth jets As the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) deploys J-20 stealth fighters in increasing numbe...
by pankajs
14 May 2018 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2563
Views: 460823

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/isro-making-green-propellant/article23874464.ece ISRO making green propellant Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have reported progress in the development of an environment-friendly propellant to power satellites and spacecraft. The e...
by pankajs
14 May 2018 07:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1036
Views: 89256

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Nothing is written in stone and future is unpredictable but more and more economic commentators are convinced that the China growth story is ending. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2145938/chinas-economic-growth-story-will-be-cut-short-under-xi-jinping China’s economic growth story wi...
by pankajs
13 May 2018 13:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1036
Views: 89256

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2137148/one-leak-and-well-all-drown-top-chinese-lawmaker-raises-alarm ‘One leak and we’ll all drown’: top Chinese lawmaker raises alarm over river of local government debt [14 March 2018] China’s debt mountain remains an ominous threat to the world’s se...
by pankajs
13 May 2018 13:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1036
Views: 89256

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2145805/chinas-new-way-kick-can-down-road-government-debt-longer-term China’s new way to kick the can down the road on government debt: longer-term bonds The finance ministry will for the first time allow provincial and municipal governments to issue 15...

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