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by Bhurishrava
28 Jun 2016 15:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 67106

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

India's nationalists should learn how to behave themselves. Now that they wish their country could be a major power, they should know how major powers play their games. Just reflects how far Indian govt`s foreign policy is from the nationalist perspective. Dunno of any other perspective that india ...
by Bhurishrava
27 Jun 2016 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 326924

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2

http://www.dawn.com/news/1267599/pakistans-social-media-is-playing-a-negative-role-ch-nisar Pakistan's social media is playing a negative role: Ch Nisar. "No one knows if a RAW agent or a terrorist is spreading rumours to bring down the morale of our forces," said Nisar adding that "n...
by Bhurishrava
27 Jun 2016 15:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 845778

Re: Levant crisis - III

Cross posted. Israel and Turkey have apparently burried the hatchet. ^^ Basically an alliance against the Shia muslims. Expectedly Turkey has also done a Pakistan on Israel. Part 6 of the agreement says this - " Turkey will prevent Hamas from using the country as a base from which to work again...
by Bhurishrava
27 Jun 2016 15:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2530
Views: 246184

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Israel and Turkey have apparently burried the hatchet. ^^ Basically an alliance against the Shia muslims. Expectedly Turkey has also done a Pakistan on Israel. Part 6 of the agreement says this - " Turkey will prevent Hamas from using the country as a base from which to work against Israel. In ...
by Bhurishrava
27 Jun 2016 13:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 326924

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2

http://www.dawn.com/news/1267367/leave-no-stone-unturned-in-search-for-sabri-murder-awais-kidnapping-perpetrators-coas Leave 'no stone unturned' in search for Sabri murder, Awais kidnapping perpetrators: COAS Arent murder and kidnapping cases for police to solve?! Raheel Bhai must be made Police Com...
by Bhurishrava
26 Jun 2016 16:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 815
Views: 89308

Re: China Watch Thread-I

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-china-rift-out-in-open-whither-asian-century/articleshow/52925444.cms India-China rift out in open: Whither Asian Century? Furthermore, calibrated strategic communication that prioritized circumspection and being able to shape the narrative in a...
by Bhurishrava
26 Jun 2016 16:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 815
Views: 89308

Re: China Watch Thread-I

http://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/china-led-development-bank-approves-first-loans China-led development bank approves first loans The bank’s board approved a total of $509 million in loans Friday for a power project in Bangladesh, slum-upgrading in Indonesia and road-building in Pakis...
by Bhurishrava
26 Jun 2016 14:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 815
Views: 89308

Re: China Watch Thread-I

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the ... here-16722

1. The new Duterte administration in Philippines is more pro china.
2. A ruling against China in the arbitration case, which is likely, will strengthen the hands of Americans and Japanese in south China sea.
by Bhurishrava
26 Jun 2016 13:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 845778

Re: Levant crisis - III

Isnt the Israeli-Turkey rapprochement basically an anti Shia alliance?

Erdogan is eating the bitter pill of accepting Israel killing Sunni terrorists along with Shia ones.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Turkis ... key-457694
by Bhurishrava
25 Jun 2016 16:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 67106

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

Nothing works so well that it cannot work better. Modi is an improvement on Congress. Big improvement. So,must be supported. Constructive criticism should be fine. All of us would like to see better, stronger, more prosperous India. So what alternatives do we have to Modi and the present govt. Congr...
by Bhurishrava
25 Jun 2016 15:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 595
Views: 53391

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

http://www.wsj.com/articles/turkey-boosts-military-powers-in-fight-against-kurdish-militants-1466801273 Prosecutors investigating complaints of abuse in counterterrorism operations will now be required to seek the prime minister’s approval before filing charges against any top general. The defense o...
by Bhurishrava
25 Jun 2016 15:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139778

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/us-strikes-afghan-taliban-targets-in-debut-of-broader-role_1899983.html US strikes Afghan Taliban targets, in debut of broader role The US military has carried out its first airstrikes against Taliban targets in Afghanistan since President Barack Obama authorized ...
by Bhurishrava
25 Jun 2016 15:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139778

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/outside-powers-seem-to-be-equating-with-legitimate-afghanistan-govt-ex-nsa-shivshankar-menon_1898909.html Outside powers seem to be equating with legitimate Afghanistan govt: Ex-NSA Shivshankar Menon "We are today witness a very strange spectacle with the U.S...
by Bhurishrava
25 Jun 2016 15:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 67106

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

The escalation cycle should be - 1. Recognise Diayou/Senkaku islands as Japanese. Spratlys as Philipino etc. Start joint patrolling of south china sea with Japanese and Americans. 2. India does not believe in any one china policy. If Taiwanese are willing to play ball, great. 3. Derecognise Tibet as...
by Bhurishrava
25 Jun 2016 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 67106

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

Tibet should be the core of any arguments we make against the Chinese. We have legitimate interests there.

Taiwan & South China Sea are good for pressurizing but they arent our immediate & direct concern
by Bhurishrava
25 Jun 2016 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 67106

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

^^ His foreign policy has been good. Optics dont mean anything. You can focus on all the jhoolas in Ahmedabad if you want. Obama is no Geoge Bush 2. So he cant and wont do the 123 for India. Abe has been good. Noone is celebrating China`s isolation. But its not as if NSG is the end of the world and ...
by Bhurishrava
24 Jun 2016 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 67106

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/As-its-NSG-bid-fails-India-says-Paris-Climate-Agreement-ratification-may-be-delayed/articleshow/52906697.cms In the end, diplomats said 38 countries declared outright support for India's accession, while nine others held out questions on procedure. China howe...
by Bhurishrava
23 Jun 2016 02:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 326924

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2

Some news from german media. http://www.dw.com/en/mullah-mansours-gone-but-who-else-is-hiding-in-pakistan/a-19300015 Mullah Mansour's gone, but who else is hiding in Pakistan? Time and again Pakistan has denied the presence of high-profile terrorists on its soil, and time and again the US has target...
by Bhurishrava
21 Jun 2016 16:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 845778

Re: Levant crisis - III

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.726226 Israel-Turkey Reconciliation Deal May Be Concluded on June 26, Turkish Officials Confirm Compromise reached on Turkish demands regarding Gaza: Blockade won't be lifted and Turkish aid will only arrive through Ashdod port, while Israel will approve Turkish ...
by Bhurishrava
21 Jun 2016 16:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 595
Views: 53391

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/t ... 00809.html

Turkey arrests three renowned press freedom campaigners
Reporters Without Borders representative among three arrested for spreading "terror propaganda", rights groups say.
by Bhurishrava
20 Jun 2016 16:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 67106

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

IMHO, India is spending too much political capital trying to get into these groups.
Whats the logic of massaging Chinese balls to get into NSG.
by Bhurishrava
19 Jun 2016 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 1133
Views: 52097

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/18/german-foreign-minister-accuses-nato-of-warmongering-against-rus/ German minister warns NATO of 'saber-rattling' against Russia German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has criticized NATO's decision to stage military maneuvers in eastern Europe, war...
by Bhurishrava
17 Jun 2016 15:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5235
Views: 441504

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

The argument against Leander is the same that everyone here despises. That people should be selected on merit and not on whims and fancies of associations. Or other players for that matter. Srikanth has gone up 2 places in the BWF rankings after his semi final show in Australia. Still out of top ten...
by Bhurishrava
15 Jun 2016 16:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 595
Views: 53391

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Hagia Sophia was supposed to be a world heritage site. It was turned into a secular museum by Ataturk. Not anymore.
http://religionnews.com/2016/06/14/gree ... ia-sophia/

Greece and Turkey spar over Ramadan prayers at Hagia Sophia.
by Bhurishrava
14 Jun 2016 17:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5235
Views: 441504

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

The normal sporting tactic is to pay off greedy people from the associations. No other earthly reason for anybody official to push for Leander's inclusion so forcefully. If he is not wanted by the other players, that should be it. Go to any graveyard and look. The list of "indispensable" ...
by Bhurishrava
12 Jun 2016 13:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5235
Views: 441504

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

It seems noone wants to play with Leander. Neither Bopanna nor Sania. Too much bad blood seems to suggest there will not be medals in mens doubles imho. Why does this old man not retire? he has already appeared in 7 Olympics, stop being greedy and give our youngsters a chance. The youngsters should...
by Bhurishrava
11 Jun 2016 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 113511

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Raheel Sharief is due to retire in November. The time to retire democracy is right now. Any extension to Ganja Sharief till november could make Raheel vulnerable to problems with crore commandoes. So, if Raheel is the man, he will be capturing Isloo in the next 40 days max. Might as well stock up o...
by Bhurishrava
11 Jun 2016 23:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5235
Views: 441504

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

It seems noone wants to play with Leander. Neither Bopanna nor Sania.
Too much bad blood seems to suggest there will not be medals in mens doubles imho.
by Bhurishrava
11 Jun 2016 13:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3406
Views: 506542

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

http://www.dawn.com/news/1264158

Loadshedding woes: Mills warn of flour shortage, price spiral in days to come.
by Bhurishrava
11 Jun 2016 13:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3406
Views: 506542

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

http://www.dawn.com/news/1264060 Remittances growth slows to 5.6pc Reports indicate that India has captured Gulf markets, particularly in the segments of high-tech and high-salaried jobs. Media reports also suggest that most of low-level jobs would be abolished for foreigners in Saudi Arabia, which ...
by Bhurishrava
11 Jun 2016 13:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 113511

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

http://www.dawn.com/news/1264060 Remittances growth slows to 5.6pc Reports indicate that India has captured Gulf markets, particularly in the segments of high-tech and high-salaried jobs. Media reports also suggest that most of low-level jobs would be abolished for foreigners in Saudi Arabia, which ...
by Bhurishrava
11 Jun 2016 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 113511

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3634902/Christian-ice-cream-salesman-tortured-20-strong-Muslim-mob-Pakistan-food-deemed-unclean-children-religion.html Christian ice-cream salesman is tortured by 20-strong Muslim mob in Pakistan because his food was deemed 'unclean for children' due to his re...
by Bhurishrava
11 Jun 2016 00:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 595
Views: 53391

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/10/kurdish-militant-group-warns-foreigners-to-stay-away-from-turkey/ Kurdish militant group warns foreigners to stay away from Turkey as it takes responsibility for Istanbul attack Turkish tourism industry is already in doldrums. This will further cause proble...
by Bhurishrava
10 Jun 2016 14:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3406
Views: 506542

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

http://www.dawn.com/news/1263813/non-textile-exports-drop-20pc Pakistan’s exports of non-textile products dropped by nearly 20 per cent to $6.93 billion in the first 10 months (July-April) of the current fiscal year from $8.64bn a year earlier, mainly due to a fall in commodity prices on the interna...
by Bhurishrava
10 Jun 2016 12:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5235
Views: 441504

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Srikanth and Saina have reached the semi final of Australian open Super Series.
The mens draw was underrepresented but Saina beat Ratchanok to get there.
by Bhurishrava
09 Jun 2016 18:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 113511

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Ok. Here is something that should make China think and regret. http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/1970984/india-plans-expanded-missile-export-drive-china-its-mind India plans expanded missile export drive, with China on its mind “Policymakers in Delhi were long constrained by the belie...
by Bhurishrava
09 Jun 2016 18:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 815
Views: 89308

Re: China Watch Thread-I

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/1970984/india-plans-expanded-missile-export-drive-china-its-mind India plans expanded missile export drive, with China on its mind “Policymakers in Delhi were long constrained by the belief that advanced defence cooperation with Washington or Hanoi co...
by Bhurishrava
09 Jun 2016 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 113511

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

China to invest $8.5 Billion to upgrade Pukistan rail network and build gas pipeline: http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/china-to-invest-8-5-billion-to-upgrade-pakistans-rail-network-build-gas-pipeline-report-1417247 India's best bet here is PoK's status as disputed territory. Once PoK is retaken by In...
by Bhurishrava
09 Jun 2016 18:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 67106

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

If the US leans on other states, they would relent.
IMHO,China and Turkey are two major obstructions.
Turkey because it is under an out and out Islamist dictator and China because it wants to continue blocking India`s entry into these groups.

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