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by SSridhar
21 Apr 2019 16:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

China's tactic is predictably always the same. Patiently wait over any issue without resolving it immediately until the odds turn in its favour or a suitable quid-pro-quo can be effected. Its cleverness is in successfully warding off any pressure for resolution by assigning various reasons at variou...
by SSridhar
21 Apr 2019 16:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale in Beijing, buzz on Masood Azhar - Saibal Dasgupta, ToI India’s foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale is on a two-day visit to the capital [[Beijing] , ahead of the Belt and Road Forum from April 25 to 27 in Beijing. The spur-of-the-moment visit has stirred interest whethe...
by SSridhar
21 Apr 2019 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 36062

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Indian, US Navies hold anti submarine warfare exercise - The Hindu Indian and the US Navies have held a joint submarine-hunting exercise in the Indian Ocean, aiming to lay the groundwork for coordinating maritime patrol and reconnaissance, according to the US Navy. Indian and the US’ P-8 anti-subma...
by SSridhar
20 Apr 2019 18:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 855
Views: 80166

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

Abu Dhabi terror module arrests: NIA takes 3 into custody in Hyderabad - The Hindu National Investigation Agency (NIA) picked up three people following searches at three locations in the outskirts of Hyderabad, in connection with the arrest of three youths for links with the ISIS in August 2018. Th...
by SSridhar
19 Apr 2019 18:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

China ready for Wuhan-style summit meet with India despite differences over BRI: Chinese foreign minister - PTI Why is China begging, cajoling India repeatedly to join BRI? It was even willing to change the name of CPOKEC (China-POK Economic Corridor) at one point of time, until Pakistan uncharacte...
by SSridhar
19 Apr 2019 11:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

Ban on Masood Azhar: China looking for a face-saving formula - Saibal Dasgupta, ToI China is looking for a formula that would save face for Beijing in Pakistan if it does an about turn on the Masood Azhar issue. The Azhar case has posed a serious challenge to China’s international image ahead of th...
by SSridhar
18 Apr 2019 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 137519

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

I am curious whom the Malaysian Air Force fighters are intended to fight. Singapore? Probably not. China? Most likely yes. So how do the JF-17s make sense to deter China? Actually, it is Singapore. Singapore was once part of Malaysia. In fact, Singapore is a bit like Israel as an infidel speck in a...
by SSridhar
17 Apr 2019 17:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

China unmoved by U.S. bid to discuss Masood Azhar in UNSC - Atul Aneja, The Hindu China on Wednesday said it was not facing any deadline to take a call on designating Masood Azhar, head of the Paksitan based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group, as an international terrorist, and reiterated that pro...
by SSridhar
17 Apr 2019 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

From SupChina Newsletter (no URL) Worried about Chinese influence, India blocks TikTok The Economic Times of India reports that India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has asked Google and Apple to take down popular short-video app TikTok from their stores. TikTok is a pro...
by SSridhar
16 Apr 2019 15:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

F.B.I. Bars Some China Scholars From Visiting U.S. Over Spying Fears - Jane Perlez, NYT Excerpts In the four decades since China and the United States normalized relations, Washington has generally welcomed Chinese scholars and researchers to America, even when Beijing has been less open to recipro...
by SSridhar
15 Apr 2019 14:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2212
Views: 236002

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

In a show of intent, external affairs ministry sets up Indo-Pacific wing - Indrani Bagchi, ToI Making a strong strategic statement, India has just set up an Indo-Pacific division in the foreign office. The brainchild of foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale, the new division is intended to give a coheren...
by SSridhar
14 Apr 2019 09:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

In Australia, Muslims Call for Pressure on China Over Missing Relatives - Vicky Xiuzhong Xu and Jamie Tarabay, NYT Growing up as a member of the Uighur ethnic group in China’s far west, Farhad Habibullah never felt that his people were oppressed by the state. He came from a family of Communist Part...
by SSridhar
14 Apr 2019 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

China enlarges its circle in Europe - Marc Santora, The Hindu China’s Premier surveyed construction of a long-sought bridge over Croatia’s Mali Ston Bay, home to China’s largest infrastructure project in Europe — built by a Chinese company with Chinese workers, and financed in large part by EU mone...
by SSridhar
12 Apr 2019 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

China trying to create its own globally decisive naval force through BRI: Pentagon - PTI China is trying to create its own globally decisive naval force through the ambitious multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative, the Pentagon has told the US Congress, warning that Beijing's "unfavoura...
by SSridhar
12 Apr 2019 13:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351261

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

partha, IMF loan and FATF are contigent upon how good a helping hand Terroristan extends to the US in the Afghan pull-out.
by SSridhar
12 Apr 2019 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

China gets ultimatum to lift 'technical' hold on Azhar - Sachin Parashar, ToI The campaign for an international ban on Masood Azhar, the Pakistan based leader of UN-designated terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), is gaining steam at the UN Security Council. The proposers of the resolution to ban Az...
by SSridhar
11 Apr 2019 09:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

Forcing China's Hand - Harsh V. Pant, The Hindu Late last month the U.S. opened another front in its ongoing multi-pronged tussle with China when it circulated a draft resolution to the powerful 15-nation UN Security Council (UNSC) on March 27 to blacklist Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maso...
by SSridhar
10 Apr 2019 17:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

China and Pakistan Have Struck a Devil’s Bargain With Militants - Yelena Biberman, Jared Schwartz, Foreign Policy The tense standoff between India and Pakistan has gotten tenser with a surprising move by China. On March 14, China blocked a United Nations effort to designate as a terrorist Masood Az...
by SSridhar
10 Apr 2019 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538678

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Anujan ji, you are right. Musharraf has always accepted openly that LeT & JuD were doing jihad only outside Pakistan. So, it is our duty to eliminate these jihadists inside Pakistan itself so that they won't do it outside and sully the fair name of Terroristan. We have to now turn our attention ...
by SSridhar
09 Apr 2019 06:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 36062

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Sri Lanka seeks enhanced military training from India - Meera Srinivasan, The Hindu Sri Lanka has sought enhanced military training from India, according to President Maithripala Sirisena’s office. Visiting Indian Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra called on Mr. Sirisena on Monday, and wide-ranging mat...
by SSridhar
08 Apr 2019 04:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382899

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

That was indeed a wonderful article.
by SSridhar
05 Apr 2019 10:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

Philippines' Duterte tells China to 'lay off' island in disputed South China Sea - Straits Times Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told China on Thursday (April 4) to "lay off" an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea, and said he would deploy his soldiers there if ...
by SSridhar
04 Apr 2019 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

Trump says he called President Xi Jinping the 'king' of China - PTI US President Donald Trump said he called his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping a "king" during his first state visit to Beijing in 2017 and that the top Communist Party leader appeared to appreciate the remark. Addressing th...
by SSridhar
04 Apr 2019 06:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95417

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Indranil, excellent article.
by SSridhar
03 Apr 2019 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

Govt to discuss strategy to boost exports to China - Amiti Sen, Business Line To increase exports to China in order to make a substantial dent in the trade imbalance, the Commerce Ministry has scheduled a brainstorming meeting this week with other line ministries and export promotion organisations ...
by SSridhar
03 Apr 2019 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 724003

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Starting May, ISRO to launch a string of ‘defence’ satellites - Madhumathi D.S, The Hindu https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/totpk8/article26716109.ece/ALTERNATES/FREE_660/02bgbgmmmisroGDD5LQKN41jpgjpg Between now and early 2020, the space above India looks set to see an unprecedente...
by SSridhar
02 Apr 2019 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

Chinese students in limbo as wait for US visas stretches for months - Straits Times If CaIf Wei Lan (not his real name) hadn't returned to China in December for the winter holiday, today he would be sitting in a classroom at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, continuing his studies as a d...
by SSridhar
01 Apr 2019 15:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1350
Views: 213061

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Baloch Liberation Army attacks Chinese assets - Several Chinese Engineers Killed "We counsel China to act cautiously and avoid forcefully moving forward. China should allow further discussion and resolution of the issue through dialogue. The Baloch issue involves a series of complex factors, a...
by SSridhar
01 Apr 2019 14:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1350
Views: 213061

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Pakistan diverts CPEC corridor funds; China ties under pressure - Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, Economic Times A controversy has erupted over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) ahead of the second Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) summit in Beijing following allegations that the Pakistani governmen...
by SSridhar
01 Apr 2019 14:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

Taiwan protests China jets crossing center of Taiwan Strait - AP Taiwan says its planes warned off Chinese military aircraft that crossed the center line in the Taiwan Strait, calling China’s move a provocation seeking to alter the status quo in the waterway dividing the island from mainland China....
by SSridhar
01 Apr 2019 11:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Neighbourhood
Replies: 61
Views: 6094

Re: Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Neighbourhood

Asian-origin gang funded al-Qaeda through tax fraud - PTI A British-Asian gang of fraudsters may have been involved in misusing billions of pounds of British taxpayers’ money to fund terrorist networks in Pakistan and Afghanistan , claims a U.K. media investigation based on police and intelligence ...
by SSridhar
01 Apr 2019 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351261

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Those having a problem controlling their blood pressure, do not read this, Taking a Chance with Imran - Uday Balakrishnan, The Hindu. A sample, To Pakistan it is India that is a formidable enemy, one at whose hands it has suffered violent vivisection and a monumental military defeat. It is no wonder...
by SSridhar
31 Mar 2019 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95417

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Guys, two Moderators including me have said that this discussion must stop.

No more posts.
by SSridhar
31 Mar 2019 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2895
Views: 408976

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

The rising stars of the Communist Party - Atul Aneja, The Hindu Ever since last year’s 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), when it became clear that President Xi Jinping would steer China indefinitely, speculation about the next line of Chinese leadership has been rife. It is now a...
by SSridhar
31 Mar 2019 16:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95417

Re: Indian ASAT Test

OK, folks,

No more discussion needed on this diversion. Let's get back to programming.
by SSridhar
31 Mar 2019 16:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95417

Re: Indian ASAT Test

esommuk, we have been good, we are good and we shall continue to be good. Being good doesn't mean being unprepared; being defenceless, especially when we know our enemies and their wicked intentions. We have been attacked so many times and knowing our history you are still talking the way you are. I...
by SSridhar
31 Mar 2019 13:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95417

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I am strictly against contributing to more space debris just for showcasing weaponisation and deterrence. This will soon lead to ocean plastics like situation. The space is already overcrowded. In any case every commercial space launch leaves behind 10 - 20 pieces of space debris ... probably more....
by SSridhar
30 Mar 2019 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 737
Views: 61941

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies

Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale heads to Moscow to discuss outer space rules - Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, Economic Times Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale is heading to Moscow this weekend for talks on proposed rules for keeping outer space peaceful in the backdrop of India’s Anti-Satellite Missile Test...
by SSridhar
30 Mar 2019 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 737
Views: 61941

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies

Some perspective/background on what China is doing on this. On January 5, 2013, China’s state-run Global Times said in an editorial, “China should continue substantive research on striking satellites. In the foreseeable future, gap between China and the US cannot be eliminated by China's development...

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