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by SSridhar
18 Sep 2018 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 262896

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

Nepal’s decision on BIMSTEC drill does not signal pro-China stance: official source - Atul Aneja, The Hindu Nepal’s decision not to participate in the India-proposed military exercise of the Bay of Bengal group of countries, instead of a snub to New Delhi, signals that a new set of rules need to be...
by SSridhar
18 Sep 2018 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3945
Views: 299426

Re: Internal Security Watch

Hizb ‘start-up’ foiled in Assam - The Hindu The police in Assam have arrested more alleged members of the extremist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), believed to have been planning to launch a disruptive “start-up” in the State. On Monday, the police in central Assam’s Nagaon and adjoining Hojai distr...
by SSridhar
18 Sep 2018 07:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1723
Views: 214074

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Commerce Ministry wants further delay in tit-for-tat tariffs against US - Amit Sen, Business Line The Centre is likely to further postpone the implementation of retaliatory tariffs against the US, which had been proposed in response to the ‘wrongful’ application of discriminatory duties by the latt...
by SSridhar
17 Sep 2018 14:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 262896

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

India not lowering guard on China border: Nirmala - PTI India will not lower its guard along the Line of Actual Control with China, while maintaining border peace in sync with the “Wuhan” spirit, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. Nearly a month after talks with her Chinese counterpart W...
by SSridhar
17 Sep 2018 14:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 262896

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

Nothing comes for free, says Army chief Bipin Rawat on aid from China - Sandip Dighe, ToI Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said here on Sunday that countries which have taken financial aid from China will soon realise that "nothing comes for free". He was speaking to the media on the...
by SSridhar
17 Sep 2018 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 262896

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

I am psting this here for obvious reasons. India needs to boost efforts as Bhutan polls spring a surprise - Indrani Bagchi, ToI As Bhutan’s election threw up a surprise result by voting out the incumbent, India will have to work doubly hard to help its closest neighbour achieve its aspirations while...
by SSridhar
16 Sep 2018 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3005
Views: 329786

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Folks, doing a three part blog series titled Indus Water Treaty - A Pragmatic Water Sharing Agreement or a Potential Source of Conflict? This is the Link to the first part. May have a look. Good effort, kancha. However, you start by saying, "a fair and acceptable treaty". From an Indian P...
by SSridhar
16 Sep 2018 07:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 262896

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

Doklam final report lauds government - Sobhana K Nair, The Hindu A report by the parliamentary panel on External Affairs, headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, has expressed concern that Chinese infrastructure built close to the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction has not been dismantled, but “comm...
by SSridhar
14 Sep 2018 08:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4284
Views: 169580

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

INMAS develops India’s first indigenous anti-nuclear medical kit - PTI In a major shot in the arm for paramilitary and police forces, scientists at a central research institute claim to have developed India’s first indigenous medical kit that may ensure protection from serious injuries and faster h...
by SSridhar
13 Sep 2018 19:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 719
Views: 51707

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

US: India fulfils all conditions, but out of Nuclear Suppliers Group due to China's veto - PTI WASHINGTON: India has not been able to secure membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) because of China's veto, a senior Trump Administration official said Thursday asserting that the US will conti...
by SSridhar
13 Sep 2018 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1721
Views: 229514

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

RInfra to deliver parts prototypes for Arjun Mark II ahead of schedule - Ksenia Kondratieva, Business Line Reliance Infra is planning to deliver prototypes of the hull and turret for the Arjun Mark II main battle tank (MBT) to the Combat Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) six mo...
by SSridhar
13 Sep 2018 06:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2967
Views: 534804

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

rsingh, you are conflating disparate issues. Don't continue with that line. Take this as a warning.
by SSridhar
11 Sep 2018 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2967
Views: 534804

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

rsingh, that is a very cynical view. Such exhibitions kindle interest in young minds. It certainly did when I was young.
by SSridhar
11 Sep 2018 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2339
Views: 465256

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Rakesh wrote:Secondly, I also want to find out the dates for the hot refueling (aircraft on the ground, but engine still running) they recently did on the Tejas as well. I want to add that to the list as well.

Rakesh, that was announced on February 26, 2018
by SSridhar
11 Sep 2018 19:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1723
Views: 214074

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Pompeo and Mattis should add space cooperation to the US-India strategic partnership - Frank Rose and Jonathan Ward, The Space Review Last week marked the first “2+2” dialogue between the US Secretaries of State and Defense and their Indian counterparts. The US and India should focus on three avenu...
by SSridhar
11 Sep 2018 12:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1246
Views: 178639

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Govt seeks to reset CPEC priorities - Shahbaz Rana Now, more news on that from both sides. Pakistan, China refute report about rift over CPEC's 'unfairness' If they refute then that that means there *IS* rift Pakistan and China on Tuesday refuted a report in a UK daily that the former is rethinking...
by SSridhar
11 Sep 2018 12:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3945
Views: 299426

Re: Internal Security Watch

Absconding suspect nabbed 20 years after Coimbatore serial blasts Selvaraj A., ToI Twenty years after a series of bomb blasts rocked the textile city of Coimbatore, a suspect was arrested by Tamil Nadu police. The man, identified as Noohu, is from Kerala and is aged 44 years now. Soon after the bla...
by SSridhar
11 Sep 2018 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2153
Views: 205704

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Africa should not become theatre of rivalry: Sushma Swaraj - Kallol Bhattacherjee, The Hindu Africa should not become a playground for rival world powers, the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said here [New Dehi] on Monday. Welcoming an agreement between the Ministry of External Affairs and ...
by SSridhar
10 Sep 2018 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 100923

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

The Upto Now Silent Maulana Now Speaketh Maulana Fazl castigates govt over Atif Mian nomination fiasco The Maulana said: “Jihad becomes mandatory against anyone who takes anti-Islam steps. The PTI is a burden on the country. It is misleading our new generation, but we will put them on the right pat...
by SSridhar
10 Sep 2018 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1978
Views: 140180

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Japanese military jet makes stopover in Chennai - Murali N. Krishnaswami, The HindU A Kawasaki C-2 military aircraft of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) made a short stopover at Meenambakkam airport on Saturday (September 8). The twin-engine transport jet, which is a new plane designed and ...
by SSridhar
09 Sep 2018 18:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 100923

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

You can see that all stakeholders in Pakistan, namely the US, China & KSA have started making visits to protect their turf by establishing contacts with new faces. The 3½ Friends are making their moves.
by SSridhar
09 Sep 2018 16:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 262896

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

Maldives hits out at U.S. over sanctions threats - AP Of course, nations are sovereign and little Maldives = mighty USA on the sovereignty scale. But, where does Abdullah Yameen derive his arrogance & strength from? Of course, China. The Maldives has hit out at the United States after it warned...
by SSridhar
09 Sep 2018 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 100923

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

[url=https://timesofislamabad.com/07-Sep-2018/in-a-rare-such-act-jemima-goldsmith-responds-negatively-over-the-decision-of-pm-imran-khan] The founder of Pakistan, “Quaid-I-Azam” appointed an Ahmadi as his Foreign Minister.” True, but the consequences of that were terrible and led to two important d...
by SSridhar
08 Sep 2018 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 262896

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

CChinese govt's top diplomat says Beijing not saddling Pakistan with debt - Reuters ISLAMABAD: The Chinese government's top diplomat defended Beijing's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative during a visit to Pakistan on Saturday, rejecting criticism the project has saddled Pakistan with expensive...
by SSridhar
08 Sep 2018 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 262896

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

Three tips for becoming a better China-watcher - Eric Hundman, SupChina China plays prominent and expanding roles in many areas of U.S. policy, from trade to North Korea to climate change. As this expansion continues, more people in the news and policy worlds may be interested in becoming savvier C...
by SSridhar
08 Sep 2018 14:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 262896

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

China plays down 2+2 dialogue - Atul Aneja, The Hindu India’s inaugural 2+2 ministerial dialogue with the United States on Thursday has “symbolic” significance, but is unlikely to yield a structural change in regional security, says a posting on a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) website. “From a lon...
by SSridhar
07 Sep 2018 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 100923

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

anupmisra wrote:
saip wrote:Lot of celebrations today in Pakistan. But what are they celebrating? A defeat in 1965? Only Pakistan can do that and be proud.


There's victory in retreat also if you call it "advancing to the rear".


:rotfl: to both
by SSridhar
06 Sep 2018 08:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2153
Views: 205704

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

India backs Mauritius’ claim over UK-ruled Chagos Islands - Indrani Bagchi, ToI India weighed in on behalf of Mauritius at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), The Hague, saying the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean – which is currently ruled by the UK and operates US’ Diego Garcia milita...
by SSridhar
04 Sep 2018 06:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 100923

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

But, the Peerni is wearing make-up, which is strictly forbidden in Islam. She cannot be a selective Muslim, can she?
by SSridhar
03 Sep 2018 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 822
Views: 64469

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

Five held in Coimbatore for plotting to murder Hindu Makkal Katchi leader Arjun Sampath - Prabhakar T, New Indian Express COIMBATORE: The city police, based on a tip-off from Central intelligence agencies, arrested five Muslim youth for allegedly hatching a plot to murder Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) ...
by SSridhar
03 Sep 2018 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 822
Views: 64469

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

Pakistan arrests 3 ISIS terrorists ahead of Defence Day - PTI Police in Pakistan claimed to have thwarted a terrorist attack planned on the upcoming Defence Day and said on Monday they have arrested three Islamic State terrorists in Punjab province. Muhammad Iqbal, Usman Zia and Hasnain Muavia had ...
by SSridhar
03 Sep 2018 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 262896

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

Xi Jinping offers $60 bn Africa aid, says ‘no strings attached’ President Xi Jinping told African leaders Monday that China's investments on the continent have "no political strings attached", pledging $60 billion in new development financing, even as Beijing is increasingly criticised ov...
by SSridhar
03 Sep 2018 15:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 262896

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

People’s Daily edit unveils Xi Jinping’s “new era”blueprint for Africa - Atul Aneja, The Hindu Timed with the inauguration of a once-in-three years conference of Chinese and African leaders on Monday, an editorial in People’s Daily — the flagship of the Communist Party of China (CPC) — has unveiled...
by SSridhar
03 Sep 2018 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2153
Views: 205704

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Root out terror: BIMSTEC - PTI Describing terrorism as a “great threat” to international peace and security, India and six other BIMSTEC nations on Friday called for identifying and holding accountable states and non-state entities that encourage, support or finance terrorism, provide sanctuaries t...
by SSridhar
02 Sep 2018 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 100923

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Why Pakistan is still far from economic independence? - Atif Mian - Pakistan's Economy Advisory council explains The govt wanted a shiny new road real bad before the next election , which they lost anyways. Let's hope for better economic sense this time. " Pakistan only believes in image-makin...
by SSridhar
02 Sep 2018 09:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3005
Views: 329786

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Are the pakis spinning a make believe non-event to make I'm the Dimmy look like an achiever? According to this TV channel, India has accepted paki objections: India accepts Pakistan’s objections over Pakal Dul, Kalnai projects: sources Of course, Pakistan never agrees to any Indian project on the w...
by SSridhar
02 Sep 2018 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 100923

Re: US aid to Terroristan

Pentagon cancels aid to Pakistan over record on terrorists WASHINGTON: The US military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad's perceived failure to take decisive action against terrorists, in a new blow to deteriorating ti...
by SSridhar
02 Sep 2018 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 262896

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

India boycotts inauguration of China-funded bridge in Maldives - Sachin Parashar, ToI China's flagship infrastructure project in the Maldives, a bridge linking capital Male with the airport island, has again brought into focus the widening gulf between India and its Indian Ocean neighbour. India ch...
by SSridhar
01 Sep 2018 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 100923

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

RCase wrote:^^^
It is quite hilarious to see how the crore commanders salute and grab the danda!

There were two RAW agents. One, didn't grab his danda and the other didn't even have the danda !
by SSridhar
01 Sep 2018 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4449
Views: 816580

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

BrahMos chief lauds Godrej on delivery of airframe - Business Line Godrej Aerospace on Friday handed over the first of the 100 orders for the airframes for the air-launched version of the BrahMos missile systems to Defence Research Development Laboratories. Sudhir Mishra, Distinguished Scientist an...

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