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by SSridhar
12 Dec 2017 18:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2115
Views: 133156

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Chabahar and the region’s future - Edit, DT The presence of Pakistan’s Minister for Maritime Affairs Hasil Bizenjo at the ceremony where the first phase of Chabahar Port was inaugurated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani holds a great deal of significance. It was indeed a clear message by Iran tha...
by SSridhar
12 Dec 2017 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 632
Views: 72550

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

But I suppose the Durrand line created this different groups with differing interests. Let us realize that no Afghan leader, warlord or Taliban (including the Quetta Shura) has ever agreed to turn the Durand Line into a de jure border. They have been uncompromising on Durand Line and Greater Pakhto...
by SSridhar
12 Dec 2017 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2115
Views: 133156

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

I am particularly dismayed by the attendance of Gen. Deepak Kapoor. We all know about Man Mohan Singh especially after his Sharm-el-Sheik fiasco and his repeated desire to visit his native place in West Punjab even after 26/11 and the duplicity of the Pakistani state. But, Gen. Kapoor? Why?
by SSridhar
12 Dec 2017 09:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 211
Views: 22112

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

The power play in peacekeeping - Manmohan Bahadur, The Hindu The India, China jostling extends everywhere. Media coverage of peacekeeping operations is an area with many gaps. Consider for example, an incident last week, where at least 15 peacekeepers and five soldiers in the Democratic Republic of...
by SSridhar
12 Dec 2017 09:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 632
Views: 72550

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Karthik, I do not know whom you refer to as 'pakjabi'. The Taliban are a creation of Pakistan and later supported by the US until the US fell foul of them. The term, 'Pashtun', is very generic as there are several groups of them with differing interests. They live on either side of the Durand Line. ...
by SSridhar
12 Dec 2017 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 632
Views: 72550

Deja Vu

Lavrov's categorical demand { Russia favours dialogue with the Taliban: Lavrov - The Hindu } to include the Taliban in peace talks, which means that the Taliban would eventually also share power, reminds me of c. 2009. It was in the RIC meet at Bangalore in 2009 that the three RIC countries announce...
by SSridhar
12 Dec 2017 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 632
Views: 72550

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Russia favours dialogue with the Taliban: Lavrov - The Hindu An inclusive political dialogue for peace in Afghanistan should include the Taliban and other regional countries, said Moscow’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov here [New Delhi] on Monday . He said Russia had in the past contacted the milit...
by SSridhar
11 Dec 2017 17:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2115
Views: 133156

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Man Mohan Singh rejects the charge - The Hindu Here's the full text of Dr. Manmohan Singh's statement: I am deeply pained and anguished by the falsehood and canards being spread to score political points in a lost cause by none less than Prime Minister, Sh. Narender Modi. Fearing imminent defeat in...
by SSridhar
11 Dec 2017 15:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2115
Views: 133156

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

kasuri and other paki vermin like him have been given multiple entry long term SAARC visas for India. The same goes for many poisonous journos from other SAARC countries, including India who have reciprocating facilities. Its high time that such visas be reviewed and pruned drastically. Visas do no...
by SSridhar
11 Dec 2017 13:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 211
Views: 22112

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

China cannot be the sole supplier of everything from toys to high-precision engineering goods to the whole world. Already, China is realizing the futility of its manufacturing strategy (which was a good entry point to push up its volume of external trade, foreign exchange and decrease the domestic p...
by SSridhar
11 Dec 2017 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2115
Views: 133156

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

It is so disappointing that the circle of attendees was much larger than the usual suspects and renowned personalities also attended the dinner. Very appalling. Why was Kasuri given a visa in the first place? Why do we need Pakistanis to come here? This is morale-sapping. GoI is succumbing like all ...
by SSridhar
11 Dec 2017 07:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 211
Views: 22112

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

In first winter stay, 1,800 Chinese troops camping at Doklam - Rajat Pandit, ToI Around 1,600-1,800 Chinese troops have now virtually established a permanent presence in the Doklam area, near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet trijunction, with the construction of two helipads, upgraded roads, scores of pre-f...
by SSridhar
10 Dec 2017 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 761
Views: 37749

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

French fighters appear with IS in Afghanistan - AFP, ToI French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, have joined the ranks of the Islamic State group in northern Afghanistan where the militants have established new bases, multiple international and Afghan sources have said. It is the fi...
by SSridhar
10 Dec 2017 17:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2115
Views: 133156

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

^ yes, I agree. Both these gentlemen are misfits in the grouping as far as their well-known views are concerned.
by SSridhar
10 Dec 2017 16:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 211
Views: 22112

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

SriKumar wrote:China might as well save everyone the trouble and declare the all countries of the world has belong to China since ancient times.

That's exactly what they mean by zhongguo, Middle Kingdom.
by SSridhar
10 Dec 2017 15:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2115
Views: 133156

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

"TRACK THOO TALKS" IS ALIVE AND WELL AS PER THIS REPORT "Chai-biskoot time in Bangkok " ! (weather must be good this time in Bang- Cock) Jalil Abbas Jilani Retweeted Jinnah Institute Happy to be part of Chaophraya Dialogue ( Pakistan India track 2) in Bangkok. Candid and Frank e...
by SSridhar
10 Dec 2017 08:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 211
Views: 22112

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

‘Army acted fast in Doklam’ - The Hindu When the confrontation with Chinese troops at Doklam started earlier this year, a Brigade Commander walked across and warned Chinese troops to move back, says Lieutenant-General Praveen Bakshi (retd.), who as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern A...
by SSridhar
10 Dec 2017 08:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 211
Views: 22112

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

Centre to take up Brahmaputra issue with China - ANI Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said the Centre would take up the Brahmaputra contamination issue with China. The governments of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh suspect that China’s dam building activities could be a reason for the ...
by SSridhar
10 Dec 2017 07:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1955
Views: 114772

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

India-Japan Act East Forum will be a milestone: Envoy - PTI The India-Japan Act East Forum will be a "milestone" for an enhanced relationship between his country and the North Eastern Region of India, and reinforce the bilateral ties, Japanese envoy Kenji Hiramatsu today said. The ambassa...
by SSridhar
09 Dec 2017 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 965
Views: 119037

Re: Analyzing CPEC

CPEC funds halted: China wants Pakistan army to take over projects? - ToI Beijing's "new guidelines" overseeing the release of funds to Pakistan as part of its ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor may stipulate greater involvement of the Pakistan army in the multi-billion dollar pro...
by SSridhar
09 Dec 2017 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 211
Views: 22112

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

Sri Lanka formally hands over Hambantota port on 99-year lease to China - PTI S ri Lanka on Saturday formally handed over the strategic southern port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease, in a deal dubbed by the opposition and trade unions as “a sell-out.” The government’s grant of large tax c...
by SSridhar
09 Dec 2017 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 211
Views: 22112

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

India’s growing soft power in China - Atul Aneja, The Hindu The India-China soft power embrace, evident from the runaway success of Aamir Khan’s Dangal, appears to be getting warmer. On a cold November evening, when even hardy Beijingers were considering the wisdom of staying at home, hundreds of C...
by SSridhar
09 Dec 2017 19:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 2828
Views: 264054

Re: Indus Water Treaty

komal, "BRM" is Bharat Rakshak Monitor which we used to bring out until about a decade back. Its successor was SRR - Strategic Research review. If you are lucky, you may get old articles from these sources from the 'SRR Magazine' link in the home page.
by SSridhar
09 Dec 2017 17:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 2828
Views: 264054

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Peregrine ji, I have written enough many times earlier about how our negotiation was totally visionless etc. We all know that Nehru was an authoritarian especially in foreign policy matters and decided everything single-handedly. Unfortunately, the blame was laid upon our Chief negotiator Gulati and...
by SSridhar
09 Dec 2017 14:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 211
Views: 22112

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

Australian security agency flags politicians with ties to China intelligence - Straits Times The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has identified about 10 political candidates at state and local government elections whom it believes have close ties to Chinese intelligence service...
by SSridhar
09 Dec 2017 12:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 616
Views: 63275

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Maldives signs trade pact with China - PTI The Maldives on Friday signed a crucial free trade deal with China, while endorsing its Maritime Silk Road project shunned by India for its strategic implications in the Indian Ocean. “China deems the Maldives as an important partner to building the 21st C...
by SSridhar
09 Dec 2017 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 2828
Views: 264054

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Can India really threaten Pakistan over water? TFT: So [b] we gave up three rivers to India? JI:[/b] Everyone says we took three and gave up three. But a reality check is in order: What did we give up and what did we get? A PPP leader had said that Ayub Khan gave our three rivers away to India in t...
by SSridhar
09 Dec 2017 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 695
Views: 36169

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

Here we go on the AG admission. India enters non-proliferation regime Wassenaar Arrangement, slap on China for NSG stand - ToI In the coming months, India expects to be included in the Australia Group as well , leaving the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) - where it faces stiff opposition from China - ...
by SSridhar
09 Dec 2017 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 695
Views: 36169

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

Guddu wrote:So how far are we from membership in the Australia Group

I would think it should happen quickly & logically now.
by SSridhar
09 Dec 2017 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 695
Views: 36169

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

It is a Chinese characteristic to aim for multiple benefits in every action by shaping up the events in a particular way. Similarly in the NSG issue as well. Of course, it wants to prevent us from taking our rightful place in all fora by opposing our membership (APEC, ASEAN, UNSC etc). So also in NS...
by SSridhar
08 Dec 2017 18:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 211
Views: 22112

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

Udangudi project: HC rejects [Chinese] consortium’s plea - The Hindu The following is a likely normal reaction by a consortium that lost a mega bid. But, this litigation put the project back by two years already. If the Chinese take the matter to the SC, God knows how many more years might be lost....
by SSridhar
08 Dec 2017 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 211
Views: 22112

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

Meritocracy has played an important role in Imperial China for a long time, even during the brief Republican period after the last Qing emperor was thrown out early last century and during much of Communist rule thereafter. Most certainly in Xi Jinping's first term and there is no reason to doubt it...
by SSridhar
08 Dec 2017 18:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 695
Views: 36169

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

Vips, I don't know whether China has applied to WA for membership; but, its MTCR application is pending for over a decade now. It has not withdrawn its application which means it continues to remain interested. I do agree that it is a disruptive force and hopes to play on the fears of others to get ...
by SSridhar
08 Dec 2017 15:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 695
Views: 36169

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

Wassenaar Arrangement Admits India as Its 42nd Member - The Diplomat To be admitted to the Arrangement, states must meet certain criteria, including acquiescence to a range of global nonproliferation treaties, including the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). India’s admission to the Arrangement...
by SSridhar
08 Dec 2017 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 695
Views: 36169

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

Wassenaar Arrangement decides to make India its member - PTI In a significant development, elite export control regime Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) on Thursday decided to admit India as its new member, which is expected to raise New Delhi’s stature in the field of non-proliferation besides helping it...
by SSridhar
08 Dec 2017 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 695
Views: 36169

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

Why is India signing up to new agreements and placing restrictions on itself, when it cannot join groups like NSG? Tying ourselves down so that others don't have to take the trouble? periaswamy, the question you raised has been discussed in previous pages several times. The sole superpower, other '...
by SSridhar
08 Dec 2017 06:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 695
Views: 36169

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

ramana wrote:What are the benefits of India joining Wassenar?
IIRC WA was created against India in 1980s.

WA is for conventional arms what NSG is for nuclear, MTCR is for missiles and Australia Group is for chemical weapons.

WA is not created with India in mind unlike NSG. It came into effect in the 90s, IIRC.
by SSridhar
07 Dec 2017 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 695
Views: 36169

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

Let us be realistic about the UNSC - Chinmaya R Gharekhan, The Hindu Our recent victory in the hotly contested election to the International Court of Justice seems to have lifted our spirits as a nation. We are justifiably proud of our success and of the skill and determination with which our diplo...
by SSridhar
07 Dec 2017 19:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 695
Views: 36169

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

China says no change in its stand on India's membership to NSG - PTI China today asserted its opposition to India's membership bid to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), saying there is no change in its stand and efforts were on to forge "consensus" among the 48-member elite nuclear club a...
by SSridhar
07 Dec 2017 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 211
Views: 22112

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

India clarifies on UAV crash as China protests ‘violation of airspace’ - The Hindu An Indian Army UAV that crashed into the Chinese side of the border was on a regular training mission and lost contact with ground control due to technical problem, the Ministry of Defence said in New Delhi in a stat...

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