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by SSridhar
24 Feb 2018 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88136

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Rajeev wrote:Good to see European press not as usual skirting this issue and being upfront about the menace that TSP has become at global level

The German media, especially Der Spiegel, have consistently unmasked the Pakistani duplicity.
by SSridhar
24 Feb 2018 12:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88136

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

. . I am still confused as to why TSP's name is missing in the final communique? Pakis are basking in this technicality. CRS, as I said, " . . . Pakistan requested and some countries pleaded its case [probably KSA & Turkey] and China being at the Vice Chair helped and so the grey listing w...
by SSridhar
24 Feb 2018 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88136

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

NIA to chargesheet former Pak. diplomat - S.Vijay Kumar, The Hindu The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to chargesheet former Pakistan diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiqui, Counsellor (Visa) at the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, in a case of conspiracy to attack vital establishments in ...
by SSridhar
24 Feb 2018 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88136

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Look, Pakistan believes that everything boils down to simply image problem. There are dozens of incidents where it did not want a certain fact to be publicized because its image would be affected either domestically or externally. This FATF 'grey list' is perhaps one more case. Pakistan requested an...
by SSridhar
24 Feb 2018 09:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88136

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Indian sites reporting pakis have been given time until June to sort out, otherwise from June it will be in grey list. There seems to be some confusion on this, but the below makes it clear. Pakistan on watchlist for terror financing - Suhasini Haidar, Devesh Pandey, The Hindu The Financial Action ...
by SSridhar
23 Feb 2018 04:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88136

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018


Pakistan always believed that its woes were only due to 'poor image'. The Swedish firm is out to make money from a sinking ship.
by SSridhar
22 Feb 2018 17:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4467
Views: 227421

India needs to up its deterrence

Why India needs to strengthen its nuclear deterrent - Brig. (R) Vinod Anand, Economic Times While China has opposed the recently announced US Nuclear Posture Review of 2018 it has not been remiss in developing its nuclear arsenal both quantitatively and qualitatively. Towards the end of January Chi...
by SSridhar
22 Feb 2018 09:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88136

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

NIA to chargesheet former Pak. diplomat - S.Vijay Kumar, The Hindu The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to chargesheet former Pakistan diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiqui, Counsellor (Visa) at the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, in a case of conspiracy to attack vital establishments in ...
by SSridhar
22 Feb 2018 06:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82314

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

Bangladesh influx part of Pakistan’s proxy war with China aid: Army chief - ToI A “planned” influx of people from Bangladesh into India’s north-eastern region is underway as part of a proxy war being waged by Pakistan, with support from China, to keep the area disturbed, said General Bipin Rawat he...
by SSridhar
22 Feb 2018 06:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82314

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

At one time when playing catchup to europe, japan was beset with self doubt and seriously considered improving its breeding stock by importing european men and women I will try to dig up more on this I think that you are referring to the Meiji Restoration period in the second half of the 19th centu...
by SSridhar
21 Feb 2018 16:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88136

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Pakistan escapes yet again? Pakistan looks to avoid being added to terror financing list - ToI Pakistan says it has been given three months to prove it is doing enough to stay off an international watch list for countries that fail to curb the financing of terror groups. Pakistan has been scrambling...
by SSridhar
21 Feb 2018 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82314

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

China outbids India for stake in Dhaka Stock Exchange - The Hindu Bangladesh has agreed to sell a large stake in its stock exchange to a Chinese consortium, an official said on Tuesday, rebuffing a rival bid from India that raised political sensitivities. The Dhaka Stock Exchange on February 10 had...
by SSridhar
21 Feb 2018 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38798

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Maldives on a collision course with India - Meera Seinivasan & Suhasini Haidar, The Hindu The Maldives looked set for a collision course with India on Tuesday, as the Majlis (Parliament) cleared an extension of the current state of emergency by 30 days, defying India’s expectation conveyed hour...
by SSridhar
21 Feb 2018 08:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38798

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

India remains in the best position to help us: Mohamed Nasheed - Suhasini Haidar, The Hindu Q: The situation in the Maldives appears to be fluid, with the Yameen government’s decision on the emergency. However, given that it appears to control both the judiciary and the parliament, has the oppositi...
by SSridhar
20 Feb 2018 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38798

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Maldives Emergency extended by 30 days - IANS MALE: The Maldives' Parliament on Tuesday approved extending the state of Emergency by 30 days following a request by President Abdulla Yameen. Only 38 MPs were present for the vote despite the requirement of 43 lawmakers as per the Constitution. All 38...
by SSridhar
20 Feb 2018 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82314

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

China's polar ambitions cause anxiety - Straits Times Chinese tourists going abroad must be used to it by now - the lists of dos and don'ts to prevent them from tarnishing their country's image. "Do not spit phlegm or gum" and "don't take a long time using public toilets" are ju...
by SSridhar
20 Feb 2018 19:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1086
Views: 140329

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Unfortunately following link is for digital subscribers of FT. Only reason posting the link to highlight that such article exists. China woos Pakistan militants to secure Belt and Road projects Understandable. China also had a deal with Jama'at-e-Islami about a decade back. Failure or even tardy im...
by SSridhar
20 Feb 2018 19:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82314

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

China upgrades air defence along Indian border: Report - PTI China is upgrading air defence of its Western Theatre Command, which looks after the security along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), to "confront any threat from India", an official media report quoted a military expert as sayi...
by SSridhar
20 Feb 2018 18:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 778
Views: 42762

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

Defeats in Middle East driving Islamic State fighters to Philippines: Separatist - Reuters Foreign Islamic State fighters forced out of Syria and Iraq have been arriving in the Philippines with the intent of recruiting, and they have plans to attack two Philippine towns, the head of the country's l...
by SSridhar
20 Feb 2018 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82314

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

New Zealand seeks clarity on India’s military ambitions - Dinakar Peri, The Hindu As India expands its influence in Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean Region, New Zealand’s Chief of Defence Force Lt. Gen. Tim Keating has sought clarity on a probable military component to New Delhi’s ‘Act East’ pol...
by SSridhar
20 Feb 2018 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 778
Views: 42762

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

X-posted from the AQIS thread. AQIS terrorists work as advisers and trainers of Taliban: UN report - PTI Al-Qaida in Indian Sub-continent (AQIS) recruit personnel from remote areas of India and Bangladesh, and nearly 180 operatives of the group work as advisers and trainers of the Taliban in souther...
by SSridhar
20 Feb 2018 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)
Replies: 45
Views: 2706

Re: Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)

AQIS terrorists work as advisers and trainers of Taliban: UN report - PTI Al-Qaida in Indian Sub-continent (AQIS) recruit personnel from remote areas of India and Bangladesh, and nearly 180 operatives of the group work as advisers and trainers of the Taliban in southern and eastern Afghanistan, a U...
by SSridhar
20 Feb 2018 04:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88136

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

ArjunPandit wrote:by what standards it is pakistani?
1. Built: No
2. Launched: No
3. Funded: No

4. Operated: No.
by SSridhar
19 Feb 2018 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88136

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Pakistan PM reluctant to take stern action against JuD: report - PTI As usual total duplicity as we all expected here. Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reversed his decision to take stern action against Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD)and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FiF) fearing t...
by SSridhar
19 Feb 2018 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82314

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

Resituating Menser and Darchen-Labrang in the Boundary Negotiations with China - P.Stobdan, IDSA The recent launch of the China-Pakistan-Economic Corridor (CPEC) by China and Pakistan has provided India with a fresh impetus to assert its sovereign claim over Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), includi...
by SSridhar
19 Feb 2018 14:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 643
Views: 71767

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Australia, US, India and Japan in talks to establish Belt and Road alternative: Report - Reuters Australia, the United States, India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative in an attemp...
by SSridhar
18 Feb 2018 20:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88136

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

A half-hearted crackdown on Saeed networks - Mubashir Zaidi Last week, two Pakistani Ministers, Ahsan Iqbal and Miftah Ismail, and Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua rushed to Western capitals as back home the government ordered freezing and seizure of assets belonging to the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and...
by SSridhar
18 Feb 2018 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38798

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Anti-Yameen protests erupt across Maldives - AP Dozens of pro-opposition supporters were injured and many were arrested after police in the Maldives broke up countrywide protests demanding the resignation of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and the release of his political opponents from prison. Thous...
by SSridhar
17 Feb 2018 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88136

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

'Pakistan troops sent to Saudi after defining rules of engagement' - PTI Pakistan today said the decision to send its troops to Saudi Arabia was taken after clarifying the "rules of engagement" for which negotiations were ongoing for some time. Defence Minister Khurram Dastigir Khan said ...
by SSridhar
17 Feb 2018 14:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1690
Views: 160563

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Now that the Pakistanis are unable to raise commercial loan externally, where do they turn to, Chinese after all, their only source. This pushes them deeper into the Chinese hands. A vicious cycle. We have Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan to contend with in terms of economic depravity apart f...
by SSridhar
17 Feb 2018 07:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82314

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

We don't even have to go that far. We must remind China everyday about its CPEC activities in the Indian state of J&K. We must warn China that these projects located in POK are fair game for India. Setting up an equivalence between Kashmir and Arunachal is rather dangerous...CPEC is fair game f...
by SSridhar
16 Feb 2018 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82314

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

Our leaders, people have the right to visit Arunachal: India to China - PTI In a strong reaction to China's objection to Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting Arunachal Pradesh, India on Friday said its leaders and people have the right to visit the northeastern state, asserting that it is an integ...
by SSridhar
16 Feb 2018 19:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88136

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia - PTI In a major policy shift, Pakistan has decided to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia under bilateral security cooperation with the kingdom which is involved in the ongoing civil war in neighbouring Yemen. The Pakistan Army announced the decision {ahh. . . t...
by SSridhar
16 Feb 2018 16:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 88136

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

India not to let Pakistan escape at meet against funding of terror - Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, Economic Times At next week’s Financial Action Task Force plenary in Paris, India will highlight lack of measures in Pakistan to curb flow of funds to terrorists, notwithstanding Islamabad’s efforts to act ...
by SSridhar
16 Feb 2018 15:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38798

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

vinod, China may have bolstered its assets around Maldives, but I doubt if it would be willing to go the 'showdown' path if India decides to intervene.

Not intervening is not going to be an option for India if things don't change there.
by SSridhar
16 Feb 2018 14:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82314

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

To China's 40 years of reforms, yam seng! - Ravi Velloor, Straits Times As South-east Asia heads into the Chinese New Year weekend, we are getting useful reminders that the civilisation that spawned the celebration continues to be in vibrant mode, and poised for renewal in myriad ways. This week's ...
by SSridhar
16 Feb 2018 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82314

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

We don't even have to go that far. We must remind China everyday about its CPEC activities in the Indian state of J&K. We must warn China that these projects located in POK are fair game for India.
by SSridhar
16 Feb 2018 14:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38798

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

China, Maldives: Beijing's Boats Send a Message to India "China has bolstered its naval presence in the IO. In addition to the anti-piracy task force...a group of Chinese military vessels have recently been deployed to the eastern part of the ocean...the timing suggests it's linked to the cris...
by SSridhar
16 Feb 2018 08:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 705
Views: 82314

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

Beijing fumes at PM Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh - Atul Aneja, The Hindu China has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying it was not helpful in creating “enabling conditions” for boundary talks and improving Beijing-New Delhi ties. Xinhua news agency quoted F...
by SSridhar
16 Feb 2018 07:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1944
Views: 161149

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Iranian President Rouhani could give India key to port - Indrani Bagchi, ToI Relevant excerpts Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to India, which began on Thursday, could see the two sides seal details of the final take over of operations of the strategically important Chabahar port by India....

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