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by SSridhar
19 Jun 2018 09:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

Chinese envoy for 3-way talks with India, Pakistan - ToI The Chinese ambassador to India created a stir on Monday by proposing a China-India-Pakistan trilateral grouping, arguing that the India-China bilateral ties cannot stand another Doklam-type incident. However, Luo Zhaohui's remark was soon di...
by SSridhar
19 Jun 2018 07:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2529
Views: 457513

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Varoon Shekhar wrote:^
Good news, any update on GSLV Mark 3 D-2, with GSAT-29? There seems to be a silence on this one!

It is August.
by SSridhar
18 Jun 2018 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4390
Views: 509310

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Dhanush artillery gun clears final trials - Dinakar Peri, The Hindu The indigenously upgraded artillery gun Dhanush has successfully completed final user trials and is ready for induction into the Army. Dhanush is an upgraded version of the Swedish Bofors gun procured by India in the mid- 1980s. “T...
by SSridhar
18 Jun 2018 08:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

Malaysia gives a big jolt to China's One Belt, One Road projects - AFP Malaysia was once a loyal partner in China's globe-spanning infrastructure drive but a new government is now pledging to review Beijing-backed projects, threatening key links in the much-vaunted initiative. Kuala Lumpur's previo...
by SSridhar
16 Jun 2018 19:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

Thailand spearheads regional fund to cut reliance on big Asian economies - Reuters Thailand is spearheading a new Southeast Asian fund for infrastructure and development projects, Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told a summit in Bangkok on Saturday, a bid to counter reliance on Asian giants, ...
by SSridhar
14 Jun 2018 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

India, China in talks to form bloc against Opec - Sanjay Dutta, ToI India and China, which together accounted for almost 17% of world oil consumption last year, are working on combining their shopping carts with a view to challenging Opec’s capability to play havoc with crude prices and seek better...
by SSridhar
13 Jun 2018 08:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

Trump’s vow to end war drills with Seoul stuns region - AP President Donald Trump rocked East Asia with the stunning announcement on Tuesday that he was halting annual U.S.-South Korean military drills and wants to remove the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in the South as a deterrent against North Ko...
by SSridhar
11 Jun 2018 04:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 20240

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

X-post from China thread Quad will sail together across Pacific in largest military drill - Manu Pubby, Economic Times GUAM: Australia may have been missing from this year’s edition of the Malabar naval exercise but it will join India, Japan and the US in a ‘group sail’ to the world’s largest wargam...
by SSridhar
11 Jun 2018 04:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

Quad will sail together across Pacific in largest military drill - Manu Pubby, Economic Times GUAM: Australia may have been missing from this year’s edition of the Malabar naval exercise but it will join India, Japan and the US in a ‘group sail’ to the world’s largest wargames later this month. War...
by SSridhar
10 Jun 2018 19:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

River and rice deals put India-China ties on an upswing - PTI In a significant move, China on Saturday agreed to provide India hydrological data of the Brahmaputra river in flood season, months after Beijing stopped the practice, crucial to predict floods. The two countries also signed an agreement...
by SSridhar
10 Jun 2018 19:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

SCO: India refuses to endorse China's BRI - PTI QINGDAO: India was the only country in the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Sunday which refused to endorse China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative for which Beijing has signed pacts with nearly 80 countries and international...
by SSridhar
10 Jun 2018 15:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

'China begins sharing data on Brahmaputra, Sutlej rivers' PTI After a year's gap, China has resumed sharing hydrological data on the Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers with India, an official of the water resources ministry said. For the Brahmaputra river, data was shared by China from May 15, while it ...
by SSridhar
08 Jun 2018 18:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

And, at the same time as above, U.S.-Japan-India-Australia Quad not part of India’s ‘Indo-Pacific policy’, says New Delhi’s envoy to Moscow - Suhasini Haidar, The Hindu India does not consider the newly re-established quadrilateral format of U.S.-Japan-India-Australia as a part of its “Indo-Pacific”...
by SSridhar
08 Jun 2018 14:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

‘Indo-Pacific area should be inclusive’ - The Hindu India on Thursday joined Australia, Japan and the United States to discuss the future of Asia-Pacific region as an inclusive space. Senior officials of the four countries held the discussion in Singapore. “The participants reaffirmed their support...
by SSridhar
08 Jun 2018 14:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5329

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

Nipah: Centre yet to rule out bats as source - PTI The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said that bats cannot be ruled out as the primary source of Nipah outbreak, nearly two weeks after a Central medical team told it that samples collected from bats in two districts, where 17 people have died of ...
by SSridhar
08 Jun 2018 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2529
Views: 457513

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

The Space Commission has given approval to Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) to develop a semi-croygenic engine, which will increase the lifting capability of its GSLV Mk III rocket by one tonne. I was under the impression that the development was well under way, with testing to start soon ...
by SSridhar
06 Jun 2018 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

India, China discuss Qingdao meet - The Hindu India and China on Tuesday held preparatory talks for the upcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at Qingdao. Both sides held the discussion during the meeting between visiting Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou and Foreig...
by SSridhar
06 Jun 2018 12:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

China seeks to deepen anti-graft ties - The Hindu A six-member delegation of senior Chinese officials will meet their counterparts in Indian agencies to deepen cooperation between the two countries on people wanted for corruption and asset recovery. {Is nimble-footed China trying to take advantage ...
by SSridhar
06 Jun 2018 07:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

Re: China & Thailand

Does Thailand also have disagreements with China on the border? No, Thailand has no border disputes with China. It has neither a land border nor does the nine-dash encroach upon the Gulf of Thailand. In fact, Thai-China relationship is quite close. It is an important partner in the Maritime Silk Ro...
by SSridhar
05 Jun 2018 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702034

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

** Guys, another admin has already asked to stop the N-related discussion here. Take this as a warning. **
by SSridhar
05 Jun 2018 12:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

It says `trilateral exercises with Singapore'. Which is the third country apart from India & Singapore? Season of Naval exercises: Guam, RIMPAC, trilateral - Manu Pubby, Economic Times . . . India will soon have another trilateral exercise closer home as well, with a decision taken to conduct j...
by SSridhar
05 Jun 2018 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 20240

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

Season of Naval exercises: Guam, RIMPAC, trilateral - Manu Pubby, Economic Times Indian warships are steaming their way to Guam in the Pacific Ocean for the Malabar naval exercise with Japan and the US. Officers involved in the planning said that it will be the most complex of the series of war gam...
by SSridhar
05 Jun 2018 08:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

X-post from Joint Exercise thread War games to hone anti-submarine skills - Dinakar Peri, The Hindu The Navies of India, Japan and the U.S. will enhance their anti-submarine warfare skills in this year’s Malabar naval war games to be held off the coast of Guam from June 7 to 16. For the first time i...
by SSridhar
05 Jun 2018 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 20240

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

War games to hone anti-submarine skills - Dinakar Peri, The Hindu The Navies of India, Japan and the U.S. will enhance their anti-submarine warfare skills in this year’s Malabar naval war games to be held off the coast of Guam from June 7 to 16. For the first time in a Malabar exercise, all three N...
by SSridhar
05 Jun 2018 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2085
Views: 192362

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

India seeks new security forum - Kallol Bhattacherjee, The Hindu India on Monday urged for support from Russia, China, South Africa and Brazil to create a new security forum to counter terrorism and radicalisation. Speaking at the BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting, External Affairs Minister Sushma Sw...
by SSridhar
04 Jun 2018 18:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

China welcomes PM Narendra Modi's remarks on bilateral ties at Shangri-La Dialogue China cannot highlight only one convenient point; there are other points that Modi spoke about open seas, rules-based maritime cooperation, cooperation rather than hegemony, infrastructure development not for sustain...
by SSridhar
04 Jun 2018 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702034

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

some reports say MIRVs tested ? MIRVs on A5 were announced 5 or 6 years back by Shri. Saraswat, IIRC. The expected timeframe was 2015. Later on, it was speculated that only A6 would have them. For many years now, DRDO had said that MIRV was on the design table which simply meant that MIRV capabilit...
by SSridhar
04 Jun 2018 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702034

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

SaiK wrote:Are we sure this is SFC A5?

This is certainly not DRDO A-5 because then it would have had the familiar band pattern running through.
by SSridhar
03 Jun 2018 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

US weighs more South China Sea patrols - Reuters SINGAPORE: The United States is considering intensified naval patrols in the South China Sea in a bid to challenge China's growing militarisation of the waterway , actions that could further raise the stakes in one of the world's most volatile areas....
by SSridhar
03 Jun 2018 18:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5329

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

Philip, medical experts may explain better. But, what is being rushed from Oz is not a vaccine, only antibodies to target the specific nipah antigen. Vaccines will challenge and induce our immune system to generate the antibodies , OTOH.
by SSridhar
03 Jun 2018 13:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5329

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

More confirmation of ramana's hypothesis. Fruit bats, rabbit test negative for Nipah - ToI Samples of fruit bats and a rabbit collected from Soopikkada in Perambra, where the first cases of Nipah infection were reported, have also tested negative for the virus. The tests were conducted at the Nation...
by SSridhar
03 Jun 2018 13:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India -Singapore News and Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 4863

Re: India -Singapore News and Discussion

The China-Singapore relationship has been strained in the last year and a half or so.
by SSridhar
03 Jun 2018 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702034

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The January test of Agni-V was termed 'user-associate' test. I hope that this, coming so soon afterwards, is a complete 'user test'.
by SSridhar
03 Jun 2018 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2085
Views: 192362

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Good move in cementing a deal with Indonesia for the port. Looking at the map, the Indonesian port looks pretty close to where India already has an island near Indira point. Should not the port have been further down the straits near mainland Indonesia itself. In fact, Sabang is ideal. IN will then...
by SSridhar
03 Jun 2018 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

Arctic sea route not possible: Finnish official - Dinakar Peri, The Hindu Contrary to popular belief that the melting ice in the Arctic would open up alternate shipping routes, a senior Finnish official said it would still not be an easily navigable route. He also called for a greater Indian role i...
by SSridhar
03 Jun 2018 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

Chinese reaction to Mattis China slams 'irresponsible' US comments on South China Sea - AFP A Chinese general on Saturday lashed out at "irresponsible comments" on Beijing's military build-up in the South China Sea after the US defence chief accused China of intimidation + and coercion in ...
by SSridhar
03 Jun 2018 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

Mattis: US will compete vigorously with China if it must - Straits Times The United States is prepared to support China's choices if the East Asian giant promotes long-term peace and prosperity for all in the region, but it will "compete vigorously" with China if it must, said US Defence ...
by SSridhar
03 Jun 2018 07:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1748
Views: 202150

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

PM's speech at Shangri La Dialogue 2018 Excerpts Friends, India Armed Forces, especially our Navy, are building partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region for peace and security, as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. They train, exercise and conduct goodwill missions across the regio...
by SSridhar
02 Jun 2018 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5329

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

Nipah virus: Anatomy of an outbreak - Priyanka Pulla, The Hindu Very interesting read. I am not posting it here because it has an interactive part and there are pictures and infographics too. The young doctors at Baby memorial, Kozhikode, their quick thinking and diagnosis, deserve huge appreciatio...
by SSridhar
02 Jun 2018 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Neighbourhood
Replies: 48
Views: 3432

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

Al-Qaeda warns Saudi Arabia Crown Prince - AFP Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has warned Saudi Arabia’s reformist Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his “sinful projects” , in a bulletin released on Friday. Prince Mohammed has spearheaded a string of policy changes in ultraconservative...

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