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by SSridhar
19 Aug 2018 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China - Reuters Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan. Late la...
by SSridhar
19 Aug 2018 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 42649

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

. . . "On his own", the army chief told Sidhu that Islamabad would open the corridor to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur on the 500th birth anniversary in 2019 of Guru Nanak . . . Why should such a policy decision be announced by the Army Chief? Who took that decision in Pakistan when t...
by SSridhar
19 Aug 2018 15:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 815
Views: 62625

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

Kashmiri engineer suspected to be ISIS sympathiser deported from UAE - PTI A Kashmiri man, suspected to be a sympathiser of the banned ISIS terror group, was recently deported to India from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) , officials said here [Srinagar] on Sunday. Thirty-six-year-old Irfan Ahmad Za...
by SSridhar
18 Aug 2018 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

Pentagon report cites Doklam standoff to warn about China's coercive tactics - Rajat Pandit, ToI The US has sounded yet another warning about China's expansionist designs and coercive tactics to smother opposition from rival claimants on territorial issues, pointedly referring to the Doklam troop f...
by SSridhar
17 Aug 2018 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

From more strategic discussion to tactical . . . India, China open new meeting point for armies - Prabin Kalita, ToI This Independence Day, India and China opened a new point for officers of the armies of the two countries to meet. The move is being hailed as an “ice-breaker” by Indian defence offic...
by SSridhar
16 Aug 2018 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

Govt seeks China role in northeast connectivity plan - Saibal Dasgupta, ToI India is seeking Chinese participation in a newly-drafted project that involves connecting the northeastern states with Bangladesh’s Chittagong port. Making the pitch is BJP general secretary Ram Madhav and the cabinet mini...
by SSridhar
15 Aug 2018 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1357

Re: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!

Happy 72nd Independence Day, fellow Indians.

Attended a simple but meaningful I-day celebration organized by the local community where children sang songs and hoisted the tricolour.
by SSridhar
14 Aug 2018 18:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 42649

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Peace talks with Pakistan will be futile, opines former RAW chief - PTI The Kashmir issue is now merely an "excuse" propped by the Pakistan Army to remain in control, said former RAW chief Vikram Sood, who described the neighbouring country's army as the "largest corporate" enti...
by SSridhar
14 Aug 2018 15:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 815
Views: 62625

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

UN report on IS in Afghanistan - PTI The 22nd report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team was submitted to the UN Security Council al-Qaida Sanctions Committee here [United Nations]. The report said that between 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria an...
by SSridhar
14 Aug 2018 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Neighbourhood
Replies: 58
Views: 4480

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

Al-Qaida 'ideologically inclined' to carry out attacks in India: UN report - PTI Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the terror group's newest affiliate, is "ideologically inclined" to carry out attacks inside India but its capability is believed to be low and is relatively isolat...
by SSridhar
14 Aug 2018 08:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

1 yr after Doklam, China intrudes 400m into Ladakh - Rajat Pandit, ToI China continues to needle India at different stretches along the 4,057-km Line of Actual Control (LAC), with People’s Liberation Army troops intruding around 300-400 metres inside the Demchok sector of eastern Ladakh and pitchin...
by SSridhar
14 Aug 2018 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

‘Xiaomi emerges top smartphone brand in India with 30% market share at end of Q2’ - Business Line Chinese phonemaker Xiaomi emerged the top smartphone brand in India in terms of units shipped, with a 29.7 per cent market share at the end of the second quarter of 2018 , according to IDC India. Korea...
by SSridhar
13 Aug 2018 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 42649

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Gilgit Baltistan: Deception - S.Binod Kumar Singh, South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), Volume 17, No. 7, August 13, 2018 On August 8, 2018, the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan restored the Gilgit Baltistan Order 2018, suspending the decision of the Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit Baltistan. A thre...
by SSridhar
13 Aug 2018 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 42649

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

BSE SENSEX Market Capitalization : US$ 2,222.84 Billion P S E L Market Capitalization : US$ 70.69 Billion BSE : PSEL :: 31.45 : 1 Peregrine ji, Hindu kafir do not understand simple math. You have to divide BSE value by 10 and multiply KSE figure by 10 because it is always a factor of 10. So, it is ...
by SSridhar
12 Aug 2018 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 42649

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Indo-Pakistan ties under Imran Khan . . . In his speech, Imran expressed interest in opening trade with India and conveyed the impression that he wanted to develop a new relationship with our estranged sibling. . . He told me, “opening trade could be one way of improving the political relationship....
by SSridhar
11 Aug 2018 14:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

Eastern Army Commander heads for China, defence minister to visit Delhi - Economic Times India and China will be engaged in a series of military related confidence building measures (CBMs) over the next two weeks, including visit by Chinese defence minister to Delhi in the backdrop of the Wuhan Sum...
by SSridhar
11 Aug 2018 14:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

India watching China’s measures to ease drug-import norms - Amiti Sen, Business Line Keen to seize the opportunity to export pharmaceuticals to China, the Commerce Ministry is following up with Beijing the steps being taken to ease imports of pharmaceuticals from India after a recent meeting betwee...
by SSridhar
11 Aug 2018 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 42649

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

^ Well, it has been like that since the beginning. Circular and patently wrong arguments. China has already colonized Pakistan in plain sight of everyone. If the US thinks that it can wrest Pakistan from China or at least restore some semblance of balance, that is another exhibition of stupidity of ...
by SSridhar
10 Aug 2018 08:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4277
Views: 166408

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

‘India gained exponentially from U.S. nuclear deal’ - The Hindu India has gained exponentially from the Indo-U.S. civilian nuclear deal, said former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran, at an event to mark 10 years since U.S. nuclear restrictions were lifted on India. He listed permanent access to nuclea...
by SSridhar
09 Aug 2018 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 42649

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018



Fundamental question. Is Immy-the-Dummy sure that he is becoming the PM ?
by SSridhar
08 Aug 2018 20:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 42649

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Just look at the terrible irony in the above news item.

Here is a country that refuses to take back bodies of its own soldiers, but stakes claim to a terrorist who is clearly not from its own country!
by SSridhar
08 Aug 2018 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 42649

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Thailand court orders extradition of Chhota Shakeel's aide to India - ToI A criminal court in Thailand on Wednesday ruled that close associate of underworld don Chhota Shakeel, Sayyed Muzakkir Muddassar Hussain alias Munna Jhingra is an Indian citizen and consequently ordered his repatriation back ...
by SSridhar
08 Aug 2018 19:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

Worries Grow in Singapore Over China’s Calls to Help ‘Motherland’ - Amy Qin, New York Times SINGAPORE — Growing up in Singapore, Chan Kian Kuan always took pride in his Teochew heritage — the dialect, the cultural traditions and the famous steamed fish. But after visiting his ancestral village in T...
by SSridhar
08 Aug 2018 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

China’s Hydro Ambitions and the Brahmaputra - Shreya Bhattacharya, IDSA (Instt. for Defence Studies and Analyses) Longish but very comprehensive. Water covers almost 71 per cent of the earth’s surface. Yet, only three per cent of that water is potable, out of which two per cent is held in glaciers ...
by SSridhar
07 Aug 2018 21:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 42649

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

This Indian Analyst Predicts That Imran's Naya Pakistan Is Likely To Be A Hoax ! The failure of the new and old Islamist parties in the elections has been interpreted by a few as a rejection of extremism and terrorism. That is again a misconception. I don't know why people don't want to learn from ...
by SSridhar
07 Aug 2018 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

India not to join US-led counter to China’s BRI - Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, Economic Times India has stayed away from a joint initiative launched by the United States, Japan and Australia to fund infrastructure projects to counterbalance China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the Indo-Pacific regi...
by SSridhar
07 Aug 2018 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 287133

Re: Internal Security Watch

2. Kerala Becoming A Terror Haven? NIA’s Latest Arrests In Bodh Gaya Blast Case Confirms Agency’s Worry . The Kerala based MSM has downplayed the arrest, which is quite natural considering "secular" ethos. To add to the above arrests, Top JMB militant held in Bengaluru - PTI A top India o...
by SSridhar
06 Aug 2018 18:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 42649

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

anupmisra wrote: . . . She is a demented cow, and a highly capable professional liar, a tractor-trolley {remember that description made of her in the august National Assembly? How can you miss that?} and thief. . .
by SSridhar
06 Aug 2018 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

Hotline to figure in talks with Chinese Minister - PTI India and China will attempt to resolve differences in the setting up of a hotline soon between the armies of the two countries, during Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe’s upcoming visit here [New Delhi] , official sources said. After the Wuh...
by SSridhar
05 Aug 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2033
Views: 404443

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

Prasad, in one way this development, if true, looks good because it means that the IAF is now unmistakably and irreversibly behind Tejas and its future versions, doesn't it? It puts to rest serious misgivings about IAF's commitment.
by SSridhar
05 Aug 2018 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

US-China trade war can make Indian products competitive: CII - PTI With the US imposing additional 25 per cent duty on imports worth USD 34 billion from China, certain Indian products may become more competitive, CII said today. An analysis by the industry chamber revealed that India should focus o...
by SSridhar
05 Aug 2018 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

Australia, at a time of rapid change - Mini Kapoor, The Hindu Excerpts Australians have been, at the popular and official levels, remarkably adept at getting on top of situations — dominating all kinds of sports and global rankings; and punching above their weight as a “middle power” by throwing th...
by SSridhar
05 Aug 2018 15:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2033
Views: 404443

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

HAL’s Light Combat Aircraft project to come under IAF control - Dinakar Peri, The Hindu The government is poised to hand over control of the Bengaluru division of State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to the Indian Air Force (IAF). This is to prevent more time and cost overruns on the ind...
by SSridhar
05 Aug 2018 08:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

Within China, there has always been hundreds of protests all over the country every day; unlike open societies, they don't get reported. I am also convinced ever since Xi took over power that the PLA was not on the same page with him, at least some sections of it. That is why there has been frequent...
by SSridhar
04 Aug 2018 20:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 42649

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018



If there are two things that never change in a Pakistani, it is his/her false bravado & swagger.
by SSridhar
04 Aug 2018 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

China's militarisation of South China Sea done in self-defence: Foreign Minister Wang Yi - Straits Times Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday (Aug 4) defended China's military build-up in the South China Sea, calling it actions taken in self-defence in response to security pressure from the...
by SSridhar
04 Aug 2018 17:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

US announces US$300 million to fund security cooperation in Indo-Pacific region - Straits Times United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday (Aug 4) announced US$300 million (S$409 million) in funding for security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, on the back of America's US$113 m...
by SSridhar
04 Aug 2018 11:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2069
Views: 245935

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

‘Mattala project with India is on’ - Meera Srinivasan, The Hindu Days after Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha told Parliament that there was no proposal for the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to acquire a controlling stake in Sri Lanka’s Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, a...

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