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by SankarS
11 Jun 2010 00:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 312746

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Rahul M, how can I send you a PM? I need to send a PM to one of the forum/site administrator but it appears I am not allowed.
by SankarS
11 Jun 2010 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 312746

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

One card we can play is the human rights violations and join the west in some sort of investigation in SL. But this has a time frame, probably up to 5 years, after which its no longer useful. I guess Rajapaksha knows this very well and playing his cards well. Right on the dot. All the cry about &qu...
by SankarS
11 Jun 2010 00:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 312746

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Rahul M, Thanks for your detailed response on the "worst case" scenario. I was more of thinking about it from Indian point of view (what if SL government go in bed with China & pakistan. Like giving base to Chinesh etc. Don't say they learned their lesson. Destroying LTTE, "the nu...
by SankarS
10 Jun 2010 23:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 312746

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

so let's hear your suggestions. till now you have only talked about how the current situation is not going to work. Nothing.... I don't have any I can think of if shit hits the fan.. :eek: It is advantage Sinhalese/Sri lanka now. Do you have any? They can play china card, Paki card or timbaktu card...
by SankarS
10 Jun 2010 23:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 312746

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

we armed the lankan tamils so that they could stand up for their rights, it was a legitimate survival strategy for an under-siege population and didn't stem from any parochialism. the principal armed tamil group, LTTE however used its newly gained power to eliminate all moderate tamil leaders who c...
by SankarS
10 Jun 2010 23:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 312746

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

negi, First of all, thanks for not bring in the "parochal", "terrorist support" , "tamil extremist" card before presenting your argument. ^ I think more than India or SL its always been about the 'Tamils in SL' , from Indian pov I think it is in our interest that the af...
by SankarS
10 Jun 2010 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 312746

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

^ Boss why degenerate Tamils by considering them as mere assets ? LTTE by going down an extremely violent route only weakened their own case.GOI's gradual shift in its policy is a clear indicator of the fact that our support was all about protecting Tamil interests LTTE or no LTTE and we did send o...
by SankarS
10 Jun 2010 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 312746

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

never were a strategic asset for us except in a few parochial minds ahh.. the usual "parochial minds" :mrgreen: Delhi Mandarins must be the big parochial minds when they trained the tamil militants all over India. Dixit must be have had parochial mind when he called them "our boys&qu...
by SankarS
10 Jun 2010 22:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 312746

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

There is another country that thinks of terrorists as "strategic assets" and I can see its implications on them. I am glad Bharat doesn't. Our "strategic assets" were tamils (Didn't we use it earlier when we needed it?) and it was destroyed pretty nicely and violently (with our ...
by SankarS
10 Jun 2010 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 312746

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Regarding our insurgencies - well we are not in the business of whole sale assault and we are not an island where a foreign navy helped you to choke the arms supply :) And also ensured that none escaped via the sea route. :wink: Aren't we so proud of it? Destroying our very own strategic asset in t...
by SankarS
10 Jun 2010 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 312746

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

As for your China card - please go ahead and play it - see what happens. Go on - I beg you to play it :rotfl: Ahem.. They did play that card and played it nicely. Remember what their then General and lover boy fonseka said at the height of the war? "Either India help us or else we go to Chicho...
by SankarS
10 Jun 2010 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 312746

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

BBC Hard talk with Gotabaya.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLU5_18h8GY

A lengthy but well written article by DBS J.

The “Intermestic” Tamil issue in Indo-Lanka Relations
http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1454
by SankarS
10 Jun 2010 20:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 312746

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Bravo Kashyap. May your breed mutiply and prosper. If push comes to shove and if SL gets back to older style leadership, India will have several aces no matter what the world may think. In the Mid-20's when Srilankan politicians poke their fingers up in our back, we used the poor tamils in lanka to ...
by SankarS
03 Jul 2003 04:24
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian History Discussions - III
Replies: 176
Views: 43541

Re: Indian History Discussions - III

Originally posted by Narendhar: The entire Ayodhya movement was driven by invented faith, irrational revenge for 'past wrongs,' and false rumours. [/b] Could some one please tell me when was this "invented faith" was invented? Does any of our Religious text book says the exact location/birth place ...
by SankarS
21 May 2003 03:35
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 56161

Re: Histories of Cities in India

Madurai (TamilNadu) is one of the oldest city in India. You can find some information about the history of Madurai in this website. http://madurai.indianvisit.com/about-madurai.html The cultural prominence of Madurai in ancient times has earned it the epithet of the 'Athens of South India'. It has b...

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