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by eklavya
29 Dec 2017 20:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 188250

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

I think that this suggestion of 'disowning' Khulbushan Jadhav is going beyond ridiculous limits. I hope that those who are suggesting this understand what I mean. Fully agreed sir. It was an attempt to derail the thread, and to divert focus from the disgusting behaviour of the Pakistanis. The GoI d...
by eklavya
25 Dec 2017 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I would trade-in the Falkland Islands (might even throw in Scotland) for this:

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by eklavya
24 Dec 2017 20:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Jeremy Corbyn is the best hope of the Argentines. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/24/jeremy-corbyn-power-sharing-deal-falkland-islands-argentina Although the 2013 referendum was pretty clear in its outcome https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands_sovereignty_referendum,_2013 Som...
by eklavya
24 Dec 2017 19:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

RoI has no requirement to follow the letter of all past agreements as a result . The GFA is an article of faith in RoI, including all main parties, and the current Taoiseach, and its key backers in the US and the EU. In any case, the irony of your statement is that Leo Varadkar believes that a simp...
by eklavya
24 Dec 2017 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^
The GFA anticipates a situation where there is majority support in NI for unification, and UK and Irish law legislates for precisely this scenario. The referendum in NI on changing the constitutional status of NI will however be held under UK law.
by eklavya
24 Dec 2017 16:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

There’s no such thing as ‘RoI cannot hold a referendum for whole of Ireland’ Especially when Catholics are a majority both in NI and RoI . And it won’t be pretty . The next Gerry Adams ironically is going to be British . How can the RoI hold a referendum in NI? It is not legally or practically feas...
by eklavya
21 Dec 2017 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

All this talk of ‘Britain respecting a referendum in NI’ is nandi droppings. The Ulster Protestants don’t want one while they’re about to become a minority in NI itself . The Irish are the ones who should hold an island wide referendum and we know what will happen then . They do too, but they don’t...
by eklavya
21 Dec 2017 13:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^ Any referendum on the status of NI will be held only if the people of NI demand it, and it will be held under British laws (for as long as NI is a part of the UK), so how would it be “an Irish referendum thrust upon Ulster”? The Protestant majority in NI was the basis of its separation from the...
by eklavya
19 Dec 2017 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Except that the Ulster Protestants will raise hell just like TSP in cashmere. You got the comparison with Terroristan spot on. A history don once told me exactly that “like Pakistan, NI represents the contempt of a minority for the majority”. London however has shown its willingness to both hold an...
by eklavya
17 Dec 2017 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/File:Total_fertility_rate,_1960–2015_(live_births_per_woman)_YB17.png Actually, Italy and Poland, both predominantly Catholic, have some of the lowest birth rates in the EU. The RoI is also a lot richer than NI. Once the demographics favour...
by eklavya
13 Dec 2017 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^ The catholic minority in NI is very significant. 45% according to this report: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/protestantcatholic-gap-narrows-as-census-results-revealed-29004134.html I personally would like to see Ireland united. The harm done by Britain to so many coun...
by eklavya
13 Dec 2017 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Suraj, is there any chance of NI referendum in the lines of Scottish referendum? Do people in NI want to break way from UK and join Republic of Ireland? The catholics in NI did not want Ireland to be divided. But the demographic majority in NI is currently for the UK. Most people in GB couldn’t car...
by eklavya
13 Dec 2017 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Of course, that's not to say some parts of their polity will not try to pull down the government to indeed impose a hard Brexit as intended. If the hard Brexit types in the Tory party or if the DUP pull down the May government, they get Corbyn and customs union, not hard Brexit. http://www.independ...
by eklavya
09 Dec 2017 16:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The UK government’s deal with the EU will find wide domestic support in the UK, because the alternative is Corbyn, which the Brexiteers (and some sane people) find even more terrifying. Even Farage seems to be resigned to accept “Brexit in name only”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-4228536...
by eklavya
03 Dec 2017 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 570
Views: 78453

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Karan M wrote:He seems to have a clear agenda to discredit the Rafale deal and imply the PM unduly favored the Reliance group.


Shukla has no credibility and no integrity.
by eklavya
03 Dec 2017 14:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 570
Views: 78453

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

JTull wrote:Seems to me someone is paying Congress to raise this issue.


The issue is that someone did not pay the Congress. :lol:
by eklavya
03 Dec 2017 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 570
Views: 78453

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

SiddharthS wrote:Good article by Ajai Shukla


The guy is a well-known moron and biddable.
by eklavya
03 Dec 2017 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^
It means that post-Brexit, trading under WTO rules will maintain the UK’s current access to the Indian market, while reducing India’s access to the UK market (as the GSP applied by the EU unilaterally will not bind the UK).
by eklavya
03 Dec 2017 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The statement below is inaccurate [What special rules existing that 'govern trade with the EU' ? They're all bound by WTO rules.] EU (ie currently including UK) gives better access to India (unilaterally) than WTO rules. If anything, Indian access to the UK market will decline after Brexit, whereas ...
by eklavya
03 Dec 2017 02:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^
EU trade with India goes beyond WTO rules. So your assertion above was inaccurate.
by eklavya
03 Dec 2017 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^ https://data.oecd.org/trade/trade-in-services.htm Trade in services records the value of services exchanged between residents and non-residents of an economy , including services provided through foreign affiliates established abroad So, if an Indian accountant/lawyer/banker based in India does...
by eklavya
03 Dec 2017 01:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^ India already has a substantial trade surplus with the UK, operating under the rules that govern trade with the EU. Fewer trade constraints will likely improve the situation further in India’s favour. What special rules existing that 'govern trade with the EU' ? They're all bound by WTO rules....
by eklavya
03 Dec 2017 01:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

India has been negotiating a free trade deal with the EU (India’s largest trading partner) since 2007, and the end is nowhere in sight. Hard to see why progress with the UK should be any faster. http://indianexpress.com/article/business/india-eu-hold-discussions-on-proposed-free-trade-agreement-4939...
by eklavya
02 Dec 2017 14:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^ India already has a substantial trade surplus with the UK, operating under the rules that govern trade with the EU. Fewer trade constraints will likely improve the situation further in India’s favour. https://visual.ons.gov.uk/uk-trade-partners/ However, Theresa May is a xenophobe and is obsess...
by eklavya
02 Dec 2017 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^^ And the most valuable ask for India from the UK would be free movement of labour? That would benefit first and foremost the UK economy, just as the UK has historically been a huge beneficiary of immigration from India. Politically however “free movement” would not work. The UK will likely come...
by eklavya
02 Dec 2017 02:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Further, they aren't open to either of what we really need - long term capital inflows (FDI, not FII) and free movement of labour. FDI: BP is spending billions on developing the Krishna-Godavari basin (along with its partner RIL); Vodafone is one of the biggest investors in the Indian telecoms mark...
by eklavya
02 Dec 2017 02:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

To me I want the capital market to shift from Londonistan to Mumbai(after cleaning up the underworld) At first for Africa and Asia economies. periswamy, I would have London shift their capital firms to Mumbai. When you look at the world’s leading international financial centres (NYC, London, Dubai,...
by eklavya
25 Nov 2017 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 570
Views: 78453

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Philip wrote: Rafale's RCS? Is is supposed to be a stealth fighter? Never sw that missile incoming!


No comrade. The Rafale kills with its looks alone.
by eklavya
25 Nov 2017 19:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 570
Views: 78453

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

^^^^ A theoretical fighter with some theoretical capabilities will undoubtedly outclass and outflank anything that is real and tangible. But war is fought in the real world. Even with current capability MKI in Mark 3 model is a good match for Rafale much like Super MKI ........In all exercise so fa...
by eklavya
25 Nov 2017 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 570
Views: 78453

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

^^^^
A theoretical fighter with some theoretical capabilities will undoubtedly outclass and outflank anything that is real and tangible. But war is fought in the real world.
by eklavya
25 Nov 2017 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 570
Views: 78453

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

The IAF saw a golden opportunity to obtain a new toy made in the West,which if one looked carefully wasn't needed at all becos we already had 270+ MKis on order.These had proven to be the supreme masters in the air in any continent barring the F-22.That too avaiolable at less than half the price of...
by eklavya
22 Nov 2017 01:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^^ Because it is a cycling superpower. Seriously: what is the mechanism for removing a P5? Also, it is the “closest” ally of the US. The only tangible world class power the UK has is this (but I won’t be surprised if the US keeps the launch codes): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/t...
by eklavya
18 Nov 2017 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1956
Views: 119877

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

ramana wrote:Excuse me but what does Australia bring to the table?


29% of global uranium reserves.

http://www.world-nuclear.org/informatio ... anium.aspx
by eklavya
23 Sep 2017 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh passes away
Replies: 49
Views: 3164

Re: Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh passes away

I will, one day, I promise!
by eklavya
23 Sep 2017 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh passes away
Replies: 49
Views: 3164

Re: Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh passes away

I have grown up with a somewhat fading black & white framed photograph from the late 60s of a MiG-21 on the tarmac, with a short personal inscription and a signature. The inscription and the signature were by the then CAS, ACM Arjan Singh, after his first solo sortie on a MiG-21. The inscription...
by eklavya
23 Sep 2017 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2938
Views: 128901

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Agree with his views on Siachen, demilitarization is possible without loss of core interests. The place is a geographical dead end for the military. What do you know about defending or capturing territory like Siachen? What have you ever had to defend or capture? Scenario. India vacates. Pakistan a...
by eklavya
16 Sep 2017 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh passes away
Replies: 49
Views: 3164

Re: Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh passes away

One of the greatest men to have served independent India in uniform. A truly historical figure. One of the immortals.
by eklavya
16 Sep 2017 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 733
Views: 74696

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

BBC live: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-41292230 Police investigating the Parsons Green bombing have clear CCTV images and are "pleased" with the progress of the investigation, BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Daniel Sandford says. Police have arrested an 18 year-old man in connection wi...
by eklavya
16 Sep 2017 02:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 251782

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

FT: US weighs dropping Pakistan as an ally US weighs dropping Pakistan as an ally Trump administration accuses country of housing militants as relations hit new low 2 hours ago Angry Pakistanis protesed in August against Donald Trump's accusations that the country harboured terrorists © AFP The Trum...

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