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by eklavya
21 Apr 2018 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1093
Views: 117077

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^^ That in-bred half-wit terrorists act like this is not surprising. For any Sikh, whose people are historically the greatest victims of the in-bred half-wits, to collude with these terrorists, is completely unforgivable. It is not in India’s security interests to let the Khalistani supporters an...
by eklavya
26 Mar 2018 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 78
Views: 10894

Re: India-France news

Macron is also less anti- Ru than the perfidious English ..... La France va expulser quatre diplomates russes « dans un délai d’une semaine », a fait savoir le Quai d’Orsay. De son côté, l’Allemagne va également en expulser quatre, a précisé le ministère des affaires étrangères allemand. « Nous avo...
by eklavya
24 Mar 2018 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 78
Views: 10894

Re: India-France news

Arnaud Beltrame: France lauds policeman who swapped with hostage Tributes are pouring in for a French police officer who died saving the lives of hostages in a supermarket siege by an Islamist gunman on Friday. Lt-Col Arnaud Beltrame, 44, was shot and stabbed after he traded places with one of the ...
by eklavya
17 Mar 2018 17:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1093
Views: 117077

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^
I see that you’re a Scotsman at heart, and having nothing at stake in the World Cup.
by eklavya
17 Mar 2018 16:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1093
Views: 117077

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^
Ok. Who do you support anyway?
by eklavya
17 Mar 2018 15:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1093
Views: 117077

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^^
Philip, why so much passion about a pi$$ing match between two former failing imperial powers?
by eklavya
15 Mar 2018 23:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1093
Views: 117077

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury March 15, 2018 We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, abho...
by eklavya
15 Mar 2018 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1093
Views: 117077

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Stephen Hawking, scientist, 1942-2018 Stephen Hawking, scientist, 1942-2018 Theoretical physicist who symbolised victory of human spirit over physical disability Stephen Hawking, who has died at the age of 76, was one of the most brilliant scientists of his age — and the best known physicist since ...
by eklavya
04 Mar 2018 01:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1373
Views: 188279

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

We simply do not have the land and resources to cater to such a humongous population provide all of them with a decent living standard and quality of life. This is a big hole we have dug for ourselves and now it will take inordinate amount of time may be centuries to dig us out of this hole. Not ce...
by eklavya
04 Mar 2018 01:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1373
Views: 188279

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

KiranA, your maths is a bit D grade. Actually, India’s share of world population has increased from 17.2% to 17.8% from 2000 to 2015, which is 0.6% over 15 years. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population But even if we over-indulge your 1.5% increase in world population “assumption” (actuall...
by eklavya
23 Jan 2018 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2501
Views: 224679

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

^^^^
It’s not the 2-seats, it’s the 2 engines that increases the margin of safety.
by eklavya
29 Dec 2017 20:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 211910

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 721
Views: 108728

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: 721
Views: 108728

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: 721
Views: 108728

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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: 1093
Views: 117077

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,...

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