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by eklavya
17 Dec 2017 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 699
Views: 67408

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 539
Views: 71526

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: 539
Views: 71526

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: 539
Views: 71526

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 539
Views: 71526

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: 539
Views: 71526

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: 539
Views: 71526

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: 539
Views: 71526

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 1955
Views: 115310

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: 2941

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: 2941

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: 123509

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: 2941

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: 699
Views: 67408

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: 241912

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...
by eklavya
15 Sep 2017 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 529
Views: 38311

Re: The Rohingya Menace

MEA statement below. Glad government is upholding India's humanitarian values, despite China trying its best to cynically exploit the situation to draw Burma away from India. http://www.mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/28944/Operation+Insaniyat++Humanitarian+assistance+to+Bangladesh+on+account+of+i...
by eklavya
15 Sep 2017 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 529
Views: 38311

Re: The Rohingya Menace

WP: Why Aung San Suu Kyi isn’t protecting the Rohingya in Burma Meanwhile, Suu Kyi may see that, despite criticism of how she has handled the Rakhine crisis, most powerful foreign governments are not going to punish Burma. The White House put out a statement this past week noting that it was “deeply...
by eklavya
14 Sep 2017 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 529
Views: 38311

Re: The Rohingya Menace

None of these countries will accept the Rohingyas that are in India illegally. So practically, what are India's options? Put them in jail? The border with BD is so porous that 20 million BD citizens are in India illegally. What have we done about these 20 million illegal immigrants? Just talk, same...
by eklavya
13 Sep 2017 09:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 529
Views: 38311

Re: The Rohingya Menace

It may be premature to think but IPKF sort of peace keepers should not be out of question. Don't go there. India should not intervene militarily. If the UN wishes to, so be it. We should not provide any soldiers for the mission. India has four interests, and right now its not clear how we reconcile...
by eklavya
13 Sep 2017 09:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 529
Views: 38311

Re: The Rohingya Menace

There are more than Fifty Islamic Countries. Of the near ones we have Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan all with comparatively low population density. None of these countries will accept the Rohingyas that are in India illegally. So practically, what are India's options? Put...
by eklavya
13 Sep 2017 01:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 529
Views: 38311

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Prem Kumar wrote:1) We should deport all Rohingya Muslims


1. Deport them where? Bangladesh is not obliged to take them.

2. We will not create conditions for them inside India where they seek refuge in Bangladesh

These people belong in Rakhine state. We should ask Burma to make it safe for them to return.
by eklavya
12 Sep 2017 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 529
Views: 38311

Re: The Rohingya Menace

^^^^
Rohingya Muslims are also been thrown out of their own homes. You can choose to not give a damn, but it doesn't change the facts.
by eklavya
12 Sep 2017 19:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 529
Views: 38311

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Ethnic cleansing is wrong, whether it happens to Kashmiri Hindus or Rohingya Muslims. India should tell Burma to immediately stop the persecution of the Rohingyas. Beyond that, our options are very limited, unless the UN is prepared to conduct a military intervention. The Chinese will not lose a sec...
by eklavya
09 Sep 2017 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1642
Views: 142166

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

The Economist: Bangladesh’s GDP per person is now higher than Pakistan’s : At market exchanges rates, at least It's even worse than it looks for Pakistan as their currency is about 20% over-valued against the USD. Despite the low oil price, Pakistan is running a huge current account deficit, and is...

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