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by renukb
14 Nov 2008 16:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731856

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Seems like the Russians are not keen on selling us high tech stuff any more. It is possible that Russia lost lots of its defense equipments building industry / technology after SU dis-integrated, mainly to Ukraine. Remember Ukraine was the most industrialised state in the SU era. I doubt if they ha...
by renukb
13 Nov 2008 10:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stability
Replies: 997
Views: 93599

Re: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stabi

Russia, China suspend $25 billion oil loan talks http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSTRE4AB5I120081112 By Vladimir Soldatkin and Dmitry Zhdannikov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and China have suspended talks over $25 billion in loans to Russian oil companies due to disagreements over interest rate...
by renukb
11 Nov 2008 16:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran Returns to the Global Stage November 10, 2008 By George Friedman http://georgiandaily.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8201&Itemid=132 After a three-month hiatus, Iran seems set to re-emerge near the top of the U.S. agenda. Last week, the Iranian government congratulat...
by renukb
11 Nov 2008 16:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2027
Views: 209767

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

China fears India-Japan space alliance By Peter J Brown India and Japan's agreement in October to expand cooperation between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), in the field of disaster management, has the raised the ire of a China fearfu...
by renukb
09 Nov 2008 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731856

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081109/ap_on_re_eu/eu_russia_submarine According to the report yje sub is : The Russian nuclear sumbarine "Vepr" is pictured in 2004. More than 20 people were killed and another 20 injured when a fire extinguishing system was inadvertently activated aboard a Ru...
by renukb
08 Nov 2008 10:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran issues warning to American forces TEHRAN, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The Iranian military Wednesday issued a stark warning to U.S. forces in Iraq, saying it would respond "forcefully" to any violation of Iranian airspace. The U.S. military said it has ramped up its efforts along the eastern Ira...
by renukb
07 Nov 2008 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731856

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Putin was elected and has a sizable following. Russian democracy may not be perfect , considering that democracy is still a new phenomenon there, but it is still democracy and a far cry from the dictatorship of the Communist Party of China. If India wants to be the dominant power in IOR, it is impo...
by renukb
07 Nov 2008 21:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731856

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

It seems that even after 1000+ years of being ruled by outsiders we Indians have not learnt the basic lessons of not bringing outsiders in our conflicts/region whether neutral or not. We need to keep off the people not belonging to our region and clear of our region. We can co-operate, but let the U...
by renukb
07 Nov 2008 16:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731856

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

then who will act as checks and balances ? India China Russia Japan All above need someone from outside, else it becomes China's playground because India/Japan/Russia alone cannot act as balancer to China China should not be allowed to dominate the IOR. Another reason why India needs Iran on our si...
by renukb
06 Nov 2008 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions

I think we are talking past each other

That's what I thought too.
by renukb
06 Nov 2008 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

renukb, that is fine. Your pretense that a united pakistan is in India's interest is bogus. Period. Only a disintegrated pakistan will result in the destruction of the two-nation theory ideology. Nothing more, nothing less. However, this does not mean being nasty to the various tribes in pakistan, ...
by renukb
05 Nov 2008 22:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

However, I see renukb defending pakistan's interest yet again for some reason -- I like Iran as an ally, but all this eagerness displayed by renukb and others to "solve ISI" and taking India back to 1997 is disturbing. The democrats will change the game from the Bush playbook, and it will...
by renukb
05 Nov 2008 13:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

Who stopped India from protecting itself? Why have we not learnt the lessons from the past? What has stopped India from increasing their def budget, even to a modest level of 3.5 - 4% of GDP? In my opinion, Pakistan is not a problem but the terror infrastructure it built with the help of the above m...
by renukb
05 Nov 2008 10:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

The strategic relation only existed as long as pakis were unkils obedient poodles, SU was in tatters and china too weak an economic power to influence iran. Currently the situation is very different and the strategic relation was bound the change. All that can be done is to ensure that the relation...
by renukb
04 Nov 2008 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

Do we need Iran to support India on Kashmir? Do we care? We never cared earlier, and we don't in the future. What happened in the past can't be corrected. If I am not wrong, Rajiv Gandhi was a farsi and so are the Tata's. Their contribution to India is huge. Times have changed and India is in a bett...
by renukb
04 Nov 2008 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

IPI is a wonderful opportunity for India to stabilize the region to a greater degree. It can not only bring natural Gas plus also hopefully the peace and stability in the region. I hope GOI see the light here, and don't get paranoid over security issues, which can be addressed especially when the de...
by renukb
04 Nov 2008 16:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

India seeks 'velvet divorce' from Iran: By M K Bhadrakumar Amid the rubble of the Middle East policy of the George W Bush-Ehud Olmert duo, there has been a true success story. The United States and Israel have largely succeeded in snatching India from the "other" side of the Middle Easter...
by renukb
04 Nov 2008 11:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 170093

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Good details of Ka-5x choppers.... Russia to export 10-15 Ka-52 Alligator helicopters annually - designer news http://www.domain-b.com/aero/mil_avi/mil_aircraft/20081103_russia.html Vladivostok: Russia will very likely be exporting anything between 10-15 Ka-52 Alligator (NATO designation-Hokum B) at...
by renukb
04 Nov 2008 10:59
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 115298

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Georgia Used Cluster Bombs That Hit Civilians, Group Says http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122575792818995257.html?mod=googlenews_wsj Georgia used cluster bombs that malfunctioned and fell into towns and villages, killing several of Georgia's own civilians during its summer war with Russia, accordin...
by renukb
04 Nov 2008 10:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stability
Replies: 997
Views: 93599

Re: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stabi

India’s new space within Asia India was invited into the elite club of nuclear powers this year, yet is still trying to establish who it might be and what it can do within greater Asia. It isn’t China, economically or militarily; it doesn’t want to upset China or the US; it has immediate cross-bord...
by renukb
04 Nov 2008 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

India wants Iran gas at its door for payment NEW DELHI: India is unwilling to pay for the Iranian gas transported through the proposed $7.6 billion Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline unless it is delivered at the India-Pakistan border. Tehran is interested in delivering the gas at the Iran-Paki...
by renukb
04 Nov 2008 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731856

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Wrong. IOR should have presence of only the regional powers within the region between SAfrica-India-Australia. We don't need the presence of any other nations here, including US/EU/Ru/China. Others should only co-operate with regional powers here. IMO, US should get out of even Diego-Garcia.
by renukb
03 Nov 2008 18:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731856

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

It seems that this may not be a coincidence after all. India has vision 2020. Russia plans to have it big interms of mil goals/plans by 2020. China would want to get back Taiwan between 2015 - 2020. Right now the US and west have ENEMies everywhere in the ME region. If all goes well in the region, b...
by renukb
03 Nov 2008 12:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731856

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

MEDVEDEV'S PLANS FOR MILITARY REARMAMENT October 22, 2008 By Pavel Felgenhauer October 3, 2008 http://georgiandaily.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7738&Itemid=132 At the end of August President Dmitry Medvedev announced five foreign policy priorities. The first and third ...
by renukb
03 Nov 2008 12:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731856

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I could not find the right thread to post this, hence I am posting it here. A tale of Russian aircraft carriers http://www.mnweekly.ru/national/20080814/55342082.html http://mnweekly.rian.ru/national/20080814/55342082.html 14/08/2008 MOSCOW - After years of debate the naval command and the national ...
by renukb
03 Nov 2008 12:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

India should not make this IPI a tri party issue between IPI nations, rather we should get in Russia and other ex-SU antions in to the project. This will ensure that IPI remains a peaceful means of energy security for India, not only that it will also enable India to get Gas from Russia and Turkemin...
by renukb
03 Nov 2008 12:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

N-deal with US not at cost of IPI: Pranab TEHRAN: India on Sunday said that the Indo-US civil nuclear deal was not at the cost of the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline as atomic power was one of its sources to ensure the fast growing economy's energy security. Nuclear power "is one source of en...
by renukb
03 Nov 2008 12:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

Mukherjee predicts Iran will be India’s biggest energy provider TEHRAN – Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee has predicted that Iran will be the biggest energy provider to India. Mukherjee has also expressed hope that India would participate in Iran’s oil and gas projects especially in South P...
by renukb
03 Nov 2008 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

India's relationship with Iran should be independent of US-TSP relationship. Let US supply F-16's or what ever. Let's see how will the TSP pay for all of that in the long run. Hydro carbon deals are important for India and Iran can supply that. If India can work with Russia and Iran, the TSP issue ...
by renukb
03 Nov 2008 11:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

Barak slams Russian ties to Iran

Defense minister meets with EU ambassadors over Tehran nuclear threat, warns that 'so long as Russia, China and India do not join the nations imposing sanctions on Iran, it will have allies to do business

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 67,00.html
by renukb
03 Nov 2008 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

Iran, Indiaink several MOUs http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=181480 TEHRAN (IRNA) -- The Islamic Republic of Iran and India inked several memoranda of understanding at the end of the 15th Iran-India Economic Commission meeting here on Sunday. At the meeting, the Indian Foreign Minist...
by renukb
03 Nov 2008 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

Iran ready for closer ties with India http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=181486 TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki on Sunday called for expansion of cooperation between Iran and India. Regular meetings between Iranian and Indian officials show that the two countries are determi...
by renukb
03 Nov 2008 11:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

Iran-India-Pakistan cooperation would restore regional security: Rafsanjani TEHRAN – Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Sunday called for closer cooperation between Iran, India, and Pakistan in their efforts to bring back “tranquility” to the war-torn Afghanistan. “Resolving th...
by renukb
02 Nov 2008 11:25
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 115298

Re: Caucasus Crisis

But the system will survive and prosper. Yes, but not in its current form.... Changes are essential and will come in the near future. 100 % capitalism or 100 % socialism, both are not good and can not survive for long. A balance is needed for the people to be happy, and we will see changes that wil...
by renukb
02 Nov 2008 10:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

Iran hasevery right to develop nuclear energy: India http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=181375 NEW DELHI (IRNA) -- India's External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has emphasized Iran's right to develop nuclear technology for peaceful uses. “We firmly are of the view that Iran has ev...
by renukb
01 Nov 2008 20:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 392453

Re: Geopolitical thread - 15

China's footprint in Myanmar expands By Brian McCartan http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China_Business/JK01Cb02.html CHIANG MAI - Once under the radar in mostly remote areas, China's growing investments in resource-rich Myanmar have become more openly apparent as Beijing parlays its close diplomatic ti...
by renukb
01 Nov 2008 16:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stability
Replies: 997
Views: 93599

Re: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stabi

India working with Pak to resolve issues on IPI gas pipeline Tehran, PTI: "We have reiterated to the Iranian government at all levels that India remains committed to the IPI project. We are working with Pakistan to resolve outstanding issues pertaining to transit and transportation tariff,&quo...
by renukb
01 Nov 2008 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

The impending strike on Iran By David Fink http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/JK01Ak02.html US to Iran: Let's Get Back Together http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shirin-sadeghi/us-to-iran-lets-get-back_b_139690.html Having surrounded Iran with war and terrorist hunts -- confer Iraq, Syria, Afghan...
by renukb
01 Nov 2008 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731856

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India rejects Russian aircraft carrier price demand Link Here By Radhakrishna Rao India's finance ministry has for the second time rejected a proposal from the nation's defence ministry to approve an additional $1.2 billion in funds to complete a retrofit project to the decommissioned Russian aircr...
by renukb
01 Nov 2008 10:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340197

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

India should hope to join SCO one day... China backs Iran joining regional security group – agency Washington, 30 October (IranVNC)—Speaking on the sidelines of the 7th prime ministers’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization [SCO], China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said that Beijing backed...

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