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by renukb
14 Dec 2008 15:51
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 115299

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Russia Issues New Warning to West http://voanews.com/english/2008-12-10-voa29.cfm Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned the West against seeking to advance its interests in former Soviet republics at the expense of Russia. Lavrov told a group of foreign businessmen meeting in Moscow his...
by renukb
14 Dec 2008 15:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340202

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Analyst Urges Acceptance of Iranian Enrichment Program Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.org/gsn/nw_20081209_8192.php The international community should accept Iran's growing uranium enrichment capabilities and concentrate on preventing the Middle Eastern state from tapping th...
by renukb
14 Dec 2008 15:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340202

Re: Iran News and Discussions

From UPI.com Iran's leaders don't want better relations with the U.S. WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Given Russia's increasingly confrontational behavior and threats to retaliate for international criticism of its invasion of the former Soviet republic of Georgia in the Caucasus, the U.N. Security Cou...
by renukb
14 Dec 2008 15:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340202

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran's good times may be ending Isolated nation's economy may crash along with its main export — crude oil http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/6162681.html TEHRAN, IRAN — Visiting a mall full of high-end electronics shops in the Iranian capital one recent day, printing shop owner Mohammad Tor...
by renukb
14 Dec 2008 14:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340202

Re: Iran News and Discussions

India still needs Iran gas link via Pakistan http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssIndustryMaterialsUtilitiesNews/idUSLA00591520081210 BARCELONA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - India still needs Iran to build a gas export pipeline across Pakistan for the long term, although its demand is set to drop, an executive...
by renukb
14 Dec 2008 14:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 264757

Re: India nuclear news and discussion

Good going... India likely to sign N-pact with uranium-rich Kazakhstan http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/4588D2E6135673656525751F002FFEB1?OpenDocument New Delhi, Dec 14 (PTI) Kazakhstan, known to have the second largest uranium reserves in the world, has evinced keen interest to have civil ...
by renukb
14 Dec 2008 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731859

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Brilliant US of A! The problem is they want to step on both boats. They do not want to understand GOI's problem. They don't realize that groudswell of anger after Mumbai cannot be "managed" by any political party... that too this close to an election. This is not pakistan. The russians ar...
by renukb
14 Dec 2008 14:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731859

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

ISRO to redesign Soyuz for manned mission http://howrah.org/sci_tech_htm/36996.html After the historic moon mission, India will redesign Russian space capsule Soyuz to send its astronauts on the country's maiden manned space mission. "We will be redesigning the Soyuz space capsule of the Russi...
by renukb
14 Dec 2008 12:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731859

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India, Russia set to start work on fifth generation fighter http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/PoliticsNation/India_Russia_set_to_start_work_on_fifth_generation_fighter/articleshow/3818702.cms BEIJING: Russia would soon sign a contract with India to jointly develop and produce a fifth-generat...
by renukb
14 Dec 2008 12:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731859

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India, Russia regain elan of friendship By M K Bhadrakumar The visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to New Delhi last week turned out to be an occasion for the Indian government to fundamentally reassess the strategic significance of the traditional India-Russia partnership. No doubt, the vis...
by renukb
14 Dec 2008 12:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 392454

Re: Geopolitical thread

Gates Warns Enemies of U.S. Not to ‘Test’ Obama Administration http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=atfd4sWMzlxI&refer=home By Camilla Hall Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates warned adversaries of America not to “test” the resolve of President-elect...
by renukb
14 Dec 2008 12:05
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

China, Pakistan and India http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/12/13/china-pakistan-and-india/ According to Pakistani newspaper the Daily Times, Pakistan’s decision to crack down on the Jammat-ud-Dawa, the charity linked to the Laskhar-e-Taiba, came as the result of pressure from China. Jammat-ud...
by renukb
08 Dec 2008 09:09
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

Could be a way of continuing American dominance in that region.

This is what should be India's major concerns. This is our region. There should be no place for the US or any other western nations.
by renukb
08 Dec 2008 08:30
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

Everything 'Hindu' has been changed to their convenience.... Now it is not even 'Indian'...but rather 'South Asia' We are Hindustanis, British termed us as Indians and we simply take pride in it now. These times around, the Americans call us as South Asians! Why do Indians take this crap from outsid...
by renukb
08 Dec 2008 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731859

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The statements given by MCain, Condy, Obama indications the same. There are no official statements.
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 15:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340202

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran in media different to Iran in reality! Interview by Kourosh Ziabari and Ahmadreza Tavassoli The Cinema Verite International Documentary Film Festival, which was held in Iran on the third week of October 2008, was undoubtedly an occasional opportunity for documentary filmmakers from 75 countrie...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 15:40
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 212939

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

Is America Partly Responsible for the Mumbai Massacre? December 4, 2008 | From theTrumpet.com America’s efforts to stabilize Pakistan have failed. Just ask India. http://www.thetrumpet.com/index.php?q=5729.4080.0.0 India was brought to a gut-wrenching standstill last week. On Wednesday, 10 Islamic ...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 14:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340202

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Head of nuclear watchdog calls efforts against Iran 'a failure' Mohamed ElBaradei urges dialogue between the West and Tehran. He says Obama has given him 'lots of hope.' http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-fg-elbaradei6-2008dec06,0,931483.story Reporting from Vienna -- The chief of...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 14:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3210
Views: 340202

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran tests new missile from warship: reports http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE4B60CO20081207 TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's military test-fired a new surface-to-surface missile from a warship as part of exercises along a strategic shipping route, state media reported on Sunday. Iran launc...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 13:59
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

South Asia’s Deadly Dominoes http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/07/weekinreview/07cooper.html WASHINGTON — The Mumbai attacks may have begun with Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani guerrilla group known in the West mostly for its preoccupation with Kashmir. But by the time the crisis finally ends, foreign po...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 13:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 169416

Re: PRC Political News & Discussions

The riddle of India, China military exercises http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/12/06/the-riddle-of-india-china-military-exercises/ India and China are holding joint troop exercises this weekend in southern India. As exercises between nations go nowadays these games named “Hand-in Hand 2008″ a...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 13:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 169416

Re: PRC Political News & Discussions

China steps up military ties with Nepal After India, It's China's Turn in Nepal Nepal's Foreign Ministry issues two rosy releases at the end of Chinese foreign minister Yan Jiechi’s Kathmandu visit. The two sides-- Nepal and China-- discuss political developmennts, trade, economy and more. China's ...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 392454

Re: Geopolitical thread

Where is the China thread? China steps up military ties with Nepal After India, It's China's Turn in Nepal Nepal's Foreign Ministry issues two rosy releases at the end of Chinese foreign minister Yan Jiechi’s Kathmandu visit. The two sides-- Nepal and China-- discuss political developmennts, trade, ...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731859

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russian envoy pledges help in Mumbai attack probe http://www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=2&theme=&usrsess=1&id=234742 NEW DELHI, Dec. 6: The Russian Ambassador to India, Mr Vyacheslav Trubnikov, today said that Russia along with the international community will assist India in t...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731859

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Why is Russia asking for restraint while US is OK with India acting? Which directions Indo-Russian relations are heading? A true friend doesn't want to see his friend in trouble, going by that call for restraint OK? Strange times and the way relations are shaping for India. Is US trying to create a ...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 392454

Re: Geopolitical thread

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by renukb
07 Dec 2008 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731859

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia wants India to seek UN support http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14813240 Sunday, 07 December , 2008, 02:29 New Delhi: Cautioning against a unilateral Indian military strike against Pakistan, Russia on Saturday said New Delhi should seek the support of the international community and pre...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 10:49
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 115299

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Russia rubs raw nerves in Ukraine By Jeff Emanuel http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/12/russia_rubs_raw_nerves_in_ukra.html In recent years, the Russian bear has bared his fangs at Ukraine as the grim season commemorating genocide-by-famine 75 years ago. On November 22, the former "Soviet rep...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 432465

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Russia Allocates $2 Billion on New Arms, Countering U.S. Shield http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a1DkIr4T33dE&refer=home By Henry Meyer Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Russia will spend an extra $2 billion next year on weapons, including modernizing short-range Iskander missiles th...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 432465

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

US successfully tests anti-missile shield: Pentagon http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h3BgaR0qljGEVHx-5AYxR9z1o_FQ 1 day ago WASHINGTON (AFP) — The Pentagon it successfully intercepted a long-range missile target in a simulated attack to test the defense system it wants to expand i...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 392454

Re: Geopolitical thread

US Refuses to Sign Treaty Banning Cluster Bombs http://i4.democracynow.org/2008/12/3/headlines Around 100 nations have begun signing a new international treaty banning the use of cluster bombs. Human Rights Watch has described the ban as the most significant arms control and humanitarian treaty in ...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2535
Views: 300065

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

The Israelis seem to be unusually quiet about the Paki hand.... I have feeling something is brewng since biting dogs seldom bark. Hope that atleast they prod MMS into some action(since the media and junta seem to be unable to do so) or better, they take some action. Israelis need India's support On...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731859

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia disfavours military action by India against Pakistan http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/EF7AE761A8C4A16E65257517005B7A9E?OpenDocument New Delhi, Dec 6 (PTI) Russia today disfavoured any military action by India against Pakistan in the wake of Mumbai attacks as both have nuclear weapo...
by renukb
07 Dec 2008 10:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 392454

Re: Geopolitical thread

'India should join NATO' http://in.news.yahoo.com/43/20081206/818/tnl-india-should-join-nato_1.html Chandigarh, Dec 6 (IANS) A new political outfit, Jago (Awake!) Party, Saturday demanded India give up its non-aligned status and join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to more effectively...
by renukb
04 Dec 2008 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731859

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India, Russia to fast-track defence deals http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/business/india-russia-to-fast-track-defence-deals_100126802.html NDelhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Ahead of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit here later this month, a high-level panel Wednesday prepared the ground for fast-tra...
by renukb
04 Dec 2008 10:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5669
Views: 731859

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Strangely, the focus is trade, not defense... Or is it that trade includes defence deals? India, Russia to step up defence cooperation Sandeep Dikshit Focus on trade during Medvedev’s visit http://www.hindu.com/2008/12/04/stories/2008120455401100.htm -------------------------------------------------...
by renukb
03 Dec 2008 14:31
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Lessons Learned from Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
Replies: 156
Views: 28365

Re: Lessons Learned from Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

Five Lessons From Mumbai http://in.news.yahoo.com/240/20081202/1316/top-5757173.html Tue, Dec 2 02:30 PM Tunku Varadarajan, Forbes.com The terrorist assault on Mumbai has only just ended, and India has entered a period of urgent self-examination, bitter soul-searching--and increasingly acrid recrim...
by renukb
03 Dec 2008 13:12
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Lessons Learned from Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
Replies: 156
Views: 28365

Re: Lessons Learned from Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

Yes I have confidence in our policemen. I dont have confidence in the poltical netas who misuse their powers. Your experience was rare one. IMO, most people who have POWER, will (ab)use it to their advantage either when they are in trouble or when they are getting benefitted. It can happen in your ...
by renukb
03 Dec 2008 12:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1058723

Re: China Military Watch

From UPI.com China wants to buy Ukraine's An-70 military air transport HONG KONG, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Ukraine and China have been engaged in negotiations on the joint design of a large military transport aircraft, according to sources in Ukraine's Antonov Aircraft Co. The agreement was expected to be si...

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