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by chanakyaa
19 Mar 2011 23:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 386628

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Well french finally got opportunity to use their military power against a weak arab/muslim country. French did not get an opportunity. Uncle sam is broke, they don't have any more money to open new war frontiers, they do not want the world (esp. ME) to see them as a colony. Uncle Sam and Brit resou...
by chanakyaa
03 Sep 2010 04:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pak Occupied Kashmir News and Discussion
Replies: 584
Views: 35708

Re: Pak Occupied Kashmir News and Discussion

A surprise but decisive attack is all that is needed to finish the PoK drama........<SNIP> Sorry to dampen the spirit, but imo there is no quick-fix military solution to POK. It represents a formidable military challenge and I don't think we have resources to do what you ask for. Not to drag the to...
by chanakyaa
02 Sep 2010 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pak Occupied Kashmir News and Discussion
Replies: 584
Views: 35708

Re: Pak Occupied Kashmir News and Discussion

...Defeating "Paki poison" remains India's battle that must be won and seen to be won too.With such overwhelming evidence,let's ask ourselves ,what would the US do? It would immediatelky send in drones to dstroy the camps regardless of whether they were located in the heart of a town!.......
by chanakyaa
01 Sep 2010 19:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pak Occupied Kashmir News and Discussion
Replies: 584
Views: 35708

Re: Pak Occupied Kashmir News and Discussion

All this CCP thugs in POK/NA news may all be just rumors to keep India from using the 100 yr flood in Pak as an opportunistic event to maneuver itself into the Balwaristan area..... Maybe, we should really call the bluff from both Pak and PRC this time. Not sure what ground realities are or the int...
by chanakyaa
31 Aug 2010 06:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 171856

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

Why should the MEA declare officially that they are independently trying to confirm PLA presence in Gilgit? They should already have had the information of presence or not - isnt it? Why at all react to NYT info this way? I don't know what sort of thinking leads to this!! Its the lack of thinking t...
by chanakyaa
29 Aug 2010 22:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 171856

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

... fighting PRC-Pak together in Gilgit might be detrimental. For the first time, a Chinese army has been deployed in Indian territory of Gilgit.. IN needs to think out of the box and be ready.. Very nice. Does this mark the end or near end of "what we should have done to TSP as a geographical...
by chanakyaa
27 Aug 2010 20:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 903171

Re: China Military Watch

Tibet remain occupied. But India can have a stance that Tibet is an independent nation. Don't say that some preveious govt agreed to something. With China, which did not agree to any principles when it comes to gain for them, then there is no such agreement and high principles that India has to hol...
by chanakyaa
26 Aug 2010 19:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 171856

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

I came across an interesting article in the WSJ about how what Southeast Asian countries have in mind to avoid being turned into a banana republic by PRC. http://online.wsj.com/article/NA_WSJ_PUB:SB10001424052748704488404575441802903187976.html The rising labor costs represents an opportunity for co...
by chanakyaa
24 Aug 2010 21:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 903171

Re: China Military Watch

chanakyaa wrote: It is absolute shame that WE THE PEOPLE have failed to spread the prosperity to each and every corner of the country.

Are you ready to support the removal of "socialist" in the Indian constitution which has been there for more than 40 years....


You bet..
by chanakyaa
24 Aug 2010 19:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 903171

Re: China Military Watch

^^^^^(I apologize for part of the post is slight OT). It looks like the arguments between "TM" and others is based on two completely different point of views. Like comparing "apples" and "oranges". I agree with the BRFites who believe in "deterrence". I doubt ...
by chanakyaa
21 Aug 2010 21:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 903171

Re: China Military Watch

^^^Happy to comment on strategy eessues, but this is a Meelitery thread. Need to move to strategy forum...plz
by chanakyaa
21 Aug 2010 06:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 156610

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

(From WSJ source) China's Investing Turns to Neighbors BEIJING—As China takes steps to reduce its reliance on the U.S. dollar, it is increasingly looking toward its Asian neighbors instead. Data already shows China has stepped up its buying of Japanese government bonds, and evidence has emerged that...
by chanakyaa
16 Aug 2010 19:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 287604

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

Agree... ... Today if the population if Bdesh, P-Satan and India are summed up they would be about equal the number of Hindus. How long would it take before the majority of India's population becomes Muslim? 100 years? 200 years? 300 years? Yet...how many Indian's are even concerned about it? Is it ...
by chanakyaa
15 Aug 2010 21:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 156610

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

... an economic leap over PRC... This is a tough one. I started thinking about how the relationship with PRC will evolve over next 15 to 20 years, purely from the perspective of " bilateral trade ". If the trade deficit with PRC continues, we are heading for some serious trouble. And, thi...
by chanakyaa
05 Aug 2010 05:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 903171

Re: China Military Watch

The Politics of the South China Sea: Territoriality and International Law http://www.southchinasea.org/docs/Burgess,%20Politics%20of%20the%20South%20China%20Sea-Territoriality%20and%20.pdf THE SEMI-ENCLOSED SOUTH CHINA SEA (SCS) occupies a 648,000- square-mile portion of the Pacific Ocean stretching...
by chanakyaa
24 Jul 2010 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 156610

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

The Chinese have introduced new concepts in international relations by claiming that foreign ships cannot enter the waters in their neighbourhood even if they are outside Chinese territorial waters by describing these areas close to their shores as “waters of China's interests, or as being within...
by chanakyaa
18 Jul 2010 07:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 156610

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

The view from the other side of the border.. (old article, June 2009) http://opinion.globaltimes.cn/editorial/2009-06/436174.html India’s unwise military moves In the last few days, India has dispatched roughly 60,000 troops to its border with China, the scene of enduring territorial disputes betwee...
by chanakyaa
12 Jul 2010 06:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 903171

Re: China Military Watch

China’s Midterm Jockeying: Gearing Up for 2012 http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/rc/opinions/2010/0628_military_leadership_li/0628_military_leadership_li.pdf The PRC’s civilian-military relationship has always been a central concern among China watchers. Although the political leadership’s cont...
by chanakyaa
25 Jun 2010 09:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch
Replies: 4017
Views: 213743

Re: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch

Just have a look at the map that col Ralph Peters has proposed.In my opinion this is the most logical distribution of territory in middle east and central asia. http://drksy.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/col-ralph-peters-map4.jpg Very interesting map. By expanding Afg. to share NE boundary with India...
by chanakyaa
21 Jun 2010 06:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 273886

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

Indian mining cos hit a roadblock, can't take out Afghanistan ores http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indian-mining-cos-hit-a-roadblock-cant-take-out-Afghanistan-ores/articleshow/6065861.cms Isn't it tragic that our brain dead politicians didn't understand the importance of maintain access to...
by chanakyaa
14 Jun 2010 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 273886

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

Reported in NY Times: U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/world/asia/14minerals.html?no_interstitial. Based on the article, itseems this is significant and worth $1 Trillion. Would this mean the occupation will last far longer? Not sure if lookin...
by chanakyaa
14 Jun 2010 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 156610

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

^^^ Civilizational-psyche wise, its in India's best interests to align with China. The problems we have today is political and temporal in nature. Once the CPC tones down or may be replaced, it will go away. The Abrahamic/European societies are far more ruthless in their "pursuit of happiness&...
by chanakyaa
04 Jun 2010 08:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 156610

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

Is the following statement from a chinaman an 'extraordinary hubris' or 'putting finger exactly where it hurts'? Zhang Guihong of Shanghai's Fudan University wrote in the ruling Communist Party's official Global Times newspaper that India's influence in its neighbourhood was limited, as a result of ...
by chanakyaa
03 Jun 2010 20:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2505
Views: 213875

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Actually I am surprised to see how Turkey, with a 99% muslim population is secular like India. It is also a part of NATO. I think Turkey found out that they were not going to enter EU because they are a muslim state ... so they realized that they can neither call themselves european nor middle east...
by chanakyaa
31 May 2010 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 156610

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

South Korea, U.S. Turn to China for Help Punishing North Korea Funny how the US will seek to push China on North Korea's military adventurism against South Korea, but it couldn't care less about lobby China over Pakistan's military adventurism against India. Actually US should turn to India to cont...
by chanakyaa
18 May 2010 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch
Replies: 4017
Views: 213743

Re: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch

ramana wrote:And then wonder why the West wants to ensure that POK remains with TSP.

Go back and read Kissinger, Dobrynin, Zbig's works.

I will quote all that in summary later on.


Did you get a chance to post related information? Thx
by chanakyaa
03 Apr 2010 05:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 273886

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

Lets imagine for one second that say China decides to dump US tresuary securities in open market and that puts huge stress on US economy and one way out is India commits a big chunk of its forex reserves to support the dollar. Now will India do it? First of all, why would PRC ever dump those bonds ...
by chanakyaa
01 Apr 2010 22:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 273886

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

Too many people here think that the US is omnipotent and frighteningly competent, when mostly the opposite is true. They are just as bumbling as anyone else, they just have more ammunition to play with. I slightly disagree on this line of thinking. I've a different view and interested to know what ...
by chanakyaa
24 Mar 2010 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 273886

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

[quote=""] Two versions of Pakistan's Policy Coup in Afghanistan against India A different angle. It is interesting to see how Afg. ends up being a battleground for totally different countries. Unkil and Roosies fought in Afg. during the cold war. In their fight, Afg. as country got totall...
by chanakyaa
30 Jan 2010 20:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 903171

Re: China Military Watch

China mulls setting up military base in Pakistan Who else would allow PRC to setup a base except TSP. I bet this is TSP's desperate attempt to lease part of its land/port to somebody to generate some revenue to keep the country afloat/solvent. What else can the retard generals in TSP do to save the...
by chanakyaa
30 Jan 2010 00:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 273886

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

The British know all this but they are weak and want to go back to Europe. The US doesnt know and doesnt care so long as TSP is accomodated so they can declare victory and go home. The Afghan war is costing them economically. Read Gates interviews to Barnett in Esquire. The game is to somehow make ...
by chanakyaa
29 Jan 2010 02:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 903171

Re: China Military Watch

GoI should go ahead and grant the Dalai Lama Indian citizenship and harass the Chinese about Tibet in all International fora. I see. In addition to granting citizenship, why not also stop all R&D on military and instead develop a potent medicine that can keep DL immortal. Better yet, why not cl...
by chanakyaa
28 Jan 2010 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 273886

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

Boss, I've some disagreement here. My apologize for being party spoiler. For all that historical connections to the Afg., yes we all should be proud. But, other than selling lots of history books, what have we done to expand that historical relationship into modern times, before the war? Why couldn'...
by chanakyaa
13 Jan 2010 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 273886

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

^ why go to meet with ummah brothers where cash-mere issue will be trotted ? PGB sir, I disagree with your view on this one. I don't know why we are so scared of cash-mere issue. I think when it comes to international diplomacy, active engagement and not isolation is the key. I've not been to such ...
by chanakyaa
12 Jan 2010 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis
Replies: 211
Views: 22940

Re: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis

Thanks Gagan for taking time to clarify.

Just curious, any knowledge of when Jara La pass road was built? Also, interesting why jawan posts are concentrated to the south of Demchok?
by chanakyaa
11 Jan 2010 09:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis
Replies: 211
Views: 22940

Re: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis

Okay but, Sir, who is "we"? There is no "we" and that is my whole point. Are we counting on MMS or Madam to undertake this glorious adventure? Forget 100, why not start with 1 soldier. Let keep things simple.
by chanakyaa
11 Jan 2010 09:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis
Replies: 211
Views: 22940

Re: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis

The only thing to do now, is to wait for China to take another inch, and then pounce on them for it. Then that will be the moment to fight over the yards and miles. Yes, we might lose a lot of people, but at the same time it will show the Chinese that their "take by inches" approach can't...
by chanakyaa
08 Jan 2010 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 273886

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

However, if Unkil goes, doesn't it stop TSPA money flow which would virtually turn Pak insolvent? Gr8 point. Why would unkil stop paying TSPA? TSPA will end up like Palestine. Forever dependent on the west for aid, and west (unkil) is more than happy to provide assistance. It helps them kill 2 bird...
by chanakyaa
08 Jan 2010 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1945
Views: 183986

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

^^^ After India, China sends most number of students to Australia. The Chinese enrollment marginally increased (I would say very insignificantly) while the Indian enrollment dropped. Vietnam's percentage rose significantly. Africa and Australia will be the battlefields in the cold-war between China...
by chanakyaa
04 Jan 2010 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis
Replies: 211
Views: 22940

Re: Chinese incursions into Indian territory: News and Analysis

I came across an interesting article in FT.com so I thought I would share it along with some comments. I've been trying to frame the issue for a long time but some Kangress party member and FT.com has done a better job. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/28211170-f875-11de-beb8-00144feab49a.html China’s prog...

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