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by Arav
18 Apr 2012 06:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2012
Replies: 2868
Views: 133089

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2

Rumors are that track-2 wallahs successfully sold the BS that "Pakis should be stakeholders in India's economy and stability" and want opportunities to invest and sell in India. This is a step towards that direction. As a next step, look for increased travel permits for artists, exhibitor...
by Arav
18 Apr 2012 06:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3104
Views: 394342

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Pallam Raju Inaugurates BRO's longest bridge in Arunachal The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has built a 720-meters-long bridge in Arunachal Pradesh. The Digaru bridge, linking Lohit and Dibang valley, was inaugurated by Minister of State for Defence and Chairman, Border Roads Development Board (B...
by Arav
18 Apr 2012 06:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 265015

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Aa gaya aa gaya picture wala article aa gaya. http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/article3325145.ece Roy ji, good to post the article in full..... It's a high five moment for the Agni by N. Gopal Raj India will enhance its deterrent reach with the launch of its first intercontinental ballistic mi...
by Arav
18 Apr 2012 05:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1597
Views: 286299

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Iran's FARS News is saying that India has replaced China as top Client for its Oil. It will be good to buy Iranian oil to build our strategic reserves.
by Arav
18 Apr 2012 05:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 719686

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Rumor of failed coup attempt in Qatar....
by Arav
18 Apr 2012 03:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Spy Story 5: The Cyst
Replies: 170
Views: 9497

Re: Spy Story 5: The Cyst

Dileep ji...Welcome back...
by Arav
16 Apr 2012 10:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 402382

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

Karzai was right on. War is fought in wrong country. His cries spell on deaf ear.
by Arav
11 Apr 2012 04:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 717
Views: 96659

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

Growing ties with Thailand Gains from India’s Look East policy by Rahul Mishra In the post-Cold War era, changes at systemic and sub-systemic levels motivated India to reorient its foreign and economic policy priorities. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (SAARC’s) dismal succes...
by Arav
10 Apr 2012 04:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 457919

Re: Indian Interests

PS: Posting it here as there is no thread for BRICS. Delhi could be a turning point India hosts scores of international conferences every year and nine out of ten do not get even a passing mention in the international press. But the BRICS summit that concluded on March 29 broke the mould. In just tw...
by Arav
10 Apr 2012 03:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 717
Views: 96659

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

Spreading its wings The 20th summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations last week has not only sought to consolidate ASEAN's gains, but also build a road map for its future. After stabilising itself as a regional cooperation forum for Southeast Asia, ASEAN started building bridges with i...
by Arav
16 Mar 2012 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 240996

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

PS: OT for this thread. Posting it here as we are discussing about access to central asia for energy. Think a new thread for Central Asia or some thing like Indias Strategy for New Silk Road is good. Iran's centrality (as stated in the article) essentially means " hold your nose and bypass Pak...
by Arav
16 Mar 2012 04:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 240996

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

PS: OT for this thread. Posting it here as we are discussing about access to central asia for energy. Think a new thread for Central Asia or some thing like Indias Strategy for New Silk Road is good. Recently there was conference on Energy, Transportation on Eurasia. The outcome of it is in IDSA web...
by Arav
16 Mar 2012 04:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 240996

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

I am posting this here, because it seems India has chosen Iran as the main corridor for access to Central Asia. Pakistan's only chance of survival was to turn into a trade and energy hub for the region. India has buried that dream of Pakistan. It is not a perfect land corridor and would be suscepti...
by Arav
14 Mar 2012 13:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 463115

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Some important highlights of Railway Budget 2012 1) One Lakh persons to be recruited 2) Safety Primary focus 3) 96 New Trains 4) Amenies to get boost with focus on regional cuisine 5) Focus on five critical areas tracks, bridges, signals, rolling stocks & stations 6) Total outlay 60,100 Crore 7)...
by Arav
14 Mar 2012 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 240996

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

We need to have a thread to focus on Central Asia, we are missing the picture in what West is doing in trying to integrate them with Europe and alienating with Asia.
by Arav
14 Mar 2012 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch
Replies: 4017
Views: 323838

Re: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch

India keen on larger economic footprint in Afghanistan Even as New Delhi keeps tabs on international conferences that will unveil the West's plans in the post-2014 situation when most NATO troops will leave Afghanistan, India is keeping itself engaged in a wide number of areas with the focus on the...
by Arav
14 Mar 2012 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 897
Views: 125719

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discuss

PS: Couldn't find a seperate thread on BRICS, so posting here For a new highway, from Rio to Delhi Brazil and India can benefit from each other's experience for an inclusive development agenda. Expectations are high for the fourth summit of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, to be held i...
by Arav
14 Mar 2012 06:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3257
Views: 364848

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran, India to build International North-South Corridor India is making a concerted push into Central Asia by taking charge of a crucial transportation network through Iran into the region and beyond. After getting an enthusiastic thumbs up from 14 stakeholder countries in the region in January, ex...
by Arav
13 Mar 2012 07:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Myanmar news and discussion
Replies: 554
Views: 477768

Re: India-Myanmar news and discussion

Myanmar is Becoming Burma Myanmar seems to be returning to Burma. The good news has trickled in after talks between Aung San Suu Kyi and the new civilian president, Thein Sein, established a framework for national reconciliation and graduated democratic reform. A political amnesty is on the anvil a...
by Arav
13 Mar 2012 03:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3257
Views: 364848

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran, India agree to replace dollar partially with rupee in trade deals "At the moment, we have around $12 billion worth of trade exchanges with India," Sobhani was quoted as saying on the sidelines of a meeting between a visiting 70-member Indian trade delegation and Iranian commercial a...
by Arav
13 Mar 2012 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3257
Views: 364848

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Iran, India Facing Extensive Opportunities for Developing Trade Ties A senior Indian official reiterated his country's enthusiasm for the further development of economic relations with Iran, and said both countries are facing extensive opportunities to further increase their bilateral trade relatio...
by Arav
10 Mar 2012 03:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 751909

Re: LCA News and Discussions

raghuk wrote:Its my birthday tomorrow and couldn't have asked for a better gift from my employers! :D :D


Raghuji, you have a companion in me.. :D .. My wishes on your bday and thanks for the good news, one to cheer and memorable.
by Arav
07 Mar 2012 06:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 719686

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

The problems facing Muslim nations I recognize well this is very sensitive subject because human nature prefers not to hear the truth and simply wants to receive good news even at the expense of reality. However, let’s be frank: Most Islamic countries are being left behind in social progress as com...
by Arav
07 Mar 2012 05:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3257
Views: 364848

Re: Iran News and Discussions

What are the Saudis really looking for in Baghdad? Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to appoint an envoy to Baghdad after nearly 20 years of strained relations is another component in the country’s general policy to counterbalance Iran’s influence in the Middle East. Riyadh is ostensibly trying to res...
by Arav
07 Mar 2012 02:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 319084

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

PS: Lot of similarities from Dileep's Snake Ruby Scenario.. like Panchendriya in the above news An ocean of opportunities by Rajiv Bhatia in The Hindu It is time to revitalise a long-dormant association of countries in an important maritime region. Recently, a report by non-governmental experts sugg...
by Arav
05 Mar 2012 13:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2848
Views: 137903

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

Pakistan test fires short-range ballistic missile Pakistan said on Monday it had successfully test fired a short-range ballistic missile capable of carrying atomic warheads. The Hatf II (Abdali) has a range of 180 kilometres (113 miles) and carries nuclear as well as conventional warheads with “hig...
by Arav
05 Mar 2012 11:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Africa News and Discussion
Replies: 455
Views: 62685

Re: India-Africa News and Discussion

206 killed in Republic of Congo blasts

After a weapons’ depot caught fire, blasts flattened many buildings in the northern part of Brazzaville and sent more than 2,000 fleeing their homes.
by Arav
05 Mar 2012 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 719686

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Turkey starts nuclear talks with China Ankara and Beijing will start talks on a planned Turkish nuclear power plant soon, says Deputy PM Ali Babacan. The two countries may also develop stronger banking ties, he says during Chinese Vice President Xi’s visit to Istanbul , noting that Turkey’s doors w...
by Arav
03 Mar 2012 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 407104

Re: Geopolitical thread

Turkey starts nuclear talks with China Ankara and Beijing will start talks on a planned Turkish nuclear power plant soon, says Deputy PM Ali Babacan. The two countries may also develop stronger banking ties, he says during Chinese Vice President Xi’s visit to Istanbul , noting that Turkey’s doors w...
by Arav
03 Mar 2012 08:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 407104

Re: Geopolitical thread

A turbulent spring Egypt will have its newly elected president on June 21. Egyptians are expected to experience a very turbulent spring in the lead up. Much like the weather, the political scene is confused and unstable. If the performance of the much-awaited Parliament is any indication, the presi...
by Arav
03 Mar 2012 07:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 407104

Re: Geopolitical thread

Visions of violence in defense of the dollar “In contrast to the murderous vision of violent extremists, we are joining with allies and partners around the world to build their capacity to promote security, prosperity, and human dignity,” wrote U.S. President Barack Obama in a document entitled “Su...
by Arav
03 Mar 2012 07:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3257
Views: 364848

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Visions of violence in defense of the dollar “In contrast to the murderous vision of violent extremists, we are joining with allies and partners around the world to build their capacity to promote security, prosperity, and human dignity,” wrote U.S. President Barack Obama in a document entitled “Su...
by Arav
03 Mar 2012 06:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 407104

Re: Geopolitical thread

Cold war in warm waters: U.S.-China's dangerous contest for Asia-Pacific On two occasions in my life I found myself living close to the South China Sea. The sea became my escape from life’s pressing responsibilities. But there is no escaping the fact that the deceptively serene waters are now also ...
by Arav
01 Mar 2012 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 218956

Re: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops

To tackle piracy, go on the offensive write Bharat Karnad in DC Large navies with great deal of capital invested in them these days prepare not for great fleet battles but for the infinitely less taxing anti-piracy operations. When this role is devolved by governments to shipping companies who, in ...
by Arav
01 Mar 2012 05:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 719686

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

The New Middle Eastern Alignment A rapprochement between Syria and Iraq signals a new balance of power in the region By Marwan Kabalan For more than fifty years, Syrian-Iraqi relations have been fraught with fear and suspicion. The case has never been as clear as it appeared under the US occupation...
by Arav
01 Mar 2012 04:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2848
Views: 137903

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

How to become a successful ‘rent-an-expert’ By Ayesha Siddiqa If you are a white-skinned foreigner trying to make a career in journalism or academia, here is an opportunity of making it big by becoming an expert on the ‘most dangerous country’ in the world — Pakistan. The colour of the skin is crit...
by Arav
01 Mar 2012 04:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 457919

Re: Indian Interests

x Post Undeterred India for moving ahead with Iran Country is pushing hard to put the missing rail links in place Notwithstanding the U.S. pressure to scale down its engagement with Iran, official sources here said the country not only remains an important source of oil for India, but is crucial to ...
by Arav
01 Mar 2012 04:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3257
Views: 364848

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Undeterred India for moving ahead with Iran Country is pushing hard to put the missing rail links in place Notwithstanding the U.S. pressure to scale down its engagement with Iran, official sources here said the country not only remains an important source of oil for India, but is crucial to openin...
by Arav
01 Mar 2012 03:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2848
Views: 137903

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

Pakistan to switch to negative list for trade with India This will pave the way for granting MFN status After considerable dithering, Pakistan on Wednesday decided to switch to the negative list approach for trade with India and phase it out completely by December-end. Giving its approval to the lo...

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