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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby NRao » 17 Feb 2020 10:48

In addition to this fiasco:

NRao wrote:For the record, here is the more complete Jaishankat-LG interaction.



Here is a very good picture of current Indian thinking.



1) It is very blunt (IMHO) (with LG sitting on the same stage), and
2) This, new, thinking re-writes a lot of things, including the papers published by the think tanks thus far

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby ArjunPandit » 17 Feb 2020 18:22

Philip wrote:The huge shake-up in the MEA with a massive reorganisation, extra Addl.Secs. inducted to head vital divisions,etc. i
what changes sir..

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby pankajs » 17 Feb 2020 18:24

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7348&p=2414443#p2414438

GOI has started to wield the danda and that is a welcome change.

Now that the danda has been applied to UK only US senators still remain immune till date. France, Germany and Japan leaders tend to mostly keep to themselves. With the action on UK MP they too are bound to face the similar action should they meddle in out internal affairs. Rest don't matter.

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby Manish_Sharma » 18 Feb 2020 01:13

TWITTER

GAURAV C SAWANT
@gauravcsawant:

Did British MP
@Debbie_abrahams
have a valid visa to enter India? Sources tell me her e-visa was not valid. Her application was processed and `rejected' and in writing she was advised to apply for a regular visa by the authorities.

So the Hon'ble MP
@Debbie_abrahams
had written communication about not having a valid visa before she boarded the flight to India & was in writing told to apply for an appropriate regular visa? Yet she chose to come on an earlier e-visa (which Govt sources say was cancelled)?

https://twitter.com/gauravcsawant/statu ... 12768?s=20

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby Vayutuvan » 18 Feb 2020 05:26

wikipedia biopage on Debbie Abrahams wrote:Personal life
Abrahams married John Abrahams, a former captain of Lancashire County cricket team, in the late 1980s. They have two daughters, both of whom were sent to private schools, despite Abrahams being opposed to selective education


She seems to have taken "the Hypocrite's oath"

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby Vikas » 18 Feb 2020 10:18

When watching S. Jaishankar, He comes across very erudite without being preachy with appropriate dash of humor.
Reminds me of Jassu bhai but doesn't complicate his narrative.
He seems to be turning out to be one of the best EAM we had in many years,

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby pankajs » 29 Feb 2020 22:07

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTWmUqfkwkQ
S Jaishankar Exclusive Interview To India Today; Opens Up About Trump's Visit, Pakistan & More


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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby pankajs » 29 Feb 2020 22:09

https://www.mea.gov.in/Speeches-Stateme ... s_Conclave
Address by External Affairs Minister at the 6th India Ideas Conclave -- February 28, 2020

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby Vips » 07 Mar 2020 03:20

India joins Indian Ocean Commission as observer bolstering Indo-Pacific vision.

NEW DELHI: India has joined as an observer of the Indian Ocean Commission — the inter-governmental organisation that coordinates maritime governance in the southwestern Indian Ocean — a move that will bolster Delhi’s Indo-Pacific vision.

This move has strategic importance as the Commission is an important regional institution in the Western Indian Ocean. It facilitates collective engagement with the islands in Western Indian Ocean that are becoming strategically significant. It boosts cooperation with France that has strong presence in the Western Indian Ocean and lends depth to India's SAGAR policy of PM Narendra Modi 2015.

The move also strengthens western flank of the Indo-Pacific and is a stepping stone to security cooperation with East Africa.

The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) is a strategic sub-theatre of the Indian Ocean linking the Southeastern coast of Africa to the wider Indian Ocean and beyond. It is home to one of the key chokepoints in the Indian Ocean- the Mozambique Channel.

While Comoros sits at the northern mouth of the Mozambique Channel, Madagascar borders the channel to its west. While the channel lost its significance post the opening of the Suez Canal, the recent hostilities near the Strait of Hormuz brought the channel back into focus as the original route for bigger commercial vessels (especially for oil tankers).

Additionally, the growing importance of Africa in Indo-Pacific engagements combined with potential natural gas reserves in the Mozambique Channel will only continue to raise the significance of this region in wider maritime security. Keeping in mind the importance of geography for maritime power projection and naval dominance, there is little doubt about the rising significance of the islands in a new geo-political environment in the Indian Ocean.

For India, engagements with this region will become critical as the Navy begins to strengthen its presence under its mission based deployments. Engagements with the region, especially with the islands- given their geo-strategic location- could become key in supporting Indian naval presence as well as furthering Delhi’s Indian Ocean engagement.

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby Philip » 14 Apr 2020 08:17

In the light of Chinese perfidy over the CV pandemic,refusing to share info on the origins of it etc., the GOI must prepare its policy towards China anew post- crisis.Even before there was a $70B annual deficit that has destroyed our MSMEs. The textile industry in now threatened by it as we have yet to restart ours, and over- dependence on it for bulk drug material has forced us to keep quiet.Had the Vizag SEZ for bulk drug manufature been on stream we wouldn't need China.This project must be built at hyper- speed
to make us self-sufficient in health ,as well as our successes in agri and dairy."A healthy nation is a wealthy nation",old saying.
Back to China.It must face a reckoning.A total ban on Chin goods,de-recognition until it pays up at least a $ trillion to us,plus recognition of Taiwan. Nothing less will suffice.

PS: As mentioned in the earlier abovd post,the maritime sphere is going to be v.heavily contested by China.It regards the IOR as its sphere of influence.It is building sev.units of large amphib vessels which can accommodate at least 30 helos.One has happily caught fire ( put out) during outfitting yesterday, but its intentions are v.clear.The IN must be given a major share of the def. budget.
The 4 planned amphibs are nowhere on the horizon,subs are aged,require immediate acquisitions perhaps through leasing of more Ru N-subs,etc. , and the lack of a supersonic maritime strike aircraft that can hit PLAN assets in the Indo-China Sea ( ICS) is an essential acquisition. The GOI despite the CV crisis on hand shouldn't slacken its modernisation and expansion of the IN.

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby Varoon Shekhar » 14 Apr 2020 19:50

Philip, awesome! Yes, don't pull punches with China. Throw out as many, if not all Chinese companies, reduce massively if not eliminate Chinese goods, recognise Taiwan, counter China in the Indian ocean, and upscale relations with Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and Cambodia.

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby Philip » 16 Apr 2020 08:45

Cheers to that! If only our MEA will roar,nor mew....

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby amar_p » 09 May 2020 00:33

Get involved in internal political processs in Afghanistan, US urges India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... aign=cppst


Something that was to be expected. US/Trump administration has no time or interest in Afghan now, given the Covid disaster at home, elections in Nov and a massive recession if not a depression looming ahead.

It will be interesting to see what India will make out of this situation/opportunity. A new chapter in our foreign policy might be in the making.

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby nvishal » 10 May 2020 16:38

^afg has no future

The only way they can get out of the mess is if the shias get absolute power over afganistan, which allows them access to the Arabian sea through Iran.

The pashtuns are too dumb to see 5 years ahead.

India would only be wasting money and resources over a hopeless situation.

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby Aditya_V » 10 May 2020 16:55

nvishal wrote:^afg has no future

The only way they can get out of the mess is if the shias get absolute power over afganistan, which allows them access to the Arabian sea through Iran.

The pashtuns are too dumb to see 5 years ahead.

India would only be wasting money and resources over a hopeless situation.


or the International community agrees to act as per the Natural aspiration and makes Baluchistan which should never been a part of Pakistan as independant.

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby syam » 11 May 2020 14:03

Any more investment in afgan will be waste of resources. we already did what we can given our religious background and people-people connections. Indian is ill equipped to do any thing big anyway. home land muslims themselves rejected hindu nationalist bjp government. what can it do in some foreign muslim nation?

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Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Postby Raghunathgb » 11 May 2020 14:47

Afghanistan can help India in two ways.

1) Afghanistans Kabul river provides around 17% to Indus river of Pakistan. India's help in building dam for Kabul river now reduces water flow to Pakistan. So any help in utilizing Kabul river will keep relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan tight. Already Pakistan is struggling with water shortage and tightening of water flows from India and Afghanistan will put Pakistan in tight squeeze .
2) Pasthuns have increasingly getting agitated with Punjabis. Afghanistan can help India increase the scale of protest and keep unrest in Pakistan.


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