abhischekcc wrote:What's more is that India is expected to become self sufficient (or even surplus) by 2012 in NG. As years progress, there will be a strong push to convert our energy base to NG from oil and coal, with oil giving way first since we have plenty of coal available internally.
This will make Indian energy needs less dependant on West Asia. However, this DOES NOT preclude cooperation with Iran. Remember that Shia Iran does not support any terror groups in India; Sunni Pakistan, KSA, and UAE do. Changing our energy supplier to Iran would help in making our domestic policy less terrorist friendly.
True. But with Gwadar and Northern Areas with the TSPA, how do we get to Iran?
Also,Yamri-khan loves petrol,dollars and petrodollars - so its bestest buds forever - UAE,KSA and TSPA cannot afford to be disappointed.All of them are not very far from the Iran-India naval routes.
Playing Shia-Sunni game is a tad dangerous - considering our own demographics,at best restricted to 'AphGhanIesTan'.Not another Kashmir pogrom.
India, Iran, Russia mull ways to take on Taliban
It's still part of conversations, but old partners, India, Iran and Russia, are dusting out an old mechanism to take on the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Old mechanism?How old? The 1900's Great Game old? Did the these old friends also co-operate from 1979-1989?
History suggests that the old mechanism is a 'civilized' way of carving out niches and spheres of influence in a foreign land - usually without the host land's permission.If so,where do we stand on these snake oil deals?
Hopefully,post-partition India will not repeat foreign policy debacles of pre-partition India & does involve the Afghani leaders..
How are we in a position to take out the Taliban? IMVVVHO,a Para (SF) man made the supreme sacrifice in Kupwara instead of Kandahar.
I wish our political leaders had the vision and strategic insight to give him and his ilk the right GPS co-ordinates and be applied wisely.