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India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

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Postby bahdada » 11 Nov 2017 10:31



Nothing to see here. The fueling has given "Massa" too much information about our latest tech and has undermined our ability to operate independently.

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Postby schinnas » 11 Nov 2017 11:12

ashish raval wrote: Donald trump perhaps does not understand economics well to realise that if world stops using dollar from trading they shall be doomed..


Everyone in US knows it very well and US hasn't shied away from using military power to remove any threats to petro-dollar.

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Postby chetak » 11 Nov 2017 12:03

US takes down notification to reward NGOs that promote religious freedom in India



US takes down notification to reward NGOs that promote religious freedom in India

The announcement had caused a stir in New Delhi that has historically ignored remarks, comments and reports on the state of religious freedom in India by the United States, as contained in state department’s annual report on religious freedom around the world.

Nov 11, 2017
Yashwant Raj

Hindustan Times, Washington

The Department of State had said that through this programme, it seeks to ‘reduce religiously-motivated violence and discrimination in India’

The Department of State had said that through this programme, it seeks to ‘reduce religiously-motivated violence and discrimination in India’(Representative image)
The US state department has “taken down” a notification it issued earlier this week inviting applications from non-governmental organisations for a grant of nearly $500,000 for projects promoting religious freedom in India.

“The notification of funding was taken down for a technical review,” a state department spokesperson told Hindustan Times on Friday, but did not offer an explanation for the review or duration.

The notification, issued earlier in the week by the state department’s bureau of democracy, human rights and labour (DRL), offered a grant of $493,827 for projects in a range of categories, with the stated intention to “reduce religiously-motivated violence and discrimination in India”.

The announcement had caused a stir in New Delhi that has historically ignored remarks, comments and reports on the state of religious freedom in India by the United States, as contained in state department’s annual report on religious freedom around the world.

“We have seen reports on this issue. We have sought more details,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar told reporters at his weekly media briefing.

“In any case, any such activity in India in this area by anybody has to follow the rules of the land.”

Indian officials have said, on background, that they were told by their American counterparts that this notification had seemed to be “freelance” work by one or more over-eager state department employee(s), and that they were themselves taken by surprise. that could explain the website take down.

Irrespective of the party in power, New Delhi is known to react to such moves with irritation — “we don’t lecture you on the state of race relations in the US”, multiple Indian diplomats have said is their internal pushback logic — and it has denied entry to over-eager fact-finders who it believes have no right to stand in judgement on internal affairs of a sovereign nation.

India has taken the same independent position —irrespective of the party in power — on trade-related issues, the only and main irritation in ties with the United States.

It doesn’t recognise, for instance, the right of the US trade representative to hold inquisition-style hearings into alleged trade malpractices by trading partners. Other countries testify at these hearings, fielding thei officials such as the their ambassador

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Postby ashish raval » 11 Nov 2017 12:27

schinnas wrote:
ashish raval wrote: Donald trump perhaps does not understand economics well to realise that if world stops using dollar from trading they shall be doomed..


Everyone in US knows it very well and US hasn't shied away from using military power to remove any threats to petro-dollar.

Yeah but India is not Libya that you can just invade and win!! It have never taken on countries with even a tiny nuclear bum with it no matter how much they piss over their ego read noko, puke..if India can establish mechanism of currency swap with every nation it shall save massive foreign exchange and will send message to Massa to go whistle somewhere else about trade deficit. We need to stand upto these kind of bullying behaviour because otherwise we shall be taken as idiots and easily pushed ones. If they are after strategic partnership they should forget about deficit for next 20 years and working spirit of cooperation rather then America first badge in the meetings..


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Postby ashish raval » 11 Nov 2017 18:13


Sir you are missing the very important fact !! This employer was original Aryan clan who invented Sanskrit and all other European languages and taught brown nomads of India the language and civilization.. how can white man be exploiting the maids from yellow skin clan? It is not possible whereas brown persons definitely exploit brown person from their own country.. bloody hypocrisy displayed by Khan nation here!!

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Postby schinnas » 11 Nov 2017 18:37

If Preethi Barara still had a job, it would have been interesting to see what he would have done.

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Postby komal » 11 Nov 2017 18:51



The diplomats in question were UN employees with full diplomatic immunity. Ms. Khobragade was, at the time of her arrest, a consular employee -- and had less diplomatic immunity. If I recall, MEA subsequently made her a UN employee and, thus, with full diplomatic immunity charges against her could not proceed. Just as in the case mentioned above.

Occasionally facts due matter.

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Postby Kashi » 11 Nov 2017 19:43

komal wrote:Occasionally facts due matter.


So do diplomatic niceties...

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Postby sudeepj » 11 Nov 2017 20:31

Kashi wrote:
komal wrote:Occasionally facts due matter.


So do diplomatic niceties...


So does following the law. Khobragade was warned about this internally, yet she went ahead.

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Postby periaswamy » 11 Nov 2017 20:46

diplomatic niceties only matter when there a clash with internal laws of the host nation. Don't see a fraction of the hullaballoo about this slavery of these asian women by the German diplomats, as was done in the case of India, not that it excuses Khobargade of her deeds. The "left liberal" and "progressive" crowd, for all its virtue signaling, is a deeply racist, slandering, lying, and principle-less crowd -- this includes the english language media in the US, and the litfest/englishmedia/thinktank/lutyens crowd in India. Any kind of alliance with the US must take into consideration that this is the same crowd that runs the state dept., and these left-fiberals are as anti-India as they come -- that they are also china's lackeys is just the icing on the cake.

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Postby saip » 11 Nov 2017 21:09

I heard United has suspended its flights to Delhi because of smog. I did not know United even has flights to Delhi. I thought they only have flights by their code sharing partners.

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Postby UlanBatori » 11 Nov 2017 22:53

The article itself was nonsense, because the case was ****WItHDRAwN* by the desi-bibi ambu-chaser who represented the workers, given that the "offending families" had diplo immunity. The judge dismissed the case because the case was withdrawn.
But what happened to the Noo Yoik Laws etc that take precedence I wonder. The State Dept extortion scam appears to have been withdrawn in this case.

Reading the article, this struck me:
forced to work roughly 90 to 100 hours a week, earning about $4 per hour with no overtime or overtime compensation, according to a federal complaint Pahagas and Edith Mendoza filed June 28 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Their responsibilities included caring for four young children, cooking meals, cleaning the family’s six-bedroom, six-bathroom home, and shoveling snow, according to the complaint.{about 30% of what a mother does..}
During the terms of their employment, Pahagas and Mendoza lived in the family’s home in a town about 20 miles northeast of Manhattan.


Surprised to see that "taking out the garbage" and "putting plates into the dishwasher" were not mentioned.

The 90-100 hour workweek at $4/hr translates to about $400/week, $1300/mo, all expenses paid, luxury accommodation in a posh area. Yes, time off would have been nice I suppose.

It was a blatant case of extortion. Looks like it fell flat when the SDOTUS sponsors got kicked out. The ambu-chaser bibi seems to have withdrawn the case just b4 the judge slammed her for unethical practice and trivial suing. How come she didn't check into the immunity thing b4 suing I wonder... Incompetent at best, crooked probably.

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Postby saip » 11 Nov 2017 23:04

How do you force anyone to work 90-100 hours unless you are practically present supervising? This appears to be the standard language used by liars (also knows as lawyers) to puffer their cases.

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Postby Viv S » 12 Nov 2017 00:11

ashish raval wrote:if India can establish mechanism of currency swap with every nation it shall save massive foreign exchange

It doesn't work like that. Currency swap deals are done to facilitate trade/investment, not for economic leverage. If the RBI decides to reduce the dollar's share in its forex holdings, it can do so quite comfortably on the open market. Its free to exchange USD for EUR/GBP/YEN or to purchase sovereign bonds or SDR or whatever. About 5% of its current holding is in gold anyway.

Ruble or Real or Yuan or other cool-rebel-options aren't preferred, and for good reason. There's an inflationary component to each of them (while the value of gold is inversely linked to global growth).

As far as 'massive foreign exchange' savings are concerned, given that India has a net trade surplus with the US, its the nations that are net exporters to India (like China, Russia & the GCC) that will have to agree to hold INR in lieu USD/YEN/EUR. Unless some other set of central banks/investors can be convinced to make an equivalent investment in INR. And given its inflationary nature (an outcome of & contributor to a rapidly growing economy), they are the ones that will need to absorb the gradual value erosion of the rupee with time.

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Postby ashish raval » 12 Nov 2017 03:04

Viv S wrote:
ashish raval wrote:if India can establish mechanism of currency swap with every nation it shall save massive foreign exchange

It doesn't work like that. Currency swap deals are done to facilitate trade/investment, not for economic leverage. If the RBI decides to reduce the dollar's share in its forex holdings, it can do so quite comfortably on the open market. Its free to exchange USD for EUR/GBP/YEN or to purchase sovereign bonds or SDR or whatever. About 5% of its current holding is in gold anyway.

Ruble or Real or Yuan or other cool-rebel-options aren't preferred, and for good reason. There's an inflationary component to each of them (while the value of gold is inversely linked to global growth).

As far as 'massive foreign exchange' savings are concerned, given that India has a net trade surplus with the US, its the nations that are net exporters to India (like China, Russia & the GCC) that will have to agree to hold INR in lieu USD/YEN/EUR. Unless some other set of central banks/investors can be convinced to make an equivalent investment in INR. And given its inflationary nature (an outcome of & contributor to a rapidly growing economy), they are the ones that will need to absorb the gradual value erosion of the rupee with time.

A) when was last time any nation tried to reduce its dollar reserves?
B) yuan is no more inflationary than USD itself because it's value is tightly linked with USD just short of having permanent pegged value. EUR is far less inflationary than USD. Cannot say that about Yen though. Currency inflation of Indian rupee is not huge compared to many other currency and it is quite stable due to measures taken by govt so no country should be worried about holding INR as long as it is partially/fractionally backed by gold which can absorb any erosion in value.

If government decided to have bilateral mechanism wherein countries with balances can be paid partially or wholly in their respective currencies US shall not be able to wear Jeans for price of printing a paper. Every economist in the world knows undue privilege accorded to USD. Main reason of EUR creation was the very same thing and provide a stability from FAX manipulations in European nations.

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Postby Viv S » 12 Nov 2017 06:08

ashish raval wrote:A) when was last time any nation tried to reduce its dollar reserves?

Probably yesterday. Currency is traded every day including by central banks. That relatively few countries have made a political driven decision to divest their dollar-denominated forex holdings wholesale is because policy makers are generally staid conservatives who don't let emotions cloud their business sense.

B) yuan is no more inflationary than USD itself because it's value is tightly linked with USD just short of having permanent pegged value. EUR is far less inflationary than USD. Cannot say that about Yen though. Currency inflation of Indian rupee is not huge compared to many other currency and it is quite stable due to measures taken by govt so no country should be worried about holding INR as long as it is partially/fractionally backed by gold which can absorb any erosion in value.

There is an actual market mechanism to measure currency risk and it doesn't function on gut feeling. If the Eurozone's economic prospects are on upswing, central banks will increase their Euro holding (with trading possibly even shifting towards the dollar). And if the Yuan came to be seen as a reliable reserve currency, its share in trade would increase. Meanwhile, central banks will continue to hold large shares of the currencies of its main export markets, to improve/retain export competitiveness.

And I don't know what 'other currency' you're comparing the Indian Rupee to but it is very very far from being a reserve currency, by any bench mark. As a brief examination of 10 yr rate chart will prove (CHF-INR, f.e.). Backing by gold isn't going to help matters given that the gold is being paid for with forex.

Furthermore, there is no benchmark for gold-INR rate exchange, the system will shift away from free-float goal, and most importantly, the fixed exchange system will strip the RBI of its ability to monetarily soften economic cycles & the flexibility to manage forex-related concerns (particularly vis a vis exports).

If government decided to have bilateral mechanism wherein countries with balances can be paid partially or wholly in their respective currencies US shall not be able to wear Jeans for price of printing a paper. Every economist in the world knows undue privilege accorded to USD. Main reason of EUR creation was the very same thing and provide a stability from FAX manipulations in European nations.

This is a political argument not any economic one. And the main reason for the creation of the Euro was to facilitate exchange-less financial movement within the common market (the UK was given a formal waiver).

While the degree of influence exercised by the GoI on the RBI over the years has been a matter of debate, its nothing short of absurd to suggest that the RBI has been taking its cues from Washington.

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Postby JE Menon » 12 Nov 2017 11:28

RD - I will reply later today in Saudi thread about Arihant P article.

Added later:

But first and quickly a note on this:
"I am not as sanguine as some other observers here about the term "Indo-Pacific" being brought into vogue by the US strategic community. Yes, on the face of it, it suggests recognition of India as a strategic player in the former "Asia Pacific". But the other side of the coin is that it dilutes the "Indian Ocean"... unmistakably and unarguably our property... by extending it to the "Pacific" and notionally opening it up to encroachment from Pacific powers."

I agree, that is a risk, i.e. that the term "Indo-Pacific" not only opens up the Pacific to us, but the Indian to others - bit of a double edged sword that. And we will need to keep an eye on it for sure. Having said that, the transition fro Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific explicitly gives a role to India in it, and the emphasis is interesting to say the least. The way I'm looking at it is like this: the US has undertaken a series of moves, in word and deed, that enables us to give them temporary benefit of doubt (not yet "trust", in the way we do with Russia let's say). But that it has done so is undeniable now, and it also appears that our own actions are calibrated to mirror that. The US is discovering, to it's chagrin I suspect, that it should never have depended on British views to base it's policy on India. The trade surplus, which is a real itch on America's back under the Trump admin, is likely to be gradually drawn down from $27 bn or so that it is now, potentially through huge arms orders and the like - though it will take a while. This will show intent, and follow up action will be of sufficient depth and pace that policy administrators can tell legislators and other overseers that positive shyte is happening on the Indian front on that count.

What I'm seeing is this, the US is without actually saying so very very clearly designating China as a strategic problem that needs to be addressed, and the blunt comments of Trump in the Da Nang speech indicate that.

None of this means we can lower our guard, with regard to the US. Pakistan will continue to be used as a stick to beat us with now and then, and those idiots will be happy to play that role for not just the US, but also China and Russia and some EU states. Going forward, though, I think the US will not be the prime wielder of the lathi as it were. It is clear that role has been supplanted by China. Pakistan will pay a heavy price as a state for that - or perhaps I should rephrase that and say non-elite Pakistanis will pay a heavy price. For us, that is not a bad thing. We need an unstable Pakistan to keep us on our toes, and a hostile, needling China to keep us militarily fit and allow us to expand into the "Indo-Pacific".

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Postby JE Menon » 12 Nov 2017 18:16

On a separate note, the Da Nang address by Trump also possibly set in stone two divergent views: with China advocating "free" trade (such as it is), and the US advocating "fair" trade (which is also notional). I suspect both will articulate "officially" trade which is both free and fair, but it is clear that at Da Nang it appeared as though China was leaning towards "free" (as in red in tooth and claw) and the US was going for "fair".

Now, some might see this as an indication of a changing dynamic with the new kid on the block showing the world who is really the boss. It is often sensed that the demand for "fairness" in anything is a sign of inherent self-recognised weakness. In the current geo-political context, in my opinion, it would be a mistake to draw this conclusion.

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Postby UlanBatori » 13 Nov 2017 08:08

Has any POTUS been to United Vietnam before? ironic to see DA NANG on the banner behind the Vietnam President hosting the POTUS and telling him where to stand.

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Postby Amber G. » 14 Nov 2017 01:44

from whitehouse dot gov:
Trump's Meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India
President Donald J. Trump met today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in Manila, Philippines. The two leaders discussed the comprehensive strategic partnership between the United States and India and their shared commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region. They pledged to enhance their cooperation as Major Defense Partners, resolving that two of the world’s great democracies should also have the world’s greatest militaries. President Trump expressed appreciation that Indian purchases of oil from the United States have surpassed 10 million barrels in recent months, and expressed confidence that stronger energy cooperation will be a geopolitical and economic game changer for both countries. Prime Minister Modi noted that he looks forward to hosting the United States delegation to the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit, showcasing innovation and collaboration between India and the United States.


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Postby Mort Walker » 14 Nov 2017 06:43

saip wrote:I heard United has suspended its flights to Delhi because of smog. I did not know United even has flights to Delhi. I thought they only have flights by their code sharing partners.


EWR - DEL
This is a good flight for people on the eastern seaboard. The flights are not suspended as of today.

I’m unhappy AA discontinued the ORD - DEL flights back in 2012.

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Postby Mort Walker » 14 Nov 2017 06:55

UlanBatori wrote:Has any POTUS been to United Vietnam before? ironic to see DA NANG on the banner behind the Vietnam President hosting the POTUS and telling him where to stand.


Yes. Ombaba, Nixon, Johnson and Eisenhower.

Waiting for the Zee to visit desh and be fecilitated by the Hindu Sena. :)

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Postby UlanBatori » 14 Nov 2017 07:21

Of those, only OmBaba went to United Vietnam. How things change, but all those millions of tortured and wasted lives!

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Postby periaswamy » 14 Nov 2017 09:32

UB:all those millions of tortured and wasted lives!


Robert McNamara went and said sorry in private to the vietnamese for all his bloodletting, so it is all okay and taken care of.

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All events on the trip have been held behind closed doors, apparently at the request not of the Vietnamese but of the American visitors. The U.S. delegation may feel the Vietnamese will be more willing to speak their minds if cameras and microphones are not present.

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Postby Mort Walker » 14 Nov 2017 09:41

^^^So did Ike. Vietnam was partitioned later in 1954.

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Postby periaswamy » 14 Nov 2017 09:43

The difference is that the Vietnamese basically poured scorn on McNamara when he went back in 1995 -- that is not in the CNN article but I recall reading that elsewhere. No web link to it unfortunately.

Next, the buggers have to go apologize to Afghanisthan and Iraq and Syria in succession for all the millions that died because of the genocidal scumbags in the US State Dept./Pentagon. After that they have to apologize for propping up the islamist murderers all over the planet...it must be tough being a superpower..all those calories wasted saying "sorry for killing all of you".

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Postby Hari Seldon » 14 Nov 2017 12:40

^ +1.

And to think that scumbag Henry Kissassinger was actually received in India (in Kolkata, that too) after having disgracefully supported the genocidal Pakfauj in the '71 BD war. #aakthoo.

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Postby Philip » 14 Nov 2017 12:52

Trump's clarion call for India and the US to have the two "greatest militaries" is fundamentally a not to covert plan to make India buy ancient US weaponry! We will spend billions on Yanqui arms,which will make us ever susceptible to US sanctions,etc.,while the economy will go down the drain.Had Trump said that India and the US should have "the world's two greatest econmies".I would've stood up and cheered!
That fundamentally is what most Indians want Indo-US relations to be,sound economic partners,a healthy respect for each other's individual sovereign foreign policies, and a no-discrimination policy on terrorism,no selective labelling and prosecuting of terror affecting both nations and the joint effort at eradicating such terror from whichever quarter of the globe it comes from using military means if need be.

This is why I've been emphasising that India must build up its own India-centric security apparatus in the Indo-Pacific with willing partners and not tag along as servile vassals attached to a US led military alliance which the whole purpose of the "Quad" is aimed at. China ,incensed at the formation of this military alliance aimed at it,will only increase the lethality of Pak's nuclear and conv. arsenal to distract us and further pressurise smaller littoral nations to join its OBOR /string of pearls,as part of its encirclement strategy in the IOR.What will India do if China sends in 50-100,000 troops into POK ostensibly to secure its OBOR route into Baluchistan and the gulf? Send an SOS to Donald Trump? :rotfl:

http://www.defencenews.in/article/Donal ... ies-444502
Trump's frequent reference to 'Indo-Pacific' suggests US is firmly set on helping expand India’s military capabilities vis-a-vis China
India seems to be on the same page as Washington, particularly after it has also been shepherded into the 'Quad' coalition
India recently began purchasing oil from the US, expanding its traditional sourcing from the Gulf region
"Two of the world's great democracies should also have the world's greatest militaries,'' the United States and India resolved today in an unprecedented and eye-catching commitment, following a bilateral meeting between President Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi + on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Philippines.

Supporting India's rise as a global power has been a US objective going back to the last two (Democratic and Republican) administrations. But never before has the goal been stated in such starkly militaristic terms.

In as much as Trump has been an enthusiastic salesman for US military hardware to allies and friends, the continued reference by his administration to the ''Indo-Pacific'' region, including at the ASEAN summit, suggests Washington is firmly set on helping expand India's military capabilities vis-a-vis China for geo-strategic reasons, while helping its large military-industrial complex to Indian lolly.

A White House read-out on the Trump-Modi meeting said ''the two leaders discussed the comprehensive strategic partnership between the United States and India and their shared commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region. They pledged to enhance their cooperation as Major Defense Partners, resolving that two of the world's great democracies should also have the world's greatest militaries.''

The read-out would not have come without an Indian nod, suggesting that New Delhi is on the same page as Washington, particularly after it has also been shepherded into the American idea of a US-Japan-India-Australia ''Quad.''

The US statement said President Trump also expressed appreciation that Indian purchases of oil from the United States have surpassed 10 million barrels in recent months, and expressed confidence that stronger energy cooperation will be a geopolitical and economic game changer for both countries.

India recently began purchasing oil from the US - half a world away - expanding its traditional sourcing from the Gulf region, a move that not only keeps Washington and its lawmakers happy, but also dilutes India's dependency on a region whose stability and reliability is always suspect.

While the brief read-out was businesslike - aside from the reference to the need for great democracies to have the greatest militaries - there was no word on any bilateral visits.

Without mentioning Ivanka Trump, the statement said Prime Minister Modi noted that he looks forward to hosting the US delegation to the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), showcasing innovation and collaboration between India and the United States.

The President's daughter Ivanka will be the star attraction at the GES in Hyderabad later this month. That visit is expected to set the stage for a Trump visit early next year.

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Postby Mort Walker » 14 Nov 2017 18:23

^^^Nevermind the fleecing done by the Russian arms merchants.

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Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Postby Philip » 15 Nov 2017 00:33

BMos,MKIs,Akula subs and SSBN tech "fleecing"? What about the massive extra costs for the much delayed Scorpene subs not to mention $200M imported Rafales when our far more capable built at home MKIs come in at just $70M!

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Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Postby chetak » 15 Nov 2017 08:22

Point this out when trump next talks of trade deficits with India.




Indian students in US dwarf America's FDI in India, spend whopping $6.54 bn


Indian students in US dwarf America's FDI in India, spend whopping $6.54 bn

Indian students spent a massive $6.54 billion in the US in 2016-17, up 30% from the previous year, dwarfing the North American country's foreign direct investment (FDI) of $2.37 billion in India.
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Indian students, Indian American students, FDI in India, America FDI in India, US dwarf Indian students spent a massive .54 billion in the US in 2016-17, up 30% from the previous year, dwarfing the North American country's foreign direct investment (FDI) of .37 billion in India. (Image: Reuters)
Indian students spent a massive $6.54 billion in the US in 2016-17, up 30% from the previous year, dwarfing the North American country's foreign direct investment (FDI) of $2.37 billion in India. Of course, a large part of US FDI routed through low-tax jurisdictions like Mauritius is not counted here, although recent changes in tax treaties have made the route a bit less attractive. Among large countries, India was outstripped by China in 2009-10 to become the largest place of origin of students coming to the US, with correspondingly high spending. However, in recent years India has been bridging the gap with a scorching pace of growth in students it sends to the US — 29% in 2014-15, 25% in 2015-16 and 12.3% in 2016-17. Between 2010-11 to 2012-13, when the global financial meltdown hit the US economy badly, there was negative growth in Indian students going to that country. Chinese students spent $12.55 billion in the US in 2016-17, up about 10%.

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Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Postby ShauryaT » 18 Nov 2017 04:53

India should go forward with the defense alliance with its eyes WIDE open. The below is for Turkey a NATO alliance member. If we are dreaming of "inter-connectivity" between the platforms then we are likely to be disappointed. Caveat India.

https://www.rt.com/news/410197-turkey-s400-nato-f35/

Grant seemed to agree with that logic during an interview with the news outlet on Wednesday, which was given from the Dubai Air Show. “It’s a significant concern, not only to the United States, because we need to protect this high-end technology, fifth-generation technology” but for “all of our partners and allies that have already purchased the F-35,” she said.

There could also be further consequences for Turkey – a fellow NATO member – if it goes ahead with the acquisition of the S-400 system, according to Grant. “As a major NATO ally, we haven’t really looked into this yet...we’re going to have to start looking at, if they are going to go through with this, how we can be interoperable in the future. But right now, I can tell you our policies do not allow us to be interoperable with that system.”

Those comments aligned with remarks made by Gen. Petr Pavel, chairman of NATO's military committee, in October. At that time, he said that Turkey is free to make its own decisions as a sovereign state, but would face "consequences" if it bought the S-400 system.

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Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Postby ShauryaT » 19 Nov 2017 01:17

The following link has 19 articles, an anthology over 70 years by a leading US think tank.

India at 70

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^^behind a pay-wall.


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