Monday, April 27, 2015

Fwd: U.S. Japan unveil new Defence Guidelines+Xi’s South Asia Policy – implications for India+When China rules the world+How India should handle the Ghani visit? plus lot more


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From: sanjeev nayyar
Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 10:52 PM
Subject: U.S. Japan unveil new Defence Guidelines+Xi's South Asia Policy – implications for India+When China rules the world+How India should handle the Ghani visit? plus lot more
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1. Is this Dalai Lama the last in newsweek by sidney burris  http://www.newsweek.com/dalai-lama-last-324680
 
2. Dhanush Gun clears Army trials, ordinance factories to build 114 by ajai shukla 28/4/15 http://ajaishukla.blogspot.in/2015/04/dhanush-gun-clears-army-trials-ordnance.html
 
My take – when will the private sector be given orders, build up capacity and then allowed to export.
 
3. U.S. Japan unveil new Defence Guidelines by xinhua 28/4/15 http://en.people.cn/n/2015/0428/c90777-8884411.html
'Under the new guidelines, revised for the first time since 1997, Japan will have the rights to exercise collective self-defense, therefore being able to defend other countries that may come under attack, said the U.S. Defense Department in a news release. It also allows for increased regional and global cooperation in the U. S.-Japanese alliance. Fang Yan, a Chinese political commentator in New York, told Xinhua that the new defense guidelines will allow Japan to expand its military force and to get involved in global issues. "It not only aims to contain the influence of China but also seek to defend hegemony of U.S.-Japanese alliance in East Asia," he said. "It will also help U.S. in its military existence across the world."
 
4. Also read earlier headline in Japan Times http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/04/28/national/u-s-japan-announce-new-defense-guidelines-for-global-japanese-role/. 'The guidelines reflect a changing world and mean Japan could shoot down missiles heading toward the United States and come to the aid of third countries under attack.
 
5. Has India lost the Afghanistan game to Pakistan? by aimal fazi 28/4/15 http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/04/india-lost-afghanistan-pakistan-150426051958020.html
 
6. How India should handle the Ghani visit? by m k bhadrakumar 27/4/15 http://www.rediff.com/news/column/how-india-should-handle-the-ghani-visit/20150427.htm
'Or, to put it differently, the quality of that relationship -- its verve, its swagger -- does not have to reflect their respective ties with Pakistan. It has an intrinsic worth and a vast, largely untapped potential of its own. To my mind, the respect and understanding India and its people will show to the Ghani couple will be unique in this region, and it is bound to make a big impression on them as they get to know us better and better. Relationships born out of mutual respect, unalloyed sincerity and directness and transparency have always been an integral part of Afghan culture. In a nutshell, the salience of Ghani's visit is already pre-determined with Rula Saade's arrival in India ahead of her husband. It should be that an excellent chemistry is established at the personal level between the two leaderships.'
 
7. Are China's credentials in the Indian Sub-Continent anti Indian: A strategic audit by dr subhash kapila 27/4/15 http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/1764
 
8. Xi's South Asia Policy – implications for India by d s rajan 27/4/15 http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/1763. VERY GOOD READ
 
9. When China rules the world by Air Cmdr P C Chopra 26/4/15 http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/when-china-rules-the-world/ VERY GOOD READ.
'Building multiple power coalitions as a complement to engaging China and deepening the strategic partnership with the US will strengthen India's independent role in the security of Asia. China is worried about the growing US, Japan, Australia and India relations, thus surrounding it and circumscribing its influence close to its borders. Chinese view Japan's re-emergence from its US umbrella and its self-imposed isolation as a major threat. India must not ally too strongly with the US. India has to develop its own modus vivendi with China, buy time to catch up economically and militarily.
It is the area from Upper Subansari to Kibutu that is likely to be the Chinese main thrust axis. There is a lack of infrastructure on the Indian side with no major rail or road head.
 
10. China prempts India's use of Gilgit Baltistan card by B Raman 1/5/2013 http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/china-pre-empts-indias-possible-use-of-the-gilgit-baltistan-card/. READ.
China's Credentials in Indian Subcontinent Anti-Indian: A Strategic Audit - See more at: http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/1764#sthash.WnL9moQY.dpuf
China's Credentials in Indian Subcontinent Anti-Indian: A Strategic Audit - See more at: http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/1764#sthash.WnL9moQY.dpuf
 
 
 
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1 comment:

san said...

It's interesting to note that Nepal is pointedly rejecting offers of international aid from Taiwan:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/nepal-turns-down-taiwan-s/1809428.html

Taiwan's offer of aid is the only one that Nepal has refused.