Saturday, April 16, 2016

Fwd: d-China releases report on U.S. Human Rights+Modi’s foreign policy+The Nuclear Security Summit ignored Pakistan's threat+U.S. troops can use Indian bases+MORE

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From: Sanjeev Nayyar

1. Pakistan's Strategic Dilemma 14.14.16 by col anil athale 

'What India must do, but seldom does, is to constantly remind Pak of its strategic vulnerability. Its crucial targets and 'heart' that is Punjab province, is a barely 150 km deep strip of land along Indian border. Virtually every major 'strategic' target of Pakistan is within the range of Prithvi tactical missile of which India has aplenty.  From Mendhar in J&K the Kahuta nuclear installations are within the extended range of Pinaka rockets of Indian artillery.

The Pakistani strategists who tried to ape this Cold War concept forget that the Soviets never accepted this and had vowed that any use of nuclear weapons, tactical or otherwise will invite full response from them. India has likewise not accepted the Pak proposition of use of low yield nuclear weapons in the tactical battle area and has promised full response. But having thus trapped India, Pakistan has now invoked world support to restrain India's 'cold start' doctrine since it will lead to nuclear exchange in the subcotinent, that scares the world. 
Fear is the key to internal and external peace. It is fear of punishment that keeps the rule of law internally and fears of loss-territorial, economic or in terms of prestige that stops another nation from acting inimical to our interests. Unfortunately some in mushroomed 'Dilli strategic Schools' think otherwise. The basic Indian illusion is that peace begets peace, violence or use of force is evil and even retaliation to an attack is a sin. '


2. U.S. troops can use Indian bases – 10 things you need to know -


3. Indo-US strategic relationship: Why the balance is not in India's favour 14.4.16


4. Modi's foreign policy by k c singh 14.4.16

The broad lessons are that the PM must rebuild traditional political consensus over foreign policy, particularly because he is really building on old themes, although his style may be more assertive, personal or even, at times, theatrical. Henry Kissinger says: "High office teaches decision making, not substance." That is why the PM also needs a rethink on his immediate aides, Cabinet colleagues and advisers. '


5. Understanding the sub-continent Muslim mind through Dr Ambedkar 14.4.16 by sanjeev nayyar

India's inability to understand the sub-continent Muslim mind has resulted in our failure to deal with Pakistan and solve the Muslim problem in India. This article takes extracts from Ambedkar's masterpiece Thoughts on Pakistan and gives a brief comment on each extract.


6. Will-Kat's India visit is sweet but Britain is a royal third rate power 13.4.16 by jyoti malhotra


7. China;s aggression over land and water must be resisted 14.4.16 by ashok s ganguly

When it comes to flouting international riparian laws and coastal rights, China is the gorilla in the room. The two major rivers of Asia - the Mekong and the Brahmaputra - are primarily sourced from the Tibetan ice-melt and monsoon rains. The disputes between countries along the Mekong - Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam with China - are critical for livelihood matters in these nation.'


8. China releases report on U.S. Human Rights 14.4.16

'There were a total of 51,675 gun violence incidents in the United States in 2015 as of December 28, leaving 13,136 killed and 26,493 injured. USpolice shot dead 965 people last year as of December 24. No substantial progress concerning the economic and social rights of US citizens were made, the report says. In 2015, more than 560,000 people nationwide were homeless, and there were still 33 million people in the United States with no healthcare insurance. It also quotes figures to show that the United States continued to trample on human rights in other countries, causing tremendous civilian casualties. From August 2014 to December 2015, the United States launched 3,965 air strikes in Iraq and 2,823 in Syria, causing an estimated number of civilian deaths between 1,695 and 2,239.'


9. The Nuclear Security Summit ignored Pakistan's threat 14.4.16 by col anil athale.

The one important takeaway for India, that is concerned at the Pakistani plans to deploy tactical nuclear weapons, is that we have to take care of this problem ourselves and should not expect any global help.'


10. Handwara: Quell passions, institute inquiry, let things cool down 14.4.16 by lt gen syed ata hasnain


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sanjeev nayyar
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