Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fwd: Treating the Scorpene sting+Modi’s provocations raises the risk for India+Is PM Modi’s reference to Balochistan Threat to CPEC+Return of Haji Pir Pass still haunts us

as predicted, the hans are "huffing and puffing and blowing the house down". just ignore them.

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From: Sanjeev Nayyar

1. Is India heading for an alliance with the U.S. OPED global times 30.8.16 http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1003574.shtml
'If India hastily joins the US alliance system, it may irritate China, Pakistan or even Russia. It may not make India feel safer, but will bring strategic troubles to itself and make itself a center of geopolitical rivalries in Asia.
Due to its non-alignment policy, India has been given attention from all the major powers such as the US, Japan, China and Russia in recent years. Therefore, India will not lean toward the US, because it will not only hurt India's self-esteem, more importantly, India can gain more strategic benefits by striking a balance between China and the US.'
1A. Modi's provocations raises the risk for India 30.8.16 by xie chao  http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1003505.shtml
'But the long-term cost will be the moral blow to India when it tries to manage its own insurgencies and secessionist movements, which tends to invite international attention and intervention.'
4. Is PM Modi's reference to Balochistan Threat to CPEC 30.8.16 by brig nk bhatia http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/is-pm-modis-reference-to-balochistan-threat-to-cpec/
Equally important is the fact that Chinese scholars have expressed apprehensions to the fact that it is the first time wherein India has openly made a reference to Balochistan, having kept itself out of the troubled region in spite of allusion to Indian role in fomenting insurgency in Balochistan by Pakistan leadership and agencies. The Chinese scholars also feel that any 'asymmetric activity' similar to what Pakistan propagates in its neighbouhood is likely to threaten development of CPEC and w .. '
5. Return of Haji Pir Pass still haunts us by dinesh kumar 30.8.16 http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/return-of-haji-pir-still-haunts-us/287239.html
'The 8,652 feet high Haji Pir Pass, a dominating feature located on the western fringe of the formidable Pir Panjal range that divides the Kashmir Valley from Jammu region, provides a direct road link between Poonch, located west of the Pir Panjal in Jammu region, and Uri, located across the mountain range in the Kashmir Valley. Apart from significantly reducing the road distance between Poonch and Uri to just 56 km compared to the current 282 km long revived old Mughal route via the Poonch Valley, Shopian and Srinagar, the Haji Pir Bulge provides a direct ingress to both the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley. And it is through this since militarily heavy fortified Pass, infamously returned to Pakistan five months after its capture, that Islamabad has been infiltrating terrorists into J&K for the last 27 years.'

6. A French Solution to India's Defence Acquisition Problem 29.8.16 by laxman behera http://www.idsa.in/idsacomments/french-solution-india-defence-acquisition-problem_lkbehera_290816
7. 'Pellet Guns vs PAVA shells: Save "innocent" individuals but don't compromise safety of forces' by lt gen prakash katoch  http://www.firstpost.com/india/pellet-guns-vs-pava-shells-save-innocent-individuals-but-dont-compromise-safety-of-forces-2978146.html
My take – When I was in Valley in Oct 2014 was told of stories of how rich Sikhs sent their families esp daughters to Jammu because they were unsure of how secure they were in Valley. Stories or reality!
10. Yet another Nawaz gimmick 29.8.15 by g parthasarathy http://www.rediff.com/news/column/yet-another-nawaz-gimmick/20160829.htm
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