Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Fwd: China has India surrounded in their new Great Game + India must stop ignoring the Andamans +My Experiences as the Chinese Top Diplomat in Sri Lanka

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From: Sanjeev Nayyar

1. Engaging with an assertive China by Swaran Singh 19.12.17
Speaking in Beijing on the eve of his India visit last week, Wang Yi put forward the Chinese version of the Dokalam disengagement of 28 August. While praising the "sincerity" demonstrated by Beijing and New Delhi, he underlined how the two sides "handled the issue of cross-border incursions by the Indian border troops into China's Donglang (Dokalam) area... the Indian side withdrew its equipment and personnel". This is not how New Delhi projected it.
China bars external influence in its domestic politics while influencing the politics of other, especially democratic, nations. The recent resignation of Australian senator Sam Dastyari reinforces this thesis. This also explains why Moscow is drifting towards Beijing and why Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov was pushing for India's participation in the BRI last week.
1a. China has India surrounded in their new Great Game 19.12.17 by Yuji Kuronuma https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/China-has-India-surrounded-in-their-new-Great-Game
'In August, India began negotiating a 40-year lease of Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Sri Lanka, near Hambantota. Meanwhile, over in Bangladesh, a plan to have China back the development of the port of Sonadia appears to have been scrapped.
2 Russia, Egypt align amid Trump's offense 18.12.17 http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1080879.shtml
3. Drones and Lasers – Rapid Development is Vital by Lt Gen Prakash Katoch 19.12.17 http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/drones-and-lasers-rapid-development-is-vital/
4. Simmering Cauldron in the Himalayas by K N Pandita 17.12.17 http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/simmering-cauldron-in-the-himalayas/
5. India needs to be wary of 'Tibet Development'  18.12.17 by Claude Arpi http://www.indiandefencereview.com/india-needs-to-be-wary-of-tibet-development/
6. India must stop ignoring the Andamans 19.12.17 by Admiral Premvir Das http://www.rediff.com/news/column/india-must-stop-ignoring-the-andamans/20171219.htm
8. Bangladesh, Myanmar form joint working group for Rohingya repatriation 19.12.17 http://www.thedailystar.net/rohingya-crisis/rohingya-repatriation-bangladesh-myanmar-talks-begin-1507255
SN – When will India send back the Rohingyas – SC has put issue on the backburner. Tareek pe Tareek.
9. My Experiences as the Chinese Top Diplomat in Sri Lanka 18.12.17 by Xi Y https://www.slguardian.org/2017/12/experiences-chinese-top-diplomat-sri-lanka/
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sanjeev nayyar
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