Antony said no to Israel request for a visit by Ehud Barak

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is this a wise decision by Anthony

  1. Yes, it's a good idea to keep indo-Israel relation in low profile

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  2. No, Totally shameful and stupid way to run foreign policy.

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  1. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    In a rebuff prompted by domestic political concerns, India turned down an Israeli request for an official visit by its high-profile Defence Minister Ehud Barak during the Defexpo last month.

    Tel Aviv felt that the event provided the right forum for a political visit to showcase the growing defence partnership. But sources said the Defence Ministry — the organiser of Defexpo — took the line that inviting Israeli political leaders to the event could raise a controversy.

    Israel is among the top three defence suppliers to India and was the biggest participating country in terms of floor space at Defexpo. It had close to 20 companies at the show given that it is DRDO’s largest technology partner. Given this scale of participation, Israel felt, a visit by its Defence Minister would have been an appropriate gesture.

    But Defence Minister A K Antony was quite clear about keeping this a low-profile relationship. It’s believed that the MoD did not consult the MEA before regretting the request.

    UPA II Ministers S M Krishna, Kapil Sibal and Kamal Nath have visited Israel. The last major Israeli visit was by President Ariel Sharon in 2003 and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres next year.

    Antony said no to Israel request for a visit by Ehud Barak - Indian Express

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    is this a good move or a bad move? i need your opinion.
     
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  3. trackwhack

    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    A very very bad move. We have to openly involve ourselves in deep diplomatic ties with both Iran and Israel. The world has to see what we are capable of diplomatically. What the US could not achieve with Camp David, India can. Because both Israel and Iran respect India's views. All other powers are in one of the two camps but India is not and is neutral. Instead of exploiting that and proving our worth, GOI is pussyfooting as usual.
     
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    ajtr Veteran Member Veteran Member

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    Its a well thought out diplomatic/political move by A.K.Anthony.India where 150 million of its population is muslim,its political leadership can wish away their opinion about Israel and its genocide in Palestine.Indian govt. must break all its diplomatic contacts with Israel and USA and try to strengthen relationship with Muslim countries including Pakistan.Even in kashmir issue and in the issues of Indian muslims' backwardness along with killing of muslims in riots by hindus Indian govt must take Islamic countries and Pakistan into confidence.
     
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    it could have shown the world what we are capable of and been a major diplomatic victory where major powers (P 5's) think we are dumb.

    it would have encouraged Israelis to get more close with us.

    alas ! we have again proved we are dumb and at the receiving end. not able to take a strategic stand to honour our strategic ally.
     
  6. pack leader

    pack leader Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    we really suck at this genocide business
    after 64 years of "genocide" the Palestinians are still second fastest growing population in the world
    stupid arabized Pakistani
     
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    blueblood Senior Member Senior Member

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    Rich coming from a Paki whose Zia ul Haq butchered thousands of Palestinians.:thumb: You guys really are the biggest bunch of buffoons on this planet. :laugh:
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Congress has done enough damage to this nation, what is the point in denying Visa to the defense minister of a friendly nation? To impress pakistan?
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Arab slave zombie think for yourself, only then can you see the world clearly and without your stupid hate.
     
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  10. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    why even publish this ??? There is only one simple reason this is vote bank politics.
     
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  11. ajtr

    ajtr Veteran Member Veteran Member

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    It was congress under PVNR who started the diplomatic contact with Israel.
     
  12. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    I think the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should not be linked with Indian Muslims.

    While the US went in and hammered Iraq, they still maintained allies in the Arab, and obviosuly Muslim world. While Russia ruthlessly smothered the Chechen insurgency, they continued their cooperation with Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, and Turkey, all Muslim majority countries, even at the military level.

    While it is nice of India to offer humanitarian aid to suffering Palestinians, it was not nice of India to decline an Israeli request for a visit. India should make this very visible that India is neutral with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and will continue to foster whatever diplomatic links it deems necessary, with Israel as well as with Arab nations, or for that matter Iran.

    India has a lot to benefit from Israeli technological advancements.

    Let not emotions overrule common-sense.
     
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  13. rock127

    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Stop caring about Indian Muslims ... at least they are not cooked by NATO helis, US Drones, Pak Army Tanks/Helis or bomb blasts or political gang wars on everyday basis.... 35,000 killed so far.

    Genocide of 1-3 million poor muslims Bangladeshis, Kashmir terrorism, Punjab terrorism, North-East terrorism... your country should be the last one talking of genocide.

    We have good relations with lot of Islamic countries except you because you are the biggest hypocrite of Islam.Pakistan is a blurr on Islam so stop talking on behalf of any muslim.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    As per my understanding, it was 3 million, half of the entire population of East Pakistan prior to the rebellion.
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    Of all the Muslims in the world, it is the South asian sample space that is more prone to Khilafat dream.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    You may be right but many sources claim at least 1million and at max 3 million..... so i mentioned the least one...i updated my post.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    There is a lot of truth in it.

    I have seen Muslims from Morocco, Jordan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, etc., who don't lose sleep over all this romanticism about Islam, and are much happier. I wish people were more objective in the subcontinent. That is why education and opening the doors of better opportunities is very essential for their upliftment.
     
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  19. trackwhack

    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    We are in the Security Council now. What is stopping Manmohan Singh to invite both Israel and Iran to New Delhi?
     
  20. KS

    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    And that is because of the large non Muslim population who were not converted/did not convert and the need to be different from them.so as not to loose the "identity" and be assimilated.
     
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    We dont need pakistan's suggestion in our foreign relation and diplomacy..... kind for you information, indian muslim are not redical as pakistani.... indian muslims are far batter educated, and wise in view, by the way india do not decide its foregin policies based on religion.... only some leaders try to involve religion for vote bank.......
     
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