Discussion in 'Defence & Strategic Issues' started by W.G.Ewald, May 10, 2014.
India offers to build naval dockyard in Maldives, says Indian media-|-Minivan News
Who asked or who offered? Contrasting reporting.
Maldives seeks Indiaâ€™s help for new naval base | The Indian Express
Both articles have same date of posting, both refer to events last February, but Lovell article quotes Indiaâ€™s Army Chief General Bikram Singh.
Whatever it is but good for India and Maldives to have a strategic base since Pakis and Arabs are getting interested there.
Why only now? Why only after China has taken the lead in developing ports in neighbouring countries (string of pearls)?
Is there no foreign policy in place viz the expansion of indian military? The govt BS about the emergence of the country as a super power and the blue water capability of its navy but responds (belatedly) only after others have taken the lead.
Why only the Maldives? Why not Iran? Vietnam?
You want to do as big as you talk.
what more can we expect from such a defence minister and congressi government.
More empty promises.
I presume Malidives is on the laundry list because it is slipping out of India's sphere of influence thanks to the fool policy of Salman Khurshed, given that Manmohan Singh was never in the loop to run the country without Aunty's nod,.
As far as Vietnam is concerned, this is the answer that you are seeking
Vietnam wants India to 'rise quickly' to counter China
Vietnam wants India to 'rise quickly' to counter China - Financial Express
The less said about the likes of Salman Kurshid and AK Anthony the better. History will also not look kindly upon them.
As regards Vietnam, the irony is that they're asking, we're not proposing. Let us hope the new govt has a much stronger foreign and defence policy with the right people at the helm of affairs.
well india is developing a port at iran just 24 miles away from pakistani border
name of port is chabar port
india helped vietnam by giving aid of 100 million dollar for 4 patrol vessels
one naval dockyard is contributing in philippines frigate tender I think garden reach shipbuilding and engineering
indian pilots training vietnamese pilots
india helping maldives cause it is slipping from indian hand as well as to encircle pakistan by iran, afghanistan, maldives etc.
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