India offers to build naval dockyard in Maldives

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  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    India offers to build naval dockyard in Maldives, says Indian media-|-Minivan News
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Whatever it is but good for India and Maldives to have a strategic base since Pakis and Arabs are getting interested there.
     
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    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.
     
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    what more can we expect from such a defence minister and congressi government.:mad:
     
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    More empty promises.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    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
     
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    laughingbuddha Regular Member

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    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.
     
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    well india is developing a port at iran just 24 miles away from pakistani border
    name of port is chabar port
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    india helped vietnam by giving aid of 100 million dollar for 4 patrol vessels
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    one naval dockyard is contributing in philippines frigate tender I think garden reach shipbuilding and engineering
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    indian pilots training vietnamese pilots
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    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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