Should India intervene in Mali in support of French forces?

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  1. binayak95

    binayak95 Regular Member

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    Hey all,
    I was wondering whether India should send some aircraft to Mali in support of French forces. It would increase our standing in the international community and would also help our relations with the French. Considering the no of investments our companies have in Africa, wouldn't it be worthwhile to send a message to African nations in particular and to the world as a whole that India will be tough on terrorism?

    It will also provide a good learning experience for the force on anti insurgency and small scale ground support roles.

    Feel absolutely free to post your views.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. bharata

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    Imho no if french are already there .India should tackle terror by itself not by supporting someone.Only when india acts first they will increase the standing in the international community.I beleive first movers advantage works here when target is small
     
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    binayak95 Regular Member

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    Well i agree that India should go it alone, but isn't supporting the French better than sitting and doing nothing
     
  5. Sam2012

    Sam2012 Tihar Jail Banned

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    We have to be first tough on Naxalites , we are tough on islam terrorist in kashmir hence we have suituation under control now

    we should not act like USA making show off , first we should solve all our internal insurgency issues then may be take on international terrorism

    May be executing Dawood & hafiz saeed covertly would be much better then messing in MALI :thumb:
     
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    Energon DFI stars Stars and Ambassadors

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    Not worth it. Getting involved in an unnecessary campaign against Islamists will only complicate things. India cannot pursue meaningful geopolitical objectives (as opposed to superficial ones) without first building a strong economy and making considerable headway toward becoming a middle income country. And this means getting its own house in order first through various reforms which is bound to be a gargantuan task.
     
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    Dont think so they were colonized by french and speak french so Imo even if we support we woulnt be penetrating into diplomacy into mali much which will efect their relations with france
     
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    In the mean time, We should attack and takeover all the Occupied Islands in the Indian Ocean.

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    India's intervention in Mali is not going to help in any manner. And first up, we don't have the capability to wage war in distant land. Where will our aircrafts be based? Fueled and armed?

    There is nothing we can do in Mali except go dig for some gold!
     
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    Ethiopians consider themselves as Slaves of India.

    Ethiopia - Mali - One Refuel could get the job done.
     
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    Because Rafales and French SF are not enough against desert bandits?
     
  12. rock127

    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    First India should bomb terrorists sitting on LoC.
     
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  13. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    It would serve no purpose.

    There are more immediate problems nearby.
     
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    civfanatic Retired Moderator

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    Really? Why do you say that?
     
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  15. Bangalorean

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    Yeah, that statement struck me as remarkably stupid and arrogant!!!
     
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    this might fuel hardcore muslim hate for india

    things could go much worse.
     
  17. no smoking

    no smoking Senior Member Senior Member

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    Wow, I just wonder what Ethiopians would react when they hear what you said.
     
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    Hahah.....same here, I want to know too.
     
  19. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    We've got Mali covered. It would be too much work to integrate our forces on the fly. It isn't as easy telling African forces what to do. India would want joint command making decisions harder. She has all the counter-insurgency experience you could ask for in your own borders.
     
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  21. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Wow, we pay $20 mil for 5 C-17 flights. That better be at our disposal all year for that money.
     

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