Discussion in 'Foreign Relations' started by KS, Feb 5, 2013.
UNHRC resolution on SL: Why India should finally stand up | Firstpost
Thank you USA..
God! The spineless Indian Liberal looser government. How much more do we expect from Americans? Grow some balls GOI. We keep losing anything and everything of strategic importance due to Chinese aggression and learn nothing. At this pace, i have already started seeing the future; "Han" India.
Why are we worried about what resolutions SL honours regarding the Tamils? We should maintain our influence on SL but leave their internal problems to them. We have sheltered enough Tamils escaping the civil war in SL. Dont need to do more on the issue.
Because the SL govt promised to GOI about how they are going to move heaven and earth to reconcile with the Tamils. Now all they have to say is a curt ---- off to GOI. Surely a self-respecting nation would not allow itself to be played like a puppet by a tiny island nation smaller than most states in India.
And kid me not - we have exactly ZERO influence on SL.
Itâ€™s the geopolitical quadrangle involving China and Pakistan that is making Indiaâ€™s knees weak when it comes to its island neighbour. The wily Sri Lankan regime constantly dangles this geopolitical quadrangle, forcing India to behave like an insecure lover. In the process, China has reportedly made considerable economic and strategic gains in the country, which has even prompted the opposition UNP to advise caution.
â€œSri Lanka has gone out on a limb to offer projects to China since the inception of this year,â€ newspaper Nation quoted UNP member of parliament and economist Dr Harsha de Silva. â€œSri Lanka has sidelined India for unknown reasons and this shortsightedness could prove to be harmful in the long term considering that the UNHRC summit is months away.â€
Besides the Hambantota port and international airport, China has reportedly bagged another highway project and investments in other sectors such as agriculture.
^^^^ ^^^^ This drives our compulsion to act. We have to act and act fast before we loose such a strategic location to the Chings. We have seen how once we were led to bleed by Pakis and Americans in past from Sri Lanka. Chings are no different.
Pakistani high commissioner in Colombo, Seema Ilahi Baloch said in her speech addressed to Lanka-Pakistan business council in Colombo in June, 2011 that Pakistan can never forget the help which Sri Lanka offered to Pakistan during the 1971 war between India and Pakistan.
"We in Pakistan cannot forget the logistical and political support Sri Lanka extended to us in 1971 when it opened its refueling facilities for us," she said.
Pakistani Aircraft destined to East Pakistan flew taking a round of India via Sri Lanka, since they could not fly over Indian sky. This forced Pakistan to get its aircrafts refueled on the way. Sri Lanka eager to help Pakistan, allowed Pakistani aircrafts for refueling at the Bandaranaike airport.
Source: 1971 India Pakistan War: Role of Russia, China, America and Britain | The World Reporter: News Opinion and Analysis 1971 India Pakistan War: Role of Russia, China, America and Britain | The World Reporter: News Opinion and Analysis
Surely, we knew how much SL was good at keeping promises to Tamils when we gave them military support and turned the other way when the Tamils were being wiped out. That extraction of a promise to reconcile was for our own local politics.
I think GoI was smart about the Tamil affair and learnt from its previous mistakes. The SL Tamils and their rebellious leaning haven't done us any good, so it worked in our favor that the SL army finished them off.
Lankans will be further alienated from India. However Lankans are not short of friends
We aren't part of India or Indian sub-continent country, why should we promise things to GOI? SL government promises things to its citizens and of course YES, we are closely monitoring what government promises to us.
Why only Tamils, all the citizens of Sri Lanka are expecting better life in a develop country. Northern Tamils are a small percentage of whole Tamil population, government did a great job, they destroyed a terrorist group and now every citizens of Sri Lanka enjoying their freedom. Converted the Eastern province to tourism destination, now increasing the development projects in Northern province.
honestly speaking, these resolution things are political stuff to reduce the China's capabilities. Unfortunately US trapped India for this, last time INDIA was the only Asian country who voted against us. I won't get surprised if India do that again.
Do you seriously expect any positive move from this govt? Even last time they voted only because MK arm twisted them into voting for the resolution, don't expect much now.
Its better to forget about UPA and wait and watch for Modi, he's making the right noises so far, let's see how that goes
Invade and annexe. The world will grumble for sometime but that's OK. They have been given enough time to behave.
Previously one of our monkeys did the job!
SL government had promised and will continue to abide by it. SLG has no intention to show the middle finger to India.
Oh come on..... India has the perfect influence on SL. India only has to flaunt those Buddhist relics and all Buddhist in SL will bow in front of India. Haven't you see what happened last year when the relics arrived from India? This zero influence story is spread by LTTE sympathizers to use against SL.
Invade and annex?.. lol
Precisely the kind of actions and sentimental overplay that got us embroiled two decades ago. One thing led to another and in the end we had more than 500 deaths of brave soldiers on our hands. Lets not repeat our mistakes and maintain our territorial integrity and ensure internal security first. The Lankans arent going to just walk into the lap of the Chinese, pearl theory included.
I think India should give priority to their development than thinking about China vs India race.
The race is the key to the Indian development.
You can laugh. But its your choice if you want to be India's Cuba. Rajapakse surely seems to be set for a Castro like term. Go on, cozy up to the commies.
13th Amendment was a major promise to India and now Rajapakse is going back on it.
That is why all the major commercial contracts, everything is going to china, Indian automobiles are being made commercially unviable my upping the sales tax, a somewhat pro-India judge is being unceremoniously sacked thus erasing the difference between executive and judiciary.
Frankly Im not interested in what your Prez does as its your internal politics. Actually I commend him for doing what he feels is the good for his country. I just want my country men/GoI to see the real picture and stop acting like headless chickens.
I detest that. The lives of tens of thousands of our people being cannonfodder and some lies made to pacify us. Such lies only make people loose faith in the country and the Govt.
Smart ? You call turning a blind eye to genocide of half lakh innocents and then further lying to their own countrymen about it smart ?
The SL army did not just finish off the 'rebellious' Tamils, never mind they were fighting a state sponsored racial discrimintion, but also innocent women, children, old and sick in an cold, calclated orgy of state sponsored violence.
And honestly for all those lies to their own country men what did the Govt get ? A big shunya. every single contract that has happened nowadays have been bagged by the Chinese, Lankan ministers regularly indulge in hate speech against India, our commercial interests are being undermined through selective imposition of taxes. This is how we burnt our fingers in Nepal. By betting on the wrong group. This is how we will burn our fingers in Lanka, if we have not already.
13th amendment introduced many years ago and it's functioning at the moment. My personal view on this, members of provincial councils doesn't do much work than enjoy the benefits of it.
Automobile prices are higher in Sri Lanka, now it has around 300% tax. It's nothing new or not based on specific country's automobile products.
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