US to lift sanctions against Myanmar, praises India's 'counsel'

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  1. KS

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    US to lift sanctions against Myanmar, praises India's 'counsel' - World - DNA

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    One more country off the commie grid.

    Hope the Myanmar India gas pipeline soon goes through.
     
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    Ain't over till the fat lady sings. Chinis will not give up easily and the US is patient only with Pak and not with anyone else. Slight provocation from Myanmar Junta and it could all go back to square one.
     
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    more imp than gas pipeline is the inland waterway to connect seven sisters
     
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    That is what we have the bangis for...
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    what resources does burma have in abundance ?
     
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    Geography perfect location for USA to launch an attack from the South
    against China and in a naval regard too.
     
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    Gas - lots and lots and lots of it.
     
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    The obvious reason USA is keeping China out of Central Asia and
    now Southeast Asia.
     
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    Forestry products, Natural gas and possibility of Hydro Power. China was forced out of the proposed hydro power project due to the opposition by indigenous people.
     
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    Do you think India can negotiate a lease for IAF base for herself and as well training for Myanmar Air Force pilots. Myanmar is a crucial link for IAF on way to Andaman Nicobar as well. To send a chill through Chinese spine this will be best move for India, if it succeeds.
     
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    Now that would be music to my ears.
     
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    India do have military presence in myanmar but in very secretive manner and also India and burmese forces had launched many co-ordinated strikes against north-east insurgents including ulfa based in myanmar.
    the insurgent groups in myanmar which are against myanmar regime are supported by china as per bbc findings so this is yet another reason why myanmar ruling class is still looking towards India.

    many of you might recall that any supply of arms and ammo to myanmar by India is criticized all over the world specially by the EU, so its need of the hour to get US support for legitimizing arms trade with myanmar and bringing myanmar to global map of good boys.
    this way myanmar wont look at china for its arms supplies thus reducing visible dominance of china over myanmar and increasing influence of US and India in myanmar
     
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    Where are the US haters now? m

    We need the US as much as they need us. If Pakistan needed China against India, If China needed help with Soviet Union, make no doubt we need help with China. China will be squeezed out. We will be seeing a more pro active and strong involvement of Indian military in our foreign affairs.
     
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    Indian armed forces have permission to enter Myanmar territory if trailing any rebels/terrorists. This permission has come in the recent months.
     
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    About time, the Maynmar normalisation is long overdue. US should also listen to Indian counsel on Iran as well as it did on Myanmar because it will be beneficial for the US in the long term as well.

    Moving ahead, the next step India should take is try to normalise relations with North Korea. Its a sensitive issue but atleast India should be on talking terms with the North Koreans if and when needed.
     
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    Take India's advice on Pakistan and Iran as well, it will pay off well in times to come.
     
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    There has been a swift change in Myanmar's regime over the last year. Just after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proposed visit was announced, I had come to conclusion that India has played the role in bringing Myanmar into the community of the nation which has been confirmed by USA now.

    As you have suggested that USA should take advise from India on Iran as well. I am of the opinion that behind the door talks are going on and will come to light when a compromise between two has been agreed to which will be to let Iran develop the nuclear technology for electricity and allow monitoring as well by UN. The only opposition will be from Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia. Let us see how it unfolds.

    What if USA and Israel do want Iran to have nuclear weapons in order to keep KSA on her toes and this strategy will force GCC nations to seek USA protection and thus permanent USA Naval and Army bases for long term in the region to keep check on China and Russia as well.
     
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    Below is about to commence supplying oil/gas in April 2013

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    Myanmar's Neighbors Advance Pipeline Project - WSJ.com

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    Well civil nuclear use is allowed for all NPT signatories. The GCC countries like KSA and UAE themselves have plans to build 20-30 nuclear power plants in the next 10 years among them and have singed MoUs with the US, South Korea, Russia, France and Japan among others. Even India would be interested in taking a part of the action had it not been the issue with India not being part of the NSG, Wassner group and other bodies.

    And I don't think the US or Israel would be ok with Iran have nukes either. US was not happy with even India and Pakistan having nukes.

    GCC and Israel both are probably the most keen to have Iran contained and constrained while the US will go along with this. Not because its in US interests because the US political system is subject to their powerful lobbies.

    And I hoped that India DOES play a role behind the scenes in the Gulf region. But from the recent events, it looks like Obama has been relying on Turkey to communicate with Iran than on India.
    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/...-via-turkey-accept-civil-nuclear-program.html
     

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