Global Think tank discussions on India & neighbourhood

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    This guy parag is of the opinion that china could have won the doklam standoff, yet china withdrew...
    first time i am hearing this from a western think tank...
    i wonder what aspects he considered to arrive at such a conclusion.
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    I felt after watching this whole discussion, Both Gen. Hasnain and Nitin Gokhale were very defensive.
    If it was purposefully done the it's fine, but if it was done because of lack of ideas and preparation then it means we are so underprepared for countering paki propaganda.

    Simple things like paki forced change of demography in PoK with punjabis, the use of PAF and tanks to fight insurgency within their own soil , the paki equipment like guns which are caught on dead tangos, killing of kashmiri news paper editors and political workers by tangos, These sort of things needs to be brought out repeated again and again.

    Indian Govt can have issues on commenting on pakistan's internal policies, but civilian experts on this topic should not be having such self-imposed limitations. as you can see in the type of questions asked paki "neutral" citizens have no qualms about linking india's internal issues to justify terrorism in in kashmir.

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    Inside the Mind of Lashkar-e-Tayyaba

    @singhboy98 from 59:09 the speaker is against cutting the heads of LeT as it would lead to social unrest within pakistan.
    so i ask is it the case that as long as indian civilians and soldiers die it is fine but pakistan society must be protected?
     
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    Vimarsha on DRDO's Achievements in Defence Indigenization by Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, Chairman, DRDO

     
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    Must watch......
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    When strategic autonomy takes front seat: India-US ties through the lens of global institutions

    India and the United States have both traditionally valued their roles in international institutions and used those institutions to enhance their global standing and pursue their national interests. But the two countries have not always prioritised the same institutions, nor have they always worked well together in their multilateral activities. Notably, as their bilateral relations warmed dramatically in recent decades, improvement in multilateral cooperation tended to lag, especially in the legacy institutions.

    Legacy institutions

    India was a founding member of the United Nations but has always chafed at its absence at the high table of world affairs, currently dominated by the five permanent members of the Security Council. Seven elective terms on the Council have given India lots of experience but no entry to the club. Today the quest for permanent membership is one of the highest goals of India’s foreign policy. Delhi has welcomed the support for Indian membership expressed by presidents Obama and Trump but sees little prospect of near-term progress.

    Instead it has turned its attention to building support for two shorter term goals — promulgation of a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism and ensuring Pakistani individuals and organisations responsible for attacks against India are designated under UN sanctions procedures (with a notable success in May 2019 as China ended its block on the terrorism designation of Masood Azhar).

    India has chafed also at two other institutions that were founded along the lines of the goals of the great powers after World War II. For years, India argued for the restructuring of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to accommodate the needs of the developing world. Today India has moved toward creating or joining other organisations which have a similar development focus, but which are not perceived to be controlled by western nations.

    Two organisations that India helped to create, and which symbolised India’s role in the global south are the Non-Aligned Movement and the Group of 77 (G-77). Both were perceived in the US as anti-West and challenges to the Western-led global order. India’s leadership in these institutions contributed to tensions in US-Indian relations during the 1960s and 1970s. India is still a participant in both but has found its national interests often diverging, especially from those of the least-developed countries. They continue to be useful to India in garnering broad support for its initiatives at the UN, especially in the General Assembly.

    The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is an organisation that India once welcomed but has now downplayed because of political differences with Pakistan. There has been no summit in six years and India has turned its attention to regional organisations that exclude Pakistan.

    The new institutions

    Two major challenges to the World Bank and IMF emerged five years ago with the Brics (Brazil Russia India China South Africa) Development Bank (now the New Development Bank) and the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The US has viewed both organisations as a threat to the primacy of the Bretton Woods institutions and to their rule-based approach to lending and investment, participating in neither. India as a member of the Brics consortium was one of the founders of the National Development Bank and has overcome its antipathy toward China-led institutions with its embrace of the AIIB.

    On another Chinese initiative -- the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) -- India was the only significant absentee at the first Shanghai summit in 2017. India was driven as well (or perhaps primarily) by sovereignty concerns over BRI projects in Kashmir. The US was represented but within a year followed India’s lead in rejecting the organisation as a debt trap for developing countries and as an attempt by China to set international standards unilaterally.

    The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) consists of the nations bordering the Bay of Bengal (plus Nepal and Bhutan). Headquartered in Dhaka, BIMSTEC pursues some of the goals of the original Saarc group but focuses on India’s east and thereby conveniently excludes Pakistan.

    New to India

    As India’s global influence expands, it has sought with modest success to join existing groupings, some with US support and some without. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) admitted India (and Pakistan) in 2017. The US has become increasingly negative toward SCO as relations with China and Russia have worsened and as the SCO has moved increasingly toward military cooperation. India’s motive in joining perhaps was to tie itself more closely to the nations of Central Asia where it sees a natural affinity and a hinterland of the future.

    By contrast, the United States has welcomed India into membership-only arms control organisations, once the US-India nuclear deal was signed in 2008. India has joined the Australia Group (regulating biological and chemical weapons exports), Wassenaar Arrangement (controlling transfers of conventional arms), and Missile Technology Control Regime (missile proliferation). Membership in these groups allows India to be one of the decision-makers in setting the rules for these domains. India is still waiting on its application to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the most high-profile of these clubs. India’s application to the NSG is currently blocked by China, which is supporting a parallel application from Pakistan.

    Multilateralism in the national interest

    India’s commitment to the global community is long-standing and growing. It has shown a willingness to cooperate with countries like China at the same time as it has significant policy differences. That willingness pays dividends. Similarly, its policy differences with the US on trade play out in international organisations allowing some insulation from the improvement in bilateral relations. As Howard and Tezi Schaffer note in their book, India at the Global High Table, when multilateralism conflicts with strategic autonomy (or, more generically, domestic self-interest), the latter wins out. In this respect too, India is no different from the US.

    Donald Camp is a senior associate (non-resident) of the Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies at CSIS. Follow him on twitter @donacamp.
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    A-Holes created a discussion purely for india bashing....
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    Lahore Literary Festival in New York 2019: Free Speech in South Asia


    And this is the lady they invite for discussion...

    Anti Hindu Bias In Academia - Wendy Doniger
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    There is ZERO press freedom in Pakistan. A journalist speaking against Establishment ends up dead with body floating in some nallah within days.

    Yeah I know India is bad, very bad, as scores of Indian journalists badmouth PM 24x7 and nothing happens.
     
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    India MUST act in its own interest and lets forget about jihadi society of neighbour.
    Their elite created this jihadi and jahil society while India licked its wounds but did nothing.

    Paki elite is NOT ready to change its ways. So war on India will continue until elite is destroyed.
     
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    Sir, It is not for Indians to change the mindset of Pakistani elite. They will change as per environment and their needs.
    What is important for us is to change the mindset of our elites which creates Pakistani narratives directed largely towards domestic consumption for their political gains.

    Indian elites belief that Pakistan means and represents "Islam and Muslim" and any appeasement of Pakistan means or will amount to appeasement of Muslims of India is the most dangerous belief and practice. It solidifies the belief amongst Indian Muslims particularly amongst Kashmiri Muslims that Pakistan is their religious and ideological icon and symbol. It leads to the belief that defense of Pakistan is defense of Islam in India.

    That is what Pakistani Islamists have been advocating and practicing since Independence - that protection of Islam in Indian subcontinent is primarily the responsibility of Pakistan. That places Pakistan on driving seat in Indian politics. A Pakistani writing a Modi bashing mouthpiece as cover story in TIMES is an example of it. Congress seeking approvals of their political ideals from Pakistan is an extension of it. It is not strange that Congress apologists are up on national media defending TIMES article.

    It may be noted how Indian elites coolly avoid Bangladesh in that context. That is because Indian Muslims give two hoots to Bangladesh's secular politics. Thy would like to follow Pakistani Turks, Sayids , Mirzas and Mirs.

    This a trend which needs to be tackled.
     
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    Oh the moment I saw Wendy Doniger's name I stopped and closed the video. Her "Hinduism -An alternative ..." is a shit and hit piece on Hinduism and got banned after people like Dina Nath Batra and Malhotra made a hue and cry about it.
    Though I would still have made it through Aisha Jalal, a commie, Ahmadi, a relative of late Saadat Hassan Manto, not allowed in Pakistan, good scholar, beautiful one who would have made it to many Indian beds, I am sure, and thoroughly anti India.
     
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    I wish some indian think tank addresses the fundamental metric of a manufacturing economy. i.e Number of new products being launched every year in india by domestic manufacturers.

    I don’t think such a list exists today....
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    Dr S Jaishankar Delivers the Inaugural Address at the 7th Growth Net Summit
     
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    #Mega_Thread: On sources and resources available in the public domain for the study of Indian foreign policy. With links, details and rationale. Please share widely.

     
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    Our manufacturing economy is directly dependent on infrastructure.

    Rail infra needs a massive boost for manufacturing economy to sustain growth. We already have bottlenecks on major rail routes. Road transport increases the cost and decreases reliability.

    Dedicated freight corridors connecting major growth centers is the only solution.

    I am hoping these freight corridors will get completed during Modi 2.0
     
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    Interesting read.....
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    For 66 years the Bilderberg Conference, a secretive Western grouping, has been meeting under a media blackout. Bilderberg is connected to the Trilateral Commission of which Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar's son Dhruva Jaishankar is a member. My story in BT.

     
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    One of the few explanations given so far i largely agree with....
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    Long-term Implications of India’s 2019 General Elections - Part 1 (6 Jun 2019)

     
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    India’s Election Results: Impacts on the Economy and Economic Relations with Washington
     
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    An Interesting debate on various levels. Thanks for sharing it.
    Gives the uninitiated an insight as to how Americans think.
    Some of the questions stemmed from NGO crackdown and the hurt showed!!
    The muslim girl at the end was true to her colours; went as far as to call Imran a strong politician. Her lopsided views and remarks re development assistance etc were true to form.
    The Indian journalist lady--without being strong in her views--gave a good account of herself and actually stood up to some of the balderdash being meted out.

    Let's see what Modi 2.0 can achieve---he needs to galvanise the economy
     
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