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Indian salaries are much lower than Western Europe salaries. Does it mean Indian army is useless?? This is not borne by experience. Indian army has performed well wherever it is deployed, in India as well as overseas. Indian soldiers are in high demand for UN operations.

The performance is a result of culture, values, and comparative buying power. It is not an absolute figure.
 

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Indian salaries are much lower than Western Europe salaries. Does it mean Indian army is useless?? This is not borne by experience. Indian army has performed well wherever it is deployed, in India as well as overseas. Indian soldiers are in high demand for UN operations.

The performance is a result of culture, values, and comparative buying power. It is not an absolute figure.
If you read at the report, for example r&d and international patents are in Russia practically nonexistent in non-military economy. That is not sustainable. I hope India does not do the mistake of developing only military at the expense of other areas of society.

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If you read at the report, for example r&d and international patents are in Russia practically nonexistent in non-military economy. That is not sustainable. I hope India does not do the mistake of developing only military at the expense of other areas of society.
India has very low degree of militarization. The total security expenditure of India (sum of external security and internal security) is about 3% of GDP. I believe this is a bigger mistake.
The Vedic standard is - 1/6 of economic output is King's share, and most of it is spent on either security or education. So an ideal percentage is about 6% for India.

Russia's security expenditure is about right.

The remarkable growth of science is a marker of Anglo-American empire. It did not happen in previous empires this way, and is unlikely to happen in successor empires as well.

I think that the remarkable state of civilian research is an aberration rather than an enduring state of affairs.
 

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India has very low degree of militarization. The total security expenditure of India (sum of external security and internal security) is about 3% of GDP. I believe this is a bigger mistake.
The Vedic standard is - 1/6 of economic output is King's share, and most of it is spent on either security or education. So an ideal percentage is about 6% for India.

Russia's security expenditure is about right.

The remarkable growth of science is a marker of Anglo-American empire. It did not happen in previous empires this way, and is unlikely to happen in successor empires as well.

I think that the remarkable state of civilian research is an aberration rather than an enduring state of affairs.
With this kind of prowess in science, I doubt that anglo-american Empire will decline any time soon. That is why also these current down times in economy are not serious in EU. The base is so strong that harm is minuscule. If EU-USA free trade negotiations go to conclusion, the alliance will be formidable. Hitler did not get thousand year Reich with arms, Merkel might get it peacefully.
 

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Anglo american empire need not decline at all. The rest of the world will simply takes its normal place, back.

Hitler developed in a vacuum. Those were lucky times for Germany that they could come back up based on debt. Today Germany has competition from as far off as Japan and China, which are half a world away. What to say of UK, France and Russia closer home. Besides you forget that atlantic states have already had for long, as close a economic cooperation as can be humanely achieved. Did EU do any good to you people? EU too is an economic cooperation.

China has remained outside most economic cooperations for all its life. How has that stopped China at all?
 

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China and India are so huge that they can remain on their own. I hope that India and China take their old place back. That would be good for the whole world: peaceful co-operation. Russia is in danger of left out of the major power bases of the world. Their natural place would be with EU, but current policies and Russias general lack of development in key areas prevent that or at least makes it a long term process.
 

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Chen Ning Yang, Physics, 1957
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Charles K. Kao, Physics, 2009
Mo Yan, Literature, 2012
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This is one of the problems of China and India, both has 8 nobel prizes... Finland with 5 million population has 4 alone. You need more R&D and reformed schoolsystems if you wanna compete and not just be "worlds factory". Russia has also declined, after SU, but they are still quite good in basic science, the problem is making those products in Russia.


Andre Geim*, Physics, 2010
Konstantin Novoselov*, Physics, 2010
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Finland's richest man talks about Russian economy

Sampo Group's Chairman of the Board Björn Wahlroos believes that Russia's actions in Ukraine can be better understood when they are mirrored in Russia's history against. Wahlroosin believes that many Europeans mistakenly believe Russian President Vladimir Putin had gone mad.

"We think about Vladimir Putin wrong. Putin is not a Western politician, but a former KGB agent. He has his own way a dynamic person with a very inadequate background in the economy, and partly also in international politics. "


Wahlroos spoke on Tuesday, If P & C company's risk management organized by large companies a day in Helsinki. His speech topics included the current state of Russia and the price of oil.
Wahlroos estimates that in Russia has never been a purely private land ownership. Therefore, the historical trend has been quite a different route than the rest of Europe.


"Power of the State is not in Russia has never been a good counter-power. The Russian concept of land ownership and political power is quite different than we do. They do not, for example, hold political power to focus on a particularly bad thing. "


Putin's problem is Wahlroosin believes that he has massive fortune in Russia, and the fact that no one can guarantee his safety. Therefore, he can not leave the position. In order to stay in power, Putin has sought to generate an external crisis. Putin has made a big mistake.


Crimean power is Wahlroosin paid the Russia much more than was intended. Even now, the occupation of the Crimean peninsula, the price tag exceeds the value of land.


"My generation was the war in Vietnam expensive, but compared to the Krimiin it was grit."


Vladimir Putin, the future Wahlroos did not want to go to speculate, but he reminded the audience that Russia has in its history occurred during a number of surprising and extreme power exchanges.


The situation in Russia is that the Wahlroosin had contributed to the collapse of oil prices. The most important factor in the price of oil development, however, has been in Saudi Arabia. The country has wanted to actions to eradicate terrorist organizations received funding for oil. Saudi Arabia is also frightened the United States in the future looming oil self-sufficiency.


"US oil self-sufficiency would be the Saudi Arabia of great concern both economically and politically. If the oil price remains inexpensive, it is clear that the majority of oil drilling development projects is closed, and the US oil self-sufficiency moves for years to come. "


Wahlroosin of the oil market is now seen as a translation.


"The price of oil will remain below 70 dollars a barrel for a while, and this is going to boost the global economy."
 

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You are presuming that everybody who is interested in Science in India is looking for a Nobel.

Wake up man. The world does not revolve around the West. Despite the high decibel propaganda the west does.

Your propaganda does affect a few and they become your sidekicks but the bulk still care only for their own personal ideal of a life.
 

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I am not spreading propaganda, just facts of life. In globalized world the world revolves round somebody and in R&D and Science it is "the west".
 

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EU is trying hard to change the dependence on one energy supplier.

The EU's 2030 framework and the "green
face" of the Energy Union


Besides being a response to the EU's energy dependence
from abroad, the Energy Union is an attempt to
address climate policy needs. In October 2014, EU
leaders agreed to set targets to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions and enhance the production of energy
from renewable sources. The targets include a 40%
binding reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
(compared to 1990 levels), boosting the share of
renewables to at least 27% of total energy consumption
and increasing energy efficiency by 27%. These
goals are to be achieved by 2030.
The targets build on the so-called "20-20-20" goals
already agreed for 2020, which encompass a 20%
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and raising
the share of renewables to 20%. In addition, they
form the basis of the EU's negotiating position at the
upcoming United Nations Framework Convention
on Climate Change in Paris in December 2015, where
global goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
should be agreed.6
The 2020 and 2030 targets should contribute to
making the EU less dependent on energy imports:
as the consumption of fossil fuels is reduced to limit
greenhouse gas emissions, the Union's reliance
on imports of these raw materials will likewise be
reduced. In this respect, the climate and energy
goals and the Energy Union are two steps in the
same direction. Indeed, the Energy Union could
complement and strengthen the EU's climate policy
if its governance bodies strengthen the governance
of the Union's climate and energy policy as a whole.
In particular, governance mechanisms that supervise
the implementation of the 27% renewables
target at national level are highly desirable, as the
target is only binding at the EU level

Briefing Paper - The EU's Energy Union: Towards an integrated European energy market? - Ulkopoliittinen instituutti
 

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Anglo american empire need not decline at all. The rest of the world will simply takes its normal place, back.

Hitler developed in a vacuum. Those were lucky times for Germany that they could come back up based on debt. Today Germany has competition from as far off as Japan and China, which are half a world away. What to say of UK, France and Russia closer home. Besides you forget that atlantic states have already had for long, as close a economic cooperation as can be humanely achieved. Did EU do any good to you people? EU too is an economic cooperation.

China has remained outside most economic cooperations for all its life. How has that stopped China at all?
The prediction is not good. By design or by accident, the USA will be gone by 2022. The USA sits on some very significant problems, which it thinks can be solved by a major worldwide war only. The prediction is that it will boomerang on USA. The enemy will prove to be far stronger than thought.

USA continues on the path of its philosophy of "all or nothing". It has won so far, but the future is not no rosy.
 

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The fact of life is good times never last long. This is the reason religions have so much appeal. Only values and truth lasts. The material possessions of man prove illusions.

The WWIII has already started in a way. As I said before, all the treaties were designed to avoid a direct confrontation between two largest nuclear powers. The treaties have failed as we have started to see a direct clash, something which was not supposed to happen.
 

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@jouni

I don't think you got the import of those two maps properly. It is not merely about energy security from Russia.

Russia controls or is in position to be able to threaten all energy supplies into europe.

Russia is bang in the middle of the Europe-Central Asia axis.

Even in the Middle East you will find that the warm water port of Crimea helps them in their 'foreign relations' with Turkey.

And alongwith the Central Asian countries and Iran it can keep the whole of Mess-o-pot-a-mania exposed for ever.

Russians are essentially going to take this whole structure and hand it all over to the Chinese courtesy SCO. And if Russians+Chinese+CA+Iran do actually get serious about SCO then there is no way in hell that ASEAN and India will hold out. We are Asians and almost all of us have had a very bad history with you westerners and almost no future with you. Absence of a future with the west, has been almost a state policy with most Asian countries, essentially to avoid getting entangled in your empire building.

@sgarg, I did not get you. What do you think the American are going to do from hereon.
 
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@Khagesh, we are seeing the last years of Anglo-American empire. The prediction was made in 2007 that USA will go in fifteen years. The person who made the prediction has never been wrong.

This will also mark the end of the catholic church, as the catholic church and Anglo-American empire are interlinked.

The future is NOT good.
 
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Russia will ran out of money before it can reach any of it´s geopolitical goals like you said. They are already trying to move away from Gas deal they signed with China few months ago. Russia just is too small player... It has economy the size of Italy and ambitions a size of The US... they just do not mach. Sorry.
 

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Europeans are sleep-walking into a terrible war. It is unfortunate that people think propaganda will keep handing them victories. Propaganda is useful but propaganda has limits. Unfortunately all empires end in these kind of disasters when the elite bite more than they can chew.
@jouni is terribly wrong about Russia. Russia is on ascendancy which Europe CANNOT stop.
 
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@sgarg

Who is this person, you talk about, who made this prediction. I would like to see his reasoning.

Though I admit wiping off US as a country is not difficult. It is difficult for an Indian because Indians habitually are anti-destruction oriented. But it would not at all be difficult for a committed fellow like a Putin or a well endowed fellow like Xi Jinping.
 
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Russia will ran out of money before it can reach any of it´s geopolitical goals like you said. They are already trying to move away from Gas deal they signed with China few months ago. Russia just is too small player... It has economy the size of Italy and ambitions a size of The US... they just do not mach. Sorry.
Why you talk about money. Money is just pieces of paper. If you can print it, Russia can too.
 

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