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These folks are saying Biden administration increased defence and homeland security budgets by just 1.5%, but increased other line items like education by 16%. to be noted is that since schools were closed last year, schools have 160 billion $ from last year's budget still with them.
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This Budget Doesn’t Add Up: How Biden’s Spending Plan Misses the Mark for Both Defense and Education

 

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The blatant hypocrisy of people who call themselves “South Asia Experts”, in this case Christine fair.

In the opening comment she has a problem with narrative which defines balakot strike a success and F16 being shot down, apparently we are not supposed to give any weightage with what DG ISPR himself said.

but also according to her we are not supposed to take wikileaks & snowmen seriously because they are blatant anti-Americanism and a Russian op.
so no matter what happens benefit of doubt for her country, and India does not deserve to have the same benefit of doubt by its own citizens.

if this is not personal/ideological bias, then what is?

if we apply Christine fair’s logic to Chinese virus, world should never call COVID as bio weapon unless absolutely proven, since that evidence will never come while the impact of Chinese virus has been same as that of a bio weapon.

and then the authors, why do they even go to “foreign experts” for comments, finish the book discussions within India first.

it is well established now that “foreign expert” are not gonna give any due credit to any India related book, unless it is atrocity literature or poverty porn.

 
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People like this idiot Tanvi Madan will never clarify misinformation with the truth, These folks are neither loyal to U.S nor to India, their loyalty is to their political ideology.

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West is the Vatican of Democracy
West is the Mecca of Secularism
West is the Jerusalem of Freedom of Expression
West is the Varanasi of Freedom of Speech.

Till the country defines itself with these imported memes( and especially these terms ) it gets trapped in the "no true scotsman"/ "not democratic/free/secular enough" game of being compared about these (((values))) with the West which is supposedly the gold standard.
And since media/academic discourse is controlled by basically brown sepoys, this drama will continue.

In any case Biden's America is not an "ally" by any means, they can continue with this bullshit about not true democrazy and all.
If we ever face the Chings in the war, it will be only ourselves.
 

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Attempts to slander Indian democracy continues in washington think tanks.
 

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Our think tanks should slander democracy as well and advocate for a different system that can be similar to our current system. Call that system anything else other than 'democracy', use any word which the west doesn't. We have to come out of the shadow of the hegemonic narratives of the west.

Until and unless we define our government style but rather continue to worship 'democracy', the west will continue to control us via these 'report cards' of 'democracy, 'secularism', 'rights' and 'freedom'.
 

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Looks like all of quad is afraid of China, nobody wants to poke CCP.
Perhaps this means, US is still not on board. All tamasha, nothing concrete.
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The Quad Equation | Day 3: CNAS 2021 National Security Conference
 

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