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Obviously pakistanis who live in pakistan know more agriculture than the muricans, as such goras participating in this discussion had zero value addition.
Only odd thing is that this fellow Daniel F Runde kept steering the discussion towards "India Pak 1.5 track" on regional environmental co-operation.

Will have to wait as see if it was based on ignorance or deliberate.
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The Climate Threat: Opportunities and Challenges in Pakistan's Agriculture
 

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The question i am asking myself is, why didn't i hear this idea from an Indian organisation?
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The solarization of state-owned health centers will help India achieve clean energy targets while also creating a sustainable health system with access to reliable electricity.

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and this is the guy who wrote this.
if the guy had modi's photo in his twitter bio, would he have been hired in Washington DC based major think tank? i don't think so.
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India is not even mentioned in the entire conversation about indo-pacific. The lady thinks indonesia, thailand is on front lines with PRC, but looks like she is not evcen aware that IA and PLA tanks were facing each other few hundred metres apart.

anyways her whole plan seems to revolves around playing her race card with SE Asia.
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U.S. National Security Policy in the Indo-Pacific: A Conversation with Senator Tammy Duckworth

 
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About the book — ‘The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India’ India’s relations with the People’s Republic of China have captured the popular imagination ever since the 1950s but have rarely merited a detailed understanding of the issues. Individual episodes tend to arouse lively debate, which often dissipates without a deeper exploration of the factors that shaped the outcomes.

The Long Game explores the dynamics of negotiation between the two countries, from the early years after Independence until the current times, through the prism of six historical and recent events in the India-China relationship. The purpose is to identify the strategy, tactics and tools that China employs in its diplomatic negotiations with India, and the learnings for India from its past dealings with China that may prove helpful in future negotiations with the country.

Speakers Vijay Gokhale Former Foreign Secretary, MEA, Government of India; author — ‘The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India’
Samir Saran President, Observer Research Foundation
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China Is a Party With a State Attached to It. Xijinping’s Directives Makes It Even More Impervious

 

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US evacuation is not even completed at Kabul airport, already these folks are planning for future American "Humanitarian aid" NGO insertion into Afghanistan under Taliban rule.
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Picking up the pieces in Afghanistan. What now?

 

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Irfan nooruddin is suggesting some sort of intelligence sharing group between all countries surrounding Afghanistan under the co-ordination of US.

not sure how US-Iran Pak-India in the same group compute in this equation.

me thinks this is a non starter.
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What does the fall of Kabul mean for India and Pakistan?

 

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Irfan nooruddin is suggesting some sort of intelligence sharing group between all countries surrounding Afghanistan under the co-ordination of US.

not sure how US-Iran Pak-India in the same group compute in this equation.

me thinks this is a non starter.
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What does the fall of Kabul mean for India and Pakistan?

With USA it will be a non starter..but with nations that will have a refugee influx and later a societal issue with refugee influx will be keen to share intelligence on Afghan.
So Middle east, European nations, the STAN nations minus the pakshitstan will be a good place to have int. sharing grouping.
Anyway, for USA intelligence/data is a commercial commodity.
 

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Eye in the Sky: The Security, Economic and Development Dimensions of India's Drone Policy

 

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Who ever this under secretary of Energy of US Gov is, his enthusiasm is infectious. even our wanna be coconut interviewing him will be in a dilemma, whether he should buy into the infectious enthusiasm of a gora saheb or believe in the lutyens opeds he reads everyday about modi government. :pound:

other than that, in a earlier part of the video the E&Y guy was counting awaiting approval as a negative, which i disagree with. last time during UPA unchecked investment and approvals of mini power projects kickstarted the NPA mess. regulatory bodies have to check viability of proposals, that's their job. as long as policy is clear, wait list is not necessarily a negative.

and lastly, In this sector too GoI is ahead of the curve.
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Energize U.S.-India: Opportunities to Further Clean Energy Ties
 

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Lot of points discussed and explained by CDS.
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'Sinic' civilization will join hands with Islamic one to fight Western world: CDS Bipin Rawat

 

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SMQ spoke more about India, Kashmir and defending taliban than his own country. he had been given enough opportunities to talk about positives of pakistan, looks like either he had no clue or he thinks it's not his job.
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The Future of Pakistan-U.S. Relations: A Conversation With Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi of Pakistan

 
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SMQ spoke more about India, Kashmir and defending taliban than his own country. he had been given enough opportunities to talk about positives of pakistan, looks like either he had no clue or he thinks it's not his job.
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The Future of Pakistan-U.S. Relations: A Conversation With Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi of Pakistan

Can you fetch video from somewhere else again please? This one seems to have gone down.
 

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Seeing this interview i realized this women though speaks for india knows so less information about india still wrote a book and found a chance for interview in a important think tank of USA .. Regarding that irrigation qus at 37.48 there is so much that has been done and so much coming in near future like worlds highest lift irrigation project kaleswaram , polavaram project whose water discharge ll surpass china's 3 gorge dam .. So many mega projects going on in this sector .. ..

Regarding that qus on 28.00 Our nuclear reactors were running on shortage of uranium around 2006-7 .. Reactors were not running on full potential .. It was success of US indo nuclear deal that we got access to a wider market .. yes it was a partial success due to nuclear liability law of 2010 but this was the foundation upon which we marched on to significant defence and technology cooperation with usa such as LEMOA , COMCASA , BECA .. ( GSOMIA was already signed in 2002 ) ..

And at last our coconut diaspora at 42 .18 :) The gora validation seeking diaspora .. never fail to disappoint ..

 

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Seeing this interview i realized this women though speaks for india knows so less information about india still wrote a book and found a chance for interview in a important think tank of USA .. Regarding that irrigation qus at 37.48 there is so much that has been done and so much coming in near future like worlds highest lift irrigation project kaleswaram , polavaram project whose water discharge ll surpass china's 3 gorge dam .. So many mega projects going on in this sector .. ..

Regarding that qus on 28.00 Our nuclear reactors were running on shortage of uranium around 2006-7 .. Reactors were not running on full potential .. It was success of US indo nuclear deal that we got access to a wider market .. yes it was a partial success due to nuclear liability law of 2010 but this was the foundation upon which we marched on to significant defence and technology cooperation with usa such as LEMOA , COMCASA , BECA .. ( GSOMIA was already signed in 2002 ) ..

And at last our coconut diaspora at 42 .18 :) The gora validation seeking diaspora .. never fail to disappoint ..

Interesting bit about alyssa ayres is that she comments on topics where there is a chance to showcase "american benevolence to help or educate Indian masses". she never highlights India's success stories. these are the kind of people that lutyens ne sar pe bithake rakka .

She is part of the "Problem statement" crowd, her job is to highlight deficits, but highlight them as "we love India, we want India to grow, we want to help India grow". then again almost all murican India policy wonk crowd are "problem statement" crowd, except for one or two. you don't need intelligent people to point fingers and find faults in others, mediocre brains are good enough.
 
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Mihir Sharma is the least suitable candidate for moderating a discussion that focusses on bringing out new ideas. Mihir's skill set is finding problem statements especially the ideological ones.

or maybe ORF didn't want this exercise to have a productive outcome. Kya pata :hmm:
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Atif Mian is the guy niazi fired from Economic advisor post for being a ahmedi.
but looking at the problem statements he is mentioning, looks like he was fired because he would have gone after paki elites with his economic policies.
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A conversation with Princeton economist Professor Atif Mian and Shuja Nawaz

 

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Interesting bit about alyssa ayres is that she comments on topics where there is a chance to showcase "american benevolence to help or educate Indian masses". she never highlights India's success stories. these are the kind of people that lutyens ne sar pe bithake rakka .

She is part of the "Problem statement" crowd, her job is to highlight deficits, but highlight them as "we love India, we want India to grow, we want to help India grow". then again almost all murican India policy wonk crowd are "problem statement" crowd, except for one or two. you don't need intelligent people to point fingers and find faults in others, mediocre brains are good enough.
She was an Asst.Secretary of state , that would be a pretty standard way of looking at India.

Also read this bit.
Ayres is also married to an Indian American -- scholar in residence at the American Enterprise Institute's Sadanand Dhume who also heads this neo-conservative think tank's South Asia Programme.
 

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