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good points when topic is related to foreign policy.

but when it came to domestic politics, they couldn't rise above their ideological leanings, of course PB mehta won't, dhume's wife won't.

case in point, when question on CAA came, all of them refrained themselves from clarifying what CAA is i.e CAA gives fast track citizenship to minorities of three islamic countries and does not deprive any Indian citizen of their citizenship. meaning they would rather allow issues to simmer rather than let the truth come out.
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another of those cases of attempts to manufacture a new stick to beat India with, in continuation of indications that is popping up these days, that western think tanks have an issue with Modi emphasising Bharat as civilisational state. i suppose we are going to see more of this in coming years.

thankfully another of those rare occasions where non-mainstream ex-foreign service officers defends GoI's positioning (not the civilisational part). but retired foreign service officers need to ponder on the fact that, if western think tanks are getting jittery about this civilisational aspect, there must be some India advantage they see in it which they don't like.
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pragmatic view on state of affairs by the ambassador.

brown coolies tried to corner him in Q&A, but he asked the right counter questions for them to ponder on, answers to which are beyond their pay grade, only murican establishment and pentagon can answer those.
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pretty sure, murican fandom on SM in India will cut clips and showcase as if garcetti is saying nice things about India.
the audience he is talking to are kids, as far as policy space is concerned it is as good as talking to an empty room.
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Both sides discussing the behind the scenes events of the nuclear deal. The generation of American politicians and bureaucrats presented here won't come again as far as attitudes and optimism towards India is concerned. Along with a President like Bush who was determined to push things through with improving ties with India. Unfortunately we had congress at the helm which could neither take economic nor technological advantage of a once in a generation pro India environment in the US despite the deal. Also quite revealing that the American side asked "and what was Sonia Gandhi's opinion of the deal?".

 

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See 46:30 to 52:50

American laws are non-negotiable but Indian laws should be negotiated....
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Well, Yes indeed we are a superpower, how did you know?
NOW STOP BUYING OIL FROM RUSSIA MOTHERFUCKER
AND BUY THEM F16s!
 

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the usual suspects, the fact that this lot is still able to get away for years without participating in proper debate on their opinions which have inbuilt deniability, that are essentially dog whistling in favour of extermination of native culture and religion of India, is a travesty on "intellectualism".

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@ezsasa
See 46:30 to 52:50

American laws are non-negotiable but Indian laws should be negotiated....

Typical Western homo-theoreticus - ".....but but but we are the good guys here, muh rules-based-liberal-world-order; we are ONLY giving free reign to Khalikhopdis to consolidate and train for their non-existent secessionist movement in the Americas because we care for free speech, and totally not because we have a history of overthrowing governments........also, we are only trying to train OGWs in India to help the children; think of the children...also maybe a little bit of FuckinAroundWithIndia'sStrategicEnergyRequirementsAndCauseGeneralDisharmony but trust us you goofballs, murican-desi bhai bhai..."
 

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This one is an oddity by washington DC think tank conversation standards, washington think tanks almost never allow india's point of view be articulated so plainly, but it has happened here, perhaps this has more to do the sponsor of this event rather than change of policy wonks hearts in DC.

it is true, practitioners are ahead of policy wonks, in the current stage of Indo-U.S relationship.

india focussed policy wonks seem to be scared to come out as atheists in their world dominated by religion called liberalism(inspired from samir saran's recent quote), which is why current Indian govt pov is not articulated clearly in DC policy circles.

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perhaps this has more to do the sponsor of this event rather than change of policy wonks hearts in DC.
no, there are few right/centrist wing think tanks which allow pro india discussions.

libbies care more about their ideology than sponsorship (for ex brookings).
 

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haven't watched all of it, but just one slide for reference

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Seminar on “India’s Maritime Buildup – Implications for the Indian Ocean”
Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad ISSI

 

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haven't watched all of it, but just one slide for reference

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Seminar on “India’s Maritime Buildup – Implications for the Indian Ocean”
Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad ISSI

Was in my notifications . Checked out the duration. It's 3 hours. 3 hours of brain assailing discussions can have serious repercussions on your mental health.

It's like over indulgence in biriyani. We love it. Let's not overdose on it.
 

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