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Love Charger

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If i do not find employment, I'll definitely buy a house there and visit every year for summer. I plan to come this winter for 3 weeks. Will tour several forts and regimental centers.
Have you ever visited one ?
Unless you have connections etc , you won't be allowed to enter into Any of these places
 

Love Charger

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It will ve difficult then
No, but i am related to several people who fought in the Kumaon Regiment, unfortunately they are no more.
Listen man, i can understand forts and castles stuff
But regimental centres are very closed spaces , plus what is your relationship to those deceased, were they your direct relatives like grand father ?
See the point is , I have seen danapur , aurangabad , devlali but only from outside ofcourse , plus you are a American, don't forget that .
 

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It will ve difficult then

Listen man, i can understand forts and castles stuff
But regimental centres are very closed spaces , plus what is your relationship to those deceased, were they your direct relatives like grand father ?
See the point is , I have seen danapur , aurangabad , devlali but only from outside ofcourse , plus you are a American, don't forget that .
We will try.
 

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Listen man, i can understand forts and castles stuff
But regimental centres are very closed spaces , plus what is your relationship to those deceased, were they your direct relatives like grand father ?
See the point is , I have seen danapur , aurangabad , devlali but only from outside ofcourse , plus you are a American, don't forget that .
Im mainly trying to see the museum and exhbition of captured weapons from the wars.
 

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US holds fire on reports of Turkey’s second S-400 shipment
Joe GouldAug 16, 03:31 PM
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WASHINGTON and ANKARA, Turkey ― The Biden administration on Tuesday stopped short of threatening additional penalties following reports Turkey plans to receive the second batch of the Russian S-400 missile defense system.

Turkey initially purchased the S-400 in 2017, plunging its relationship with the U.S. into crisis. As a result of the deal, the Trump administration expelled Turkey from the F-35 program and later sanctioned the country’s defense industry organization and its leaders. The United States fears the powerful S-400 radar system would allow Russia to spy on the advanced F-35 fighter jet.

But the reaction in the U.S. on Tuesday was comparatively muted. At a press briefing, State Department spokesman Ned Price urged Turkey not to further engage with Russia’s defense sector.

“The point that we have consistently made across the board is that Russia’s brutal and unjustified war against Ukraine makes it vital, now more than ever in some ways, that all countries avoid transactions with Russia’s defense sector,” he said.

“We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but we are not aware of any new developments on this matter,” Price added.

Price declined to address whether a new S-400 would prompt the Biden administration to reconsider plans to sell F-16 fighter jets to Turkey.

The Russian news agency TASS reported Tuesday Russia and Turkey have signed a contract for a second “regiment” of the S-400 to Turkey, quoting the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Dmitry Shugayev.

Turkish defense sources quickly rebutted Russian claims it had signed an additional contract, noting the second S-400 was part of the initial agreement.

Shugayev, the Russian official, reportedly told TASS the new agreement with Turkey will allow for some components of the system to be built in Turkey.

Turkish sources told Defense News there may be an agreement with Russia to domestically manufacture some S-400 components for the second regiment.

The Turkish Embassy in Washington didn’t return a request for comment.

Turkey’s complex balancing act between the West and Russia has only gotten trickier since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The strongest sign of a thaw between Turkey and the U.S. came in late June as Turkish leader Reccep Tayyip Erdogan dropped objections to Finland and Sweden joining NATO.

U.S. President Joe Biden then voiced support for the F-16 sale at the NATO summit in Madrid in June.

A delegation from Ankara arrived in the U.S. on Monday for the fourth round of technical talks with Washington on a potential F-16 deal, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported this week.

Turkey has asked to make a $6 billion purchase of 40 Lockheed Martin Block 70 F-16 fighter jets. It is also seeking a separate $400 million sale to upgrade their current F-16 jets with new missiles, radar and electronics.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez, D-N.J., has threatened to block the F-16 sale over Turkey’s continued possession of the S-400s, its violations of Greek airspace and Cypriot waters in the eastern Mediterranean, its human rights record and ongoing attacks on U.S.-backed fighters in northeast Syria.

Despite increased tensions with its NATO allies in recent years, Turkey has generated some goodwill in Washington over its support for Ukraine against Russia. Turkish firm Bayraktar has been selling Ukraine its TB2 laser-guided, bomb-dropping drone for use against Russian troops, and, in June, Ukraine said Bayraktar would open a drone factory within its borders to help repel the invasion.

In recent weeks, Erdogan also brokered an international deal with Russia to allow the export of grain from Ukraine, a breadbasket for the world, to ease a global food crisis. Agricultural goods had been stuck in Black Sea ports due to the invasion.

Eric Edelman, a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey and senior Pentagon official, said he believes the S-400 deal between “competimates” Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will confound efforts to mend ties between Turkey and the U.S.

“To say the least, this will complicate the Biden administration’s effort to sell F-16s to Turkey and enrage Turkey’s growing legion of detractors on Capitol Hill,” Edelman said.

Jim Townsend, the Pentagon’s top Europe and NATO policy official during the Obama administration, said he doubts the S-400 deal came about without Turkey giving advanced warning to the U.S. He hypothesized that it was a component of the international grain deal.

“This might be residue from that deal, and if that is the case, then we probably heard about it, not only because we were probably in the background of these discussions, but also so that the Turks don’t have to pay a price from the U.S. for doing something to make the grain deal work,” Townsend said.

The hushed U.S. reaction to the Russian report is a clue, he added.

“If we’re not thundering from the pulpit, we probably knew about it,” Townsend said.
 

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US holds fire on reports of Turkey’s second S-400 shipment
Joe GouldAug 16, 03:31 PM
Defense News

WASHINGTON and ANKARA, Turkey ― The Biden administration on Tuesday stopped short of threatening additional penalties following reports Turkey plans to receive the second batch of the Russian S-400 missile defense system.

Turkey initially purchased the S-400 in 2017, plunging its relationship with the U.S. into crisis. As a result of the deal, the Trump administration expelled Turkey from the F-35 program and later sanctioned the country’s defense industry organization and its leaders. The United States fears the powerful S-400 radar system would allow Russia to spy on the advanced F-35 fighter jet.

But the reaction in the U.S. on Tuesday was comparatively muted. At a press briefing, State Department spokesman Ned Price urged Turkey not to further engage with Russia’s defense sector.

“The point that we have consistently made across the board is that Russia’s brutal and unjustified war against Ukraine makes it vital, now more than ever in some ways, that all countries avoid transactions with Russia’s defense sector,” he said.

“We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but we are not aware of any new developments on this matter,” Price added.

Price declined to address whether a new S-400 would prompt the Biden administration to reconsider plans to sell F-16 fighter jets to Turkey.

The Russian news agency TASS reported Tuesday Russia and Turkey have signed a contract for a second “regiment” of the S-400 to Turkey, quoting the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Dmitry Shugayev.

Turkish defense sources quickly rebutted Russian claims it had signed an additional contract, noting the second S-400 was part of the initial agreement.

Shugayev, the Russian official, reportedly told TASS the new agreement with Turkey will allow for some components of the system to be built in Turkey.

Turkish sources told Defense News there may be an agreement with Russia to domestically manufacture some S-400 components for the second regiment.

The Turkish Embassy in Washington didn’t return a request for comment.

Turkey’s complex balancing act between the West and Russia has only gotten trickier since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The strongest sign of a thaw between Turkey and the U.S. came in late June as Turkish leader Reccep Tayyip Erdogan dropped objections to Finland and Sweden joining NATO.

U.S. President Joe Biden then voiced support for the F-16 sale at the NATO summit in Madrid in June.

A delegation from Ankara arrived in the U.S. on Monday for the fourth round of technical talks with Washington on a potential F-16 deal, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported this week.

Turkey has asked to make a $6 billion purchase of 40 Lockheed Martin Block 70 F-16 fighter jets. It is also seeking a separate $400 million sale to upgrade their current F-16 jets with new missiles, radar and electronics.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez, D-N.J., has threatened to block the F-16 sale over Turkey’s continued possession of the S-400s, its violations of Greek airspace and Cypriot waters in the eastern Mediterranean, its human rights record and ongoing attacks on U.S.-backed fighters in northeast Syria.

Despite increased tensions with its NATO allies in recent years, Turkey has generated some goodwill in Washington over its support for Ukraine against Russia. Turkish firm Bayraktar has been selling Ukraine its TB2 laser-guided, bomb-dropping drone for use against Russian troops, and, in June, Ukraine said Bayraktar would open a drone factory within its borders to help repel the invasion.

In recent weeks, Erdogan also brokered an international deal with Russia to allow the export of grain from Ukraine, a breadbasket for the world, to ease a global food crisis. Agricultural goods had been stuck in Black Sea ports due to the invasion.

Eric Edelman, a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey and senior Pentagon official, said he believes the S-400 deal between “competimates” Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will confound efforts to mend ties between Turkey and the U.S.

“To say the least, this will complicate the Biden administration’s effort to sell F-16s to Turkey and enrage Turkey’s growing legion of detractors on Capitol Hill,” Edelman said.

Jim Townsend, the Pentagon’s top Europe and NATO policy official during the Obama administration, said he doubts the S-400 deal came about without Turkey giving advanced warning to the U.S. He hypothesized that it was a component of the international grain deal.

“This might be residue from that deal, and if that is the case, then we probably heard about it, not only because we were probably in the background of these discussions, but also so that the Turks don’t have to pay a price from the U.S. for doing something to make the grain deal work,” Townsend said.

The hushed U.S. reaction to the Russian report is a clue, he added.

“If we’re not thundering from the pulpit, we probably knew about it,” Townsend said.
What's the purpose of posting it here comrade , we are cool ?right ?
 

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Wasn't sure where to post this..
Our favorite american politician Ilhan Omar is on the house foreign affairs committee . In a subcommittee as the vice chair on Africa. Apparently under her they put the popular president of Somalia under pressure.
Now there is a new president with her ex husband as a close advisor.
There is a reason I don't see our "diaspora" as a strength.
 

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Wasn't sure where to post this..
Our favorite american politician Ilhan Omar is on the house foreign affairs committee . In a subcommittee as the vice chair on Africa. Apparently under her they put the popular president of Somalia under pressure.
Now there is a new president with her ex husband as a close advisor.
There is a reason I don't see our "diaspora" as a strength.
Perhaps this is juicy stuff that the Republicans can use to beat over her head.
 

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