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India recognises Libyan rebels

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  1. Hembo

    Hembo OLD MOD STAR MEMBER

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    NEW DELHI, September 17, 2011
    India recognises Libyan rebels

    With Russian and China deserting the BRICS grouping in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), India on Satruday decided to extend support to former Libyan rebels' Transitional National Council (TNC) led by Mustafa Abdel Jalil.

    India has been in contact with the TNC in Benghazi and Cairo but was skeptical about the situation in Libya. With the Qadhafi regime withering away and most countries with economic interests in Libya preferring to cast their lot with the new masters in Tripoli, India also declared its willingness to extend assistance to Libya in its political transition, rebuilding and reconstruction.

    This development will be formally announced at the High Level Meeting on Libya scheduled to be held on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly on September 20. The Indian Charge d' Affaires to Libya, currently based in Tunis, has formally established contact with the TNC Mission in Tunis.

    India has given humanitarian assistance of $1 million through the U.N. to Libya, while the assistance of another $2 million is being processed.

    However, officials here maintained misgivings about the manner in which the West twisted the UNSC mandate to protecting civilians into one of regime change. They termed the victory in Tripoli as one of “NATO aerial assets and the active support of western intelligence agencies and commandoesâ€￾ to the TNC.

    With pro-Government forces having melted away, officials are apprehensive of some remnants continuing a low intensity struggle from different places in weeks, if not in months, ahead. Libya is a tribal society and it faces the question of whether all tribes will owe allegiance to the new dispensation. In addition, the TNC is not known to be a unified group either. It was last heard to have four splinter groups.

    “India does not buy the argument that now that NATO, UNSC and the West have got together everything will be rosy in Libya. The real problem, even if the four TNC groups hold together, would stem from the heavy flow of arms into Libya, led by the French. It is going to be long haul,â€￾ said officials.

    Keywords: Libya unrest, Arab spring, BRICS, UNSC, Libya Transitional National Council, India's Libya policy
     
  2. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    This came too late.A sad fact for the largest democracy in the world...:cray:
     
  3. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Doesn't matter, Manu. Think about it; we've taken a careful assessment on whose side we have to be after taking our sweet time, without risking a conclusive reaction from the Arab world. Suppose Libya was to become like Afghanistan.. then what would we have done with neither side winning and war raging on? That would have been very tight spot I tell you. It is best that we took our time.
     
  4. UNAM

    UNAM 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    exactly playing safe is not a bad option. aur hamne democracy ka tekha nai le rakha hai.
     
  5. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Just a Formality, Who cares about it any way.
    All the benefits from Libya are going to End Up
    in the Hands of the Europe and US

    i.e The Western Countries :coffee:
     
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  6. superkaif

    superkaif 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    This is known as western democracy. Steal and take whatever is available and think of the country that matters last. look at the trail they leave behind in Afghanistan, Iraq and now Libya.
     
  7. Hammad Khan

    Hammad Khan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    something sensible from yadev
     
  8. Kaniska

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    @Yadav....Agreed....but again from the relation point of view..how does Libya matters to India? Is it only wrt to oil?
     
  9. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    I always side with the truth,
    if you are True,
    then you will have my support always.
     
  10. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Before the Invasion, India had contract with Libya of 11 oil wells
    But now onwards it might remain written for a pretty long time as,
    Since, all the oil contracts that existed before will become Invalid,

    And new Tenders will be Issued,
    And we all know that West will take away all the Wells
    i.e 1st allotments will be done to them in a Fake Play of Tenders.

    After that if any thing is left, we might go for it, but the the cost will be very high since,
    as all others like China and Other East Asian Economies will also be going for after them as well
     
  11. Pratap Yadav

    Pratap Yadav FULL MEMBER

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    Too little too late.
    Spineless south block.
     
  12. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Nopes,
    Just a Formality,
    India had nothing to gain,
    so there was no point is hurrying the matter.
     
  13. Major Shaitan Singh

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    Its ok to recognise the TNC why $3 million.

    India in Libya earn through hard labour, India should also look into that matter that All Indian who worked in Libya and have their dues, should be given back some way... they should not loose their hard earned money.

    NTC members who looted Indian should be brought to book.
     
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