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Modi's foreign policy doctrine sails into uncomfortable waters, with a frail hand at the tiller of n

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by Sancho, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/...d-at-the-tiller-of-national-security-1.618685
     
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    Another leftist piece of junk.
     
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    LOL, Sahi Bole He
     
  4. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    The author has proper points, it is true that most of the foreign visits doesn't get us much results, just as the promises of the PM to improve ties to our neighbours, especially wrt security didn't take off either. You can even expand the lack of leadership to get countries in the IOR behind India / IN as well. Sending vessels to good will visits is not enough to show strength and inspire others to follow you.
    At the same time, China is parking their nuclear subs in our backyards, increase operations in the IOR and even developing their first naval base in Djibouti and we have hear nothing from the government.

    It's also true that the Rafale deal was done by bypassing the DM, who even admitted to the press later that the PM made the deal and that he has no infos on the costs or delivery time line (he even thought that an earmy delivery was possible). IAF air marshals lined up to point out, that 36 fighters are not even close to be enough. So the PM certainly maid a win for himself on the trip, but certainly not for India => the DM => or the IAF!

    What does India get out of LEMOA?

    http://www.dailyo.in/politics/lemoa...ack-obama-manohar-parrikar/story/1/12649.html

    And that's an article from last year, in the mean time we got approval for unarmed US drones, while the indications of F16s under the SPM are getting stronger, just as the article predicted.
    We hear unofficial statements of battles of the GoI against IAF, because the latter don't want F16s at all.

    What was the result of the PMs meeting with Trump?

    http://www.firstpost.com/india/nare...stry-hype-results-are-what-count-3749609.html

    Which is what I said for a long time, that even completely contradictory policies, just need the right spin to make them fitting to the political needs, of in this case the PM and President Trump.

    The outcome of Indias foreign policy, especially with defence and India security in mind, is simply not a good one.
     
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    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    'Some' of the facts were right, but the conclusions were all wrong.

    Anyway, India benefits far more from LEMOA than the US does. We get access to the East China Sea while resupplying from American bases in the Pacific. We can refuel our P-8Is and fighter jets operating in the SCS using American tankers.

    Otoh, the US has no real benefit for LEMOA. They already have various staging points everywhere in the IOR. They simply added one more country to their list of allies when it comes to logistics.
     

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