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Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Partition of India: a disaster made in London?

Submitted by George Callaghan… The vivisection of India was one of the most consequential cataclysms since 1945. Perhaps the supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils. Yet in this case certain statesmen, including Britishers, wrought a contrived calamity. The repercussions of this debacle are felt to this day. In 1947 India stood…

China reports NO Covid-19 cases. Is the virus a bioweapon? [Video]

Many people are aware of the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 tracking site and its cool, end-of-the-world looking dark mode maps with all their data about the coronavirus. Here is what it looks like at the time of this writing: No doubt everybody knows the US leads the world in reported cases, but what may be less…
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China & India In Major Himalayan Border Troop Build-Up Expected To “Extend To Winter”

After a summer of high level military to military talks appear to have unraveled — though they've prevented another major border breach like the June 15 brutal hand-to-hand combat clash which saw 20 Indian troops killed — multiple reports confirm a new build-up of thousands of Indian and Chinese troops on either side of the Ladakh region.…

India Test Fires ‘NextGen Hypersonic Weapon’ As Border Tensions With China Surge

With a military standoff between India and China intensifying, the Indian military has decided to increase geopolitical instabilities in the region, on Monday, as it test-fired a new class of ultra-modern weapons that can travel at hypersonic speeds.  The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), an agency under the Indian Ministry of Defence, tasked with weapon development, released…

Escobar: India Implodes Its Own New Silk Road

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, With rising integration among China, Iran and Pakistan, India is integrated only with its own inconsistencies...   There was a time when New Delhi was proudly selling the notion of establishing its own New Silk Road – from the Gulf of Oman to the intersection of Central…

Indonesia and India have its own vision of the Indo-Pacific. Will such vision clash...

Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts The Indo-Pacific Region (IPR) is a geopolitical area that comprises parts of the Indian and Pacific oceans. But there is more to it than that. The maritime domain is indeed an important theater for geopolitical competition. The rise of Chinese power across both the…

Despite threats, the U.S. will not sanction India over its relations with Russia

Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst… After Russia, the U.S. is the second largest arms exporter to India. As a major Washington defense partner, New Delhi signed two $3.5 billion arms purchase agreements earlier this year. However, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Clarke Cooper reiterated Washington’s supposed dismay over India’s military purchases from Russia. Issuing a warning,…

Lockdowns at what price and at whose cost?

Submitted by Mousumi Roy… Covid-19 has brought economies to their knees. The question is how long and how severe the resulting recession will be. The answer depends on the quality and quantity of global stimulus packages. Social unrest is already happening in some countries. Things are getting grim on the economic front for lower classes.…

India should not participate in Washington-led anti-China coalition

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… For years, the US, Japan and India have maintained Malabar military exercises on an annual basis. As the US and Japan are absolutely aligned countries and India is a Washington regional strategic partner, the common…

Indian boycott of Chinese goods would be against their own national interests

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst… The level of India’s economic boycott against Chinese imports will depend on how the two countries resolve their border conflicts and if Indian industry is capable of offsetting the shortage of Chinese goods entering the country. Although the call to stop trading with China is…

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