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Indian Journalist shuts-up Pak Foreign Minister in Pakistan !

When it comes to defending your country in adverse circumstances all you need is undying love for your motherland. This is the example that has been set by an Indian journalist who took on Pakistan Foreign Minister SM Qureshi right inside Pakistan when Qureshi started speaking ill about India in a Pakistan Government function. After the journalist informed about the incident on Twitter (CLICK to read), the tweet has gone viral with thousands of people liking and writing about the tweet while lakhs  have viewed it so far.

Indian Mandarins caught up with the journalist Sanjeev Trivedi as he entered into India on Sunday via Wagha Border through which he had gone to Lahore to cover the Kartarpur function. Sanjeev is placed as an Associate Editor with News 24 Tv and was a member of the media team visiting Pakistan to cover the opening of Kartarpur Corridor.

It was last Friday evening recalls Sanjeev, when the Indian media contingent was taken to the residence of the Governor of Pakistan Punjab for an interaction. It was an imposing British era building protected by the Pak Army. The Governor was trying to explain how more Indian religious places will be opened-up in Pakistan after Kartarpur Corridor.

Things were fine until Pak Foreign Minister Qureshi suddenly dropped in unannounced. As he began to address the Indian media, Qureshi began to harp on the Kashmir Agenda of the Pak Govt. despite it being a function arranged on the occasion of the opening of Kartarpur Corridor. The situation became tense as Qureshi went on and on calling Kashmir as 'Indian Occupied Kashmir' and abrogation of Art 370 as 'annexation of J&K'  by Modi Govt. The Indian journalists were shell shocked as this was happening in the Governor's House in Lahore and not a neutral venue. Also this wasn't a press conference. It was then, Sanjeev says that he decided to intervene and cut short Qureshi's argument - which as the video posted on the Tweeter shows Qureshi leaving the spot in a huff.

When asked if he thought twice before taking on Qureshi as he was in Lahore i.e right inside Pakistan and that meant being well under the reach of the ISI and the Pak Army - he said he did not think of anything accept instantly cutting the slur that Qureshi was attributing to India. 

Pakistan is not a normal state and journalist's rights aren't as protected there as in India but Sanjeev says that the risk of rebutting the Anti-India Pak agenda from inside Pakistan territory, had to be taken.

Indian Mandarins congratulates Sanjeev Trivedi. Fighting for the honour of the country does not always require Guns and Planes. Duty and love towards your country is equally effective as weapons.

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

10 Nov 2019
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Do appointments of LGs give any clue to NaMo’s future strategy?

The NaMo Govt is known for its penchant for civil servants but it has its own way to deploy, employ and engage them to accomplish its task and corner the opposition on issues like demonetisation, GST and abrogation of Article 370.

In June 2018 none could understand the objective as why B V R Subrahmanyam (IAS:1987:CG) was borrowed from Chhattisgarh as J&K Chief Secretary. In fact, Subrahmanyam was brought to J&K to take commands from NaMo administration and hold sway over their execution. A year later (May 31, 2019), the entire system remained clueless and failed to explain NaMo administration’s certain bureaucratic and political decisions which include S Jaishanker’s induction as Foreign Minister, Cabinet rank to NSA Ajit Doval and 03 months extension to the then Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha putting the then Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on wait to replace Sinha. It was only after the abrupt abrogation of Article 370 and 35A that had unfolded the mystery. The top officials, mentioned above, proved as key to the flawless execution of NaMo-Shah’s plan for J&K. 

Even though much is being said and written about appointment of former Defence Secretary R K Mathur and NaMo-Shah loyalist and expenditure Secretary G C Murmu as LGs of Ladakh and J&K and respectively. It requires out of box thinking to gauge NaMo administration’s move. Again it is not a mere coincidence that PM Modi on Monday expressed his aspirations for integrating PoK with India. None knows if it is the very context NaMo often refers as New India?

Further, it was also not a sheer coincidence that NaMo administration picked former IB Chief Dineshwar Sharma as the Administrator of Lakshadweep which is increasingly exposed to Chinese strategic moves to encircle India and its intensifying strategic partnership with Shri Lanka.

If one goes by the credentials and experience of these newly appointed LGs and Administrator, one might be able to gauge the future perspective of NaMo Administration for New India. NaMo administration needed the one who could religiously implement its rehabilitation plans and development roadmap in Jammu & Kashmir and the one who could shoulder the strategic needs of Ladakh which shares borders with Pak, PoK and China.

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

29 Oct 2019
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Indian Journalist shuts-up Pak Foreign Minister in Pakistan !

By IndianMandarins 10 Nov 2019

When it comes to defending your country in adverse circumstances all you need is undying love for your motherland. This is the example that has been set by an Indian journalist who took on Pakistan Foreign Minister SM Qureshi right inside Pakistan when Qureshi started speaking ill about India in a Pakistan Government function. After the journalist informed about the incident on Twitter (CLICK to read), the tweet has gone viral with thousands of people liking and writing about the tweet while lakhs  have viewed it so far.

Indian Mandarins caught up with the journalist Sanjeev Trivedi as he entered into India on Sunday via Wagha Border through which he had gone to Lahore to cover the Kartarpur function. Sanjeev is placed as an Associate Editor with News 24 Tv and was a member of the media team visiting Pakistan to cover the opening of Kartarpur Corridor.

It was last Friday evening recalls Sanjeev, when the Indian media contingent was taken to the residence of the Governor of Pakistan Punjab for an interaction. It was an imposing British era building protected by the Pak Army. The Governor was trying to explain how more Indian religious places will be opened-up in Pakistan after Kartarpur Corridor.

Things were fine until Pak Foreign Minister Qureshi suddenly dropped in unannounced. As he began to address the Indian media, Qureshi began to harp on the Kashmir Agenda of the Pak Govt. despite it being a function arranged on the occasion of the opening of Kartarpur Corridor. The situation became tense as Qureshi went on and on calling Kashmir as 'Indian Occupied Kashmir' and abrogation of Art 370 as 'annexation of J&K'  by Modi Govt. The Indian journalists were shell shocked as this was happening in the Governor's House in Lahore and not a neutral venue. Also this wasn't a press conference. It was then, Sanjeev says that he decided to intervene and cut short Qureshi's argument - which as the video posted on the Tweeter shows Qureshi leaving the spot in a huff.

When asked if he thought twice before taking on Qureshi as he was in Lahore i.e right inside Pakistan and that meant being well under the reach of the ISI and the Pak Army - he said he did not think of anything accept instantly cutting the slur that Qureshi was attributing to India. 

Pakistan is not a normal state and journalist's rights aren't as protected there as in India but Sanjeev says that the risk of rebutting the Anti-India Pak agenda from inside Pakistan territory, had to be taken.

Indian Mandarins congratulates Sanjeev Trivedi. Fighting for the honour of the country does not always require Guns and Planes. Duty and love towards your country is equally effective as weapons.

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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Do appointments of LGs give any clue to NaMo’s future strategy?

By IndianMandarins 29 Oct 2019

The NaMo Govt is known for its penchant for civil servants but it has its own way to deploy, employ and engage them to accomplish its task and corner the opposition on issues like demonetisation, GST and abrogation of Article 370.

In June 2018 none could understand the objective as why B V R Subrahmanyam (IAS:1987:CG) was borrowed from Chhattisgarh as J&K Chief Secretary. In fact, Subrahmanyam was brought to J&K to take commands from NaMo administration and hold sway over their execution. A year later (May 31, 2019), the entire system remained clueless and failed to explain NaMo administration’s certain bureaucratic and political decisions which include S Jaishanker’s induction as Foreign Minister, Cabinet rank to NSA Ajit Doval and 03 months extension to the then Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha putting the then Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on wait to replace Sinha. It was only after the abrupt abrogation of Article 370 and 35A that had unfolded the mystery. The top officials, mentioned above, proved as key to the flawless execution of NaMo-Shah’s plan for J&K. 

Even though much is being said and written about appointment of former Defence Secretary R K Mathur and NaMo-Shah loyalist and expenditure Secretary G C Murmu as LGs of Ladakh and J&K and respectively. It requires out of box thinking to gauge NaMo administration’s move. Again it is not a mere coincidence that PM Modi on Monday expressed his aspirations for integrating PoK with India. None knows if it is the very context NaMo often refers as New India?

Further, it was also not a sheer coincidence that NaMo administration picked former IB Chief Dineshwar Sharma as the Administrator of Lakshadweep which is increasingly exposed to Chinese strategic moves to encircle India and its intensifying strategic partnership with Shri Lanka.

If one goes by the credentials and experience of these newly appointed LGs and Administrator, one might be able to gauge the future perspective of NaMo Administration for New India. NaMo administration needed the one who could religiously implement its rehabilitation plans and development roadmap in Jammu & Kashmir and the one who could shoulder the strategic needs of Ladakh which shares borders with Pak, PoK and China.

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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Modi to Imran: No favor needed

By IndianMandarins 14 Jun 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just signaled to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan that he doesn't want any personal favor from Islamabad. After the MEA, in the routine course, got the clearance from Pakistan to use its air space for the PM's flight to Bishkek to attend the SCO meeting, NaMo made it clear that he would rather take the Oman route to fly to the Kyrgyz capital than fly over the Pakistani air space. This was significant in view of some of the Indian medical students in Bishkek requesting the GoI to resolve the flight route problem with Pakistan because it was making them lose a lot of money on journeys to, and from, India.

 

By canceling the flight over Pakistani air space, the PM has clearly sent out a signal to those students as well as the common Indian masses that he would not avail of any facility that Pakistan is not willing to extend to the Indians in general.

This means there is no chance of any personal deal.


But this public posturing may not exclude any covert deal to bring peace to the subcontinent.

 

On the surface, Pakistan is being driven to a situation where it might find that it can't talk to India on its own condition. Facing the real danger of getting promoted into the blacklist of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Gazis of the Islamist military state may find themselves checkmated when New Delhi completes assembly delimitation exercise in J&K. The latter move will literally shift the hill state's balance of power in favor of Jammu which, though being larger in geographic and population terms, has disproportionately low representation than the valley. Hopefully, the delimitation exercise may be complete before the next assembly election.

 

Once the balance of power shifts to Dharmic-majority Jammu and Ladakh, the Islamist Gazis would find themselves deprived of the cover of democracy to agitate for their separatist agenda. Also, then the assembly can pass a legitimate resolution calling for the abrogation of Article 370 inserted by late PM J L Nehru into the Constitution of India. The article has in recent years only fueled separatism and Islamism instead of making them content with their special status within the Union of India.

 

Further, Pakistan's best friend China is deeply troubled by Trump's trade war is beset by growing US naval activities in the Western Pacific. There are indications that Beijing may increasingly find itself into a trap of its own making, from which it would be difficult for it to lend a helping hand to its best Islamist friend.


All of this can't but put additional burden on Pakistan military Gazis whose philosophy, according to American political scientist Christine Fair, is to 'fight to the end'. 

(By M K Shukla & Rakesh Ranjan)

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Dealing with Trump's hasty ambush

By IndianMandarins 04 Jun 2019

Readying to hit Iran hard, US President Donald Trump, who is seen as a reincarnation of famous or infamous Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible, has pressured India's pain points. The withdrawal of preferential duty on some Indian goods may hit New Delhi's exports worth $6.5 billion on top of severely damaging its Exim business with Iran following the US move that has already brought India under the Iran sanction regime - from which there was a waiver for some time. Add $2.5 billion of India's exports to Iran, and the total damage to Indian exports works out to $9billion in one single Trump stroke. This is not a small amount for a country like India that has been for years running huge trade deficits reaching a record $176 billion in FY19.


Like all relationships, Indo-US relations have not been without pain points. Without going far deep into the past particularly the Indira-Nixon years, one could see those pain points emerging and hurting the overall ties between the two great democracies. And creating avoidable uncertainties in the minds of the leaders of both countries. Take, for instance, the relationship between the two countries following the signing of Indo-US, or US-India, civil nuclear deal. While the deal helped India engage in legitimate nuclear commerce, it didn't help the US very much till recently when its nuclear power building company Westinghouse got out of insolvency problem.


Even though the blame for the failure to avail of the benefits of the nuclear deal lay squarely on US businesses, bitter sentiments marked Washington grievances on the issue. True, everyone has a tell-tale tendency to eat the cake and have it too. But nations, like individuals, resolve this problem through dialogue and negotiations. Of course, the bitter US feelings for not getting immediately the benefits of the nuke deal was mitigated and assuaged to a large extent by a series of defense deals.


And defense and related technology deals are possibly the best means to carry forward and smoothe the relationship between the two countries straining under huge trade deficit of over US$20 billion in India's favor and apparently unequal playing field between Indian and American businesses, made worse, for instance, by one tax rules for Indian e-commerce companies and another for US and other companies. It seems the tax rules changed in the last months of 2018 might have been born out of a miscalculation on the part of the government which read too much in the personal conflict and disliking between Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and President Trump who often exchange not too pleasant greetings on the Twitter. Prone and extremely vulnerable to malicious gossip, we Indians have a self-destructive pathological tendency to mix gossip with state policy.


The trade deficit of US$176 billion in FY19 tells us a disturbing story - that we don't have money in our ATM and that we are living off on borrowed money. It also tells us that there are serious structural problems with our economy and political governance. Clearly, the US is in a position to help us improve our economy. But they want something in return - fair treatment for their businesses vs spent forces of Indian businesses. They are ready with their proposals for massive investment in defense industries, stressed assets reconstruction, manufacturing, and marketing and so on.


The question is are we ready?


(By M K Shukla & Rakesh Ranjan)

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China's belt and road is all about military objectives

By IndianMandarins 20 Dec 2018

New York Times has reported that under China’s $1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative, Pakistan is working on distinctly defense-related projects, including a secret plan to build fighter jets. China insists the program is peaceful.


The confidential plan, reviewed by The Times, would also deepen the countries’ cooperation in space, a frontier the Pentagon recently said Beijing was trying to militarize.

 

It’s the first time China has explicitly tied a Belt and Road proposal to its military ambitions, confirming the concerns of a host of nations who suspect the infrastructure initiative is really about helping China project armed might. CLICK TO READ RELATED STORY.

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