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vingensys

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Iranians asked for moeny all of it as soon as the sanctions went away. Russians do sel us tech and weapons but they don't do it out of the goodness of their hearts they do it for hard cash, the USSR is goen Putin's Russia is different entity altogather. In a sefish world its stupid to be an idealist.
Agree a 100%. May I add, Russians has joined the chinese bandwagon. It would be difficult for India to bail them out like china do too. And progressively Russians will find it difficult to support us too. As that oft repeated cliche about diplomacy 101 goes, its time Indians(civilians) become realistic and understand there once was a Indo - Soviet strategic convergence, that period is fairly over.
The choices Russia made in Afghan, Zamir Kabulov etc points to this realignment from their side too. its transactional at the best. So I would moderate my hopes on Russian support on even Kashmir too
 

Ashutosh

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You have a trusting soul. And one that forgets easy.

Sadly I've been blessed by neither. Not personally. Not ancestrally.

Cheers, Doc

Doc, you beat up North Indians while being in the Shiv Sena and then Charge them a premium for treatment... and profit. I'll be a fool to trust you.
(Now, I hope you'll keep personal remarks off)

I don't advocate international relations based on feelings of the past. nations don't trust each other they do good bussiness togather, and act in line of the same. Weapons are not brought be cause we trust a nation, or because that nation supports our well being, its just bussiness, and the infringement of the contract will cause loss of market to the seller as well as the buyer.

Vietnam and US going together against china is a Visible argument that it is stupid to have hangover of conflicts. We need saudi money and they need a place to invest, being int he Iranian Camp was'nt much of a help as Saudi used its influence against us. Its wise to have alliances which serve our interests. Also, money talks and deals are struck we cannot Challenge Saudi's influence everywhere, its better to have alliances with rich nation with whom you do not have territorial disputes.
 

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Not a civilized counter argument.
Doc, you beat up North Indians while being in the Shiv Sena and then Charge them a premium for treatment... and profit. I'll be a fool to trust you.
(Now, I hope you'll keep personal remarks off)

I don't advocate international relations based on feelings of the past. nations don't trust each other they do good bussiness togather, and act in line of the same. Weapons are not brought be cause we trust a nation, or because that nation supports our well being, its just bussiness, and the infringement of the contract will cause loss of market to the seller as well as the buyer.

Vietnam and US going together against china is a Visible argument that it is stupid to have hangover of conflicts. We need saudi money and they need a place to invest, being int he Iranian Camp was'nt much of a help as Saudi used its influence against us. Its wise to have alliances which serve our interests. Also, money talks and deals are struck we cannot Challenge Saudi's influence everywhere, its better to have alliances with rich nation with whom you do not have territorial disputes.

You guys (Hindus) are going to eventually learn what you mean to Sunni Islam and their ideological fountainhead.

My agony stems from the fact that I will be living among you when you do.

Cheers, Doc
 

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You guys (Hindus) are going to eventually learn what you mean to Sunni Islam and their ideological fountainhead.

My agony stems from the fact that I will be living among you when you do.

Cheers, Doc
You always have the option of a one way ticket to Iran and joining the fold there which you yourself have maintained is a Zorastrianised version of Islam thus ending the resistance your ancestors initiated a millenium ago when they made their journey to India .
 
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Ashutosh

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You guys (Hindus) are going to eventually learn what you mean to Sunni Islam and their ideological fountainhead.

My agony stems from the fact that I will be living among you when you do.

Cheers, Doc

You can absolutely limit your agony with means that are available. We are not holding a gun to your head, and have kidnapped you to live among us... be careful with religious signalling.
 
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jetray

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I wasn't being cryptic at all.

Arab petrodollars will continue to kill Indians.

And the banya will channel Indian rupees into Arab petrodollars.

Cheers, Doc
SA is not investing in some madrassa but petroleum sector. SA investing in reliance means pakistan can no longer pull the stunt of nuclear war every now & then.

Your posts are now graduated from entertainment to absurdity level.
 

vsdoc

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You can absolutely limit your agony with means that are available. We are not holding a gun to your head, and have kidnapped you to live among us... be careful with religious signalling.

This is absolutely religious.

And time will prove it again, as it has to your detriment for a thousand years in the past.

While you think you are being clever, they are laughing and arming themselves and spreading their poison.

Now on our rupee.

Our. Not just yours.

Cheers, Doc
 

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I wasn't being cryptic at all.

Arab petrodollars will continue to kill Indians.

And the banya will channel Indian rupees into Arab petrodollars.

Cheers, Doc

If you stop driving that car you're sitting on, then we won't have to import oil.
 

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India, Bahrain sign agreements in space technology, culture exchange
India and Bahrain on Saturday agreed to collaborate in the areas of space technology, solar energy and culture exchange as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held comprehensive talks with his Bahraini counterpart Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa to give a major boost to the entire spectrum of bilateral relations.

Modi, the first Indian prime minister to visit Bahrain, and Prince Khalifa after the delegation-level talks witnessed the exchange of MoUs in the areas of culture, space, collaboration with International Solar Alliance (ISA).

"Defining new areas of cooperation. Expanding our bilateral partnership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and H H Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa witnessed exchange of MoUs in areas of culture, space, collaboration with ISA & Rupay Card," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet.

"Intensifying the vibrant bilateral relations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with HH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of Bahrain. Both leaders expressed their commitment to give a boost to the entire spectrum of bilateral relations," he said.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Bahrain's National Space Science Agency agreed to collaborate in the area of space technology.

The two sides agreed on collaboration of the kingdom with International Solar Alliance (ISA).

The ISA, launched in 2015 by Prime Minister Modi and then French President Francois Hollande at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, is a major global initiative for contributing to the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement through rapid and massive deployment of solar energy.

The two countries also agreed on cultural exchange programme.

"Honoured to have met HH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Our talks were comprehensive and included a wide range of subjects concerning India-Bahrain relations," Prime Minister Modi tweeted after the talks.

Before the talks, Modi was extended a ceremonial welcome at Al Gudaibiya Palace here.

"A pearl in our extended neighbourhood. Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended a ceremonial welcome at Al Gudaibiya Palace in Manama in the presence of Prime Minister HH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa," Kumar said in a tweet.

Modi, was received by Prince Khalifa at the airport.

"Infusing new energy on the foundation of close civilizational linkages. PM Narendra Modi arrives in Manama, Bahrain. As a special gesture, received warmly by HH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the PM of Bahrain. This is the first ever visit by an Indian PM to Bahrain," Kumar tweeted.

Modi, who is on the third leg of his three-nation tour to France, the UAE and Bahrain, will also hold talks with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
On Sunday, he will witness the formal beginning of the re-development of the temple of Shreenathji - the oldest in the Gulf region.
From Bahrain, Modi is scheduled to return to France on Sunday to attend the G7 Summit meeting.
India, Bahrain sign agreements in space technology, culture exchange
 

RISING SUN

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India, Bahrain sign agreements in space technology, culture exchange
India and Bahrain on Saturday agreed to collaborate in the areas of space technology, solar energy and culture exchange as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held comprehensive talks with his Bahraini counterpart Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa to give a major boost to the entire spectrum of bilateral relations.

Modi, the first Indian prime minister to visit Bahrain, and Prince Khalifa after the delegation-level talks witnessed the exchange of MoUs in the areas of culture, space, collaboration with International Solar Alliance (ISA).

"Defining new areas of cooperation. Expanding our bilateral partnership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and H H Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa witnessed exchange of MoUs in areas of culture, space, collaboration with ISA & Rupay Card," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet.

"Intensifying the vibrant bilateral relations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with HH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of Bahrain. Both leaders expressed their commitment to give a boost to the entire spectrum of bilateral relations," he said.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Bahrain's National Space Science Agency agreed to collaborate in the area of space technology.

The two sides agreed on collaboration of the kingdom with International Solar Alliance (ISA).

The ISA, launched in 2015 by Prime Minister Modi and then French President Francois Hollande at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, is a major global initiative for contributing to the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement through rapid and massive deployment of solar energy.

The two countries also agreed on cultural exchange programme.

"Honoured to have met HH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Our talks were comprehensive and included a wide range of subjects concerning India-Bahrain relations," Prime Minister Modi tweeted after the talks.

Before the talks, Modi was extended a ceremonial welcome at Al Gudaibiya Palace here.

"A pearl in our extended neighbourhood. Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended a ceremonial welcome at Al Gudaibiya Palace in Manama in the presence of Prime Minister HH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa," Kumar said in a tweet.

Modi, was received by Prince Khalifa at the airport.

"Infusing new energy on the foundation of close civilizational linkages. PM Narendra Modi arrives in Manama, Bahrain. As a special gesture, received warmly by HH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the PM of Bahrain. This is the first ever visit by an Indian PM to Bahrain," Kumar tweeted.

Modi, who is on the third leg of his three-nation tour to France, the UAE and Bahrain, will also hold talks with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
On Sunday, he will witness the formal beginning of the re-development of the temple of Shreenathji - the oldest in the Gulf region.
From Bahrain, Modi is scheduled to return to France on Sunday to attend the G7 Summit meeting.
India, Bahrain sign agreements in space technology, culture exchange
 

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India, Bahrain sign 3 MoUs, release Joint Statement; PM Modi conferred Bahrain Order
India and Bahrain released a joint statement on August 25, 2019 during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bahrain. PM Narendra Modi is on an official state visit to Bahrain at the invitation of Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The visit of PM Narendra Modi to Bahrain is the first-ever by an Indian Prime Minister. The Prime Minister was accompanied by a high-level delegation of senior officials. The visit marked a historical milestone in the long-standing friendly ties and bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

The King of Bahrain, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, received PM Narendra Modi and his accompanying delegation at the Gudaibiya Palace, in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Bahrain and the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.

PM Modi conferred Bahrain Order-First Class

PM Narendra Modi was conferred Bahrain Order- First Class by Bahrain’s King, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in recognition of his efforts to strengthen bilateral relations of India with the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Bahrain Order - First Class is also known as the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance.


Following this, detailed talks were held between PM Modi and Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain on a wide range of issues on bilateral, regional and international front. The Prime Minister also met Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.

During the official talks, India and Bahrain expressed satisfaction with the current state of bilateral relations and agreed to further broaden and deepen the engagement in diverse fields of mutual interest, and underlined the importance of enhancing high-level political exchanges, defence and higher education cooperation, trade and economic relations and people-to-people linkages. The two sides also noted the increasing trend of bilateral trade and existing potential for two-way investments, reaffirmed their desire to provide favourable environments for trade and investments.


Following the talks, four Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between the two nations:

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Agreement/MoU

Nodal Ministry /Organization

Signatory from the Indian side

Signatory from the French side

1.

Statement of Intent on collaboration between ISRO and National Space Science Agency in the area of Space Technology

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Dr K. Sivan, Chairman, ISRO/Secretary, DoS

Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation & Telecommunications and Chairman of NSSA

2.

Statement of Intent on collaboration of the Kingdom of Bahrain with International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy/ ISA

Alok Kumar Sinha, Ambassador of India to Bahrain

AbdulRahman Mohamed AlGaoud, Ambassador of Bahrain in New Delhi

3.

Cultural Exchange Programme between India and Bahrain

Ministry of Culture

Alok Kumar Sinha, Ambassador of India to Bahrain

AbdulRahman Mohamed AlGaoud, Ambassador of Bahrain in New Delhi

Joint Statement: Key Highlights

International Solar alliance

India welcomed the interest of the Kingdom of Bahrain to join the International Solar alliance (ISA), recognising the importance of it as international intergovernmental organisation, which has become an effective platform to facilitate the deployment of solar energy.

Terrorism

India and Bahrain reaffirmed their condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, regardless of the identity of the perpetrators and their motives and they agreed to further enhance cooperation in the field of security, counter-terrorism and the exchange of intelligence and information. The two sides also noted the need for concerted action by the international community against terrorism including through early adoption of the UN Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism and underlined the importance of comprehensive sanctioning of terrorists and their organizations by the UN.

India and Bahrain further discussed ways and means to further promote cooperation in cyber security, including prevention of use of cyber space for terrorism, radicalization and for disturbing social harmony. The two sides called on all states to reject the use of terrorism against other countries, dismantle terrorism infrastructures where they happen to exist and to cut off any kind of support and financing to the terrorists perpetrating terrorism from all territories against other states and bring perpetrators of acts of terrorism to justice.


Energy Cooperation

India and Bahrain agreed to enhance cooperation in energy, covering the areas of joint exploration and training of human resources. PM Modi congratulated Bahrain on the recent discovery of huge oil and Gas reserves. The Indian side highlighted the interest of its energy companies to pursue opportunities of conventional exploration as well as development of newly discovered oil and gas assets in Bahrain.

Maritime Security

India and Bahrain agreed to enhance cooperation to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf region, vital for the security and safety of sea lanes.

UNSC reforms

India and Bahrain, both emphasized on the urgent need to pursue UN reforms, including the Security Council through an expansion of both categories of its membership, to make it more representative and effective in tackling global challenges.

Other Issues

India and Bahrain, both sides reaffirmed their commitment towards reformed multilateralism and underlined the need to strengthen and reform multilateral system and institutions to address the aspirations of the developing countries.

The two nations also agreed that regional connectivity projects should be based on international law including respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of states. They also reaffirmed the commitment to pluralism, values of tolerance, peaceful coexistence and religious freedom.
India, Bahrain sign 3 MoUs, release Joint Statement; PM Modi conferred Bahrain Order