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#1 Indian & Chinese fleets out at the same time in the same place?
Oh this will end well.
Time for more "smart" diplomacy?
Posted by AlanC 2012-12-03 15:13||
#2 China got deh cash money, but India has the superior lines of communication. Hinjoooos mine the strait and it's game over for Mattel.
Posted by Shipman 2012-12-03 17:26||
#3 What does MAMA RUSSIA = VLAD sayeth about this???
As for IN CoS ADM. Joshi + "...We are prepared for that" > Apparently, as per DEFENCE.PK + INDIAN DEFENCE ARTICS, thanks to political corruption, misappropriation, and defective internal "kultur", not everyone in India's military establishment thinks the country is ready for any kind of serious, major or minor military conflict. UNFORTUNATELY, THE AFORESAME BELIEVE THAT IT MAY TAKE A DE FACTO MAJOR MILITARY DEFEAT, E.G. VEE CHINA + WORSE IN SCALE THAN 1962, TO SHAKE INDIA'S ESTABLISHMENT FROM ITS MORASS INTO PROPER ACTION???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-12-03 19:01||
#4 RELATED CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > INDIA WILL INTERVENE IN SOUTH CHINA SEA, IFF REQUIRED | [NDTV.com] NEW DELHI: THE INDIAN NAVY IS PRACTICING TO OPERATE IN SOUTH CHINA SEA TO PROTECT ITS ECONOMIC INTERESTS.
ARTIC = India has four oil blocks off the coast of Vietnam.
* CHINA DAILY > OPED: US PLAYING WID FIRE OVER ISLANDS. US Senate support of Japan' side ala China-claimed Senkakus in East China Sea.
* TOPIX > MANILA: "COALITION OF THE WILLING" RISING AGZ CHINA.
ARTIC > PROF. HI YINYON, Professor of INternational relations at Renmin University in Beijing = argues that both China + Japan have chosen CONFRONTATIONAL APPROACHES to the disputed islands' issue.
* SAME > PHILIPPINES: CHINA PLAN COULD SPARK REGIONAL WAR.
Again, PHIL CG = JAPAN SDF = CHINA one day may just suddenly open fire on PHIL andor Nippon assets in the SCS + ECS, and attempt to sink, shoot down, or otherwise destroy everything + everyone AMAP to show China's displeasure at the PHIL + JAPAN for the two latter's lack of respect for China's interests + warnings.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-12-03 22:38||
#5 argues that both China + Japan have chosen CONFRONTATIONAL APPROACHES to the disputed islands' issue.
With China throwing their weight around, Japan's choices are either roll over or push back. That the US has pulled back only makes conflict more likely.
Posted by SteveS 2012-12-03 22:59||