At the very last minute, US cancelled a 2+2 meeting of Defence and Foreign Ministers of both countries and the excuse was “unavoidable” reasons.
USA wants many things from India:
* to cut oil imports from Iran. Iran is India’s 3rd largest oil supplier after Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
* based on our critical need, India is going ahead with Russia on the S-400 advanced air defence missile system and USA is trying to both isolate Russia but also generate more business for its own industry.
* India-USA defence and trade foundation agreements. USA wants India to sign these which puts India in a severe bind gives USA special treatment on multiple areas.
Obviously, India has refused on all fronts. It has rightly said it will abide by UN security council resolutions and nothing else to please any country especially those which are a fraction of its size – all but 1 country in the world fall in this category. THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE.
Source: Times of India
- 3 Jul 2018
In another Indian foreign policy win, Pakistan has been put on the global terror finance watch list. However after heavy push back from its supporting countries – Saudi Arabia and the GCC, China and Turkey, this action was delayed to start in June. The significance of this move is several – it means that officially Pakistan either support or is involved in terrorism activities and as a result funds flow in to and out of Pakistan will be heavily scrutinized by banks and their respective countries. Borrowing funds from overseas will be both difficult and expensive and there are other negatives.
NOW EVERY PAKISTANI ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (which compares itself to India and feels itself to be unlike Afghanistan) WILL FEEL THE BLACK MARK OF THIS ACTION.
Source: New Indian Express
- 28 Feb 2018
As we all know, PM Modi who is the first PM to visit Saudi Arabia in decades. PM also visited the all women TCS IT and IT Education Center where 80+% of the women are from Saudi Arabia itself. In what certainly must be a shock to the whole muslim world, the women started shouting “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” again and again, and then “Modi, Modi, Modi……” In a traditional society like Saudi such things have never ever happened that too by women. So clearly our PM’s effect, charisma, and the respect they have for India. But… but where is our secular media…
Source: Zee News
- 8 Apr 2016
If local rumors floating in Patna are to be believed, this time around, funds are also making its way to Bihar from Saudi Arabia via Nepal through the hawala route, the same route terrorist Yasin Bhatkal and others had used to infiltrate India. Allegedly, some people feel that Bhatkal might have been very successful in connecting Wahabi Muslims in Bihar with potential donors in Saudi Arabia. If all this true, it is doubtful BJP and NDA are beneficiaries and the logical party and candidates to benefit would be JD(U),RJD and Congress?
- 3 Nov 2015