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Many liberals are amazed that people believe the obvious lies that the Modi government puts out about China. There's a clear inconsistency between Modi saying that China didn't take any territory and army commanders regularly meeting their Chinese counterparts to negotiate.

They're practically begging the Chinese to leave, and the Chinese are refusing. If that were not the case, there would be no need to talk.

Also, the #Indian #Military position MUST BE WEAK, otherwise we would have kicked out the #Chinese. We simply cannot.

So why isn't the Indian public angry with #Modi?

For the same reason they were not angry with #Nehru in 1962.


Indians have a tendency to place their heroes on a pedestal and worship them. As long as they are on that pedestal, they can do no wrong.

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.#Thread: @SecDef Austin's India visit: Held bilat with @rajnathsingh in the morning. 🇮🇳🇺🇸 concluded a roadmap for Defence Industrial Cooperation which will fast-track tech coop & coproduction in areas like air combat & land mobility systems; ISR, munitions & undersea domain... Image
Roadmap, aims to change the paradigm for cooperation between U.S. and Indian defense sectors, including a set of specific proposals that could provide India access to cutting-edge technologies and support India’s defense modernization plans: US statement
.@SecDef & @rajnathsingh also pledged to review regulatory hurdles impeding closer industry-to-industry cooperation and to initiate negotiations on 'Security of Supply Arrangement and a Reciprocal Defense Procurement' agreement which will promote long-term supply chain stability
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Excited about PM @AlboMP upcoming visit to #Vietnam (and his @IISS_org #SLD2023 keynote!).

A short 🧵 from me about the 🇦🇺🇻🇳 relationship, its momentum, opportunities and future trajectory on the occasion of 50th anniversary 👇 1/
Fairly new-found strategic closeness under the Coalition gov resulted in a strategic partnership.
"The 2 countries are increasingly aligned in their strategic outlook and both find each other supportive and, frankly, useful, for their own strategic goals."…
#Australia has been a reliable partner in providing assistance to #Vietnam's #UN #peacekeeping forces, and it has supported #infrastructure in the vulnerable #Mekong region or donating #vaccines during #Covid #pandemic...
@FinancialReview 3/…
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A friend sent me a video that is apparently making the rounds. It's titled "#Modi the Boss," and features various world leaders praising Modi's popularity and greeting him.

Modi's #Bhakts are clearly in orgasmic bliss with this, and opponents say it's pure propaganda.

But there's more to this than meets the eye.

1. It's a fact that Modi's popularity fills world leaders with awe. They would give an arm and a leg to be as popular in their countries as Modi is in India. He can screw up worse than anyone can imagine and still be popular.

2. In contrast, leaders of most world democracies have to worry about the #economy, #jobs, #Unemployment, #prices, #inflation, #recession, etc. If anything goes wrong with these, they might lose the next #election.

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India has been faced with many enigmas since its independence in 1947. One of them was managing relations with foreign nations. #India gained independence during the #ColdWar era. Nonetheless, India has managed to maintain strategic autonomy over the years.

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Perhaps the #Rigvedic hymn “Aano bhadra krtavo yantu vishwatah”, (let noble thoughts come to us from all directions) would be perfect to describe India’s foreign policy prospects in upcoming months of 2023.

Here are the seven events to look for in upcoming months:

1. #G20 Summit
2. #SCO Summit
3. Maneuvering relationship with #China especially Under newly appointed Foreign Minister Qin Gang
4. Dehyphenating the #US and #Russia relationship amid multilateral engagements.

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🔴The report, titled ‘India-China Border Tensions and US Strategy in the Indo-Pacific’ by the American think-tank, Center for a New American Security @CNASdc states thathe #ModiGovt “would expect intelligence support and winter gear from the US,…
..but it also might.request things like joint exercises, emergency senior-level military and defense consultations, and inclusion in #Quad statements of the need to defend Indian border claims – all to enhance its deterrence vis-à-vis #Beijing.” @thewire_in @htTweets @ndtvindia
The US responded to the 2020 border crisisby extending full diplomatic and material support for #India. The US provided information and intelligence and expedited delivery of equipment, including two MQ-9B surveillance drones and winter gear”. #indiachinaborder #ModiGovt
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Good morning and welcome to Day 2 of the #RaisinaDialogue2023!

We kickstart the day with ‘The #QUAD Squad: Power and Purpose of the Polygon’

Featuring @SecBlinken, @hayashi09615064, @SenatorWong, @DrSJaishankar & @SamirSaran

Follow this thread for live updates!

.@SenatorWong: We are interested in a stable, secure and prosperous #IndoPacific. #Quad’s focus and our engagement with the Pacific Island countries are aligned with #Australia’s interests.

#Raisina2023 #RaisinaDialogue2023
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Welcome to Day 2 of the #RaisinaDialogue2023!

We start the day with a panel discussion on 'The #Quad Squad: Power and Purpose of the Polygon

Featuring @SecBlinken @hayashi09615064 @SenatorWong @DrSJaishankar @samirsaran



#RaisinaDialogue2023 | A Region of Opportunities: From the #Mediterranean to the #ArabianSea

Featuring Sameh Hassan Shoukry Selim, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi, Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, @drausaf & @AlOraibi



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#GeorgeSoros says
- india is a democracy, but @narendramodi is not
- india is a member of the #Quad but it also buys #oil from Russia and makes a lot of money from this.

And it is for this reason that he wants to liberate India from Modi.
Let’s understand why George Soros came out in the open and is taking on Modi.

The reason is that the Hindenberg expose tried to portray Modi as a crony capitalist with Adani.

But by getting Biden-Rishi Sunak and Macron on the same platform and making them an even bigger part of
USD 100 bn 500 Aircraft deal, Modi with one stroke killed the arguement of crony capitalism levelled against him.

In effect Modi blunted the only tool that the Pappu could use against him. And with the Adani issue relegated to the background (and no other card to play),
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OK, I'm ready for this! In 🇯🇵 Prime Minister’s Office with Mr. Noriyuki Shikata, Cabinet Secretary for Public Affairs. Standing as a proud #European & got informed on #G7 & Japan Priorities. I am optimistic about #Japan’s new foreign policy for the following reasons. #Thread Image
#Japanese Realism Diplomacy means
- support for #Ukraine,
- free and open Indo-Pacific,
- enhancing relationship with like-minded countries,
- #UnitedNations Reform including the Security Council. 1/1
#Japanese Realism Diplomacy is about maintaining and strengthening the rules-based free & open international order, about the peaceful resolution of disputes, the non-use of force, & respect for sovereignty, freedom of navigation, free trade, and respect for human rights. 1/2
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.@mikepompeo "In our first meeting, I was bemoaning (with @DrSJaishankar)... that his predecessor (@SushmaSwaraj) had not been particularly helpful. He said that he could see why I had trouble with his predecessor, a goofball and a heartland political hack."
@mikepompeo @DrSJaishankar @SushmaSwaraj .@mikepompeo "In May 2019, we welcomed “J” (@DrSJaishankar as India’s new foreign minister. I could not have asked for a better counterpart. I love this guy. Professional, rational, and a fierce defender of his boss and his country."
#MikePompeo #NeverGiveAnInch
.@mikepompeo "India is also a market with enormous demand for American intellectual property and products. These factors, plus its strategic location in South Asia, made India the fulcrum of my diplomacy to counteract Chinese aggression."
#MikePompeo #NeverGiveAnInch
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• Rates, dollar, employment ↑
• Geopolitical tensions
• $VIX and $VVIX are above 20DMA and uptrending
• $SPX closed below 200, 100, 50 and 20 DMA
• Negative #Gamma regime
• Leading sectors are breaking down
$ES_F $SPX $SPY #SPX #VIX #trading

The Bull's take

•Inflation/Commodities/Oil/ $DXY are ↓
•Seasonality favors up movement
•It was all about heavy $GEX & #Quad witching day
•Indices are very near strong support
• $VIX and $VVIX still in donwtrend
• Breadth indicator (#S5TH) is still holding
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Segue o 🧶
Biden lançou hoje a atualização da #Estratégia de Segurança Nacional dos EUA. Alguns rápidos comentários iniciais:
1⃣Sem surpresas, identifica q o mundo vive um momento de inflexão, de competição entre democracias e autocracias.Fala em superar a China e conter a Rússia
2⃣ Os desafios listados são os de sempre: a crise climática, definida como um "desafio existencial"; a segurança energética; pandemias e biossegurança; insegurança alimentar; controle e não proliferação de armas e terrorismo.
3⃣ Os americanos também colocam como prioridade "moldar as regras do jogo", juntamente com "parceiros e aliados" de forma que os organismos multinacionais - a ONU é citada - deixem de ser "irrelevantes ou prejudiciais para a solução dos problemas".
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#SCOSummit2022 #SCO the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation compises 9 member countries. India and Pakistan joined up finally in 2017, and Iran might be admitted in 2022.
Between them they account for much of the world's contradictions.…
Russia looks to it because it is a pariah elsewhere. China as the World's Number 2 power in terms of econ and military might comes to it wielding the biggest clout. India and Pakistan admitted together in 2017 have been and are at loggerheads for as long as theyve been UN Members
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228/sc #Supply #Chain #Diversification: #USA needs to urgently shift the labor intensive & medium tech parts of its defence supply chains from 🇨🇳 to 🇮🇳 with the collateral benefit of getting more defence orders under #Atman #Nirbhar production; #GOI must ensure #EODB/#EORC
230/sc #Supply #Chain #Diversification . Note that Vietnam is a competitor in location of consumer digital products supply chains. (Reason & solution in next tweet)
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-Balancing act against #CCP
-#Quad already has #India #Japan #Australia #USA
-5th missing link is #SouthKorea
-Notice how these 5 nations can take on #China in a certain future war, militarily & economically
-That’s the reason Japan & SK being urged to overcome their differences IISS
-Now look at the troops balance
-#India #Japan #SouthKorea encircle #China with external help from #USA & #Australia
-Even #Vietnam & #Indonesia could be good partners
-On the other hand we have #Pakistan #NorthKorea who could lean towards China

@LevinaNeythiri IISS
-Conventionally powered sub force of #Quad+ nations also confirm similar balance
-However if #India has to lead from front then #IndianNavy need to do much more
-As of today pace of capacity & capability building of #Indian submarine arm isn’t optimal

@subnut @indiannavy IISS
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"The South China Sea is fast becoming a Chinese lake, given the density of PLAAF and PLAN military bases created within its waters."
In the case of “Mao’s heir” Xi, although almost all such activity remains hidden from the outside world, criticism of the functioning of the Office of the General Secretary (OGS) has been growing inside the higher ranks of the CCP.
More than the party secretariat or the civilian side of the central government, it is the military that has the most influence in the thinking of the present 🇨🇳 CCP General Secretary.
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In this article published 6 years ago, @OliverDTurner and I argue that the American discourses of 'virtue' and 'power', shared by most Americans, are productive of the subjectivity of neoconservatism, which, despite its widely abhorred manifestation in the Bush Doctrine, is thus
more normatively appealing and more enduring than commonly understood. In fact, it could be argued that there has been a quiet neocon-ization of the West over the past two decades, with many Western countries appropriating American 'virtue' and identifying with US power.
The fact that no one talks about neoconservatism anymore today is not because it's gone, but because it's gone capillary. The deep faith in US-led virtue and power is such that the neoconservative motto of 'moral clarity' and 'military strength' has replaced good old-fashioned
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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion with @carlbildt, @MalikAshok, Ming-Shih Shen, @DCTwining, @LisaCurtisDC, @LynnKuok

Stay tuned for updates!

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.@LynnKuok: The #US has put working towards a common cause with its closest allies at the centre of advancing its national interest. The strength of the US as well as its partners matter.

.@carlbildt: If you look at the handling of the #Russia crisis, we are flying together. We are closer than in the past, covering all aspects of #security. There is a significant strengthening of #NATO and #transatlantic aspects of security.

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With #Raisina2022 kickstarting today, @orfonline is delighted to announce the launch of the 6th edition of our flagship annual journal of essays, the #RaisinaFiles.

Edited by @samirsaran and @anahitakhanna95.

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Are the contours of a new geopolitical formation—the DragonBear—characterised by deepening relations between #China & #Russia in key strategic areas, now increasingly visible? If so, what are #Putin's geopolitical choices?

From @vtchakarova

To forestall ceding more manufacturing output and control over critical #supplychains to #China, other nations must be prepared to rethink long-standing conventions about international #trade, writes Jeffrey Jeb Nadaner.

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue2022
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This very interesting @France24 #F24Debate show was just broadcast live here in France and provides a fascinating insight into just how much of a global energy and financial crisis the #RussiaUkraineWar has now become.
This @StateDept briefing has just finished. First substantive questions (not addressing the readout address in international response specifically #Quad member India (from @apdiplowriter) and the US's UAE and Saudi allies (@AndreaMitchell of @CNN)
. @StateDeptSpox does his best to remain bullish on Russian isolation, but it is far from convincing. No doubt there will be more calls from sanction hawk Senators & Representatives for secondary sanctions.
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The flood of foreign Govt visitors post-Ukraine, suggests, that they are finally trying to understand #India & #GOI #policy from the "horses mouth" (instead of seeing it through the biases of neo-colonialists and their Indian agents).
3/IFP #Japan #Kishida visit
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Here's the UNGA vote on condemning Russia. A few thoughts.
1/ #Syria. No shocker how they voted. But the remaining Russian forces there are about to be cut off from...everything. #Turkey has already closed the Turkish Straits to Russian ships. Wanna kill some Russians without going to Ukraine? Here's your opportunity.
2/ #Mongolia abstained. While not technically a Russian satellite, they remain under heavy Russian influence. Arguably heavier than during the Soviet period. Really cheeses off the Chinese.
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