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  1. 1

    Anonymous

    GOOD JOB

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  2. 2

    Tejaswy

    I am really concerned about the string of pearl made by china and china tying to make a port in china

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  3. 3

    Anonymous

    to shiv

    where are the pics inside of phalcon????

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  4. 4

    vasanthakumar

    China already need Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. If they want Sri Lanka & Tamil Nadu definitely we Tamils in Tamil Nadu will support China. Becuause India betrayed Tamils.

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  5. 5

    Anonymous

    "vasanthakumar said… "

    DEAR VASANTHAKUMAR… GO TO CHINA PLEASE..

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    Anonymous

    "vasanthakumar said… "

    DEAR VASANTHAKUMAR… GO TO CHINA PLEASE..

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    INDIAN

    @ vasanthakumar……

    ^$%^ #$% @$$0LE!!! &(%^&^ Main kya bola woh Samajhle beta….. 'Big Brother' Shiv wont allow me to post some sweet words for ya, isliye tu bach gaya!!

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    Anonymous

    Shiv, from when did u started anchoring sports news ??
    I saw u hosting some T-20 WC programme on HT.

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  9. 9

    Anonymous

    Indians are getting very paranoid about China. Military, Media and people anre making threats againsts China. Chinese are sitting there laughing.

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  10. 10

    Anonymous

    Now I know Shiv u will be heading to Paki to cover their final moments with taliban(really don't know who's final moments – whether their army or taliban)

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  11. 11

    Anonymous

    very incisive article. congratulations on writing for force mag shiv. good step for you.

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  12. 12

    the terminator

    A very good article without mincing words about the current situation in India.

    India might think of itself as the Big Brother but it is sad to note it has not played its part adequately.

    Its foreign policy is and has been wanting in diplomacy of high calibre. It could have played a key role in the Sri Lankan/Tamil Tigers episode but it squandered all moves by its myopic policy of victimising the Tamils by proxy at the hands of the Sinhala government because Rajiv Gandhi was assasinated by the LTTE.

    While India was sulking away about the LTTE hand in Rajiv's murder, the Chinese quietly stepped in and now the Sri Lankans are rejoicing at the expense of the poor Tamils.

    To be a Big Brother, it is not enough to be big in size. It also needs the political will to mollify the feuding parties and at the same time ready to wield the big stick if the circumstances warrants it.

    India cannot play the role of Big Brother if it cannot understand the sentiments of its people in Tamil Nadu. Sad to say the Central Government dominated by people from the north, even today, does not seem to realize that the Tamils in Tamil Nadu are Indian citizens. Those in Sri Lanka and other parts of the world are PIO whose fate would be decided by Delhi's indifference or worse still, inaction.

    Let us not just talk about the 'string of pearls'. What has India planned to counter it? Don't just sweep it under the rug as something to do with the security of the nation. India need not publish its intentions on the topic but has it any strategies to counter it? God alone knows!

    Coming back to the Sri Lankan question, it is about time that India steps in forcefully and demands that the Sri Lankan Tamils are rehabilitated and treated equally as citizens in every sphere of Sri Lanka. India should present the Sri Lankan government with a roadmap for the Tamils and see to its implementation. If India hasn't the political will and nerve to see through its implementation, then it might as well accept the present status quo not only in Sri Lanka but also in Arunachal Pradesh, but also all the other parts of India that is claimed by the Chinese.

    In short, give up all pretences of being a super power. Just kowtow to the Chinese and accept their hagemony.

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  13. 13

    Atty

    The concerns about the rising Chinese influence in Sri Lanka may be over stated.Its true that China is reaching out to the Indian ocean littorals but in case of Sri Lanka her influence may not be that alarming.Sri Lanka is wise enough to understand who is its neighbour and big brother.There is nothing that has been said or done by its leaders publically that could tantamount to an anti-India shift towards China.It takes a good 15 days of sailing for Chinese ships to even reach Sri Lanka – leave alone establishing bases there.Sri Lankans at large view India as a friend – their religion and broad culture was exported from India.They know they have no one else around to turn to in times of emergencies – like the Tsunami of Dec 2004.Thats why you have their military training with us.They welcome Indian tourists without a Visa -what more do you want?India has no choice but to enagage Sri Lanka into a meaningful dialogue and get equal rights for the Tamils.Sri lanka has no choice but to do just that – if they dont then the whole vicious cycle which Shiv has narrated will repeat itself.

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    Anonymous

    There is no reason to worry about China in strategic sense, since we are already crippled domestically thanks to politicians.

    We cannot compete with Chinese. It is the bitter truth all Indians recognize once they visit hina and see the level and type of infrastructure they have built in last ten years.

    India had a headstart and has the "benefits" of a democracy, but the reality is China is more prosperous and its people happier.

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    captainjohann

    Hi Shiv,
    The Sri lankans are very clever people.They signed the pact with late our beloeved Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and called it Jeyavardnae/Rajiv pact.They never wanted to implement it.They just wanted Indian army to fight the Sri lankan Tamils.The tragedy is known to us.
    Now also they are trying to EXPORT THE TAMILS TO TAMILNADU AND create a Tamil seperatist problem in India.This is what the Budhist clergy of the world wants dominated by Thailand,Myanmar and SriLanka with help from Japan.China is NOT the problem.The problem is the MILITANT BUDHISM. i WILL NOT BE SURPRISED IF THEY LINK UP WITH DALIT BUDHISTS IN INDIA LOCATED IN KUSHINAGAR.
    I even expect ANTI BRAHMINSM to raise its head in India with IndianTamilBrahmins from Subramaniaswamy,Cho,N.Ram of Hindu and other opinion makers being anti/LTTE

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    Prranjal Shrivastav

    It's so sad to realize that the so-called BIG BROTHER is the utter weakling. The India's foreign policies are nothing but confused attempts to support a weak stance with in it's neighborhood. the similar issues are very obvious within the nation's internal policies as well where the vast weakling majority is actually controlled by the so called united minorities as well as the huge tax paying general category is deprived of every benefit to feed the vote banks of SC, ST & OBCs. The Lankans had pushed the Tamils into forming LTTE & the liberation tigers were fighting for the right purpose but a country which itself have a history of freedom fights, actually helped the evil Lankans against it's own people, the Tamils. it's not tamils but sinhalis who are rouges & terrorists & i highly support the execution of Rajiv Gandhi for his ill treatment against tamilians. when will that time come when India will threat pussy cats like Srilanka against opposing the right to it's people & will. i think at least iran & iraq do hail from such prestigious communities who can stand & fight for what they think is right. SHAME INDIA SHAME!

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