Tag Archives: India

Mark Collins – South China Sea Update: Vietnam Building; Philippines Smacking US

8 Dec

Two stories: 1) Exclusive: Risking Beijing’s ire, Vietnam begins dredging on South China Sea reef … 2) Manila says will not help US on patrols in South China Sea So the US and Vietnam a…

Source: Mark Collins – South China Sea Update: Vietnam Building; Philippines Smacking US

Mark Collins – Take that Dragon! Indian PM Modi Embraces the Rising Sun (plus the Eagle and the Bear)

14 Nov

Another azimut in the making, with a nuclear angle: Strong Japan-India ties can help stabilize the world, says Modi Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday [Nov. 11] praised the “growin…

Source: Mark Collins – Take that Dragon! Indian PM Modi Embraces the Rising Sun (plus the Eagle and the Bear)

Mark Collins – ISIS, Islamism and Pakistan’s CT Failure

31 Oct

The very knowledgeable Pakistani author Ahmed Rashid (pieces for the NY Review of Books here) excoriates his country’s government: Viewpoint: Pakistan’s Quetta attack blame game The att…

Source: Mark Collins – ISIS, Islamism and Pakistan’s CT Failure

Mark Collins – Now India Wants to Build Foreign Single-Engine Fighter (Gripen? F-16?)

11 Oct

Further to this post, En Flipping Fin: India Signs to buy 36 French Rafale Fighters one shudders to contemplate how long this process might go on–at Defense Industry Daily’s “Rapi…

Source: Mark Collins – Now India Wants to Build Foreign Single-Engine Fighter (Gripen? F-16?)

Mark Collins – How Pakistanis Remember Partition of India and Events Leading Thereto

30 Sep

Further to this post from 2012, India and Pakistan: “Why Partition?” … (the Pakistanis have a long historical basis for some of their paranoia)… excerpts from a May 2015 article: Why Is…

Source: Mark Collins – How Pakistanis Remember Partition of India and Events Leading Thereto

Mark Collins – Oh, Oh! Indian Troops Raid Pakistani Kashmir

29 Sep

Further to this post, The Asian Military Cockpit, Kashmir Section matters are indeed getting pretty hairy: India says hits Pakistan-based militants, escalating tension Indian officials said elite t…

Source: Mark Collins – Oh, Oh! Indian Troops Raid Pakistani Kashmir

Mark Collins – En Flipping Fin: India Signs to buy 36 French Rafale Fighters

26 Sep

Further to this July post, “Absurd”: Continuing India/France Rafale Fighter Buy Balls-Up, Part 2 (plus Gripen) this seemingly almost endless Indian procurement saga (ring any bells in the Great Whi…

Source: Mark Collins – En Flipping Fin: India Signs to buy 36 French Rafale Fighters