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KRA CANAL project and unbiased approach

http://googleweblight.com/i?u=http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/11/20/kra-canal-project-and-unbiased-approach/&grqid=8HYU5YcZ&hl=en-IN ra Canal Project and unbiased approach Mikhail Voytenko Opinion November 20, 2017 6:35 pm Post Views: 1,283 Public interest in Kra Canal project goes in tides, and as of recent, it’s on the rise again. Project has a long history going centuries back, there’s no need in trying to retell it one more time. Kra Canal is a waterway to be built across the Kra Isthmus on the Malay Peninsula in southern Thailand, and become the shortest link between South China sea and Indian ocean, which in theory, may overshadow Malacca Strait. Kra Canal transit will be some 650 nautical miles shorter than Malacca Strait transit, saving 2-3 days sailing. A lot was written and said on pros and cons, on advantages and risks involved, but still, some risks weren’t mentioned, or were taken too lightly. Some aspects of Kra Canal Project economic: Let’s take some st

KRA CANAL project and unbiased approach

http://googleweblight.com/i?u=http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/11/20/kra-canal-project-and-unbiased-approach/&grqid=8HYU5YcZ&hl=en-IN ra Canal Project and unbiased approach Mikhail Voytenko Opinion November 20, 2017 6:35 pm Post Views: 1,283 Public interest in Kra Canal project goes in tides, and as of recent, it’s on the rise again. Project has a long history going centuries back, there’s no need in trying to retell it one more time. Kra Canal is a waterway to be built across the Kra Isthmus on the Malay Peninsula in southern Thailand, and become the shortest link between South China sea and Indian ocean, which in theory, may overshadow Malacca Strait. Kra Canal transit will be some 650 nautical miles shorter than Malacca Strait transit, saving 2-3 days sailing. A lot was written and said on pros and cons, on advantages and risks involved, but still, some risks weren’t mentioned, or were taken too lightly. Some aspects of Kra Canal Project economic: Let’s take some st

‘There isn’t going to be a war between India and China today’, says Bertil Lintner

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/there-isnt-going-to-be-a-war-between-india-and-china-today/article22282428.ece THE WEDNESDAY INTERVIEW |  NATIONAL ‘There isn’t going to be a war between India and China today’, says Bertil Lintner Suhasini Haidar DECEMBER 27, 2017 00:02 IST UPDATED: DECEMBER 27, 2017 08:09 IST MORE-IN interview The scholar of India-China relations on the contours of the ‘new Cold War’ in Asia, and Beijing’s vision for the Indian Ocean Swedish journalist and strategic analyst  Bertil Lintner  has spent most of his career in Asia, writing about India and China and mapping the increasingly contested region the two countries share. His book, ‘China’s India War: Collision Course on the Roof of the World’, has just been published. Here he speaks about the challenge to India from China in South Asia, his research on the 1962 war, and why he thinks there will not be another India-China war, even as India firms its counter-alliance in the Indo-Pacific. Excerpt

#ChappalChorPakistan: Activists to collect worn out shoes to give to Pakistan embassies

https://mustikhan.com/2017/12/29/chappalchorpakistan-activists-to-collect-worn-out-to-give-to-pakistan-embassies/   mustikhan   Balochistan ,  Uncategorized  December 29, 2017 2 Minutes   Indian Americans, along with Afghan Americans and Baloch Americans in the US, have launched a novel campaign to avenge humiliation of the mom and wife of Indian naval officer Kulbushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistan army court in spring. Avanti Jadhav and Cheetankul Jadhav, wife of condemned India spy Kulbushan Jadhav, were made to remove their “mangal sutra”, bangles, and bindi before they could meet Jadhav on Christmas day, India’s External Affairs Ministry complained. Pakistan’s spy service ISI also stole Cheetankul’s shoes, and now say they have found a metal object in one of them. Soumya Sundar Chowdhury, civil engineer in the Washington DC area who is from Calcutta, West Bengal and supports the freedom of Balochistan, has launched the campaign. “As you people all know, Ku

#ChappalChorPakistan: Activists to collect worn out shoes to give to Pakistan embassies

https://mustikhan.com/2017/12/29/chappalchorpakistan-activists-to-collect-worn-out-to-give-to-pakistan-embassies/   mustikhan   Balochistan ,  Uncategorized  December 29, 2017 2 Minutes   Indian Americans, along with Afghan Americans and Baloch Americans in the US, have launched a novel campaign to avenge humiliation of the mom and wife of Indian naval officer Kulbushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistan army court in spring. Avanti Jadhav and Cheetankul Jadhav, wife of condemned India spy Kulbushan Jadhav, were made to remove their “mangal sutra”, bangles, and bindi before they could meet Jadhav on Christmas day, India’s External Affairs Ministry complained. Pakistan’s spy service ISI also stole Cheetankul’s shoes, and now say they have found a metal object in one of them. Soumya Sundar Chowdhury, civil engineer in the Washington DC area who is from Calcutta, West Bengal and supports the freedom of Balochistan, has launched the campaign. “As you people all know, Ku

The Chinese road to dusty debt

The Hindu, December 27, 2017 Hambantota port: Too big a burden to bear | RK Radhakrishnan While Sri Lanka and Pakistan are in over their heads, Myanmar and Indonesia offer some resistance to ‘aid’ from Beijing China’s much touted ‘silk roads’ and ‘maritime silk routes’ trace their origin to its trade across Central Asia and the Indian Ocean. Interestingly, silk constituted a relatively small portion of Chinese trade, though it gave an exotic content to what was primarily commercial activity in which China was the principal beneficiary. The maritime silk route across the Indian Ocean was first set during the course of seven expeditions between 1404 and 1433 by a Chinese naval fleet headed by Admiral Zheng He, a Mongolian Muslim eunuch appointed by Ming emperor Yongle. During the course of expeditions to Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Calicut, Zheng brought back kings and princes to ‘Kowtow’ (genuflect) before the Ming emperor. Exploitative actions Indonesia has ensured that

Poem on Prof Naela Quadri Baloch

Poem on Prof Naela Quadri Baloch *🌺((نائلَہ))🌺* *اَو    نائله    دوستیں   گُھار* *پُرّاِنت چَہ زانت ءَ تَئی کَوار*             🌺🌺 *سوبیں بہ بات ئے ھَرچ پِڈ ءَ* *درستیں     بَلوچانی    گِھار*            🌺🌺 *زانتکاراں  مَرتَگ   تو  کےَئے* *آھیزگ اَنت پَہ گوانک ءُ جار*            🌺🌺 *گوں  کار  ءُ  کِرداں کُرتَگیں* *بُرز  اِنت   تَئی  نام  ءُ  تَوار*              🌺🌺 *ڈَلُّک   کِریز    ءَ    اَنت   تَئی* *گوں شاں مَہ بَو ھور ءُ اَوار*             🌺🌺 *اَرزِشت  تُئی  باز  اِنت پَہ ما* *ھَست ئے  تو مےَ  لَجّ ءُ مَیار*              🌺🌺 *ھَنچُش کِہ بی بی   بانَڈی* *کاراں بِہ کَن پَہ ھوش ءُ سار*           🌺🌺 *سیَل کَن، آ  ھاتوُن بی بی  ءَ* *گوں  دادشاہ  بوُت  ھَمکَتار*           🌺🌺 *مَرچی   بَداں    آدرَہ    کُتگ* *مےَ  کِیلَگ   ءُ  مِسکیں  ڈَگار*             🌺🌺 *ڈیھ  ءِ تَوامیں کوہ  ءُ  کَور* *چَہ  لِنگَھ   ءَ   تاں   چابَھار*           🌺🌺 *ھورمُزّ گوں پَھنات ءُ کَشاں* *ڈیھ   ءِ   توامیں   زِر   کِنار*              🌺🌺 *گَنجیں  بَلوچِستان 

Naela Quadri Baloch made History at UNHRC in 2017

Prof.Naela Quadri Baloch made history this year by being first Balich women from Pakistan occupied Balochistan to intervene during UNHCR sessions this year. She broke the trend by attending sessions and representing Baloch at the August Human Rights body to hilight the plight of Baloch and crimes against Humanity by the state of Pakistan. She deserves genuine appreciation from all sections of baloch society for being the first Baloch women from Pakistan occupied Balochistan to engage in   International public Diplomacy which is  traditionally male dominated.