Sunday, November 20, 2022

INDIA - FOR THE HANDFUL OF DOLLARS AND RICE(never ending fable about "Voice of the developing world" and spilled blood all over Europe even world): India became a major sponsor of terrorism and Russian war on people of Ukraine A STARTER OF WWIII

Rishi Sunak didn't visit Ukraine on behalf of Britain - Sunak delivered much delayed assistance in a form of 50 million British pounds ON BEHALF OF INDIA and those who mainly trade with which rather is imperial insult(FROM BOTH SIDES WITH INDIA IN TOP SEAT) in the face of Ukraine - but insult was/is well coordinated with other actors/ is said that India is far more war eager in respect to Sri Lanka than China is to Taiwan....




Russia says partnership with India has increased by ‘orders of magnitude’

Spotlighting its progressive relationship with like-minded partners, including India, Russia has said that a vast majority of countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America have not supported the sanctions imposed on Moscow because they are guided by their inherent national interests.

The significance of “reformatting of international interregional relations in the context of adapting Russia’s foreign policy to new geopolitical realities” topped the agenda when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met the Council of Heads of the Subjects of the Russian Federation under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia on Friday.

Citing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “modern world is striving for multipolarity” statement, Lavrov stressed on deepening of relations with allies in SCO, BRICS, CSTO, CIS and the Eurasian Economic Union space, which Russia would chair in 2023.

The gathering was also told the relevance of region-to-region cooperation with India which has increased “by orders of magnitude” in recent times.

“Our partners are interested not only in increasing the supply of energy, agricultural products, fertilizers and precious metals from Russia, but also in setting up joint ventures in various fields,” said Lavrov about India.

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National Security Adviser Ajit Doval with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev, in Moscow earlier this year

Only last month, Putin, while appreciating India’s “independent” foreign policy, mentioned that Moscow and New Delhi are negotiating various ways of delivering energy resources to the Indian market.

On October 28, while addressing the final plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club, Putin not only called PM Narendra Modi “a patriot”, and appreciated his ‘Make in India’ initiative but also said that he believes that countries like India have not only a great future but also a growing role in international affairs.

“Prime Minister Modi is the man, one of those people in the world, who is able to pursue an independent foreign policy in the interests of his people. Despite any attempts to restrain something, to limit something, he, you know, as an icebreaker, is moving calmly in the direction necessary for the Indian state,” said the Russian President.

Earlier this month, on his first trip to Moscow since the start of the conflict in Ukraine, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar underlined the “exceptionally steady and time-tested relationship” between India and Russia, two partners which continue to engage each other in an increasingly multi-polar and re-balanced world.

“Prime Minister Modi and President Putin met most recently in Samarkand in September. Our Defence Ministers spoke to each other. My colleague National Security Advisor Doval was in Moscow in August. Our Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers was in Russia in June. And at the official level, I think, our colleagues have been in regular touch. And this is all very much in the spirit of our relationship,” said Jaishankar.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with their Russian counterparts General Sergey Shoigu and Sergei Lavrov (Image courtesy: Ministry of External Affairs)

Carrying forward the comprehensive cooperation, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Vasilyevich Vershinin arrived in New Delhi this week and held extensive consultations with Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra and Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs, on Thursday.

Vershinin’s visit assumes importance as India takes over the chairmanship of the UN Security Council in December 2022.

“The consultations reaffirmed the mutual commitment to further strengthening bilateral coordination and constructive cooperation on the platform of the world organisation based on its Charter and in line with the especially privileged strategic partnership between Moscow and New Delhi,” said the Russian Foreign Ministry.

G20’s criticism of Russia shows the rise of a new Asian power. And it isn’t China
Analysis by Rhea Mogul, CNN
Updated 6:20 AM EST, Thu November 17, 2022

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks with US President Joe Biden as they arrive for the
first working session of the G20 leaders' summit in Bali on Tuesday,Sean Kilpatrick/AP
Hong KongCNN —

When world leaders at the Group of 20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, issued a joint statement
condemning Russia’s war in Ukraine, a familiar sentence stood out from the 1,186-page document.

“Today’s era must not be of war,” it said, echoing what Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
told Russian leader Vladimir Putin during a face-to-face meeting in September.

Media and officials in the country of 1.3 billion were quick to claim the inclusion as a sign
that the world’s largest democracy had played a vital role in bridging differences between an
increasingly isolated Russia, and the United States and its allies.

“How India united G20 on PM Modi’s idea of peace,” ran a headline in the Times of India, the
country’s largest English-language paper. “The Prime Minister’s message that this is not the
era of war… resonated very deeply across all the delegations and helped bridge the gap across
different parties,” India’s Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra told reporters Wednesday.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo hold hands during
the handover ceremony at the G20 leaders' summit, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia,
November 16, 2022.Willy Kurniawan/Reuters

The declaration came as Indonesian President Joko Widodo handed over the G20 presidency
to Modi, who will host the next leaders’ summit in the Indian capital New Delhi in September
2023 – about six months before he is expected to head to the polls in a general election and
contest the country’s top seat for a third time.

As New Delhi deftly balances its ties to Russia and the West, Modi, analysts say, is emerging
as a leader who has been courted by all sides, winning him support at home, while cementing
India as an international power broker.

“The domestic narrative is that the G20 summit is being used as a big banner in Modi’s
election campaign to show he’s a great global statesmen,” said Sushant Singh, a senior
fellow at New Delhi-based think tank Center for Policy Research. “And the current
Indian leadership now sees themselves as a powerful country seated at the high table.”

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Modi tells Putin: Now is not the time for war (September 2022)
02:53 - Source: CNN
India bridges ‘multiple antagonists’

On some accounts, India’s presence at the G20 was overshadowed by the much anticipated
meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden, and the scramble
to investigate the killing of two Polish citizens after what Warsaw said was a “Russian-made
missile” landed in a village near the NATO-member’s border with Ukraine.

Global headlines covered in detail how Biden and Xi met for three hours on Monday, in
an attempt to prevent their rivalry from spilling into open conflict. And on Wednesday,
leaders from the G7 and NATO convened an emergency meeting in Bali to discuss the
explosion in Poland.

Modi, on the other hand, held a series of discussions with several world leaders, including
newly appointed British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, ranging from food security and
environment, to health and economic revival – steering largely clear of condemning
Putin’s aggression outright, while continuing to distance his country from Russia.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi hold a bilateral
meeting on November 16, 2022 in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.Leon Neal/Getty Images

While India had a “modest agenda” for the G20 revolving around the issues of energy, climate,
and economic turmoil as a result of the war, Western leaders “are listening to India as a major
stakeholder in the region, because India is a country that is close to both the West and Russia,”
said Happymon Jacob, associate professor of diplomacy and disarmament at the Jawaharlal
Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi.

New Delhi has strong ties with Moscow dating back to the Cold War, and India remains
heavily reliant on the Kremlin for military equipment – a vital link given India’s ongoing
tensions at its shared Himalayan border with an increasingly assertive China.

At the same time, New Delhi has been growing closer to the West as leaders attempt to
counter the rise of Beijing, placing India in a strategically comfortable position.

“One of the ways in which India had an impact at the G20 is that it seems to be one of the
few countries that can engage all sides,” said Harsh V. Pant, professor in international
relations at King’s College London. “It’s a role that India has been able to bridge between
multiple antagonists.”
‘Voice of the developing world’

Since the start of the war, India has repeatedly called for a cessation of violence in Ukraine,
falling short of condemning Russia’s invasion outright.

But as Putin’s aggression has intensified, killing thousands of people and throwing the global
economy into chaos, analysts say India’s limits are being put to the test.

Observers point out Modi’s stronger language to Putin in recent months was made in the context
of rising food, fuel and fertilizer prices, and the hardships that was creating for other countries.
And while this year’s G20 was looked at through the lens of the war, India could bring its own
agenda to the table next year.

“India’s taking over the presidency comes at a time when the world is placing a lot of focus
on renewable energy, rising prices and inflation,” Jacob from JNU said. “And there is a feeling
that India is seen as a key country that can provide for the needs of the region in South Asia and

US President Joe Biden, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indonesia's President Joko
Widodo, Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and China's leader Xi Jinping attend the G20
leaders' summit in Bali, Indonesia, on November 15.Dita Alangkara/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Soaring global prices across a number of energy sources as a result of the war are hammering
consumers, who are already grappling with rising food costs and inflation.

Speaking at the end of the G20 summit on Wednesday, Modi said India was taking charge at a
time when the world was “grappling with geopolitical tensions, economic slowdown, rising
food and energy prices, and the long-term ill-effects of the pandemic.”

“I want to assure that India’s G20 presidency will be inclusive, ambitious, decisive, and
action-oriented,” he said in his speech.

India’s positioning of next year’s summit is “very much of being the voice of the developing
world and the global South,” Pant, from King’s College London, said.

“Modi’s idea is to project India as a country that can respond to today’s challenges by
echoing the concerns that some of the poorest countries have about the contemporary
global order.”
All eyes on Modi

As India prepares to assume the G20 presidency, all eyes are on Modi as he also begins his
campaign for India’s 2024 national election.

Domestically, his Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) populist politics have
polarized the nation.

While Modi remains immensely popular in a country where about 80% of the population is
Hindu, his government has been repeatedly criticized for a clampdown on free speech and
discriminatory policies toward minority groups.

Amid those criticisms, Modi’s political allies have been keen to push his international
credentials, portraying him as a key player in the global order.

“(The BJP) is taking Modi’s G20 meetings as a political message that he is bolstering India’s
image abroad and forging strong partnerships,” said Singh, from the Center for Policy Research.

This week, India and Britain announced they are going ahead with a much anticipated “
UK-India Young Professionals Scheme,” which will allow 3,000 degree-educated Indian
nationals between 18 and 30 years old to live and work in the United Kingdom for up to
two years.

At the same time, Modi’s Twitter showed a flurry of smiling photographs and video of the
leader with his Western counterparts.

“His domestic image remains strong,” Singh said, adding it remains to be seen whether
Modi can keep up his careful balancing act as the war progresses.

“But I think his international standing comes from his domestic standing. And if that
remains strong, then the international audience is bound to respect him.”

 I deem Mr. Sunak is doing great job. Video 
was created to alert about Indian political top which evidently is rotten to the bone - Indian political top without human conscious of any kind(as viscous in negative sense as anyone ever was on this planet) and what also was to expect since Vladimir Putin counted according to MK Ultra on his full return through no other than course of events set at United Nations which India and others would help to orchestrate.



Imran Khan praises India’s foreign policy again, says it’s ‘free & independent'

Updated on Nov 20, 2022 02:05 AM IST

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan had previously lauded India's foreign policy in October by saying that India was able to import oil from Russia at will while Pakistan was a slave to the West as it was unable to take fearless decisions for the welfare of its citizens.

Imran Khan, who is leading the long march in Pakistan to force early elections in the country, has time and again praised India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(AFP file photo)
Imran Khan, who is leading the long march in Pakistan to force early elections in the country, has time and again praised India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(AFP file photo)Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan praised India's foreign policy yet again. Addressing his ‘long march’ virtually on Saturday, Khan, the chairperson of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), said that India's foreign policy is free and independent.

Speaking about India's decision to buy oil from Russia, Khan said, "I must take the example of India. The country became free along with us and now look at its foreign policy. It pursues a free and independent foreign policy. India stood by its decision, saying that they will buy oil from Russia," news agency ANI reported

Lauding the Modi government's purchase of Russian oil in line with its national interests even in the face of pressure from the West amid the Ukraine war, Imran Khan said that India and the United States were QUAD allies but it (India) still decided to purchase oil from Russia in the interest of the citizens

Last week, the United States treasury secretary Janet Yellen had said that India could buy as much Russian oil as it wants to, including at prices above a G7-imposed price cap mechanism, if it steered clear of Western insurance, finance and maritime services bound by the cap, a report by Reuters said.

Imran Khan, who is leading the long march in Pakistan to force early elections in the country, has time and again praised India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Khan had previously lauded India's foreign policy in October by saying that India was able to import oil from Russia at will while Pakistan was a slave to the West as it was unable to take fearless decisions for the welfare of its citizens.And earlier in November, Khan while praising the Modi government, said that it enjoyed dignified ties with the United States

How was Russia able to launch Its biggest aerial attack on Ukraine?

Firefighters work to put out a fire at energy infrastructure facilities, damaged in a Russian missile strike, as Moscow's attack on Ukraine continues, in the Kyiv region, on Tuesday. | STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE OF UKRAINE / VIA REUTERS



Nov 19, 2022

The 96-missile barrage fired across Ukraine on Tuesday was Russia’s biggest aerial attack of the war so far. But it followed months of assertions by Western and Ukrainian officials that Moscow’s stockpile of missiles and other weapons was rapidly dwindling.

Whether the assault on infrastructure targets was long planned, as Ukrainian commanders say they believe, or served as a deadly response to Kyiv’s recapture of the city of Kherson last week, the widespread attack raises questions about how much Russia’s arsenal may be depleted and whether Moscow will endure by finding alternative sources of weapons.

The Ukrainian defense minister, Oleksii Reznikov, said last month that Russia had burned through nearly 70% of its prewar cache of the kinds of missiles that were largely used in Tuesday’s attack: Iskander, Kalibr and air-launched cruise missiles. At the time, Reznikov said Russia had only 609 of those missiles left, although none of the figures could be independently verified.

An intelligence report by the British Defense Ministry dated Oct. 16 said that a large-scale attack on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure six days earlier had most likely degraded Russia’s long-range missile stocks, “which is likely to constrain their ability to strike the volume of targets they desire in future.”

Since spring, Pentagon officials have suggested that Moscow was low on precision-guided missiles, having run through its supply “at a pretty fast clip,” as a national security spokesperson, John Kirby, said in May.

How, then, did Russia manage to launch what Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, described as perhaps “the widest-scale missile attack since the beginning of the war”?

Here are four possible scenarios.

Russia is turning to Iran and North Korea for weapons, U.S. officials say.

At the Pentagon on Wednesday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Russia was struggling to replenish its missile stockpile to keep up with battlefield demands, “so they’re reaching out to Iran; they’re reaching out to North Korea.”

“I do think that those countries will probably provide them some capability,” Austin said.

The swarms of Iranian-made drones that are attacking Ukraine — most notably, the long-range Shahed series that can carry an 88-pound warhead and crash into targets in kamikaze strikes — have been Russia’s newest weapon in the conflict.

The Ukrainian air force said it had shot down 10 Shahed drones during Tuesday’s attacks.

This month, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Forces Command said it was also expected that Iran would send ballistic missiles to Russia. The spokesperson, Yurii Ihnat, said it was unknown how many missiles Tehran might give Moscow, but he added that the weapons likely to be sent would be “fairly recently” manufactured, with a range of about 300 kilometers to 700 kilometers (185 miles to 435 miles).

The United States has accused North Korea of secretly shipping rockets and artillery shells to Russia, although Kirby said this month that it was unclear if the munitions had been delivered.

Both North Korea and Iran have denied supplying Russia with weapons since the start of the war.

Russia may be building more missiles.

Last month, President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced domestic efforts to ramp up production of equipment and systems “associated with providing support for the special military operation” in Ukraine.

Janes, a defense intelligence firm, said Russia very likely stockpiled microchips and other technology necessary to build precision missiles before invading Ukraine in February, possibly starting years ago, given Moscow’s deteriorating relations with the West after its illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014.

The Janes analysis, provided Thursday to The New York Times, noted that such microelectronic components were also used for civilian purposes and that Russia may have obtained them through third parties, such as states or private entities willing to risk the penalty of U.S. sanctions if caught.

Russia probably began producing high numbers of Iskanders, Kalibrs and cruise missiles before the invasion, the analysis said.

“They are likely being produced as we speak, since the economy is on a near war footing, and many plants associated with the Russian military industrial complex are working in three shifts and even on weekends,” the Janes analysis said.

Russia is using air defense missiles to launch attacks, Ukraine says.

In a smaller follow-up strike Thursday, Russia fired at least 10 S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles against cities near the front line, according to the Ukrainian air force.

Built by Russia and exported across Asia and Eastern Europe — including to Iran and Syria, and to Crimea — the S-300 surface-to-air rocket was first designed in 1978 for protection against incoming air assaults. More recent generations of the missile can hit aircraft, drones and ballistic missiles.

Ukraine is also using S-300s, from its own stash and donations supplied by other former Soviet satellite states, to defend against Russian air attacks. Fragments from an S-300 rocket that was launched to protect against incoming Russian missiles Tuesday have been blamed for unintentionally killing two people in a Polish village near Ukraine’s border, NATO, U.S. and Polish officials said.

But Russia’s increasing reliance on the S-300 as an attack weapon against ground targets in Ukraine has been one signal to military officials and experts that it is running out of its cruise missiles or other, more conventional offensive weapons.

Russia may have been holding some weapons in reserve for war against NATO.

Few, if any, Western officials have a clear account of the status of Russia’s arsenal or know precisely how many missiles remain in its stockpile, said Mark. F. Cancian, a former Marine and White House weapons strategist who is now at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

But, he said, Western militaries believe Russia has long kept a reserve of missiles and other weapons on hold in case it goes to war with NATO.

“They apparently have a withhold for a notional NATO attack,” Cancian said Thursday, “which we would regard as absurd, but they regard it as a real possibility.

“So they’re holding back some part of their inventory for that,” he said.

It is not known if Russia may have depended on those reserves for Tuesday’s strikes.

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