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Nihonjin Karatumo

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  1. Friendship can only be equal when forces within the country can show some strength. See, majority indians look at our friendliness as ''Soft'' and ''Weak''. Which is a fact! And Pakistan's and China's aggressive attitude as ''Strong'' despite all the whinging they have to throw around. Collective indians are oblivious to their own psyche. The country is stuck in British raj mentality. And they complain why neighbors hold so much contempt against them.
  2. India lacks the necessary instruments to think outside its reactionary policies. Looking at Modi's proclivity to soothe its nationalist base and utter disdain of their neighbor's diplomatic maturity, india is not thinking the way it needs to. Its disappointing that india will let loose of all its baggage onto us. It opens a lot of doors to them to delve into coercive actions to muddy up the water. Here are few factors that might play out in near future: 1) India with its current trajectory (right after Ladakh) will allow US control some part of its narratives. Americans will take them for a ride, just like the way they did with Pakistan. 2) Given the current government's status over last 11 years in power, india would like to exploit the fault lines in Bangladesh's electoral processes. 3) There's always the Hindu minority card india can go back to, any time & when ever it wants. 4) This ad-hoc approach from india is designed to exact more concessions from us in near term. Going forward, india's action towards its neighbors, i.e- Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal will be more punitive in nature. In this current juncture, I can't see how india can come out on top against China. But lets be honest, India can't provide the same tariff break as China can. India's market is simply not as matured and developed as China's. Since 2005, india failed to invest fully in manufacturing the way China did. Now the country is trailing behind, its rather a wishful thinking that under the mercy of Protectionist Americans they will get some semblance of strategic manufacturing capability. While in reality, its China who is contributing to manufacturing flights from its own territory to its more favorable trade partners. Modi is making moves it to sooth his own base, he knows the pit fall of continuing in this path for far too long!! In this unprecedented time, Modi needs to make his quick fix to come out as strong man here!! But he would like his base to forget about this incident as soon as possible!! That's his wish
  3. Forex reserves hit $35 billion mark for the first time Bangladesh Bank’s foreign currency reserves hit $35 billion mark for the first time in history thanks to surging remittance despite the coronavirus pandemic. Satisfactory remittance inflow and disbursement of aid by the developing partners drove the foreign exchange reserves up, Bangladesh Bank sources said. According to the central bank, the country's foreign exchange reserves rose to $35 billion on June 23. On June 3, the reserve crossed $34 billion mark for the first time. According to the Bangladesh Bank data, from July 1, 2019 to June 10, 2020, the expatriates sent $17.06 billion, thanks to the government budget declaration of 2 percent incentive. In 2018-19 fiscal year, the country received $16.41 billion remittance and the figure was $14.98 billion in 2017-18. For the first time, the country's remittance inflow crossed $17 billion mark in a fiscal year despite a recent fall for the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently, there are over 10.02 million Bangladeshis working in 174 countries across the world. In 2019-20, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced 2 percent incentive on money remitted by the expatriate Bangladeshis. The objectives were to mitigate the burden of increased expenses in sending foreign remittance through legal channels.
  4. Taking over vast chunk of land can be considered as a cake walk. Sure, a nationalistic leader who failed miserably in both economic and foreign policy areas. National jingoism does not benefit all, and that example is india. I've seen india's defense forces over last 5 years. Their capability is showing rusts. I wonder how naive can you be not to see through india's current predicament.
  5. Forget about india, they're gonna drag this mythical ''17 Billion fighter jets program'' for another 10 years with no tangible outcome. What they trying to negotiate is a seamless ToT arrangement. Getting 114 new fighter gets in next 10 years adjusted of inflations and cost over-run will bog down an already stressed IAF. Right after Galwan crisis, india might have to do with emergency air-frames from Russia. Goes to show high unavailability rate of IAF and over reliance on outside suppliers has made all of indian armed force a paper tiger. Only thing they've sharpened over the year is their incessant media falsehood and obnoxious narratives.
  6. Forgery in corona test certificates? Mir Mostafizur Rahaman | June 10, 2020 00:00:00 The detection of coronavirus infection among some Bangladeshis, who left the country on special flights to at least two countries---Japan and South Korea--- with corona negative certificates, has triggered serious concern among the government high-ups. Already, Japan has suspended flights from Dhaka after one such incident. Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen told the FE that the government is concerned over the incident. "But now we have come to know that the certificates had a validity of 72 hours only. May be that aspect was overlooked earlier", he said. The government has started taking steps to ensure stricter scrutiny of the corona testing certificates, submitted by the passengers while leaving the country availing special flights, the foreign minister also said. Four Bangladeshis were found corona positive within a couple of days after their arrival in Japan. They left Bangladesh on a special fight of Bangladesh Biman on April 30. After the incident, Japan suspended flights from Bangladesh, Mohibul Huq, Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, told the FE. Terming the incident highly embarrassing and harmful to the image of the country, he said immediate steps are required to find out whether the passengers concerned carried fake corona negative certificates or they became corona positive in the natural process. "The aviation authority of Japan issued a notice announcing the restriction on flights from Bangladesh. When we inquired about it, we were told that the detection of coronavirus among four passengers from Bangladesh was the reason," he added. Some officials said in addition to airlines concerned the health section of the Japan Embassy in Dhaka also scrutinized the certificates. On May 11 last, a chartered flight of Korean Air took off from Dhaka with some Bangladeshis and Koreans on board. "We came to know that 11 of the passengers of that flight were found corona positive when they were tested in Korea," the civil aviation secretary said in a frustrated tone. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials said several rounds of discussion took place in this regard among aviation, health and foreign ministries. The law-enforcers are engaged to find out whether there was any forgery by the personnel working in the corona testing laboratories, a senior official of the foreign ministry said. When contacted, Deputy Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Nasima Sultana said there might be other aspects of the situation.There are several instances that a person, who was earlier found corona negative, was later detected as corona positive. "A test gives result of the condition of a person for that particular moment, when the test is being carried out. The condition may change." But she did not reject the possibility of forgery also. The country now has 56 Covid-19 testing laboratories, which are authorized for testing the virus infection, she added.
  7. The Moroccan government has signed an export loan agreement with France’s BNP Paribas for the acquisition of a new ground-based air defence (GBAD) system. Announced via the country’s government gazette on 18 May, the loan agreement was given formal approval on 11 May through Decree 346.20.2. The loan, valued at EUR192.1 million (USD210.6 million) will be used to support a commercial contract between MBDA’s French subsidiary, and the Moroccan Department of National Defence. While the specific system has not been disclosed, French and regional media have previously suggested that the contract would be for MBDA’s VL MICA system as part of a wider EUR400 million package that was to include the Nexter Caesar truck-mounted self-propelled artillery system. An MBDA spokesperson declined to comment. The VL MICA system in its land-based configuration consists of a series of truck-mounted elements, including a tactical operations centre, Sagem SIGMA 30 radar, and launcher vehicles that can carry between three and six multi-round launchers with the missiles in clusters of four rounds. LINK: https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/a0359a0d-4a65-42de-bf32-d5c34bc8e90a
  8. Italy reveals Leonardo helo sales to Egypt The Italian government has revealed a hitherto-unconfirmed Leonardo military helicopter sale to Egypt, according to documents disclosed in late May. According to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Leonardo has sold 24 AW149 and eight AW189 helicopters to the Egyptian military for approximately EUR 871 million (USD957 million). The sales were recorded in the ministry’s 2019 arms exports report to the Italian Senate of the Republic. The documents do not disclose any further information pertaining to production or delivery timelines, aircraft roles, or which branch of the Egyptian military will field them. While the Italian government report provided no details as to the intended role of the helicopters within the Egyptian military, it did note that the AW149s would be configured with eight seats (it can normally carry up to 18 passengers), while the similarly-sized AW189s will be configured with the maximum 19 seats. These configurations suggest that the AW149s will perform a specialist military task that requires the fitting of bespoke mission equipment, while the AW189s will be used for general passenger transport. Leonardo has not commented on the report nor the sales contained within it.
  9. The Italian government has revealed a hitherto-unconfirmed Leonardo military helicopter sale to Egypt, according to documents disclosed in late May. According to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Leonardo has sold 24 AW149 and eight AW189 helicopters to the Egyptian military for approximately EUR 871 million (USD957 million). The sales were recorded in the ministry’s 2019 arms exports report to the Italian Senate of the Republic. The documents do not disclose any further information pertaining to production or delivery timelines, aircraft roles, or which branch of the Egyptian military will field them. While the Italian government report provided no details as to the intended role of the helicopters within the Egyptian military, it did note that the AW149s would be configured with eight seats (it can normally carry up to 18 passengers), while the similarly-sized AW189s will be configured with the maximum 19 seats. These configurations suggest that the AW149s will perform a specialist military task that requires the fitting of bespoke mission equipment, while the AW189s will be used for general passenger transport. Leonardo has not commented on the report nor the sales contained within it. LINK: https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/d5aedf0d-aa74-4763-9e77-52d09c89dd92
  10. I wonder whether IAF is serious about getting this MMRCA drama done and dusted. 2006 and still on-going. Is it me or does this tender looks more like a scheme to get access to know how of all the aircraft.
  11. Japan's contribution to Bangladesh has rather been underrated. Whereas Chinese investment are more talked about, but in recent years Japan has been doing a lot of heavy pulling when it comes to extending economic cooperation. I hope Japan continues to go with their path greater expansion of its ODA programs.
  12. ..... I would like to add few things into perspective here. Apart from drip irrigation (BD has abundant water resources), desalination ( which Bangladesh has less of a need) and high end tech manufacturing (BD is still in rudimentary stage). In terms of security ( which's israel's main export), BD's can only leverage from it unless it has to quell a larger internal security uncertainty. Even though, our Economic relations with Gulf forbids us for a formal recognition of israel, this Faustian bargain has a greater meaning to it. Because israel won't be able to provide billion dollar in remittance nor it can provide an alternate market. But trust me, its israel who will be benefited from getting a recognition from us, not the other way around. Sooner we know the dynamic here, its Bangladesh who can pull the right string.
  13. Actually this is where it complicates matter. Not many realizes that israel has so-called ''thrived'' not because of neighborly co-operation. It thrived simply because it had immense bipartisan support from outside the middle east. The country did not face significant sanctions despite its questionable policies and conflicts. Lets just say israel still enjoys has immense support, but its support base has become right wing conservatives. That's where matters can get complicated in foreign policy wise! Israel would LOVE to have a formal recognition from Bangladesh and the dividend for israel will be immense. But israel is still in security quagmire and has moderate political deadlock. Not many people knows that israel's main technology and economy lies in US, its prime strategic beneficiary. As opportunity cost for relation with israel diminishes, doors will surely open up. And this is where foreign policy balance might get thrown into a curve ball, as BD is often at the mercy of its bigger neighbors and global powers.
  14. Here's some few fun facts on Myanmar's new Kilo. S58 INS Sindhuvir was commissioned in August 1988 This submarine is one of the earlier variant of Kilo subs (877 EKM) made in Soviet Union The Sindhughosh-class submarines are very old and are riddled with problems (so far 5 incidents were registered with this class) Coming from Indian navy, this subs had dismal training and maintenance track record. With latest back to back incidents happening in 2014, where Sindhurakshak S63 exploded and sank in its own dockyard killing 18 sailors, and S59 Sindhuratna malfunctioning batteries incidents killed 2 sailors. These accidents lead to resignation of then Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi. To this day IN is contemplating on replacing almost all the Kilo with newer Scorpene Subs from France Despite the costly acquisition, MN will have an uphill battle in maintaining this vessel And no, earlier 877 EKM cannot accommodate Club-S missile systems. Only Project 636.3 and 636.6 can carry Ashm and land attack missiles In terms of under water performance both 877 EKMs and Type-035G have similar capability. Note** BN's ex 356 and 357 Mings were also made in 1989 and later one's in early 90s.
  15. I glanced through the link. Perhaps I missed something. Anyways, here's the link. https://www.popsci.com/blog-network/eastern-arsenal/sy-400-guided-rocket-makes-tv-debut/ As for the range ..... for Kasirgas! https://www.azernews.az/nation/102564.html
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