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Karnad, an analyst at the Center for Policy Research in New Delhi, who is currently a visiting fellow at both Princeton and the buy canada goose jacket University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Advanced Study of India, was leading a discussion on ‘Obstacles to India’s Canada Goose Parka emergence as a great power’ hosted by the Brookings Institution. He was particularly dismissive of the recent Legatum canada goose coats on sale Index, which in listing eight variables from Economic Fundamentals to Safety and Security and Entrepreneurship and Innovation to Social Capital, had India coming out ahead of China. “This is not a criterion for greatness.”
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With regard to a question if India does have security, Karnad said, “Seventy percent of its military hardware is imported, and the reason is that the Indian government has still not gotten down to liberalising its defense industry.”
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And, he said, there is no way India would sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, particularly in the current context since “the CTBT is not going anywhere and the NPT (Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty) is in serious disarray.”
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When he was challenged that if military self sufficiency is one of the pre requisites for a great power, how does the US measure up when all of its communications networks and equipment etc are outsourced to countries like Thailand and India, Karnad said, “Mobile telephony this kind of communications technology which the US has outsourced out of choice” does not make for military prowess, which canada goose black friday sale is governed by hardcore military hardware.
He acknowledged that in terms of becoming a major economic power, “India is getting there by sheer momentum,” but reiterated that “there is no grand strategic plan by the government no concerted plan.”
Karnad said perhaps India could become a major power, “but not a great power. Only the US and China have that status right now.”
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Thus, he argued that resolving the Kashmir issue was imperative for India, if only to strengthen Pakistan’s security. In turn, without the albatross of Pakistan hanging around its neck, India would have the chance to acquire great power status.
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“But we have a great flaw in not doing the right thing at the right time. We are remiss. Our security is not going to be compromised one bit if we unilaterally demilitarise the border. What can Pakistan do? Nothing,” he said.
Karnad lamented that “both India and Pakistan’s armies are turned inward seeing each other as a threat. There is mutual navel gazing, when India should be turning outward.” Canada Goose sale.