Comments on: Pakistan, piracy and Indian naval power Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: Arun Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:06:59 +0000 you guys out to blame each other on the political diversity or talking about navy might either the talibans,fidyaeens and the corrupt politicians in pakistan throughout the same nook or corner the suffering is only paid by common persons.Same is the scenario in the viscinity for the indians the dead root politicians, Laskhre toiba singing the swan song of Kashmir on the name of prophet and killing innocent which prophet will receive to the hell of killing innocent live either it is the bomb blast in Mariot hotel in Karachi and the killing of the people in Taj. By using nuke and the byproducts of western people to destroy the calmness of this subcontinent and by merely mudslinging no one will be benefited .My dear counterparts either pakistani or indian create the world as harmonious as europe so that the western will sing the song of our expertise either it is the natural beauty of swat valley in pak and the flourishing tea garden in darjelling .Let peace prevail that is Gita and Quran??else everything lies on you

By: World Citizen Sat, 27 Dec 2008 16:06:37 +0000 Hi to all dear Indians, Pakistanis and other world Citizen,

There are 2 ways to grow in life:
1. Cut your opponent down…relatively you will be bigger…but then how many individuals, states, countries can we pull down….
2..THE BETTER WAY…is to grow ourselves bigger than anyone else and then help others to grow….need to believe in kindness humanity and world welfare…

After reading the thoughts on this website, I feel sorry for the forefothers of Undivided India….they fought not for Hindus or muslims, they fought for humanity…

friends, please don’t bring disgrace to them by getting in to a futile arguement…It wont help….Lets focus of world / humanity’s welfare

World Citizen

By: James Sat, 20 Dec 2008 20:53:50 +0000 I think India should just go ahead and takeover Pakistan and carry out the unification India once and for all.

By: dr ishfaq Fri, 05 Dec 2008 08:08:18 +0000 today pakistan is facing a lot of problem,mainly terrorism.who is behind these terrorists activity.i will say that””expandind india,US in afghanistan,ties between india and afghanistan Gov ,,,, and then talking about Pakistan as a failed stat, all is clear that(India and US) they are involved.Remember the fire in my house will go to my neighbour.this fire will burn all the south asia ,AND IF WE ARE BURNING AND ALL HELP IN BURNING WE WILL BURN THE WHOLE WORLD. India must understand that we are a islamic nuclear power.Pakistan is strong enough to fight the whole world.PAKISTAN ZINDA BAD

By: Bilal's ghost Mon, 01 Dec 2008 16:52:03 +0000 Bilal Mian,

I think you need to get educated! OOPS you have to beg for that! Your ignorance is your bliss! But I guess, You must have atleast 3rd grade education, to be able to write on this blog. Obviously, you cannot spell. So we the readers forgive you.
Your stats (oops statistics – for Bilal’s eyes only) and your knowledge are skewed. I cannot blame you too, your are product of your environment i.e. All I am reading is”Gandians your gands ” etc. Thats seems to be your only focus, I guess because your behind is so sore? By your sole inablity to learn and educate yourself!

Your Ghost!

PS: some words may be too complicated get them explained from Musharaf! 008/02/15/669690.aspx

By: Shayan Mon, 01 Dec 2008 10:27:58 +0000 My indian friends, stop cheering and grow up as size is never gonna be the distinguishing factor or proving one’s superiority. Had this been the case, the lion would have naver occupied the throne in the presence of a bulky elephant. Just think it over!!


By: Maulik Sat, 29 Nov 2008 18:29:55 +0000 Dear All,

I think Pakistan has its own set of problems which need more immediate attention rather than focussing on trivial issues at the global level.

To the world, Pakistan is perceived as a country full of terrorists and fidayeens. To an extent, this is not incorrect as most of the terrorist and fidayeen attacks worldwide seem to have a Pakisatan connection and the fact cannot be ignored that Pakistan is a breeding ground for such elements. So, I think that Pak should invest more time and resources in resolving these issues and weeding out such elements from its soil and not shift its focus to resolve Somalian piracy which other countries can easily take care of.

By: Khalid Sat, 29 Nov 2008 08:26:03 +0000 Dear Indian friends

What happened? I have not heard from u since long. Have u gone quite after the news that INS Tabbar has infact sunk a Thai fishing trawler considering it as a mother ship? Looking for comments on the professionalism of Indian ship.

By: Khalid Wed, 26 Nov 2008 21:22:06 +0000 Dear Sridhar

Thanks for replying and raising certain questions.

You questioned the authoritativeness of William Darlymple. Then you are doubting his credibility by saying him as one the many so called experts, having not studied India. Lets discuss this first.

1. William Darlymple has following award winning books related to India (Reference:  /Biog.html):

a. In 1989 Dalrymple moved to Delhi where he lived for six years researching his second book, “City of Djinns”, which won the 1994 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award.

b. A collection of his writings about India, “The Age of Kali”, won the French Prix D’Astrolabe in 2005.

c. “White Mughals” was published in 2003, the book won the Wolfson Prize for History 2003, the Scottish Book of the Year Prize, and was shortlisted for the PEN History Award, the Kiryama Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

d. In 2007, “The Last Moghal” won the prestigous Duff Cooper Prize for History and Biography. In November 2007, William received an Honourary Doctorate of Letters, Honoris Causa, from the University of Lucknow University “for his outstanding contribution in literature and history”, and in March 2008 won the James Todd Memorial Prize from the Maharana of Udaipur.

2. International news channel BBC World telecast a six-part series, Indian Journeys, in 2002. The series embarks on an exploratory journey across the spiritual heartland of India with renowned author “William Dalrymple” as he delves deep into the Indian spiritual psyche and explores what lies at its core. An inspiring kaleidoscope of Indian images, religions and regions, Indian Journeys won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Series at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in 2002. (Reference: s/y2k2/aug/aug107.htm)

3. In an interview when he was asked, “ What made you choose Delhi partly as ‘home’? His reply was “Because I have always liked it here; it is matter of personal choice and as writer one can really live anywhere. And one is aware that one of the ironies of globalization being that most good Indian writers in English have chosen not to live in India”. (Reference l)
Now, don’t accept what I say about him and just ask urself about the expertness of a historian who lived in India for many years, considers Delhi as partly home, wrote 4 award wining India related books and produced 6 episodes Indian documentary.

I didn’t give u my observation as u have given about India

I didn’t give u the observations of Indian journalists as u have given me about Pakistani journalists.
Ur both observations may have more authority than “William Dalrymple” for u but not for me or any other person having some academic background.
Instead I gave u the reference of a person

who is not Pakistani or Indian,

who is historian (who works on research methodology) and not a journalist (who writes any thing just to fill the columns of paper to earn his livelihood),
who is not a anchor person at TV channel, who daily come with something to just cover the time to get their channel running.

Who has more affection towards India.

If a person of such a high credibility is not acceptable to u then please do let me know that which type of authority would u like?

One of the remark which ur country men give is that Indians have stopped looking towards Pakistan and their aims are much higher. I don’t have any problem with that. Every nation has the right to rise. But my question is that if u look much higher then plz stop comparing Pakistan with India because when u ppl do so u are unintentionally giving importance to us.
You say that “Nobody says India is perfect”. I request u get a third person read comments of ur fellow countrymen and ask him. I am quite hopeful that he has got the impression that India has progressed towards excellence.

In my last comments I agreed about the problems of Pakistan. I didn’t deny but my request to u guys is this that plz stop portraying exaggerated picture of India which commenced right from BJP’s media projection campaigns of “India Shining” and “Incredible India”. I don’t have doubt that India has progressed swiftly but I invite u to do ur own research about Pakistan and don’t be carried away with the ideas of ur so called journalists and TV current affairs anchors. Hopefully this way u will refrain from giving misleading comments.

By: Bilal Kashmiri Wed, 26 Nov 2008 20:37:59 +0000 talking about the indian navy they can keep there toy boys in somalia lol keep shooting thai fisherman boats and claiming them to be pirates ha ha read the news you indian cowards