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Napoleon Bonaparte, was correct in his assessment when he termed the British as a nation of petty shopkeepers. The traits of that nation have still not changed, and so, to understand the bombastic outburst of DAVID CAMERON, you have to understand the reason why? The display of fangs and the lashing of the twin-forked tongue took place, in Dehli.It was merely a sales pitch to please a customer. India. So the representative of Once Powerful Sole Power, where the sun never set, was groveling before, the half naked Fakirs, to sell some items produced.
The Indian navy of late has been thinking of replacements of its left over vertical takeoff naval, BRITISH MADE, Harrier jets, these jets had been bought inbetween,1983-1985, 40 in number at a tag price,’ then “of $18 million each. As the Indians had bought two vintage, British aircraft carriers, HMS-HERCULES which had been re-named as INS-Vikrant and the other HMS-HERMES, as INS-Viraet, the lousy Indian pilots have lost 29 of the 40 jets bought, Which is a loss to Indian exchequer of $ 522 million, but who cares, the Indians have to maintain a face too, hence the scramble for more. The Indian navy and India itself, wants to flex its muscle power, and keeping that in view the harsh harangue of Cameron, all in line of a sales pitch, the main item which is to be sold to the Indians is the Queen Elizabeth class-aircraft carrier, with a current price tag of Pounds 2 billion, kindly bear in mind that one billion in British currency has 12 zero’s the American has nine. So that will be the amount, to be paid by the Indian government, just for the Aircraft Carrier, with it will come the , additional demand for more jet Harrier’s at the current prices, both the old vintage Indian 1957 model aircraft carriers had a capacity of twenty each, but their tonnage varied from 23000 tons to 28,000, but the new Queen Elizabeth is of 65,000 tonnage, it is anybody’s guess, as to how many new Harrier jets will be needed for this new TOY.So, it is just not the strings attached with the new sales but the Question of After sales and the supply of spare parts.India now wants to embark from the role of, a, self proclaimed regional power, to be declared as a new Global Power.
The other major factor is that the Aqua Bombs being built on our three rivers, Indus, Chinab & Jhelum are to be ready by 2014.So the buildup, is a prelude to the future. What to speak of Terrorism, Cameron, forgets the British Act of 1800, by virtue of which since then the Irish have been under the Hob- nailed Boots, of the English, the violent history since then speaks volumes, should one care to look in ones backyard.
No, David Cameron?
(The writer has over 26 years of experience in Investigative Historical Research).