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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 8:42 p.m. PST

"Two helicopters sit between Asia's two great powers. India is fast approaching a deadline to withdraw HAL Dhruv utility helicopters from the Maldives, which appears to be the result of mounting pressure from China.

While the helicopters may seem insignificant, a withdrawal would be another sign of India's declining influence in the island chain, and coming soon after India weighed a military intervention there, and as China muscled its way around the Indian Ocean with a display of warships…."

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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member03 Jul 2018 8:44 p.m. PST

Surprise, surprise, surprise!

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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2018 1:37 a.m. PST

I'm not surprised either. Such activities are what *all* superpowers do.

In Australia, China's real estate imperialism is a far greater threat. Cashed up Chinese nationals buying the country, one domicile at a time. Where will they stop? The local milk bar? The suburban dry cleaners? Or, horror!, the drive-in movie park??

rvandusen04 Jul 2018 3:41 a.m. PST

Modern Warfare magazine has an interesting article from last month on a hypothetical future Indian-Pakistani war. There is a brief discussion of China's possible role in such a conflict.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member04 Jul 2018 7:13 a.m. PST

If this cartoon is to be believed (or is it supposed to be a government poster?) it looks like China has been "pushing" India for quite a while now.



Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2018 9:54 a.m. PST



28mm Fanatik04 Jul 2018 12:50 p.m. PST

Imperialism supposedly died after WWII with the independence of the British and French colonies, but I guess rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2018 4:16 a.m. PST

Forget warships. Beware real estate agents.


The Chinese will buy the Maldives under the noses of the Indians.

MiniatureWargaming dot com06 Jul 2018 12:12 p.m. PST

I am sure that many of us are old enough to remember the hand-wringing that occurred over the Japanese buying chunks of US real estate.

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