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"dr schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Let's a look at what else is happening in the news. The european union has backed off. Its threats of legal action against the uk government over breaches to the northern ireland personal in a bid to de escalate tensions. Us president joe biden has said he's weighing whether to make covert nineteen vaccinations mandatory for federal employees and canadian. Border guards. custom officials have voted to go on. Strike just days before fully vaccinated. Us citizens and permanent residents will be allowed into canada. Do stay tuned to monocle. Twenty four throughout the day for more on those stories but first india and the us are hoping to forge a closer political and security relationship to counter china's growing assertiveness and to further the same. The us secretary of state. Anthony lincoln is a new delhi for talks with prime minister. Narendra modi as well as the foreign minister. Dr schutte kapila director of studies in history at corpus christi college university of cambridge joins me now to discuss this. She could morning to you given that india so badly affected by corona virus. Why is blinken there in person. And i mean he's actually the third high ranking. Us official to visit in a year. Clearly india is very big on the agenda. Yes thank you morning. Yes indeed. And i think your next item is related to it which is of course the withdrawal of the us and the uk from afghanistan. So there are two things going on one is of course china the rise of china and abiding sees man. This is the continuity between trump and biden administration. Is that actually pulled administrations of see india as critical player against china. This is interesting for india because there's very heavily dependent can be on china goods and markets and the like But i think there's been raised if i can put it in those terms after sort of prevailing china last me in the himalayan configuration. That took place against china. So that's one the second is of course In his own issue would Afghanistan pakistan and the and as it were recognition. Thought abban stocks. And i think this will be an important moment. India to assess how deep as a tour of the americans are endeavor relationship with pakistan says the problem for india to to have economic ties with china be militarily and strategically opposed To to china but now a us which has owed so redoubled its old friendship with pakistan. Thanks to the taleban issue. So there's a lot going on both in terms of geo-strategy and as you point out in your introduction. The key is also a enhancing and Safeguarding the interests in the pacific and the rise of what has been called quad Which is of course. Japan india australia and the us against china. China i mean why aren't the other two members of the of the quote involved in these discussions. Then i mean my guess would be that i am not guess eighteen. Th the word in delhi is that it's all to do with The also a lot to do with the taliban esu because infamously of famously. The indian government did not recognize at the dollar ban as a strategic dialogue partner. Way back in two thousand eighteen when the first stocks to please initial talks took place in in in moscow and since then of course there has been on the back foot given that the taliban are on the table on the discussion table and that sort of put too much strategic. Wait on garni. The current the current lido who was not in control. It seems off the situation. So i think it's it's to do with with that with moscow and how to kind of cd exit through. But also i think to do to kind of level up and in terms of the fact that the americans had been pretty had turned away from the old of i e Boxton annandale's historic Neighbor stroke hostile neighbour as well. So i think it's the it's it's primarily to do with that is also to set up a move american interests much more towards the pacific and question of sri lanka and the ferris issues around aborts That and as well as basis that would be discussed. So i think those two things cannot be delinked the pacific side the quad side as from the donovan side in afghanistan. And the rejigging or reacting again or what it seems off the us relations boxton and india's on remaking relations with With china so. I think so. There's a kind of moving. It's a very fast moving scene and you can see why it would have to be done at the highest level rather than leaving it to to to lower officials. So how much daylight is there between the positions of the us and india on china. Do they see i. I i mean yes i think is a is committed to god but it is not it has not signed up to the defense deal Thus far so there might be some discussion of that. So they do see strategically. I two i in there too has some interest in sri lanka much like at the americans and the chinese do so they will be up. There will be that. That as i said you know last may recall. If you're a india had a huge Configuration military configuration with the chinese in on the eastern himalayas which way industrial industrialists ground. I mean it's lost somebody who's a stood its ground and it means that in can stand foam in terms of its defense. It's boorda's against china. Which had it at at the same time. Continue to have a very deep almost to deeper relationship. An economic relationship with With china so the question is how do this just the way. India has janus-faced attitude to china. The americans doors jarvis face attitude towards as a toolbox not in terms of now and the taliban i doors new positions will have to be. I think fleshed out and determine what they mean for new global order now. The state The the state department tells us that shed democratic values Will be on the agenda. Do you think the lincoln will criticize india's human rights record and might that jeopardize their kind of future strategic partnership. Well you know it's it's interesting..
"dr schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"Begun. Arriving in india. Where record daily numbers of new coronavirus infections continue to push his health healthcare system to capacity. Us president joe biden pass to give his first primetime address to a joint session of congress ahead of his one hundredth day in office on friday. And why is the city of london proposed to transform some of the office space in its square mile into homes monocle editors and correspondents are here to discuss those stories today on the late edition here on monocle twenty four. Hello that very warm. Welcome t to the late edition here on monocle twenty four. It is wednesday the twenty eighth of april. And i'm thomas here in toronto and joining us today from midori house in london to guy just through some of the day's top new stories articles news editor chris mac and monocle twenty four hours. Marcus hippie chris. Marcus great to have you both with us on the program. Today and marcus. Today's been of a landmark. Dave you there in london funny as you mentioned through actually i got vaccinated like with my first nineteen vaccine earlier this morning. It's it's been surprisingly emotional after say saying earlier to someone that it's it's it's Quite astonishing the speed. How quickly all. These has happened and watson achievements. It is considering that you know here in london we only truly got nervous and concerned about. That's pandemic about four months ago. And here i am. I've been vaccinators already. And i know exactly what. I'll be vaccinated for the second time in about twelve weeks time. Well congratulations. Marcus is a special day and chris how about you. How's the week shaping up fee than lyndon. I'm trying to contain my jealousy at marcus. Forgetting his his first. Vaccinations shots still still waiting on my end. But having said that Personally had a couple of days off so that was quite nice enjoyed. The good weather played some tennis as all our listeners. Know very well as one of my favorite things to do since the lockdown has come to somewhat of an end so feeling good and otherwise. We're sort of focused in on the next Additions of monaco. Particularly the june edition Coming up in the next couple of weeks chris. I'm markus great to have you both with us on the program today. Well we begin. Today's program in india. Where more than two hundred thousand people have now died from covid nineteen and more than three hundred thousand. New infections are being recorded every day will vote. That is a broad assumption that both of those figures are lower than the actual number well in response india's government earlier today opened up vaccination manageability to every adult aged eighteen and over on today's edition of the briefing. We spoke to dr schutte kapila at the university of cambridge in the uk who returned from india at the end of last month. The mood is incredibly. Desperate it's also angry and there is widespread helplessness. So up onto say about a month ago. People the beginning it was on the rise. And when i was dead in late march itself and you knew people who were getting infected friends and allies family members. But now it's a step change in the sense that many more people now know people who are dying or are struggling for night and the problem is an absolute disaster in terms of delivery of health essential services and not just vaccination the things like oxygen hospital beds so having had a your to prepare for capacity which actually short signs of creating that capacity last summer. It's all kind of withered away. Schutte kapila speaking to us from cambridge in the uk. A little earlier today. Marcus the international push to send medical support to india as well into way countries like the us uk saudi arabia canada and even neighboring pakistan are among those to have either sent medical supplies or vowed to do so. Are we likely to see more of that kind of support coming in the days ahead to india. Do you think i would imagine. I would imagine circle considering that there must be a lot of public pressure facing politicians now sued to help india. And and do something. We've seen all these rather shocking footage from india. We've seen pictures of people. Baking folks jin when they're circling into breath. We've been seeing bodies being burned in carparks when there's no space for them elsewhere and it's an absolute disaster over there and looking at the discussion taking place here in the uk. For example the uk government has been insisting that various there are no surplus jobs to help india. And there's there's a lot of people who are feeling a be angry about that and i'm wondering about this this myself. Obviously as i mentioned earlier i was vaccinated today myself. I'm a healthy man in his foresee suntan looking at what's happening in india. I'm wondering if i really do need the vaccination more than they do at the same time as an example of off the pressure we're seeing in the uk alone. There's about six thousand doctors. Now of indian origin have been writing to the uk prime minister boris johnson requesting further medical equipment to be sense to india as a mess rav urgency so just looking at what's happening in the uk and you understand the scale off the pressure and and how much need there to see something happening to see something done at another argument. That's all leaders probably realizes that's in the end. We are all in the same boat. This sunday miki's over before it's over in every single country and when he just look at the number of people living in india and you look at the traffic if that we have been seeing to indian from india you realize that the sooner we see india getting the situation improved when we see the new of new covert cases decline over there that is an absolute must've urgency on and we can't return to normal life in other countries either before we see a better and chris as marcus alluded to their the uk. Government is said that there are no surplus vaccines in the uk. Descend india right now. We've seen us president. joe biden. Say that i think sixty million doses of the astra zeneca vaccine will be sent from the.
"dr schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Thank you for joining me, thanks to to Dr Schutte Kapila from university of Cambridge to me on the line from New Delhi. Here's what else we've got coming over keeping an eye on on today's lowest. North Korea has offered a different reason for the failure of talks between Kim Jong UN and Donald Trump over denuclearization. The foreign minister Riyan host the Pyongyang had sought a partial lifting of sanctions a NAS their total removal as President Trump claimed. Israel's attorney general says he'll indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges. He's accused of wrongfully accepting more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of gifts. It comes just six weeks before a closely contested national election Netanyahu has described this as a witch hunt and the United States is offering a one million dollar reward. For information about Osama bin Laden's son, who is claimed as following in his father's footsteps as a leader of the militant group Al Qaeda, Hamza bin Laden is thought to be based near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is the globalist. Stay tuned. As the old adage goes a week is a long time in politics and this time last week number ten Downing Street was sticking to its mantra of the past two years that come no deal hell or even water Britain would leave the EU on March twenty ninth. But after May's own ministers made a lurch at the steering wheel. The British Prime minister was forced to change direction to stay in control of the Brexit process. So now, we know that if she cannot get her withdrawal agreement through parliament within the next four nights. There will be votes that could rule out. No deal and extends that deadline to some undetermined point in the future. But such extensions are, of course, not simply at the behest of London there in the gift of Brussels and all signs are that the EU will allow more time to avoid Britain crashing out, but some voices, and notably France's Emmanuel Macron a more circumspect saying that an extension should only be allowed. If the British are likely to make a new choice joining me to analyze Quentin peel an associate fellow of the Europe program at Chatham house. Quentin. Thank you very much. Joining us Emmanuel Macron, he can be sometimes a little bit Sarkozy ask in his pronouncements. I think do think there's any realistic chance that he would try to stand in the way of an extension. Iovine say. I think he's clarifying point that to be honest. They've been making for a long time. That's to say if you want an extension you've got to have a plan. Now, this has been the problem as we know through these negotiations if you want to deal Britain, you've got to have a plan problem was the British never had a plan. They had about five plans. They all were in conflict with each other. So Sarkozy say clarity is needed..
"dr schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Dr Schutte Kapila director of studies in history at Corpus Christi college. At the university of Cambridge joins me on the line. Now. Thank you for coming on we start with a brief recap. Recap on the disputed region of Kashmir, we know it's in the foothills of the Himalayas since partition in forty seven which saw the creation of both India and Pakistan. It's been at the center of tensions between the two countries who controls Kashmir. Well, thank you. Yes. I mean, this is an outstanding issue going back to the moment of the inception of Indian Pakistan in nineteen forty seven when Kashmir which was Mr. majority kingdom princely kingdom signed its accension to India and by nine hundred forty eight you had as it were raids coming into India from the Pakistan and gone STAN side, and in a sense that this issue has never been been resolved. And in Dan accent have now gone to war or three times in conventional terms and sixty sixty five and seventy one. And of course, then the line was redrawn in nineteen seventy one with some. Called Pakistan occupied Kashmir. And then there's the Indian side, but it was really the line of control ac- as it's called which really came to effect as the new international border in the new new millennium. And there have been skirmishes on it, ongoing skirmishes now, this is a watershed moment for Indian strategic thinking and deployment for two main reasons. One that posts nuclearization there has been this idea of deterrence of not going to war or not invading or not as it were passing through the boundaries. And India has used five air power against the Pakistanis for the first time into as it were eighty kilometers into the line of control since nineteen seventy one. So this is a this is a big big change in Indian Indian Indian thinking. And I think this also matters because this is the first time in has retaliated a poster terror attack of the variety. Because if you recall and two thousand one the Indian parliament was attacked, and then of course, there was a bomb basij of two thousand eight and in that sense into had at that point that Choon restraint this time round. Of course, that has not been the case and the idea being that in there are no longer hose the distinction between non-state actors and Pakistan, whether they're terror groups are otherwise and the state itself. So in a way, this is a new moment in in. What is a very very old conflict. And it also is happening in a mock shift in the Jewish strategic of boss abilities of the region one being the closeness of China and Pakistan with the Chinese economic Pakistan economic corridor. And of course, the the Americans leaving of Ghana STAN and the opening of talks, which Pakistan is hosting with with the Taliban. So I think this is a very fast moving situation, even as we speak Pakistan. Fighter. Jets have a crossed into the line of control and have shot down there complained the shooting down of two Indian Indian aircraft. So.
"dr schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe has welcomed his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to Tokyo for talks between the two nations on the agenda was the potential strengthening of economic and military ties. And amongst those ties is the aim of keeping the Indian and Pacific oceans free from the kind of aggressive posturing that China's exhibiting across the South China Sea. Well, obvious just returned from Beijing. He and she's in ping announced positive initiatives between those two countries to so can up every friends with everyone in the neighborhood. Joining us on the line is Dr Schutte Kapila director of studies in history, Corpus Christi college university of Cambridge. Thanks so much for coming on doctor Kapila and the two countries have a long history of engagement. I think the Japan. India says Asian was set up as far back as nineteen thousand three. But more recently, they do have a trade per pack. The. The comprehensive economic partnership agreement. I think that started in two thousand and eleven but although we're seeing investment flowing from Japan to India, and that's been quite high chain volumes have been lower than expected. Why is that? Well, it's. The media here in daily is where I am is a pointing precisely to this imbalance that this relationship between our bay and Mundi, which seems to be very one. This is the second. Visit by moody. It was the first place that he went to when he was elected as prime minister is triumphs in bollocks and optics, but is actually more difficult to resolve. And here the issue is while they share a common strategic enmity and silty with China, of course, when Japan in terms of the South China seas and for India the Himalayan border, but equally America is the secret all difficulty in this relationship because India has base shawl deep ties with Russia on the one side, and like China is opposing sanctions against Iran. So. These you of trade is now into meshed with the kind of new as it were global resettling the map, especially boost Trump. But having said that I think there is a lot of as it were goodwill and a lot of gestures, especially for Trump technology John's for you mentioned that this is a very old historic relationship and conservative minded political leaders in endeavour, essentially, Japan has represented something in there could not be which is modernized without actually being subjugated by repeat western power. So in a way, there is a lot of symbolic as well as technological exchange possible. But I think the the sphere of influence that that America was in this region. Especially to curtail China is going to be more difficult, given India's multiple obligations and ties in the region and beyond to Russia and Iran, right? So it's a question then of of balance. Their various allies, and I mean, obeys relationship with she's in pain, then becomes key? As you say, yes, yes. I'm in in the sense that those are also historic enemies who have now become as it will strategic felonies of the different, you know, they're they're working well together equally China and India are working well in China is one of the largest trading partners of India. And as I said, I mean, it is blocking America's bid to impose sanctions together within their against Iran. So I think it's difficult, but having the Blodget picture really is a kind of renewed you mentioned ninety three but at died after the Russian Japanese war and the twentieth century sustain moment, a desire to as to check Asian or Asian Powell Moberly to assert itself. Much more against what seems to be kind of distracted Europe as well as kind of difficult America domestically and this. Seems like an opportunity for as it were Asian leaders. Whether it's China, whether it is Japan and indeed moldy to chest more aggressively on the international stage, you mentioned the optics and Mody was attended others country residents, and I don't think any other leaders ever been there. How significant was that? Well, it is significant and Abby himself had a very warm reception in Moody's home state in which a rat when he visited a couple of years ago to India, and I think this is a bottle of as it were the optics to actually show in all these known to sort of deploy imaging of what has been called international romances with various big strong across the world. But I think in a recent snub to the to the Indian prime minister Moody's just been turned down by chump for a major invitation to to to to raise the Republic Day parades here..