THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING!!!
Posted on April 21st, 2013

Mahinda Weerasinghe-The Author of the Origin of species according to the Buddha

Erik Solheim’s Book “Politics are to will” launched on March 5th, 2013, was dearth of facts or substance and rather hollow to my taste.  If anything was to be gained by it, was the ‘DATES’ of some specific historical moments.

But as to; how and why the ‘peace facilitation’ went haywire, remains unanswered and blurred. That is if one disregards Solheim’s off the cuff accusations of, ThorbjƒÆ’†’¸rn Jagland  which is for the most unsubstantiated claptrap.

 Jagland in fact was not just anybody. He served as Prime Minster (1992 to 2002) as Foreign Minister (2005 to 2009), and as President of the Storting  (2005 to 2009). Currentcurrentlyserving as the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (since 2009). He is also the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee (since 2009).

To those who are unaware of the great game played clandestinely, such finger pointing might sound malicious and envious.

Indeed important questions are studiously sidestepped such as; how many billions of Norsk kr was “ƒ”¹…”washed down the drain’ for this grand “ƒ”¹…”peace’ undertaking.  In a nut shell, the book is exactly like his “ƒ”¹…”peace facilitation’ lacks transparency, accountability or responsibility. Curiously the very qualities he and his boss Bondevik demands from GOSL.

Solheim, informs that he “has been in Sri Lanka, a couple of weeks to write a book about Norwegian politics, and happen to be with his “my good friend and former Left Party leader Arne Fjotoft”. Arne also called the “ƒ”¹…”king of Jaffna’ had been laying the ground work to introduce the Terrorist tigers to the Norwegian politicians of all shades while the Lankans were in a deep slumber.

He opens the tropic of Sri Lanka in this manner17.May 2009 (National day of Norway) Oslo was decked with gloriously sunny weather. Children’s parades were fanning out towards the palace. I smiled and waved to my son Aiden… But the terrible feeling  I  had  in my guts was in total  contrast  to the jubilation which I  found myself in.

The war in Sri Lanka was at its final, brutal phase. Tens of thousands of people had been killed the week before in a bloodbath and the global media scarcely was concerned with the unfolding drama.

Sri Lankan government had restricted the media covering this area, and the Tigers had never been concerned about any media attention. The war took place in secret, and now it was in its final stage, and the Tamil Tigers rebels’ days were numbered. The government forces were about to make a clean sweep, and had no intentions to spare anyone.”

Finally the terrible (Good) news announced on the 19th May 2009; that his hero “ƒ”¹…”The murderer of Rajiv Gandhi’; Pabakaren had been dispatched!

I suspect that Solheim’s greatest fear was that if Pabakaren was netted by the Lankan forces he would spill the bean as to how terrorism was financed by the Norwegians?

Now, hold your horses, Solheim!  According to the rumors circulating, he was detained and questioned for three days and if I know our murderer, he would have spilled everything in order to save his own bacon!

So if I were you I wouldn’t sleep soundly just yet Solheim!

Solheim informs “ƒ”¹…”Tens of thousands of people were killed the week before in a bloodbath’ if so where is the proof? Indeed Germany under WWII had gassed millions of Jews, but the hardest part was getting rid of the evidence. And the Nuremberg tribunal brought out.  Such a cleanup up job would take a few battalions to execute.

Under the caption “Jagland’s destructive ego”, Solheim qualify that the “ƒ”¹…”peace process in Sri Lanka was properly started only after Jagland and the Labor left the government after the elections of 2001′.

“Another precondition for the peace process in 2001, paradoxically enough, was the change of government in Norway. VollebƒÆ’†’¦k had started the peace process in 2000, ThorbjƒÆ’†’¸rn Jagland brought it to a complete breakdown in 2001, but after the elections in the autumn 2001, Jan Petersen was able to pick it up again.”

Bizarrely enough, he keeps the name of Bondevik totally under wraps; though he was the Prime Minister and the Prime Planer and initiator of the whole gambit!

Solheim scorns ThorbjƒÆ’†’¸rn Jutland’s style “for he had a dangerous belief that a person without knowledge can go into an area and make a difference.”

Indeed “He traveled to Sri Lanka as a Foreign Minister and was there for 13 hours in June 2001. It was the only time he was there, both before and since. Jagland had no significant knowledge of Sri Lanka and the peace process, but believed that he mastered the issues totally.”

Solheim further argue that “Jagland both stabbed his own (Norwegians) in the back, creating fuss in trying to make peace. The reason was that Jagland made an agreement with the Sri Lankan government without involving the Tamil Tigers.”

One is bound to question “ƒ”¹…”pray what is the great knowledge Solheim had by comparison, except what the Tamil Catholics and Arne had instructed him.’

If the truth be told, Jagland was not carrying any secreted barge as Bundavik and his side kicks Solheim and wesborge did. Jagland was not waging a holy war in the name of some fictive God; he was simply going by the labor party values of equal opportunity for everyone. Besides he was not made aware of the Catholic Eelam as being the ultimate target.  Surely you can’t blame the man for what he does not know.

Question is; what is it Jagland and the Norwegians at large, was totally unacquainted with?

In order to get a peek at one of the most elaborately hatched plots of the last century; one must dive into the below given report commissioned by WAPS.  In that sense it is a good indicator of what Solheim book does not say, and justify the book’s vagaries; but  above all why Jagland’s  is being blamed for the failed “ƒ”¹…”peace quo’!

http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2012/02/05/pawns-of-peace-evaluation-and-lessons-unlearnt/

“ƒ”¹…”PAWNS OF PEACE-EVALUATION’ AND, LESSONS UNLEARNT!
Posted on February 5th, 2012

Indeed the timing of Helgesen’s historical arrival on the (24th January 1999) to Colombo was impeccable, in many ways than one. The Tamils propaganda onslaught had got the sympathy of the whole Norwegian nation by the 1990s.

The murder of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by LTTE terrorist was fast fading in to gray from the global and specifically Indian memory.

Occupying the presidential chair in Sri Lanka was Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. She was rotten to the core. Surrounded by a bunch of “ƒ”¹…”yes men’ who were not second to her, in dumbness! Her regime was infiltrated by LTTE supporters and appeasers.

Then that once upon a time gunrunner of Jaffna, Jon Westborg was occupying the Norwegian Ambassador’s chair in Colombo.

http://www.asiantribune.com/oldsite/show_news.php?id=10875

Interestingly, we find the biggest Quisling of all time; Ranil Wickremasinghe has taken the centre stage in Sri Lanka, as its incumbent Prime Minister.

The Catholic action controlled English news in Lanka was working hand in glove with the UD, and blocked factual information from reaching the Lankan’s ears. They never disclosed that a total propaganda war has been initiated against Lankans by Norway. Kumar Rupasinghe should bear witness to this as he was one of the propagandists at the time.

On the other hand, Sri Lankans believe that the whole Norwegian nation were the culprit for their terrorists troubles. Nothing was further from the truth.

The real characters behind this game of smoke and mirrors did not act overtly to the world at large. The plotters wish to show the world that the whole Norwegian nation acted as a monolithic whole, vis a vis, Jaffna Tamils. Indeed they projected an illusion that there were no individuals pulling strings, but the whole of Norway acted in unison.

In fact, those who had hatched this scheme could be counted by ones fingers. Here I am specifically speaking of, Kjell Magne Bondevik, Erik Solheim, Jon Westborg, and last but not least Arne Fjotoft.

 Kjell Magne Bondevik

Kjell Magne Bondevik comes out as the adhesive for the whole gambit. He created opportunity gave direction and got a podium for the conspirators and got them the funds. Now he had melted away and acts as if he was disassociated.

Erik Solheim

Erik had such high regards for this mass murderer and hero worshiped him.

He informs he first was a Christian, but then lost his faith, and later has found it again.

Can we point to any qualifications what so ever that gives Eric an edge to carry out his intricate facilitation job? Without his Jaffna Tamil Catholic advisers, he would be one dead politician as he subsequently has become!

Jon Westborg

He was former Ambassador to Sri Lanka (1996-2003) 7 years, and then Ambassador to India (2003-2007) 4 years. 
Jon Westborg

Wiretap one: Norwegian Ambassador Jon Westborg and Pulidevan from the LTTE.

In this wiretap the ambassador gives information about the communications equipment and informs him that the Norwegians will pay for the added cost. This reveals a discussion between Westborg and Pulidevan about the transmission equipment that has been “dealt with and explained and arranged with Mr. Bradman Weerakoon.”

A total of six tons of equipment was delivered to the LTTE in 2002 including V-Sat equipment used in satellite communications. Westborg specifically instructs Pulidevan to send the fax direct to his residence at Gregory’s Road and not to the embassy.

We know that Bondevik was a man “ƒ”¹…”lacking in values’, and Solheim was a “ƒ”¹…”babe in the woods’, so how should we qualify Jon Westborg. I would say, he was a pure Christian.  The type; that burnt an odd witch, and went on a holy war to kill the heathen in order to save the world.

But without Bondevik say so he would still be running guns to terrorists. Here the plot thickens.

Westborg was a rarity in the Norwegian foreign service. Indeed Bondevik had a special use for him; as a go between, him and Catholic Pabakaren, which propelled this unqualified “ƒ”¹…”Holier than thou’   character, to grab the Ambassadorial chair in Colombo, for Norway.

Arne Fjotoft

Now this man was above the rest of riffraff and he is “ƒ”¹…”as slippery as an eel’.

We have to assume that, when he entered Sri Lanka in 1967 his puritan attitudes must have been dominating.  Here we find common ground with Bondevik, which is to say; to disperse of “ƒ”¹…”the good values and morals’ to heathen in Lanka.

Under the circumstances the following points are indisputable, and can be recognized as facts.

Kjell Magne Bondevik,   Jon Westborg, Erik Solheim and Arne Fjotofts were comrades in arms, knew each other well, and were covering each other’s backs, and were Christians to boot.

They were in cohort with the Catholic Tamils and conspired to destroy the Sinhalese Buddhists nation.

Jon Westborg and Arne Fjotoft knew the mass murder Pabakaren personally. And had running contacts with him.

Now comes a more vital point which does not come under the category of facts but it will in, time to come.  The surprising thing is that no one saw this connection.

Tsunami hit Killinochi on 25th of Dec. 2004.

How can Pabakaren survive in an underground bunker when the whole area was inundated with water?

So the real question is; was he in Mullaitheevu at all? In fact, was he in Sri Lank when Tsunami hit Killinochi on 25th of Dec. 2004?

According to some private intelligence that I am sitting with, when Tsunami hit Mullaithu, Pabakaren was in Oslo, spending his X charismas with Westborg and other Christian conspirators.

Further “ƒ”¹…”The Island’ had reported that, an expensive coffin “for a top LTTE leader” had been smuggled into a northern Tiger area inside a container carrying relief for tsunami survivors.(The expensive coffin information was leaked for good reason)

Indeed UD needed the time to get terror Boss back to Mullaithu incognito or Christian conspirators will be exposed in Norway.  And in order to smuggle him back they needed at least 3 weeks. Accordingly they drew up a game plan. LTTE bought an expensive coffin from Colombo and acted as if they were going to bury an important LTTE member. They never told who this important person was, and it is still a secret who was that person? Everybody assumed that it was Pabakaren.  Indeed a red herring had been conjured up by Pabakaren to divert Lankan’s attention, and keep them suspended in limbo, so they wouldn’t trigger an investigation.

Now if we connect up the dots, we get a clear view of this smoke and mirrors. It murmurs of a plot so intricate, so farfetched, so mind boggling, that only a Catholic Jaffna Tamil could have put it together. Erik Solheim, Kjell Magne Bondevik, Jon Westborg and Pabakaren must have agreed by 2000 or there about, that they coordinate and cooperate their activity in order to gain a Catholic Eelam in Sri Lanka.

By 5th December 2001 these basic conditions were in the bag.

Then in keeping to the ruse, LTTE’s announced a unilateral ceasefire on the 19th Dec. Ranil follow suit with a month-ceasefire from 24 December 2001. Accordingly, on 27th December 2001, Ranil gives a call to Kjell Magne Bondevik, and officially requests the Royal Norwegian Government (RNG) to recommence its facilitator role. Thus the great game of “ƒ”¹…”illusion’ has been set in motion.

There were 6 rounds of talks and Lankan dolts were waiting with anticipation for a positive outcome of these, which were:

1.)   16-18 September 2002 -Sattahip, Thailand

2.)   31 October “”‚3 November 2002″”‚Rose Garden Hotel, Thailand

3.)  2-5 December 2002 “”‚Oslo,  Norway

4.)  6-9 January 2003 “”‚Rose Garden Hotel, Thailand

5.)  7-8 February 2003 “”‚ Norwegian Embassy, Berlin

6.)  18-21 March -Hakone, Japan

 

On21st April 2003, without any how do you do, LTTE announced its withdrawal from direct talks

In hindsight we can see that Pabakaren and Kjell have been playing a game of brinkmanship with the GOSL. They must destabilize the Sri Lankan state and frustrate the locals, for reasons best known only to them.

Uncle Tom Ranil implicitly trusted Kjell as he has secured to him the position of the Deputy Leader in the Christian Union.  He also had been promised to get the Nobel Peace Prize once Eelam was in the box.  I very much doubt if Kjell and Pabakaren ever trusted Ranil with the real game plan.

Moving on with plan, on 22 February 2002, Ambassador Jon Westborg acting as go between Pabakaren and Ranil signed an agreement.  Kudos for Bondevik.

By then Bondevik and co. was working intensively to get a whitewash done for LTTE and get its “ƒ”¹…”terrorists’ identification, expunged.  This in turn would inspire EU members to extend recognition of LTTE terrorists as a “ƒ”¹…”none terrorists’ outfit.  Everything UD was doing then had a purpose at that point. For once LTTE terrorist’s epitaph was removed, LTTE automatically gains respectability. This in turn would open up the possibility to seek a mandate from UN for invading Sri Lanka similar to what France executed in Libya.

From here on we have to make some educated guesses as to what part each of these shifty characters contributed for the success of operation “ƒ”¹…”Eelam’.

Main functions of Bondevik

Exclusive priority was given by Kjell to put in place “ƒ”¹…”a niche’ in the foreign ministry to deal with the peace facilitation in Lanka. He grants his pal Solheim the position of “ƒ”¹…”The Chief peace facilitator’. Obviously all of the vital positions in the niche organization were filled by trusted Christian cronies. With the formation of SLMM these facilitators gets a mandate to destabilize the Island from within.

In fact this “ƒ”¹…”niche’ was a “ƒ”¹…”government within a government’ within a government. No transparency, no accountability no responsibility was ever stipulated, including from the foreign office auditing.

Main functions of  Westborg

Westborg’s main job was as being in liaison with the terrorist Boss Pabakaren. He also should use the secret founds in cash (in rupees) to bribe strategic secret operations and buying strategically placed bureaucrats.  This money may have found its way to the coffers from the covert Sri Lankan Eelamists as well as secret Norwegian founds.

(As soon as it was confirmed that Prabhakaran was a “ƒ”¹…”has been’ Westborg was sitting pretty with tons of RS. (Using those resources he has bought among other things 75 perch plot in the Victoria Golf Club at Rs 150000 a perch Now I am a member of Victoria Golf Club so I knowt his for a fact.)

Now “ƒ”¹…”Eelam’ should have been “ƒ”¹…”a fat accompli’ before the binging of  2005,

Westborg as the Ambassador in Sri Lanka could not be prolonged in Lanka  now (7 years),so he  got him the ambassadorship of India next(4 years); this in order to keep him as liaison to have an a open line to Pabakaren.

Then we find nature “ƒ”¹…”the weather God’ giving a helping hand to the Sri Lankan people. For we find:

2003 May “”…” Country’s worst-ever floods leave more than 200 people dead and drive some 4,000 people from their homes.

2004 March “”…” Renegade Tamil Tiger commander, known as Karuna, leads split in rebel movement and goes underground with his supporters.

Then the LTTE Chief realizes he has to go back to square one; which is the Suicide bombings, Assassinations, and intimidations of the Lankan people.  And on:

2004 July “”…” Suicide bomb blast in Colombo “”…” the first such incident since 2001.

2004 December “”…” More than 30,000 people are killed when a tsunami, massive waves generated by a powerful undersea earthquake, devastate coastal communities. 1/3 of terrorist carders were swept away.

Post tsunami Bondevik’s power was ebbing fast and he lost his control of the Eelam project by 2005.

Mahinda Rajapkse was declared president on November 19, 2005after winning the elections.

Ranil  Wickremasinghe’s  hope for victory were effectively dashed when the LTTE ordered Tamil voters, most of whom would likely have voted for him, to boycott the polls. Why? I believe Norway and LTTE expected to get the Eelam before the 2005 election, but Ranil has not done his bit. So Prabhakaran told the Tamils not to vote.

Indeed by 2005 we find that Bondevik has lost his position as Prime Minister and by 2007 he was fighting to keep his name clean.

Hence the closure by the (LTTE), sluice-gates of Mavil Aru on July 26, 2006Prabhakaran thought the EU nations would come to his aids.  Perhaps they would have like to but dare not, as China and Russia was looking over their shoulders.

Mavil Aru was a crucial turning point in the Sri Lankan terrorists War. By 2007 things look bad for the creators of Eelam and the UD coordinator, for they lost control of the fast deteriorating situation.  China and Russian evolving as world powers and the Rajapkse brothers taken the reins of power by 2005 the conspirers came up against a granite wall.

Under the circumstances I would wish to ask this glorious peace facilitor Solheim just one question; Was the terrorist Boss Pabakaren in Oslo with Hans Westborg when Tsunami hit Sri Lanka, (on the 25th of Dec. 2004)?

Simple no, yes or do not know will soffit! And if this is a fact then the whole report becomes factual!

Mahinda Weerainghe,   April 2013; Author of   “ƒ”¹…”Mission to

Representative of WAPS in Sri Lanka

 

 

8 Responses to “THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING!!!”

  1. herman Says:

    Mahinda,

    I wished you had also included the roles played by the monks, specifically the JHU monks in directing MR and his brothers to eliminate the ltte. The Rajapkse brothers were all courting the ltte at that time and had to be reminded by these monks the consequences of our past leaders that courted with these deadly lunatics.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    Some dispute between Endia and China over Ladakh. Endia blames China for INTRUSION into Ladakh by 10km. China refuses.

    Hope this will lead to war. Or a diplomatic solution where India loses 10km of its LAC to China.

    This is in Kashmir. So it has no easy solution.

  3. Ratanapala Says:

    One slimy smelly thread of rotting rat guts run through this whole narrative – Catholic Church. And yet very soon our President with his Catholic wife will go to kiss the hand of the new incumbent of the Universal Pedophile Protectorate the Vatican. He doesn’t know he is dealing with the Plague!

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Bloody Endia now trying to invade peaceful China over BS allegations. Typical. I hope Endia will go bust soon.

    “India will take “every step” to protect its interests to resolve the situation arising out of deep incursion by Chinese troops into Indian territory in eastern Ladakh, defence minister AK Antony said Monday.

    “We are taking every action to protect our interest… We will take every step to protect our interest,” he told reporters outside Parliament House.

    He was asked the government’s response to the Chinese incursion some 10 to 12km deep into Indian territory.
    Government sources have already said that India and China are in touch to resolve the issue of Chinese incursion into Indian territory in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector in eastern Ladakh and erecting a tented post.

    According to government sources, the issue was raised by India after the incident came to light some time ago.
    A Platoon-strength contingent of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) came 10km inside the Indian territory in Burthe in DBO sector, which is at an altitude of about 17,000 feet, on the night of April 15 and established a tented post there, according to highly placed sources, which said that a Chinese Army Platoon usually consists of around 50 men.

    Troops from Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) have also established a camp approximately 300 metres opposite the location, the sources said.

    ITBP has asked for a Flag meeting with the Chinese side but there has been no response as of now, sources said.

    When contacted, the spokesman of Udhampur-based Northern Command Col Rajesh Kalia said, “due to differences in perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) a few face-offs take place in the eastern Ladakh side. These are resolved amicably through existing mechanism.”
    He refused to elaborate.

    The Ladakh Scouts, an Infantry regiment of the Indian Army and specializing in mountain warfare, has also moved towards the area where the situation was described as tense.

    The place has not been known to have any permanent civilian population.
    DBO, located in northernmost Ladakh, is an historic camp site and located on an ancient trade route connecting Ladakh to Yarkand in Xinjiang, China.
    It lies at the easternmost point of the Karakoram Range in a cold desert region in the far north of India, just 8km south of the Chinese border and 9km northwest of the Aksai Chin LAC between China and India. Temperature plummets as low as minus 30 degree Celsius in the winters.
    Other than Siachen Glacier military base, it is India’s northernmost built-up area. The nearest inhabited town is Murgo to the south, which has a small population of Baltis who primarily depend on apricot farming and yak rearing.”

    (With PTI inputs)
    -hindustantimes

  5. sridaran Says:

    Lorenzo – I am sorry your prayers that “Bloody India will go bust soon ” will not be answered by God Almighty . But you can continue with your hatred against the more than 1 billion people of India , since we need some entertainment !

    By the way, since you are not fully aware about the border problems China is facing , let me educate your feeble mind on this :

    a) China has a territorial dispute with Japan , and is claiming Japan’s Senkaku islands as its own. Both these countries nearly went to war over this recently , but Japan stood firm and told the Chinese not to mess around with them .

    b) China has a long standing Border Dispute with Russia, and border clashes occurred between both Armies in March 1969 .

    c) China has a territorial dispute with Vietnam over the Spratley Islands and the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea , and Vietnam was not cowed down by Chinese threats .

    d) China is having a dispute on the maritime boundary off the coast of central Philippines and the Luzon Strait with the Philippines

    e) China is having a Maritime boundary dispute north of Borneo between Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei

    f) China has always had differences with India over its long borders along the state of Arunachal Pradesh and Tibet. They have fought one war in 1962 .

    Lorenzo’s favourite country Pakistan also has border issues with Afganistan , and both Armies have clashed several times .

    Therefore, it is evident that border issues are common in todays international scenario. India and China are both Nuclear powers now, and both countries realize the death and destruction a full-blown war will bring forth among both populations. Of course , some people are praying for this eventuality which will remain their fantasy ! We are interested in Realities – not Fantasies .

  6. Voice123 Says:

    “Bloody India will go bust soon”

    Listen to Sridaran, sitting behind a computer in a wealthy enclave and arrogantly talking as if India has achieved anything much since independence (apart from nuclear weapons). Say hello to the families living on your street outside your doorstep for me Sridaran. There is nothing to go bust for the teeming millions of Dalits, Harijans, Scheduled castes, tribals, Sikhs, most women and girls, Muslims and millions and millions of other oppressed and marginalised and poor in India. There are thousands of Indians, as I speak trying desperately to use every trick in the book to claim assylum or escape to wealthier countries. Marginalised groups have been oppressed or forced to live like animals in India for millennia. Just because they know no better or accept their lot, doesnt make it correct. The catch for India is, unless they bring the standard of living of these people up to globally acceptable standards, they can never aspire to be a superpower – or even to be a regular third world country because they are more like fifth world! However, to attempt to bring them up to even third world standards, the Indian establishment will have to commit suicide – or “eliminate” their poor people. In the meantime, the elite slavishly continues seeking approval from the west.

    Yes Sridaran, your country wont go bust, because the majority of your people had nothing to begin with.

  7. sridaran Says:

    Hello Voice 123 !! Welcome back Again , ill informed mind purely out of contempt formed due to long standing enmity against India and its people !!

    You wrote lots of fiction – now let me state the facts ! A world bank report states thus :

    The economy of The Republic of India is the tenth-largest in the world by nominal GDP and the third largest by purchasing power parity (PPP).The country is one of the G-20 major economies and a member of BRICS. On a per capita income basis, India ranked 141st by nominal GDP and 130th by GDP (PPP) in 2012, according to the IMF. India is the nineteenth largest exporter and tenth largest importer in the world. It is to be noted that India’s GDP grew by an astounding 9.3% in 2010-11.

    Industry and services :

    Industry accounts for 28% of the GDP and employ 14% of the total workforce. India is 11th in the world in terms of nominal factory output according data is compiled through CIA World Factbook figures. The Indian industrial sector underwent significant changes as a result of the economic liberalisation in India economic reforms of 1991, which removed import restrictions, brought in foreign competition, led to privatisation of certain public sector industries, liberalised the FDI regime, improved infrastructure and led to an expansion in the production of fast moving consumer goods.

    Textile :

    Textile manufacturing is the 2nd largest source of employment after agriculture and accounts for 20% of manufacturing output, providing employment to over 20 million people.The transformation of the textile industry from a declining to a rapidly developing one has become the biggest achievement of the central government. After freeing the industry in 2004–2005 from a number of limitations, primarily financial, the government gave a green light to massive investment inflows – both domestic and foreign. During the period from 2004 to 2008, total investment amounted to 27 billion dollars. By 2012, this figure was predicted to reach 38 billion and was expected to create an additional 17 million jobs. Ludhiana produces 90% of woollens in India and is known as the Manchester of India. Tirupur has gained universal recognition as the leading source of hosiery, knitted garments, casual wear and sportswear. Considering the Rs 15,000,000,000 revenue from textile sales with an approximate of a nominal 20% net profit and with around 257,572 residents of the city, per capita income of Ichalkaranji is 1,16,472, among one of the highest per capita incomes in the country.

    Services :

    India is 13th in services output. The services sector provides employment to 23% of the work force and is growing quickly, with a growth rate of 7.5% in 1991–2000, up from 4.5% in 1951–80. It has the largest share in the GDP, accounting for 55% in 2007, up from 15% in 1950. Information technology and business process outsourcing are among the fastest growing sectors, having a cumulative growth rate of revenue 33.6% between 1997 and 1998 and 2002–03 and contributing to 25% of the country’s total exports in 2007–08.The growth in the IT sector is attributed to increased specialisation, and an availability of a large pool of low cost, highly skilled, educated and fluent English-speaking workers, on the supply side, matched on the demand side by increased demand from foreign consumers interested in India’s service exports, or those looking to outsource their operations. The share of the Indian IT industry in the country’s GDP increased from 4.8% in 2005–06 to 7% in 2008. In 2009, seven Indian firms were listed among the top 15 technology outsourcing companies in the world.

    Retail :

    Retail industry is one of the pillars of Indian economy and accounts for 14–15% of its GDP. The Indian retail market is estimated to be US$ 450 billion and one of the top five retail markets in the world by economic value. India is one of the fastest growing retail market in the world, with 1.2 billion people.

    Tourism :

    Tourism in India is a high growth sector. It contributes 6.23% to the national GDP and 8.78% of the total employment. The majority of foreign tourists come from USA and UK. India’s rich history and its cultural and geographical diversity make its international tourism appeal large and diverse. It presents heritage and cultural tourism along with medical, business and sports tourism. India has one of the largest and fastest growing medical tourism sectors.

    Mining :

    Mining forms an important segment of the Indian economy, with the country producing 79 different minerals (excluding fuel and atomic resources) in 2009–10, including iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, chromite, limestone, asbestos, fluorite, gypsum, ochre, phosphorite and silica sand.

    Agriculture :

    India ranks second worldwide in farm output. Agriculture and allied sectors like forestry, logging and fishing accounted for 15.7% of the GDP in 2009–10, employed 52.1% of the total workforce, and despite a steady decline of its share in the GDP, is still the largest economic sector and a significant piece of the overall socio-economic development of India. Crop yield per unit area of all crops have grown since 1950, due to the special emphasis placed on agriculture in the five-year plans and steady improvements in irrigation, technology, application of modern agricultural practices and provision of agricultural credit and subsidies since the Green Revolution in India. However, international comparisons reveal the average yield in India is generally 30% to 50% of the highest average yield in the world. Indian states Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Gujarat and Maharashtra are key agricultural contributing states of India.
    India receives an average annual rainfall of 1,208 millimetres (47.6 in) and a total annual precipitation of 4000 billion cubic metres, with the total utilisable water resources, including surface and groundwater, amounting to 1123 billion cubic metres.546,820 square kilometres (211,130 sq mi) of the land area, or about 39% of the total cultivated area, is irrigated. India’s inland water resources including rivers, canals, ponds and lakes and marine resources comprising the east and west coasts of the Indian ocean and other gulfs and bays provide employment to nearly six million people in the fisheries sector. In 2008, India had the world’s third largest fishing industry.
    India is the largest producer in the world of milk, jute and pulses, and also has the world’s second largest cattle population with 175 million animals in 2008. It is the second largest producer of rice, wheat, sugarcane, cotton and groundnuts, as well as the second largest fruit and vegetable producer, accounting for 10.9% and 8.6% of the world fruit and vegetable production respectively. India is also the second largest producer and the largest consumer of silk in the world, producing 77,000 million tons in 2005.

    Energy and power :

    As of 2010, India imported about 70% of its crude oil requirements.
    As of 2009, India is the fourth largest producer of electricity and oil products and the fourth largest importer of coal and crude-oil in the world.Coal and oil together account for 66% of the energy consumption of India.
    India’s oil reserves meet 25% of the country’s domestic oil demand. As of 2009, India’s total proven oil reserves stood at 775 million metric tonnes while gas reserves stood at 1074 billion cubic metres.Oil and natural gas fields are located offshore at Mumbai High, Krishna Godavari Basin and the Cauvery Delta, and onshore mainly in the states of Assam, Gujarat and Rajasthan. India is the fourth largest consumer of oil in the world and imported $82.1 billion worth of oil in the first three quarters of 2010. The petroleum industry in India mostly consists of public sector companies such as Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL). There are some major private Indian companies in the oil sector such as Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) which operates the world’s largest oil refining complex.

    Infrastructure :

    India has the world’s third largest road network, covering more than 4.3 million kilometers and carrying 60% of freight and 87% of passenger traffic. Indian Railways is the fourth largest rail network in the world, with a track length of 114,500 kilometers.India has 13 major ports, handling a cargo volume of 850 million tonnes in 2010.
    India has a national teledensity rate of 74.15% with 926.53 million telephone subscribers, two-thirds of them in urban areas, with around 13.3 million broadband lines in India in December 2011. However, this is growing and is expected to boom following the expansion of 3G and WiMAX services.

    Education :

    India has made huge progress in terms of increasing primary education attendance rate and expanding literacy to approximately three-fourths of the population. India’s literacy rate had grown from 52.2% in 1991 to 74.04% in 2011. The right to education at elementary level has been made one of the fundamental rights under the eighty-sixth Amendment of 2002, and legislation has been enacted to further the objective of providing free education to all children.

    Voice 123, there is a common saying ” Comment is free – But facts are Sacred ” . This applies to you 100% . India and China are the economic giants of Asia – and both economies are growing well . Neither will go bust !! The only thing that will GO BUST is your paranoia !!! Be patriotic and love your own country – it applies to both you and me ! Erase racism and hatred from your bloodstream Voice 123 !!!!!! May the blessings of the triple gem be with you and help you with yr intelligence dear !!

  8. Voice123 Says:

    Sridaran thanks for the cut and paste that came straight out of the CIA yearbook. You still didnt mention how more than 25 percent of Indian families live permanently on the street and around 50 percent dont have access to water or primary education – but wait – they are happy with their conditions of destitution, so it doesnt matter! You dont see this kind of situation in China or Africa or anywhere else. When the CIA is finished with your country they’ll be saying different things. Im not sure how my pointing out these facts about your country can be construed as “racism”. There is rampant racism in India – Indians racist towards different Indians. I have witnessed it myself and it aint pretty.

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