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Old 4th October 2014, 17:49   #136
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Is the list of country codes documented somewhere? Wikipedia lists just these code-country mapping:

17-China
52-Netherlands
68-Switzerland
77-United States
109-Israel
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Is the list of country codes documented somewhere? Wikipedia lists just these code-country mapping:

17-China
52-Netherlands
68-Switzerland
77-United States
109-Israel
I realized it late..(you may already be aware of this) but this kind of information (lists etc.) in public domain is essentially a security threat to diplomats as was highlighted by an attack on an Israeli diplomat in 2012 in which an embassy registered vehicle was bombed and culprits apparently identified an Israeli diplomat's vehicle simply by the number '109'.

Link: 2012 attacks on Israeli diplomats

I suppose (hope..) some government organisation is working continuously to keep such a document off the Internet and for good..
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I realized it late..(you may already be aware of this) but this kind of information (lists etc.) in public domain is essentially a security threat to diplomats as was highlighted by an attack on an Israeli diplomat in 2012 in which an embassy registered vehicle was bombed and culprits apparently identified an Israeli diplomat's vehicle simply by the number '109'.

Link: 2012 attacks on Israeli diplomats

I suppose (hope..) some government organisation is working continuously to keep such a document off the Internet and for good..
Wouldn't this type of information be readily available to the public anyways?

It would be pretty difficult to keep it a secret. If you stand outside the embassy and see the number plates of all the cars entering or leaving then you could easily find out.
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Wouldn't this type of information be readily available to the public anyways?

It would be pretty difficult to keep it a secret. If you stand outside the embassy and see the number plates of all the cars entering or leaving then you could easily find out.
Agree with you..still, a list compiling such information for all embassies can only serve two type of people (outside the government).. an enthusiast or a criminal. So, making such info (which is not yet readily available for multiple embassies) public will feed the "greed" of an enthusiast but will also make it convenient for miscreants, irrespective of whether a criminal really needed it or not in the first place.

So, I think this pursuit of such information is unjustified.

AFAIK, people (in general) have such knowledge for a limited number of countries only and IMO it is best that way.

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I realized it late..(you may already be aware of this) but this kind of information (lists etc.) in public domain is essentially a security threat to diplomats as was highlighted by an attack on an Israeli diplomat in 2012 in which an embassy registered vehicle was bombed and culprits apparently identified an Israeli diplomat's vehicle simply by the number '109'.

Link: 2012 attacks on Israeli diplomats

I suppose (hope..) some government organisation is working continuously to keep such a document off the Internet and for good..
Thanks for this info, didn't realize that.

@Mods, Please delete these posts too if it is inappropriate due to above mentioned security concerns.
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Old 12th October 2014, 16:30   #141
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Range Rover Vogue SE for the Hon Republic Consulate of Macedonia.
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^ why does it have a regular registration and not the ones (CC Blue plates) instead
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^ why does it have a regular registration and not the ones (CC Blue plates) instead
They aren't consulate cars, they're given to Indian citizens. Check this (Various Embassy & Consulate Vehicles!) post for more info.
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Here is a Volvo V70.
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Here is a Volvo V70.
That is on sale now. More pictures in our classifieds section:

http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...olvo/V70.html/
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Saw this BMW 118i in New Delhi couple of weeks back.
Spotted again..@CP

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Spotted this mighty W140 S320 in Pune-
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Would any one have a correct idea as to how much money one need to shell out to buy a diplomat's car.

I have gone through a number of posts but I am still not clear. Can someone give how much it would cost in taxes and other charges to buy an C class from a diplomat and what all forms procedures/cost is incurred in the procedure.
As I understand , say If the car's price was 35 Lakhs you pay the entire tax irrespective the current age of the car and transfer charges. which would be 12.5% of 35 L + at least 1 L extra, can some one comment

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Well, this is rare. Owner has to be an enthusiast !

Tata Nano Twist

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Spotted a grey Hyundai Genesis on diplomatic plates (42 CD) near Moti Bagh today. It was much larger than I had imagined it to be, and looked impressive on the whole
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