U.S. report says India may be leading after 25 years in South Asia Middle East (Figure)
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desert newspaper correspondent Shiyan
Recently, the Indian media quoted the Pentagon’s latest report, India will be the rapid rise in the next 25 years will be “South Asia and the Middle East leader.” India in South Asia is indeed a pivotal power in recent years, gradually expanding influence in the Middle East. But India really like the United States said, 25 years after leading the Middle East it? In fact, India has several major “stumbling block” in the short term is difficult to surrender.
Pentagon report touted India
this titled “India will become the leader in South Asia and the Middle East,” the article, published in the March 17 “Indian newspaper ‘. According to the article introduction, a recent report from the U.S. Pentagon report predicts that India in the next 25 years will be the leader in South Asia and the Middle East.
the above mentioned U.S. Indian media reports, called “joint operational environment (JOE) 2010″, U.S. Department of Joint Operations Command 16 released the report on future military operations may cause political impact assessment. In discussing India, with a very optimistic tone of the report, said India will “take the next special status in the international environment, the strategic considerations in the future in the United States, other countries in the world, few can play this role.” Report, India’s military power will be substantially in the next few years, a modern upgrade. This trend, if coupled with India proud warrior tradition, and its strategic location in the Indian Ocean, will make India a leader in South Asia and the Middle East.
think of in recent years, especially in the last three years, military spending to maintain high growth in India, and the United States, Russia and other countries military cooperation increasingly warm; the United States, Russia, Europe and other international forces in India substantial military escalation, not only did the number of objections, but spared no effort to support; plus India since its establishment, has been big brother in South Asia itself, also the map of the Middle East, so this new report released by the international community can not attention.
India has long been accumulated in the Middle East, “contacts”
as a regional power in South Asia, dominated by affairs in the region, India’s consistent foreign policy objectives. But India will dominate the Middle East to say, am unfamiliar with the international community. In fact, in order to achieve this objective, India has been secretly efforts.
2 27, Indian Prime Minister Singh’s visit to Saudi Arabia, as the first visit to Saudi Arabia 28 years ago, Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh and Saudi King Abdullah announced after the talks, in many areas strengthen bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership. Also last month, Iraq announced it will provide more crude oil in India. Analysts believe that this decision in part thanks to India after the war in Iraq in large quantities of humanitarian aid. In the Iranian nuclear issue, India also has its own independent voice, which stressed the need to peacefully resolve the Iranian nuclear issue, has been Tehran’s positive response. Meanwhile, India also to Syria, Palestine and other countries provide substantial financial and technical assistance in the region has won many “contacts.”
history, India has also actively involved in Middle East affairs. Issues such as peace in the Middle East, India, Nehru had inherited the practice of long-term, adherence to the “pro-Arab anti” position to win the goodwill of the Arab Middle East, an objective to help digestion because of the negative conflict between India and Pakistan impact. Meanwhile, India has always advocated non-alignment policy of peaceful coexistence with the Middle East countries in the region all the major events, are the active mediation of great power status for themselves in the Middle East diplomacy has laid a more solid foundation.
India is facing four major “stumbling block”
Although India’s foreign policy in the Middle East quite bright, but really among the leaders in South Asia and the Middle East position, and not easy. There are four major “stumbling block”: South Asian neighbors wary of the constraints of the problem between India and Pakistan, U.S. influence in the Middle East, plus India’s domestic troubles.
First of all, unique geographical composition of South Asia (India, a country’s dominance of the surrounding small surround), and India had wantonly interfere in the internal affairs of the old things (such as the 1970 annexation of Sikkim in the 1980s sent troops to Sri Lanka and Maldives), so that South Asian countries of India, quite wary.
Second, the India-Pakistan problem as a chronic illness, a leading South Asia and India, “out of the South,” a stumbling block, more so in India and Middle Eastern countries in dealing with the relationship between how many worries. It is precisely because no normal relations with Pakistan, India, Middle East, despite efforts to cater to the preferences, but still not from the latter criticism. Almost every conflict between India and Pakistan, India has to spend a lot of diplomatic resources in the Gulf region, “public relations.” Can be said that India and Pakistan is well into the Middle East, India, a mine explosion at any time.
Third, since the Gulf War and the Iraq war, the Middle East affairs for the United States is largely about. While watching a lot of emerging countries, but this pattern reversed in the short term is difficult to do. In this case, the United States willing to let India’s “taking over” the leading Middle East, is unlikely.
Finally, India in South Asia and the Middle East more as, you must first address their domestic problems. Not to mention the ongoing sectarian conflict and facing the threat of ethnic separatism, just a notorious caste system, let the international community has repeatedly criticized. The U.S. report on India’s future as a big boast, too, changed the subject, said the rapid growth of social wealth, is the same rapidly growing population consumed. India can become a “regional and even global power”, the decisive factor is the ability to solve domestic problems.