Russian arms sales in India ten billion U.S. dollars held hostage by Chinese scholars say does not exist
India’s new service of MiG-29K carrier-based fighter.
India from Russia T-90 main battle tanks.
India recently purchased from Russia,” Admiral Gorshkov “aircraft carrier.
12th of this month, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to India to start 22-hour “whirlwind” visit, the day of the two countries signed a number of energy, arms purchase agreements, totaling approximately $ 10 billion, involving aircraft, MiG-29 fighter aircraft, defense and space technology and at least 12 civilian nuclear reactors. Moreover, Putin also expressed the hope that the current $ 8 billion in Russia and India to more than double annual turnover to reach $ 20 billion.
agreement in Russia and India, media analysis, Russia’s move will allow Obama to win over India’s efforts to shame, the United States “pull printing China” strategy hit. Others exclaimed, Russia and India’s arms purchase agreement to contain China. Russia-India arms big impact in South Asia alone will increase Russia, the United States worry for India great?
Chinese scholars believe that Russia’s sale of so many weapons at once, the important factor is the lack of money, while India need to purchase arms to improve their military and political status. An arms deal with Russia and India, and do not reflect an attempt to contain China.
text/reporter Pengyu Lei
Russia no purpose, which is short of money, and therefore a “bottomless pit fire sale.” The current international financial crisis than the price of oil dropped significantly, while Russia had the basis of life, the starting point and relatively high, so poor and it will feel very hard to accept.
– Song Xiaojun (“Jianchuanzhishi” magazine online editor, military experts)
India has been in South Asia and want to enhance their influence in the world, so will want to import equipment, to improve their military and political superiority in the subcontinent. India also has a larger goal is to become in Eurasia has been the pursuit even in the international arena with the influence of power.
– Liu Fenghua (Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences researcher)
resources decline in value unwilling to be poor
cheap the sale of arms to make money
recent years, India increased from U.S., Israel and other countries importing weapons, and weapons of independent research and development efforts. The purchased from Russia including the “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft and 29 MiG-29K carrier-based combat aircraft. Some Western media, Russia and India signed a number of military procurement contracts, aims to consolidate its dominant position in the Indian arms market.
“Russia no purpose, which is short of money to use, so a ‘bottomless pit fire sale’.” Military expert Song Xiaojun interview says. He said that the current financial crisis in international oil prices to significantly decline, while Russia had the basis of life, the starting point and relatively high, so poor and it will feel very hard to accept. Song Xiaojun that the Russian oligarchs in power, Putin, this time with the arms, oil oligarchs together, trading with India.
Song Xiaojun that for India, a large number of strategic agreements signed this time will not have much impact. He said: “India is still in the early stages of industrialization, low-cost labor, but there are some spare cash can be used to strengthen the military equipment.”
“For Russia, its industrialization has been completed, but the industrial structure adjustment has not been completed, but also suffered a decline in value of oil and gas resources to rely on those accumulated during the Cold War military technology to make money. “he said, can only say that India can catch up with a cheap good time to buy Russian weapons.
to appease the people paralysis
weapons as “spiritual opium”
Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Research Associate Liu Fenghua said the bulk of the arms deal reached usually doped political factors. Liu Fenghua, said: “India has been in South Asia and want to enhance their influence in the world, so will want to import the equipment, to improve their military and political superiority in the subcontinent of India has also been seeking to become the Eurasian continent and even in the international arena with the influence of big powers. “
Song Xiaojun is that the Indian elite in power, the money to buy back the weapons and equipment is equivalent to” spiritual opium “, the purpose is to tell people” I am very cow. ” The sales agreement finally reached between Russia and India were the important factor is the supply and purchase needs are.
Song Xiaojun, said Russian-Indian agreement on the surrounding countries will not cause too much impact. Russia and India are big states, but the agreement only to solve domestic problems. India is in the rising phase of industrialization, China will face the general democratic enthusiasm high, high vigilance on national security situation, when the social conflicts in their countries so that the form did not pass the revolution, “a gas” dissipated, this arrogance can only “vent” to go overseas to buy weapons is one of the means to vent. In fact, as a regional power, India is buying weapons, state security, but India need to use arms sales, nuclear power plants and other agreements to appease the poor young country.
Song Xiaojun also predicted that in the future, India will continue to buy arms, still with the “ecstasy” to numb themselves, but in fact still do not stroke along the country’s social relations, but continue to use the method to buy weapons encourage people to fight, to appease the people, telling us that “countries there is still hope.”
Russian sale only for “self”
does not exist “hijacked” China
for Russian-Indian arms sales agreements “Seized the Chinese,” saying, Song Xiaojun that “will not have this problem.” The two countries do not deliberately come together to design China, to China’s national initiative designed to only the United States. Russia and India for the sake of this behavior is “self-protection.”
Liu Fenghua believes that Russia is normal arms trade with India, Russia and China also have some arms. In the growing Sino-Russian strategic partnership of cooperation to strengthen the case that Russia should not be by such an arms deal with India to seek to contain China. However, India could overtake China’s political intentions, there is definitely the idea of ??containing China.
Liu Fenghua, said India’s great demand for weapons, is bound to seek diverse partners, India has also had an aircraft carrier procurement from the United Kingdom. In fact, the purchase agreement is not the carrier reached. The initial contract signed by Russia and India, Russia in 2008 will be delivered to the Indian Navy aircraft carrier. “India and Russia has been the carrier of the conversion price, conversion requirements there are differences, so this agreement means that Russia’s delivery time from now getting shorter.”
for this transaction the United States “pull printing China” policy impact, Liu Fenghua that is difficult to determine, the original will have to see US-India arms deal level, but also between the two countries need to consider the political trust and other factors. The United States really want to strengthen US-India relations “pull printing China”, but these effects are not through a single transaction so you can immediately show out.
upset Russia-India arms
but does not lose money snatch
there were indications that India’s defense budget in recent years rapid increase, in addition to procurement of new weapons from Russia, but also set their sights on the United States and other Western countries to buy more American and Israeli weapons. In addition, India has made attempts to develop weapons programs, but are subject to technical problems, cost increases and problems has been postponed.
However, due to the huge Russian-made weapons stockpile, so that Moscow can more easily and India signed a number of large orders, which provides that the maintenance of weapons, upgrades and parts. The data show that India’s military equipment, weapons and about 70% from Russia.
then, for India has been hoping to seize the arms market in the United States, the arms sales to large single mean? Song Xiaojun, said: “The United States is indeed happy, but Russia too cheap to sell, all of a sudden is the aircraft carrier, aircraft plus several nuclear power plants. The United States also hopes to sell their arms, but they can not lose money to sell.”
Liu Fenghua believes that the United States and India will have more arms deal, will sell aircraft to India, which India has no intention to look at, and what the U.S. want to deal in this regard. Indeed, the United States is to intervene in India’s arms trade, and has been involved in India’s civilian nuclear power development. The United States hopes to price, conditions, and other cooperation to achieve greater benefits for themselves. Not to mention that India will soon ask the United States to sell the United States will measure the pros and cons from a political point of view.