India closer to large-scale acquisition of US-Russian military balance China-Japan relations
Data Figure: India has the United States to buy C-17 Globemaster strategic transport aircraft
our reporter Chen Xiaoru
India recently dished out $ 112 billion arms purchase orders, U.S. President Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev later finalized in November and December schedule to visit India, and to discuss military cooperation is a three presidential visit to India one of the core. October 15, Russia and India held recently in the border code-named “Indra 2010″ military exercises; October 24, Indian Prime Minister visits Japan to push the bilateral military cooperation. Analysts pointed out that the huge arms purchase plan and pull out Russian-Japanese military cooperation with India to balance China’s overall intent is closely related.
President of the United States, France and Russia first to rush to New Delhi
Recently, the U.S. consulting firm KPMG said in a report in the next six years, India is expected to spend $ 112 billion to buy arms. October 8, the Indian military also disclosed that India ready to be finalized in July 2011, 126 medium multi-role fighter contract. Right now, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company is working with the United States, Russia, France and Switzerland, the other five aerospace companies compete for the market value of about $ 12 billion arms large orders.
At this sensitive moment, the United States, France and Russia’s president has finalized three countries in November and December of this year’s visit to India trip. According to Agence France-Presse recently reported that U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit India in early November. U.S. military enterprises hope to get India 10 billion to 12 billion U.S. dollars contract or contract guarantees, including the total price of approximately $ 5.8 billion sale of 10 Boeing military transport aircraft.
almost at the same time, French President Sarkozy’s visit to India in December finalized. French arms dealers had expressed the wish to help India to upgrade its military, “Mirage 2000″ fighters, is expected to cost $ 2.1 billion upgrade. Eurofighter produced giant European Aeronautic Defence and Space Space Company, also said that India intends to sell $ 600 million market value of 197 helicopters.
followed by France, the Russian government also announced President Dmitry Medvedev will visit New Delhi in late December. According to informed sources, the visit to India, Medvedev is likely to contribute to Russia and India signed a total of about $ 30 billion stealth fighter cooperative agreement. If the agreement is signed, Russia and India in 2020 co-production of 200-250 stealth fighter. This will also be a short-term, India’s largest arms orders, and it is caught short of capital for the Russian defense industry enterprises is undoubtedly the “last straw.”
three countries for the United States, France and Russia presidential election in India is about the intention of making military procurement sensitive moment rushed rushed to New Delhi, the British defense and security affairs analyst at the Joint Institute think tank the Royal Armed Forces in Alex Seoul analysis pointed out: “(3 presidents) these countries to visit is the opportunity to profit from the arrangement of global financial issues facing the United States and Russia to sell arms to India, the reason why, in order to seize business opportunities.”
India’s largest arms intended to buy in China
for India in the next six years to implement such a large arms purchase plan, the Swedish Stockholm International Peace Research Institute analyst Simon * Wei Zeman analysis pointed out: “such a large arms purchase plan with a certain degree of concern about China.”
Wei Zeman said: “When Indian officials talk about China, the ‘threat’ is a word repeated in India and China, the Indian military to strengthen the border, the Indian navy has also been strengthened. “
In fact, recently, the Indian media has also been speculation in the Indian military build-a major cause of China in the region influence continued to strengthen. In September, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has pointed out that “China foothold in South Asia, we must take into account this fact.” “To make sure they (China) movements is not easy, so important to prepare.”
10 15, India’s army chief of staff, V · K · open to China and Pakistan, Singh described as “two of India’s security incentives.” Singh said: “The occurrence of a full-scale conventional war is highly unlikely, but a small conflict will happen and we should have a good general ability to … … to do well in the nuclear background can play a role in the preparation.”
He also said that if India border dispute remains unresolved, then the (Indian) army should be prepared. Singh said: “With China’s growing military and economic power, India should be wary of Beijing’s intentions.” Prior to this month, Indian Defense Minister AK Antony also accused China of “more and more aggressive.”
closer military relations with the United States and Russia on
addition to throwing large arms purchase orders, India, has also been trying to narrow the gap with the United States Russian-Japanese military relations, in order to fully counterbalance China.
10 16, code-named “Indra 2010″ Russian-Indian joint military exercise in India’s northeast Indian Infantry Brigade, 99th mountain station at the North Arkansas Nadu. Each side with three out of troops, about 600 people on the search, surround and destroy illegal armed professional staff to start the actual exercises.
While India and Russia have stressed that the exercise is not directed against China and Pakistan, but Russia, “The Independent” reported that the exercise location next to the Indian border and Kashmir. In addition, many exercises are set in the actual operations border issues and conflict conditions. These are the problems and conflicts with its neighbors China and Pakistan India relations exist in reality. Russian Academy of Geopolitical Problems Leonid Director Ivar Otmar bluntly: “(Russia-India) This partnership will be to contain China’s power.”
In addition, October 24 to 27, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Japan launched a three-day visit to Japan and India did not forget the media harping on each other together to balance China’s old tune, which restricts the development of China seems to have become the consensus of the two countries.
In 2006, Indian Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee visited Japan, the Japan Defense Agency (January 2007, Defense Agency upgraded to Ministry of Defense) Executive Nukaga Fook Chi Lang signed a military cooperation agreement , to Japan’s advanced technology can play in the Indian military modernization, “the appropriate role.” October 2008, Japan and India also signed a “Joint Declaration on Security” for Japan and India continue to deepen military cooperation between the system and provide legal protection.
eager for India to expand military cooperation with Japan, Indian officials have hinted: “In Japan, aware of their China policy, when in trouble, just take the opportunity to consolidate India’s strategic relationship with Japan due to Japan U.S. China’s rise have great concerns as a key U.S. ally and nuclear partner, India should take advantage of the current best time to Build a line of defense with Japan to contain China’s development. “
Beijing, November 2 power