Leaders of the United States, France and Russia will come to visit India to sell arms (Figure)
Data Figure: Russian-Indian cooperation between the two countries will begin production in 2020 250-300 stealth fighter
recently period of time, India is likely to show in the field of military procurement “generous.” According to Singapore, “Lianhe Zaobao,” reported on October 27 in the next two to three months, the United States, France and Russian leaders will come to visit India, the Indian side during the negotiations may or will be signed with the weapons procurement contracts. Western media said the Indian government to increase military procurement efforts in order to “counterbalance China’s military expansion.”
want to seize the opportunity to sell arms
“Lianhe Zaobao” speculation, the end of December this year, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to India could be reached during the 300 one hundred million U.S. dollars agreement. Under the agreement, Russia and India began cooperation in 2020 between the two countries will produce 250-300 stealth fighter, which may be the biggest arms deal. However, Medvedev’s visit, U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy also visited India, the agenda also includes two weapons contracts in India for the content.
said that the U.S. President Barack Obama will visit India in early November, the U.S. company hopes to achieve 10 billion to 12 billion U.S. dollars in military contracts, including the sale of 10 Boeing military transport aircraft to India, the contract worth about $ 5.8 billion. European defense companies also have high hopes for Sarkozy’s visit to India. European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company India Division President Wei Wei said: “Nicolas Sarkozy (12 months) will definitely visit here (India), European companies doing business there to help.” European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company has been seeking to next year with $ 12 billion Indian contract to sell 126 fighter jets. In addition, France also hope to get $ 2.1 billion in weapons procurement contracts for the Indian Air Force to upgrade its equipment, the rule of law “Mirage 2000″ fighter.
according to consulting firm KPMG International (KPMG) report, India’s military power with the three heads of agreement might be reached between the world of large-scale arms purchases periodically. British defense and security affairs think tank the Royal Armed Forces Joint Institute (RUSI) analyst Neil said: “These are countries to grasp the trip (arms trade) opportunities for the benefit of the arrangements.” He said: “still face the world on financial issues, the reason why the United States and Russia to sell arms to India, is to seize business opportunities. “
strengthening of the military deal with India and China?
“Lianhe Zaobao,” said China’s rising influence in the region may be India’s military expansion as a cause. The report quoted Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as saying, “China’s foothold in South Asia, we must take into account this fact.”
reported that China and India clashed in 1962, though later conducted several rounds of negotiations between the two countries, economic relations are increasing, but the border issue remained unresolved.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute policy analyst Wei Man that India is increasingly interested in China, “Indian officials mentioned in China, more and more used in ‘threat’ word for this, India to strengthen the Sino-Indian military deployment near the border, naval forces have been strengthened. “
Some analysts pointed out that the Western media are keen speculation,” China threat in India, “intended for military equipment in the Indian market open market, and India willing to accept such an argument, it is an excuse for their military expansion. Obviously, the “China military threat” can create a good environment for arms purchases, while the West and India is just what they need nothing more. (Source: International Online – “News of the World”)