United States to sell C-17A transport strategy to win over India to balance China (Mainland)
data for: U.S. Air Force C-17A strategic transport group
U.S. President Barack Obama will be 5 to 9 November visit to India. This is Obama’s first visit to India since taking office. In his current trip, the huge U.S. arms sales to India is particularly compelling. According to Pakistan’s “national newspaper” reported on October 19, during Obama’s visit to India, the United States and India signed a $ 5.8 billion related to the amount of 10 C-17 “Globemaster” large military transport aircraft sales contract. According to the U.S. “The Wall Street Journal” revealed that the US-India arms sales between the C-17 transport aircraft of this type will be the largest single foreign sales contract. Reported that the visit aims to strengthen the U.S. strategic relationship with India, but also will promote the US-India cooperation in economic and broader cooperation in military field.
C-17 military transport aircraft is a classic American strategic transport equipment, not only with the characteristics of large loading capacity, as well as STOL’s unique skills can be great to meet India’s “operational needs.” U.S. military C-17 is used to transport personnel, supplies and heavy equipment, mainly aircraft, a payload of 75 tons, combat radius of 4,400 km, less than 1,000 meters of runway landing airstrip is well suited to the relatively weak infrastructure India. Equipped with C-17, the Indian Army’s artillery and tank equipment and other heavy equipment will have a reliable long-range delivery platform, its strategic delivery capacity will be increased dramatically.
visit also showed that the United States to India’s “strategic draw.” “The Wall Street Journal” reported on the publicly declared as the international situation changes, the Indian position in the U.S. global strategy in the growing importance of the United States to strengthen relations with India is an important objective is to balance China’s influence in Asia.