Jin Yinan: India’s arms procurement dating another girl into a pawn in US-Russian competition
Russia to help India modified for the “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier
中广网 Beijing on Dec. 11 news (reporter Li Yan) December 7, Russian President Medvedev and visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, signed the “military-technical cooperation program for 2011-2020,” The two sides also “Marshal Gorshkov” aircraft carrier sold to reach a final agreement, there are comments that the meeting a series of agreements shown in the security of Russia and India is deepening strategic and mutually beneficial relationship, which, in an interview widely military correspondent Li Yan, deputy director of the National Defense University Strategic Research Department, Major General Jin Yinan, director of Institute of Strategic Studies.
integration of Russian-Indian military build remains to be seen
Jin Yinan: during the Cold War, almost all of India’s weapons systems from the Soviet Union, the new century, India trying to have it both ways, is the introduction of Western, especially U.S. weapons systems, of course, the U.S. has done a more generous promise: No restrictions on India, you can sell to India some of the more advanced weapons systems. But we can see long-term past, India has formed the basis of weapon systems platforms, regardless of the Army, Navy or Air Force, it is the Soviet system, Russia’s system, go to the U.S. system so it is very difficult. Russia and the United States compared with the weapon system, the price is significantly higher, so that India can not help to choose the Russian weapons systems. Including the former period of wide speculation abroad, in Russia, India, in particular, competition among carriers in India, in the end of this old Russian aircraft carrier ‘Gorshkov Marshal “, the old or another from the Pacific Fleet aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk retired ? Kitty Hawk United States even proposed free transfer to India. This is a big country competition.
by 梅德耶杰夫 signed this agreement, we have the near term, Russia’s weapons systems or competitive advantage, but we do not rule out the Xinge Gang came back from visiting the United States when the United States ( next) big list. From the Indian point of view, it believed that Russian weapons systems than the U.S., although a price advantage, but as it’s electronic systems, electronic surveillance, early warning, including fire control, search system, the gap with the United States. Today, India is not completely tied to the Russian ship, it’s psychological or heavy both ways, a good relationship with the major States, including the weapons trade.
today commented that the integration of Russian-Indian military build problems, I think this is not a transfer by a carrier, or through their long-term supply of weapons systems, military integration plan to achieve this also remains to be seen. Because it involves a great military integration, the problem is not only weapon systems, including the training of troops, combat standards adoption, the adoption of organizational operations, which is a big aspect, so that we can not simply say that by a few weapons and equipment procurement, or through long-term weapons agreement, said the integration between Russia and India have reached, I think this conclusion may be easily under a number.
from today’s point of view, India has not so completely will, from India to its non-aligned system, it was anxious to use U.S. weapons and equipment updates Soviet weapons systems, which are related to India’s future Strategic planning is not in tune, so that may just be near to Russia, India, a large biscuits, high wish.
course, Russia has certainly hope that Russian-Indian military integration, but India can not do this with a big question.
India into the United States and Russia competition weight
Reporters: Russia and India also signed a nuclear agreement, the Russian side said that even if India’s nuclear future experiment, Russia will continue to provide India with nuclear fuel, but Russia is not in favor of amending the NPT, and to give India the status of the official nuclear-weapon States. We know that India has been seeking to become nuclear-weapon states from the legal, not just a matter of fact one of the countries of nuclear weapons, India is doing so for what kind of consideration?
Jin Yinan: India carried out nuclear experiments in 1998, becoming a de facto nuclear state, but did not become law on nuclear power, mainly with the five permanent members of the Security Council and the Security Council reform, India can not come in a great relationship. India eager to be a legal power, it is primarily to expand its international political influence, especially the UN Security Council seat, it believed it was a big factor. It reached such an agreement with Russia, but also some of this pursuit.
course, India and Russia to reach this agreement, is not the only, the U.S. is actually in Russia and India before reaching this agreement, the United States since 1998, first to give up economic sanctions on India and the weapons ban transport. India, U.S. agree to include some of the more advanced light water reactor technology, today, India is constantly in great power politics from the United States, Russia access to their own benefit, of course, the United States and Russia each have desires, so that the two countries cooperation in nuclear technology to India have also made some concessions, the concessions with a lot of.
I personally think that Russia in this round of competition with the United States with great nature. Because the United States before the round has been very clear that India exports to more advanced technology, has been relaxed for India and even the removal of India’s economic and military sanctions. From this point of view, in fact, the United States and Russia out of India as a competitive response to the object relations, today is the struggle intensified.
in which India seems to be a hero, in fact, I think India is not a main character, India is just a US-Russian competition in both the object only.
correspondent: a pawn.
Jin Yinan: Yes.
Reporter: Well, thank you for the interview.