Military experts say China concerned about India without excessive new military strategy
India “Gorshkov” aircraft carrier
中广网 Beijing on January 22 news (reporters Zhen-Xi) 21 U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates ended a two-day visit to India. The United States said the bilateral US-India military cooperation is the main content of the talks. India is said, the focus of Gates’ visit is to discuss with India the United States counter-terrorism strategy and the situation in Afghanistan. Reporters interview today, the Second Artillery Command College Professor Shao-Ling, an exclusive analysis for the netizens to the US-India relations and India’s new military strategy.
Reporter: From the first Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visit to the U.S. Secretary of State Obama Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates to visit India in succession can be seen, India is a partnership between the United States continue to strengthen, In the military cooperation more closely.
US-Indian military cooperation will be to a higher level
Shao Ling: I think that in such a short time inside, the two countries have such high-level a very close, very frequent interaction to explain this close relationship between the two countries, in particular, I think reflects the importance the United States to India. That the United States after the Cold War, of course, is to fill in terms of the withdrawal of Soviet forces in the South formed a vacuum. Very important point is that in July last year, Hillary Clinton visit to India, the two sides signed three agreements. These three agreements and arms sales to both of them closely related. With these two agreements mean that India’s exports to the United States opened the door to advanced weapons. An indication of future arms deals between the two countries in areas such cooperation may be to a higher level.
Reporters: U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute recently released a special report that India is on the non-aligned policy shift from the traditional moderate development of the United States, intimacy, and from the past are highly dependent on Soviet weapons systems to buy U.S. weapons change. Meanwhile, India is also from a regional military power into global military power.
to Russia to buy from the “Gorshkov” aircraft carrier, and nine early warning aircraft, to prepare the United States with 500 billion U.S. dollars to buy 126 advanced fighter, frequently shot in India in recent years, spending huge sums of money to purchase advanced weapons. The United States during the Clinton administration Defense Secretary William Cohen has made comments that India found their vision is different, is no longer too much attention to domestic affairs, is no longer a moment staring at Pakistan, but to the world.
India is to become a military power needs time
Shao Ling: If only in South Asia, India is already doing my part of the first power, and no any one is saying the South Asian countries can compete. Its goal is definitely to do a global power. But I think the idea of ??return ideas, go real reality, as India has its own difficult to overcome weaknesses. So the question that the relationship between it and the surrounding countries too tight, not only China, border issues and we, more importantly, Pakistan. Therefore, it is to a large part of the power it consumes the surrounding areas, so it limits its up to play at a higher level of their influence. There are many technical aspects of India, especially from a military point of view, it’s weapons and equipment R & D capabilities of the poor, a large number of weapons and equipment, 70%, 80% is imported from Russia. Then a truly global power, I think if this R & D in the military can not stand, weapons and equipment to be imported, I think it should be said is a joke. So India is such a desire.
Reporters: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, 20, said his talks with Indian leaders focus on the China issue. Indian media said that China has become the focus of US-Indian military talks issues. Therefore, foreign media comment, India continues to rise in the military field is a potential threat to China.
China concerned about India over the military without the New Deal, but to focus on higher national defense goals
Shao Ling: buying weapons from abroad, I think in the short term may improve within its military strength, but in the long run it has many potential dangers. For example, will be controlled by others, the use of weapons, maintenance, price, etc., this initiative is in the hands of others. No matter how many advanced weapons, India has, in fact, such a military power, a little pavilion on the beach as it is now, not very strong, and that what may be a little sign of trouble will shake such a so-called military power status. So I think we do not have too much of China to India to seriously. Of course, that India says China is now like to take things like rivalry with China, we may also feel uncomfortable. But I do not think we should be confined to stare at the Indian perspective, our goal, our vision is forward, go up, climb up, instead of looking back. If India is to our rivalry, it behind us just fine.