India, U.S. military aid in Asia to counterbalance China intensified arms race (Photos)
The United States has sold to India six C-130J tactical transport aircraft Photo: doors wide
United States competition in the Indian military is ten billion U.S. dollars of new aircraft projects. Boeing F/A-18E/F fighter full market Photo: doors wide
news August 12 LONDON: British “Guardian” 8, carried an article saying that in recent years, the United States not only to provide billions of dollars to Pakistan military aid, India also support to counterbalance China’s military modernization, its Asia-Pacific Asian countries competing this approach led to increased military spending, exacerbated by the Asian arms race.
article said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to India on the eve of last month, said the United States and India hope for a safer world. She did not deny the future closer US-India relationship. In this regard, the article said, the U.S. planners and business people, economic and regional impact of rising labor and huge market in India has become a huge profit for them a big cake. During Clinton’s visit to India in the United States and India agreed to form the US-India Foreign Ministers’ annual strategic dialogue mechanism on agriculture, trade, energy, education and homeland security. According to the article, the most comprehensive strategic dialogue that India is reflected into the U.S. sphere of influence.
article said, had served as the founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement, India is opposed to the Cold War doctrine of the barriers, but now India is very eager to work with the U.S.. In India, with Indian Foreign Minister Krishna Clinton signed the most compelling “end-user monitoring agreement.” The agreement opened the U.S. to the world’s second most populous country selling high-tech weapons of the door. The agreement includes $ 12 billion project to upgrade the Indian Air Force – Indian Air Force is ranked fourth in the world a powerful air force. For the United States, this is a trophy, because the deal known as the “Fifteen years ago, the world’s biggest aircraft deal”, the world’s arms giants who fight endlessly. It is believed that the U.S. arms giant Lockheed Martin and Boeing will be responsible for the agreement of the relevant work.
addition to the “end-user monitoring agreement”, the United States and India also signed a law allowing U.S. companies in India build two nuclear reactors agreement. According to the article, although the agreement is only part of a civilian program, but it reflects a growing U.S. acceptance of India’s “nuclear certificate.” As the Pakistani physicist Zia Mian said, in India, Israel, Pakistan, three countries, India is the only one being used for the production of new fissile material for nuclear weapons countries. In the past 12 months, India has tested a powerful nuclear missile, the missile’s range up to 5,000 km. America has been silent on these tests.
the article, these developments in terms of regional politics is essential. In Pakistan, for example, the people of this blatant double standard dismay. Obama has been asked Pakistan to make every effort to stop targeting militants in India to provide support. Currently, the majority of Pakistani military forces are deployed in the border areas of conflict between India and Pakistan. However, Indian troops deployed there far more than Pakistan. However, the United States hopes that Pakistan Army deployed in the India-Pakistan border troop movements to the eastern border against Taliban and Al Qaeda, not to be “obsessed” Those things have been forgotten in India.
article says the United States – China and other major arms exporting countries – India and Pakistan continue to sell billions of dollars worth of sophisticated weapons systems. Internationally, the militarization of Pakistan is well known. Pakistani military control of domestic economic and regional policy, have a significant impact on domestic politics. In fact, since the world 50 years, Pakistan will hope such as the United States, China and other foreign governments to provide weapons and equipment. Since September 11, 2001, Pakistan has been received billions of dollars in military aid, ostensibly for these military aid against the Taliban and Al Qaeda forces.
Moreover, according to the U.S. “defense experts” magazine said: “India finds himself in an enviable location – Russia, the United States and other Western countries, industrial companies are willing to sell weapons to New Delhi. “At present, India is at an alarming rate gradually militarized: India’s defense spending this year rose 34 percent to $ 34 billion; 2008 when defense spending grew by 10 percent to $ 26 billion. Indian government plans in the next five years, spending on in its arsenal 350-600 billion. According to the Swedish Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said, India has now become the world’s tenth largest military spending country. Moreover, India has recently announced that it will build a team of five nuclear submarines capable of launching nuclear warheads in the fleet.
article pointed out that the Indian naval blockade of the Palestinians the prospect of sea routes, Pakistan seem worried. It will be India’s new fleet of regional peace and security as a threat. However, Indian policy-makers, China’s expanding port network – from Pakistan to Burma – can not be ignored. United States and India have the same concerns, but this is under the leadership of the former Bush administration, U.S. policy shift in North Korean nuclear arsenal of the key reasons. And, the successor of the Obama administration also continued to help India achieve its military policy and the promotion of economic development measures.
The article said that last November’s attacks in Mumbai greatly catalyze the growing US-India relationship. After the attack, U.S. security officials quickly lent a helping hand to India, although the U.S. is not the first shot, but not the assistance of the largest, but its fight against militants in Pakistan is the most effective. In a mainly Hindu India, “India as the international community to terrorism, another front-line anti-Muslim,” the idea has gained recognition, and this attitude still persisted, even though India has involved hundreds of Naxalites , communism or Islamic insurgents battle with no relationships. The most important thing is, such as jet fighters and ballistic missiles and other high-priced weapons systems in response to such threats, do not play a role.
article said, such as increased military spending in Pakistan and other countries, India also believes that the surge in military spending is a necessary component of national prestige. As one critic pointed out, nuclear power and weapons is “to the world that India is a legitimate global power of the signal.” However, when the latest military hardware debut in India when Pakistan’s protest against the emergence of emotions are routinely . Moreover, given the two countries nearly 520 million people living on less than $ 2 daily, so these countries to increase military spending obsession is particularly alarming.
Finally, the article pointed out that regardless of how Washington sophistry, the United States in this dangerous habit formation plays a key role. (Compiled: Spring)