Indian expanding long-range weapons to military tentacles into the world (Figure)
data for: Indian Air Force Su-30MKI two-plane formation flying
data for: Indian Navy aircraft carrier fleet of virrat ongoing maintenance
2006 年 11 月 22 日Russia Severodvinsk naval base, former Russian aircraft carrier “Gorshkov General” was being improved, as planned, the carrier will be the fall of 2008 to join the Indian Navy, was named “Rama to Wick Di Ah. ” But reportedly, the delivery date has been postponed.
22 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began a visit to the United States and France. Singh’s 10-day visit, India and the United States and France is expected to start for civilian nuclear cooperation.
return to India on the occasion of international nuclear trade arena, the Indian national defense seems to enter the “globalization” phase. Whether in Central Asia to establish a small Air Force base, or the purchase of arms for remote war, India is trying to reach out farther to the world military tentacles.
civilian nuclear trade lead to controversy: India-US civil nuclear cooperation may be beyond the scope of
Indo-US nuclear trade between the civilian nuclear agreement involves only the field, but Given India’s nuclear tests carried out but did not sign the “Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty”, since the negotiation of this agreement caused considerable controversy since.
two countries in the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement signed in 2006, as long as approved by the U.S. Congress this last hurdle to take effect. If 26 was not adopted before the adjournment of Congress, this agreement can only wait until next year again when Congress reconvenes to be adopted and implemented.
former ambassador of India in the United States Larry Hartman Singh that the agreement in order to get through 26 days before the time is really “very tight”, but “is not impossible.”
he said, even with a temporary agreement between the United States fell through, India still possible in the 30th and France signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement.
Singh’s trip to the United States and France so significant. Agence France-Presse reported that his visit is expected to become India’s nuclear industry milestone, marking 30 years of India’s nuclear trade after the return to the international arena.
is the use of U.S. civilian nuclear technology assistance initiated by India in 1974 the first successful nuclear weapons test, but refused to sign the “Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons” and was the nuclear embargo.
with the recent India-US nuclear deal progress of the talks, India in September this year, finally got rid of the Nuclear Suppliers Group to implement its 34 years of nuclear embargo. India became the world’s first six only to master nuclear technology and nuclear embargo against the country, is the only one not signed “the NPT” countries.
India is in talks with the United States civil nuclear cooperation so controversial is not small.
British “Economist” magazine that because of the lack of clear and strict regulatory measures, the Indo-US nuclear cooperation involving raw materials and technology may be beyond the civilian areas.
article that India import uranium from the United States for the development of civilian nuclear energy, but also have saved the limited domestic uranium used to make nuclear weapons. India’s domestic uranium mine production is limited, can only meet the domestic raw materials for civilian nuclear reactors for about half. According to the India-US agreement, India could import uranium from the United States to solve this problem.
“The Economist” reported that, for India, the return to international nuclear trade is far greater than the actual symbolic significance. “This is the joy that many Indians, they believe that this confirms India’s new status in the world.”
Nuclear Suppliers Group to lift the nuclear embargo on India, “India Times” this large appreciated, that this is India into the international arena, “social dance.”
define the new status of the new security: military equipment update rather “global” vision
perhaps because of the position in the international community has changed, the Indian military equipment increased significantly in recent years the pace of updates, but it seems rather “global” perspective.
additional military procurement in India, most notably a group of equipment can be used for long-range combat, and their coverage beyond the Indian.
Indian military has recently purchased six Il-78 aerial refueling aircraft. This type of aircraft to refuel three aircraft simultaneously to air refueling, enough to support any country’s military aircraft to fly non-stop from India to the United States to Alaska.
is replacement of the Indian Navy intends to build an aircraft carrier fleet includes three search. India has started building two aircraft carriers which, built in 2010, Russia’s third aircraft carrier plans to buy. Once completed, this navy and British naval fleet will have the same number of aircraft carriers.
India has recently been acquired or are awaiting delivery of military equipment, including ships, naval destroyers, nuclear submarines, and c-130J transport aircraft. All of the above apply to long-range arms armed conflict.
changes in the development of the Indian military analysts concern. U.S. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Foundation scholars of Indian origin, Ashley Treece believes that India is now the defense has exceeded the boundaries of the target, because the fighting in the neighborhood “can not need c-130 transport aircraft.”
in an interview, Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee spoke about India’s national defense reasons for the changes, saying it is needed for development in India. “Yes, after independence, we have to focus on economic, political nation-building, because we have been exploited for over 200 years of colonial rule.” But now the situation is different. “As a country with such a size and population of the country, we naturally need to strengthen the security forces, making it more modern, and has updated our technology.” Mukherjee said: “We are willing to play a more responsible role, but no intention to impose people. “(Yuan original)