India & US sign 10-year defense pact

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posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 05:31 AM
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WASHINGTON (AFX) - The defense ministers of the US and India have signed a 10-year agreement paving the way for joint weapons production, cooperation on missile defense and possible lifting of US export controls for sensitive military technologies.

'The United States and India have entered a new era,' a statement said after the signing by US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his Indian counterpart, Pranab Mukherjee, who is on a visit to Washington.

'We are transforming our relationship to reflect our common principles and shared national interests,' it said of the so-called New framework for the US-India defense relationship' signed at the Pentagon.

The ministers agreed to set up a 'defense procurement and production group' to oversee defense trade, as well as prospects for co-production and technology collaboration,' and to sign deals on military 'research, development, testing and evaluation' as well as naval pilot training.

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Hmmm..nice development. BTW : India alredy have a 20 year defence pact with Russia and a 10 year one with France.




posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 05:51 PM
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The Global Allience

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maybe: Ukriane, Poland, Italy, canada...etc

The GA vs the Dragon Federation aka the first Global cold/hot war almost the conditions for ww1.



posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 05:58 PM
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... is not going to work if they signed something with Russia... cuz China might team up with Russia and get the U.S.A and U.S.A signed a contract with India



posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by russiankid
... is not going to work if they signed something with Russia... cuz China might team up with Russia and get the U.S.A and U.S.A signed a contract with India


yeah they have signed a similiar deal with good old russia which doesnt expire untill 2010

I can so see china and russia teaming up now, i mean China is already buying so much from Russia



[edit on 29-6-2005 by siddarthpanditv]



posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 07:53 PM
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do u think that they will attack the U.S.A??



posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 08:12 PM
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Originally posted by russiankid
do u think that they will attack the U.S.A??


ah there is the whole Tiawan vs China thing that might start a war with China v/s Usa which might bring in Russia . But knowing India they will not stand by USA when it attacks Russia (Maybe When the USA attacks china but not Russia).

India and Russia have a long history together and soviet russia was there for india all along when india was developing from nothing (from the 60's to brahmos to today) !

here is something to chew on:




The United States sees India as integral to its vision of Asia’s future which is why it has sealed a 10-year military pact with the region’s fastest growing economy after China, analysts said June 29.

”There has been a clear shift in the general U.S. orientation towards South Asia,” Ajai Sahni, executive director of the Institute of Conflict Management, a New Delhi-based independent think tank, told Agence France-Presse.

”It is very clear that a partnership with India has become integral to the U.S. vision of Asia’s future and a more detailed, coherent defense agreement is a natural content of this.”

The United States, which had snapped all military ties and imposed sanctions on India after it conducted nuclear tests in 1998, signed a 10-year military pact with New Delhi on June 28.

The agreement, signed by the defense ministers of the two countries, paves the way for joint weapons production, cooperation on missile defense and possible lifting of U.S. export controls for sensitive military technologies.

The ministers termed the agreement as a “new era” in India-U.S. ties.

The deal comes three months after the United States unveiled plans to help India become a “major world power in the 21st century” and ahead of a visit by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Washington at the invitation of President George W. Bush from July 18 to 20.

Bush, meanwhile, is expected to visit India later this year.

India, which is expected to record an economic growth rate of seven percent in the current fiscal year, is seen as a major emerging Asian power after China.

Together with Japan, the three countries are seen as the driving forces of a “new Asian era” -- a phrase recently coined by Prime Minster Singh.

Washington’s move to boost relations between the world’s oldest and largest democracies which were on the opposite sides in the Cold War is seen by some analysts as part of a strategy to counter the growing influence of China, India’s immediate neighbor.

Analysts say the United States may back India’s bid to become a permanent member in the U.N. Security Council, aside from its already pledged support for Japan.

C. Raja Mohan, who teaches South Asian relations at New Delhi’s prestigious Jawahar Lal Nehru University, said the defense accord is more a logical outcome of ongoing talks between India and the U.S. to take forward what they term their “strategic partnership”.

”The pact is definitely significant. Finally, some substance is being added to India-U.S. relations -- a credible framework is being established,” he said.

”People may say this is an anti-China move aimed at countering China’s growing might in the region but what the United States is trying to do is to ensure a better balance of power in Asia. They’ve had a much a longer relationship with China. They had nothing with India,” Mohan said.

Former Indian foreign secretary M.K. Rasgotra agreed.

”The cooperation in transfer of technology and co-production is a positive and welcome step. I look at it as a bilateral development and not targeted against any third country,” he said.

Mohan added that with increased globalization of military ties, “India cannot take a position that it will deal with only one country”.

More than seventy percent of India’s defense supplies and technical know-how comes from Cold War ally Russia. But more recently New Delhi has cultivated France, Britain and Israel as its new defense partners.

The United States, which has had traditionally warm ties with India’s arch rival Pakistan, had long denied access to key military technology and hardware to India.

But earlier this year Washington gave the green light to Lockheed Martin and Boeing to offer F-16 and F-18 warplanes as candidates for the Indian Air Force’s multi-role fighter program, while also pledging support for Indian requests for other transformative systems in areas such as command and control, early warning, and missile defense.

India has relied so far on French and Russian frontline fighters.


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posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 08:20 PM
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so India is scared to get attacked cuz its not in the situation to fight???



posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 10:58 PM
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Originally posted by Char2c35t
The Global Allience

US
UK
Japan
South Korea
Thailand
Austrilia



maybe: Ukriane, Poland, Italy, canada...etc

The GA vs the Dragon Federation aka the first Global cold/hot war almost the conditions for ww1.


well it depends who your fighting.



posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 11:04 PM
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depends... doesnt make any sence... on both teams theres a strong country (axis get more strong countries...) ok maybe it does makes sence



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 02:00 PM
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> US offers the latest Patriot PAC-3 to India
> US offers exclusive block 70 F-16 to India with tech transfer & co-production
> US offers the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet to India
> US lets India acess to latest civilian nuclear technology
> US offers the E-2C 2000 Hawkeye AWACS to Indian Navy
> US offers the C-130 J Hercules transporter to India
> US offeres P-3C maritime recon/anti-submarine airplane to Indian Navy with full technology transfer and full production rights
> US may offer India participation in the next-gen P-8MMA programme
> US customs to buy Indian ALH Dhruv helicopter
> US and Indian Air Forces & Navies agree to have 3 mutual exercises anually
> US approves sale of the Israeli Phalcon AWACS (E-3C equivalent)with lots of American patented systems to India
> India allows US Navy to operate from its naval bases



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 02:05 PM
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... did the U.S give anything to any other countries???
did Russia do something similar with India???



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 02:46 PM
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Originally posted by russiankid
did Russia do something similar with India???


hell yes my friend

India is where it is now thanks to Russia



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 02:51 PM
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Originally posted by russiankid
... did the U.S give anything to any other countries???
did Russia do something similar with India???


do you reply to every by compulsion or what ?



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 02:54 PM
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it is??? find it a lil hard to believe but.... thanks comrade lol
u learn something new everyday huh?
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so... India signed a contract with Russia 2??? is it a peace contract??



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 02:58 PM
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Originally posted by Stealth Spy

Originally posted by russiankid
... did the U.S give anything to any other countries???
did Russia do something similar with India???


do you reply to every by compulsion or what ?


take it easy man



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by russiankid
it is??? find it a lil hard to believe but.... thanks comrade lol
u learn something new everyday huh?
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so... India signed a contract with Russia 2??? is it a peace contract??


no its not a peace contract, you seriously do not know about the relationship between russia and india right now ???


yes you learn something new everyday



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by russiankid
so... India signed a contract with Russia 2??? is it a peace contract??


mostly defence contracts and co-operation deals.

Russian weaponry accounts for most of India's arsenal



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 03:08 PM
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Funniest thread ever. All this talk about these people teaming up with these people, etc. lol

None of the Supes, former supes, or potential supes - US, Russia, China, India - will be fighting each other anytime soon. It's just not going to happen. Not one of these countries can afford a major war like that right now.

If India has pacts and agreements with the US and Russia....who cares!!? Good for them.



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 03:12 PM
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so is the U.S doing anything else with India??? (anything other then the 12 things that u mentioned???)
oh and i think that the U.S already has a Indian ALH Dhruv helicopter



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by russiankid
so is the U.S doing anything else with India??? (anything other then the 12 things that u mentioned???)


yes but its not as significant





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