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US may give India Aegis radar for Indian destroyers, hint at THAAD sale to India

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posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 12:25 PM
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Pentagon officials said they considered many of the potential sales, including anti-submarine patrol aircraft that could spot Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean and Aegis radar for Indian destroyers operating in the strategic Straits of Malaka, as useful for monitoring the Chinese military.

Bush administration officials yesterday lobbied Congress and tried to assure allies that a new deal to supply India with civilian nuclear technology and conventional military equipment was not meant to betray decades of nuclear-control policies or upset the regional balance of power.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, addressing Congress, said his country, which developed its nuclear program in secret in the 1970s, was a responsible nuclear state that would closely guard any future acquisitions of sensitive U.S. technology. He appealed for U.S. investment that could spur India's economic growth and bring in $150 billion in the next decade for nuclear power plants and to modernize the country's transportation system.

full article from washington post.................

Yeah baby ...give us the Aegis...and thanks for the transfer of latest nuclear tech


Some Indo-US ties in the past 6 months (the threads to the topisc are linked) :

> India & US sign 10 year defence pact
> 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 with co-production
> 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
> India, US join hands to make futuristic soldier


Recent related news : China military build-up poses threat to India: Pentagon

India may buy $5 bn military equipment from US

India-US sign 16 statements of cooperation

Bush embraces India's nuclear power program

US and India to step up N-energy co-operation

Indian PM'S address to joint session of US congress

Good read : US INDIA COOPERATION –– BYE BYE RUSSIA?

and i could'nt believe it but there exists a website on India-US ties !!!!!!

Check it out right away : >> www.usindiafriendship.net...





Cheers,


India, US enter into strategic partnership



[edit on 20-7-2005 by Stealth Spy]




posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 12:29 PM
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dont get yer hopes up Stealth, it still has to be approved, but its a good deal to have the most populous Democratic nation to join with the most powerful Democratic nation against the most populous and the most powerful Communist nation.
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posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 12:42 PM
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perhaps if approved the Aegis will arm India's indegenous 3 Delhi class destroyers and the developmental project 15a of 3 Bangalore class destroyers.

www.naval-technology.com...



posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 02:40 PM
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posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 09:30 PM
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Originally posted by NWguy83
U.S feting India to act as counter-balace to China in Asia

This is what its all about.


frankly i think a china-india-russia alliance (not that unlikely if you think about it) should be the way to go for india. But then again good tech from both sides is a really something



posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 10:29 PM
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Originally posted by NWguy83
U.S feting India to act as counter-balace to China in Asia

This is what its all about.


Umm.. well no its not like that exactly..

PM Manmohan Singh explicitly mentioned that its furthering of ties with the US was NOT meant to alienate Pakistan and China..
He was not so explicit abt Pakistan esp. since Srinagar had just experienced a fresh spurt of suicide bombing violence..
But in the case of China he said that India was making great progress in sorting out long standing issues including border disputes..

Also Russia was not even mentioned by either party (US/India/US press) as it is obv. that Russia will ALWAYS be a close partner of India in many aspects..
THe questions posed were with respect to CHina only because India's intentions wre unclear in that dept.

As the saying goes "one must not keep all his eggs in one basket"
India has her proverbial eggs well distributed.. And that's the right way to proceed in today's fluid geo-political situation..
We're not american cowboys yet,we Indians..


Also note that the "national Press Club" i the US asked the Indian PM about India's stance on IRaq.

The PM responded... "India has always felt that Iraq was a mistake" (pause).. applause from reporters.."but one must not dwell in the past, and look to the future.. India is very keen to see REAL democracy take deep roots in Iraq"

[edit on 20-7-2005 by Daedalus3]



posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 12:53 AM
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frankly i think a china-india-russia alliance (not that unlikely if you think about it) should be the way to go for india. But then again good tech from both sides is a really something


Why? Who would really want to by allies with Russia and China, when they could be allies with the US, UK, Australia, etc. Why choose a Ford when you could have a Ferrari...

[edit on 21-7-2005 by NWguy83]



posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 12:56 AM
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Because India was never traditionally allied with these countries..

Also we're talknig about a multi-polar world aye..



posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 12:59 AM
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Originally posted by Daedalus3
Because India was never traditionally allied with these countries..

Also we're talknig about a multi-polar world aye..


Sometimes it's wise to get new friends.

Multi-polar, oh you mean like the Cold War...



posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by NWguy83
Why? Who would really want to by allies with Russia and China, when they could be allies with the US, UK, Australia, etc. Why choose a Ford when you could have a Ferrari...

[edit on 21-7-2005 by NWguy83]



I would rather have a ford with reliable source of parts and supplies than a ferrari with heavy sanctions on parts and supplies.

I mean look at Pakistan, they had good f-16s from the US, but then the US applied heavy sanctions so that they could not get spare parts and/or service, so basically making the planes almost useless.



posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 01:02 PM
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I mean look at Pakistan, they had good f-16s from the US, but then the US applied heavy sanctions so that they could not get spare parts and/or service, so basically making the planes almost useless.


Yeah, because India went nuclear.



posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 07:54 PM
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If India is sincere in its stance that it will not leak any US sensitive tech and that it will be our ally then I guess its ok to give them tech but I’m not sure they mean it. It would be great however to have them as a counterbalance against China and Russia.



posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 09:31 PM
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India might be sucking up to the US right now but wait, the Indian leaders know what is good for their country, they will change sides when the time is right. I hope India does get good American stuff and actually buy them, India and China might join hands together in weapons R&D soon considering how things are going right now and then wee, more stuff for CCP's little scientists to emulate and improve upon, then bite America in the behind.

Good, get stuff from both sides. But America gave India the No at THAAD though (or was it Japan the one that said it). Get AEGIS, good stuff but you'd have to redesign the Bangalores and P-15As to accomodate something that isn't suppose to be there and the weapons associated with that. (Aegis is a crap load of money especially when its a country other than America buying it).



posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 09:32 PM
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Sorry, double post.

[edit on 21-7-2005 by COWlan]



posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by COWlan
sucking up to the US right now but wait,


mind your word here



posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 02:01 AM
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COWlan has a point..
And thats what the left in India also feel..



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 12:39 PM
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On the eve of his heading the biggest ever Naval warship Flotilla to the far east in an attempt to showcase Indian capability in ship building, Naval Chief Admiral Arun Prakash today allayed fears of ASEAN countries asserting that India had no intention to patrol the crucial Malacca Straits.

"We have no intention of patrolling the Malacca Straits," he said interacting with journalists at a function of mark the anniversary of a security magazine.

Some south-east Asian countries have voiced concern about India's role in the Straits after its Navy escorted some ships there recently.

Heading a fleet of Naval warships comprising the aircraft carrier INS Virat and indigenous Delhi class frigates and destroyers, the Naval chief is embarking on a visit to Malaysia and Indonesia next week to attend big Naval exhibitions where for the first time India would make a big pitch to sell its Naval armaments.


full article .........



[edit on 23-7-2005 by Stealth Spy]



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 12:42 PM
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US offers warships to India for first time



Hopefully this is the shape of things to come



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 12:56 PM
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Originally posted by COWlan
India and China might join hands together in weapons R&D soon considering how things are going right now and then wee, more stuff for CCP's little scientists to emulate and improve upon, then bite America in the behind.


LOL.... India and China co-developing weapons.

.....India lending US tech to China to copy


Sure the two countries are not at loggerheads...but IMHO your speculation is nothing more than very far fetched wishful thinking.



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