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India largest arms purchaser in the World!

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posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 01:44 AM
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Originally posted by rogue1

Originally posted by Daedalus3
yeah well most of the stuff you mentioned as listed above was bought when India's ties with the west..correction.. the US were non-existent..
And with the scorpene deal(France) it shows that India indeed does have the money to buy western stuff..


Well, French equipment anyway, hardly what I'd call cutting edge.



Of course your claims that western equip is always better are pompous and baseless, for you will see that though the Indians have been offered the blk 70 F-16 and the superhornets with full capabilities, they are not jumping at the deal
and it seems that the French Mirage 2000H along with the MiG-29OVT/MiG-35 (with TVC) are still the frontrunners.


Like I said, India can't afford them, hence why inferior equipment is being considered. Russian and french avionics aren't in a different league to French and Russian. Besides like the article said before, seems the Indians are buying from the French because they want french backing in the UN


I must say I am amased of your stupidty. If you know anything about French Aircrafts or Russian aircrafts, you would NEVER say anything like you have said. Not only that, you would use some real links or something to back yourself up instead of just trash talking. I know you Americans are good with the French jokes but keep it from here as we are NOT intrested.

Out,
Russian




posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 03:48 PM
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I dont like all the news of how India's military capabilities are building up. I think for the most part India is a trustworthy country and could be an extremely valuable ally to my home nation (US) as well as a valuable counterbalance to China, BUT, I think the Pakistan issues spoils it all. I think the wider the gap between the Indian and Pakistani Militaries become, the more tempted India will be to end their cold war once and for all. And i think that in that event Pakistan would have no choice but to go nuclear, and who knows where that could stop.

For the record though : I like India, as previously stated. I dont like pakistan, they have a history of dealing heavily with China (who i see as our main rival, as well as many others do), and they have a history of nuclear proliferation. If Pakistan didn't have nuclear weapons i would be overjoyed at seeing India strengthening so much. Unfortunatly that is the reality, so a stronger India scares me.



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 11:27 PM
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Well, the reason that this military gap SHOULD be maintained and even increased, is the fact that it is mostly Pakistan that practices adventurism on the military front(as recently as 1999/Kargil war) and it is motivated to do so whenever it sees that the Indian war machine is comparatively weak along with a "soft" government in place..
This has been the backbone of the pakistani military doctirne against India in all of tha last 3 wars..
Initiate war in Kashmir, And try and push the Indians into a stalemate that they will find very difficult to break unless new fronts down south are opened..
Finally the pakis then run to the UN for "mediation" in the hope that they get to retain whatever territorial progress they have made in the war..
India needs to be able to conventionally overwhelm paksitan to such an extent that such adventurism is totally disuaded.
Also India does not narrow all its military details to Pakistan..
It does not want china to regin supreme as a miltary-economic power in Asia..



posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 10:49 AM
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India is being groomed to take on China in the future in the event that China becomes uppity and renigs on the loans made to them by Western buisnesses. In short ..India is the repo man to tie China up. India will be the policeman to keep China in check just as was Japan in Asia before WW2.

This is the exact same role which Japan took on between WW1 and WW2. The problem with Japan was that they figured out that they were being cheated by Western banks, insurance companys, and manufacturers. Japan decided to go it alone and get the resources to act independently and create their own markets. Remember ..Japan was armed and trained in western warefare and know how.

So who is arming and training India and China????
Furthermore...who is keeping these two in check ???

Remember something about investors...no matter what their home office puts out in the news media.. Companys are loyal to thier investments not necessarily to a country/nation.
Notice that no one seems wont to write books from the perspective that when international investments go bad wars happen. If you think about it long enough from this view your history books take on a very different perspective.

Thanks,
Orangetom



posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 07:13 AM
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Little update here:
India, China biggest buyers of military weapons



Washington: According to a US government study, India and China have emerged as the biggest buyers of military weapons worldwide. The United States dominated the market as the biggest seller by signing deals worth 12.4 billion dollars in 2004 - that is 33.5 per cent of the value of all deals worldwide - but down from 15.1 billion dollars in 2003.

China has bought more than any other developing nation over the past four years, signing 10.4 billion dollars in deals.

For that same four-year period, India was the second-biggest buyer, with 7.9 billion dollars in purchases, and Egypt third, signing 6.5 billion dollars in deals.

India surpassed China in total purchases last year, agreeing to buy 5.7 billion dollars in arms. So did Saudi Arabia, behind India, with contracts valued at 2.9 billion dollars.

China was third, signing 2.2 billion dollars in contracts, according to the Congressional Research Service, (CRS) a division of the US Library of Congress.




seekerof



posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 04:58 AM
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Originally posted by Seekerof
Little update here:
India, China biggest buyers of military weapons



Washington: According to a US government study, India and China have emerged as the biggest buyers of military weapons worldwide. The United States dominated the market as the biggest seller by signing deals worth 12.4 billion dollars in 2004 - that is 33.5 per cent of the value of all deals worldwide - but down from 15.1 billion dollars in 2003.

China has bought more than any other developing nation over the past four years, signing 10.4 billion dollars in deals.

For that same four-year period, India was the second-biggest buyer, with 7.9 billion dollars in purchases, and Egypt third, signing 6.5 billion dollars in deals.

India surpassed China in total purchases last year, agreeing to buy 5.7 billion dollars in arms. So did Saudi Arabia, behind India, with contracts valued at 2.9 billion dollars.

China was third, signing 2.2 billion dollars in contracts, according to the Congressional Research Service, (CRS) a division of the US Library of Congress.




seekerof



isnt tht the original article i posted???? whts the point of giving the same figures again?



posted on Dec, 12 2008 @ 12:39 PM
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it doesnt matter who u r,dnt dare 2 be so smart u stateless person.evrybody knows whthr india is looser or nt,we dnt need uradvice



posted on Dec, 12 2008 @ 04:12 PM
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And again i cannot see a reply from the Anomynous ATS account
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To the point, India is still buying all kinds off stuff to expand its tech advantage and lethality envelople to win the cold war against Pakistan and to establish itself as a regional superpower at the very least.

And the first steps are being made to make a strong indigounes (What ever the word may be.)MIC.

Steps like joint ventures with Russia. Or the MCRA deal with total T.o.T. to enhance and upgrade the knowledge off the Indian scientists.




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