This story is sort of buried due to other world events going on in the mideast but is a potential powder keg. from an article just published on Monday
about this topic.
India's military buildup tops FPs ( Foreign policy magazine ) list of 10 overlooked events. Published: Monday, Nov 28, 2011, 22:29 IST
"China's new aircraft carrier -- actually just a refitted Gorbachev-era Soviet model purchased for USD 20 million from the Russians -- made
international headlines when it began sea trials this year, signalling Beijing's growing military ambitions in East Asia.
"But it isn't the only Asian giant investing heavily in new military hardware.
"India has kept pace with its neighbour to the north and, in some areas, is actually exceeding it -- a development that, though much less noted, is a
sign of the growing militarisation of the region as a new generation of emerging powers with global ambitions jockeys for regional supremacy," says
the Foreign Policy magazine's 'The Stories You Missed in 2011'. It said India is now the world's largest weapons importer, according to a 2011 report
by arms watchdog SIPRI, accounting for 9 per cent of the world's international arms transfers --most from Russia -- between 2006 and 2010.
India will spend an estimated USD 80 billion on military modernisation programs by 2015, according to an estimate from the Washington-based Center for
Strategic and International Studies, it said.
There are hotspots all over the world it seems and Russia selling to both sides.
edit on 29-11-2011 by dcmb1409 because: (no reason