India cannot become a global power via arms buildup

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  1. Galaxy

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    India cannot become a global power via arms buildup


    India’s military has used China’s rising comprehensive strength as a cover for its non-stop military buildup in the recent years. India has sought to be a “military power” through active military buildup and budget increases in an attempt to continue to cement its leading position in South Asia and around the Indian Ocean, and develop from a regional power to an influential “global power”.


    India has already become the world’s largest arms importing country. India will spend 30 billion U.S. dollars purchasing advanced arms by 2012, including 126 advanced fighters for its air force, Russian-made aircraft carriers and ship-borne weapons for the navy, and main battle tanks and anti-tank missiles for its land force.

    India has so far refused to sign the “Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty” and its strategic missile capacity has markedly improved. India has developed “Agni” strategic missiles that have three ranges of 700 kilometers, 2,500 kilometers and 3,500 kilometers and can cover all of its neighboring regions. India also started building its 25th nuclear power reactor in July 2011 and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. plans to put the new nuclear power reactor into commercial operations by June 2016.


    India decided at the end of 2010 to spend up to 5 billion U.S. dollars buying four long-range patrol aircraft and four amphibious warships, and purchase 250 to 300 fifth-generation jet fighters from Russia. India’s second independently developed stealth frigate “INS Satpura” commenced service on Aug. 20, 2011, marking a substantial improvement in the combat capacity of India’s navy. The third stealth frigate “INS Sahyadri” is expected to be put into service in 2012 and will be equipped with domestically made and imported weapon systems and sensors. The development and service of Shivalik-class frigates have marked that India has been among a few countries that can build stealth frigates.

    In addition, the navy of India is also planning to cope with future emergencies by building two aircraft carrier battle groups and equipping itself with several stealth battleships, submarines and long-range reconnaissance planes. Currently, India has mastered the technology of producing high-quality ship-body steel and therefore do not depend on foreign resources as much as before.

    The navy of India already possesses an aircraft named “Virat” bought from the United Kingdom, and is rebuilding and upgrading another named “Vikramaditya”, which will be completed and launched in December of 2012. In August of 2011, the Defense Minister of India A.K. Anthony said that, in addition to the six submarines being built, the navy of India would purchase another six “seventy-five plan” submarines to strengthen the battle effectiveness of its submarine force. Recently, Russia said that it would deliver the Akula-class nuclear-powered attack submarine named “Cheetah” to India at the end of 2012. According to the contract, India will rent the submarine for 10 years.

    Now, India is still a big regional power and its political influence and military strength are limited in the world. Taking the so-called "China Threat" as an excuse, India is expanding its military strength, but it is still uncertain that whether India will realize its dream of being a leading power, because India's weak economy is severely unmatched with the image of a leading military power.

    In addition, international communities and India's surrounding countries are all suspecting and even being on guard against this kind of unbalanced development mode. Considering it in the viewpoint of geopolitical strategy and regional security, international communities do not want to see a severe military imbalance in South Asia. International communities generally believe that a relatively balanced military situation in the South Asia and the normalization of the India-Pakistan relations are helpful for the stability and development of the Asia-Pacific Region.


    India cannot become a global power via arms buildup - People's Daily Online

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  3. maomao

    maomao Veteran Hunter of Maleecha Senior Member

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    LOL hahhahahhahahah are you scared lil Chicom :D
     
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    captonjohn Regular Member

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    Ha ha ha I can't stop!! Since when People's Daily has started to entertain us by such laughable articles?:D
     
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    At least we can keep at bay China and his foster son(u know):whistle::whistle::whistle:

    More over when world talks of you it means you are gaining power unless you are pakistan,where world talks of you otherwise:whistle::whistle::whistle:
     
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    and this applies to china too i guess.
     
  7. Dovah

    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    Says the nation with a 100 billion defense budget.
     
  8. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Is the China Threat an excuse for India?

    What is the Threat that China visualises that makes it go crazy spending on defence and stealing military secrets around the world?
     
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    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    Its own people.
     
  10. EagleOne

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    "weak economy"-Great firewall Keeping the author away from reality about stats on devlopment. -
     
  11. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    In reality, China has played all its cards against India.

    Nepal Card.....played.
    Burma Car......played
    Pakistan Card.....played
    Tibet card....played
    Funding enemies of India.....Played
    Maoist insurgency card....Played
    Arunachal card....played
    Sri Lanka support card......played
    Arming Pakistan card.....played
    U.N card.......played
    Threats cards....played
    Border confrontation....played.

    In response India has hardly played any of its cards against India, we are only now started the Vietnam card and already we have their attention. What cards do we have?

    Vietnam card
    US base card
    Funding violent Tibet upraising card
    Uyghur militans support card
    supporting Pro-Democracy activists card
    recognizing Taiwan,Tibet card
    Funding enemies of China card.

    There are so many that we have not even still recognized it yet.
     
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    I think Chicoms have slowly started to soil themselves.
     
  13. hit&run

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    One thing one be can learnt from these idiotic articles is that they are pretty quick on doing propaganda and Psyops. We Indians should mock such junk and mount counter psyops pre-emptively. Though we all are doing our bit but i wonder if GOI is/will return the favour given the better resources she have.
     
  14. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Good thing they have pakis to wash there panties.
     
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  15. no smoking

    no smoking Senior Member Senior Member

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    How about had a war with one super power and a serious conflict with another super power?
    How about being threatend by the senior military/goveronment officers of both super powers with nuclear war PUBLICLY. They have made the detailed plan!
    How about fighting with a force built and paid by one superpower for 20 years and confronting another superpower's own army for 30 years?

    In the meantime,
    you indians know that in tibet Chinese is in a defensive position instead of offensive position, but you still claim being threatend because couple of chinese soldier pissed in india territory.
    You indians know that the chinese has no nuclear capacity to threat india, you still use chinese as the excuse when you go to nuclear.
     
  16. LETHALFORCE

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    India cannot become a global power by military build up agreed..but we can't become a global power without military buildup.
     
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  18. LETHALFORCE

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    India has been playing it's cards perfectly doing a massive buildup and at the same time forging alliances and an economic expansion. While China has been licking the boots of all the rejects in Asia as allies.
     
  19. debasree

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    they are scared ,very delighted to know ,no country fear india ,except rouge like pakistan or may be the biggest rouge of all china itself.
     

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