NATO for Indian co-operation to fight terror and piracy

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    The North Atlantic Treaty Orgnization (NATO) is looking for Indian cooperation to tackle terror and piracy. It has asked India to shed its non-aligned policy and called for a partnership to tackle common security challenges such as terror threats, cyber security and piracy. “Even with regard to common missile threats, the ability to defend could be the same,” said a top NATO official. NATO has already asked India to join them as a “dialogue plus partner”.

    NATO has a view that India can assume a bigger role as a leader. They point out that even though Australia is far away, it has a relationship with NATO and is today the 10th largest participant with NATO in Afghanistan. Making a point of cold war mentality, the NATO official pointed out that even Russia is in a special partnership with NATO. Making a strong pitch for joint efforts to combat cyber threats, the official said, “cyber world does not recognise alignments. It only understands switches.”

    “The NATO-Russia Council determines cooperation on such vital issues as theatre missile defence, military logistics with respect to the US-led campaign in Afghanistan, terrorism, narcotics and piracy.” He hinted at an understanding between India and US on the military intervention in Libya.

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has spoken to Indian officials while the deputy Secretary General Claudio Bisogniero visited India to start a dialogue.

    “I think it is important to have a dialogue and deepen that dialogue at every level of society,” said Ambassador Ivo H Daalder, US Permanent Representative to the NATO.


    He said, “It is important for India to have a dialogue at every level – societal and official – to have a dailogue about India’s concept of internal security and if its international security fits with NATO’s concept of international security. On how we can promote security together.”

    Daalder, however, said, “ultimately the decision on India’s role with respect to NATO is going to be India’s decision. On where that relationship will go, it will also depend on where India will like it to go,” he said.

    He said, we do so already in places like Afghanistan, where NATO and India are present. “We can think of other places also – like the Indian Ocean to deal with piracy. NATO has an operation there and Indian ships are part of the effort to fight piracy. We can strengthen this relationship.”

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    Ah, so finally the open invitation comes, I don't think Europe has stomach to fight the Chinese either economically or militarily. US is losing the stomach slowly due to economic reasons, but they will not allow weapons to be sold to China. Only India remains which have stood to the Chinese. We should enter in to agreement, but on our terms.
     
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    of course ,i totally agree on nitesh bhis point
     
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    Good sign for India but not sure that India will leave its non-alignment policy which is the major part of Indian foreign policy. The incentives are not much attractive rather than risks to make Russia disappointed on us.
     
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    What people say in public and what they say in private are generally two different things and if the same transcends in diplomacy as well, well no big deal really. Its playing two parties to its own benefits, and even if today Pakistan was to sort itself out, wont be surprised at all if the US was to start rearming the Pakistanis.

    By default we all love to live with telling lies, in an attempt to make our ends meet.

    More than that I would love to know what has been the private discourse of David Cameron with the paks, atleast publically he took a pretty strong stand against them, but would have taken a similar stance in private as well would be interesting to know.

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    I don’t want india to be involved in anything where we start to do the cleanup job for the NATO under this pretext, or get involved in stuff where we have no direct interest. At least today is not the time to too much flex our muscles, the economy in no way can stand that until and unless there are some tremendous benefits coming our way from the west.

    Yes, it is imperative that we increase our interaction with the NATO, as is important that we take firm stands on going ahead with SCO. In the end it will have to be about balancing the two and try and extract the max that we can to our benefit.

    Other than that, even Russia has been actively interacting with the NATO off late, so that shouldn’t be too much of a worry and as I said we don’t at all need to rush in, it would be exceptional especially if it comes with making good strides on the SCO front. We need to extract the max from the two.
     

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