Pak looking up to US to match India's military might: Haqqani

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/P...match-India--s-military-might--Haqqani/579961

    Pak looking up to US to match India's military might: Haqqani

    Pakistan is looking up to the US to help it match India's plans to spend USD 100 billion on weapons systems in the coming years to modernise its military, the country's Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani has said.

    He said Pakistan has also started negotiating with the US for an agreement on nuclear technology on the lines of the deal Washington had signed with India and others.

    "India is our main concern as it is buying weapons worth USD 100 billion from five countries and to balance this, we will have to depend on the US. India has 5,500 tanks and there is a question against whom they will be used," Haqqani told a group of journalists at the Governor's House here late last night.

    "We cannot be assured by statements from the other side of the border that India will not wage a war against us," the diplomat said.

    Pakistan will get another batch of 16 F-16 fighter aircraft in June, Haqqani said.

    On nuclear technology, he said: "The US is not sceptical about our nuclear programme. The talks between Pakistan and the US for cooperation on the atomic programmes are underway.

    "And we want the US to have an agreement with us like the one it had with India on civil nuclear technology."

    Explaining why Pakistan has to look up to the US for enhancing its military capacity and capability, he said European countries offered no soft terms for selling weapons to the country.

    "We have to largely depend on the US for defence-related matters," he said.

    "We have also sought drone technology from the US. On the one hand our innocent people are losing their lives and on the other, Taliban leaders like Baitullah Mehsud get killed in drone attacks," he said.

    Haqqani said Islamabad had also made it clear to Washington that it should ensure a strengthened and Pakistan-friendly regime in Kabul before US forces left the neighbouring country.

    "Ties with the US are important for a secure, stable and prosperous Pakistan," he said.

    Though the expectations of Pakistan and the US may not be the same, both are indispensable for each other, he said.
     
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  3. GokuInd

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    Regarding Pakistan's policy vis-à-vis Afghanistan in the past and given this statement by Haqqani, clearly nothing has changed the old Pakistani mindset about reaching "strategic depth"!
     
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    as far as the nuclear trade goes, we have done little to no buisness with USA so it makes little to no difference to us even if USA does give pakistan a deal and it also means NPT is a joke.
     
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    Exterminating an Emo means one low-life less!
    whomever want to question the sovereignty of India.

    PS: Now, Just bcoz we have hammer doesnt mean everything we see look like nail, Mr. Haqqani.
     
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    One must understand that Pakistan's borrowed military might is by product of American sensitivity for Afghanistan. First the reason was Russian invasion. This time it is WOT. As we say in India "Khat ke handi bar bar nahi charti'' the same can be expected for this situation. For how many times they be able to quench the same might from USA as an interested party in this region. Furthermore as we will grow as a conventional military power the Pakistani nuclear bluff will be exposed more faster. It is a good sign that Pakistan is more desperate to invest more resources to match Indian capabilities. It is a first sign that we are winning the war without a war.
    Also I would expect same from Indian policy maker not to match china in desperations, there are many ways to engage with Chinese inferiority complex.
     
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    One question for Mr.Haqqani, where will you get the money from. The US has deep pockets but they are not Kuber with an never ending treasury.

    For a country which is surviving on dole from the international community, the talk of US$ 100 Billion, is straight from the cuckoo land.
     
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    This statement sounds like they want to auction Pakistan.
     
  9. LETHALFORCE

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    why would USA continue to donate to Pakistan when Afghanistan war on terror will probably lost at some time in the near future??
     
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    Yeah right he looks to the US to match indias military. Tomorrow he can go tell the americans that they want economic parity too so the US should pump in a trillion dollars a year and more.
     
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    after matching india, if they want parity with the US?? oooooooooooooooooooo
     
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    Funny, they never make such demands of their all weather friend!

    The friend won't give no shyt for free and they dare not even ask. They remember only the great shaitan for alms.
     
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    USA has always hedged pakistan against india for past 63 yrs thats no big secret.Pakistan knows how to milk uncle.For Pak co-operation in afpak pakistani want uncle to prop them again against india by supplying weapons,civil nuke deal etc along with kashmir and at the same time uncle must differentiate between terror groups who are attacking west and usa.for terrorists attacking india uncle wants us to talk to pakistan but then uncle himself is not willing to talk to alqaida and osama bin laden.India buying weapons from uncle in certain term financing the weapon which uncle gives to pak for free.Over dependence of congress and bjp govts in past one decade on uncle wrt to pak has compromised india's strategic interest and independent foreign policy wrt iran afghanistan china etc.Today indian govt seems to have no idea left wrt to terrorism and pakistan problem except for making love to pak after every terrorist attack and do aman ka tamasha.following hindustan times cartoon aptly describes uncle's perfidy.

    hindustan times cartoon :uncles,s perfidy




    US Arms Sales are propping up Pakistan as a Regional Challenger

     
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  15. LETHALFORCE

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    Why have we increased our weapons purchases from USA knowing these facts? In fact we are indirectly financing the prop job by doing this already pointed out, I hope people making the decisions in the MRCA and the nuclear deals are factoring in all these things.
     
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    LF, think of it this way. Once the US becomes heavily involved in India, we can tell them to choose. It's a good game. 20 billion of business or 10 billion charity???
     
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    Yeah, and the Americans will do $100 Billion in charity when they're $12 Trillion in debt, and are cutting on important things such as space exploration.

    If anything, India's military might will keep growing. At best in the next 15 years Pakistan will catch up with the Indian military strength of 2010, but by then we'll be another 15~25 years ahead of them.

    Paks should beg for schools, not bombs.
     
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    The Indian business is a sweetener. Even otherwise, the gap is growing too large for Pakistan's patrons to just throw a few crumbs at Pakistan and maintain a semblance of balance.

    The costs of propping up Pakistan is being raised to a level where these patrons are going to begin feeling the pinch. China doesn't give them squat anyway, they are all about business.

    1-2 billion from USA is not going to matter, anything more is unrealistic to expect.
     
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    That would need a fundamental change in what the Pakistani identity means. As long as they are just "not India" and "not Hindu", this is never gonna happen.
     
  20. Singh

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    Great, Pakistan still refuses to show self-reliance. US has already abandoned them, and still they haven't learnt their lessons. We are cursed on one hand that we have incompetent politicians on the other hand blessed that we have beggars for enemies. Imagine if Pak had become half as self-reliant as India.
    Carry on Begging. We are going to defeat you without firing a single shot.
     
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    That is not an option. They are broke and there is no solution to that problem in sight.

    I think we are both a bit lucky to have such incompetent enemies. ;)
     

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