Discussion in 'Foreign Relations' started by johnee, Feb 24, 2010.
Americas bloc excluding US and Canada is proposed
Latin America backs Argentina as Britain begins Falklands oil quest
^^Could India play any role here? Also what could be long term affect of these two developments? Lets discuss.
better for India to wait and watch, USA still has a lot of leverage over these countries, and Argentina was defeated militarily; so the Brits can steal the oil of the falklands and not much latin america can do but watch, either way anyone who has oil will be targetted in this manner, we have relations with UK and USA no need to do anything with nothing to gain.
The Americas are out of the Indian sphere of Influence.
India's influence does play a major role after crossing the Atlantic or Pacific ocean.
We are invested in enough issue and projects much closer to home to deal with. we need to consolidate in our own back yard first
Lesson for india here. Muster all the support from the region to get back its own territory held by pakistan. Besides that, there is no role for india in the conflicts there. Stay neutral and go about doing business. Wonder if we can develop the latin american market for some of our military wares. If argentina was to start to harm british interests then weapons from the northern hemisphere. China would jump on this opportunity and try to sell. India should try to do the same.
The French had sold excocet missiles to the Argentines who used them too effectively against the Brits during the Falkland war. The Brits got the source codes from France and made them useless. After this incident I don't think the Argentines will rush to buy western weaponry anytime soon.
For a successful market in Latin America, our hardware needs to be inducted and proved in large number, domestically. We cannot expect some Latin American nation to procure systems which are under doubt/scarcely present, in their very homeland.
About the pacific rift, I think its best for India to grab a popcorn and watch the show. Our interference serves no purpose at the moment. Latin America, though weak and not very strategically advantageous, often plays an important role in UN mandates.
If Latin America unites against the US, I think they can become a cause for concern for the west, by their efforts to scratch and spoil American economic interests.
I personally found the following lines to be quite funny :
To whoever said that, The British queen can do nothing but travel London in a Bentley Arnage.
There is strong anti-American sentiment in Latin America especially after the two wars US has been involved in , lot of the Latin American countries have good relations with Iran. The Russians have had a lot of success breaking into the Latin American market especially in Venezuela. This seems to be a reaction to US involvement in the Columbian and Ecuador dispute where USA armed Columbia.
what support, no one see's relations with us as important as those with China.
Paki has china on their side as well as the bomb.
Its an impossible situation.
Since when did Falklands become a part of Argentina? It is an internationally recognised British territory and accepting Argentine claims on Falklands would be akin to accepting Chinese claim on Arunachal. Geographical proximity does not cut it, just because Andamans are closer to Burma and Thailand, does it mean it belongs to them?
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