US should facilitate better coordination with Indian military

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  1. sasi

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    US should facilitate better coordination with Indian military - The Economic Times
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    WASHINGTON: India should be invited to establish a liaison officer at the NATO's Afghan mission in Kabul and in the US to facilitate better coordinationand collaboration with the US military, an eminent American think-tank today said.
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    The report 'US-India Military Engagement' released by Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), also recommends India to establish a liaison officer at Pacific Command headquarters in Hawaii and Central Command headquarters in Florida for better co-ordination with the US military.
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    The 20-page report authored by Amer Latif and forwarded by former top American diplomat Karl F Inderfurth, makes a series of recommendations for both the countries but underscores the point that India is ready for giant leap towards defence relationship between the two nations; which needs to be respected and honored by the US.
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    "Refrain from pressuring India about defence agreements such as the Logistics Support Agreement and a communications security agreement.
    "Continue to refrain from overpublicising military engagement with India; maintain defence engagement more in the background than the foreground of the overall relationship," the think-tank said in its set of recommendations for the Obama Administration.
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    "Increase the numbers of US military officers at Indian think tanks to enhance people-to-people engagement and exchange of views on strategic issues.
    "Invite India to establish a liaison officer at NATO's International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul to facilitate better coordination and collaboration," the report said.
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    Urging the US Government to maintain "modest expectations" and understand that India will not be a key provider of security in the IOR (Indian Ocean Region) for the short term to midterm; the report urged the US to encourage India to conduct (and lead) more multilateral and bilateral exercises throughout the Indo-Pacific region; do not be overly insistent on jointly conducting activities with India.
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    Recommending India to"establish a liaison officer at PACOM and Central Command tobetter coordinate with the US military," the report said that the Indian government should consider a policy decision in which it commits to consistently work with the US on disaster response where appropriate and needed in the IOR.
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    "Allow military leaders to engage in strategic dialogues with their US counterparts at the Military Cooperation Group and Executive Steering Groups.
    "Send civil servants and military officers working on US-India relations to attend executive level courses at theAsia-Pacific Center for Strategic Studies or the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the outset of their posting to enhance familiarity with the US system,"it said.
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  3. sesha_maruthi27

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    We don't need UNCLE SAM.......

    We are doing well with the resources which we have and that is enough.........

    "NEVER BELIEVE UNCLE SAM-THE BACK STABBER............."
     
  4. W.G.Ewald

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    The recommendation is for Indian & NATO exchange of liaison officers and strategic dialogue, nothing more. Why the outrage?
     
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    Better sure than sorry?
     
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    I still don't see the risk, unless Indian military officers are unreliable and subject to being seduced by "The West." If that is the case, India should shut itself off like Japan and China have done in the past.
     
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    When the US is ready to be in an equal alliance, such measures are worth discussing. You never know. India - US bilateral relations may be the first equal partnership that US policy makers may eventually and grudgingly agree to. Seems like the paper is suggesting that the administration heads down that path.
     
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    The CSIS report was authored by Amer Latif.

     
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    Well, its likely to fall on deaf ears anyway.

    Either way Bill, when our countries foreign policies do not converge, what chance exists of any credible or significant military partnership? The best India and US can hope for is a strong civilian partnership. On all significant foreign policy issues, we take opposite stands at the UN.
     
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    US foreign policy is often at odds with itself, depending on who is speaking.:)
     
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    The article says U.S. should develop good relation with INDIA but should not completely depend or believe in INDIA.......

    What is this? You should kill the enemy but should not kill him?

    What does the U.S. want to do?

    To have good relationship or not to have?

    This is how they are doing in the deals offered to INDIA, they are ready to give ToT but not a full fledged one and no parts must be replaced without their permission......


    RUSSIA is far better and is also a very good ally of INDIA. Uncle SAM, a very treacherous ally to believe in after all the things they did to bring down INDIA by supporting pakistan even after they knew(the U.S.) that pakistan is a safe heaven for terrorists all over the world.....

    The U.S. still providing logistical and financial support even after knowing the truth about the pakistanis.........
     
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    I think you may be misreading these statements
     
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    1971 was 40 years ago. Relation of US and Pakistan may change after US goes out of Afghanistan.
     
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    What so ever may be your statement, we, the people of INDIA, still cannot blindly believe in UNCLE SAM just because he is offering the latest technology to INDIA....
     

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