US wants to offer best defence technology to India: Pentagon

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  1. smartindian

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    Ahead of a high-level strategic defence dialogue, the United States on Friday said it wants to offer top-of-the-shelf military technology to India.

    US wants to offer best defence technology to India: Pentagon
    The offer was made by Under Secretary of Defence for Policy Michele Flournoy just before Defence Minister A K Antony arrives here heading a high-level military delegation for talks with his US counterpart Robert Gates.

    "As we go forward, we are looking for ways to support India's military modernisation," Flournoy said as Washington hopes to bag substantial contracts in India's massive military modernisation programme running into billions of dollars.

    "We want to be able to be in a position to offer India the best technology available to cooperate with them on development of their defence capabilities and to continue to work as partners in, whether it's counter piracy operations, maritime security operations, peacekeeping and so forth," said Flournoy, who was recently in India.:happy_7:
     
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    Nice but INDIA should not go far such that we completely depend for everything on them. U.S. should transfer the technology, so that we can modify the equipment according to our requirement.:emot112:
     
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    This must be making headlines in russian media. Also i wonder what makes US so kind now ? India better beware and take calculated steps in modernisation of military.
     
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    US wants to keep India from developing it's own indigenous capabilities. There will be no tech transfer strictly buyer seller relations.
     
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    Whenever india is on the verge of break through in critical defence technology inspite of long sanctions usa immediately offers those weapons but the downgraded version and thus killing indian research.india has to become self reliant in weapon tech instead of looking to usa to buy those weapons.
     
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    We need 5000km range X-band radar. I doubt they will offer this tech.
     
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    This is to slow down the progress in our BMD program, that's the main focus for USA, they don't want competition for their patriots,THAAD,AEGIS ETC..
     
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    tech transfer as u said it doubt but they may sell the system
     
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    True. Well india is already on verge of break through in ABM tech and after 3 successful tests only bush administration offered PAC-3. Even civil nuke deal was offered when india was on verge of breakthrough in thorioum based reactors.
     
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    They gave x-band radar to Israel under the condition that only US personnel can operate and maintain it, I doubt they will even offer to sell the system to India outright.
     
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    Even tech transfer is nothing but they give screw-driver tech.
     
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    In case of Xband radars an uninterrupted data sharing should be more than enough . Just Imagine we can cover entire china in one go. They invest so much for their defence research and we cannot expect them to give everything. Best strategy for us should be to gain as much as possible from them. Afterall something is better than nothing.
     
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    Its a bait to win the MMRCA deal. I'll be more than happy if they meant by predator drones.
     
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    They will never sell this tech to us. This kinda of radar is only operational in Israel and Saudi arabia that too under US personals. I highly doubt that will happen with us.
     
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    True but even getting Phalcon AWACS took 7 years,it is worth a try but this capability would put India in the same league as USA and it would reduce any advantage USA has , this is the main reason other than terms and price I don't believe India/US relations have reached this kind of level??
     
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    very informative posts by all the above - looks like uncle sam is at it again ! no substantial change in relations here - you buy our stuff and use it to play our game - thanks but no thanks . The relations are hte same - russia shares same geographical area with india so is more serious about keeping an eye on dragon - usa feels it still can afford to play games - thanks and no thanks
     
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    There are some good techs they are offering like C-17, E-2D etc. We can buy those since we do not have any similar project under development.
     
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    US doesn't want to arm Pak against India, Obama told Zardari

    WASHINGTON: The US does not want to arm Pakistan against India, President Barack Obama had categorically told his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari during a meeting at the Oval Office months after assuming the top American office.

    "We do not begrudge you being concerned about India," Obama had told Zardari at the meeting on May 7, 2009, which was also attended by the Pakistan President's son Bilawal, according to a new book.

    This was a chance for the two Presidents to forge a personal connection, writes award-winning investigative American journalist Bob Woodward in his latest book 'Obama's War' that hit the stands today.

    "... we do not want to be part of arming you (Pakistan) against India, so let me be very clear about that," Obama, who assumed office in January 2009, had said.

    To his remarks, Zardari responded saying: "We are trying to change our world view but it's not going to happen overnight."

    Running into 417-pages, the book gives a detailed account of how the United States has not been able to make things move in a positive direction and get desired cooperation from Pakistan in the war on terror, despite having significantly increased the aid to Islamabad.

    One of the main reasons, several top US officials say, is Pakistan's apprehension and hatred against India, according to the book.

    "Pakistan thinks about the US role in Afghanistan in the context of its relationship with India," the then Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair told Obama at one of his situation room meetings.

    It was the cliche that Pakistan's obsession with its "mortal enemy", India, cause the nation to harbour terrorists, the book says.

    "There's a fundamental incoherence in the strategy" for dealing with Pakistan, US Vice President Joe Biden said at the same meeting chaired by Obama.

    "What Pakistan does not want, as a matter of faith, is a unified Afghan government that is led by a Pashtun sympathetic to India" like President Hamid Karzai, he said.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ia-Obama-told-Zardari/articleshow/6636010.cms
     

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