Who do Indians like: Russia or USA?

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  1. Russian Federation

    43 vote(s)
    72.9%
  2. United States of America

    16 vote(s)
    27.1%
  1. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Who do Indians like: Russia or USA?

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    Contentious surveys aside, Indians tend to favour Russia over the US. Source: AP

    Source: Who do Indians like: Russia or USA? | Russia & India Report

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    What do DFI members think? Is the gloss over the Indo-US N-deal gone? Are we disillusioned now? Or were we forced to reorient ourselves towards the US, because after the collapse of the USSR, Yeltsin was not interested in the east? Overall, it may be argued, India has maintained a sit-on-the-fence stance, which, if you agree with, was it a wise foreign policy decision?
     
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  3. Sea Eagle

    Sea Eagle Senior Member Senior Member

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    Mother Russia :russia:
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    I was/am/will be Pro US.
     
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    SajeevJino Long walk Elite Member

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    add a Poll too ...!!!

    I love the Yankees
     
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    My vote goes for Russia :russia:
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Are you from Russia?
     
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    nirranj Regular Member

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    I love Ruskies!!! But I donot Hate Yankees...
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    So you are saying: Despite past American actions towards India (and around the world) and irrespective of how America behaves toward India in the future, you will be pro-US. :hmm:
     
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    jmj_overlord Regular Member

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    always Russia :russia:
     
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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    Usa!!1111111111
     
  12. Neytiri

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    Would support Russia.

    Reasons:
    1) India and Russia belong to the BRIC countries (Brazil,Russia,India and China).China could eclipse America as the world’s largest economy, and if India and Brazil continue their upward trajectory and ally themselves with Russia, the four countries are serious contenders that countervail the European Union and G8 countries.
    2) After the Khobragade issue India knows how well it is "treated" by the Americans.
    3) The recent pharma issues- US dragging India to WTO to stop the production of cheaper medicines in India and threatening India with patents law is nothing but a mere show of its high handedness.

    But Russia had been our all weather friend ,Russia also stood behind India when it bore the brunt of harsh criticism for its nuclear tests in 1974 and 1998.Not to metion our relations with Russia when it comes to defence cooperation. Russia has backed up India so its time India recognised its freinds and foes and supported Russia whole heartedly.....actually we already do.

    Give your reasons.
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    Well, I like to be diplomatic always.

    I am with Russia in Arms and Defence equipments and with USA in economy and money investment matters like FDI, IT etc.....

    Well I hope that everyone understand my DIPLOMATIC stand on these issues.....

    Russian Defence equipments are more reliable than Amrikees and Amrika has more money for investment for developing India....:rofl:
     
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    I am from Sparta :troll:
     
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    Add a poll maybe? I believe we should have strategic relations with Russia and just business relations with US.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Can we have a debate please? We can add a poll later on. I think a debate would be much more informative. No point doing "I love Elbonia - hurrr durr!" Put in your arguments to support your position and let others counter it.
     
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    Ok, there were too many requests to add a poll, so I have added one. I would request everyone to engage in a debate.
     
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    I abstain because both look after their own interests.

    Russia has always milked India from the defence products we purchase from them,they have a strong lobby in our corrupt MoD.

    US has always been arming pakistan and giving them aid which directly hurts India,the fact even after OBL raid they keep helping them really clears it up US is not an ally, they try to bully us through WTO and expect us to toe their line.
     
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    On my personal side i like America over Russia as a country for many reasons and would opt US over Russia if given a choice between these two to live but being Indian from point of view of India i would choose Russia .

    Reason being

    America in short is all and always about i,me,myself

    Russia is about i,we,our-self

    If seen in idealistic sense what Russia is doing in Ukraine is wrong but then it is protecting his self interest and i am sure every other country whether it be US or any major power would have done the same.

    When talking about self interest

    America= 1.self interest 2.self interest 3.self interest
    Russia = 1 self interest 2. friendship 3.strategic interest

    Major points being

    America is the biggest "hypocrite" in this world as per me.

    If it was not for USSR then India would have been ###### by Us along with other countries in the west and Pakistan in indo -pak war and i being Indian like other Indians being emotional would always be ready to take arms for Russia BECAUSE A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND IN DEED.

    Having said all this i would like to add that in global world India cannot afford to overlook either of the two and we should develop a good balance between the two and as every country does put our self interest as our no 1 priority friendship being no 2.
     
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    Other than the first two lines (which are your personal views), you have nailed it. +1
     
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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    LOL so you're telling me you would rather live in Russia than the US?
     

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