US Hurt India by Arming an unstable State.
US has already spoken. What they spoke was that India’s refusal to listen to US about purchase of major Russian weapons by india (S-400), purchase of cheap Russian oil and finally not falling behind US in condemning Russian invasion of Ukraine is not sitting well with the current US Administration.
It took them 2 years to reorient American South Asia policy and finally they spoke. They did not blame India directly for not following the American dictates. They simply decided to upgrade the Pakistani Airforce with $450 million cost. What is included in this upgrade is not fully known but India hope that F-16 upgrade does not include the frame upgrade to carry nuclear weapons and worst of all 120 km Beyond Visual Range air to air missiles.
Pakistan was overjoyed with this announcement and India had a long face. A few mild and strong protests by india were of no avail. Even Modi’s rebuke to Putin that this is not era armed invasion directly meant for the US audience was of no avail.
All those Modi effort of 8 years to mend fences with America was of no avail. When the US Administration changed two years back, all that hard work done was dumped. The Democrats in US have never been friendly in our short and long memory.
Now what will be next Indian move after this jolt, nobody knows, but something has to be done to restore the balance. If we cancel proposed large Indian purchases of highly sophisticated UAVs and possible purchase of naval F-18 fighter jets for our aircraft carrier, India will be a bigger looser. Hence….. What next.
I will suggest that India become lukewarm to American proposal of QUAD. Although not much has been achieved in last PM/President meet in May this year in Tokyo, yet America wants concrete steps to safeguard the China Sea and Indo-Pacific. America has withdrawn from many bases the previous 7th US Fleet occupied, it wants QUAD to shoulder the responsibility to counter the threat from China. India‘s lack of interest could be shown by letting them know that American military supplies to Pakistan had increased threats to India in Indian Ocean itself hence they cannot be actively supportive.
For India QUAD had a value because it will prevent Pakistan and China jointly attacking India. Now India has to watch a spoiled Pakistan and aggressive China.
India’s hurt feeling could be further assuaged by sending $50 billion of FDI not FII to India to relocate some manufacturing business from China. That will help too.
This was always coming , If you look carefully the chemistry between the Biden and Modi from the start , you will release this. Trump supported India much more than any other US precedent ever .
my view is that US India relations will remain like this and we should not expect much out of it.
US actually is our first enemy , They always sided with India's enemies.
It is very nature of US to drag their partners in war and use them and their resources. They tried this with India too by taking advantage of Galwan but India played hard ball. People may feel like India surrendered to China , but it is not advisable to go for war unless it's last resort for country like ours.
I do not question the Indian Armed forces , they can take on any technology and country for that matter , but economy is main heart in today's world and war is easiest way to drain your economy so restrained with China was in the interest of the nation and we did well so far.
US loosing it's plot on energy and so on the economy , oil countries are siding with Russia and it's going to skyrocket soon in winter making EU suffer.UK is on verge of decline , US is loosing their allies and Ukraine war will decide emergence of new axis and world dependence on dollar will look for the alternate options
If oil producing countries decides to boycott dollar trade , it will start beginning of the end of dollar dependent economy.
I see US invading any other midlist country to disturbed the oil market to take control of world energy market.