Russia for manufacturing 'additional' military equipment in India
Even as the US continues to discourage India from procuring advanced weapon sy ems from Russia, the 2 countries reaffirmed commitment to military-technical cooperation with Moscow saying that discussions are underway to manufacture "additional" Russian military equipment in India under the Make in India initiative.
After a meeting with his counterpart S Jaishankar, that laid the groundwork for PM Narendra Modi's summit meeting with President Vladimir Putin later this year, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov also described as counterproductive alleged efforts to cobble together what he described as NATO-like alliances in Asia and said this issue had been discussed in the meeting.
Lavrov didn't directly mention Quad and said India too held the same position on military alliances. The visit by Lavrov came in the middle of the 3-day Quad plus France military exercise in the Bay of Bengal.
Lavrov's remarks on the proposal to manufacture more equipment here came in response to a question about the threat of sanctions on India by the Biden administration if the Modi go nment went ahead with the purchase of S 400 air defence sy em from Russia. While acknowledging the US sanction threat ag inst India and other countries looking to purchase high-end weapons from Russia, Lavrov said this wasn't discussed in the meeting.
On one hand India is trying to form Quad alliance with U.S , Japan, France & Australia ag inst China. On the other hand it is also trying to maintain close relations with China's only backer Russia. This is not going to work out well for India. The Russians under Putin have firmly committed on China's side. India should have become self reliant on defense equipment many years ago. Now it is too late!. India has to choose a side. Either go old Russian way or go with the west
This Russia isn't USSR, and is a Chinese chummy these days.
But Russia also can't ignore India , it's old time ally. Russia also know that China can't be trusted, yet , for economic reasons and sanctions be west , Russia has no option but to lean to China
We can not abandon our all weatfriend Russia as it is Russia who can stand with India in good stead.
Russia is playing games with India.
Still Russia is most dependable
Russia is unfortunately behaving like a junior partner to rogue China. Quad has got nothing to do with Russia and so is Indo-Pacific. Russia is not part of Indo-Pacific region for it to be concerned.
JOINT PRODUCTION FOR EXPORT SHOULD BE DISCUSSED WITH RUSSIA. SPACE TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATION, LOW ORBIT SATELLITE PRODUCTION ARE AREAS BENEFICIAL TO BOTH. RUSSIA SHOULD PROVIDE A GAS PIPE TO FEED INDIA'S ENERGY NEEDS. NUCLEAR REACTORS AND EV MARKET SHOULD BE DISCUSSED.
Russians are zing when it comes to arms production. They do not have a huge economy or population. I have worked with very smart russian engineers.
Don't fall for lollypop! Do have handshakes, friendly interactions and cordial relations. But always be alert. Russians have never collaborated on critical technologies with india. The silence on ladakh border issue is a classic example. In today's world everyone is non-resposible, opportunistic and look for their own benefits.
India needs to start producing it's own arms. Can't be a beggar in front of Russia and US. They both are interested in only their own benefit.
Did Russia exercised its influence on China asking it to pull troops who attempted to change the LAC? If Russia did then it proves that Russia cannot influence Chinese.Indians expected Russia will take stand on India- China LAC row
Friend in need is friend in deed . They risk Nuclear attack on them during our war 1971 . Why we need to break our relation with our most trusted country in cost of an allies . US in its history only made allies when needed , not friends .
Russia will strongly back China than India which India must bear in mind.
Interesting part is to understand Namo's skills which brought US also close to India.
Perhaps at the moment I think Namo is the only one who has support of US, Europe and Russia.
Good news indeed. NaMo hai to mumkin hai.
Russia is in Chinese camp and also trying to be with Pakistan.
Hence India should gradually ease dependence on Russia.
The meeting with Russian FM today in India was a disaster, failed to settle any difference, only long faces appeared after the meetings. Now he is in Pakistan for discussion on a major role in Gwadar port and CPEC. An airport at Gwadar exclusively for Russian traffic has been agreed upon.
Why Russia wants important role for Taliban? When it comes to Chechanya they adopt exactly opposite stand. Why? Russia has also started selling the same military hardware to Pakistan and China. it is no more reliable as it used to be earlier.
If Russia ready to make high end defense gear in India, it will find buyers from other countries, who do not want to buy from Russia. Europe is too costly, so cost effective manufacture is possible for Russian hardware.
India valuing both old and new friends is desirable if it reciprocates. India must keep aligning it's foreign policy to ever changing global geo-politics.