Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Indian Arms Purchases Tops 2004 Buyers

According to this article at Rediff.com, for 2004 India was "the largest buyer from the United States," beating China, which had been the largest arms buyer from the US for the last four years. Also of note in the article is that Russia is the number 2 arms-dealer in the world, and mainly supplies India and China. Looks like India, China, and probably Pakistan are saving up for a big "party."

Also of note is the arms-race between Pakistan and India. In negotiating the purchase of 75 F-16s from the US, Jehangir Karamat (the Pakistani ambassador to the US) said:
'Pakistan does not want any upset in the balance of power between the two states, "as then, Pakistan has to inevitably take steps to redress that (an imbalance).'
However, it should be expected that the bulk of Pakistani military spending will be in developing their nuclear arsenal and strategic weapons as India has always had a superiority in conventional military strength. The United States followed a similar policy in containing the erstwhile Soviet Union, which also had a significant numeric superiority in conventional military force.

Then there is this link to an article titled "Why is the US indulging Pakistan?"

1 Comments:

Blogger John Sobieski said...

Well the US may live to regret arming Pakistan. Musharaff is just a blip on the march of Islam and jihad. Another dictator trying to quell jihad and sustain some stability. It doesn't matter, it's just a dot soon to fade on the eve of the Islamic Wars.

Bush has got this war on Islam all wrong, he can't even say its name. How sad. Is he that stupid, that naive, that loyal to the Saudis, his 'friends'? You really don't have to answer, just nod.

Pedestrian Infidel
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8:59 PM, August 31, 2005  

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