CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

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Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Postby Rakesh » 27 Jun 2019 23:21

‘In India we trust’ would be good US policy ... icy-52345/

Three issues, in particular, stand out: India’s recent data localisation measures; the purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile defence system; and, oil trade with Iran. The Trump Administration's usual negotiating idiosyncrasies—unilateral economic measures and sanctions to use later as bargaining chips—have already preceded the visit.

The US is being typically sanctimonious while seeking to dictate to India the terms of engagement with others. When Washington has maintained promiscuous defence relationships with several partners in West Asia and the extended Middle East, including with Pakistan, why expect India to act differently? India will maintain multiple defence and strategic partnerships based on its national security requirements.

India must make clear what role it seeks in the international order and decide upon the means to achieve them.

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Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Postby kit » 05 Jul 2019 18:17

Turkey Stockpiles Crucial Weapons Parts, Anticipating U.S. Sanctions

Turkey turned to Russia to address weaknesses in its air defense after failing to persuade the U.S. to share technology from its Patriot air-defense system as part of any acquisition deal. A missile deal with Moscow was announced in July 2017, and to try to head it off, the State Department last year approved a possible $3.5 billion Patriot sale to Turkey.

Still haunted by a crippling U.S. arms embargo half a century ago, Turkey’s military has been amassing parts for F-16 jets and other military hardware, according to two Turkish officials familiar with their country’s defense strategy. Relations between the two countries deteriorated over the course of the Syrian civil war, when the U.S. armed a Kurdish militia that Turkey views as a terrorist group, and in the aftermath of a 2016 coup attempt against Erdogan that his government blames on a Turkish imam residing in the U.S.

As India's list of US origin equipment grows, should we start hoarding spares as well ? Is the leeway for getting US high tech actually a curse rather than a blessing ?

Does India even have a gameplan in place if relations with US go south ?

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Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Postby ArjunPandit » 05 Jul 2019 20:08

Kissinger had a statment: being the enemy of US is dangerous, being a friend is lethal. Look what happened to UK and US.

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