In September 2018, the U.S. signed a security agreement with India unlocked the sales of billions of dollars of high-tech American weapons. India will purchase fighter jets, transport planes, drones and missile defense systems from American military manufacturers including Lockheed Martin. The U.S. government is seeking India as an ally to counter the rise of China and Russia’s military strength in the Indo-Pacific region. Proponents argue that the agreement is necessary to counter China and Russia’s influence and the agreement will generate billions of dollars in revenue for U.S. military defense contractors. Opponents argue that the agreement will encourage China and Russia to beef up their militaries and trigger a global arms race.
I'm very stuck with this one, on one hand it works in the U.S' favor which if they have the money and means to do it and it provides a level of comfort for both India and the US, and with the intent that they will use the weapons only if necessary, why should they be stopped? On the other hand it could motivate conflict and create a bigger problem as opposed to what it started out as. I'm neutral on this for now.
Yes, we should also station military bases alongside the Chinese and Russian boarders alongside our Indian allies and remove China and Russia from the U.N Security Council and replace them with India and Poland.
No. The facts are, the USSR saved India on several accounts throughout the Cold War with regards to the United States; therefore, simply selling U.S. made weapons will not counter Russian influence. In simple terms, India will be friends with Russia for decades to come. It will take drastic, diplomatic changes to counter Russian influences.
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