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.
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Yes India is a close ally to the us and we need to secure this stance by remaining an integral part of there military defense otherwise the tendrils of China’s influence will continue to move through our allies risking our global position
Yes, but only with strict regulations and cooperation agreements, selling military weapons to foreign countries will help boost the economy. Diplomacy and peaceful resolution should always be the first course of action.
No, if history has taught us anything it has taught us that we should not sell military weapons to foreign countries as they can be used against us later. We should increase diplomatic efforts and offer to support our allies, but do not arm them unless we are actively fighting with them.
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