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Tuesday 6 April 2021

Lavrov in India Discusses Defence Ties

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NEW DELHI (PTI) — Russia on Tuesday promised expansion of joint production of weapons systems in India as the two countries held extensive talks covering key areas of bilateral cooperation as well as pressing issues like the Afghan peace process and each other’s outlook for the Indo-Pacific region.

In their talks, Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov also discussed the proposed free trade pact between India and the Eurasian Economic Union.

At a press conference with Lavrov, Jaishankar, terming the talks “very warm”, “comprehensive” and “very productive”, said much of the discussions covered the preparations for President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India for the annual India-Russia summit later this year.

To a question, Lavrov dismissed the possibility of any future military alliance between Russia and China and asserted the cooperation between the two countries was not directed against anyone.

Referring to bilateral defence ties, Lavrov said Russia was ready for transfer of cutting edge technologies and “additional manufacturing” of weapons systems in India. Russia is already part of several joint production of military hardware projects in India.

Alexander Mercouris reviews this meeting and explains why he believes India will not be an ally of the U.S.:

Lavrov is travelling to Islamabad from India.

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  • India has the dimension to dominate the Indian Ocean, which the Anglo-Saxons cannot tolerate. That is why India can never be an ally of the US. They could have alliances of circumstance, especially against China, but nothing more. India and Russia, on the other hand, are set to be together for a very long time.

  • Indians love Anglo-Saxons. By Indians, I mean ordinary people, not the government. They all want to immigrate to the US. It is their Mecca. On the other hand, as far as I know, not a single one of them wants to go and live in Moscow. Indian companies, like Tata, work mostly with or for Americans. So India is de facto an ally of the US.

  • India and Russia plot to control Afghanistan. This is of course against Pakistan. Once they take full control of that Muslim country, India will launch terrorist attacks from there against Pakistan. India is a terrorist country, they fund international terrorism to damage the image of Islam. A Muslim is a warrior but not a terrorist. All these cutthroats that we see in western countries are actually under the orders of Indians.

  • Dear Arangzeb, do you post your bullshit from a mental hospital?

  • Idia is too poor for its ambitions. They wont be able to control the Indian Ocean. China with their bases in Pakistan and maybe soon in Iran will anhiliate the Indian navy.za

  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign, launched on 2 October 2014 on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, aimed to eradicate open defecation by 2 October 2019, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, by constructing 90 million toilets in rural India at a projected cost of ₹1.96 lakh crore (US$27 billion).

  • In 2019, the space industry of India accounted for $7 billion or 2% of global space industry and employed more than 45,000 people. India has launched more than 100 domestic and more than 300 foreign satellites for 33 countries.

    Now, let talk about Pakistan.

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