India deploys Russian-made surface-to-air missiles on border with China
BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:
Here we go again: more strategic global alliances are being made with America’s enemies while America remains MIA (missing in action) under its decrepit leader and a party determined to destroy America. This time, India is buying surface-to-air Russian-made missiles and America isn’t happy about it.
But India is looking out for its interests.
Although India and China have worked to establish economic and diplomatic ties, “border issues remain a major flashpoint….The heightened tensions that reinflamed violence to the point of military killing in June 2020 thus made this border clash the worst in 45 years.”
India’s focus under Trump was a tactical one. It was to develop “strategic partnerships with the United States and its allies while continuing strong relations with Russia and other long-standing partners to ‘balance’ its national security position.” And it isn’t about to change its tactics to appease old Joe, who cannot be relied upon.
“Report: India Adds Surface-to-Air Missiles to Border with China,” by Gabrielle Reyes, Breitbart, July 25, 2022:
New Delhi plans to install a new batch of surface-to-air missile systems along India’s northern Himalayan border with China by October, the Times of India reported on Monday, as the two neighbors remain engaged in a border standoff that began in June 2020.
“India’s capability to detect and destroy hostile fighters, strategic bombers, missiles and drones at long ranges will get another major boost when a new squadron of the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems becomes operational along the northern borders with China in the next two to three months,” the Times of India reported on July 25.
“[D]eliveries of the second operational S-400 squadron through ships and aircraft are now underway from Russia,” the newspaper revealed, citing unnamed sources.
New Delhi has continued to move forward with a plan to acquire five S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Moscow pursuant to a $5.5 million deal signed by the two parties in 2018.
The U.S. government maintains icy relations with the Kremlin and actively discourages other nations from supporting Moscow through defense deals. This attitude has caused Washington to publicly oppose India’s acquisition of the Russian anti-aircraft systems. The U.S. has additionally threatened to impose sanctions on New Delhi should it follow through with the business transaction. India, for its part, argues that it needs the Russian S-400s to counter a grave “national security” threat from China along the two Asian giants’ largely unmarked Himalayan boundary.
“India has told the US that the S-400 systems, the acquisition process for which began before CAATSA was enacted in 2017, are an ‘urgent national security requirement’ to counter its hostile neighbors…