Dismiss Notice
Welcome to IDF- Indian Defence Forum , register for free to join this friendly community of defence enthusiastic from around the world. Make your opinion heard and appreciated.

Experts Say Russia-India Defense Ties 'Privileged'

Discussion in 'Indian Defence Industry' started by layman, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    11,024
    Likes Received:
    3,042
    Country Flag:
    United States
    [​IMG]
    © AFP 2017/ DIBYANGSHU SARKAR

    Russia has nothing to worry from India's recent overtures to the US and the West in general and New Delhi's quest to diversify its sources of supply of defense hardware and equipment from countries like Israel, said a high-profile panel of experts.
    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — The panel comprising of diplomats and defense and security experts debated and deliberated on seven decades of Russia-India ties and the way forward in an uncertain world where the US under the Republican President Donald Trump's regime pushes unilateralism in foreign policy and protectionism in trade and commerce.

    [​IMG]
    © SPUTNIK/ IGOR RUSSAK
    Russia, India Sign MoU on Mutual Deployment of State Navigation Stations - Roscosmos


    Responding to a query on whether Russia is worried about New Delhi drifting towards the US and the West and seeking to diversify supply sources of defense hardware, all experts shared the view that there is no other example of a bilateral tie like what India and Russia enjoy.

    Former Russian diplomat to India Vyacheslav Trubnikov described India-Russia ties as "privileged strategic partnership" and said that Russia is competing for Indian defense market on the basis of merit.

    "India is a sovereign and independent country and there is no harm in New Delhi pursuing closer ties with the US and the West in general. The current world order is also based on competition and that governs arms trade as well, which is a market of buyers. We cannot be jealous and like everyone, Russia will have to compete and prove that its products can meet India's requirements. And Russia is competing very well with Israel, the US, France and others in catering to Indian defense demands. We may get favor on some occasions and may fall behind others in some deals, that's how arms market works," he said.

    [​IMG]
    © PHOTO: YOUTUBE/DEFENCEEXCLUSIVE
    India Signs Almost $2 Bln Air Defense Missile Contract With Israeli Company


    Nandan Unnikrishnan, Vice-President, representing New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation, a premier think-tank, stressed that there is no country like Russia for India when it comes to partnership in defense projects or nuclear energy.

    "India is aspiring to be a great power. It wants to achieve self-sufficiency in arms production and ramp up domestic industrialization for job creation as well. Countries which will help India achieve these goals, transfer technology will obviously benefit from defense trade with India. We all know how much Russia is doing here," he said.

    Georgy Toloraya, Executive Director, Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that Russia-India defense ties are just one part of the overall relationship. The two countries have common stand on many issues and have wider stake in ensuring the stability in Eurasia.

    "We very well understand that India has a pro-India stand when it comes to governing relations with other countries, including in defense ties. Russia and India are two pillars of stability in Eurasia and along with China form a triangle of stability in the region," he said.

    Source
     
    SrNair and YarS like this.
  2. randomradio

    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2013
    Messages:
    10,802
    Likes Received:
    5,786
    Even with all the constant circus between India and Russia, a lot of people, even outsiders like @Picdelamirand-oil who have been watching India's relationship with other countries, don't really know how close India and Russia really are.
     
    SrNair and YarS like this.
  3. MilSpec

    MilSpec Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    943
    Likes Received:
    1,703
    Country Flag:
    India
    India doesn't hesitates once before signing up for russian articles as frontline systems for India. That says a lot about the relationship. I will leave it at that.
     
    SrNair likes this.
  4. Veeran

    Veeran Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2017
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    315
    Country Flag:
    India
  5. SrNair

    SrNair Captain FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    Messages:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    1,350
    Country Flag:
    India
    People dont know our relations with Russia .Of Course we are diversifying our purchasing ,this is beginning of a conclusion .
    First we will diversify then create a mighty MIC in India .That is the plan .I think a great power like Russia knows the vulnerability a growing power like India faces when we totally depend foreign imports.

    But whatever it is ,we wont forget
    the help they gave us during our difficult times .
    So Russia will always have that privilege in our nation .US or any other western power wont get that .
     

Share This Page