Tuesday, March 22, 2005

ANALYSIS: US Interest in Military sales to India

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Is this an American invasion of sorts? While one constantly heard of their renewed interest in offering a little more to India with the NSSP (Nest Steps in Strategic Partnership) initiatives, it appears as if the old days are forgotten and the sales pitch is on a new high drawing the attention of the observers for many reasons. Every visiting dignitary from US invariably is armed with ready made answers on the scope of arms sale/release of high tech equipment to India. The recently concluded visit of the Secretary of State Ms Condoleezza Rice is no different and is in fact just an extension of a new policy to engage India on many planes in furthering the strategic interests in the region. Obviously in the American game plan, it would be essential for such strategic interests to converge with the US interests need not even be stated. ..............More