in the recent visit to the us , prime minister manmohan singh said that india and us has entered into the period of co-operation . but some quesions remain. i would like to point out some below
1. we have a signed the nuclear deal with united states , in return we will allow a team of US inspectors to our nuclear sites. do u think that it is unwarranted .does our thirst of electricity is so large that we should accept to this deal,besides lets not forget that us has not recognised india as a nuclear power state.we wont get all the benefits like other members of the nuclear club. if so, then why is there so much euphoria about this deal?
2.the defence agreement deal with the united states, it looks like india has agreed to buy american weapons , even this deal is uncalled for. our armed forces are equipped with russian weapons for a long time.we have repair and maintenance workshops for these russian weapons,even if we want to upgrade our forces them it is better to buy the upgraded versions of sukhoi and migs rather than buying F-16S which requires us to build an entire new system of maintenance and repair workshops etc etc ,(not to mention the training of the mechanics).this is too costly for us .atleast , i could understand this deal if india has succeeded in stopping the defense sales to pakistan but US is selling weapons to pakistan,it doesnt seem to deviate from its traditional tilt towards pakistan.so, again why there is so much euphoria over this deal.besides our present weapons is enough to refrain pakistan from making any misadventure.
3.the next is the india - iran pipeline , if india says that this issue is immune to any outside influence, then how come this deal was in the negotiation stage for 6 years and even after the deal is signed with iran the work hasnt started . is the US influence stopping this to go ahead.
on one hand india seem to say that india is not selling out but it seems to be.
the confusing part is that india doesnt seem to gain much from all these deals
The foreign investment from US to india is a miniscule proportion of the investment going to china
all this when china supposed to be the enemy of the US and india is supposed to be the natural ally (as said by colin powell when he visited india refering to the realtionship between the worlds oldest and worlds largest democracy)
india can gain from the largest economy and the creative wealth of the united states.
but it should also be seen that we get a fair deal
US could sell weapons with pakistan which cant be used aginst terror but against india.
INDIA CANT COMPROMISE ON ISSUES ON NATIONAL SECURITY.
US DOESNT SUPPORT INDIA FOR THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL.
as of now US has only paid lip service to the talk that it will help india to be a major world power.
though we have to open our economy more to the US companies , i think the US companies havent responded well.
i know that india cant grow without embracing capitalism and integrating with the world economy
but the truth remains that india is still a domestic economy
i dont think that the above deals help india
some say that india signed it out of RECIPROCITY.
if thats true , what are the reasons for this cause i dont see much benefit for india from all this
what is your opinion on the above points.
thank you ,
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