Arms race between India and Pakistan takes to air

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    Arms race between India and Pakistan takes to air

    India’s plans to modernise its ageing air force have triggered a tit-for-tat Pakistani programme that could exacerbate strategic tensions in South Asia, officials and analysts told "The National".

    Defence analysts said the planned air force expansions were part of an arms race between India and Pakistan that dates back to the 1960s and the height of the Cold War.

    The South Asian neighbours, both of which possess nuclear arsenals, have fought three wars and as many regionalised conflicts since gaining independence from British colonial rule in August 1947.

    Siemon Wezeman, senior fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s arms transfer programme, said: "Although India and Pakistan deny it, an arms race is on. India wants to become a regional power, and is building its arsenal accordingly, while Pakistan wants to maintain a rough parity for survival" in the event of another conflict.

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    I wish our defence spending would be 5 or 6% of GDP for just one year and bid adieu to the so called "arms race" forever.
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    On the contrary, this 'arms race' with Pakistan is in India's interest.

    We don't need to fight Pakistan when we can do to them what the US did to the USSR.
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    why wish for 5% , i guess if it could be 12% of gdp for only one year
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    no dude, 5 % is enough to stop this so called 'Arms Race'
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    ^^ yea true at 5% we would almost be matching Chinas declared budget.
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    To beat India in arms race we have to modernize our own defense industry with joint ventures and technology transfer from our allies China and Turkey.:devil:

    Indians despite the big defense budget can't even manufacture a good CQB rifle and bullets. :cry:
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    In your dreams and as you said WE CAN DO TO THEM WHAT THE US DID TO USSR keep on dreaming in your wet dream and then you woke up to reailty .
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    In reality we have a booming economy, surplus foreign reserve.
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    India should increase its defense budget to 5% of the GDP for at least next 5-7 years.


    On the arms race its like race between Ferrari and maruti suzuki Alto everybody knows who will win. :devil:
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    Yes our foreign reserves currently = US$ 313 billion :cheers: :yahoo:

    We should immediately take US$ 100 billions and spend it on defense. :devil:
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    Dnt think about us we are booming economy so we can afford any thing

    Atleast we dnt have to beg things from others
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    come on , they just bought 50 aircraft , atleast give them space to celebrate...
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    Are you kidding?

    I'm not in support of ending this arms race, we can easily afford 2-3% of our GDP in defense spending, while to match that Pakistan has to spend about 8-10%.
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    Its military tech that we are talking about; not economy. And unlike india that is spending more than us on defence, we have military tech for our survival. In other words, we go for SMART WORK in military tech and deployment. . :cool: