Democracy,freedom ,proper Human rights everything matters now a days .I don't see how democracy is related to global projection of power. It's not like China is a monarchy either. I believe the popular support for the current Chinese system is more than the popular support for the current system in India as China has been experiencing a rapid development in recent decades. On the other hand, you are facing violent protests in Kashmir at the moment and it seems that your Muslim population are not happy with the status quo. If I'm not mistaken, you have nearly 200 million Muslims in India.
Iran doesn't attack Israel because they are not our neighbors to begin with. The only way Iran can directly attack Israel is by missiles and Israel is capable of launching missiles against us as well. Meanwhile, Israel has been more or less contained as it is not expanding like it was back in 1970s. On the other hand, China is sitting there right next to you guys and growing more powerful day by day and shares borders with you. And just about a few weeks ago, you had a limited military clash with the Chinese. China is obviously a more powerful threat to India than Israel will ever be to Iran.
People use the word reverse engineering as if it's easy to build something once you have its blueprints. Technologies like this rely on several other industries that need to be established to support a jet engine program. I'm not saying that it's impossible. It's certainly possible to pursue such technologies. But it requires investment and as of now, India does not produce jet engines. Or does it? I can be wrong.
Did you produce its own jet engine too? Does India produce anything similar to J20?
India also has hundreds of millions of people that are currently working with extremely low wages. You can also do the same as China did. Why not? It's not like life in India is easy now for most people. Is it? At least China saved itself from poverty by working 2 shifts. That's nothing to be ashamed of in my opinion.
I wish Iranians were hard working enough to work 2 shifts a day. That's nothing to be ashamed of in my opinion.
Yeah. If you read my initial post, I said that I don't blame you for preferring the US over Iran. Many countries did the same too. It was about economic interests. But I think what we have here is a difference of insight as @vi-va said. You want to be accepted in the current world order by the current holders of power while nations like Iran and China want to create a new world order where they have earned to play a role in it.
Otherwise all it takes one adversary ready to go for fight and you will have entire world to take advantage of that.
Exactly same thing happened during those limited clash.
Chinese did the same thing what they are successfully doing against small SCS nation like Philipines,Vietnam etc in their case they are just giving up . This time we defended and so the clash happened .
They themselves agreed they had casualities .Now where is the casualities ?
Why are they hiding and why there is no confident ?
You are saying they powerful then why they didnt mobilised their military to question us .
Why they forced to talk to us?
Diplomacy is an art .And thats why the Russians kept quiet ,avoid Chinese request to donot supply weapons to us .And at the same time US send task force to SCS .
Questioning starts and somehow Japan,Taiwan ,Australia asking questions.
You think you can force Iranians to continous 16 hrs a day .How much you knows about what is happening inside Greatwall ?
Infact noone knows except intelligence agencies
From the day we strike against them US intel was following development inside China.
Latest one was that Chinese forcing the martyered soldiers families to keep quiet .
Nope 180 million and that too stabilised and contracting .
If they had resentment they can express , the can file case and they can raise slogans .If found geniune rest of the India will support also.
And if you takes arms against nation like what they are doing in Kashmir , you will bite the dust .Your race, religion , family, party etc is nothing in front of the nation.
And now since you are already excited about those 400 billion$ then ask Chinese what is happening in Xinjiang ?
We have engine .Kaveri .
Still in development stage .
Question how much you know about the real China.
We Indians also thought same about them and thought their military is powerful ,well trained .
Only to heard that in that they are absolute unprofessional and wasnt match against our forces .
May be they have a lots of weapons .
But how reliable? we dont know.
There is nothing to shame if you are working .
But if that is kind of slavery and there is no human rights .Then that is different altogether.
We dont care about the so called world order.
Nor we dont want to rule this world by creating chaos.
Our priority is well being of our people and our own best interests