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US offers THAAD Ballistic Missile Defence to India

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The United States has offered India the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system, but India hasn’t warmed to it. The Indian Defence Ministry is not keen to begin discussions on the subject either during the 2 PLUS 2 meeting when the US secretary of state and US defence secretary will interact with the Indian external affairs minister and the defence minister on September 6. Even separate discussions aren’t on the agenda.

This decision comes in the wake of India successfully concluding negotiations with Russia for the transfer of the S-400 air-defence missile system. India is happy with the negotiations having shaved off $1 billion off the asking price.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation’s development of the anti-missile system is also taking place. A large number of tests have been successful.

On the other hand, India is prepared to begin discussions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, armed and unarmed with the USA. The USA is keen on more weapons transfers to India. In recent months, there has been a decision to buy an additional C-17.
 

Nilgiri

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Holy s.... if true :eek:

So far only Sputnik International reporting this.
I called this cpl years back, but no one believed.

Anyways this is too late and last ditch attempt to throw off the S-400 acquisition which is not feasible.
 

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Uncle Sam wants control in Delhi badly.

Thank Allah they put sanctions on us. Long may they continue. No more american stuff
 

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Uncle Sam wants control in Delhi badly.

Thank Allah they put sanctions on us. Long may they continue. No more american stuff
Haven't balancing between China and America a better choice.

Putting all your defence aquisitions in a single Chinese basket may not be a bright idea.
 

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Uncle Sam wants control in Delhi badly.

Thank Allah they put sanctions on us. Long may they continue. No more american stuff
Bro,

In the matters of defense, objective is to strive for "better options," and not "better alternatives." Chinese input is valuable to us but WE risk loosing touch with Western advancements in these matters unless we are on good terms with a number of Western countries. Additionally, money talks.

Every country is willing to sell to India but few are willing to sell to Pakistan in current times. Isn't this an alarming situation?
 

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