Skip to comments.'India to be net provider of security in Indian Ocean, beyond'
Posted on 02/04/2010 7:56:58 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Taking note of India's 'growing influence' in global affairs, the United States has said the country will be a net provider of security in the Indian Ocean and beyond with the growth of its military capabilities.
"The distribution of global political, economic and military power is shifting and becoming more diffuse. The rise of China, the world's most populous country, and India, the world's largest democracy, will continue to reshape the international system," said the Quadrennial Defence Review report released by US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.
The once-in-a-four year report, which shapes the policy of the Pentagon for the next four years, noted that while the US will remain the most powerful actor, it must increasingly cooperate with key allies and partners to build and sustain peace and security.
"Whether and how rising powers fully integrate into the global system will be among this century's defining questions, and are thus central to America's interests," it said.
As the economic power, cultural reach and political influence of India increases, it is assuming a more influential role in global affairs, the 128 page QDR report said.
"This growing influence, combined with democratic values it shares with the United States, an open political system, and a commitment to global stability, will present many opportunities for cooperation," it said.
"India's military capabilities are rapidly improving through increased defence acquisitions and they now include long-range maritime surveillance, maritime interdiction and patrolling, air interdiction and strategic airlift," the report noted.
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The latest manifestation of India’s drive for hegemony in South Asia.
I would rather have India as a superpower than Pakistan where its running a risk of becoming a Taliban/radical Islamic haven
Since we are stepping down I can’t think of a better candidate in the area.
India is a major oppressor of Christians. It has been carrying out a Hindu jihad against Christian since Christmas 1998.
Over 300,000 Christians have been murdered in Ngaland, not to mention the other Christains they hvae killed — as well as other miorities, such as Sikhs, Assamese, Bodos, Manipuris, Dalits (the so-called “untouchables”), and others.
India is a fundamentalist Hindu Fascist state that seeks to take over its neighbors.
Nonetheless, since we are stepping down I cant think of a better candidate in the area.
How about Pakistan taking up that role? After all, they’re allies.
Are you a “persecuted Christian” from India ?
No, just a person who has worked on South Asian issues.
Check some of the websites like Persecuted Church or Voice of the Martyrs.
Naah, TBP just does some lobbying for Pakistani backed Sikh terrorists.
I know he is the India hater on FR. Has been for a long time. Tim Phares, right ?