Growing Russian-Indian Military Ties Prove The Robustness Of Moscow’s Industrial Capacity
India’s refusal to buy into the Golden Billion’s lies about Russia’s supposedly “inevitable” economic collapse resulted in it simultaneously reviving the geo-economically game-changing North-South Transport Corridor and becoming indispensable to the global energy market by selling processed Russian oil to the West, both positions of which benefit it. Accordingly, it makes perfect sense in hindsight why India also ignored the Golden Billion’s lies about Russia’s supposed military-industrial crisis, hence why it’s actively scaling up their related ties.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg finally acknowledged the existence of the US-led West’s military-industrial crisis that’ll inevitably result in a reduction of the Golden Billion’s armed aid to their proxies in Kiev. As a coping mechanism, he also added that Russia is supposedly suffering in his self-declared “race of logistics”/”war of attrition” too, yet that claim is indisputably debunked by growing Russian-Indian military ties proving the robustness of Moscow’s industrial capacity.
This week’s Aero India 2023 expo in Bangalore saw a flurry of reports about just how much their bilateral military relations are poised to grow in the coming future. It was revealed that India already purchased a whopping $13 billion in arms from Russia over the past half-decade with over $10 billion more waiting to be delivered. About that, Moscow’s delivery of its state-of-the-art S-400 air defense systems remains on track to be completed within the stipulated dates despite the Ukrainian Conflict.
Far from the special operation curtailing its military-industrial capacity, this campaign had absolutely zero adverse effect on Russia’s related cooperation with its foreign partners, especially its largest Indian one. To the contrary, this week’s aforementioned event has thus far seen reports about their willingness to cooperate on the joint production of advanced air defense systems, infantry fighting vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, air defense systems, tanks, and fighter jets.
As can be seen, there’s obviously no limit to the range of their military-technical cooperation, which thus rubbishes the false claims about Russia supposedly struggling to meet its minimum defense needs in the context of its ongoing special operation. If that was truly the case, then Moscow wouldn’t be offering such comprehensive military-technical cooperation with Delhi, nor would its counterpart’s representatives waste their time negotiating this if they extended credence to those aforesaid claims.
India is nowadays a globally significant Great Power whose rapid rise to worldwide prominence over the past year was even acknowledged by two of the US’ leading Mainstream Media (MSM) outlets, the New York Times (NYT) and CNN. It’s a serious actor in International Relations nowadays that’s also proudly proven its policymaking independence in the face of unprecedented Western pressure upon it to dump Russia. In fact, its defiance of that same pressure was directly responsible for its rapid global rise.
India revived the North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC) with Iran and Russia immediately after the Golden Billion imposed their illegitimate sanctions upon on Moscow, with Bloomberg later admitting at the end of last year that this megaproject is truly a geo-economic game-changer for Eurasia. It then swiftly moved to purchase as much discounted Russian oil as possible, which Bloomberg also reported earlier this month is being processed and resold to the West to help them meet their energy needs.
As can be seen, India’s refusal to buy into the Golden Billion’s lies about Russia’s supposedly “inevitable” economic collapse resulted in it simultaneously reviving a game-changing Eurasian integration corridor and becoming indispensable to the global energy market, both positions of which benefit it. Accordingly, it makes perfect sense in hindsight why India also ignored the Golden Billion’s lies about Russia’s supposed military-industrial crisis, hence why it’s actively scaling up their related ties.
If there was any credence whatsoever to the MSM’s weaponized information warfare campaign against Russia fearmongering about its supposed economic-military limitations, then India would never have revived the NSTC, purchased as much discounted oil as possible, nor retained their military ties. By independently assessing the situation in these strategic spheres, India concluded that the Golden Billion was lying and thus decided to continue comprehensively expanding its relations with Russia.
It's not India that was duped by Russia like perception managers in the West might predictably claim with all the ethno-religiously bigoted innuendo contained in such a conspiracy theory, but the West itself that was duped by its own leaders’ information warfare campaign against Russia. This “Empire of Lies” as President Putin rightly described it a year ago misled its own people with blatant falsehoods about Russia, but India knew better and didn’t let the West’s lies stop it from clinching good deals.