India in the global game

Difficult to find a country of contrasts with bolshennymi, if India. This is a real civilization, one of the oldest on the planet, a world, which has had a tremendous impact on the South Asian region. At the current time in India — it is a regional power, owning a nuclear weapon, the big demographic resources and a strong economy. India — one of the favorites in the field of high technology, the biggest importer of modern weapons (country conducting a large-scale and costly modernization program from the armed forces). The government launches satellites gallakticheskie has its own launch vehicles, has put forward an ambitious program from gallakticheskuyu, where in 2016 the Indian Space research gallakticheskih (born ISRO) is going to start making gallakticheskie manned flights. The Indian National Space Agency seriously planning manned missions to the Moon and to Mars. India immediately affects people of poverty of hundreds of millions of people, a great social stratification and significant corruption. For example, the 21 millionth Mumbai (Bombay), more than 60% of the population live in slums without electricity, running water and other amenities of the modern world. Two-thirds of India's people live on less than two bucks a day, up to a quarter of the population can neither read nor write, every third child is suffering from malnutrition. And it's next to the recognized global high-tech centers such as Bangalore and Hyderabad, where computer scientists, specialists receive salaries no less American. Most of the municipal programs aimed at helping the poor failed. A significant part of the allocated funds for social programs from simply stolen.

India in the global game

Coupled with China's modern India, which lags behind its own neighbor largest area and population, one of the most promising developing countries of the world society. India is different from China because there is no single party that is in charge of power. Officially the Republic of India — a democratic country, with the usual Western institutions of government, with a free press and independent judiciary. But, like China, India holds the oldest tradition, and that is where there is a division of society into castes. The ancient beliefs define life, all the life of an ordinary Indian from birth to death.

It should be noted that the Indian political and business elite to a large extent focused on London and Washington. The British have done a great job in the colonial period, that "educate" them suitable elite. India in the post-colonial period and could not become one hundred percent independent majestic power. Anglo-Saxons, under the principle of "divide and rule" skillfully dismembered Indian civilization to the fact India and Pakistan (he later broke away from Bangladesh). United States, which continue the policy of the British Empire, so far skillfully played on the India-Pakistan and India-China contradictions. In addition, for the control of India and the Islamic factor is used.

In the period of 2-superpowers — the USSR and the USA, India been building strong bilateral affairs with both countries. After the collapse of the Soviet Union the slope toward the United States. Washington, in turn, has to adhere to neutrality on the Indo-Pakistani territorial disputes, managing to earn significant money by selling weapons and Pakistan, and India. The success of operations in the Gulf in 1991, the collapse of the Soviet Union, dramatically strengthened the position of the United States in the world and Islamabad ended being a key strategic partner of the Yankees in the region. In addition, Washington began to worry the growth of extremist and constructive attitudes in Pakistan. There was a danger that the constructive-minded Islamist groups come to power in Pakistan and have access to nuclear weapons. Washington and Divide became partners in countering such capabilities. For example, in 2011 there was information about the likely U.S. operations, supported by India against Pakistan, in order to neutralize the Pakistani nuclear capabilities. Only the tough stance of China, which was prepared to intervene in the conflict, forced Washington to abandon the idea.

After September 11, 2011 the U.S. began to attach greater importance to the cooperation with India. Divide interested in the stability and security of the South Asian region, protecting its territory from threats emanating from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Immediately Indian elite was concerned frisky power of an old rival — China. These reasons were the basis for cooperation between the U.S. and India's first of the XXI century.

United States, in turn, are interested in India as one of the countries that should deter the Celestial Kingdom (along with Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam). India has a role to play, and the conflict with the Islamic world. India's role in the Great Game, and the future global conflict clearly traced through the process of weapons of Indian armed forces and the armies of the adjacent countries. The arms race are Islamic countries, India, China, almost all the neighbors Celestial (his potential opponents). Namely, the increment India's military budget for the 2012-2013 cash year 17%. And in the last financial year Indian military budget increased by 12%. According to the report of the Institute of the Stockholm international peace research problems (SIPRI), for the period from 2007 to 2011, India was the world's naikrupneyshim arms buyer. Country intensively to prepare for a major war. The Indian military openly say that preparing for war on two fronts (against Pakistan and China).

A few days back that there was news that the Ministry of Defence of India deploys on the border with China 6 new armored regiments filled with 348 tanks (two tank brigades). As a result, placed on the border with China, the troops will get offensive ability. In addition, the Sino-Indian border could be exported three mechanized infantry battalions. There is evidence that the Ministry of Defense requests to purchase additional T-90 tanks for the new tank brigades (the Indian military want to have the latest version of the T-90 — T-90ms). India also plans to strengthen the 40-th. Mountain Corps in the north-east of the country — to include in its composition armored brigade, which should enhance the ability of the compound shock. The Indian military has significantly increased the air force and air defense in the north-east of the country, are working to upgrade eight advanced landing grounds to maintain offensive operations in the region.

Of course, that India is at the current time is not absolutely independent power center, which can bend the line in global politics. India is a figure in the Big Game, and it lead to a clash with China and the Islamic world. The question is only whether it will be a clash centerpiece of a major war, or only one of the fronts of the global fight.

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