Business Standard

Letters: Russian friendship

Related News

This refers to the editorial “The Russian connection” (December 27). The Indo-Soviet Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation, 1971 set the foundation of India’s cordial relations with Russia. In the light of India’s security concern with China, India and Russia’s friendship needs to be augmented. Nikita Khrushchev looked in a different direction when China attacked India in 1962, and said China was Russia’s brother and India a friend. Among all good relations with Russia, the “Gorshkhov curse” and Khrushchev’s statement are relevant.

Chinese invasion has consumed our strategic depth provided by Tibet and Nepal, besides capturing our territory. To bring the situation back to normal, our aim should be to ensure that China honours its commitment of withdrawing the People’s Liberation Army to a position it was on August 15, 1947.

It is observed that whenever the Ministry of Defence is pressured by public opinion for promoting defence industries in India, foreign arms suppliers come out with a sale of cutting-edge technology. This trade cycle by foreigners has to be broken, if our own industry is to come up. In this context, India must be prepared for a modest beginning. Training and leadership are battle-winning factors, and not high technology items alone. France has been given a massive contract to supply aircraft for the Indian Air Force. This contract needs to be revisited if the supplier is unwilling to raise their factories in India. Similarly, Israel is willing to supply high technology needs but the country must be motivated to raise their factories in India. Indian defence’s research and development should be world-class. And public-private partnerships need to be encouraged.

Lucknow

Letters can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to:
The Editor,
Nehru House, 4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi 110 002
Fax: (011) 23720201
E-mail: letters@bsmail.in
All letters must have a postal address and telephone number

Read more on:   
|
|

Read More

Letters: Adieu, Ratan Tata

This refers to the editorial “An illustrious career” ( December 28). The house of Tatas is different from any other conglomerate in India, and both J ...


Quick Links

Have Your Say




What are your views on the sacking of two AAP members on charges of graft?

What are your views on the sacking of two AAP members on charges of graft?

Financial X-Ray Rss icon

New headaches for miners after Goa mining ban lifted
Malini Bhupta

The verdict on deemed licences has the Street question whether Sesa Sterlite owns any mines in Goa

Bull case for SBI, as open interest builds
Malini Bhupta

Robust Tier-I capital at 10% and robust earnings outlook for FY16 drive momentum

Back to Top