With this signing of mega fighter jet deals the balance of power will shift in favor of India with its immediate conflicting neighbors. India and France today inked the deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets. The deals encourages the technology transfer in phases and jets to be assembled in India to garner employments and other immediate benefits. This Defence deal was signed in New Delhi in the presence of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian. The aircraft will be equipped with latest missiles and weapon system. The 7.8 billion Euro deal is crucial for the Indian Air Force and is expected to give India the dominant status in the air.
The features that make the Rafale a strategic weapon is its Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Meteor air-to-air missile with a range in excess of 150 kilometre. During the Kargil war, India had used a BVR having 50 kilometre range. The delivery of this aircraft will start in 36 months and will be completed in 66 months from the date the contract is inked.
Global new order is in offing with this new deal when the air force tilts in favour of India the US and other NATO group would like Pakistan emerge more stronger . Pakistan Nuclear strength has grown more greater to build bombs.China and now Russia with army drill together give Pakistan tacit support to its terror units. UK US to keep Pakistan its base for intervention in Asia. Further in race of arms China and Russia may support Pakistan even with Pakistan fragmented economy. Global watch of instability reach South Asia with volatile political statements . As Hungary and Austria did stuck during First and Second world wars and their empire was sandwiched between the two powers the political position of India proving to be stable one, may not prove to be matter of Cold War between India and Pakistan for grants to Pakistan and India the big buyer of Arms in race of Asian region. Source of both geopolitical position place to test arms race for super powers just as in Syria and Turkey. With EU, US Japan and Russia and China in snail pace the engine of growth Philippines Indonesia India S Korea are natural targets. UK with its weapons might struggle to keep its flock together EU struggling to keep unity for natural strength from its counterparts Russia and China . With China growth outclass each nation and continent is capable to match muscle of superpowers and thus hold its neighbours to its utility for region with cascading political reach.
Russia is concerned over possible US supplies of lethal aid to Ukraine, which would go against Washington’s obligations and conflict settlement in Donbass, the head of the Foreign Ministry’s Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control said Friday. The US House of Representatives approved on Thursday a draft law ‘On support of stability and democracy in Ukraine’, stipulating enhancement of sanctions against Russia and allowing supplies of lethal defensive weapons. “It cannot but cause concern, because how is it possible to combine work to restore lasting peace with lethal weapons supplies?” Mikhail Ulyanov told reporters. There are multiple international documents which “presuppose the necessity of refraining from supplying deadly weapons to conflict zones,” Sputnik quoted him as saying.
Chinese Consul General Yu Boren on Friday said that China would back Pakistan in case of any aggression
He said this while meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore.
Boren said that China would continue to support Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir.
During the meeting, the matters of mutual interest, Pak-China relationship and mutual cooperation in different sectors besides CPEC projects were also discussed.
It was agreed that both countries should cooperate in other areas as well.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said Pak-China friendship had turned into fruitful economic ties and relations between Pakistan and China were touching new heights.
He said work on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC) was being carried on with apace.
Chinese Consul General Yu Boren said he was highly impressed with Shehbaz Sharif’s vision of public service and projects being implemented in the province and expressed his support and cooperation for completion of the projects.
He said not only Chinese leadership but people of China also highly value the Punjab chief minister’s efforts.
On Wednesday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UNGA and said China will stand with Pakistan.
“we support Pakistan and we will speak for Pakistan at every forum”, he added.
Russian forces arrived in Pakistan on Friday for its first ever joint military drill that begins on Saturday, a military spokesperson said.
“A contingent of Russian ground forces arrived Pakistan for first ever Pak- Russian joint exercise,” tweeted Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, the director-general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces.
The military exercise in which around 200 Russian army men are participating, was earlier reported to have been cancelled in the wake of the killing of 18 soldiers in the September 18 terror attack on an Indian army base in Jammu and Kashmir.
The two-week military drill named ‘Friendship 2016′ is the first between the two former Cold War rivals. It will continue till October 7, according to the Pakistan media. Militaries of the two countries have not revealed much about the drill. But it is said to take place in “mountainous areas”.
The exercise is a signal that Moscow and Islamabad are deepening their military cooperation. “This obviously indicates a desire on both sides to broaden defense and military-technical cooperation,” Pakistan’s ambassador to Russia, Qazi Khalilullah, told a Russian news agency last week.
Turkey’s President Erdogan has accused the US of supplying arms to Kurds fighting against Islamic State in Syria. Erdogan equated the Kurdish forces with IS militants, and referred to previous cases when American weapons were seized by Islamists.
“If you think you can finish off Daesh [Arabic pejorative for IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] with the YPG and PYD, you cannot, because they are terrorist groups too,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Turkish television, Reuters reported on Friday.
The Turkish strongman then went further, saying that the US has already sent more weapons to Kurdish militia which he described as “terrorist groups.”
“Three days ago America dropped two plane loads of weapons in Kobani for these terrorist groups,” Erdogan said, adding that he had discussed the issue with US Vice President Joe Biden, who had claimed to be unaware of the arms supplies.
Iran has displayed some of its latest military hardware in a parade in the capital Tehran held to mark the anniversary of the 1980 invasion by Iraq, while also warning the US to end its naval presence in the Persian Gulf.
Tanks, missiles and the Russian-made S-300 air defense system were just some of the military units that Iran put on show at the parade, which took place in front of the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
The chiefs of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, including Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and various other military general commanders, were in attendance to salute local soldiers and special forces, as well as to observe the display of heavy Iranian and Russian-made artillery.
Parades were held across the county and in the port of Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf. Around 500 vessels, submarines and helicopters were put on show, as Iran commemorated the 36th anniversary of the start of its eight-year war with neighboring Iraq.
Brigadier General Hajizadeh said that Iranian-made weaponry was on display, such as the ‘Emad’ guided missile system and the ‘Zolfaqar’ ballistic missile, which has a range of 750km and was named after a legendary sword believed to have been given by the Prophet Mohammed to Imam Ali.
The Zolfaqar also possesses a cluster warhead capable of hitting several targets in different locations.
Members of the Iranian military issued a stark warning to the US to stay out of the Persian Gulf.“We tell the Americans that they had better stop wasting the American people’s assets and wealth by malicious and harmful presence in the Persian Gulf,” said Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), as cited by the Tasnim news agency.
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