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JOINT INDIAN-RUSSIAN STATEMENT AFTER MR.PUTIN’S RECENT STATE ...

Ms. K.M., one of our regular readers and contributors of articles, shared this significant bit of information with us: the joint declaration of India and Russia in the wake of Mr. Putin's recent state visit to India, and this contains, as she put it in her email, enough to have the blood of the Anglosphere elites boiling:

Joint Statement at the 15th Annual India-Russia Summit

Virtually this whole document is worth pondering closely, but I want to draw your attention to three paragraphs in particular, paragraphs 9, 10, and 11:

9. Noting the synergies between national efforts by the two countries to develop a knowledge-economy powered by technology and innovation, India and Russia will increase collaboration in joint design, development, manufacturing and marketing of technology-driven products and scientific interaction between the two countries. In particular, such cooperation will extend to space applications, defence technologies, aviation, new materials, communications and information technology.

10. The two leaders see limitless opportunities for bilateral cooperation in outer space to advance societal applications and scientific knowledge. The space agencies of India and Russia will engage more actively on space technology applications, space transportation, satellite navigation, space science and planetary exploration. In 2015, the two countries will commemorate the 40 years of the launch of Indian satellite `Aryabhata` using Soyuz launch vehicle. By the time of the 50th anniversary of the launch, the leaders would expect significant collaboration between India and Russia on peaceful uses of outer space.

11. Defence cooperation between India and Russia is founded on deep mutual trust and promotes wider peace and security. The two countries have already moved to a phase of joint design and development of defence systems. The sides recognize the virtually unlimited opportunities for enhancing this cooperation, increasingly based on joint research and development, joint manufacturing, technology sharing and collaborative research in futuristic technologies, in accordance with existing agreements on military-technical cooperation. To this end, India has permitted foreign direct investment in the defence sector up to 49 per cent. The sides will exploit these opportunities optimally and enrich bilateral interaction through regular joint military exercises, training in each other`s services institutions and institutionalized consultations between the armed forces.

These paragraphs appear to me to support the hypothesis that I have been arguing in recent years vis-a-vis the emergence of the BRICSA bloc, regarding its emergence both as a response to American hegemonism and unipolarism, and as a positive attempt in its own right to arrange cooperative mechanisms for defence and economic matters. Readers here will recall my principal concerns in this respect have been that the BRICSA bloc would (1) have to develop parallel structures of economic and financial institutions to challenge western institutions such as the IMF, World Bank, and so on, by the establishment of their own development banks. This they have recently done. (2) have to develop their own parallel structures of international financial clearing, yet integrated enough to function with SWIFT, CHIPS and the western systems of clearing. We have seen Russia in the past few months taking steps to introduce their own independent domestic clearing. However, such a vast project would inevitably require (3) the establishment of much greater space-based communications assets among the BRICSA bloc.

With that in mind, it is significant - and in my opinion, corroboration of my above thesis - that India and Russia are emphasizing bilateral space cooperation in a context that also emphasizes bi-lateral defence technology exchanges, new materials, and communications/information technology, and all of this in a wider context called the development of "a knowledge-economy." This is a profound insight into the long term strategic thinking going on in the BRICSA bloc and I suspect we'll hear much more about it in the next 2-3 years. As if to emphasize this reading of matters, paragraph 10 notes the :"limitless opportunities for bilateral cooperation in outer space to advance societal applications", a reference that, in my opinion,  seems to speak directly to the establishment of international financial clearing mechanics independent of the Anglosphere.

What intrigued me the most, however, was paragraph 11, with its clear admission that Russia and India not only intend on a full spectrum of military cooperation, including joint exercises and a total consultation between both countries' three service branches, but that this cooperation will extend to the "joint design and development of defence systems," a process the document indicates has been underway for some time. In this, India, situated as it is culturally between the East and the West, is in a perfect position to benefit by technology transfers.

And so, for that matter, is Russia...

See you on the flip side...

 

22 thoughts on “ JOINT INDIAN-RUSSIAN STATEMENT AFTER MR.PUTIN’S RECENT STATE ...”

  1. It seems that this means “goodbye Rafales”.

    “You’re not strengthening your case by insisting on posting antisemitism either.”

    Ah, the politically correct police had to show up…

  2. D:

    All well and good but you missed a context.

    And there are huge 1984 like behaviors carried out by the Chinese government.

    It’s also not news that many elements of the book “1984” have come to pass in various countries, including England and the US.

  3. @”the leaders would expect significant collaboration between India and Russia on peaceful uses of outer space.”

    I’m not surprised to see the emphasis on “peaceful use of outer space” between India and Russia because that’s what’s also emphasized between India and China

    http://spacenews.com/41942india-and-china-sign-space-cooperation-pact/
    “Traditional geopolitical adversaries India and China have agreed to cooperate “in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes,” the Indian government announced.”

    Afterall, Russia and India jointly called for “weapons free space’ back in 2007, then in 2008, Russia and China jointly proposed “The Treaty on Prevention of the Placement of Weapons in Outer Space and of the Threat or Use of Force Against Outer Space Objects (PPWT)”, which was updated and called again but Russia and China back in June this year.

    1. Reading this with the article you linked on the longstanding constrasts between India and China, this confirms the realization that space is the real “high ground” in the new “Great Game”

  4. FedGov.Inc has done an amazing job getting old enemies to become best of friends. For the threat the AngloSphere expanding it’s harvest is very real, ever increasing and looms large. Therefore, burying the hatchet, at least for a time, would be beneficial to everyone in the 105 member BRIIICSSA block.. Escaping the AngloSphere’s plantation is an amazing bit of motivation. The indignities that were unleashed upon the rest of the World will eventually come back to bite us.

  5. Putin is making friends and Obama is loosing them. Also I’ve been told that the best software writers are in India. This union between Russia and India is only going to get stronger and Washington is now in the position that loosing friends means Russia picks them up by default.
    Default or not, call it what you will, but the Anglosphere is a rotting hulk with morons and wombats directing foreign policy.

  6. These paragraphs highlight the gradual shift from geopolitics to cosmopolitics, with the new “high ground” no longer being limited to Central Asia (the Mackinder model – though the various parties involved will continue with their squabbles based on this paradigm, to the detriment of the populations of the areas involved, like Tibet) but rather positioning in Earth orbit and beyond.
    Might this talk of space transportation and planetary exploration be an olique reference to forms of propulsion not based on chemical rockets?

    1. Bose still holds a place in the pantheon of Indian independence fighters (at least in the past you could often see pictures of him displayed together with Gandhi and Nehru, however incongruous this might seem historically). You raise an interesting point as to whether there might be an “Asian Gladio”, but India could well be immune given the heavy-handed manipulations in neighbouring Pakistan by the “western” oligarchs.

  7. Maybe not Lost the Russia-India agreement could signal the growing alliance between all of Asia to include China as well. Perhaps Japan Southeast Asia a future united Korea and Western-Central Asia. Then there Africa Southern North-Central-South America Mexico to Argentina Chile leaving the CSA-England in their splendid isolation.

  8. Past Soviet, now Russian, military and economic cooperation with India goes back decades.

    India seeks a powerful partner to counter China.

    So in fact Indian/Russian partnerships indicate other splits.

      1. F:

        No, India and China are deeply wary of each other. Do you really think India wants China occupying Tibet?

        You’re not strengthening your case by insisting on posting antisemitism either.

        And the fact remains that India and the Soviets have deep ties going back until at least 1947.

        1. Goldstein was a leader in “1984”.
          Nothing to do with antisemitism.
          And it was correct to point out how closely we seem to be following the book’s storyline.

      1. Thanks henry of the link to this website. It was a long article but worth the time reading. London-Wall Street playing the Indian elites for chums it five years old. But still relevant today to understanding our pathological oligarchs twisted schemes.

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