By Zamir Awan for the Saker Blog
Senator Ted Cruz, a member of the Republican Party, was the key figure who introduced legislation to exempt India from sanctions under the 2017 CAATSA for buying the Russian S-400 system.
Russian news agencies reported that Russia has started delivering the first of the S-400s to India, citing Dmitry Shugayev, head of the Russian military cooperation agency, who said the first S-400 unit will have arrived in India at the end of this year. The deal was reached in 2018, and Russia has started the delivery. It has created an imbalance of power in the region. India may attain supremacy in the region after the deployment of S-400, as no country in the whole area has S-400.
If truth be told, the US policies are always discriminatory since they imposed sanctions for Turkey’s purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system but have exempted India for the same move.
As a matter of fact, the US policies are discriminatory. They imposed the sanction on Turkey, a NATO member, to deal with Russia for S-400 but exempt India. Turkey was a close ally with the US during the cold war era and a significant partner in countering communism. Turkey’s contribution to the Western World is huge and known well. Turkey was a buffer state between Russian and Europe and protected them against communist threats. Technologically, Turkey is well advanced, and that was why the US included Turkey in the development of F-35 fighter jets. But, as an overreaction of the S-400 deal, The US sidelined Turkey from F-35. Unfair!
Similarly, President Trump imposed sanctions on Iran after leaving the Nuclear agreement but allowed India to maintain trade relations with Iran routinely. India exploited the situation and gained maximum economic benefits. India was importing Oil and Gas at concessional rates from Iran and exporting its products at higher prices. Also, India got many projects in Iran, as the American sanctions bared many other countries to keep away from Iran, leaving the ground open for India only. So India was facing no competition and getting projects at the price of their own desires. The biggest project India was involved in in Iran was Road and Railway networks. It allowed India to reach all parts of Iran, so India established a strong network of its agents in length and width of Iran. These agents were also working for America as well as Israel. They were providing ground support for all types of evil activities against Iran. The worth mentioning is recent attacks of Israel on Iranian nuclear assets, sites, personals, etc. These attacks were Cyberattacks, Artificial Intelligence Technologies, and very much precise. All this is possible if ground support, ground data, ground support is available. It is suspected that Indian agents deployed all over Iran under cover of several projects are coordinating with Americans or Israelis. Without such networks, Isreal can not execute very precise targets. India was the beneficiary of all turmoils and exploited all opportunities in its interests.
American legislations are only for adversaries, but her dears, like India, always enjoy exceptions and relaxations. Americans are exposed and are losing credibility. Discriminatory policies may never sustain longer and may reach an end, but after damaging American reputation. It might cause irreparable damage to America. Once upon a time, there was a country where justice and equality prevailed, but that was in history. Today, discrimination, partiality, injustice prevails in American society, and civil unrest is visible all over America. Anti-American sentiments are on the rise worldwide.
It is believed that having lost trust and credibility, the discriminatory policies of the US may never sustain longer and have caused irreparable damage to America. The recent civil unrest in America is due to its narrow-mindedness, bias policies, and targeting certain ethnicities, religions, or races. Well said, the injustice may never sustain forever. The righteous and wrong must be differentiated. When cruelty exceeds all limits, God Almighty’s ultimate authority replaces nations who are invaders, aggressors, and proud with the humble, oppressed, and God-fearing nations.
Hypocrisy will never stay long, and one day, others will understand and react. The media is in the control of a few world powers, misleading the rest of the world. Just for reference, after dropping Atom Boms in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan in 1945, some of the so-called leading media from America visited Japan at the sites of Atom bombs. They reported no signs of radioactivity in Japan, which means fooling people that no Atom bomb was dropped on Japan. However, people in Japan yet suffers due to radioactivity. Unfortunate!
Author: Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Sinologist (ex-Diplomat), Editor, Analyst, Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalization), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. (E-mail: [email protected]).
The part about India being able to import gas and oil from Iran at concessional rates is a bit bogus. US under Trump succeeded in scaring Indian refiners not to import from Iran with threat of secondary sanctions and imports fell. India is hoping this will be resolved with the Biden admin. Eg see https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/india-to-resume-buying-oil-from-iran-once-us-sanctions-ease/article34271888.ece from April 2021
And quite a bit of nonsense of Indian agents working all over Iran for Israel. While undoubtedly Israel infiltrates various orgs including Pakistani ones, Iran is equally vigilant. Meanwhile Iran and India have an amicable relationship stretching back centuries to the first arrivals of Zoroastrians in India (called Parsis in India and among the most successful ethnic groups there) fleeing the Arab invasion spreading Islam.
More interestingly the author is a Pakistani, hardly an unbiased or sober source about reporting on India’s foreign policy which like Russia’s is complex and based first of all on maintaining strategic independence and having a multi-vector approach (so friendship with both US and Russia, with Arabs and Israel and Iran etc) with only China and Pakistan the two countries it’s wary of (and which have allied to try and contain India for their own differing reasons causing India to try and use the US as counterbalance while still maintaining good ties with countries that the US regards as enemies.)
India’s neighbor china also has S400 systems (https://tass.com/defense/1003625).
US can make F35 fighter without turkey, but can turkey make entirely indigenous fighter jets without external help?
I do not know what tech is turkey well advanced in. If you mean by defense tech, the critical components like the jet and reciprocating engines are brought from european or east asian countries. It’s rifles are licensed variants based on german rifle system. It’s main drone has ukrainian engines. It’s helicopters have italian engines. It’s armored defense vehicles have german armored vehicle based design and deploy european turrets. It’s tank designs are based on german tanks and use south korean engines. Critical defense components are manufactured only by a handful of countries like US, russia, china, france and UK. Much of the world uses these countries’ components to make their own defense equipment.
India ended all of it’s oil imports from iran under american pressure (https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/India-Has-Ended-All-Oil-Imports-From-Iran-But-For-How-Long.html).India now imports oil from gulf states.
The reason why US is not acting against india is because india will be used by the US in it’s war against china. The US renamed it’s pacific command as indo-pacific command to grant more role to india against china and made the QUAD grouping in which india plays an important role. China has called the QUAD as an asian NATO. The indo-china war to weaken china will be a much better strategy for the US then to attack from the north pacific countries as US does not have any security arrangement with india and would not have to enter the war to protect india. It would also be better for china to attack india first to weaken QUAD, since a lack of security arrangement makes india the weakest member of the group.The former indian general and current head of the triservice said that chinese and islamic civilizations will join hands and pose a threat to the current world order.
“India’s CDS General Bipin Rawat has already recognized the threat posed by what he describes as the ‘joint-manship between Sinic and Islamic civilisations’. The threat posed by this entente will be felt by all those nations, including India, that champion a liberal, secular, rules-based global order.”
India has been an old customer of soviet and russian arms. Although it has diversified it’s defense system sources, critical defense systems are still of soviet and russian origin. So it is not surprising that russia sold S400 systems to india. India has also made a deal with russia to manufacture AK12 variant rifles for it’s own armed forces. Russia is under sanctions and will not hesitate to sell it’s defense systems to other countries. Putin even made a sales pitch for S400 defense systems in saudi arabia.
India gets some benefit from being a huge country and sitting on the fence in terms of allegiances and allies, playing both sides. Nobody wants to lose India on their side.
The rest of the article contains mostly bogus half truths and misleading slants.
Za jedne važi, to isto za druge ne važi, to licemjerje oholosti i to je stalno vođenje Amerike, u traženju, zahtijevanju, polaganju prava na svojatanje, to je namjera da bude slična Bogu, i u tome ne vidi niti uspijeva posmatrati božansku ravnotežu između Boga i čovjeka i prirode. Stanje duha u kojem čovjek misli više od ljudskih misli, i sprovodi ih u djelo, to je prekršaj protiv poretka svijeta. To je arogantno kršenje granica etike i morala koje je postavilo ljudsko društvo , i kršenje granica koje su postavili bogovi. Amerika muči Logos, preuređuje, mijenja uobičajene riječi i to na vrlo podmukao način. Iskrivljenja ekonomske etike i snjom određena ideja o ljudskoj prirodi koja se ruga svemu prije svega dobročiniteljstvu, altruizmu, brigi za druge i najviše se ruga pojmu odgovornosti, stoga nema respekta, brige i odgovornosti, stoga ne priznaje nikakve pravne, socijalne, ekološke i kulturne barijere.
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For some it is true, it is not true for others, it is the hypocrisy of arrogance and it is the constant guiding of America, in seeking, demanding, claiming the right to appropriate, it is the intention to be like God, and in that he does not see or observe the divine balance between God both man and nature. A state of mind in which man thinks more than human thoughts, and puts them into action, is a transgression against the order of the world. It is an arrogant violation of the boundaries of ethics and morals set by human society, and a violation of the boundaries set by the gods. America is torturing the Logos, rearranging it, changing common words in a very insidious way. Distortions of economic ethics and a certain idea of human nature that mocks primarily charity, altruism, care for others and most mocks the notion of responsibility, therefore has no respect, care and responsibility, therefore does not recognize any legal, social, environmental and cultural barriers .
In short the author, a Pakistani, is not happy with the fact that India, the biggest enemy of Pakistan, gets a better treatment than Turkey, a close ally of Pakistan. Oh my God!
I could name a million examples for US-hypocrisy much more striking than in this piece.
There is no hypocrisy if one understands the America mentality.
And the America mentality is this:
Like Israel, America is God’s Chosen Democracy.
Hence, America has a divine right to destroy multiple nations around the world and mass murder their people–all the while self-righteously claiming to be the judge, jury, and executioner of its cherished Rules-Based Imperial Order.
America is the New Jerusalem, a shining light unto nations, the Land of the Free, and Leader of the (fake) Free World. Blah, blah, blah.
This is the religion of Americanism, which is just a sick mutation of Zionism.
As for India, India has joined the Anglo-American Zionist Axis in everything but name, despite its fake pretensions to “multi-alignment” or “multipolarity.”
“India and Israel’s Secret Love Affair”
Indeed, India has a little-known but very powerful India Lobby (USINPAC) inside the USA, which has allied with the infamous Israeli Lobby (like AIPAC) to influence the American regime.
All the American hysteria about enemy nations influencing US elections or politics (as in RussiaGate) are completely insincere, as they conveniently overlook the 1000 Elephant in the Living Room: the power of the Israel and India Lobbies.
Indian, Jewish lobbies at Capitol Hill discover benefits of working together
Jewish lobby in US bats for India
“… America has a divine right to destroy multiple nations around the world and mass murder their people–all the while self-righteously claiming to be the judge, jury, and executioner of its cherished Rules-Based Imperial Order.”
US hypocrisy du jour: the threat to boycott the Beijing winter olympics because of China’s treatment of Muslims.
As if US actions in Iraq and Syria over the last 20 years have epitomised benevolence towards Muslims.
Don’t forget Somolia, Libya, Afghanistan, Iran . . .
I suppose India is too important a piece of the jigsaw puzzle to alienate…Turkey no longer matters so much. If Uncle loses the support of India, then all of Asia is lost to them…especially in the context of trying to thwart China.
The silly Quad project comes to mind.
Its the same as world trade and the WTO – there is not level playing field – its all slanted deals.
Russia is a competitor in the armaments industry and elements of the US don’t like it when Russia (or China or UK or EU) comes up with a better product and third party ally or non aligned one buys them.
The s-400 probably was much less expensive to buy so thats also a large factor and Turkey and India may have wanted to ferment better relations with Moscow.
They also want an air defence system that can shoot down US aircraft if the Americans turn on them. Patriot missiles IFF prevent them being used to defend against US or Israeli aircraft.
India will never buy critical stuff (read offensive weapons) from the US. In 1971 they turned off GPS for targeting in Bangladesh and US for a long long time has supported Pakistan. Former US presidents have called the Indians dirty, women sexless, and Gandhi as some one with a loincloth etc etc
They do buy stuff like transport planes, helicopters to move heavy stuff etc, but will never buy airplane, missile or even machine guns from them. They’d rather buy it from China.