Former UN observer sees Indian military ties up with US not good for regional peace.
Ex-UN Senior Military Observer Cheng Xizhong said this on Thursday in a statement issued here.
He is the visiting professor at Southwest University of Political Science and Law and former Defense Attaché in South Asian countries.
Former UN observer sees Indian military ties up with US not good
He said India’s military relations with the United States (US) not conducive to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
However, in his opinion the signing of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) between the United States and India had no great significance.
He noted the latest as the fourth basic military agreement reached between the two countries since 2002.
According to the BECA, the United States and India will share satellite and other sensor data.
The American satellite technology is the most advanced in the world, but how much information and technology the United States will share with India depends on India’s strategic cooperation with the United States. The United States has very harsh conditions for giving technology to others.
Cheng said at the moment, defense relations between the United States and India are not very pragmatic. The United States wants India to serve its “Indo-Pacific Strategy”.