Gold dollars for weapons? Modi throws sky-high order to Putin, but seems to have a little chips
In India, which has frequently shot, in the past two days, it has done two more things:First, Prime Minister Modi went to the border, and second, Modi and Russian President Putin made a phone call.
At sensitive moments, here is a phone that is followed worldwide In the end, what exactly did Modi and Putin talk about?
Russia’s statement that President Putin had a phone call with Indian Prime Minister Modi on the same day. The leaders of the two countries discussed hot issues in the relations between the two countries and expressed their willingness to further consolidate the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Two key points:invitation, strategic partnership.
What do you mean? Modi took the initiative to show his favor to Putin, and the two discussed bilateral relations.
In India’s statement, Prime Minister Modi expressed his warm welcome to President Putin’s visit to India for the bilateral summit.
What else? Modi took the initiative to show his favor to Putin!
But as politicians, the two sides definitely did not make this weird call for the sake of you, my brother and the other. After all, India is risking offending the United States and showing good things to Russia. After all, India is also the younger brother behind the United States.
Yesterday, the leaders of the two countries talked, and today, India announced itself The answer:
The Indian Ministry of National Defense said today that the National Defense Procurement Commission approved the purchase of 21 MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia
span> and 12 Su-30MKI fighters, and the proposal to upgrade the existing 59 MiG-29 fighters. The purchase and upgrade of MiG-29 is estimated to be US$984 million, and the total price of Su-30MKI is US$1.42 billion.
It can be said that Modi and Putin had a big arms deal. This is also part of India’s continued purchase of arms from Russia in recent years.
But Modi is very anxious. His real purpose is to use large orders to urge Putin to deliver the S-400 air defense system as soon as possible. The delivery date was postponed to December 2021.
With the S-400 air defense system, India felt that the national defense had confidence.
Modi is giving money to Russia, which is undoubtedly good news for Russia, whose economy is stretched. Send money to your door, why don’t you do it?
After all, Russia’s advantage in the arms market has become more and more Less, in addition to advanced air defense systems like S-400, many weapons are already in a backward position.
Although India has high expectations for the S-400, Putin also suggested that the S-400 may not be able to intercept hypersonic targets.
At this point, Indian military personnel and related experts have begun to question whether the S-400 air defense system will be as good as Russia’s.
You must know that in recent years, there have been too many precedents that the Soviet Russia’s purchases of Soviet weapons have been out of line, and their performance and reliability have been unreliable. But S-400 is different from other weapon systems because it is related to India’s national security.
But India has no choice, and in order to attract Russia to vote for itself in the United Nations, it is necessary to come to the gold diplomacy.
But Modi may have forgotten that Russia, historically , Known as the two-headed eagle! Modi may have a few chips if he wants to trade arms for friendship.