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mondaymoderate t1_j9z3vkm wrote

Here comes the India lean. Schumer visit, the Pentagon saying they are open to military partnership and now the German Chancellor visit.


CHTanwar OP t1_j9z519b wrote

well....having india as an ally is beneficial for both the west and india. and soviet breakoff will take time.


showMEthatBholePLZ t1_ja0re1k wrote

I’m surprised the West hasn’t been trying to woo India for awhile. We could use a natural ally against China


Existing-Ad-4633 t1_ja135me wrote

Because india was disregarded and considered fully entrenched in the russian camp and hence the west were directly tried to undermine it until the last like 20 years


wakomorny t1_ja1702w wrote

Hence it's multipolar world now. It's not just USA and Soviet Union. It's usa China Russia EU india and the African block se Asia all having their own moves. The big 3 will either have to woo or threaten the smaller blocks into their side. India so far has been sort of independent with Russia. But with china you bet sides have been choosen


d0ctorzaius t1_ja1gv2s wrote

Well for a while the US had to be pro-Pakistan tin exchange for their help with the Taliban and in Afghanistan. Those things aren't relevant anymore, so the US can be pro-India if needed.


ujjwalb18 t1_ja2npv9 wrote

If the taliban issue emerges in future west is going to back to their old tactics of shifting back to Pakistan? Isn’t it a lamé geopolitical tactic.


No-Calligrapher-7018 t1_ja3gz2r wrote

When was the Taliban an issue?


ujjwalb18 t1_ja3jmlk wrote

Everyday since 9/11.


No-Calligrapher-7018 t1_ja6jrn5 wrote

But the Taliban wasn't part of 9/11. Sure they defended against the US invasion, but the invasion itself was meant to eradicate Alqaeda. The Taliban are still there! And Al-Qaeda are still fighting the Taliban LOL


Paras_01155 t1_ja27z3x wrote

India doesn’t have any ally, India has partners. They are both different terms. India follows the policy of NAM, which can also be seen in Ukraine-Russia Conflict.


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VeryQuokka t1_ja0vq3m wrote

The PMs of Ireland and Portugal are also of Indian descent from a parent. The architect of the Russian sanctions, Daleep Singh, also of Indian descent and his relative was actually the first Asian-American member of Congress in the late 50s/early 60s.


skumarred t1_ja1c0gw wrote

For reasons unknown, Indians have a natural ability to adapt and go after what's "important".


Not_Ur_UW_Alt t1_ja1jk42 wrote

I think it’s that 18% of the world is Indian, almost 1/5 successful people should be Indian just mathematically speaking


ZuneNebula t1_ja50rxk wrote

That completely dismisses where most of the indians live.


winterwar45 t1_ja24c3q wrote

That percentage share is not same for literacy though


thehumandumbass t1_ja3j2oi wrote

I mean 70% of our arms are of Russian origin. Similarly i don't understand why people think India has some muscular foreign policy that is just internal rhetoric on reality our (kadi ninda karte hai but not officially basically we strongly condem this but not officially) has always been the case under the current government the reach has increased but not the strength behind it, i mean our foreign minister has stated that in regards to China encroaching on our land "as a smaller economy what am I supposed to do pick a fight with China who is 5 times my size be realistic" (usually such statements are not made in public by any other country except us, and this has been the case for a very long time) or how it is our government which does not like to talk about the military angle of quad so as to not anger China, we have always had the stance of let's try and accommodate them. Another example is G20 where India was trying to get all countries to ignore the Ukraine war for a while and focus on other things because otherwise there is no way China and Russia would agree and the meeting will be useless and then france comes and says it won't sign the communique if it does not condemn Russia (which anyway is not going to do anything).