Indian Reporters: Could China Hinder BrahMos Export to Philippines?


After the decision of New Delhi to start exporting BrahMos missiles produced as part of the joint Russian-Indian program to the countries of Southeast Asia, Indian reporters had a question: how will China react to this?


Recall that in India they are going to export BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, for example, to the Philippines. We are talking about a contract for the supply of Manila missile systems in the next (2020) year.

At the same time, materials in the Indian press often appeared that such a decision was taken against the background of the presence in the PRC and the Philippines of territorial claims to each other. Now, in India, they decided to figure out how China can behave in such a situation, given that there is an agreement on strategic cooperation between Beijing and Moscow.

Question from Indian reporters to the Deputy Ambassador (Counselor-Envoy) of Russia in New Delhi, Roman Babushkin:

Can China create obstacles to the export of BrahMos rockets jointly developed by India and Russia to countries like the Philippines? Indeed, a strategic partnership agreement is in effect between Russia and China.

The response of the Russian diplomat is given by The Economic Times:

Russian relations with China and India are strategic in nature, and Russian relations with one state are independent of relations with another state. This is the basic principle of Russian foreign policy.

According to Roman Babushkin, Russia does not have a military alliance with China. Accordingly, there are no obstacles to the export of the same BrahMos from China.
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  1. andrewkor 26 December 2019 07: 31 New
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    The Filipinos will cry, contacting the Indians!
  2. knn54 26 December 2019 08: 05 New
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    About friction.
    Recently, the Philippines and China entered into an agreement on joint economic activity in the disputed islands and in their waters. Chinese and Philippine companies will jointly produce hydrocarbons. This will relieve tension around these islands. The Yankees flew here.
    1. Berber 26 December 2019 08: 59 New
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      Good news. And I thought the Chinese were greedy.
  3. rocket757 26 December 2019 08: 07 New
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    This is the basic principle of Russian foreign policy.

    Principles, it is something that in politics is now very often interpreted in a peculiar way, i.e. as it should be at the moment for persons for whom these principles are not written!
  4. bessmertniy 26 December 2019 08: 11 New
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    In principle, China is unlikely to like India’s supply of missiles to the Philippines. But why would a sovereign country ask permission from a neighbor in order to sell its products to another neighbor !? request
  5. rotmistr60 26 December 2019 10: 09 New
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    ... how will China react to this?
    Or it may be more reasonable to first filter countries with territorial claims, and then negotiate with other potential buyers about the sale of their weapons. I would like to ask the Indian media a question - how would India react (relate) to the sale of modern missile weapons to Pakistan?
  6. Old26 26 December 2019 14: 01 New
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    According to Roman Babushkin, Russia does not have a military alliance with China. Accordingly, there are no obstacles to the export of the same BrahMos from China.

    Russia does not have a military alliance with Syria either. However, when the Israelis asked not to supply Syria with a certain type of rocket, Russia slowed down such supplies

    Quote: bessmertniy
    In principle, China is unlikely to like India’s supply of missiles to the Philippines. But why would a sovereign country ask permission from a neighbor in order to sell its products to another neighbor !? request

    It will be delivered EMNIP only two batteries of such missiles. They won’t do the weather. It’s more like that, PR move. If desired, China itself can supply the Philippines with supersonic anti-ship missiles of a much larger nomenclature than India