The Indian media published material on deepening cooperation between India and Armenia. The author of the material is observer Aditi Bhaduri. The author notes that many in India do not even know where Armenia is, but in Armenia they are well aware of India and are ready to follow the path of cooperation.
In the article: “Caucasian contacts: why rapprochement with Armenia is very important for India”, the author quite unexpectedly calls Armenia “Silicon Valley of the CIS”.
From material in the Indian press:
Armenia is considered the Silicon Valley of the CIS, is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, and also has a partnership agreement with the European Union. Being on the threshold of Europe, in the very heart of the Caucasus and having a border with Iran, the geopolitical position of Armenia is of great importance. By deepening ties with this country, India will get everything it can and will not lose anything.
The author recalls a recent contract worth about $ 40 million for the supply of SWATHI radars from the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for the needs of the Armenian armed forces and explains the feasibility of the transaction.
In the article:
This opens up new prospects for cooperation for both countries, and defense cooperation is always long-term. Such supplies help countries such as Armenia, as they are cheaper than European counterparts. They also open up new markets for India and give a big impetus to domestic defense production.
Indian media particularly emphasize that Yerevan supports New Delhi's position on Kashmir. At the same time, Aditi Bhaduri said that India did not expect such support from Turkey. Against such a background, the author recalls that during the First World War, the Armenians were subjected to genocide by the Ottoman Empire, which present Ankara does not recognize.