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Indian opposition: Now we need to spend money not on weapons, but on confronting the coronavirus

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The Indian opposition and human rights organizations criticized the government led by Narendra Modi in connection with the implementation of arms contracts. According to representatives of the opposition forces, the cabinet should temporarily abandon arms import deals, as "money today is needed primarily to counter the coronavirus pandemic."


The Indian press reports that opposition forces have particularly criticized one of the recent deals - the acquisition of a small weapons Israel has about $ 116 million. Under the contract, India acquires about 16,5 thousand light machine guns from the Israelis.

Indian human rights defenders:

At a time when 1,3 billion people in our country are threatened by COVID-19, at a time when WHO is worrying about a possible infection in India of up to 750 million people, the government spends a lot of money on weapons. This despite the fact that the country does not have enough masks, protective suits for doctors, medicines and equipment. India is ill prepared to face the epidemic.

At present, in India, about 500 known cases of coronavirus infection with 10 fatal outcomes have been recorded (mainly people over 75 years old). The other day, Modi declared universal quarantine.

Professor, Department of Global Policy, University of Delhi Achin Vanayk:

The authorities are well aware that the danger of an epidemic cannot be underestimated. But when each rupee is important to the country, they divert funds to other purposes. Our medical system may come under a powerful blow, not comparable to that inflicted on Europe, because so far our medicine is not able to provide all those in need with timely help with our population.

It is added that now it is necessary to spend money not on weapons, on opposing the new coronavirus.

Meanwhile, opponents in India claim that opposition forces are “engaged in demagogy.” It is noted that it is absolutely impossible to link the need to make military spending with health care costs.

It is noted that the contract for the purchase of weapons from Israel was signed back in 2018, and its implementation is now in full compliance with the agreements. It is additionally said that against the background of coronavirus we must not forget that "India has enemies that must be defended against."
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 26 March 2020 07: 15 New
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    In the current situation, it turned out somehow unknowingly ...
    It was necessary to take from Russia!
    And cheaper and stronger!
    And for the surrender, one more tank could be bought.
    wink lol laughing
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 26 March 2020 07: 22 New
      +1
      well done! but no one was bothered by the nightmarish trash Hell! it’s easier to set signal lights for airplanes. in a year, this landfill will be higher than the Taj Mahal
      Delhi breathes ... if you dig further, the dream will disappear.
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 26 March 2020 07: 46 New
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      In India, thousands of Russian Hare Krishnas and yoga devotees were driven out of hotels because of the virus. Now they are doing yoga, they want to return home, but there’s nothing to it. So much for the friendship of phai phai.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 26 March 2020 07: 57 New
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        Quote: siberalt
        Now they are doing yoga, they want to return home, but there’s nothing to it. So much for the friendship of phai phai.
        God will give!
        There are many of them, gods, so let everyone serve!
    3. Terenin
      Terenin 26 March 2020 10: 11 New
      +2
      The Indian opposition and human rights organizations have criticized the government led by Narendra Modi in connection with the implementation of arms contracts.
      Is it possible to send invitations to strengthen your position - our opposition winked : And they will save India yes
      The first tranche of:


      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 26 March 2020 10: 15 New
        +1
        Quote: Terenin
        The first tranche of:
        No way!
        What if their smart place doesn’t come?
        They will say loudly - Our Crimea!
        And somehow a better attitude towards them will turn out ...
    4. kiril1246
      kiril1246 26 March 2020 15: 57 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      It was necessary to take from Russia!
      And cheaper and stronger!

      Your machine guns, I suppose, are being sold, which you gave to Israel through the Arabs.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 26 March 2020 16: 02 New
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        Quote: kiril1246
        Your machine guns, I suppose, are being sold, which you gave to Israel through the Arabs.

        They bought the "Negevs" of 7,62 NATO from the Jews.
        Not once by any side are they PC / PKM / Pecheneg. From the word - in general!
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 26 March 2020 07: 29 New
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    Now we need to spend money not on weapons, on confronting the new coronavirus.
    But this and that in any way? The opposition is in Africa and the opposition. And most importantly, they try to wrap any misfortune beautifully in their propaganda and use it exclusively in their own interests, but not of the people.
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 26 March 2020 07: 42 New
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      With ANY government action, the opposition always criticizes them. What matters to them is not the rationality of criticism, but the fact itself. True practice shows that they usually understand the issues on which they criticize, no better than the same government. "Politics, sir .. her mother’s children"
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 26 March 2020 07: 49 New
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    Indian opposition: Now we need to spend money not on weapons, but on confronting the coronavirus

    This is not something new ...
    but the political, managerial, military machine in any state is always very inert, and besides, it hasn’t come to many !!!
  4. Andrey Mikhaylov
    Andrey Mikhaylov 26 March 2020 07: 55 New
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    With these castes, especially the untouchables, this will turn into pestilence, all over India.
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 26 March 2020 08: 17 New
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      Quote: Andrey Mikhaylov
      especially untouchables is to turn into pestilence, all over India.

      Where did the “Doctors Without Borders”, “Red Cross” and other saviors of mankind go?
      26.03.2020
      In the big, bright liberal world that the West has been imposing on humanity for so long, two trends have met - self-cutting of the patented “fighters” from the fight against coronavirus and increasingly sullen views on the risk group - the elderly.

      https://stockinfocus.ru/2020/03/26/kuda-delis-vrachi-bez-granic-krasnyj-krest-i-prochie-spasiteli-chelovechestva/
      Where, where are all these saviors and rescue workers? Maybe they didn’t let them into totalitarian China - but in free America they should have been deployed for a long time to hospitals for homeless people and beggars? But how to transport terrorists in Chechnya past checkpoints is like a “doctor” on a “doctor”, and everything is without borders. But against the coronavirus - modestly somehow, without ardor. Not visible and not heard.

      Wonderful analysis of the actions of the liberda
  5. Pereira
    Pereira 26 March 2020 08: 42 New
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    Still worth worrying about Africa. And not because of the virus, but because of the supply of free food. If supplies cease, then blacks will have to remember the gastronomic preferences of their ancestors.
  6. Paul Siebert
    Paul Siebert 26 March 2020 08: 56 New
    +1
    The eternal song of the liberals: "Why do we need guns? Give me butter!"
    It is not clear to the holy fool that an alien occupier uncle will come and take away both butter and bread and his native home.
    And then life ...
    But the bright-faced hope that their uncle will spare them. Will present a basket of cookies and a barrel of jam.
    In India, liberals in bright clothes in the streets dance.
    And in our Higher School of Economics they sit with lenten persons.
    If only Kamarinsky was wagged, well, or 7-40 ... wink
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 26 March 2020 09: 10 New
      +1
      Once I was surprised by the phrase "Guns instead of butter."
      Guns are made in factories at the expense of the state. the budget.
      Oil at the time of birth, the phrases were made by farmers and made exactly as much as the townspeople were willing to buy from them, including workers from factories who get paid just for what the guns do.
      Those. “Oil instead of guns” is a call for anti-market regulation of supply and demand, not through an increase in the purchasing power of the population, but through direct socialist subsidizing of production.
      The author of the phrase is Rudolf Hess, a national socialist, but his thesis is capitalistic.
      But if liberals think that having turned the phrase over they become anti-socialists, then this becomes a marker of their mental viability.
      Hess turned out to be a more adequate economist.
      1. Paul Siebert
        Paul Siebert 26 March 2020 09: 18 New
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        Quote: Pereira
        Hess turned out to be a more adequate economist.

        Quiet, quiet, Michael. Be careful with Hess ...
        Although he flew away from Hitler in a night fighter with England to put up, he sat on the dock.
        Let's just say that liberals are no smarter than Nazi criminals ... wink
        1. Pereira
          Pereira 26 March 2020 11: 53 New
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          You, Siebert, know better. You specialize in such. But they quote not only Hess, but Goebbels as well. So they are not in the stop list. It can be seen that their thoughts are consonant with the thoughts of the liberals.
          1. Paul Siebert
            Paul Siebert 26 March 2020 11: 56 New
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            Quote: Pereira
            You, Siebert, know better. You specialize in such

            Yes, Misha.
            How's the Green Lantern?
            "In the darkness of the night. In the light of day. Evil does not hide from me! .." wink
            1. Pereira
              Pereira 26 March 2020 12: 01 New
              +1
              Yes, there is a lot of work to be done.
      2. kiril1246
        kiril1246 26 March 2020 16: 02 New
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        Quote: Pereira
        Hess turned out to be a more adequate economist.

        Moreover, for the last 40 years of his life, he was the chief economist of a single cell in Spandau Prison.
  7. Gardamir
    Gardamir 26 March 2020 09: 12 New
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    How does Navalny sound in Hindi?
  8. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 26 March 2020 12: 15 New
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    In fact, difficult times are suitable for the military-industrial complex of the whole world. And not because the need for weapons has disappeared, but because the budgets of many countries will be devastated by help for people and businesses and there will not be a ban on weapons. And the ongoing and very serious crisis also does not predispose to budget mischief.
  9. Motorist
    Motorist 26 March 2020 22: 31 New
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    Now we need to spend money not on weapons, on confronting the new coronavirus.

    I think that weapons will rise in price after this act of anti-globalization - we must buy now.