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Indian observer: Islamabad will not miss the opportunity to become the owner of the S-400 air defense system

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The South Asian press is discussing the Russian Foreign Minister's tour of India, Pakistan and other Asian countries. Recall that Sergei Lavrov returned from the tour a long time ago, however, the degree of discussion of the topic in Asia is not decreasing. In particular, assumptions are made regarding the military-technical topics of his negotiations with Indian and Pakistani partners.


The EurAsian Times published an article by Indian journalist Jayant Kalita, former deputy editor-in-chief of the Hindustan Times.

The observer, an expert on India and the entire South Asian region, writes that Russia is concerned about the fact that New Delhi, under pressure from the United States, may refuse to acquire the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. As J. Kalita writes, “there were rumors that India would not be able to withstand American pressure, and therefore Russian representatives decided to discuss the issue of possible cooperation with Pakistan in the military-technical sphere”.

Indian columnist:

Islamabad will not miss the opportunity to become the owner of the S-400 air defense system - weapons, which, according to experts, is capable of destroying even stealth fighters.

The author writes that Russia and Pakistan have already agreed to hold joint military anti-terrorist exercises, which speaks of deepening bilateral cooperation. In addition, it is noted that Pakistan has long and actively cooperated with China, and therefore, for Islamabad, American pressure is not as significant as for India.

According to J. Kalita, Pakistan has been considering the possibility of acquiring the S-400 air defense system ever since the Indian authorities began their negotiations with Russia on this issue. The only thing that can stop the deal with Pakistan, according to the Indian author, is that Islamabad is now unlikely to shell out billions of dollars to acquire the system. However, it all depends on the conditions.

In turn, we recall that Russia offered Pakistan assistance in the construction of a gas pipeline between the LNG terminals in Karachi and Lahore, as well as the supply of its liquefied natural gas for the growing Pakistani economy with its even more actively growing population. The population of Pakistan is 60 million more than the population of the Russian Federation in terms of its size.
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  1. xorek
    xorek April 12 2021 13: 16
    +2
    Islamabad will not miss the opportunity to become the owner of the S-400 air defense system - a weapon that, according to experts, is capable of destroying even stealth fighters.

    Well, if you are Indians, will you buy it for the F-35 collection? Why not ?
    Vaughn Turkey bought our air defense systems and no longer wants to buy these golden airplanes ..
    1. Clear
      Clear April 12 2021 14: 20
      +6
      Islamabad is now unlikely to shell out billions of dollars to acquire the system

      Better to grunt and buy than to get and not have time to grunt. lol
      1. Ovsigovets
        Ovsigovets April 12 2021 15: 12
        +2
        buy and quack will be more accurate)))
        1. Clear
          Clear April 12 2021 17: 20
          +4
          Quote: Ovsigovets
          buy and quack will be more accurate)))

          lol could be so. Well, I can't over your pussy on your avatar good
    2. bayard
      bayard April 12 2021 15: 40
      +2
      It is unlikely that the Indians will bend under pressure from the United States, for them effective air defense is a priority in light of the threats of a war with China. So they will dance, but they will buy.
      The dances will be with the USA, they have already agreed on everything with us and the calculation will be in rubles and rupees.
      Well, if there is a surprise, then yes - Pakistan will gladly buy it. Maybe in installments, if we give it.
      And then there is Iran! Which, too, will gladly acquire the S-400, because only with this complex will its air defense become truly echeloned.
      And there are enough others who want to get this system.
    3. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A April 13 2021 09: 16
      +3
      Quote: xorek

      Vaughn Turkey bought our air defense systems and no longer wants to buy these golden airplanes ..


      Lying then why?
      It was Turkey who was deprived of the opportunity to purchase the F-35 ...
    4. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara April 13 2021 09: 35
      +1
      Quote: xorek
      Islamabad will not miss the opportunity to become the owner of the S-400 air defense system - a weapon that, according to experts, is capable of destroying even stealth fighters.

      Well, if you are Indians, will you buy it for the F-35 collection? Why not ?
      Vaughn Turkey bought our air defense systems and no longer wants to buy these golden airplanes ..

      Just really wants to, but does not sell
  2. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 April 12 2021 13: 20
    +11
    It’s strange. Until recently, the resources of the pro-US and pro-West declined in a derogatory sense all the air defense of the Russian Federation and the S-400 in particular, extolling the F-35 and F-22 with the B-21 rider.
    And now - everywhere whining about - do not buy air defense from the Russian.
    There is not only simple competition, but also concerns both in terms of the leakage of radar data in the Russian Federation, and the possibility of remote control or interception of direct control from local operators.
    This is a latent threat for NATO, and for India, in particular, the threat is that it will bring Pakistan's S-400 to the border and shoot down Indian planes in the depths of the territory. And then what? - a land operation, but it's not about Indians ... There are only dances and emotions ...
  3. knn54
    knn54 April 12 2021 13: 34
    +8
    According to a 2011 Gallup poll. Pakistan was in the top four countries with the most negative views of the US population (after Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan). And according to the Pew Research Center, in 2012, 74% of Pakistanis viewed the United States as an enemy.
    By the way, the United States and France sell weapons and military equipment to both India and Pakistan. Why can't Russia do the same?
    1. bayard
      bayard April 12 2021 15: 44
      0
      Quote: knn54
      Why can't Russia do the same?

      Maybe.
      And he sells something, but India is very jealous, and she is our main buyer of weapons.
      So India will buy.
      For only one consideration, so as not to strengthen your enemy.
  4. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek April 12 2021 13: 44
    0
    I think that they will buy it on credit from China ... there are a lot of versions of copies with unclear characteristics.
  5. Wolf
    Wolf April 12 2021 13: 56
    0
    THE AUTHOR SHOULD DISCUSS WHY THE EVIL OF BRITIE REFUSED ON THE PURCHASE OF 90 PIECES F35, this is much more important than the discussion of the journalist what will happen if there will be.
    1. Andrey Korotkov
      Andrey Korotkov April 12 2021 14: 21
      0
      Quote: Wolf
      THE AUTHOR SHOULD DISCUSS WHY THE EVIL OF BRITIE REFUSED ON THE PURCHASE OF 90 PIECES F35, this is much more important than the discussion of the journalist what will happen if there will be.

      The answer to your question is a budget deficit of about seven billion
    2. Clear
      Clear April 12 2021 14: 21
      +4
      Quote: Wolf
      THE AUTHOR SHOULD DISCUSS WHY THE EVIL OF BRITIE REFUSED ON THE PURCHASE OF 90 PIECES F35

      And why?
  6. Aleksandr97
    Aleksandr97 April 12 2021 14: 58
    +1
    China, India, Turkey have already bought the S-400. CNBC writes that at least 13 countries are interested in buying the S-400 systems, despite the threat of US sanctions. Among them are Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Vietnam and Iraq. Pakistan will buy the S-400, most likely ... unlike Iraq and Saudi Arabia, it can afford such a choice.
  7. Pevek
    Pevek April 12 2021 15: 37
    +1
    J. Kalita, “there were rumors that India would not be able to withstand American pressure, and therefore Russian representatives decided to discuss the issue of possible cooperation with Pakistan in the military-technical sphere”.

    And this is correct, if some do not buy, others will buy))))
  8. yfast
    yfast April 12 2021 16: 13
    -5
    Even Pakistan is already developing, and we continue to resell Chinese goods each other
    friend disguised as ours. Either it will still be in two and a half terms.
    1. Cananecat
      Cananecat April 12 2021 18: 58
      0
      Quote: yfast
      Even Pakistan is already developing, and we continue to resell Chinese goods each other
      friend disguised as ours. Either it will still be in two and a half terms.

      Free up space on the market, do not interfere with trading. )))
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