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The global crisis and the "yellow threat" led to the arms race in the Asia-Pacific countries

The thunderclaps of the global systemic crisis and the rapid development of China increase the military spending of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. China is considered to be the main potential adversary for most countries in the region. China’s neighbors fear that sooner or later, the increased economic and military power will force Beijing to move from theory to practice when the long-established territorial claims to neighbors are brought to life. Territorial disputes with Japan, claims to a number of island territories claimed by such countries as Vietnam and the Philippines, the confrontation with Taiwan (the Republic of China), which has been considered part of a single China in Beijing, the territorial disputes with India and the confrontation with Delhi over leadership in the region, as well as other threats, are forcing the states of the Pacific region to pay increasing attention to strengthening their own defenses. China's relatively recent introduction of a separate identification air defense zone only intensified differences in the region. China, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. All powers have already made a number of statements or reacted by activating their own defense programs, which lead to an increase in tension in the East China Sea.

The situation is spurred by the United States, which regroup forces and assets, making the Asia-Pacific region the main object of their attention. Washington strengthens its position in Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Australia. The US strategy is as old as the world - divide and conquer. Washington is not going to be in the forefront of the fight against Beijing. However, Americans are pushing competitors and potential opponents of the Middle Kingdom. Washington’s strategy is to preserve American dominance in the region by maintaining a balance of power that is advantageous for the United States and preventing the emergence of a state or coalition of equal power.

According to experts of the analytical corporation RAND and the Lexington Institute, the development of the military programs of India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, the DPRK and South Korea is of the greatest interest following the 2013 results.

The global crisis and the "yellow threat" led to the arms race in the Asia-Pacific countries

Arjun Mk.II.


In New Delhi practically straight talkthat the main potential opponents of the country are Pakistan and China. Therefore, India must be ready for a war on two fronts. China’s desire to gain a foothold in the countries surrounding India, creating a “ring of suffocation”, causes great concern. Chinese armed forces are trying to establish themselves in the Indian Ocean, which was considered the traditional sphere of influence of Delhi.

The "Mina" in the relations of India and China was laid by the British. British India - it included the territories of modern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, was the most important British colony. In 1914, the British colonial authorities and representatives of the Tibetan government conducted the so-called the line of McMahon, the border between India and Tibet. After the inclusion of Tibet in China, the line of McMahon became the border between China and India. The name of the border was named after the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of British India and one of the main participants in the negotiations, Henry McMahon. The length of this line is about 890 km, it goes mainly along the Himalayas. This line as a state border is recognized by India, the government of the Dalai Lama in exile. China does not recognize this border, believing that Tibet did not have sovereignty, being part of the Chinese Empire, therefore, had no right to conclude this agreement. On Chinese maps, the area of ​​150 thousand square meters. km south of the McMahon Line is marked as belonging to the Tibet Autonomous Region (South Tibet).

In the fall of 1962, it came to an armed conflict. The Chinese inflicted a humiliating and crushing defeat on the Indians, and occupied South Tibet for a while. However, the USSR, the United States and Great Britain acted on the same front, declared China an aggressor and promised military aid to India. China was forced to withdraw troops. From that moment on, China became the enemy of India No. 1.

At the end of the 1980s, the tendency to restore good neighborly relations between the two Asian powers prevailed. China became the first trading partner of India. In 2011, bilateral trade reached 74 billion dollars, and by 2015, it is planned to bring it to 100 billion dollars. Significantly increased Chinese investment in the economy of India. China and India bring together a significant number of common interests in the international arena. Thus, two Asian giants are cooperating in the framework of the BRICS, the SCO, the Russia-India-China triangle. Both powers are interested in the stability of Afghanistan. Delhi and Beijing interact with each other in such matters as overcoming the international financial crisis, combating international terrorism, the problem of climate change and environmental security, energy and food security.

However, this could not erase the problem of "Southern Tibet" from the memory of the Indians and the Chinese. Indian experts and the public are still closely following China’s policies in the APR and South Asia. Indian politicians and military analysts look with fear at how the PRC is modernizing the army and expanding its military advantage over India. For some in India, the “yellow threat” has already become more of a threat than Muslim Pakistan. In addition, Pakistan is now more aligned with China than the United States, which heightens the threat. The Chinese success in the development of the economy, in the field of education, science and technology allowed for a comprehensive transformation of the Armed Forces. The growth of international authority and military power allows Beijing to put pressure on its neighbors to resolve controversial issues in its favor.

New Delhi is worried about the Chinese embedding a system of unions and strong points that ensure its communication and neutralization of India. Beijing already has a network of strongpoints in Myanmar (Burma), where the Chinese have a deep-water port and are laying oil and gas pipelines to Yunnan Province. The Chinese have a good position in Bangladesh, which is traditionally hostile to India. China’s ally is Pakistan. The Chinese have established themselves on the territory of Sri Lanka (the port of Hambantota) and have plans to establish a base in the Maldives (Marao). Even Nepal, which had previously focused on India, is now looking more toward China. China establishes tight economic and military-technical ties with these states.

Given the threats posed by China and Pakistan, the Indian leadership continues to increase the military budget, purchasing military equipment and weapon in the USA, Israel, Russia and the EU countries (trying not to get into technological dependence on one country). At the same time, Delhi pays great attention to the development of the national defense industry. The Indians are rapidly modernizing almost all types and types of troops. Particular attention is paid to the development of armored vehicles (the army of Pakistan and China of an industrial type, with a large number of armored vehicles), artillery and air defense systems. The army gets Russian Tanks T-90S, they will soon be supplemented with the supply of national main battle tanks "Arjun Mk-2". As part of a joint project with Israel to create the “Future Soldier of the Future” F-INSAS (Futuristic Infantry Soldier As a System), Indian infantry is gradually being equipped with new electronics, communications and weapons. Air defense and air force reinforced by a new medium-range air defense system "Akash". In particular, in 2010, the Indian Air Force adopted the Akash air defense system, which became part of the program to strengthen the country's north-eastern borders. An anti-aircraft missile system protects strategic areas, including airfields, bridges in the Brahmaputra region, power plants and railway junctions.

India continues large-scale rearmament of its navy. In November, 2013, Russia handed over to India the aircraft carrier Vikramaditya (former heavy aircraft carrier cruiser Admiral Gorshkov). January 8 2014 appeared news on the arrival of the aircraft carrier at the naval base Karwar on the coast of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Now, along with the old Viraat (former British Hermes), India has two aircraft carriers. In addition, the 12 of August 2013, the first national 40000-ton aircraft carrier "Vikrant" was launched. It is planned to pass the Navy in 2018 year. In total, India plans to build an 3 ship of this type.

INS aircraft carrier Vikramaitya (R-33) accompanied by the aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R-22) in the Indian Ocean. In the background - the frigate INS Teg and the destroyer INS Mumbai

In the near future, the Indian Navy will receive 3 destroyers of Project 15A Calcutta. The destroyers will be armed with 16 anti-ship missiles BrahMos and SAM Barak. In 2011, the Indian Ministry of National Defense signed a contract for the construction of the 3rd series of new project 15B destroyers. Ships will be handed over the fleet in 2018-2024 These ships will receive cruise missiles with a nuclear warhead and extended-range air defense systems of a joint Indian-Israeli development. Between 1999 and 2013, the Indian Navy received a series of six Talwar frigates built in Russia. It is possible to purchase another series of frigates in Russia.

Surface fleet will strengthen the purchase of a batch of 8 anti-mine defense ships. The contract with the South Korean company Kangnam is estimated at 1,2 billion dollars. The Indian Navy will receive ships in 2016-2018. The first two ships will be built in Busan (South Korea), the other six - in India. The Indian Navy also announced a tender for the construction of 4 amphibious assault ships. The contract amount is estimated at 2,6 billion. Two ships will be built by the winning company, another two by the Indian company Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL). Thus, India plans to seriously strengthen the amphibious capabilities of the armed forces.

Opportunities for maritime patrolling will be strengthened by the supply of American P-8I Poseidon aircraft (8 aircraft ordered, 3 received). Adapted to the requirements of the Indian Navy patrol anti-submarine aircraft received the name P-8I "Neptune". They are armed with Harpoon anti-ship missiles, Mk.54 anti-submarine torpedoes and Mk.82 bombs. In total, India wants to have at least 24 long-range anti-submarine aircraft. Marine features aviation will also strengthen the purchase of Japanese ShinMaywa US-2 seaplanes. A preliminary agreement on their purchase was reached in December 2013. The Indian Ministry of Defense announced a tender for the supply of nine amphibious aircraft at the end of 2010.

The submarine fleet was strengthened with the purchase of 6 submarines of the Scorpen type from France. Their delivery is expected in 2015-2018. The Indian Navy gradually acquire and nuclear submarines. In January, 2012, Russia leased India to the 10 years of the NPS submarine of the 971U Shchuka-B K-152 Nerpa for India. In the Indian Navy, it was called "Chakra." The Russian boat is needed by India to train crews of five Arihant-class submarines. The lead ship was launched in the 2012 year. Submarines will be armed with X-NUMX K-12 Sagarika ballistic missiles with a range from 15 to 750 kilometers. At the beginning of 1500, the BR tests were successfully completed. The missile is capable of carrying a conventional or nuclear warhead weighing up to a ton. In the future, submarines can arm Agni-2013 ballistic missiles, with a range of thousands of kilometers from 3.

Very impressive and successes in the field of air weapons. The Indian Defense Ministry chose the French Rafale as the medium multipurpose fighter. By latest informationIn the near future, a contract will be signed for the purchase of 18 fighters, which will be completely manufactured by Dassault Aviation. The contract for the remaining 108 aircraft will be concluded after the national elections, they are scheduled for the end of March. Negotiations are also under way to purchase A330MRTT airbus tankers from Airbus (6 machines).

At the same time, the Indian military plans to increase the Su-30MKI park to 272 machines. Delhi is also involved in the project to create the 5 generation of the FGFA generation (based on the Russian T-50). Total plan to put into service more than 200 aircraft. At the beginning of 2014, the company announced the resumption of the design program for the advanced 5 generation fighter AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft). The development of AMCA was suspended due to the need to concentrate on refining Tejas fighter jets. New combat aircraft promise to put on the wing in 2018 year. The fighter must fill the gap between the light Tejas fighters and the heavy FGFAs.

At the end of 2013, the Tejas lightweight fighter received initial operational approval. Now it can be delivered to the troops. The Indian Air Force ordered 40 new Tejas light fighters. Their delivery is due to begin in the summer of 2014, and end in 2016-2017. Later, the Indian Air Force plans to get a second batch of Tejas fighters in the Mk.II version with more powerful engines and increased armaments nomenclature and combat load (up to 100 machines).

In addition, by the end of 2014, the Indian Air Force should receive all Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic military transport planes (10 machines). At the end of 2013 of the year, there was news of India’s readiness to buy an additional batch of Lockheed Martin C-6J Hercules transport planes from 130 (the Air Force already has 6 machines). The Brazilian company Embraer has acquired the 3 of the EMB-145 long-range radar detection and control aircraft. In 2012, the Ministry of Defense of India purchased an AH-22E Apache attack helicopter for the Air Force. There is information about the purchase of an additional batch of American attack helicopters for ground forces, including for air support of mountain formations.

India’s nuclear program is also developing successfully. They are armed with short-range missiles (PRM) “Prithvi”, medium-range ballistic missiles “Agni-I” (700 — 900 km) and “Agni-II” (2-3 thousand km). India adopted the Agni III ballistic missiles (3,5-5 thousand km). In December, 2013 passed the next successful tests of Angi-3. She will also have a naval version for Arihant type submarines. Agni-5 ICBMs are under development (more than 5 thousand km.).

It should be noted that, despite the global crisis and some decline in the Indian economy, the large-scale rearmament of the Indian Armed Forces continues. GDP growth in 2010 was 10,1%, in 2011 - 6,8%, in 2012 - 4,7%. Negative trends were noted in the 2013 year. The past few years, the growth of inflation. However, the military budget is constantly increasing. According to the British Institute for Strategic Studies, defense spending accounts for about 2% of India's GDP. In 2011, they were 25 billion US dollars, in 2012 year - 27,6 billion dollars, in 2013 year - 31,2 billion dollars (according to other data, 36 billion dollars). It is expected that by 2015, defense spending will increase to 42-45 billion dollars. And this is despite the planned reduction in government spending. The latter will not affect the defense sphere.

Agni missile strike radius

To be continued ...
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The global crisis and the "yellow threat" led to the arms race in the Asia-Pacific countries
The global crisis and the “yellow threat” led to the arms race of the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. Part of 2
The global crisis and the “yellow threat” led to the arms race of the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. Part of 3
The global crisis and the “yellow threat” led to the arms race of the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. Part of 4. The threat of the emergence of "Asian NATO"
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  1. Nevsky_ZU
    Nevsky_ZU 14 January 2014 09: 27
    Washington strengthens its position in Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Australia. The US strategy is as old as the world - divide and conquer. Washington is not going to be in the forefront of the fight against Beijing.

    The whole essence of the article good and the essence of the United States
    1. sledgehammer102
      sledgehammer102 14 January 2014 15: 59
      Quote: Nevsky_ZU
      The whole essence of the article and the essence of the United States

      The United States century is already passing, and the greater the tension in the region, the more weapons to buy from India, Vietnam, Indonesia and China.
      As for the great war, it will not be, and if so, the last in the history of mankind, so you should not worry anyway
    2. smprofi
      smprofi 14 January 2014 17: 45
      Quote: Nevsky_ZU
      The whole point of the article and US entity

      uh ... maybe it's enough to "think" only with old templates? maybe it's time to look at the changed reality?
      The following report is a translation from Chinese media... The views do not necessarily reflect those of China Daily Mail.

      Relying on US support, the Philippines is so arrogant as to announce in the New Year that it will increase its navy and air force deployment at Zhongye Island, a Chinese island that it has illegally occupied for years.


      -from-the-philippines-in-2014 /
      which in translation sounds like this:
      The following material is a translation from Chinese media.
      Relying on US support, the Philippines is so arrogant to announce New Year that it will increase its fleet and deployment of the Air Force in the area of ​​ZhongYe Island, the Chinese island that the Philippines illegally occupy for many years.

      and more:
      The philippines and vietnam have condemned China's new law that requires foreign fishermen to seek Beijing's approval to operate in much of the South China Sea, where overlapping territorial claims have increased tensions.


      shing-law-that-reinforces-claim-on /
      which in translation sounds like this:
      The Philippines and Vietnam condemned China’s new law, which requires foreign fishermen to obtain Beijing’s permission to work in most of the South China Sea, where overlapping territorial claims have led to increased tensions.

      and finally, directly about gringo.
      In December 2013, the Hunghuz with gringos engaged in a gig in the South China Sea.
      The CG-63 missile cruiser USS Cowpens escaped a collision with a Hunghui ship from the Liaoning escort only because a gringo captain ordered the ship to be turned and stalled. before that, negotiations on the radio with the hunghuz yielded nothing.
      in general, the gringos consider the South China Sea to be international waters, and the Hunghus - their inland sea, where they are always right.
  2. Alex_Popovson
    Alex_Popovson 14 January 2014 09: 31
    They forgot about Nichonia.
  3. Nevsky_ZU
    Nevsky_ZU 14 January 2014 09: 32
    That's funny:

    They are armed with short-range missiles (PRM) “Prithvi”, medium-range ballistic missiles “Agni-I” (700 — 900 km) and “Agni-II” (2-3 thousand km). India adopted the Agni III ballistic missiles (3,5-5 thousand km). In December, 2013 passed the next successful tests of Angi-3. She will also have a naval version for Arihant type submarines. Agni-5 ICBMs are under development (more than 5 thousand km.).

    And Russia is forbidden to have medium-range missiles. The whole world is no longer the same as 25 years ago. angry
    1. A.YARY
      A.YARY 14 January 2014 10: 03
      Russia is forbidden to have medium-range missiles.
      SO ABOUT ALSO !!!!
      And the rulers of Russia have a lot of guts to send the whole p-ichic "community" and do their job.
    2. Alex_Popovson
      Alex_Popovson 14 January 2014 10: 31
      Well, if you count, then directly as a medium-range missile class is not really needed. With a range of over 3 thousand kilometers, if launched from the ground, ICBMs cope with a huge range of warheads. For shorter ranges (within 1 thousand, even less) - the Iskander (500 km), which is memorable in the west (XNUMX km), is suitable, which will complete its task of conveying tactical charges. Do not forget that ... Well, for example, a nuclear submarine will bring celestial fire to almost anywhere in the world due to its mobility (do not forget that modern warfare is mobile, not positional, as before)
      Well, to top it off, let's be inspired by the RS-26. Or let’s recall that our canonical and patriotic train with Molodets (which RT-23 UTX) is going to do backwards, which is good news
    3. Ascetic
      Ascetic 14 January 2014 11: 00
      Quote: Nevsky_ZU
      And Russia is forbidden to have medium-range missiles. The whole world is no longer the same as 25 years ago.

      There was an interesting RC IRBM we have 15P666 (the number is very promising) with the 15Zh66 rocket, which was a kind of hybrid RS-12M Topol (second and third stage) and a warhead with combat equipment from the Pioneers. She had a range of up to 4000 km. Ustinov personally supervised the project and himself came up with a name for it - PGRK "Speed". These missiles were planned to be deployed on the territory of the GDR and Czechoslovakia as part of the SV and Strategic Missile Forces with the aim of the lightning-fast destruction of the Pershing. He was developing the MIT project at the time with the Nodiradze Group of Companies. 10 missiles and 30 warheads were manufactured, which were soon eliminated in accordance with the INF Treaty. The whole trick of this complex was that the presence of American Pershing on stationary bases whose coordinates are known and aimed under the threat of lightning-fast destruction without a chance of retaliatory strike lost its meaning, and they were poorly adapted to duty in the field and were seriously inferior in this regard To the same Pioneers. People who at one time were involved in the creation of this complex told that the work was carried out in extreme haste, Tolubko even ordered some departments of the GUERV Strategic Missile Forces to transfer to the barracks until they write the TK. In November 1983. a decision was made on the initiative of Ustinov with the support of Tolubko, and in March 1985. The first (and last, as it turned out) flight test of the sample had already passed, though unsuccessful due to a defect in the nozzle block of the first stage engine, which led to burnout of the nozzle and the rocket self-destructed. This is just one of the reasons associated with wild haste. The Pioneers planned to transfer to Anadyr, Chukotka. In 1984. a motorized rifle division has already been redeployed there to the Portal facility, supposedly to guard this facility. In fact, she was supposed to provide protection (defense) of the Pioneer PGRK, which they wanted to transfer by airplanes there and at the same time deploy the Speed ​​PGRK in the GDR and Czechoslovakia. to please the Americans who avoided the inevitable strategic and operational defeat in a nuclear confrontation with the USSR, and for many years.
      Apparently the MIT RK Rubezh created on the basis of all the same RS-12M Topol stages and new combat equipment with an increased range of over 5000 km (in order to comply with the INF Treaty) is a remake of three sixes.
      1. Alex_Popovson
        Alex_Popovson 14 January 2014 11: 42
        Where does infa come from? I'd like to read more!
        1. Ascetic
          Ascetic 14 January 2014 13: 13
          Quote: Alex_Popovson
          Where does infa come from? I'd like to read more!

          A little bit from here
          Complex 15P666 Speed, rocket 15ZH66
          A bit of communication with veterans involved in this, in particular, my father told how his department took part in the development of TK in the RK Courier at about the same time, by the way, Solomonov’s 6th department was responsible for OCD in MIT, which became GK.TZ after the death of Nadiradze on the courier they prepared in just
          2 months. The same situation was with Speed, Only the Courier was created as a response to the Mediation at the initiative of Tolubko (the Strategic Missile Forces Group at that time), and Speed ​​was solely to ensure military-strategic superiority over the Americans in the European theater of war on the initiative of Ustinov. There was a long interview with Rogozin, whom his father also had to do with this, in particular, on the decision to transfer the Pioneers to Chukotka.

          military unit 75414 - Object "C" Anadyr-1 (Magadan-11)
          3 pcs RSD-10 "Pioneer" (aka 15Ж45, factory name of the product, aka SS-20 "Saber")
          In 1984, the 99th mechanized infantry division was redeployed to Gudym under the pretext of protecting the strategic airfield in Anadyr, but really, she just covered Pioneer PGRK. But in accordance with the INF Treaty, the USSR had to destroy all SS-20s, which was done - in 1991 the missiles were destroyed.

          The missile targets are the Beamus Missile Attack Warning System (SAR) radar post located in Alaska, the Cobra Dane SARS on Shemi Island, the Parks SARS in North Dakota - virtually all radars, the base of nuclear missile submarines boats Bangor near Seattle, Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.

          Gudym (Anadyr-1)
          A more detailed and interesting article written back in 1998 about the unfulfilled hopes of Andropov and Ustinov and colossus with clay head Gorbachev
          My heart sank at the thought of how far forward the Soviet Union would have gone by this year, 1998, if everything that had been conceived in the first half of the 80s was realized. However, in March 1985, the West was unimaginably, incredibly lucky. M. Gorbachev came to power.

          The first thing that M. Gorbachev did when he came to power was to stop the work on creating the Speed ​​complex. Ready for flight tests, samples of the launcher and missiles were subsequently quietly destroyed. Naturally, the question of relocating the Pioneer PGRK launchers to Chukotka has never been raised again. The 99th Motor Rifle Division, forgotten by all, remained in Anadyr

          1. Alex_Popovson
            Alex_Popovson 14 January 2014 14: 03
            Thank you, at your leisure I read!
          2. Ingvar 72
            Ingvar 72 14 January 2014 16: 07
            Quote: Ascetic
            The 99th Motor Rifle Division, forgotten by all, remained in Anadyr

            In Derzhavinsk the barracks of the Strategic Missile Forces division look similar. crying
            1. Ascetic
              Ascetic 14 January 2014 16: 27
              Quote: Ingvar 72
              In Derzhavinsk the barracks of the Strategic Missile Forces division look similar.

              At one time, I almost got to serve there, documents were already being prepared, but when they began to put the Topol PGRK into service, in 1985, as a student at the Pioneer school, they sent me to another division where the soil complexes were put on duty.
              1. Ingvar 72
                Ingvar 72 14 January 2014 17: 32
                Quote: Ascetic
                At one time, I almost got there to serve

                Was there in 90-92g. ВСО, we built mines in the steppe. Turgai steppes, beautiful only in spring, when the entire steppe is in tulips. In the military town of devastation, and in the barracks, a zone was organized. hi
                1. Ascetic
                  Ascetic 14 January 2014 18: 29
                  57 rd in Zhangiz-Toba, too, the town is probably abandoned. Although I remember it was neat and tidy. When in
                  Shagan went on a business trip and managed to go there.
                  1. Ingvar 72
                    Ingvar 72 14 January 2014 18: 48
                    Quote: Ascetic
                    57 rd in Zhangiz-Toba, too, the town is probably abandoned

                    Most likely. It's a shame, at 91-92m two new points in the steppe got onto the b / d, rockets were loaded into the mines at night, and after 3 years they were all taken out, and the mines blew up.
  4. RUSS
    RUSS 14 January 2014 09: 38
    The global crisis and the "yellow threat" led to the arms race in the Asia-Pacific countries

    One way to overcome or avoid a crisis is war.
    1. calocha
      calocha 14 January 2014 10: 32
      Here the Americans with the Britons poison Beijing in Delhi, Delhi in Beijing, Moscow in Beijing and vice versa. All with everyone ... They just dream not to get dirty, but I think that they will get dirty ... a matter of time.
      1. Lelek
        Lelek 14 January 2014 12: 19
        The creed of the Anglo-Saxons - row the heat with the wrong hands and then - divide and conquer. This is their principle since the birth of the British Empire. bully
      2. Rurikovich
        Rurikovich 14 January 2014 21: 27
        They are already in it, like him, d .... e. Only for the owner it looks somehow different, such as through rose-colored glasses. But for others, the smell spreads far away. Therefore, wherever the foot of either a white forehead or an "African American" steps, but invariably under "Union Jack" (or a similar individual, but already under the flag of St. George), there remains at least something similar to (either natural or moral). yes
  5. ramin_serg
    ramin_serg 14 January 2014 10: 43
    Yeah, if it starts there it will be hotter
    I wonder if India and China will start the war by how much the population of the planet will decrease?
    1. hommer
      hommer 14 January 2014 11: 46
      Quote: ramin_serg
      if India and China start a war, how much will the world's population decrease?

      Even a local nuclear conflict will throw the remnants of humanity into the Stone Age due to imminent global hunger.
      The whole article with modeling effects -
    2. AK-47
      AK-47 14 January 2014 12: 38
      Quote: ramin_serg
      I wonder if India and China start a war, how much will the world's population decrease?

      If sympathizers intervene, then to zero. hi
  6. makarov
    makarov 14 January 2014 10: 55
    Out of the confrontation of the Russian Federation, it may even be obliged to consider the issue of promoting transactions of its own military products ..
    1. AK-47
      AK-47 14 January 2014 12: 44
      Quote: makarov
      Silently ... the Russian Federation ... is obliged to consider the promotion of transactions of its own military products ..

      Those. add oil to the fire? sad
  7. Lelek
    Lelek 14 January 2014 12: 14
    For the Russian Federation, the real threat is not the aggressive policy of the PRC, but its "quiet expansion" in our Far Eastern territories. This is where the local authorities, the Federal Migration Service, the FSB, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs need to work. Otherwise, we learn Chinese. winked
  8. Robert Nevsky
    Robert Nevsky 14 January 2014 13: 05
  9. Skarte
    Skarte 14 January 2014 15: 04
    Here the Indians have a hodgepodge of equipment from different countries)))
    1. La-5
      La-5 15 January 2014 06: 58
      Buy what is considered the best.
  10. alone
    alone 14 January 2014 20: 33
    I don’t know what and how, but in the near future it will be very interesting in the Asia-Pacific region. There are good reasons for this. Starting with political chatter, ending with a frantic arms race.
  11. Hitrovan07
    Hitrovan07 14 January 2014 21: 22
    The world is ruled by "unknown fathers". They create centers of confrontation, pump up one side or the other. As a result, humanity is fixated on war, why not use the same money for peaceful purposes. It is a pity that humanity goes like a herd on their lead.
  12. Russian_German
    Russian_German 1 February 2014 18: 13
    About Poland forum >> talk about life >> - what do we know about Poland? Not a bad article, there is a link to the original source.