India may join NATO’s missile defense expansion program.

India is seriously considering NATO proposals to join their missile defense program. In this case, NATO is trying to implement a plan to develop a powerful bridgehead to repel possible attacks from, in the first place, Iran, as well as from Pakistan, whose relations have noticeably deteriorated in relation to the United States. India has its long-standing accounts with Islamabad, so the Indian authorities took the proposal of the West with appreciable interest.


If India agrees to become part of the NATO missile defense system, then it can be considered that NATO is killing two birds with one stone: it receives a nuclear power as an ally and from its territory reflects, if there are any, rocket attacks of its opponents. It should be noted that India today has quite significant potential in the field of missile defense. Under the conditions of constant confrontation with neighboring Pakistan, the Indian authorities have long been engaged in financing various programs for designing, building and testing various types of rockets: "surface-to-surface" ("Agni-2", "Shoria" and "Prithvi-2) and" surface- air ”(“ Akash ”). In addition to using the "offspring" of its own production, India works very closely with Israel in terms of procurement of rocket technology. So in recent years, Barak missiles, which belong to the class of short-range missiles, were purchased from Israel. India would like to purchase the Arrow missile defense system from Israel, but in this case the Americans blocked the deal, since a number of American technologies were used to create the Arrow. For obvious reasons, the United States is not inclined to share its developments with countries that have not yet belonged to their allies.

How profitable the Indian side is to cooperate with NATO is still an open question, but the fact that India can independently defend its borders is beyond doubt. To date, several successful tests of the Agni-2 and other surface-to-surface missiles have been conducted. In addition, tests of Agni-2-Prime missiles are being prepared. As stated by the CEO of the developer, the head of the rocket and its engines are ready. The first launches are planned to be completed in November from mobile launchers - large trucks. From the wheeled platforms, another rocket, the Akash, is launched, which is a medium-action rocket. It is quite capable of intercepting everything that moves at an altitude of up to 18-kilometers and at a distance of up to 30-kilometers.

Such deep echeloned missile defense will protect not only the capital - New Delhi, but also the cities of Mumbai and Bangalore from a possible Pakistani missile strike. Protecting Bangalore, to which Pakistani missiles fly for about 8 minutes, the authorities of India pay great attention not by chance. It is in Bangalore that the main information technology center of the country is located. If this center is hit, the whole country will remain simply unprotected. To protect Bangalore, missile control signals from the Israeli complex of the radar station, called the Green Pine, are used.

It remains to wait for the response of the Indian side to the NATO proposal to join efforts in terms of deploying a large-scale missile defense system.
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  1. Ivan Tarasov 16 October 2011 07: 54 New
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    If India becomes an ally of NATO and will deploy a missile defense system, then Russia should move closer to Pakistan.
    1. PSih2097 16 October 2011 13: 00 New
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      not a fact, they have enough of their problems, especially since amers, missile defense in india are needed to advance their arms companies, nothing more ...
    2. Vadivak 16 October 2011 18: 45 New
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      Excuse me, Ivan, we were already “friends” with Pakistan in Afghanistan, and we and they remember this, and Russia should not flirt with prostitutes, but arm itself, create its own missile defense system and not sell it to any “allies”, but only give Belarusians the only true people
  2. Esso 16 October 2011 14: 11 New
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    Nonsense, nothing will happen.
  3. L. konstantin
    L. konstantin 16 October 2011 15: 34 New
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    Well, why not! amers openly already fall against us. You can say chopped off the head.
  4. zczczc
    zczczc 16 October 2011 19: 33 New
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    If India makes friends with NATO, we are definitely a pipe. For thousands of years, India has been with us against China. Such a geopolitical alignment is a disaster for us in the east.
    1. Ivan Tarasov 16 October 2011 20: 08 New
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      Alarming symptoms began to appear as soon as India refused to purchase our fighters.
      Now, more clearly, a new vector of the foreign policy of this state is emerging.
      The Russian Federation is urgently required to join in the creation of a new power block, as opposed to NATO.
      They can enter it; PRC, DPRK, Iran, Pakistan, Venezuela, Syria, Brazil.
      We are losing allies every hour, urgent measures are needed in foreign policy.
      1. lightforcer
        lightforcer 17 October 2011 09: 44 New
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        Lord, save such a union! The union needs to be created on the basis of friendly CIS countries, it’s only necessary to cooperate with the rest, and to guarantee non-aggression, deploy military bases with them. But not in the DPRK, Iran or Pakistan!
        1. Ivan Tarasov 17 October 2011 19: 02 New
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          Do not confuse concepts such as satellite and ally.
          CIS states are more likely to become our satellites.
          The allies, however, are independent, but share common interests.
          China, Venezuela, Iran and the DPRK are friendly countries, Pakistan (with the transition of India to the vector of NATO) is becoming a potential ally (though, there is still work of diplomacy).
      2. zczczc
        zczczc 17 October 2011 13: 41 New
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        Ivan Tarasov, first you need to understand why we lose them. And we lose them because we began to copy US behavior in everything. Putin is changing us in the image and likeness of the United States in both the economy and politics. It turns out that we are 20 times weaker than the United States in all respects, but many perceive us as the United States - we have lost honesty and truth. They left their friends - Serbia, the most important thing. People in the world see.
    2. Marat
      Marat 17 October 2011 21: 17 New
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      I agree zczczc - it will be extremely difficult
      It would be better if they would do a joint project with Russia like the 5th generation and Bramosov
  5. Motherland
    Motherland 16 October 2011 20: 12 New
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    I thought India is our ally, we are losing allies, although it’s probably just that pawns take root in the government, and India, like China, becomes strong, that is, there is a danger to the US dictatorship
  6. itr
    itr 17 October 2011 10: 45 New
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    Yes, even though everyone joins!
    Nuclear weapons into space and all
    And damn who said that it will work it is a missile defense. 30% minimum reach
    and there’s nothing left.
    Let's start a nuclear war with China or someone else, rockets will fly to all of America, England, our French friend. Let them spend money. Winners in the war will be with tails and two heads !!!
  7. Motherland
    Motherland 17 October 2011 13: 51 New
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    Countries that host their missile defense become cannon fodder.
  8. Maksim
    Maksim 20 October 2011 20: 18 New
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    God forbid that India be an ally with NATO
  9. dred
    dred 23 October 2011 16: 00 New
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    Yes, it is a pity to lose allies in the face of the Indians.