UK Seeks Strategic Relationship With India - Defense News
Akin to the one we have with the US of A eh?
Well seeing they have all of our kit, even the stuff that isnt ours we have probably paid for and lets face it they still are a large army whhere we struggle to be a defence force! Lets pat them on the back and let them kill all the somali pirates!
I'm all in favour of it. It's about time we built something on the commonwealth other than rhetoric and embassy cake and arse parties.
^There is plenty of mutual benefit to be had. I see no reason why they would oppose this.
About time. We need to be branching out in this increasingly mutipolar world. A strategic relationship with India will do us wanders a few decades down the line.
We need to step back from the USA a bit and start doing some more of this. We should also be branching out to Brazil, China and even (Shock horror) Russia.
What next. Postings out to India to train with the Indian Army?? Better get my Granpaw's First World War 'Book of Indian Army Hindi' phrases dusted off.....
It depends on how pragmatic they're prepared to be. There's still a lot of raw feeling among their elite when it comes to dealing with the former colonial overlords.
I agree there's much benefit to be had for both parties, but let's bot get too nostalgic for the good old days lest we forget they looked different from the other side.
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Good. Glad to hear it.
My only questions are, "Do they want it and on what terms?" I suspect the Indian elite are rather less nostalgic about the Raj and rather more pragmatic about the future than we.
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Where all can the British be of help?
BAE makes some of the best EW equipment in the world sir.
The entire export orders of the F-35 will have the BAE developed Barracuda EW suite.
Also, the army wants pretty big equipment in order to sanitize the air around them. They started off with Samyukta system.
....And are further developing on it. You could probably get better information through serving contacts about this sir. Perhaps BAE can provide defence solutions or even consultation on this to DRDO.
Then I am sure Army would like this on their tanks too;
They have a pretty good track record in the field of directed energy weapons. Something the IA is interested in to equip the FMBT.
Beyond this they have stuff the Navy will like a lot too.