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Russian weapons in India: ‘India should choose US weapons instead of Russia’, MP’s demand from Biden – increase ‘friendship’ from Delhi against China

Russian weapons in India: ‘India should choose US weapons instead of Russia’, MP’s demand from Biden – increase ‘friendship’ from Delhi against China
Written by Arindam
Russian weapons in India: ‘India should choose US weapons instead of Russia’, MP’s demand from Biden – increase ‘friendship’ from Delhi against China

Washington : India is largely dependent on Russia for weapons. About 85 percent of the weapons of India’s Air Force, Navy and Army are made in Russia. India is not only the biggest buyer of Russian weapons, but 60 percent of its defense goods come from Russia. Opposing this partnership, a US lawmaker of Indian origin has demanded America to cooperate with India in the defense sector. The MP has also asked the Biden administration to take necessary steps in this direction.

Indian-American lawmaker Ro Khanna on Tuesday advocated for the need for providing more strategic weapons to India by the administration of US President Joe Biden. So that New Delhi can defend its borders from China. Khanna said that while in Parliament, I have been leading the initiative by the US to provide more strategic weapons to India so that it can defend its borders from China.

America should choose weapons instead of Russia
“I will continue to find ways to ensure that India chooses American weapons over Russian weapons,” Khanna said in a statement after meeting Indian-American community leader Ajay Bhutoria. Khanna and Bhutoria held talks on strengthening US-India ties at all levels. Bhutoria said India and the US need each other especially in the Indo-Pacific region and for global stability.

India-US partnership effective against China
Bhutoria said that the formation of the Quad together with the US, India, Australia and Japan is working to balance China’s influence. To challenge China’s influence, the US needs to build a strong defense partnership with India and provide India with the necessary weapons. US lawmakers are critical of India’s current policy on Russia and that is why they are emphasizing on India-US partnership.

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