Chinese netizens interested in strategic issues have been showing interest in India’s reported decision to go for European jet fighters for its Air Force in preference to the aircaft offered by US companies. They see this as a possible reflection of India’s unhappiness over the continuing US restrictive policies relating to the transfer of high technology to India. Another point being made is that the US support for India’s permanent membership of the UN Security Council was as a quid pro quo for the Indian selection of the US aircaft. Now that India has rejected the US aircraft, will the US still support India’s permanent membership of the UNSC?
From Eurasia Review
by B. Raman