Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Chinese military snapping up latest in cutting-edge Western technology

dec 12th, 2007

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From: Ram Narayanan
Date: Dec 5, 2007 10:03

Dear Rajeev Srinivasan:

Two articles:

The first article focuses on "the uncomfortable truth that the United States can no longer control transfer of most of the technologies " "likely to make a contribution to Chinese military capabilities".

The second turns the spotlight on "Moscow's callousness over Gorshkov [which] may just mean New Delhi [will have] to review military ties with it".

Ram Narayanan
US-India Friendship
http://usindiafriendship.net/  



http://www.cfr.org/content/publications/attachments/TIE_F07_Segal.pdf  

FALL 2007 THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY

From the U.S. perspective, China is the poster child for the double-edged nature of the globalization of technology. 

New China Worries: The Chinese military is snapping up the latest in cutting-edge Western technology. Is that good?

BY ADAM SEGAL, Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow in China Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

In June of this year, the U.S. Commerce Department published new controls on the export of "dual-use" technology to China. As Assistant Secretary of Commerce Christopher A. Padilla told Congress, the goal is "to expand and promote legitimate civilian trade, while prudently hedging against the uncertainties of a significant military expansion program in China." While the new rules deserve praise for their explicit focus on the types of technologies that are most likely to make a contribution to Chinese military capabilities, their impact is limited by the uncomfortable truth that the United States can no longer control transfer of most of these technologies in an integrated world economy.

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http://www.indianexpress.com/story/246628.html  

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, DECEMBER 5, 2007

EXPRESS EDITORIAL 

Russian winter

Posted online: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 at 0000 hrs 

Moscow's callousness over Gorshkov may just mean New Delhi needs to review military ties with it

India's growing difficulties in sustaining a satisfactory defence relationship with Russia are no secret. Bits and pieces on the fraying Russian defence connection have often made it into the media. It took Admiral Sureesh Mehta, the chief of naval staff and chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, to reveal the extraordinary depth of the crisis. The leadership of the

Indian Armed Forces tends to be cautious in its public statements. Admiral Mehta's decision to vent the frustrations of the services has not come a day too soon.

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1 comments:

Sudarshan said...

India's enemies can sleep easy. There are plenty of Tejpals and tehelkas to stymie any military purchase by India. If these guys had their way India would (in 2007) be still mulling over replacing bows and arrows with matchlocks. The files would be weighing a couple of tons by now, at least.