|THis alliance-not intended to be anti-american, but more importantly to counter American failed policies or plain incompetence (plainspeak) in areas like Afghanistan & Iraq--After US leaves who will stabilize in the vacuum--India & China are better off co-operating instead of competeing, to Asia and Middle East stable. Read the following report. The sources are not the best, but then the plan is also very outlandish-because it effectively ends the era of the West--
A secret agreement between India and China to slowly build a counter NATO of Asia
Nov. 23, 2006
All discussion was in hush-hush. Russians are in secret agreement with India and China. It is not clear if Russia will be part of it. The need comes from NATO?s Afghanistan operations. The Iraq invasion and also the dreadful past ? Vietnam and Afghanistan. India and China has in principle agreed to build a NATO of Asia that may include three formidable militaries ? India, China and Russia. Any future invasion of Asian soil will have to face formidable challenge.
The talks included cooperation in military hardware and software build up. China and India recognizes Military strength in number does not mean much. The warfare is electronic and remote controlled. It is more of a show of strength and capabilities than actual battle. Also in future the wars if any will be fought with command and control center deep in the tectonic plates miles below the earth?s surface and even from space and the moon and other planets.
The cooperation and joint development will be in Research and development. The key lies in being able to develop next generation stealth, communication and seek-scan-neutralize capabilities.
India and China have agreed to move ahead with their military ties but the build up is likely to be a slow process.