Procurement: India Gets Access To U.S. Defense Tech

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July 22, 2009:  The U.S. and India have signed an agreement that makes all the American laws meant to punish nations that, like India, build nuclear weapons, no longer apply to India. The U.S. will provide India with nuclear energy technology, and India will be able to purchase high tech U.S. weapons (which "rogue nuclear nations" like India are not supposed to have access to.) This treaty recognizes the fact that India needed nukes to control Chinese expansionism, and that Pakistan had also developed nukes by the late 1990s. India has actually developed nuclear weapons technology by the 1970s, but was discreet about it, did not build an arsenal of nuclear weapons, and generally kept quiet about nukes. India wants access to U.S. high tech military equipment, as another counter to China.

 


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