Of motives, intentions and capabilities
Bill Rice of Dawn’s Early Light and Joe Katzman of Winds of Change have a discussion going on the emerging strategic relationship between India and the United States. China is an important factor in that relationship, though not the only one.
In this post, Dawn’s Early Light will attempt to:
1. Provide a brief summary of the growing Chinese military capability
2. Describe the challenge China poses to Taiwan and other interested nations including the US, Japan, India and Australia
3. Argue why the US will create strong alliances with India and continue to strengthen its Japanese and Australian security arrangements to avert a war over Taiwan and wait out for a democratic China. [DEL]
Joe Katzman looks at the relationship beginning with the United States’ offer to sell (and co-produce) F-16 planes to India, concluding that India is not quite likely to take it up, for now.