“There, it is the military that is ruling and it is not willing to give even an inch in either Kashmir or Afghanistan.”
Manoj Joshi, a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, added to the fears of a two-front war by insisting that India has been unable to break the “Pakistan-China nexus”.
Retired Vice Admiral, Satish Soni, stated that in a situation of heightening tensions, New Delhi should “exploit its geographical advantage” presented by the Indian Ocean.
He remarked: “In the Indian Ocean, the game is very long and it is being played very slowly. India has a geographical advantage and it should exploit it.”
The sale marks the first time the Asian superstate has sold such equipment to a foreign power.
Pakistan has long sought to develop multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs) while India has focused on putting together nuclear warhead missiles in a singular form.
India currently possesses the ability to hit targets across its South Asian neighbour
India currently possesses the ability to hit targets across its South Asian neighbour.
However it is feared that Pakistan’s MIRV technology could bypass India’s missile defence systems due to the nature of the weapon delivery.