October 15, 2004

DON'T WAKE THE ATLANTICISTS:

US offers Patriot missile system (Saurabh Shukla, October 16, 2004, Hindustan Times)

Indicating that the Indo-US strategic partnership is blooming, the United States has offered to sell its Patriot missile defence system to India. Highly placed sources say the offer was made during the discussions between US and Indian officials on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in September.

The Patriot is an air-defence system which can defeat both attack aircraft and tactical ballistic missiles.

Sources say the sale of the Patriot may be linked to India getting on board the National Missile Defence (NMD) as it can also be integrated into the broader NMD framework.


If George Bush is an idiot and John Kerry smart, why is the latter still focussed on France and Germany while the former has moved on to the alliances that will shape the 21st century?

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 15, 2004 10:41 PM
Comments

They will be in a bidding war with the Israelis.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at October 15, 2004 11:41 PM

The Israelis and the US have been developing the Arrow, which will replace the Patriot, and is expected to be the cornerstone of nuclear missile defense.

Posted by: Bart at October 16, 2004 7:07 AM
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