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War Spurs India to Seek Tech Self-Sufficiency – Diplomat

Sanctions imposed against Russia appear to have shown wary Indian policymakers that the US and its allies will weaponise the global trade system

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A Russian S-400 air defence missile system is seen at a military parade in Kaliningrad. File photo: AFP.


New Delhi is disenchanted with Russian weaponry after its unexpected military losses throughout the Ukraine war just as it integrates the Russia-made S-400 system as one cornerstone of its air defence, The Diplomat reported.

But wide-ranging sanctions against Russia appear as a confirmation to Indian policymakers of their long-held apprehensions that the US and its allies will weaponise the global trade system if it suits their interests, the magazine said.

Read the full report: The Diplomat.




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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.


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