Monday, December 13, 2004


India Following Reagan's Playbook?

Pakistan is concerned about India's arms buildup:

"These statements are disturbing," Foreign Ministry spokesman Masood Khan told a news conference. "India's weapons acquisition and weaponisation programme is very ambitious. They have been buying weapons and sophisticated technology from all over the world."

Khan described Pakistan's programme as modest compared to that of New Delhi, which it said spends billions of dollars on weapons.

"We do not want to match India gun-for-gun, missile-for-missile, aircraft-for-aircraft," he said.
India's economy is ten times bigger than Pakistan's, including a per-capita GDP that's 40% higher. So are they using that advantage to end their cold war with Pakistan the same way Reagan ended his with the Soviet Union?

One wonders....