New Delhi [India]March 4 (ANI): Former US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that the Indian Defense Force needs good technology because “the stronger India is, the calmer the world will be.”
Mattis spoke on Friday at the 8th Raisina Dialogue 2023 panel discussion on “The Old, the New and the Unconventional: Assessing Contemporary Conflict.”
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“Even with new technologies, the human element still dominates. The Indian Army needs good technology because the stronger and more telling India is, the calmer the world will be. We want that power, but we don’t need it in A creature straight from the hands of Dostoevsky who would act on his hateful impulses,” Mattis said
Regarding concerns over the use of nuclear force in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, he said that what NATO can do is to remind Putin that NATO is an alliance with nuclear weapons. Its message is that Russia shouldn’t even think about it.
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“I must point out that in India, Prime Minister Modi’s firm statement on the non-use of nuclear weapons. I think India has ties to Russia may make this message strong and effective. We thank your Prime Minister,” he hinted at India said amid growing global influence under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He quoted a saying in history: “Those who have allies prosper, those who do not have allies perish.”
“We watched Russia decline before our eyes. The West can continue to provide this aid as long as the people want it, because we are a democracy. Our government follows the wishes of the people. As long as this continues, we can continue to do so .It is the human element that puts the Russians under a tenacious leader who reminds us that leadership matters,” he added.
Especially Prime Minister Modi pointed out that this is not an era of war, but when war comes, you have to deal with it.
Looking back on his years of service in NATO, he pointed out that Russia had never seen NATO as a threat before.
“When I was Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, I had Russian officers under me. Russian officers walked freely through NATO headquarters in the 1990s and 2000s until 2014. They went to the cafeteria. We sat next to them. They “I wanted to break into our offices. Why would we do that? Because democracies are willing to be transparent to deter hostilities and create understanding. The Russian military knows NATO is not a threat,” he recalls.
“They (Russians) have pulled their troops away from NATO lines and they are attacking Ukraine. It proves they know NATO was never a threat,” he said. (Arnie)
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