But its basicly what China is aiming for.
The word but in that response is redundant... I said they don't need one, not that they weren't trying to build one.
And im not so sure if the US will help India if the shit hits the fan, you need to be a full NATO member for that.
I am expecting to see a US sized boot print on Indias ass pushing it under the bus, but India is a country and they have two eyes and two ears and one mouth of their own...
I have said before on this forum if they want to spend billions on US weapons to fight a war that doesn't need to be fought, it is not my problem what they waste their money on.
And Russia.... 3 carriers, 12 cruisers, 4 helo carriers, 8 Ivan Gren. Yeah we are talking about the very far future here. 2040-2050 if they r lucky. I will retire around 2045 my self
And when you get there you will be amazed at how quickly it all happened.
The thing is that real life does happen, but if you live your life that way you will end up living in someone elses spare room till you can find something better...
Russia is doing what we call planning where you look at where you want to be and then you think about all the things you need to do to get there.
China has the money to do it as fast as they want, and that is fine, I think it is great for them to be doing that... when it comes to planning they are not fools... they will have worked out getting the west to build factory infrastructure in their country, but not just that... access to markets, trade and transport links... these are things only the west could have done for them because they control most trade and transport links and who sells and who does not sell to their markets.
But they know they are going to get kicked off the nipple pretty soon because the way the west works is to use you till you start to develop and then cut you off and move on so you don't grow to big to become a rival and therefore a threat (to the west they are the same thing).
And i understand India is taking this chance to do exactly what China did, but I don't see them making that obvious mistake twice... it is probably too late for them anyway... you can't keep printing money and also using money as a weapon... or you end up with a huge pile of money no one wants or will accept.
Chinas plan is simply to build a military force that is global... which means it has to be their navy... and the purpose is to defend their interests in trade and commerce around the world.
The west does not realise, but the rest of the world is huge and in need of serious development and has plenty of resources and material China or Russia or India for that matter could use in return... the thing is that unlike with western trade the rest of the world makes a decent profit and gets to grow and develop, raising them from where they are now to a better position... something the west claimed centuries ago that free market trade would achieve, but that is nonsense of course.
With their sanctions we and attempts to stop deals like nord stream ii we can see how the US treats free market commerce... they bend and break rules and use force to get their way to benefit only themselves... that is how it has always been, but it was normally hidden.
China knows that, Russia knows that, so they are preparing for a situation where there is no trade with the west at all... so they need those gunboats, but obviously for Russia it makes no sense going bankrupt getting them.