- Dec 4, 2017
$5k? It might well do with people like you calling the shots.India is neutral when it comes to Russia. You want Russia as your enemy, go ahead, we have bigger things to deal with back home.
The idea was the West will not wake the bear, and India will slowly grow over the coming decade to become a $4000-5000 economy,
Putin won't go until he's dead.perhaps more. By then,
Putin won't go until he's dead. He's a Saddam Hussein style leader.Putin will be gone, probably their best leader since WW2, and Russia will have become an advanced economy with a comparatively weaker leadership, and India will have the resources to actually act as a counterweight to Russia and China. With India in the game, things would have balanced out. All Europe had to do was expand its navy a bit more in the meantime, ready to expand further at a short notice. But what's happening now is a complete clusterfvck simply because the West has severely underestimated Russia.
China would whoop India and Russia would happily watch them do it. Anything that keeps China's mind off Manchuria is a good thing for them.India doesn't need allies. Even if it's a clusterfvck, the fact that we are not enemies with Russia means their navy is not a direct military threat to India, it's just a headache having to deal with a third very powerful navy in the IOR 10-15 years in advance. The Indian Ocean is gonna become the most important water body in the 2030s after all, so their presence will pose a challenge. Without Russia, the IOR would almost entirely be India's ocean because the lines have already been drawn; the US is a friend, China is an enemy and the IN would be the biggest navy in the IOR. So you can see how Russia upsets that balance. A powerful navy also allows them to gain influence in other IOR countries, especially Africa. The only advantage we have is all this will come into play only in the 2040s in a post-Putin era, so we have a headstart for now.
Anyway, this new Russia is a problem mainly for the West to deal with. And too bad it's gonna be with Putin at the helm. This level of screw-up is probably the biggest one in the West's history. And the region that's least prepared to deal with the fallout is Europe. It's not an India problem.
The screw-up is all Russia's. Your economic figures for Russia are complete nonsense based on upon nonsense.
Where's your 25% increase bro'? Looks to be down around €0.5bn/day since last year, that's ~€180bn/year. That's about 2 defence budgets worth. And their interest rates are 13% on borrowing.
Energy Fact Sheet: Why does Russian oil and gas matter? - Analysis and findings. An article by the International Energy Agency.
Russia relies heavily on revenues from oil and natural gas, which in 2021 made up 45% of Russia’s federal budget.
Of course this doesn't account for war costs and asset damages incurred as a result thereof.