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India may not get 'Arrow' despite US Defence Dept support
India may not get the Israeli 'Arrow' missiles despite support for their sale from the Pentagon as the State Department is opposed to it, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has said in its report.

"Although US Defence Department officials are seen to support the sale as meshing with President Bush's policy of cooperating with friendly countries on missile defence, State Department officials are reported to oppose the transfer," the CRS, which advises Congress, has said in a report by K Alan Kronstadt of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Division.

The State Department believes that the sale would send the wrong signal to other weapons-exporting states at a time when the US is seeking to discourge international weapons proliferation, it said.

"Indications are that a US interest in maintaining strategic balance on the subcontinent, along with US obligations under the Missile Technology Control Regime, may preclude any approval of the 'Arrow' sale," Kronstadt said.

The report said that joint US-India military exercies and arms sales negotiations had caused disquiet in Pakistan, where there is concern that the developments will strengthen India's position through an appearance that Washington is siding with India.

"Islamabad is concerned that its already disadvantageous conventional military status vis-a-vis New Delhi will be further eroded by India's acquisition of additional modern weapons platforms such as the Phalcon and Arrow", the CRS said.


Posted by Jehangir Unwalla @ 7:45 AM


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