The United States and the United Kingdom signed a new agreement last Wednesday night to provide Australia with the technology to build nuclear submarines for the first time, focusing on Indo – Pacific and South China Sea issues.
According to the BBC News Agency, the agreement between the three countries, Aukus, is an attempt to counter China’s influence in the disputed South China Sea.
The agreement was unveiled at an online press conference between US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. But there was no call for India in the talks on this deal.
Box television in the United States has described the Accus Security Council as the most important security arrangement between the three countries since World War II. The agreement was signed on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming 24th conference of the India-led Quad (The Spirit of QUAD) in New York.
United States. Japan. India may be concerned about the Accus Agreement on Regional Security in the context of what is being described as the Asian Noto military contingent against China in the Quad Indo-Pacific region, of which Australia is a member. With the US warning that Pakistan could use the Taliban to launch attacks in India as NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan, fears may arise in Delhi that the agreement reached between the three countries will isolate India.
As ties between the Taliban and Pakistan’s ISI spy agency grow, the United States is exploring opportunities with India to launch air strikes from India. In this context, India may begin to think about why NATO forces withdrew from Afghanistan only after the Accus Agreement. The United States has the power to think long and hard about the geopolitical situation. Indo-Pacific, based on; The United States has implicated India in the South China Sea security strain.
That is why the then US President Donald Trump reactivated the Quad system in 2017. In this case, the question arises as to how the Accus Agreement will co-operate with Quattro. All the three agreements that the US has made with India from 2016 to 2020 are centered on the above regional domination. The United States is rapidly implementing those agreements in the post-Afghanistan context.
In particular, in 2016, the United States signed an agreement with India on the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA). Some of India’s leading newspapers at the time feared that the deal would turn India into another US military base. But the Modi government immediately denied otherwise. Following this agreement, Amoica and India signed the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) in 2018. The agreement enhances the ability to safely communicate with all US products used by the military, such as Japan and Australia.
The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) 2020, also known as PICA, is an agreement between the US Department of Defense and the National Geo-Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of Defense of India. Therefore, it is in line with these three agreements that the US is pursuing Indo-Pacific security issues centered on Afghanistan and its subsequent Pakistan-centric Taliban activities and China, along with India. The United States is planning to launch Indian drone strikes on the Taliban and Pakistan in India, as the deal, known as PICA, will also increase the accuracy of Indian missiles and armed drones that require such data. Top US and Indian security officials have recently met to discuss the matter.
That is why there is reason to believe that India has gone into US military strategy. This is because the Modi government has paved the way for the US to use Indian military bases and Indian ports at any time. In the wake of Donald Trump’s decision in 2015 to withdraw NATO forces from Afghanistan, there can be no alternative if anyone thinks that the above three agreements may have been made with India. This is because the United States never suddenly makes geopolitical or military decisions.
While the plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is intended to harass China and Russia, the United States has been predicting the aftermath of the withdrawal since 2015. In the context of this may be the third PICA agreement with India in 2020. Therefore, it is up to India to decide the pros and cons. There is no doubt that even former US ambassador Nicky Kohli’s warning that the Taliban could pose a threat to India through Pakistan was a ploy to further sway New Delhi to the US side.
These agreements show that the United States is more likely to engage in efforts to turn India into a base for Indo-Pacific security than if the United States loyally cooperates with India to prevent a series of attacks on India by Pakistan using the Taliban. It is against this background that questions may arise in Delhi as to why the Accus Agreement was signed. Yet US actions can sometimes give India temporary protection. However, it cannot be said that India will be healthy in the long run after the AQUS agreement.
It is also doubtful whether Australia and Japan, two of the US-led Quad-led countries in India, will continue to co-operate with India. So the question is how India is going to develop its own military strategy. Although India leads the quad system; Some Indian military analysts believe that the importance of India may be less there. Because the United States does not have the same conflict as China with India. The Indo-Chinese border issue is different. But the Accus Agreement shows that the US only wants Indo-Pacific regional domination and military supremacy. So the question arises as to whether India will return to its old non-aligned policy if it involves Russia, a traditional ally, in an attempt to counter the threat posed by China in view of its conflict with China. (Russia wants to maintain relations with India to this day)
Otherwise, the question arises as to whether India will follow the strategy of joining various factions by bringing the allied European Union, Britain, France, and its partners Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa into its Indo-Pacific security strategy. Or will India show its mettle by talking to Franஸ்ois, who is outraged by the Accus deal? Will India summon its ambassadors to the United States and Australia, as France did to the effects of the Accus Agreement? There are also questions as to whether New Delhi will seek to forge closer ties with China’s adversaries, or whether India will build its own self-esteem structure in the aftermath of the US-China Cold War over Afghanistan.
In the absence of permanent membership in the UN Security Council, the US tactic is to allow India to chair the Security Council session last August. This is because India needs the American thinking to consolidate its dominance in the Indo-Pacific affair and strengthen its military and economic interests. This is why the US has warned that the Taliban could use Pakistan to attack India, and that it is planning to carry out drone strikes from India. So India is being used for American benefit. Rather, it is not aimed at preventing Sino-Indian conflict or strengthening India over China in the Indo-Pacific region. This is revealed by the Accus Agreement.
But the geopolitical trend that India may have dominated, even in the Indo-Pacific and South China Sea, was generous in the pre-2009 context. At that time Sri Lanka also relied on India to eliminate the armed struggle of the Eelam Tamils. In the post-2009 context, the US has the potential to extend the same status to Pakistan as it did to the Sinhala rulers who created the idea of crossing India and forging parallel relations with the US. The United States had already declared Pakistan an ally in 2004. The United States later severed ties with Pakistan over growing ties with China. Yet the United States has not yet officially announced its severance in Congress. Therefore, India has an unhealthy environment in which it is necessary to maintain a friendly relationship with India and the United States at any time as a precaution. The Sri Lankan military is not qualified to operate within the quad system. However, the United States has been negotiating agreements with Sri Lanka on cooperation. That is why New Delhi is well aware that only by bringing Sri Lanka under complete control can India move on its own, free from US grip. But it is not wise for India to seek to resolve the Eelam-Tamil issue within the Sri Lankan monarchy’s political affiliation rather than to engage in such efforts. It is these weaknesses of India that have paved the way for China to gain a foothold in Sri Lanka and the US has dared to use India. So it is time for the Accus Agreement to teach India lessons.