The aggravation of the Indo-Pakistani conflict again raised the question of whose side the United States is with. Washington has already voiced plans to make India friends, but it is bound by close arms contracts with Russia.
The process of the United States exit from the INF Treaty will begin on February 2. This was announced on Wednesday, January 16, by the Deputy Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Andrea Thompson.
The Indian nuclear weapons program particularly bares the imprint of cold war logics whereby the delivery platforms are almost organically linked to Russian systems.
India and Russia have shared ‘Deep State’ bonds especially in the post détente transition of the first cold war.