New Delhi (Daily Pakistan Online) According to a new survey, Indian citizens consider the US to be the biggest military threat after China and blame NATO and Washington more than Vladimir Putin for the war in Ukraine.
According to NDTV, Morning Consult, a global business intelligence company based in the United States, conducted a survey in which about 43 percent of the 1,000 respondents said China was the biggest threat. However, 22 percent ranked the US as the second most important security threat behind India’s arch-rival Pakistan.
Although the two largest democracies of the world are seen to be partners. Especially given their mutual mistrust of China, Indians have strategic reasons to be wary of the world’s Western superpower,” according to Sonnet Frisby and Scott Moskowitz, who oversaw the survey “e.g. As tensions rise between Washington and Beijing, the Indian public may worry about being caught in the middle of a US-China conflict that destabilizes regional security, and puts India at risk.”
The survey found that 60 percent of respondents want the government to continue buying oil from Russia, and 48 percent of them said Russia should remain India’s preferred supplier of military equipment, compared to the same percentage for the United States. It is 44 percent. Some 49 percent also want Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to continue military exercises with Russia.