India Acquiring S 400 Missile From Russia
India acquiring S-400 missile from Russia
agreement last Oct to procure S-400 missile systems
"problem" for US, Admiral Philip Davidson, Commander Indo-Pac Command
India proud of nonaligned policy status
US signed agreement for two countries to exchange information, intelligence.a technical agreement
allows operational collaboration with India
My comments : Malaysia should also buy the S-400 air defense missile system from Russia. Everyone - the US, China etc will be afraid of messing with us.
Remember these are defensive weapons.
You cannot attack Singapore using an S400.
After Turkey, now India is also buying the S400.
The older S300 system can already knock out American made planes from the sky. And this S400 (which is more advanced) is not the most uptodate Russian air defense missile. The Russians have developed the S500 which they are keeping for themselves - for now.
The S400 has a 'learning' feature whereby the missile and its launcher can "read" radar signals (including jamming signals), ECW (electronic counter warfare) and radar profiles of any plane or missile in the sky. The information is constantly fed back to the launcher system where profiles and updates are stored and 'recalibrated'. Hence the S400 can read the electronic profiles of even the F35 Stealth aircraft (which Singapore is buying) and capture the data for reprogramming. This makes the S400 system doubly dangerous and damaging for the US.
That is why the Americans do not want India to buy the S400. There is also another issue. This is bad precedent for the US. This means that countries like India can purchase Russian weapons even though the US counts India as being within its orbit. It exposes the desperateness of the Americans - they need friends.
Over the past decade or more the US and India have developed close intelligence links, especially in the area of technical intelligence gathering. Also known as electronic spying or SIGINT (signals intelligence).
Few people are aware that there is an international spying alliance called the SIGINT SENIORS EUROPE and SIGINT SENIORS PACIFIC.
It is an alliance of electronic spying agencies put together by the US National Security Agency or NSA.
The SIGINT Seniors Europe consists of the FIVE EYES (US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada) plus some western European nations.
The SIGINT Seniors Pacific consists of the FIVE EYES, France plus India, Thailand, Singapore and South Korea.
(Note that no Muslim countries are included, not even Turkey. 'Islam' is the enemy.)
To be a member these countries must have some significant electronic spying capability (or SIGINT). This includes telephone intercepts, Internet surveillance, satellite imagery, underwater buoys under the sea, border surveillance - all electronic - and they can project this capability into other countries.
If you have seen the movie Bourne Identity or Bourne Supremacy it gives some idea of these surveillance capabilities. (I really dont know if the movie exaggerates or underplays their capacities.)
The Indian spy agency responsible for this function is called the National Technical Reconnaissance Organisation or NTRO.
Set up circa 2003 the NTRO has been wrecked with corruption and scandal. They have spent hundreds of millions buying Israeli drones but minus critical "operating packages" - making the drones unusable. One NTRO spy was arrested for fixing spy cameras inside a ladies toilet.
N'theless they have significant surveillance capacity.
The most recent example was in the Indian airstrike against the Jaish e Mohamed terrorist camp in Balakot inside Pakistan. The NTRO was able to determine the number of cell phones (about 290) active at that vicinity on a continuous basis. (I gathered this info from a talkative ex Indian Air Force fellow on YouTube.)
The NTRO is based at a village called Borda in Bhopal in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
There are no pictures of the NTRO in Google Images. (This shows the 'security' cooperation between the US and India).
And in Google Maps if you zoom in on the NTRO site in Borda, Bhopal the best resolution you will get is the following :
That is actually a row of high rise buildings but you cannot do a 'Street View' either.
I believe the recent arrest and deportation of some Sikh militants in Malaysia (from the Babar Khalsa group) was done with intelligence shared by the Indians.
Similarly the Indians gave a warning to the Sri Lankans that a terror attack was imminent (on Easter Sunday 21st April, 2019) but unfortunately the Sri Lankans did not heed the warning. 259 people were killed.
All this detection and sharing of information is made possible through SIGINT or electronic eavesdropping capability on an industrial scale.
Let us be glad that friendly countries have this capability and they cooperate to prevent terrorism.
On the other hand we play host to terrorists (Darul Teroris in the north) and we give PR to terror rousers. I think nyanyuk has set in.
Posted by Syed Akbar Ali
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