The war in Ukraine is accelerating the breakdown of familiar geopolitical antinomies, such as Europe and Asia. Nothing illustrates the new landscape more powerfully than South Korea’s emergence as a major supplier of arms to Europe, which is at war with itself.
What does it signify?
Korea’s rise in the European theatre highlights two important new strategic trends.
Increase in Asian arms sale to Europe –
What about India?
Way forward – lessons for India –
Source – The Indian Express
QUESTION – Asia, which has been historically identified as a passive defence producer, albeit with exceptions like Japan, is gearing up to challenge the western and Russian defence manufacturing giants in weapon exports. Discuss the situation that has emerged since the breakout of a war in Ukraine.