India has become the dominant power in the Indo-Pacific region, with its armed forces commanding a global presence that includes an air force, an artillery unit and a navy.
In a series of strategic moves, it is using its growing economic power to build a new kind of military empire.
This story is based on research by the International Crisis Group, with assistance from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
The article has been updated to reflect new information.
India’s military, which is not part of the U.S.-led coalition, is in a perpetual state of war with its arch-rival China.
India has launched a series the so-called “anti-access/area denial” campaign, which includes air raids and cruise missile strikes on Chinese targets in the western Pacific.
India’s armed forces are part of a global alliance known as the BRICS.
India and Brazil have a joint navy that includes the country’s largest aircraft carrier and a fleet of cruise missiles.
China, which also maintains a naval base in the region, also has a fleet that includes surface vessels and submarine vessels.
India, however, does not have a significant naval presence in the waters off its southern coast.
Indian officials have claimed that the country has the ability to defeat China’s nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities and that its air force is a vital component of the countrys military.
But experts say the military is far from invincible.
“India’s armed force is extremely small and vulnerable, but its overall strength is not sustainable,” said Robert Kagan, director of the China Maritime Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.
India is a key part of NATO and the United States and Russia have a growing relationship, he added.
“India has a lot of money to spend on equipment, but it’s not investing in a coherent strategic plan to counter China.”
The BRICS nations, which include Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa, are set to hold their first summit in 2019 in Beijing.
The alliance is the only global bloc that includes all major economies and the BRICs are all members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a grouping of 27 states that includes China.
The alliance is based in Beijing, which hosts the headquarters of the United Nations and is a major gateway for trade between the United Kingdom and China.
Last year, India agreed to purchase $15 billion worth of advanced weapons systems from China.
The deal is part of efforts by India to expand its military influence.
The Indian military is also a major player in the oil and gas sector.
While India has not deployed the most advanced weapons, its fleet of warships and submarines has played a major role in the country�s recent maritime territorial disputes with China.
Earlier this year, the Indian Navy deployed the INS Sindhurakshak and the INS Vishal to the disputed region of the Parachinar in the Gulf of Thailand.
The warship, which was initially expected to enter the region to assist in maritime surveillance, instead entered into a standoff with the Chinese navy.
China said that the warship was patrolling in international waters when it was intercepted.
In November, India deployed the destroyer INS Dhanbad to the waters of the disputed South China Sea.
The two warships were patrolling close to an area claimed by China, and India said that China had failed to show any respect for the international maritime boundary.
In recent years, the BRIS has come under fire for its use of a small military force that is largely used to counter Chinese military aggression.
Critics of the BRI have alleged that it is a vehicle for China to acquire military technology and expand its own presence in disputed waters.
Bribery allegations have also been raised against the group.
Last summer, India’s top general in the Central Command, General N Raghav, resigned amid accusations that he took bribes to obtain weapons.
India said in February that it had stopped paying General Raghvans $1.7 million in cash bribes.
Last month, India suspended the BRB’s chief, General Satish Desai, after a video surfaced that appeared to show him being interviewed by a former Indian spy in 2011.
Desai resigned from his position in March.
India also accused Russia of using the BRAs naval base at Subang to send weapons to Iran.
The United States has said that Moscow has been sending arms to Iran in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
The U.K. said it would stop buying weapons from the BRIs shipbuilding company, Bharat Forge, as well as from Russia and China, if Moscow continues to violate the sanctions.
India disputes those allegations and has accused Moscow of trying to undermine the BRDs military presence in international shipping lanes.
India says that the United Sates has been providing it with military hardware, including aircraft carriers and submarines.
The BRIC nations have been accused of supporting terrorist groups in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan,