In 648, Tang Taizong sent Wang Xuance to India in response to (Buddist converted) Harshavardhana sending an ambassador to China. However once in India he discovered Harshavardhana had died and the new king attacked Wang and his 30 mounted subordinates. Wang escaping to Tibet and then mounting a joint of over 7,000 Nepalese mounted infantry and 1,200 Tibetan infantry and attack on the Indian state.
- United Left Front (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist.Centre)
- Samyukta Samabeshi JanaMorcha/Left Front
- Workers & Peasants or Majdoor Kisan
Nepal's Maoists have been considered as a terrorist organization by the United States. When you see the Indian Ocean region, India & Sri Lanka has a very important place, our geographical location is very important. America is the storehouse of world-class technology. Military sales has long been a US diplomatic mainstay. There is no country that beats America on this high-end cutting edge technology. One of the problems is the cost. Also you see their track record- that track record. America would not give its cutting-edge technology to any country, not even to its NATO allies, forget about India. We are not even in an alliance with the Americans. We only have a partnership. As I said, America invests a lot of money in its technology; America is not a country that will give its technology to any country. Full ToT technologies will not be given to anyone in the world. So basically, it is a wild goose chase. When I see the track record, I admire America and American technology, but I am convinced that they will not part with any high-end technology for use in joint ventures. India still sees America as less reliable than other countries such as Russia, Israel, and France on matters related to defence procurement, despite being the go-to nation for world-class and cutting edge defence technology. India should not forget that when India’s Ballistic Missile Defence Programme conceptual stage, Americans had blocked the sale of Arrow 2 ABM. U.S Policymakers should understand that U.S. need to boost India (we have a very huge military) as a counter to China and that we can’t let India’s relationship with Russia get in the way, rather than outmanoeuvred India to push for US personnel and surveillance hardware being stationed for long duration on Sri Lankan soil.