UK LOOKS FOR PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIA

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    UK companies involved in some of the most cutting edge technologies in the global Land and Maritime sectors are exhibiting at DEFEXPO 2012, some visiting for the first time others returning after a successful DEFEXPO 2010. The UK theme is “Partnership” as UK companies look to strengthen existing and build new industrial partnerships with companies in India.

    The UK delegation is led by Mr Gerald Howarth Minister for International Security Strategy. In February, Minister Howarth led the largest ever defence trade delegation of 25 companies to India. Its primary aim was to forge long term joint ventures with Indian industry and many of the UK businessmen have returned to DEFEXPO to do just that.

    Collaboration between Indian and UK Defence Science and Technology experts has been enhanced following the signing last September of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the heads of DRDO and the UK’s Defence Science & Technology Laboratory. This arrangement will facilitate joint defence research projects in the near and medium term of mutual interest.

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    Well , as of today U.K defence industry doesnot particularly have stuff that India really wants
    Infact in recent times they have won orders for just Hawk AJT , some 144 of which will be inducted by India
    While BAE M777 Howitzer is certain to win the order of 145 ULH ( 160-170 more optional) for the Indian Army
    I am not sure they have anything else to offer
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    Is it possible we can use their shipbuilding expertise to build more naval destroyers and frigates?
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    BAE should Try to convince Indian Navy to go for its Type 26 Multimode Frigates , by offering comprehensive ToT in areas like electronics , radar and Jamming capability specially in Anti air warfare roles
    Since T-26 will borrow a lot of tech from the 8000 Ton Daring Class Destroyers which are considered the best anti aircraft platform in the world

    India is looking to Purchase 4 Multirole frigates from foreign vendor, as a hedge against a possible delay in P17A and P15B, to be manufactured in India under ToT by a Pvt shipyard like Pippav

    Earlier plan was to build 4 more Talwar class Frigates,
    But it was cancelled becoz Talwar class is small and lacks adequate ASW capability

    Also after Induction of Shivalik class , Indian Navy has decided that all Frigates they induct in future should be capable of performing alone in a Multiple threat senario

    For eg , when earlier we required to send 1 Talwar class and 1 Godawari class Firgate for an operation,
    today it can be performed by a single Shivalik class Frigate
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    Lol British.... I some times wonder they still think they are in 1812
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