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    India moves to buy 6 more Poseidons from US for $1.8bn
    Boeing P-8 Poseidon aircraft: India moves to buy 6 more Poseidons from US for $1.8bn | India News - Times of India
    Rajat Pandit | TNN | Updated: Jul 25, 2020, 11:28 IST
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    India has formally kicked off the acquisition process for six more long-range Poseidon-8I aircraft from the US.

    NEW DELHI: India has formally kicked off the acquisition process for six more long-range Poseidon-8I aircraft from the US, while a plan is also underway for fast-track procurement of six Predator-B armed drones amidst the ongoing military confrontation with China.
    India is extensively using the naval P-8I patrol planes, which are packed with radars and electro-optic sensors as well as armed with Harpoon Block-II missiles and MK-54 lightweight torpedoes, for surveillance missions over the Indian Ocean as well as eastern Ladakh.

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    The Navy had inducted eight Boeing-manufactured P-8I aircraft under a $2.1 billion deal inked in January 2009, while the next four will be delivered from this December onwards under another $1.1 billion contract signed in July 2016.

    Top defence sources on Friday said the “letter of request” for six more P-8Is for around $1.8 billionhas now been issued to the US for the government-to-government deal under Pentagon’s foreign military sales (FMS) programme. “The US, in turn, will soon send the ‘letter of acceptance’ after congressional approval. The contract should be inked by early next year,” said a source.
    Concurrently, the armed forces are examining “an emergency procurement” of six Predator-B or weaponized Sea Guardian drones from the US in wake of the ongoing confrontation with China along the 3,488-km long Line of Actual Control, especially in eastern Ladakh.

    TOI was the first to report last year that India had finalized the plan to acquire 30 Predator-B drones, 10 each for the Army, Navy and IAF, with different payloads to hunt and destroy targets over land and sea. But the high cost of the deal, upwards of $3.5 billion, has somewhat delayed the inking of the final contract.
    “The original plan for the 30 Predators will take some more time. Meanwhile, the utilization of the fast-track procurement (FTP) route for acquiring six of these drones – two each for the three Services – is now under active consideration,” said another source.
    It will be a huge jump in unmanned lethal capability for the armed forces if the “hunter-killer” Sea Guardians, with their advanced ground control stations, launch and recovery elements, air-to-ground missiles, smart bombs and the like, are actually acquired by India.
    The inking of the bilateral military pact with the US called COMCASA (Communications, Compatibility and Security Arrangement) in September 2018 has paved the way for greater access to advanced military technologies with encrypted and secure communications and data links from the country.

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    The six new P-8I aircraft, for instance, will have COMCASA-protected equipment, which are much more advanced and secure than the commercially available ones. The Sea Guardians also have such equipment like advanced Global Positioning System (GPS), Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) receiver and VHF system, which are immune to jamming and spoofing from enemies.
    As was earlier reported by TOI, the US has already bagged lucrative Indian defence deals worth over $21 billion just since 2007, with latest ones for 24 MH-60 ‘Romeo’ multi-role naval helicopters and six more Apache attack choppers for around $3 billion being inked during President Donald Trump’s visit here in February.
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    Whatever happened to "Made in India", got ditched? India is getting good at paying other countries for military stuff.
     
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    Make in India was primarily for civilian items, not military items. If manufacturing civilian/consumer/industry items failed miserably, why would you expect military production, which requires much more technology and investment, to succeed?
     
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    LOL it is funny how they accuse Pakistan of spending and buying military hardware during corona. Here we have an example of a nation that is drowning in corona and unable to keep up with infections and deaths. Yet military spending goes on shamelessly.
     
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    Shopping makes India braver. :lol:
     
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    Then quote pappu.... bilawal bhutto (Pakistan) is now a days more entertaining then him.
     
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    What else would make the Indians braver? They cannot manufacture their own weapons systems so the next best thing is to go shopping for them.
     
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    Lets start with Military... Babus were sitting idle on the requirements raised by the defense forces... EMERGENCY PURCHASE power given... Army is buying the stuff...
    sometimes the payments made towards a product are not meant for them... exaggerated payments to Israel during 1999 and payments towards INS Vikramaditya to Russia are few example...

    Made in India is progressing but to be very honest the speed is too slow... red tape, babugiri, courts and implementation of policies are big issue...

    Example of capabilities:
    1. from zero to exporter of PPE kits just in 3 months...
    2. Complete self reliance on Hand sanitizers and Face masks...
    3. testing 4,00,000+ samples per day for CVV aka. Covid19...

    Example of Made in India:
    1. iPhone 11 to be manufactured in India... started I think...
    2. Tejas Express
    3. K9 vajra

    Privatization is the only hope to achieve the dream of "MADE IN INDIA"...
     
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    I thought shopping makes ladies happy.:D
     
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    If only they could buy balls off the shelf.

    Well India called dehati aurat for a reason. :enjoy:
     
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    Indian Navy... most of the hardware is domestically produced...
    IAF... good blend of domestic and imported hardware... although they too were not very keen to buy domestically produced hardware...
    Indian Army... mostly prefer foreign stuff... they want Indian tank to fly... worst advocate for Indian products...
     
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    Please tell me how there is a good blend of domestic and imported hardware within the IAF.
     
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