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India to spend USD 130 billion to modernise forces

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  1. kahonapyarhai

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    NEW DELHI: As India faces complex security threats, the government has firmed up a mega plan to spend USD 130 billion to bolster combat capability of the armed forces in the next five to seven years, according to an official document.
    Official sources said the government has decided on a broad plan to speed up modernisation of the Army, Navy and the Air Force under which a range of critical weapons, missiles, fighter jets, submarines and warships will be procured in the next few years.

    They said the government's immediate priority is to fast-track infantry modernisation, including procuring 2,600 infantry combat vehicles and 1,700 future ready combat vehicles for the Indian Army.

    Another key priority is to procure 110 multirole fighter aircraft for the IAF

    "The government will spend USD 130 billion for fleet modernisation in the next 5-7 years across all armed forces," the official document stated.

    The armed forces have been pushing for adequate allocation of funds so that they are well prepared to deal with the possibility of a "two-front" war on both northern and western borders.

    Sources said government is aware of China significantly ramping up its air and naval powers, adding the aim is to equip both the the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy with capabilities at par with its adversaries.

    To bolster its operational capability, the Navy has already finalised a plan to have 200 ships, 500 aircraft and 24 attack submarines in the next 3-4 years. At present, the Navy has around 132 ships, 220 aircraft and 15 submarines.

    The sources said the government is also determined to significantly enhance IAF's overall combat capabilities and a detailed plan is being finalised.

    The government is also working on a mega defence project to make the airspace over almost all its major cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, virtually impregnable, the sources said.

    It is also inducting the first batch of its intercontinental ballistic missile system - Agni V - which is expected to significantly bolster the country's air defence system.

    The missile, with a strike range of 5,000 km, is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. Very few countries, including the US, China, Russia, France and North Korea, have intercontinental ballistic missiles.

    In its missile armoury, India currently has Agni-1 with a 700 km range, Agni-2 with a 2,000-km range, Agni-3 and Agni-4 with 2,500 km to more than 3,500-km range.

    The sources said the government's focus will be to develop the domestic defence industry and key policy initiatives are expected to be rolled out for it in the next couple of months.




    https://economictimes.indiatimes.co...t-5-7-years/articleshow/71053542.cms?from=mdr
     
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    Within a year world will be moving towards another recession india won't be able to
    Spend 1/5th of that it's more of a diplomatic ploy rather than....
     
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    No wonder Russia and US have been doing ALOT recently (defense wise).
     
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    what the hell has india been doing for the last 20 years??? playing patty cake with its virtually unlimited budget??? :lol: the corrupt indian military adhikaris & bureaucracy gobbled up the funds before and they'll gobble up the funds now...which is PERFECTLY fine with us...
     
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    After humiliation from PAF: India unveils largest ever mega Military upgrade plan of it's history worth $130 billion

    NEW DELHI - After facing humiliation from Pakistan Air Force over failed Balakot strikes aftermath, India has unveiled largest ever mega Military upgrade plan of it's history worth $130 billion.

    Indian government has firmed up a mega plan to spend $130 billion to bolster combat capability of the armed forces in the next five to seven years, according to an official document.


    Pakistan unveils list of demand before top UN body against India over Occupied Kashmir
    Official sources said the government has decided on a broad plan to speed up modernisation of the Army, Navy and the Air Force under which a range of critical weapons, missiles, fighter jets, submarines and warships will be procured in the next few years.

    They said the government's immediate priority is to fast-track infantry modernisation, including procuring 2,600 infantry combat vehicles and 1,700 future-ready combat vehicles for the Indian Army.

    High level US Military delegation held important meeting with COAS General Bajwa in GHQ
    Another key priority is to procure 110 multirole fighter aircraft for the IAF.

    "The government will spend $130 billion for fleet modernisation in the next 5-7 years across all armed forces," the official document stated.

    Top Chinese leadership assured full support to Pakistan against India over Occupied Kashmir conflict
    The armed forces have been pushing for adequate allocation of funds so that they are well prepared to deal with the possibility of a "two-front" war on both northern and western borders.

    Sources said government is aware of China significantly ramping up its air and naval powers, adding the aim is to equip both the the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy with capabilities at par with its adversaries.

    To bolster its operational capability, the Navy has already finalised a plan to have 200 ships, 500 aircraft and 24 attack submarines in the next 3-4 years. At present, the Navy has around 132 ships, 220 aircraft and 15 submarines.

    The sources said the government is also determined to significantly enhance IAF's overall combat capabilities and a detailed plan is being finalised.

    The government is also working on a mega defence project to make the airspace over almost all its major cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, virtually impregnable, the sources said.

    It is also inducting the first batch of its intercontinental ballistic missile system -- Agni V -- which is expected to significantly bolster the country's air defence system.

    The missile, with a strike range of 5,000 km, is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. Very few countries, including the US, China, Russia, France and North Korea, have intercontinental ballistic missiles.

    In its missile armoury, India currently has Agni-1 with a 700 km range, Agni-2 with a 2,000-km range, Agni-3 and Agni-4 with 2,500 km to more than 3,500-km range.

    The sources said the government's focus will be to develop the domestic defence industry and key policy initiatives are expected to be rolled out for it in the next couple of months.

    https://timesofislamabad.com/11-Sep...pgrade-plan-of-it-s-history-worth-130-billion
     
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    Great. Good news.
     
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    what where all the previous super duper major upgrades??? gutts & courage are neither bought nor upgraded to, one has to be born with it!
     
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    a better source is needed.
     
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    Thats not too much pakistan spends roughly 12 billion $ on military defence budget these days. So in 7 years pakistan would have spent 84 billion $ on pakistan armed forces which are 50% of indian armed forces....

    So you see according to this math... Pakistan still will have spent more than india in 7 years.. o_O
     
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    That is just for military upgrade. Pakistan could probably spend $10 billion on acquisition in the next 7 years.
     
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    that $130B is for procurement only, which is on top of the annual defence budget which includes the salary of soldiers.
     
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    Hmm hard to catchup with that kind of number... But thankfully everything india buys is foreign made expensive stuff. Unlike pakistan and china who make their own and develop their own
     
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    no this 130 bil $ is extra on their existing allocated budget that will be spent on its military procurement.
     
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    Yes. Hopefully India could possibly add riders to have an Indian Partner to get an order. Lets see.
     
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    Actually, a lot of it is homegrown. If not there are offset, tot clauses involved. It's a much more deeper defence cooperation in several fields compared to Pakistan and China.