Easy Mugambo.Hmm, No. During the last covid hit year, India spend $19 billion on defence capex which is it's highest ever. As for the Navy,
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Why order it now? Do you know how carriers (or any ship for that matter) are built?
And LOI for HAL's own LUH is issued, a ~$500 million new helicopter manufacturing plant is being built for the same.
Also, $2 billion worth of orders for 24 MH-60R is being delivered.
Tejas Mk1A is already ordered, and Uttam is a subsystem of the same. It's as stupid as claiming that Arleigh Burke-class destroyers were ordered but LM2500 GTs weren't.
Since this is a Navy thread, let me calculate the value of outstanding shipbuilding orders placed by the Navy.
IAC1: 21,000 Cr (already paid, I guess)
4 P15B destroyer: 35,800 Cr
7 P17A Frigate: 49,000 Cr
4 Upgraded Talwar Class: 13,000 Cr
6 Next Gen Missile Vessel: 10,000 Cr.
16 ASW Shallow Water Craft: 16,000 Cr
Scorpenes (2 more): 9000 Cr
2 Diving Support Vessel: 2019 Cr
4 Survey Vessel Large: 2000 Cr
That's $19 billion worth of vessels on order even without counting the IAC, many more to be placed soon.
I haven't calculated the value of SSBNs, Missile testbeds (see the vessel on previous post), MRIS etc. That will take combined value to near ~$25 billion I guess.
That's a merchant vessel. Looks like it's a heavy lift vessel carrying Quay cranes.
You obviously know little about economics and tax. India spent a lot more in 2020 from taxes raised pre Covid. The effects of Covid will be felt this year next year and in 2023.
I said M1A had not FLOWN, read before typing long winded and irrelevant answers, saves you and me time.
Carrier requires a lot of lead time, you have not ordered it now, you may indeed never order it, but you all jack off on the forum claiming it's on it's way....