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Truth vs hype of Indian defence modernisation in the last 10 years

sancho

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The claim:

- Indian defence capability has been reduced in the last 10 years, because of so called "policy paralysis" and too many blocked modernisations

Let's look at the some of the newly added capabilities:
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(A50 Phalcon AWACS - IAF)
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(Akula class SSN - IN)

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(Kiev class aircraft carrier - IN)

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(Mig 29K carrier fighters - IN)
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(P8I maritime patrol aircraft - IN)

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(C17 strategic transport aircraft - IAF)

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(C130J-30 tactical transport aircraft - IAF)

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(Akash SAM - IA and IAF)

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(Spyder SAM - IAF)

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sancho

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(Rudra combat helicopter - IA)

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(Naval Dhruv search and rescue helicopter - IN)

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(Mi 17 V5 utility transport helicopter - IAF)

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(PC7 basic trainer - IAF)

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(Hawk advanced trainer - IAF and IN)

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(Shivalik class stealth frigate - IN)

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(Deepak class fleet tanker - IN)

Only some of the bigger procurements that directly came to my mind, but draw your own conclusions! :coffee:
 

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Now @sancho will be called congresse by modi lovers..

Nah,no one would do that here.That's a given.

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(Rudra combat helicopter - IA)

ALH_4.jpg

(Naval Dhruv search and rescue helicopter - IN)

IAF++Latest+Mi-17-V5.jpg

(Mi 17 V5 utility transport helicopter - IAF)

AERO_0.jpg

(PC7 basic trainer - IAF)

20080223hawk3.jpg

(Hawk advanced trainer - IAF and IN)

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(Shivalik class stealth frigate - IN)

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(Deepak class fleet tanker - IN)

Only some of the bigger procurements that directly came to my mind, but draw your own conclusions! :coffee:


True,but they could've definitely done more.
 

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Add a bunch load of scams and corruption claims, policy paralysis, banning of multiple suppliers like IAI and others, sending IAF squadron numbers to their bare minimum, inordinate delays and non execution of many defense tenders, maintaining no accountability on performance and delivery of various defense PSU's. Most essential items havent even reached contract stage like the 197 heli deal, the refueller deal etc.

Though it wasn't all that bad but wasn't good either.
 

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Add a bunch load of scams and corruption claims, policy paralysis, banning of multiple suppliers like IAI and others, sending IAF squadron numbers to their bare minimum, inordinate delays and non execution of many defense tenders, maintaining no accountability on performance and delivery of various defense PSU's.

Though it wasn't all that bad but wasn't good either.

No one says that it was good, but the claim which is now refuted is that "Indian defence capability has been reduced in the last 10 years"
 

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No one says that it was good, but the claim which is now refuted is that "Indian defence capability has been reduced in the last 10 years"

IAF squadron numbers are dwindling - no LCA, no apaches, chinooks, heavy lifters, the light heli's havent seen the light of day and these are desperately needed.

IA says they dont have ammunition for a two day war

The navy has lost much of it's sub fleet.

The AWACs and the refueler situation is pathetic.

Nothing's happened on the FINSAS program for the soldier, no addition in artillery - so yeah defense capability has reduced or has remained stagnant for the whole ten years.
 

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