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Indian Defense Ministry is going to impose a 4-year embargo on the direct import of weapons and military equipment

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Indian Defense Ministry is going to impose a 4-year embargo on the direct import of weapons and military equipment

India has made a decision that concerns the direct import of foreign military equipment and weapons... The country's defense minister, Rajnat Singh, announced that over the next four years, import restrictions will be imposed on a number of military products.


According to the plan of the Indian Ministry of Defense, restrictions will be introduced on 101 items of this kind. For example, we are talking about military transport aircraft aviation, assault rifles, radars, sonar systems, etc. This decision has already been called the introduction of an embargo on new contracts for direct import.

What is the reason for this decision?

The Indian press writes that it was adopted in connection with the desire to support the Indian military-technical industry, to give it the opportunity to supply the troops with products to replace imported weapons and equipment.

However, the rejection of direct imports does not mean at all that India will not provide its army with foreign weapons. For the umpteenth time, New Delhi invites foreign partners to join the Make in India program - to open production facilities in Indian territory. This program is partially supported by Russian companies. In particular, a plant for the production of AK-203 assault rifles is being opened in Indian territory, and a joint venture for the creation of supersonic missiles "BrahMos" is working. The United States proposes to open a plant in India for the production of F-21 fighters (a version of the F-16 specifically for India), but the country's Ministry of Defense has so far refused this proposal.

The Chinese media reacted to the initiative of the Indian Defense Ministry. It is noted that New Delhi should start producing the necessary weapons, or at least agree with foreign companies on joint production, and only then declare a "4-year embargo period."
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  1. Poetry
    Poetry 11 August 2020 07: 26
    -1
    "India has made a decision that concerns the direct import of foreign military equipment and weapons" ...
    And what, there is still some kind of import curve?
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 11 August 2020 07: 28
      +8
      Quote: Poetiszaugla
      And what, there is still some kind of import curve?

      A kind of "import curve" is the import of components for the assembly of military equipment inside the country at its own factories. It will be written: "Made in India", and practically all "insides" are foreign.
      1. Ilya-spb
        Ilya-spb 11 August 2020 08: 04
        0
        The decision of the Indian leadership is welcome!

        And sell excellent Russian weapons to the Indians.
        1. Pereira
          Pereira 11 August 2020 08: 37
          +1
          They don't need Russian weapons. They need Russian technology.
          1. orionvitt
            orionvitt 11 August 2020 12: 41
            +1
            Quote: Pereira
            They need Russian technology

            Whatever military technology gets to India, nothing will come of it. As many years of practice show, the Indians are not very good in this regard. Not in the horse feed, hands not from there. Regular loud statements, such as "yourself with a mustache", regular Indian dances with a tambourine. In half a year, they will twirl around, scratch the top, come to their senses and everything will go the same way. They will grab weapons from all over the world, where they are cheaper. And maybe where it is more expensive. smile
          2. venik
            venik 11 August 2020 13: 32
            0
            Quote: Pereira
            They don't need Russian weapons. They need Russian technology.

            =======
            No technology will help if naughty handles grow out of the wrong place! In this case (to paraphrase the "bearded" anecdote: How many machine guns do not assemble - all the same, only a sewing machine will turn out...
            1. Pereira
              Pereira 11 August 2020 15: 10
              +1
              They have a different opinion of their pens. This is the first thing.
              Secondly, we do not know what kind of undercover struggle is going on between arms buyers and manufacturers inside the country. Their interests are understandable, but diametrically opposed.
              While the round is for the producers.
  2. demo
    demo 11 August 2020 07: 26
    0
    They will not accept such a "dastardly proposal".
    How to receive kickbacks from local people?
    They'll notice!
  3. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 11 August 2020 07: 46
    0
    Do it in India, let it be your own scrap metal, but do the main thing. Well, who in their right mind would give someone to produce really advanced weapons?
    It would be better if they limited the size of rollbacks.
  4. antivirus
    antivirus 11 August 2020 07: 47
    +4
    The example of India shows what path the USSR went through in training teachers and their work on educating illiterate peasants and creating a working class and collective farm peasantry.
    To raise the average level of culture is not to receive a Nobel Prize (one) ------------ but to teach and instruct several million girls on the path of teaching and for another 30-50 years to "lead" them through life-profession ...
    And in retirement, they are reminded of "a teacher for everyone.
    they lived there for the 20th century. Indians will live like this for the 21st century, and they may not grow their own Gagarin.
    Or will a smiling "swarthy Yurka" grow up?
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 11 August 2020 08: 02
    0
    It is noted that New Delhi should start producing the necessary weapons, or at least agree with foreign companies on joint production, and only then declare a "4-year embargo period."
    The Chinese, as always, sticking their crooked nose into someone else's garden, give dirty advice. fool Namely, having lost the huge arms market, foreign companies will rush to distillation to open their branches in India. repeat
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 11 August 2020 08: 11
      +1
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      give dirty advice.

      "Dirty Council" - to organize your own production of the necessary weapons? Hmm ...
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Namely, having lost the huge arms market, foreign distillation companies will rush to open their branches in India.

      They will just wait until the Indian authorities are enough to actually block imports for years. This is India. Today the embargo was introduced, tomorrow it was "removed", and foreign companies are well aware of the specifics of the Indian market.
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 11 August 2020 08: 35
        +1
        Quote: Volodin
        "Dirty Council" - to organize your own production of the necessary weapons? Hmm ...

        Without a doubt, advice that cannot be implemented is dirty. For 50 years the Indians have been trying to organize themselves, but things are still there. request
        Quote: Volodin
        Today the embargo was introduced, tomorrow it was "removed", and foreign companies are well aware of the specifics of the Indian market.

        Here are the "experts" and get buns, only the filling is different, competition. Who is very smart and will remain at a broken trough.
  6. Sergey_G_M
    Sergey_G_M 11 August 2020 08: 02
    +2
    Hindus are very complex negotiators and have always had requirements for partial or complete localization of production. This law will further strengthen the position of Indian negotiators in the purchase of equipment and will seek a greater degree of localization.
    Will suppliers go for it? Many will go too. India is a big and tasty market. For example, there are more than 90 T-1000 tanks in India, even with partial localization of production in India, this is a lot of money for us.
  7. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 11 August 2020 08: 48
    0
    If the import is not direct, then there will be intermediaries. And intermediaries are a rise in the cost of products.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 11 August 2020 10: 59
      0
      Quote: 7,62x54
      If the import is not direct, then intermediaries will appear.

      We are not talking about intermediaries, but about organizing our own production
      1. venik
        venik 11 August 2020 13: 42
        +2
        Quote: Piramidon
        We are not talking about intermediaries, but about organizing our own production

        =======
        "Organization own production "- the concept is quite" extensible ": from the complete localization of the production of licensed weapons and equipment and up to screwing to the already ready plate products: "Made in India" (so-called "SKD" laughing ). Something tells me that ultimately all this "embargo" will be reduced mainly to the last of the options! request
  8. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 11 August 2020 09: 21
    +2
    Good song .. start over!
  9. Alex 2020
    Alex 2020 11 August 2020 09: 24
    0
    Sho .. tired of dancing?
  10. Free wind
    Free wind 11 August 2020 09: 33
    +2
    Shooting is done in India, there are joint ventures with Israel, that is, the same Galil, a deeply modified version of Kalashnikov, is not a problem. The Bramos missiles are anti-ship missiles, but what prevents them from being used against ground targets. The automotive industry is developing very poorly, there are very nice cars. Well, there are cockroaches of their own, for example, trucks without cabins are popular, there are no cabins at all, there are not even cladding and doors. Someone then puts the old cabins, someone cobbles it together, and someone drives without cabs. But the turbans themselves do, as they manage to get dressed on the rise, a turban, this is a rag of 10 meters long., Try to wind it on a stupid thing in 20 seconds.
  11. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 11 August 2020 09: 44
    +1
    restrictions will be introduced on 101 items of this type of product
    Compose anecdotes about India's actions to import weapons at the time.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 11 August 2020 10: 20
      +1
      And, yes, not about the import of weapons ... but about planning and assortment.
  12. Simfy
    Simfy 11 August 2020 10: 25
    +2
    and if you send them on a trip with three letters, somewhere about 4 years old ... let them look for cheaper and better quality, produce their own ... I think they will return earlier than in 4 years)
  13. Pavel57
    Pavel57 11 August 2020 10: 43
    0
    4 years of abstinence is too much.
  14. Old26
    Old26 11 August 2020 12: 13
    +3
    Quote: Ilya-spb
    And sell excellent Russian weapons to the Indians.

    Do you understand the word import? The embargo on direct imports means that our same air defense systems in India will not be seen, as well as our own ears. And you never know what is included in these 101 positions ...
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 11 August 2020 15: 10
      0
      Hinting at the hand of the CIA?
  15. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 11 August 2020 13: 39
    -1
    Rzhu nimagu))) and what will they fight with? Stone axes?)))
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 11 August 2020 15: 11
      0
      I see nothing funny. Quite recently, the Chinese beat them with sticks and nails.
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 12 August 2020 10: 48
        -1
        Well, the score was almost equal there))) so who beat whom, you can debate)))
  16. Vdi73
    Vdi73 11 August 2020 22: 02
    0
    Was an embargo imposed on feathers for the Indian Armed Forces? To support the population of Indian peacocks.
  17. cat Rusich
    cat Rusich 11 August 2020 23: 30
    0
    Not complicated production would have been transferred to India anyway (for example, rifleman, AK-203). The production of complex equipment, including secret technologies, will not be transferred, they will wait for the next aggravation on the borders of India with China or Pakistan ... In reality, in India, the Indians themselves only produce "war elephants".