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Indian Defense Ministry approved accelerated purchases of new weapons

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Indian Defense Ministry approved accelerated purchases of new weapons

The Indian Ministry of Defense has decided to accelerate the acquisition and production of new weapons amid tensions on the Indo-Chinese border. The Times of India reported this on Wednesday.


According to the publication, the Defense Procurement Council (DAC) decided to accelerate the modernization of the Israeli-made Haron medium-altitude drones in service with the country's Air Force. In total, it is planned to modernize 90 UAVs, equipping them with high-precision weapons to destroy ground targets.

Drones will receive laser-guided aerial bombs, air-to-surface missiles and air-launched anti-tank guided missiles

- reported in the Indian defense department.

In addition, the purchase from the United States of 30 Predator-B long-range UAVs and their naval modifications has been approved. A decision was made to accelerate the start of production of AK-203 assault rifles at the Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited joint Russian-Indian venture in the city of Corve in the state of Uttar Pradesh (production of about 700 assault rifles is planned). 106 domestic training aircraft are purchased from the Indian company HAL. Funds have also been allocated for the purchase of 76-mm rapid-fire artillery mounts for the Navy and high-precision ammunition for 125 mm guns. More than $ 1,1 billion is allocated for the purchase.

The Indian Defense Ministry notes that part of the weapons will be placed on the line of actual control, which arose due to clashes in May-June between Indian and Chinese military personnel, where tensions remain.
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  1. Threaded screw
    Threaded screw 12 August 2020 10: 00 New
    +4
    With such a mustache, no UAV is needed, checkers are bald ...
    1. For example
      For example 12 August 2020 10: 27 New
      0
      Is Kikabidze on the left? laughing
      Is he now a Hindu? laughing
  2. Asad
    Asad 12 August 2020 10: 08 New
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    To whom the war, and to whom the mother is dear! I thought they would buy something more serious than machines out of fear.
    1. RUnnm
      RUnnm 12 August 2020 10: 38 New
      -1
      So they, it seems, a little earlier on our air defense priced at 1.5 billion
  3. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 12 August 2020 10: 13 New
    +2
    I don’t understand something ... then a moratorium on purchases, then an urgent purchase ...
    1. For example
      For example 12 August 2020 10: 29 New
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      Quote: Zaurbek
      either a purchase moratorium, or an urgent purchase ...

      It's so confusing ... winked

      that you want to dance fellow
      1. RUnnm
        RUnnm 12 August 2020 10: 40 New
        -2
        If you have at least one mole - be careful! Otherwise you will find a sister or brother whom the evil Arjun kidnapped in childhood!
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 12 August 2020 12: 22 New
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      Quote: Zaurbek
      I don’t understand something ... then a moratorium on purchases, then an urgent purchase ...

      As aggravation, so come on! And as it carries over, then "We are doing in India". "Thoughtfully: what should I give him castor oil?" (Forgot where from)
    3. orionvitt
      orionvitt 12 August 2020 14: 44 New
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      Quote: Zaurbek
      either a purchase moratorium, or an urgent purchase ...

      As I said, they will spin, turn around, scratch the top, put something to their nose, dance with a tambourine, and continue to buy weapons from all over the world.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 August 2020 10: 15 New
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    Only a few days ago there was an article on the suspension by the Ministry of Defense of export purchases of weapons, incl. for the Indian Air Force. Today, purchases are accelerated. Does the ministry know what the right and left hand are doing?
  5. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 12 August 2020 10: 19 New
    -3
    The UAV is powerful!
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 12 August 2020 10: 27 New
    +1
    An interesting system in India. As soon as it gets hot and adequacy appears, but in other cases they will bargain for one rupee!
  7. svp67
    svp67 12 August 2020 10: 33 New
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    More than $ 1,1 billion is allocated for the purchase.
    The amount is significant, but won't it be enough for all the "Wishlist"? How much will the Predators cost them?
  8. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 12 August 2020 10: 53 New
    -1
    The success of Turkish attack drones in Libya and Syria has inspired Indians.
    UAV operators are faster to train than combat pilots. Indians know how to sit near computers with joysticks - there are enough gamers. laughing
  9. silver_roman
    silver_roman 12 August 2020 11: 06 New
    +1
    it is a pity that one cannot reliably and truthfully simulate the war of India against China. I think it would be a fierce trash. purely camels on the t-90, su-30MKI drive along the runway and shoot from a cannon, rafali, all this vinaigrette, the devil knows how, is used, and everything against the background of their warriors marching is very ... strange. extremely strange people with their own very unique mentality. As a Russian, they are completely incomprehensible and alien to me. my wife worked with the Pakistani market, she says it simply. There is no concept of punctuality at all, and words are thrown into the wind all the time. What was said yesterday does not work at all today, deceiving is the norm. In short, another universe.
  10. Incompetent
    Incompetent 12 August 2020 15: 10 New
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    Well, right .. as expensive, high-tech UAVs, the United States sells, and as a penny Kalash, then you can buy from Russia