Defence Exports by India

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  1. RPK

    RPK Indyakudimahan Senior Member

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    India really ready for weapon export? if it is ready who are countries it export. To become Global power it is realy must to have weapon market globally like Russia, US,UK,China & france. By exporting hi-end weapons India can get more Strategies countries as friends to support India's interest in their region
     
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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    lol our current LCA production rate is 8 a year and we also have to build MMRCA at home..i think we should increase production rates for our own country first and then think about exporting them.
     
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    u r right and HAL want to increase is production by 12 per year. BUT i think 8/year is enough bcoz tejas mk-II will introduced in IAF only after at least 4 year And one more thing is that no other will buy tejas.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Has India anything worth export that is better than elsewhere is the question.
     
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    Gujjar_boy Regular Member

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    huh! Export ??????????
     
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    Dark Sorrow Respected Member Senior Member

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    SOFTWARES, INSAS, Arjun's tank gun, ALH, LCH. If our military stops abusing our items we would really be able to export items.
     
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    yes they are really good but before exporting them we should meet with our own requirements.
     
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    neo29 Senior Member Senior Member

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    The only weapons India is worthy of exporting is Akash SAMs and Brahmos.
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    India is already exporting things but it's not a lot in terms of $$$. India has been very conservative in marketing defense products. Problem is that whatever good it makes, there is capacity just for Indian requirement. No spare capacity is available. Our ship building is world class but we don't have enough capacity for ourselves. But I think Goa Shipyard is selling some smaller boats to the gulf. Insas got order from the gulf. Spare capacity and aggressive marketing is required. A public private partnership could do wonders where DRDO developed technonlogies is handed down to private mauracturing for export.
     
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    India exports talents to the world

     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    It is not essential that if it doesn't meet our needs that it won't meet that of our potential customers. For example, Arjun meets our needs but we are considering a lighter tank that can make our army next gen. However, there are countries in Africa and Latin America who cannot afford the Abrams of US and would like a heavy tank. China already sold them their MBT-2000 while we were snoozing.

    It is all about marketing. The problem is our yellow media (obviously funded by you know whos) blows things so badly out of proportion that whatever good weapons we make also gets the bad name. Akash, Dhanush, Prithvi etc are all fine weapons and proven platforms. We are not signatories of MTCR and can easily export Dhanush SRBMs to a lot of countries. Akash has a wonderful potential, Astra (AAM) when comes has a great potential. Arjun, Tejas, etc are all good enough for export markets.

    But the government losers don't expand production capacity preferring to take that money to their Effing coffers in Switzerland.
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    How do you know that no one will buy Tejas? Both MK1 and MK2? Do you think Chinese think that no one will buy FC-1 and go about thinking of exports? No. That is a very deadbeat mentality. Tejas has a tremendous potential in MK2 form rivalling the Gripen itself and in a cheaper version. A lot of countries would be interested to buy them. Maybe not oil rich Arabs or something but some countries willing to buy should not be "spilled" off like that. The point is to enter the market and see.

    But since our GOI lacks skills of marketing, efficiency and speed, I doubt these idiots will ever be able to export in significant quantities unless they hire some private firm to do the planning and publicity.
     
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    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    India needs to have an industrial weapons manufacturing base for itself first before considering exports.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    That is why the US will not be falling anytime soon. They brain drain every developing country trying to make it in the world.
     
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    We should start privatizing manufacturing units of DRDO. Things like rifle manufacturing, tanks will be better handled by private sector. After this we should start privatizing some of the other units. I think the key problem is government control. After we allow this, our defense industries will automatically grow and later start contributing to export.

    Government should focus only on things like missiles, fighter planes etc.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    If you privatise it, then foreign money can buy it out. Are you ready to sell your defence industry?
     
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    Government can put restriction on amount of foriegn invenstment can be made into defence. This can be worked out. Also simple things like rifle is no big deal if foriegn companies own them, so long as we can buy then as much as we want.
     
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    Tata and LnT are already doing what I said earlier about public private partnership. Tata makes akash launchers and some other stuff as well. Even LnT makes such things. Biggest of all is LnTs involvement in Arihant. I think in years to come we will see more private people coming forward to partner defense projects in India. Any foreign buyout threat etc can be easily countered with legislation.
     
  20. RPK

    RPK Indyakudimahan Senior Member

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    If i am not wrong we already exporting ALH, Nag missiles, INSAS rifies etc. why there is no vision to expand this. See even ISRO is commercialised for satellite launches every PSLV is pigpaging foreign satellites
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    India has yet to export NAG.
     

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