Government plans to export BrahMos missiles, Tejas, air defence system

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    Government plans to export BrahMos missiles, Tejas, air defence system to Vietnam, Indonesia and Venezuela

    NEW DELHI: The Modi government is quietly working on a plan to export defence equipment and armaments produced in India to friendly countries. A beginning could be made by exporting BrahMos missiles to Southeast Asia and South American countries. Vietnam, Indonesia and Venezuela have expressed willingness to procure the supersonic missile jointly produced by India and Russia, sources indicated to ET. Indo-Vietnam defence ties are on an upward trajectory and Hanoi has been keen for the last few years to purchase this missile. However, there was no progress under the UPA government on the issue, sources indicated. BrahMos missiles have been inducted in all three defence services. The inter-governmental agreement between India and Russia for development of BrahMos missile (290-kmrange) also stipulates use of this advanced system to be inducted into the Indian and Russian armed forces as well as export to friendly countries. Vietnam and Russia are partners since the days of the Cold War and it can use Russian made defence equipment. India will sign an agreement for supplying defence equipment to Vietnam, during President Pranab Mukherjee's trip from September 14-17. India and Indonesia also share good defence ties that encompasses training and defence exercises. Recently, Prime Minister narendra Modi had stated that India should move towards self- reliance in producing military weapons and systems and also look for exporting them to friendly nations.



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    Re: Government plans to export BrahMos missiles, Tejas, air defence sy

    The Government intentions can be translated into reality only when defence production is significantly ramped up.

    Why 8 Tejas per year, why not 36. If India can produce 36 Dhruv, why not 36 Tejas??

    India needs to add a minimum of one squadron of Tejas per year. If export is also in the picture, the numbers easily go to three dozens.

    The same can be said of other weapon systems. There is a heavy shortfall in meeting domestic requirements in most aspects.

    So size of domestic manufacturing is very small. This needs massive ramp up.
     

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