India loses title of top weapons importer

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    Saudi Arabia overtakes India to become top defence importer: IHS - The Economic Times

    DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has dislodged India to become the world's top defence importer in 2014, while China inched closer to its Asian neighbour at third position, research company IHS said today in a report.

    US continues to be the top defence exporter followed by Russia, France and UK, the ranking unchanged from 2013, the information agency said in its annual defence report.
     
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    Good!!
    India has to make equipments on her own..boosting the domestic industry..
     
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    Never been so happy for being second best :)
     
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    I hate to be a wet blanket but this is probably because of delayed acquisitions . Now Chinook , apache , sikorsky, c 130 and of course the Rafale are all lined up and will easily push India to number one again .
     
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    Make in India.....No business with defense companies who do not want to transfer technology. If India can send rocket to Mars..it can make high tech weapons too. Political will is what is needed.
     
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    India should got for Apache and C-130, summarily ditch the Chinook and Sikorsky, and on Rafale, just get a few off the shelf, and ditch the ToT part.
     
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    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    No where in the article its mentioned as the decline is because of Make in India. Still we import a lot!!
     
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    I think that the Apache should be ditched . The is no desperate need for and attack helicopter and the army/airforce can make do with LCH and rudhra until LAH is ready . Sikorskies on the other hand are gravely needed as navy is severely short of anti sub/naval recon helis. Your solution would make the deal cheaper but bump up the "import" cost. Chinook I am not so sure about ..
    You are asking the wrong person.
     
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    Being number two is much better... Chinooks are fine. C-130J can be manufactured in India if ordered in better numbers. Sikorsky Blackhawk and Apache only with TOT and make in India.
     
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    good India should not even be on the list.
     
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    With things going current way i see LCH getting IOC around sep 2015 or jan 2016.I believe HAL can pull a good job here as they already have manufacturing experience with Dhruv and Rudra.I think we can do without Apache.
     
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    I heard India restored the position as largest defense importer. Anyway, it's a position of shame. India need to manufacture itself and boost economy.
    If we keeps on purchasing others military goods, our military will never be better than them. We have the advantage of numbers in our country.
     
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    right mate. however we need to ensure that company share critical technology with us. it has been observed that company are ready to share ToT but they withhold critical info regarding technology. so wee need to draft our ToT clauses well in the contracts
     

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