India to spend $200 billion on defence systems by 2022

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...fence-systems-by-2022/articleshow/5575728.cms

    India to spend $200 billion on defence systems by 2022

    NEW DELHI: India is set to spend a whopping US$ 200 billion on defence acquisitions over the next 12 years to replace its outdated
    Soviet-vintage inventorAccording to a study by the India Strategic defence magazine, nearly half of this funding, or $100 billion, will go to the Indian Air Force (IAF) which would need to replace more than half of its combat jet fleet as well as the entire transport aircraft and helicopter fleet.

    The army
    needs new guns, tanks, rocket launchers, multi-terrain vehicles while the navy needs ships, aircraft carriers, an entire new range of submarines including nuclear-propelled and nuclear-armed.

    The army has the largest requirement of helicopters while the navy needs both combat jets, helicopters, and a fleet of nearly 100 carrier-borne combat jets.

    The details of the study will be published in March but according to a brief report in India Strategic's DefExpo show daily being published Monday, it is not that India has military ambitions but just that more than 70 percent of the inventory of the Indian Armed Forces is 20-plus years old, and needs to be replaced as well as augmented with the sophistication of modern technology.

    There have been few defence deals after the allegations over the acquisition of Bofors in the 1980s, and Russia, which inherited the Soviet military infrastructure, is unable to meet all the requirements.

    According to official Russian reports, only 10 percent of the Russian weapons could be described as modern.



    All the three services as well as the Coast Guard and paramilitary organisations also need satellites and net centricity.

    Plans to acquire surveillance aircraft, lesser in capability though the IAF's Phalcon AWACs and the navy's P8-I Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) are also being worked out.

    Pilotless intelligence aircraft (drones) generally called UAVs, including those armed, are also on the top of the list of the three arms of the forces.

    The report says that the Pakistani 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai, in which scores were brutally killed and wounded, has given a wake up call to India and that the authorities had realized that 24-hour, 360-degree eyes and ears and preparedness to meet any attack were a necessity.

    That also meant increased diplomatic and security cooperation with other countries.

    It may be noted that the only major aircraft to be acquired by the IAF is the Su-30 MKI, some 280 of which have already been ordered in successive follow-on deals that do not involve fresh tendering and are easy to go through procedurally.

    IAF has a plan to build 45 combat squadrons (about 900 aircraft), up from its maximum effective strength of 39.5 squadrons a few years ago. Many of its aircraft have been phased out due to simple ageing.
     
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  3. badguy2000

    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    it is completely a digital game.

    200 billion/12 years. that is to say,there is only less 20 billion USD/per year...

    IMHO, in 2020, China might spend 200 billion USD buying weapons in a single year.
     
  4. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    If China spends $200 billion in procurement every year and they have the military they do, they have truely wasted their money. The US only spends $100 billion.
     
  5. badguy2000

    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    For time being, China now invests most of its money on economy development,such as infrastructure,instead of defence expenditure.

    Compared with China's heavy investment on its infrastructure, CHina's yearly 70- billion-$ defence expenditure is just a peanut.

    In one decade or so, China's infrastructure will be saturated and Chinese government can convert its money and resource from economy expansion to military expansion.

    at that time, it will not surprise at all that CHina will spend 3 times more defence expenditure than USA every year.

    As for India's 200billion/12 years ,it is even not on the radar screen of CHina.


    China to invest 823.5 bln(120 billion USD) yuan in railways in 2010

    http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90778/90860/6865298.html
     
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  6. Vinod2070

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    I hope the majority of the $200 billion is spent in India. Either domestic producers or compulsory offsets and TOT with private sector participation.
     
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    Badguy, enough of your chest thumping. This thread is not about how much China is spending on its railways.

    I am glad our defense expenses are not on the Chinese radar. The Chinese reaction to Mr. Saraswat's comments on missile tech betrayed your frayed nerves.

    You may act as cool as you want, we know you have feet of clay.

    We have no enmity with China and want no confrontation. This preparation will ensure it stays that way.
     

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