Indian Military modernization is going on at a rapid pace (sorry for using the wrong word for the title) Kargil war in 1999, Operation Parakhram in 2001 after Parliament attack and terrorists attacks between 2000 and 2010, really pushed the bureaucrats to approve deals faster. Strategic weapons programs directly come under Prime Minister. Funds are sanctioned faster. eg Ballistic missile nuclear submarines. There are still some problems while dealing with individual departments eg Delay in approval for Train coaches for Rail mobile launchers by the Indian Railways. People in the Military circle feel that Indian Military will be well set by 2015. 1. By 2015, Indian Military would have the following Tactical and Strategic Nuclear Missiles CRUISE MISSILES a. BrahMos I (Supersonic Cruise Missile) (Conventional or Nuclear warheads) Range - 300 km @ 300 kg , 600 km @ 150 kg b. BrahMos II ( Hypersonic Cruise Missile) (Conventional or nuclear warheads) Range - Unknown c. Nirbhay (Long range subsonic cruise missiles) (1000 km to 2500 km) Turbofan engine development is already going on. Russian scientists have already been employed at some labs to help with the metallurgy problems. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1qqYGjFnQo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARCyuCLGlmc QUASI-BALLISTIC MISSILE d . Shourya (Nuclear capable Quasi-Ballistic Missile) (Range 750 km to 2000 km) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSots-DnpJ8 NUCLEAR CAPABLE BALLISTIC MISSILES e. Prithvi I, Prithvi II, Prithvi III Ballistic Missiles f. Agni I (850 km to 3400 km ), (under production since 2003) g. Agni II (4000 to 8000 km) (Under production since 2001) h. Agni II (AT) (extended range version would eventually replace Agni II) Testing is going on. i. Agni III (3 stages variants) (A, B, C, and SLBMs) (under production since the end of 2008) (Variants testing is still going on) Range for Agni III with 3 stages 4000 km @ 3000 kg payload 8000 km @ 1500 kg payload 15, 000 km @ 750 kg payload j. Agni IV (Agni III variant - Agni III (3B) with 4 stages) K. Agni V (under development) (Land based and sea based SLBM variants) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2zxDVpGbGw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4s7mQ0j-3E ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE PROGRAM 2. Anti-Ballistic Missile Program will be matured by 2015. Mass production would have started already. a. AAD Anti-Ballistic Missile (Interception at 15 to 30 km altitude) for SRBMs b. PAD Anti-Ballistic Missile (Interception at 80 km altitude) for SRBMs, MRBMs AAD and PAD anti-ballistic missiles have been tested several times. c. AD-1 Anti-Missile for IRBMs and ICBMs interception d. AD-2 Anti-Missile for IRBMs and ICBMs interception e. Anti-satellite Missile Program (has already started) source: India developing weapons against satellites f. Lasers are also being developed by BARC but would see the light only by 2020 (KALI-5000 laser) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBSrCGyIT7g http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6UlFqk7MkA 3. INDIAN ARMY - Artillery modernization is going on. Next generation tanks could be a joint development with Russia. F-INSAS -( F-INSAS means Futuristic Infantry Soldier As a System ) program is also going on. MBRL Pinaka rocket range extension work is also going on and the list goes on and on ........ Indian Army by 2015 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkDuFVNR7ck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVyk57KXanQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MUp93HooCo 4. Indian Air Force India's indigenous fighter jet engine Kaveri development would be completed in collaboration with French engine maker snecma. M88 core would be integrated with Kaveri engine. Indian Air Force by 2015 Fighters 280 x su MKI 126 x F 18s or Rafales or Mig 35s 100 x LCA (Light combat aircrafts) 60 x Mig 29s (upgraded) 50 x Mirage 2000 H (upgraded) 150 x Mig 21 (would be eventually replaced and the numbers maintained with locally produced LCA) Bombers 100 x Mig 27s (Upgraded) 120 x Jaguars (Upgraded) Indian air force by 2020 at least 60 x PAK-FA (stealth fighter) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzVfEI1Zl98 5. Indian Navy tops the list by giving orders worth billions of dollars to local shipyards (stealth frigates, destroyers, submarines) a. Indian Navy would have at least 5 nuclear powered submarines by 2015 3 x INS Arihant Class (Ballistic Missile nuclear submarines) 2 x Akula class II (Nerpa) Nuclear powered submarines. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGHgo_gZUm4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0FJ-coOINQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TehWqE8wdyg Indian Military is already strong but in 5 yrs time, It will be a force to reckon with !!