India's purchase of anti-missile system to counteract China's DF missiles?

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Can India counteract china's DF missiles

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  1. Rahul92

    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

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    India's test fire of anti-missile interception


    India, the regular customer in the world arms market, now plans to spend three billion US dollars to buy anti-missile systems.


    According to reports from US media, the Pentagon's report on the Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA) deploys DF-21 medium-range ballistic missiles in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Therefore, India holds the opinion that the slow development of its home-made anti-missile systems cannot fulfill strategic needs and it thus seeks to purchase the most advantaged anti-missile systems globally to strengthen its defense capability.


    Reports say US Patriotic-3 and Israel's Iron Dome and David's Sling missile defense systems are all in India's favour. The contract of Patriotic-3 is likely to be announced before US President Barack Obama visits India in November. Meanwhile, India and Israel both show their willingness to make such a deal for anti-missile systems. However, India must first gain US permission before its purchase of Israel's anti-missile systems, because the development of these weapons relies on the funds and technology of US.


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    US Patriotic-3 missile system

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    Israel's Iron Dome missile defense systems


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    Israel's David's Sling missile defense systems


    Analysis points out India's urgent purchase of anti-missile systems results from the pressure of Chinese missiles. Indian defense officials state China targets its hundreds of nuclear missiles at India.


    According to reports, US's recent report of Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China points out in order to enhance military deterrence, PLA deploys more advanced solid fueled CSS-5 (DF-21) nuclear missiles with better anti-destruction performance in the area nearer to the China-India border. India worries that its home-made anti-missile systems are still under development and cannot be put into real battles in a short time. Therefore, it's necessary to bring in the west's more advanced weapons.

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    China's DF missiles

    Indian military experts have stressed many times that China has geological advantages over India when a battle breaks out between China and India. The China-India border is about 5,000 kilometers away from Beijing, while it's only more than 900 kilometers away from New Delhi, which means PLA could launch attack on India's main military targets in the north of India within more than ten seconds by deploying DF-11/15 strategic ballistic missiles. Furthermore, the more powerful DF-21 medium-range missiles have bigger military deterrence to India's military. Therefore, India urgently seeks to purchase advanced and reliable anti-missile systems.


    According to Indian media, India's indigenous anti-missile weapons include Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missiles and surface-to-surface "Prithvi" missiles. It's reported that totally five test fires gained good results. An Indian defense expert states the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile has better performance than Patriotic-3. He also says India is expected to become the fourth state capable of intercepting missiles with a range of 5,000 kilometers after US, Russia and Israel.


    However, an Indian missile expert points out the fatal weakness of India's missile defense is the poor foundation of the national industry. Even though there are foreign technologies, some key parts related with interception missiles cannot be produced at home but can only rely on exports.

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    China's DF missiles
     
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  3. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    I hope this purchase is a stop gap measure that does not impact our indigenous BMD programs.
     
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    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    Please give the source for this news
     
  5. Rahul92

    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

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    LF these are for temporary uses we can't advance that fast we need to keep a pinch of latest with us
     
  6. jatkshatriya

    jatkshatriya Regular Member

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    oh man i hope this doesnt make DRDO complaecent
     
  7. Neil

    Neil Senior Member Senior Member

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    its a chinese daily reporting it....trash it...!!
     
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    Could somebody explain what is India purchasing?
     
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    Who knows what USA may offer in Obama trip. I am sure they will try to sell PAC 3 to us as we didn't accept PAC2 . Moreover Our own Indigenous missile defense system is doing good so hope we have a secure future for us.
     
  10. LETHALFORCE

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    Obama is more interested in a US plane winning the MRCA, he is making the trip to push these planes.
     
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    as of now....we are purchasing nothing-may be in talks but not settled for anything yet so.....
     
  12. plugwater

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    Arrow-3 is superior to PAC-3 and our AAD and PAD is superior to Arrow-3. This maybe just a rumor.
     
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    I think we understand developed countries ploy to kill our research . Thats why Kaveri Engine project is still alive even after decoupling it with LCA . I am sure our own missile defence research will continue .
     
  14. LETHALFORCE

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    The Russians had offered us a partnership in S-500 development we should have considered this?
     
  15. pankaj nema

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    Purchasing of Iron dome is a real possibility.Israelis have far less strings attached than Americans
    Russians too have offered S 400 .
     
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    Iron dome is overhyped system. Its not in the same class as arrow 3. Arrow 3 is mainly for antiballestice missile defense while Iron dome is for air defense against short range systems like small rockets and mortar shells.
     
  17. LETHALFORCE

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    Iron dome is for short range katushya type rockets useless against IRBM's and less capable than s-300, it dosen't fit what we are looking for.
     
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    You're right Irondome is not even an ABM.
     
  19. plugwater

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    Iron dome is for rockets and shells and PAC-3 is for ballistic missiles. Both are different class and we need neither. PAD and AAD are more capable than PAC-3, Arrow-3 and S-x00
     
  20. this is yet another effeort to kill indegeneous developement and please uncle sam.china may be pointing hundreds of missiles to us (for the last 30 years) but they are also pointing thousands of artillery and mlrs to us and we are not showing any urgency to induct these.aad is 30% more capable of pac-3.if this is a stop gap measure then why aren't they going for s-400 whose range is twice that of pac-3
     
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    No harm in having multiple layer of BMD of different makes. It wont affect the indigenous program though.
     

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