Is it right to be the world's largest arms importer?

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greetings' started by Eagle2000, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Eagle2000

    Eagle2000 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hello to all.
    This is Eagle2000 - and I have been reading the threads as a daily hobby for the last few years but have not posted anything for a long time.

    Is it right to be the world's largest arms importer? what does it mean and why is it relevant


    A clue - We are not the world's largest spender on defence equipment - but we are the largest importer. Why ? What does it mean?

    India has one of the largest R&D establishment in terms of manpower. It has a huge capital outlay in ordinance factories. But it still does not "grow its own food". Why?

    I am not trying to answer - but hoping that we can collectively discuss the situation.

    Let me throw the first question to all-

    Is it a good thing that we are the world's largest importer of arms (and not in the context of guns vs butter as in economics) ?

    If yes - why?

    If not - why?

    And my thanks to all who answer - let us impassionately analyse rather than react to opinions.
     
    Dark_Prince likes this.
  2.  
  3. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    24,274
    Likes Received:
    11,287
    Location:
    BANGalore
    Our R&D sucked big time for a very long time. The lack of private participation in defense industry for s very long time due to govt regulations also hurt India.

    All defense R&D was left to DRDO which became notorious for delays and also not good enough to deliver according to staff requirement.

    So we are forced to import. Things should change in the future.
     
  4. A.V.

    A.V. New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    6,503
    Likes Received:
    1,106
    Location:
    Moscow, russia
    The problem in one line was IN-COORDINATION between the khadi clad , the service departments and white coats.
     
    Zebra likes this.
  5. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    20,997
    Likes Received:
    11,832
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat
    where are the arms?? It's all in papers or air.. titles should be ""Is it right to be the world's largest arms importer ON AIR""? jai ho for babus :namaste::namaste::namaste:
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 30, 2011
    Dark_Prince and satish007 like this.
  6. StarShip Enterprise

    StarShip Enterprise Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    27
    unprofessional, mismangement of all projects by our babus : except ISRO and to some extent Nuclear Dept.
     
  7. debasree

    debasree Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Calcutta, India, India
    ita a disgrace,wasting billions of dollar,we should concentrate to build millitary millitary industrial complex here,it is shamefull we produce larjest no of iit graduates and engineers but cannot use this huge manpower in proper way,hopefuuly the new offset policy will lead us in the right direction.
     
  8. Illusive

    Illusive Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    2,335
    Likes Received:
    1,418
    I thing its better to boost our military capabilities with import rather than waiting for our projects to complete and then induction, also it a very important period of our military modernization, so it seems like we are importing a lot. But at the same time we have R&D going on for future development, so i don't think this largest importer tag is going to be on us forever.

    I think India shouldn't rely on critical technology like turbojet on foreign nations, import of missiles and small arms are fine.
     
  9. satish007

    satish007 Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,458
    Likes Received:
    202
    Location:
    China
    Is it right to be the world's largest arms importer?
    bahuth acha, Hindu. it is definitly right, Chinese have money but nobody sale them.
    The more India buy, the more countries like India. I swear India will become Permanent Member soon once India buy some arms
    from China. their goods are cheaper but quality is ok even good if india is a good selector.
     
  10. Zebra

    Zebra Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2011
    Messages:
    6,009
    Likes Received:
    2,251
    The simple reason is in the name of Socialism Indian government do not want Indian private sector in defence business . I mean to say full developed weapons not only sub assembly of any weapon .

    There are companies in India who can make defence products , but GOI loves to import them .
    But things are changing now but speed is very slow yet .

    Those foreign companies who started R&D deprtments in India , they employ Indians in their R&D crnters . Foreign companies are happy with their work .
    So what is wrong ?
     
  11. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    20,997
    Likes Received:
    11,832
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat
    Bahut acha, china have money bahut acha. India have money usse bhi acha, Pakistan don't have money nahi acha. India will buy arms from china if pakistan kuch chore (left)... haena acha ??
     

Share This Page