UK invites Indian army for 2-month-long jt military exercise

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  1. Parthy

    Parthy Air Warrior Senior Member

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    UK invites Indian army for 2-month-long jt military exercise

    Britain has invited the Indian army for the first of its kind joint military exercise here for two months next year, a media report has said.

    The exercise would involve a company of Indian soldiers training alongside British troops for two months next summer, 'The Times' daily said Tuesday.

    Liam Fox, the British Defence Secretary, is in New Delhi to offer India joint missile and other weapon technology research programmes and press it to sign a 7-billion-pound fighter jet contract of Eurofighter Typhoon consortium.

    Admitting that the Typhoon, which he is trying to sell, was expensive, Fox said the consortium of companies from four nations behind the aircraft -- the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy -- would offer more than "just hardware".

    The prospect of India aligning its Air Force more closely with the "battle-hardened" Royal Air Force (RAF) of the UK, with experience in Afghanistan and Iraq, was also on offer, he told the newspaper.

    Eurofighter is one of the six contenders in the IAF deal expected to be worth over USD 12 billion for procuring 126 fighter jets.

    American F/A-18 and F-16, Russian MiG 35, Swede Gripen and French Rafale are the other contenders in the race.

    Sir David Richards, Chief of the UK's Defence Staff, and junior Defence Ministers Gerald Howarth and Peter Luff are all due to visit India in the next few months as Britain seeks to broaden its ties with Indian military establishment.

    http://www.brahmand.com/news/UK-inv...onth-long-jt-military-exercise/5569/1/14.html
     
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    Now, UK is trying to follow the same strategy used by US for selling Javelin and other weapons...

    Simple mantra - Call for Joint exercise, showcase your weapon and mesmerize/trap them as customer... :emot15:
     
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    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    who is going to pay the bill for 2 month long exercise england or india
     
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    haaa // good question :)
     
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    Uk(europeans) are offering more than what america is offering..we should go for typhoon.
     
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    This is just a 'namesake' one. Both armies follow the same training standards and command structure. If it is officers training then it is something that would intrest me.
     
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    Yes show the weapons in joint excercise to sell. Good for both sides. India gets exposed to the latest tech and then make the west fight for similar products or just go for a product that is stand out. Indian military is increasingly integrating with the west and its not a bad thing at all.
     
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    This idea would be great but not for a long-term goal.. We need to boost our defense industry to high standards for that we need our forces to procure and invest on indigenous systems.

    If we are keep on going to western equipments, then it is not going to help us for so long...
     
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    I think this sort of exercise will also give experience to our guys to see how others trained and do their exercises.
     
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    Is nt 2 month training or exercise , too long .

    What are the Brits going to teach us now that it will take 2 months
     
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    Can india make the javelin and in a jiffy at that? Can we make an M777 right now? Sadly the answer is no. India needs to train with the west to learn their tech. Buy some and then do what the chinese do. Learn from it and develop own systems and take it beyond.
     
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    Its a joint training excercise. Indian forces are not going to get any training from the brits.
     
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    Most Propably the England could pay, because we are customer here.......
    like in India if we go to buy a ring or chain the Shop Keeper would offer us a Coke............
     
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    I have never heard of two month exercise. Even the exercise with US and Russia and one exercise with UK at Babina in India were 15 20 days affairs

    The Azm E Nau of Pak Army which was held in phases and where large formations were used lasted 2 months
     
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    The Azm E NAu exercise of Pak Army which was held in 3 phases lasted months. But there were several large formations involved.

    The exercises we have had with UK at Babina and with US and Russia were all 15 20 days affairs
     
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    You are correct, but India will not do that.
    we had license production of MiG-21/23/27 from 60's....... we had a lot of experiance, we could not even use the 40-50 years experiance in making a single clone of any MiG.
    now what are we going to make!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    This is not the first time, we are getting weapons from foreign nations.. Its been a long time we are importing defense products.. Then by this time we should have processed more than 70% of indigenous products.. Where do we lack?? Metallurgy? or nanotechnology??? :angry_10:

    If we are good at Metallurgy, then we should be able to produce good composites for our fighters which strengthens the air-frame adding less weight...
     
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    Thread derailed.

    Why are we discussing technical and manufacturing matters HERE
     
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    Metallurgy has always been a problem with India. Only now we solved our woes with steel for warships. That apart, RnD is not too strong..
    There is nothing wrong with a 2 month long exercise. I think we have had long ones with the US too. No one teaches anything to anyone but its all about learning together, from each others experience, training methods etc... There was a time when US forces trained in India to gain from Indias vast experience in COIN.
     

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