United States will replace Russia as India’s largest sourceof arms in 2013.

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    Russian media: United States next year will replace Russia as India’s largest source of weapons.

    According to the Russian world arms trade center site on 20 January reported that Russia will continue to be India’s first year major source of arms for the country. It is estimated that Russia and India in 2012 on weapons and military equipment exports will total about $ 7.7 billion, is expected to account for the total amount of Russian arms exports to over 60% of India’s arms imports accounted for about 80%. However, from 2013, Russia and India as the largest source of arms for the country’s position will be replaced by the United States.

    Russian World Weapons Analysis Center released U.S. report shows that Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation in the field this year will implement a number of major trading scheme. It should be noted that a considerable part of the transaction which is based on a previous contract implementation. Among them, one of the highest value end of the year was undoubtedly the Russian deliveries to the Indian Navy, “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier. For modernization of the cost of the ship has been changed several times and eventually freeze-frame 23.4 billion. The second major deal between Russia and India for the delivery of two 1135.6 frigate, with a total value of about $ 1 billion. Russia ranked third in the transaction in January this year for the Indian Navy to lease a 971-type submarines. According to the latest news, the amount of the transaction will involve up to $ 920 million.

    Russia and India according to finalize the delivery schedule, Russia will be delivered to India in 2012, more 40 m-17V-5 type of military transport helicopters, 21 Su-30MKI (signed in 2000, according to contract to license the assembly), 12 Su-30MKI (according to the 2007 supply contracts signed) and nine carrier-based fighter aircraft MiG -29K/KUB. In addition, this year, Russia and India will continue serving on the Indian MiG-29 fighter jets,Tu-142 patrol aircraft upgrade, helicopters Mi-17 upgrade and maintenance of 877EM submarine contract. At the same time, Russia will provide KA-31 shipborne helicopters, AL-55-and TRDD-50MT engine, “club-S” anti-ship missile systems, Mi-17 helicopter training simulator, the assembly authorized the Indian T-90S a series of main battle tanks and other contracts.

    be noted that, with a number of major sales contracts, the United States from 2013 to replace Russia as India’s largest source of arms for the country. The United States plans to provide arms and equipment to India, including P-8I anti-submarine patrol aircraft, C-17A large military transport aircraft, AH-64D “Longbow” helicopters. The correlation between the US-India arms contract will be implemented between 2013-2015.

    It is estimated that the United States to India in 2013, the total value of arms exports will reach $ 3.06 billion (the amount of Russian arms sales to India over the same period is expected to be only $ 2.03 billion), $ 3.7 billion in 2014 (Russian side of 22.3 billion U.S. dollars) in 2015 to $ 2.47 billion ($ 1.95 billion Russian). However, generally will be, taking into account Russia’s 2012 arms sales to India’s huge, Russia in 2012-2016, India will remain among the most important arms supplier, the arms trade between the two countries will total $ 15.6 billion.

    According to statistics, in 2002-2011, the Russian arms exports to India amounted to $ 14,780,000,000. During the same period, the United States is the only weapon in India’s fourth largest source country (16.6 million). In addition to Russian-US two countries, Israel, India, another major source of arms for the country. In the 2002-2011 years, the Indian arms exports to $ 3.7 billion, the latter is the fourth largest arms supplier. In between 2012-2016, to arms exports to India will reach $ 2.62 billion.

    in the implementation of a number of contracts have been signed at the same time, India is actively bidding weapons. According to statistics, printed on the bidding between 2012-2016 the total value of the weapons and equipment will reach $ 11.2 billion. Overall, India between 2012-2016 funds for the import of weapons and equipment will reach $ 51.4 billion.

    Russian media: United States next year will replace Russia as India’s largest source of weapons � Military of China, force comment.
     
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    Good so 37 MKI's to be inducted in to IAF this year.Also 40 Mil Mi-17's.
     
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    Is this a new low in Indo-Russia ties?
     
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    russia is not what it was when it was part of soviet union. now russia is wise old man who has limited options. lost glory and indecisive domestic political situation will make russia an average performer for atleast next one decade, this is the time for India to make some space for its own and make new allies without any substantial interference from external players
     
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    Hardly. It's just temporary. Pretty soon either Germany or France will be on top for sometime. Then it will be replaced by Russia again. Shouldn't make a major difference to Russia because our biggest deals are with them. $12-20Billion MKI, A couple of Billion for the MRTA, $25-30Billion for PAKFA are just a few to name. DRDO said Russia is involved in 200 of their projects as of 2011.

    In the 2012-13 period we will sign some more deals for C-130, P-8 and C-17. French will get another deal for 3 Scorpene's. So even that will be calculated.

    Btw, it is 33 MKI this year and not 37.
     
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    russia is involved in 200 projects-yes. but many of them needs formal signing of contract and negotiating terms of engagement. like pak-fa and mrta, many others are still in negotiating phase
     
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    I think there is no shame in accepting that the US has one of the most advanced military machines on this planet. If we are going to use our tax payers money to enhance our military machine, then we should work with the best (the US) to do so. Not just have a buyer and seller relationship but also work on ToT with them.And even become part of the supply chain in military equipment.

    Russia-India relations will continue but it should be clarified that Indo-US relations would have no impact on relations between the two.
     
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    It varies year to year!!!

    It was Israel two years back then again Russians came on top, not its US's turn!!

    Like P2p said once we start to induct Pakfa or MRTA, Russian will top once again but it could change if we order more stuffs from US, bottomline is no one can hold onto No.1 for long in future like Russian did in the past.
     
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    It all depends on the requirement, cost, ToT, and which side the Minister got out of the bed!
     
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