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Marketing matters. Its a good platform. It would give the Indian defence sector a know how to build such a platform. So logically it would open future acquisition prospect for Indian platform.

But personally, I am not happy with what Baba is doing in it.
It is a copy of South African vehicle, and how can we call it Atmanirbhar then?
 

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I know, but our aim is Atmanirbhar.
Hmm. That's why I am not happy with the path taken by Baba.

TATA is collaborating with DRDO for WhAP. But Kalyani took the easiest route ahead. Not sure about how much tech he could absorb, but would have loved it if he could have bring his metallurgy knowledge to upgrade or help in designing a inhouse design.
 

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It is a copy of South African vehicle, and how can we call it Atmanirbhar then?
Hmm. That's why I am not happy with the path taken by Baba.

TATA is collaborating with DRDO for WhAP. But Kalyani took the easiest route ahead. Not sure about how much tech he could absorb, but would have loved it if he could have bring his metallurgy knowledge to upgrade or help in designing a inhouse design.
Not much cut-throat technology in a light armoured vehicle, is there? There is no point in re-inventing the wheel.
Freedom to domestic production means our freedom to manufacture or modify the vehicle according to our needs while generating jobs.
 

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To counter China, India’s DSA begins scouting for star wars technology

Nearly two years after India demonstrated its anti-satellite (ASAT) technology through ‘Mission Shakti’, the newly formed Defence Space Agency (DSA), a quiet dedicated organisation established to drive India’s counter-space activities has officially begun scouting for technologies to augment its capabilities to deal with threats in, and from space.
The agency has requested proposals from multiple companies for technologies that provide complete SSA (space situational awareness) solutions which can detect, identify and track enemy assets while also warning about any impending attacks.
The DSA, the nod to form which under the ministry of defence (MoD) was granted in mid-2019, is a tri-services agency headed by air vice marshal SP Dharkar. The agency had been talking with multiple space technology companies as early as last year, but it officially issued an RFI — to select companies — sometime in January 2021.

“Companies have time till the first week of March to respond to the RFI,” a source said, adding that the DSA is looking for a complete solution that can be enhanced to play an offensive role in the future.

The DSA is also looking for a system that can fuse space surveillance data available from various sources into a common operating picture (COP) so as to better evaluate threats and to maximise the effectiveness of Indian operations in space, land, sea and air domains.

From neighbourhood watch screenings to analysis and prediction of threats — from ASAT, space debris, DE (direct energy) weapons and RF (radio frequency) interference, the DSA’s requirements are specific. It is also looking to catalog space objects, acquire analysis tools for predictive assessment.

The move assumes importance given that China, notwithstanding its public stance, has been strengthening its military space capabilities by continuing to develop and acquire a variety of space capabilities designed to limit or prevent an adversary’s use of space-based assets during crisis or conflict.

As reported by TOI in September 2020, the PLA continues to acquire and develop technologies including kinetic-kill missiles, ground-based lasers, and orbiting space robots, as well as expanding space surveillance capabilities, which can monitor objects in space within their field of view and enable actions.

According to a 200-page annual report to the US Congress prepared by the Department of Defence fnds, China is developing electronic warfare capabilities such as satellite jammers, offensive cyber capabilities and directed-energy weapons.

And, India appears to be lagging compared to its most apparent competitor, notwithstanding some commissioned project within the DRDO. It was in this background that the Centre created DSA.
 

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Just a thought...

argument : Even if DRDO wants to build autonomous armed robots for room intervention type activities at some point in time, they might have to build a rifle or LMG (or even MMG) with minimum recoil so as to avoid damaging servos of the robot.

they may have to start working on the rifle that goes on the robot, even before working on the robot, considering that small arms development is sub par in the country.

counter argument : number of such robots will be so low that they can probably import such rifles.

counter counter argument : such a rifle will not be useful just for a robot, it could also be useful for existing Mine protected vehicle mounted RCWS . might decrease the weight of existing RCWS as such a strong frame would no longer be necessary.
 

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Only 27 M4 ordered :tsk: Probably just to patrol in Ladakh.
Just an initial order under emergency procurement route, the next order would take the number to 200
 

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