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If Army is not going to induct ATAGS/Dhanush, then what exactly are they going to replace the Bofors with under FARP.
MoD last year itself shot down the emergency procurement of 400 Athos 2052, so the option to import it off the shelf has closed down.
The other option is to make them in India with tech transfer to GCF Jabalpur, but that isn't going to happen either since GCF has already messed up delivery timelines with Dhanush when the Army is looking at quick induction of 155/52 towed systems.

So, in the end, come what may, IA will be forced to accept ATAGS.
 

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If Army is not going to induct ATAGS/Dhanush, then what exactly are they going to replace the Bofors with under FARP.
MoD last year itself shot down the emergency procurement of 400 Athos 2052, so the option to import it off the shelf has closed down.
The other option is to make them in India with tech transfer to GCF Jabalpur, but that isn't going to happen either since GCF has already messed up delivery timelines with Dhanush when the Army is looking at quick induction of 155/52 towed systems.

So, in the end, come what may, IA will be forced to accept ATAGS.
It's an OPED not a news item.
 

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If Army is not going to induct ATAGS/Dhanush, then what exactly are they going to replace the Bofors with under FARP.
MoD last year itself shot down the emergency procurement of 400 Athos 2052, so the option to import it off the shelf has closed down.
The other option is to make them in India with tech transfer to GCF Jabalpur, but that isn't going to happen either since GCF has already messed up delivery timelines with Dhanush when the Army is looking at quick induction of 155/52 towed systems.

So, in the end, come what may, IA will be forced to accept ATAGS.
If ATHOS is going to be made in India, it will be made by Kalyani as they were Elbit’s Make in India partner.
 

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We has K9 tanks & Pinaka MBRL both made in India. :shoot:
Defence expenditure is like a black hole if it doesn't have any contribution to domestic defence industries.
They8re given to them for free it seems, Pakis can’t afford buying all these aircrafts, frigates, howitzers and MBRLs.
 

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We has K9 tanks & Pinaka MBRL both made in India. :shoot:
Defence expenditure is like a black hole if it doesn't have any contribution to domestic defence industries.
They8re given to them for free it seems, Pakis can’t afford buying all these aircrafts, frigates, howitzers and MBRLs.
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Pakistan is still inducting systems at a rapid pace
 

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Pakistan is still inducting systems at a rapid pace
Let them, chongs won’t give them ammo replenishment for free, maintenance of those equipment will cost them money anyways. The entire reason their military is so big is because of subsidised weapons given to them by the yanks and chongs.
 

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They should be adjusted into next budget.... Else will impact readiness. There was some proposal for it too IG.
Not an issue per say, especially in a BJP Govt. if there is a need for extra cash by military, they do give it to them over and above the allotted budget.

this problem mentioned in the news article has to be viewed separately, it is referring to supply chain issue. if we assume covid was a deliberate biological attack, then it succeeded in our disrupting military supplies. it won't be the case that MoD and NSA are not aware of this, but a status check of policy would be nice.
 

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Pakistan is still inducting systems at a rapid pace
What people don't understand is: it's not about China giving missiles, fighters, howitzers etc for free or some other t&c involved deal. It's about estabilishing interoperatibility between Pak and PLA forces.
In case of Pak now, China can anytime use their land to create a 2 front attack situation. Compared to the trecherous Himalayas, it will be much easier for Chinese forces to attack us from PoK side. Pak knows every nook n cranny over there which both will use strategically.
Then again China has what we don't: number game. Ultimately, quantity has a quality of it's own...now ofcourse looking at geo politics, business relations and a lot of other shit, China technically won't attack India. But this is the threat they pose now. Interoperatibility.

This calls for serious heavy induction of defence platforms and not think about ego issues, kickbacks, being loyal to Chandigarh lobby etc. MoD has always stood there like Rio de Janeiro Jesus statue for inducting Desi alternatives...
 

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