How many shops does it take to equip 1 LHP task force ? Currently we are hard pressed to equip 2 CBG. Can the navy spare support ships?Our Armed Forces have to be expeditionary otherwise we will keep seeing Chyena and Porkistan knocking our doors at the LoC and LAC.
China is making its Marine corps, plus Indian Navy already has plans to acquire 4 LHD/LPDs and a fresh tender will be released soon as old tender was scrapped due to delay. So Navy has rotary planned for them.
I am not saying it is easy or inexpensive but you’ll have to do it in the future considering rising chinese expansionism.
The answer is no.
China is pursing a foriegn policy strategy that is trying to ape the Americans. We are 20 years behind china.