- Apr 23, 2018
For some reason, I think IAC2 and LHD are going to be deffered by CDS. Submarines, Helicopters and ASW platforms should be our procurement priority. Hopefully the rising economy and rising indigenous content alleviates some of the budget constraints over next 10 years.I see. Thats a tight time frame for something that is still in the early design phase.
Not to mention, the navy has some really ambitious projects going on. Between destroyers, corvettes, SSK, IAC 2, SSN, SSBN, new LHDs etc., will they be able to fund the projects? That's over $40 billion in the next 2 decades or so, not including aerial assets, maintenance of existing platforms, ongoing procurements, etc. And then there is the question of armaments, most of which cannot be sourced locally...