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India Agrees To Multibillion-Dollar Russian Jet Deal Amid Standoff With China

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India Agrees To Multibillion-Dollar Russian Jet Deal Amid Standoff With China
July 02, 2020

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) hugs Russian President Vladimir Putin before their meeting in New Delhi in October 2018.

India has green-lighted the purchase of 33 Russian fighter jets and upgrades to 59 others worth $2.4 billion at a time of rising border tensions with China.

The Defense Ministry on July 2 announced the purchase from Russia of 21 MiG-29s as well as upgrades to 59 existing MiG-29 aircraft.

The government also approved the procurement of 12 Russian Su-30 MKI aircraft to be built under license by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

The purchase, along with indigenously produced missile systems in line with the government’s "Make in India" initiative, were made "to strengthen the armed forces for the defense of our borders," the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The announcement followed a telephone conversation between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Among other things, Modi congratulated Putin for the "successful completion" of a national vote on constitutional amendments that could allow the Russian leader to rule until 2036.

The two leaders also discussed plans for a bilateral summit later this year in India.

New Delhi and Moscow were partners during the Cold War and much of India's military hardware is of Russian origin.

In 2019, India was the third-largest military spender in the world at $71.1 billion, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Modi has sought to boost the domestic defense industry by focusing on indigenous design, production, and development, as well as technology transfer agreements with other countries.

Most of India's arms imports still come from Russia. The United States and Israel are also major providers of high-tech military hardware.

India’s military buildup comes as its relationship with China has worsened in recent weeks following a clash on June 15 along a disputed stretch of border in the Himalayas in which India lost 20 soldiers..

With reporting by AFP and Reuters
 

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Migs are used frames which are going to be upgraded, SU-30 will be assembled in HAL...
 

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India Agrees To Multibillion-Dollar Russian Jet Deal Amid Standoff With China
July 02, 2020

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) hugs Russian President Vladimir Putin before their meeting in New Delhi in October 2018.

India has green-lighted the purchase of 33 Russian fighter jets and upgrades to 59 others worth $2.4 billion at a time of rising border tensions with China.

The Defense Ministry on July 2 announced the purchase from Russia of 21 MiG-29s as well as upgrades to 59 existing MiG-29 aircraft.

The government also approved the procurement of 12 Russian Su-30 MKI aircraft to be built under license by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

The purchase, along with indigenously produced missile systems in line with the government’s "Make in India" initiative, were made "to strengthen the armed forces for the defense of our borders," the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The announcement followed a telephone conversation between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Among other things, Modi congratulated Putin for the "successful completion" of a national vote on constitutional amendments that could allow the Russian leader to rule until 2036.

The two leaders also discussed plans for a bilateral summit later this year in India.

New Delhi and Moscow were partners during the Cold War and much of India's military hardware is of Russian origin.

In 2019, India was the third-largest military spender in the world at $71.1 billion, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Modi has sought to boost the domestic defense industry by focusing on indigenous design, production, and development, as well as technology transfer agreements with other countries.

Most of India's arms imports still come from Russia. The United States and Israel are also major providers of high-tech military hardware.

India’s military buildup comes as its relationship with China has worsened in recent weeks following a clash on June 15 along a disputed stretch of border in the Himalayas in which India lost 20 soldiers..

With reporting by AFP and Reuters
Will it involve CAATSA or will be double standards?
 

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According to Sabir Shakir (journalist), India had cut a defence agreement with Russia which included S-400 plus a deal to upgrade its air-fleet. Later under US incentives, India backed out of its agreement and just tried to get S-400 which Russia refused. After the defeat against China, India ran to Russia for help and an expedited delivery of S-400 but Russia refused as India had broken the deal.

Thus the present Indian spending is to secure S-400 and everything else which it had agreed. This expenditure on Migs and SU-30s is not going to come by anytime soon nor they will give them a technological edge against China or Pakistan.
 

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According to Sabir Shakir (journalist), India had cut a defence agreement with Russia which included S-400 plus a deal to upgrade its air-fleet. Later under US incentives, India backed out of its agreement and just tried to get S-400 which Russia refused. After the defeat against China, India ran to Russia for help and an expedited delivery of S-400 but Russia refused as India had broken the deal.

Thus the present Indian spending is to secure S-400 and everything else which it had agreed. This expenditure on Migs and SU-30s is not going to come by anytime soon nor they will give them a technological edge against China or Pakistan.
Sabir Shakir, plus a lot of others have been found to be firing arrows in the air, so when listening to these so called experts, always keep this in mind.

Buying def h/w is not like going to a supermarket and buying things off the shelf.
 

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India gets out of CAATSA due to the fact, the US is using India to counter the Chinese PLA in the region, and the only country ideally able to counter on equal terms (even though India may have some issues).
the deal that was reached between the US & India was this, for every 1 major defence deal Delhi reached with Moscow, 2 major deals had to be reached via a NATO Nation. if you look at the Indians have signed more defense contracts with NATO Nations in the last year, than they have done with Russians in the last 2 or 3 years.
 

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