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D 64- INS Kochi sister of Kolkatha Class Destoryer




BrahMos Missile fired from INS Kolkota D 63 hits target with accuracy during TROPEX-2015 in the Arabian Sea.









 

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This video was three days ago. India got their sub's, Scorpene class to be exact. They are really coming up in the defense area. They expect India to be fully armed and ready for defense of their seas by no later then 2022. This is both awesome and scary at the same time. It is a sad day when India needs to build their military. That is how you know that peace is no where in sight at the moment. But at least they got a pretty cool sub now.

 

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This video was three days ago. India got their sub's, Scorpene class to be exact. They are really coming up in the defense area. They expect India to be fully armed and ready for defense of their seas by no later then 2022. This is both awesome and scary at the same time. It is a sad day when India needs to build their military. That is how you know that peace is no where in sight at the moment. But at least they got a pretty cool sub now.

1st scorpene is expected to be delivered by second quarter of 2016 and then 1 each year thereafter till all 6 are delivered.
 

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BEL-team has unveiled an arry of new air-launched precision-guided weapons and lightweight cruise missiles. The team disclosed the development of a family of three prototype airborne weapon systems, designated Waghnak, Khagantak and Vel, all of which are envisioned as low-cost, state-of-the-art, penetration weapons for domestic and export customers. The weapons can be fitted with different payloads of seekers as per customer requirement.

 

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India has inducted the first four of 15 CH-47 Chinook heli, ordered in late 2015. The delivery of the remaining 11 Chinooks is expected to be completed by March 2020. Acquired in 2015 for USD1.1 billion via a direct commercial sale agreement, the Chinooks are supplementing the IAF’s depleted fleet of three Soviet-era Mil Mi-26 ‘Halo’ heavy-lift helicopters, all of which are expected to be overhauled in Russia to extend their total technical life.
 

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India's Ministry of Defence concluded price negotiations to acquire 62 C295 for the Inidan Air Force and the Indian Coast Guard. The programme envisages the direct import of 16 C295 and the local assembly/licence-building of the remaining 46 aircraft. The version for the Air Force will fulfill the requirement for a tactical airlifter, while the version for the Coast Guad is expected to operate as a multimission marinetime aircraft.




 

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India is world’s second-largest arms importer
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Updated: March 12, 2019

Mi – 17 V5 Helicopter receives welcome shower during the induction ceremony at Safdarjung Airport on April 09, 2015. | File photo

Mi – 17 V5 Helicopter receives welcome shower during the induction ceremony at Safdarjung Airport on April 09, 2015. | File photo | Photo Credit: Prashant Nakwe



It cedes top spot to Saudi Arabia owing to 24% decrease between 2009-13 and 2014-18, partly due to delays in weapons delivery
India was the world’s second-largest arms importer from 2014-18, ceding the long-held tag as largest importer to Saudi Arabia, which accounted for 12% of the total imports during the period.

“India was the world’s second largest importer of major arms in 2014–18 and accounted for 9.5% of the global total,” according to the latest report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on Monday.

However, Indian imports decreased by 24% between 2009-13 and 2014-18, partly due to delays in deliveries of arms produced under licence from foreign suppliers, such as combat aircraft ordered from Russia in 2001 and submarines ordered from France in 2008, the report stated.


India is world’s second-largest arms importer


Russia accounted for 58% of Indian arms imports in 2014–18, compared with 76% in 2009-13. Israel, the U.S. and France all increased their arms exports to India in 2014-18. However, the Russian share in Indian imports is likely to go up sharply during the next five-year period as India signed several big-ticket deals recently, and more are in the pipeline.

These include S-400 air defence systems, four stealth frigates, AK-203 assault rifles, a second nuclear attack submarine on lease, and deals for Kamov-226T utility helicopters, Mi-17 helicopters and short-range air defence systems. The report noted that despite the long-standing conflict between India and Pakistan, arms imports decreased for both countries in 2014-18 compared with 2009-13.

Pakistan at 11th
Pakistan stood at the 11th position, accounting for 2.7% of all global imports. Its biggest source was China, from which 70% of arms were sourced, followed by the U.S. at 8.9% and, interestingly, Russia at 6%.

Globally, the volume of international transfers of major arms in 2014-18 was 7.8% higher than in 2009-13 and 23% higher than in 2004-2008. The five largest exporters in 2014-18 were the United States, Russia, France, Germany and China, which together accounted for 75% of the total volume of arms exports in 2014-18. “The flow of arms increased to the Middle East between 2009-13 and 2014-18, while there was a decrease in flows to all other regions,” the report said.

China, which has emerged as a major arms exporter, has increased its share by 2.7% for 2014-18 compared to 2009-13. Its biggest customers are Pakistan and Bangladesh.

As Indian imports reduced, Russian exports of major arms were dented, decreasing by 17% between 2009-13 and 2014-18. The report said this was partly due to “general reductions in Indian and Venezuelan arms imports”, which have been among the main recipients of Russian arms exports in previous years.

 
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