India, out shopping for arms

Updated On Feb 01, 2012 05:22 PM IST
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India plans to spend about $50 billion to upgrade its military inorder to counter the rising might of China and threats from Pakistan, in deals that make India a lucrative market for firms such as Boeing and Dassault. Following are some of the programmes that have been announced or are planned by the government. (Text: Reuters | Pics: Reuters and AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 01, 2012 05:22 PM IST

India plans to spend about $50 billion to upgrade its military inorder to counter the rising might of China and threats from Pakistan, in deals that make India a lucrative market for firms such as Boeing and Dassault. Following are some of the programmes that have been announced or are planned by the government. (Text: Reuters | Pics: Reuters and AFP)

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India's multi-billion-dollar potential combat jet deal with preferred bidder Dassault Aviation is one of the many that India wants to implement. In this file photo, a Dassault Rafale fighter jet takes part in a flying display during the 49th Paris Air Show. View Photos in a new improved layout
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India's multi-billion-dollar potential combat jet deal with preferred bidder Dassault Aviation is one of the many that India wants to implement. In this file photo, a Dassault Rafale fighter jet takes part in a flying display during the 49th Paris Air Show.

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India is jointly developing a stealth fighter with Russia, to be based on United Aircraft Corp's Sukhoi T-50 platform. In this file picture, a Russian Sukhoi T-50 fighter lands at an airfield of the Sukhoi aircraft manufacturing plant in Komsomolsk. View Photos in a new improved layout
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India is jointly developing a stealth fighter with Russia, to be based on United Aircraft Corp's Sukhoi T-50 platform. In this file picture, a Russian Sukhoi T-50 fighter lands at an airfield of the Sukhoi aircraft manufacturing plant in Komsomolsk.

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According to media reports, the Indian Air Force will start taking delivery of about 250 such stealth fighter planes (modeled like the Sukhoi T-50) by 2015. In this file picture, a Sukhoi T-50 flies during a display at the opening of the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon at Zhukovsky airport outside Moscow. View Photos in a new improved layout
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According to media reports, the Indian Air Force will start taking delivery of about 250 such stealth fighter planes (modeled like the Sukhoi T-50) by 2015. In this file picture, a Sukhoi T-50 flies during a display at the opening of the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon at Zhukovsky airport outside Moscow.

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In 2009 India invited bids for 22 combat helicopters and 15 heavy lift helicopters. Russia's Mil Moscow Helicopter plant and US Boeing submitted bids for the combat helicopters. In this file photo, US AH-64 Apache helicopters take part in an aerial gunnery training exercise in Pocheon. View Photos in a new improved layout
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In 2009 India invited bids for 22 combat helicopters and 15 heavy lift helicopters. Russia's Mil Moscow Helicopter plant and US Boeing submitted bids for the combat helicopters. In this file photo, US AH-64 Apache helicopters take part in an aerial gunnery training exercise in Pocheon.

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In late 2011, it was reported that Boeing's AH-64 Apache was the front runner to win the deal for about $1.4 billion. In this file photo, Israeli Apache helicopters fly at the Hatzerim air base. View Photos in a new improved layout
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In late 2011, it was reported that Boeing's AH-64 Apache was the front runner to win the deal for about $1.4 billion. In this file photo, Israeli Apache helicopters fly at the Hatzerim air base.

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In early 2008, Indian Air Force ordered six Lockheed Martin C-130s to be used for special operations. In this file photo, an Iraqi Air-Force C-130 Hercules plane is seen on the tarmac at al-Asad air base in Iraq. View Photos in a new improved layout
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In early 2008, Indian Air Force ordered six Lockheed Martin C-130s to be used for special operations. In this file photo, an Iraqi Air-Force C-130 Hercules plane is seen on the tarmac at al-Asad air base in Iraq.

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IAF also selected Boeing's C-17 as its heavy lift transport aircraft to replace the Russian IL-76. In this file photo, the Boeing C17 lands after performing an aerial display at the Farnborough airshow. View Photos in a new improved layout
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IAF also selected Boeing's C-17 as its heavy lift transport aircraft to replace the Russian IL-76. In this file photo, the Boeing C17 lands after performing an aerial display at the Farnborough airshow.

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The Indian Navy is currently undergoing a 15 year modernisation plan. While the erstwhile Russian aircraft carrier, Gorshkov, is slated for induction later this year. India is also building another aircraft carrier with plans to complete it in 2013 and has plans to build another by 2017. In this file photo, Admiral Gorshkov, a Soviet-era aircraft carrier that was bought by India, is anchored at the Sevmash factory in Severodvinsk. View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Indian Navy is currently undergoing a 15 year modernisation plan. While the erstwhile Russian aircraft carrier, Gorshkov, is slated for induction later this year. India is also building another aircraft carrier with plans to complete it in 2013 and has plans to build another by 2017. In this file photo, Admiral Gorshkov, a Soviet-era aircraft carrier that was bought by India, is anchored at the Sevmash factory in Severodvinsk.

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Up to eleven new destroyers, and ten frigates are to be inducted, starting 2012, to replace its ageing fleet. It has also started construction on six scorpene class diesel-electric submarines and plans to have six nuclear powered submarines in service within the next few decades. The Navy's newly commissioned stealth frigate INS Shivalik is seen after the commissioning ceremony at a naval base in Mumbai. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Up to eleven new destroyers, and ten frigates are to be inducted, starting 2012, to replace its ageing fleet. It has also started construction on six scorpene class diesel-electric submarines and plans to have six nuclear powered submarines in service within the next few decades. The Navy's newly commissioned stealth frigate INS Shivalik is seen after the commissioning ceremony at a naval base in Mumbai.

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The navy plans to induct about 40 Russian Mikoyan MiG 29 combat jets for its carriers, and is also developing a naval version of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). It also has 12 Boeing P-8 anti submarine and reconnaissance aircraft on order. In this file photo, Indian air force MIG-29 aircraft fly during an air show at the Bhuj airbase. View Photos in a new improved layout
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The navy plans to induct about 40 Russian Mikoyan MiG 29 combat jets for its carriers, and is also developing a naval version of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). It also has 12 Boeing P-8 anti submarine and reconnaissance aircraft on order. In this file photo, Indian air force MIG-29 aircraft fly during an air show at the Bhuj airbase.

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The navy also plans to induct 60 anti submarine warfare and about 50 light helicopters, apart from 120 indigenous light combat helicopters. In this file photo, a MiG-29 fighter plane performs during the MAKS-2009 international air show in Zhukovsky. View Photos in a new improved layout
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The navy also plans to induct 60 anti submarine warfare and about 50 light helicopters, apart from 120 indigenous light combat helicopters. In this file photo, a MiG-29 fighter plane performs during the MAKS-2009 international air show in Zhukovsky.

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The Indian Army plans to induct about 250 indigenously built main battle tanks and about 1,650 Russian T-90 tanks by 2020. In this file photo, the Indian army's T-90 tanks move on a field during an army exercise on the outskirts of Ludhiana. View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Indian Army plans to induct about 250 indigenously built main battle tanks and about 1,650 Russian T-90 tanks by 2020. In this file photo, the Indian army's T-90 tanks move on a field during an army exercise on the outskirts of Ludhiana.

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In this file photo, an army 155mm Bofors artillery gun, made in Sweden, is displayed during Vijay Diwas. View Photos in a new improved layout
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In this file photo, an army 155mm Bofors artillery gun, made in Sweden, is displayed during Vijay Diwas.

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The army is also developing Agni V and VI intercontinental ballistic missiles. In this file photo, the Agni IV missile is displayed at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. View Photos in a new improved layout
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The army is also developing Agni V and VI intercontinental ballistic missiles. In this file photo, the Agni IV missile is displayed at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

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The Agni V and VI intercontinental ballistic missiles are capable of carrying nuclear warheads for distances over 6,000 kilometers. In this file photo, Agni IV missiles are displayed at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Agni V and VI intercontinental ballistic missiles are capable of carrying nuclear warheads for distances over 6,000 kilometers. In this file photo, Agni IV missiles are displayed at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

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The army chose Eurocopter's AS 500 for a $550 million 197 helicopter contract in 2007. This was later scrapped due to allegations of unfair field trails from an American competitor. In this file photo, Eurocopter India CEO Marie-Agnes Veve and Executive VP, Joseph Saporito pose in front of a model of a Eurocopter helicopter at a press conference in New Delhi. View Photos in a new improved layout
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The army chose Eurocopter's AS 500 for a $550 million 197 helicopter contract in 2007. This was later scrapped due to allegations of unfair field trails from an American competitor. In this file photo, Eurocopter India CEO Marie-Agnes Veve and Executive VP, Joseph Saporito pose in front of a model of a Eurocopter helicopter at a press conference in New Delhi.

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