india russia :On the eve ofhis two-day visit to Vladivostok for a summit meeting with President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed combining Russia’s high technology with India’s low production cost to build weaponry more cheaply.This is already happening,with Make In India contracts worth over $12 billion.
india russia : In 2015, on Putin’s personal request, Modi agreed to buy 200 Kamov-226T utility helicopters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Army. The $2-billion deal involves building 140 Kamovs in Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL),after its joint venture(JV)partner, Russian Helicopters, supplies the first 60,fully built.
With this in hand, Russian Helicopters is fielding a navalised Kamov-226T in the Indian Navy’s tender for 111 naval utility helicopters. With the production facilities amortised over the first 200Kamovs,the JV could offer the navy acompelling price of around $1 billion.
india russia have agreed to build 750,000 Kalashnikov rifles for the Army. In March, Modi inaugurated a JV in Korwa, near Amethi, which will build the AK-203 rifles, at a likely cost ofabout$1billion.TheJV includes the Ordnance Factory Board,Kalashnikov, and Russia’s state-owned export agency, Rosoboronexport(ROE).
In October 2018,the Cabinet approved the purchase off our Russian Krivak-III class frigates.The first two frigatesare lying partially builtin Yantar Shipyard, Russia and India will pay about $1.5 billionto complete them.Meanwhile, a contract is being negotiated to build
the remaining two Krivaks in Goa Shipyard. India already operates six Krivak-class frigates.
Last December, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced that the Indo Russian BrahMos would arm the four new Krivak-III frigates.
Each warship’s BrahMos system, including the “vertical launch system” and missiles on board, will cost ~1,250 crore ($175 million) BrahMos missiles are also on order for the four Visakhapatnam-class destroyers and the seven Project 17A frigates under production. The cost will amount to $2.6 billion.
Last November,the MoD announced ithadchosen Russia’s Igla-Smissileas the “very short range air defence system” for the Army, Navy and IAF. Russia’s export agency ROE bid $1.5billionfor 5,175 Igla-Smissilesand 800 launchers, beating out Sweden’s Saab and French firm, MBDA.
india russia :With HAL Nashik close to completing its contract to build 222 Sukhoi-30MKI fighters, negotiations are under way to build another 18 aircraft. At HAL’s delivery price of $65 million for each, that will cost the IAF $1.15 billion. Delivery could be completed by 2022, increasing the IAF’s Sukhoifleetto 14 squadrons.Firm agreements between Moscow and New Delhi underlie the Make In India production mentioned above.However,even larger possibilities lie in three more pro curements
being processed.These include:
Rosoboron export is pursuing a navy tender, worth some ~50,000 crore ($7 billion)for six new submarine sunder Project 75-I. The Navy’s 30-year submarine plan calls for building 12 vessels with foreign technology, and the next 12 indigenously. After building six Scorpene submarines,Project 75-I will be the last chance to obtain foreign technology.
Russia has promised liberal technology transfer tobuilditsAmur-class submarines in India. It is competing for the contract with Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems from Germany,Naval
Group from France and Kockums from Sweden.
After the 2004tender for 126medium fighters was aborted with the purchase of 36 Rafale fighters from Dassault,the IAF initiated a fresh acquisition for 114 medium fighters.Two Russian fighters are competing — the MiG-35 and Sukhoi-35. Meanwhile, last year the navy initiated the procurement of 57 multi-role carrier borne fighters for its two indigenous aircraft carriers. The MiG-35 is competing for this,too.
These are the biggest on-going Indian procurements,together worth an estimated $18-25 billion.
However, an obstacle to India’s defence contracts with Moscow is an American law — Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act(CAATSA). This binds Washington to impose sanctions
against countries that engage in “significant transactions” with Russian, Iranian and North Korean entities. While US President Donald Trump can grant New Delhi a waiver from CAATSA, there is no certainty
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