By end –April, the total number of Rafale fighter jets in the Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet would go upto 21.
The US is clear that in order to deal with these things in the future, we are going to hold China accountable to follow the rules whether it relates to the South China Sea or the North China Sea, or their agreement made on Taiwan, or a whole range of other things.
An allocation of almost $ 18 billion, under what is called the ‘Capital head’ of its budget, is the largest increase in 15 years when calculated on an year-on-year basis. It also almost doubles the allocation within past four years. In the budget presented in February 2017 the allocation was Rs 69,473 Crore ( approx $ 9.26 billion).
The US policy change affected in July this year and the subsequent moves, break China’s rapidly growing influence in the ‘armed drone market’. India or Taiwan would be a ‘no go zone’ for Chinese companies, which, however, in the past, had sold drones to UAE. Beijing had even sold some drones to Saudi Arabia, a long standing ally of the US
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), headquartered EDGE, has broken into the top 25, making it the first company from the middle east to break into the exclusive club dominated by US, European, Russia and Chinese companies.
The US headquartered company’s India office, tweeted an image of the helicopter painted with round logo depicting Indian colours. It was done to mark ‘Navy day’ observed by the Indian Navy on December 4.
the ones we will get next are be much more potent in tackling threats, include those from underwater,
New Delhi to counter an increasingly assertive China at sea and also along the contested 3,488 kms of land borders between the two countries.
Historically, Indo-US relations held a promise in the 1960s when President Kennedy and Prime Minister Nehru were at the helm but were held hostage to apprehensions for about four decades.
490 fighter jets are needed by the Indian Air Force (IAF) over the next 20 years, or roughly by end of 2040. Inductions will be in batches from November 2020 which literally lays down the future of military aviation in India.