China is expanding its nuclear arsenal, adding longer range missiles, some with multiple warheads and is moving towards adopting a ‘launch-on-warning posture’ for its land-based long range nukes, called the inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBM’s).
Russia was the largest arms supplier to India in both 2011–15 and 2016–20. However, Russia’s deliveries dropped by 53 per cent between the two periods and its share of total Indian arms imports fell from 70 to 49 per cent”
India the world’s second largest importer of weapons, military equipment and platforms, is also a small exporter and sends out its products to some 42 countries.
A Lockheed Martin veteran since 2002, Dambala will provide strategic oversight to the TLMAL business and manufacturing activities while ensuring alignment to planned strategies and commitments.
India & China adding warheads IDD Bureau International think-tank, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has warned that the World could be headed for another nuclear arms race, like the Cold War ( 1947 -1991) as treaties betetwen the US and Russia – the two hold some 90 of the stockpile of warheads —
IDD Explainer The Indo-Pacific is now global military hotspot. Military spends of countries have risen constantly in the past three decades. China is leading the dangerous race of weaponisation in the region. It is now spending much more on military than what India, Japan, South Korea and Australia spend collectively in an year. The data
Israel & France have gained IDD Perspective Russia continues to be the biggest supplier of weapons and equipment to India even though its share for a five year period 2015-2019 has dropped ‘sharply’ when compared with the previous five year block – 2010-2014. Contrary to perception, the share of US companies in the India military-equipment
IDD Bureau An officially constituted committee of the Indian Parliament has recommended to the Government to make India a ‘lucrative place’ for foreign military equipment manufacturers to be ‘investing’ in the defence industrial sector. It has also, separately asked for promotion of India industry, as imports were not decreasing. These are part of suggestions to
IDD Bureau India’s plans on making indigenous military equipment notwithstanding, its imports from foreign sources have been rising for the past five years. Import of military equipment has been to the tune of Rs 42,974 crore or nearly US $ 6 Billion the financial year ending March 31, 2019. The import was Rs 29,222 Crore