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What To Do with T55 or Vijayanta #Tanks in Reserve?
These are apparently used as stationary pieces of artillery. How, where, under which command, I have no idea, how they COULD be used, I have a very good idea, but who's listening?
 

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What To Do with T55 or Vijayanta #Tanks in Reserve?
I have tried to use them in a war game that is being simulated, but in an arbitrary manner, considering we know nothing about the locations.
 

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India's MoD clears weapons acquisition worth $10 billion​


1. New generation of Anti-tank mines having seismic sensor and provision of remote deactivation.
2- Canister Launched Anti-Armour Loiter Munition System.
3- Air Defence Tactical Control Radar
4- Medium Range Maritime Reconnaissance and Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft.
5- Active Towed Array Sonar for Indian warships.
6- Heavy Weight Torpedoes for enhancing the attacking capabilities of Kalvari Class submarines.
7- Follow On Support (FOS) and Repair Replenishment support through Follow On Supply Support (FOSS) for 24 MH60R aircraft under Foreign Military Sale route with the US Government.
8- Flight Refueller Aircraft.
9- Software Defined Radios for the ICG


 

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A fighter jet program is simply not developing a jet but the scientific research that goes into the associated tech and establishing the required supply chain. After our LCA Tejas Mk-1 which used several Israeli, Russian, French and American sub-systems, majority of it were indigenized in the Mk-1A from AESA, avionics, EW and integrated several indigenous weapons with only the ejection seat (Martin Baker) and engine (GE-404/414) being the imports. But the Mk-2 is delayed since IAF top brass wants more Rafales and are constantly changing requirements of indigenous programs so they can eventually kill the project by citing delays and go the import route. We're also now embarking on a $7.5B program to indigenously upgrade around 90 Su-30 MKIs' which is like $80-85M ish per unit which seems pricey considering considering that most of the upgrades are from domestic sources while a brand new Su-35 costs around $100M but we all know where half that $7.5B is going to

Simplistic take given the upfront capital costs amortized on just 90 now....including the AESA radar (not found on Su-35).

Good luck getting a Su-35 "new" for 100 million bucks these days heh. Demand pulling that away from Russian production line given Ukraine war ....will be at least double that if it even has a price for Russia now.

Not everything is an import-route conspiracy. Yes there is procurement requirement shifting and setting problem in IAF and IA for a long while. Perun on YT goes into quite good depth why. So no, we don't "all know" your insinuation here either.

Take it to another thread to unpack more if you want. Its off topic here.

We needed nukes front and centre during the cold war....hence missiles and space first along with them. It is what it is with the Capital and HR inertias present (especially their premium tier deployment) and a larger economy that is still way too small relative to population.
 

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A fighter jet program is simply not developing a jet but the scientific research that goes into the associated tech and establishing the required supply chain. After our LCA Tejas Mk-1 which used several Israeli, Russian, French and American sub-systems, majority of it were indigenized in the Mk-1A from AESA, avionics, EW and integrated several indigenous weapons with only the ejection seat (Martin Baker) and engine (GE-404/414) being the imports. But the Mk-2 is delayed since IAF top brass wants more Rafales and are constantly changing requirements of indigenous programs so they can eventually kill the project by citing delays and go the import route. We're also now embarking on a $7.5B program to indigenously upgrade around 90 Su-30 MKIs' which is like $80-85M ish per unit which seems pricey considering considering that most of the upgrades are from domestic sources while a brand new Su-35 costs around $100M but we all know where half that $7.5B is going to



Simplistic take given the upfront capital costs amortized on just 90 now....including the AESA radar (not found on Su-35).

Good luck getting a Su-35 "new" for 100 million bucks these days heh. Demand pulling that away from Russian production line given Ukraine war ....will be at least double that if it even has a price for Russia now.

Not everything is an import-route conspiracy. Yes there is procurement requirement shifting and setting problem in IAF and IA for a long while. Perun on YT goes into quite good depth why. So no, we don't "all know" your insinuation here either.

Take it to another thread to unpack more if you want. Its off topic here.

We needed nukes front and centre during the cold war....hence missiles and space first along with them. It is what it is with the Capital and HR inertias present (especially their premium tier deployment) and a larger economy that is still way too small relative to population.

I moved it here @Zapper
 

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Nagastra Loitering Munition

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TEER Aerial Target By L&T . Turbojet Powered

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