Decision on jets, subs awaits govt


As a new government is set to take over, the task at the Ministry of Defence is well cut out. The decisions, especially those on induction of critical military equipment, will define the level of military readiness for India in the coming years.

Projects, are at various stages, a decision is pending on six new submarines, 400 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force, 57 jets for the Navy, 800 helicopters for the Army, Navy and IAF, new warships and unmanned aerial platforms.

The manufacturing process for getting new AK 203 rifles has started, it needs to be speeded up. Artillery guns have started coming in, the numbers need to be ramped up quickly.  Read More

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