Detailed India’s military: There are 19,000 thousand military aircraft surface to air missile
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[author] “International Herald Tribune” correspondent Nie cloud from the bottom of Delhi
[Editor's note] July 21, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton concluded his visit to India. During the visit, including the United States and India signed a “monitoring the end-user agreement”, including the three important agreements. Under U.S. law, only with the purchase reached by “end-user monitoring agreement”, was only allowed to sell advanced weapons and equipment. So this agreement, in fact, the U.S. advanced weapons to India, a “quasi-bought card.”
are willing to sell, there must be willing to buy. Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on July 6, submitted to Parliament from 2009 to 2010 military budget report, made it clear that an increase than the last fiscal year 361 billion rupees ($ 7.5 billion), mainly for strengthening the procurement of weapons and equipment .
years, as the world’s armed forces on a larger scale, the Indian military has been in the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and the world’s five nuclear powers, “par.” Among them, some areas are catching up, and some has been less than the number of nuclear power.
Sweden Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) data from 2004 to 2008, India’s arms imports totaled about $ 8.2 billion. This figure is obviously still growing. In the behind the numbers, India is not only a developing country the largest arms purchase, but also the fastest growing Chinese military forces around the country, this situation is worthy of our attention.
Air Force: integrating air and space combat forces
strategic ambitions huge Indian Air Force, proposed in recent years to be able to go beyond the continental space operations, from conventional The fight to integrate cutting-edge strategies to combat and space warfare capabilities have been incorporated into the Indian Air Force’s strategic vision.
in the active duty force, the imports from Russia Su-30 series is currently the Indian Air Force’s main fighter. This range of up to 5,000 km, payload of up to 8 tons of aircraft in addition to the implementation of air and ground attack and other conventional multi-task, but also capable of carrying long-range nuclear air strikes. Indian media claimed that the Chinese repeatedly “invasion” of the accusations in northeast India decided to set up to promote the Indian Air Force Su-30 the most elite Air Force squadron.
addition to the Su-30, Indian Air Force is working to replace its large number of old aircraft and upgrade. Long-awaited plans to introduce 126 new aircraft with the visit of U.S. Secretary of State related to arms exports and the two sides signed the agreement in principle, has become increasingly clear. The $ 10 billion procurement cases may eventually Whispering U.S. arms companies. As the United States and India signed the “end-user monitoring agreement”, the United States even to the Indian Air Force will deploy F-35 stealth fighter. F-35 is the world’s only stealth fighter armed forces general. Currently, the five nuclear powers, only the U.S. military has deployed this stealth fighter.
modern fighter aircraft, air refueling and AWACS, the Air Force’s most important nuclear powers of the three pillars. Currently, the Indian Air Force has the same three major Air Force weapon comparable with nuclear power: in addition to Russian-made Su-30 fighter jets, also with six Russian-made Il-78 tanker aircraft and an Israeli-made ‘Phalcon’ airborne early warning aircraft. Tanker and AWACS makes the existence of India with 24-hour-range combat capability. Indian Air Force is also stepping up development of its first aerial refueling and the first AWACS aircraft, is expected to become the world’s few self-produced air refueling and AWACS countries.
2007 In February, the Indian Air Force Space Command. As planned, the Indian Air Force will be completed by the end of 2010 developed the satellite launch. Indian Air Force will integrate air and space combat forces will step into a more practical phase.
Indian Air Force last year was not without pride, said: “Indian Air Force is now one of the world’s best Air Force.”
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Indian Air Force total force of 170,000, with more than 1,000 combat aircraft, the world’s fourth largest air force said. Indian Air Force is divided into five regional commands: Eastern Air Command, Western Air Command. Central Air Command, Air Command and Southern Air Command Southwest.
Indian Air Force aircraft can be divided into early warning aircraft, fighter jets, tankers, transports, reconnaissance aircraft and helicopters. Among them, the fighter is the main combat force, including Su-30s, Mirage 2000, MiG-29 and MiG-27 and so on. Helicopters, including Mi-8, Mi-17, Mi-26 and Mi-35 and so on.
Army: The armor and missile defense, “the North”
history with China and Pakistan played against the Indian Army troops has been “north” to combat direction, in order to consolidate the “north” of the defense over the years, the Indian Army is the armed forces has been the focus of development. There are signs that the Indian Army is accelerating the pace with modern weapons and equipment: To enhance the combat capability of ground forces modernization, the Indian Army recently cost about 70 billion rupees for the Army’s nearly 390,000 soldiers equipped with new generation carbines and assault rifles. Indian Army last year also to the global tender to buy 140 155mm howitzer, which is the first time since 1986 after purchasing the Indian heavy artillery.
However, the Indian Army’s most important, and tanks. Some people think that, T-90S main battle tank project is the Russian military-technical cooperation between India and the history of one of the largest and most successful projects. This does not seem an exaggeration, beginning in April 2004, India has in its ability to produce the tanks. India plans to have 21 T-90S battle group, and 40 T-72M1 combat mission update. Click here to plan the next five years, India has made possible the new equipment 1000 T-90S tanks. By 2020, the Indian Army plans to deploy the 1500 T-90S, coupled with technology updated T-72 main battle tanks and hundreds of tanks, vehicles, other models, the Indian Army will deploy a total of approximately 4,000 main battle tanks, the world’s largest tank cluster. With the development of modern tanks, cluster, greatly enhanced the ability of the Indian Army’s ground defense in depth and fast attack.
to the formation of the opponent’s strategic deterrent capability, the Indian Army also tried to strengthen its missile forces, which used “fire” the most famous land-based ballistic missile series. At present, the combat in the range of 800 and 2,000 km of “Agni” -1 and “Fire” -2 missiles have been deployed. “Agni” -3 is stepping up its tests, is expected to start next year after deployment, combat range up to more than 3,000 kilometers, are more advanced medium-range ballistic missiles. Indian Army is also developing a range of 5,000 km of “Agni” -5 ICBM test launch is expected to begin next year. As the range increases, the proliferation of missile size and cost, has apparently not only to carry ordinary conventional warheads. Once successfully tested, the Indian Army is expected to become the world’s fourth branch of land-based ICBM deployed ground forces. Especially once the Army is equipped with “fire” -5, will greatly enhance the global strategic deterrent capability. By then, the Indian Army deterrence will be extended to the entire Indian Ocean, south, east to the western Pacific, north to the Arctic Ocean, West Africa, Mediterranean and continental Europe and other regions.
Indian Army about 100 million, with 6 Tactical Command: Eastern Command, Western Command, Central Command, Northern Command, Southern Command and the South Western Command.
arms in the Indian Army: 700, “Fire” -1 and “Fire” – 2 ballistic missiles, more than 3,000 main battle tanks, nearly 20,000 artillery pieces, 500 cruise missiles, more than 19,000 pieces of surface to air missiles and more than 200 aircraft of various types of helicopters and a number of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Navy: deterrence blue water fleet Indian Ocean
7 26, with the Indian Prime Minister’s wife will be a Gul Sharan Kaur knock the coconut symbolic bow of the boat, made India’s first nuclear submarine a “body count” was declared into the water. Submarine displacement of 6,000 tons, can be equipped with a maximum range of 700 kilometers of ballistic missiles. This submarine will be a two-year trials, the official service in 2011.
then, India will become the world’s sixth country with nuclear submarines. Five nuclear powers in the world, the foreign division, the other four members are the first nuclear-powered submarine nuclear-powered attack submarines, the Indian Navy’s nuclear submarine while it is extremely complex ballistic missile technology, nuclear submarines, and five direct reduced a nuclear submarine gap.
The Indian Navy is far from the pursuit of strategic nuclear submarines stop, it was reported in India also approved the construction of the other four nuclear submarines. Including two “body count” class submarines and two large-scale ballistic missile submarine. To give them more deterrent submarines equipped with the weapons, the Indian Navy is developing a range of 3,500 kilometers of submarine-launched ballistic missiles. In the next 10 years, the Indian Navy plans to deploy 3-5 submarines, can start as nuclear power, as deployed in the world, is expected to become India’s second most important platform for nuclear attack.
strategic nuclear submarines and strategic bombers, land-based nuclear ballistic missiles is a veteran, “Trinity” nuclear power factor, and now India is with them, and to a real nuclear power among the ranks.
Indian Navy aircraft carrier is also to develop blue-water naval strategic weapons. February 28, India’s first aircraft carrier of an assembly of independently developed groundbreaking ceremony was held in the southern port city of Cochin. Indian domestic carrier is expected to ship in 2014 to combat effectiveness. India had already imported to Russia, “Gorshkov” aircraft carrier is expected to serve in 2012. The future of the Indian Navy’s two aircraft carrier battle groups while on duty, one can maintain a routine patrol in the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, the other one can be out even before the Pacific, Atlantic, etc. activities to enhance India’s global influence.
the 20th of this month with the United States and India signed the “end-user monitoring agreement”, the Indian Navy aircraft carrier to the United States can also purchase their E-2C airborne early warning aircraft, F-18E/F fighters, “Aegis” most advanced air defense systems and other combat equipment.
Indian Navy is currently the main planning against China and Pakistan to strengthen its nuclear deterrent force, procurement and construction of the country’s strategic missile submarines planned systematic framework. India plans to use foreign technology in the 2030 construction of about 24 submarines. While strengthening the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea the influence of the sea in three directions, the establishment of the Arabian Sea and beyond to enhance the power of the blue water fleet.
the total strength of the Indian Navy, more than 50,000, of which more than 5,000 naval aviation and Marines to more than 2,000 , formed by the four major sea command: Command at sea east of the western maritime Command, Southern Command and the Far East Sea Maritime Command.
existing 150 Indian naval vessels of various types of warships, including an aircraft carrier, a large amphibious ships, eight missile destroyers, the size of about 40 frigates, 16 submarines and a number of auxiliary ships. Naval Air Force have a “Harrier” vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, Figure -142 range maritime patrol aircraft, the card -31 warning helicopters, Ka-28 and the “Sea King” anti-submarine helicopters.
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