Indian government intends to strengthen internal security Bo Jukuan purchase foreign arms
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BEIJING, Aug. 31 – in November last year after the attacks in Mumbai, the Indian government began to strengthen internal security, to support the domestic military industry in also prepared to set aside large sums of money to buy arms abroad.
According to Singapore, “Lianhe Zaobao” report, the Chief Minister Raju Indian Defense Ministry announced last week, in the next five years, the government will issue up to $ 30 billion in military contracts, and from now to 2016, the allocation of additional $ 10 billion to enhance domestic security.
India in 2001, opening the defense industry to private enterprise, allowing foreign companies in their business has 26% stake.
Earlier this month, Raju said at a military conference, the Government will purchase up to 70% of private enterprises of homeland security hardware.
Raytheon and Boeing, the United States, Germany, Karl Walter, BAE Systems, Britain, France Telei Zi and other large companies have joined the competition, large arms purchases in India, trying to carve fat. Non-military companies such as Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Motorola also has a strong interest.
India has previously focused on traditional military investments, but the Mumbai incident has exposed the Indian security forces, poor communications, outdated equipment and porous border, the Indian suddenly shocked to find that the need for new strategies to deal with domestic and foreign radical groups threats.
India plans to purchase new weapons and special police forces, anti-mine trucks, unmanned aerial vehicles and body armor, and buy the latest security surveillance equipment, communications equipment and software.
entirely dependent on the Soviet past in India supplying arms, ten years after the collapse of the Soviet period, Russia, India to increase the fees due to delay in delivery and constantly argue with Russia, and in turn accelerate the country’s military industry development.
According to recently retired lieutenant Shankar, “India’s Defense Weekly,” the author, referring to India’s Tata and many other large companies involved in arms production, there is a second-and third-class companies to follow the big companies example, actively participate in a series of technical research and development.