Indian Army in 2020 to be equipped with 4000 main battle tanks (Figure)
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Special Representative of the Sino-Indian border issue at the 13th meeting of August 7 to 8 in the Indian capital New Delhi. In view of next year is the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and India, and the two sides in recent years, rising foreign exchange Redu, speculation in the Indian border talks will probably get some breakthrough. On the eve of negotiations, the Indian-made nuclear submarine through the water in the sea and air have demonstrated their ability to have a nuclear attack. This is a short-term pressure on the negotiations outside the tricks, but also India’s pursuit of great-power status, building first-class long-term strategy reflects a strong army from India in recent years in the military field on the high-profile and frequent moves can get to know.
■ More than 100 million
■ total of six tactical command
■ ballistic exceed 3000 km range missile combat
troops in the disputed area frequently
India from British colonial rule since the war with Pakistan and China is mainly carried out. Especially the lost war with China in 1962, making India’s strategic makers always seen as key in northern direction.
June 10 this year, Sino-Indian border in the eastern part of India-controlled areas, “local government” to the transfer of eight front-line Indian Defense Ministry control over the airport, two divisions of Indian troops around the same time 60,000 to the garrison, which makes the deployment of Indian troops in the region of 10 million people.
line with the Army’s action, the Indian Air Force official on June 15, the four Su-30 heavy fighter aircraft deployed to northeastern India near the Chinese border areas, and Indian Air Force claimed that 4 is just the beginning, Their aim is to expand here into a composition of 18 Su-30 fighter squadron.
Before and after, the Indian side also borders Sikkim to India in the disputed areas Section sent a Russian-made T-72 main battle tanks and armored personnel carriers, further strengthening the area of ??Highland and bunker permanent post.
tank to build the world’s largest cluster
if these are only some of the negotiating table to a card to play, then the long-term planning on the Indian Army reveals its more massive military build-up goals.
in long-term planning, India plans to have 21 T-90 tanks equipped with the group, 40 modified T-72 tanks equipped with the group. Click here to plan, by 2020, the Indian Army to deploy 1500 T-90 and other various types of road vehicles, a total of equipment to achieve the 4000 main battle tanks, the tanks become the world’s largest cluster.
■ More than 5 million
■ There are four sea area command
■ 150 vessels in various types of warships, including an aircraft carrier
submarines and aircraft carriers to be made
7 26, Indian designed and built the first nuclear submarines “body count” was launched, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the nuclear submarine launching ceremony, said: “Having the ability to self-build nuclear submarines is a major milestone in the history, from the Indian Navy in the broader field of its responsibilities. “Despite being the submarine launch strategic nuclear missiles can not be done, but it served in 2011, India will not close hand, the new submarine will appear one after another.
protagonist is a large Navy submarine underwater, water main characters are carriers. India have not relax. Earlier this year’s February 28, India’s first aircraft carrier assembly of independently developed a groundbreaking ceremony was held aboard the displacement of 40,000 tons, capable of carrying 30 aircraft carriers in service time was set in 2011. At the same time, Russia is India’s transformation, “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier, if India can be quickly put in place the funding, the carrier will also appear in the near future in the Indian Navy.
to encroach within a decade the world’s oceans
The Indian Navy is just the tip of the iceberg massive project. According to the disclosure of the Indian army, Indian Navy intends to increase in the next 10 years, more than 125 modern ships and submarines. At present, India has started construction of the shipyard warships and submarines reached 32 as much.
Indian military’s goal is to have ten years to build nuclear submarines, aircraft carriers, destroyers, frigates and other surface and underwater weapons and complete a variety of blue-water navy. After 2025, the Indian Navy would like the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, and even the Pacific, Atlantic, there are regular Indian aircraft carrier battle groups, nuclear submarines of the figure.
■ About 17 million
■ There are five regional commands
■ with aircraft more than 1,700 aircraft
fly over intercontinental space combat
great Indian Air Force strategic ambitions, proposed in recent years to be able to go beyond the continental space operations, the forefront of fighting from conventional to integrated strategy to combat and space warfare capabilities have been incorporated into the Indian Air Force’s strategic vision.
the end of May this year, the Indian Air Force received the first Israeli-made aircraft, “Phalcon” airborne early warning aircraft. This early warning can detect each other within 300 km of large numbers of aircraft activity. There are two “Phalcon” airborne early warning aircraft will be delivered before the end of 2010 the Air Force use. According to “The Times of India” reported on July 29, India’s Defense Research and Development Organization is stepping up development of China-made airborne early warning aircraft, the first aircraft is expected to be delivered in 2011, the Air Force AWACS use.
according to plan, the Indian Air Force should be completed before the end of 2010, developed the satellite launch. With the increase of the satellite, the Indian spy satellite will be able to use more clear and timely detection of neighboring countries, and the use of satellite navigation technology to increase missile accuracy. Since February 2007 the Indian Air Force Space Command has been established, the Indian Air Force to enter the space, the future establishment of air and space combat system is increasingly clear vision.
aircraft procurement to the U.S. tilt
conventional forces in active duty, the imports from Russia Su-30 aircraft is currently the main Indian Air Force. 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. India has so far deployed 98 Su-30.
the Indian Army is still brewing introduce 126 new aircraft in order to maintain the future of air superiority. With the late July visit by U.S. Secretary of State related to arms exports and the two sides signed the agreement in principle, it seems more and more people see this procurement program in the U.S. tilt. If this purchase over $ 10 billion in U.S. arms case eventually Whispering company, F/A-18E “Super Hornet” and even F-35 “Lightning 2″ are likely to settle the Indian Army. Khao Lak research
Russia and the U.S. scrambled to win over buyers
continues strong Army process, India has taken to two military powers Russia and the United States reaching policy.
Russia is India’s traditional military partner. Indian Army T-72, T-90 tanks; Navy, “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft, leased to India to find out the technology to facilitate its “Charlie”-class nuclear submarines; Air Force MiG-29, Su-30, and the cooperation of “BrahMos” supersonic cruise missiles, etc., can be said that Indian Army has every corner of the shadow of Russian arms.
However, with the Indian Army hopes to break the over-reliance on Russia, the United States also attempted to draw on India’s strategic interests in South Asia at the same time open arms markets, the U.S. military influence is the influx of India. September 2008, India’s exports to the United States Department of Defense approved the contract value of more than $ 170 million 24 AGM-84L “Harpoon” II anti-ship missile, has opened a substantial exports to the core of India’s arms off the product.
mid to late July this year, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visit to India, signed the document not only for the export of sophisticated weapons to India, the United States removed the legal obstacles, but also for the Indo-US nuclear, space and other strategic areas of the depth of create the conditions for cooperation.
Russia and the U.S. market in India, a dramatic struggle is reflected in the “aircraft carrier battle” on.
2004 年 India and Russia agreed that Russia would be unable to maintain themselves the “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier to upgrade modification, valued $ 1.5 billion sold in India (of which 974 million for aircraft modifications the other for the purchase of aircraft carrier), delivery scheduled for 2008. Russia, however, the project midway fare increase now increase to $ 2.9 billion, has repeatedly postponed delivery dates, the earliest around 2012, making India the military is very unhappy.
Hillary Clinton’s visit to pre-press, the U.S. began to spread probably will, “Kitty Hawk” the voice of India donated free of charge. If the gift carrier behavior is implemented, the United States not only robbed the Russian arms market, and can greatly enhance the strategic relationship with India, and through the provision of maintenance services, sale of aircraft carrier and other economic benefits to recover.
India obviously enjoy this two countries competing to win over the situation, hope this competition using a more reasonable price to get the most advanced Russian weapons, the two countries.
military assessment about
Indian Army lost its way
India’s overall strategy is to grow into a permanent member of the Security Council together with the great powers. So it’s military buildup is completely in accordance with a strategy mode to build big power from nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, nuclear submarines, aircraft carriers, military spacecraft to a large conventional armed forces and equipment, everything wants to develop India.
but so far the Indian armed forces equipment is heterogeneous chaotic, different nationalities, different systems of fighter aircraft, warships and even the rifle in the Indian Army are using the. Indian use of the equipment and maintenance of the daily also appears sloppy. Arms on the greedy more than speed, indigestion makes equipment for the Indian multinational in the country has a signature style of big weapons, they did not play due to fighting.
army building should be subject to overall national development, the Indian Army has become a huge development plan is incompatible with the national development. In the foreseeable future, all nuclear-capable India and Pakistan even if, in the conflict between the two countries, but also must be low intensity and controllable. In this case, the rational goal of building military strength should be based on reasonable enough level, the focus on improving the response to terrorist threats and other more urgent operational capability, quicker response time, command structure reform, rather than biting off more than foreign to no practical the “large arms” as a symbol of success.
last year, there are two things to the world a profound impression on India: The first film, “Slumdog Millionaire” aggressively, and then also won the Oscar for best film, from which people see a development very balance, poverty and social governance confusion still plagued many people in India; the second is the end of November last year occurred in the case of terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India’s defense and further exposed the soft underbelly of national security-building: the strategic goals were not clear, poor command structure, combat system separated each other, personnel and equipment can not be co-led India to pay an enormous price. Give the country a few elite armed robber can not do nothing, even the local commanders have been killed by terrorism, which makes the Indian armed forces in the international community thoroughly discredited.
After these two things, people are spending in India has seen a lot of dollars to buy advanced weapons, frequently made of strong military action, rather than look inward first solve the social security and public safety more pressing issue. People will ask, what kind of strategic thinking is it? Newspaper freelance writer Khao Lak research