India plans to spend 10 billion dollars to buy special equipment to fight terrorism
Mumbai terrorist attacks in the Indian police used a serious shortage of World War II rifle fire
U.S. Defense News December 31, 2008 reported that India in the next two to three years, spent $ 10 billion acquisition of arms, in order to protect homeland security. India’s arms procurement may be mainly to deal with terrorist attacks like the Mumbai-based equipment.
article said that India was in November 26, 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, after making this decision. Indian Defense Ministry asked the Navy, Coast Guard, the Army listed the equipment required for the implementation of Homeland Security task list.
shopping list may include a variety of unmanned aircraft (including UAVs, including combat), transport planes, helicopters, secure communications systems, using high-speed boats and the Coast Guard to intercept boats, special weapons, and more purpose vehicles and other urban areas in response to terrorist attacks and equipment.
At present, India has asked the Ministry of the Interior troops and paramilitary police forces perform homeland security missions submit their list of required equipment. An Indian diplomat said, the procurement of such weapons systems in India, will make India and overseas arms companies and memoranda of understanding between the joint assets doubled.
In addition, India, a senior Interior Ministry official also said that to ensure internal security, India needs paradigm shift, which requires India to establish a supreme body responsible for homeland security. Finally, the article pointed out, a senior Indian Defense Ministry official said, India in 2009 on the procurement of weapons of Homeland Security, a new tender. (Spring)