Foreign Policy a la Modi
Modi Beefs Up Indian Military
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  • Kevin

    My hunch is that the new government will need to be very vigilant to make sure the additional funding leads to greater capabilities and not tied up in symbolic but militarily useless prestige projects or just disappearing into a black hole of contractor corruption.

  • Corlyss

    Since the folks that post comments to this site are very sophisticated readers and observers of the international developments, I recommend Robert D. Kaplan’s title from a couple of years ago, Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power.

  • PKCasimir

    Given the sad state of the Indian Armed Forces and the need to procure modern jetfighters, modern transport, modern tankers, modern artillery, modern submarines, and tanks, among other things, the increased expenditure is totally insufficient even if increased for inflation and sustained over ten years.
    No Western arms manufacturer is going to invest in an Indian weapons manufacturer given the Indian government’s stance on responsibility and the fact that Indian weapons manufacturers are far below even minimal Western standards unless they have majority control.

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