Amid Russia arms row, India plans mega deal for US military drones
NEW DELHI: India has finalised the plan to acquire 30 weaponised Sea Guardian (or Predator-B) drones in yet another proposed mega defence deal with the US, even as New Delhi remains steadfast about going ahead with its deal inked for the Russian S-400 Triumf missile systems despite mounting pressure from the Trump administration.
新德里：印度已敲定購買30架“海上衛士”(Sea Guardian，又稱“捕食者- B”)武裝無人機的計劃，這是印度與美國又一項大型防務協議。盡管特朗普政府施加了越來越大的壓力，但印度仍然繼續履行與俄羅斯簽署的S-400“凱旋”導彈系統的協議。
With the US having already bagged military contracts worth $17 billion from India just since 2007, while also remaining in contention for several other major projects, Delhi is upset with Washington's intransigence over the $5.43-billion deal inked for the S-400 systems with Russia in October 2018. India has made it clear that it has "no plans to scrap" the S-400 deal, as was reported by TOI last week.
nitin sharma • Canada • 10 hours ago
Congress should never come back to power for another 50 years.It''s only BJP for the sake of the country.
Subbu India• Bengal • 6 hours ago
Do not understand why you people always bring the name of Congress. What is the necessity !
Rajkoti Reddy Gondi• 5 hours ago
Because of frustration, being in ruling for 60 plus years, what they delivered?
Manoj Kumar Panda• 7 hours ago
First of all USA increased customs duty on Aluminium and steel products, then removed zero customs for some products and now selling defense after creating security issue. Are we moving in the right direction ??
Rao Rao • 10 hours ago
Why on Earth all these Mega Deals to US,?? India ought to concentrate on Make in India, Whys is it our Govt. doesn''t even talk about all this.Every second day US threatens us with Sanctions because of S 400, India is setting up a bad example, We all know that US is not reliable when it comes to their Defense Products
rajendran nair• 9 hours ago
please try to understan why Hindustan is forced to import these critical equipment even after 70 years of independence. Then you will understand previous regime due to vested interest not encouraged local production of
Hiten Indie• Delhi • 4 hours ago
Can''t continue blaming past for decades. And cannot blame BJP go nment either. This term should be dedicated to reduce cost of imports on defence and top gear efforts on indeginous programs.
James • Tristan da Cunha • 9 hours ago
Problem with US drones is, you never know when US will remotely take control of it. India must change the communication set up including hardware after they procure it.
BitterTruth• 6 hours ago
If we knew how to do it, we would have built it ourselves.
Sanjay Sehgal• Noida • 6 hours ago
Worse Usa will spoof all operation and data of drone through satelite.
Mitch Dave • 9 hours ago
This is what happens when people pay taxes and go nment is honest . You see development, transformation, and advancement.
nanksn • Planet earth • 11 hours ago
Security comes first and this govt is doing to improve that.. Good work..
CityHawk Prime• 5 hours ago
Yes, toiletless hungry India is bending over and wh0ring for two customer at the same time!
I love my India• Hyderabad • 7 hours ago
India is not capable to produce any substantial mordern arm leavealone fighter planes it is importing even rifles from outside.
the credit goes to our QUOTA system of education which is preventing genuine telent to show their skills in R&D etc.
Sanjay Sehgal• Noida • 6 hours ago
He should be spending that money to develop drones in India.
flemingo2008 David • 8 hours ago
We must express our GRATITUDE to this go nment for doing so much for the nation....only because of THE NON-CORRUPT APPROACH these things are possible.....
Rajiv Kaushal• 7 hours ago
It was the Soniya factor. She was in power for ten years. Her kickbacks formed the major chunk of all deals. She put the country back by at least twenty years.
Stud Baker • 9 hours ago
Well it would be a mistake. US may agree now for Indian S400 deal with Russia but they can always backtrack after selling drones to India and not give any spareparts and maintenance at a later stage. They want to sell their arms and drones but at the same time putting pressure on India to not buy Russian S400. India should not dump Russian deal at any cost.
Touch • 10 hours ago
Feku will make country bankrupt with his unprofessional and stupid foreign policy.
Sunil Dhuper• 9 hours ago
He is planning to make India a 5 trillion economy by 2024,these arms are necessary to guard the boarder from enemies.
Kameswaran • 9 hours ago
We won't be dictated by the USA what to buy and from whom ...
Rajesh Gope• 8 hours ago
Good move by Modi govt. it's a better way to bargain technology price , play monkey between two big cats.. amazing tact. best move.
Thankappan • Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh • 8 hours ago
These machines can hunt terrorists and kill them with precision.
Suresh Iyengar• Brisbane, Australia • 9 hours ago
These ammunition will remain a show piece, because if there is a real war both sides have the same right to use nuclear arsenals
Prithviraj Deb• 11 hours ago
India should go ahead with the purchase of S-400 regardless of what USA thinks !! Russia is a tested friend of India so definitely ties with Russia needs to be much stronger in defence !!
Somesh Sahu• Pune • 6 hours ago
US and Russia want countries to keep fighting or have conflict against each other so that they can sell their weapons
Swarup Paul• 6 hours ago
DONOT FALL IN TRAP OF USA. THEY ARE INDIA BIGGEST ENEMY UNDER TRUMPH ADMINISTRATION.
Ashley King • 9 hours ago
Where is "MAKE IN INDIA" , just announcing program will not help us.
James Glass• Tristan da Cunha • 6 hours ago
It's just a bribe to Trump to allow purchase of S400.
Pankaj • 6 hours ago
Being nuclear state is enough to scare enemies...dont waste money ..use it for welfare of people and farmers