Friday, December 12, 2014

India , Russia Agree On Joint Development

Looking ahead, the cooperation in strategic sectors like defence and nuclear energy is already sturdy and will get a renewed momentum at the forthcoming summit talks. Russia accounts for over 60 per cent of India’s imports of military hardware, and looks set to retain this unassailable position in years to come despite New Delhi diversifying its arms supply. The defence-relations -- the bedrock of the India-Russia relationship –- has acquired a new dynamic with the shift from the buyer-seller framework to the ongoing programmes for joint research, development and production of cutting-edge defence technologies and weaponry systems. Joint development is the new mantra, which is epitomised in Brahmos missiles, the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft, the Multi Transport Aircraft, and the licensed production in India of SU-30 aircraft and T-90 tanks. 


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