The new recruitment policy of the Indian armies generates many protests

Heirs to a British tradition, the Indian armed forces are entirely professional, and Indian soldiers generally sign a very long-term contract upon enlistment, up to 17 years for the lower ranks. For the Modi government, this situation seemed problematic, since it was a question of maintaining a force of 1,4 million professional soldiers, whose payroll continues to increase while the standard of living rises in the country. Like the professional Western armed forces, New Delhi has therefore decided to implement a new recruitment policy for its armed forces, with an initial 4-year contract offered to…

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Indian Navy cleared to order 8 new corvettes for 36.000 crore

The Indian Defense Acquisition Council has authorized the financing of a program of 8 new generation corvettes for the Indian Navy, for an amount of 36.000 crore or €4,5 billion. The new class of ship will be entirely designed and manufactured by the Indian naval industry, in application of the “Make in India” directive. Due to the rapid modernization of the Pakistani fleet, with the arrival of new Type 039B Hangor-class submarines, Type 054 A/P Tughril-class frigates and Turkish MILGEM Babur-class corvettes, as well as the very rapid rise in power of the Chinese Navy, New Delhi has…

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The 5 assets of the Rafale against the Super Hornet for Indian naval aviation

The Rafale M1, the first aircraft in the program for French naval aviation, is today at the heart of attention for Dassault Aviation and the entire Team Rafale. Indeed, it is this aircraft which was sent on January 6 to the Indian naval air base in Goa to demonstrate its ability to be operated from a Ski-Jump type platform, and not of an aircraft carrier equipped with catapults. These tests, the first of which took place this morning and took place nominally, will last until the beginning of February and will make it possible to validate not only the capacity of…

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What are the consequences of Pakistan's acquisition of 25 Chinese J-10CE fighters?

It has been 13 years, since 2008, that the Pakistani authorities have been studying the possibility of acquiring a fleet of single-engine J-10 fighters from Beijing, and many rumors have announced the order as imminent on several occasions. It is now done, since they have confirmed having signed a contract to acquire 25 J-10CE, export version of the J-10C in service within the air forces of the People's Liberation Army, in order to equip two squadrons of 12 aircraft. If the amount of the contract is not mentioned, its calendar seems particularly short, since it is a question of presenting the new device during the celebrations of the day of the Republic,…

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Pakistan reportedly ordered 36 J-10C fighters from Beijing

Definitely, the entry into service of the first Indian Rafales continues to provoke notable reactions at the country's borders. After the reinforcement of the Chinese defensive system near the Ladakh and Doklam plateaus, and a press campaign bordering on the ridiculous to present the superiority of Chinese planes against the new Indian machine, it is Pakistan's turn to respond, again through Beijing. Indeed, according to many Pakistani Defense-oriented information sites, the country has formalized an order for 36 J-10C single-jet fighters to replace its venerable Mirage III in attack missions, and above all…

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Pakistan, Turkey: When Qatar trains its allies to face the Rafale

Qatar was one of France's first two partners to trust Dassault Aviation's Rafale, just as it trusted the Mirage 2000 twenty years earlier, the aircraft having long been the backbone of the small state's air defense. gas. Not only did Doha order 24 Rafales from Paris in 2015, only a few weeks after Egypt's first export order for the aircraft, but two years later it ordered a dozen additional copies, as well as the modernization of its fleet to F3R standard. In this sense, Doha certainly played an important role in the success that we know today of the…

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Indian Navy favors 6 nuclear attack submarines over a 3rd aircraft carrier

The development of a third aircraft carrier and its on-board air group for the Indian Navy has a strong symbolic stake in the country. For New Delhi, it is a question of showing in Beijing but also in Islamabad that the Indian Navy now plays in the court of the great Navy of the High Seas, and this all the more so as this third ship must be equipped with catapults, stops, and modern combat aircraft, with the development of a new national on-board fighter, the AMCA program in sight. However, and despite all the symbolism surrounding this program, the Indian Navy has officially informed the…

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The French proposal for 6 used A330 MRTT seduces the Indian authorities

Has France discovered the Holy Grail of selling weapons systems? Be that as it may, after Greece and Croatia, Paris has once again taken the initiative to offer recent and modernized second-hand devices, with a very attractive price, in an attempt to establish itself on a strategic market towards India. This time it is about 6 A330 refueling aircraft having 5 to 7 years of service, to transform them into refueling version in flight multi-mission MRTT Phoenix, like those which come into service today within the French air forces. According to Hindustantimes.com, citing statements from officials and the military, this offer…

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Rafale's next delivery to India will also be an event

The delivery of the first 5 Rafale aircraft to the Indian Air Force, in July 2020, had a resounding media and popular success, to the point of representing a real national event in India. The next delivery of 3 additional devices, which will take place on November 4, could also arouse a lot of interest. In fact, in addition to the decisive role that the new aircraft is called upon to play in deterrence and in the air force of the Indian Air Force while tensions with Pakistan and China continue to grow, this delivery will be in it -even spectacular, since the 3 fighter planes will make the journey between…

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The United States and India stand united against China

For several years, Washington has been trying to bring New Delhi back into the Western Defense sphere, in order to potentially contain Beijing's rise in military power, a rise in power that is becoming more pronounced every year. While cooperation between the two countries had so far been limited to an increase in arms contracts for India, the visit to New Delhi by the American Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, decidedly on all fronts these recent weeks, and of Marc Esper, the Secretary of Defense, made it possible to considerably advance the common front of the United States and India to contain Chinese ambitions in Asia. Traditionally unaligned since its…

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