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👉After UPA wasted a decade w/o any defence purchase, Modi govt went in overdrive to meet long pending shortfalls
👉In 2015 it ordered 22 Apache attack helicopter n 15 heavy lift Chinnok's plus 145 light artillery gun M 777
👉2016 ordered 36 Rafale jets
Deliveries start this yr
👉After purchase of Bofors in 1987 there was no futher induction. Bofors range 27 km. IA operational demand is 1800 artillary gun
👉Modi govt gave initial order of 114 Dhanush gun to OFB(Ordinance factory board) 152mm/45 caliber range 38 km. future order 400 pending
👉Order for 150 Advanced towed artillary gun(ATAG) 152mm/52 calibre 45 km given to Bharat Forge n Tata systems
👉Order for 100 Self propelled artillary gun K9 Vajra 152/55 to SK-L&T JV, delivery started
👉Modi fulfills yet another decade old demand. Armed forces wanted a modern assualt rifle as per infantry modernization
👉Under fast track process govt gives order 73400 Sig Sauer Assualt rifles amounting 700 cr to US company.
👉Modi gave order for 1.86L bullet proof jacket to an Indian company. Foreign jacket cost 1.50L, Indian co 50K. Foreign exchange saved plus local jobs created
👉New 1.50L Mukut combat helmet for soldiers. Our soldiers till now were having outdated ones
👉Indian arm export till 2014 was less than 1000 cr. Till Nov 2018 it was 7500 cr n in Mar 2019 it will be 10000 cr
👉Before Modi only 118 items were allowed for export, Modi increased it to 794 defence items
👉Def export target 2025 is set at 35000 cr.
👉This is the power of Make in India started by Modi. Modi is not only curbing import of arms but at the same time finding market for Indian arms overseas
👉Approved 17K cr for jointly developing with Israel MR-SAM (Medium range surface to air missile)
👉Modi ordered DRDL to double the Akash SAM to 100/month from 50.
👉Modi in 2015 approved purchase of seven squadron of Akash missile system for IAF. 2 regiment for army at a cost of 20000 cr
👉Imported system cost was double than for Akash. Modi cancelled import order n saved
30K -40K cr rupees. This is Make in India
👉Many countries have shown interest in purchasing Akash. Already India has doubled its production capability
👉Once Indian armed forces order completes export of Akash will start.
👉Majority of Indian Navy ships can carry at least 2 helicopters. But due to shortage or old heli's many ships sailed w/o it. In 2018 sanctioned 21K cr for purchase of 111 helicopter. This r used for anti submarine warfare plus other roles. 24 multirole helicopter also sanctioned
👉In 2019 approval for Project 75I in which indigenious construction of 6 diesel electric submarine given costing 40K cr
👉An Indian company will tie up with foreign OEM n construct it in India
👉In same meeting 5K Milan anti tank guded missile for army approved.
👉GRSE gets order for construction of 4 survey vessels for Indian Navy cost 2400 cr
👉Contract for construction of 7 Stealth Frigate given to Mazgaon Dock n GRSE cost 28K cr
👉Unspecified no of Brahmos missiles for Indian navy warships.
👉Modi aim is clear he wants 90% indigenization of all defence requirement by 2028
👉Is basic work done to achieve it n how
👉Clear cut policy put in place where defence PSU (DPSU), Indian pvt co n foreign strategic partners roles r defined
👉DPSU r encouraged for filing Patents
👉Lets see indigenization work in IAF: Modi ordered 83 Tejas MK1A at the cost of 50K cr
👉To achieve fast delivery he sanctioned 1238 cr for errection of second production line which is capable of delivering 8 Tejas/yr.
👉So by 2020 HAL capacity to deliver Tejas will be 16/yr. This 83 plus existing order of 40 will complete by 2023-24
👉Tejas MK 2 design has been finalised. Its first prototype will fly by Dec 2022 n go into production by 2024-25. IAF has shown interest in 201 Tejas MK 2
👉After Tejas MK 2 we have prestigious project of AMCA which is equivalent of Rafale. Design work going on
👉After 2035-2040 barring Rafale all IAF fighter planes will be Indian either different version of Tejas or AMCA
👉If ADA n HAL succeeds in designing n flying prototypes of Tejas MK 2 n AMCA as per schedule we will see HAL developing into a giant company
👉It orders will be booked for atleast next 2 decades with triplying of capacity
👉Rahul Gandhi is absolutely lying when he says Modi is weakening HAL. He is using general lack of interest in Indian public about defence matters to derail indigenization of defence
👉Many nationalist cites Chinese example n ask why GOI not acting against christian missionaries
👉They overlook one factor China knew about the wicked aims of missionaries from 1960's. First they achieved self sufficiency in defence n certain economic stability
👉Same roadmap chosen by Modi. All our defence equipments come from Christian countries n enemy is muslim UMMAH
👉Modi has concentrated on economy n got a fair deal of success. Now the target is defence indigenization by 2028
👉Global arm lobby n the strong import lobby will use all tricks n weapons at its disposal to derail this with help of some dalal politicians.
👉Friends the list of order given by Modi is very long, can't accomodate in a thread. It covers attack helicopters, tanks, radars, electronic jammers, missiles, work on aircraft carrier, drones, next generation warfare techniques. We have developed over own GPS system NAVICS.
👉Just stay solidly behind a patriotic leader like Modi. We will be directly benefitted by this Make in India defence as lakhs of jobs will be opened for first time for Indians
👉Don't fall prey to whatsapp messages by congress n import lobbies. Counter with this thread data
👉Thanks for patiently reading this long thread 🙏🙏
Atleast one lakh crore saved by scrapping import orders n giving it to Make in India defence. This is just the tip of iceberg, GOI should release the updated data. Link
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