7 Jul

The International Security Observer

By Djan Sauerborn.In the annual edition of Foreign Policy’s top 10 missed stories of 2011, India’s Military buildup found itself on the top of the podium, and rightly so.[i]Not only the magnitude of modernization, but also the variety of countries selling weaponry, technology, blue-prints and know-how to India seems breath-taking. The elephant is on the rise. India today, according to SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), is the world’s largest weapons importer.[ii]  This new wave of arms deals covers all branches of the Armed Forces: Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Indian Air force and Indian Paramilitary Forces. What is the strategic rationale behind these purchases? This essay seeks to answer this question by reference to the recent multi-billion dollar military aviation deal between India and France and analyze the implications and factors of India’s decision-making process.

The “Rafale” deal revisited

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  1. Djan Sauerborn July 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    glad you liked it!

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