India's Funding Problematic

India's Funding Problematic 9 September, 2016

India’s Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP) for 2012-2027 translates to a cost of $233 billion for the weapons and equipment needed for India's armed forces. LTIPP lists the purchase of 500 helicopters, 12 submarines, nearly 100 single-engine fighter jets, more than 120 twin-engine fighter aircraft and an aircraft carrier. There are several projects awaiting finalisation by the Ministry of Defence, including the purchase of 36 Rafale fighters from France; 56 Airbus C-295 transport aircraft; 145 ultralight howitzer artillery guns from the United States; 100 155mm tracked artillery guns; 280 aero engines from Honeywell for the British-built Jaguar aircraft used by the Indian Air Force; and five units of Russian-made S-400 advanced air defence systems.

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