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Is India’s independent national defense reliable? Give more than five words

[Global Times reporter Shi Liufeng] on the 9th, India announced a ban on imports of 101 weapons and equipment on the ground of promoting independent national defense. But as one of the world’s largest arms importers, can India be able to get rid of its dependence on foreign weapons and equipment in just a few years? A number of foreign media said on the 10th that “the prospect of India’s independent national defense is not optimistic”. The US Fox News Network said on the 10th that the ban on the import of weapons by the Indian army is mainly in response to the “made in India” slogan put forward by the modi government. The plan is to stop importing weapons that can be produced in China in the next five years, covering transport aircraft, artillery, wheeled armored vehicles, light combat helicopters, radar systems, simulators, assault rifles and warships, etc. But it is not easy to achieve this. The Indian army relies heavily on imports of weapons and equipment. During the cold war, it relied on the Soviet Union, and now imports weapons from Russia, the United States and France at the same time. This year, it just purchased 3 billion US dollars of weapons and equipment from the United States. Sweden’s Stockholm Peace Research Institute reported in April that India is the world’s third largest importer of weapons. < p > < p > India’s Financial Express said on the 10th that the slogan of “national defense independence” has been chanted many times by the Indian government, but how much success it can achieve remains to be seen. “Over the past decades, although India has made some progress in military and space fields, these limited achievements are isolated, and China’s overall technological level has not achieved significant growth.”. Amit Kashi, a former procurement financial adviser to India’s Ministry of defense, said India’s uneven achievements in nuclear weapons, space and missiles are scattered in various technical fields, and they are not conducive to significantly improving the country’s overall military capability. According to the introduction, the organization for defense research and development, India’s main organization responsible for independent national defense, has 52 technical laboratories, about 5000 scientists and engineers, and 25000 staff. It has adopted reforms such as accountability system, attracting private enterprises to participate, and jointly developing weapon systems with overseas countries. However, “the organization has not been of great value to the Indian military so far.”. India has 41 state-owned ordnance factories and more than 100000 employees. However, senior Indian military officials said that Indian military enterprises failed to meet the military’s operational requirements both inside and outside the battlefield, resulting in the Indian army relying on imported weapons. Many Indian defense ministry and industry officials believe that the recent ban on the import of weapons and equipment is not only a waste of time, but also has little effect on improving the efficiency of Indian Chinese military enterprises. < / P > < p > up to now, India can not even produce light weapons such as assault rifles, sniper rifles and submachine guns used in high altitude areas, all of which need to be imported. In December last year, an Indian military representative confirmed to parliament that about 80% of Indian soldiers’ special winter clothes still depended on imports when they were working in cold regions such as the siaqin glacier and the Himalayas. The Indian army tried to purchase cold proof clothing from China, but Indian enterprises were unable to meet the military’s “acceptable standard”. On the 10th, India’s defense aviation post also poured cold water on the Indian Ministry of defense. According to the report, the Indian air force is currently experiencing the most difficult period, with more aircraft waiting to be retired than new ones that can be put on board. In theory, the Indian Air Force has 42 squadrons, but only 28 are available. It can be imagined that if the Indian army does stop importing foreign military aircraft in the next five years, Indian domestic airlines will not be able to provide these fighters with as many as 14 flying squadrons. An anonymous military expert told the global times on the 10th that the independence of the national defense industry requires scientific planning and guidance, orderly organization and coordination, long-term technology research and development, and a complete industrial system. The Indian army has been relying on imported weapons for a long time, and there are many gaps that need to be filled by defense management departments and military enterprises. They want to achieve self-sufficiency of most weapons within five years I’m afraid it’s not optimistic. In Germany, 1147 new crown cases were added in a single day, breaking 1000 for the second consecutive day in three months

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