India to buy 30 US armed drones to counter China，Pakistan
NEW DELHI：India plans to buy 30 armed drones from the US to boost its sea and land defences as tensions persist with neighbours China and Pakistan，according to officials with knowledge of the matter.
India will approve next month the $3 billion purchase of 30 MO-9B Predator drones manufactured by San Diego-based General Atomics，the officials said，asking not to be identified speaking with the media.The deal would add to India’s military capabilities as the drones it has now can only be used for surveillance and reconnaissance
India is emerging as a strategic defence partner for the US，particularly in countering Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean and some areas of Southeast Asia.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s go nment is in the midst of a 10-vear.$250 billion military modernization.
Emergency procurement ok but Hereafter please build them locally no merits in funding general atomics
Aztcom Bro you’re correct but you know what Khangress Governments did to India.You can’t keep a child at home for 16 vears and then suddenly tell him to pass 10th School class on his own.I hope you understand.Modi will surely do Atmanirbhar Bharat
Keep up the good work Modi.India is correcting all the mistakes of the Congress since Nehru’s tenure？
And regarding China there is no change in issue that was there and now.in 1962 us and Britain was the country who never wanted to sale any weapons to india.If you can read history just read it.which war india lost due to shortage arms and weapons
every year more than 7 lakhs students pass engineering exams but still india has to rely on other nations for technologies.its high time to change our degraded education system
Indian Armed forces can ta tackele China a ina and Pak forces without drones also
The Chinese defense budget is three times higher than that of India.In realty，it is at least four times higher-perhaps even five-as the Chinese are not forced to invest in expensive foreign weapons as is the case with India.In recent times，the Chinese air force has acquired two squadrons of Sukhoi Su 35″S”fighters and in July 2019，Moscow delivered S 400 air defence platforms to the PLA rocket forces.
More than External Enemies like Pakistan China，Armed Drones Urgently required to Locate ano Hunt Internal Enemies.
good decision I would say.its the need of the hour till we achieves self-reliance on make in India drones..we need take a cue from the recent armenia vs Azerbaijan conflict.，drones completely changed the scenario..
Now we know why USA supported India in theChina conflict.They sold their drones to India.
Everything is a business for USA.You have to pay them for support.
I am surprised why such news comes in public.This should be kept secretive
China may already have the drone specs…so do not worry
In Modi ji term military people really got good facilities&upgrade.I too like to serve army but age barred
Considering the hostile posture of China towards US it is in the interest of US to equip India with latest arsenals to withstand such hostilities.
MODII WHERE IS YOUR ATMANIRBHARTA ONLY IN SPEACH FOR ELECTIONS PROMISES FINALLY ONLY ON PAPER
30 is a big number and a good number of drones
WHAT INDIAN ENGINEERS ARE DOING？！Their education and degree is just a waste They cant manufacture a simple drone.SHAME SHAME.
Instead India can buy between three to five of them，dismantle them and find out the product design and then simply copy them，just like China does！
Seriously hats off to you！！What a great idea
If we copy China then whats the difference between them and us.Why to uneccessarily spoil the reputation of India.
wow，and you think our Indian scientists didnt think of this jugaad earlier..Yl，these technologies are very hard to copy and the contracts are very very tough that don’t allow anyone to open，snoop or repair..everything is done by US tech people…it’s not that simple as you think
there is an agreement with every purchases that forbids you from doing that.It would lead to India’s blacklisting in arms market
Only solution is to privatize all defense companies in india，so that meritorious people work on indian military systems
India is only going to shop for these lethal weapons.They did nothing with the Rafael’s.
3 billion USD for 30 drones would mean we pay USD 100 million per drone which is almost equal to Rs.740 crores per drone.Really big money here.Unless we develop local manufacturing competence we are sure to keep these US defence companies very happy.
Dont just retaliate BUT attack first.
Good decision.Also hope indian will create its own armed drone in future
Each Drone costs Rs.700 crores？Too much.We should manufacture our own drones.
dont WORRY，you will be made the CEO of a drone company that will make the DRONES…
In the mean time INDIAN SCIENTIST enjoying luxury from our TAX money.
Incompetent people，instead you could have done something to counter fuel prices
India needs Chinas help to remove Modi from PM role.China help us please！