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Another pact with Russian arms firm by Reliance when Modi visited Moscow during dec 2015

Will the opposition in India also  include Reliance Defence announcement  on Thursday 24th dec 2015 that it had signed a manufacturing and maintenance deal potentially worth $6 billion with Russia’s Almaz-Antey, the maker of an air defence system  is a point  been pondered with .

It is important to note Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday 23rd dec 2015 arrived in Moscow on a two-day visit during which he attended the 16th India-Russia annual summit.

According to Reuters  the partnership between the Indian firm controlled by  Anil Ambani and the Russian firm was announced as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a trip to Moscow aimed at strengthening defence ties.

Indian defence ministry sources said the government had cleared the purchase of five S-400 air defence systems that are estimated to cost about $4.5 billion in a bid to modernise the country’s defences against airborne attacks.

“The two sides identified the air defence missile systems…. radars and automated control systems as areas of partnership…. as well as offset policies of the Indian Ministry of Defence,” Reliance said in a statement.

Under the offsets policy, global defence contractors are required to invest a percentage of the value of any deal in India to help it build a defence industrial base and reduce imports for a military that has emerged as the world’s biggest buyer of arms in recent years.

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India is forecast to spend $250 billion over the next decade to upgrade its military and Modi’s government wants a greater role for Indian state and defence firms.

Reliance is forging close ties with Russia to jumpstart its ambitions to develop a defence business from scratch. 

It said it had also discussed joint implementation of modernisation, repair and overhaul of Almaz-Antey systems already in service in India.

The company also plans to bid for contracts for local manufacture of helicopters, submarines and ships. 

During dec 2015  Ambani’s Reliance Infrastructure (RLIN.NS) took sole management control of Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Co PIPA.NS which has built patrol vessels for the Indian navy 

Already  the question of why HAL has not been consulted for dassault deal by opposition parties  chokes Ruling bjp benches .,

Now adding  fuel to the fire another pact Reliance  undertook with  Almaz-Antey, the maker of an air defence system worth 6 billion $ and here again  HAL the Indian government  traditional defence  manufacturing  plant been just like that left out .

Now adding  fuel to the fire another pact Reliance  undertook with  Almaz-Antey, the maker of an air defence system worth 6 billion $ and here again  HAL the Indian government  traditional defence  manufacturing  plant been just like that left out .

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