31 Dec '16, 10am

Modi takes India in 'Top Gear' with major defence acquisitions and upgrades

Modi takes India in 'Top Gear' with major defence acquisitions and upgrades

The Narendra Modi-led government had in 2015 agreed to go in for 36 Rafales in a direct deal with France, and by the end of 2016 Indian defence was able to test the inter-continental nuclear capable missile Agni V. India augmented its naval strike capabilities by inducting the indigenously developed nuclear submarine Arihant. Indian Army's artillery firepower was boosted by the purchase of M777 Howitzers from US. Here is the list of major defence deals made by the armed forces in 2016: 1) Inter-Continental Nuclear Capable Missile Agni V :: Even though the Defence Ministry was not directly involved, investigating agencies carried out raids against a number of defence middlemen while cases were registered against some staying abroad in connection with alleged corruption. Another big development that came towards the end of 2016 was the successful fourth test of the indigenou...

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