In the mid 2000s the Russians got cocky with extra money flowing into their country and tried to squeeze us on a few deals.
For the Gorshkov debacle both the Indian Navy and the Russian Shipyards are to blame for lack of proper due deligence.
The Russians have given us and continue to give us the following
BRAHMOS/SUperSonic Long Range Cruise Missle Tech (Airlaunched/SLCM)
Given us significant tech in BM development and Space Rocket Development
FFG/DDG tech to the level that we can make them now in India
PAD/AAD (in conjunction with Israel)
T-90M complete tank tech with new Gen ERA armour tech
AKulla II SSGN Lease/ATV HELP
Russia has played a VERY VERY LARGE Role in our strategic weapon programs. The closest that come to them is Israel. Both Countries have been given us an unprecedented access to their technology and weapon platforms that no other country on the world would ever give us and with pretty much ZERO strings attached. In Kargil both Russia and Israel stood by us and diverted their own internal weapon stockpiles to us. Cannot expect that from any other country.
IMO we should stick to Russian+Israeli Hardware/Software mixing. and rely on the euros and americans as little as possible. We aint getting the F-22 or any other strategic (read nuke) related platform from them) Even if we buy Western Gear it invariably gets ISraeli/Russian equipment on it. Its should remain as such.
We our local mil-industrial complex now picking up We should look to Partner the Russian-Israeli block with the South Koreans/Singaporians for further development and tech sharing .
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