The premise of the relative decrease of the Russian presence in the Indian arms market, the largest in the wrong role fighter tender price of about $ 10 billion are not only external, and the internal Russian cause, the deputy director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, Konstantin Makienko.
"In the formation of a negative style of Russian products in the Indian market will wear their own contribution to the chagrin and Russian exporters. First, it refers to the frequent breakdowns of the contractual terms of responsibilities and poor after-sales service ", — said K. Makienko" Interfax-AVN "on Tuesday.
The latest example of this kind, he said, were delays in delivery of the second batch Talwar-class frigates and the delay in the transfer of a lease multipurpose nuclear submarine of project 971I. "Overcoming these negative trends is absolutely imperative for the upcoming positive Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation", — said K. Makienko.
Among the external factors he called high-spirited growth of monetary powers India and increase the properties of its human capacity, including military personnel, leading to a gradual shift in demand from India's middle price and technology sector, which is dominated our homeland, in a higher price and benign niche where Western stronger position.
According to K. Makienko, in relations with India in the field of military-technical cooperation in recent years, there are contradictory trends. On the one hand, this country has been about 5 years naikrupneyshim buyer is Russian weapons and military equipment. Supposedly back in 2005-2006, the Indians took to the leading position in terms of re-sign the contract, and in 2007, ahead of China and transfer rates.
K. Makiyenko said that as of early 2011, India accounted for about a third of the knapsack orders Russian arms exporters or about $ 12 billion. Underway are naikrupneyshie military-technical projects — re-equipment and modernization of the aircraft carrier Vikramaditya, the establishment of a licensing and supply of Su-30MKI, the supply of deck-based fighters MiG-29K multi-role helicopters Mi-17V5, construction of 3 frigates of Project 11356M.
"Moreover, India has so far the only state in relation to which the Our homeland defected from the shopping paradigm to a cooperative model of cooperation relations, in which the implementation of joint military-industrial projects based on the principle of risk-shared basis. Important of these is the joint development programm fighter fifth generation FGFA and the creation of the heavy long-range supersonic anti-ship missile BrahMos, as stagnant, but, nevertheless, is realized formally programm medium military transport aircraft MTA », — said the expert.
He noted that certain projects are likely to occur due to the enormous tradition of bilateral military-technical relations, which account for more than half a century, also a phenomenal harmony Russian-Indian military-political interests. In the world of competitive criteria Our homeland interested in the highest military, economic, technological enhancement of India and is ready to transmit or with Divide develop these technologies, the source of which will not be any other country in the world.
"In this sense, the very promising is the development of cooperation in the field of multi-purpose nuclear submarines. India is also providing assistance in improving the properties of its ballistic missiles of various bases. With all of this initiation of cooperation in strategic areas must be justified by placing new Indian treaties in the field of conventional arms "- said K. Makienko.
On the other hand, he said, India alternately pursuing a policy of diversification of sources of weapons and technology, resulting fraction of the Russian Federation in the Indian market goes down evenly.
"In fact, particularly Europeans, Israelis, and in the near future and the U.S., not Our homeland, became the beneficiary of a frisky capacity growth of Indian arms market. Particularly alarming loss should be recognized by Russians position in the sector of air defense in favor of Israel and the Gaza military transport aircraft for the United States, the fact that Russian The MiG-35 was not the end of the MMRCA tender price of $ 10 billion, "- said K. Makienko.