Forecast Roundtable – Indian Defense Environment, Part 1

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Welcome to the Forecast Roundtable podcast. Each podcast features several analysts discussing various aerospace and defense-related issues.

This week’s podcast features Huma Siddiqui Senior Correspondent for New Delhi’s Financial Express and Dan Darling Europe/Asia Military Markets Analyst for Forecast International discussing India’s defense environment.

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PodcastButton100:35 – What is behind the recently planned joint naval/air exercises between India and Gulf countries?

03:19 – India recently conducted a joint air exercise with UAE – what do you make of it?

04:55 – Reliance Defense and Abu Dhabi Ship Building recently signed an MOU for naval and commercial services? Are we to see more cooperation between the two nations?

07:32 – Discussion of the Indian and Russian governments’ decision to export the BrahMos missile to the UAE.

08:40 – Why is it a problem for India to be reliant on international defense suppliers?

9:56 – India is pushing SMEs and MSMEs to invest in R&D with government support – will this help?

13:52 – Chinese military defense industry.

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The Forecast International International Military Markets series examines the military capabilities, equipment requirements, and force structures inventories of 140 countries, with corresponding coverage of the political and economic trends shaping the defense market outlook for individual countries and regions.

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