'At Home and Abroad', India's Air Defence Planners Saddle Up to the SAM Procurement Challenge
India faces unique air security challenges. It suffers from a quasi-belligerent, nuclear-armed neighbour at its border and an increasingly outdated Cold War air-defence system.
Consequently, the last fifteen years have seen efforts by the Indian Ministry of Defence to either purchase upgraded systems or, increasingly, internally develop their own. SAM (surface-to-air missile) systems can be mounted on a number of delivery platforms at sea and on the ground.
Moving on from legacy so...
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