Defence agreements between India and Russia
Aslew of agreements between India and Russia were reportedly signed at the DefExpo 2018, which included on helicopters, naval systems and combat vehicles. According to MoD sources, some 48 items covering major platforms were identified for “making in India” with Russian collaboration. The mega Indian private company Larsen & Toubro signed deals for naval programmes and for Future Ready Combat Vehicles (FRCV) as also co-production of rockets in India. Ananth Technologies signed an agreement for optoelectronic sighting and navigation systems for Su-30MKI aircraft. Ananth also signed another to set up technical and logistics support in India for T-90S and T-72 MBTs in service with the Army. Russia’s JSC AGAT signed agreements for after-sale support and modernisation of the Fregat radar, installed on Indian naval ships.