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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Indian 15B Project Navy Destroyers—Too Little, Too Late

INS VisakhapatnamCreation of a batch of destroyers under project 15A and the recent launching of the first destroyer in the series 15B are undoubtedly a sign of success of the Indian defense industry.

India is making progress in its endeavor to emerge as a formidable military-industrial power.

However, a comparison of these construction programmes of large destroyers with similar Chinese programmes clearly demonstrates that attempts to maintain parity in the naval race with China are potentially ruinous for India at least for now, says Vasily Kashin, expert at the Center for Strategic and Technological Analysis.

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