India aims to supply BrahMos cruise missiles to Vietnam

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  1. Blue Marlin

    Blue Marlin 2nd Lieutenant

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    the japanese xasm-3 is a good missile i guess, its the next gen of asm's. speed is a large factore as radards are advanced enought track and engage them at subsonic speeds. they dont need large warheads as the kinetic impact and the light warhead is enough to deal with a decent sized ship.
    as for the brahmos to the viets it wont be a problem. they are use to russain kit and india is the one pushing for the deal and russia will let it go through as it one little check against the usa.
    japan wont be exporting missiles any time soon. the aussie sub deal fell through. the u-2 amphibous plane deal fell/badly delayed with india( not suprised)

    malaysia has choosen the nsm from the vikings, so they dont need any asms. myanmar wont buy indian missiles as they are more reliant on china then russia and india combined. i would be very supprised if they choose to go for it, if they do buy it they will send a few to china to be studied. classic move where both sides are happy

    as for pakistani and its f16 sale. well its not their fault. the indians were agressively lobbying for it to stop. even though the defence department and the obama administration approved the deal congress agreed to the sale but not with us tax payer money. you do know that its not that they could not afford it but they broke the original deal in the first place. ohh well. it turns out they have purchased targeting pods from turkey. and they should be news ona jet purchases from jordan soons and possibly a stopgap.
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    the x-51 is more a test platform to test hypersonic technoligies this is clearly displayed in the image you have there

    the lrasm is a agm-158
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    not much of a differance is there ?
    indoneasia has a the p800 which would most likely be near enough to the brahmos anyway. mind you as the pakistanis say the brahmos is ap800 with a made in india sticker on it. i would rather buy a missile from one country rather than 2 where both have to agree to a sale.

    as for range the mtcr is limiting them now that india is a member they have to abide by the rules. china is not a member of the mtcr but sells mtcr complient missiles but in some cases dependant on the customer they can be made non mtcr complient very easily. the cx-1 you have a picture of, the true range is about 400km. mind you they can do that and no one can stop them they only signed a piece of paper saying they will adhere to the mtcr regs. but for close allies they can turn a blind eye. mind you the usa did that with us and the tomahawks.
     
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  2. surya kiran

    surya kiran 2nd Lieutenant

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    It makes very little sense for the Iranians to buy the BrahMos. They would want it to work against the Israelis. But, the Israelis after the sale of the Yakhont to Syria, have worked with India to make the Barak 8. For Iran against SA, possibly.

    Indonesia already has the Yakhont. Russia sold them the same few years back.
     
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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    Not to mention it'd be politically sensitive for India as it would rub up against US interests and backlash. The US is all for the economic development of Iran - there are few better ways to placate a former adversary then opening up trade and investment with them - but arms sales are still a no-no for the US and India is cognizant of this. As the two sides seek greater partnership in international dealings, each other's interests are going to become more entwined, but also butt heads every so often. Selling arms to Iran would be one of those situations.

    And then there's this part of the equation too. India and Iran have growing military ties, but India and Israel's ties are even greater and growing faster. Selling arms to Iran that would be used against the US is prickly, but in the grand scheme of international relations not going to be a poison pill. But selling arms to Iran that would threaten Israel, either directly by Iran or a proxy force in Lebanon, Gaza or Syria, is an even greater risk for India.

    I also don't see Iran going the Indian route anyway. Their more in favor of local developments or mass-producing clones of North Korean (which are usually clones of Russian missiles) or Chinese missiles.

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    I'd sooner expect YJ-12 or CX-1 to show up in Iran then Brahmos.

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  4. Spectre

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    There will be no military relationship b/w India and Iran of any kind except for curtsy calls. Armed sales to Iran is in direct opposition to India's own self interests let alone interests of US or Israel. All said and done India and Iran have a transactional buyer seller relationship with Chabahar adding certain strategic contours which in my opinion is a huge mistake but India needed access to Afghanistan to protect it's substantial investments and trade routes to C. Asia and only Iran seemed willing.
     
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    raju seth Officer Candidate

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    Almost all the countries neighbouring china (who used to buy the russian products) have started to cut down the procurement
    This is simple logic in event of war with china ,russia will naturally back china,so it can cut supplies..& china has enough MIC ,that they dont need russia
     
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