New Delhi: India is now also looking to export its new Varunastra anti-submarine torpedoes to Vietnam after earlier initiating talks with the country for the sale of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles. This forms part of India's overall policy to steadily crank up military ties with Vietnam, both in terms of military supplies as well as training of Vietnamese personnel on Kilo-class submarines as well as Sukhoi-30MKI fighters.
Both countries are concerned about China's assertive behaviour in the Asia-Pacific region, especially its strongarm tactics in the contentious South China Sea where India has an oil-gas exploration bloc off the coast of Vietnam.
India, of course, is also now keen to sell the BrahMos, "a precision-strike conventional weapon" developed in collaboration with Russia, to other countries like Indonesia and the Philippines as well as a few in the Gulf and Latin America.
With a range of 290km, the existing BrahMos does not fall under the ambit of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), which basically seeks to regulate export of missile and drone technology over 300-km range.
India should sell BrahMos to Taiwan and the Philippines as well.
Nothing wrong... If we don''t someone else will. This is economics and it is good that DRDO is getting business oriented...
.. ... .. CHINESE SUBS ARE DEAD DUCK, SITTING TARGET FACING TOO MANY TORPEDOES FROM TOO MANY ENEMIES FROM ALL DIRECTION. . .
great....if china can provide wmds to pakis so should india..
India doesn''t have to do this but China is forcing India''s hand
Very right f the China
Give news when it is sold. Too much paid news not good.
Now that''s smart. More such strategic moves are needed to keep neighbors in check