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The DRDO expects to complete the extension of range by May 2022. Astra is an indigenous beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile.
Russia wants to play a bigger role in South Asia now. Even if it clouds relationship with China.
Rafale is considered to be one of the finest fighters in the world. With its avionics, radars & weapon systems, it is the most potent aircraft in South Asia.
A disarmament expert describes it as an unprecedented situation where Russia is technologically ahead of the US and the Pentagon is playing catch-up.
IAF chose the British ASRAAM in 2013 after a contest that involved the Israeli Python, the German Diehl IRIS-T & American Raytheon AIM-9X Sidewinder.
The Americans believe that now’s not the time to corner Delhi, especially as the acquisition of Russian S-400 missiles is going to take quite long.
Final price negotiations are on for India's Rudra choppers and the first firing from the Light Combat Helicopter to be held by year-end.
Vietnam is reconsidering deal as it is in direct talks with Russia for supply of similar missiles
Launch within 6-8 weeks, will leave dry dock but induction to take some time.