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India publishes ambitious defence roadmap

28th February 2018 - 09:54 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


India released its ‘Technology Perspective and Capability Roadmap - 2018’ (TPCR-2018) document in late February, outlining the equipment and technology that the country’s armed forces will need in the coming decade.

The document lists 221 pieces of equipment required by the Indian Army, Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Air Force (IAF) through to the late 2020s.

Its preamble states: ‘This document intends to drive the technology development process that the industry may like to pursue. This roadmap may guide the industry in planning or initiating technology development, partnerships and production arrangements.’

The first TPCR was issued in April 2013, and

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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