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armyAsia and the world loading up on more tanks and armored vehicles

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Asian spending on armored vehicles (tanks and armored personnel carriers) during the next decade is likely to reach USD166 billion. China, India, and South Korea are among the world’s top 10 spenders on military vehicles and are likely to contribute …

indiaIndia’s has obsolete army and air force is still using “flying coffins” after 40 years of procurement problems

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India started looking for new warplanes in 2007 and there was a deal with Dassault Aviation for 126 Rafale jets for $11 billion. However, constant arguments over price and quality guarantees caused the purchase to be canceled in 2015. India …

indiaIndia planning building habitats on the moon

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In 2013-2014, India was able to successfully complete the Mangalyaan Mars orbiter mission for a total of $74 million. This was almost ten times cheaper than a $671 million NASA Mars orbiter mission (Maven). India is now looking at building …

economyHundreds of millions of uneducated and unemployed Indians could turn to violence

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Milan Vaishnav, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, notes that despite great projections for India from McKinsey, the World Bank and IBM and many others, India’s rise is not assured. Milan wrote an article for Foreign Affairs which covers the work …

gdpIndia fastest growing large economy with 7.2% GDP growth

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India’s GDP grew 7.2% in the third quarter, surpassing expectations. India is the fastest growing large country. The rebound puts India GDP growth higher than China. The rebound is from better industrial activity, especially manufacturing and construction, and an expansion …

air forceThe USA is no longer guaranteed future military technology dominance

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The US has enjoyed complete military dominance since about 1985. The Soviet Union and now Russia is competitive with the number of nuclear weapons. Th Soviet Union also had a total volume of tanks and armored vehicles which the USA …

energyIndia approves construction of 12 more nuclear reactors

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India has approved the construction of 12 new nuclear power reactors. 10 will be indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) with a capacity of 700 MW each and two will be Russian Light Water Reactors (LWRs). Two PHWRs each will …

air forceIndia and Russia are talking about upgrading Su-35 with stealth

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The standard russian Su-35 jet is able to match performance characteristics of a fifth-generation fighter — with the sole exception of its lack of stealth capabilities. A fifth-generation variant of the Su-35 could mean just adding stealth modifications. Boeing has …

chinaIncome distributions show how far India has to go to create even a global middle class

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The Economist reports that India does not have a middle class and growing inequality it preventing the growth of a middle class. The top 1% of Indian adults, a rich enclave of 8 million inhabitants making at least $20,000 a …

artificial intelligenceThe Future of Asia is ultimately about AI, other advanced tech and economics

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Hugh White makes the case that America’s influence is decreasing in Asia and China is on the eventual but inevitable path to dominating Asia. Others make the case that the USA still has strategic options. Nextbigfuture believes the ultimate Future …