Yeah apart from their smart munitions and vshorads the British have nothing really great. Their armour doesn't fit well into indian doctrine or terrain. The sniper rifles are actually the least relevant in my opinion. The Americans have a lot of equally great rifles so do the Russians with the lobaev. Buying Accuracy international would have made more sense in early 2010's.Other than the snipers nothing else make sense. They do not have much to offer as products IMO
My wishlist doesn't have any Indigenous equivalent in production or even in design. Star streak and mpdms are different in that starstreak can be used against ifv's too. So it's much more flexible and fits slightly different mission profile. They can complement indigenous hardware. they can't really replace.They will try to push all outdated tech and run over our indigenous programs. At the end of the day we wont become self sufficient but dependent on them. Its better to go case by case and have a one off transaction rather than having a so called broad based collaboration which will wipe our current programs. Remember all this comes at a price, they would expect to foot the majority of the bill.
In an increasingly geopolitical world, we must champion the Commonwealth values of democracy and sovereignty. The UK and India are helping to build a modern Commonwealth fit for the 21st century and delivering tangible benefits for its members.
That’s why we are working together on a new Commonwealth Diplomatic Academy programme, which will equip young diplomats with expertise and training they will need to tackle the global challenges we face.
Graduates from the programme will play a crucial role in delivering a rejuvenated Commonwealth united in support of self-determination.
Reflecting their shared commitment to the Commonwealth, Foreign Secretary Truss and External Affairs Minister Jaishankar met in Kigali this week and welcomed a successful Commonwealth Heads of Government summit.
Foreign Secretary Truss and External Affairs Minister Jaishankar underlined the value they place on a strong and revitalised Commonwealth family, fit for the 21st century and delivering clear value and tangible benefits for all members.
Both Ministers are pleased to announce that a joint India-UK Commonwealth Diplomatic Academy programme is to be hosted in New Delhi, India. The Academy programme will equip young diplomats from all Commonwealth Member States with expertise and training on global challenges.
They underlined the UK and India’s commitment to delivering a truly connected, innovative and transformative future for the Commonwealth family which supports the needs and expectations of all Member States.