Why India Needs To Worry About Russian Weaponry?
- Over 90% of the Indian army’s 3,000-plus main battle tanks are Russian T-72 and T-90S.
- India was also in advanced talks to procure another 464 Russian T-90MS tanks.
- India’s air force fighter squadrons comprise Russian aircraft like 272 Su-30MKI.
- The Indian navy has a Russian aircraft carrier (INS Vikramaditya) and nine Russian diesel-electric submarines among other platforms.
But now, with Russia’s strike on Ukraine, India needs to worry, both about possessing Russian weaponry and its future prospects as well as about its efficacy.