Whats going on here ? Anyone knew about this?
India will pay for Russian arms to be supplied to Afghanistan
The Indian financing for Afghanistan will largely focus on artillery guns, air support in the form of choppers and even armoured vehicles, including tanks, the Indian Express added
Afghanistan had asked India to supply some weapons immediately .
So what the leadership in New Delhi did is they contacted the Rosoboronexport Delhi office and asked them to supply the weapons that the Afghans need and bill it to New Delhi .
This will help in two ways . First , the Afghans have already been using Soviet military hardware for over 35 years
, so they will need little or no training in using them . Moscow & New Delhi are building an MRO facility in Afghanistan . So whenever needed the hardware exported by Rosoboronexport can always be overhauled at this facility .
Second , the defense industry in India is still in it's infancy . They cannot even meet the requirements of the Indian armed forces so to expect them to export to Afghanistan is a bridge too far . Private defense contractors in India are not allowed to export weapons . Also , Afghan soldiers would have to be trained to use military hardware designed in India like the HAL Rudra for example . Maybe in the long run India will export to Afghanistan but as of now purchasing weapons from Rosoboronexport on behalf of Afghanistan is the best possible thing that New Delhi can do .