This video by Educational Documentary features the Indian Army’s latest armaments to combat China’s growing military aggression. The narrator talks of five new weapons that have been purchased by the country to meet the Chinese challenge.
First, India is reported to have purchased a total of 145 M777 Howitzers at the cost of $750 million. Artillery pieces don’t get much limelight when compared to fighter jets or missiles, but are one of the most effective weapons in large-scale wars. They can obliterate regimens or infantry divisions, and can block the enemy from capturing territories. The M777 uses a digital control system that allows it to fire quickly and efficiently. The units will be given to the Mountain Strike Corps, which is specifically tasked to guard the India-China border.
Second, to combat the air forces of China, India has bought a P-8 Poseidon and will be acquiring more in the following year. The P-8 Poseidon is a military aircraft that features a Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission surface search radar, High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability (HAAWC), Air Launch Accessory (ALA), and a Mark 54 torpedo that can be deployed from up to 30,000 feet.
Third in India’s arsenal is the BrahMos. The BrahMos is a short-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from ships, aircrafts and submarines. Supersonic missiles have a range of about 100 to 500 kilometers.
The fourth is the INS Arihant, which is the lead ship of the Arihant class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. The INS Arihant was developed under the $2.9 billion Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project to design and build nuclear-powered submarines. This lead submarine has four vertical launch tubes, which can carry four large K-4 missiles or twelve small K-15 missiles.
Finally, India has the Agni-V, an intercontinental ballistic missile with a range of 5,500 to 5,800 kilometers. With the Agni-V, India will be able to strike targets across Asia, as well as countries in Europe. This weapon can also deliver multiple warheads at different targets.