India’s rapid defense modernization agenda is running into trouble. More than a half-dozen mega-projects, collectively worth over 3 trillion Indian rupees ($47 billion), are in limbo, awaiting final signatures. Included are fighter aircraft, light-utility helicopters, naval multirole rotorcraft, future infantry combat vehicles, new-generation stealth submarines and countermine vessels. The hurdles are numerous: a low-budget, drawn-out contract award process; insufficient and limited ...

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