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India's Overseas Military bases and foreign bases which station Indian Military

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by Indx TechStyle, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. Indx TechStyle

    Indx TechStyle Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Overseas Military Bases of a budding Super Power - India
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    2. Mozambique ::

    3. Seychelles ::

    4. Oman ::

    5. Qatar ::

    6. Tajikistan ::

    7. Nepal ::
    8. Vietnam ::

    9. Maldives ::

    10. Bhutan ::
     
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    INS Vikramaditya in Maldives
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    the base in Tajikistan cant be used for military purposes,if I am not wrong
     
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    Not Farkhor but India uses Ayani Airbase for military purposes.:biggthumpup:
     
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    Farkhor Air Base : India’s Foreign Military Base[​IMG]Picture for Representation – Sukhoi 30 MKI

    [​IMG]Location on Map
    How it Started :
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    Farkhor Airbase

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    Ayni Airbase

    In Use :
    [​IMG]Indian Airforce MiG 29

    Strategic Importance :
     
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    India to get its first foreign Naval base , and second foreign Military base

    India to develop strategic assets in 2 Mauritius, Seychelles islands

    Other potential bases or for at least stationing Indian soldiers are KSA, UAE and Djibouti. It's strategically very critical for oil suppliers through Hormuz strait.

    Djibouti: The Superpowers' Playground

    http://m.timesofindia.com/india/Aft...is-now-thinking-West/articleshow/54283274.cms
    Signing of LEMoA enables us to use American bases in their mainland (not required though) and in Diego Gracia, probably Guam also.

    But does it allow India to use American bases in other countries like Japan, ROK, Philippines or Europe etc.?
    Somebody may know better.
     
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    we need bases in Myanmar to protect Act East policy land assets like trilateral hiway.
     
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    Vietnam as well. But that's even closer to be realized than Myanmar.
     
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    Awesome thread, I have had so many questions regarding our foreign bases and activities (overt and covert) for so long; please use this thread to pool all the available/known information. I've been very curious about this stuff but outside of a few lines in places like wikipedia there isn't much material out there about this stuff (in my experience at least).
     
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    Don't forget that the IN has also set up a coastal security radar network at Seychelles connected to the rest of the network in India. The plans are to create such stations in Sri Lanka and the Maldives also, again connected to the central IMAC in Delhi.

    The IN is doing a good job or extending its eys and ears within the IOR.
     
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    India really needs to speed up work to set up 2 foreign bases.

    1. As has been mentioned, we need to acquire a spot in the Horn of Africa or Gulf region, since any disturbance in that region could cut off most of our oil imports. Another benefit is, if something happens in the Middle East or Africa and push comes to shove, we could evacuate diaspora with far more speed and ease than currently.

    2. A base somewhere in Southeast Asia as part of our emerging strategy to keep China in check. I don't know what Indonesia's view on allowing us a base would be, because a base right by the straight of Malacca would be perfect. Otherwise we could always talk to Vietnam about setting up a base, the way Russia has one in Cam Ranh Bay.

    We already have 2 in Central Asia so that's perfect both as a route to Afghanistan and more importantly, we can stage air raids or special forces raids on Northern and Western Pakistan from those bases if we ever need to; nonetheless I think it'd also be a good idea to start talking to AFG about a base some day (they may be a bit hesitant right now, but it's a possibility in the future as our relationship with AFG continues to improve and their relationship w/ Pak continues to deteriorate).
     
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    The strait of Hormuz!

    1-2 bases near East Africa in Indian Ocean, Indian soldiers and Naval assets stationed at Iran to complement.
    Djibouti could be an ideal place if we are comfortable with Chinese base there along with ours.

    Actually, India's challenge regarding Strait of Hormuz is probably more challenging than China in Malacca strait and East Asia.

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    Djibouti also hosts France’s largest military presence abroad (it still has an agreement to defend its former colony); Japan’s only foreign base anywhere; and Spanish and German soldiers from the EU’s anti-piracy force, who are billeted at the fancy Kempinski and Sheraton hotels. The Saudis and Indians are also rumoured to be interested in establishing outposts, as are the Russians.
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    A war torn and highly unstable region, over that many countries are setting up their bases, many are planning to do. Simply, direct military threat in long term.

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    The tiny desert state wants to be more than a superpowers’ playground, though; it has ambitions to become a Dubai or Singapore at the gateway of the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. “We don’t have anything else but location,” says Robleh Djama Ali, the head of business development at the Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority. The country’s lack of natural resources may be coincidental, but its fortuitous geography, wedged between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, is no accident. France wanted a port to rival Aden, Britain’s colony on the other side of the Red Sea. It has been desirable more recently too. The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 brought the American military. Somali pirates brought EU soldiers. The Ethiopia-Eritrea war from 1998 to 2000 robbed Ethiopia of access to its smaller neighbour’s ports. Now 90% of Ethiopia’s imports come through Djibouti, accounting for 90% of its ports’ traffic.
     
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