Sanku.. Have you ever read that article carefully.. by your words.. it does'nt appear like you did..
Oh yes I have but it seems you have read it and yet not understood it.
Acquiring through RFP and Joint development are two separate contracts quite different from each other..
Eh so who said it was the same? But at the same time a RFP does not mean that the product should exist today. By that token the MRCA RFP is also flawed. How can it ask for mythical perfection and let it be available today too.
and BTW.. if army could not predict that their RFP will bring in the underpowered vehicle then it's them who are to blame..
Underpowered is a loose word -- it was underpowered for what? Did it not do it job totally? Or was it less than perfect? So army is to be blamed for being less than perfect by CAG? Bean counters never make mistake I guess but guess what in the real world no one is perfect.
it has questioned the M&M Rakshaks IN THE INDIAN ARMY.. there's a difference if you can see..
Its obvious that CAG will only talk about the ones in IA; the context makes it clear that people are talking off that one. Why are you confused.
and IA Rakshak vehicles came through the RFP.. and CAG's contention is with the RFP not with the vehicle if you read the details.
Every one understand that CAG is cribbing about the RFP -- and we are laughing at the kinds of complaints it has.
Hmm.. so now IA gives a twist to the whole process by saying that's it's just the suggestion when even to the outside people it's a known fact that Rakshak was a grossly underpowered vehicle in it's original form..
It is a suggestion for improvement ? Whats the twist? Except to those who seek to make mountain of molehills since they have nothing better to do.
And who from the outside knew it was "under powered"
and btw.. M&M was already working on the higher powered version of the Rakshak because it could foresee the problems but had to provide to IA the underpowered versions because of the RFP requirements..
Yes indeed; and all the Jehadi were waiting for the new Rakshaks to arrive BEFORE they planted the IEDs.
Funny that CAG didnt complain against the Jehadi's? How dare they start planting explosives before the research was complete and the perfect system inducted?
IA Rakshaks provided are armored by Plasan Sasa plates.. which are quite heavy.. as a result they have moved to sourcing from Israel, Germany and Sweden now..
And if you notice the Army figured out all this on its OWN before the CAG told them too....