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by Eric Thompson
04 Sep 2018 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1006
Views: 128709

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

^^Is that you phillip?? Jokes aside, How do you think will pakis pay for it, they are up for IMF bailout..not sure if Russia is interested in access to Gwadar through OBOR/CPEC China would act as the midwife to finance the Russo-Pak SU-35 deal. Pakistan's SU-35 could act as a collateral and be base...
by Eric Thompson
04 Sep 2018 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1629
Views: 340783

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Reportedly Russia is offering deep ToT on Amur nuke subs along with Kalibr for Project-75I.
by Eric Thompson
03 Sep 2018 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1006
Views: 128709

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

AON for new 114 jet tender to be cleared by center this week. https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/rafale-jets-mother-of-all-defence-deal-centre-nod-for-acquisition-114-fighter-jets-defence-minister-nirmala-sitharaman-india-us-russia-sweden/278987 Also there's a new Dog on the block & one...
by Eric Thompson
03 Sep 2018 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Karan ji, I have been responding to the posts (both your's and others) with details. Now you have sent me a warning that I am trolling by responding. It is your forum and you have the power to silence any opinion that does not suit your narrative. I will no longer be posting or responding. Thank yo...
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Eric, what is the proof behind any of these assertions? Karan ji, I have been responding to the posts (both your's and others) with details. Now you have sent me a warning that I am trolling by responding. It is your forum and you have the power to silence any opinion that does not suit your narrat...
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Well if he could have bought 36 with no ToT then he could have done the same with 126 as well , for all we know MOD could have got lower price for a 3.5x bigger deal in numbers. Its an error in judgement by the Modi government in just limiting to 36 Rafale and now opening the same competition under...
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

The failure was due to political backing (or lack thereof for the Rafales). Congress supports Russian fighter while Modi supports the US fighter. Only IAF is keen on procuring Rafales. It is only your theory and there is no proof, Even if it was true can you be more specific at which stage of the M...
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Rahul ji, Please see my responses embedded below. Eric ji, first of all, kindly go easy on the technicolor posts, it's okay-ish for highlighting a phrase or two, not for entire blocks of texts. here's your original set of theories https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2292102#p2292102 an...
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I wish Modi had gone for the full 126+63 deal. Leaving aside the cost, one of the reasons for the failure of MMRCA was disagreement between the OEM and Nominated Indian production agency HAL. Do you think it was possible for 100% import and how would the gov justify that? The failure was due to pol...
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Kashi wrote:I am sorry, you are right, it's not contradiction but deliberate obfuscation of facts.


Lol.. Okay :mrgreen:
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 10:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Whining? Why would I do that? You are just presuming that I am anti-French/Anti-Rafale. You are assuming that I am assuming that. And yes, it does come across as whining. I only pointed out the contradiction in your "theory". There is no contradiction whatsoever in my post. Please read ag...
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Question: if the Modi government's price for Rafale deal was so much better than UPA's price for the Rafale, Why didn't Modi go for the full 126 fighters? Very Valid point and some one did not raise this. They should have gone for 126 Rafale , if Modi could get a reduce cost of 36 AC they would hav...
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

6) Lifecycle costs were added to RFP to ensure M2K and Rafale had a better chance against MIG-29/MIG-35 which had a favorable per unit cost vs any other fighter. So you admit that despite cheaper per unit costs, Mig29/Mig-35 would have turned out to be (as we know from IAF experience) far more expe...
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 419245

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

If it was done, it was both sinister and criminal. And people keep complaining, ad nauseam, on Russia was a unreasonable ally/partner. Would US allow its fighters to participate in military exercises under SCO or with Russia? Don't fall for IDRWs antics. The actual post is copied from an Aussie avi...
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 03:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 419245

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

IAF Su-30MKIs fired up its N011M Bars radar in full combat mode in Pitch Black 2018 With Nato Elint and AWACS around I dontt know if we have done a stupid thing here. If it was done, it was both sinister and criminal. And people keep complaining, ad nauseam, on Russia was a unreasonable ally/partne...
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 419245

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

fanne wrote:Why would India be so dumb?


This is not being dumb but being sinister.
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Theories by their own definition mean that they cannot be facts. So technically any theory can be classified as a conspiracy theory if one does not like it. Afaik, a theory has to be a) substantiated b) explanatory c) predictive and d) testable. Your statements neither is a) not b) as he only parti...
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Eric T, that's one long and elaborate theory ! I presume you do have hard facts backing this theory so people dont consider it a CT, right ? Sir, Theories by their own definition mean that they cannot be facts. So technically any theory can be classified as a conspiracy theory if one does not like ...
by Eric Thompson
02 Sep 2018 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Costs - the country simply cannot afford to buy more without breaking the bank. The UPA 2 thingy was not a deal, it was just an announcement without any budget allocation or signing of contract. If the economy improves, NDA 3 might go for more but as of now, 36 is what we get. I doubt there would h...
by Eric Thompson
01 Sep 2018 23:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2309
Views: 327617

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I wouldn't normally bite for this, but I think I must say something here. We have made it clear that a military solution to Afghanistan doesn't really concern us. We only care for our glorious historic association with Afghan people and which we can partner by economic means. That is good for the A...
by Eric Thompson
01 Sep 2018 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 599
Views: 57400

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

If India is paying cash, Will US lease their Nuke sub to India with no strings attached and autonomy to operate it? Is it Russia's fault if India could not close the S-400 deal prior to Chinese S-400 deal? Russia would sell their equipment to make money while on the other hand US would provide equi...
by Eric Thompson
01 Sep 2018 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 599
Views: 57400

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Wow and folks criticize the vikad deal, calling it a rust bucket. at least it can be operated without restrictions. And there are some that excuse the bullying by saying it is just posturing. wah bhai wah. It is downright humiliating to have some two bit DC babus wagging their fingers at India as t...
by Eric Thompson
01 Sep 2018 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1629
Views: 340783

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

And btw, before all this fantasizing, good people need to consider the uncomfortable question... What if US sanctions India for pursuing an independent procurement policy, and in the process embargoes the engine on the LCA? It is not a question of "If" but "when" would India wou...
by Eric Thompson
01 Sep 2018 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Question: if the Modi government's price for Rafale deal was so much better than UPA's price for the Rafale, Why didn't Modi go for the full 126 fighters? Costs - the country simply cannot afford to buy more without breaking the bank. The UPA 2 thingy was not a deal, it was just an announcement wit...
by Eric Thompson
01 Sep 2018 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2309
Views: 327617

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Neshant, Vajpayee signed away Tibet to the han. He too was one of those people who believed that the border dispute was the cause behind indo-china rivalry. It already takes many Indians decades to realize that Kashmir is not the cause behind india-pak confrontation. It happens because Indians(by c...
by Eric Thompson
01 Sep 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 332442

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Question: if the Modi government's price for Rafale deal was so much better than UPA's price for the Rafale, Why didn't Modi go for the full 126 fighters?
by Eric Thompson
01 Sep 2018 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5496
Views: 561464

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

If all it took to solve India-Pak issues was to bring forces together then this issue woyld have been solved long ago. Sure, china and russia are trying, both because of economic reasons and to get india into their camp against US but it will never succeed. Primarily because Pakistan will never giv...
by Eric Thompson
01 Sep 2018 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 599
Views: 57400

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

India too did not have allies like the US. US is no Russia.. Russia continues to sell its top tech from S-400 to Nuke subs to India in spite of India diversifying its suppliers to Israel, France & US.. With US it would be a different ball game. Either you are with the US or against the US.. Unf...
by Eric Thompson
01 Sep 2018 18:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2309
Views: 327617

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Vajpayee too refused to acknowledge the han PoV. Are you kidding. This was the man who "formally" gave India its nuclear status. In truth, the US & UK were using the CTBT to force India to declare itself a nuclear weapon state with a test. They wanted to : a) have China spend money to...
by Eric Thompson
01 Sep 2018 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 599
Views: 57400

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

US is not used to allies like this for last 50 years India too did not have allies like the US. US is no Russia.. Russia continues to sell its top tech from S-400 to Nuke subs to India in spite of India diversifying its suppliers to Israel, France & US.. With US it would be a different ball gam...
by Eric Thompson
05 Dec 2016 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5496
Views: 561464

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Seems like Indo-Russian relations are done and are being replaced by Russo-Pak relations.
by Eric Thompson
05 Dec 2016 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5496
Views: 561464

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia offers support to Pakistan after Heart of Asia conference [​IMG] ByWeb Desk Posted on December 4, 2016 [​IMG] AMRITSAR: Russian special envoy to Afghanistan Mr. Zamir Kabulov extended support to Pakistan at the concluded Heart of Asia conference in the Indian city of Amritsar. Mr. Kabulov, wh...
by Eric Thompson
29 Nov 2012 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon
Replies: 208
Views: 6775

Re: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon

TSJones wrote:I don't think the main worry is China taking over India. I think it is the possibility that China could force India to cede whatever it is that China wants.

So what does China want?


The best post on this thread

So what does China want?

I would like to add

Why do they want?
by Eric Thompson
29 Nov 2012 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon
Replies: 208
Views: 6775

Re: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon

Cannot agree more. NRI = Non Reliable Indian If India with a professional army cannot ensure a good response (in some cases asymmetrical), then its a shame, because even today Vietnam can give a bloody nose to China. NRI='Not- Required Indians' http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/nris-becoming...
by Eric Thompson
07 Nov 2011 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 461574

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Since the cost difference is marginal wouldn't it make more sense to acquire both of them (126+126) instead of going for 200 of the same type. Money seems to be no object. This deal has grown from initial estimates of $10 billion to now $20 Billion. God only knows what would be the final figure. Pro...
by Eric Thompson
08 Sep 2011 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 461574

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

If the Americans decide to be difficult on a whim, the Indian bureaucracy can ensure they keep running around in circles. Too much faith on Indianbureaucracy.com Truth is agreements always favour the stronger party. Did the agreement with Russia prevent price escalation of Gorshkov? Infact the stro...
by Eric Thompson
08 Sep 2011 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 461574

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

prabhug wrote:We Indians are honest (We dont reverse engineer whatever is given to us). But at the same time we don't want somebody to teach how honest we have to be(No agreements and punishments).


Taaganivaadiki Taagevaadu chedipoyinattu kanibiste Taagevaadiki Taaganivaadu chetakani vaadula kanibistaadu...

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