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by prat.patel
28 May 2016 02:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 134747

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

What USN bases does IN need? In SCS they need Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia as allies. Unless, Modi is planning to attack canada, then we can use some US bases to replenish and launch the strike from there. This entire logistics agreement is bad in faith and not a requirement for us at all. My hu...
by prat.patel
01 Jun 2015 07:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 223165

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

IMO, the best would have been to get additional MKIs and improve the operational readiness of the existing ones, and stick with Tejas. And if IAF insists on the 3rd fighter logic, when the rest of the major airforces only have a 2 fighter types policy, then get them some new mothballed MiG-29S's an...
by prat.patel
16 Apr 2015 23:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 142992

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

SagarG, Parrikar right not Fadnavis? Fadnavis, from the previous page saar Looks like the Maharastra CM was at the SAAB facility in Sweden some time hours back. Comments, gurus? http://s16.postimg.org/bee2s82id/Capture.png Very Interesting!!! :D But still in the tweet he talks about "defense m...
by prat.patel
16 Apr 2015 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Poor IAF role in R&D, manufacture - HAL/IAF tiffs to blame?
Replies: 228
Views: 7386

Re: Poor IAF role in R&D, manufacture - HAL/IAF tiffs to bla

Actually it would not be a bad idea by the MOD/politburo to look towards strengthening the air arm of Navy further with a mandate that it has to NLCA. Navy is already in full gear to make NLCA happen; a success on NLCA front would make it impossible for LCA to be side-tracked any further. Indirect p...
by prat.patel
15 Apr 2015 04:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 138091

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

This Rafale deal means that all those pretty little songs about indigenisation that we had been hearing since childhood , those budget cuts and boosts , those designs, those complex tenders to infuse technology into Indian PSUs, those years spend on negotiations, that was all b#$%it. Here it is Kat...
by prat.patel
14 Apr 2015 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Poor IAF role in R&D, manufacture - HAL/IAF tiffs to blame?
Replies: 228
Views: 7386

Re: Poor IAF role in R&D, manufacture - HAL/IAF tiffs to bla

Let me ask a different question...what is the end state? what are we trying to achieve? to help answer: if HAL and IAF work together beautifully, would the end result look more like Boeing/Dassault/LM and their corresponding defence forces or would it look more like Su/Mig design bureau and RuAF? I...
by prat.patel
13 Apr 2015 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Poor IAF role in R&D, manufacture - HAL/IAF tiffs to blame?
Replies: 228
Views: 7386

Re: Poor IAF role in R&D, manufacture - HAL/IAF tiffs to bla

prat.patel, Carl Builder in his book "Masks of War" (RAND) examines the very issues you raise from US services point of view and some UK. Thanks a lot for the reference to the book Ramana!! :) Really appreciate it! Have been looking for a while now for some new good read to pick up next.....
by prat.patel
13 Apr 2015 06:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Poor IAF role in R&D, manufacture - HAL/IAF tiffs to blame?
Replies: 228
Views: 7386

Re: Poor IAF role in R&D, manufacture - HAL/IAF tiffs to bla

Although this has been pointed out already in the thread by others in some way or the other - I have always believed that the personalities between Navy and Air Force is distinctly different. At the risk of over-simplifying that - Its a sailor vs. aviator thing. An aviator is always pushing to have ...
by prat.patel
11 Apr 2015 10:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 138091

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

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by prat.patel
11 Apr 2015 10:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 138091

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

If India contracts for 36 Rafale fighters, Dassault will be in a commanding position to negotiate favourable terms for the remaining 90 fighters. If India does not agree to Dassault’s terms, it would be left with two squadrons of Rafales, with no indigenization. [/quote] This is the unfortunate tru...
by prat.patel
11 Apr 2015 10:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 138091

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

The 2 x Rafale Squadrons seem to have been contracted to arrest the squadron decline in 2015-2020 period. You'll have 4 x Mig-21 M/MF, 3 x Mig-27ML and 1 x Mig-21 Bis on their way out and 4 x Su-30MKI, 2 x Tejas Mk1 and now, 2 x Rafale coming into the service. This should balance out the immediate ...
by prat.patel
24 Mar 2015 23:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 142992

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

With the LCA production now in crucial stage; MOD should think out of box to bring more visibility/clarity (and indirectly positive pressure on HAL to deliver + address personal perceptions issue) on production timelines progress. Radical thought would be to go public with publishing updates on quar...

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