Viv S wrote:A tweet nonetheless. It does get any more devoid of detail and context than that.
Especially when it goes against your hokum
Viv S wrote:That's nonsense. How about the Damocles pod and Catherine imagers for a start. And cockpit glassware from Thales. Engines from France and Ukraine. Mission computers for the Su-30 from India. Two 20,000 ton Mistral class helicopter carriers from DCNS! All illegal under Russian law?
BrahMos missiles substantially increase strike capacity of India’s armed forces
In an exclusive interview Praveen Pathak, General Manager (Market Promotion & Export) at BrahMos Aerospace talks about the capabilities of the missiles and the future of joint production in the defence sector between Russia and India.
Although the BrahMos missiles are being manufactured using the latest Russian technology, so far the Russian armed forces haven’t committed to buying any of the missiles. Can you explain why and if there are any prospects for Russia buying them?
We have a strong interest in BrahMos purchases by Russia’s Armed Forces. We know they are legally prohibited from buying foreign-made arms and must only use domestically made ones. This approach has been changing lately, particularly as far as joint products are concerned. Our representatives raised this issue today during PM Medvedev’s visit (to MAKS on August 27- editor). They told us that the issue would be considered in due course. For instance, we are hoping that project 11356 frigates will get the BrahMos missiles soon. Six warships have been built for the Indian Navy and there is an outstanding order for six more for Russia’s Navy.
The matter of adoption of the BrahMos by the Russian Armed Forces is a matter of cooperation. Both partners should have this product. That is what a joint venture is all about. The Russian-Indian agreement dating back to 1998 required Russia to purchase and use BrahMos missiles. We hope this will be the case before long.
Mistral class we all know what a disastrous decision that was by Russia. I guess they were experiencing a blank moment like you are when they made that decision.
Viv S wrote:Don't try to obfuscate the issue. You were confident that a HALE UAV could never use a 'commercial engine'. Having being corrected on the matter, don't pretend you were talking about the CFM56 all along.
Wallah !!! I ask a single question and you have already arrived at my confidence level. Seeing your love for China and different class of engine I put forward that question to bring you down to the level required. You can deduce any fancy theory you want to just like you have been doing till now.
Viv S wrote:Importing is a 'long term solution' for the Tejas program (F404/F414). But point was even as a short term solution an import has valuable utility if pushes a domestic program along. Which is where access to global suppliers will welcomed by our UAV developers as well as the armed forces.
And such "long tern solutions" will come to bite our ass once the restrictions strike. Such genius level of thinking has already shown it's results w.r.t. Tejas and keeping with such genius level of thinking will show more "results" in the future as well. Our UAV developers will rather welcome more participation and funding and armed forces (minus IN) never cared about indigenization in the first place.
Viv S wrote:Membership in the MTCR will provide us access to dual use equipment and therefore reduce development cycles. How hard is that for you to fathom? Eventually the degree of indigenous content can be increased, as associated efforts bear fruit.
Development cycle will reduce only on paper but practically you are still hostage to the whims and fancies of the country from which you took that dual use technology till you don't replace it with indigenous one. So your "eventuality" is actually a part of the development cycle while providing merely an illusion of reduced development time when in reality you are still hostage tech wise. Since you have already brought this illusion of "tech freedom" hence now I don't expect you to fathom this reality.
Viv S wrote:What are you talking about? Seriously? All the quoted text said that members will not modify imported equipment, re-export it, or use it for an unagreed purpose without approval (most standard EULAs specify the same conditions).
Where pray sir, is the 'subservience'? And by extension why won't the other members of the regime be equally 'subservient' to India?
The illusions are of biblical proportions !!!
We cannot use the technology as we want it to unless and until the mother country allows us to do the same (depending upon the outcome of GUBO sessions) and yet these restrictions don't make India anyway subservient to that country !!! Also BREAKING NEWS, EULA isn't intrusive and we will make other countries subservient to us by importing defence equipments instead of actually developing them !!!
You win boss, I cannot compete with Alia Bhatt level of geniusness.
Viv S wrote:They're not 'looking' at anything. They're pretty much doing it. Maybe they haven't understood the insidious MTCR text as well as you have.
The application may happen at MTCR's plenary due in September-October.
Atleast wait for it to happen and in what form before you start jumping and shouting "Amelica Baba Zindabaad".
Viv S wrote:Cute. Keep repeating that while the PM pursues India's membership in the regime.
Oh god you are so fhanny !!!