VijayKumarSinha wrote:Be that be the fire bombings and then subsequent nuking of Japanese cities
Wow way to wander off-topic. I'm not sure what Dresden or Hiroshima has to do with whether the US will impose sanctions on India. I mean if you bomb Pearl Harbor, then yeah, there might be some repercussions.
I don't see India bombing Pearl Harbor, so I really don't think it will be an issue.
" 1. The F-22 hasn't been made available to anyone.
2. The F-35 was offered to India but India wasn't interested."
When was this f-35 offer to India made to India?
LM has been trying very hard to get India to buy the F-35.
First they offered it for the MRCA but it wouldn't be available in time.
So they offered a split-buy. Get F-16s now to meet the deadline and then the F-35 when it's available.
Then they tried to offer it outside the MRCA for a fifth-gen fighter but India decided to sign with Russia instead.
VijayKumarSinha wrote:India is not a partner on any level like a bunch of other countries.
That would be because they've never indicated any desire to buy it.
GeorgeWelch wrote: No more than any of the other MRCA competitors
I don’t think so, the TOT that we get through either the EFT or the MIG-35’s is going to be substantially more than the one’s through 16’s and 18’s and you can’t have me believe otherwise because we know better.
1. TOT is built into the RFP so it will be required of all competitors.
2. You're already getting Russia's best with FGFA/MCA, what more do you hope to get with the warmed-over MiG-35?
VijayKumarSinha wrote:And by TOT I mean that which will be able to use in our indigenous programs like the LCA.
Yes, that is what the RFP states.
The P-8 for instance is the very best.
This is exactly why we bought it.
But the 16’s/18’s are not the best out there. Also, the difference is between having 6 p-8’s for maritime patrolling and having 126 fighter aircrafts for a vast time frame of 40 years and being dependent upon the American Kripa for upgrading those planes.
Pakistan is turning to Turkey to upgrade their F-16s, so I don't see the dependence on the US.
If you get the MiG-35 Russia certainly won't be providing you any upgrades.
Both EF and the Rafale are having real problems getting any upgrades funded.
Selecting one of the others practically guarantees NO upgrades from source nation.