Karan Dixit wrote:Sanku,
There is difference between "testing" and "study". The first lesson in comprehension.
Actually the first study in comprehension is to read.
The actual statement was "chosen
after thorough study
to replace Il 76"
I merely found it amusing that the article claimed on the behalf of ACM that the choice is already made,
before price negotiation.
And the ACM of the air force which will later engage in Price negotiation is already telling the world "this is such a critical requirement that we cant do without it immediately, this is a great product"
What Negotiations will happen from that position? Does it not weaken it substantially? Will any ACM do that? Have they ever?
No the ACM did not say anything, the magazine chose to paraphrase his words. We have great people on this thread who paraphrase "critical technology as critical requirement" and claim its the same. If ACM did say that, it could get a quote, but it didn't because then it cant hide behind paraphrasing.
Actually these stunts happen all the time in such high value purchases, arm twisting and psy-ops courtesy lifafas to magazines, it would not be the first time.