abhik wrote:Rakesh wrote:Saar I am naive on this issue, so I have to ask. Do the forces not report to the Govt in power? Who is the boss here? I realise that there is an acute shortage of fighter aircraft. But like ranjan.rao said we are not going to war tomorrow. Can the air force not be told that Tejas it is, warts and all.
The air force will induct as many LCAs as the government will buy. The idea that the government will have to spend political capital to push through LCA is complete BS. Will the IAF personnel who are today operating Mig-21/27s go on dharna because they are getting SDRE LCAs instead of TFTA f-16/Gripens? The only people who will make noise will be the usual suspects.
Before doing your own BS'ing, think a bit about why 120 LCA are on order and not 400 & how much effort it took the GOI to come to this point.
IAF personnel take what AHQ agrees on with GOI. AHQ goes by what its planners suggest, and that has been MMRCA. Learn to understand the reality as uncomfortable as it is, before engaging in trash talking.
Everyone here wants more LCA, but getting the IAF onboard with the program is not as easy as pounding on the keyboard and yelling that it be done. Mk1A progress also needs to be tracked & moved ahead, that's still five years from now.