Austin wrote:Why dont you give the same advise to the RAF Chief who went publicly in 2009 Ex Ind and said IAF lost ....what about Chief courtesy and trying to praise opponent
I don't recall that incident, but if it's as you describe then I would say the same thing to him.
I do recall the one USAF officer talking about how they took advantage of the MKIs attempting to use TVC and he shouldn't have said that.
Correct George. But there is one angle you (and all of indian posters) have missed. The IAF is releasing this obviously fake neuj to help a fellow air force in its hard times. Budgets are being cut and people are sitting twiddling thumbs. Its not just the nimrod and aircraft carriers that are rusting, the glorious british tradition that found and killed hitler in his den, that ruled with an iron thumb over india for 8 centuries has been reduced to losing to albania in a real war, let alone india with its superior back office, customer service, IT support and call centers.
This is a call to improve the budgets, so there can be numerous more EFs and many upgrades to make the EF, into super EF. 2009? Strong pressure rafaley order. Now the cigarette is out due to your probing and the RAF will just have to contend with being a glider air force.
Dont take this lightly, I base this on very persuasive facts:
1. The sukhoi can barely fly. Sitting on the ground it is amenable to firing of the ejection seats. There are more sukhoi crashes in recent times than EFs joining the RAF.
2. The sukhoi pilots would have been handicapped by the time difference with their call center in bangalore, kerala. There is no way 4 out 4 flew given that published availability is only 50%.
3. In some of the engagements where the sukhoi won, an RAF chappie would have been in the back seat. All he had to do was to wiggle the stick a bit and boom, no more 12-0. Now do you think the RAF would just willingly lose, 12-0 or wiggle the stick just a tad. Even with the knee. Wink wink? Nudge nudge?
Frankly, how can an air force that flies craft named "door-near" so they can jump out ever beat the RAF and then start gloating while still over mecca? Hain? It doesnt add up.
Egg-sir-sizes are just that, hat volume measurements. Now this will go viral and no more caps or promotion. So, stiff upper lip laddie, and see if the lords can find time to discuss a few upgrades between their love all children discussions.
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