Philip wrote:3-4 Akulas will make acquiring Soryus unnecessary. Ideally at least 4 Akulas should be acquired,since their lease/acquisition cost is very attractive when compared with a large AIP boat.These boats cost almost $1B,when an Akula,which is 4-5 times larger and carries more than double the weaponload costs only around $1.5B max.Even cheaper would be acquiring Amur/Lada subs to replace Kilos which would cost around $400M at the most.We'd be able to get atr least two of this class for just one Soryu,or U-216S that SPore is getting.Extending the Scorpene run for upgraded boats would seem an answer,but the Scorpene data leak in Oz has had a devastating effect on the sub's future
Indo-Japanese def. relationship should be based upon a jt. strategy rather than simply buying one's milware.Perhaps buying a few US-2s for the IN/CG may suffice as a gesture,as we need amphibs and could stretch the budget to buy these v.costly birds.
Phillip sir, could you tell us why Russia is backing Pakis after Trump's recent remarks.