Karan M wrote:Krishna do you think the T-90 which India purchased was a good buy?
Karan M "NO" in case of T90 tin cans who broke down in the tank competition and with it all the crap of it being better than Arjun. There can be arguments in other way as well do you believe S400, akula, T72 and su30mmki were bad buys ?
This is OT Karan however my point being using lifafa journo's like Shiv Aroor's whose credentials are well known to brf as to one who peddles certain country's wares and using that as an authentic source to point as something as bad purchase is amateurish.
What we do here at BRF is go to merits with proven sources to say A is good or not.
Su-30 MKI - please search under my posts. It will have the data on how much fixing was required, and is still required to compensate for gaps which weren't fixed by the Russians. EW, RWR remain the biggest holdups as does BVR missile capability. But still a 80% working solution.
T-72, ok against regional competition at friendship prices, but we know what it's really worth in a worldwide match-up.
Akula - TINA, so we take what we get.
S-400, we'll only know once we induct.
My point is Aroor is a sensationalist & as you say, not cent-per-cent reliable. However, multiple reports have alluded to the Igla-S being sub-optimal, and when the Russians themselves are inducting the Verba, I do hope we didn't get ourselves a 1.5 Billion $ lemon, which we have to fix on our own money. New sights, new this, new that.