Philip wrote:In the piece in a US rag, the author is derisive of us meeting a long drawn out because of the cost factor to us.If we are very prudent and exercise cost-effectiveness in defence acquisitions,we can weather any storm from Han-land.
Right now,every arms OEM is peddling their wares from west to east.The latest,the F-15E as a magic bullet for the IAF failing to remember the 12-0 victoey by the IAF against the same birds,earlier version though, some years ago in exercises against rhe IAF with its MKIs and Bisons. Similarly the east/ Ru havd been tempting us with aircraft from MIG-35s,SU-35s,SU-57s et al.The Europeans with more Raffys,Typhoons- a deal which included civil aircraft tech too,.
What the IAF require to counter the Sino- Pak JV are numbers. Here delays and low prod. rate of the LCA is affecting our inventory. Whatever superiority we may have in skills,battle experience,etc.,the Hans have large numbers of everything to throw at us and are factoring in large casualties in their quest for victory. When you add the Paki complement to the occasion, the value of numbers becomes immediately apparent.
Therefore,now is the time for the GOI to fast-track cost-effectivd solutions for our needs on all fronts. Every $ saved is a $ earned.
Hence the negative import list from MOD and kickstarting the Defence mfg under Phase 2 of #AtmaNirbarBharat
Its not just numbers but differetn way of fighint is needed.
After the Galwan attack:
Please tally up
1)Trade surplus loss
2) Tech companies like tencent/byte dance taking hits
3) Loss of investment opportunities in road/rail/telecom sectors in India
4) Loss of over 35 mountain tops in chushul
5) Over 60-115 soldiers in Galwan
6) Losing Maldives-SL to India-US
7) Cancellation of Kra canal by Thailand under sustained Indo-US-Japan pressure
India started app ban that is spreading to US and EU
9) Germany/France and Uk signalling in indo-pacificFor the first time like forever,thé costs for the Chinese are HUGE
Since Modi ji took over India has successfully staved off:-
3) Doklam, &
With escalation in actions by Chinese and counter actions from Indians
Something to reflect on . As it was saidd its multi-dimensional.
The biggest boost to me is the end of the myth of ten-foot China men haunting Delhi Lootyens since 1962.
The military and common people never fell for this.
But Congress party and Babucracy especially IFS fell for this 1962 Syndrome similar to Stockholm Syndrome.