Saar, why are you taking takleef over an article that is riddled with errors? Why?
Because that is what I am hearing from all chaiwallahs and pan wallahs.
Apart from the delivery schedule, please tell me how the article is sound? You are a senior poster, so read that article again please and tell me what how and what that reporter is stating is going to be possible?
Come now Admiral. My stand has been consistent. Develop your own weapons - that is the only safety for India. Take pride in your own development and it will stand you in good stead. Avoid mistakes like the Jaguar and perhaps in 20 years we will be saying the same for Rafale. The MKI provides a comprehensive platform in addition to the LCA. IAF should enhance the potential of the MKIs. And IAF should buy used M2Ks if feasible (airframe life, cost, LCCA etc.)
With Safran failing to revive the Kaveri, they are probably looking at a MRO facility for the M88 turbofan...to fulfill their offset obligations. The reporter heard something along those lines and then added his own masala to it.
Why would ANYONE expect to receive engine tech for say even $25B on a platter is hard for me to understand. Indians really are naive.
P.S. I have some "takleef" news for you in the MMRCA thread
That is one thread I don't waste much time on. A more appropriate title would be Intellectual Masturbation (as Hakeem ji would put it).
But take heart, it is only a news report. Nothing confirmed. Don't get despondent.
This one has wings. And one crash of the LCA (in 20-21 years) and the whole lot will be discarded.