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India Planning to procure Malaysian Mig-29N?

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by layman, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    non sense news, has MoD shown any intent officially, NO!!!

    news reporters having a day off i guess
     
  2. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Well we know that IAF has requested such a procurement years ago and MoD was in talks with Qatar back then, but the costs were too high.
    I have some doubts on the Malaysian Migs too, because there weren't in good shape and might need upgrades, but with IAFs squad numbers falling, any help is welcomed.
     
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  3. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    not gonna happen
     
  4. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    if IAF don't want to use a aircraft for 30 years it will pre-retire it.. use it for training or sell them 2nd hand... it don't make a sense to buy a 2nd hand fighter when you can get new and even when IAF or IN are not interested in any type of Migs.

    please ignore such news.. some dimwit has written it to put India on par with pakistan buying 2nd hand planes.. but as I say a dimwit did it so he had no idea what this implies or means.. 3rd biggest economy (in PPP terms) and 10th biggest (in nominal) is going for 2nd hand fighters is a joke... no its a tragedy of writing and reporting profession.
     
  5. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Then IAF would waste even more money, because new fighters will be procured with support contract for the full lifeature and even today nobody wants Migs anymore, so you won't be able to sell them of in 15 years.
    Russia already offered us new Migs ad a stop gap solution, which IAF rejected.
     
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  6. Himanshu Pandey

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    yes because we don't want migs.. neither new nor old.. they are not performing as per expectation... this is why I said a dimwit had written it.. when IAF not interested in new then it plans to buy old.. its stupid article.
     
  7. Grevion

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    Stupid news. IAF will never go for second hand migs with 3 years of life left in them. A better option is to fast track the super MKI deal (which is nearly done already) and import some Super MKIs directly from Russia to increase the squadron strength which we are going to do anyway with the MKI touching a total of 350 in IAF.
    Actually it's the 5th or 6th largest in nominal terms according to the latest figures.
     
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  8. Himanshu Pandey

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    didn't knew about it.
     
  9. Grevion

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    :triniti: :badass:
     
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    Grevion Think Tank TROLL ELITE MEMBER

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    I think Indian Economy is the fifth largest in the world surpassing the French economy according to the latest figures.
    @Abingdonboy
     
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  11. Abingdonboy

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    India long since broke into the top 10, it recently overtook the UK in nominal terms and is 5th/6th currently depending on currency flucuations, by 2025 it will be 3rd/4th.

    on topic, this deal will never happen.
     
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  12. Himanshu Pandey

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    yes its not logical nor needed.
     
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  13. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Too costly in procurement and operating, compared to Migs. IAF already suffers from a top heavy force and needs light and medium class fighters to keep basic operations running in a cost effective way.
     
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    Costly but still a logical option. IAF is already rigidly flying it's MKI fleet to overcome the shorfall and unavailability of the mig 21 and 27s. I live in Jodhpur near the airforce base and just yesterday saw the mig 21 flying after a month long gap. The usual sorties are done mostly by mig 27 and sukhoi 30 mkis.
     
  15. Sancho

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    They have no choice, which is bad enough but increasing operation costs would hurt future procurementa like FGFA or AMCA since they will be more costly to operate and maintain too.
     

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