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Is The Indian Air Force On A Flight Path Of Extinction?

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  1. Averageamerican

    Averageamerican Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Is The Indian Air Force On A Flight Path Of Extinction?
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    By Rakesh Krishnan Simha
    Issue Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date : 08 Apr , 2016
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    By Rakesh Krishnan Simha
    Issue Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date : 08 Apr , 2016
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is fighting a two-front war, and its opponents are not China and Pakistan. The IAF is fighting the twin enemies of disruptive technology and changing military doctrine. The result of this dogfight could well decide the future of it.

    The IAF suffered a major setback in October 2012 when the government agreed to transfer most of its attack helicopters to the Indian Army. In all, the army got control of over 270 armed helicopters while the IAF was left with just ..


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    Wolfpack Captain FULL MEMBER

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    IAF is not going to buy your old F-16's or etc. if that's you are selling.Why we already got PAK-FA done.We did your's to death many times in Red Flag. Until we lost on ceiling and etc. advantage. I am sure that gap will be closed.
     
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    yes they are
     
  4. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Nope,they are not that stupid to buy obsolete jets.When source code, kill switches is with USA.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    http://m.hindustantimes.com/india-n...ighting-fit/story-qVzpCiHhNm6oDHfFlilCoN.html

    As I keep saying, not only the fighter numbers are an issue, but equally the number of force multipliers!

    IAF is in a bad situation today, stretched to different borders, outnumbered, technically outclassed (4th and 5th gen fighters, force multipliers, stand off strike capability) and that's not even considering their own problems, with availability, training and the delays/failures of crucial indigenous developments (LCA, Astra missile, Sudarshan LGB).
     
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  6. randomradio

    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    The F-16 will be bought if it--

    1. Fulfills requirements.
    2. Provides more ToT.
    3. Is cheaper than Gripen.

    Our high end will be FGFA. It won't matter what we fly as long as the FGFA does its job. So it can be F-16s or Gripens as long as either jet has what we want. If the FGFA fails, then the air war is as good as lost.
     
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    Averageamerican Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    You can count on the FGFA failing, but at least the F16 can be built in India and according to you all much cheaper by some one paid 10 dollars a day rather then 300 a day in wages an benefits
     
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    They have a proper plan. We are going to get more than one hundred new fighters. It's going take time till 2021 but things are going to be fine. Gripens are a good choice for IA as they will complement the Tejas nicely.
     
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    What stops induction of more force multipliers like AWACS and refuellers is beyond me.
     
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    Grippen, Rafale ,Russia are too minor players for a large growing super power like India, Fighters are too complex and intergrated into too may systems to be produced by minor players.. India is going to need the USA or at least Europe.
     
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    Author is out of sync and written the article for the sake of requirement, mostly copied materials, without any research.

    Funny Part -- USAF haven't added any national security with F22 and F35 and a funny comment of Silver Bullet without thinking, there is a development cost, and a production cost, and the amount of money it generated from its partners. So I to want to add a funny point. F-35 is biggest and the greatest decission by the US, since it gave all his parners a LOLLYPOP which is the must, and make them dependent since the real control would be with the US, with realtime mission flying data and real time updates of each and every plane acting as a sensors deployed globally and most important makes the REST, with small budget airforce irrelevant, and increase the Air Defence Cost so high, which won't be possible for most of the Airforce of the World, and would force them to seek the US, Russian Air defence Umbrella.

    In short, some how I feels, that the Defence companies work together, as a team -- One that creates the Hypes, threat, and another that produce the Doze and in the end eventually there is Requirement, and with Requirement their is an order which makes the Money.
     
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    LOL, now India becomes a Large growing Super Power.
     
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    F-35 is largely a single trick pony. Relying heavily on its RCS. IF you take that out of the equation its a sitting duck.
     
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    Gripens are coming. Mark my words.
     
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    That's what a self proclaim intellect would think, who mix 5then capable aircraft with 5 gen warfare capability. And stealth which is over hyped is a small feature of it.
     
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