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Discussion in 'The Officers Mess' started by Levina, Jun 3, 2017.

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  1. SHIV AROOR

    SHIV AROOR Livefist MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    I'm pretty sure some did, including ours. Will check.
     
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    Grevion Professional Think Troll IDF NewBie

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    With MTA deal between India and Russia cancelled how much do you think will it hinder the op readiness of IAF in the long run and who would be the best possible contenders to replace the deal in your opinion.
     
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    Another question,could you shed some light on the deaths of Indian Nuclear Scientists,who died in mysterious circumstances some 5 years ago.
     
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    Darth Marr Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Oh wow, am getting all wrong thoughts looking at this image :nope:
     
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    Good question. Parrikar was very highly regarded by the forces as an RM. He called a spade a spade, had a technical bent and didn't hesitate to pull up those who wanted to waste time. It isn't clear yet who will be the next RM, though it is certain that Jaitley is a seat-warmer.
     
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    randomradio Colonel REGISTERED

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    All defence related matters in acquisition are handled by Modi and the 4 main cabinet ministers.

    But RM is needed for all the grunt work. Like a liaison between the armed forces and the CCS. So Modi won't do this.
     
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    Question: My concern is about FGFA. is it dead or alive?
    And what we can hope from russian end in this case?
     
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    Sorry, but I don't see the FGFA as being much more different than a twin seat PAK-FA MKI. The program has been mismanaged from the start, with Russia largely looking to get India to fund major parts of the development rather than be a true technological partner. That's principally why India has having a relook at the benefits of the entire effort. The major differences between the two types are unlikely to be anything beyond sensors/systems/weapons -- and maybe not even those. The PAK-FA hasn't proved itself fully yet in stealth regimes, and neither have Chinese stealth fighters. More data needed.
     
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    Sorry, don't have much knowledge on this!
     
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    Don't see it hindering anything. If India can speed up decisions on the Avro-replacement (Tata-Airbus C295), we don't have a problem at all. Also, India is looking to buy more Hercs. The upgraded An-32s and to be upgraded Il-76s will also play their role. In the 20 ton category, the C295 should plug right in.
     
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    defc0n 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    So if FGFA programme fails, what is India's fall-back option?
    India wasted time and money on a project which appears to be dead.
    I don't see India developing its own for a very long time in future and as for acquiring it from other countries, I don't see that option either with 5th air crafts.
     
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    Answered in a previous answer.
     
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    What is your views on Indian special forces? Especially post 26/11.......There has been lot of criticism with respect to the Pathankot attack and the time taken to nutralise the terrorists?
     
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    The BrOkEn HeArT 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Welcome on IDF MR. Shiv. All the best for your new book.
    I hope it will be a blockbuster.
     
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    There have been Rumors thats Spec forces have operated in Afghanistan even assisted US troops, do you see any truth to these rumors ?
     
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