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30 Comments on "Rafale & Sukhoi Can’t Replace Each Other: IAF Chief"

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

Is it not idiotic of the IAF chief to make such a statement in public? Does he work for Dassault?

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

Perhaps he is more aware of the strategic sensitivities if the situation than you anon@4.41

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

When parrikar says sukhoi can cover for it, why IAF is he'll bent in getting rafale?
With tejas mk1, 2 in pipeline and first AMCA slated to fly in 2024.

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

Because parrikar is speaking economically and politically, chief is speaking strategically and by their operational capability

I would expect the chief to know more about their capabilities than a politician…

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

Rafale being a true multirole fighter and the only one in service in french airforce .. Including air superiority role with Mereor soon.. what is exactly that Su30 MKI can do and Rafale can not ?

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

Good, no plan B. Su 30 mki not true multirole fighter iaf must have rafel f3

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

IAF chief works for india…if truth is required to be told in india's self interest…then so be it. Defence minister is not an expert in military aviation…the iaf chief is. his is the iaf official opinion…if the min wants to put his political will over the chief's military will…then we'll go for plan b. Just go thru the history of how mmrca has been selected…now when it comes to paying for it…you cant get all nervy.

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

IAF chief cannot be idiotic.
U all just dont do it in public. And more over in kargil war it was only mirage which worked efficiently. Not Mig-29, Sukhoi nothing worked der.
And more over su-30 comes under heavy category and the requirement is medium category.
So never ever su-30 ll replace rafale.
But yes buying rafale doesnt make any sense.
Getting on to plan B is a better idea i think.

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

And moreover who is experinced more????
Who knows more?????
Is it any airforce official or Parrikar who has become defence minister recently.
If only Parrikar or who ever is the defence minister knows every thing then why the hell is Arup Raha been made IAF chief.
Make defence minister itself every thing Army, Navy, Air-Force chief.
Ask all the chief to get retired then.

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1 year 9 months ago

I hear IAF chief but I would like to challenge his views that Suu-30 MKI cannot replace Rafale. There is nothing that Rafale can do that an SU-30 MKI cannot.
In fact, at Red Flag, the SU-30MKI acquitted itself better than the Rafale did.
With spare parts, the situation is equally bad on Rafale and French armed forces overall. Helicopters or MBT, the French are using 2 active copters or tanks (to cannibalize spares) to keep just 1 running.

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J Thomas
1 year 9 months ago

What can Su-30 do that Rafale cannot ? For a start, it can deliver more ordnance than the Rafale. It is a far superior aircraft — at half the price.

Secondly, missiles like Agni, Prithvi and Brahmos have replaced fighters and bombers in the strike role.

Thirdly, Surface to Air Missiles (SAMs) have replaced fighters in the air defence role.

So the alleged shortage of fighters is a myth.

Suchindranath Aiyer
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1 year 9 months ago
India cannot afford or ever have a full spectrum of aircraft for all conceivable applications. The only reason such an idea comes up is because India's top brass have been reduced over the last several decades to being even less competent that their political masters in matters of military strategy, tactics and, by extension, appropriate technology. This is rather like saying India must have Aircraft Carriers because it has one. I doubt that the top echelons of the Armed Forces and their Neta-Babu over lords are any more competent or capable of preparing realistic war simulations with National security over… Read more »
Sethz
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1 year 9 months ago

No plan-B. Great! NO MMRCA …end of story !

Raahul Kumar
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1 year 9 months ago

All planes can only drop bombs and fire missiles and the Rafale has no advantage over the Su-30 MKI, the MCA and the Tejas in any of these roles.

Let's cancel this deal already, this has gone on for far too long. Kill the RAFALE.

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

Appreciate Raha calling spade a spade. Chief is putting his foot down. He really knows what IAF wants. Unlike who post comments can bark their heart out.

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

Time to ring the new bell , IAF must collect their wits about them and focus on indignation. The changing environment at present in India is conducive and must be leveraged for internal development.

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

PLAN B FOR INDIA : India and Indian brass has/have to learn to defend India with made in India things. Indians have the capabilities to build and do anything if given the same opportunities as people in other nations. For $30 billion India should have three Indian companies building different models of fighter planes competitively in India.

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

Su-30MKI will control the sky while the Rafael delivers blows directly to the face of the enemy that how they complement each other. Su-30 is air dominance fighter with ground attack as an add-on role, while Rafael is ground attack with air dominance as add-on

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

For those who think IAF chief is all knowledgable, just see you tube video of ex IAF talk in strategy page.
Your opinions will change. Except for indian navy ex chief.
And those who think parrikar is any less, he is an IIT an.

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

We should not blame the ISF. After Kargil,they wanted to buy more Mirage 2000 and get on with life.
What MoD did was to have the idea of competitive bidding. Took 5 years to make RFI/RFQ etc etc
They failed to take decisions gone years after IAF short listed aircraft based on agree criterion .
Good to see IAF chief stick to his stand of wanting MRCA.
HAL ought to,give these boys more of LCA quickly

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

Really appreciate the shamelessness of these people.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

Do the foreign firms have to have a formal agents in India ??

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

All those people supporting the current IAF chief,should answer if they feel shameful about the fact that an ex IAF chief is accused of taking bribe from MNC's ?.

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DJ100
1 year 9 months ago

Which country (including Feance) has "heavy" fighter like Su30 and then "medium" Rafale? France uses Rafale for all roles and india should be using Su30 for those tasks. The entire category of MMRCA is a made up one when IAF wants Rafale AND Su30 in its inventory.

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yuvi
1 year 9 months ago

How many airframes iaf want to fly? Do they have infrastructure to accommodate? Su30, fgfa, lca, rafale and what not. Rafale is good plane but French can't armtwist us. Parrikar is a mechanical engineer he is not a dumb guy, may be pro su30 quote was plan to negotiate with France.

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago
Friends , let us keep the LCA 1 or2 out of the discussion . The opposition commands F16 , Su 27 , J10 & 17 and we need a lot of advanced planes to defend our turf. If you cannot get the Mig 29 or the Gripen , we have no choice but the rafale. The air chief should not engage in discussions with the media ( who dont understand their elbows from their musharraf ). He should give an ultimatum to the GOI and appraise the Govt. that the next war is lost unless the demands of his forces… Read more »
Jaci Bhowmik
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1 year 9 months ago

Why dont they consider buying Mig-35
It has many advantage over rafale
1)It can do all the things rafale can do
2)It is also a medium class fighter
3)It has a AESA Radar which rafale does not have
4)It is way more cheaper than the rafale

Jaci Bhowmik
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1 year 9 months ago

Why not consider buying Mig-35?
It has Everything what rafale has and in some cases it has advantages over rafale.
1)It has a AESA Radar which rafale does not have
2)It is way more cheaper than the rafale
3)India also have some 70 mig-29s which they can upgrade to mig-35 standard

Dhruv
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Dhruv
1 year 9 months ago

Air chief may be more knowledgeable than Def min but he cannot operate in his own world. Why can't IAF junk the Rafale & put in the the 10-20Bill USD into LCA mk2 or mk5 & order mix of mirage 2005- mig 29k- sukhoi mki to make up numbers. I'm sure if they place orders for 200 fighters t'row, govt will make HAL ramp up production to 20 aircraft p.a.

Mahantesh Policepatil
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1 year 5 months ago
My concern here is about the depleting squdron strentgh of the IAF..If our force size is reducing then we need to rebuild it without thinking about its coast.. Victory never comes free of coast.. we need to pay for it..Please remember the 1962 Sino-Indian war.. we lost it becase we did not bother to equip our armed forces with latest weapons.. mig 21 and mig 27 will be phased out shortly.. so we will loose around 10 to 15 squdrons.. so we will be left only with 25 squdrons.. How can we face a two front war with china and… Read more »
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