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13 Comments on "Big Bang: India Clears 3 Big Deals With Russia, Europe & the US"

Nikhil Puranik
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1 year 8 months ago

Hi Shiv

This is good news. I was wondering about one thing. raising 6 BrahMos regiments for Delhi and Talwar class ? Very weird choice of words.

I feel Navy is acquiring 6 BrahMos to be used as coastal defense battery to replace Rubezh. It would be great if you could confirm this. Thanks.

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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago
Bold and Beautiful by the government. Someone has to take a decision at some time than just speaking big getting the RFP and delaying it for someone else to do it, then what happens to the money allocated, it just sits there and back to the finance, that's hurt the nation in that, that money has to be spent at some time, miracles need to happen and we have to pay a higher price. Now someone would come back saying that was a bad decision, shut up, it's a decision of nerve and if you were unable to take it… Read more »
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

NDA RMs… do the job… just talk…

Anonymous
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1 year 8 months ago
This Modi sarkar wants to screw up existing DPSU set up in a big way. When HAL already has plans for RTO and MTA what was the need for C295 in collaboration with a family owned company with no experience or expertise in aviation? Ditto same story with M777 howitzers. When we have OFBs to absorb and make weapons in cost effective manner what is the need to have them manufactured by family owned companies with no expertise or background in defense? Why is Indian taxpayers money being looted by this Modi sarkar in such blatant manner?Will the opposition wake… Read more »
Unknown
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1 year 8 months ago

Oh Sentinal… Would you stop already!
Your lack of understanding industrial capacity, organizational philosophy and outlook is not Mr Modi's problem.
PSUs have wasted more taxpayers' money than all private corporations combined! Keep reading that over and over before your blabbering

Anonymous
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1 year 8 months ago

Firstly the MTA is years from reality since the final specifications have not been freezed due to IAF's concern over engine choice. Moreover the idea is to develop private domestic capabilities in the aerospace sector.

On the M777 decision, I believe the offset would be managed by getting spares and munitions from a private partner. So in my humble opinion this is a better option anyday compared to the earlier deal (which was eventually scrapped for lack of decision) of getting M777 from BAE facility.

Waiting to hear if you still feel it was a bad decision and why

Tako Nada
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Tako Nada
1 year 8 months ago

Good decision. Boost desi aerospace industry tremendously and wiser approch to make mountain artillery gun in India so Indian vendors well be well prepared when after 5 years down the line different artillery will be produced in India.

Anonymous
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1 year 8 months ago

Wow! this govt. is decisive.. Great news for Indian Aerospace industry.. Hope by the time its time to manufacture AMCA, we have a host of private players who can chip in and give HAL a feel of competition.

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1 year 8 months ago
@ Anon 9:58 AM Sir I don't know who you are and what your expertise is. But my humble opinion, it's plain logic, we have to give Indian companies a level playing field, DPSU or not and DPSU's have had their chance and while I would say there is some good work, not all of it is competitive or qualitative, Please review the opinion of the end user and how they are effected, again time issues, all these amount to tax payers money and what they usually do is again license manufacture, alternative and competitive options need to be bought… Read more »
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1 year 8 months ago

I think that the choice of Ka 226 is risked.
It is a new helicopter only some dozen in service.
It is a mixture of Russian, Ukrainian and French technology (engines).
Kamov has never produced in India.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

True, and also it does not have an armed version.
Is this procurement going to eliminate the competition for light helos that was reported after aero India? Doesn't make sense

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

Twin engine Scorpion aircraft from textron can give the added filip to tejas markII. RM should consider it under DTTI scheme. No need for Rafales.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 6 months ago

Why is there a total silence when it comes to fighter planes. Is it because we have no pilots left ? Or the Chinese/Pakis/Uncle Sam/ PSU /b'cats/press have their tentacles so deep that the Govt cannot move an inch without charges of misdemeaner echoing in the media ? This needs investigation by Mr. Modi himself .

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