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32 Comments on "The LCA Tejas Needs To See Squadron Service NOW"

jayanta banerjee
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jayanta banerjee
1 year 3 months ago

Mig-35 forever !!! when we can have the Mig-35 at the cost of Tejas , why not ????

Ajayshree Singh Sambyal
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1 year 3 months ago

Why are we giving so much credibility to Reuters report.Its a fact that India is a big fighter jet market and if India becomes independent in making fighters than the biggest losers would be foreign suppliers.Report is all meant to create -ve image of tejas.It should be inducted as sooner as possible and let machine proove itself.

Prashanth
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1 year 3 months ago

Good post! A refreshing change from the stinking garbage that's being regurgitated by all the other 'news' websites.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 3 months ago

Well articulated. Finally drives home the point. Let the IAF induct it, own it and operate it before a lot of arm chair analysts come abound with their judgement.

No other way out if we want to get out of the acquisition treadmill.

Having said that, the Govt needs to give rise to an eco system that is both private and public. Accountability and increased competition certainly won't hurt anyone, be it ADA or HAL.

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Anonymous
1 year 3 months ago
Well articulated but……does it make strategic sense? the j-10, j-11 et al will launch and leave before the tejas even detects them. dont start about awacs and stuff, the indian procurement will never induct enough fast enough (if you get what i mean here) No ew suite??? in todays day and age? are you f***king kidding me???? In sqn service means it WILL fight in a war (if one happens) also with a 2 trillion dollar economy which is expected to reach 20 trillion in ten years, let no one suggest we are a poor nation any more ( not… Read more »
Tako Nada
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Tako Nada
1 year 3 months ago

Well written. Whatever the Tejas is needs to induct and put on operational deployment. It has good Israeli missiles, EW suits and can drop Sudarshan pgm. If not capable to stand against latest F16 but better or at least at par with JF 17 or other Pakistani jets. Can do armed escort, air defence and combat patrolling. It give huge boost to domestic aerospace manufacturing.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 3 months ago
NSR says — I agree totally with IAF Chief SK… That is how USA became perfect with space, aerospace, and defense systems… They should not base LCA/Tejas in Tamilnadu at all… They should base them close to Pakistani border areas and scramble them for all kinds of events to assess the effectiveness of its systems… They should observe problems and issues with systems and maintainability and then fix issues and then perform block upgrades… I worked on NASA systems and talked to great scientists and engineers and that is how they perfected the systems… I for one cheer the attitude… Read more »
Hari Sud
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Hari Sud
1 year 3 months ago

Some Marshall's may have to retire.

They opposed LCA so long that they have made themselves unfit for service when LCA is introduced in service.

Enough is enough. Stupids depend on imports permanently. IAF is behaving like stupid.

Part of this stupidity is lead by the arms merchants who are leading the anti LCA charge.

Chilarai B
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1 year 3 months ago
Agreed that LCA should enter squadron service but aren't we forgetting that IAF has already ordered 40 LCA? That's 3 squadrons. Where are they? IAF says they only got one aircraft. Squadron service will speed up the development of a usable LCA Mk2 by exposing the operational shortcomings in Mk1. In the meantime, IAF will also learn about the aircraft. But HAL/ADA is now saying that they need a "large" order in order to supply even the 40 in the numbers required. Now a clueless MoD is insisting that the LCA take the place of the Rafale. This is like… Read more »
sakthivel ramasamy
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1 year 3 months ago
To Annonymous at 8:13PM,1.If tejas without AWACS cant detect J-10, please explain how other IAF fighters without Awacs detect J-10. 2. Exteranl EW suit for 40 tejas mk1 , ame as that of any other IAF fighter is already there for first 40 tejas mk1, After that tejas mk1 A will have internal Ew suit already demonstrated in PV1. 3. Tejas will increase the fighting squadron strength of IAF manifold in the immediate future at affordable cost.On the contrary it is the lure of billion dollar bribe that is making so many defence "Analysts and vested interests" to spread cock… Read more »
Jayanta Banerjee
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Jayanta Banerjee
1 year 3 months ago

Egypt Has always stolen india's thunder . First the Rafale & now Mig-35 , That too with ZHUK AESA , Look at what's happening in Syria , Russian technology is Mocking The west . High time We Revert Back to our Most dependable ally .

4 squadrons of Mig-35 is need of the hour to restore our fleet strength .

Thanks ,

Jayanta

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 3 months ago

How is Russian technology mocking the west in Syria is what I want to know. ? Baseless remark

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 3 months ago

There are quite a few in the press and the retired top brass of IAF who will have to hide their face for quite some time. They went out of their way to malign the Tejas. The combo of rotten apples in the press and import loving retired top brass of IAF did a job even Pakistan and China jointly could not have achieved. They contributed to a delay of a few years in the induction of the Tejas.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 3 months ago

Those who are in charge of the defense of the nation should put an end to the careers of the dalals infesting the press and also the retired servicemen employed by the foreign armament manufacturers by practicing 'design and make in India'.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 3 months ago

I sincerely wish and hope that the advanced world restricts export of defense equipment to India. That way we will have to make and use domestic military equipment as we have done in the field of strategic missiles.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 3 months ago
NSR says — In addition to continuing with Tejas I & II, and AMCA expeditiously, India must immediately do the following… 1. For better or worse, in the present circumstances, 36 Rafales acquisition may be worthwhile as India needs France support in many areas… Cancelling it will definitely cripple India's effort to get into UNSC and other weapons systems and nuclear systems from France… India must say no to more Rafales especially at these prices… 2. India must make a hard bargain with Russia its primary supplier for the following three systems…We already have manufacturing facilities for SU-30MKI and Mig-29…so… Read more »
Reluctantly Indian
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Reluctantly Indian
1 year 3 months ago

Dear Mr. Aroor:

When I read the Reuters report that you mentioned, my conclusion was that this report was yet another disinformation campaign launched by vested interests who intend to keep India in the position of the world's foremost importer of arms.

Let us assume that the Tejas is indeed as bad as its critics make it out to be. That being the case, the only way to improve the fighter is to use it extensively and improve it in a collaborative, iterative fashion.

Thank you.

Deepanjan
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1 year 3 months ago
Dear Shiv, Great advocacy for the Tejas,but does it require it at the end of the day.We in the real world, see a lot of dis- information and misinformation strategically.It Invariably be the case of Geo political economics and – the recent thrust by HAL into export of all the platforms is one case. A lot of people are worried. Second point in case – Kundakullum cause – Neuclear energy from Russia Vis as Vis 123 Aggrement from USA- no business I think a lot is being thrown in the wind Cant we take a call on this and other… Read more »
Lucky
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1 year 3 months ago

Why we are trusting Reuters report. Unlike Indian media they care about their countries interest. We have seen how many times UK's typhoon fighter plan company tried to sabotage Rafael deal to sell their plane. They are doing same in here by planting false stories to discourage India to develop a fighter plane on its own.
I being an engineer can tell you that nothing made first is perfect but with time and feedback of other it improves.
Have patience and let Indian research team do its job.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 3 months ago
Sakthivel :Stop writing Crap. radar detection is physics, do the math, find your own answer, dont fantasise. which internal EW suite was there in PV1???? your dick? are you forgetting that all missions will be HAVE TO BE flown with drop tanks and an external suite, where will you hang the bombs? on your ass? and what combat and f***ing wing loading? with Drop tanks and external loads? with this load what manoeverabiility? this is the true face of disinformation and phoney projections. why were foreign designers called for consultation? why the maintenance and safety equipment horror stories? 4 hours… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 3 months ago

Well said! But unfortunately you're screaming in a desert….all people have to do is look at it flying to realize that it's anything but a mirage 2000 let alone a mig21!! But that would mean being sane…

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 3 months ago

excellent, ligth class jet trainer tejas mk1, poor radar, poor range, underpowered, no survivabily, no advanced weapons, us engine, 30% made india after 32 years of R&D,
duh! i prefer mig21 or jf17. seem work and fly better. force IAF to take tejas when is doesnt work, that is laughable. i come back for mk1a in 20 years, for check progress.

PSRainn
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1 year 3 months ago
Finally, an article with common sense! It's natural for foreign media to go all out to malign the Tejas. They will lose billions in lost sales. The IAF and the MOD have made a strategic decision to support their home industry. The Tejas is a superior Indian version of the MiG 21 Bis, which caused the USAF so much heartburn in the Cope India exercises, and would add a formidable punch to the IAF, particularly if used as an interceptor fighting in India airspace, or for CAP, Airspace Denial, or even ground attack once air superiority has been secured. It… Read more »
SRK
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1 year 3 months ago

how illiterate ur about techs… just for sake for writing ur wrote this topic.. LCA cons which u have mentioned was there in 2006 or before LCA production … fake defence ANALysts.

shankar subramanian
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1 year 3 months ago
Every fighter jets development time line has taken 20 years…..from drawing board to test prototypes to INITIAL OPERATION CLEARANCE AND FINAL OPERATION CLEARANCE…….BE IT F 16 OR F35 BOR EVEN BE IT RUSSIAS SUKHOI FIGHTER JETS AND NOW SUKHOI PAK FA ….IS GOIGN THROUGH SAME PACE………Look at EVEN CHINAS J10,J 17 THEY HSVE DONE REVERSE ENGINEERING OF MIG 21 sukhois etc…TEJAS IS NO EXCEPTIONAL…….ONLY THING IS OUR NATION DOES NOT HAVE PROPER PLANS FOR 20 YEARS AHEAD…INDUCT 40 LCA TEJAS FIRST ATLEAST BY 2017 TO 18 TIME LINE…….IN THE MEAN TIME CAN BUY 12 S 400 AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM FROM… Read more »
Abhiman
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Abhiman
1 year 3 months ago
Of late, I've seen full page glossy adverts in leading Business newspapers of Boeing, Dassault and some Russian arms manufacturers. Left me very confused. Its understandable if a mobile phone brand or a laptop brand runs such advrts. We even see adverts of "luxury housing" on multiple-page glossies these days. But fighter jets? After all, Governments buy these things, not individuals like you and I! And a couple of days later, came the Reuters report — replicated across Mint (the same paper running the glossies), Zee News, and many other news outlets. This made it clear. There is a concerted… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 3 months ago

Can nyone engage the jewel in the crown 'ISRO scientist' to do some r & d nd develop a decent turbo fan engine……tats the only org in India who can dish out such wonders……rest will keep syphonin money nd time….

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 3 months ago
At best its a substitute MiG 21 for the next few years. The real need is to develop something like a Su-30 of our own and customised. This short sighted thinking of focussing on one ab-initio badly delayed product is very negative for long term interests. The DPSUs need to be overhauled themselves to infuse fresh talent and the govt needs to demand accountability. The air force focusses on current capability to defeat current threats. Which, IMHO , the Tejas doesnt figure till its available in adequate numbers to replace the 12-15 erstwhile MiG-21 Sqns. The aircraft must be capable… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 2 months ago

I needed a Dictionary to understand this article 😛 What's with the heavy vocab Shiv? xD

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 2 months ago

Texas looks like a beauty at this angle! Good job India! Looks like they re-did the surfaces to be smoother!

DEVASIS
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DEVASIS
1 year 2 months ago

Shiv the LCA is a commentators dream boat

Raahul Kumar
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1 year 1 month ago

I strongly agree with Abhiman. We need the Tejas and we need it now. As is clear, the Western media has been running a propoganda campaign against the Tejas, and it is shamelessly being aided by Desi journalists as well.

The Tejas is a superb modern fighter with excellent range that is far superior and safer than the Mig-21 or the obsolete JF-17 which it will have to compete against.

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