These are beautiful airplanes, but there’s been a lot of debate about whether India really needs 10 C-17s. Notwithstanding the IAF chief’s assertion that the selection was a considered one (and not foisted onto the IAF for political reasons), there’s still a view that the IAF would rather have spent the ~$4-billion on material of more immediate priority.
As always, do post your thoughts.
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