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  1. 1

    Mr. Ra

    I think the proven and new RR Engine shall be given preference after due tests and demonstrations.

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  2. 2

    Anonymous

    I HOPE THE IAF PUSH FOR A SINGLE VENDOR AND NOT DELAY THE ALREADY DELAYED PROGRAM AND GET THAT BEAUTIFUL BIRD IN THE SKY WITH MORE MUSCLE

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  3. 3

    Anonymous

    everything in our country is falling apart. only thing prospering is the money taken home by babus.

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  4. 4

    Anonymous

    shiv the way this goes you should report only deals that get through and that its an event in itself

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  5. 5

    Anonymous

    F125IN is gr8….

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  6. 6

    sanu

    Specs of the proposed honeywell engine is actually quite good!!Thanks shiv for answering my question.cheers!

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  7. 7

    Anonymous

    Nah The F-125IN far better engine allwing for more thrust, higher range and payload ability..thankfully the RR engine isnt in the deal. Honeywell engine will make the Jaguar purr

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  8. 8

    Anonymous

    If it gets aborted who else could offer an eninge within a reasonable time period. Probably honeywell only.

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  9. 9

    Anonymous

    This is called sales technic if the jag gets better engine it will stay for next 15-20 years or so no new planes will be procured to replace it with old or uncompatable engine the plan will retire in 10 yrs or less new planes have to be procured or manufactured where is more profit you have to make that out

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  10. 10

    Anonymous

    Shiv, a request, IN floating tender for buying 6 submarine at $ 1.8 billion per submarine!! It is huge for even nuclear submarine. Pls raise this issue. We don't want another huge scandal.

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  11. 11

    Anonymous

    IAF should reframe the tender to allow both engines to compete. The old Jags need a low risk, quickly executable solution that can give them another 15 years of flying. F125 is a new engine that needs huge amount of engineering on the existing fuselage and it is doubtful that all the documentation and drawings are available. An upgrade will do the job just so much better and fast and make best use of HAL infrastructure avalable. As reported. A single vendor situation mus be avoided.

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  12. 12

    Anonymous

    honeywell is offering good engine

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  13. 14

    Gautam

    AK Antony is the absolute worst defence minister in 50 years of Indian history. On one hand every defence deal moves at a snail's pace and gets cancelled again and again. On the other hand his 'Mr. Clean' policy of avoiding corruption also fails(Scorpene scam, Adarsh scam, army ration scam, you can bet all those single-vendor American purchases also have hidden bribes).

    To think there was a time(back in the days of the NDA government) when people would understandingly accept when the Armed Forces sought a single supplier for a purchase based on track record and evaluation, instead of issuing a tender that takes 5 years only for the vendors to get blacklisted on flimsy grounds and the tender cancelled due to 'single vendor situation'.

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