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  1. 1

    Mr. RA

    Hope the LD application and due payments may be able to compensate the losses to some extent.

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  2. 2

    Mr. RA

    Hope the LD application and due payments may be able to compensate the losses to some extent.

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  3. 3

    Anonymous

    LD clause ??? i think thats news

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  4. 4

    Anonymous

    its time we invoked the LD clause

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  5. 5

    Anonymous

    On paper…

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  6. 6

    Anonymous

    The Russians must be laughing at the thought of Indian MoD imposing LD when so many joint strategic projects are led by the Russians. So, who is the MOD trying to fool? Lawmakers? Or itself?

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  7. 7

    Anonymous

    Maybe MoD should focus on expediting IAC1 instead of pursuing a lost cause with the Russkies.

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    Indian

    Most of the people who talk/comment about the defence matters on web or blogs are not awarae of the fact that the failure of Vikramaditya's boilers was due to the Indian Mod's insistence of "Not using Asbestos" as thermal liner and instead insisted/forced Russians for using Fire-Bricks as Thermal Liners, which Russian experts had warned Indian MOD as this solution might not work as this Solution of Using Fire Bricks instead of Asbestos,was not tested in Russia before,for the kind of BIG Boilers INS Vikramaditya Has(Yet MOD insisted and this was done by MOD on purpose, probably due to pressure/offer from Anti-Russia political lobby/country,who want to bring a bad name for Russian products and Bag defence deals worth Billions of dollars). Now same MOD has agreed to use Russian suggested/tested solution of using Asbestos in the Vikramaditya's.large boilers.

    Only after successfully derailing the Russian delivery (i.e. delaying delivery schedule)and now will be publicized by some media in India and world as if Vikramaditya delivery has delayed by 1 year, due to only Russian mismanagement.

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  9. 9

    Anonymous

    Anon 10:20 PM
    Public, Lawmakers. Not itself…;)

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  10. 10

    Jaishankar

    Sailing junk at taxpayers expense. India could have gone for brand new BAE Systems QE class aircraft carrier at the same price !!

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  11. 11

    Centurion

    @Jaishankar

    You should do it then. Also, you may want to by SSN, frigates and naval fighters from them. Ah, and also they could give you a hand with 5gn fighter and space program. I'm sure you would already have all these for less money and on schedule…

    [facepalm]

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  12. 12

    Anonymous

    Now this shit would be delivered to us after 18 months , thats good news as this so called guinea pig on which Russian shipbuilding industry learned to build aircraft carrier at Indian taxpayers expense.you may charge penalty but the fact remains most of time this guinea pig carrier would be docked in for repairs and rosonboroexport would charge exorbitantly for repairs.They achieved what they wanted. I feel if we get this ship at half price as this is reconditioned refurbished substandard product which would need major repairs and soon would be sold on tonnage value.

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  13. 13

    Jaishankar

    Centurion @ Have you ever been to a junk Soviet era naval ship (even a merchant ship)??? 3 decade old technology and crude design !!

    All for a final bill of $2.34 billion !!

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  14. 14

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  15. 15

    Ram

    The Point here is the cost versus the technology that is being offered. By the time the white elephant joins the navy some of its technologies would be old enough to be revamped. The only plus point on this carried would be that it would carry the MIG29. How good a weapons plat form this is would only be seen in future.

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