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    Anonymous

    The cancellation comes after one day of retirement of NAK. Now some one should study the Tyagi / NAK combo for the MMRCA when NAK was the DCAS. Lot of skeletons will come tumbling out. Poor AK will have a tough time to carry forward any deal now except FMS.

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    Anonymous

    The whole thing from the beginning is a fuss. Instead of vvip helos we need attack helos, transport helos, multi-role helos.

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  3. 3

    Anonymous

    was it… out going… chief… delayed… inevitable… ???…

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  4. 4

    Anonymous

    Yes right…NAK was the guy who changed the specs for this one…and also one should investigate his role in the spec change for the BTA as well…the chief with max imports….am sure he goes the Tyagi way..

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    Anonymous

    what will happen to the money already paid? Did we only pay enough money for 3 helis or did we pay for more than 3 helis?? What will happen to the support of 3 helis that are already delivered, if after this corruption scandal broke, i believe that we cannot do any more business with finmechanica, then how is the govt going to keep these helis running??

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  6. 6

    Anonymous

    3 helicopters is for keeps or it has to be returned?

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    Anonymous

    Shame these are good machines

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    Anonymous

    I could never really understand the logic behind purchasing 10-12 unique helios.

    As if IAF had a small problem dealing with the logistics – add to it a totally new aircraft type. At least the Russian Mi range has some degree of commonality between types. We really need to look at the logistical and operational footprints of these a/c.

    Our netas do not need a totally new a/c. Even the mighty US Marines landed in hot water when in June 2009, the VH-71 program was canceled due to cost overruns. Right now, they are running an AOA – an analysis of alternatives. In simple terms they are looking for an existing military aircraft and they will upgrade it to meet the specific security and comms needs to the POTUS's Marine One.

    With all of us taxpayers shelling out the moolah, no wonder CoAFS SP Tyagi and Co went about buying a brand new jazzy aircraft.

    My 2 cents :: buy some brand new Mi17's or equivalent, modify them to meet security and other requirements, jazz them up with comfy interiors:: Voila!

    Maybe, I am being too simplistic.. but lets have a look around- everyone seems to have executive helios with modifications: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_transports_of_heads_of_state_and_government

    Frankly this was a wild goose chase… with all parties interested feeding off the gravy train.

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    Anonymous

    Better late than never. To hasten indigenous R&D allVIP,units need to equipped with Locally developed ALH, SPG armed with trichy assault carbines.

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    Anonymous

    Deal Cancelled ,
    3 helicopters To be return back,

    then what who is the new contender for VVIP contest…..??????

    will it be Sikorsky S-92******

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    victor raj

    Good decision. There should be some sort of scam involved in this deal.

    Also don't sign any deals for the next 1 year, let Rupee value gain to 45 against US dollar and simultaneously against POUND and EURO. Then sign all our military deals.

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    S. Suchindranath Aiyer

    Hopefully, India will spend the money on buying fighter aircraft it sorely needs (such as a combination of the Euro Fighter and the Draken) instead of finding yet another way of pampering its VVIPs, bribing the US by buying transport aircraft (C 17) it does not need, or the rentiers of its DRDO-PSU cartel who manufacture the obsolete and unfit for purpose LCA:

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    Anonymous

    If the Italians paid the bribe, howcome no names are mentioned on who was involved on the receiving end of this transaction/s?

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