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  1. 1

    AJAY GHOSH

    Hi Shiv ,

    In the Daily Mail link that you have provided in this article the Rafales that have come down to JOdhpur are sporting the IAF colors .

    Regards,

    Ajay

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  2. 2

    Pushkaraj Dongre

    My breath is not held at all, my bets were on the Eurofighter

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  3. 3

    Hrishikesh

    Invest this money in LCA and AMCA programs. Will yield more benefits. A few years of pain will ensure that we will have our own proven fighter building capability.

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  4. 4

    Hrishikesh

    Invest this money in LCA and AMCA programs. Will yield more benefits. A few years of pain will ensure that we will have our own proven fighter building capability.

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  5. 5

    victor raj

    We need the TOT coming from this deal.

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  6. 6

    Anonymous

    The sloth and corruption of the UPA government is absolutely shocking, disgraceful,and criminal!

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  7. 7

    Anonymous

    Ajay, please check the roundels for both french and Indian air force. Ours is saffron white and green, theirs is red white and blue.

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  8. 8

    harsha

    yeah we need tot to get some gud knowledge đŸ™‚

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  9. 9

    Nik

    The joke is that this plane design is 30 years old (1986 first flight) and so far grand total of 140 are in use. Cost 100 Million$

    Even Su-30 MKI and Tejas are younger in design age. Cost 25 to 60 million $

    F-35 is youngest and most modern fighter out there, superseding the Rafale by 20 years. Cost 100 million $

    Does the plane come with unlimited french wine package. This is STUPIDTY. But, we the smart Indians are prime target for dumping outdated stuff at outlandish price. Even the price seems racist to me….

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    1. 9.1

      ankur singh

      More than su 30mki ,su 35 would be much better @ same cost with 30. It has worlds best radar ,lower cross section,highrr range ,thrust ,better engine, t/w better.its best 4.5 gen plane

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  10. 10

    Anonymous

    Is it just me or anyone else also feels few similarities between this bird and LCA. đŸ™‚

    The high cost involved in purchasing this bird will not go waste considering the very friendly neighbours that we have.

    I can understand they dont come cheap but they are not luxury items but are being procured so we stay safe.

    It is ours and govt's responsibility to increase country's income.

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  11. 11

    ankur singh

    Rafale is very good but nt good as it cost.su 35 is the best 4.5 gen plane with half cost .we should have buied it either

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  12. 12

    Anonymous

    NSR says —

    MMRCA competition is based on more than decade old needs and requirements…

    Now 40 and 120 km BVRAAM missiles will make Rafale dog fighting capabilities redundant….

    SU-35 with its advanced radar can see deeper (up to 400 km) and interdict farther to obviate a need for Rafale…

    Rafale is not right choice for India because of cost, technology transfer issues, armaments, avionics, etc…

    France controls the interface so all of the components and armaments comes from France only….

    France will forever will be supplying same avionics systems and armaments and will deny any of our own open architecture avionics or armaments…

    Just remember we are paying almost $45 million to upgrade the 30 year old Mirage 2000 and it does not include even a new engine…

    Right now we use Russian missiles in Tejas and western avionics in Migs and SU-30MKI….

    I say please do not buy the Rafale as SU-30MKI, Mig-29K, Tejas, Mirage-2000. Jaguar and residual Migs can take care of India until we get Tejas II and additional SU and Mig series…and upgrade them in Blocks by working with Russians and western avionics manufacturers to keep them sharp…

    China is begging Russia for SU-35S and finally they are going to buy 24 from them…

    India must buy 36 of them outright and use them as top dog sentry guarding China and Pakistan frontiers …
    While SU-30MKI, Mig-29, TejasII, Mirage 2000, Jaguar, residual Migs,, etc will pound the ground…

    SU-30MKI is almost as good as SU-35S for Indian needs…

    So please keep track of what is happening around and who is acquiring what and for what purposes, and then write very informative articles…

    It will make this forum a very intelligent barnstormer for ideas…

    Remember $30 billions will create lots of aerospace infrastructure, jobs, etc forever in India for Indians…

    Within 3 years there will be at least two dozen Tejas flying non stop…

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  13. 13

    Anonymous

    NSR says —

    MMRCA competition is based on more than decade old needs and requirements…

    Now 40 and 120 km BVRAAM missiles will make Rafale dog fighting capabilities redundant….

    SU-35 with its advanced radar can see deeper (up to 400 km) and interdict farther to obviate a need for Rafale…

    Rafale is not right choice for India because of cost, technology transfer issues, armaments, avionics, etc…

    France controls the interface so all of the components and armaments comes from France only….

    France will forever will be supplying same avionics systems and armaments and will deny any of our own open architecture avionics or armaments…

    Just remember we are paying almost $45 million to upgrade the 30 year old Mirage 2000 and it does not include even a new engine…

    Right now we use Russian missiles in Tejas and western avionics in Migs and SU-30MKI….

    I say please do not buy the Rafale as SU-30MKI, Mig-29K, Tejas, Mirage-2000. Jaguar and residual Migs can take care of India until we get Tejas II and additional SU and Mig series…and upgrade them in Blocks by working with Russians and western avionics manufacturers to keep them sharp…

    China is begging Russia for SU-35S and finally they are going to buy 24 from them…

    India must buy 36 of them outright and use them as top dog sentry guarding China and Pakistan frontiers …
    While SU-30MKI, Mig-29, TejasII, Mirage 2000, Jaguar, residual Migs,, etc will pound the ground…

    SU-30MKI is almost as good as SU-35S for Indian needs…

    So please keep track of what is happening around and who is acquiring what and for what purposes, and then write very informative articles…

    It will make this forum a very intelligent barnstormer for ideas…

    Remember $30 billions will create lots of aerospace infrastructure, jobs, etc forever in India for Indians…

    Within 3 years there will be at least two dozen Tejas flying non stop…

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  14. 14

    Anonymous

    but where is the money? economic realities of the country are not going to change by September regardless of Mr Modi.

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  15. 15

    pranav

    20billion $ for decade old rafale fighter. Thanks to UPA. its complete life cycle will cost this junk 40 billion$. Canand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia every one rejected except India's IAF. Again Thanks to UPA. Even at this 40 billion $ cost we will not get even 80% technology transfer of this rafale deal. i think we should go for Saab grippen cheaper and proven fighter. PMO nd MOD plz cencel this rafale deal. we cant afford rafale fighter. saab gripen will cost 5k$ per hour in air while rafale will cost 15k $ per hour. this is day time robbery by france. we must cancel this deal.

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