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  1. 1

    punit shukla

    Tata is more reliable

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  2. 2

    Thinker...

    Though sab is obviously provide india a greater access to TOT as it has offered previously in MMRCA deal but the problem is Grippen itself made of of several US techs that will not be a part of Grippen’s TOT package since developer is a US’s defense giants like, GE for F414, Raython for APG/ANPG, and other electronics…

    So even be a better piece, greater offer and value of money the scale will be slightly in favor of lockheed – Tata since we can call lockheed to ask their suppliers to provide makeup and TOT to India which can not be asked in grippen’s case.

    I further did not understand that If F16, and Grippen ruled out from MMRCA Competetion in early stage and then the 2nd stage non qualifiers are Mig 35 and F 18 and last stage were Typhoon and rafale… hence the priorities and merits have already been defined… that is Group -1..Rafale and Typhoon.. ( let them go due to price) Group-2… F 18 and Mig 35 ( left due to inferior to Typhoo and Rafs Group -3.. F16 and Grippen ( Not at all came closer to needed tech)

    Hence why there should not be the choice of F 18 or Mig 35 if Rafale left due to economic and TOT problems… How can IAF so much degraded to group 3 slandered….

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  3. 4

    punit shukla

    I feel, F16 should be choice, it is of different class than LCA. F16 engine should be used for AMCA(not uprated F414) and PAKFA should be avoided. AMCA (or heavy not medium ), should be produced by Tatas using many advance components of F16.

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  4. 5

    Sudip Das

    What differentiates GRIPEN from Tejas are the subsystems like radar, laser pods, Electonic counter measure,
    Instead of collaborating for a fighter aircraft , the Indian govt should scout for tecnology partners for the above mentioned subsystem
    Also GRIPEN will be supplied with its own suite of armaments including BVR
    ASTRAA BVR will not be integrated with GRIPEN
    What will India gain apart from killing indigenous efforts like LCA Tejas,ATRAA, DRDO’s AESA radar, electronic counter measure program

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  5. 6

    Sudip Das

    Should India select a corporate house because of its proximity with the Indian PM or a corporate house which has experience of defence manufacturing especially aircraft body parts manufacturing and assembling of transport aircraft for the INDIAN airforce

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  6. 7

    Sudip Das

    Will the defense ministry declare the selection criteria (both technical and commercial) for both the OEM and the Indian partner?
    If no, why?

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  7. 8

    Sudip Das

    Why shouldn’t ADA be allowed to contest with a private sector partner with its TEJAS MK1A

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  8. 9

    Sudip Das

    Will lifecycle cost be a deciding factor?

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  9. 10

    ASHISHKUMAR

    I think it’s totally waste of time and taxpayer money If we really want something so it would be F35 LightiningII like fighter under true transfer of technology either go with TejasII which is worth because at war like situation only home technology can stay with you if you hard work for f16 which will even not started it would take 2022 at that time whole world fly 5th Gen fighter and many started Israel japan …etc please save the every penny of India don’t go with 4th Gen fighter jet …

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