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    Ravi Kumar Gupta

    Rachit Singh You are absolutely right when you raised the issue of demanding 4 crew Arjun but later buying 3 crew T90 which is highly inferior tank and wasn’t even taken by Russia’s own Army when India Army inducted it bulk spending Tax Prayers’ hard earned money !

    The Government should allow the buyers – the IMPORTEOMANIAC Procurement Tsars NOTORIOUS for always demanding development of proverbial Blue Moon from India’s Defence R&D and Indian Industry but ending up inducting JUNK in bulk, to openly specifying…. Bonuses, Kickbacks, Commissions, Cuts, Foreign Junkets…. and so on, while seeking Weapons etc.

    I dare the authorities to place in public domain:
    1. Detailed results of comparative Trials of Arjun MBT MkI vs T90 ! Arjun MBT MKII is even far far superior.
    2. Details of all the failures of various systems of T90 tanks and accuracy of its weapon systems in Indian conditions, including performance in Thar desert !

    Do the “battle going SOLDIERs” the real Fighters, bound by Strict Army Discipline, have any worthwhile say in Procurements ???? The IMPORTEOMANIAC Procurement Tsars no longer have to face battles !

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      It is very simple to conclude if some officers are sitting over file either they dont know anything or want kickbacks from manufactures , which they obtain from foreign vendors but seldom get from indegeneous one. GOD only can save this country.

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    Ravi Kumar Gupta

    Please ask the users to name a single Battle Tank in the world that has all the features demanded in Arjun MBT MKII and is still SIGNIFICANTLY LIGHTER than Arjun MBT MKII ! It’s an open challenge !

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    Absolutely unfair, if true.
    This attitude of army will mean they will never get any weapon.
    I do hope they buy 500 Arjun tanks. This will create a viable support envirnoment .
    They we can go,for next gen tank, hoping the RFQ is sensible.

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    I think its high time the IA was asked to become rational and get in synch with national aims and objectives. Sabotaging a national program for no clear reason is beyond stupidity.

    What is wrong with them?

    They have a T-90 which can’t shoot straight, cannot operate in high-temperatures and yet, they will fall through hoops rejecting indigenous equipment with flights of fancy.

    Latest is asking specs for QRSAM beyond missiles they were purchasing from abroad.

    This sort of silly decision making by IA must be stopped by MOD and a stern position taken

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    If the tank was inferior then why army sat over was order for four years without any decision. It is obvious from this that either army is confused or they want kickbacks to clear the dust from file. R & D is not over night phenomenon. Is not it is better to order some Arjun tank then ask them to upgrade the shortcomings for future variants.

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    Problem here is, our Armed forces especially the army outdated with mechanical resources and human resources too. These high rank officials never go into battlefield as like the low rank soldiers who actually fight. Need of the hour is to flush out those outdated brains and bribe mongering bad fellas. I have a suggestion for those who wants to join forces for money, just go to hell! But I do believe most personnel in forces are honest though.

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    Indian Army prefers everything imported else they are not confident.,

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    I don’t understand what’s the problem with the army it looks like either they are too confused or they are too obsessed with foreign weapons. I mean first they put a general qualitative requirements which are off the charts and when the Indigenous defence industry reaches anywhere near it the user which in this case is the army changes its requirements. Now if there’s one single issue with the Arjun mk2 that is its missile firing capability (other than that it’s an absolutely wonderful platform) and when drdo’s promissing that by the time the first batch of mk2’s will roll out of the factory they would have addressed the problem and retrofit the tanks, Now I seriously don’t understand why isn’t the army ordering it..

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    As long as India desperately tries to please Russia and western powers so that diplomatically Pakistan won’t gain a upper hand, till then Indian Government (not really the Army?) would discourage local makes!!…The day India buys more weapons locally, there is no incentive for Russia and others to side with India diplomatically and thereby Pakistan gains an upper hand. So in short, it is not just some bribes or mischief happening, it is diplomacy at work. I would recommend to DRDO not to make weapons which would hurt India’s foreign policy. For example make small arms, with the money you put for Arjun Tank, if it had been put to make assault rifles, we would have had the best rifle perhaps.

    If you still want to make weapons locally and fully, then stop hating Pakistan and even perhaps Pakistan has to agree to this. After all it takes two to tango!!. After this, no arms lobby can come and say, hey we won’t side with you if you don’t buy arms from us.

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    In other countries, they would simply induct the tank and let the company further develop the tank for firing missiles etc and then later upgrade it.
    Indian Army and Indian AF top brass seem to be compromised at least the matter of ex-ACM Tyagi is there for everyone to see.
    It is something like Indian army is using sticks and DRDO develops an assault rifle, and Indian army refuses to Induct the assault rifles because those cannot be used like sticks in combat.


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