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India Ascendant?
India Moves to Upgrade Air Capabilities
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    $8 billion / 36 aircraft = $222 million each (that’s what the best fighter in the world the F-22 costs), for that price they could have bought 2 F-35’s, instead they bought French junk. India has a serious problem with procurement, they always buy crappy equipment because those selling the junk are willing to pay the kickbacks. The French are almost as crooked as the Russians or the Chinese when it comes to bribery.

    • rheddles

      But the French junk can carry nukes.

    • Andrew Allison

      Do you mean to imply that the F-35 is a cost-ineffective POS [grin]. No argument about the F-22, but at least the French junk (unlike the F-35) actually has working weapons systems. It seems to me that a procurement organization that signed up for the F-35 must be even more corrupt than India’s.

  • Fat_Man

    The US should ally with India and protect it from the terrorist regime in Pakistan.

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