UAE Confirms Interest in Mistral Ship

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  1. Yusuf

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    DUBAI — A United Arab Emirates government official has confirmed to Defense News the government's interest in acquiring one of two French Mistral-class amphibious assault ships originally ordered by Russia in 2011.

    France and Russia last month reached a political agreement to cancel the Mistral deal and Paris is paying back Moscow's advance payments on the two warships. France paid Russia more than US $1 billion in compensation for the non-delivery.
    "Our interest in purchasing the ship is real, it fulfils the capability requirements for our forces," the government source said. "The Mistral ships are in line with our equipment and capabilities."
    A report published Wednesday by Russian-language newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets quoted Russian military sources stating that Russia has given France the green light to sell the two helicopter carriers to Egypt and the UAE.
    Russian Arabic-language television channel Russia Today quoted presidency spokesperson Dmitry Peskov as saying that his country hopes France, now free to use the ships after settling its dues, would take Russian interests into account when reselling the warships to a third party.
    According to unnamed Russian sources close to the deal quoted by Moskovsky Komsomolets, Egypt will purchase the ship with direct Russian financial support and would also have to commit to the purchase of a number of Russian Ka-52 helicopters.
    "If this deal goes through, for Russia it is very advantageous, since the loan is in fact a trademark: a large consignment of helicopters will be based at our Russian defense industry, taxes will go into our budget, and the borrower does not receive the money but the product — helicopters made in Russia," the source was quoted.
    The UAE official did not confirm whether the deals were reached at the MAKS 2015 airshow in Moscow last week. No Egyptian officials were immediately available to comment.

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/2015/09/03/united-arab-emirates/71651330/
     
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  3. blueblood

    blueblood Senior Member Senior Member

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    Preparing for annexation of Gwadar I presume. :rofl:
     
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  4. Tactical Frog

    Tactical Frog Regular Member

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    That thread needs some updates !

     
  5. DEJAVU

    DEJAVU Regular Member

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    UAE is our friend. Infact Pakistan can use some of their weapons in need of war time.
     
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    Tactical Frog Regular Member

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    I thought UAE was India' s friend too ?
     
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    garg_bharat Senior Member Senior Member

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    We hardly care about mistral. If uae buys, fine. No issues.

    Only question is what will UAE do with it?
     
  8. Tactical Frog

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    Egypt got the ships ...not the UAE. Thus the update.

    I am a bit sad these ships were built not fast enough to be delivered to Russia before the Ukrainian thing started. France had deal for two others to be built in Russia. Overall .. we got lucky to find buyer so fast.

    Now Egypt could use them in Libya soon .. to crush that Isis metastasis in Sirte. Providing Russians deliver some attack helicopters fast.
     
  9. Indx TechStyle

    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    Lay lo lay lo fir, free ka maal hai.
    Der kis baat ki?
    :biggrin2::biggrin2:
    Translation for @Tactical Frog
    (Please go and get it as soon as possible. Someone is giving you something in free and you have not to beg as usual. Why wasting time?)
     
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    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    In fact, they are India's closer friend.
    They store their oil here and have offered to take 2/3 in free (we didn't take as much though)
    http://m.ndtv.com/profit/store-our-oil-and-take-two-thirds-for-free-uaes-offer-to-india-1275964
    Both countries invest heavily in each other's economy.

    Moreover, UAE is working with India to launch Mars Hope, first ever inter terrestrial prob from a Muslim country.

    India has tech partnership with Saudis, UAE, Kuwait. Invests in ports of Iran, denied sanctions and helped Iran and Iraq, and supplies economic aid and military aid to war torn countries like Syria.
    Leave alone African countries.

    But for an average pakistani, all Muslim countries are their friend just because of same religion and see them as inspiration (real are Iran and Turkey).
     
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    Its good to see Uae helping india or vice versa. Pakistan have no issue. Not inly pakistani thinks all muslim countries think like that but yes they have some internal or external issues for which they wont play it via gallery.
    Pakistani young generations have no issue with india until india does some bad infact I and other Pakistani belives indian like in this forum hate us but we dont. We think western countries will be our real enemy in future. india is too small for that and we have to do something special and fast to counter that and we know what are their plans. Yes it will take a 30 plus years but we will get there to counter them.
    Iran Turkey Saudis Others and Pakistan knows how to counter them and how to gain some time to balance the power.
    Patience is the key and time will be the ultimate decider.
     
  12. porky_kicker

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    somebody shoot me plzzzzzz :)
    these porkies are unbearable in their stupidity :pound:

    plzzzzzzz do us a favor
    shoot yourself :pound:
    and bring a end to this porky 30 plus years extended daydreaming:rotfl::frusty:

    sure sure do u ever stop for a minute or so to reflect on the absurdness of ur expectations.:doh:

    would u be alive to even see realization all this madressa education induced orgasmic hallucination.:tsk:
     
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  13. Rajaraja Chola

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    He gave a reply which he thought sensible and he was decent enough. There was no need of you to troll like this when especially such responses are not warranted.
    Can keep the conversation civilian enough. He has some points though, but not all of them can be agreed upon
     
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  14. porky_kicker

    porky_kicker Regular Member

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    have u read his numerous sensible and decent posts in this forum

    one so called good post (according to u ) don't make a saint

    and i did not troll him
    i gave him a point by point rebuttal

    only "orgasmic" part was uncalled for but we can never be sure.

    that fellow is a player in defencexx, u should take a familiarization tour out there on how they treat Indians .

    might open ur eyes. not that i care
    good bye
     
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  15. porky_kicker

    porky_kicker Regular Member

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    ...............and still after 60 years
    ................we Indians still wonder
    ..................why? why ? why?

    we are at the receiving end.................................
    when porkistan is concerned.......................................... :daru::doh::doh::doh::daru::doh::doh::doh:
     
  16. Indx TechStyle

    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    India offered economic corporation and a trade corridor to Pakistan.
    It could managed along with CPEC.
    But pakistan chose CPEC only and rejected Indian offer.
    Every Muslim country maintains nice relationship except Pak. :taunt:
    FYI, no Muslim country has problem with India. :p
    Oh I see!
    Daily on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Google+. :rolleyes:
    As far as I know, it's India who has been fighting with your mujahedeen and freedom fighters for 40 years.
    :mad:
    Hate? We make your fun man. :lol:
    If really want to see hate, go on your own forums where they talk of beheading, bleeding and killing kaffirs.
    You guys talk hate like mentally affected kids, we blow away all that in fun like elders.
    You must be grateful to us actually. :lol:
    If we wanted to bleed you guys, we would have done long ago.
    But historic relationship and blood stops us always. :(
    These westerners pumped you billions in 70s and 80s when India was a second world country.
    India is ranked as 4th strongest force on this planet after US, Russia and China.
    Entire African Union plus OIC(Islamic Union is weaker than India).
    Moreover,
    India projected to overtake west in 35 years.
    Two forces China and India will be on top during showdown of this century.
    That's the reason why west is so eager to tie up with India.
    Turkey and Saudis are partners of west. Iran will remain neutral because of partnership with west, communists(Russia and China) and India at the same time.
    Pakistan is far behind their level.
    This list may help you.

    Global Firepower Military Ranking 2016

    1. USA
    ___________________
    2. Russia
    3. China
    4. India
    5. France
    6. Britain
    ____________
    7. Japan
    8. Turkey
    _____________
    9. Germany
    10. Italy

    You can open the link for getting rank of Pakistani (at no. 13)
    You can't balance even India alone.
    This patience would wipe you guys out from map. If want to balance someone, do it now. Because these countries are growing much faster than Islamic nations.
    Together, Islamic countries can't stand against only one of those top 5 countries and they are expanding their powers still.
     
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  17. Tactical Frog

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    Funny, French Mistral -class Tonnerre is in Kochi. On its way to Australia.

     

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