Why India dont have a bomber fleet like Tu-22 ? China to buy Backfires

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  1. hareesh

    hareesh Tihar Jail Banned

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    Why India dont have a bomber fleet like Tu-22 ?

    What i think is that our threat was pakistan.We dint need these long range bomber fleet.But we are a upcoming super power in asia and world.We need deep stike bombers for our future missions.We have an dragon next door spliting fire on fire every now and then.
    Chinese websites are again reporting that Russia has agreed to sell Beijing the production line for the Tupolev Tu-22M3 bomber at a cost of $1.5 billion.


    Once in service with the Chinese Naval Air Forces the Tu-22M3 will be known as the “H-10″.

    The deal struck with Russia includes 36 aircraft: a batch of 12 followed by a second batch of 24 additional bombers.

    The Tu-22 will be employed in the maritime attack role and used to attack targets from low levels to avoid radar detection.

    All super powers had their trust and large fleet.Now stealth bombers and advanced bombers are with USA .
     
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    Re: Why India dont have a bomber fleet like Tu-22 ? China to buy Backf

    well.. russia did offer to sell the Tu-22M to the IAF, they declined.
     
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    Re: Why India dont have a bomber fleet like Tu-22 ? China to buy Backf

    India leased TU-22 in 2001 four if am not mistaken but then nothing..

    In India the establishment still views the airforce in a tactical role and not in a strategic one, but given our current doctrine & finance we cannot blame them.

    WW2 luftwaffe was a terrific tactical force when used with blitzkrieg,however the germans lacked strategic bombers and this had disastrous consequences for them.it
    For example Russians were able to dislocate their factories in the Urals mountains without much trouble same goes for troops movements.


    Do we really need a strategic bomber? I think no, though two squadrons of SU-34 might be handy for long range missions :)
     
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    Re: Why India dont have a bomber fleet like Tu-22 ? China to buy Backf

    If I remember correctly, there was a lengthy debate on why India does not need a bomber.

    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/military-aviation/14562-pak-da-russian-fifth-generation-steath-bomber.html#post191164

    Edit: another... http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/indian-air-force/31509-does-india-have-tu-22m3-bombers.html

     
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    Re: Why India dont have a bomber fleet like Tu-22 ? China to buy Backf

    There is very little evidence of the Tu22 in India although several reports indicate that we did lease a few in 2001. Even then, its most likely role is with the IN Maritime patrol and not with the SFC deterrence patrol.

    The AF is currently undergoing a transistion from a tactical to strategic command in the operational sense. It had long back made the transition in the theoretical field. As far back as in 1980s, when the IAF first aquired the Il-76 strategic airlifters, it became evident that the upper echelons wanted the AF as a strategic force.

    The Luftwaffe lost because it could not produce enough fighters to keep up with attrition losses or for that matter generate enough sorties to prevent the bombers from completing their missions.

    In the modern battlefield, especially over hostile skies, deep penetration bombing has very low surivability. And that is for a fighter sized target. A strategic bomber would be detected as far out as 600km by a AWEC platform. China intends to use the Tu22 as bomb trucks carrying Cruise missiles. It will not be used as a bomber in the original sense, but rather a missile carrier in the air.

    In all probability they will use it on CBGs with saturation attacks or overwhelming base defences. Another reason might be they are getting ready to put into testing their stealth bomber.
     

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