- Mar 10, 2009
I was talking about swing-wing aircraft, not the Tupolev-160 specifically. I am not sure we need something like the Tupolev-160. Something like the Tupolev-22M3 would be useful.Agree with @pmaitra, we need swing-wing bombers like the White Swan (Tupolev 160).
Why don't we buy some off Russia? They have started production of the Blackjacks again.
Of course, the IAF with its corrupt officials would like to have some old decrepit and lightweight B1.
Furthermore, only buying would not do. We also would have to have nukes in the air at all times to deter China. Strategic bombers are the need of the hour.