- Sep 26, 2019
If not EU then who ?Who is 'we'? We is an amalgamation of IAF, MoD and GoI in short Republic of India.
Everybody cares about we. IAF doesn't operate in isolation.
IAF has made it clear. Its requirement is of additional 114 aircraft. IAF has never said it wants EU jets. GoI will chose jets that suit Indian requirement taking in account recommendation from IAF.
Don't mix 2 different programs.
What is Tejas Mk. 3? Their has been a sincere push for locally developed and manufactured systems. If you keep importing such systems you can't never win a against PRC. Local development and productions is the only way ahead.
Its not so easy. Their is a huge obstacle for indigenous systems from all corners. Even for leader like Modi it is difficult to promote local systems. Import lobby is very strong in India and will do anything to subdue local products.
Never under-estimate the import lobby. They won't mind selling the nation to fill their coffers.
It's either Gripen or Rafale offcourse Typhoon ... In the mess.