Will USA sell India F/A-22 or JSF? - Page 3




 
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November 8th, 2004  
Darcia
 
We may sell it to them in 35 years when we start replacing them.
November 8th, 2004  
Xion
 
Thats been the US trend/strategy when it comes to India so far, but can it afford to lose India as a future ally in Asia as a counterbalance against China ?
November 8th, 2004  
Darcia
 
Another thing is the biggest problem is how close Russia and India are, anything that comes from America and goes to india will most likly end up in Russia. Russia is a close friend of India with weapon sales, joint projects, and russia supports India Joining the UNSC. So that is a few reasons we need to be carful when dealing with India.
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November 8th, 2004  
Xion
 
Dameon wrote:
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and russia supports India Joining the UNSC
Might be offtopic but France, China and U.K. too 'officially' support India joining the UNSC.
November 8th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
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Originally Posted by Xion
Dameon wrote:
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and russia supports India Joining the UNSC
Might be offtopic but France, China and U.K. too 'officially' support India joining the UNSC.
That's right, I am also wondering why USA does not support India to be in UNSC. Although a bit off-topic, but refer to the issue of not selling F/A-22 to India, it all comes from same strategic idea's of USA regarding India.
November 8th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
even Israel isent due to get them any time soon...
November 9th, 2004  
rajkhalsa
 
India was offered to join the JSF program, but this hasn't been taken up by India. The deal would also involve designing and assembling components of the a/c in L-M's massive research plants in India. Even without official Indian participation, no doubt non-classified work on the JSF will be done in those plants anyway.

The main reason for India's rejection being that America is seen as far too unreliable an arms supplier. The knee-jerk reaction to the Indian nuclear tests is proof in and of itself. Granted, the relationship between the two democracies is changing quite fast (the proof is in the exponential growth in military ties between the two nations)

Furthermore, India is already committed itself to a 5th generation a/c; a joint Indo-Russian fighter PAK-FA, and an indigenous multirole attack a/c the MCA (Medium Combat Aircarft.) The Tejas (LCA) will fill in the light multirole role (replacing eventually -21s, -27s, Jags and M2ks)

India, as can be seen in its latest defense porcurments all across the board from navy to army to air force is changing from a simply buying arms to jointly developing them with its former arms suppliers.

In terms of a/c, the IAF inducts 'souped up' versions of all its a/c, often fitted with a variety of Indian, French, Israeli, Russian and British components, as evidenced in the Su-30MKI all the way to the MiG-21 Bison (with again customized indigenous avionics and BVR, datalinking, etc. capabilities) which demonstrated its ability of being a great more fitting a match against the F-15 than was popularly expected, in the COPE-India exercise with America.

Even the M2Ks, -29s, Jags, -27s, and Harriers that fly with India show the same types of customization.


Hindustan Aeronautics Tejas:
November 9th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Very well written post rajkhalsa.

Also, this is very true:
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The main reason for India's rejection being that America is seen as far too unreliable an arms supplier.
Btw, Is PAK/FA still going? Haven't heard about its news for half year now.
November 9th, 2004  
Darcia
 
I wouldn't see Russia as a reliable arms supplier either, you never know when they will have to stop production due to different reasons.
November 10th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Supply unreliability is one reason why Korea doesn't buy key military equipment from Russia.