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    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:37 am

    It's way more than just that. It's the mentality of the slave people. The amount of grovelling that comes from the country is pathetic beyond belief.

    It is also the major reason why India will never become a major power. They overspend on garbage and worry about image more than welfare of a state. They want to be part of all the "clubs" and at same time, they want acceptance from the US. That was Russia for a long time till it took them a while to figure out the US will never accept them. It took 20 years. India? It's been like this since the 40's and they never figured it out yet.

    Just go to India and see all the signs of "study and live in: US, UK, Canada, Australia" in other words, Anglo nations. Their love for their former masters is beyond reason tbh.
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    Post  Austin on Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:41 am

    An updated and good write up on Tejas Program of Indian Airforce

    Tracking The Tejas: The Design Evolution Of An Indian Fighter Part-I

    Tracking The Tejas: The Tejas Mk2 ‘Grows A Pair’ & Becomes The Medium Weight Fighter
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    Post  Isos on Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:44 am

    Austin wrote:An updated and good write up on Tejas Program of Indian Airforce

    Tracking The Tejas: The Design Evolution Of An Indian Fighter Part-I

    Tracking The Tejas: The Tejas Mk2 ‘Grows A Pair’ & Becomes The Medium Weight Fighter

    They should just stop that program. Honestly it looks to be a great airplane to replace the mig-21 but the program itself sucks.
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    Post  Austin on Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:01 pm

    Tejas program has built an entire End to End Aerospace Industry in India from Designing to Production ...... Starting from Scratch ..We had zilch before that other than lic production.

    If you read carefully about Tejas Mk2 linked above.

    Its capability is better than Mig-35 and slightly better than Gripen-E , The Design of Mk2 is suppose to be the best in Single Engine Fighter of its class.
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    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:38 am

    Second Domestically-Produced Tejas Fighter Jet Experiences Technical Issues in India

    New Delhi (Sputnik): Last week, a major tragedy was averted by a quick-thinking IAF pilot when an a deep penetration Jaguar strike fighter was hit by a bird. As part of a special operating procedure, the small bombs and fuel tank were dropped by the pilot in a safe area.

    An external tank on one of India's domestically-produced light combat Tejas aircraft fell from the sky on Tuesday morning in farmland at Irugur of Coimbatore in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The incident took place during a training session from Sulur, which is also the Tejas' base station .

    "Today morning around 0840hrs local time one fuel drop tank fell off from a Tejas aircraft on a routine sortie. The aircraft landed safely after the incident. No damage was reported on ground. The cause of the incident is being investigated", the IAF said in a statement.

    ​The squadron of the Tejas aircraft named the Flying Daggers or the No. 45 Squadron of the Indian Air Force. The base of the squadron shifted from Bengaluru to the Sulur Air Force station based in Coimbatore in July 2018. The Flying Daggers became the first fighter squadron of the Southern Air Command of the IAF to be headquartered in Thiruvananthapuram.

    On 27 June, a major tragedy averted after a deep penetration Jaguar strike fighter jet crashed into a number of birds soon after take-off from Ambala base station in Punjab. The hit resulted in the failure of one of its engines. Despite the looming emergencies, the young pilot successfully landed the jet at the base and also saved the lives of many civilians in the area adjoining the airfield.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201907021076121038-fuel-tank-of-indias-home-grown-tejas-fighter-jet-fell-down/
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    Post  GarryB on Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:39 am

    What a very strange article that is... it talks about a Jaguar that flew into a bird and dropped external stores including a drop tank, then it mentions a Tegas dropped a fuel tank and then it talks about the Jaguar again.

    It doesn't mention why the Tegas dropped a fuel tank... was it an accident, a fault, they don't know?
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    Post  Isos on Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:20 am

    It also happened with a mig-29k last month. Bad trained maintenance crew.
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    Post  jhelb on Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:49 pm

    Austin wrote:Tejas program has built an entire End to End Aerospace Industry in India from Designing to Production ...... Starting from Scratch ..We had zilch before that other than lic production.

    If you read carefully about Tejas Mk2 linked above.

    Its capability is better than Mig-35 and slightly better than Gripen-E , The Design of Mk2 is suppose to be the best in Single Engine Fighter of its class.

    If the Tejas MK2 is indeed so good why has the Indian Government released an RFP to foreign vendors, for procuring 100+ fighters ?

    By the time the 100th foreign fighter arrives in India you can have at least 2 squadrons of Tejas MK2 at less than half the cost.
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    Post  Isos on Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:21 pm

    Austin wrote:Tejas program has built an entire End to End Aerospace Industry in India from Designing to Production ...... Starting from Scratch ..We had zilch before that other than lic production.

    If you read carefully about Tejas Mk2 linked above.

    Its capability is better than Mig-35 and slightly better than Gripen-E , The Design of Mk2 is suppose to be the best in Single Engine Fighter of its class.

    And you think a country that never made any plane or radar or missiles and had no aerospace industry will make a fighter better than a mig 35, that by the way you know nothing about, or euro canards ?

    Russians have thousands of simulations and hundreds of different design in their data base. Tejas is the most simple delta wing fighter that can be designed. It is small, short legs, small radar and most important of all it is designed by indians. I would more likely take a mirage 3 or mig-21 over a tejas.

    It is the same about your Arjun tank. Very good on paper and on forums but yet indians buy t-90. Guess why... because indians hardware suck.
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    Post  Vladimir79 on Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:21 pm

    Isos wrote:It also happened with a mig-29k last month. Bad trained maintenance crew.

    More like shoddy work done by HAL.
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    Post  Isos on Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:28 pm

    Vladimir79 wrote:
    Isos wrote:It also happened with a mig-29k last month. Bad trained maintenance crew.

    More like shoddy work done by HAL.

    No way ... they make the super mega Tejas, that would never happen to them Very Happy
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    Post  GarryB on Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:27 am

    Hey, lets actually be fair and say that Tejas was never intended to actually be a medium fighter, and claims it is better than the MiG-35 are interesting... I would ask which MiG-35... was it the one offered to India or the one being introduced into Russian service.

    There is enormous potential for a cheap light fighter and the Tegas could be a solution to that... the problem is that... as it sounds like it is happening... they try to give it too many capabilities and it ends up being a more expensive medium fighter.

    It happens so often that they start out with a simple design and complicate it and it gets heavier so it needs a bigger engine and a new radar....

    Probably the only fighter that really didn't fall in to that trap was the F-20, but no body bought them because it was not as shiny and flashy.

    The key is to make it cheap to operate and simple to maintain, but with a good enough radar and good enough self defence avionics suite... it does not need enormous range or a very heavy payload... modern weapons are generally not that heavy and inflight refuelling can add range without using up a wing pylon.

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