Werewolf wrote:India has a huge corruption and US asslickers in in its government so much is beyond doubt.
Unfortunately for Russia ,a majority of the countries that purchases Russian military hardware are corrupt, uncouth third world countries like India. Hopefully the Kremlin realizes that this is a PR disaster as well. Just look at the number of Mig, Sukhoi crashes in India or the number of times a Kilo sub is destroyed by untrained staff.
The Belarus AF flies the same Su-30 that the Indians fly and yet not a single Su-30 has crashed due to pilot error.
Rosoboronexport has to do a better job in finding markets in Europe, Middle East and South America. There is a great demand for hi-tech weapons in these countries and so Rosoboronexport will not find it very difficult to penetrate these markets.
These countries are far more developed and far less corrupt than countries in Africa and Asia.
AlfaT8 wrote:Ok, I've been meaning to ask this, but what delays are they b#tching about, last i heard it was still on schedule or did i miss something??
This is one major problem with poor countries like India. They cannot make payments on time. Payments have to be made either in US$ or in Euros. Countries like India do not have decent foreign reserves. So naturally Rosoboronexport cannot deliver on time either.
Like I said, if Rosoboronexport has any intention to improve its bottomline it should penetrate markets in Middle East, South America and Europe and rely less on Asian markets like India.
No, India has enough money to pay the bill, they are No.1 importer in weapon market. U.S. France ,Russia and Iseral all want this big market.
about Ru-Ind CV deal , we can not blame Inida. It's not like Rafale deal , rafale deal is an agreement, India did't pay in first place.
Ru-Ind deal , India is already on board, Russia say they want to increase price.....it's like..... and this deal delayed for years.
India problem is their poor management ,airfraft destroyed , submarine sunk , not only Russia weapon, but also Western ones(c-17， Sea Harrier）
From recent deals , I see India don't want to rely on importer weapons for ever, they want to learn tech from every deal. It's good,
India has ambitions and potential to make decent weapons but it need a long way to go .