Vann7 wrote:Indian Flanker wrote:We have done this before. But IAF is in love with Rafale(love is blind). Infact the Russians were so pissed off in 2011 after IAF chose Rafale that the evergreen Indo-Russian relationship went to its lowest point ever in history.collegeboy16 wrote:good to see they are going all russkie for the avionics too, would make the product better and cost effective too. now all thats left is to cancel Rafale, hehehe and go for Mig-35/ or more orders of FGFA.
India ordering Mig-35 would have meant that:
1) MiG brand remains healthy financially and popular, with India going for it over all birds of the world.
2) MiG would have found enough R&D money to sustain the LMF 5th gen fighter, which was postponed because of Russian government/UAC focussing more on the heavy T-50.
3) More weapon sales= more money to Russia.
4) To take the Indo-Russian or Indo-MiG relationship to the next level( as MiG offered for the first time IP rights of MiG-35 to India).
Conclusion: Russians thought that their offer was the best for India's requirements, and fullfilled all criteria(s) put up by the IAF, but was knocked out because of IAF's bias towards Rafale, hence the anger.
PS: Interesting thing is, in the late 1990s, India was more interested in a light 5th gen fighter from MiG, but later UAC convinced them to join a heavy-fighter project aka the T-50.
I never understood India foreign Policy.They have been always totally passive in every world conflict. It was Russia who stood with India when they were being isolated in the west for its nuclear program. India total neutrality policy is totally obsolete and they do not get that France is part of NATO and controlled by USA and in case they have conflict with the west they will be sanctioned and France will backup those sanctions. India do not see that helping Russia economy , is in their own interest because Russia is the only Thing that India have to guarantee their Independence because if Russia economy collapse ,India will have no ally to counter the west. India but also China needs to create a solid Alliance with Russia ,in trading ,economically and militarily ,to counter NATO. If they continue with the mentality of ignoring they could significantly help Russia and help themselves at the same time ,then.. one day the will wake with a major conflict started from abroad ,and They will find no allies will want to help them.
I voted someone up earlier this morning; so I am out of votes for today, but I'll vote this post of yours up tomorrow.
This was a very good post illustrating an extremely important geopolitical concept, and you have well described India's destiny in the years to come if "India's" approach stays the same.
Of course, I should add that the workings of the "Matrix" is superior to geopolitics or other "human" "endeavors", and it is the "Matrix" that determines the human destiny. In my last sentence, I was intentionally speaking in riddles, of course.