Perhaps your intelligent diplomacy just plain sucks, sir!!!
That is not far enough behind for (.)bama. When he is done, we will be offering to sell bi-planes and Zeppolins.
Obama strikes out again.
The current Indian fleet of mainly Russian and French planes has suffered from no such problems
The Indians have another, far more serious problem with parts. The parts and spares that they get from Russia are often of an inferior quality and have lead to numerous wrecks, etc. It has gotten so bad that they have recently let out bids to allow non-Russian suppliers to provide replacement parts.
But Obama is still working to get the International Muslim Games for Chicago in 2012.
Now what kind of thanks is that for sending all of our tech jobs to them.
“The two European fighters are generally seen as aerodynamically superior
But, are they UNION made???
Given the nature of Indian national life, no doubt it’s a requirement that the planes fall apart two weeks after they arrive.
Not even close to being true.
Today's jet is nothing like the jet a few years ago, let alone 10-yrs ago.
Corruption runs rampant in india. Dog bites man news, I know, but come on. . .india is no better than the third-world it is.
For crying out loud. Every country in the world has seen Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the untrustworthy and treasonist democrats.
The world has seen how these corrupt liars can not be trusted, on anything.
Until Obama and the dems are out of power and until America has again proven it’s trustworthiness, it is wise for any country to decline to do business with America.
Obama is not just a failure with America... Obama is a FAILURE with the entire world.
That and the US might cut off supplies if they used in a way of which we don’t approve - such as bombing Pakistan.
Probably a good decision.
Just like the Chicago Olympic bid...
International arms deals are NOT all about technology and economics. They are political as well.
For years, when India was a major member of the “non-aligned” movement, she made “friends” with Russia, instead of the U.S., as her counter to China; at a time when aligning with the U.S. could have aligned Russia with China vis-a-vis India.
After the Soviet Empire collapsed, India began to warm more to the U.S.; and trade and policy agreements have grown.
But now, instead of playing to her hottest pursuers, Russia and the U.S., she leaves them both in a mood of needing to try harder to curry favor with her some other way, by this time giving EU firms this arms deal.
Its politics, not aeronautics.
Let him be dismayed. From what I’ve read and seen, the IAF has had its heart and mind set on the Rafale for awhile, and that IMO will be the eventual winner.
Considering that the Typhoon (2003) and Rafale (2006) entered service more then twenty years after the F-16 (1980) and -18 (1978), there's not a lot of shame in that.