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"The two European fighters are generally seen as aerodynamically superior, having outperformed both US-made aircraft in tests under the adverse climatic conditions in which they might have to be used, particularly in the high altitudes and low temperatures of northern Kashmir. Experts suggest that the American planes are technologically ten years behind the European ones..."
1 posted on 05/12/2011 8:45:04 AM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

Perhaps your intelligent diplomacy just plain sucks, sir!!!


2 posted on 05/12/2011 8:47:16 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: Cardhu

That is not far enough behind for (.)bama. When he is done, we will be offering to sell bi-planes and Zeppolins.


3 posted on 05/12/2011 8:49:09 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Cardhu

Obama strikes out again.

4 posted on 05/12/2011 8:50:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cardhu
It has frequently cut off contracted supplies, imposed sanctions on friends and foes alike (including India), and reneged on delivering military goods and spare parts, in addition to being notoriously unwilling to transfer its best military technologies.

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.

6 posted on 05/12/2011 8:56:35 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: Cardhu

But Obama is still working to get the International Muslim Games for Chicago in 2012.


7 posted on 05/12/2011 8:59:52 AM PDT by Cicero
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To: Cardhu

Now what kind of thanks is that for sending all of our tech jobs to them.


8 posted on 05/12/2011 9:07:26 AM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: Cardhu

“The two European fighters are generally seen as aerodynamically superior

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But, are they UNION made???


9 posted on 05/12/2011 9:09:46 AM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: Cardhu

Given the nature of Indian national life, no doubt it’s a requirement that the planes fall apart two weeks after they arrive.


10 posted on 05/12/2011 9:22:51 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: Cardhu
“. . .Experts suggest that the American planes are technologically ten years behind the European ones...”

Barf.

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.

13 posted on 05/12/2011 9:31:09 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Cardhu

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.


14 posted on 05/12/2011 9:31:17 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Cardhu

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.


17 posted on 05/12/2011 10:07:36 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Cardhu

Just like the Chicago Olympic bid...


23 posted on 05/12/2011 12:40:05 PM PDT by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: Cardhu

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.


24 posted on 05/12/2011 1:52:53 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Cardhu

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.


42 posted on 05/15/2011 1:37:36 AM PDT by Citizen of the Savage Nation
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To: Cardhu
Experts suggest that the American planes are technologically ten years behind the European ones

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.

52 posted on 05/16/2011 12:38:55 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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