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Indian Defense Ministry: Rafale and C-400 will significantly expand the operational capabilities of the troops

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The Indian Air Force command during a conference on the development of the country's air force, announces that the first French-made Rafale fighters will begin to perform tasks in the Indian sky no earlier than May 2020. Recall that India has signed a contract with the French for the supply of 36 such fighters. Initially, New Delhi will receive the four combat aircraft.


Indian Defense Ministry: Rafale and C-400 will significantly expand the operational capabilities of the troops


During the conference, it was stated that the French Rafal aircraft and the Russian S-400 air defense systems will take the level of security of the Indian borders to a new level.

Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh:

Indian pilots will be trained in a special center on Rafale fighters, so that in May 2020, when these planes reach the Indian sky, the pilots were fully trained.

The Indian Air Force commander noted that the Rafale and S-400 air defense fighters will significantly expand the operational capabilities of the troops.

It is added that India continues to consider the option of purchasing 114 fighters from a French manufacturer. This statement has been criticized by Indian military experts. So, according to expert Ranjeet Singh (Ranjeet Singh), it is necessary not to focus on the acquisition of fighters exclusively French production. According to him, it would be worth returning to the program of joint creation with Russia of the fifth generation FGFA fighter (Su-57) and purchasing such military vehicles for the country's air force up to 36. The same expert notes that one could negotiate with the United States over possible participation in the F-35 program.

Apparently, the expert forgets that the Americans are not eager to sell their F-35 to those countries that have already acquired Russian S-400 systems. A striking example is Turkey and its exclusion by Washington from the program.
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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 5 October 2019 11: 12
    +7
    Gypsies are gypsies. More and more brilliant. They are not going to fight. Standardization and unification. Military equipment and ammunition. Reducing the range of spare parts and repair shops ... What can I say.
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 5 October 2019 11: 31
      +7
      They have two opponents ... Pakistan and China. According to various estimates, they are lathering both of them ... We will see ...
    2. Kontrik
      Kontrik 5 October 2019 12: 13
      0
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Gypsies are gypsies. More and more brilliant. They are not going to fight

      Withdrew from the tongue .. hi A poor country, but with ambitions in its bollywood ..
      They have everything, like in a movie

      cocks Eugene 100% ... And if that touches really fight .. Well, you guys understand ..
      1. ALLxANDr
        ALLxANDr 5 October 2019 21: 20
        0
        The title in the video you submitted is not true. Were you confused by the number of viewers? Cheering the audience of one or another participant in this performance?
        I want to add from myself that I am not a fan of Indian combat shows, but you have not seen Pakistani !! Even right away you won’t tell me where it’s worse))
      2. ALLxANDr
        ALLxANDr 5 October 2019 21: 37
        0
        Changing of the Guard. 10 countries of the world. I looked at our with pleasure))
      3. ALLxANDr
        ALLxANDr 5 October 2019 21: 49
        0
        But most of all I liked our sailors in Thailand fellow

        https://youtu.be/m96WLbPDbNQ
      4. Okolotochny
        Okolotochny 5 October 2019 23: 06
        +1
        Turks with Mausers go? And Pakistanis and Indians in general are Tin, ready to trample each other!
    3. Chaldon48
      Chaldon48 5 October 2019 14: 02
      +1
      Someone else’s weapon is foreign, as it was not beautiful for the country of origin for India, it will never be sufficient to maintain the defense capabilities of its country, this is evidenced by the sad experience of the same Saudi Arabia. A serious large-scale conflict, I am afraid, India will face the choice of either surrendering immediately or accepting the final and decisive battle.
  2. Sky strike fighter
    Sky strike fighter 5 October 2019 11: 14
    +4
    it is necessary not to focus on acquiring fighters exclusively of French production. According to him, it would be worth returning to the program of joint creation with Russia of the fifth generation FGFA fighter (Su-57) and purchasing up to 36 such combat vehicles for the country's air force. The same expert notes that one could negotiate with the United States over possible participation in the F-35 program.

    And buy another J-20 for a complete collection of 5th generation aircraft.
  3. Nikolay Semirechensky
    Nikolay Semirechensky 5 October 2019 11: 14
    +3
    Instead of striving to make the aviation fleet monotonous, the Indians are breeding, while also making absolutely mu * sic transactions at astronomical prices. Who can think of buying Rafali for more than $ 200 million? ...
  4. Hto tama
    Hto tama 5 October 2019 11: 18
    +1
    I remember about a month ago at VO there was an article saying that the states are persuading India to buy their fu-35s. In general, everything seems to depend on whether the United States imposes sanctions on India to buy our S-400, if India falls under the state sanctions, then they won’t receive any planes, the French have already shown their insecurity when they have not delivered us the already paid Mistals. request
  5. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 5 October 2019 11: 20
    +4
    You won’t understand them, then make in India, then they buy 114pcs of ready-made planes at a price of over $ 100 million
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 5 October 2019 11: 46
      +1
      Instead of going one way, the Indians decided to go along all possible paths at once at the same time, so as not to be mistaken.
    2. Herman 4223
      Herman 4223 5 October 2019 12: 14
      +1
      218 million (along with ammunition and spare parts)
    3. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 5 October 2019 13: 47
      +2
      Circles in the eyes, zeros in the brain,
      Damned fear, disappeared:
      They just started
      Medical history!
      Here a specialist is needed. request
  6. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 5 October 2019 12: 13
    0
    I do not understand that rafal is better than su-57? Yes, this is nonsense! Why do they need such a motley fleet of three types of fighters (tejas, rafal, su-30)?
    1. Vadim T.
      Vadim T. 5 October 2019 12: 36
      +1
      Probably, there is too much money, and they don’t know what to spend it on. They would have given LADA a couple of years, then everything would have fallen into place: both unification would have appeared, and interest in cheaper Russian models of technology than the West would have arisen immediately. wink
    2. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 5 October 2019 15: 07
      +3
      Having my own production of Su30 and plans for modernization, I would rather buy another 100 Su30 upgraded.
      1. Herman 4223
        Herman 4223 5 October 2019 17: 02
        0
        Having on hand a ready-made light and cheap tags, and a more expensive and functional su-30. Why do we need some sort of medium plane between them? They have a mountainous area, they would not have been prevented by a su-34 type drummer or similar vehicles in order to carry heavier bombs.
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 5 October 2019 17: 32
          +1
          Their Su30 with an aiming clinteyner replaces the Su34 ... they went the right way.
  7. Lesorub
    Lesorub 5 October 2019 12: 56
    +3
    The Indian Air Force commander noted that the Rafale and S-400 air defense fighters will significantly expand the operational capabilities of the troops.

    An Indian general forgot to mention Su 30MKI, which protect the sky of India, but the return to the FGFA (Su-57) is the right idea - but will India implement them !? - Most likely will purchase a finished product.
  8. Lexus
    Lexus 5 October 2019 15: 43
    -2
    It would be nice if the Indians (and Turks) did not allow their "partners" to shoot at our S-400s, as was the case with the Greek S-300s. As far as I know, Indian Su-30MKIs do not turn on radars during joint exercises.