“We need Russian systems, not Rafale and Ukrainian missiles,” says Indian Air Force veteran


On Friday, the head of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria said that 36 Rafale aircraft, purchased in France from France for $ 2019 billion in 7,8, are not enough to fully meet the needs for combat aviation. According to him, the political leadership of the country needs to draw deep conclusions, drawing attention to this problem.


The main thing is “filling”


IAF veteran Vijinder Takur explained to Sputnik that the Rafale is definitely the best aircraft in service with the Air Force. However, such a decisive adversary as Pakistan is able to turn the tide by deploying farther Chinese PL-15 missiles on an updated version of the JF-17 jet.

The technical advantage gained by the Air Force through the acquisition of Rafale will be transient, as it will be based primarily on the Rafale weapons systems and equipment.

- noted Takur.

According to him, two decades ago, the air forces of the country already faced a similar problem, relying on platforms, rather than their "stuffing." As a result, during the conflict in Kargil (1999), it was necessary to make emergency purchases of laser-guided bombs and their guidance systems.



Bet on Russia


The appearance in China of the UR PL-15 caused at one time serious concern in the United States. So, the US Air Force said in 2015: "we must be able to surpass this missile." According to Takur, it is necessary to pay close attention to the advantages of a potential enemy in means of destruction. In February 2019, New Delhi was already surprised when faced with a longer-range weapons and better Pakistani Air Force management capabilities.

The IAF allowed themselves to be outplayed, focusing on acquiring the platform, rather than upgrading weapons systems and equipment. With sufficient combat foresight, the Air Force could arm its Su-30MKI with longer-range air-to-air missiles purchased from Russia, and not continue to rely on less long-range missiles ordered several years ago in Ukraine

- concludes Takur.

Apparently, we are talking about the acquisition in 2013 of medium-range aircraft guided missiles R-27 from an independent one, the issue of which was carried out by the Artem State Chemical and Chemical Complex. As Takur explained, after the aggravation of the situation in the Balakota in 2019, it was necessary to purchase a large batch of Russian missiles (contract from 2019 for the supply of R-27 and R-73).

At the same time, New Delhi is developing its own Astra SD, which, it is claimed, will be able to hit highly maneuverable targets at supersonic speeds.

“We need Russian systems, not Rafale and Ukrainian missiles,” says Indian Air Force veteran

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  1. Same lech 3 March 2020 01: 46 New
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    Contacting the French will cost more ... they can then put a pig in the supply of components ... all of a sudden, the United States will impose sanctions on India for some reason and the French will instantly submit ... and the example of the Mistrals is confirmed by France as an unreliable partner.
    1. TermNachTer 3 March 2020 18: 56 New
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      Not the only example. How they “threw” the Argentos on the eve of the Falklands or Hussein. The Indians play with fire, and then they will have to wipe the bloody snot.
  2. Victor_B 3 March 2020 01: 57 New
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    Well, Rafal, apparently, the machine is good, but expensive ...
    You can buy twice as many Su-shek for these grandmas.
  3. Hartakolo12 3 March 2020 02: 22 New
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    Poor country india. People live poorly. Why spend billions on airplanes
    1. Chaldon48 3 March 2020 02: 30 New
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      Then, why Russia is wasting on their production, enemies around.
    2. Neutron Retarded 3 March 2020 02: 39 New
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      Poor thing? Well, actually the 3rd economy in the world. And if you do not have military muscles, then you are no one in this world.
      Germany is the 5th economy so far, and no one is calling. I am not saying this in terms of the internal well-being of the citizens of these countries. And from the point of view of their influence on world affairs.
    3. Zoldat_A 3 March 2020 04: 17 New
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      Quote: Hartakolo12
      Poor country india. People live poorly. Why spend billions on airplanes

      Jews and Arabs are one nation, BUT ... Gods are different. So they gnaw at each other as they remember themselves.
      Ukraine and I have the same story - they are trying to bring us hostility from the outside for the millennium.
      Well, India is the same people with the packs (although the Indians themselves believe that they have their own people in every village - but what! In a neighboring village they don’t comb their beards like that, it means a different people) and they don’t remember fighting all their lives because of which. It should be so - fathers and grandfathers bequeathed.

      Then they arm themselves. It will go on like this - they will also arrange a small, "kitchen", nuclear war with packs.
      And more to the Indians, there’s no one to fight with.
      1. bessmertniy 3 March 2020 05: 48 New
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        Yes, India will not pull against China. China is somehow slowly annexing the disputed territories. And with Bangladesh and Myanmar - there is no reason to get involved with such a poor person.
    4. unhappy 3 March 2020 07: 19 New
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      They have such a caste - the untouchables (synonymous with despicable). Ethnically, they differ from the bulk of the population, presumably these are descendants of the indigenous population (like Indians in America). They lost the war against alien aggressors and began to live like slaves.
      “Woe to the conquered!” (C)
  4. Incvizitor 3 March 2020 02: 43 New
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    medium-range missiles R-27 near

    You should have bought rockets from Somali pirates fool
  5. rotmistr60 3 March 2020 06: 29 New
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    Eternal disputes between the Indian military and officials from whom, what and how much to buy. But if you remove the corrupt component from this chain, then 100% quickly and without "massacre" solved this problem.
  6. Miron 3 March 2020 11: 50 New
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    Given the fact that the Su-30MKI pilot was able to fend off a missile launched by Pakistan's F-15 using a Russian short-range missile, India was completely and indescribably delighted with Russian missiles. In fact, Russian cars were invulnerable to the enemy. Not only that, the price / benefit was ten times higher than that of Rafal.
    But what was really missed is the deep integration of the capabilities of the Air Force with the warning systems of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
    In turn, these problems cannot be resolved without integration at the level of 5th generation machines. And these are complex works, with guarantees of mutual obligations.
    So far, there is no political will to create such ties on the side of India. And the moment when to enter into such a mutually beneficial alliance on financially more or less soft terms, India missed.
    1. Sky strike fighter 3 March 2020 13: 42 New
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      fend off rocket launched by Pakistan F-15

      Pakistan Air Force F-16.
  7. Bratkov Oleg 3 March 2020 19: 45 New
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    Quote: Zoldat_A
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    Well, India is the same people with the packs (although the Indians themselves believe that they have their own people in every village - but what! In a neighboring village they don’t comb their beards like that, it means a different people), but they don’t remember fighting all their lives because of which. It should be so - fathers and grandfathers bequeathed ...

    India was an English colony, and when the British were driven out, before leaving, they divided India into Pakistan and India, deliberately creating conflicts for the future. Before the British there they lived peacefully among themselves, in one common country.
  8. Zufei 3 March 2020 21: 50 New
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    Quote: Bratkov Oleg
    Before the British, they lived peacefully among themselves, in one common country

    Idylls, pastoral and grandeur.
  9. Eug
    Eug 4 March 2020 08: 06 New
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    Judging by the overload presented in the table, the R-27 - especially its "energy" options - is not intended at all to defeat maneuvering targets. And in the Pakistan Air Force, if any, it was not they who were involved, but maneuverable fighters ..