The Russian connection of the Indian armed forces is well proven and an arguably credible way to expend our billion dollar defence allocations. The meetings between Indian and Russian delegates during President Putin’s recent India visit raised speculations over the induction of a 5th generation Sukhoi fighter for the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the next decade. For a quick reference, the country’s latest addition, SU-30 MK1, is an advanced form of a 4th generation aircraft ; combined with its supersonic & nuclear capabilities, it is capable of penetrating deep into enemy territory.
But still, talk of any defence import & hackles are raised about its cost effectiveness, as critics always assert that it is better to place the money on in-house research (as in the likes of DRDO: Defence Research and Development Organisation) than import. Despite these pro-research arguments, slowly, and metaphorically surely, dissenting voices are coming up. As noted defence analyst Uday Bhaskar puts it to B&E, “A fighter aircraft is an expensive proposition, as it involves a lot of complex technology. One fighter platform may cost more than $150 million, while development costs may come to billions of dollars.”
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Source : IIPM Editorial, 2007
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