Pakistan offered Middle finger with a cup of fantastic tea.Offer....
US offered f16, f15, f18
French offered rafale
Russian offered su35
Swedish offered gripen
No one is offering it for free. But want profit from the deals. They all want to get money out of it.
How can b they more advanced?They will be of the more advanced F4 version
They are pretty goodThere will be a follow up order. The IAF loved their French hardware.
France: good tech, maintainability, no political strings, no access for competing countries.
Russia:not so good tech, poor maintainability, no political strings, total access for competitors
USA: best tech, maintainability, political strings, limited access for competitors to legacy systems.
Personally I think the French option is the best.
Pakistan depends on 4 decades old French Mirages for a lot of reasons.If Pakistan buys Turkish helicopter, russian helicopter, Chinese drone, Chinese tank type 90 called al Khalid, Chinese aircraft etc. Then it is fine but if india buy anything then waste of money?
What a logic?
What difference does it make? French are notoriously crappy and expensive manufacterurs. By it will take a decade until India can induct 36 extra rafales.
by then wed be in awhole new generation if jets anyways.
french are just sore losers
Those 50 years old Mirages crossed LOC and bombed the shit out of your army high command and cam back un challenged in broad day light. Next time try doing this with you zero meter applied for Tejas.The rafale orders for 36 more was a open secret .............. Its just timing
As for rafale taking a decade to arrive .......... our neigbours still swear by 50 year old mirages and 20 years old agosta subs
I TOLD YOU SO