People think P8s are the end all, fail to realize that in an environment where P8s operate they must have a secure air domain, which within the US context is an integrated carrier group's air cover. Those sort of operations are unlikely for India. War breaks out and it is likley the P8s will provide mostly coastal operational support, well within its land based air protection.Looks like India will build up the largest fleets of P8's outside of the USA at this rate. It is a fantastic platform, and the IN is lucky to have it in its arsenal.
Shame Pakistan could not induct this, they missed an opportunity there for sure, but i guess the withdrawl of US platforms in Pakistan will continue as old platforms are retired, and replaced by new no USA platforms.
This will cause PN alot of hastle once the P8 fleet is fully procured and mature.
The platform is solid, but its application will dictate its efficacy and that might be more difficult than India thinks.
Another example of US anti-Pakistan moves. US is making it clear to Pakistan. You are my enemy. Pakistan better wake up, or it will be the frog boiling in water allegory.