Quite likely with that very high price that huge kickbacks inside for Modi and his cronies making them all happy.A MALE drone cost more than a F35, yet they are still happy and party about it, why?ofc, anything they are getting is a "game changer".
Poor indigenous project rustom 1/2.
$20M or $2B, whatever the figure is, all this procurement of weapons by India is because of CORRUPTION. Kickbacks. Brokerages. Middlemen. The people high-up (ministers, bureaucrats, brokers) do NOT want India to make these in-house. If foreign deals stop, their share in the pie will stop too.So you guys paid $20M extra PER drone!? Which comes out to $600M!?
@jamahir @Ajay Ghatak @charene514 @IsThisNameAvailable This ties back into our conversation about the Indian Mars Orbiter, whose company, Antrix made 20-40M profit per year depending on source.
Like I said in that thread also, you guys are great at wasting hard earned $$$ and I love it.
Indian Mars Orbiter Discussion: https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/indi...planet-but-where-is-the-science.685803/page-2 post 16 & 32.
The same western weapons, that Pakistanis beg for...that they should get them free of cost, as you can not afford to pay for them or are not trusted enough to receive them and in the end have to settle for inferior Chinese weapons.India is like that prison bitch getting tossed around and extorted by the black and white gangs.
India has no choice but to buy weapons from the West or else it gets its arms twisted.
Drones are so easy to make.
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I think India has enough of a defensive military and need not spend more. It has already become the world's second-largest importer of armaments.Like I said in that thread also, you guys are great at wasting hard earned $$$ and I love it.
But does 100 million dollar worth it ? do you realized Pakistan paid around 100 million dollars for 48 wing long 2. if we invest so much in wing long we could have bought almost 1500 armed drones which were will have much more fire powerDo they have access to a similar capability from elsewhere?