Salam and respect, since you are working on a hydro electric project in Baltistan, if you have some knowledge about Bunji Dam a strategic project in doldrums and that you can share?
Unfortunately the reason this Mafia is controlling everything is because of the active supports it gets from the powerful quarters from within the country specially the establishment. Otherwise, these people can be switched off within hours and days.Get rid of mafia - they are controlling everything.
Gripen is a better designed aircraft in comparison to the Thunder due to the greater experience Saab has in aerospace designA key consideration for having shorter ground clearance is also ease of accessibility and servicing the aircraft. That translates to most panels that in easy reach for technicians and ground crew and thus potentially quicker turn around time.
Space on a smaller airframe also makes having shorter landing gear beneficial as any savings can translate into more room for fuel.
Check out how low the wings of the Saab's Gripen are in comparison, another small jet that is famous for ease of maintenance and quick turn around time in the field.
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Of course Gripen is a better designed aircraft in comparison to the Thunder due to the greater experience Saab has in aerospace design. But to offset the lower ground clearance just means you need to develop more compact smart weapons, which is now the trend anyways in any modern air force.