The one who rules the sky , rules the warAnonymous
The saying is true world has witnessed this since the past century. since the beginning of World War 1 world has seen whosoever has dominated the sky has always ruled the war.
India one of the biggest arms importer on this planet has one of the largest arm forces. and, it’s Air Force is part of it. India which is surrounded by China & Pakistan has always coped with this unholy alliance impact of which it has seen that in the past several decades . to handle such neighbors India needs a strong air force for which the calculated strength of squadrons is 42.
Whereas, India has just 30 squadrons left which are not enough.
To counter this situation the UPA government had started MMRCA 1.0 after which NDA Government(Later) had selected 36 Rafale in flyaway condition.
Post Pulwama’s aftermath has left the Indian government in a mess of thought where the position of India air force needs to be revived to maintain aerial superiority. hence, was introduced MMRCA 2.0 – RFI was issued to which different vendors across the world responded.
key factors that make MMRCA 2.0 important are :
- Reviving the Squadron strength
- Transfer of Technology to Indian firms
- Enhancing the know-how of the local market
- Price to output ratio
- helping India to build its own stealth fighter
- helping India build new modern jet engines
Such , factors would be a driving cause of selecting a right fighter for indian air force.
- Dassault Rafale,
- Eurofighter Typhoon
- Lockheed Martin F-16
- Boeing F/A-18E
- Saab Gripen-E
- Russian Mig-35 and Su-35
Depending upon factors mentioned above goverment would be likely selecting any of the fighters.