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Rafale M Vs TEDBF: A Comparison

The Navy is likely to induct INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier into service in few months. Due to this, there have been discussions regarding the Indian Navy’s carrier-based fighter jets. As per many reports, the Navy is looking forward to take Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet or Dassault Rafale M on lease. At the …

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Prasad Gore

A defence enthusiast. Writing on Defence, Aviation and International Relations. M.A., NET (Defence and strategic studies).

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  1. If TEDBF is planned to be operational by 2030 then that actual operational year will likely be 2045 going by our past record of not completing projects on time.
    And if it’s gonna be that late we would have already lost J&K and Ladakh to China by then.
    We need more fighters and better fighters NOW. If that means buying more from France or inducting the Hornet, we need to make that decision now.
    With the kind of neighbours we have we need at least more 400 fighters (4th or 4.5 gen) and need to double up our nuclear stockpile in the next 3 years.
    A real war us coming once this biological war is finished.

    1. Bro , we have to trust on HAL. Though there is always an issue of slow production rate with HAL , but now HAL is setting one more assembly line. HAL is reusing the assembly line of Sukhoi and Hawk for the production of Tejas to increase the rate of production from 8 aircrafts per year to 24 aircrafts per year.

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