India’s Combat Aircraft Procurement System Is Well & Truly Broken


The net takeaway of India’s latest combat aircraft quest is that India’s procurement system is well and truly broken. What started off as a repeat purchase of light mirage 2000s to replace the MiG-21s, mutated into a competition to surreptitiously replace the Sukhoi, which then got cancelled.

Soon after, it resuscitated with a tiny purchase at a whopping cost, and has now restarted again for a paltry number of aircraft that makes no strategic, tactical, industrial or economic sense. Read More…

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