Melko monelle varsinkin Intian onnistumiset ovat kova pala purtavaksi jostain syystä. Lieköhän taustalla kehittyvien maiden nousun (varsinkin Intian ja Kiinan) aiheuttama pelko? Jotain tuollaista on todennäköisesti taustalla.
"The idea of HAL building Rafales in India is a joke. With HAL hard pressed to build more than 12 units of the Tejas fighter (which took it 30 years of work), how will it undertake the production of a foreign fighter? The reality is that HAL is no position to absorb Rafale's technology without years of handholding by Dassault. The French had made it known that they would not undertake any guarantees for HAL made aircraft and it is understandable given HAL's history of failures."
"The price of a Russian made Sukhoi is Rs 270 crore but the cost escalates to Rs 350 crore when it is made by HAL. This is when HAL has more than 40 years of experience in licence manufacturing Russian aircraft. One can only imagine the cost overruns if the state-owned company had attempted to build the Rafale. "
Satamalla on todennäköisesti sotilaallisiakin tarkoituksia vaikka Intialaiset painottavat kaupanteon osuutta.
India after Chabahar Port in Iran is all set to take over operations of Myanmar's Sittwe Port that will enable to counter-balance China's BRI in the Indo-Pacific region.
In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of state for Shipping, Road transport and chemical & fertilizer Mansukh L Mandaviya informed that the "infrastructure at Sittwe Port in Myanmar, constructed with India’s assistance, is ready for operation."