The Indian view on Aircraft Carriers

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  1. Large UK section, plus many of the other nations who think Carrier Air is a good thing to get into; but is India ahead of UK on this? The Global Aircraft Carrier Perspective

    The Global Aircraft Carrier Perspective
    By Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani

    The Global Aircraft Carrier Perspective | Indian Defence Review
     
  2. India is a country that is prepared to foot the bill for a large defence budget and is willing to defend her interests from likely adversaries(read China and Pakistan).

    Britain should pursue a similar path,but is unlikely to.
     



  3. Ah yes, but we are sending them the best part of a Billion quid in aid to help them fund said cost.
     
  4. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Shahbash, us burra Sahibs have to keep our end up y'know.
     
  5. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    Whilst about 42.5% of the children in India suffer from malnutrition. I think I prefer our own set of priorities.
     
  6. Well this burra Sahib will be seriously bloody pissed if he doesn't go to the launch of HMS QE if it ends up being cancelled and ends up reading a press release from the Indian Navy about the launch of the new INS whatevertheycallit.
     
  7. 42.5% of children in this country could afford not to eat for a while from what I see on the streets every day ;-)
     
  8. I do get annoyed by comments such as above.
    It took 2-400 years to make Britain a League Division One player, then WW I all but bankrupted the country and WW II certainly finished it off.
    So many of us grew up in the declining years of UK's influence. Suez the war that arrse forgot, by choice, was the final seal on Britain's decline.
    Oh her well trained forces are still desired by other nations looking for 'Cheap Troops' for Overseas Adventures but following UK's last experiment with a Socialist Government UK is now not just bankrupt, it is condemned to penury for some years until Labour gets back in and completes it's task in life of Destroying the Brit way of the World.
    And that will happen.
    China is rising from it's couple of hundred years slumber. Japan is 'Pooing' her self for they know that like the USA China never forgets or forgives.
    India, an old friend who we could help if we sold them what would be for the Royal Navy two White Elephants, highly desirable but like all Elephants White a very expensive luxury that UK cannot afford.
    Be like one other Eastern Carrier, unable to move for all the Singha beer bottles under it's keel.

    john
     
  9. The QE Class Aircraft Carriers are very far from being 'white elephants'.
    If the RN comes out of this round of Defence cuts with a balanced force, including Carrier Air, that's a win for the RN, for the British Armed Forces generally and for UK.
     
  10. "If the RN comes out of this round of Defence cuts with a balanced force"

    'IF' Britain had the money then maybe these 'fast' built to warship standards Carriers may have a future, IF, some sort of First Class Airwing is affordable.

    john