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Old February 13th, 2013, 06:42 AM
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India bought helicopters Obama rejected as ‘costly’

Just because its from Italy



India bought helicopters Obama rejected as ‘costly’



NEW DELHI: US president Barack Obama had found a variant of the AW-101 helicopters too exorbitant to pass muster in 2009. But the Indian government had no such qualms while inking the Rs 3,546-crore deal for 12 plush AW-101 helicopters just a year later in 2010.

The American "Marine One", the call sign of the US Marine Corps helicopter which ferries the US President, would of course have been much more high-tech and "souped-up" helicopter compared to the Indian variant.

Obama had shot down the Marine One project, under which the US Navy was to have acquired 28 helicopters, after cost escalations had taken the overall cost to over $13 billion in June 2009, as per some estimates.

Money, instead, was invested to upgrade the existing US Presidential helicopter fleet. Last heard, another AW-101 variant was again in contention to bag the US Navy's latest programme to develop the "Marine One Presidential Helicopter".

Three of the 12 AW-101 choppers contracted by India — eight in VVIP configuration and four in non-VVIP - have already been inducted in the IAF's elite Communication Squadron, which ferries around the President, PM and other VVIPs, at the Palam airbase. They are slated to replace the ageing Russian-origin Mi-8s and Mi-17s being currently used to fly VVIPs within the country.

Indian VVIPs have been getting plush new aircraft and helicopters to travel in style and security over the last decade. The AW-101s, for instance, have robust self-defence systems like missile-approach warners, chaff and flare dispensers and directed infra-red electronic counter-measures to protect VVIPs on board. In the VVIP configuration, they ferry only 10 passengers instead of the usual 40.

Another concern of the Special Protection Group (SPG), which provides proximate security to the PM, was the helicopters have "a high tail boom" to allow cars to come right next to the rear exit staircase without "exposing" VVIPs to a threat from anyone in the vicinity.

Earlier, India had inducted five mid-sized Embraer 135BJ Legacy jets, under a Rs 727-crore deal in September 2003, and three Business Boeing Jets (BBJs), under a Rs 937-crore contract in October 2005, for the travel of VVIPs. The BBJs also have advanced self-protection suites to guard against missiles and other threats. While the Legacy jets replaced old HS-748 Avros with the Communication Squadron, the BBJs substituted the two 737-200 aircraft bought in 1983.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...w/18475123.cms
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Old February 13th, 2013, 06:53 AM
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Re: India bought helicopters Obama rejected as ‘costly’

After B comes C. After Bofors comes Chopper Scam.

Congress Party commits scams in alphabetical order.
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Re: India bought helicopters Obama rejected as ‘costly’

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After B comes C. After Bofors comes Chopper Scam.

Congress Party commits scams in alphabetical order.
kochhan is: will it be B(JP) after C(ongress) in 2014?

as per news, demand for CBI investigation on this deal were raised earlier too but Govt. denied. After Italy's action, Anotny has immediately ordered an enquiry. Typical slave mentality of
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Re: India bought helicopters Obama rejected as ‘costly’

As long as the majority can be 'swayed' by 'bribe(500-1000)+bewda+biryani+'bai'(for the 'hard to please') the seculars are safe!

As long as we have a constitution that says the organ between the legs is more important than the organ between the ears, India will continue to be a rotten corrupt 3rd world bag of sh#t parading as a 'democracy'!
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Old February 13th, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Re: India bought helicopters Obama rejected as ‘costly’

Kitne ka hua hai?
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After B comes C. After Bofors comes Chopper Scam.

Congress Party commits scams in alphabetical order.
So you are saying between Bofors and the Chopper, Cong did not do any scam
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After B comes C. After Bofors comes Chopper Scam.

Congress Party commits scams in alphabetical order.
The common thing between these is that the revelation or action came from the other country. In case of Bofors, it was Swedish Radio, in case of Chopper, it is actually the Italian investigation.
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So you are saying between Bofors and the Chopper, Cong did not do any scam
yes. no other "defence" scam
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300 something crore kickbacks on a 3000 something crore deal.
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Re: India bought helicopters Obama rejected as ‘costly’

Haven't really followed this story. The sweet smell of kickbacks in procurement deals? Now, that is familiar territory.

What happens if the BJP comes to power in 2014? Will they really pursue all these corruption cases and actually get convictions in court? Or — a la Bofors — will they sweep everything under the rug?
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300 something crore kickbacks on a 3000 something crore deal.
wah , matlab ke sasta par gaya hai?
And stop kicking back ... kicking can hurt people

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Haven't really followed this story. The sweet smell of kickbacks in procurement deals? Now, that is familiar territory.

What happens if the BJP comes to power in 2014? Will they really pursue all these corruption cases and actually get convictions in court? Or — a la Bofors — will they sweep everything under the rug?
Exactly , itne paiso main kitne kapre aur gahne aa jate na
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Re: India bought helicopters Obama rejected as ‘costly’

why does everything links back to la italia?
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why does everything links back to la italia?
serioulsy , whats happening
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Re: India bought helicopters Obama rejected as ‘costly’

Also, it shows that Obama admin is not corrupt
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