Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
the cancellation of the F-22 is meaningless. The real future is in projects like the X-45 and X-47. Everyone knows that. Heck... You could even
push it farther and argue that airborne lasers have made all manned fighters, as a type, obsolete.
So, yeah, the USAF ordered a plane that will never fly in a war, a plane that was built for a bygone age. Still, the US is clearly ahead of your
beloved India in things like robotics and directed energy weapons... both areas that actually will matter in the future. Meanwhile... India is racked
with poverty, disease, and unjust social castes (need I mention the 'untouchables'?). Maybe India should focus on solving its real problems instead
of trying to compete with the real powers?
i am sorry but india never did and will never compete with america.
America is the world's sole super power....accepted
America is way way ahead of india........accepted
India is poorer than america.......accepted.
but after that, everything is unacceptable. where did you pick up that filth ??
untouchability existed in india in about a century ago.untouchability is now banned by law and is a non bailable offence, and will land any one into
The descendents of those who were "untouchable" have been given special subsidies, in addition to special reservations in educational institutions
and they also have a job quota.
Besides, america has'nt fully grown out of aparthied
has it ?? it is very much rampant, i am told.
"you point one finger at someone and 4 of your ownfingers point back at you"-Mahatma Gandhi
India spends among the lowest %age of its GDP (just 1.12%)(lower than of any major country) on defense. Far less than both of its neighbors Pakistan
and China who spend anywhere between 8%(china)-15%(pakistan). Far less than both of those neighbors who, in the last 50-odd years, unilaterally
attacked India a total of six times in major conflicts, killed over 280,000 Indian civilians; whilst India has never started a war of aggression.
The Indian poverty level is decreasing at an average rate of an unheard of 22% per year in the last decade: a whole 213 million people -- nearly the
entire population of the United States -- lifted out of poverty, with the rate of decrease increasing in greater margin each passing year.
History has shown that there are countries that have designs on Indian territory and irrational ideological hatered of its very people, neccesitating
a credible military deterrance of hostile foreign powers. Indian defense and technological growth is not at the expense of the poor in India, but
simply because the poor are getting less poor.
If you are to lecture any country about defense spending, India should be at the very last of the list. *Credits to Rajkhalsa, another member of
here is a quote from article on the F-22
On April 9, 1997, with flags aflutter, congressmen pontificating, workers cheering and salutes and smiles everywhere, the first true F-22 was unveiled
in Lockheed Martin's Georgia assembly plant, while the walls reverberated with the strains of "The Spirit of America."
"This is a great day for America," Fogleman said. "We have no desire to control the world. We have an equally great desire to see that no one
else controls the world.The Raptor's mission is to see that no one does."
Today it is clear to one and all of how the exact opposite is happening.
The USA is today, Pakistan's largest arms supplier, a continuation of its policy on double standards on terrorism.
Pakistan is a military dictatorship(just like Iraq was), and sponsors terrorism, and is the world's largest nuclear proliferator.
visit these sites : www.armyinkashmir.org...
Read about pakistani nuke proliferation to north korea, libya, al queda
I am sorry for this post but it is only a reply to your very derogatory and hurting post. I thought this was about the F-22 and you seem to be hell
bent on targeting india, which is totally irrelavent and out of the picture.
[edit on 10-2-2005 by Stealth Spy]