Buying junk old technology is a tradition of the Hindu Indian state, set by Former Defence Minister Krishna Menon and overlooked by Jawhar Lal Nehru. Purchase of Rafael and Sukhoi 30 jets not being stealth jets is a set back. Simranjit Singh Mann, Member of Parliament.
The Tribune dated 16th September 2023.
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that our party is of the opinion that the Hindu Indian state run by the extremist BJP-RSS Union Government under Premier Modi is not purchasing the latest weaponry.
The purchase of 12 Sukhoi 30 MKI jet fighters does not satisfy the security feelings of the Sikh peoples. These Sukhoi 30 fighter jets are not stealth jet fighters, whereas the adversary Communist China has Sukhoi 35 and Sukhoi 57 besides the J-20 jet fighter which are all stealth fighter jets.
Even in the purchase of the Rafael jet fighters and lately the marine Rafael fighter jets, they too are not stealth jet fighters. Buying old technology does not secure the safety of the inhabitants of this sub-continent.
Therefore, we think that it would be right for the USA to impose the Countering America’s Adversaries Though Sanction Act (CAATSA) on THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) for purchasing substandard flying machines from Russia. In this manner the USA will save the hard earned tax of the common man as the Hindu state is not buying security armed machines of the best technology and the art of war.
The Hindu Indian state has a shortage of ten squadrons of fighter jets. We must have 42 squadrons, but with the change of the scenario there is a need of some 80 squadrons of stealth jet fighters. This will give confidence to the Air Force and the populace they safeguard.
We hope in this case the US will fulfil its responsibility to the common man’s taxes that are being spent on archaic flying machines and other obsolete weapons as after 1947 Defence Minister Krishna Menon bought all the World War II weapons which were in a junk heap. This tradition of buying junk continues with the Hindutva mind to this day.
The public at large has no faith in the so-called jets produced locally, the Tejas Mark 1-A as most of their components including the engines are imported. It is said borrowed feathers never shine.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
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