Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India

Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India

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Why was the Eurofighter rejected and French company favoured by India?

  • Britain had not greased the palms of Indian politicians as much as France
  • France submitted lowest bidding
  • Britain is perceived as a friend of Pakistan
  • Quality of British warplanes is inferior to that of French planes
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Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India

Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India
Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India
Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India
Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India
Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India
Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India
Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India
Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India
Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India
Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India
Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India
Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India
Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India
Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India

Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India


Eurofighter Lost To Rafale

Eurofighter has lost its fight temporarily to the French Rafale this week as India awarded the lucrative $20 billion contract to France, disappointing Britain. But Britain has not lost hopes yet. Even though the French company Dassault has been awarded the contract by India based on the lowest bid, Britain is banking on hopes that the French company will not be able to satisfy the Ministry of Defence’s demands and may be replaced by another player who can accede to these demands. If Rafale is not able to fulfil the demands, then India may give chance to the Eurofighter.

Eurofighter Issue Is Not Yet Settled Fully

In the past also Eurofighter had won even though initially it was not awarded the contract. For example, the contract for design consultancy for Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was not awarded initially to Britain but after some time it bagged it because the party which was awarded the contract initially could not fulfil the Indian demands and backed out. Therefore Britain feels that it is not the end of the world for it and still has hopes of bagging the lucrative contract by default of the French company. Therefore the MMRCA (Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft) issue is not yet settled completely.

Britain Is Pakistan’s Friend

But India should try to avoid giving the contract to the British Eurofighter because Britain is forced to appease Pakistan because of winning the votes of its local Muslim population, most of who are of Pakistani origin. Pakistan is India’s number two enemy after China. Enemy’s friend is an enemy. France has no such compulsions. The British Prime Minister is angry against India and argues that India has shown ingratitude to it. David Cameron says that Britain has doled out millions of pounds in aid to India. Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell justified last year his 1 billion pound sterling air package to India on the grounds that it will help Britain to secure the Eurofighter Typhoons to India.

Why Give ‘Aid’ To A Millionaire And Expect Something In Return?

This kind of thinking on the part of the British politicians is selfish. If you are giving ‘aid’ to a person with the selfish plan to sell something to him, it is not ‘aid’. Aid should be given only to a really poor person who is suffering from poverty and has no money. If you give ‘aid’ of $1 million to a millionaire and in turn expect him to purchase your product for $100 million, giving you a profit margin of, say, 25% (which means your total profit is $25 million), it is not an ‘aid’.

European Union Mired In Debt Crisis

India is world’s fifth economic power after USA, Germany, Japan and China. In terms of purchasing power, India is second. India is far ahead of Britain in economic development. In fact India is in a position to ‘aid’ Britain now. British economy is affected because of the European Union debt crisis. Already Greece, Portugal, Spain and Ireland are pressed with huge debt burden and need bailout packages to survive. USA is not in a position to help its European Union allies because it itself is having economic difficulties. Italy is waiting as the next candidate to go bankrupt. Italian debt burden is much more than the combined debt burden of Portugal, Greece, Spain and Ireland.

Indian Economy Is Growing

Britain, France and Germany are shaky. French credit rating has already been lowered and Britain & Germany may follow suit at any moment. British economy is also in danger of falling into a recession. On the other hand, Indian economy is growing at a healthy rate of around 8% per annum. India has the advantage of falling back on its huge domestic population for sale of products produced in India. Britain has no such advantage. India has also a huge savings rate of around 30%. British people hardly save and spend their entire income on luxury life. The nation has no savings and the people also have no savings. The only consolation for Britain is that it is a little better than Spain and Italy.

British ‘Aid’ Is Only To Grease the Palms of Indian Politicians

When the British economy is suffering, why should Britain ‘aid’ India? The truth is that it is not an ‘aid’ at all. It is some sort of bribery to win Indian orders for its Eurofighter Typhoons. There are no doubt poor people in India finding difficult to find two square meals a day. The so called ‘aid’ by Britain actually goes into the coffers of the corrupt politicians in India and does not reach the really poor. This is because of the huge corruption indulged by the Indian politicians over the last more than sixty years since India became independent in 1947. Now there is a better awareness of the corruption. Supreme Court of India has given a historic judgement in the 2G spectrum scandal and cancelled 125 telecom licences issued to different Indian and foreign companies. If this trend continues, India will become the richest nation in the world.

Britain Insulted India by Making It to Deposit Its Physical Gold for Loan

Already India was the richest nation in the world when Britain colonised India in the middle of eighteenth century through force. This was made possible because of the differences between the Hindus and the Muslims. Britain ruled India for nearly two hundred years and looted its wealth. It impoverished India. Even after independence, British colonial mind always treated India as a slave nation. While granting a small loan to India in 1991, Britain insisted on depositing of physical gold in London. The then Indian Prime Minister Chandrasekhar complied with this order. Gold was flown in airplanes from New Delhi to London. There could be no other insult than this for India. Britain simply snubbed India. Britain had never asked Pakistan to deposit its physical gold in London for availing any loan assistance. In other words, between India and Pakistan, Pakistan is Britain’s most favoured nation.

India Is the Largest Gold Consumer in the World

Today, the wheels of fortunes have turned 180 degrees. India has become the largest gold consumer in the world. In fact if you count private wealth, India is already the richest nation in the world. On the other hand, Britain has lost its colonial status and is no more an important country in the world. Today’s most important nations are USA, China, Japan, Russia and India. British people and its politicians are living in their past glory and are building castles in the air. They should change this attitude.

Britain May Go Islamic Way

Britain is also in the grips of another danger. Its Muslim population was a mere 10000 in the year 1948. But in 1998, fifty years later, it multiplied to 2.3 million. Muslim population is growing fast and in another decade or two, Muslims will be the majority community in Britain. Britain will become an Islamic Republic and its monarchy will be overthrown. It will become Pakistan’s satellite country. See an article in the link to know further about this.

British Reputation Is Declining

British economy is on the downtrend. British high standards are falling down. There are murders, burglaries and mysterious deaths all over Britain. British people are depending on alcohol and drugs more and more and are not prepared to work hard. Family life has disintegrated completely. Gay culture is on the rise. Even the reputation of the Royal Family has been eroded by constant gossips by the British media. While the white people are on the decline, the population of the immigrants, particularly the Muslims is rising fast.

Compete On Quality Front, Not On ‘Gratitude’ Front

Britain should attend to all these problems before it worries about Indian economy and grants ‘aid’ to India. Keep your ‘aid’ with yourself and use it for the welfare of the British families suffering. India does not need your ‘aid’. Indians are hardworking and capable of lifting themselves up. Your ‘aid’ only goes into the Swiss bank accounts of the corrupt Indian politicians. If your Eurofighters are really good (I believe them to be really good as was demonstrated in the recent Libyan War), compete with France on the quality front and not on the ‘aid’ front. There is no point in David Cameron crying about ‘ingratitude’ by India. International contracts are decided not on the basis of gratitude or ingratitude, but by quality, price, performance, after sales service and other such factors. Britain should understand this fact first.

Will Britain Show ‘Gratitude’ To Sweden?

The British judiciary will be put to test when it decides on the fate of extradition fight of the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Can Sweden expect ‘gratitude’ by Britain while deciding this case? Or if Britain refused to extradite Assange, can Sweden cry ‘ingratitude’ on the part of Britain?

Eurofighter Sales – Britain Cannot Expect Any ‘Gratitude’ From India

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dadibobs 4 years ago from Manchester, England

Qoute 'This kind of thinking on the part of the British politicians is selfish. If you are giving ‘aid’ to a person with the selfish plan to sell something to him, it is not ‘aid’. Aid should be given only to a really poor person who is suffering from poverty and has no money. If you give ‘aid’ of $1 million to a millionaire and in turn expect him to purchase your product for $100 million, giving you a profit margin of, say, 25% (which means your total profit is $25 million), it is not an ‘aid’.

When considering these kind of figures, no it does not constitute aid, it is called business.

The question still remains though, why are we giving you aid, when you can afford a £20 million aircraft contract?

I mean no disrespect, but it seems poor form to criticize the business arrangements and terminology used with respect to aid, when still openly receiving it.


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ramkimeena 4 years ago from India Author

Dear dadibobs,

Thank you for your comments. Your observation is very pertinent. The so called 'aid' is actually a business. We can call it as aid business. If you examine the aid business right from IMF to US government, it is all full of politics. The so called aid never reaches the beneficiary in most cases. Maybe, trickles of aid flow sometimes, which is insufficient.

If one wants to actually help the poor people, one should follow what Bill Gates is doing. Bill Gates was the richest person in the world (I think he is still - I am not sure)and headed Microsoft, a Fortune 10 company in USA. He could still be heading it and minting money. But he resigned from the organization and visits poor underdeveloped countries. Gates travels even to the remote villages with his wife and understands the problems of poor people. He provides the infrastructure needed for healthcare, education etc and sees that every dollar spent reaches the needy people. This is true aid. Indians consider Bill Gates as God.

Best Wishes to you.


Big wills 4 years ago

One if the worst ibcorrect articles I have ever read


tell the truth 4 years ago

What a load of tosh - I've just stumbled across this article, it obviously written by a one-eyed ignoramus who cherry picks facts to suit his radical views.

To say UK has a problem with its 2.5m muslims, ignores the fact that France has over 6m of them and growing quicker than UK Muslims!

I agree with one point in the article..why does UK give aid to India, makes no sense and gores straight into the pockets of bent Indian politicians.

Any idiot whoever thought india would buy british is ignorant...

Fact no 1:

India wants to have seat on permanent UN council, well known france has promised to help it with this. UK will not.

Fact no 2:

India has always bought french planes..eg mirage and its senior military have close links with french

Fact no 3:

france promised india more technology transfer than britain would ever do

Fact no 4:

india was uk colony, something they still haven't forgotten


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ramkimeena 4 years ago from India Author

There is a vast difference between Britain's 2.5 million Muslims and France's 6 million Muslims. British Muslims are mainly of Pakistani origin whereas French Muslims come from North Africa like Algeria, which was once upon a time a French colony. Pakistan is the epicentre of terrorism in the world whereas Algeria is not. Muslims of Pakistani origin whether they are in Britain or in Pakistan are involved in hatching plots to assassinate people and destroy places through bombs. Pakistani Muslims are taught to hate and kill Americans, Europeans and Indians by the Talibans and Madrasas (Islamic schools of learning) whereas there is no such teaching in Algeria. British Muslims want to increase their population and seize the British government and then make Britain an Islamic Republic. There is no such plan by French Muslims. Only an ignorant man will fail to see the difference between the British Muslims and French Muslims.

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