Turkey gets culled from US defence program in warning sign for India
WASHINGTON: In what could be a grim foreboding for New Delhi and Indo-US ties, the Trump administration announced on Friday that it would stop training Turkish pilots on F-35 stealth fighters and cancel the sale of the jet to Turkey if the country went ahead with buying the Russian S-400 air defence system — a purchase India has also committed to in the face of Washington’s opposition.
The Pentagon went so far as to ask 42 Turkish pilots — who have been training in Arizona and Florida for the past several months preparing to receive the first of 100 F-35s Turkey has contracted to buy – to leave the United States by July 31.
I Am From Hell • dont know • 8 hours ago
Ok not a problem !! We need to keep russia on our side !! If US is not on our side no problem !! Russia is time tested friend of India !!
Indian• 717 • I Am From Hell • 6 hours ago
But The NDA is closer to US and Israel not Russia
Indian • Bangalore
If not close to Russia, then how they are purchasing S400? India is maintaining equidistant from US and Russia
Rehand Damshen• I Am From Hell • Mumbai, India
I think we need to start manufacturing comparable fighter jets in our own country rather than relying on Russia or USA or any other nation for preserving OUR national security. It is NOT easy but we should direct our energy towards that goal.
The more we cave into the US pressure the more theyll make sure we depend on them. Do not cave in ever
Dean • traveller
we will not give away to blackmail of any kind!! our engineers and scientists work for us companies, call them back and provide good working condition in 10 years they can ready 6 th gen fighter aircrafts for you.
Russia has been an ally for decades and stood by India when it mattered most. and as independent nation we have right to choose friends who will look after pur long term interests!!
Dr Secularism• 3647 • dean m
Indians only work as software coolies or taxi drivers.
James • Tristan da Cunha
Very good. Stop buying any American equipment. France, Russia, Israel and Sweden should be the only suppliers.
Smita Kulkarni• 32 • Smita
Geographically and historically Russia has been an ally of India...and we cannot ditch our friend bcoz US says so...and S400 is one of the most advance missile system even better than American Patriot...so we should go ahead with S400 which is set to be delivered later this year
sumit singh• 547 • Sumit • 7 hours ago
We don't want American "F" fighters but America want defence deals with India. so let them cry.
God • 7 hours ago
Lol, India is not Turkey.
They can shove their orders up their arrse.
We need the best missile defence in the world to counter China, and with that in mind, porkkis would be even less of a threat later on.
Harmonica• 2826 • God • 7 hours ago
Turkey produces its own weapons and is a NATO member. You Hindu rats of third-world slum cannot match with developed, civilised Turkey. You Hindu rats will stop it just like Hindu rat Modi stopped purchase of oil from Iran over US threats.
mintu mandal • 7 hours ago
India should not buy any weapon system from USA, we should learn from the history and we do not have direct competition with US allies
Anurag • 7 hours ago
S400 is the best air defence system to buy out there,,better than the American 'Patriot' system.Plus Russia is a loyal friend
Harmonica• 2826 • ANURAG • 7 hours ago
Selling weapon does not mean loyal friend.
Hemant • 7 hours ago
India and China should solve their disputes and jointly drive this so called super power out of ASIA. Where there are superpowers they're violence
Suresh G•Hemant Gupta • 5 hours ago
USSR was looking after it''s own interests when they helped India in the past. Days of USSR is over and it is Russia now. Unless we are sure that our interests are served we should not go ahead with buying of any arms
Ulhas • Navi Mumbai • 6 hours ago
If the choice is between choosing US or Russia, India should choose Russia as it's a more RELIABLE trading partner.
Harmonica• 2826 • Ashok Kumar • 7 hours ago
BIackies have already stopped the purchase of oil from Iran.
saumya tiwari • 5 hours ago
Never trust America. Russia is a time tested friend of India.
Oppo • Naharlagun • 7 hours ago
India don't need to panic about that rather Modi government should go ahead with S-400 triumph air defense system Russia is our all weather friend but USA we can't trust them...
Krishnamurti Narrainen • Quatre Bornes, Mauritius • 7 hours ago
NO PROBLEM PM MODI IS HERE
Soumitra • 7 hours ago
Let It Be. But India Should Me More With Trustworthy Friend Like Russia And Israel
Goverdhan • 7 hours ago
India should not depend on unreliable USA.
ajitvadakayil Vadakayil • calicut • 7 hours ago
INDIA DOES NOT CARE FOR BULLY USA..
RUSSIA IS OUR TRUSTED FRIEND..
Amol Jadhav • 3 hours ago
Let''s cancel the F-35 deal and goto better fighter planes in the world.