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November 09, 2009

Be prepared

India buys ten C-17s.

India buys 200 tons of gold.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 9, 2009 07:07 AM

Comments

One needs something appropriate for carrying home all that gold, you know.

Posted by: Varenius [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 9, 2009 03:20 PM

Interesting because India already has several dozen IL-76s, which it does not appear dissatisfied with; and because operating logistics trains for several aircraft fleets is more expensive than having a single (or at least fewer) aircraft types all doing the same job.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 10, 2009 04:20 AM

Yes, I'm suspecting this may be more about political symbolism than practicality. I imagine the Russians are not amused.

Posted by: Varenius [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 10, 2009 01:45 PM