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Subject: Arms bazaar news-Iran to consider upgraded Fledermaus radar
Herc the Merc    1/22/2007 4:06:04 PM
Tehran, Sept. 26 (NNN): Iran is negotiating with India to buy advanced radar system to protect its nuclear weapons facilities, according to reports, which say that the Untied States is closely monitoring the potential deal. According to the reports, New Delhi has been considering an Iranian request for an upgraded Western- origin radar systems, designed for fire control and surveillance of anti-aircraft batteries. Iran is seeking an unspecified number of Upgraded Support Fledermaus radar systems from the Indian state-owned Bharat Electronics Ltd, (BHEL). The deal could reach $ 70 million and mark the first major defence agreement between New Delhi and Tehran since they signed a defence cooperation pact in 2002. The Indian government has been examining the Iranian request for about a year now. Tehran has relayed two separate requests for the upgraded radar systems. Reports said New Delhi has been under pressure form the United States not to sell the radars to Iran. The United States has determined that the request is part of Iran’s military effort to protect its nuclear weapons facilities. Tehran already employs Soviet-origin anti-aircraft systems around the Bushehr nuclear reactor. It has already been a client of BEL in 2001, the Indian company sold Teheran components for sonar systems deployed by the Iranian navy. The 2002 defence cooperation pact between New Delhi and Teheran was meant to pave the way for Indian upgrades and maintenance of Iran’s navy. The Upgraded Super Fledermaus is a monopulse radar used in 35-mm air defence batteries and designed to detect low-flying objects, such as unmanned air vehicles. The digital system contains a but-in simulator as well as a signal jammer. Meanwhile, BHEL has confirmed Iran’s request for the upgraded radar. Executives at the plant said Iran has sought the same fire control and surveillance radar that the company upgraded for the Indian Army in 2001. The Super Fledermaus was acquired in the early 1980s and produced by BEL under licence from the radar’s designer Ericsson Radar Electronics.
 
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Herc the Merc    Indias Iran diplomatic dilemna   1/22/2007 4:17:07 PM
One of the reasons--
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Plus access to Afghanistan and keeping Pakistan in tabs. Of course this policy conflicts with the Western world, but I doubt India can say no -beyond some high profile IAEA votes against Iran , Indias dilemna suggest it better join China and Russia as an Iranian supplier or forever lose a strategic and economic foothold. Ploitics makes strange bedfellows.
 
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dont_tread       1/22/2007 7:36:07 PM
india is in a different position than china and russia. unlike those two nations, india enjoys the ability to purchase cutting edge weapons from the united states. iran may offer oil, but if this deal goes through, america may not be so willing to provide the weapons that are so essential to indias survival. india can find other suppliers of petroleum but only the US can offer weapons of proven superiority. this is especially important as both china and pakistan are hostile and both are equiped with excellent weaponry.
 
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Herc the Merc       1/23/2007 1:06:11 PM

india is in a different position than china and russia. unlike those two nations, india enjoys the ability to purchase cutting edge weapons from the united states. iran may offer oil, but if this deal goes through, america may not be so willing to provide the weapons that are so essential to indias survival. india can find other suppliers of petroleum but only the US can offer weapons of proven superiority. this is especially important as both china and pakistan are hostile and both are equiped with excellent weaponry.



I would fear loss of cheap natural gas more than loss of Western weaponry. India has 450000 villages and towns, 80% of them need natural gas for cooking a daily meal of vegetable curry. The Indian elite need not fear the West as much as it needs to fear its own populace turning on them in a left wing Maoist style revolt if their little cooking pots do not lite up. Given the choice -choose cheap gas.
 
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AdvanceAustralia    Cheap gas   1/24/2007 1:43:02 PM




india is in a different position than china and russia. unlike those two nations, india enjoys the ability to purchase cutting edge weapons from the united states. iran may offer oil, but if this deal goes through, america may not be so willing to provide the weapons that are so essential to indias survival. india can find other suppliers of petroleum but only the US can offer weapons of proven superiority. this is especially important as both china and pakistan are hostile and both are equiped with excellent weaponry.





I would fear loss of cheap natural gas more than loss of Western weaponry. India has 450000 villages and towns, 80% of them need natural gas for cooking a daily meal of vegetable curry. The Indian elite need not fear the West as much as it needs to fear its own populace turning on them in a left wing Maoist style revolt if their little cooking pots do not lite up. Given the choice -choose cheap gas.
India should listen to the US on this one. In addition to having access to US weaponry they are hoping for US nuclear technology to advance their generation of nuclear power. They are also hoping to buy the fuel for that generation from a staunch US ally. No guesses as to who that ally is!

If they need cheap gas we can sell them that too!

Cheers.

 
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sentinel28a       2/2/2007 7:22:13 PM
Because we all know how much Muslims love Hindis.
 
Go for it, India! Choose as your allies the people who want you converted or dead. 
 
 
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