Let me rephrase, how is it incorrect to draft QR which a single vendor matches and then which meets the QR in all it's terms?
The question arise when you come up with requirements only a single vendor can fulfill and that too from a country which need not to operate at even half of the altitude.
Okay. Let me just try and give an analogy. The Mi-17? It has a ceiling of 6000 meters. That is 19685.0394 Feet ASL. We operate it above 23000 ft ASL for air maintenance in Northern Siachen Glacier. While your contention holds as highlighted, but imagine creating a RFP because we need separate equipment to cater for that region. And such areas are not limited to Siachen, you have North Sikkim, Pauri-Garhwal, Sugar Sector, where you will need higher altitudes to effectively carry out search and destroy missions.
And you are also right about the portion as highlighted in red. How do you know that we are not piggybacking something in the deal? A technology of say a microchip required critically which the company manufactures, without letting on the fact known to those who may be interested in our acquisition of the same? Just speculating myself on this aspect myself. I can neither confirm nor deny any such instances having taken place earlier.
note: My questions are meant as a rhetorical statement to continue the discourse. A particular member felt am aggressive when I post this way and felt offended. Please do not feel that ways, the problem with my fellow country(wo)men is that they are too sensitive and take things personally, without understanding that this medium of communication has hardly the tools to be able to understand the context of a communique, as we all are bereft of the value of non-verbal communication which reinforces our receptive modalities through visual stimulation. So, if you feel offended by my style of postings, do let know, I will further try to adapt. (I get along perfectly with US-European-Russians with this style as they are perhaps more dissociated in terms of inter-personnel dealings, dispassionate and take things for the instance usually)
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Shipborne ? So rotary wing ? Like the HAL RUAV.