Beyond Just A Big Deal

The following article, adapted from a blog post, appeared online at outlookindia.com on April 30, 2011. There has been much surprise, and some anguish in Washington, Stockholm and, presumably, Moscow over the decision by the Ministry of Defence to shortlist the Dassault Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon in the multi-billion dollar medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) competition. In