HAL’s poor planning leads to delay in Inking Rafale Deal

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  1. Shaitan

    Shaitan Zandu balm all day Senior Member

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    HAL’s poor planning leads to delay in Inking Rafale Deal

    As per latest news emerging in media , MOD will not be able to start negotiations with French manufacturer Dassault to ink the MMRCA L1 bidder Dassault Rafale since HAL has missed the deadline for the filing license production evaluation report.

    If negotiations had taken place as per original schedule , first few Rafale made in France by Dassault could have started arriving in India by 2015 , but now that can be pushed back to 2016 .

    this will also mean that local production of rafale in HAL complex will also be delayed , HAL has been notorious in having delays in setting up production facility for aircraft’s , Internal redtape with the state-owned HAL has been criticized by Air force and defence experts many times in past .

    Recently after complains filed by a member of Parliament into allegation of corruption in MMRCA L1 bidding process was not found to be true and MOD had cleared the whole MMRCA Bid has been termed has appropriate and within the terms of the Request for Proposals and Defence Procurement Procedure, 2006.

    Dassault has been able to appoint local suppliers and partners for the rafale in India within this time frame , poor planning by HAL on its part will cost some few months and sources are also skeptical if HAL will be able to setup a Production plant in India in time frame to start manufacturing aircraft’s , In Sukhoi deal HAL for some time took help from Russian firms to assemble Kits supplied by Russian partner which lead to higher import cost since it was not able to Indigence the complete production in India for which CAG had heavy criticized the state-owned company .

    Sources in Air force are hope full that HAL learns from it mistake and keeps pace with developments and keeps delivery of aircraft’s in time , HAL not only has to increase man power for this deal in time but also has to set up different production facility for aircraft’s and engine manufacturing .
     
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  3. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    HAL can't deal with it for many years. That means plenty of knockdown kits will be sent.
     
  4. agentperry

    agentperry Senior Member Senior Member

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    i think a different section can be cut out of hal to take care of tot and such foreign jvs.
    while another one can concentrate on desi maal. this way there wont be any interference
     
  5. Hari Sud

    Hari Sud Senior Member Senior Member

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    Not a bit true. The Rafale deal will take some time as the British are feeling left out and hence revising their own offer.
     
  6. amitkriit

    amitkriit Senior Member Senior Member

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    Too late, they have missed the bus.
     
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  7. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    I was expecting delays to crop up considering the type of reports that were coming out indicating more time left to ink the deal. As we all know, every PSU is unplanned and mostly mismanaged as everything has to be taken to the top most levels to come to a final decision.
     
  8. Zebra

    Zebra Senior Member Senior Member

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    Split the HAL in three parts.

    1) Helicopter Division

    2) Trainer aircraft and Small air craft Division

    3) Big air crafts and fighter air craft Division.

    Then sell it's 50% shares to private players.

    They will fix it.
     
  9. devil510

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  10. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I am not holding my breath.
     
  11. plugwater

    plugwater Elite Member Elite Member

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    Can we drop HAL and select some private companies like TATA, Mahindra etc ?
     
  12. devil510

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    private players are not always good idea or completely good idea
     

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