"Let’s talk transfer of technology," India tells US

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    Defence News - Let’s talk transfer of technology , India tells US

    Saturday, August 30, 2014
    By : The Hindu


     
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    re: "Let’s talk transfer of technology," India tells US

    ^^

    Looks like the Russian supporter "The Hindu" gone upset all the way. :pound:
     
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    re: "Let’s talk transfer of technology," India tells US

    50 years of Russian "TOT" has led to what? As a businessman I wouldn't part with tech I develop and know I can milk it.
     
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    re: "Let’s talk transfer of technology," India tells US

    If 50 years of Russian "TOT" led to nothing, then US "TOT" will be even worse.
    Look at Japan, after 60 years "TOT", Americans have successfully turned Japanese from an independent fighter builder into a fighter importer.
     
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    re: "Let’s talk transfer of technology," India tells US

    I think Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley are sophisticated enough to know that TOT really means advanced manufacturing with a "little bit of design know how passed alone".

    India needs good manufacturing jobs that pay good wages more than it needs hi-tech TOT.

    For instance - if Boeing decides to build a factory in Indian to build Apaches or whatever defense equipment - that will mean hundreds of well-paying jobs.
    The keyword here is "WELL PAYING JOBS". The kind of jobs that allow a man or woman to raise a middle-class family with all the trappings of the middle class - House, cars, flat-screen TV, appliances, etc, etc. This is what will spur the economy.

    It doesn't matter if Boeing does not transfer all the secrets of the Apache to the Indians.....its more important for India to build the assemble the damn thing in India......and even better yet if it can get private companies to build the raw components, subassemblies, etc. That will mean even more jobs. It doesn't even matter if the company formed in India is 100% owned by Boeing, as long as it creates jobs for the local economy.

    The 3% or whatever portion of the GDP that India spends on defense should be used to generate good jobs.
     
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    You guys need to read the book "Disclosure" by Michael Crichton. Aside from the salacious and contrived romance story, there is a fair bit of philosophizing on the nature of ToT in globalized supply chains
     
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    No country will give TOT to India be it Russia or France or USA, I am not sure about Israel here...

    India have to learn the lessons hard way, invest on Indian scientist and research, more university collaboration and public - Private partnership to build local defense industry...
     
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    Nobody offers TOT on a platter. Why would they squander their years of hard work to us. It is preposterous even to think about it.

    The first step is to get the OEMs into India, get our Indian partners in the loop, train our engineers and build a local supply chain. Once these steps are complete then we can have our own homegrown technologies which will be world class.

    In the parallel DRDO and some other Pvt. companies are working on R&D, good this will complement very nicely.
     
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    In the absence of ToT, how are we going to train people and build a local supply chain? The only training one could get is in assembly.

    India needs to set up competing design bureaux, and fund them appropriately. The hirees should be paid well, successfully completed projects should be generously rewarded, and failures should be appreciated. Once a design lifecycle has reached maturity, they can be handed over to private suppliers (think of NASA and Space-X). One cannot expect private companies to invest in R&D. It is simply not going to happen, because, private companies do not have the money to invest in expensive research.

    Our media is also extremely puerlie in its perspective, and they expect everything to work like clockwork.
     
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    PM, TOT will never be in critical technology areas. That is a fact of life.
    They will have to develop vendors with small parts and as the confidence builds up more complex components will be off loaded. It is a slow process and cannot be jump started. There are levels of technology which Indian companies may not be able to absorb immediately also.
     
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    TOT with partners that have long-term relationships for today and tomorrow and the years after. Such equipment can be a source not only for India but the country of origin of the partner. It enables strengthening of relationships if done well.
     

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