Is the PM being fair to our illustrious defence scientists? Or has he correctly analysed the writing on the wall? Or is he right in stating -where we were quite satisfied partly researching and partly manufacturing ourselves and substantially relying on equipment from outside. I think that equation is slowly changing; but this slow pace needs to be expedited â€¦ (but it cannot be) an expedition itselfâ€? Is it worrisome that 30 years or more have been spent on â€œTejasâ€, the light combat aircraft, a nuclear submarine and combat helicopters? Or is it par for the course to take that much of time? Shouldn't the slow pace be expedited and not be an expedition itself?