Well, I have nothing to say if you want to go on rhetoric. Nobody said ADA did zero work while Dassault did 100% work. The British, French, Americans had 75 years of experience of working on design and manufacturing aircraft. India is still a small power in aerospace compared to global aerospace giants.Well
So you are claiming that ADA didn't worked on tejas? And all the work was done and finished with just consultancy? Do have any source for that?
When india was building tejas we were stuck by sanctions that forced india to develop fly by wire system and many other things. Many countries are developing new fighter's aircrafts in joint ventures and in collaboration even the F-35 program have multiple partner's.
Taking consultancy doesn't bite you can either go with that or with Chinese way of copying the equipments.
If Tejas design was not indigenous then how ADA have access to whole Technical development of Tejas.
Heck even in our nuclear program in different stages we have taken assistance from different countries but that doesn't mean our development are not indigenous.
Consultancy is a cheap way to counter spending on R&D under consultancy you gain technical know how. We should utilize our defence relationship with other countries to get technical assistance.
When It takes more than 4 years for government to negotiate with government company aka HAL then what makes you think that government can force other companies to share their expertise to HAL for free? Don't you know that a company is also a separate identity from owner?
HAL undertook these programs on it's own because they were the biggest aircraft manufacturer in india building aircrafts from 60s so they claimed that they have enough experience to build aircrafts like this.
IAF rejected HAL product HTT-40 because it was inefficient and government stopped it's funding then HAL used company fund to complete this project.
And btw HAL paid for consultancy from company funds so government was already not taken in confidence and it's not a big deal HAL didn't paid some multi billion $
Anyhow if your belief gives you happiness so be it. I hate to point out the obvious but we are highly dependent on the West and Russia even for basic electronic components like doides, triode, semiconductors etc. There are many thousands of components that go into the LCA. Go through the entire list of systems and subsystems if you have access to the information and determine how much is imported. Why do you want to make us naked. The plight of countries like Pakistan our neighbour is worse. Stop supply from the West and China and most High tech weapons systems would be unusable. India and Pakistan do not even make aerospace grade aluminium alloys used for building aircraft. Most of the information regarding our vulnerabilities is hidden and rightly so.
I do not wish to burst your happiness bubble.
So no arguments.
It would have been better if you had put out a list of all the components of the Tejas and proved that a majority of them in volume and value are produced in India.
We will reach self sufficiency but it will take time.