- Aug 13, 2019
WellPlease remember that the LCA Tejas was designed with significant help from Dassault of France.If there had been no foreign help (consultancy) from any foreign organisation then your statement about us having fully indigenously designed an supersonic fighter would be true. Even the decades back Marut fighter design was helped by a German expert. Though we love our country it is not good to ignore reality. All countries go through this stage.Only if we understand our shortcomings can we plan to overcome them.
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?you saying that one arm of the Government failed to support another arm of the same Government and hence the project had a serious setback. The Government and HAL paid the external consultant in dollars depleting our foreign exchange reserves when an indigenous cheaper alternative in the form of ADA and NAL was available. Reflects very poorly on the management skills of the Government and a blot on the nation.
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 $