- Mar 24, 2009
Yes, we can build one that satisfies are armed forces requirement. If you want to nurture local industry should be going with local platforms.Can we build an ISTAR aircraft right now with the same capabilities as a western one right fkking now if we wanted to???
We have TAPAS-BH-201. It can carry all jobs that predator can do.Do we have a predator equivalent and build it in large numbers if we wanted to?
Buying off-the shelf items is not nurturing our local industry in any way. Lets not kid ourselves.We are nurturing our Local MIC, whatever you want to say
Doesn't mean we have capability of our own right now,
It's in American interest to not let our MIC develop as to keep the billions flowing
In what way is NASAM superior to Akash, VL-SRSAM or QRSAM? Elaborate with respect to armed forces specification.There are some things we Excel in, like The NASAMs purchase?????
But still western stuff is vastly superior especially when the deal is for critical tech required to maintain an edge over our adversaries at present
Systems developed by DRDO as as per the specification of armed forces. If our system satisfy the requirement laid down in specification where comes the need of comparasion between Indian or western system. Blindly thinking western systems are superior will be foolhardy. With locally developed systems we will have complete IP ownership and know how for modification and update.
Tomorrow if we need to update EW threat library in ISTAR platform what will be easy; To update local platform or American platform
Just take PRC example. They have almost matched up with western system because they pushed for local development.