Monday, May 14, 2012

IAF Flays HAL Delays


The Indian Air Force has provided a laundry list of delays by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) in the delivery of flagship products. IAF disenchantment with HAL has been well known for years, but now specifics have been listed by the Defence Minister in Parliament. Today, he said:

"The government has taken cognizance of the complaints of Indian Air Force regarding the delayed delivery of equipment by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).  IAF has expressed concerns over the deliveries of some of the products of HAL. There have been delays in some projects in current range of production by HAL due to rework of Jigs supplied by the OEM in respect of Hawk; delay in establishing the facilities for complex engine components and radar software in respect of Su-30 MKI aircraft; delay in certification of Shakti engine by the OEM in respect of ALH; changes in Standard of Preparation (SOP) in respect of LCA and delay in engine development by the OEM in respect of IJT. The government continuously monitors the performance of the company and takes steps to address the issues. In respect of Hawk, Su-30 MKI aircraft and ALH, the issues have been addressed. In respect of LCA and IJT development efforts have been intensified."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesnt look like any of these delays were created by HAL

Anonymous said...

When people who do... treason... go scot free... like in the leaked letter of Army Chief... from PMO... and no one is take or get fixed... on responsibility... and here too... responsibility... is not in HAL dictionary... for that matter... any thing that GoI does... then what can u wish... wish only that... people responsible like... Chairpersons of political groupings... get vanished from the face of universe...

godanov said...

What HAL really needs instead of the government denying the problems is all of the management and most of the workers fired for incompitance.

Rohan said...

And what has been the result of all these delays? Has ANYONE been held accountable anywhere? I dont expect the people at HAL have seen even a strongly worded memo come to their desks....

P.K.Chaudhuri said...

All PSUs of MoD need total reorganisation. The philosophy of keeping customers officials in the board has no positive impact among these PSUs. There is rampant corruption. These PSUs are symbol of in-efficiency. Why the issues of wrong doings and corruption of BEML did not surface earlier. The top officers of Defense forces are not behaving to match the regards the nation bestows on them.
Twenty percent shares of these PSUs must be sold in the market.
The plans and production details of these PSUs are known to whole world except the citizens of India. It appears that these PSUs have no interest in earning foreign exchange.
I request a national debate on the roles of PSUs of MoD and OFBs.