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  1. 1

    Sam Application Development Consultant .net

    DRDO at least have a Positive attitude. Always they promise the Sky and they are able to progress a bit.

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  2. 2

    larsing

    Building 2 or 3 Tejas is nothing to write home about.We should start building at least 10 to 15 each year.That is the only way the IAF can arrest its depleting squadron numbers.

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  3. 3

    sents

    Very good, if they can get FOC in 2014.

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  4. 4

    Anonymous

    Safety record is good means we can make better aircraft then Russians.

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    Abhiman

    This is an excellent development!

    Given that Tejas is being flown at least 2 to 3 times daily, it will meet the target of 140 hours of flying well before the year ends.

    One small suggestion: The 3 production standard Tejas units should be based in Jaisalmer or some forward base facing China. Basing them in Tamil Nadu, where they have LTTE's ghosts for company will be under-utilizing it severely.

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      Anonymous

      @Abhiman dont make stupid statements about Tamil Nadu's strategic importance. Do you know that the lankans are letting chinese to build ports in lanka. Also chinese are buliding carrier capability. Never under estimate Tamilnadu's strategic importance.

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    Anonymous

    @larsing tejas is going to get iocII in november(new deadline)after that hal will start serial production.these 2 tejas will be build in 1-1.5 months giving a annual rate of 16 tejas

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    Shakeel

    Very good ! We should ramp up the production line …what is the point buying expensive aircraft like Rafale spending tax payers money when it is just going to protect jobs in France/EU.

    Rather we should invite our private industry players to be part of Tejas production.

    Jai Hind !

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    Abhiman

    A 4+ generation Tejas must obviously reside close to Pakistani and Chinese borders, where it will face their latest F-16s and J-10s. Why should ancient MiG-21s be continued to face the latest Chinese and Pak fighter jets ?

    It makes sense to base the last of the MiG-21s and MiG-27s at Tamil Nadu where they can retire in peace.

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    Anonymous

    when a jet is first placed in operational airfields they dont give them frontline positions
    Because
    there are cost and maintainence analysis in operational conditions required before using it in a forward facing positions.
    Do you know JF17s are being sold abroad but we cannot because the first question anybody will ask is how much the fighter costs and we dont know that.

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    Abhiman

    You are wrong. China has lined up its latest J-10 as well as J-11 jets along the Tibetan border facing India. They're exclusively meant for India.

    JF-17s are also being lined up By Pakistan facing the Indian border, even though its testing phase has been somewhat mysterious.

    To counter these advanced jets, we must phase out the tottering MiG-21s and MiG-29s and bring on Tejas as soon as it receives FoC. It shall be a fitting reply to the Chinese and Pakistanis. It shall augment the Su-30 MKIs very well.

    There is no reason why Tejas can't be deployed at frontline bases. It can't remain a "bachcha" and be close to mama near HAL, Bangalore forever. That Sulur proposal is therefore, quite pointless.

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    Anonymous

    Glorious optimism.
    I am amazed by the number of times this confidence trick is repeated over and over again and lapped up by all stakeholders. I am absolutely certain that two production standard Tejas will not fly by Dec 31 2012. At the time, of course, any number of apologists for the timeline will trot out the usual excuses " building a fighter is not easy, IAF does not support " etc.
    The issue is of unrealistic timelines. If it is going to take a year more, say so. I understand the challenges of building a fighter, especially one as capable as the Tejas. Hard work and commitment is not a problem with ADA, most of the engineers there are excellent, but programme management and leadership is pathetic. Say what the bosses want to hear is the message that comes across every time.

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  12. 12

    Anonymous

    The armed forces need to start using it. Then drdo needs to plan annual improvements. This lack of continuos mprovement is what is killing indian r&d.

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  13. 13

    Anonymous

    What HAL need, is good program management lesser holidays , aggressive goal setting, besides lesser holidays and lesser siestas

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  14. 14

    Vivek

    Why so much delay?

    HAL shall Make it a top priority and get operational clearance by april 2014.

    HAL shall proove itself profitable and for this, at least 50 aircrafts shall be produced a year and customers overseas shall be searched for them.

    No need of focusing on navy version and FGFA right now. First succed in this and then go for diversification.

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