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    Anonymous

    DARE’s contribution is commendable. but its transfer of technology to defence public sector is worth criticising.

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    Abhiman

    Mr. Aroor, in my view, the statement made by Mr. Antony may be “hypocritical”. Whereas on the one hand, he is effectively laying the groundwork to force the services to wholly induct foreign hardware that is licence produced by local private players, on the other hand, he “exhorts” DRDO to be more innovative and develop more technologies.

    The actual competition is between the DRDO and the foreign private companies, in who will “rope in” the nascent private players to licence manufacture their technology. Unfortunately, the government under Mr. Antony is effectively encouraging the private players to choose foreign partners over DRDO, in the “garb” of offsets. Hence, this ‘advice’ to DRDO may be meritless.

    It must be noted that the practice of licence production has not changed, as what was done by state-owned PSUs during the cold-war era, will be done by upcoming local private companies now under the aegis of so-termed “offsets”.

    The DRDO lags behind in miniature sensor technology only, whereas in all other technologies be it propulsion, ground radars, aircraft, composites (missile and aircraft), helicopters, computers etc. it is at par with western nations and Russia.

    Thank you.

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    Anonymous

    “The DRDO lags behind in miniature sensor technology only, whereas in all other technologies be it propulsion, ground radars, aircraft, composites (missile and aircraft), helicopters, computers etc. it is at par with western nations and Russia.”

    May be in your dreams anon. not a reality.! DRDO takes up a project and gives specifications as per JANE’s! make a shoddy prototype. award some gold medals to some young scientwists! there ends the project! DRDo has made a technology demonstrator succesfully and is the only 6th country to do so after us of A,france ,russia ,china and mozambique!

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    Anonymous

    abhiman, are you on drugs, bro?

    “The DRDO lags behind in miniature sensor technology only, whereas in all other technologies be it propulsion, ground radars, aircraft, composites (missile and aircraft), helicopters, computers etc. it is at par with western nations and Russia.”

    Are you completely insane, or do you just like doing this to invite thumps on your thick skull. Pray inform me as to which propulsion systems, helicopters, computers or for that matter any system the DRDO has built fully by itself, i.e. without foreign help or components or assistance. please wake up from your hibernation of stupidity and ignorance.

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    Abhiman

    To the previous anonymous I may say, that for the sake of a logical argument, even if assuming that the entire development by DRDO till date is totally influenced by foreign inputs, my previous argument still holds i.e with the exception of miniature sensors, India has gained self-sufficiency or near sufficiency in all other critical aspects of defence production.

    Now regarding your opinion of DRDO’s products not being indigenous, it is true that the invention of those products did take place in the west. As an example, jet propulsion, rockets, missiles, helicopters, fighter planes, super-computers, radars etc. are ALL western inventions, and could never ever have been developed in India — or any other country — without a “touch and feel” or “tinkering” of a live example. If one assumes that a helicopter, a space-rocket or a fighter plane can be developed only by “glancing” at it’s photo in a text book or promo manual, then one is mistaken. The only items that may be reproduced in this way are rudimentary devices like farm equipment and bicycle/motor spare parts.

    The question here may be the LEVEL of indigenousness, in which India ranks much higher than most other nations.

    Thanks.

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    Anonymous

    “India has gained self-sufficiency or near sufficiency in all other critical aspects of defence production.”

    can someone please tell abhiman that he seriously needs mental healthcare? or is he another of drdo’s misguided projects, this one at zeroing in on websites to plug bullshit logic, much like drdo’s way of doing things,.

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    Abhiman

    To the previous anonymous, I may request to actually list the technologies which DRDO has not attempted, or which are “out of grasp” of it.

    DRDO has tried almost ALL known aspects of defence like AEW&C, AESA radars, ABM, SLBM, hypersonic vehicles, under-sea robots, robotic bomb defusers, torpedoes, air-launched missiles etc. The oft repeated quote, “You name it and DRDO has done it”, may be applicable here.

    As mentioned earlier, DRDO lags behind in miniaturized sensors, which is why it lags behind in AESA radars, and active-seekers for missiles like Trishul and Akash. It also is yet to develop a target pod like Litening due to the same reason.

    Thanks.

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    Anonymous

    to abhiman,
    cheers
    LCA LSP-2 has taken its first flight.
    http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20080616/975899.html
    enjoy.

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