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    Anonymous

    shame. we have talented scientists who deserve real leadership.

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    Anonymous

    hi Shiv, can you pls focus on aero india..schedule of flying display of MMRCA fighters specially and tejas… i am planning to come all the way from Australia.. hopefully i see you there..
    [email protected]

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    Anonymous

    I can't begin to tell you how large the egos are of the heads of public sector undertakings and private sector corporations, not to mention the generals, admirals, and marshals! It will be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for these guys to enter the gates of heaven. India is simply headed up by big-heads, and that is no exaggeration! Graft and corruption are so widespread in the public sector that technological advancement comes second or third in the pecking order.

    Good luck, India, keep dreaming!

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    Anurag

    No offence to DRDO but developing new should be the focus when you have nothing existing to achieve.We have so much to achieve in defence sector and probably lag at least 10-15 years to developed economies.So why not just develop what others have already developed.Plus what to develop new should come from armed forces as their requirement and not a decision of a scientist.

    As far as revamp of DRDO is concerned,GOV should focus more on encouraging and providing opportunities to private players.This will automatically put more pressure on DRDO to be more competitive.And start this as soon as possible,may be with small scale projects(no need to go for futuristic weapons),so that private companies will develop capabilities that can later be utilized for future programs.

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    Anonymous

    The armed forces think too much of themselves: If all new requirements and weapons systems were to come only from military people, neither dynamite nor the atom bomb would have appeared; there would have been no biological or chemical warfare (which are banned, now); the military did not request the airplane prior to 1903. The gung-ho military simply doesn't have the inventive brain power that scientists have the potential for.

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    Ravinder

    India is the only major country in the world, including totalitarian Russia (ex USSR) and China, that consolidates all defense under one organisation and all aircraft production and development under one company.

    No wonder, India is an absolute lager in defence equipment development, design and production, largely because of corrupt politicians.

    India will never achieve defense equipment self sufficiency unless it rids this sector from political and bureaucratic stranglehold

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    Anonymous

    Let us hope that the new procurement policy results in lots of competition from the private sector. The Indian military industrial complex should focus on developing state of the art sub-systems. Once enough sub-systems are accepted by the users, platforms should be built as 'Technology Demonstrators'. The production versions should be taken up only if users place firm orders.

    The users should be judged on the value of domestic equipments used by them in proportion to imported equipments. Otherwise they will have no stake in domestic developments.

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    Anonymous

    @ Ravinder
    Yes..wherever pvt sector has touched there has been progress….i suppose 2G shud be a perfect example of that

    politicians are not taking money from thin air…both sides to be equally blamed….

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    Anonymous

    The armed force personals show off does not connect well with the society, when every pin or part of a machinery is imported and there is all out support by from different quarters of procurement. It's a shame that the indian armed forces are myopic in their view of developmet of technology in India by Indians.

    When the armed forces or babus or politicians are more interested in imports of technology for abroad, why is it that we civilians support foreign politicians, civil sevants and armed forces.
    My views are not against the armed force personals or Babus or politicians, all I would like to see high technology projects related to defense in India by Indians.
    I would like to see more Indians in developing key algorithms, components for key technology and not typing codes for analysed foreign projects at some MNC or x/y software indian co.

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