vina wrote:All they can do is poach from HAL or others, which will impact current projects
You couldnt be more wrong . All they are going to do is screwdrivergiri. What HAL did for 50 years, those guys are going to do with a new name outside in a new place. That is all.
I agree with JTull here, that they will poach employees from HAL or other govt labs. These guys will set up the business for Chhota Bhai. The head of Reliance Aero biz is from HAL, some one was telling me the other day. A lot of the engg services companies in BLR are set up from scratch by people from govt organisations.
Of coarse they will hire lots of freshies to do the menial jobs but you need someone to tell them what to do and for that you need experienced people. HAL et all is obvious talent bank for that. Chhota bhai only has money, no experience of running Aerospace business and you can build it using just a bunch of MBAs.
And those guys also are not gonna do any hi-fi RnD. Just set up the teams which can handle the work, set up processes, give them bacis minimum training etc.
The poaching may not be large scale, but even loss of few key people can have significant impact on existing program. Aerospace is not IT that you can just replace someone overnight. Experience matters a great deal, even so on the shop floor.
You should see the hubris of some of the companies in BLR - they want TFTA academic credentials/experience with PhD and all from candidates, only to make him work on menial types of jobs which even a BE guy could do with 3month training. And they get people because they pay good mullah. So even if Reliance will only do screwdrivergiri, it doesn't mean they will not go and hire best possible from the industry.