IAF is doing its utmost to sabotage LCA. Please read article to see how many behaviors of concern you can identify in IAF brass.http://fortune.com/2015/09/30/workplace ... -sabotage/
Parrikar needs to trim the brass. No doubt about it.
Left to themselves these guys will ensure IAF wont have any planes to fight a war.
Need to start with ACM Raha.
Or get MAF to give them a talk and tell how he had to fight in 1965 against all odds.
The defence minister has done what was needed to be done all these years. We cant really apportion the blame on IAF procurement as the MoD leadership all these years allowed imports.
Thats not the case now, and when Shri Parrikar said a firm NO
to 126+options Rafale, LCA orders were quietly upped to 120. And it wont stop at that number.
Shri Arup Raha has been talking in govt speak post the LCA decision. Thats a good sign.
srai wrote:Second production line for 120 units: a Red Herring!
Its still not confirmed if the second line is for meeting these 120 or not. Even if it is, why is it a bad thing ? Will lead to faster induction of the MK1A and build squadron numbers at a rapid pace while building that capacity for higher numbers of MK1A+ and MK2.
If HAL could churn out 36 a year, they would have proposed that. Fact that they are aiming at a production rate of only 16/year warrants the need for a second line.
Assuming that HAL manages a production rate of 16/year from 2016, they will take almost 8 years to complete the 120 order. i.e. 2024
Second production line gives us a faster rate @ numbers + gives space to order more.
Vivek K wrote:These are the traitors that have mew sure that India remains a weak puppet in the hands of foreign suppliers and nations and have allowed Pukis to be a force. If the Marut had survived think where we could have been aircraft industry wise!
I too have been critical of IAF for its procurement policies but id never use that term.
Its the civilian leadership that responsible for the mess.The kind of leadership that accepted Adm Joshi's resignation and asked the navy to not "fritter away precious national resources"