John wrote:Vivek K wrote:Make your own submarines with the expertise generated!
Unlike U-209 where HDW handed over most tech to build the sub locally, DCN has been careful on the tech transfer to make sure MDL will be reliant and cannot simply reverse engineer critical components.
Again, why do we not make our own follow-on from the HDW ToT but instead pay yet another bunch of goras for the Scorpene?
This is maddening. Why bother paying more for ToT just to subcontract locally? Once you get ToT the purpose is to use that knowledge to make your own so you do not keep paying phoreners for every new project.
I think this is a perverse desi way of thinking versus others, say, the chinki thought process. When Koreans or Chinese do ToT they use that to jumpstart their own industry so that the next sub (Changho) or fighter (J-16) no longer requires paying goras. For us, we insist on paying the white man for "ToT" project after project. I don't understand it.