Dileep wrote:I happened to see a small mob of street vendors making a fight near CV Raman Nagar, on who has more right to build the next desi fighter. Everyone and their uncle (and aunts and kajins too) in that geography is planning to build one. There is money to be spent, promotions to be had etc etc...
I also saw a 1000ft tall wall having built between one DPSU, a few DRDO labs, One CSIR lab, and an independent "agency" under MoD. It was much higher and tense than Trump's wall (or our own Yellow Sea).
I was in town yesterday.. Youknow.. hit when iron is hot.. fish in troubled waters.. etc etc... And please don't tell me the story about the fox between two rams. I had that in 2nd standard text book onlee.
Don't mind the street fight; that's the animal spirit in which great things are done. Exactly the same fight that drives Indian IT sector to dominate the globe on IT Service. Seeing this for 2 decades now.
The only issue would be if the elbow grease is not applied or money tap is shut after the hard fight to win deals.
As long as "duplication of effort" and "reinvention of wheel" are not sneered at, we will build the most important ingredient of success i.e. reserve bench strength
in this area and enjoy the fruits for decades to come.
Too many examples of similar success, Indian cricket team post IPL or Chinese electronic industry.
The operative phrase is off course the "money tap remaining open"