ArjunPandit wrote:Playing devils' advocate, Wouldnt MoD may get greased because of this? getting blue prints done by indian tax payers will be provided to these vendors. Even some of these HAL folks can join these companies and get paid more (goes without saying that they will have to work more there)
3rd line is essential, as ramana guru quoted thats the price of 1 avenger drone quoted to us. In the grand scheme of things, it is nothing. Get this thing done and have a long term competition to HAL.
Right now we can't even think of exporting Tejas because of our own requirements. On the back of ~200 orders, we can certainly work it out better.
Private companies who want to venture in aerospace, would need experienced people joining in. Why would anyone experienced in HAL would want to give away a government job safety + pension and join a private sector company, who may never get any orders? Most of babus join after retirement, making sure their pension pot does not get effected.
HAL is now a publicly listed company. It has taken money from the capital market. What is stopping it from investing in good practices?
Ultimately it flows from the top. GoI. GoI is more terrified of bad press, union strikes than security of the nation.
If the Chinese had not done their little shooting on the square, they would have had similar access to tech, that we do from western countries. Imagine what would have the state of Chinese arms sale.
Here safety of government job is more important anything else.