I don't know how accurate this report is. But this show the incompetence in the circle which approves our defence purchase.Similarly, the IAF has also been told to look for helicopters from HAL stable when they demanded more US manufactured Chinooks. As of now, IAF has 15 of them.
Proposals have been invited for diverse range of equipment, weapons, systems and alternate energy resources technologywww.thehindubusinessline.com
I think they are just stored. For a possibility of overhaul in near future if Ukraine conflict pauses.
I don't know how accurate this report is. But this show the incompetence in the circle which approves our defence purchase.
HAL as of today doesn't even have a Mi17 alternative and the guys at PMO/FM/MOD are saying go buy from HAL a Chinook alternative?
Has the Prime Minister been bringing high quality afeem from his foreign trips ?
We need support our local industry irrespective of elections or no elections. Its just we shouldnt end up pampering our white elephant public sectors.Forces are being told to prioritise indigenous equipment first so as to support the industry, plus make the govt look good. Imports can come in later, ie, after elections, the reason for making the govt look good. Gotta save forex too.
Because it's logical, it won't happen in India. If it was a pesticide spray WW2 era aircraft, then yes. But C130J makes sense, so we will never even consider something like this.