Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: spetznaz; Yo-Yo

India’s strategic culture has been inherently lacking in innovation and determination (barring for probably the Indira Gandhi era). So even if individual systems such as the MRCA are expedited, they may not be done at optimum benefit-flawed contract clauses, problems in delivery. These have been witnessed in pretty much every major contract signed in recent years for the Indian military. The same problem affects indigenous research. Indian research establishments have essentially become bureaucratic machines looking to procure funds and work to a project rather than get workable results. So you see the problems with projects such as the LCA and its indigenous engine. Both are fundamentally sound concepts but have been implemented terribly. The government has indicated it could relax norms for allowing greater foreign investment and private participation in the defense sector. But that’s likely to incur significant opposition from the usual suspects on the left and right.

The Pakistanis and Chinese don’t have this problem as the military pretty much runs strategic discourse over there.

About the MRCA, here’s an interesting article on the possibility of the US offering greater technology.

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=5579661


7 posted on 01/31/2011 8:42:10 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies ]


To: sukhoi-30mki
So even if individual systems such as the MRCA are expedited, they may not be done at optimum benefit-flawed contract clauses, problems in delivery.

To be fair, the same could be said about the F-22 and F-35 programs, and the Japanese F-2 program.

8 posted on 01/31/2011 10:19:27 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson