Parrikar has initiated the first steps at planning to start the manufacture, from design and prototyping of fighter jets in India from end of 2016 -17. This will naturally be followed by design and manufacture of commercial planes.
|This first step was what India needed badly..|
If Indian space technology industry could design cryogenic engines which can take upto 2.5 T payload to space (experiments for the 4.5T payload into space is underway, waiting for maturity) and carry out inter-planetary expeditions spanning at least 200 million kilometres non-stop over 10 months across the solar system at lowest costs in the world, designing planes that needs to be afloat for just a couple of hours at the most and a distance of couple of thousand kms at speeds a fraction of what is achieved in space, is just chicken feed for Indian scientists and space technologists ..
|A leader to give direction to Indian aviation industry|
|Being an effective political leader ..|
When we have the technology, why should we depend on foreign companies, who are much inferior to India's ISRO and DRDO, to manufacture for us and drain away our foreign exchange ?
If India does not immediately use indigenous R&D to exploit this demand by making planes with indigenous developed technology, we are going to face a huge drain of foreign exchange and poor development in all related and allied areas like supply chains, hospitality, transportation sector in the country.
Partnering with the private sector in the country and getting more central government organisations than just the limping Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, taking up the responsibility of taking India to the forefront of the aviation industry is a step definite to bear fruits in the long run. Someone has to bell the cat and someone should surely do it, lest India be left behind. That is the last thing any Indian would want to.
Having led the world for all of history till 300 years back and back on track to take the global reins in another fifty years, India's global leadership in the area of science and technology is inevitable.
The only way to break the back of the western noxious machinations against the developing world in defence area is to start with, developing indigenous capability in the area of fighter and commercial jets, Parrikar knows this very well.
God bless India and the world abundantly and God bless its people to give diligent, pious, peaceful, vigilant, altruistic and effective leadership to the world !