|Rafael is Game changer or Game looser? A Quick Analysis. |
It is said that not just price issue Hindusthan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bengaluru cannot recreate the Rafael models.? Or it has issues with tool technology. Insufficient information leading me to conclude that history may decide its virtue. Moreover "flyby" ready made! deal fail to accredit technology transfer which is the heart of Make In India, accepting the very truth that Indian Air force is in crisis. In the process agenda of Make in India is in cumbersome, sombre! For both Dassault and Indian Air force this deal proved to be life saving antidote. High deliberations were running across by the previous government, deal was only concluded by this government.
Satire: It would have been a win win deal if the dassault was to be purchased by Government of India.! which is mere impossible but would have proved cost worthy.
The Indian defence procurement procedure states, every contract costing more than Rs. 300 crores has an offset obligation of 30 per cent. It means that the manufacturer has to dispose the contracts worth 30 per cent of the total cost of the contract to Indian industry. In case of MMRCA, the government had increased offset obligation to 50 per cent which benefitted the Indian industry. That means India and Indian government is still in advantaged position.
But is it important to loose something to gain deeper, concrete relationship with France? 'Akhir Har ke jitne waalonkoo hi Baazigar kehte he.' Like Mr. Kejriwal, Here Mr. Narendra Modi by loosing the technology transfer case winning the heart of France and need of IAF!
Between after annoyed by conclusion of deal Mr. Swamy is getting ready for his ultimate weapon which made many Heyday's into hell days! called PIL i.e., Public Interest Litigation. I guess he holds the record number of PIL's in the apex court of India.
Scientist should come out with their study reports either positively backing Rafael or aptly bashing the Rafael by proving its inefficiency and incapability. Or else we in the confused state of mind would keep circulating around rhetorics of the atmosphere without gaining anything. Nation wants to know! Till than we can't say anything accurately on that.
Last sip: However the deal is finalised. Know I and we can only hope for the best performance of Rafael by serving the Indian Air force with best of its abilities there by unleashing the nation's task and security.
Rafael must lead and inspire us to build more advanced version of indigenously built aircraft, for instance let me call it Rahul. It can be possible but do not wait for technology transfer which may be without critical tools transfer! By moving ahead with the system of MECHATRONICS - linking every field of knowledge, Engineering, Skill, R&D and most importantly 'WILL'.
Lets hope for the best as government of the day firmly demanded and agreed only for the IAF tested Rafale models.
Shreyanka S Ranade.