👉GOI has given order for 40 Tejas MK 1. Some 12 odd have been delivered.
👉Sadly due to non availability of dedicated production line n also not sure of the progress of development of Tejas the initial production rate was very slow.
👉GOI sensing the urgency of depleting squadron strength of IAF got into the act
👉GOI sanctioned 1238 cr for errection of a new assembly line having capacity to produce 8 aircraft/year
👉Just a forthnight ago HAL got the FOC for Tejas MK 1
👉HAL has order for 83 MK 1A & IAF has shown interest for 201 Tejas MK 2
👉In 2017 than HAL Chairman S Raju has said in an interview with the freeing of trainer production they can deliver 24/yr provided the vendors speed up production
👉Tejas MK 2 which is at design stage is expected to take first flight in 2023 n production start by 2025
👉Even if they deliver 24/yr it will take another 5 yrs, 2028
👉Now going back to what HAL Chairman said, they can produce 24 provided vendors speed up production
👉This is where GOI role comes in. GOI have funded HAL for erection of new line because it is govt owned but private players find it difficult
👉GOI must step in to help the vendors with some soft loan or tax holiday. Can it, should it. Yes they should because there r examples of past
👉Maruti n Nano was given land with its vendor in Gujrat. Facility for both was extended to its
👉Just recently Kiya Motors S Korea was given land at concessional rate in AP, same facility extended to its vendors 100's odd.
👉For development of IT sector in India all types of tax holiday was given
👉Point to be noted in Rafale deal the cost involves development cost. Same logic can be used for Tejas vendors
👉If we take cost of erection of one production line as 2000 cr (including vendors. Four lines producing 36/yr willc cost only 8-10K, nothing for size of Indian economy
👉Some will say we don't require this much, it will lead to overcapacity
👉Third rate F 7 of China has sold 2450 units till date. Majority of it r in phase out
👉Bangladesh, Myanmar r looking for F 7 replacement, so r others
👉There is a huge market open, lets grab it. This is our moment, think beyond the normal
👉Take risk. Our status in the world also depends how can we arm our friends provide them protection.
👉So my suggestion to GOI will be cancel MMCRA 2.0 n fully concentrate on mass production n development of Tejas.
👉PM Modi should include Tejas development in
👉A very big military industrial complex can develop due to this n money n experience earned thro it can lead to development of more advance models
👉After it will be AMCA. So it will be worth putting initial capital.
👉India should dream of producing 1000 Tejas, flooding
👉This thread is prepared with the whole intention to create a patriotic pressure group to support a genuine quality Indian product
👉In next 15 days all global lobbies with their Indian dalals will jump in to push their fighter jets for IAF citing MIG 21 crash.