Indian Air Force prepares 10-year modernisation plan
NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force has prepared a 10-year modernisation plan that identifies technologies and services that it requires and is set to share it with the private sector. But just 10-15% of the over Rs 2.5 lakh crore projected acquisitions are expected to be from domestic manufacturers.
The plan is to share details of its requirements — from aircraft tyres to rotor blades and 3D printing technology, with specific quantities needed over 10 years — to enable private sector players to set up manufacturing facilities and replace imports.
The Indigenisation Roadmap (2016-2025), which is set to be released at a CII event on Tuesday, also lists out 174 parts — from subsystems for Jaguar fighter aircraft to parts and spares for the An 32 transport fleet — that are in dire need of being indigenised.
The roadmap, a copy of which has been accessed by ET, says the concept of indigenisation is being transformed from being dependent on public sector units to “participative collaboration with Indian industry”.
Blame your beloved BJP for scrapping 126 rafale deal of which more than 100 jets to be made in India which was congress initiative.
Rafael will not be indigenous, nor are sukhoi which is made in India.
Modi successfully reduced the burden. And started negotiations with 36 afresh. If French are willing to do share the technology well and good otherwise no more Rafael and f18 will be made with tech transfer.
Congress supporter need not be as ignorant as PAPPU is.
And this is history of defence procurement in last 60 years.
indians don’t have the technology and know how…they will have to buy planes and weapons from us…God bless the United States of America.
India has a lot to catch up after 60 years of Nehru’s policy of Govt controlling every dime to maimtain hold on power to loot!
It is going to be really tough now as we have lost soo many decades of opportunity by indulging in corruption by CON-gress…
The time period should be reduced as much as possible. Because 10 years is a very long period. Government changes might create havoc to this plan.
Too long a plan. Latest technology of today will be obsolete in next 5 years. So at the end of 10 years IAF will be back at the history.
We have seen several such plans. In the end they are scrapped. We need a concrete plan. And more important is to implement the plan.