Print edition : May 3, 2013
Failing to deliver
Defence Minister A.K. Antony gets into the cockpit of an HAL Rudra helicopter while Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne looks on during Aero India 2013 at the Yelahanka Air Force station in Bangalore on February 6. HAL Rudra is an armed version of the Dhruv multirole/utility helicopter manufactured by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
India’s indigenous defence research and production capabilities have not kept pace with the country’s military requirements. By RAVI SHARMA