There has been endless attack and counter attack on Rafale aircraft which had raised many speculations about the deal. The Congress which had literally messed up the deal dragging it for nearly 7 years had caused a great loss to the country. The deal which was supposed to have done in the year 2007-08, was still hanging even in 2014.
It was a well known fact that the Indian Air Force was in bad need of combat aircrafts which was pending since many years. But the Congress which completely neglected the concern of the Air Force delayed the Rafale deal with all their gimmicks. They who wanted the deal to be given to the Gandhi family friend Sanjay Bhandari prevented the Rafale company from signing deal with any other people which brought the entire deal to a standstill.
Once the Modi government came to power, Rafale was taken as a priority keeping in mind the urgent requirement of combat jets to the Indian Air Force and cleared the deal within a year.
But since then, the Congress dynasty which is upset because they could not get the deal struck with Sanjay Bhandari is spreading a malicious campaign against Modi government claiming that there was corruption in the Rafale deal.
They argued that the Modi government gifted the Rafale deal to Ambanis instead of giving it to HAL. But the real fact here is, HAL was in no race with other companies because of their incapability to supply aircrafts on time. This has become a trademark of HAL which is filled in corruption. The Dassault company had clearly stated that the main reason they cancelled the deal with HAL was because they could not prove their state of art facility and their capacity to build world class fighter jets. Dassault was in no mood to put their reputation on stake signing the deal with HAL and this was the reason why Dassault backed out.
This is not the first time that HAL has failed to deliver projects on time, but it has built a negative reputation for delay, bad quality and excessive costing.
Take a look at their history!
The Tejas project which was given to HAL was delayed for many months which made the IAF to take over the project
Apart from this, the HAL has delayed…
Sukhoi 30 MKI by 3 YEARS
JAGUAR DARIN III UPGRADE by 6 YEARS
MIRAGE 2000 UPGRADE by 2 YEARS
LCA TEJAS MK1 by 5 YEARS ( YET TO RECEIVE FINAL OPERATIONAL CLEARANCE. TILL DATE DELIVERED ONLY 9 OUT OF 40 ORDERED
LCA TEJAS MK1A : STILL UNDER DEVELOPMENT ( HAS AN IMMEDIATE ORDER BOOK OF 83 AND COMMITMENT FROM IAF FOR UP TO 324 AIRCRAFT BUT HAL FIGHTER NOT YET READY
LIGHT UTILITY HELICOPTER – STILL UNDER DEVELOPMENT.
Now, let people decide with such reputation, will anyone trust HAL??
It is indeed a shame to say that our own Hindustan Aeronautics Limited which should have been world class developers of aircrafts are not even capable of completing a project on time.
It is definitely not the fault of scientists, but the fault of those political parties who ruled for 60 years have literally destroyed the institution with their corruption and loot. These institutes should be made independent and free from government control, only then will they start seeing progress and can compete with world defence manufacturing companies.
It is not about insulting our Indian companies, but to show the reality of the situation.