India Aerospace: The Future
India's ambitions in high technology areas had an early beginning since independence.Aerospace is a notable example. India's performance is good. But still a lot more needs to be done to create many profitable industries in these sectors and be in an excellent position globally.
A frank talk was delivered by me at Thiruvananthapuram on 22 September 2017 on the occasion of 68th Annual General Meeting of Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI), Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Memorial Lecture. In addition to mentioning some crucial problems of the past ( with the intent that we don't continue repeating the same mistakes), a number of specific items have been given for taking IMMEDIATE actions. Though some bitter truths were also told by me, the talk was well received. There was a vigorous Q&A. Later too many congratulated me. I thank the aerospace professionals for the same. They are itching to do something concrete which can successfully compete in global markets.
The talk was later published in the E-News of AeSI January 2018, Release 01.
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