Dependence of Aeronautics R&D Projects on Foreign Sources


A number of raw materials and technologies of aeronautical systems are imported from technologically advanced countries. These include metallic and rubberised materials, components and sub-systems of various systems, engine, flight control system, etc. However, many of the technologies are not available for purchase. A Committee headed by Air Marshal M Matheswaran (Retd.) made several recommendations for development of critical technologies in Aeronautical sector. Among its recommendations, the Committee identified a list of over a dozen technologies in aeronautical sector on which India should ensure a minimum level of self-reliance; further study on the latest technology denial regimes etc. The Committee also pointed out that India needs to find ways to synergise civil and military aviation sectors.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri A. W. Rabi Bernard in Rajya Sabha wishes the very best.

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