17th February 2011
Dear Dr Saraswat Ji Good Morning
I planned to meet you at Airo India show in Bangalore, the day defence minister inaugurated. Unfortunately the train delayed enroute and I missed the opportunity. I understand that DRDO, defence users, and defence production agencies was great experience to compare the global synergy and select the best. It gave us the opportunity to evaluate our strength and weakness vis-à-vis the systems developed elsewhere.
I was I more interested to visit the stall where SDR & CIFF were displayed. The variant of SDR and the variant of CIFF was an eye opener for electronic cluster/ Director, DEAL. DRDO HQrs has sanctioned Rs 100 crores to develop SDR and Rs 20 crores to develop CIFF to Director, DEAL, knowing full well that Sh R C Aggarwal, Director, DEAL is bluffer, has never delivered Rs 5 subsystem learnt the art of bluffing from the days when he joined as charge man Grade– II . he was present in Bangalore along with his aides but no one could spot him in airo India Show. At least he would have gathered various informations to implement in the planned SDR & CIFF to be developed by DEAL, DRDO, Dehradun.
The CIFF developing at DEAL at 35 GHz for the range of 8 Km is big joke because MM wave over the trans horizon path is 80 Meters to 3 Km, even when the transmitters/receivers are located at height. If 35 GHz radio has linked line of sight range and the beam width is very narrow close to 1 degree so it is very critical to handshake. In fact the project on CIFF was given by DRDO Hqrs for sake of fun. There was no R&D component in it. DRDO Hqrs is aware of with the limitations of MM wave range since 1980. However, DEAL has spent nearly Rs 100 crores so far to just reestablish the known parameter. How long such a funny research can be allowed. If DEAL is culprit and befools DRDO Hqrs by submitting such funny projects on MM waves with justifications of end use in defence services then peer review committee members and sanctioning authorities are equal partner in this organized crime of looting the poor tax payer’s money. It is loss of qualified manpower, misuse of funds, and misuse of the trust of defence services.
Sir, whether you accept or not DRDO gets annual grant from the defence budget allocated for a particular financial year. The subject money comes from poor tax payers pocket. It is assumed that every penny spent on R&D will come out as a reliable product/ import substitute but we are importing substitute. A firm accountability has to fixed or else the common people may react like they reacted in Egypt.
Sir, please ensure your sincere effort on
i. Seizing & freezing the auto engine from a safe distance to counter fidayeen attack.
ii. Deep sea (400m-500m) submarine communication technology for mission mode operation
Hope above task will begin shortly under your able leadership.
1. Prime Minister Office 011-23019545 / 23016857
2. Defence Minister Fax No 011- 23015403
3. Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, UPA Fax no.23018651