Dear Dr Saraswat Ji Jaihind
On the eve of republic day we demonstrate our strength in managing of the country’s defence. DRDO has always demonstrated its weapon developed indigenously. The organization relaxes but the SA to RM knows the truth behind the scene. When the cost of DRDO budget was raised from 63 crores / year to 1100 crores/ year and estimates future development program then in mid eighties one lakh crores, this cost was estimated based on the indigenous development of MBT, IGMDP, LCA etc. In 2011 you have repeated the 1985 figure one lakh crores, it means we have to go long way.
The reason of failures are numerous, let us take the example of procurement methods adopted by crook scientists. We do not have explored the reliable manufacturer of the systems/ sub systems/ components. Due to limitations of informations the mail order firms are declared by indenter under pressure of competent authorities that is director as only source of manufacturers. This is done only to get a huge hefty commission/ omissions. The country’s interest is overshadowing by the personal interest. The scientists who were supposed to harden the backbone of country’s defence were diverted to comparing their asset with bureaucrats of other ministries.
The second major cause is NEPOTISM and its spread in all 52 Labs of DRDO like epidemic. The latest example of nepotism is all the blue eyed boys of strong stalwards of DRDO are appointed as directors of DIHR-Leh, DRL-Tezpur, ITM- Mussoorie and ISSA, Delhi, all these Labs directors are always away (90%) from their work place to either Delhi or Bangalore, where they have their families. The concern Lab like an orphan and no one bother for output. This data any one can confirm from DRDO Hqrs.
What are nation’s requirements, what is useful for users is not at all concerned by these so called DRDO technocrats, they only think for those areas where they can easily fool the users. US, Russia, UK, Sweden, Israel, Japan, China and other so many countries having Software Defined Radio and it is openly available off the self in world market and the cost of started from 650$ to 4000 $. Any new system takes 15 years for production model development where user has given satisfactory clearances. With this time schedule Indian SDR will come in 2025 and the sanction cost of 100 crores will become 1000 crores. Please think over it.
In fact India need very badly NEMP hardened simple radio, if Dr Saraswat in his tenure able to deliver a reliable EMP hardened fix frequency indigenous radio to forces, will be remembered in history of India.
On this occasion we may introspect our strength and weakness and redraw the DRDO programs, it may be beneficial for users.
I hope by the end of this February many big corrupt officials of DRDO are going on superannuation and you have the opportunity to get rid of their useless advice. Please beware with their adopted sons and daughters who are eating DRDO like termite.
Hope you are looking the feasibility of following projects.
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
Jaihind Jaihind Jaihind
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