Saturday, September 12, 2015

Former DRDO chief VK Saraswat rues India's inability to build UAVs

New Delhi: Former chief of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) VK Saraswat today rued the country's inability to build unmanned aerial vehicles and commercial aircraft, and said "we have become slaves to the borrowed technology".

He said more than the government, it was the industry's job to accelerate the pace of technology in the aerospace sector.

"We have become slaves to the borrowed technology. Whatever changes you will do in the terms of policy in making things, on your own.

"No wonder we take so many years to do... I am surprised our UAV programme Rustom 1, Rustom 2 keeps getting... We can't make a UAV in this country, how can we built a civil aviation aircraft," Saraswat, a member of NITI Aayog, said.
11/09/15 PTI/Economioc Times
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