THE LCA TEJAS GAME CHANGER AND THE DYING AIRMEN

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INDIA”S LIGHT COMBAT AIRCRAFT (LCA)

The LCA Tejas Project is an ongoing Project started in 1983 31 years ago when DRDO got permission to initiate a proramme to design and develop a Light Combat Aircraft for the Indian Airforce and Indian Navy

Finally after 31 long and frustrating years the LCA was formally inducted into the Indian Airforce when the then Defence Minister AK Antony handed the Release  Service Document by the Govt to the Indian Airforce  While Tejas has undoubtedly faced dleay after delay the point is it is now operational and ready

For a detailed timeline of the LCA Tejas programme see LCA Tejas History  from the LCA website

The IAFs ultimate long term aim is to have 5 Tejas LCA based squadrons In other words  the IAF plans to induct 200 Tejas LCA Fighter planes

In Jan 2012 India signed a massive 20 billion dollar deal with “French” aircraft company Dassault Rafael  The deal involved supplying the IAF with 126 jets  Dassualt is owned by the Crypto Jewish Bloch family and founded by Marcel Bloch It is now run by his son Serge Dassault  and grandson Olivier Dassault   . The Dassault family or specifically Serge Dassault owns Frances largest newspaper La Figaro Marcel and Serge are “close to Israel” despite supposedly being French Catholics after Marcel “converted ” to Catholicism in 1957

The Rafael Dassault deal involves sale/transfer of technology /local production of 126 Dassault Rafael Fighter jets to India over a period of time . 18 will be produced exclusively by Dassault and 108 produced jointly by HAL and Dassault  The deal is NOT a done deal and is facing some problems mostly of a technical nature Dassault reportedly has issues with the liability clause in the 108 HAL Dassault fighters .Dassault also wanted to replace HAL with Reliance Industries new Defense division to produce at least part of the 108 Joint Source LiveFist

lcaIf 126 planes cost 20 billion dollars the 200 LCA Tejas 4th Generation Jets could save India anywhere between 30-50 billion dollars( thats 180,000 to 300,000 crore Rs ) ……Big money by any standards

IAF has been certified to be a fourth Gen Fighter plane If the IAF’s plan to make Tejas the mainstay of the Indian air-force fructify then all those private Fighter Jet making companies will not just lose a big market but will face possible competition form HAL  the Govt of India owned company that makes Tejas

Here is a truncated timeline of Tejas from 2010-2014 from the Tejas LCA website

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A fully functional Production line of  4th Gen  Tejas Jet fighter presents a challenge not just to future US Israeli and Russian sales deals  its a challenge to the still incomplete Rafael Jet deal From the few token squadrons to 20 Tejas based squadrons will make a big difference in Indias arms import scene

A new and very important factor in Indias Arms business  is the rise of private Weapons/Defense companies in India Several Tata group companies,L&T, the Mahindra group, Reliance and others have started Defense Divisions

Its in this background that we have to look at the recent mysterious deaths of three Tejas LCA connected ex Air-force Servicemen

A 1971 India-Pakistan war veteran, Air Commodore Parvez Khokhar, 70 , was found murdered in mysterious circumstances on Monday morning, in his villa in Huskur, off Hosur Road. The former project director of India’s indigenous fighter aircraft Light Combat Aircraft was found lying on his cot in his bedroom, his hands and legs bound with cloth. There were strangulation marks on his neck. Police suspect he was smothered as well.Times of India

AIR COMMODORE PARVEZ KHOKHAR

Air Commodore Parvez Khokhar(retd.), who was found dead in his house on Monday, is one of several Indian Air Force officers (IAF) who met with unnatural deaths. The late Commodore Khokhar had reportedly told a journalist that Tejas was superior to the existing workhorse of the IAF the MIG 21 and better then even the Mirage 2000 (Dassault)Source

In October 2011, Sqn Ldr Baldev Singh (retd.), who was associated with the development of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at Nandi Hills near here.The 58-year-old was Director (Corporate Planning and Marketing), Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL).

SQUARDON LEADER BALDEV SINGH

Earlier that same year, in March, Group Captain Motilal Neluri, a retired Indian Air Force officer, died when he fell down an elevator shaft.He was trying to wriggle out of the elevator, which was stuck between the fifth and sixth floors of his apartment in Jal Vayu Towers, Sadananda Nagar, and died after he sustained multiple head injuries.Source The Hindu Previous Deaths of Officers

The last Dassault deal was worth 20 billion dollars or 120000 crore rupees. Assuming about 5-10 of the value of the deal goes as bribes thats enough to grease all the corrupt Politicians Bureaucrats and Millitary Officers involved in the deal The Dessault group has a history of bribery See the Augusta Scandal  Serge Dassault has been accused of attempted murder

The American and Israeli aircraft companies wanting to replace Dassault and take over future aircraft deals are perfectly capable of murder More importantly local Indian Politicians Bureaucrats and Military Officers will lose their cash cow. Indian Private companies like the new Defense wing of Reliance Industries are also not too pleased with a fully HAL made LCA

If the Tejas LCA jet becomes the standard jet of the Indian Airforce (and Navy) all those juicy kickbacks to corrupt Politicians Bureaucrats and Millitary Officers will be a thing of the past for the simple reason that HAL is a Govt of India company  and no HAL employee or Manager has any extraordinary interest in securing the deal by bribery

 LCA TEJAS INDIA’S INDIGENOUS FIGHTER JET WILL KILL A VERY PRODUCTIVE CASH COW EXPECT MORE “UNEXPECTED” LCA LINKED DEATHS

 

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