Tata Fighter Planes Can Be Better Than Ambani’s Rafael

Tata Fighter Planes Can Be Better Than Ambani’s Rafael

Tata Advanced Systems (TAS) in June signed an agreement with US aircraft major Lockheed Martin  to produce F-16 fighter planes in India. TAS, a subsidiary of Tata Sons, already runs manufacturing partnerships with several global players, including Boeing, Airbus and Sikorsky. Tata has previous expertise in running airlines also. Recent Rafale controversy seems to hinge around three things: price, propriety and workshare. On price, two questions arise: one, about a significant escalation in the final agreed price;…

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