Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bengaluru and French company, Safran Helicopter Engines, had entered into a joint venture - Helicopter Engine MRO Private Limited - to set up this helicopter maintenance plant in Goa.
“HAL has built multiple, different types of aircraft. So, the strategy of the government is to weaken HAL, don’t give them money, destroy India’s strategic capability and give the gift to Anil Ambani. That is the plan and that is what we are trying to thwart,” Rahul said.
In the case of Sukhoi Su-30 MKI, 50 fighter jets were supplied in “flyaway condition” by Russia as part of the direct contract with India, and HAL was contracted to deliver 222 more — under licensed production — in six different contracts.