Rear Admiral Sudhir Pillai (retd)

Rear Admiral Sudhir Pillai (retd)

About Rear Admiral Sudhir Pillai (retd)

The writer, a veteran Sea-King pilot is a former Flag Officer Naval Aviation and a Chief Instructor, Indian Navy, DSSC, Wellington.

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Producing a world-class helicopter: India needs to develop a strong indigenous industry

If India were to write out a defence industrial policy it may read as follows: 'to establish and foster a strong indigenous helicopter industry with the design and production capacity to cater to all in-country military requirements and bid for export military and civil markets'. writes Rear Admiral Sudhir Pillai (retd) for South Asia…


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