The Defence Research and Development Organization of India has claimed that India has the capacity to trade in the combat aircrafts ,at a relatively lesser expensive cost, compared to China. The cost-effectiveness is mainly due to low cost of production.
According to Avinash Chander, Chief of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), pressed the need of comprehensive national policies over the export of weapon systems. In view of devising the National policy, the Defence Research agency has proposed a less cumbersome clearance procedure ,for selling weapons to the friendlier foreign countries, in a timely efficient way.
Chander, further maintained that not only in the case of combat aircrafts, but strategic and long-range missiles too ,India’s lesser cost of production by one-third and one-fourth proportions, relative to the sale price of what China offers to Saudia Arabia, speaks volumes about India’s cost-effectiveness in the export of weapon systems.
He also told that the generation of efficient procedures , for improvising the export capabilities, as well as formulation of a national policy on sale of weapon systems to foreign countries, are being brooded over.