BENGALURU: India is still lagging behind other countries in aerospace development despite possessing unlimited capabilities, said former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Dr U R Rao.
He was speaking at the National Convention of Aerospace Engineers, organised by the Institute of Engineers here on Friday.
Director General (aeronautics) of Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Dr K Tamilmani said, “The automation level in India is backward compared to companies like Embraer, Boeing or Airbus. The present model will not work if we are to produce more aircrafts,” he said.
On the occasion, four aerospace engineers - Dr K Sivan (Director, LPSC, ISRO), P Srikumar (Director, Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bengaluru), S Rangarajan (Chairman, Data Patterns India Private Limited, Chennai) and Dr Hemendra Arya (Associate professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT-Mumbai) - were conferred with the ‘Eminent Engineer’ awards. ‘Junior Engineer’ awards were also conferred on Dr V Senthil Kumar (senior scientist, HAL), Vivek Dadu (HAL) and Dr Ashok Dey (IIT-Kanpur).