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I am an Aerospace Engineer…

December 30, 2011 1 comment

I always felt the current generation lags little in aspiring career in what they choose and strive hard to reach that extra mile and touch the sky limits of Engineering. Though not coming from a premier institute of Engineering unlike NITs or IITs, where the lads graduate with flying colors, KCT and its grads did had that passion. After graduation, many of my collegiate(s) wanted to purse higher studies-some in India and many abroad. Doing higher education abroad was a costly affair for my family that I stopped in just reading materials for GRE which was helpful for me to clear some of the entry level exams conducted by companies. Also writing a GATE exam was boring for me. I am proud of saying that my Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics has been useful to shine well in my career. But many times I was cornered to situations of whether career or money is important in life. A decision making in those situations had inhibited my futher thinking and has led to lot of diversions in life.

Watching the flights tearing the sky wasn’t a peculiar activity for kids and is the same case with me. After I grew up those dreams became reality when I boarded into an aircraft…the curiosity rose even higher when I got the opportunity to work on few aerospace projects in Wipro. My experience with a service company had a balance between its pros and cons, though could not refrain my decision towards joining it 7 years before. Being in an aerospace company now feels me proud when I hear from peers that my designs are running successfully in aircrafts. I strongly adhere to the statement “Learning is a continuous process”…and I can shout aloud and say “I am an aerospace Engineer”….yes I continue to put my ideas for products which goes into any of those Airbus, Boeing or Bombardier flights….

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Wakeup call for Indian Govt

February 21, 2011 2 comments

I recently read an article that the Indian Govt likes to add more feathers in its cap by buying few more F-16s from the United States. There is no doubt that US is trying to exhibit its super power skills thereby making business in such multi billion $ deals. As India is scaling heights in different areas of technology, when it comes to defense and aerospace, US and Europe claim that we are still 2 to 3 decades behind them. Apparently India is still using the stealth aircrafts and technology what we had acquired from Russia and some more which is planned to acquire from US (for its MMRCA program).

We should not be surprised to hear that we have been using the same stealth technology for nearly two decades and have not come with our own aircraft, worst come not even a commercial aircraft; from the domain knowledge what we gained from Russia. [India had made an 9 seater aircraft and is used for Governmental purpose]

Presently all the key OEMs like Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed Martin etc are now eying on China for it to come out with their 100 seater aircrafts which will be ready to fly in the skies soon.

What are we doing?

Are we going to sit and awe at Chinese airplanes?

Or the Govt takes weird measures to deploy those airplanes in India and applaud seeing “Made in China” embossed on it.

I felt so infuriated to read that India did show a promise to start a project called SARAS but was soon dropped citing technical problems. This happened in 2008. It has been more than 2 years and now NAL (National Aerospace Laboratories) has given an open statement that India will start making its own civil aircrafts which will be a 90-100 seater with a 2500 km flying range during an interview at the Aero India (South Asia’s largest air show ) held in Bangalore,. It also said that the Govt is looking for public and potential private investment (of course from airliners) to this project. There is something more funny when I read “The domain experts are in short supply” for this program.

Should these questions arise after we have worked for more than 20 years in aerospace domain?

What is the expertise we got after working in the field for so long? 

I paid a visit to the Air Show this year; the acclaimed part was that India did show cased most of its “Purchased” fighter planes.

It is high time that India should take a wakeup call to commence its design and get clearance to move into production for the 90 seater segment for which there is tremendous growth. By the time when it comes out, we will be anyway lagging behind our Chinese counterparts by a decade!!

If this is the case for a commercial aircraft, think about when are we venturing into home grown fighter jets??

I would like to recollect the old poem here but for our Indian Govt to read 

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep”

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My passion for “Aerospace”


I always felt the current generation lags little in aspiring career in what they choose and strive hard to reach that extra mile and touch the sky limits of Engineering. Though not coming from a premier institute of Engineering unlike NITs or IITs, where the lads graduate with flying colors, KCT and its grads did had that passion.

After graduation, many of my collegiate wanted to purse higher studies-some in India and many abroad. Doing higher education abroad was a costly affair for my family that I stopped in just reading materials for GRE which was atleast helpful for me to clear some of the entry level exams conducted by companies.

I am proud of saying that my Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics has been useful to shine well in my career. But many times I was cornered to situations of whether career or money is important in life. A decision making in those situations had immunized my future thinking and has led to lot of diversions in life. A slight nudge had put me back on track…

Raising the head to watch the flights tearing the sky wasn’t a peculiar activity for kids. After I grew up those dreams became reality when I boarded into an aircraft…the curiosity rose higher when I got an opportunity to work on few aerospace projects at Wipro.

My experience with a service company had a balance between its pros and cons, though could not refrain my decision towards joining it 7 years before. Currently being in an aerospace company makes me feel proud when I hear from peers that my designs are running successfully in aircrafts. I strongly adhere to the statement “Learning is a continuous process”…and I can shout aloud and say “I am an aerospace Engineer”….yes I continue to put my ideas for products which goes into any of those Airbus, Boeing or Bombardier flights….