posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 10:33 PM
No infrastructure and limited funding..
Plus IT has nothing to do with it except for the fact that money thus gained could be diverted there.
India has a comparatively weaker manufacturing industry and suffers from that.
Building commercial a/c again has been put off due to the investments that it would require, though a commercial business jet of sorts(SARAS) has been
built with a seating capacity of ~20 I think. Currently a 50-90 seater passenger a/c is being built.
Financial surplus from the booming industries is concentrated on social projects etc etc. and obviously that's a given.
The moon mission is no technological biggie for India from the launch capability point of view. The vehicle to be used (PSLV) has been in use for over
a decade now I think.Onboard electronics imaging systems aare also something that India is pretty well-versed in. However the lunar orbital insertion
and telemetry data channel establishment at such distances are new.
Comparision to western aviation is rather optimistic though joint ventures with aviation firms from Russia and/or France would be a fillip for the
industry and give India access to technology that it would need years to deelop on its own; i.e. stealth, scramjets, TVC etc. etc..