We Indians are opinionated lot, arent we. We have an opinion on every thing. From how to run a multi billions worth company to what your neighbors spouse should be eating.
And in that ocean of opinions, we also nurse a "stupid" one that Indian companies are inferior in manufacturing. People like to wear cloths with imported brands badge on it. Yet ignore the fact that India is one of biggest exporter of garments. The very cloths with that badge of our liking was exported from here as a raw material. World over people appreciate the way TATA has handled the turnaround of JLR. But we here advice them to shut their passenger car division (bonkers.).
You dont have to appreciate for the sake of it, dont ridicule for the sake of it either. Show me one manufacturer in this world, who dont have a family resemblance through out their range? SO whats wrong if TATA does it.
In many ways TATA Indica is responsible for the flood of affordable hatchbacks in India. They were the first one to break Marutis strangle hold. Indica was nothing like we had seen before. Indica showed well designed cars can be made affordable too. Indica was responsible for Maruti breaking its norm of launching decade old designs and launch the freshly baked Swift with rest of the world. Which eventually lead to India become the export hub for most small hatchbacks.
And then when you look back, TATA has hardly been in the passenger car market for 2 decades. And their new products show their willingness to learn and improve. So therz nothing there to suggest that they are on a decline. So if you are not interested in the product dont buy it.
PS: There are people who have had very good experience with, buying and ownership, TATA.