How armed forces can aid defence manufacturing in India4 min read . Updated: 21 Aug 2017, 05:01 AM IST
Unless there is a conscious attempt at building organic capability for design and development within the armed forces, the problems that have plagued defence manufacturing in India will persist
A few months ago, the government of India put out its long-awaited “Strategic Partnership" policy for defence production. This policy is aimed at spurring private sector participation in defence manufacturing in India. In the initial phase, the government will identify one Indian private entity as a strategic partner to manufacture one major system: single-engine fighter aircraft, helicopters, submarines, and armoured vehicles. The chosen companies, in turn, can set up joint ventures with foreign companies to produce these systems.
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