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  • The Fourth Positive Indigenisation List: A Step Forward for India

    The Positive Indigenisation List is a significant step towards achieving the government’s objective of self-reliance in defence production.

    August 24, 2023

    Strengthening Resilience: Atmanirbhar Bharat and Tackling Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

    The complexity and interconnection of global supply chains has heightened the realisation of the need for supply chain resilience and self-reliance in production.

    August 17, 2023

    Prashanth Veer asked: What are the challenges facing India’s aerospace industry?

    Gp Capt (Dr.) Rajiv Kumar Narang (Retd.) replies: The Indian aerospace industry, which comprises manned and unmanned aeronautics, and the space industry, is passing through the most promising phase. India has set the goals of becoming the global drone hub by 2030 and achieving self-reliance (Atmanirbharta) in critical manned and unmanned aeronautics, as well as in space technologies.

    Suchet Kathuria asked: What changes are suggested in Army Design Bureau which is meant to ensure seamless synergy to facilitate indigenous defence manufacturing?

    Rajneesh Singh replied: The Army Design Bureau (ADB) was created in August 2016 as an interface between the Indian Army, industry, the DRDO and academia to further the aim of providing the army with the best available technological solutions and serve as a repository of technical knowledge. The bureau also aims to achieve self-reliance in defence production. It identifies technology required by the army, provides user requirements to the industry and R&D entities and works to align the requirements of the army with the capability of the industry.

    Integrated Rocket Force: A Timely Idea

    The Pralay surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 150–500 kms can be the focal point of an Integrated Rocket Force and provide critical deterrent capabilities.

    January 24, 2023

    Embedded Rivalry: Technology as an Arbiter in US–China Great Power Competition

    Technology as an Arbiter of the US–China great power rivalry is starkly visible in both countries' recently released national security documents.

    November 22, 2022

    Defence Procurement: Negative Lists with Positive Implications

    The defence indigenisation lists are expected to promote domestic arms manufacturing and reduce the burden of arms imports.

    September 30, 2022

    Self-Reliance in Defence Sector

    The Ministry of Defence has taken significant steps in recent times to boost domestic defence manufacturing and increase the role of the private sector to reduce dependence on imports and achieve self-reliance.

    August 04, 2021

    Can India be the Next Global Manufacturing Hub?

    The COVID-19 pandemic, which has revealed the inherent weaknesses in the existing global supply chain and risks of over-reliance on China’s manufacturing industry, presents new opportunities for India to rethink its industrial strategy, especially policies concerning the growth of its manufacturing sector.

    November 13, 2020

    Atma Nirbhar through Arms Import Ban

    The negative list of embargoed defence items is one more step towards creating a strong domestic arms industry and making India self-reliant in defence production.

    August 13, 2020