B. Khaitan

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  • B. Khaitan is Special Director (Specialist Vehicles) Ashok Leyland Ltd.

    Gearing up for the Defence Exports: Challenges, Opportunities and Pitfalls

    India has made rapid strides in defence technology in recent past and reached a stage of self-reliance. The objective was to have thrust in indigenous production and exploring possibilities of exports to other developing nations that may look forward to supplies from India.

    In spite of the potential the country had in defence production, in the form of resource capability, know-how and technical expertise, but due to lack of clear policy had prevented its full exploitation. One can assume that our defence industrial policy broadly consists of the following-

    January 2009