The ‘Make in India‘ initiative is likely to take a positive turn as the Central government will soon announce a plan to build a robust defense production industry. If this plan succeeds, India will be one of the top five manufacturers of military equipment and platforms in the next 10 years. This policy is currently going through final amendments, and thereafter it will be placed in the Union cabinet for approval.
The Defence Production Policy (DPP-2018) will focus on investing adequate resources to develop critical technology for manufacturing state-of-the-art military equipments including fighter jets, attack helicopters and weaponry indigenously.
With the implementation of this policy, the government can achieve a turnover of Rs. 1,70,000 crore in military goods and services by 2025.
To your surprise, India has already spent USD 100 billion in the last one decade to buy 65 percent of its defense equipment. To reduce this, India has no choice but to produce military equipments on its own.
Indeed, this looks like a great step towards the modernization of our defence system. But the people of India are raising important issues that can hamper this policy. Kyunki yeh public hai, sab jaanti hai.
This is what they had to say:
Why have Democrats become the decision making authority?
If India is to become a Defence Manufacturing Hub, @narendramodi Ji must put technocrats in charge and give financial & decision making authority. @isro is successful because it is led by scientists. Bureaucrats will sink this initiative. https://t.co/Upu3ymrYIc
— Major Gaurav Arya (@majorgauravarya) July 29, 2018
Strictly no babus allowed.
You have hit the nail on its head. Professional experts or ex armed forces personnel should be leading the organisations and not Babu’s.
— sahanshu agrawal (@sahanshu) July 29, 2018
Dear Modiji, are you listening?
@narendramodi @nsitharaman Please give at least 10 major contracts to Indian defence industry – we have top Indian defence manufacturers, dont listen to advisors running down Indian industry, we are top 10th industrialised nation. https://t.co/wyFfJB3g4D
— Smita Purushottam (@smita1900) July 29, 2018
There is an urgent need to incorporate military officers for this policy.
Government to unveil key policy next month to make India defence manufacturing hub – need to incorporate military officers at all levels for the scheme to succeed fully https://t.co/awUeAJeKzv
— Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan (@bhushan_gyan) July 29, 2018
Or else, this will happen.
well said. Otherwise it is like learning swimming by seeing youtube videos 🤣
— AJAN A (@ajan_sree) July 29, 2018