It seems the Make in India and Buy in India mantra has escaped academic institutions. A senior scientist said researchers in India still wanted foreign instruments, even if better quality, locally produced ones were available. “Everyone thinks only consumer goods buyers are obsessed with foreign-made products; even academics fall for the trap,” said the scientist. A local testing equipment player was on the verge of slipping into red despite offering superior products because professors preferred multinational brands, added the scientist.
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