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A chicken-and-egg problem in defence sector for Make in India initiative

The initial response of foreign firms to local manufacturing in defence is far from enthusiastic

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Make In India

T E Narasimhan & Gireesh Babu  |  Chennai 



Visitors at the Defexpo in Chennai
Visitors at the Defexpo in Chennai

At the biennial defence exhibition in April at Chennai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi listed out the milestones the government has achieved towards its Make-in-India goal in defence. “Over the last few years, we have made a humble beginning. On defence manufacturing licences, on defence offsets, on defence export clearances, on foreign direct investment in defence manufacturing, and on reforming our defence procurement, we have taken many steps,” he said.

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First Published: Wed, April 25 2018. 20:49 IST

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