Topic: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology
6) A recent report submitted to the union government has pointed out that the Make in India initiative has failed to demonstrate its true potential due to various reasons. With special focus on defence indigenisation efforts, examine why Make in India has failed to live upto its potential. (250 Words)
Why this question?
This question is important because Make in India is a flagship initiative of the union government and its critical evaluation will be tested in exam.
Key demand of the question:
More focus on indigenisation of defence needed while examining why Make in India has not succeeded. Note that this question forces you to write only negative aspects. However, in the end do write 1-2 positive points (if there are any).
Examine: From article extract relevant points, structure them properly and present them. No need to write your own opinion.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction write in 2-3 lines objectives of Make in India and how it has failed to fulfil its promises. Mention indigenisation of defence products here, especially in the current issue of Rafael deal and arms shortage being faced by armed forces.
In the body, in 4-5 parts, address demand of the question. In each part focus on particular reason such as procedural delays etc. You will not find entire answer in the reference article. You should do some research.
In the conclusion, write a insightful line (such as how industrialists are fleeing India, or not coming to India), or link with demonetisation or GST. (be original though)