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India has implemented certain measures to achieve self-sufficiency in defence production. Suggest additional steps that could be taken to attain greater levels of localization in indigenous defence production while promoting defence exports.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

6.  India has implemented certain measures to achieve self-sufficiency in defence production. Suggest additional steps that could be taken to attain greater levels of localization in indigenous defence production while promoting defence exports. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The perception of the biennial expo Aero India has changed and today it is India’s strength and not just a show that not only showcases the scope of the defence industry but also the self-confidence of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday while setting a target to take defence exports from $1.5 bn to $5 bn by 2024-25.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the measures taken by India in becoming self-reliant in defence production. And suggest measures of what more can be done.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by showing data or facts about India’s defence sector.

Body:

First, write about India’s spending on defence and how self-reliance is important in this sector.

Next, write about measures taken by India – Make in India, Defence procurement from indigenous manufacturers etc. How far they have been successful?

Next, write about the issues hovering indigenous defence industry and what measures can be taken to tackle them.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a forward.