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Defence and Technology: India’s Indigenization Drive for Self-Reliance

Explore –Journal of Research

                                    Peer Reviewed Journal

     ISSN 2278–0297 (Print)

                                                                                                ISSN 2278–6414 (Online)

                Vol. XIV No. 2, 2022

© Patna Women’s College, Patna, India


Defence and Technology: India’s Indigenization Drive for Self-Reliance

Garima Das

Received                                   : April 2022

Accepted                                   : May 2022

Corresponding Author   : Garima Das

‘We will win   future wars through indigenous weapons.’

                                                                                      –  Late CDS, General Bipin Rawat

Abstract : In this paper, I will discuss science and technology innovation and its application in the Indian defence sector to achieve self-sufficiency and reduce defence imports. I plan to research India’s indigenization and how it affects the defence forces’ ability to manage the country’s security.
Furthermore, this study will examine India’s indigenization drive in the defence sector and assess how critical it is to become self-sufficient in this sector. What are the impediments to India’s dream of defence self-reliance? My core point is that India’s defence

sector Indigenization strategy is the key to strategic stability. This would improve our internal and external security, but only if the right mix of critical technology, research, and development, the military-industrial complex, a vibrant and robust scientific community, particularly among military scientists, institutional reforms, and policy initiatives are in place.

Keywords : Self-sufficiency, Innovation in the defence Sector, Indigenization, Make in India Plan, Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP)

Garima Das

Assistant Professor,

Department of Political Science,

Patna Women’s College, P.U.