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For many years, the Indian Air Force (IAF) operated without a suitable advanced training aircraft, leading to a high casualty rate as pilots moved to high performance aircrafts without suitable assessment of their aptitude for supersonic flight. A large number of crashes in the country over the last 10 years had been due...

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Light Combat Aircraft: Actualizing Make India

Tejas LCA is the first indigenous fourth generation fighter with indigenous subsystems and its potential as an indigenous technology innovation cannot be ignored. The author highlights its capabilities and break through in Aerospace technology.

With an eye on self reliance, the principal goal of LCA Tejas project was the development of a...

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MAKE IN INDIA: Reviving the Manufacturing Sector

Recently coined definition of FDI as “First Develop India” aims to make the country self-reliant in all manufacturing sectors, focusing on indigenization, creating more jobs, increasing purchasing power, hence helping economy to grow. The author talks of the shrunken manufacturing sector and steps taken by the Government to revive this sector…


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The Changing Dynamics – Defence Industrial capability

Some of the credible measures taken by Govt are sign of changing dynamics for defence industrial capability.

The year 2001 looked as the game changer for Indian industries when the government opened up the defence industries for them, to meet the national objective of indigenization and self-reliance. However, the industries neither got...

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FDI in Aerospace and Defence

Neither the government nor the Indian private sector has the risk appetite to make the investments required to build the infrastructure for the aerospace and defence sector. Cmde. Sujeet Samaddar advocates inorganic growth must be recognised as a useful tool for the growth of this sector and FDI is the...

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