The new policy to formalise the Army’s interaction with local and foreign vendors of equipment and technology is in offing. It is likely to be major move towards indigenisation and reducing dependence on imports, as currently gaining access to military equipment takes a long time and has been delaying work under the Make-in-India initiative. The policy is to be progressed in stages:-.
- Details of in-service equipment can be handed over based on Army’s needs
- Selection of the Indian companies and academia.
- Providing access to in-service equipment, the logistical requirements, testing and handing over equipment for close to one and a half years.