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Signs of Change in India’s Defence Industrial Base


The current restructuring of India’s defence industrial base is aimed at improving the quality of indigenous platforms, increasing defence exports and reducing the cost of procurement to India’s armed forces

Change does not come easily to a fifty-five-year-old monolith, whose fifty-two laboratories and 30,000 technicians have long enjoyed a monopoly on the design and development of India’s defence equipment. Yet rising public clamour over India’s embarrassing status as the world’s largest arms importer is forcing the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to transform itself from a sluggish and barely accountable government department into a more agile and

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