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India's Defence Industry

Article, 3 March 2010
Defence Management, Technology
India’s emergence as a significant participant in global commercial markets contrasts with the sluggish development of the country’s defence industrial sectors.

Indian Tank

In our last two issues, we have looked at the defence industrial capabilities of Russia and China. In this issue, Guy Anderson completes his survey of the defence industries of major non-Western industrial countries with a look at the defence industry of India.

Guy Anderson is editor and lead analyst of Jane’s Industry Quarterly and Jane’s Defence Industry, London. He looks at the slow pace of reform within India’s defence industrial sector and suggests that India’s emergence as a significant exporter in the global defence market is likely to be some way off.

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