He mentioned that with initiatives like de-licensing, de-regulation, export promotion, overseas funding liberalisation, the federal government has taken a number of measures to provide the defence manufacturing sector a lift.
India had an age-old expertise in making arms and navy gear however after Independence this capability was not strengthened, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Monday, asserting that now the nation is dedicated to enhancing its capabilities in defence manufacturing at a quick tempo.
Addressing a webinar on the efficient implementation of the Union Budget’s provisions within the defence sector, the prime minister listed a sequence of measures taken by his authorities to spice up self-reliance within the defence sector.
“Before Independence we used to have hundreds of ordnance factories. In both the World Wars, arms were exported from India on a large scale, but after Independence due to a number of reasons, this system was not strengthened as much as it should have,” he mentioned.
“The condition is such that even for small arms we have to look at other nations. India is amongst the biggest defence importers and this is not a matter of pride,” PM Modi careworn.
He mentioned it was not that the individuals of India don’t have the expertise or functionality and identified that India didn’t make ventilators earlier than the coronavirus interval however now manufactures 1000’s of ventilators.
“An India that could reach Mars, could have made modern weapons also but it became an easy way to import weapons from abroad,” he mentioned.
But now India is working onerous to alter the scenario and India is dedicated to reinforce its capacities and capabilities at a quick tempo, the Prime Minister asserted.
Mr. Modi mentioned with initiatives like de-licensing, de-regulation, export promotion, overseas funding liberalisation, the federal government has taken a number of measures to provide the defence manufacturing sector a lift.
He mentioned with institution of the chief of defence workers submit, bringing uniformity within the procurement course of and induction of apparatus has turn out to be straightforward.