Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
4) Active participation of the multiple stakeholders in defence manufacturing can help make the Indian defence industry more competitive. In the context of this statement explain the role of greater inclusion of indigenous technology
in building robust defence system.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question seeks to analyse the role of multi-stakeholder approach in indigenization of defence systems.
Key demand of the question:
Analyse the pros of an indigenous ecosystem for the defence sector of the country and discuss its overall impact on the development of the defence system.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Start by quoting data like – India is one of the largest importers of weapons and ammunition and highlight the need for indigenization of technologies for the greater interest of the country.
Explain first the need for greater inclusion of indigenous technology in the armed forces.
Discuss why we need to focus on these aspects? – quote the security dimensions, changing warfare’s.
Explain the possible interventions and steps that the government should take in this direction.
Conclude that All stakeholders must come together and hold interactions and come up with action plans as far as research is concerned, so as to increase our defence capabilities to take India to a new height.