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  • Harnessing Cutting-Edge Technology: Lessons from Project Beta

    India's pursuit of Atmanirbhar Bharat in defence technology is a multi-faceted endeavour, requiring strategic vision, robust collaboration, sustained investment and a commitment to innovation.

    May 29, 2024

    Empowering Indigenous Defence Innovation: The ADITI Scheme and DefConnect 2024

    The launch of the ADITI Scheme reflects the government’s commitment to promote innovations in defence technologies by Indian start-ups for the armed forces.

    April 03, 2024

    Reforms in Indian Aviation/Drone Technician Certification Policy

    The certification process needs to be made agile and transparent for enhancing skilling to meet the requirements of the Indian aviation manufacturing and the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry.

    October 31, 2023

    The Fourth Positive Indigenisation List: A Step Forward for India

    The Positive Indigenisation List is a significant step towards achieving the government’s objective of self-reliance in defence production.

    August 24, 2023

    Strengthening Resilience: Atmanirbhar Bharat and Tackling Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

    The complexity and interconnection of global supply chains has heightened the realisation of the need for supply chain resilience and self-reliance in production.

    August 17, 2023

    Prashanth Veer asked: What are the challenges facing India’s aerospace industry?

    Gp Capt (Dr.) Rajiv Kumar Narang (Retd.) replies: The Indian aerospace industry, which comprises manned and unmanned aeronautics, and the space industry, is passing through the most promising phase. India has set the goals of becoming the global drone hub by 2030 and achieving self-reliance (Atmanirbharta) in critical manned and unmanned aeronautics, as well as in space technologies.

    Suchet Kathuria asked: What changes are suggested in Army Design Bureau which is meant to ensure seamless synergy to facilitate indigenous defence manufacturing?

    Rajneesh Singh replied: The Army Design Bureau (ADB) was created in August 2016 as an interface between the Indian Army, industry, the DRDO and academia to further the aim of providing the army with the best available technological solutions and serve as a repository of technical knowledge. The bureau also aims to achieve self-reliance in defence production. It identifies technology required by the army, provides user requirements to the industry and R&D entities and works to align the requirements of the army with the capability of the industry.

    Integrated Rocket Force: A Timely Idea

    The Pralay surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 150–500 kms can be the focal point of an Integrated Rocket Force and provide critical deterrent capabilities.

    January 24, 2023

    Embedded Rivalry: Technology as an Arbiter in US–China Great Power Competition

    Technology as an Arbiter of the US–China great power rivalry is starkly visible in both countries' recently released national security documents.

    November 22, 2022

    Defence Procurement: Negative Lists with Positive Implications

    The defence indigenisation lists are expected to promote domestic arms manufacturing and reduce the burden of arms imports.

    September 30, 2022