India not only wants to reduce arms imports, but also wants to sell indigenous weapons to other countries. The Modi government has prepared a roadmap regarding this. The government will also use the diplomatic channel to sell the finished weapon. This information has been given by Union Defense Production Secretary Rajkumar.
Will take the help of diplomatic channel
Speaking at the Indian Defense Attachment webinar, Rajkumar said that with the help of the Embassy and other diplomatic channels, we want to move rapidly towards exports. Lieutenant General SK Saini in the Army on this matter also said that the 1.3 million strong army is ready to help the industry in every way.In Depth: 101 ban on import of defense equipment, what is the motive?
Army does not have trouble using indigenous weapon
Lieutenant General Saini clearly stated that the Army has no problem in using indigenous weapons. However there should be no messing around with the quality. He also mentioned that at the time when the situation gets worse, other countries will not want to share special weapons technology. Even if such a deal happens, there may be a mess with a strategic autonomy.
101 Prohibition on import of defense equipment
A week ago, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh made an important announcement under the ‘Self-reliant India’ initiative. Imports of 101 devices will be prohibited to increase production of defense goods. Singh tweeted that the 101 items that have been identified include those ranging from big guns to missiles. Singh says that this decision will provide huge opportunities to the Indian defense industry. According to the Defense Minister, this exercise to ban imports will be completed between 2020 and 2024. In the coming time, more items can be added to this list.