Indian Navy, Air Force and Army facing shortage of weapons due to Make in India: Report


Since coming to power in 2014, the national government under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi started giving precedence to Make in India. The government pushed the use of mobile phones to create weapons in the defense sector. Its purpose was to create more jobs in the country while also preventing foreign exchange from leaving. However, eight years later, the world's largest importer of military hardware is still unable to produce enough weapons locally to meet its needs, and government regulations limit imports.

PM Modi's attempt to build India's defense system in the country exposes the country to the threat posed by China and Pakistan. According to a Bloomberg article, officials involved in this situation have provided information.

According to officials, the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force are unable to import the necessary weapons to replace the old weapons. As a result, India may face a shortage of helicopters by 2026 and a shortage of fighters by 2030.

According to PM Modi's program, 30 to 60% of the parts must be manufactured in the country. It depends on how military procurement is conducted and where it is conducted. Previously, there was no such limit, and India used the domestic manufacturing mechanism to reduce the cost of defense procurement. India's military capability is going to deteriorate, just as the country faces threats from China and Pakistan. The Indian Defense Ministry did not respond to an email seeking comment on the story, according to this article. Although the army has boosted local procurement for some military products, the country is still not ready to manufacture diesel-electric submarines and twin-engine fighter fighters.