ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Make in India or Make for India?

Arms and Men

India is planning to push up domestic defence production by roping in the private sector, especially multinational corporations. Though this seems a laudable aim at fi rst sight, the wisdom of letting in private players inspired by profi ts and a reluctance to be regulated into the strategically signifi cant defence sector is suspect. The argument that the public sector has shown itself to be incapable of meeting the country's defence needs rests on fl imsy ground. Above all, the government has so far shown that its dogmatism is its own worst enemy.

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