Defence - #SectorUpdates
The Indian Army’s ‘Make in India’ initiative is spearheaded by the Army Design Bureau (ADB). The role of ADB is to undertake technology scan, identify technologies for acquisition and development, facilitate R&D efforts with Industry, Academia, DRDO & DPSUs. Some of the critical Projects on which ADB is working are in the areas of Autonomous Surveillance and Armed Drone Swarm (High Altitude Area) and Autonomous Surveillance & Armed Drone Swarm (Desert/Plains).Building upon the indigenisation drive for the Indian Army, Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General B S Raju said that the Government has decided not to import 400 products and would be manufactured locally. He also acknowledged the importance of the private sector in defence manufacturing. He informed that 25 percent of the defence R&D budget of India is meant to go to the local industry.