Geopolitics and Inter-operability Key Challenges for Defence Capability Building

Increasing conflict between key strategic partners and interoperability considerations are likely to constrain defence capability building

Despite the much vaunted Make in India in Defence, front line platforms and technologies for the Indian Armed Forces will continue to be imported from foreign strategic partners either on government to government basis or through the commercial competitive bidding process.

India in turn is attempting to spread the risk of dependency on a single country or supplier by contracting from varied partners – Russia, United States, France, Israel and UK amongst others.

Global defence majors such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Air Bus Dassault Aviation and Russia’s Rosoboronexport apart from a clutch of Israel companies are regulars on the Indian procurement list which was skewed in favour of Moscow so far.

Given experience of impact of breakup of the Soviet Union in the early 1990’s India is hedging by ensuring that orders for combat systems are evenly spread......................

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