Indigenisation in defence sector has to be on top of agenda: Sitharaman

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NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said manufacturing of defence equipment cannot be done with borrowed technology and indigenisation has to be on top of the agenda for India, which is one of the largest importers of arms in the world.

“India being the largest procurer of defence equipment, the emphasis on indigenisation has to be reiterated. This is exactly what has happened from 2014,” she said, referring to the Government’s Make in India initiative.

“Manufacturing of defence equipment by keeping indigenisation as its top consideration has to be on top of the agenda. Manufacturing cannot be done with borrowed technology. We really got to have the drive for innovation,” Sitharaman said, addressing Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists at an event here. (AGENCIES)


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