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‘Army giving priority to modernization, will make more than 400 products at local level’

Indian Army Deputy Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen BS Raju said on Monday (14 November) that the Indian Army is ready for indigenous modernization and underlined the importance of the private sector in defense manufacturing. Lieutenant General BS Raju made these statements at the inauguration ceremony of a Regional Technological Node (RTN) of the Army Design Bureau (ADB) at the Indian Army Service Corps (ASC) Center and College in Bengaluru.

Lt Gen Raju said, the Indian Army has underscored the importance of the private sector in defense manufacturing. We want private sector participation. He said that 25 percent of the defense research and development budget is for local industry.

will provide products
Lt. Gen. Raju said, “We will keep transparency in our work. We should provide you the products within the time limit. We should give you enough opportunities to grow,” he told the people of the region. According to Lieutenant General Raju, the government has decided not to import 400 products and to make them locally. The Indian Army has decided to move towards modernization in the next 10 years. When I talk about modernization, I mean indigenous modernization.

Facilitating Development Efforts
The Defense Department said in a statement, “The Army Design Bureau is one of India’s most important projects under the Indian Army’s Make-in-India initiative in the defense sector. The Army Design Bureau (ADB) was established in 2016. Its task is to monitor technology, identify technologies for profit and development, and facilitate research and development efforts with industry, academia, Defense and Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). “

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