Modi govt bans import of 101 defence items — one more push toward Indian military-industrial complex

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  • Published on:  8/10/2020
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    Indian defence has for too long been import-dependent and various governments, including the current Modi regime, have tried often to change it & failed. The latest import ban on 101 military products is another move in that direction. In episode 545 of Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta explains what's held back India's defence manufacturing, its suspicion of the private sector & why an Indian military-industrial complex is imperative.

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    Read Shekhar Gupta's 1988 India Today story on INSAS
    https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/defence/story/19880915-indian-army-prepares-to-switch-to-new-rifles-797701-1988-09-15

    Read Shekhar Gupta's 1985 India Today story on Indian MBT Arjuna
    https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/cover-story/story/19851115-indias-defence-forces-take-technological-leap.-has-the-expense-been-worthwhile-802169-2014-01-16

    Read Snehesh Alex Philip's story on 101 items on negative import list
    https://theprint.in/defence/artillery-guns-assault-rifles-afvs-heres-a-list-of-101-items-mod-wont-import-in-future/478066/

    Watch Government Matters with Snehesh Alex Philip & Ruhi Tewari
    https://www.201tube.com/video/GKtqNm_I9Rs/video.html
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