India produces 40 per cent of its defence supplies : Defence Minister

Frontier India

Defence Minister AK Antony said that there has been a rise in indigenous production in defence platforms, equipment and ammunition. He said the government’s first priority is to reduce dependence on foreign players in supply of these items.

“In the past, we were producing only 30 per cent of our equipment. Now we are producing 40 per cent of platforms, equipment and ammunition of our total defence supply…In many areas, India is producing state-of-the-art weapons. We are improving but we have to go a long way. Do not expect miracles,” he told the Rajya Sabha during Question Hour.

Replying to supplementaries, Antony said while in past the defence sector was exclusively reserved for public sector, “We are now giving more space to the Indian private sector.”

“Our first priority is to reduce the dependence on foreign players.

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