â€˜Make or buyâ€™ continues to pose a conundrum for Indian defense policy
Indiaâ€™s fervor for self-sufficiency in the defense sector has been matched so far only by its inability to deliver fully on this aspiration. The path is marked with failedâ€”or ineffectiveâ€”programs, while others stretch decades beyond their original development and delivery schedules. Indiaâ€™s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), a bellwether project, was first foreseen as entering service in the 1990s but has yet to take its place in the Indian air force inventory. For Western ...
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