For India the worst-case scenario is a two-front war which would have to be managed with external support—militarily and diplomatically to maintain status quo. Our present war fighting doctrines demand large ground holding formations, thereby eating up our meagre resources with little left for modernisation and reorganisation.
Author: LT GEN Dalip Bhardwaj PVSM VSM (RETD)
Atmanirbhar (Self Sufficiency) is the only route to strategic independence. The country is now poised at the crossroads and with all processes in place, it is time for all stakeholders to collectively push to achieve our ultimate goal –“Self Reliance” – in the manufacture of defence equipment.
India has received a timely wake up call. Not only has our country’s integrity been threatened but also our core values. As a nation we need to address this as one–putting aside petty politics and concentrate on strengthening all institutions of nation building. We Can. We Will.