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IAF substituting outdated weapons with indigenous arms

IAF Chief Dhanoa, at an event for the launching of books on indigenisation efforts of defence equipment, said that the process of using indigenously developed equipments has already been started in a big way

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New Delhi: With Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa explaining, on Tuesday, why ‘Made in India’ equipments are the need of the hour for the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Modi government’s efforts are bearing fruits to reduce dependency on imported weapons for the armed forces.

IAF Chief Dhanoa, at an event for the launching of books on indigenisation efforts of defence equipment, said that the process of using indigenously developed equipments has already been started in a big way.

“We can’t wait for indigenous technology to replace obsolete warfighting equipment. Neither will it be prudent to import every defence equipment from abroad. What we’re doing is replacing our high-end obsolete weapons with indigenously developed ones,” Dhanoa said.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, at the same event, lavished praise on the IAF, saying, “Indian Air Force is a technologically advanced and an extremely potent force. The recent offensive strike against terrorist outfits in our neighbourhood speaks volumes about the reach and lethality of the formidable arm of the Indian Armed Forces.”

India accounts for 9.5% of the global total of arms import and is only behind Saudi Arabia to become the world’s second-largest arms importer, according to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). By giving a boost to the domestic defence manufacturing sector, the Narendra Modi-led government has sought to change these statistics.

Making use of indigenously developed weapons for the Indian Air Force is only a part of the entire process. A good number of the Indian Air Force fighter jets are ageing and there is a constant need for newer jets to be inducted as soon as is possible. Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, which is developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, is a shot in the arm and now, all eyes are on Rafale jets which have been touted as the real gamechanger in the IAF.

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