Big Achievement for Indian Defense Sector: The Ministry of Defense is putting all its efforts to make the country self-reliant in the field of defense. In this scenario, different government organizations are doing many research, making many weapons. Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is doing maximum work in this direction. They has made many modern weapons and is working on many.
On 18 May 2022, DRDO has recorded another special achievement.
In fact, the Indian Navy in collaboration with DRDO successfully test-fired the first indigenously developed naval anti-ship missile from Seaking 42B helicopter at ITR Balasore Odisha on 18 May. Its firing was successful.
This firing is a significant step towards achieving self-reliance in specific missile technology and reflects the commitment of the Indian Navy towards indigenisation.
India is constantly moving towards becoming self-reliant in the defense sector. The government has reviewed all the pending defense procurement plans from abroad. Last year, the government had decided that only those defense equipment which would be very important would be procured. All other pending purchases will either be canceled or will be deducted. The government had also made a rule that no defense equipment would be procured from any country. Defense equipment will be procured from abroad only in case of emergency.
In December 2021, in the internal meeting of the Defense Ministry chaired by Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar, it was agreed in principle that India would not import defense equipment in future. Even after this, many meetings were held on this issue.