- Oct 28, 2016
speaking at the inaugural session of AMICON 2017, a two-day conference organised by the Army and the CII. He noted that having indigenous industrialcapability is very crucial for the country. Hefurther cautioned that in an event of a war,one has to look abroad for its sustenance.“And very often, friends have let us downwhenever the chips have been down,” Lt. Gen. Chandobserved. He said the ‘Make in India’programme, the Defence Procurement Policy 2016, the strategic partnership model, and the creation of the Army Design Bureau (ADB), are major steps taken by the government for fast-tracking indigenisation in the sector.