Five years after the strategic partnership (SP) model was introduced to increase indigenous defence manufacturing through collaboration with international arms firms, not a single project has been launched under the much-touted ‘Make in India‘ strategy.
After a lengthy initial shortlisting and tender process, the first Project-75 India (P-75I) project to build six diesel-electric stealth submarines is still a long way from being signed.
What is the ‘Strategic Partnership’ model?
Potential benefits –
The P-75 and P-75I projects –