The country’s first Defence Electronics and System Design Policy, which has been on the farrier since December 2014, is now a few steps away from being approved.
The draft recommendations for the Policy, which were put together by the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) along with Nasscom and submitted to the Secretary, Defence Production last May, went through several iterations over the last 18 months, both at the government and industry level.
In addition, Roland Berger, a leading global strategy consulting firm with expertise in defence, was roped in 18 months ago — in an advisory capacity — to further fine tune the recommendations based on the feedback of the Defence Ministry and other industry stakeholders.
The recommendations, which are based on current aerospace, defence, internal security trends and happenings, will provide guidance to the formulation of the Defence Electronics policy by the Union Ministry.
By Baishakhi Dutta