BY ACHIEVING EXPORT OF DEFENCE EQUIPMENT WORTH ₹16,000 CRORE, INDIA HAS BECOME SELF-RELIANT : G. SATHEESH REDDY FORMER DRDO CHAIRMAN

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He was speaking to the crowd on Saturday at the Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering’s 10th graduation ceremony in Kalaburagi. According to Dr. Reddy, India exported defense goods worth $16,000 billion in 2022–2023; this amount is predicted to climb to $25,000 billion in 2024–2025.

According to Dr. Reddy, the only way to become a top exporter of defense technology is to develop cutting-edge technologies and systems. The Indian government envisions a future defense manufacturing ecosystem that will include defense technology wholly created, tested, and produced in India from conception to production.

Dr. Reddy asserted that India has the longest Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System in the world, which will be included into the armed

Over the past few years, India has achieved self-sufficiency in the manufacture of aircraft, army vehicles, missiles, and radars. Gradually, India is moving from importing to exporting defence products.

The country has made great strides, and the academic strengths and technological capabilities have also developed immensely over the last couple of decades. Today, 80% of IITs are not going abroad to work and instead staying back in India, which is very encouraging and crucial for economic development, he said.

Dr. Reddy said that academic institutes must become the hubs for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Dedicated laboratory spaces must be created in collaboration with research institutes to enable students to get valuable experience.

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