New Role For India’s Defence Attaches

NEW DELHI: Defence exports of Rs 35,000 crore, that’s the target India has set out to achieve by 2025. An impetus to Make in India, co-opting private defence manufacturers and redefining the roles of defence attaches posted with India’s missions abroad are some of the steps taken by the government to meet the self-imposed deadline. Given the new scheme of things, where do the defence attaches fit in? And do they have the resources to go about the expanded brief? In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale has the answers.