The Army wants weapons and surveillance equipment made in India to reduce dependence on arms imports and to combat shelling and infiltration from Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. Recently it was revealed that this year Pakistan has increased the violations of ceasefire without any provocation. At the same time, after the removal of article 370, such incidents increased more. To deal with all this, the Army is relying on Indian weapons only. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar said that this year the Pakistani army has committed more than 2,050 ceasefire violations without any provocation, in which 21 people have died. India has expressed concern over ceasefire violations. These include infiltration of terrorists from the Pakistani border and shelling of Indian residential areas from Pakistani posts along the border. India has also asked Pakistan several times to abide by the 2003 ceasefire agreement and maintain peace along the Line of Control and the International Border.
Make the equipment in the country itself.
“We want all the equipment to be used for combat with Pakistan to be built in the country itself,” said an official. We want indigenization of night vision devices, unmanned aerial vehicles. The Army is also exploring the possibility of manufacturing its tank engines in the country. In December 2017, the Ministry of Defense had given permission for manufacturing of various types of ammunition on behalf of Indian private companies. The aim was to reduce the need for imports.