Geopolitics - January 2018

News, Politics
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January 2018 began with signs that the long-awaited modernisation of our armed forces could face more roadblocks. How else can one describe the cancellation of the order of the army's Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) -- despite the fact that our army urgently required these missiles? While Geopolitics January 2018 is not going into the reasons for the cancellation, it has brought up scenarios of the enemy at our borders and how they have been ramping up for a showdown. Will the new generation ATGM that the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has been tasked to develop see the light of day? The same is the case with the Rafale deal which seems to have hit a huge wave.
These hitches notwithstanding, the 'Make in India' programme is going full-steam ahead. This issue of Geopolitics details how the army has begun procuring India-made artillery guns in the last year. The move will boost the Indian defence industry in the private sector and technology in the public sector.