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- In the intro, mention that the Ukraine crisis has brought into focus India’s dependence on Russia.
- In the body, mention India’s successive abstentions during the Ukraine crisis and the background of India’s relations with Russia. In the next part, mention the growing closeness between Russia and China after the crisis and challenges it poses for India. As India seeks to increase its engagement with the West and diversify its defence imports, it faces the challenge of dependence on Russia. In the suggestions mention increasing self-reliance, joint arms production, improving the private sector participation etc.
- Conclude by mentioning that the military needs to look beyond its immediate operational needs and lend support to indigenisation. Only when it attains true “atmanirbharta” in arms, will India be able to look the world in the eye.