Q.2 How does lack of self-reliance in defense technology and manufacturing influence India’s foreign policy options? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s Comments- https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/an-atmanirbhar-india-can-look-the-world-in-the-eye-russia-ukraine-nato-7828628/ https://www.economist.com/asia/2022/06/13/the-west-has-a-chance-to-wean-india-off-russian-weaponry 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 … Continue reading Q.2 How does lack of self-reliance in defense technology and manufacturing influence India’s foreign policy options? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)