Make in India: Challenges & Prospects

Adani, SAAB tie up to build fighter jets


Mains Paper 3: Science & Technology | Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Not Much

Mains level: A good example of ‘Make in India’ in the Defence Sector.


Collaboration with SAAB

  1. The Adani group has announced a collaboration with Swedish defence major SAAB to manufacture Gripen fighter jets in India, if selected
  2. However, the partnership would be possible if Adani being shortlisted in the evaluation process
  3. Why this collaboration: Indian Government is going to issue a multibillion dollar tender for over a 100 single engine fighter jets

Particulars of the Tender

  1. IAF is expected to begin the process in the next few months for a single engine fighter aircraft to replace the Russian Mig-21s and Mig-27s in service
  2. The procurement would be under the recently promulgated Strategic Partnership (SP) model of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP)
  3. The deal for 100 plus fighter aircraft is estimated to be worth over Rs. 60,000 crore

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