Make in India
The contribution of startups to the Indian economy has increased in the last few years. Like other sectors, startups are also playing an important role in making the defense sector self-reliant. There are over 200 defense tech startups in India today. Apart from strengthening the country’s defense sector, they are working fast on new technology and innovation.
Make in India: India is on the path of progress. We have advanced to a great extent in all respects for fighting in all battlefields – air, underwater and surface. From Gujarat to Assam and from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, there is no dearth of talent in our country. They are being identified, refined and linked to the nation’s progress through startups. The contribution of startups to the Indian economy has increased in the last few years
Like other sectors, startups are also playing an important role in making the defense sector self-reliant. There are over 200 defense tech startups in India today. Apart from strengthening the country’s defense sector, they are working fast on new technology and innovation. Today, startups in the country are providing new generation equipment to the armies. The Government of India has also started various schemes to promote startups in the defense sector.
According to experts, the decade of 2030 belongs to these startups. Apart from meeting the country’s defense needs, these startups will also hold a significant share in defense exports in the coming days. According to a Mayer-Vidorno report, the aerospace and defense industry is a strategically important sector in India and is expected to reach $70 billion by 2030.
The Government of India launched the Defense India Startup Challenge in partnership with the Atal Innovation Mission under the Innovation and Defense Excellence Scheme to promote startups in the defense sector. It aims to encourage startups, MSMEs and innovators to create prototypes as well as commercialize products and solutions in the area of national defense and security.
Startups making Make in India a success
Captain Nikunj Prashar, founder of Sagar Defense Engineering, says that at present, the Government of India has created an excellent environment for starting startups in the defense sector under the Innovation and Defense Excellence Scheme. Startups starting in this sector are also playing an important role in making the government’s Make in India campaign a success. Today the youth of India are doing great work in software and AI technology.
In such a situation, they can provide important and modern solutions to the needs of the defense sector by forming their startup. Innovation is also getting a lot of boost through startups. Today, Sagar Defense Engineering has recently prepared a drone for the Navy. Navy also had a lot of cooperation in making it. First he asked to make such a drone that can land on the warship. After preparing such a drone, he asked to increase its payload. After this, work was done to install modern weapons and intelligence equipment in the drone.
In such a situation, a useful solution was given for the Navy within the country. Today Sagar Defense Engineering is making unmanned boats fitted with modern weapons. Through this, any human damage caused by searching the enemy can be eliminated. The company has also made such unmanned vehicles that can go into the depths of the ocean to detect landmines and destroy them.
The funding and billing cycle for defense startups needs to be improved a bit. Venture capitalists should also be developed for these startups in the country. Nikunj says that the next ten years are like a golden age for defense sector startups. There is every possibility that today’s startups will become huge unicorns in the next ten years.