As the world’s largest importer of arms, India has long relied on foreign-built equipment to run its military.
Its navy is no exception. It runs submarines designed in Russia, Germany and France, and flies planes from Russia, the U.S. and U.K.
While it has long made ships at home, it is now looking to indigenous manufacturers for equipment like missiles and fighter jets.
The goal to Make in India isn’t without its problems, as this story explains. Plans to build nuclear submarines, aircraft carriers and naval fighter jets are years behind schedule, leaving India’s navy struggling to modernize its fleet.
Here are five pieces of equipment India’s navy is currently developing at home.