SME Times News Bureau | 26 Jan, 2022
Lt Gen AS Lamba, (Retd) Vice Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army on Saturday said that we need to highlight Netaji's
pursuit of self-reliance. "The dynamics of change of security are the only
constant in this world," he added.
virtual '125th Birthday Celebration of Netaji Subhash Chandra
Bose & India@75- Azad Hind Mahotsav', organized by Netaji Subhash
Bose-INA Trust, jointly with FICCI, Lt Gen Lamba said that
the internal structuring of the defence sector was earlier occupied by the
Central government and this is the change that we are seeing today.
The FDI in
the sector through the direct route was enhanced to 74 percent and part of the
allocated fund was kept aside to procure from domestic companies.
sector in the world has ever grown without catering to exports and that is the
way the dynamics of the defence sector work.
Emphasizing on the
exports, Lt Gen Lamba said that since India has the 3rd
largest defence budget, it should plan to export more equipment. "We are on the
route of capacity building along with building capability.
The country needs to
be self-reliant, capable and must have the capacity to not only ward-off
threats but ensure that the small neighbouring countries do not get threatened
by its presence," he added.
India's self-reliance, Lt Gen Lamba said in last few years there have
been a ramp-up in our policies. The government has pushed for Aatmanirbhar
bharat, especially in the defence production sector.
"There is a need for a
robust defence manufacturing sector and the Prime Minister had vision to grow
exponentially in the 1.5 years. We also needed a private manufacturing capability
to limit the imports," he added.
PK Basu, Eminent Economist and Founder-Chief Economist,
REAL-Economics.com; Insight Provider at Smartkarma & OHM Research said
Netaji first created the Planning Committee to advise various provinces on
The Planning Committee was focused on developing skills,
educating people so that they would acquire those skills to enable industry to
advance. "The current NITI Aayog is a far better reflection of Netaji's vision
of planning than the Planning Commission," he added.
Netaji, he said,
wanted a convergence of western and eastern ideas with a pragmatic approach to
"PLI scheme, which was announced by Taiwan, Korea and Japan
earlier, is one such scheme to provide incentives to specific industries to
achieve rapid increase in production and exports," added Mr Basu.
further stated that last year was the best year for most of the countries in
achieving highest ever exports since 2010 and India did exceptionally well in
Kondapalli, Head, Centre for Chinese
Studies, JNU said that Netaji's abroad visits and training at the INA are all
geared to strengthening India and its capabilities so that it can stand on its
Netaji adopted a tactical foreign policy with strategic goal of making
India self-sufficient and it is currently well placed in achieving the
Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign.
Anita Bose, Daughter of Subhash Chandra Bose and Patron, Netaji
Subhash Bose-INA Trust said that Netaji was a champion in gender equality and
India along with the rest of the world has to go in that direction.
growing rapidly and will take count of its strength as a democracy to take care
of the needs of its citizen and others as well.
Director General, FICCI said that
FICCI is privileged to partner with INA Trust to perpetuate the memory of
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
"This is an important juncture and let the
pandemic be an opportunity to reimagine ourselves as a nation," he added.
Chhikara, Chairman, Netaji Subhash Bose-INA Trust said that Neta ji was visionary and a leader par
He further stated that Netaji believed that the world would grant a
suitable place to any country based on how powerful and self-reliant that
country is and was working to ensure India attains that position.
Mr Mumin Chen, Deputy Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural
Center in India said that more historical documents about the
Netaji is still in Taiwan. We should call for scholars from both sides to
conduct joint research on the common history connecting India to Taiwan.
"India and Taiwan should rediscover the common
history of the Indo-Pacific region," he added.
JS Rajput, Vice Chairman, Netaji Subhash-INA Trust said that India
is now conscious of its responsibilities towards the citizen, its neighbours
and to itself.