December 15, 2017
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Defence startups and long term plans

Startups in Defence are few in numbers and when the field is narrowed down to their specific participation in the aerospace industry, the numbers get fewer.

On the one hand it has to be remembered that even after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Startup India program in January 2016 with a slew of facilities to attract young entrepreneurs to give wings to their ideas and innovations, the time is too short for his proposal to germinate.

One event that shook the nation around the time Modi made his Startup appeal –the terrorist attack on the Pathankot airbase in Punjab in the beginning of the new year-drew the spotlight, once again, on the Netra unmanned aerial vehicle.

The quad-rotor flying platform had already captured the imagination of the nation when it was used in a popular film but every disaster does bring to the fore its usefulness.

It also highlights the advantages that homegrown solutions to
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