Can you elaborate more?
DRDO started doing really well once Modi came in. It's not related to Modi, it was a plan that was put in place back in 2010, 11, 12 etc, built on the back of work carried out in the 90s and 2000s. It's been even better in the private sector, although they don't conduct research at the same level as DRDO, they are compensating by saving time and delivering quality, largely due to the Modi govt's support.
A lot of stuff is still not out in the open, but you will start seeing it soon, over the next few years, like armoured vehicles, materials research, hypersonics etc. I think the more passive Western analysts will only place us on the global map once AMCA and IUSAV start flying for example. And then, a lot of people outside the country do not know that we have progressed a lot when it comes to SSNs and SSBNs, enough to compete globally. Defence electronics takes the crown, with the IAF announcing we have become largely self-reliant in this segment. Some companies in the private sector are claiming that they can deliver even better products than what DRDO's made. We have achieved self-reliance in missile tech as well.
Most of this has stayed invisible to journos and other analysts with access to old information, whereas active analysts are staying up-to-date with our advancements, 'cause they probably have more recent information working for their govts and companies. So people who know about it are still silent due to the nature of their work, whereas analysts outside the system have given India very little attention, so very few articles about them.
It's not their fault anyway, we may have caught up with the West in the lab, but we are yet to show real world results.
India has the dubious distinction of heading the list of the worlds biggest arms importers.
Calls decision ‘unprecedented step’ to strengthen indigenous industry, minimise import dependency.
This massive change is yet to be witnessed internationally. Naturally, companies and countries already know about this.