To avoid a Huawei type of ban (which you also agree is more likely), it is absolutely necessary to develop our own IP-core (synthesizable HDL implementations, microarchitecture etc) pool. Our own EDA software toolchain. We can even support open source projects which are implementing this. There are many such projects running via universities etc. It is paramount to have IP-core and tool chains free from US government interefence.Also, what makes you think India is going to respect international copyright laws if the country is sanctioned? Although a total sanction is unlikely, a Huawei type ban is more likely and feasible.
Just think if Linux and Apache webserver was not under open licenses. US could have a ability to block India or China out of OS and webserver software ecosystem by restricting likes of IBM, erstwhile Sun Microsystem, Microsoft etc from selling those to Indian companies.
Same is possible with IP-cores of processors, SoCs etc. One area which needs absolute attention is EDA tools like synthsis tools, PCB CAD tools, place and route tools, power analysis tools. There are not good GNU replacements for these and all of these are softwares. US is able to pressure China using these tools. Cadence stopped delivering updates to Huawei's synthesis software.
This is what needs to be defeated. It does not require manufacturing but design and software development.
LOL! If NK and Iran level sanctions are hitting India, worry more about oil and banking and less about chips. Anyways cya and thanks for rage quittingenuf of BS, there is no point in discussing with you. Iran, NK are good examples of what US can do.