Ah, there... We are getting into that vicious cycle of chicken and egg problem.Cant blame the forces either. No one prefers losing lives of our soldiers just cz we forced them to go indigenous. Everyone knows lives lost due to shitty INSAS.
Let indigenous products win contract after competing with their foreign counterparts.
Instead of removing competition altogether , we need to focus on facing and winning that competition
How are we to perfect a product before mass producing and using it, the feedback of which leads to iterative development and finally catch up with state of the art?
But we will only use those uber cool gadgets, perfect in all respects, best of the best. Truly best is the enemy of good enough. I am preaching to the choir here, and apologies for the OT