Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Yeah, of course they have very useful spin-offs- cricket's Hawkeye, for example. But presumably it would cost a lot less to concentrate directly on useful areas, rather than buiding weapons and belatedly following stuff up.
Does India even make weapons itself, or buy them off the shelf?
India has been making weapons since time began.
Continued under the Empire and still does.
The pressure to innovate was driven by the poor adaptability of many weapons designed for battling in Flanders mud or other parts of the European theatre.
I wish I could quote a horde of modern examples, but the only one I can tank of is a Battle Tank called the Arjun.