The most important steps are simple and 3.
A vision of what India should be in terms of defense preparedness by 2050A clear defence procurement procedure that is time bound with short term and long-term objectives clearly spelt out.A bipartisan, multi-party involvement in matters concerning defence and foreign policy so that either of these don’t get sacrificed at the altar of political expediency. This should be like the red line of no negotiation endorsed and announced to the country by all political parties jointly. While the first and third points are not in the realm of this article, the second deserves some attention.
As was explained in the beginning, defense procurement is a different animal all together. It cannot be approached just like you would the purchase of an everyday use item. Some ideas to streamline this procedure are as follows.