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Use only ‘made in India’ chips: Govt plans to boost through defence, space sectors

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  • India is considering a proposal to make it mandatory for the strategic sectors of Defence, Space and Atomic Energy to use ‘Made in India’ chips.
  • Government feels that ‘Made in India’ chips and electronics are necessary given that the imported products can be rigged and bugged.
  • UPA government had cleared setting up of two semi-conductor fabrication facilities in India in 2013, but the project failed due to lack of direction and high investment.
  • Officials have also identified cyber security at a key area where India made chips can be encouraged.
  • Government feels local industry needs help in the form of a firm, committed market.

Source: ET

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