He was addressing a gathering here while inaugurating the 'Engineers' Conclave' jointly organized by the National Academy of Engineering and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. "When we talk about security, whether its energy, food or even the security of borders, I think self dependence is very important. We require some critical equipment for the purpose of defending our country,” the Defence Minister cited.
"My worry is that after spending such a huge amount, Rs 2.5 lakh to 3 lakh crore every year on defence...we are spending this money every year, year after year for a one time eventuality and I hope that it doesn't come," Parrikar said.

"In case it comes true, just maybe, then we have to depend on other countries for supply of arms and ammunition… Security does have to take into consideration the dependence on foreign powers for supply of ammunition. Therefore use of indigenous efforts is a very important aspect," he added.

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