The ships are assembled in India but are in no way indigenous. Israeli radar and SAM, Italian guns, Russian CIWS, Ukrainian turbines and BrahMos are still not fully built in India. Building a fighter jet is much more complex than building a hull and assembling foreign parts.Indian navy hardly imports anything
Almost all warships except for one Russian aircraft carrier (Admiral gorshkov) in Indian navy are completely made in India
How come Indian airforce relies heavily on imported fighter jets ?
Is it because Indian made fighter jets use American engines and may face maintenance issues in case of American Sanctions?