Bhartis have created a camouflage of indigenousness for their nuclear weapons. They want to send a signal of deterrence because they have a plethora of enemies ranging from Pakistan to USA, China to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to Myanmar (regarding enmity with USA, elaboration is required for skeptical readers). Bhartis want to say, "Look we are capable of retaliating to your nuclear strikes if need be. So exercise restraint."

Hence they came up with copied or reverse engineered models of rockets to launch their civilian space missions. Using this copied or reverse engineered rocket technology and perhaps even covertly hiring Russian scientists, they launched their Mars mission and Lunar mission. They also use this plagiarized technology to launch commercial satellites for Western countries and charge handsome fees for their services.

How else would you explain that the country which unabashedly calls the assembly of imported parts as their indigenous plane (reference to Tejas) is able to carry out such above mentioned high-end innovations?

How else would you explain that the country that produces such bad quality software coders/programmers is able to carry out such above mentioned high-end innovations?

How else would you explain that the country that is unable to eradicate basic problem like open-defecation is able to carry out such above mentioned high-end innovations?

How else would you explain that the country that is harassed by a tiny neighbor like Pakistan (relatively speaking Pakistan is tiny) is able to carry out such above mentioned high-end innovations?