NEW DELHI- “India has the potential to export combat aircraft and missiles , but needs a "policy mechanism," a top defense official has said.

"We have a list of equipment that includes the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, Akash air defence system, Prahar class of missiles and BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles along with a number of systems that can be exported," Avinash Chander, the head of state- owned Defense Research and Development Organization, told the journalists. "We are discussing the methodology for developing the export potential as well as a policy mechanism for export of weapon systems," he added. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier asserted the need for producing and exporting arms to friendly countries.