Make In India Scheme Boosted Defence Manufacturing

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Targets for production of indigenous defence equipment are decided based on requirements of the Armed Forces. Procurement of defence equipment is undertaken from various domestic as well as foreign vendors, based on threat perception, operational challenges and technological changes and to keep the Armed Forces in a state of readiness to meet the entire spectrum of security challenges.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply to Smt Sarmistha Sethi in Lok Sabha.

‘Make in India’ is implemented in defence sector through various policy initiatives which promotes indigenous design, development and manufacture of defence items. As per Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), priority has been accorded to capital acquisition from ‘Buy (Indian-IDDM)’, ‘Buy (Indian)’, ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’, ‘Buy and Make’ ‘Strategic Partnership Model’ or ‘Make’ categories over Buy (Global) category. In the last six financial years i.e. from 2014-15 to 2019-2020 (till December 2019), Government has accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) to 226 Defence proposals, worth Rs. 4,15,006 Crore approximately, under the various categories of Capital Acquisition, which promotes domestic manufacturing as per Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP).

Many significant defence equipment including 155mm Artillery Gun system ‘Dhanush’, Light Combat Aircraft ‘Tejas’, ‘Akash’ Surface to Air Missile system, Attack Submarine ‘INS Kalvari’, ‘INS Chennai’ etc, have been produced in the country under ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government. The details of procurement of defence equipment in the last three years i.e. 2017-18 to 2019-20 is given in the table below: –

(Value in Rs Cr)

YearCapital & Revenue Expenditure from Indian Sources

(Based on data received from CGDA)


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