The defence sector received 50 suo motu proposals from MSMEs, including startups under the simplified Make II Defence Procurement Procedure over the last six months, said Ajay Kumar, Secretary, Department of Department of Defence Production.
Over a video conference at a seminar organized by Department of Defence Production in conjunction with Bharat Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata, Kumar said “One of the proposals has been accepted by the Indian Army.”
He said that under the ‘Make in India’ program, the Defence Acquisition Council had cleared a simplified ‘Make-II’ procedure to enable greater participation of industry in acquisition of defence equipment. The simplified procedure came into force in February 2018.
The changed rules have allowed ‘suo motu’ proposals from the industry and with this change Kumar said, industry today is in a position to suggest best solution for the defence sector.
According to Kumar, the simplified ‘Make II’ procedure will bring innovative solutions in the defence industry and help bring down imports. Read More