Under the government’s Make in India initiative for defence, the ‘Make’ procedure for indigenous design, development and manufacture of defence equipment/ weapon systems, was simplified in 2016 and promulgated as Chapter–III of DPP-2016.
A new sub-category ‘Make-II (Industry Funded)’ was introduced under this procedure with primarily focus upon development of equipment/system/platform or their upgrades or their sub-systems with an intent for import substitution.
In this subcategory, no Government funding is envisaged for prototype development purposes but has assurance of orders on successful development of prototype. However, there was no separate, exclusive procedure outlined for ‘Make-II’ sub-category.
Off late, the need was felt to have a separate, simplified procedure for sub-category ‘Make- II’ as it does not envisage any funding by the Government for development of prototype.
The ‘Make-II’ procedure, outlined in this chapter, seeks to address the objectives of wider participation of Indian industry, impetus for MSME/start-ups sector, simplified implementation, and timely induction of equipment into Indian Armed Forces. Read More…