Indigenous Defence Production

Two Positive Indigenisation Lists comprising 101 and 108 items were promulgated by Department of Military Affairs (DMA)/Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 21st August, 2020 and 31st May 2021 respectively. The lists have been hosted on Ministry of Defence website to give wide visibility to the Defence Industrial base in enabling them to effectively meet requirement of the Armed Forces. Of these, 153 items are planned to be indigenized upto December, 2022. There is no stoppage on their exports.

In addition, to minimize import by DPSUs, Department of Defence Production (DDP)/ Ministry of Defence (MoD) has also notified a Positive Indigenisation list of sub-systems/ assemblies/sub-assemblies/components on 27th December, 2021. The list contains 2500 items, which are already indigenized and 351 items which will be indigenized in coming three years till December, 2024. Of these 351 items, 172 items are planned to be indigenized upto December, 2022.

Positive Indigenisation List Comprises Defence equipment which will be designed, developed and manufactured over a period from 2020 to 2025, therefore, it will not be possible to assess actual saving at this juncture.

However, as per available projections, it is estimated that over approximately Rupees Five Lakh Crore worth of equipment included in both the Positive Indigenisation Lists will be procured from Domestic Industry over the next five to seven years.

Government is considering adding more items for indigenous production. Time line to add more items is reviewed continuously based on the requirements of Armed Forces as well as capability of Domestic Industry.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Rakesh Sinha in Rajya Sabha on March 28, 2022.

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