Make In India Gets Defence Ministry’s Push, Ammunitions To Be Locally Made For Jawans

In a move to involve small-scale industries in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet ‘Make in India’ scheme in the defence sector, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman is opening up more avenues for smaller private sector firms to manufacture items for soldiers and produce them locally.

“There are several items, which can be produced at the local level by private sector companies in India such as specialised socks for troops or shoes for special forces which are still being imported at a high price from foreign vendors,” a senior defence ministry official told Mail Today.

“To involve smaller players under the Make in India programme, the defence minister is taking important steps such as allowing them entry into areas which have been limited to either ordnance factories or are imported from abroad,” the source said. Read More…

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