India ramps up import substitution drive

12 May 2019

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is rolling out a new policy to boost the level of indigenous content in defence equipment procured by the Indian Armed Forces.

The guidelines, which stem from a ‘Public Procurement (Preference to Make In India) Order’ issued in 2017, are in line with government objectives to boost local capability and reduce dependency on foreign imports.

A recent notification by the MoD’s Department of Defence Production (DDP) confirmed that under the public procurement order it has fixed an indigenous content level for a range of defence products, with the aim to encourage local industry to build components and subsystems locally.

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