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India to review defence procurement processes

18 August 2019
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India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the setting up of a committee that will review the country's defence procurement processes before a potential procedural update in 2020.

"The committee will revise and align the procedures with the aim of ensuring a seamless flow from asset acquisition to life-cycle support," said the Ministry of Defence (MoD), commenting on the new committee's remit.

The MoD added that the committee will review the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 and the Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2009. The review, it said, will look to strengthen the government's efforts to bolster indigenous defence production under the 'Make in India' initiative.

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