India prepares new procurement procedures

06 September 2019

The Indian government will publish a new set of defence acquisition procedures in March 2020, a senior Ministry of Defence (MoD) official has confirmed.

Speaking at an aerospace conference in New Delhi on 5 September, Apurva Chandra, MoD director general of acquisitions, said the existing procedures will be “reconstituted” to streamline defence procurement.

Defence acquisitions in India are framed by the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) and its supporting guidelines, the Defence Procurement Manual (DPM).

Chandra said in comments reported by the Press Trust of India , “The DPP and DPM together constitute a complex matter and therefore what will come out … will set the path for the procurement of defence equipment for five to 10 years.”

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