India rolls out new defence export licence system

23 October 2019

The Indian government has started the roll out of a new defence export policy intended to provide a further boost to the country’s rapidly expanding international military sales.

In a notice published by the Indian Department of Defence Production (DDP) on 21 October, it said it “hereby notifies issuance of the Open General Export License (OGEL) [scheme] for export of parts and components”.

The notice – the first to be issued by the DDP since announcing its intention to introduce the OGEL policy earlier this year – said the DDP will issue OGELs for exports of specific military items to countries including Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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