Rajnath Singh Approves Fourth Indigenisation List of 928 Defence Equipment
The move is to promote self-reliance and will look at Line Replacement Units (LRUs)/Sub-systems/Spares & Components, including high-end materials & spares, with import substitution value worth Rs 715 crore
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday approved fourth Positive Indigenisation List (PIL) of 928 strategically-important defence equipment.
The move is to promote self-reliance and will look at Line Replacement Units (LRUs)/Sub-systems/Spares & Components, including high-end materials & spares, with import substitution value worth Rs 715 crore.
This fourth list is in continuation to the previous three PILs which were published in December 2021, March 2022 and August 2022 respectively. These lists contain 2,500 items which are already indigenised and 1,238 items which will be indigenised within the given timelines.
“The DPSUs (Defence PSUs) will undertake indigenisation of these items through different routes under ‘Make’ category and in-house development through the capabilities of MSMEs and private Indian industry, thereby providing impetus to the growth in economy, enhanced investment in defence and reduction in import dependence of DPSUs,” the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement.
MoD said this move will augment the design capabilities of the domestic defence industry by involving academia and research institutions.
The Ministry has informed that the DPSU’s will soon initiate procurement action for these notified items and asked the industry to look Expression of Interest (EoIs)/Request for Proposal (RFPs) on the Srijan Portal Dashboard especially designed for this purpose.
Defence ministry has set a goal of a turnover of USD 25 billion (Rs 1.75 lakh crore) in defence manufacturing in the next five years which includes an export target of USD 5 billion worth of military hardware.