Ensuring Self-Reliance in Defense Equipment

July 22, 2019 – Various new steps taken by the Government to ensure self-reliance in procuring the defense equipment include introduction of ‘Buy [Indian-Indigenous Design Development Manufacture (IDDM)]’ as the most preferred acquisition category in the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), “Strategic Partnership” model to enhance indigenous defense manufacturing capabilities through the private sector, simplification of Make-II procedure & introduction of ‘Suo-Moto’ proposals.  These measures are enabling self-reliance, wider participation of Indian industry in defense procurements and are providing impetus to production including by the MSME sector.

The prospective technologies/equipment to be inducted by the Armed Forces are shared with Industry through the Technology Perspective and Capability Roadmap (TPCR) which is in the public domain. This provides a roadmap for indigenous development of defense equipment. The details of defense procurement and production undertaken during the last three years is as given below:

Financial Year Total Capital Procurement

(Rs in Cr)

Total Production of DPSUs/OFs(Rs in Cr)
2016-17 69,150.12 55,252.00
2017-18 72,732.28 58,314.00
2018-19 75,920.74 57,641.00

Under the ‘Make-in-India’ initiative of the Government to strengthen the defense production in the country, Government has accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) to 113 proposals, worth  ` 2,39,074 Crore, in the last three financial years (2016-17 to 2018-19) under ‘Buy (Indian-IDDM)’, ‘Buy (Indian)’,  ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’, ‘Strategic Partnership Model’ or ‘Make’ categories of capital procurement. Request for Proposal (RFP) for such categories is issued only to Indian Vendors under DPP.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply to Shri Amar Shankar Sablein Rajya Sabha today.