Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) approved 

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  • May 16, 2020
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Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) approved 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence; Indigenization of Technology and Developing New Technology.

In News:

  • To give a boost to domestic defence and aerospace manufacturing, Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) was approved recently with an outlay of Rs 400 crore. 
  • State of the art testing infrastructure shall be created for the defence sector under this scheme. 

Key takeaways:

  • Six to eight new test facilities in partnership with private industry shall be set up. 
  • This will facilitate indigenous defence production and reduce imports of military equipment making the country self-reliant.
  • The projects will be provided with up to 75% government funding in the form of ‘Grant-in-Aid’.
  • The remaining 25% of the project cost will have to be borne by the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). 
  • The constituents of SPV will be Indian private entities and State Governments.
  • The SPVs will be registered under Companies Act 2013 and shall also operate and maintain all assets under the Scheme, in a self-sustainable manner by collecting user charges.

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