Indigenisation of Defence
Part of: GS Mains II and III – Govt schemes and policies; Defence; Indigenisation of technology
- Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to impose a ban on 101 import items to boost indigenisation of defence production.
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- MoD had bifurcated the capital procurement budget for 2020-21 between domestic and foreign capital procurement routes.
- Government has targeted to reach a turnover of USD 25 billion by 2025 through indigenously manufactured defence products and also expects to export products worth $5 billion.
Benefits of indigenisation of defence
- Boosts indigenisation of defence production
- Reduces fiscal deficit (India is second-largest arms importer in the world)
- Indigenisation in defence is important to national security
- India can generate FOREX by exporting defence equipment
- This could lead to innovation and R&D in the defence sector
- Steps towards achieving self-reliance goal
3 facilities were inaugurated – Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and BEML’s (Bharat Earth Movers Limited) Industrial Design Centre at its Bangalore Complex
The three facilities include –
- manufacturing facility for sighting devices for T90 Tanks at the Opto Electronics Factory, Dehradun,
- automated assembly line for the production of Pinaka Rockets at the Ordnance Factory, Chandrapur and
- assembly and testing facility of Stabilised Remote Controlled Gun (SRCG) at the Ordnance Factory, Tiruchirappalli